CT-guided procedure shows promise for restoring smell after long COVID
A CT-guided, minimally invasive procedure called a stellate ganglion block shows promise for restoring the sense of smell in patients with long COVID, according to research to be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting.Parosmia, or impaired sense of smell, is a known symptom of COVID-19, and research has shown that up to 60% of patients with the disease are affected by parosmia. Most recover their sense of smell over time, but some continue to experience parosmia months or years after the initial infection, the team noted."Post-COVID parosmia is common and increasingly recognized," said study lead author, Adam Zoga, MD, of ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Subspecialties Neuroradiology CT 2023 Source Type: news

Former CEO Pleads Guilty to Causing the Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Medical Devices Intended to Treat Migraine Headaches
FDA OCI, Mark Wright, Dolor Technologies, medical device, SphenoCath, migraine, headaches, nerve, block, no FDA clearance, approval, adulterated, misbranded, investigational, studies, sphenopalatine ganglion, SPG, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 16, 2023 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Thickness of GCIPL, INL of Retina Reduced in Parkinson Disease
THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2023 -- Reduced thickness of the ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and inner nuclear layer (INL) of the retina are seen in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published online Aug. 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 24, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes Mediastinal Masses?
Discussion The mediastinum resides in the chest and is the space bounded by the thoracic inlet cephalically, diaphragm caudally, sternum anteriorly and transverse process of the spine posteriorly, and mediastinal pleura and lungs laterally. It is divided into various compartments: Superior mediastinum Bounded by the thoracic inlet cephalically and a horizontal plane passing from the manubriosternal joint to the junction of T4/T5 vertebrae horizontally. Structures include: esophagus, trachea, parts of great vessels and first branches, great veins and initial branches, thymus, vagus, phrenic and other nerves, thoracic duct...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Jet Medical and Related Companies Agree to Pay More Than $700,000 to Resolve Medical Device Allegations
FDA OCI, JMedComp, Martech, et Medical, criminal, allegations, resolve, civil settlement, device, misbranded, no approval, no clearance, Allevio, SPG Nerve Block Catheter, migraine, headaches, sphenopalatine ganglion, qui tam, whistleblower, false claims, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 9, 2023 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Green Light Exposure May Help Reduce Pain and Headaches
About 20% of adults in the U.S.—more than 50 million people—have chronic pain. Though the causes are many, including arthritis, cancer, musculoskeletal skeletal disorders, migraines, fibromyalgia, and more, solutions are limited. Over-the-counter analgesics often do little. Physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture help sometimes—but not always. Prescription opioids may provide short-term relief, but at a price. At least three million Americans are currently addicted to the drugs. Researchers are now exploring another potential alternative that is safe, affordable, and comes with few or no side effects...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research Source Type: news

Immune responses in mice after blast-mediated traumatic brain injury TBI autonomously contributes to retinal ganglion cell dysfunction and death - Harper MM, Gramlich OW, Elwood BW, Boehme NA, Dutca LM, Kuehn MH.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of the immune system and its influence on chronic retinal ganglion cell (RGC) dysfunction following blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (bTBI). METHODS: C57BL/6J and B6.129S7-Rag1(tm1Mom)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: What can be done to treat the painful lump in my wrist?
DR ELLIE CANNON: The Mail On Sunday's GP discusses a ganglion cyst in a reader's wrist, another's difficulties with erectile dysfunction and a reader's worries over potential heart problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facial Pain Comes to Light
 Neurons that glow under the microscope offer insight into safer pain reliefIn Brief:Using an imaging technique to visualize pain signals in facial nerves, NIDCR researchers identified a protein that enhances neurons ’ responses to painful stimuli.Blocking the protein in mice blunted pain signaling; the results could inform development of safer, non-opioid pain therapies.The scientists used fluorescence to track surges of pain signaling molecules in facial nerves, which flicker like twinkling lights in response to certain types of pain-related stimuli. | Minghan Hu and Andrew DoyleFrom a throbbing tooth or aching ja...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 27, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Atlas of Migraine Cell Types Sheds Light on New Therapeutic Targets
By mapping the cell types and genes expressed in the human and mouse trigeminal ganglion, researchers have created an online resource for studying the molecular basis of headache and facial pain (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 28, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Transcutaneous Magnetic Stimulation Promising Against VT Storm Transcutaneous Magnetic Stimulation Promising Against VT Storm
New data suggest transcutaneous magnetic stimulation of the left stellate ganglion is a promising and noninvasive strategy to reduce episodes of ventricular tachycardia storm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How Do You Make a Ganglion Cyst Go Away?
Title: How Do You Make a Ganglion Cyst Go Away?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/8/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 8, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare Extends Coverage to Abbott ’s Unique Neurostimulation Therapy for Nerve Pain
- Abbott ’s Proclaim™ dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation system is the only FDA-approved DRG technology for the treatment of CRPS I and causalgia of the lower extremitiesi (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TRPV1 and Migraines
Conclusion-the present findings indicate that insulin may activate TRPV1 receptors in the trigeminovascular system. Modified TRPV1 receptor function induced by insulin may also increase the sensitivity of both neural and vascular TRPV1 receptor for its agonists. Our data may provide a pathophysiological basis for the increased incidence of migraine in patients with hyperinsulin levels. (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - January 21, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

How Do You Get Rid of a Ganglion Cyst on Your Foot?
Title: How Do You Get Rid of a Ganglion Cyst on Your Foot?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 18, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news