Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2010’

Lifestyle Adjustments Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

March 30, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Short bursts of physical activity can ease fibromyalgia symptoms. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy have shown that encouraging patients to undertake ‘Lifestyle Physical Activity’ (LPA) can markedly increase the average number of steps taken per day and produce clinically relevant reductions in perceived disability and pain…more PainCareMD

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Cyclists Over 50 Benefit From Dietary Supplement

March 24, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Taking arginine supplements can improve the cycling ability of over-50s. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition tested a combination of the amino acid and an antioxidant in sixteen cyclists, finding that it enhanced their anaerobic threshold – the amount of work done before lactic acid begins to accumulate in the …

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Pelvic Pain And Surgeries In Women Before Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome – Chronic Pelvic Pain, BPS And Pelvic Surgical Procedures

March 17, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com For years, bladder pain syndrome series have reported apparently high numbers of BPS patients with a history of hysterectomy and other pelvic surgeries. No study has compared cases with controls prior to onset of BPS symptoms. In the EPIC study (Events Preceding Interstitial Cystitis) John Warren’s research group hypothesized that significantly more cases than controls experienced pelvic …

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Multiple Benefits To Surgery Reported For Patients With Advanced Osteoarthritis

March 13, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Total knee replacement (TKR) successfully relieves pain and improves function in patients with advanced knee arthritis, according to a study presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The surgery also significantly improves dynamic balance among elderly patients. Impaired balance and increased tendency to fall are common complaints among the elderly …

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95% Success Rate For Grown Teen Pitchers With "Tommy John" Elbow Reconstruction

March 15, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans, (March 13), found that 95 percent of skeletally mature high school pitchers were satisfied with their “Tommy John” elbow reconstruction surgery. Almost as many, (94.7 percent) returned to competitive baseball…more PainCareMD

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84 Percent Of Male Patients Still Highly Active 15 Years After ACL Knee Reconstruction

March 15, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Eighty-four percent of males who had ACL knee (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction with a patellar tendon (the tendon that attaches the knee to the front of the tibia or shin bone) graft continue at a high level of activity 15 years later, according to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day …

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Multi-Center Data In A Large Series Of Patients Show Vertebroplasty Provides Dramatic And Lasting Pain Relief For Vertebral Compression Fractures

February 18, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com The results of a study of more than 4500 patients from six Italian EVEREST (European Vertebroplasty Research Team) Centers (Dr. G.C. Anselmetti-Candiolo Torino, Dr. G. Bonaldi-Bergamo, Dr. P. Carpeggiani-Pisa, Dr. S. Masala-Roma, Dr. M. Muto-Napoli,) confirms the effectiveness of vertebroplasty in treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), finding that the procedure provides significant and sustained pain relief. Patients …

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The Silent Epidemic – Pediatric Sports Injuries

March 11, 2010 www.medicalnewstoday.com At the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), two separate studies focus on the dramatic rise of pediatric sports injuries in recent years. However, despite this alarming trend, awareness, education, warning signs and early treatment can make a significant difference and help keep these athletes in the game, according to the …

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Heel Pain Continues To Plague Adults

February 26, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com If you are suffering from heel pain, you’re not alone. According to foot and ankle surgeons attending the 68th Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Las Vegas this week, heel pain continues to be the most common reason patients seek care. Surgeons advise the best defense to keeping pain in …

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