Miscellaneous Musculoskeletal Disorders
The researchers found that clinical global impression (P<0.05) and visual analog scale of change (P<0.05) in bruxism and in pain favored the BoNT-A group.
A structured exercise program provides mobility benefits to all older patients, regardless of frailty status
The effect of physical activity at reducing the likelihood of major mobility disability (MMD) was not impacted by the baseline frailty status of patients in the study.
"Our review of the current evidence has pointed to more questions than answers about the benefits and harms of screening children and teenagers with no symptoms of scoliosis," said USPSTF member Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH.
More than two-thirds (85%) of those on sedatives and narcotics reported being counseled by a provider on the possibility of impaired driving.
TRM-201 (rofecoxib) is a highly potent COX-2 selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a well-established efficacy profile.
Treatments for cervical dystonia include oral medications, botulinum toxin injections, surgery, and complementary therapies.
A significant inverse correlation was seen in age- and wear time-adjusted analysis for LPA, but this correlation was no longer apparent after adjustment for potential confounders and MVPA.
In multivariable analysis, presyncope was correlated with younger age, history of passing out or nearly passing out after an injection or blood draw, anxiety before vaccination, receiving more than one injected vaccine, and greater post-vaccination pain.
Multifactorial interventions to prevent falls should be offered selectively by clinicians; the overall net benefit of routinely offering multifactorial interventions is small.
Octagam 10% is currently approved to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adult patients. It is supplied as 2g, 5g, 10g, or 20g single-use bottles.
A new review published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine details the health issues that troubled JFK the most, specifically his back. His low-back pain was instigated by a football injury sustained while he was at Harvard in 1937. An orthopedic spine specialist diagnosed him in 1940 with a "very unstable lumbosacral joint".
Results showed a statistically significantly, but not a clinically important, improvement in two of the trials which evaluated radiofrequency denervation for the sacroiliac joints (−0.71 (95% CI, −1.35 to −0.06) and a combination of the facet joints, sacroiliac joints or intervertebral disks (−0.99 (95% CI, −1.73 to −0.25) at 3 months.
Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications.
The analysis of nationwide data from 2004 to 2009 found that patients with back pain who screened positive for depression were more than twice as likely to be prescribed an opioid.
The data showed sarcopenia was 4 times more prevalent for the high-risk alcohol drinking group vs. the low-risk alcohol drinking group (odds ratio 4.29, 95% CI: 1.87, 9.82).
Initially, the team attributed the muscle weakness to either HIV or drug-mediated myopathy but a muscle biopsy later revealed atrophy of type II fibers without necrosis or inflammation.
In preclinical studies, AMO-02 has shown efficacy in transgenic models and reversal of muscle cell differentiation deficits in ex vivo tissue samples.
Practitioners can evaluate a patient for exercise addiction by exploring a patient's motivation for exercise, determining whether they cut back when injured, exploring the patient's emotional connection to exercise, and assessing whether exercise interferes with other aspects of life.
The CHERISH study was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-procedure controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Spinraza in children with later-onset SMA (n=126) aged 2-12 years.
The researchers concluded that stimulant drug use may result in acute stimulant-induced tremor as well as long-term proprioceptive deficits in terms of arm-droop.
The FDA approval was based on efficacy data of Ingrezza in a 6-week clinical study (n=234) of patients who received Ingrezza vs. placebo.
Researchers provided 30 patients who'd had spinal fusion surgery with a 30-minute music therapy session within 72 hours of their operation, while another group received only standard care after their procedure.
The researchers identified an additional 24 published studies and 25 unpublished studies, since the last completed systematic review of 57 eligible studies.
The researchers found that percentage of responders (LBP intensity <40 on an 11-point numerical rating scale) was higher in the GC IDI group than the control group at one month after the intervention.
One study found that patients who are discharged directly home following a total knee arthroplasty face a lower risk for complications and hospital readmission than those who first go to an inpatient rehab facility.
Prediction of subsequent PsA was associated with baseline presence of arthralgia in women (hazard ratio [HR], 2.59), heel pain (HR, 4.18), high fatigue score (HR, 2.36), and high stiffness score (HR, 2.03).