Subjective Reports Positive for Cannabis in MS, but Caution Urged Subjective Reports Positive for Cannabis in MS, but Caution Urged

Patients with MS report benefits from medical cannabis in pain and spasticity, but concerns about cognitive effects remain.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractBackgroundThe aesthetic outcome after burr hole trepanation for the evacuation of chronic subdural hematomas (cSDH) is often unsatisfactory, as the bony skull defects may cause visible skin depressions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of burr hole cover placement to improve the aesthetic outcome.MethodsWe reviewed consecutive patients treated by burr hole trepanation for cSDH with or without placement of burr hole covers by a single surgeon between October 2016 and May 2018. The clinical data, including complications, were derived from the institution ’s prospective patient registry. Th...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: The Veterinary Journal, Volume 242Author(s): J.P.A.M. van Loon, M.C. Van DierendonckAbstractIn recent decades, much effort has been invested in scientific studies of objective and reliable assessment of pain in horses. Various types of pain assessment tools have been described and (partly) validated for different types of pain in horses. Currently, composite pain scales and facial expression-based pain scales seem to be the most promising tools for pain assessment in horses and numerous studies have recently been published on the use of these pain scales in horses. Therefore, this nar...
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2018Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Yezen Sammaraiee, Martin Yardley, Liz Keenan, Katrina Buchanan, Val Stevenson, Rachel FarrellAbstractObjectiveEvaluate long-term efficacy and safety of ITB in treating MS-related spasticity over ∼ 20 years of service provision in a single centre.MethodsA single centre prospective observational cohort study was performed. Eligible subjects underwent ITB trial by bolus dose via lumbar puncture and responders proceeded to pump implantation. Demographics, spasticity scores (Ashworth), spasm score (Penn), stiffness, ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to reduce some symptoms of joint pain and arthritis, which includes restricted movement and inflammation. Adding  these food supplement ‘shots’ to your daily diet could lower the risk of joint pain signs.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In the June 2018 issue of the Journal, Mehran and Martin1 made observations on Brunelli and colleagues' study2 estimating the effect of an enhanced recovery program (ERP) on postoperative complications from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical lobectomy. Most notably, they observed that multimodal pain management strategies were already in use before the introduction of ERP, which may explain the lack of difference seen in outcomes. Second, they suggested that the study may have been underpowered to detect differences in the ERP group relative to the historical control group.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Thoracic: Lung Cancer: Reply to Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Plus DRG implants for back pain; link between depression and pain after pregnancy
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
TRENTON, N.J. — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry’s main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they’ll start doing that next spring. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar unveiled a proposal that would apply to all brand-name drugs covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which is most medicines. “Patients deserve to know what a given drug could cost when they’re being told about th...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe present classifications for some of the most common cervical degenerative findings yielded mainly substantial inter-rater reliability estimates and substantial to almost perfect intra-rater reliability estimates. .Trial registrationRegional Data Protection Agency ( –16–02-86-16). The letter of exemption from the Regional Ethical Committee is available from the author on request (case no. 86 / 2017).
Source: Chiropractic and Manual Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe clinical course of cervical radiculopathy appears to be long, with most of the reduction in symptoms occurring within the first 6  months. All prognostic models showed an adequate predictive performance with modest diagnostic accuracy and explained variance.Graphical abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Adult scoliosis is different from the type children like Princess Eugenie develop - as Roger Neuberg, 77, from Leicester,experienced first-hand. This is his story.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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