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2012-12-06 05:00:44

The doctors at Pain Care are changing the lives of their patients who have failed traditional therapies and were left with little to no hope of a normal lifestyle, but who are now able to enjoy an active lifestyle due to a new procedure called Spinal Cord Stimulation. Stockbridge, GA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 Pain Care, LLC, an interventional spine and pain management practice in Atlanta, Georgia, offers new hope to thousands of patients suffering from chronic pain through a procedure...

2012-12-03 11:40:50

Postmenopausal women suffered significant bone density loss in their hip after they were treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Bone density loss after six months was six times greater when compared to the typical bone density loss seen in a year in a postmenopausal woman who doesn't receive steroid injection, researchers say. Shlomo Mandel, M.D., a Henry Ford orthopedic physician and the study's lead author, says...

2012-11-13 12:22:27

Early clinical observations in the fungal meningitis outbreak A new article being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the diagnosis and treatment protocol established in a Roanoke, Va. hospital to care for dozens of patients presenting with suspected fungal meningitis related to contaminated epidural spinal injections. This unprecedented surge of patients seeking care for a rare central nervous system (CNS) infection required physicians to react quickly with...

New Illness Linked To Contaminated Steroid Injections Surfaces
2012-11-04 08:51:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People recovering from dangerous fungal meningitis have a new worry on their hands, after several people treated for the deadly infection have gone home to recover only to return to the ER with a second illness, according to health experts. The new problem, called an epidural abscess, was found to be caused by the same injectable steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, which is used to treat neck or back pain, the New York Times...

2012-10-26 00:54:30

Patients treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief are at increased risk of bone fractures in the spine, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers say the risk of fracture increased 29 percent with each steroid injection, a finding they believe raises patient safety concerns. "For a patient population already at risk for bone fractures, steroid injections carry a greater risk that previously thought and actually pose a hazard to the bone," says Shlomo...

2012-10-26 04:02:52

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman urges patients who received epidural steroid injections to be on the lookout for symptoms of fungal meningitis. New York reported one case of infection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 As of October 22, a total of 282 cases of fungal meningitis from tainted steroid medication shots were reported, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cases have been identified in 16 states, including one in New York and three in New...

2012-10-16 04:03:04

The medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are actively investigating the legal rights of patients who have been injured or died due to the meningitis outbreak due to steroid injections. Call now at (800) 606-1717 for a free legal consultation. Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) October 16, 2012 The recent outbreak of meningitis of patients infected by steroid injections has caused a significant number of injuries and deaths throughout the United States. Our Michigan medical...

2012-10-13 04:04:30

No NECC product was purchased by any Humility of Mary Health Partners hospital Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Humility of Mary Health Partners Not Utilizing NECC Medications An injectable steroid distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Mass., was recently recalled due to the presence of a fungal micro-organism linked to meningitis cases. The epidural steroid, normally given for back pain, has infected people in several states, resulting in deaths....


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vermicular
  • 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.
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