Ultrasound Imaging of Orthopedic Injuries.

This article reviews the common MSK injuries that can be diagnosed with ultrasound with a focus on point-of-care ultrasound. PMID: 31757253 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Emerg Med Clin North Am Source Type: research

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To assess knowledge and practice trends in managing acute pain in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) or having acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among emergency physicians of fo...
Source: BMC Research Notes - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research note Source Type: research
Diabetes is a worldwide public health concern as it is associated with various complications. One of the major complications of diabetes is diabetic foot syndrome that results in catastrophic events such as ulceration and amputation. Therefore, the main four strategies of diabetic foot care involve risk prediction, prevention, and early diagnosis and prompt intervention. The drivers of ulceration are multifactorial, and importantly, include microcirculatory changes in the diabetic skin. Cutaneous microcirculation on the foot is greatly influenced by the small fibers which mediate thermal sensation and pain perception in ad...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Further research should focus on assessing validity and interpretability of these questionnaires, especially in pain-related target groups. Researchers should select questionnaires that are most appropriate for their study aims and the back pain population and contribute to further validation of these scales to best predict future behavior and develop intervention programs. This systematic review aids selection of pain-related assessment tools in back pain both in research and practice.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The adoption of robotic aids can be instrumental in reducing WRMSD risk in furniture manufacturing industries. Ergonomic studies with workers' participatory approaches seem to be an appropriate strategy to enable the validation and development of industrial robotic solutions. PMID: 32417807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Work - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Work Source Type: research
Purpose of review Opioids are potent drugs for the treatment of severe pain, but they are burdened by detrimental side-effects, such as respiratory depression, addiction, sedation and constipation. Their clinical application is undisputed in acute (e.g. perioperative) and cancer pain, but their use in chronic nonmalignant pain has met increasing scrutiny and has contributed to the opioid crisis. Thus, novel analgesics with reduced side-effects are badly needed. Recent findings Current research topics include enkephalinase inhibitors, allosteric and multivalent ligands, biased opioid receptor signaling and selective ac...
Source: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: PAIN: NON-MALIGNANT DISEASES: Edited by Anthony H. Dickenson and Kirsty Bannister Source Type: research
​We discussed the initial approach to the red, hot swollen wrist joint last month, and this month we focus on arthrocentesis of the joint with a full video of the procedure, including ultrasound and joint aspiration.A swollen, painful wrist that is hot to the touch with scant erythema is concerning for septic arthritis. The patient had multiple Band-Aids on his fingertips from blood glucose testing for diabetes, which increased his chances of having a septic joint with the punctures serving as an entry site for infection. Photo by Martha Roberts.The ProcedureIdentify the swollen joint, review the differential diagnosis, ...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
History - An 86 year old female slips on a rug and falls at home. She lives alone. She is completely independent and does not use walking aids. She does her own shopping and cooking and occasionally travels with her daughter internationally. She is brought to the hospital complaining of left hip pain and has not been able to walk on this hip since the fall.
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Hovione Technology’s 8Shot Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) has earned the Red Dot 2020 Product Design Award in the Healthcare Daily Living AIDS category. João Ventura Fernandes, PhD, director of technology development and licensing for Hovione Technology Ltd., told MD+DI that 8Shot “was developed to be the world’s first 8-dose, factory-filled dry powder inhaler device enabling effective and safe drug delivery to the lungs of a range of drugs expected to be developed and reach the market during the next years." It is targeted for "delivery of new pharma...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Design Source Type: news
In early April, about four months after a new, highly infectious coronavirus was first identified in China, an international group of scientists reported encouraging results from a study of an experimental drug for treating the viral disease known as COVID-19. It was a small study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, but showed that remdesivir, an unapproved drug that was originally developed to fight Ebola, helped 68% of patients with severe breathing problems due to COVID-19 to improve; 60% of those who relied on a ventilator to breathe and took the drug were able to wean themselves off the machines after 18...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Conclusion: The HAS ranged from 5 to 14 in this cohort of older HIV adults with 39% attaining scores in the ‘healthy’ range. The HAS correlated with measures of physical performance and health utilization. Further validation of an objective outcome in HIV-positive patients will facilitate evaluation of interventional studies to improve healthy aging.
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCE Source Type: research
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