Has The Advent Of Minimally Invasive Surgery Altered The Risk Profile Of Patients Undergoing Prostatectomy?
A report from Columbia University Department of Urology in the online edition of Urology assessed whether the introduction of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has altered the selection characteristics of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). They did not find this to be the case. The study hypothesis was that with the advent of MIS more patients might elect to undergo RP who previously would have not undergone surgical treatment in the pre-MIS era.
Medical marijuana may help fibromyalgia pain
Lynda, a 48-year-old mother of three who lives in upstate New York, got a diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 2000. While there are prescription medications for fibromyalgia, she’s found one unconventional drug — marijuana — that really does the trick. “I would use [marijuana] when the burning pains started down my spine or my right arm, and shortly after, I found I could continue with housework and actually get more done,” says Lynda.
Fibromyalgia & Hair Loss
Before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I was sure I had lupus. The symptoms are extremely similar, and one of them that really had me convinced was hair loss. Every time I washed my hair, the tub was covered in it. Still, when I have flares, I leave more hair behind than my husband, who’s thinning a bit. (Good thing he’s a saint so he won’t mind that I mentioned it!) Eventually, I found out that hair loss actually is a fibromyalgia symptom – it’s just not one that typically makes the brief symptom lists you come across when you’re frantically scouring the Internet to figure out what’s wrong.
The Everyday Challenges of Fibromyalgia
Andrea Cooper, 54, of Phoenix, Md., has had fibromyalgia for more than 30 years. When her pain forced her to retire from her job as a graphic designer, she began volunteering for the American Pain Foundation. She now shares her own pain struggles with others so they know they are not alone.
Fibromyalgia and Lipomas
I little of a year ago I started to get these big knots in my arms, legs and back, and no one seems to know what they really are. The knots seem to get bigger and more painful when I am having a flare. Since non of my doctors seemed to know what is causing this, I went out on internet looking for answers. I think I may have found an answer, it is called Lipomas and they are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the fatty tissue right under the skin.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and related illnesses: a clinical model of assessment and intervention
A clinically informative behavioral literature on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) has emerged over the past decade. The purpose of this article is to (a) define these conditions and their less severe counterparts, i.e., unexplained chronic fatigue (UCF) and chronic widespread pain; (b) briefly review the behavioral theory and intervention literature on CFS and FM; and (c) describe a user-friendly clinical model of assessment and intervention for these illnesses. The assessments described will facilitate understanding of the somewhat unusual and puzzling somatic presentations that characterize these patients.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance Of Its New Drug Application For JZP-6 (sodium Oxybate) For The Treatment Of Fibromyalgia
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for JZP-6 (sodium oxybate) for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Based on a standard 10-month review, the target date for the FDA to complete its review of the NDA under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) is October 11, 2010.