Pain conditions and suicide attempts in military veterans: a case-control design - Boska RL, Bishop TM, Ashrafioun L.

OBJECTIVE: Specific pain conditions such as back pain and migraines are associated with increased risk of suicide mortality after accounting for key covariates. The purpose of the current study was to assess the associations of specific pain conditions wit...
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I'm an M2 and I've heard from some anesthesia pain mgmt friends that they do micro discectomies and some other simple spine procedures like spinal cord stimulators. Are these the same type of procedures that neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons perform?
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Abstract: I.V. catheter placement is one of the most common causes of procedural pain in children. Interventions to address this pain are readily available but inconsistently used in practice. The focus of this article is to identify and encourage best practice for pain mitigation in peripheral I.V. catheter placement in children.
Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research
Hello everyone, I've been hearing a lot of contradictory advice in regards to writing about a low MCAT score/section for secondary applications and was wondering what your thoughts were? Personally, for me, I did pretty well for every section except for CARS, where I experienced a severe headache that impacted my vision at the time. I read past threads on this site where at all costs you should not bring about a negative unless they specifically ask you about it. I totally understand that... Read more
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Discussion Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder with an intense fear of being overweight (i.e. distorted body image), and self-starvation and excessive weight loss. It is more common in women (1.2%) than men (0.2%) but can be seen in both genders. Risk factors include high-intelligence, perfectionism/inflexibility, anxiety, activities where thinner body types are expected (e.g. dancer, diver, gymnast, long-distance runner, volleyball player, etc.) Other eating disorders include bulimia nervosa (i.e. cycles of binge eating and then purging), binge eating disorder (i.e. purging), orthorexia (i.e. obsessions with healthful ...
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ConclusionCombined therapy showed a slight not significant efficacy for anogenital warts in Hispanic patients. Low-dose isotretinoin seems to be safe even when it is used with cryotherapy on anogenital warts.Trial registrationOn April 25, 2019 with registration number DE19-00004, CONBIO ÉTICA-19-CEI-001–20160404. Prospectively registered.
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
AbstractPatient expectations of the scar after Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) are often not realistic, leading to subsequent psychosocial sequelae such as anxiety, depression, and avoidance of social situations. When patient expectations are not met, this may also contribute to a decrease in patient satisfaction after surgery. Therefore, altering expectation levels may change patient satisfaction and psychosocial distress levels after surgery. To assess whether patient satisfaction improves in patients after MMS when patients view the surgical defect prior to reconstruction. Patients undergoing facial MMS between December...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
AbstractLittle is known about the measurement properties of numeric rating scales (NRS) for pain in AD. We evaluated a novel NRS for skin-pain and existing NRS for average overall-pain in adults with AD. Self-administered questionnaires and skin-examination were performed in 463 AD patients (age 18 –97 years) in a dermatology practice setting. Numeric rating scales skin-pain and average overall-pain had moderate correlations with each other, and multiple clinician-reported and patient-reported AD severity outcomes (Spearman correlations,P 
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
“As a mother, a physician, and an educator, I refuse to accept this as normal. It is not! What should we tell the parents of these young physicians? How do we explain to them that their dream of being a doctor became a nightmare with a tragic ending? What do we tell their children whenRead more …Physician suicide: Where are the leaders? [PODCAST] originally appeared
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People who eat around 5 g per day have a 31 percent lower risk of developing depression symptoms.
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This article originally appeared as part of the On Coming Alive project: ___________________ If you -- or someone you know -- need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237. Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HE...
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