XRobyn NazarE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Info: Posts by the author (11)Posted by RobynNazarRN on May 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm
Can you get pregnant with PCOS? Does PCOS decrease your fertility? What are the treatment options for PCOS?
Dr. Norbert Gleicher, infertility expert at the Center For Human Reproduction, New York, discusses Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and its effect on infertility. He also answers these common questions listed above, which are often asked by women, with PCOS, who are trying to conceive.
To see more educational videos about infertility issues and treatment options, visit the CHR Youtube channel.
XRobyn NazarE-mail: email@example.com Info: Posts by the author (11)Posted by RobynNazarRN on January 10, 2013 at 10:02 am
There is a common misunderstanding that the use of massage therapy to treat cancer pain is dangerous, as, it could cause cancer to spread.
Massage therapy is one of the most common alternative therapies offered to patients in a clinical setting to help relieve the pain associated with cancer. Massage is often used in conjunction with other pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain treatments, such as these listed by this pain clinic in Minnesota.
Massage use in the clinical setting has been associated with relieving pain, encouraging relaxation and reducing anxiety. Massage carries out a manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, which produces effects on the vascular, muscular and nervous system. However, massage therapy contraindications for cancer have been raised as it was suggested that the massaging of the soft tissues of the body could help spread the cancer through the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Many studies have proven that the stimulation of these systems, via massage, is no more than what would be caused by gentle daily exercise. However message directly over the tissue of a tumor is not recommended due to associated localized pain.
Although not contraindicated for cancer treatment, research suggests that in some cases of cancer, massage technique should be adjusted, for example, in patients with coagulation disorders. Deep tissue muscle massage should be replaced by a lighter tissue massage, as not to influence the development of DVT’s, hematomas and superficial bruising.
Massage for relief of cancer pain, is rarely used alone to treat cancer pain; however with other pain relieving therapies it is considered an effective and safe practice. Although like any treatment, it is not risk free, there are very few reports of patients suffering adverse effects secondary to massage therapy for cancer pain. Also, unlike pharmacological treatment for cancer pain, massage therapy does not carry the side effects of nausea and constipation.
Some precautions need to be taken when providing massage therapy to a cancer patient, however treatment is not considered high risk or dangerous.
XRobyn NazarE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Info: Posts by the author (11)Posted by RobynNazarRN on February 29, 2012 at 11:47 am
The follicle stimulating hormone, or FSH hormone, is on of the most commonly used markers for female fertility. The higher the FSH hormone above normal ranges, the harder time a woman may have becoming pregnant. However, having high FSH doesn’t necessarily designate infertility which is why proper diagnoses and treatment from an expert in fertility is crucial.
What is FSH?
FSH is a hormone which is secreted by the pituitary gland, located inside the brain. This hormone stimulates estrogen and progesterone during the female reproductive cycle and is essential for maturing an egg from its dormant state to a mature state (ovulation).
What does high FSH mean?
The amount of FSH that a woman is expected to have increases based on age. However, a high FSH level for any given age indicates a low ovarian reserve. In other words, it is likely that there are not many eggs available for reproductive use and the chances for infertility are greater than women with normal FSH levels.
Treatment for High FSH Hormone Levels
While there is no set “treatment” for high FSH hormone levels, there are many options for women to try. In vitro fertilization, DHEA supplements, or egg donation may be viable options for women with elevated levels of FSH hormone. Click on the video below to hear experts talk about treating women with High FSH hormone levels.
XRobyn NazarE-mail: email@example.com Info: Posts by the author (11)Posted by RobynNazarRN on January 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Many patients with chronic pain – especially in the neck and back – are finding pain relief with minimally invasive injection therapy. The treatments offer a faster recovery time and quick relief from pain with up to several months of results.
Facet joint injections are an excellent treatment option for patients with chronic pain in the neck or back due to problems with the facet joints, or the small joints in each segment of the spine that help guide its motion and allow it to rotate. Your orthopedic specialist Ocean County will numb the area with a gentle local anesthetic and inject an anti-inflammatory steroid medication directly into the facet joints causing your severe pain. The procedure takes under an hour, and you will be able to go home that day. Most experience results within 3-7 days of having facet joint injection NJ treatments, and your results could last up to several months.
Side effects of the treatment are very minimal in comparison with the pain and long recovery time associated with major surgery. During the procedure, you may be slightly uncomfortable while your injections are being administered. After the procedure, you may experience:
Numbness at the injection site for up to six hours after the injections.
Slightly worsened symptoms for a day or two following the injections, then significant relief as the treatment begins to work.
Less than 5% of patients could experience facial flushing, mild rises in body temperature, headaches, and bloating for 1-3 days following treatment. These are all side effects of any steroid medication and are very uncommon with facet joint injections.
These side effects are all very mild, and the benefits of minimally invasive facet joint injections far outweigh the potential negatives.
XRobyn NazarE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Info: Posts by the author (11)Posted by RobynNazarRN on November 15, 2011 at 11:18 am
A recent report released by The Institute of Medicine has raised serious questions about the safety of some EMR technology systems.
EMR technology, or electronic medical record technology has becoming an increasingly essential part of today’s healthcare environment. Hospitals, medical offices, and other healthcare providers are finding that the addition of an EMR system to their practices can offer cost-savings, speed, efficiency, and (when used appropriately) even an added layer of safety for their patients.
As a result, the demand for such EMR technology has greatly increased in recent years, putting pressure on EMR developers to increase their supply and provide cutting-edge additions to their software programs. Furthermore, government programs such as Meaningful Use Stage 1, which provide financial incentives to companies who use certified EMR technology systems, have only heighten the pressure on meaningful use stage manufacturers.
As a result, The Institute of Medicine warns, some EMR systems have been built hastily and poorly and may actually lead to an increase in errors in the medical system.
“Designed and applied inappropriately, health IT can add an additional layer of complexity to the already complex delivery of health care, which can lead to unintended adverse consequences, for example dosing errors, failing to detect fatal illnesses and delaying treatment due to poor human-computer interactions or loss of data,” reads the report submitted by the federal agency.
The institute recommends that an independent review board be formed in order to evaluate EMR technology vendors as well as to track and report safety problems related to healthcare IT products.
Until these mechanisms go into action, healthcare providers who are considering purchasing EMR systems could benefit from EMR reviews made by other users.