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2014-10-22 12:29:47

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present more than 400 studies during ACEP14-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians in Chicago, Ill. Sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Research Forum will be held in Room W474A of McCormick Place West Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27(th) and from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on...

2014-10-22 08:32:56

Pain Insights, Inc. releases a comprehensive market research study on the impact of hydrocodone rescheduling, Zohydro(TM) ER, and abuse-deterrent formulations on prescribers and the pain market. FAIRFIELD, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) will impel a major transformation in the pain market, according to a new primary market research study by Pain Insights, Inc., a firm providing market research and consultation exclusively in the...

2014-10-22 08:31:01

Results indicate Zalviso controlled moderate-to-severe acute pain following abdominal surgery better than placebo, with similar side effect profile REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) today announced that results from the IAP310 study have been published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (RAPM), a peer-reviewed journal with broad, multidisciplinary readership. IAP310 was a randomized, placebo-controlled, Phase 3...

2014-10-21 16:28:08

MIAMI, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Floridians get set to hit the polls on Nov. 4 and decide the fate of legalizing medical marijuana in this state, another debate is brewing: do the benefits of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain outweigh the risks? According to a recent survey conducted online in October by Harris Poll on behalf of Miami Jewish Health Systems among over 2,000 adults, two out of three Americans - some 68% - believe that yes, the benefits of using medical...

2014-10-21 12:32:36

Veterinary experts available to share tips on managing arthritis in pets SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's normal for our dogs and cats to slow down a bit as they age. But when they begin having difficulty walking or even lowering their heads to eat, they may be exhibiting signs of arthritis, a disease that can be debilitating--but one that can also be managed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153431 In the latest video from the American...

2014-10-21 08:34:57

World's First 32-contact SCS Surgical Leads Designed to Provide More Focused Pain Relief for Patients with Chronic Pain MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval for the CoverEdge(TM) 32 and CoverEdge(TM) X 32 Surgical Leads, the world's first 32-contact surgical leads designed to blanket the spinal cord for unprecedented pain coverage. Designed for use with...

2014-10-21 08:34:43

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for PM&R will present over $100,000 in research grant awards on Saturday, November 15 during the AAPM&R Annual Assembly in San Diego. Mallinckrodt Acute Pain Management Research Grant -- Venu Akuthota, MD (University of Colorado, Denver), "Correlation of PROMIS Short Form to Legacy Functional and Pain Outcome Measures in Individuals undergoing Spinal Interventions for Acute Low Back Pain...

2014-10-21 08:34:34

ALBANY, New York, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Hospital Pharmaceuticals Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" the global hospital pharmaceuticals market was valued at USD 26.5 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach USD 11.6 billion by 2020 declining with a CAGR of (10.5)% from 2014 to 2020. The report defines hospital pharmaceuticals as...

2014-10-20 20:26:58

Painkiller addiction is on the rise in the U.S., but those suffering from chronic pain can find relief while limiting risk with Dr. Seyed Rezaian at the California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic pain is a major concern in our modern society, with more than 31% of U.S. adults suffering from some type of neck or back pain, according to a 2012 Gallup-Healthways study. The effects of chronic pain can be severe, and even debilitating, leading many...

2014-10-20 16:24:54

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. People with obesity often have other health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, certain tumors and cancers, and psychiatric disorders. However, the role of obesity in orthopaedic conditions and their treatment is less well-publicized. According to orthopaedic surgeon William M. Mihalko, MD, PhD, of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics in...


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Cryosurgery
2013-04-30 10:04:11

Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold to remove unhealthy and irregular tissues from the body. Cryosurgery is a non-invasive form of surgery that leaves hardly any scarring, has a low cost and minimal pain. When to Use Cryosurgery Cryosurgery has commonly been used to treat a lot of skin conditions; malignant and benign. It is also used to treat warts, moles, skin tags, solar keratosis, and Morton’s Neuroma. Liver cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, oral cancers, cervical disorders...

Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

Cystoscopy
2013-01-18 11:39:08

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure to explore the bladder with a cytoscope, a small camera with magnification. The bladder is accessed by the cytoscope through the urethra. This procedure is used as a diagnostic tool for the medical provider. Reasons for Procedure There are several complaints from patients that would make this procedure a consideration of the medical provider. Patients that present with chronic urinary tract infections, decrease in bladder control, abnormal urine...

Heat Therapy
2012-12-31 12:08:31

Heat therapy is a treatment in the medical field to relieve pain and improve over health. It can be a therapy used only once, repeatedly in rehabilitation sessions, or as part of an after-care routine in sports medicine. It can be delivered in many forms with success in all. How the Heat Helps As heat is introduced to the area, the temperature will increase beginning from the outer layer and moving deeper into the tissues. After the change in temperature, the blood vessels in the area of...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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