Kidney pain vs. back pain: Symptoms, causes, and when to see a doctor
The kidneys remove waste products and excess fluid from the bloodstream. These two organs sit on either side of the body just below the rib cage. The kidneys rest against the back muscles, which can make it difficult to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27
Letter from the Editor: Transparency and trust
A couple of months ago, while I was getting ready for work one morning, I experienced a sudden, sharp pain in my lower back. It was excruciating, and I could barely move.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27
Back pain on the lower right side: Causes and when to see a doctor
Conditions that affect the muscles, bones, nerves, or organs can contribute to pain on the lower right side of the back.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27
A link between mitochondrial damage and osteoporosis
Some risk factors for osteoporosis such as being older and female or having a family history of the condition cannot be avoided. But others can, like smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, taking certain medications, or being exposed to environmental pollutants. But until now researchers haven t gained a firm picture of how these exposures link up with bone loss. A new study led by researchers from Penn s School of Veterinary Medicine reveals a mechanism b ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Reviews highlight new advances in our understanding of focal and sclerotic bon...
Recently, extraordinary progress has been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and molecular pathways underlying focal and sclerotic bone diseases, rare disorders which have a strong genetic component. This has already led to a clearer characterization of these conditions and, in several cases, has enabled the development of new therapeutic approaches. The invited reviews featured in this special edition of Calcified Tissue International provide exp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Glucocorticoid use associated with nearly double the risk for infection after ...
1. Glucocorticoid use associated with nearly double the risk for infection after joint replacement surgery in patients with RA Biologics had similar risk for adverse events across treatments Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M18-2217 Editorial http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M19-1088 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Glucocorticoid use, especially with dosages above 10 mg d, was associated with greater risk for adverse events a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Duchenne muscular dystrophy prevalence increases, while incidence remains steady
New York, NY, May 20, 2019--In the first study of its kind involving Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy DMD in the U.S., researchers from the Deerfield Institute found that while the number of new cases has remained stable, there has been an uptick in prevalence--largely attributed to enhanced treatments and longevity. The study, which is titled Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Prevalence in the U.S. A Novel Incidence-Based Modeling Approach Using System Dynamics , is ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Progress to restore movement in people with neuromotor disabilities
A study published in the advanced edition of 12 April in the journal Neural Computation shows that approaches based on Long Short-Term Memory decoders could provide better algorithms for neuroprostheses that employ Brain-Machine Interfaces to restore movement in patients with severe neuromotor disabilities. This investigation was carried out by researchers of Duke University USA and has involved N 250 ria Armengol, an alumna of the bachelor s degree in Bio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Space travel and your joints
DETROIT - A novel Henry Ford Hospital study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow Could traveling in space be bad for your joints Researchers found early signs of cartilage breakdown in the mice, suggesting that the reduced biomechanical forces of spaceflight are at play on the musculoskeletal system. While it s premature to translate the finding to humans, this first-of-its kind study adds to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study
Chiropractic care can help ease low back pain when added to a comprehensive treatment plan, a new clinical trial has found. Active-duty military personnel reported having fewer back problems when they visited a chiropractor along with receiving usual medical care, the researchers said. This study provides the strongest evidence to date that chiropractic is safe, that it s effective and that it can be integrated into a multidisciplinary health care setting, ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Boosting muscle stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and aging muscles
LA JOLLA, CALIF. - April 17, 2019 - Lying within our muscles are stem cells, invisible engines that drive the tissue s growth and repair. Understanding the signal s that direct muscle stem cells to spring into action could uncover new ways to promote muscle growth. However, these mechanisms are poorly understood. Now, scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have uncovered a molecular signaling pathway involving Stat3 and Fam3a proteins that regulates how mu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those with chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes, liver disease, and a higher body mass index are at increased risk of having the joint replacement redone known as revision due to infection. The re ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22