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No. Regen Ther. 2019 May 10;11:5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.reth.2019.03.005 Can intra-articular injection of freeze-dried platelet-derived factor concentrate regenerate articular cartilage in the knee joint? Shirata T et al https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31193113
I have a case of axillary neuritis with excessive pain. Below can be used to demonstrate deltoid weakness.
Since 1994, signs of deltoid dysfunction have been put forward and modified. below are the tests.
The question of diet and chronic pain has been only answered well by one randomized trial of 17 subjects showing benefit and another of 19 cases with statistical but not clinical pain reduction. The idea is that an anti-inflammatory diet might help but I wonder if it is beef related…
I have included all studies so you can decide…
The Pneumococcal vaccine can reduce chance of heart attack and stroke in cases over 60, and the shingles vaccine reduces stroke over 60 for 10 years. Another study found reduced heart attack rates in those having a flu shot. After all the bad press, this is a new view of benefits for vaccinations.
Years ago, though they injected local in shoulder bursa, they injected the cortisone in the buttock and got the same results as injecting it it bursa. This study was ignored by people who wanted ultrasound to be better. Now, a randomized control trial did not find ultrasound versus landmark shoulder injection made any difference. Using US could be a lengthy procedure and I’m glad it is put to rest.
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I see bras causing a problem in some patients but don’t know what to say. A recent blog article highlights the problem: Underwire Bra Pain: How to Avoid It https://whenwomeninspire.com/2019/01/11/underwire-bra-pain-solutions/ Their first comment coincides with my suspicion: 80% of bras don’t fit – (Yet getting a fitted one can be an expensive undertaking…) The need […]
Codeine and hydromorphone need to be converted to an active form in the liver. Anidepressants use the cytochrome CYP2D6 system in the liver and may cut down conversion and hence opioid effectiveness. This has been determined in post-operative pains in people on SSRI anti-depressants. However common antidepressants used in chronic pain – amitriptyline, venlafaxine and duloxetine – all use the CYP2D6 system as well.