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Does your headache treatment plan include targeted thermal therapy? | Whitepaper

June 8, 2020

Evidence for thermal therapy application as primary or adjunctive headache relief. Physicians have many treatments available for the headache sufferer. Most treatment plans include medication and/or lifestyle modifications, but for multiple reasons, many patients need or desire a safe, self-administered, simple, drug-free alternative for their headache relief.

Pressure Measurement: Surrogate of Ischemia

May 1, 2020

United States trauma surgeons reported that the clinical assessment using the intra-compartmental pressure monitor, should be utilized in the awake patient and continuous monitoring using the slit catheter is recommended in the obtunded or unconscious patient. Abstract The incidence of acute compartment syndrome is documented to be 3.1 per 100,000 population/year. Males are more frequently

Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Limb

April 7, 2020

Monitoring of the intra-compartmental pressure should be routine in any unconscious, sedated and uncooperative patient. If the delta pressure remains less than 30 mmHg, in the presence of clinical signs and despite conservative measures, fasciotomy should be performed as an emergency to preserve the function of the limb. Abstract Whitesides introduced the concept that the

Acute Compartment Syndrome after an Olecranon Fracture in a Patient with Mild Hemophilia B

March 13, 2020

Failure to recognize compartment syndrome in even mild forms can lead to irreversible tissue necrosis within 6h resulting in the loss of function, neurologic deficits, and limb amputations. The management of acute compartment syndrome in patients with hemophilia requires timely recognition, replacement of clotting factors, and emergent fasciotomies. Abstract Acute compartment syndrome is a serious

Evaluating Effective Non-Narcotic Alternatives in Post-Operative Pain Relief Therapy

March 8, 2020

Opioid misuse and addiction – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – present a serious national crisis that affects our healthcare system, public health, and social and economic welfare. In the United States alone, 136 people die every day from an opioid overdose according to CDC estimates. Beyond the human

How Opioid Addiction Occurs

January 16, 2020

Opioid use — even short term — can lead to addiction and, too often, overdose. Find out how short-term pain relief leads to life-threatening problems. Authored by Mayo Clinical Staff Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction. Your personal history and the length of time you use opioids play a role, but

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