Bisphosphonate therapy for spinal aneurysmal bone cysts

ConclusionsBisphosphonate therapy can be used as the definitive treatment of spinal ABCs, except in patients with instability or progressive neurology, where surgical intervention is required. Clinicians should expect a patients symptoms to rapidly improve, their bone oedema to resolve by 3  months and their lesion to partially or completely ossify by 6–12 months.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Diabetes is a highly prevalent comorbid condition among patients undergoing spine surgery. Several studies have used legacy patient-reported outcome measures to implicate diabetes as a predictor of increased disability, pain, and decreased physical function and quality of life following spine surgery. The effect of diabetes on postoperative physical function has not yet been studied using the PROMIS ® Physical Function Computer Adaptive Test (PF CAT).
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research
To investigate the association between striae gravidarum and low back pain in pregnancy.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
Authors: Silva ACO, Biasotto-Gonzalez DA, Oliveira FHM, Andrade AO, Gomes CAFP, Lanza FC, Amorim CF, Politti F Abstract Previous studies have reported that visceral disturbances can lead to increased musculoskeletal tension and pain in structures innervated from the corresponding spinal level through viscerosomatic reflexes. We designed a pilot randomised placebo-controlled study using placebo visceral manipulation as the control to evaluate the effect of osteopathic visceral manipulation (OVM) of the stomach and liver on pain, cervical mobility, and electromyographic activity of the upper trapezius (UT) muscle in ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
You're reading A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Many of us have faced depression, struggled with low self-esteem, and other debilitating mental health challenges. My own journey with depression was a result of growing up with a rare blood disorder and being told I could never have children of my own. This completely changed my dreams of what family and life meant. Years later I suffered with a rare soft tissue sarcoma, yet, baffling the best of doctors, I survived. I&rs...
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ng JW Abstract PURPOSE:: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) improves pain and function with very good satisfaction. Concerns exist about some activities of daily living (ADLs) involving internal rotation. The purpose of this study was to report how patients with bilateral RSA perform various ADLs. METHODS:: Thirty-one primary bilateral RSA patients (average age 76 years; 21 women and 10 men) completed a survey to assess various outcomes. The average time between the second arthroplasty and the survey was 2.7 years (range 1.0-7.8 years). RESULTS:: All clinical parameters were favorable. All patients repo...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) Source Type: research
Rojewska E, Wawrzczak-Bargiela A, Szucs E, et al. Alterations in the activity of spinal and thalamic opioid systems in a mice neuropathic pain model. Neuroscience. 2018;390:293-302.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
We present the aims and methods of a placebo-controlled, participant-blinded and assessor-blinded mechanistic study. Adult patients with CLBP will be randomized to receiving 16 sessions of real (active) or sham (placebo) EA over the course of 8  weeks. The primary pain regulatory measure for which the study was powered is temporal summation (TS), which approximates ascending pain facilitation. Conditioned pain modulation (CPM), representing a descending pain modulatory pathway, will be our secondary pain regulatory measure. The primary p sychological measure is expectations of benefit, and the secondary psychologica...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Prominent Florida heart surgeon Dr J Lancelot Lester was given high doses of Dilaudid via IV after a back surgery and suffered a near fatal overdose a lawsuit against the hospital claims.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Data obtained from three colleges was systematically verified, validated and evaluated and a design for an ergonomic student desk was the result. The adoption of these systematic processes gives the design practical validity, and once the ergonomic student desk has completed the manufacturing process, it is expected that its use will lead to a reduction in the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders, neck problems, back pain and pressure on the hips. Ultimately, students having acquired a desk designed to fit their requirements will achieve comfort and satisfaction. PMID: 30526447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Int J Occup Saf Ergon Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Demet Kokanal, Ali Turhan ÇağlarAbstractObjective(s)To investigate the association between striae gravidarum and low back pain in pregnancy.Study Design200 healthy pregnant women with first, uncomplicated and singleton pregnancy at a gestation age of 36-37 weeks were evaluated for striae gravidarum Davey score. Back pain was assessed by Visual Analogue Scale and functional disability by the Turkish version of Oswestry Disability Index.Results118 (59%) had low back pain. The Da...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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