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Treating Pain with Heat and Cold

September 16, 2022

Treating Pain with Heat and Cold Authors: Ana Gotter, Medically reviewed by Judith Marcin, M.D. We treat everything from arthritis to pulled muscles to inflammation with ice packs or heating pads. Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely effective for a number of different conditions and injuries, and easily affordable. The tricky part

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

September 7, 2022

Mavor first described chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) in 1956 in which there was increased pressure within a specific muscle compartment of the leg, which causes pressure on vessels and nerves causing the symptoms. Abstract Increased tissue pressure within a fascial compartment may be the result of any increase in volume within its contents or

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

September 6, 2022

The number of drug overdose deaths increased by nearly 5% from 2018 to 2019 and has quadrupled since 19991. Over 70% of the 70,630 deaths in 2019 involved an opioid. From 2018 to 2019, there were significant changes in opioid-involved death rates: Opioid-involved death rates increased by over 6%. Prescription opioid-involved death rates decreased by

Opioid Complications and Side Effects

April 16, 2022

Opioid complications and side effects Authors: Ramsin Benyamin, Andrea M Trescot, Sukdeb Datta, Ricardo Buenaventura, Rajive Adlaka, Nalini Sehgal, Scott E Glaser, and Ricardo Vallejo Medications which bind to opioid receptors are increasingly being prescribed for the treatment of multiple and diverse chronic painful conditions. Their use for acute pain or terminal pain is well

Drug Overdose Mortality by State

March 1, 2022

States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in

A Missed Bilateral, Acute Anterior Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg

January 15, 2022

A rare case of bilateral, acute exertional compartment syndrome due to vigorous exercise highlights the importance of appropriate early suspicion and treatment. Abstract This case presents a bilateral, acute anterior exertional compartment syndrome of the leg and highlights the importance of high clinical suspicion and early treatment. Compartment syndrome can progress rapidly and urgently; therefore,

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