Pain and muscles properties modifications after botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) and radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave (rESWT) combined treatment.

CONCLUSIONS: Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy could be an effective physical treatment aimed at the reduction of upper and lower limbs spasticity and could lead to the improvement of trophic conditions of the spastic muscles in post-stroke. PMID: 30843498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The recruitment/derecruitment was successfully tracked by the algorithm. Because of its parallel structure, this algorithm can be efficiently accelerated, which lays the basis for its real-time applications in human–machine interfaces. Significance: The proposed method substantially broadens the domains of applicability of the algorithm.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Emmanouil Giannakakis, Cheol E. Han, Bernd Weber, Frances Hutchings, Marcus KaiserAbstractSimulations of neural networks can be used to study the direct effect of internal or external changes on brain dynamics. However, some changes are not immediate but occur on the timescale of weeks, months, or years. Examples include effects of strokes, surgical tissue removal, or traumatic brain injury but also gradual changes during brain development. Simulating network activity over a long time, even for a small number of nodes, is a computational cha...
Source: Neurocomputing - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
From every indication of the text storm between reps, this year's NANS is the one **NOT** to miss. It's going to be the duck's nuts!
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Conclusions: Mechanical thrombectomy for anterior circulation strokes based on CTP did not result in a significant functional outcome improvement. The duration of the thrombectomy procedure was the sole time-interval related to improved functional outcome. Published on 2020-01-20 12:01:10
Source: Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This week's very cool case was donated by Dr. Mike Feely. We haven't had anything like this one before on the blog!The specimen below was submitted by a young woman who found this " worm " by her arm, right below her mouth, upon waking from a nap. She reported having abdominal pain with associated diarrhea for several weeks prior to presentation, but was otherwise healthy. After being in formalin:Histologic sections (H&E):Identification? Any additional information that you would like?
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs
A new study casts doubt on the popular notion that smoking weed or using CBD may help cancer patients cope with pain.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
HOW TO live longer: Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer, but which exercise is considered best? One study compared whether walking, running or swimming has the most life-boosting effect.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers at the University of Israel assessed the sleep quality and levels of pain of 128 people over 50 being treated at a specialist clinic.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: Alcohol for intercostal neuralgia may induce severe injection pain. Although nerve block provided partial pain relief, alcohol might be diluted, and the curative effect decreased when the local anesthetic and alcohol were given at the same point. Therefore, we observed the modified method for intercostal neuralgia, a Two-point method, in which the local anesthetic and alcohol were given at different sites. METHOD: Thirty patients diagnosed with intercostal neuralgia were divided into 2 groups: Single-point group and Two-point group. In the Single-point group, alcohol and local anesthetic were injected at the sa...
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Ultrasound could be as sensitive and specific as contrast-enhanced MRI for the diagnosis of subclinical synovitis and tenosynovitis.
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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