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Incidentally detected Carotid Body Tumour : Case Report
Female, 60 years old, with headache and recurrent left tinnitus. Has been to several ENT clinics. Stayed unexplained for 5 Yrs.  MRI brain incidentally detected the finding described below.Case submitted by Dr. A. Altamimi, MD, DMRD, FRCR, Consultant RadiologistMRI Brain revealed : special note is the presence of an incidentaloma in the form of a lobulated oval mass (about 2.5 x 3 x 4.5 cm) embedded in the left upper neck at the level of the carotid bifurcation (splaying the ICA and ECA carotid arteries) with some localized mass effect. It is generally iso-to-hypointense to muscle on T1, ...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - November 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Ucem osce scenario 2017.2
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog After years of preparation, extensive reading, sleepless nights, marriage breakdowns and caffeine – your week of being show ponies has arrived as the F.UCEM examinations are upon us. Giving hope to those who pray to the Utopian FSM we have managed to locate and leak one of the OSCE examination questions for this weeks exam – hope it helps. UCEM OSCE SCENARIO You are the ED Consultant in charge of a tertiary hospital ED You take handover from the night tea...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - October 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Utopian Medicine Exam F.UCEM Fellowship OSCE Source Type: blogs

Health 2.0 Fall Conference: SleepTech Summit Exhibit Hall Companies
A unique track at this year’s Health 2.0 Fall Conference is a SleepTech Summit focusing on innovations that enhance or improve a person’s ability to achieve a quicker, longer, and more refreshing sleep. As part of the main exhibit hall, six sleep-related companies were demoing their devices and technologies, and Medgadget had a chance to hold short interviews with each one. In addition to these six technology companies, Sleep-Geek was also in attendance. Sleep-Geek is a website and online community founded in 2010 with a mission to serve the mattress industry by connecting members with ideas that serve their pr...
Source: Medgadget - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Exclusive Medicine Neurology OTC Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Tinnitus on the Big Screen
The just-released film Baby Driver, starring Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort and Jon Hamm, features a lead character (Elgort) with tinnitus. As Baby, Elgort plays a skilled getaway driver who constantly wears earbuds, using music to drown out the ringing in his ears. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, other options can help manage the symptoms more effectively than continually blaring a soundtrack into the ears. Some management strategies include counseling, white or pink noise, habituation therapy (a sound therapy that helps the brain reclassify tinnitus and ignore it), hearing aids and more (see tinnitus-man...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - July 5, 2017 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jillian Kornak Tags: Audiology hearing loss tinnitus Source Type: blogs

Nightingale System Offers a Smart and Geeky Sleep Experience: Medgadget Review
A few weeks ago we had an opportunity to review the new Nightingale smart home sleep system from Cambridge Sound Management, a Massachusetts firm. At its core it’s a sound and noise generator that works to distract your brain from the environmental sounds coming from all around you. Similar devices have existed in the past, but the Nightingale brings the technology into the age of digital wellness, home automation, and personalization, plus the proprietary “sound blankets” developed by Cambridge Sound Management are backed up by some serious research. The research the company poin...
Source: Medgadget - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs

Eight research teams working with DARPA to discover best ways to activate neuroplasticity and accelerate learning
DARPA Funds Brain-Stimulation Research to Speed Learning (DoD news): “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning. DARPA announced the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training, or TNT, program last March, and work now has begun on the effort to discover the safest and most effective ways to activate a natural process called “synaptic plasticity.” Plasticity is the brain’s ability to strengthen or weaken its neural connections to adapt to c...
Source: SharpBrains - May 12, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Technology Brain-Plasticity cognitive skills training cognitive-skills Cognitive-Training DARPA neuromodulation neuroplasticity neurostimulation synaptic-plasticity Targeted Neur Source Type: blogs

