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The history and physical exam are commonly used in the ED to assess chest pain patients for suspected ACS, but how useful are they?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
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Background: Knee replacement typically results in reduced pain and improved function, but it is unclear if these improvements lead to weight loss. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine weight change patterns preoperatively and postoperatively among overweight/obese knee replacement patients. Methods: The study evaluated 210 overweight/obese patients from the Osteoarthritis Initiative who underwent a knee replacement during an 8-year longitudinal study. Average annual weight changes during 1- to 2-year intervals prior to, including, and subsequent to knee replacement were categorized as loss (≥−2.5%...
Source: JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract: Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is an inflammatory spondyloarthritis (SpA) that has significant impact on a patient's life. Symptoms, including fatigue, sleep problems, depression, and sexual dysfunction, can profoundly impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and limit work, leisure, and daily activities. Available therapies effectively manage pain and inflammation in early-stage disease, but patients often continue to experience impaired HRQoL. Thus, there remains a need for new therapies with novel mechanisms that can stop disease progression, potentially reverse damage caused by AxSpA and improve HRQoL i...
Source: JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Review Source Type: research
We undertook an integrative literature review of articles pertaining to perioperative nursing care provided to patients using postoperative accelerated recovery protocols. To select the articles, we searched the MEDLINE, PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ci ências da Saúde databases. We identified 329 studies, 13 of which met our inclusion criteria and described perioperative nursing care activities. Nursing activities noted in these articles were hypothermia prevention and maintenance of normothermia, restriction of IV fluids, asse...
Source: AORN Journal - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Featured article Source Type: research
SPONSORED. As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Colin Dougall answers your common medicine queries...
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionOnly one-fourth of ITB patients with strictures show resolution of stricture following ATT. The resolution of strictures is dependent on disease location, and majority of them exhibit symptoms pertaining to stricture even after ATT.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients and providers in 2015 appear to be more aware of radiation dose from CT than they were in 2004. Discussion of CT scan radiation exposure and associated risks only occurs sometimes and may actually occur less frequently than perceived by emergency providers.
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Two Days of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on October 14 and 15; mingle with faculty and attendees, learn and earn up to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for $199(PRWeb September 26, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14724803.htm
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by Christian SinclairIn 2003, I began my hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) fellowship in Winston-Salem, NC. I was a solo fellow in a new program, and as luck would have it, I had loads of time to dedicate myself to learning. Since my wife, Kelly, was beginning her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship in Kansas City at the same time, I only had my dog and my fellowship to worry about. I always enjoyed reading articles and imagined how it would apply in my own practice. But when it came down to it, I was never really able to implement much of what I was reading, let alone have the numbers to benchmark against the rese...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: ESAS non-pain symptoms quality research research issues Source Type: blogs
Prosecutors and public health experts team up to help find ways to curb the opioid epidemic in the New York City borough.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic Colleges and Universities Research Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health New York City Staten Island (NYC) Source Type: news
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched a campaign featuring real-life stories of people recovering from opioid-use disorder and people whose loved ones have died due to a prescription opioid overdose. The campaign was designed to boost awareness among Americans about the risks linked with prescription opioids. 91 people die everyday in the U.S. from an opioid-related overdose, according to the CDC. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post CDC campaign uses testimonials to fight prescription opioid epidemic appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Source Type: news
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