Bioness StimRouter(R) Neuromodulation System Eligible for Increased Medicare Reimbursements
Medicare patients suffering from chronic peripheral nerve pain will have greater access to treatment starting January 1, 2018 VALENCIA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales &Marketing Network) -- Bioness, Inc., the leading provider of cutting edg... Devices, Neurology, Reimbursement Bioness, StimRouter, Neuromodulation
For every adult who struggles with addiction, there are many affected by its destruction. Family, co-workers, and friends are among those who become witnesses to the downward spiral of self-destructive behavior. Attempts to fix a friend or loved one experiencing addiction become increasingly frustrating as the chaos becomes a part of daily life. When you are affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use, it is important to remember that even though you cannot prevent what’s happening to them, you can regain your sanity by practicing detachment. What is detachment? Detachment is when you let other people exper...
We appreciate Monteset al.’s interest in our article. In their 2015 Anesthesiology article, the authors analyzed data from 2,929 patients who were candidates for inguinal hernia repair (men), hysterectomy (women), or thoracotomy (men) under general, regional, or local anesthesia with sedation. Four hundred and two patients (all male) underwent thoracotomy.1 Approximately 4.4 months after surgery, 37.6% of the thoracotomy patients had chronic postsurgical pain. We think the size of the study —nearly 3,000 patients enrolled—is quite remarkable.
Authors: Cuevas KM, Balbo J, Duval K, Beverly EA Abstract Sexual assault is a traumatic event with potentially devastating lifelong effects on physical and emotional health. Sexual assault is associated with gastrointestinal, neurologic, and reproductive symptoms, as well as obesity, diabetes, and chronic pain. With 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing some form of unwanted sexual violence in their lifetime, sexual assault is a significant public health problem that necessitates attention in the medical community. This review discusses relevant literature on the neurobiologic changes that occur as a consequence...
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This is a 45 year old patient with Charcot foot who has severe constant neuropathic pain. She uses high dose opioids to remain functional. I am tapering after inheriting this patient. Pain is flaring up. I am considering sympathetic nerve blocks. But would anyone do anything like phenol on the cutaneous nerves or RFA or something weird and experimental like that? Any other ideas?
Summary Objective: In order to introduce an instrument within our midst that allows a comprehensive clinical evaluation of pain-induced depression in the elderly, we proposed the translation, cross-cultural adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese, and study of the psychometric properties of the “ Geriatric Psychosocial Assessment of Pain-induced Depression ” (GEAP) scale. This instrument was especially developed for the screening of depression associated with chronic pain in the elderly. Method: We performed translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the GEAP scale, whose psychometric properties were analyzed in...
To the Editor Chronic low back pain is a symptom that may originate from a variety of lumbosacral structures. Thus, identifying the correct anatomic source of pain is essential for selecting the appropriate treatment. Numerous studies including, but not limited to, investigations by MacVicar et al and Dreyfuss et al have demonstrated excellent clinical outcomes for radiofrequency denervation when rigorous selection criteria were applied to establish the correct diagnosis and specific procedural technique is used.
In Reply Dr Vorobeychik and colleagues suggest that numerous studies demonstrate excellent clinical outcomes for radiofrequency denervation. A Cochrane review shows low- to very low –quality evidence for the studied procedures. Providing higher-quality evidence was the main reason for initiating the Mint trials.
This article reviews the link between the PCBH model of service delivery and health care services quality improvement, and provides guidance for initiating PCBH model clinical pathways for patients facing depression, chronic pain, alcohol misuse, obesity, insomnia, and social barriers to health.