Percutaneous cervical laser diskectomy, thermoannuloplasty, and thermonucleoplasty; comparable results without surgery.

CONCLUSIONS: For patients with pain alone/mild radiculopathy and "contained" discs on MR, three MIS percutaneous anterior cervical disc operations resulted in 80-90%+ improvement. Notably, similar 80-90%+ improvement was observed for comparable/more neurologically impaired patients with even larger cervical disc herniations treated nonsurgically. With such findings, where is the "value added" for these three MIS cervical operations? PMID: 28713631 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Source: Health Communication - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and nonfatal opioid overdose, and the role of psychiatric conditions as mediators of this association. SETTING: Post-9/11 veterans receiving care at national Department of Veterans...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
I am currently hospital employed in the midwest. I get compensated 65/wrvu. This year I will do about 7800 rvus. No equity offered. Working hard, but reasonable. There is an hour commute each way, cannot move closer for family reasons. I have been approached about a job closer to home, non-compete not an issue. It is an ortho group. Will be offered a chance to buy into the asc as an equal partner as the ortho doctors. They have a traditional partnership for the group which I don't think I... Job Questions
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CONCLUSIONS: Nurses have asymmetric distribution of foot load during gait, which results in a discrepancy between the loads on the three main support points of the foot and which may affect nurses' work productivity. PMID: 31837089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research
Patients with chronic conditions often experience chronic pain and have a higher likelihood of receiving opioids. How might the presence of chronic disease impact opioid-related hospitalization?Preventing Chronic Disease
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news
Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
In conclusion, this study identified a sex-biased effect of PTX on PFC function and gene expression, which provides a foundation for future studies to explore the precise mechanisms of PTX-induced behavioral deficits.
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: Cases with silicosis can develop complications like tuberculosis, lung cancer, progressive massive fibrosis, cor pulmonale, broncholithiasis, or tracheobronchial compression by lymph nodes. Pleural involvement in silicosis is rare. Spontaneous pneumothorax is a pleural complication that can develop in such cases. Usually in silicosis pneumothorax is unilateral. We report here an original article with silicosis who presented with bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraxes occurring simultaneously. The rarity of its clinical presentation in the form of bilateral simultaneous spontaneous pneumothorax combined with the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionWe found a broad range of niche-related outcomes influencing QoL. Apart from symptoms evaluated in the literature such as AUB, abdominal pain and subfertility, clinicians and researchers should be more aware of sexual activity and self-esteem in this population.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Quick question. Sorry about another salary thread but I am asking a specific question. Anybody working in private practice in NYC or within 30 min driving distance? Please feel free to post here or PM me about starting salary range. Thank you.
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