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We present the case of a 56-year-old female presenting with bilateral foot pain. Imaging reveals symmetrical abductor digiti minimi atrophy associated with bilateral plantar fasciitis. These appearances are well demonstrated on both magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound.
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 April 2019Source: NeuropsychologiaAuthor(s): Yuan Cao, Nurain Md Yusri, Tamara Powell, Ross CunningtonAbstractTo contribute to better understanding of empathy of younger adults for the pain of older adults, this study examined whether brain responses and behavioral ratings of young adult participants to the observed physical pain of older people differed from that to younger people. fMRI was used to measure participants’ brain responses to seeing younger and older people receiving a painful compared with non-painful touch, while they rated both the level of perceived pain observe...
Source: Neuropsychologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: May–June 2019Source: Brain Stimulation, Volume 12, Issue 3Author(s): D.J.H.A. Henssen, W. Hoefsloot, P.S.M. Groenen, A.M. Van Cappellen van Walsum, E. Kurt, T. Kozicz, R. van Dongen, D.J.L.G. Schutter, R.H.M.A. Bartels
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AliveCor is giving consumers a chance to understand their heart (beats) a whole better through a pair of new indications. The Mountain View, CA-based company said its KardiaMobile ECG is now cleared for the detection of BradyCardia and TachyCardia. Previously, AliveCor had a nod from FDA for KardiaMobile to detect Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Normal Sinus Rhythm. The Mountain View, CA-based company said the new indications make it the only consumer-cleared device with the ability to detect the three most common heart arrhythmias. "No other consumer ECG device in the world, can tell you more about your heart than Kar...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
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Source: Biomedical Safety and Standards - Category: Medical Devices Tags: RECALLS & FIELD CORRECTIONS—CLASS II Source Type: research
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Conclusions: Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be risk-stratified based on clinical and dosimetric factors. This data, combined with parent and patient perceptions, is key to the development of rational guidelines.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Early diagnosis of HSFI is challenging because signs and symptoms are usually nonspecific. In neutropenic children, persistent fever, back pain extending to the shoulder, widespread muscle pain, and increased serum galactomannan levels should alert clinicians. Abdominal imaging, particularly an abdominal ultrasound, which is easy to perform and available even in most resource-limited countries, should be recommended in children with prolonged neutropenic fever, even in the absence of localizing signs and symptoms.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study evaluated health-related quality of life (HRQL) in children receiving CRCT relative to 2 comparison groups: children with similar, severe SCD and children with milder disease risk defined by SCD genotype. For this study, 67 children with SCD between the ages of 8 and 18 completed the self-report Pediatric Quality of Life Sickle Cell Disease module (PedsQL SCD) as part of a pilot clinical program during routine hematologic visits. A medical chart review was also performed. Linear regression suggested that children in the CRCT group had significantly higher self-reported HRQL ratings for domains related to pain, F...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Shoulder pain may associated with obesity and we recommend the addition of weight control to the treatment of patients with shoulder pain. PMID: 31006662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
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