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MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand
... aidthe diagnosis and treatment of conditions like carpal
tunnel syndrome. More datais also key to robotic hands, and to software that allows us to touch and feelvirtual objects generated by a computer. Introducing MIT's Touch Lab. In addition to exploring the basic sciencebehind the hand, the scien...
Workers' comp: perfect fit for chiropractic
...upper back and repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal
tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. However, the broad spectrum of workers' compensation laws across the country and some lingering medical biases have continued to prevent direct access to doctors of chiropractic in many instances, despite the fact that...
Electrodiagnostic studies the better alternative for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome
...agreement on the most accurate tool for diagnosing carpal
tunnel syndrome (CTS). While other diagnostic tools have been proposed for CTS, the electrodiagnostic tests are the preferred method among experts from these three associations. The latest practice guideline is published in the June 11 issue of Neur...
Growth hormone, sex steroid combination 'not ready for prime time'
...s in both sexes included joint pain, swelling, and carpal
tunnel syndrome. In general, men experienced more frequent and severe side effects than did women. Eighteen men treated with hGH developed either transient glucose intolerance, a precursor to diabetes, or diabetes, compared with seven men not receivi...
Repetitive work tasks linked to bone damage
...k-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) such as carpal
tunnel syndrome, a new study by researchers at Tem... Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, including carpal
tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis and tendonitis, make up the majority (65 percent) of all occupationa...
Researchers to design intervention for work-related injury
..., or WMSDs. In the United States, WMSDs, including carpal
tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, cost employers $20...xperts. Specifically, they found that work-related carpal
tunnel syndrome develops through mechanisms that include injury, inflammation, fibrosis and subseque...
May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...tematic review of the literature on treatments for carpal
tunnel syndrome found good evidence to support some nonsurgical treatments. There is strong evidence that local corticosteroid injections, and to a lesser extent oral corticosteroids, give short-term relief for patients. There is weaker but still u...
Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
...mononeuropathy, involving individual nerves, as in carpal
tunnel syndrome, and 3) radiculoplexus neuropathy, marked by weakness, sensory loss and/or pain in a patchy, multifocal way. Radiculoplexus neuropathy can have the most serious consequences of the three, including confining a patient to a wheelchair....
A controlled study of peripheral neuropathy after bariatric surgery
... peripheral nervous system, PN, can be focal, like carpal
tunnel syndrome which affects fingers and hands; o...l group," Dr. Dyck said. "The most common PNs were carpal
tunnel syndrome and sensory neuropathy, but a small number had a more severe form of PN which can le...
Workers with carpal tunnel find relief with night-time splinting
...g to feel the common pain and discomfort linked to carpal
tunnel syndrome. The findings, made by a team of r...scomfort for active workers with early symptoms of carpal
tunnel syndrome. The results from the study are published in the January issue of the Archives of P...
Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
... spite of its association with heavy computer use, carpal
tunnel syndrome is not confined to data entry work...treatments. Is surgery always the best course for carpal
tunnel syndrome's sufferers? A team of researchers in Madrid recently set out to find the answer. ...