Effects of Atorvastatin in Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injury.

Conclusions: We observed no improvement at the 3- and 6-month follow-up in patients who were administered atorvastatin. However, a comparison of the two groups based on pain severity demonstrated a significant difference, suggesting that atorvastatin had a positive effect on patients with spinal cord injury. PMID: 29279745 [PubMed]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: In hypertensive and diabetic patients, higher OPG values were associated with impaired LA function assessed by 2D-STE. In this high-risk patient group, serum OPG can be used as a risk predictor for LA mechanical dysfunction. PMID: 32462219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Uterine fibroids (leiomyoma) are benign monoclonal neoplasms of the myometrium and represent the most common tumors in women worldwide. Tumors occur in ∼77% of women overall and are clinically manifest in ∼25% by age 45 years. Although benign, these tumors are nonetheless associated with significant morbidity; they are the primary indication for hysterectomy, and a major source of gynecologic and reproductive dysfunction, ranging from profuse m enstrual bleeding and pelvic pain to infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and preterm labor.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
ConclusionThis video demonstrates a form to extract a displaced gastric clip used to create a calibrated tubular gastroplasty using a laparoscopic approach.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Heart Journal, Volume 225Author(s): Harvey D. White, Ralph A.H. Stewart, Anthony J. Dalby, Amanda Stebbins, Christopher P. Cannon, Andrzej Budaj, Ales Linhart, Prem Pais, Rafael Diaz, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Sue Krug-Gourley, Christopher B. Granger, Judith S. Hochman, Wolfgang Koenig, Robert A. Harrington, Claes Held, Lars Wallentin, on behalf of the STABILITY Investigators
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis trial does not support the use of dexamethasone prior to intrathecal morphine for PONV prophylaxis in Cesarean delivery.Trial registrationwww.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT01734161); registered 27 November, 2012.
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Authors: Rondanelli M, Guido D, Faliva MA, Gasparri C, Peroni G, Iannello G, Nichetti M, Naso M, Infantino V, Spadaccini D, Perna S, Aquilani R PMID: 32462856 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
Authors: Notarnicola A, Maccagnano G, Moretti L, Salvemini M, Bianchi FP, Covelli I, Tafuri S, Moretti B PMID: 32456410 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
Authors: LaVela SL, Etingen B, Miskevics S, Heinemann AW Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine variables associated with satisfaction with life (SWL) in individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, national survey to assess SWL, demographic and injury characteristics, health care utilization, chronic conditions (obesity, diabetes, heart problems, lung problems, hypertension, high cholesterol), symptoms (poor sleep, pain, depression), social support, grief/loss, and independence. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling Veterans with SCI. Outcome Measures/Analyses: Bivariate analyses were c...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neurochemistry - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Short-term arm aerobic exercise performed by patients with SCI improves their exercise capacities. These patients require longer rehabilitation programs to receive more benefits from aerobic exercise training. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Adding arm cranking exercise training to the rehabilitation program of patients with spinal cord injury demonstrated improved exercise capacity; however, further studies are needed to assess the effects of exercise training on other health issues. PMID: 27824234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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