Cost-Effectiveness of Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Cost-Effectiveness of Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Lumbar epidural steroid injections are a popular non-surgical treatment option for back and leg pain, but how cost-effective are they?Spine
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Medtronic seems to be on a roll when it comes to innovation. The Dublin-based company has received the greenlight from FDA for an expanded indication of the Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement. Under the new indication, Medtronic can market Kyphon for the fixation of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body using sacral vertebroplasty or sacroplasty. Sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) are a common cause of debilitating back pain. SIFs mimic the symptoms of lumbar spine pathology. Studies show more than two-thirds of patients diagnosed with SIFs aren't able to associate their pain with a traumatic event. As a result, phys...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news
(Natural News) There have been many claims of effective nutritional treatments for pain caused by dysmenorrhea, but few have actual studies to back them up. A randomized double-blinded trial conducted in India found that thiamine or vitamin B1 could provide some much-needed comfort from menstrual cramps. The study involved over 550 women, 277 of whom...
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We report the first case of iatrogenic spinal cord injury during a CT-guided cervical TFESI. A 67-year-old woman, upon receiving TFESI on Lt. C7, experienced an electrical shock-like sensation throughout the body. The patient complained of weakness in the left upper and lower extremities (manual muscle testing grade: 2–4) and neuropathic pain (numeric rating scale: 9) in the left upper and lower extremities. Cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed 9 days after TFESI showed a high T2 signal at the left side of the spinal cord from levels C5 to C7, and an electrophysiological study performed 14 days after T...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
[Monitor] Kampala -Specialists at Kiruddu Hospital are at a loss on how to proceed with the treatment of Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze after they failed to locate her veins, making it impossible for them to administer drugs to relieve her back pain.
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Conclusions Spinal protein kinase M ζ regulation of GluA1-containing AMPA receptor trafficking and spine morphologyvia Kalirin-7 overexpression is a fundamental pathogenesis of remifentanil-induced hyperalgesia in rats.
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionPatients with treatment-resistant nonspecific back pain have greater MSI values than controls, especially if the former have received spinal surgery. However, excessive laxity, translation and MSV are not more prevalent in these patients. Thus, MSI should be investigated as a pain mechanism and for its possible value as a prognostic factor and/or target for treatment in larger patient populations.Graphical abstract These slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
The source of this case is anonymous.A 40 something woman with a history of hyperlipidemia and additional risk factors including a smoking history presented with substernal chest pain radiating to " both axilla " as well as the upper back.  She was reportedly " pacing in her room while holding her chest " .The initial tracing (EKG 1) was obtained.Clinician and EKG machine read of acute pericarditis.What do you think?There is sinus rhythm.  There is diffuse ST elevation in II, III, aVF and V3-V6.  One might agree with the computer and the clinician because there is inferolateral ST elevati...
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Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018 Source:Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Author(s): Hai-Yun Wu, Xiao-Fang Mao, Xue-Qi Tang, Usman Ali, Evhy Apryani, Hao Liu, Xin-Yan Li, Yong-Xiang Wang Interleukin 10 (IL-10) is antinociceptive in various animal models of pain without induction of tolerance, and its mechanism of action was generally believed to be mediated by inhibition of neuroinflammation. Here we reported that intrathecal IL-10 injection dose dependently attenuated mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesiain male and female neuropathic rats, with ED50 values of 40.8 ng and 24 ng, and Emax values of ...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study evaluated its antihypersensitivity activity in the rat models of neuropathic and cancer pains and explored its underlying mechanisms. Subcutaneous injection of cumulative doses of lappaconitine produced dose-dependent mechanical antiallodynia and thermal antihyperalgesia in spina l nerve ligation-induced neuropathic rats. The cumulative dose–response analysis exhibited theirEmax values of 53.3 and 58.3% MPE, and ED50 values of 1.1 and 1.6  mg/kg. Single intrathecal lappaconitine dose in neuropathy also dose- and time-dependently blocked mechanical allodynia, with anEmax of 66.1% MPE and an ED50 of 0.8...
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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