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Influence of chronic neck pain on cervical joint position error (JPE): Comparison between young and elderly subjects.

CONCLUSIONS: Cervical joint position sense is impaired in subjects with chronic neck pain. PMID: 28800305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: This study provides specific steps that physicians in the US can take to improve physician-patient interactions during primary care visits pertaining to CLBP. The findings could inform physician training, development of educational materials for patients, and future research. PMID: 29035178 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
At least one group is running trials of stem cell transplants as a potential treatment for age-related frailty syndrome: the scope of the possible in the near term is to find way to incrementally improve the condition, not produce a sizable reversal, but that is an improvement over the current situation, given that there is no effective treatment. The closest thing to a standardized, proven, reliable class of stem cell therapies involves the use of mesenchymal stem cells, sourced from a patient, or from lines of cells grown and engineered for transplantation with minimal risk. The primary outcome of mesenchymal stem cell t...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, has been fascinated with the human brain, behavior and mental illness since his undergraduate days.In graduate school at Cornell University, he worked in a state hospital with people who had schizophrenia. While working with them, Green noticed he could be having an ordinary conversation one moment, and then suddenly the conversation would shift dramatically, erasing the common ground they had established.“I have never encountered a condition so perplexing, both scientifically and clinically,” said Green, who is a seni...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
The efficacy of ALO-02, an abuse-deterrent formulation containing extended-release oxycodone and sequestered naltrexone, in the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) was studied in a 12-week randomized con...
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Topics in Pain Management - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Continuing Education Activity Source Type: research
Abbott is releasing in the U.S. its Proclaim DRG neurostimulation system to fight chronic pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome in their legs. The product consists of an implantable neuromodulator that stimulates the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), an Apple iPad for programming the device, and an iPod touch for the patient control of the device. In a recent clinical trial, dorsal root ganglion stimulation has shown markedly better outcomes over spinal cord stimulation in many patients suffering from chronic pain in the lower extremities. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is used to change the settings on the impl...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Neurology Neurosurgery Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it launched its Proclaim dorsal root ganglion neurostimulator system designed to treat pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome of the lower limbs. The company’s Proclaim DRG system is designed to be used via Bluetooth with an Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iPod touch as a system controller and is magnetic resonance-conditional and recharge free, all upgrades from previous versions of the device, the Abbott Park, Ill.-based company said. Abbott said it originally launched the DRG therapy system in 2016 and data from the Accurate study of it showed the system delivers “...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Abbott Source Type: news
There are many things in life we can’t control—everything from tiny annoyances to tragedies. We can’t control if our grandmother gets cancer and passes away. We can’t control if we get cancer. We can’t control what others think, say or do. We can’t control what others think of us. We can’t control who our loved ones hang out with. We can’t control who we work with or who’s in charge. We can’t control Mother Nature, or today’s traffic. But, of course, we can control our reactions to all the things we can’t control. I’m sure you’ve heard that...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Health-related Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress control freak Controlling Behavior Coping Skills Disappointment Failure Perfectionism Resilience Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Intraoperative three-dimensional imaging and navigation guidance facilitated the resection of anomalous transverse processes in two patients with Bertolotti's syndrome. Excellent outcomes were achieved in both patients. PMID: 29026672 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Chronic spinal subdural hematoma can mimic intradural extramedullary spinal tumors even in the absence of trauma and/or coagulopathies. PMID: 29026667 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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