Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Post ‐Lyme Disease Chronic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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Last week I described some of the reasons for using a case formulation approach when working through initial assessment information, and today I’m going to describe one approach for organising a formulation. This is the “4 P” formulation, and it’s one that’s often used in mental health (Bolton, 2014). In the 4 P model, there are four questions to ask yourself: Preconditions – Why is this person vulnerable to this problem?Precipitating factors – Why now? This can mean “why is this person having symptoms now?” or “why is this person presenting to this person ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial case formulation Occupational therapy pain management Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has shown itself to be a valid, beneficia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT can help evaluate cases of focal breast pain DBT + synthesized 2D mammo detects more cancers Mammography, DBT safe for accidental exam during pregnancy DBT screening shows value in community practice settings Synthesized mammo plus DBT handles calcifications differently
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Mallory Weggemann​ Mallory Weggemann on the Terrifying Moment She Was Paralyzed by an Epidural Shot: 'I Felt This Spark of Pain' Mallory Weggemann, now 31, was just a teen when she was paralyzed after a medical procedure
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
Hi y'all, I plan on giving a presentation to a large local family medicine group and I'm reaching out to see what YOU would like to learn from someone who is in pain management. This may be one presentation or a short series. Ideally, this would be useful and practical. So, think more 'what is the best muscle relaxant' and less of the esoteric 'different opioid subtypes receptors.' I hope that made sense. Below are some ideas. I'm open to hearing from YOU. Which muscle relaxant to... Read more
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Family Medicine Source Type: forums
ConclusionThe e-TEP-RS technique for large, complex, midline, ventral abdominal hernias can be used with excellent results and acceptable morbidity. This technique is technically challenging and should be mastered in relatively smaller ventral hernias to achieve good results before attempting it in larger, complex ones.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This study evaluates the effectiveness of two postoperative analgesia modalities: epidural cat heter and surgeon-performed TAP-block following VHR performed with transversus abdominis release (TAR).MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed on data prospectively collected between 2012 and 2019. All patients undergoing open VHR with TAR performed by a single surgeon were identified. Parastomal hernia repairs and any patients receiving ultrasound-guided TAP blocks or paraspinal blocks were excluded. Primary outcome was length of stay (LOS) with secondary outcomes including pain scores, opioid requirements, and 30-day morb...
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
eacute; Mark P. Jensen Jordi Miró Electronic health literacy skills and competences are important for empowering people to have an active role in making appropriate health care decisions. The aims of this cross-sectional study were to (1) examine the frequency of use of the Internet for seeking online information about chronic pain, (2) determine the level of eHealth literacy skills in the study sample, (3) identify the factors most closely associated with higher levels of eHealth literacy, and (4) examine self-efficacy as a potential mediator of the association between eHealth literacy and measures of pain ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Suffering holds a central place within pain research, theory, and practice. However, the construct of pain-related suffering has yet to be operationalized by the International Association for the Study of Pain and is largely underdeveloped. Eric Cassell's seminal work on suffering serves as a conceptual anchor for the limited pain research that specifically addresses this construct. Yet, important critiques of Cassell's work have not been integrated within the pain literature. This Focus Article aims to take a preliminary step towards an updated operationalization of pain-related suffering by (1) presenting key attributes ...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Focus Article Source Type: research
Here are the results of the poll. Is It Time To Give Up On The DOH/NETHA/ADHA Experiment Of Federal Government Involvement In Digital Health In Australia? Yes - It Has Been Long Enough 53% (43) No - They Need More Time To Get It Right 35% (28) I Have No Idea 12% (10) Total votes: 81 A small majority want to see the pain of the last decade stop while many more that usual are really confused. Quite a few wanted to be patient for a while longer - maybe worried about their jobs? Any insights on the poll are welcome, as a comment, as usual! A good number of votes with a clear outcome!  A very large 10 of 81 who answer...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs
This study aimed to determine the feasibility of intraoral OCT imaging for PDD. Ten participants were recruited in the Dental Education in the Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) Clinic to explore the utility of dental OCT. The prototype system (Yoshida Dental) creates in-depth and three-dimensional images of teeth. The participants indicated their degree of pain during imaging on the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale, and the degree of discomfort after imaging on a visual analog scale. OCT can be used for patients with developmental disabilities with minimal levels of pain and discomfort, without ionizing radiation.
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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