Assessment of major salivary gland size in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: comparison between clinical examination and ultrasonography

Conclusion: Clinical measurement of parotidomegaly was concordant between two observers on a binary mode (presence/absence). However, concordance on direct measurement was weak. US could be a complementary examination.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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ConclusionAvailable data suggest that the information needs of people with low back pain are centred around their desire for a diagnosis, potentially contributing to expectations for and overuse of imaging. People with low back pain expressed a strong desire for clear, consistent and personalised information on prognosis, treatment options and self-management strategies, related to healthcare and occupational issues. To correct unhelpful beliefs and optimise delivery of evidence-based therapy, patient and healthcare professional education (potentially by an integrated public health approach) may be warranted.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Daisuke Shibahara, Makoto Furugen, Shiho Kasashima, Kozue Kaneku, Tomoko Yamashiro, Wakako Arakaki, Takuro Ariga, Eriko Atsumi, Hajime Aoyama, Hirofumi Matsumoto, Hiroki Maehara, Jiro FujitaAbstractA 70-year-old Japanese man with stage IV EGFR-mutated lung adenocarcinoma complained of right mild back pain. The patient had been heavily treated with several cytotoxic or molecular targeted agents for 10 years and received a palliative radiation therapy of 2nd sacral vertebra 5 years ago. Computed tomography showed the abnormal l...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionPosterior surgery can improve neurological outcome in approximately half of the patients.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pain Management;   Life Quality;   Spinal Cord Injuries Intervention:   Behavioral: solution-focused group therapy Sponsor:   National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
As physicians, many of our daily practices involve administration of substances that are shrouded in mystery. Certain medications, specifically opioids, have been part of tragic news stories, and have turned young children into orphans, happy spouses into widows and widowers, and once-aspirational youth into memories. The CDC reports that on average, 130 people die each day from an opioid overdose. With such harrowing statistics, why take opioids in the first place? Well, if used appropriately, opioids can significantly improve pain with relatively tolerable side effects. A short-term course of opioids (typically 3 to 7 da...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Lam Phrai Si Nuan, 46, from Thailand, suffers from excruciating neck, shoulder and back pain and is forced to wear a heavy cloth tied behind her neck to support her growing breasts.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Sions JM, Crippen DC, Hicks GE, Alroumi AM, Manal TJ, Pohlig RT Abstract Study design: Cross-sectional study. Background: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is an effective tool for stimulating multifidus muscle contractions. Ultrasound imaging (USI) is valid and reliable for quantifying multifidus activity represented by percent thickness change from a resting to contracted state. Thus, USI may be used to help determine optimal NMES intensity. Objectives: To explore NMES intensity effects on multifidus thickening in adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods: Sixty patients wit...
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to explore the feasibility of CRISPR epigenome editing based therapy for DDD, by modulation of TNFR1/IL1R1 signaling in pathological human IVD cells.Methods: Human IVD cells from the nucleus pulposus of patients receiving surgery for back pain were obtained and the regulation of TNFR1/IL1R1 signaling by a lentiviral CRISPR epigenome editing system was tested. These cells were tested for successful lentiviral transduction/expression of dCas9-KRAB system and regulation of TNFR1/IL1R1 expression. TNFR1/IL1R1 signaling disruption was investigated via measurement of NF- κB activity, apoptos...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
When I was 17 years old, I thought my life was going perfectly. My days mostly consisted of going to school, playing sports, and trying to stay out of trouble (which was harder than it sounds). I was living in a small farm town in the middle of nowhere Ohio and couldn ’t wait to get out. Honestly, I was a bit cocky; I was a good athlete, for which I received an acceptance to the Air Force Academy, my ticket out of the rural life. I would spend four years in school, and the rest of my life serving my country, not a bad living. This was the grand plan; well, unti l I herniated a disc in my back and found out how horrib...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThese findings suggest a potentially important link between spinal pain and cardiovascular risk in girls that may be independent of health-related physical activity.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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