The Prevalence, Comorbidity, Management and Costs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

CONCLUSION: Patients with IBS in Germany are likely not receiving sufficient diag- nostic evaluation in conformity with the relevant guidelines. The high prevalence of comorbid mental disorders and other pain syndromes implies that the complaints of patients with IBS need to be more comprehensively evaluated and treated. PMID: 31431234 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research

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Authors: Lai HC, Lin YW, Hsieh CL Abstract Pain can trigger central amplification called central sensitization, which ultimately results in hyperalgesia and/or allodynia. Many reports have showed acupuncture has an analgesic effect. We searched the related article on PubMed database and Cochrane database to discover central sensitization pathway in acupuncture analgesia. We summarized that acupuncture enhances the descending inhibitory effect and modulates the feeling of pain, thus modifying central sensitization. The possible mechanisms underlying the analgesic effects of acupuncture include segmental inhibition a...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Characteristics and nonverbal behaviors of experimenters/clinicians contribute to the elicitation and modulation of pain, placebo, and nocebo effects.IntroductionThe present qualitative review investigated whether the characteristics or nonverbal behavior (NB) of the person administrating painful stimulation affected pain or placebo/nocebo effects in the research participant. The placebo effect is a psychobiological response that may occur following the application of active and inactive interventions (1). Applying an inactive medication paired with positive information about its analgesic effects can reduce pa...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
​BY ALISON BROOMFIELD​; ARJUN BHARADWAJ; KHALID MALIK, MDA 68-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department from a nursing home with a complaint of abdominal distention. The patient had no focal pain, just overall diffuse discomfort in her abdomen and upper pelvis. She and the nursing home staff did not know when her symptoms started. The patient had taken acetaminophen, but it had no effect on her discomfort.The discomfort did not radiate to her chest, back, or shoulders. The patient and nursing home indicated no recent trauma or falls, but the patient reported two episodes of non-bilious, non-bloody vomiting...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news
I could write about a BPS (biopsychosocial) model in every single post, but it’s time for me to explore other things happening in the pain management world, so this is my last post in this series for a while. But it’s a doozy! And thanks to Eric Bowman for sharing an incredibly relevant paper just in time for this post… One of the problems in pain management is that there are so many assessments carried out by the professionals seeing a person – but very little discussed about pulling this information together to create an overall picture of the person we’re seeing. And it’s this aspect...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Back pain Clinical reasoning Low back pain Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial disability function Health healthcare pain management rehabilitation Therapeutic approache Source Type: blogs
Let’s take back control over personal health. Share this to expose healthcare for the corrupt enterprise it is. Imagine that you receive a letter in the mail stating “In order to retain your right to freedom of speech, you will be billed $10,000 per year every year for the rest of your life.” You would be—-understandably-—outraged. Freedom of speech in America is precious, something Americans have waged wars to defend, something we now view as a basic right, no financial price required to maintain it. It should be free and available to everyone regardless of religion, color, political leanin...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle diy health Dr. Davis grain-free healthcare Source Type: blogs
Central sensitization (CS) has been defined as an amplification of neural signaling within the central nervous system, which evokes pain hypersensitivity.51 CS has been proposed as an underlying mechanism for many pain-related conditions, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular joint disorder, headache, and spinal pain disorders.6,21,39,48,56 CS-related pain disorders often share other common secondary symptoms, such as insomnia, feeling “unrefreshed” after sleeping, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Report Source Type: research
Approximately 100 million American adults experience chronic pain.35 Individuals' weight and gender place them at differential risk for chronic pain. Women report more pain than men20 and are more likely to develop pain conditions including fibromyalgia, migraine, or chronic tension-type headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular pain, and interstitial cystitis.2,20,43 In laboratory studies, women consistently show lower pain thresholds and tolerance than men.2 These findings are notable because of evidence from clinical settings that, compared with men, women are morelikely to have their pain undertreated, dis...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Report Source Type: research
Follow the current debate on “healthcare reform”–which has NOTHING to do with healthcare reform, but healthcare insurance reform, by the way–and you will hear comments about the escalating and uncontrolled cost of healthcare and how people need access to it. What you will NOT hear is that fact that, because the healthcare system fails to deliver genuine health, real health is actually quite easy, straightforward, and inexpensive–nearly free. We achieve a life of being Undoctored, not becoming a profit source for the healthcare industry, not being subjected to the predatory practices of Big P...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux anti-aging autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis energy Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health healthcare Inflammation joint pain low-carb Source Type: blogs
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