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Prevention During Better Hearing and Speech Month
As an audiologist and a human being nearing age 40, I know the lifetime cumulative effects of noise blunt my ears—and those of my patients: an increase in saying “huh?,” tinnitus and sound sensitivity, coupled with a decrease in tolerance for once-cool bars and restaurants. These classic signs indicate not just aging, but noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), or at least what we could call noise-induced hearing difficulties. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a Vital Signs report stating nearly one in four of people in the U.S.—ages 20 to 69 years—shows signs of pos...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - May 2, 2017 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Melissa Wilson Tags: Advocacy Audiology Speech-Language Pathology hearing loss hearing protection noise-induced hearing loss private practice Source Type: blogs

Engage With Your Co-Workers for BHSM!
  As a school-based SLP, I usually celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) by creating an activity to use with my students and a classroom lesson for teachers. But what about raising awareness with our co-workers? So this year, I created an activity I’m using with my ASHA co-workers and thought you might like to share it in your school, private practice, office, health care facility or community-based organization meeting during the month of May! This BHSM game is a takeoff on Family Feud. First, divide your group into “families.” Ask each family to determine their spokesperson. They can a...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - April 25, 2017 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Stacey Glasgow Tags: Advocacy Audiology Events Speech-Language Pathology Early Intervention hearing loss hearing protection Language Disorders Professional Development Swallowing Disorders Source Type: blogs

Madeline ’ s Wheat Belly success . . . in a real world
Madeline shared her story on our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page. Her experience highlights many important aspects of this lifestyle, but especially how health can be transformed by sticking to this lifestyle and not being confused by “gluten-free” foods, the misguided advice of doctors, and overcoming stress that is inevitable in everyone’s lives. Her reward? Magnificent transformation in her health and appearance, all achieved by rejecting conventional dietary advice. “I’m posting to show that not everyone looses at the same speed–don’t be discouraged. I l...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle asthma diabetes gluten grains skin rash Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Solutions That Will Be Essential for the Future of Healthcare
By ROBERTO ASCIANO We are living in an age where thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies are trying to find faster, better and cheaper ways to get things done leveraging the latest digital technologies. We are so completely surrounded by efforts to innovate, disrupt and accelerate, that it may come as a surprise to find out that “innovation” has been around ever since our earliest ancestors shed their body hair and started walking upright. Since those early days, our ancestors have sought solutions to their everyday problems and the “technology” they leveraged was whatever the environ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Health 2.0 Health 2.0 Europe Roberto Asciano Speaker Source Type: blogs

Dehiscent jugular bulb : CT
 Case Report :43 year male patient presents with complaint of chronic giddiness for HRCT mastoid which showed dominant high riding dehiscent jugular bulb on left side protruding into left middle ear cavity. Jugular bulb could not be made out on right side – likely hypoplastic.Salient points by Dr MGK Murthy, Dr Rajshekhar, Dr GA Prasad. -       The superior border of the jugular bulb normally lies below the hypotympanum of the middle-ear cavity. However, in rare cases the jugular bulb may extend upwards, elevating the floor of the hypotympanum and presenting in the middle-...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Let ’s Work Together To Improve Care For Older Adults With Complex Needs
In the three minutes it takes to read this blog post, an average of twenty-one people will turn age sixty-five, joining the largest cohort of older adults that our country has ever known. The simple truth is that we are living and working longer, which also means that we are redefining the meaning of “later life” and that older people are enriching our communities and society in new and vital ways. But many of us won’t enjoy a gentle retirement. Older adults are arguably the fastest growing subset of what are increasingly called “complex” patients—those with significant health and social...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - February 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Terry Fulmer Tags: Costs and Spending GrantWatch Organization and Delivery Quality Source Type: blogs

Insights from a Brain Training Study on Tinnitus
In this study, patients spent 40 hours working on the exercises embodied in the BrainHQ                                  [ http://www.brainhq.com ] ‘course’ titled “Auditory Intensive” http://www.brainhq.com/welcome#challenges/auditoryrehab_1_challenge/intro If you complete that “Challenge, I would recommend you consider adding “Focus on Auditory Memory”  http://www.brainhq.com/welcome#challenges/auditory_memo...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - January 31, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: BrainHQ Posit Science Tinnitus Source Type: blogs

Hemiplegic Migraine and Paraspinous Cervical Injections with Bupivacaine
​I recently treated a patient with hemiplegic migraines successfully with bupivacaine cervical injections, a novel therapeutic technique using paraspinous cervical injections. The technique employs deep intramuscular injections of 1.5 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine bilaterally into the paraspinous muscles of the lower neck. (Read more in my October 2012 blog and see it demonstrated in a video at http://bit.ly/2ewC5n1.)This headache and orofacial pain treatment was first described in 1996 by my twin brother, Gary Mellick, DO, a neurologist who did a pain fellowship. The exact mechanism is unknown, but the treatment appears to wor...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - December 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Alzheimer ’s and Dementia
Diminished hearing can quickly isolate a person. It ’s exhausting to focus on the minutia of a conversation just to ensure processing the important points. It takes concentration, focus and considerable energy!By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading RoomMy mother, Elizabeth Ward whose story is profiled in my memoirI Will Never Forget, died from Alzheimer ’s in 2011.If the ravages of brain cell gobbling Alzheimer ’s Disease weren’t enough, she was also stone deaf from Meniere’s Disease.How to Listen to an Alzheimer's PatientSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Meniere ’s is a dis...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - November 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer care caring for dementia patients at home dementia care dementia help for caregivers family caregiving health HEARING LOSS help alzheimer's help with dementia care Source Type: blogs

Wall Street Journal Article Raises Awareness of ‘Hidden Hearing Loss’
Last year, The ASHA Leader published a cover story on age-related decline in people’s ability to hear speech in noisy environments. Interest in and research about this issue continue to increase, as seen in a long feature from “The Wall Street Journal” earlier this week. The story includes information from several recent scientific studies on why and how this happens to many 40- and 50-somethings. Basically, this type of hearing disorder affects the ability to follow a conversation in a noisy place. Damaged or deteriorated cochlea cause most age-related or noise-induced hearing loss. However, the res...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - September 28, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Audiology News cochlea hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

Review: Eko Core Digital Stethoscope
Conclusion The Eko Core digital stethoscope is a great technology. It is simple, intuitive, stylish, practical, and like other great technologies, it opens variety of new horizons for its users. Whether it is education, sound amplification, EMR storage, or serial follow up of patients, Eko Core will get the job done. It is great as a gift for clinicians at any stage of their professional life. Our respect goes to the founders of this innovative startup. We think they did an incredible job developing an excellent device and integrating it with a suit of software that is easy to use, clinically relevant, and that is ready fo...
Source: Medgadget - September 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs

National Healthy People Initiative Includes Updated Section on Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders
  Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part posting on Healthy People 2020. The second, which you can read this Thursday, covers how you can get more involved with Healthy People hearing initiatives in your state. Improving the health of all Americans is the goal of a nationwide project, Healthy People. Launched in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People sets and monitors national health objectives to meet a wide range of health issues, encourage research and guide the public in making the best health ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 14, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Pam Mason Tags: Audiology Health Care Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

Audiologists, ASHA Needs Your Input to Meet the Changing Needs of Reimbursement
Congress, Medicare, health insurance payers, health care administrators, and patients—all these groups insist on data-driven, efficient, high-quality health care. They also want to hold providers—including audiologists—accountable. These demands mean that changes to the health care system are inevitable, regardless of presidential and congressional races. In today’s health care economy, just about everyone agrees on the inefficiency of the standard, fee-for-service model. Audiology should embrace the changes in reimbursement, service delivery and consumer options. The bottom line? Aud...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - May 12, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Lisa Satterfield Tags: Audiology Advocacy medicare reimbursement Source Type: blogs

