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A comparative analysis of two different treatments published in the journal- 'Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry' stated that flower pollen extract along with vitamins improves the IPSS/NIH-CPSI (International Prostatic Symptom Score/NIH-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index) score for up to 74.5% and 84.5% respectively in patients with Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Also, in patients with hypertension, the antioxidant effect of flower pollen extract along with vitamins decreases the mean IPSS score of 82.7%.

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This study is the first evidence that pulsed ultrasound (PUS) treatment is capable of improving rib fracture outcomes, significantly accelerates bone callus healing, and decreases pain, time off because of both physical activity and convalescence period, and the pain medication intake. It is a safe, effective, and low-cost therapy that may become a new treatment for patients with stable rib fractures according to a study in 'Pain Medicine'.

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McCrae CS et al. explained that cognitive behavioural treatments for insomnia (CBT-I) and pain (CBT-P) improved self-reported insomnia symptoms. CBT-I depicted improvements of larger magnitude that were maintained. Neither treatment improved pain or mood. However, both had clinically meaningful, immediate pain reductions in one-third of patients. Improvements persisted for CBT-I, portraying that CBT-I may provide better long-term pain reduction than CBT-P.

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The combined preoperative single dose of Pregabalin and magnesium sulphate is an effective method for easing the postoperative pain and total morphine consumption in patients undergoing thoracotomy as revealed in a study published in 'The Clinical Journal of Pain'.

Ahmed Salah Ahmed et al. examined the effects of the preoperative combination of oral pregabalin and intravenous magnesium sulphate as analgesic adjuvants in the post-thoracotomy pain.

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A study published in the journal- 'JBRA Assistant Reproduction' shows that an FDA approved nasal gonadotropin administration seems to be safe at very low doses and represents a potential novel method for ovarian stimulation.

Injectable gonadotropins used during the fertility treatments cause side-effects like pain at the injection site, skin erythema, muscle pain, and rarely vasovagal reflex.

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A 24-year-old white male was presented to the hospital with complaints of 2 weeks of progressively worsening pain and inflammation of his right wrist and left ankle joints. He had no medical history and did not report any fevers, chills, night sweats, weight loss or rash.  He also denied smoking cigarettes, alcoholism or any recreational drugs. He has a family history of hypertension in father and ovarian cancer in the mother. The physical examination has reported significant swelling of multiple joints, including right wrist, right elbow and left ankle. The joints were tender and erythematous. He had a limited range of mobility due to severe pain in joints.

 

What will most likely explain the pathogenesis of polyarthralgia in this case?

  • Rheumatological conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Lyme, Septic arthritis, Gonorrheal joint arthritis, or Gout
  • Hyperlipasemia, a rare paraneoplastic manifestation of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma.
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According to many studies, small changes to a person's lifestyle

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Understanding its condition and causes:

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A healthy 21-year-old white female college student with a visual aura consisting of scintillating scotoma followed by headache onset was presented for treatment. A headache was reported to be severe and throbbing in nature with nausea and mild confusion. She was advised to take NSAIDs during this time. There was no improvement in her symptoms, and a neurologist was consulted, and she was diagnosed with an acute migraine headache. Various nonspecific hyperintensities in the pericortical frontal lobe on T2-weighted images were revealed after an MRI scan with the exclusion of possibilities of stroke, multiple sclerosis, or other neurologic disorders.

 

What will be the most effective treatment for a migraine headache in this case?

  • Ganglioside analog such as Famciclovir
  • Combination of Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (Celecoxib) and Ganglioside analog (Famciclovir)
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As the pharmacological treatments for neuropathic pain are limited, with less patients obtaining partial relief of their pain. Hence, the recent research suggests that exercise can be effective in reducing neuropathic pain.

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Pain is the leading cause of suffering, disability and medical care worldwide.

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Arthritis encompasses more than 100 different arthritic conditions which are a chronic, painful, and debilitating group of diseases.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder with an estimated prevalence of 0.5-1% of the population worldwide; it is also reported that women are more affected than men are. [1].

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Vitamins are organic compounds essential for normal physiological functions.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the rational use of medicines as, “patients receive medications appropriate to their clinical needs, in doses that meet their own individual requiremen

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June 15, 2019

A comparative analysis of two different treatments published in the journal- 'Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry' stated that flower pollen extract along with vitamins improves the IPSS/NIH-CPSI (International Prostatic Symptom Score/NIH-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index) score for up to 74.5% and 84.5% respectively in patients with Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Also, in patients with hypertension, the antioxidant effect of flower pollen extract along with vitamins decreases the mean IPSS score of 82.7%.

A 24-year-old white male was presented to the hospital with complaints of 2 weeks of progressively worsening pain and inflammation of his right wrist and left ankle joints. He had no medical history and did not report any fevers, chills, night sweats, weight loss or rash.  He also denied smoking cigarettes, alcoholism or any recreational drugs. He has a family history of hypertension in father and ovarian cancer in the mother. The physical examination has reported significant swelling of multiple joints, including right wrist, right elbow and left ankle. The joints were tender and erythematous. He had a limited range of mobility due to severe pain in joints.

 

What will most likely explain the pathogenesis of polyarthralgia in this case?

  • Rheumatological conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Lyme, Septic arthritis, Gonorrheal joint arthritis, or Gout
  • Hyperlipasemia, a rare paraneoplastic manifestation of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma.
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Pain is the leading cause of suffering, disability and medical care worldwide. Pain associated with chronic diseases are not life-threatening, but people continue to live with this pain in developed and developing countries affecting their overall quality of life.

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