Acupuncture On Point for COVID stress Relief

For many, acupuncture -- an ancient way of using needles to treat pain -- is the last post-COVID-19 relief method they haven’t already tried.
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We describe the case of a ten-year-old patient presenting with persistent high fever associated with continuous and worsening abdominal pain. Various hypotheses were performed during his diagnostic workup and an initial appendectomy was performed in the suspect of acute appendicitis. As his clinical picture deteriorated, the child was subsequently diagnosed and successfully treated as a case of MIS-C. The objective of this case report and brief review of abdominal pain in children throughout the age groups is to provide the emergency pediatrician with updated suggestions in diagnosing abdominal pain in children during the ...
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe potential impact of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis (MS) on COVID-19 vaccination is poorly understood. According to recent observations, the humoral immune response could be impaired in patients treated with ocrelizumab or fingolimod. Our study evaluated the immunogenicity and safety of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in a convenience sample of 140 MS patients treated with different DMTs, undergoing vaccination between April and June 2021. Humoral immune response was tested 1  month after the second dose, using a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay to detect IgG against SARS-CoV-2 n...
Source: Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A high suspicion of AIFRS should be kept in patients with recent COVID-19 infection who received steroids and presenting with headache, facial pain, and/or facial swelling. Asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers and COVID-19 vaccinated candidates are also observed to develop AIFRS, although the exact immuno-pathogenesis is still unknown. Prompt diagnosis and early management are vital for a favorable outcome.PMID:34852669 | DOI:10.1177/00034894211060923
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
World J Biol Psychiatry. 2021 Dec 2:1-19. doi: 10.1080/15622975.2021.2012397. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPharmacogenetic investigations into the opioid crisis suggest genetic variation could be a significant cause of opioid- related morbidity and mortality. Variability in opioid system genes, including single nucleotide polymorphisms, manifest after pharmacogenetic testing, as previously invisible risk factors for addiction and overdose. Pharmacodynamic genes regulate opioid-sensitive brain networks and neural reward circuitry. Pharmacokinetic genes expressed in drug metabolic pathways regulate blood levels of active ve...
Source: The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on perceived stress and self-reported QoL is minimum. Age, gender and other demographic factors had little or no effect on stress levels, but gender influenced "experience of physical pain" and "requirement for medications", with more likelihood in females. Student friendly educational approaches and proper implementation of educational reforms can help minimizing student stress and improving QoL during vulnerable times like lockdowns.PMID:34853544 | PMC:PMC8628034 | DOI:10.2147/AMEP.S324274
Source: Adv Data - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: It is essential to demarcate COVID-19 infection and myocarditis presentations due to the heightened risk of death among patients contracting both myocardial inflammation and ARDS. With a multitude of diagnostic and treatment options available for COVID-19 and myocarditis, patients that are under high risk of suspicion for COVID-19 induced myocarditis must be appropriately diagnosed and treated to curb co-infections.PMID:34854348 | DOI:10.1177/21501327211056800
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A high suspicion of AIFRS should be kept in patients with recent COVID-19 infection who received steroids and presenting with headache, facial pain, and/or facial swelling. Asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers and COVID-19 vaccinated candidates are also observed to develop AIFRS, although the exact immuno-pathogenesis is still unknown. Prompt diagnosis and early management are vital for a favorable outcome.PMID:34852669 | DOI:10.1177/00034894211060923
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Tex Med. 2021 Nov 1;117(11):16-21.ABSTRACTPushback from patients on medical advice and course of treatment is nothing new. But physicians say the degree of it - a lack of trust in science, medicine, and expertise - has never been as pronounced as it is now, in the era of the highly contagious delta variant, widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines, and millions of people who simply refuse to avail themselves of them. And it's piling onto the already-existing assaults on physician mental well-being - now increasingly framed as physician "moral injury."PMID:34855963
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Tohoku J Exp Med. 2021;255(3):267-273. doi: 10.1620/tjem.255.267.ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to evaluate the admission chest and abdominal computed tomography (CT) findings of patients who presented to the emergency department with complaints of abdominal pain, fever, and shortness of breath and who had RT-PCR-confirmed COVID-19 infection. Seventy-five patients with RT-PCR-confirmed (in laboratory) COVID-19 infection who underwent chest and abdominal CT were included in the study. The radiological scales [the COVID-19 Reporting and Data System (CO-RADS) and severity score] of the chest and abdominal findings were exa...
Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
As a researcher, I have always lived for the moments when I had to see a whole process and analyze the small details at once. Looking into the roots and origins of trends and also seeing the possible outcomes are rewarding in a way that I need to work with data (my passion), my analytical skills and my intuitions.  Besides, I’ve always loved challenging myself in order to be better – that is, for example, why I find my participation in undertakings like the Good Judgement Project (GJP) important. So when we at The Medical Futurist decided to create a trend analysis of digital health trajectories, we ...
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