Pain Management

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April 10, 2017

In the last decade, our understanding of the physiology of pain and pain pathways has expanded considerably and more effective pain-relieving medications are available these days. The present study focused to distinguish the efficacy and safety of intramuscularly administered nalbuphine, butorphanol and pentazocine (opioid agonist-antagonists) for postoperative pain relief after abdominal hysterectomy.

International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology
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April 10, 2017

Ultrasound-guided subsartorial saphenous nerve block is frequently used to furnish the complete surgical anesthesia of the foot and ankle, alongwith with a popliteal sciatic nerve block. Nonetheless, the saphenous nerve is more strenuous to reliably block than the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa. This may be due to its small caliber and absence of a prominent vascular landmark in the subsartorial plane distal to the adductor canal. Since saphenous nerve is a sensory nerve only, neurostimulation can be used to induce a “tapping” sensation on the anteromedial aspect of the lower leg extending towards the medial malleolus.

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
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April 10, 2017

Joint pain and stiffness along with the panful inflammation is common among patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Quintana-Duque et al.conduced a study to distinguish the levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in patients with early-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA) versus a healthy control group. Also, to assess the association of 25(OH)D deficiency and the BsmI polymorphism of the vitamin D receptor gene with clinical, radiological, and laboratory parameters.

JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
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April 10, 2017

Recent review conducted by researchers evaluated the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints and periodontitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums. It is known that RA is an inflammatory condition that can lead to tooth loss and other health complications.  This association between these conditions has been demonstrated previously as well, but remained contraversial. Therefore, the purpose of the presented meta-analysis was to comprehensively determine the association between RA and periodontitis.

The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry
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April 10, 2017

With aging, especially after menopause, women tend to have weaker bones that thinner and more brittle and thus likely to break easily. This condition is known as postmenopausal osteoporosis. The osteoporotic fractures are concerned with substantial morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women, especially older women.

Gynecol Endocrinol.
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