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New medication gives mice bigger muscles
It is common knowledge that as people grow older they lose a large part of their muscle mass - and neither are their bones what they once were. Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, working together with researchers at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam have now studied a new group of medication which could prove beneficial for the elderly and the chronically ill who suffer a loss of bone- and muscle mass. They have named the group of medicinal pro ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Donor muscle training before transplantation expedites rehabilitation process ...
Researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Higher School of Economics have proposed to train transplanted muscles in advance with new movements so that the brain can learn to use them more quickly after autotransplantation. The results of the study on the prospects of this approach were published in the article Perspectives for the Use of Neurotechnologies in Conjunction with Muscle Autotransplantation in Children . Disorders in motor ac ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Back pain when breathing: 8 causes
If back pain occurs when a person breathes, it can signal an underlying medical condition. In some cases the pain is sharp, and possible causes range from inflammation or infection of the chest to spinal curvature and lung cancer.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Synovial cyst: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Synovial cysts are small, fluid-filled lumps that tend to form on the lower spine. These cysts are not cancerous and often do not cause any symptoms. However, they can sometimes lead to problems such as sciatica.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Top 10 shoulder stretches for pain and tightness
Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Lower right back pain: Causes and treatment
Mechanical problems with the spine, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are the most common causes of lower right back pain. Other causes may include infections, kidney stones, or appendicitis. The treatment for these issues varies depending on the cause, but it may involve physical therapy or surgery.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Study: Surgery for herniated discs in neck can be safely performed in outpatie...
Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion ACDF , can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery HSS in New York City. The research, titled, A Comparison of Multilevel Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Performed in an Inpatient versus Outpatient Setting, was presented today at the American ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
No increased risk of complications for joint replacement in ambulatory surgery...
The typical length of stay in hospital after hip replacement and knee replacement procedures has decreased over the last decade from about four days to under two days. It s early in the trend, but there is a massive shift taking place toward more ambulatory hip and knee replacement surgeries that allow that patients go home on the same day of their operations, says Michael P. Ast, MD, a hip and knee replacement surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. Curr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates in college athletes
LAS VEGAS, NV -Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense participation might come at the cost of increased injuries during their athletic careers. Our research indica ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL rec...
LAS VEGAS, NV - Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction BFR therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time. Providing BFR as part of the rehabilitation efforts following ACL surgery, appears to help preserv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have another surgical option
LAS VEGAS, NV - The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction SCR surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to sports and physically-demanding work, according to research presented today at the AOSSM AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five years after surgery, built upon earlier research which examined short-term p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Gene medication to help treat spinal cord injuries
The two-gene medication has been proven to recover motor functions in rats. After several months of treatment, rodents were able to use previously paralyzed limbs. Researchers at Kazan Federal University are now seeking pre-clinical trial investment. One of the problems with spinal cord injuries is that after they occur, a connective tissue cicatrix forms around them. This prevents further growth of axons. The research group wants to decrease cicatrix grow ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18