An unexpected cause of sacroiliitis in a patient with gout and chronic psoriasis with inflammatory arthritis: a case report

Inflammatory back pain is a condition characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and lower spine. It is frequently seen in patients with spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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I was recently hired as a consultant to review claims for services provided by about 2 dozen DPMs. The fraud and the abuse are staggering. Most of those involved are young associates in private practices. The practice owners impressed these associates with how much money they can make if they bill as instructed. I have reviewed cases for an initial visit with unilateral heel pain. The patient ended up with BILATERAL xrays, ultrasound and fluoroscopy all for “comparison”. Patients... Fraud
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Podiatric Residents & Physicians Source Type: forums
Today, The Department of Justice issued an announcement that was “the first ever criminal action against an EHR vendor.” Criminal action The core of the criminal action was something inevitable:  the tension between better health and better profit.  Here’s what I saw … all of which caused me to be not-so-surprised today when the news broke. In 2008 I was the CMIO at Allscripts.  Much of my work was focused on how our customers could use our products to improve the health of our patients.  We implemented clinical practice guidelines in the software as a way to help clinical teams...
Source: Docnotes - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Scleroderma patients treated with filler injections of hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma realized improvements in skin atrophy and quality of life.Arthritis Research &Therapy
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news
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Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: Sharing Source Type: research
This article discusses the assessment and treatment of patients with LBP, including nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches.
Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 January 2020Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Nishant Rao, Yen-Ting Chen, Regan Ramirez, John Tran, Sheng Li, Pranav J. ParikhAbstractPrimary somatosensory cortex (S1) is involved in pain processing and thus its suppression using neuromodulatory techniques such as continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) might be a potential pain management strategy in patients with neuropathic pain. cTBS over S1 is known to elevate pain threshold in young adults. However, the time course of this after-effect is unknown. Furthermore, the effect of cTBS over S1 on pain threshold might be confounde...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. Oliver Hanemann name was incorrect in the in the acknowledgements section of this paper.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This chapter overviews research neuroimaging findings of patients with medication-overuse headache (MOH). Results indicate; (i) correlations between neuropathology and medication-overuse; (ii) changes in brain morphology and cortical function; and (iii) brain recovery subsequent to withdrawal of medication that was overused. Results of this narrative review indicate exacerbated brain structural and functional changes in regions of the pain-matrix and in regions of the mesocortical-limbic circuit in patients with MOH compared to patients with migraine or compared to healthy controls. Modification of brain morphology as well...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
NEW YORK (Reuters Health)—Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa face an increased risk of developing inflammatory arthritis, according to findings from a claims database. “We observed increased risks of developing ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa when compared with those without hidradenitis suppurativa,” says Maria C. Schneeweiss, MD, of Brigham... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Hidradenitis suppurativa Inflammatory arthritis risk Spondylarthritis Source Type: research
Pain is a pervasive problem that affects nearly half of the U.S. Veterans deployed in support of the Global War on Terror (Post-9/11 Veterans) and over half of the Post-9/11 Veterans with diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI). The goal of the current stud...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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