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Pain in the Neck? FDA Updates Epidural Steroid Injections Guidelines
With the increasing number of patients turning to epidural steroid injections for pain relief, specialists with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safe Use Initiative gathered specialists to improve the procedure.
Distinguishing Between Pneumonitis and Pneumonia: When Antibiotics Become Fatal
To prescribe or not to prescribe? – That is the question that practitioners face regarding antibiotics. While they can be extremely beneficial, the medication proved to be the deadly approach for one patient.
New Osteoarthritis Painkiller Made from Caterpillar Fungus
Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are among the well-known ingredients found in pain relievers, but an unusual addition that works just as well as existing medications may be making its way onto store shelves.
Surgical Treatment of Acute Compartment Syndrome
Acute compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency of increased pressure within one of the body's muscle- and nerve-containing compartments, usually in the leg or arm. It occurs when accumulation of necrotic debris and hemorrhage (especially after fracture) increases intra-compartmental pressure, and that pressure exceeds the interstitium’s capillary perfusion pressure.
Gene Mutation Associated with Rare Disease Key to Pain Processing
Canada- and Switzerland-based researchers discovered that a specific gene, that is typically associated with a rare disease, plays an important role in how pain is processed in the body.
Treating Headaches Goes Beyond the Average Pain Reliever
When it comes to headaches many people are familiar with the pain of migraines but cluster headaches can have just as much if not more of an impact on a person's life.

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