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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 4/25/2012 3:49:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:28:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How employers can improve the ergonomic health of their office and cube dwellers
Dry eyes, sore muscles and fatigue are all symptoms of prolonged computer use. Sometimes ignoring the aches and pains can result in the development of chronic conditions such as: Carpal tunnel syndrome (injury to nerves in the wrist) Tendinitis (swelling of the tendons) in the wrist or elbow Tenosynovitis (swelling of the sheath around a tendon) Often the solution is to fit the workstation to each worker’s personal needs, paying close attention to posture. Here are som e tips for how an employer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judie Smithers Source Type: news

How employers can improve the ergonomic health of their office and cube dwellers
Dry eyes, sore muscles and fatigue are all symptoms of prolonged computer use. Sometimes ignoring the aches and pains can result in the development of chronic conditions such as: Carpal tunnel syndrome (injury to nerves in the wrist) Tendinitis (swelling of the tendons) in the wrist or elbow Tenosynovitis (swelling of the sheath around a tendon) Often the solution is to fit the workstation to each worker’s personal needs, paying close attention to posture. Here are som e tips for how an employer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Judie Smithers Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis vs. Carpal Tunnel: What's the Difference?
Title: Osteoarthritis vs. Carpal Tunnel: What's the Difference?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 28, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Plan Must Consider How Carpal Tunnel Affects Ability To Perform Own Occupation
CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on July 31 vacated and remanded a disability plan's denial of a long-term disability benefits claim after determining that the plan failed to consider how the claimant's carpal tunnel syndrome would affect her ability to perform the duties of her own occupation (Jodi Suson v. The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and Affiliates Long Term Disability Plan, et al., No. 15-10817, N.D. Ill., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119473). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / Ultrasound-Guided Injections & Carpal Tunnel / Chicago Attending Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical pearls: What are … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Medical Device Relieves Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Without Surgery or Drugs
CarpalAID is a clear patch worn on the palm of the hand, which lifts pressure off the median nerve and relieves pain due to CTS LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CarpalAID is a revolutionary new product that reliev... Devices, Product Launch Carpal Aid, CarpalAID, carpal tunnel syndrome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pavmed raises $5m in private placement
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVMU) said today it closed a $5 million private placement through the sale of senior notes and Series S warrants. Funding in the private placement came from Scopia Holdings, who elected Dr. David Battleman to New York-based Pavmed’s board of directors as part of the financing. “I look forward to joining the PAVmed team as a member of its board of directors. I have spent my career evaluating and working with life sciences companies and could not be more impressed with the business model and product portfolio this world-class management team has built. I am particularly excited about the c...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pavmed Source Type: news

Is Your Smartphone Giving You Carpal Tunnel?
Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Smartphone use may bring on carpal tunnel syndrome
People who spend lots of time on their smartphones may be scrolling, tapping and swiping their way to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 -- People who spend lots of time on their smartphones may be scrolling, tapping and swiping their way to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand disorder. A small study found a link between extended use of smartphones... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Title: Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

