Association Between Type of Face Mask and Visual Analog Scale Scores During Pain Assessment

CONCLUSIONS: This study supports the use of transparent face masks by health care professionals in an orthopedic department, particularly by nurses. In addition, this study supports the assumption of problems involving the reliability of VAS.PMID:34836821 | DOI:10.1016/j.pmn.2021.09.005
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research

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People who experience debilitating back pain come to their doctors with one pressing question: Do I need back surgery? Often, they are surprised to hear me, a neurosurgeon, answer, “No.” In many cases, physical therapy, pain management, weight loss management, and physiatry can help people to delay – and in some cases avoid – backRead more …Expertise is the backbone of successful spine treatment originally appeared inKevinMD.com.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Neurosurgery Orthopedics Source Type: blogs
AbstractA recent article entitled “Full‑endoscopic (bi‑portal or uni‑portal) versus microscopic lumbar decompression laminectomy in patients with spinal stenosis: systematic review and meta‑analysis” written by Pairuchvej et al. (Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 30(4):595–611, 2019) published in “European Journal of Ortho paedic Surgery&Traumatology ” has aroused our great interest. The authors concluded that compared with minimally invasive decompression surgery, full endoscopic spinal surgery had better pain relief (back pain and leg pain) in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis an...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study aims to identify if changes of inflammatory markers under antibiotic therapy can be used to determine which NSS patients can benefit from surgical indication earlier than others.MethodsTwo groups of patients with NSS were examined. Group A underwent surgery, while Group B was treated conservatively. Group B was also subdivided in patients undergoing antibiotic therapy for>  6 weeks (B1) and
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionWith full endoscopic lumbar rhizotomy, the surgeon can identify the regions involved more clearly and directly. Although it is an invasive procedure, it provides a more effective and safe treatment for patients with FBSS-related facet joint pain.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Back Pain Intervention:   Other: Cross-sectional self-report (questionnaires) Sponsor:   Hasselt University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn The recent technology advances in spine surgery allow for less invasive procedures and outpatient surgeries. But several spine societies have come together to warn against non-spine surgeons performing spinal arthrodesis. www.beckersspine.com
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan 1;105(1):95-96.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35029939
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although efficacy was strongly associated with both patients' and physicians' satisfaction with medication, other factors were also important, including exercise (for patients), tolerability (for physicians), and knee OA (for physicians).PMID:35028917 | DOI:10.1007/s40122-021-00350-0
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan 1;105(1):95-96.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35029939
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
We report a case of XGP in a young adult without nephrolithiasis and urinary tract obstruction. A 23-year-old woman presented with intermittent abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant persisting for the last ten months. The pain was dull, poorly localized, and started spreading to the right back, right shoulder, and right thigh in the last three months. Other complaints included fever, chills, pain during urination, and nausea. The patient had a history of infrequent urination, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and a low fluid intake. A physical examination revealed that the patient had right upper quadrant abd...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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