Acupuncture Notes
Jackie Doyle Used Japanese moxa did lots of ear stuff circled the dragon put needles in wrist heart 6, master of the heart (pericardium) -7, lung 9 (I think this it) Jiang- Did lots of command points, used governor vessel-20 (he always takes this) Stacy Roman – Morgantown yin tang and Bl 2 for headache One treatment Stacy gave me was CV 17 CV12 CV3 LI4 Liver3 GV20 KI3 St 44 Large intestine-4 and Stomach-44 bilaterally for frontal headache (very effective) Kidney-3 bilaterally for general tonification and energy Stomach-25 and Ren-6 and Ren-9 (conception vessel) for energy, tonify lower Jiao and helps out bladder Ren-...
Source: Inside Surgery - April 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

10 Audiology Posts for 10th Annual World Hearing Day
To commemorate  the World Health Organization’s 10th annual World Hearing Day, we collected 10 topical audiology posts on the Leader Blog from the past year. Video Blog: The River School Emphasizes Integration of Kids With Hearing Loss The River School specializes in the oral education of young children with hearing loss. But unlike other programs, the private school developed an inclusive, mutually beneficial program that urges literacy and speech skills in deaf and typically hearing students at the same time. American Pharoah: Triple Crown Winner Uses Ear Plugs! American Pharoah sprinted to win...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 3, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Audiology Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

The Wheat Belly one-day parade
By following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, people reverse a constellation of abnormal health phenomena such as insulin resistance, inflammation, gastrointestinal irritation, mind effects, and dysbiosis. I stress this over and over again because many people view the Wheat Belly lifestyle as just a weight loss program. It is, of course, a program for health–a pretty darned powerful program that outdoes anything–yes, anything–else you do in life for your health. But weight loss on this lifestyle can indeed be quite impressive. Here are some of the photos shared in the course of just one day, yesterday, Septemb...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 28, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories facial change gluten grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

A New Diagnosis
On Monday, I awoke,took my child to the baby sitter(as schools were closed for the Jewish New Year) and came back to a voicemail on my phone."call us immeadietly." (Signed, Genetics Dept.of University)I called. I knew in my gut they were going to tell ME I was the reason for my child's genetic condition because that is how it is,my husband is the largely healthy one."we got the results back...Breathe.And you also have the 17Q12 deletion."Well, joy. And does this mean I have MODY as well?""yes,but we need to communicate with Dr.S (adult geneticist-it was J's genetic counselor who called me...
Source: The D-Log Cabin - September 17, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Authors: HVS Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 112
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 112 Question 1 How did Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin die? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1191031141'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1191031141')) Furunculosis Not by his invention, contrary to folklore, but by an infected carbuncle on his shoulder. Interestingly the first guillotine contraption was designed in Halifax, Yorkshire which was used as a deterrent for would ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 14, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five alexander fleming Altitude Catamenial pneumothorax Dr Joseph Ignace Guillotin guillotine hitler monge parkinsons penicillin Source Type: blogs

Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain’s Plasticity
I met yesterday with a former doctoral student, now a professor at the University of Texas in Dallas, Michael Kilgard. As a research fellow in my UCSF laboratory, Dr. Kilgard studied the conditions under which acetycholine enables brain plasticity—showing among other findings that large scale and highly useful plasticity can be achieved by pairing sensory […]The post Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain’s Plasticity appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - March 5, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Alzheimer’s Brain Fitness Brain Plasticity Brain Science BrainHQ Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science Tinnitus Source Type: blogs

Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain ’ s Plasticity
I met yesterday with a former doctoral student, now a professor at the University of Texas in Dallas, Michael Kilgard. As a research fellow in my UCSF laboratory, Dr. Kilgard studied the conditions under which acetycholine enables brain plasticity—showing among other findings that large scale and highly useful plasticity can be achieved by pairing sensory […]The post Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain’s Plasticity appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - March 5, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Alzheimer’s Brain Fitness Brain Plasticity Brain Science BrainHQ Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science Tinnitus Source Type: blogs

