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Osteoarthritis Of The Fingers, Heberden's Nodes - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

Educational video describing osteoarthritis of the fingers - Heberden's nodes, Bouchard's nodes. Become a friend on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/drebrah...  
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about 5 years ago
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for fibromyalgia  | Cochrane

Researchers of the Cochrane Collaboration conducted a review of research about the effects of antidepressants classified as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on fibromyalgia. After searching for all relevant studies up to June 2014, they found seven studies that compared SSRIs with a fake medication. These studies included a total of 383 people. Most participants were middle-aged women. The SSRIs that they studied were citalopram, fluoxetine and paroxetine. Five studies were each funded by pharmaceutical companies, and two studies were funded by public institutions.  
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about 5 years ago
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Muscle Metabolism | PhysiologyZone | Muscular Series

This is the 5th episode in the muscular series in which we will cover muscle metabolism and the ways in which muscles source their ATP. In summary we will co...  
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about 5 years ago
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Spondyloarthropathies Part Two with Dr. Charles Moore

Dr. Charles Moore covers topics including treatment of gout, psoriatic arthritis, and the clinical presentation of Sjögren's syndrome and sicca syndrome. Dr....  
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about 5 years ago
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WHO | MERS-CoV joint mission findings discussion

This is the briefing note of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the Republic of Korea on 15 June 2015  
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about 5 years ago
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Critical Care

Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often develop severe diaphragmatic and limb skeletal muscle dysfunction. Impaired muscle function in ARDS is associated with increased mortality, increased duration of mechanical ventilation, and functional disability in survivors. In this review, we propose that muscle dysfunction in ARDS can be categorized into an early and a late phase. These early and late phases are based on the timing in relationship to lung injury and the underlying mechanisms. The early phase occurs temporally with the onset of lung injury, is driven by inflammation and disuse, and is marked predominantly by muscle atrophy from increased protein degradation. The ubiquitin-proteasome, autophagy, and calpain-caspase pathways have all been implicated in early-phase muscle dysfunction. Late-phase muscle weakness persists in many patients despite resolution of lung injury and cessation of ongoing acute inflammation-driven muscle atrophy. The clinical characteristics and mechanisms underlying late-phase muscle dysfunction do not involve the massive protein degradation and atrophy of the early phase and may reflect a failure of the musculoskeletal system to regain homeostatic balance. Owing to these underlying mechanistic differences, therapeutic interventions for treating muscle dysfunction in ARDS may differ during the early and late phases. Here, we review clinical and translational investigations of muscle dysfunction in ARDS, placing them in the conceptual framework of the early and late phases. We hypothesize that this conceptual model will aid in the design of future mechanistic and clinical investigations of the skeletal muscle system in ARDS and other critical illnesses.  
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about 5 years ago
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Flexible Silver Wire Mesh Delivers Thermotherapy to Painful Joints |

Millions of people around the world treat joint paint using a heat packs and special patches that keep the affected area warm. These can be weighty, hard t  
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about 5 years ago
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Blunt Agonal Arrest | EMBlog Mayo Clinic

Presented at Joint Trauma Conference on December 17, 2013. Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. Authors: Rachelle Beste, Dustin Leigh, Ashley Mar…  
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about 5 years ago
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Acute rheumatic fever

Acute rheumatic fever and its sequel, chronic rheumatic heart disease, are important global health problems: about 500 000 new cases occur annually and 34 million people worldwide have rheumatic heart disease  
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Acute rheumatic fever

Acute rheumatic fever and its sequel, chronic rheumatic heart disease, are important global health problems: about 500 000 new cases occur annually and 34 million people worldwide have rheumatic heart disease  
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Acute rheumatic fever

Acute rheumatic fever and its sequel, chronic rheumatic heart disease, are important global health problems: about 500 000 new cases occur annually and 34 million people worldwide have rheumatic heart disease  
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Acute rheumatic fever

Acute rheumatic fever and its sequel, chronic rheumatic heart disease, are important global health problems: about 500 000 new cases occur annually and 34 million people worldwide have rheumatic heart disease  
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Temporomandibular disorders

TMDs represent a range of conditions with multifactorial complex pathophysiology, which are common up to the age of 40 years  
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about 5 years ago
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Many drugs used for rheumatic disease cause neutropenia

We agree with Hay and colleagues that, although neutropenia worries clinicians, it is often an unimportant finding and rarely requires treatment.1  
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about 5 years ago
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Spinal injury in ankylosing spondylitis

A 51 year old man attended the emergency department because of a painful neck after falling from standing height while climbing out of the bath. He slipped backwards in the bath and landed heavily on his back. He didn’t remember hitting his head. He lived alone and was previously independent, although his activities had become increasingly difficult in recent years owing to ankylosing spondylitis. The neck pain worsened during the day and he attended hospital. On initial clinical examination, he was alert and communicative. He had paravertebral soft tissue discomfort at the level of the mid-cervical spine but no midline bony tenderness. His range of neck movement was limited, although this was not unusual for him. No neurological deficits were noted and he was discharged with analgesia.  
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Critical Care

Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often develop severe diaphragmatic and limb skeletal muscle dysfunction. Impaired muscle function in ARDS is associated with increased mortality, increased duration of mechanical ventilation, and functional disability in survivors. In this review, we propose that muscle dysfunction in ARDS can be categorized into an early and a late phase. These early and late phases are based on the timing in relationship to lung injury and the underlying mechanisms. The early phase occurs temporally with the onset of lung injury, is driven by inflammation and disuse, and is marked predominantly by muscle atrophy from increased protein degradation. The ubiquitin-proteasome, autophagy, and calpain-caspase pathways have all been implicated in early-phase muscle dysfunction. Late-phase muscle weakness persists in many patients despite resolution of lung injury and cessation of ongoing acute inflammation-driven muscle atrophy. The clinical characteristics and mechanisms underlying late-phase muscle dysfunction do not involve the massive protein degradation and atrophy of the early phase and may reflect a failure of the musculoskeletal system to regain homeostatic balance. Owing to these underlying mechanistic differences, therapeutic interventions for treating muscle dysfunction in ARDS may differ during the early and late phases. Here, we review clinical and translational investigations of muscle dysfunction in ARDS, placing them in the conceptual framework of the early and late phases. We hypothesize that this conceptual model will aid in the design of future mechanistic and clinical investigations of the skeletal muscle system in ARDS and other critical illnesses.  
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about 5 years ago
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Primary synovial chondromatosis | Radiology Case | Radiopaedia.org

Primary synovial chondromatosis (or Reichel syndrome) is a benign mono-articular disorder of unknown origin that is characterised by synovial metaplasia and proliferation resulting in multiple intra-articular cartilaginous loose bodies of relative...  
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about 5 years ago
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OMSA and CFMS Joint Message: Reduction of CMG PGY-1 Positions in Ontario

Official Website of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) (FEMC). Representing over 7500 medical students at 14 member schools across Canada. Web Development: Nima Kashani  
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about 5 years ago
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Learn all about rheumatoid arthritis with our guide to symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments  
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about 5 years ago
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UNMC study: knee replacement viable option for rheumatoid arthritis

Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D., has for a long time listened to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) talking about improved quality of life after their total joint replacements.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago