Life – Over The Past Month

I was out of work for 31 days, from August 16 until September 17. The reason is because I had surgery on my left knee, an arthroscopy of the medial meniscus. It got damaged somehow; the cause is unknown to me. It started becoming problematic sometime around Christmas 2018, but I didn’t really pay much attention to it. I figured it had to be something fairly minor which would resolve itself. However, it didn’t. And ultimately it led to my being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, having to get X-Rays and Magnetic Resonance Imaging on my knee, and finally having the surgical procedure performed to fix the problem. The procedure actually went reasonably well. I was at the day surgery clinic for about 5 hours and I went home on crutches afterward. I had instructions to follow, including ice, elevation, and compression of the surgical site. Two days later I was walking without the crutches and one day after that I was able to remove the compression. So why did I choose the above title for this post? It’s actually a little misleading because it has nothing to do with the clinical aspects of what I had done. I am experiencing an absurd problem with one of the two disability insurance carriers I deal with. One of the two gave me no problems. The other closed my claim 10 days before I was released to go back to work. When I looked into it I discovered they closed it on the date the surgeon expected me to return to work instead of the actual day I returned. I can unde...
Source: Qui Interrogat - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar General Not Crazy Podcast Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
DiscussionRecruitment began in February 2017 and will continue through 2019.Trial registrationClinicaltrials.govNCT03014583. Registered on 9 January 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Study Design: Surgical technique. Objective: Using an 8.4-mm endoscope and endoscopic nerve root retractor, the interlaminar endoscopic lumbar discectomy (IELD) technique is introduced for lumbosacral levels. Summary of Background Data: Although spine surgeons are familiar with IELD, this technique is only used for L5–S1 disk herniations and requires a wide interlaminar space. Methods: Using an 8.4 mm-endoscope, high-speed drill, and endoscopic Kerrison punches, a nerve-root retractor facilitated the simultaneous medial retraction of the nerve root and removal of the disk fragment by the instrument&...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: SURGICAL TECHNIQUE Source Type: research
Conclusion: MILIF appears to be safe and effective, independent of age or weight in the treatment of degenerative lumbar disorder. Level of Evidence: Level II.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: PRIMARY RESEARCH Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Young patients with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis commonly, but do not always, experience clinically meaningful gains in pain relief, function, and quality of life after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. A low risk of complications, reoperations, nonunion and adjacent-segment degeneration were also noted in this population. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level III, therapeutic study. PMID: 32732571 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our research will provide reliable evidence of breath therapy for CNLBP. Registration: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) CRD42020156340.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
This study is a randomized, single-blind, noninferiority trial. This clinical trial was approved by the Linyi Cancer Hospital. We received informed consent from all patients before surgery. In preparing this report, we adhered to the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials guidelines. We randomized consented study participants on a 1:1 ratio to one of two study groups (acupuncture and control groups) using a computer-generated list of random numbers in varying block sizes. Three outcome measures were selected to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the treatment: visual analogue score and Oswestry disability index, ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The successful cross-cultural adaptation was followed by the validity analysis and as a result the Hungarian version of the STarT Back Tool proved to be a reliable and valid tool in the identification of risk groups of chronicity for patients with low back pain. Patients allocated to the high-risk group were more likely experiencing poor outcome at 3 months follow up, thus it can be used to predict outcome if treated with group physical therapy. Implication for rehabilitation Low back pain is a multifactorial disease where physical and psychosocial risk factors play a role in the development and prognosi...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
This study aims to prospectively examine the predictive value of sex, age, work status, pain intensity, pain acceptance, disability, depression, pain anxiety, and catastrophizing in relation to healthcare utilization and medication intake in people with non-specific spinal pain. Participants were 79 patients with non-specific spinal pain of 6 to 9 months’ duration. They were followed-up at 6 months and 12 months. At enrolment they were administered a battery of questionnaires assessing the predictive variables. Healthcare utilization and medication intake were assessed at follow-ups 1 and 2. At follow-up 1, highe...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the incidence of pseudarthrosis after the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD) with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in which self-locking, stand-alone intervertebral cages filled with hydroxyapatite were used. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of 49 patients who underwent 1- to 3-level ACDF with self-locking, stand-alone intervertebral cages without plates, with a minimum 2 years of follow-up. The following data were extracted from radiological and clinical charts: age, sex, time and type of p...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
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