Non-pharmacological interventions for chronic pain in multiple sclerosis.

CONCLUSIONS: Despite the use of a wide range of non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of chronic pain in pwMS, the evidence for these interventions is still limited or insufficient, or both. More studies with robust methodology and greater numbers of participants are needed to justify the effect of these interventions for the management of chronic pain in pwMS. PMID: 30567012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

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Conclusion: New lesions at the reference MRI in terms of number and topography increase the risk of radiological disease activity during the follow up. PMID: 31959078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Postoperative management of hallux valgus varies widely. Setting preoperative expectations is an important aspect of attaining a successful outcome, but this is not routinely reviewed in the literature. This chapter offers suggestions on successfully navigating this area of patient care. Current concepts focus on pain control, immobilization, and return to activities. This chapter also reviews the current literature in these areas and sets out the authors ’ preferred management in the postoperative setting.
Source: Foot and Ankle Clinics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Prathiba M. De Silva, Ayesha Mahmud, Paul P. Smith, T. Justin ClarkAbstractObjectiveTo identify the most effective analgesia for women undergoing office hysteroscopy.Data sourcesMedline, Embase, CINAHL and the Cochrane library were searched from inception until August 2019 investigating the effect of different analgesics on pain control in office hysteroscopy.Methods of study selectionRandomised controlled trials were included that investigated the effect of analgesics on pain experienced by women undergoing diagnos...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Whitney Trotter Ross, Jordan M. Newell, Richard Zaino, Allen R. Kunselman, Gerald J. Harkins, Andrea S. BentonAbstractStudy ObjectiveTo evaluate the diagnosis of appendiceal endometriosis in coincidental appendectomy specimens using a standard versus modified histopathologic analysis.DesignProspective analysis of 300 consecutive patients undergoing coincidental appendectomy at time of a primary gynecologic procedure.SettingAcademic tertiary referral hospital in the Northeastern United States.PatientsWomen ages 22 to...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractOxidative stress is a pathophysiological hallmark of many CNS diseases, among multiple sclerosis (MS). Accordingly, boosting the astrocytic transcription factor nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) system in an MS mouse model efficiently ameliorates oligodendrocyte loss, neuroinflammation and axonal damage. Moreover, Dimethylfumarate, an efficient activator of Nrf2, has recently been approved as therapeutic option in MS treatment. Here, we use the cuprizone mouse model of MS to induce oxidative stress, selective oligodendrocyte loss, microglia and astrocyte activation as well as axonal damage in both wild type...
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: acromegaly may be associated with more polyps in SB. PMID: 31960686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
We present the case of a 74-year-old man, with a history of residual schizophrenia, who underwent abdominal-pelvic CT with intravenous contrast, due to abdominal acute pain, that showed a stenosis at the origin of the celiac trunk and a large aneurysm of the hepatic artery, secondary to a mediam arcuate ligament syndrome, of the diaphragm was observed. PMID: 31960685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Authors: Amatya B, Young J, Khan F Abstract The aim of this commentary is to discuss the rehabilitation perspective in the recently published Cochrane Review "Non-pharmacological interventions for chronic pain in multiple sclerosis" by Amatya, Young &Khan.1, under the direct supervision of Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the CNS group. This Cochrane Corner is produced in agreement with "NeuroRehabilitation" by Cochrane Rehabilitation. PMID: 31498133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic review identified moderate-quality evidence that, compared with sham procedure, venous PTA intervention did not provide benefit on patient-centred outcomes (disability, physical or cognitive functions, relapses, quality of life) in people with MS. Venous PTA has proven to be a safe technique but in view of the available evidence of its ineffectiveness, this intervention cannot be recommended in people with MS. All ongoing trials were withdrawn or terminated and hence this updated review is conclusive. No further randomised clinical studies are needed. PMID: 31150100 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
On Halloween night 2014, my mother and I found ourselves sitting in an executive suite at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, eagerly awaiting to see my favorite band, Fleetwood Mac. I know it may be a little odd that someone my age, which at the time was 21, is obsessed with that band and not something more “hip” like one of the flavor of the week popstars, but what can I say? I have good taste in music, thanks in part to my mother. As the lights in the arena went down and Stevie Nicks and the group took the stage, I couldn’t help but think how lucky I was to be here with my mother. Looking back now, ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Member Updates Newsletter empowered patient family participatory medicine Patient Empowerment patient stories Tracy Zervakis Source Type: news
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