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A Report from SOMA SA 2017

Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers and even representatives of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were also in attendance. Other participants included federal, regional, state and local police, fire and EMS special operations and tactical team members from across the US and, in smaller numbers, from other nations, including the UK, Germany, Denmark, Australia and South Korea. Presenters were not people telling “war stories,” but highly trained and remarkably experienced “quiet professionals” sharing no-nonsense, high-value lessons learned from active combat settings and other high-risk environments domestically and across the entire globe. Resuscitation in hostile environments, battle zone ultrasound, prolonged field care, fresh whole blood (FWB) transfusion &freeze dried plasma (FDP), field acupuncture, procedural sedation and field “surgery,” &ldqu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

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Condition:   Lateral Epicondylitis Interventions:   Other: Dry Needling, manipulation, stretching;   Other: manual therapy, exercise, ultrasound Sponsors:   Alabama Physical Therapy & Acupuncture;   Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps in our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used an ultrasound machine to visualize the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupuncture ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed the acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps to our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used the ultrasound machine to visualise the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point, and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupun...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions In women, US-guided PNE was associated with an autonomic imbalance characterized by greater parasympathetic activity, which could potentially result in an adverse reaction.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This is a guest post from a very thoughtful patient of ours.It describes very eloquently the worries and fears which prey on an infertile patient's mind. It's very hard to discuss them with anyone, and bottling them up just makes things worse !--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Isn't it a paradox that when India and world's population is exploding at alarming rate; here I am ,struggling to have a single child for 5 long years and with no idea when the struggle will really end.I am being treated at Malpani's and yesterday the doctor urged...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: There is low quality evidence to suggest that planned early birth (with induction methods such as oxytocin or prostaglandins) reduces the risk of maternal infectious morbidity compared with expectant management for PROM at 37 weeks' gestation or later, without an apparent increased risk of caesarean section. Evidence was mainly downgraded due to the majority of studies contributing data having some serious design limitations, and for most outcomes estimates were imprecise.Although the 23 included trials in this review involved a large number of women and babies, the quality of the trials and evidence was not h...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusions For the treatment of acute ankle sprain, there is strong evidence for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and early mobilisation, with moderate evidence supporting exercise and manual therapy techniques, for pain, swelling and function. Exercise therapy and bracing are supported in the prevention of CAI.
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Ankle instability, BJSM Reviews with MCQs, Complementary medicine, Physiotherapy, Drugs: musculoskeletal and joint diseases, Trauma, Injury Source Type: research
PMID: 27965199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Authors: Ondrejkovicova A, Petrovics G, Svitkova K, Bajtekova B, Bangha O Abstract Acupuncture is one of the branches of Chinese Traditional Medicine dating back almost 5 000 years. The expansion of China's trade and business relations with other Asian countries brought about the spreading of acupuncture in 7th Century. Nowadays, acupuncture is an interdisciplinary clinical field of Medicine dealing with treatment, diagnostics and prevention of mainly functional disorders, algic, allergic and addictive conditions of various etiology, localization and intensity. It draws from the millennia of experience of Or...
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Neuro Endocrinol Lett Source Type: research
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