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2012-09-19 16:01:34

A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services. They should also provide low-risk pregnant women with information enabling them to make an informed choice. The review has been prepared by senior researcher, statistician Ole Olsen, the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen, and midwifery lecturer PhD Jette Aaroe Clausen. In many countries it is believed that the safest option for all women is to give birth in...

2012-09-12 02:30:40

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Charles S. Theofilos, MD, founder of The Spine Center, in Palm Beach Gardens, a recent study of four-year data on patients who had the artificial disc replacement in the cervical spine have shown significant improvement in returning to a normal lifestyle as well as elimination of pain levels experienced prior to surgery. Outcomes of the patients in the study, who were followed for two years, show that more than 90% said...

2012-06-27 12:04:07

Women who have a fear of childbirth spend longer in labor than women who have no such fear, suggests new research published today (27 June) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Between 5 and 20% of pregnant women have a fear of childbirth. Various factors have been associated with increased prevalence of fear of childbirth, including young maternal age, being a first-time mother, pre-existing psychological problems, lack of social support and a history of abuse...

2012-06-22 10:23:29

LYNDHURST, N.J., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From 2012 Olympiads, to professional athletes, to weekend warriors, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a hot new remedy for sports injuries and chronic pain conditions. Experts in Interventional Pain Medicine, the New Jersey (NJ) pain management doctors at Metropolitan Pain Consultants integrate PRP injections with other multi-modal pain relief strategies including nerve blocks, spinal injections, spinal cord stimulators, facet joint...

2012-06-20 14:19:14

New findings could impact the perioperative care of millions of aging patients In a study of more than 18,000 patients having surgery for hip fracture, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the use of regional anesthesia versus general anesthesia, was associated with a significant reduction in major pulmonary complications and death. The new study will be published in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology. "Hip fracture is a...

2012-05-15 02:29:26

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: COV), an advanced medical technologies company, today announced United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") approval of IV Clear(TM), a breakthrough antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing designed for securing vascular intravenous access devices. Covalon's IV Clear antimicrobial film dressings have a number of unique and highly desirable characteristics:...

Injections Do Little To Help Those With Chronic Back Pain
2012-04-18 04:55:39

Injections of arthritis drugs or steroids in the spine may not do much to help patients with chronic back and leg pain due to nerve damage, according to a new study. Though there were some initial safety concerns about the injections, the study didn´t show an increased risk of infections or other complications. Researchers said the anti-arthritis drug etanercept (sold as Enbrel) may better serve its patients when taken in larger doses, or when taken on an as-needed basis. Enbrel has been...

2012-04-17 10:20:41

Sciatica patients still do better with steroids than with etanercept, study shows Despite the great promise that injecting a new type of anti-inflammatory pain medicine into the spine could relieve the severe leg and lower back pain of sciatica, a Johns Hopkins-led study has found that the current standard of care with steroid injections still does better. Etanercept, sold by the brand-name Enbrel, is a genetically engineered small-protein drug known as a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor...

2012-04-02 10:02:34

Changes in delivery practices appear to be main contributing factor Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers could not identify all of the factors that accounted for the increase, but concluded that the change is likely due to changes in delivery room practice. The study authors called for further research to determine whether...

2012-03-19 06:25:13

JERUSALEM and NEEDHAM, Mass., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oridion (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), creator of the Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM), one of the Smart Capnography(TM) family of decision-support solutions, today announced results of an attendee survey conducted at the October 2011 annual meeting of the American Society for Anesthesiologists (ASA) conference in Chicago. Respondents showed a clear preference for monitoring ventilation using capnography over other options. Results of...