Scleroderma skin ulcers definition, classification and treatment strategies our experience and review of the literature

Conclusions The recent advancement of knowledge and management strategies of SSc-SU achieved during the last years lead to the clear-cut improvement of patients' quality of life and reduced long-term disability.
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of legislative changes to the New South Wales (NSW) workers' compensation scheme on injured workers access to benefits, insurer claim processing and work disability duration. METHODS: Population-based interrupted...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed a significant association between inconvenient transportation and unmet healthcare needs among the rural elderly even after adjustment for existing known factors. This implies that policies aimed at improving healthcare accessibility must consider the means of transportation available. PMID: 31795612 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research
Great topic to discuss at Thanksgiving table... https://www.lankford.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-lankford-reintroduces-bill-to-remove-obamacare-ban-on-physician-owned-hospitals-to-provide-greater-access-to-patients “Obamacare unfairly prohibited the creation and expansion of physician-owned hospitals, depriving Americans of another health care delivery option,” said Lankford. “The Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act would remove the... Removing ObamaCare Era Ban on Physician Hospitals--Implications for Pain?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
CONCLUSIONS: Saxophonists in this survey experienced a high prevalence of PRMDs, especially of the wrists, neck, and mouth/jaw. Certain postural habits may contribute to higher pain ratings or PRMD locations within saxophonists. PMID: 31800673 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Pain impacts multiple domains of musician's lives, and therefore must be addressed holistically by healthcare providers. While musicians are finding that it is becoming more acceptable to discuss their pain, pain is still not adequately addressed. Understanding the experience of musicians with playing-related pain could help healthcare professionals to better serve this unique population. PMID: 31800671 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
Authors: Kleeman-Forsthuber LT, Dennis DA, Jennings JM Abstract Cannabis has gained widespread public advocacy since its legalization in several states with recent evidence suggesting that its self-reported use has increased in patients undergoing a primary total joint arthroplasty. The endocannabinoid system has been proposed to play a role in decreasing the inflammatory cascade and enhancing pain management. For these reasons, interest has emerged in the orthopaedic community as a potential treatment or adjunct to treatment in many musculoskeletal conditions. However, the evidence to date is scant and precludes r...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Chen S, Ji R, Shi X, Wang Z, Zhu D Abstract The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy, safety, and prognostic factors of drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) in Chinese hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Patients (n=102) diagnosed as primary HCC were consecutively enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. Treatment responses were assessed following the modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. Progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated, and adverse events (AEs) as well as liver function-related laboratory indexes of all DEB-T...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research - Category: Research Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that after TKA, the trunk movements of knee osteoarthritis patients were approximately equal to those of controls, with improvement in clinical outcomes such as knee extension limitation and pain. PMID: 31796661 [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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Source: American Journal of Roentgenology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
American Journal of Roentgenology, Ahead of Print.
Source: American Journal of Roentgenology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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