Differences between palpation and static/dynamic tests to diagnose painful temporomandibular disorders in patients with Lyme disease
ConclusionA high prevalence of TMD symptoms was found in patients with Lyme disease. The results suggest that using palpation tests alone could overestimate primary TMDs when comorbid conditions are present.Clinical relevance: Dynamic/static tests should be used as part of the routine TMD assessment. In case of Lyme disease as the actual cause of the facial pain, while the dentist might be suspecting TMD when dynamic/static TMD tests are negative, referral to an appropriate specialist for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease needs to be made.
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Jose Antonio Carugno, Douglas Timmons, Madeline Lederer, Mary Mackenzie GradyAbstractObjectivesMany providers often use terms such as “this might hurt”, or “you might feel pressure” during exams with the intention to be compassionate and to help decrease discomfort. No evidence exists to support this practice. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of the use of words with unpleasant emotional connotation on perceived discomfort at the time of vaginal speculu...
Publication date: 9 March 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume 30, Issue 3Author(s): G. Pagliai, M. Dinu, B. Colombini, A. Whittaker, S. Benedettelli, G. Ballerini, F. Sofi
LYME disease is a bacterial infection that is passed on to humans by infected ticks. High-risk areas include grassy and wooded areas, making that leisurely stroll not seem so idyllic any more. Look for a sign on your knee that you may be needing a visit to your doctors pronto.
ConclusionsSeizure semiology is heterogeneous in pure insular-onset epilepsy. Differences between the anterior and posterior insular seizures reflect the functional organization of the insula. Particularly, the different types of motor symptoms may help to distinguish anterior from posterior insular seizure onset.
ConclusionsThe absorbed dose within all radiosensitive tissues varied considerably in relation to examination type, x-ray unit, clinical settings, and patient age. The mean doses were smaller when using 2 (bilateral) 4 × 4 cm volumes than with use of one 14 × 5 cm volume.
Authors: Choi WJ, Ha YR, Oh JH, Cho YS, Lee WW, Sohn YD, Cho GC, Koh CY, Do HH, Jeong WJ, Ryoo SM, Kwon JH, Kim HM, Kim SJ, Park CY, Lee JH, Lee JH, Lee DH, Park SY, Kang BS Abstract Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a useful tool that is widely used in the emergency and intensive care areas. In Korea, insurance coverage of ultrasound examination has been gradually expanding in accordance with measures to enhance Korean National Insurance Coverage since 2017 to 2021, and which will continue until 2021. Full coverage of health insurance for POCUS in the emergency and critical care areas was implemented in July 201...
We examined the correlation between each screening item and the LSA. RESULTS: A total of 444 older adults (260 women, 58.6%) participated. The mean number of health problems was 2.3 ± 2.1, with the most common being pain, cognitive impairment, and urinary incontinence. These problems and LSA scores were significantly different by age groups. A multiple regression analysis showed that polypharmacy (β = -10.567, P
Conclusions: This study provides the first evidence that a personality dimension with many prognostic implications may be altered in women with endometriosis. Our findings highlight the importance of a broader understanding of this condition, treating this disorder from a biopsychosocial perspective and suggests the need for non-medical attention within a multidisciplinary team. PMID: 32081052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study was designed by researchers at X University.Participants: Thirty-seven patients undergoing LSS were randomized to motor imagery group (n=19) and control group (n=18).Main Outcome Measures: Pain was measured by Visual Analogue Scale, disability related to low back pain by Oswestry Disability Index, pain-related fear by Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia, depression by Beck Depression Inventory, quality of life by World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Short Form (WHOQOL-BREF). All assessments were repeated in the preoperative period, three weeks after and six weeks after the surgery.Interventions: Motor imager...
DiscussionThe results of this clinical trial will offer evidence for the efficacy and safety of Dangguijagyag-san for primary dysmenorrhea.Trial registrationClinical Research Information Service (https://cris.nih.go.kr/cris/en/): KCT0003005