Woman awarded $56 million for botched spinal surgery that left her quadriplegic
Patricia Jones, now 66, had surgery to alleviate back pain in 2009. Surgeons at Good Samaritan Hospital in New York left her with a piece of bone in her spinal canal that paralyzed her.
Question: Are we diluting the prestige and value of ACGME-accredited Pain fellowships by allowing alternative venues of interventional training? https://www.spine.org/Portals/0/Assets/Downloads/Education/ISMMFellowshipDirectory.pdf "WHAT DISTINGUISHES NASS ISMM FELLOWSHIPS FROM PAIN FELLOWSHIPS? The primary focus of NASS-recognized ISMM fellowships is the clinical assessment and treatment of patients with spine and musculoskeletal conditions. The fellowships... New NASS-approved vs ACGME-accredited Spine/Pain Fellowships?
ConclusionOur current findings demonstrate that spinal CCL7/CCR2 modulation of GluA1-containing AMPA receptor activation via IL-18 and IL-18R over-expression is an important pathogenesis of remifentanil-induced hyperalgesia in rats.
This study aimed to evaluate the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect of (-)-α-bisabolol (BIS) alone and complexed with β-cyclodextrin (βCD) in preclinical models of chronic pain. Chronic pain was induced by Freund's Complete Adjuvant (FCA) or partial lesion of the sciatic nerve (PLSN). Swiss mice were treated with BIS, BIS-βCD (50 mg/kg, p.o) or vehicle (control) and mechanical hyperalgesia, thermal hyperalgesia, muscle strength and motor coordination were evaluated. In addition, levels of TNF-α and IL-10 and expression of the ionized calcium-binding adapter protein (IBA-1) were assess...
ConclusionsFrom a Dutch national health ‐care context, when the willingness to pay threshold is up to 60.000 Euros per QALY, PNFS as an add‐on therapy to SCS for the treatment of low back pain in FBSS patients has a high probability of being cost‐effective.
Central neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat and, subsequently, cause a great amount of disability and distress to patients, which limits quality of life. Common etiologies include the following: stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, infection, vasculitis, and malignancy. This case is a description of an 18-yr-old male patient diagnosed with a grade IV diffuse glioma who experienced severe neuropathic pain refractory to first-line treatment options including the following: gabapentinoids, tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. The patient remained on high-...
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ConclusionPercutaneous extra-spinal cementopasty is predominantly performed as a stand-alone procedure and for lesions in the bony pelvis. It appears to be an effective tool to manage pain associated with malignant bone tumours. There is however a lack of standardization of the technique among the different publications.
A first-of-its-kind FDA approval represents a major win for Zimmer Biomet and, most importantly, the field of scoliosis treatment. Called The Tether â Vertebral Body Tethering System, the device is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves are approaching or have reached the range where surgical treatment is an option. It is intended to correct the most common form of scoliosis (idiopathic scoliosis) that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. âThis decision takes an innovative surgical approach, vertebral body tetherin...
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