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When I had rectal bleeding, I went for a colonoscopy. The doctor prescribed more fiber – but could anxiety be the source of the pain in my backside?The thing about writers – the thing that makes us hated and occasionally liked – is that very often we have our heads up our asses. There are two ways that people in my profession can address this.We could develop a deeper sense of humility, looking beyond ourselves and try to use our voices to amplify the experiences of other people in this cruel, cruel world.Continue reading...
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Conclusions: Significant improvements in joint mobility and physical function have occurred over the last 24 years, but PWH #x3e; 35 years still experience a decline in these areas with age. This decline underscores the importance of life-long treatment and continuous rehabilitation of PWH.Acta Haematol 2018;140:240 –246
Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Significant improvements in joint mobility and physical function have occurred over the last 24 years, but PWH> 35 years still experience a decline in these areas with age. This decline underscores the importance of life-long treatment and continuous rehabilitation of PWH. PMID: 30408776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Acta Haematol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Systemic treatment with Ivermectin, Albendazole and Clindamycin (Triple Therapy) enhances the removal of maggots, early recovery and relief from distress and associated symptoms.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The Hungarian version of the Pregnancy Related Thoughts can be a useful instrument for mapping pregnancy anxiety in Hungary. Orv Hetil. 2018; 159(43): 1754-1760. PMID: 30346237 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Orvosi Hetilap - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Orv Hetil Source Type: research
Health, weight, and appearance are transformed by living the Wheat Belly lifestyle. You can see it on the face with reduced puffiness and edema and smoother skin. You can see it on the waistline as inflammatory visceral fat recedes. You can perceive it as increased energy, reduced depression and anxiety, reduction or elimination of irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux symptoms, reduced joint pain, reversal of leg/ankle edema, and in so many other ways. But how about blood measures of health? You can witness the transformations there, too. And the transformations you see in blood markers of health can be just as dramati...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates cholesterol Inflammation triglycerides Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Bezoars are conglomerations of undigested foreign material retained in the gastrointestinal tract. Trichobezoar is a compact conglomeration of swallowed hair and constitutes less than 6% of all bezoars. Their most frequent location is in the stomach but they may extend through the pylorus into the small bowel. This condition is known as Rapunzel syndrome. Many patients may remain asymptomatic or present a mild form of the disease characterized by abdominal pain, early satiety, nausea, and vomiting. Complications may manifest as gastric outlet obstruction or bleeding, and intestinal obstruction. A 15-year-old female patient...
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to correlate the levels of endogenous NPY in supratentorial CSF with cognitive outcome in good-grade sSAH patients. Excessive NPY release into CSF may have a short-term influence on the pathogenesis of neuropsychological deficits. The impact of cerebrovascular manipulation on NPY release has to be further elucidated. ABBREVIATIONS: ANOVA: analysis of variance; aSAH: aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage; AUC: area under the curve; CBF: cerebral blood flow; CSF: cerebrospinal fluid; CT (scan): computed tomography (scan); CV: cerebral vasospasm; DIND: delaye...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
​What do you do for a nail from a nail gun in the hand? This procedure is simple, but you have to worry about the aftermath. Complicated issues may arise post-procedure in the days to weeks after extraction, including retained foreign bodies, infection, fractures, disability, pain, nerve damage, tendon rupture, and cosmetic concerns.​Removing the nail is only half the battle. Proper removal, treatment, and follow-up should be considered with all foreign bodies in the skin, especially the hand. Being prepared for the possible aftershocks will help your patient have a successful recovery.A 23-year-old man with a nail fro...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Authors: Wolfman W Abstract OBJECTIVE: To formulate clinical recommendations for the assessment of endometrial thickening when it is found on ultrasound in a postmenopausal patient without bleeding. OUTCOMES: Ensure that women with asymptomatic thickening and endometrial polyps found on ultrasound are managed appropriately. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of English language articles from the EMBASE, Cochrane, and PubMed databases for relevant peer-reviewed articles dating from 1970 to 2009, using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e.g., "asymptomatic endometrial thickness...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Authors: Saraghi M, Golden L, Hersh EV Abstract Millions of patients take antidepressant medications in the United States for the treatment of depression or anxiety disorders. Some antidepressants are prescribed off-label to treat problems such as chronic pain, low energy, and menstrual symptoms. Antidepressants are a broad and expansive group of medications, but the more common drug classes include tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. A miscellaneous or "atypical" category covers other agents. S...
Source: Anesthesia Progress - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesth Prog Source Type: research
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