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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Authors: Bai F, Ma Y, Guo H, Li Y, Xu F, Zhang M, Dong H, Deng J, Xiong L Abstract The concept of "acupoint sensitization" refers to the functional status of acupoint switches from silent to active under pathological conditions. In clinic, acupoint sensitization provides important guidance for acupoints selection in different diseases. However, the mechanism behind this phenomenon remains unclear. We generated a model of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) by intra-articular injection of monosodium iodoacetate (MIA) into the left knee of rats. The paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) and the total number of m...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
i B Abstract The coracoacromial ligament (CAL), which restrains superior displacement of humeral head, connects the acromion and coracoid process. Due to the ligament's variations and its role in shoulder pain, CAL was investigated in this study. Sixty shoulders of 34 cadavers, from persons aged 61-98 (80.95 ± 8.81) years at death time, were dissected. The lengths of lateral (LBL) and medial borders (MBL), widths of acromial (AIW) and coracoid insertions (CIW), and thicknesses of lateral (LSTAI) and medial (MSTAI) sides of acromial insertions were measured by digital caliper. The data were subjected to stat...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Patients who visit a chiropractor for low-back and neck pain are less likely to receive prescription opioids than their counterparts who go to other healthcare providers, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
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The objective of this report is to describe four cases of robotic repair of MH in adults performed by a single surgeon to better delineate an emerging approach to this rare condition. A retrospective review of patients who underwent robotic repair of MH by a single surgeon was performed. Four consecutive patients were identified and included. The median age of patients was 43 (range: 23 –70). All patients had symptoms prior to diagnosis, including substernal chest pain (n = 3), dyspnea (n = 4), dysphagia (n = 1), and regurgitation (n = 1). All patients underwent...
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
PMID: 30882474 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research
Conclusion. More pain sites, higher psychological distress, or lower work ability showed higher disability, more pain, and lower quality of life in patients with LBP. Only improvement in work ability was consistently related to successful outcomes. Level of Evidence: 2
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Conclusion. The quality and content of available online information for FBSS were poor. The readability of online information in our results showed a significantly higher reading level than the sixth-grade level recommended by the AMA and NIH. Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Study Design. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a questionnaire. Objective. To assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) in a Spanish population with previous lumbar disc surgery. Summary of Background Data. ODI is frequently used for measuring disability in spinal disorders. In 1995, ODI was translated and transculturally adapted into the Spanish context; its content and apparent validity, internal consistency and test–retest reliability were demonstrated for a Spanish population with lumbar pain. However, this score has not been tested in ter...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusion. The SC-NBQ demonstrated good internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct validity, and may be used for the evaluation of NP in Chinese-speaking patients. Level of Evidence: 2
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusion. Patients who RTW late have significantly poorer preoperative SF-36 physical component scores and higher ODI, NASS NS, NPRS back/leg pain scores. Surgeons should be cognizant that working adults with poorer preoperative function will tend to return to work later, but should reassure them that they will likely achieve similar clinical outcomes, satisfaction and expectation fulfilment when compared with patients who returned to work early. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: OUTCOMES Source Type: research
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