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This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of action of ginger extract and its compound, 6-shogaol, on pancreatic islets as well as on expressions of TRPV-1 and NMDAR2B in the spinal cord of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced mice model of PDN.Materials and methodsSixty-four 5–6 months old male-Balb/C mice were induced with 110 mg/kgBW STZ i.p., while eight mice were used as control group. Mice with blood glucose level ≥200 mg/d, that suffered hyperalgesia and allodynia were classified as PDN mice. Hot plate and von Frey filament tests were performed once a week until termination. At day 28 after considered as PDN,...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study is an attempt to investigate the effects of intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on the pain induced by heat and formalin.In this experimental study, seventy male Wistar rats with an average weight of 270-320 g were randomly divided into 5 groups: control; sham, that received 25 μl of saline through the spinal catheter; and three experimental groups, that received 5, 10 or 20 mg/kg Melissa officinalis via the spinal catheter respectively. Five days after catheterization of the spinal cord from the lumbar region under anesthesia, the effects of Intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
The opening sentence in M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled, is this: “Life is difficult.” It’s a line that is famous for its honesty and brevity. Life is, in fact, difficult if one is paying attention. That doesn’t mean that it is joyless or that it is too hard. The statement is simply a recognition that to become our best selves it is necessary to accept that the journey isn’t always smooth. Indeed, it shouldn’t be. Growth comes from facing obstacles and solving problems.  It’s only human to back away from what is difficult or painful. But doing so can result ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Happiness Self-Esteem Self-Help Comfort Zone Personal Growth regret Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Similar to previous studies, our results suggest that patients suffering from CLBP differ with regard to the magnitude of mental burden and the presence of physical impairment. These differences ascertain the need for precise targeting of treatment for CLBP. Inpatient pain centers therefore should offer different multimodal therapy pathways and integrate a meaningful triage, taking into account the multifaceted nature of CLBP based on sophisticated knowledge about forms, differences, and relationships among the biopsychosocial components of CLBP. PMID: 31728134 [PubMed - in process]
Source: GMS German Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ger Med Sci Source Type: research
Should PainSpecialists strive to cultivate a humble and modest professional demeanor like pediatricians or family practice docs or should we be more “in your face” specialty like plastics, deem, or spine surgery? Imagine if no one Pain dressed up in fancy suits at conference ms and drove fast, expensive cars and instead just cane “as you are” in comfortable Dad jeans and JCPenny shirts and ties? Would purposely presenting ourselves this improve the specialty’s reputation and would... Cultivating a humble and modest professional demeanor
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
Abstract The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article [1] because an investigation by Keio University has concluded that there are inaccuracies in the data reported. PMID: 31730223 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
ConclusionUsing the data from this study, it was possible to calculate the odds ratio of the agricultural pilot suffering low back pain, based on eight personal and work-related factors.Relevance for the industryBased on the results of the present study, it was possible to define strategies to reduce whole-body exposure in agricultural aircraft and, consequently, improve the pilots’ health. Strategies included management of the exposure and aircraft improvement.Graphical abstract
Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Enhanced recovery after surgery is an interdisciplinary, multimodal approach to improve postoperative outcomes by applying multiple evidenced-based interventions. It has been adapted at multiple institutions for patients undergoing spine surgery to combat the rising rate of opioid consumption. Various preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions have been introduced to augment patient care with the goal to decrease hospital length of stay and improve postoperative outcomes. Future studies will focus on health care-related quality of life outcomes to evaluate the effective...
Source: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study protocol describes the process undertaken by the research team to design the methodology of this study.MethodsParticipants aged between 18 and 64 years, injured in a crash involving a motorised vehicle, will be recruited from public hospitals in Queensland. Participants will be excluded if their injuries are severe, including severe traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. Baseline data collection will occur within 28 days of the injury, with major follow up assessments occurring at 6 and 12 months post-baseline. Outcome measures include return to work status, health-related quality of life, musculoskeletal...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
In this study, the authors described the technical notes of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PTELD) through unilateral approach and compared PTELD through unilateral versus bilateral approach for L3/4 or L4/5 lumbar disc herniation with bilateral symptoms.MethodsA prospective randomized clinical study was performed from June 2014 to October 2016. A total of 71 patients with lumbar disc herniation (L3/4 or L4/5) and bilateral symptoms were divided randomly into Unilateral-Approach group (n = 35) or Bilateral-Approach group (n = 36). Operation time, blood loss, intraoperat...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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