Case Studies
MAYWOOD, Ill. – About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery for conditions such as prostate cancer and kidney stones experience opioid dependence or overdose (ODO), a Loyola Medicine study has found.
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
I have a confession to make. Although I have practiced for more than 38 years, it was not until a little over a year ago that I truly appreciated the value of X-ray studies in my practice.
MAYWOOD, Ill. – Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport for everyone – except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, Mayo Clinic surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries they have chronicled seem more like a casualty list from an extreme sport: burns, broken bones, concussions and more. The findings are published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
VANCOUVER – A British Columbia boy who was seized twice by the Children's Ministry due to his mysterious broken bones has been found to have a rare gene abnormality linked to a condition that blocks all feelings of pain.
DALLAS, Tex. – Four years ago, Merlinda Chelette was a hardworking ER nurse who suffered from excruciating back pain. When it became too painful to bear, she initially sought chiropractic care, but the pain got worse. Her search for relief eventually led to a radiologist, who found the surprising cause of her back pain was kidney cancer.
The National Pain Strategy, released this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, places strong emphasis on self management and patient education as critical pathways for improving treatment of chronic pain, especially the leading malady, back pain.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Walking with a wearable robotic exoskeleton may enable people with multiple sclerosis to walk more efficiently by reducing the energy and muscle activity needed to walk, according to research presented recently at the Association for Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif.
Cuboid syndrome is a term that vaguely describes a clinical presentation of lateral midfoot pain caused by a hypothesized disruption of calcaneo-cuboid joint congruency. Symptoms are theorized to present subsequent to sudden traumatic overload, or repetitive overuse. 
Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found.
During three years, mean hospitalization costs at the Vancouver Island Health Authority climbed for a set of pain patients before they received spinal cord stimulation to manage their chronic condition. The costs fell in the three years after the procedure, data showed in a study presented recently at the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress.
Oct. 21, 2014 – A Toronto scientist has launched a five-year research program that aims to look at how gender-related factors affect differences in work injury risks, return-to-work and illnesses between male and female workers.
July 24, 2014 – Acetaminophen isn't any better at relieving back pain than a fake pill, despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug, according to results from the first big trial to test it.
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