Latest Epidural Stories

Unraveling The Largest Fungal Infection Outbreak Associated With Contaminated Steroid Injections
2013-06-26 13:06:04

Elsevier Health Sciences Findings suggest black mold targeting the base of the brain, reports The American Journal of Pathology Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describe pathologic findings from 40 case reports of fungal infection in patients who had been given contaminated epidural, paraspinal, or intra-articular (into joints) steroid injections and correlate these findings with clinical and laboratory data. The report, published in the September...

2013-06-18 23:25:52

Pretty Pushers are made for mother's giving birth! West Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Bliss Baby & Maternity now carrying Pretty Pushers Labor & Delivery Gowns. Pretty Pushers labor gowns are a smart, soft, and stylish alternative to the unisex hospital gown for modern labor and delivery. Why wear a scratchy hospital gown on one of the most important days of a lifetime? Designed by a mom of two, Pretty Pushers creates a new option for new moms in labor. The gowns are...

2013-06-06 19:48:54

Possible treatment option for the right patient; but further research needed Most aging adults will experience back pain or a spinal disorder at some time in their life.  In fact, about 25.8 million visits were made to physicians´ offices due to primary back problems.  Treatment focuses on pain relief and is available in both non-surgical (medication or physical therapy) and surgical forms. A retrospective study in the June 5th  issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint...

2013-05-28 21:24:25

For patients with uncontrolled pain, simple equations could mean fewer days in the hospital For patients with uncontrolled pain from terminal cancer, a new approach to calculating initial dosage may allow a quicker start of spinal analgesia–and less time in the hospital, according to a study in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). Led by Dr Vivek Tim Malhotra of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer...

2013-05-09 23:21:15

Learn the risks and benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections as well as alternative and complimentary approaches to pain from a 15+ year Pain Management Expert. Washington, District of Columbia (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Dr. Oz Warns Against Epidural Steroid Injections On May 7, 2013 Dr. Oz expressed his concern about the use of Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) to treat back pain. For those suffering from back pain, Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) sound like a dream come true since they can...

2013-04-18 23:26:16

When a baby is in the breech position at the end of pregnancy, obstetricians can sometimes turn the baby head-down to enable a safer vaginal birth. In the past, women were not given anesthesia during the turning procedure, which requires the physician to push on the woman's abdomen while monitoring the baby with ultrasound. But a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital shows anesthesia is cost-effective because it increases the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.