Cervical venous hum
Brief Review Abstract: Cervical venous hum is a continuous murmur heard over the internal jugular vein, due to partial compression by transverse process of atlas. It is common in children with anemia. Cervical venous hum is a continuous murmur heard over the internal jugular veins. It is thought to be produced by the partial compression of the internal jugular vein by the transverse process of the atlas as well by the effect of gravity. It is more common on the right side because the right internal jugular vein and brachiocephalic vein has straight access to the superior vena cava so that the flow velocity is higher ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - January 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis, MD, DM, FACC, FRCP Edin, FRCP London Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, May 27, 2014
From MedPage Today: Temporary Fee on Big Business Funds Obamacare. The world of healthcare, like any, is full of haves and have nots. Grassroots Group Aims to Renew Primary Care. “Change is HERE. The future of primary care has arrived.” The motto of Primary Care Progress, a 4-year-old grassroots organization advocating for interprofessional teamwork and a brighter landscape for primary care in the U.S., is echoed throughout the organization’s rhetoric, blog posts, leadership summits, and the voices of its members. War Wounds: Hearing Loss Tracks Gulf War Vets. Do you routinely ask your patients if t...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 27, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Primary care Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Fwd: Diagnostic criteria for pseudotumore cerebri
    From: Djacobs272@aol.comTo: dhj1.neurology@blogger.comSent: 5/13/2014 2:29:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight TimeSubj: Diagnostic criteria for pseudotumore cerebri   Neurology 2013; 81:1161   A.  Required        1.  Papilledema        2.  normal neuro exam except cranial neuropathy eg abducens palsy        3.  Neuroimaging-- normal MRI with and without contrast        4.  Normal CSF composition        ...
Source: neurologyminutiae - May 14, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid L24, a New Combination Implant/Hearing Aid for Sensorineural High Pitch Hearing Loss
Lots of people suffer from selective hearing loss that allows them to hear low frequency sounds quite well, while the high pitch is severely limited. This is normally due to damaged cochlea and traditional options, like hearing aids and cochlear implants, often don’t do a sufficient job of helping such people hear the world around them. A new, first of its kind system, that combines an implant and a hearing aid into one, has just been approved by the FDA for people with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds in both ears. The hearing aid component of the Nucleus Hybrid L24 Co...
Source: Medgadget - March 21, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: ENT Neurological Surgery Source Type: blogs

Living with Extreme Sound Sensitivity
If you feel disgusted to the point of rage when you hear the sound of chewing, swallowing, breathing, throat-clearing and other common “people” noises, you’re not alone. You’re also not crazy. Misophonia is a sound sensitivity disorder, which makes certain noises intolerable to the sufferer. Although this condition is primarily neurological, the experience of these sounds can cause psychological distress. The term misophonia was developed by Pawel and Margaret Jastreboff, American neuroscientists. Literally translated, it means “hatred of sounds.” This condition usually develops when a ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Craig A. Maxwell, DO Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements General Green and Environment Health-related LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Psychotherapy Treatment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder brain Dr. Pawel Jastreboff Margaret Jastrebof Source Type: blogs

Electric Stimulator Guides Neuroplasticity to Treat Tinnitus (VIDEO)
Tinnitus is a debilitating condition thought to be caused by the brain generating a signal in areas no longer stimulated by the auditory system. The brain’s natural plasticity can potentially be utilized to treat tinnitus, by stimulating adjacent regions of the brain. A new system that works on the auditory cortex to guide neuroplasticity has been developed by MicroTransponder, a spin-off company from University of Texas at Dallas, and the technology is now set to begin clinical trials. The Serenity System couples an implantable vagus nerve stimulator with a tone generator that plays sounds of various frequenci...
Source: Medgadget - March 7, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Neurological Surgery Neurology Source Type: blogs

A brief list of fibromylagia symptoms
[Note I did not write this list. It was on Facebook shared by Creaky Joints. But I find it to be very true.]I have highlighted the ones that I experience regularly. So if you ever wonder how my day is going, just think about this list. PAIN- in the muscle: often described as aching, burning, throbbing, gnawing, shooting, tingling. Almost always exacerbated by exercise and may or may not be present at rest. Can be migratory and differing from day to day.FATIGUE- From feeling tired to exhausted and requiring rest periods during the day.SLEEP DISTURBANCE- not being able to fall asleep and or able to stay asleep. Unrefreshing ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - February 26, 2014 Category: Cancer Tags: being a patient coping fibromyalgia Source Type: blogs