5 hours on mobile increases risk of carpal tunnel syndrome
Our obsessive tapping, swiping and scrolling is causing severe pain in people's hands and wrists, researchers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University discovered in their latest study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much texting could be a pain in the wrist, experts say
Do your thumbs need a tune-up after too much texting? Though the jury is still out on whether constant texting is linked to carpal tunnel syndrome or other problems, some doctors advise to give your hands and wrists a break. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carpal tunnel exercises: Can they relieve symptoms?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Use Common Even After Minor Surgery
This study shows that new chronic opioid use after surgery may be one of the most common complications after surgery,” said lead study author Dr. Chad Brummett of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Given that the rates of new chronic use did not differ between major and minor surgery, this suggests that patients continue to use their opioids for reasons other than the pain from the surgery,” Brummett added by email. Addressing patients’ acute pain during their recovery from surgery may be a way to prevent them from becoming a statistic in the opioid epidemic, he suggested. About 50 million pe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Surgery Patients Don't Stop Taking Opioids When They Should?
The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery. But not everyone puts away the pills: In a new study, researchers found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery. The researchers wanted to know more about why some people continue to use the drugs while others don’t, so they looked at the types of surgery people had. But it turned out that it didn’t matter whether someone had a major operation, such as bariatric surgery or a hysterectomy, or a minor procedure, such as varicose vein removal; there was ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pavmed files for $23m private placement
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVMU) registered for an upcoming private placement, looking to raise approximately $23.4 million, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The New York-based company will look to float approximately 1.4 million shares of Series A convertible preferred stock at $5.95 per share and 2.5 million Series X warrants to purchase additional shares at $5.95 per share, according to the SEC filing. In February, Pavmed said it raised $1.5 million through a private placement of Series A convertible preferred stock and Series A warrants, with funds slated to support FDA clearance of its 1st product, ...
Source: Mass Device - March 31, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pavmed Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Carpal Tunnel
Conservative approach should be the first option, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Conservative approach should be the first option, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rehabilitation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 -- Surgery is a common approach to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. But, physical therapy may work just as well, a new study indicates. Researchers found that physical therapy -- particularly so-called manual therapy -- improved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Donald Trump's Budget Could Cost Money Where It Pretends To Save
WASHINGTON ― More than 100 construction workers die in a typical year in Texas ― many of them immigrants who may speak little or no English and not know their rights on the worksite. A small, Austin-based nonprofit called the Workers Defense Project has tried to improve this situation. Sixty percent of Texas construction workers said they received absolutely no safety training before starting a job, according to a survey the group released in 2013. So the organization holds free safety training seminars in the Austin and Dallas areas, teaching workers how to avoid falling off buildings, ge...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture
Research describes how acupuncture may relieve pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) while also showing acupuncture’s effects in the brain ’s pain centers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

For carpal tunnel syndrom, physical therapy may be as good as surgery
Researchers find that among patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, physical therapy and surgery achieve the same results one year after treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For carpal tunnel syndrome, physical therapy may be as good as surgery
Researchers find that among patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, physical therapy and surgery achieve the same results one year after treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acupuncture produced changes in the brain and nerves that produced lasting relief from wrist pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Acupuncture Wrists Brain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Alternative and Complementary Medicine Pain Source Type: news

Physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
(JOSPT, Inc. d/b/a Movement Science Media) Physical therapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic& Sports Physical Therapy ® (JOSPT ® ). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pavmed announces upcoming exchange offering
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVMU) today announced an upcoming registered exchange offering, looking to make its common stock exchangeable for units. Each unit in the offering from the New York-based company will be comprised of a share of common stock and a newly issued warrant, which will be exercisable for a share of common stock at an exercise price of $6 per share. The company said the exhcange is being structured “to reward existing holders of our securities and to provide incentives for long-term ownership of our securities by both existing and new investors,” according to a press release. New warrants offered in ...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pavmed Source Type: news

Numbness and tingling in the hands could be THIS common syndrome - linked to arthritis
ARTHRITIS could be causing carpal tunnel syndrome - a common condition which causes a tingling sensation and numbness in the hands and fingers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Women Face Devastating Losses If Obamacare Is Repealed
Bianca Adams worked part-time jobs as a spa professional, sometimes juggling two or three at a time, for years. But none of them offered her insurance, which meant that the 47-year-old with diabetes often went to the emergency room for care. “I was one of those people that had to go to the emergency when my blood sugar got too high and I needed fluids,” Adams told The Huffington Post. “There was really no one managing my health at that point.” When her Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act began in 2014, Adams, who has been disabled with severe knee problems for 25 years, under...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PAVmed raises $1.5m in private placement
PAVmed Inc. (NSDQ:PAVMU) said today it raised $1.5 million through a private placement of Series A convertible preferred stock and Series A warrants, with funds slated to support FDA clearance of its 1st product, the PortIO intraosseous infusion system. The New York-based company said it is hopeful for for FDA 510(k) clearance for the PortIO by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2017. PAVmed said it also plans to file a 510(k) premarket notification submission for its 2nd product, the CarpX percutaneous system for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, during the 2nd quarter. “The strong investor interest in o...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pavmed Source Type: news

