What to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease —and Its Connection to Diabetes
When we think of clogged arteries, most of us think about the heart. “But buildup of fatty plaques can happen in any artery, including those that carry blood away from the heart,” says Dr. Samuel Kim, a preventive cardiologist and lipidologist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The arteries that branch out and feed into our arms and legs make up the bulk of what we call peripheral arteries. And the narrowing in these vessels is referred to as peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common condition in which the legs or arms don’t receive sufficient blood flow. “Interestingly, arteries in our legs and...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lala Tanmoy Das Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What Causes Kyphosis?
Discussion There are 3 planes to view and describe spinal deformities from: Coronal or frontal plane – the view is from front or back of the patient Sagittal plane – is the view from the side of the patient Transverse or horizontal plane – is the view from the top or bottom of the patient Normally the spine is straight when viewed from the frontal or coronal plane. Normally the spine also has a small kyphosis in the thoracic region (20-45%) and lordosis in the sacral region when viewed laterally in the sagittal plane. Scoliosis or abnormal deviation of the spinal laterally is the most common spinal defo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 8, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Receive U.S. FDA Approval of Myfembree, a Once-Daily Treatment for the Management of Moderate to Severe Pain Associated With Endometriosis
BASEL, Switzerland and NEW YORK, [August 05, 2022] (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myovant Sciences (NYSE: MYOV) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Myfembree® (relugolix 40 mg,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 5, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Aspirin/Ketamine Combo Shows Promise in Pain Management Aspirin/Ketamine Combo Shows Promise in Pain Management
Drs Robert Glatter, Sergey Motov, and Joseph Habboushe discuss a specialized form of aspirin and oral ketamine for pain management in the emergency department.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

First photos of cougars killing donkeys in Death Valley suggest big impacts for ecosystem
For humans and wildlife alike, feral donkeys can be a pain in the ass. Large and full of attitude, the scruffy vegetation-destroying equids steal resources from native sheep and tortoises, poop in precious spring water, and cost many a park manager a good night’s sleep. They aren’t unstoppable, however. In Death Valley National Park, researchers have captured the first photographic evidence of donkeys falling prey to the claws of a native predator: the cougar. The relationship is shaping the area’s wetlands, the team argues, and has raised questions about the management of wild equids going forward. “Th...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 2, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

US-guided PNBs for Preoperative Pain Management in Hip Fracture US-guided PNBs for Preoperative Pain Management in Hip Fracture
This study compared the efficacy of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks to systemic use of analgesics for preoperative pain management in hip fractures.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

NYC jury hears closings at neurologist's sex crimes trial
A New York City jury is being asked to consider whether a neurologist used his thriving pain-management practice to sexually prey on six patients, or if he is a victim of accusers with false stories (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Will Pilates make it easier for me to use the stairs? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Treating spinal pain can be complicated, which is why we now have so-called iPASS clinics, dedicated to the management of chronic spinal pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-operative pain management following orthopedic spine procedures and consequent acute opioid poisoning: an analysis of New York State from 2009 - 2018 - Kim KW, Brodeur PG, Mullen MA, Gil JA, Cruz AIJ.
This study examined acute opioid poisonings in post-operative spine surgery patients in New... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Janssen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Novel Bispecific Antibody TECVAYLI ® (teclistamab) for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM)
BEERSE, Belgium, 22 July 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for TECVAYLI® (teclistamab) as monotherapy for adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), who have received at least three prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor, and an anti-CD38 antibody and have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy. Teclistamab is an off-the-shelf, T-cell r...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Shortage of epidural supplies sparks concern for Alberta patients
Alberta doctors are preparing for a shortage of epidural supplies that could lead to tough decisions about who gets the "gold standard" in pain management and who doesn't. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

People With Diabetes Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease. How to Reduce the Risk
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, know that you’ve got plenty of company. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that in 2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 37.3 million adults in the U.S.—about 11.3% of the population—had the chronic condition, and that number continues to grow. Type 1 diabetes develops when the body isn’t able to produce insulin, and Type 2 occurs when the body doesn’t use insulin correctly. Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, and when it’s uncontrolled, a person’s blood sugar can jump to dangerous levels that requ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Hypnosis Aids Pain Management in the Emergency Department Hypnosis Aids Pain Management in the Emergency Department
Practitioners induce an altered state of consciousness, like a waking dream, in the patient. In this way, the patient does not think about the pain while he or she is receiving treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 8, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Image-guided steroid injections don't lead to more COVID infections
Adults taking corticosteroid injections for pain management that are guide...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound shows persistence of vaccine-related lymphadenopathy Ultrasound finds no links between COVID vaccine, birth defects AIUM: Is online learning here to stay post-COVID? Ultrasound finds link between long COVID, viral effect on vagus nerve PPE use varies when using ultrasound for COVID patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The influence of adverse childhood experiences in pain management: mechanisms, processes, and trauma-informed care - Tidmarsh LV, Harrison R, Ravindran D, Matthews SL, Finlay KA.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increase the likelihood of reduced physical and psychological health in adulthood. Though understanding and psychological management of traumatic experiences is growing, the empirical exploration of ACEs and physical cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news