What is This Thing Called Neuroplasticity?
And how does it impact addiction and recovery?Bielefeld, Germany—The first in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Addiction and Recovery: From Genes to Culture and Back Again. The conference, held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University, drew neuroscientists, historians, psychologists, philosophers, and even a freelance science journalist or two, coming in from Germany, the U.S., The Netherlands, the UK, Finland, France, Italy, Australia, and elsewhere. The organizing idea was to focus on how changes in the brain impact addiction and ...
Source: Addiction Inbox - January 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs

Tinnitus - 2013 Lancet review
Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is noneIn 2011, British newspapers reported that a rock fan committed suicide to relieve tinnitus that he had for 3 months after a supergroup's gig. Tinnitus is characterized as perception of sound where there is none. The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine published a review on Tinnitus: Patients do not have to ‘just live with it’ and Tinnitus relief: Suggestions for patients.From NHS YouTube channel:Tinnitus is a common medical symptom that can be debilitating. Risk factors include:- hearing loss- ototoxic medication- head injury- depression At presentation, the p...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - December 20, 2013 Category: Professors and Educators Authors: noreply at blogger.com (Ves Dimov, M.D.) Tags: ENT Lancet Source Type: blogs

Bearing the Unbearable: Strategies for Dealing with Tinnitus
I have tinnitus, loud tinnitus -- and for the first three months of this condition, I wasn't sure that life would ever be the same again. Well, things are better than ever, and I'm sharing what I did to get my tinnitus under control.Contributor: Ryan WeltonPublished: Nov 12, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 12, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

What’s That Buzz? Finding a Solution for Tinnitus
By Lindsay Prusick, AuDEducation & Training Audiologist, Starkey Hearing Technologies   It affects 10 percent of Americans, no one has the same experience, and it does not discriminate. Can you guess what I am talking about? Tinnitus! The topic of tinnitus has become all the buzz.   Tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears, or in the head, when no external sound is present. The sound is real, but no one except the patient hears it.    Researchers and clinicians have worked for decades to figure out the treatment or combination of treatments that can provide relief to patients with tin...
Source: R&D Blog - October 8, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo: the end of a myth
Conclusions It is clear from meta-analyses that results of acupuncture trials are variable and inconsistent, even for single conditions.  After thousands of trials of acupuncture, and hundreds of systematic reviews (Ernst et al., 2011), arguments continue unabated.  In 2011, Pain carried an editorial which summed up the present situation well. “Is there really any need for more studies? Ernst et al. (2011) point out that the positive studies conclude that acupuncture relieves pain in some conditions but not in other very similar conditions. What would you think if a new pain pill was shown to relieve muscu...
Source: DC's goodscience - May 30, 2013 Category: Professors and Educators Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Academia acupuncture badscience Bait and switch quackademia CAM quackery Source Type: blogs

Signs & Symptoms of Hearing Loss
By Thomas Tedeschi, AuD Vice President, Franchise Development Sonus It usually starts with the small things. You may not notice them, but chances are people around you do. The TV volume is just a few notches louder than usual. The coworker two cubicles down calls your name, and you miss it. Your cell phone shows missed calls even though the ringer's on. The alarm doesn't wake you, but it woke your spouse.   At some point, someone -- a friend, a family member, maybe even a coworker or your boss -- might point out that you may need to get your hearing checked. If you've found yourself in that situat...
Source: R&D Blog - May 3, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Subtle Signs of Mother’s Dementia
We all need to be circumspect of subtle changes in personality, balance, judgment, memory and anything else uncharacteristic in our friends and family. Be Proactive and we can be less Reactive. By Elaine C. Pereira Alzheimer's Reading Room Falling The recent article on the Alzheimer’s Reading Room, Problems with Balance, Walking, Falling Can Be an Early Sign of Dementia, started me reflecting on a series of falls my mother experienced as well as other soft signs of her decline, or not so soft when she fell to the floor. At four feet, eleven inches, my mom was definitely petite and slender. She maintai...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - April 16, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

