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2013-04-12 15:34:06

Anchoring and multiple lead placement Two innovative techniques in the placement of an implanted spinal cord stimulator (SCS) are expected to reduce common complications at the implant site, according to new research revealed today. Results from a case series highlighted an advanced lead anchoring technique and the emerging technology of using large single-port introducers, which enable placement of multiple neurostimulation leads through a single needle-entry point. Neurostimulation...

2013-04-12 12:58:13

Returning veterans with major limb injuries Veterans who sustained major limb injuries during combat reported little improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health problems up to 2 years post injury, according to research presented today. In contrast, pain showed the most improvement 3-6 months after acute hospitalization, and then leveled off after 1 year. The investigative team, led by Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, reported...

Brain Imaging May Provide First Objective Measure Of Pain
2013-04-11 12:28:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicians are often concerned about pain their patients may be experiencing, but without a way to quantify it, the experience of pain can be somewhat subjective and abstract. According to a new report in The New England Journal of Medicine, a group of American researchers has set out to determine how much pain a person is experiencing by looking at the brain´s reaction to it. Using Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),...

Study Finds Hot And Cold Senses Interact
2013-04-09 10:20:59

University of North Carolina Health Care A study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine offers new insights into how the nervous system processes hot and cold temperatures. The research led by neuroscientist Mark J. Zylka, PhD, associate professor of cell biology and physiology, found an interaction between the neural circuits that detect hot and cold stimuli: cold perception is enhanced when nerve circuitry for heat is inactivated. "This discovery has implications for...

2013-04-05 11:48:16

Study Highlights: -Chronic or persistent pain is a common complication of clot-caused strokes. -Pain may occur even when a stroke is of mild or moderate severity, and may not begin until months later. -Stroke patients who develop chronic pain are more likely to have physical and cognitive decline. Chronic or persistent pain is a common – and likely under-recognized – complication of ischemic strokes (caused by a blocked blood vessel) according to new research in the...

2013-03-31 23:03:38

New Study to Examine Impact of Medtronic Neurostimulation Therapy on Predominant Low Back Pain Stockbridge, Georgia (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 Pain Care, LLC is now enrolling patients to participate in PROMISE, a Prospective, Randomized Study of Multicolumn Implantable Lead Stimulation for Predominant Low Back Pain. PROMISE is the first-ever, large-scale study comparing the effectiveness of Medtronic neurostimulation therapy plus optimal medical management (OMM) to the administration of OMM...

2013-03-31 23:02:31

Supported by its own specifically conducted research with 2909 patients from 10 patient groups, the International Adhesions Society (IAS) today submitted recommendations in response to FDA proposals to limit the the way opioids are approved. The data, representing over 25 million Americans with chronic pelvic, abdominal or spinal pain due in part to adhesions, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome and hysterectomy complications, demonstrate the significant number of...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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