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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BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. Patients could also lower their risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this dessert treat.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
STOMACH bloating can be caused by certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You can get rid of a swollen belly or trapped wind by doing this quick and easy ‘cat cow’ yoga exercise.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This article offers commentary about the past and present with thought-provoking questions for future direction regarding "The Invisible Culture of the Multiracial, Multiethnic Individual: A Transcultural Imperative." The commentary revisits and reminds readers about the 2001 article on the same topic, quickly brings them to the reality of the present, and challenges nurses and other professionals to dismantle disparities through cultural congruent care that focuses on making the invisible culture visible. PMID: 30005512 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Cultural Diversity - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Cult Divers Source Type: research
In conclusion, the authors underline that ECD was diagnosed at a second diagnostic attempt both clinically and by specific staining pathology specimens. PMID: 30006650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Soldiers returning from deployment were more likely to receive an opioid prescription than the overall active duty population, and 1.1% initiated a long-term opioid episode. We report a declining rate of opioid receipt and long-term opioid utilization among Army members from fiscal years 2008-2014. This study demonstrates that the most important predictors of opioid receipt were not demographic factors, but generally clinical indicators of acute pain or physical trauma. PMID: 30007291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of drug eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) treatment in Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C liver cancer patients. In 39 patients with BCLC stage C liver cancer, after the first cycle of DEB-TACE, 2 (5.1%) and 24 (61.5%) patients achieved complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) to give an overall objective response rate (ORR) of 66.7%. With respect to the second cycle of therapy, the ORR was higher in patients receiving DEB-TACE compared with cTACE (57.1% vs 11.1%). Post first cycle of DEB-TACE treatment, the percentages of abno...
Source: Oncology Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Res Source Type: research
I’m not certain Theodore Roosevelt actually said that – but who cares?! It’s a great statement. For the person living with persistent pain, though, it can be the last thing you want to hear. After all, it’s tough enough getting up and just doing the normal things let alone challenge yourself! So… how can a health professional help? Let’s briefly recap. Self efficacy is the confidence I can do something successfully if I wanted to. It’s a robust predictor of many health behaviours including exercise, stopping smoking, eating healthily and coping well with persistent pain (Jackson, ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Back pain Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping Skills Coping strategies Professional topics Research Resilience Science in practice biopsychosocial function healthcare pain management physiotherapy rehabilitation self effic Source Type: blogs
I didn’t engage in behaviors like calling or texting multiple times—if anything, I did the opposite, out of fear of being perceived as needy—but the thoughts alone, their irrationality and all-consuming anxiety, caused me a lot of pain. Fear of abandonment, jealousy, and general insecurity in romantic relationships leads many in the dating scene to be labeled the dreaded “needy.” It’s a pejorative that’s especially used to describe women, an insult that dismisses someone as being “crazy” for simply needing reassurance and consistent contact. Of course, men can suffer f...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Publishers Relationships The Fix Attachment Styles Fear Fear Of Abandonment Insecurity Jealousy needy Romantic Relationships Source Type: blogs
We report a South African series of 5 patients who presented with trichobezoars. Each patient was retrospectively reviewed and analysed with regard to background, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnosis, surgical management and complications. Five female patients with a median age of 19 (range 12 - 27) years presented with clinical symptoms, including early satiety, intermittent vomiting with gastric outlet obstruction, abdominal pain and weight loss. The diagnosis was made by endoscopy, abdominal computed tomography (CT) imaging, barium meal examination or plain abdominal radiography. Two patients presented with se...
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The procedure was easily mastered and technically simple, and represents savings in cost, time and human resources in our setting. PMID: 30004332 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
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