Pain Management Skills Class Aids Those With Chronic Low Back Pain

Findings show noninferior outcomes at three months versus cognitive behavioral therapy
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

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“See someone experienced” I hear people with pain say. “They’ll know what’s wrong with you.” Well, based on the research I’ve read, I wouldn’t be so sure. In fact, I’m certain my own clinical reasoning is biased, prone to errors that I don’t notice, and influenced by factors that most clinicians would be horrified to think they, too, were influenced by. Let me give you a few to ponder: I’m interested in women and pain – and there’s a lot of evidence showing that women’s pain doesn’t get the same kind of diagnostic and managem...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Interdisciplinary teams Occupational therapy Pain conditions Physiotherapy Professional topics Psychology Research Science in practice Chronic pain Clinical reasoning healthcare Source Type: blogs
This study is the first to provide a direct link between this inflammation and plaque development - by way of IFITM3. Scientists know that the production of IFITM3 starts in response to activation of the immune system by invading viruses and bacteria. These observations, combined with the new findings that IFITM3 directly contributes to plaque formation, suggest that viral and bacterial infections could increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease development. Indeed, researchers found that the level of IFITM3 in human brain samples correlated with levels of certain viral infections as well as with gamma-secretase activ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Clinical reasoning is a cornerstone of evidence-based healthcare, in fact some would argue it’s the cornerstone of all healthcare. While there are many different processes, the ultimate purpose of clinical reasoning is to ensure the person seeking help has their needs identified then met, and the clinician has a basis upon which to decide which treatment they should offer. The approach we use in clinical reasoning, including the information we prioritise and search for, and the way we synthesise the information to make sense of it will depend on the model we have to explain our treatment approach. For example, if...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Occupational therapy Pain conditions Physiotherapy Professional topics Psychology Research Science in practice embodiment intersubjectivity making sense persistent pain Source Type: blogs
I have often described myself as a renegade occupational therapist: I like statistics, I think experimental research is a good way to test hypotheses, I don’t make moccasins (though I occasionally wear them!), I’m happy reading research and figuring out how I can apply findings into my clinical practice. Occupational therapy is a profession that continues to evolve. The origins of occupational therapy lie back in the “moral” model of treatment for mental illness when advocates found that giving people things to do helped them become well (mind you, some of the reasons for admission to a “menta...
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This study is a “non-inferiority” study, looking to establish whether yoga or physiotherapy, or indeed education, can help people living with chronic low back pain. Now I’m not going to do a blow-by-blow analysis of the study, that’s for you to do. What I am going to do is look at what the yoga consisted of – and see why, perhaps, yoga is getting so much research interest. BTW, yoga was found to be non-inferior to physiotherapy, and both yoga and PT were more likely than education to have a clinically meaningful response, although neither yoga nor PT were superior to education. This is the bas...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Back pain Chronic pain Coping strategies Motivation Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial function Health Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs
Clarion calls about enhancing detection and management of depression in primary care have reiterated several truisms: Depression is as prevalent as many common medical disorders, treatable yet frequently undertreated, responsible for enormous occupational and social impairment as well as adverse effects on the costs, treatment outcomes, and mortality of comorbid medical diseases. Depression is second only to low back pain in years lived with disability (YLD), a metric that incorporates disease prevalence, age of onset, chronicity, and impairment. The YLDs attributable to depression exceed those accounted for by diabetes, i...
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in May 2015: Summary of PMA Originals &Supplements Approved Originals: 5 Supplements: 51 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 55 Total Active: 26 Total On Hold: 29 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 547 Total Active: 379 Total On Hold: 168 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 1 Supplements: 62 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 51 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 109.5 FDA Time: 86....
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2015 Source:The Lancet Background Up-to-date evidence about levels and trends in disease and injury incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) is an essential input into global, regional, and national health policies. In the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), we estimated these quantities for acute and chronic diseases and injuries for 188 countries between 1990 and 2013. Methods Estimates were calculated for disease and injury incidence, prevalence, and YLDs using GBD 2010 methods with some important refinements. Results for incidence of acute diso...
Source: The Lancet - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
During a recent campaign stop, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised to make the "quiet epidemic" involving heroin and prescription opioids an important part of her presidential campaign -- and, presumably, of her presidency, should she be elected. She mentioned the issue of substance misuse again in her highly publicized speech on criminal justice reform last week. As someone intimately familiar with the devastating impact of this public health crisis on individuals, families and communities, I was very pleased to hear this, and thought of several ways she could make good on her pledge. Here are fi...
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