A cross-sectional review of the prevalence of integrative medicine in pediatric pain clinics across the United States.

CONCLUSIONS: Of 53 current identified PPCs, over half offer IM services. While children in the US are more likely to find a PPC offering IM services, access to do so is more limited in rural and southern regions. PMID: 29857885 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

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We read with interest the article by Cambron et  al.1 The topic is important as there have been few randomized controlled studies with sufficient sizes on the use of foot orthotics in patients with low back pain. The authors concluded that “…shoe orthotics significantly improved back pain and dysfunction compared with no treatment…” and the addition of chiropractic care improved the outcome even further. We believe that such a conclusion might overestimate the results by mixing the statistical and clinical significance of the findings.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Departments Source Type: research
Conclusion We found that the rate of TFCC repair varies substantially from surgeon-to-surgeon. The observation that repair is more likely to happen when patients perceive themselves as injured suggests that perception of injury affects how patients and surgeons consider treatment options. To help avoid surgeries based on surgeon bias or patient misperception, we suggest studying the effect of tools that provide simple, balanced, dispassionate, and empowering information (e.g., decision aids) that can limit surgeon-to-surgeon variation. Level of Evidence  Level IV. PMID: 29922502 [PubMed]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Wrist Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion  Overall, our results demonstrate that wearing a splint after volar locking plate fixation of a distal radius fracture is unnecessary. PMID: 29922501 [PubMed]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Wrist Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion  Although palmar midcarpal instability remains to be a chronic disease, the effectiveness of our wrist exercise program is promising with acceptable long-term functional results and a good quality of life. Level of Evidence  Level IV, retrospective cohort study. PMID: 29922497 [PubMed]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Wrist Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion  The arthroscopic reduction-association technique is capable of maintaining the reduction of the scapholunate joint and of improving symptoms, while preserving range-of-motion. The use of an absorbable screw is an option in this technique, and may diminish screw-related complications. PMID: 29922495 [PubMed]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Wrist Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion  Although there is paucity in evidence for the use of AS in the wrists of patients with JIA, studies suggest it to be safe and effective, and could be applied to patients with refractive JIA. It is possible that early identification of patients suffering from JIA with extensive joint destruction and little symptoms could benefit from AS, delaying joint destruction and preserving function. PMID: 29922493 [PubMed]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: J Wrist Surg Source Type: research
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured happiness health and fitness anxiety benefits of yoga international yoga day mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs
AbstractBackgroundIdiopathic or classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic painful condition characterized by intermittent pain attacks. Enough evidence demonstrates classical TN is related to neurovascular compression (NVC) at the trigeminal root entry zone (REZ), but white matter change secondary to TN are not totally known.MethodsVisual Analogue Scale (VAS) and diffusion tensor imaging were performed on 29 patients with right TN and 35 healthy individuals. Voxel-wise analyses were performed with TBSS using multiple diffusion metrics, including fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), axial diffusivity (A...
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractAs research on the cognitive impact of medical conditions and mental health disorders advances, it is imperative for forensic neuropsychologists to stay abreast of rapidly accumulating new empirical evidence from neuroscience and neuropsychology to disentangle multiple determinants of cognitive impairment. Although medicolegal neuropsychological assessments traditionally focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) sequelae, it is equally important to consider the potential impact of any other acquired, or secondarily induced brain impairments, regardless of their source. Such injuries or conditions are at times assumed...
Source: Psychological Injury and Law - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
Medical group abruptly cancels plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulls funding
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
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