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American Pain Society (APS) 35th Annual Scientific Meeting

American Pain Society (APS) 35th Annual Scientific Meeting: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APS 2016.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Prognosis After a Transient Ischemic Attack or Minor Stroke

Studies from more than 10 years ago showed that the risk for a stroke or cardiovascular event after a transient ischemic event was high. Dr Diener discusses a study that re-evaluated this phenomenon.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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APS Issues New Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

With patients increasingly turning to herbal cannabis for chronic pain -- legally or not -- the American Pain Society white paper offers clinical guidance and strong suggestions on the need for more research.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Promising Data With Ketamine in Chronic and Phantom Limb Pain

The key to avoiding adverse effects with ketamine is to start at a low dose, says one clinician.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
umem.org
about 4 years ago
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'Immediate aspirin' advice for minor stroke - BBC News

People should consider taking aspirin immediately after mini or minor stroke to prevent or limit the harm caused by further strokes, researchers say.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Angela Rippon: 'Teach the young about dementia' - BBC News

Educating children through dementia awareness programmes in schools is, she says the best way to improve understanding of the disease and support those who develop it.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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A Call to Action on Cryptogenic Stroke: Can Patient Outcomes Be Improved? CME

: Dr Clyde Yancy leads a panel of stroke experts in exploring strategies to find the cause of ischemic stroke.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Reassuring Results for tPA on Long-term Mortality in Stroke

Three-year results from the IST-3 trial show a nonsignificant reduction in mortality for stroke patients receiving thrombolytic therapy.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Comfort Managing End-of-Life Pain Does Not Match Training

Nurses report being comfortable managing end-of-life pain, but many are not following evidence-based hospital guidelines on how it should be done, new research shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Tai chi improves pain in patients with knee arthritis, trial finds

Tai chi produced beneficial effects similar to a standard course of physical therapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, a randomised single blind trial has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Tai chi improves pain in patients with knee arthritis, trial finds

Tai chi produced beneficial effects similar to a standard course of physical therapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, a randomised single blind trial has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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A Bundle for TBI

Not that long ago Dr Alan Garner described the process for developing Carebundles as part of trying to deliver the best care and measure it at the same time. Here’s the first of the follow-up posts: on TBI. The isolated severe traumatic brain injury bundle As a follow up to our blog about Carebundles and their general…  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago
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Pressure ulcers, indentation marks and pain from cervical spine immobilization with extrication collars and headblocks: An observational study

Interesting article:Pressure ulcers and skin indentation from spinal immobilisation.https://t.co/rDLiA0Rtef pic.twitter.com/HEh54hHMDJ— Rob Fenwick (@robfenwick) May 15, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago
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Disrupted Sleep Linked to Lower Pain Tolerance, Impulsivity

Healthy individuals subjected to forced awakenings similar to those commonly experienced with chronic pain show significant reductions in pain tolerance and other notable changes.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Getting to the Source of Your Patients' Insomnia

The DSM-5 has simplified the diagnosis of insomnia, but for practitioners seeking to treat it, the best path forward remains a multidimensional one.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Seizure and Fever

In this case, CT scan findings provided important clues in the diagnosis of HSV encephalitis.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Self-injury Linked to Altered Pain Processing in Autism

Individuals with autism who engage in self-injurious behavior are more likely to be lower functioning and display aberrations in pain processing.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Take aspirin immediately after a minor stroke, say researchers - BBC News

People should consider taking aspirin immediately after a minor stroke to prevent or limit the harm caused by further strokes, researchers say.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago