After a clot, shorter treatment with compression stockings may be OK
(Reuters Health) - - Even though many patients with blood clots in their veins are told to wear compression stockings for two years to prevent complications like pain and swelling, a new study suggests they may get the same results in half the time.
Salvianolic Acid B Suppresses Inflammatory Mediator Levels by Downregulating NF-κB in a Rat Model of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Med Sci Monit. 2018 Apr 25;24:2524-2532 Authors: Xia ZB, Yuan YJ, Zhang QH, Li H, Dai JL, Min JK Abstract BACKGROUND Salvianolic acid B (SB) is a major active phyto-component of the plant Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza, which is traditionally used to treat joint pain and arthritis. The present study examined the anti-rheumatoid arthritis efficacy of SB on collagen-induced rheumatoid arthritis (CIA) in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-eight rats were divided into 4 groups: C...
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CONCLUSION: the studies showed significant benefit of aerobic exercise, despite the short duration of exercise being used as intervention towards improvement in peripheral nerve function. However, further studies with large samples and longer duration of intervention are needed to confirm the finding. PMID: 29686181 [PubMed - in process]
We report a case of giant bilateral AML and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of it. The 22-year-old man was admitted due to bilateral flank pain, gross hematuria, and abdominal fullness. He had history of epilepsy, mental retardation, and delayed development during childhood. He had angiofibroma on his face since 10 years ago. Abdominal CT and MRI revealed large lobulated heterogeneous mass with fatty content. Based on those findings, we diagnosed the patient with bilateral giant renal AML. We gave conservative management for the patient and planned to total nephrectomy on the left kidney if the continued bleeding occur...
Conclusions: Sorafenib-acute pancreatitis may develop in patients with RAI-refractory thyroid cancer. This adverse event seems to be inde pendent of the treatment duration and administered dose. Resuming the medication with an adjusted dose after pancreatitis resolution may be safe.Eur Thyroid J
BOSTON (CBS) – Pregnancies are usually divided into three trimesters, but experts say don’t forget the “fourth trimester” or the three months after a woman gives birth. Health issues that affect women during pregnancy don’t always end after the baby is born and new ones often develop, like fatigue, pain, sleep disorders, breastfeeding problems, and stress. Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says all women should have contact with a provider either by phone or in person within three weeks of giving birth and should have a comprehensive visit no later than 12 weeks postpartum.
Conclusions At national level, DGCD offers a comprehensive overview of the total patient pathway within gynecological cancer surgery. The DGCD Nursing has added to the quality and implementation of evidence-based preoperative and postoperative care and in addition supported formation of professional networks. With a continued validation of data, DGCD Nursing now constitutes a sound and unique basis for research within the field of preoperative and postoperative cancer care.
Aims The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term quality of life and urinary and sexual function in long-term cervical cancer survivors previously treated with radical hysterectomy (RH) type C2/type III. Methods All patients who presented at Campus Bio-Medico of Rome for RH type C2/type III for cervical cancer were considered eligible for this retrospective study protocol. We included exclusively patients with complete response to primary treatment with at least 36 months of follow up. Included subjects were interviewed with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-CX24 Questionnaire, Eur...
CONCLUSIONS:Most dentists reported infrequent PDMP use and counseling patients regarding risks, storage, and disposal of opioids. Higher frequency of opioid prescribing was associated with less consistent risk mitigation implementation.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:When opioid prescribing is indicated, risk of misuse and diversion may be mitigated by consistent PDMP use and provision of patient education. Dental education in this arena is needed.
Over-the-counter drugs like Advil and Tylenol are safer and more effective than prescription opioids for easing pain following dental procedures.