Pharmacologic approaches are still “the most widely used therapeutic options to ameliorate persistent pain,” according to this overview from UpToDate. But with growing awareness of the potential negative outcomes associated with long-term opioid therapy, a newly discovered approach may be just what the doctor ordered.
The latest cases of Legionnaires’ disease, which has appeared in several states, is wreaking havoc back in the place where the outbreak all began: New York City.
PathwayGenomics, a California company that sells direct-to-consumer blood tests for cancer is in hot water with the FDA.
Chronic pain affects around 100 million Americans and treatments can range from prescription drugs to genetic engineering. While pain is typically the primary complaint among patients, their quality of life is often times negatively impacted as well. Beyond treating a patient’s pain symptoms, is there anything else a physician can do to make a positive impact on a patient’s quality of life?
As the hub of military medicine in the United States Walter Reed National Military Medical Center combines the talents of both military and civilian medical personnel to provide care for nearly one million patients every year.
The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) Guidance 2015 recently published its evidence-based international consensus guidance. This guideline addresses 5 specific areas of concern in diabetes.
Hemodynamic activity and neural coupling within the salience network are disrupted in psychopathy, and that the effects of psychopathy on moral evaluation are influenced by attentional demands, according to a study in Translational Psychiatry.
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) occurs in rare patients and its clinical presentation is considerably different than that seen in the usual hyperthyroid patient. Patients with this inherited condition produce inordinate levels of thyroid hormone because their negative feedback loop at the pituitary gland is metaphorically snipped. Concurrently, they have normal levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone.
A Swedish study is set to analyze the effect of massage and exercise therapy on subacute and long-lasting neck pain, according to an article in Trials. While both massage and exercise therapy are widely used for neck pain, there is little clinical evidence on the effectiveness of these treatments. Even where outcome measurements are available, the results have been conflicting.