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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

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,

The effects of cold therapy in the postoperative management of pain

September 16, 2021

The effects of cold therapy in the postoperative management of pain in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Authors: B T Cohn, R I Draeger, and D W Jackson This prospective study assessed 54 consecutive arthroscopically assisted ACL reconstructions for the amount of postoperative pain relief provided by cold therapy, using the Hot/Ice Thermal Blanket.

Cardinal Health Localized Temperature Therapy | Whitepaper

September 9, 2021

The application of heat and cold is usually a nursing responsibly. These applications can be quite effective when used properly but can cause injury and discomfort when principles for their use are not followed. The nurse must have knowledge of the physiologic principles of the effective use of heat and cold in order to implement

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Investing In and Evolving Products to their Fullest Potential

July 6, 2021

C2Dx, Inc is a privately held medical device company based in Kalamazoo, Michigan with a unique business model. Founded in early 2019 by industry experts, C2Dx continues to build its business from the strong foundation of its initial acquisition of the STIC Intra-Compartmental Pressure Monitor from Stryker. Seeing success from giving this product dedicated attention

State-level economic costs of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose

April 16, 2021

Published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The U.S. economic cost of opioid use disorder ($471 billion) and fatal opioid overdose ($550 billion) during 2017 totaled $1,021 billion. In the 39 jurisdictions studied, combined costs of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose varied from $985 million in Wyoming to $72,583 million in Ohio.

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in a High School Soccer Player

February 18, 2021

This case of a young 15-year-old high school soccer play demonstrates why chronic exertional compartment syndrome should be considered by emergency medicine physicians, coaches, trainers, therapists, and others with patients with more serious pain associated with exercise that does not cease with rest. Abstract Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition that commonly affects

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