Category Archives: Studies

The Most Surprising Misconceptions of Dermatology

Four ways you’re misinformed abut the dermatology profession  According to a recent survey, most people living in the U.S. have a misconception about dermatology and what dermatologists actually do. Not only do the results express a “lack of understanding of … Continue reading

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Best Hospitals 2014-15: Honor Roll

16 out of 17 top hospitals rely on Havel’s U.S. News & World Report released their annual power rankings of the nation’s best hospitals. The study covers nearly 5,000 medical centers and spans 16 medical specialties, ranging from cancer to neurology. … Continue reading

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Neck Pain? Try More Than One Option, Together

“Combination therapy” could be the best answer for long-term relief A study based on 169 men and women with common neck pain recommends not one but two different forms of treatment used together as the best option for overall relief, … Continue reading

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Adverse Events With Cosmetic Skin Procedures Rare

Overall incidence was 0.24 percent Some of the most common cosmetic dermatology procedures, including laser, other forms of energy and injection therapy, have been found to have little, if any, adverse events related to them according to a recent analysis … Continue reading

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New PTSD Treatment Offers Relief With Neck Injections

Researchers say technique relieved symptoms in 70 percent of combat veterans A new report published in the October issue of Military Medicine found that an anesthesia technique called a stellate ganglion block, or SGB, could provide much needed relief for … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Safeness of Caudal Blocks for Pediatric Surgery

Complication rate fewer than two percent for the regional anesthesia procedure A new report published in the October issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia shows that caudal nerve blocks, a common regional anesthesia procedure used in most pediatric surgeries, are safe … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Pain: 19 Percent of Americans Deal With Daily Chronic Pain

Survey outlines landscape of pain from across the country A new survey published in the October issue of the Journal of Pain found that almost one out of five Americans struggle with “significant and debilitating” chronic pain on a daily … Continue reading

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Anesthesia Alert: Regional vs. General for Post-Op M&M

Study confirms regional anesthesia as a better option According to a new study, patients going in for elective surgery might be better off if they receive regional anesthesia over general anesthesia. These findings were made by researchers at Vanderbilt University … Continue reading

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Postsurgical Pain Drops in Last Decade

Number of patients reporting moderate to severe pain falls 24 percent Good news for pain management: according to a new study, the number of patients that report moderate to severe pain two weeks after surgery has dropped in the last … Continue reading

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Have No Fear: Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Risks Low for Childbirth

Study shows rate of complications under 3 percent According to a new study, the risks associated with receiving an epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, with the overall rate of complications just under 3 percent. Data from … Continue reading

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