More than 80 Percent of VA Medical Facilities Offer Integrative Medicine for Pain Management

A new study from the RAND Corporation shows that nearly 80 percent of military medical facilities are offering integrative medicine for pain management and psychological treatment instead of opioids when possible. RAND conducted an environmental scan of military treatment facilities (MTFs) to understand the availability of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the conditions for which CAM is being used, and the types and process of credentialing and privileging of CAM providers. They found that most MTFs (83 percent) offer CAM services, usually up to eight different types, with relaxation therapy, acupuncture, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and chiropractic being the most common.
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Medtronic seems to be on a roll when it comes to innovation. The Dublin-based company has received the greenlight from FDA for an expanded indication of the Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement. Under the new indication, Medtronic can market Kyphon for the fixation of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body using sacral vertebroplasty or sacroplasty. Sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) are a common cause of debilitating back pain. SIFs mimic the symptoms of lumbar spine pathology. Studies show more than two-thirds of patients diagnosed with SIFs aren't able to associate their pain with a traumatic event. As a result, phys...
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CONCLUSIONS: Use of a surfactant-containing polymeric membrane foam wound dressing with glycerin may have facilitated wound closure in 10 of 13 patients who completed the 12-week study.
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This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of LMWF-5A for the signs and symptoms of OAK. Methods: This 12-week randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial was conducted at thirteen sites across the United States. Patients with symptomatic, severe OAK (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 4 disease) who were fully ambulatory and had no other conditions interfering with the study knee were randomized to a single 4 ml intra-articular injection of LMWF-5A or saline, randomized 6:1. The primary endpoint was Outcome Measures in Rheumatology-Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OMERACT-OARSI) responder rate (%), ...
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This study implemented a prospective, repeated-measures design. Fourteen patients undergoing RSA underwent testing before surgery, and 2 and 12 months after surgery. Patient-reported instruments included pain, Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and hands (DASH), and physical component summary (PCS) of the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey. Objective limb activity (mean activity value, m/s2/min epoch; inactive time, %; low activity, %; and high activity, %) was captured with triaxial accelerometers worn on the upper and lower arm. A repeated-measures ANOVA tested for differences across time. The Spearman rank-order correlation wa...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research
(Natural News) There have been many claims of effective nutritional treatments for pain caused by dysmenorrhea, but few have actual studies to back them up. A randomized double-blinded trial conducted in India found that thiamine or vitamin B1 could provide some much-needed comfort from menstrual cramps. The study involved over 550 women, 277 of whom...
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Conditions:   Pain;   Anesthesia Intervention:   Drug: Intranasal Drug Sponsor:   University of Oulu Recruiting
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