Ectopic thoracic thyroid removed by uniportal vats approach. a case report

ConclusionThe report aims at pointing out the possibility of undergoing this kind of surgery not only in case of pulmonary mass (on which the previous literature has focused) but also when mediastinum lesions occur, as in our case.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Opioid addiction is the number one health care issue in the United States with spinal ailments the leading medical condition associated with opioid addiction. Patients with chronic pain syndrome and opioid addiction going for spine surgery are at high risk for several poor outcomes, including life-long use of opioids. Current evidence-based methods to optimize patients prior to spine surgery have been: (1) transition from opioids to nonopioid medications, (2) cardiovascular exercise program, (3) smoking cessation, (4) alcohol cessation, and (5) psychotherapy to treat mood and maladaptive pain behavior.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Michigan researchers have found that a traditional Chinese medicine technique may reduce pain in patients with chronic back problems, and it’s not acupuncture. Unlike acupuncture which involves needles, acupressure uses a finger, thumb or device to apply pressure to specific points on the body to treat ailments, including pain. Researchers at the University of Michigan studied 67 volunteers with chronic back pain and found that those who applied acupressure themselves for 27 to 30 minutes a day over six weeks reported less pain and, in some cases, less fatigue. Many people with chronic back pain ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Chronic Back Pain Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news
THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Everywhere you look, CBD products are for sale, and they may hold promise for treating chronic pain, opioid addiction and other conditions. But a new review says more human clinical trials on the safety and effectiveness...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: As opioid abuse and addiction have developed into a major national health crisis, prescription of opioids for pain management has become more controversial. However, opioids do help some patients by providing pain relief and improving the quality of life. To better understand the addictive properties of opioids under chronic pain conditions, we used a conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm to examine the rewarding properties of morphine in rats with persistent nociception. METHODS: Spared nerve injury (SNI) model was used to induce persistent nociception in rats. Nociceptive behavior...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
Opioid abuse has become a critical threat to individuals and communities in the U.S. Unfortunately, physicians and other health care providers may unintentionally be contributing to the epidemic, as prescription opioid use often precedes opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction. Adequate pain management, however, remains an integral component of patient-centered care, particularly for surgical procedures. The purpose of this study is to characterize opioid prescription patterns among Mohs surgeons, to analyze how these practices may vary based on procedural volume, and to compare these practices to those of nonsurgical dermatol...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Cannabidiol (CBD) oils are low tetrahydrocannabinol products derived from Cannabis sativa that have become very popular over the past few years. Patients report relief for a variety of conditions, particularly pain, without the intoxicating adverse effects of medical marijuana. In June 2018, the first CBD-based drug, Epidiolex, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of rare, severe epilepsy, further putting the spotlight on CBD and hemp oils. There is a growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence to support use of CBD oils for many conditions, suggesting its potential role as another option...
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Abstract Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is one of the central signal transduction regulators of the cell. Via client interactions with hundreds of proteins, including receptors, receptor regulatory kinases, and downstream signaling regulators, Hsp90 has a crucial and wide-ranging impact on signaling in response to numerous drugs with impacts on resultant physiology and behavior. Despite this importance, however, Hsp90 has barely been studied in the context of pain and the opioid receptor system, leaving open the possibility that Hsp90 could be manipulated to improve pain therapeutic outcomes, a current area of mass...
Source: Vitamins and Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Vitam Horm Source Type: research
lon A Abstract Dynorphin is a neuropeptide involved in pain, addiction and mood regulation. It exerts its activity by binding to the kappa opioid receptor (KOP) which belongs to the large family of G protein-coupled receptors. The dynorphin peptide was discovered in 1975, while its receptor was cloned in 1993. This review will describe: (a) the activities and physiological functions of dynorphin and its receptor, (b) early structure-activity relationship studies performed before cloning of the receptor (mostly pharmacological and biophysical studies of peptide analogues), (c) structure-activity relationship studie...
Source: Vitamins and Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Vitam Horm Source Type: research
Background: One in 300 opioid naïve women become addicted to opiates after cesarean birth. After cesarean, women are often prescribed more opiates at discharge than necessary, resulting in increased opportunity for diversion. Purpose: To improve use of comfort strategies and nonopioid medications to decrease the amount of opioids required postoperatively and prescribed at discharge, in women who gave birth via cesarean. Methods: An interdisciplinary workgroup was convened to assess data on opioid use, prescribing practices at discharge, and nurses' use of alternative comfort strategies from January to March 20...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. Since late June, according to the CDC, 94 people in 14 states have come down with serious lung illnesses that may be linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. The case count has grown high enough to prompt the CDC to work with state health departments to learn more about what could be causing the worrisome conditions, which are primarily affecting adolescents. Although “mor...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
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