Steroid jabs used to treat joint pain could be doing more harm than good 

‘It was excruciating,’ recalls Abigail, 60, from East London. An X-ray found no broken bones, but when the pain persisted, she decided to see a doctor to have a more detailed MRI scan.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionPrompt diagnosis with thoracic drainage and a damage control treatment plan might lead to good prognosis for patients with this rare and potentially fatal condition.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: In patients who develop pain after primary total knee arthroplasty, a technetium bone scan may help to predict which patients will benefit from a subsequent patellar resurfacing procedure
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Fracture energy positively correlates with Sanders classification for DIACFs, which can be used to identify more severe fractures at greater risk of progressing to PTOA. Level of Evidence: Prognostic Level III. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionOur patient was surprisingly still alive after metastatic disease was diagnosed 10  years ago and she had no major complaint other than a draining mass on her neck. Our primary aim by sharing this case is to underline potential renal metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma. In other words, when approaching primary renal tumors, possible distant metastases of other organs nee d to be kept in mind for differential diagnosis. In addition, it should be noted that if managed appropriately, the long-term survival in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma with multiple organ metastases could be encouraging.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsPDH are not usually associated with specific symptoms and signs; thus, they constitute a diagnostic challenge, requiring a high level of knowledge and clinical suspicion. Undoubtedly, CT scan of the abdomen is the gold standard diagnostic tool. Their operative repair is mandatory, with the laparoscopic approach demonstrating significant advantages over the open repair, seeming to be the optimum treatment strategy.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This article seems to go hand in hand with another, “Brain Researchers Can Detect Who We Are Thinking About,” 116 which explains how imaging techniques work. The belief that brain scanners can see people’s thinking is due to lack of scientific literacy and/or expert knowledge about the limits of technology. In general, these headlines simply overextend the actual research findings. This is not their fault, however, as that is the job of a headline. The fault is in not reading beyond the headline, which is the reader’s decision. What We Know Now Each brain imaging machine can, at best, measure a si...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Neuromyths brain imaging machine Brain Scan Brain Scanner Neuroscience Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: More advanced disc degeneration on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is found in individuals with low back pain. However, it is unclear whether this grading is independent of the scanner's field strength. PURPOSE: To compare disc degeneration on high- versus low-field MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Low back pain patients were enrolled to undergo high-field (3 T) MRI, followed by low-field (0.25 T) MRI of the lumbar spine within 3 h. Three radiologists graded the disc degeneration on Pfirrmann's grading scale with a hiatus of 3 months. A subsample was regraded 6 months later. Reproducibili...
Source: Acta Radiologica - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research
Decision Resources Group (DRG) released a new report today, "4 Crazy Medtech Innovations" that identifies four areas of medtech innovation that are forecasted to shake up the treatment landscape within the next five years. "The reason we decided to look at crazy innovation in medtech was that a few people on our consulting team were doing that and to help them out we decided to do a scan talking to our different data experts, therapy experts, [to learn] what have people seen that's actually crazy innovation," Lexie Code, director of medtech learning at DRG, told MD+DI. After gathering intel from each of...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
Conclusion. When the benefits of one approach over the other are not self-evident, the anterior approach is recommended, as it was associated with a shorter hospital stay and more successful restoration of cervical lordosis than posterior surgery. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
In this study, a link between mitochondrial changes and infant temperament has also been suggested. Maternal psychosocial stress and lifetime trauma have been associated with decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the placenta (115, 116).IndividualityChronic stress links changes in the epigenetic landscape with health conditions (117). Different cell types are characterized by distinct patterns of gene expression due to developmental, environmental, physiological, and pathological reasons (117). Epigenetic mechanisms affect gene function in a dynamic way as a result of different environmental exposures during fetal dev...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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