Papilledema pearls
  1. Cotton wool spots OFF disk may suggest hypertensive syndrome   2.  Hemorrhages off disc suggest central retinal vein occlusion   3.  New onset pulsatile tinnitus is significant finding indicating need to look for increased ICP, as well as transient obscurations, graying of vision for twenty seconds, with postural change and headache.  Field before acuity is affected, disc edema usually affected.   4.  MRI findings  may include disc enhancement, occassionally, enhanced perioptic space (40 %), flattening of posterior globe (80 %), empty sella  Get MRI/MRV   5....
Source: neurologyminutiae - April 8, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

How I Quit Gambling
Projectile vomiting can be your friend. I never should have found myself inside casinos in the first place. As a former alcoholic, cigarette smoker, and drug abuser, taking up gambling does not, in retrospect, sound like a solid life plan. But in my addictive heyday, gambling was definitely a part of my life. I would go the casino, stand inside the entrance, gaze out across the dark, jangling world of the slot machine floor, populated by solitary figures seated on stools, busily drinking and smoking cigarettes, and mutter: “My kinda people.” And they were. Lurking out there were a significant number of fello...
Source: Addiction Inbox - February 8, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs

Tinnitus Evaluation Program Offers Treatment Measure Outcomes
By David W. Holmes, PhD MelMedtronics will release its new Tinnitus Evaluation Program (TEP) software in October. This product is Medicare-compliant and reimbursable, creating opportunity for an untapped revenue stream in audiology and otolaryngology practices. Medicare approved a new CPT code for tinnitus evaluation (CPT-92625) seven years ago, and four evaluation requirements comply with the procedure. Frequency match, intensity match, minimum masking level, and presence of residual inhibition must be documented for patients’ tinnitus measurements. Medicare currently reimburses an average of $67.44 (depending on g...
Source: R&D Blog - September 26, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Promising Results in Controlling Tinnitus with Brain Training
I had the great pleasure of visiting a wonderful research team studying the neurological origins and treatment of tinnitus at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis last week. About 30 million U.S. citizens have tinnitus. For about 4 million of them, the tinnitus is identified as “severe” – which means that it is continuously disturbing and intrusive, makes normal sleep very difficult or impossible, has extended cognitive impacts, and grossly degrades the sufferer’s quality of life. Dr. Jay Piccirillo and Dr. Harold Burton have conducted very important studies in tinnitus patients in thei...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - April 4, 2011 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Brain Fitness Brain Fitness Program Brain Plasticity Brain Science BrainHQ Neuroscience Posit Science Source Type: blogs

Promising Results in Controlling Tinnitus with Brain Training
I had the great pleasure of visiting a wonderful research team studying the neurological origins and treatment of tinnitus at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis last week.  About 30 million U.S. citizens have tinnitus.  For about 4 million of them, the tinnitus is identified as “severe” – which means that it is continuously disturbing and intrusive, makes normal … Continue reading → (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - April 4, 2011 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Michael Merzenich Tags: Brain Fitness Brain Fitness Program Brain Plasticity Brain Science brain training for tinnitus tinnitus treatments washington university of st. louis Source Type: blogs

Tinnitus. A special example of a failure mode for your plastic brain.
Millions of individuals (2% of humankind) are plagued by continuous sounds generated in their skulls, not coming from the real world. Because these ringing or roaring sounds are inescapable and because they strongly influence emotional-control processes in the brain, they can literally drive an individual who hears them incessantly just a little bit crazy. No one dies from tinnitus (although … Continue reading → (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - June 13, 2009 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Michael Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Brain Fitness Brain Fitness Program Brain Plasticity Brain Science Brain Trauma, Injury Neuroscience Posit Science Uncategorized Source Type: blogs