Provider expectations may affect treatment outcomes

A study found that people experienced less pain when the treatment provider expected the pain reliever to work.
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Background: Despite the critical role that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides in the health care system, racial/ethnic treatment disparities in EMS remain relatively unexamined. Objective: To investigate racial/ethnic treatment disparities in pain assessment and pain medication administration in EMS. Research Design: A retrospective analysis was performed on 25,732 EMS encounters from 2015 to 2017 recorded in the Oregon Emergency Medical Services Information System using multivariate logistic regression models to examine the role of patient race/ethnicity in pain assessment and pain medication administration...
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the effects of back massage on postoperative vital signs, pain, and comfort levels in liver transplant patients.MethodsA quasi-experimental model with a pretest, a posttest, and a control group was used. The population of the study comprised adult patients who had liver transplantation for the first time. The study sample comprised 84 adult patients who had liver transplantation: 42 experimental (study group) and 42 control group, selected by power analysis and the random sampling method from the population. The data were collected between May and September 2016 using the short-form McGill Pai...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Progress in NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Joseph H. Neale, Tatsuo YamamotoAbstractN-Acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) is the third most prevalent neurotransmitter in the mammalian nervous system, yet its therapeutic potential is only now being fully recognized. Drugs that inhibit the inactivation of NAAG by glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII) increase its extracellular concentration and its activation of its receptor, mGluR3. These drugs warrant attention, as they are effective in animal models of several clinical disorders including stroke, traumatic brain injury and schi...
Source: Progress in Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We describe a case of a 76-year-old Caucasian male who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with weight loss, abdominal pain, and multiple episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. He underwent a laparotomy with an intraluminal mass seen in the cecum. Histology showed atypical intermediate- to large-sized cells involving the full thickness of the bowel wall with numerous mitotic figures and apoptotic bodies. The adjacent uninvolved mucosa demonstrated villous blunting, increased intraepithelial lymphocytes, crypt elongation, and lamina propria plasmacytosis, consistent with the celiac enteropathy. Rare large transformed cel...
Source: Journal of Hematopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
We present the 11th published case of a patient on hemodialysis, who presented with TS and discuss why this situation may occur in patients on hemodialysis. Contrary to our patient, half of previously published cases presented with atypical symptoms. Therefore, it is important to be alert in order to timely diagnose, support the patient, and treat if any complications appear.
Source: Indian Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There is currently no uniform hospitalization strategy for postoperative care of children who undergo typical otorhinolaryngologic interventions in Germany. PMID: 31712876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
(Natural News) Salt water gargles have been used for centuries as a home remedy. This simple mixture of warm water and salt can treat sore throats and mouth sores. Despite the emergence of medicated mouthwashes, people still use salt water solutions to address minor oral and throat problems. A cheap and effective home remedy The science behind...
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You ’ve probably heard this one in one format or another: kid gets wisdom teeth yanked, dentist prescribes a handful of Vicodin, next thing you know, he’s on the street busking for change to pay the man for the big H. Meanwhile, the dentist is on cruises paid by Big Pharma and taking kickbacks from his […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic managed to implant a donor kidney into a patient using a surgical robot, and all through one small incision. The technique, in which instruments as well as the donor kidney can be passed through a four centimeter (1.6...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Surgery Urology Source Type: blogs
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