Kerry Godliman's pregnancy problem was crippling HAND PAIN
The Channel 4 actress from Ealing developed carpal tunnel syndrome during her pregnancy. It made driving and coping with everyday life very painful, and she ended up needing wrist surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My pregnancy nightmare was crippling HAND PAIN
The Channel 4 actress from Ealing developed carpal tunnel syndrome during her pregnancy. It made driving and coping with everyday life very painful, and she ended up needing wrist surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not Carpal Tunnel, but Tendinitis
Title: Not Carpal Tunnel, but TendinitisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/24/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are There?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and pain in the hand and stems from a problem in the wrist. Find out some tips for coping with this syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Broken shoulder leads to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery study
(Vanderbilt University) After injuring his shoulder, a psychology professor collaborated with his orthopedic surgeon on a study to see how quickly patients regain their typing speed after carpal tunnel surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Appropriate Use Criteria Issued for Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Osteoarthritis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has issued two new sets of appropriate use criteria — one for the management of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 12, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAOS Board approves treatment criteria for carpal tunnel syndrome and knee osteoarthritis
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors has approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome and the surgical management of osteoarthritis of the knee. The AUCs provide specific diagnostic criteria, complementing and building upon the clinical practice guidelines 'Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome' and 'Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Albany Med and its new affiliates search for ways to improve services, control costs
What is the most efficient way to provide carpal tunnel surgery and physical therapy? Which hospitals are best suited to perform neurologic and cardiopathic procedures? Is there a better way to coordinate spinal procedures and after care? Those are some of the big questions Dr. Steven Frisch will be sorting out over the next few years as Albany Medical Center continues to expand its reach with new affiliations with Saratoga Hospital and Columbia Memorial Health. Frisch is the senior executive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 4, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Health Tip: Tingling in Your Fingers?
-- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve is compressed in the wrist. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these symptoms: Pain, numbness, tingling and burning that most often affects the ring, middle and index fingers. A... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic doctors' startup lands funding for carpal-tunnel fixer
A med-tech startup with Mayo Clinic ties that's developing a knife for carpal-tunnel surgery has raised about $425,000 in funding, according to documents from the state of Minnesota's angel-investor tax credit program. Two Mayo physicians — Dr. Darryl Barnes and Dr. Jay Smith — and Aaron Keenan co-founded Rochester, Minn.-based Sonex Health in 2014. The company developed the SX-One MicroKnife tool for performing carpal-tunnel release surgery. That procedure reduces pressure on nerves in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 29, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

A sugar jab could be a new way to ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome
Researchers from Taiwan believe a sugar injection can help banish carpal tunnel syndrome, which is when a nerve becomes trapped or compressed at the wrist, causing chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 14, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Endotronix raises $32m Series C for wireless heart monitor Endotronix said today that it raised a $32 million Series C round for the wireless heart monitor it’s looking to commercialize. Participants in the round included...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Pavmed eyes Q4 FDA submission for PortIO vascular access device
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVMU) said today that it’s planning to submit an application for FDA clearance for its 1st product, the PortIO long-term implantable vascular access device, during the 4th quarter. New York City-based Pavmed said the PortIO device is in the verification and validation testing phase, the final stage of pre-submission testing. The company has 4 other devices in development: The Caldus line disposable tissue ablation devices, including renal denervation for hypertension; the CarpX percutaneous device to treat carpal tunnel syndrome; the NextCath self-anchoring short-term catheter; and the NextFlo disp...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Pavmed Source Type: news

The times, they are a-changin’ (and bringing new syndromes)
When are symptoms due to a medical condition, and when are they just a part of life? That’s the question that came to mind as I read about “computer vision syndrome.” So, what is a syndrome, anyway? Before considering the health hazards of working long hours in front of a computer screen, it’s worth asking what a syndrome is. In medicine we often use the word syndrome to describe a group of features, such as symptoms, examination findings or test results, that tend to occur together but without a clear enough understanding of their cause to be considered a specific disease. Some syndromes are descri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Eye Health Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study
But experts say finding is preliminary, didn't include a control 'sham' treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study
Title: Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 8, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study: Electroacupuncture helped ease carpal tunnel
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News Preliminary research shows an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news