Smoking Cannabis Reduces Pain, Helps Sleep And Improves Mood For Those With Chronic Symptoms For patients with chronic (long-term) neuropathic pain, smoking cannabis was found to reduce symptoms of pain, improve mood and help sleep, a report published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Journal Association) revealed.
Interventional Spine®, Inc. Announces The Completion Of Another Successful Cervical Surgery, With Its PERPOS® Percutaneous Cervical System Interventional Spine, Inc. announced the completion of another successful surgery with the unique PERPOS Percutaneous Cervical System for the treatment of neck pain. To the Company’s knowledge, the PERPOS Percutaneous Cervical System is the only product that can [...]
Thrombosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Traditional anticoagulant therapies (heparin and warfarin), although efficacious, are associated with limitations in their utility for long-term administration. Consequently, there is an ongoing search for new anticoagulant agents. A better understanding of the biochemical pathways involved in coagulation has led to the identification of new [...]
Practice advisory on anesthetic care for magnetic resonance imaging. A report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Anesthetic Care for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Practice guidelines for the prevention, detection, and management of respiratory depression associated with neuraxial opioid administration. An updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Neuraxial [...]
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and elsewhere have succeeded in identifying for the first time a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans, signalling a significant step toward better understanding and treating of the condition. Leggi l’articolo intero.
Nautilus Neurosciences, Inc., a neurology-focused specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey, announced that CAMBIA(TM) (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) is now available in the United States for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura. CAMBIA was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2009. Leggi l’articolo intero.
An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is fairly common, especially among young athletes. While it can often be corrected through surgery, the injury can lead to increased risk of developing degenerative joint diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). The problem is that fluid in the knee joint, which lubricates the cartilage, is impacted by the [...]
Laparoscopic choecystectomy has become the treatment of choice for cholelithiasis owing to its obvious advantages over open cholecystectomy. This surgery is conventionally performed under general anaesthesia. Regional anaesthesia has not been used frequently as the sole anesthetic procedure in the present scenario. The purpose of the study is to assess whether spinal anesthesia is, or [...]
Prolonged mechanical ventilation gobbles up a huge proportion of healthcare dollars and still results in persistent, profound disability. Family members or other decision makers should be informed of this when they are considering a course of prolonged life support, researchers write in a new study published in the August 3 issue of the Annals of Internal [...]