- Cos’è il colpo di frusta (“Whiplash”) e cosa lo causa?
Whiplash, or WAD (whiplash-associated disorders) refers to a series of neck injuries caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck – hyperextension (over-extension) injury to the neck.
- American Society Of Anesthesiologists Urges Americans To Fight Back Against Pain
Whether the result of injury, illness or a chronic condition, 70 million Americans experience pain annually. The individual pain sufferer may experience a diminished quality of life, lack of mobility and added stress.
- Combining Celebrex With Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Protection From Heart Attack And Stroke, Study Suggests
Millions of Americans take Celebrex for arthritis or other pain. Many, if they are middle-aged or older, also take a low-dose aspirin tablet daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Blood Flow And Organ Status Improved By Gas During Minimally Invasive Surgery
As good as laparoscopy is in preventing some of the stresses of open surgery on the body, it does have drawbacks, including reduced blood flow and organ dysfunction. Laparoscopy is a type of surgery in the abdomen done through small incisions.
- New Clues Emerge For Understanding Morphine Addiction
Scientists are adding additional brush strokes to the revolutionary new image now emerging for star-shaped cells called astrocytes in the brain and spinal cord. Their report, which suggests a key role for astrocytes in morphine’s ability to relieve pain and cause addiction, appears online in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research, a monthly publication.
- St. Jude Medical Receives FDA Approval For Industry-First Five-Column Neurostimulation Lead To Manage Chronic Pain
St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. market introduction of its new Penta™ surgical lead for neurostimulation therapy.
- Intravenous Lidocaine Aids Pain Control After Ambulatory Surgery
Although lidocaine is most often used as a local anesthetic, low doses of lidocaine given intravenously can help to control pain after common ambulatory surgery procedures, suggests a study in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
- During Prostate Surgery, A Little ‘Sugar’ Helps Avoid Low ‘Salt’ Levels
In men undergoing prostate surgery, excessive fluid absorption can lead to dangerously low sodium levels. Adding a small amount of glucose to the irrigation fluid used during surgery can help anesthesiologists to prevent this rare but potentially serious complication, reports a study in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
- Hidden Sensory System In The Skin Discovered By Researchers
The human sensory experience is far more complex and nuanced than previously thought, according to a groundbreaking new study published in the December 15 issue of the journal Pain. In the article, researchers at Albany Medical College, the University of Liverpool and Cambridge University report that the human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system aside from the nerves that give most of us the ability to touch and feel.
- Treating Cluster Headaches With High-Flow Oxygen Appears Effective
Patients with a cluster headache, which is characterized by bouts of excruciating pain usually near the eye or temple, were more likely to report being pain-free within 15 minutes of treatment with high-flow oxygen than patients who received a placebo treatment, according to a study in the December 9 issue of JAMA.
- American Pain Society Endorses FDA Guideline For Medication Disposal
Calling it “an important first step in attempting to reverse an escalating public health menace caused by diversion of prescription opioid pain medications,” the American Pain Society today announced its support for a new FDA initiative to encourage consumers to remove unused pain drugs from home medicine cabinets.
- New Neurostimulation Patient Programming Software Enables More Thorough And Efficient Capture Of Complex Pain Patterns
St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its next-generation MultiSteering Technology software for Rapid Programmer™, a programming platform used to optimize neurostimulation therapy for chronic pain patients.
- Gastroenterology/Hepatology Societies Issue Recommendations On Nonanesthesiologist Administration Of Propofol For GI Endoscopy
The worldwide safety experience of endoscopist-administered propofol sedation now exceeds 600,000 patients. The low rate of serious adverse events underscores the safety of nonanesthesiologist-administered propofol (NAAP) for gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, provided that it is administered by a team of individuals who have received training specific to the administration of propofol according to the “Position statement: nonanesthesiologist administration of propofol for GI endoscopy” issued by the four major gastroenterology and hepatology societies.
- Outpatient Disc Treatment Gives Long-Term Back Pain Relief
A randomized, controlled study comparing standard conservative therapy to a minimally invasive treatment called percutaneous disc decompression for painful herniated disc revealed that while both treatments help patients in the short run, only disc decompression kept patients pain free up to two years later.
- Higher Risk Of Knee Arthritis Linked To Too Much Exercise
A new study by radiologists found that middle-aged men and women who do lots of exercise, and particularly high impact activities like running and jumping, may be unknowingly causing damage to their knees and putting themselves at greater risk of developing osteoarthritis.