A diagnosis of dysautonomia sheds new light on Sarah ’s pain
Sarah Fishman exudes vivaciousness and warmth. When describing her favorite activities, mainly swimming and rugby, her energy is infectious. It is hard to imagine that someone as lively as Sarah has been suffering from chronic pain her whole life. Since she was little, Sarah has struggled with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common intestinal disorder that causes stomach pain and colon issues. However, it wasn’t until her junior year of college that she started experiencing symptoms that were no longer recognizable. “My local gastroenterologist kept giving me treatments that weren’t doing anything,” Sarah remembers. “So it kind of occurred to me and my parents after a while that maybe this is more of a brain-thing than a stomach-thing.” Sarah started experiencing extreme fatigue, nausea, and vertigo. She tried to write off her symptoms as normal bodily functions, but when the migraines started, she knew something was indisputably wrong. A second opinion from Boston Children’s Hospital Searching for the cause of her new symptoms, Sarah made an appointment with Dr. Alyssa Lebel in the Headache Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Sarah’s migraines, in addition to her other symptoms, were a key sign to Lebel that something was awry in her autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls the body’s vital signs, including internal temperature, breathing patterns, blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, and pupil dilati...
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The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery pain.
Following a difficult surgery, some patients end up experiencing cognitive decline and delirium, which seems to arise from inflammatory changes in the brain, that are still poorly understood. This inflammation is difficult to control in a targeted wa...
ConclusionsIn the real-life scenario ~54% of patients with acromegaly resistant to first-generation SSA, may normalize IGF-1 with pasireotide; however, 63% experienced glucose control deterioration.
ConclusionsOur study suggests that burn survivors and front-line burn providers have similar views on what constitutes an ideal dressing. A significantly proportion of caregiver/survivors felt that pain associated with dressing changes is being adequately managed despite healthcare providers’ perception.
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Justin Shmalberg, Huisheng Xie, Mushtaq A. MemonAbstractEquine acupuncture and herbal medicine are increasingly popular and have been anecdotally used in the treatment of a number of conditions. There is, however, a lack of data on the most commonly treated conditions in horses. The medical records of 164 horses presented exclusively for acupuncture and herbal therapy over a 3-year period from October 2012 to October 2015 were evaluated from a mixed animal integrative medicine service at a veterinary academic t...
The unnamed toddler, who is believed to be from Camberley, Surrey, complained of pain and swelling in her right cheek, as well as green, blood-streaked mucus seeping from her right nostril.
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