Tag: "musculoskeletal" at medical news
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
... of chiropractic and massage was almost always for musculoskeletal
complaints, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine filled a broader role," the researchers found. "We found that CAM use was significantly less likely for malesand more likely for children with cancer, children with low back pain, and children with ad...
Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims
...ow account for more incapacity benefit claims than musculoskeletal
conditions like low back pain, say researchers in ...t common causes of long term sickness absence were musculoskeletal
disorders, in particular low back pain, but over the last decade, the contribution of psychiatric di...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...atism. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal
pain, fatigue and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat, with most patients continuing to have persistent symptoms even after pain management interventions. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. In the study, patients treated with Lyri...
Football players are sportsmen most at risk of injury
...immers, and 72 tennis players who were asked about musculoskeletal
problems that had reduced or interrupted their spo...rs who continued to train are at a greater risk of musculoskeletal
injury than those who did not. The injuries sustained, though not serious, may interfere with the sp...
New insight into potential cause of sexual dysfunction in women
...en the nervous system, the vascular system and the musculoskeletal
system," said Connell. "Alterations in any of these systems could potentially cause FSD." The trial was conducted while Connell was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The team studied the pudenal nerve, which provides nerve fibers to the pe...
Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers
...t of children suffer from headaches, abdominal and musculoskeletal
pain but two per cent of children have pain symptoms that can be severe enough to interrupt sleep, restrict physical activity and prevent them from attending school. Studies have shown that children suffering with this kind of chronic pain frequently...
Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 20, 2005 issue
...udy of a program that treated 13,077 patients with musculoskeletal
disorders (painful conditions of the muscles, bones, tendons, and joints) with either regular care or a special health program found that the special program shortened temporary work disability and reduced the number of patients who went on permanent...
Magnetic insoles do not provide pain relief, Mayo Clinic study reports
...yed fracture healing, for reducing pain in various musculoskeletal
conditions, and for decreasing edema associated with acute trauma, although other studies have shown no benefit in thesesituations. Externally applied static magnets generally are considered safe and have few adverse effects, but little is known abou...
ASU secures $3.9 million to study spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders
...its spinal reflexes and the changes related to the musculoskeletal
components after a spinal cord injury, the team will come up with the design for improved strategies for appropriate therapy. In addition to Jung and Abbas, collaborators on this project include Thomas Hamm, Barrows Neurological Institute; Anshuman ...
Survey of poultry workers shows high rate of injuries
...o of Caldwell County, Inc. "We found high rates of musculoskeletal
injuries," said Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at the School of Medicine, which is part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "Almost half of workers reported pain in their hands or arms during the previous month and one...
ACP publishes 'Expert Guide to Sports Medicine'
... of a primary care practice involves evaluation of musculoskeletal
disorders, according to the book's editors. "Exper...dicine" covers assessment and management of common musculoskeletal
injuries. Other topics include nutrition, the pre-participation screening examination, cardiovascula...
Slacker or sick?
...ndonitis, tennis elbow or other serious neural and musculoskeletal
injuries. The Temple researchers hope the findings...between this "off" feeling and possible neural and musculoskeletal
injuries may not be immediately apparent to the employee or employer, since actual pain is rare at t...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...ober 31, 2005, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM) Soft tissue and musculoskeletal
infections are more common than respiratory tract ...in Thailand, found 27 patients had soft tissue and musculoskeletal
infections (90 percent), 10 people had respiratory tract infections (33 percent), 10 patients had po...
Pain and its impact on the treatment of rheumatic disease
...iew and examination, heeding spontaneous movement, musculoskeletal
structure, and verbal complaints, as well as consi...oids are increasingly prescribed for patients with musculoskeletal
pain. However, only limited data support the long-term use of opioids in patients with rheumatic pa...
Hidden cost of teen pain in the UK almost 4 billion per year
...nts experience severe headaches, stomach cramps or musculoskeletal
pains that keep them away from school regularly. As part of a year-long study, the researchers have calculated that the average annual cost of treating and managing adolescent pain is more than 8,000 per patient per year, giving a conservative estima...
Harry Potter protects children from injury
... 7-15 who attended their emergency department with musculoskeletal
injuries over the summer weekends of 2003-5. The launch dates of the two most recent Harry Potter books (The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince) were Saturday 21 June 2003 and Saturday 16 July 2005. They compared the numbers of admission...
For orthopedic injuries, a robot that follows patients as they move
...han 8 million people were hospitalized in 2003 for musculoskeletal
conditions or injuries, which are estimated to cost the United States at least $215 billion annually. Orthopedic surgeons have long diagnosed patients by touch or with static X-rays, MRI and CT scans. They also may use X-ray video, but current techno...
Radiologic signs more than double sensitivity of MRIs
...adiologists who may not be experts in the field of musculoskeletal
radiology." "Actually, we were surprised to find i...e signs for radial tears was a great help for even musculoskeletal
radiologists with extensive experience interpreting knee MRIs," said Dr. Harper....
Policy changes in poultry industry could reduce worker injuries, report suggests
...ly line are both associated with increased risk of musculoskeletal
problems. The survey also showed that workers reported, on average, that management's commitment to safety was moderate. But, when workers perceived the commitment to safety as low, there was an increased risk of respiratory symptoms and occupational...
Study shows rituximab effective in treating chronic graft-versus-host disease
...herapy, occurred mainly in patients whose skin and musculoskeletal
systems were affected by chronic GVHD. "Our findings validate the preliminary work about the benefits of rituximab for this group of patients," says the study's lead author, Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber. "It offers a new line of therapy fo...
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