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Founder’s note: Hey folks, this post is from a NCNM graduate who is going to be participating in the Acupuncture Relief Project in Nepal. She asked that I help her drum up funding for her endeavor – a very worthy cause. She’s going to be contributing some content about the project and her experience, starting with this post. Please give to her cause, if you can, and tell your friends! Dear Chinese Medicine Central Readers, In early January 2015, I will leave my husband, two young children, a sweet German Shepherd and a cozy home. I will load a backpack aboard a flight in Portland, Oregon that will land in Kathmandu. When I arrive in Nepal, it will be the first time I’ve ever set foot in a developing country and only the second time that I’ve ever left the U.S. A day or two after landing, I will spend four to five hours being driven through rough and beautiful terrain, along the steep roads in the Makwanpur District. Ultimately, I will arrive in Kogate (Ko*Got*Tay), a small village committee that represents the 40,000 people who live in the region. In Kogate, I will be joining four other East Asian medicine practitioners. Together, we will be providing the only healthcare available for the thousands of people who live in the area. We will be housed in a few buildings that the Village Development Committee has kindly set aside for the purpose. We will live and work without electricity, heat or running water. Over the course of the next eight...
CONCLUSION: The design results revealed that an optimum exposure of 1:2 of isopropanol: formaldehyde vapours for sixty minutes resulted in desired release of second pulse of dose after a predetermined lag time of 5 hours as desired. '3Cap' system was successful in achieving floating and pulsed release of hypertensive drug opening a 'new lease of life' to the existing drug molecule. PMID: 32484113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A newly developed form of insulin which combines human insulin with fast acting venom insulin produced by sea snails may help improve treatments for diabetes, according to a study published inNature Structural and Molecular Biology.Science Daily
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrated an improved medication reconciliation process with pharmacist involvement, expanding the body of evidence that pharmacists can enhance TOC management in an inpatient setting. These results highlight the utility of a pharmacist in the implementation and refinement of TOC services and provides impetus for a team-based approach when patients experience a TOC. PMID: 32483643 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Despite modern advances in screening, management, and interventional measures for CVD, rising trends in CVD risk factors across all sex and race/ethnic groups call for attention by preventive cardiologists. PMID: 32483642 [PubMed - in process]
Objectives: A previous pilot study demonstrated that various fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of ibuprofen (IBU) and acetaminophen (APAP) provided analgesic efficacy comparable to a higher dose of IBU, with the same safety profile. These studies further evaluated the chosen FDC IBU/APAP 250/500 mg formulation. Materials and Methods: Two phase 3 dental pain studies enrolled healthy young patients with ≥moderate pain after ≥3 third molar extractions who received single-dose FDC IBU/APAP 250/500 mg, IBU 250 mg, APAP 650 mg, or placebo evaluated over 12 hours (study 1) or multiple-dose FDC ...
Discussion: Recovery is a multidimensional and complex construct. In addition to pain intensity and disability, measurement and conceptualization of recovery should focus on emotional well-being, self-perception, and the cultural values and beliefs of the individual. A positive therapeutic relationship, with attention to psychological and social influences, appears to be important in facilitating recovery and well-being.
This study aimed to develop a method that objectively measures the clinical benefits of ketamine infusions to treat complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), thus making it possible, for the first time, to determine the optimal dosing of ketamine and duration of treatment to treat CRPS. Materials and Methods: All patients were diagnosed with hyperalgesia associated with CRPS. Patients underwent an outpatient, 4-day, escalating dose ketamine infusion. Hyperalgesia was measured using pain thresholds. Clinical outcome was determined without knowledge of the patient’s pain thresholds throughout treatment. Results: We ...
Discussion: The current study confirmed that individuals preparing a movement attended more toward somatosensory stimuli at the lower back when anticipating back pain during the movement, as measured by the N96 SEP. However, no differences were found between participants with chronic low back pain or recurrent low back pain, or the pain-free controls.
Discussion: A significant difference in therapy effect, favoring acupuncture, was found for pain at
Discussion: Participants were knowledgeable regarding chronic pain, but still indicated that receiving a definite diagnosis would be the most helpful intervention. Most had tried multiple interventions and did not believe that further medication, testing, or surgery would solve their pain. Instead, parents presenting at this Functional Abdominal Pain Program appeared most hopeful about the benefits of multidisciplinary treatment approaches including psychological interventions, a focus on activity and functioning, and complementary and alternative medicine interventions.
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