Low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal problem worldwide, experienced by more than eight in 10 adults at some point in their lives. In addition to its enormous impact on daily activities, quality of life, and work-related disability, the economic burden of LBP is staggering, exceeding $100 billion per year in direct and indirect costs in the United States alone. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
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Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), also called birth asphyxia, is a clinical syndrome of disturbed neurologic function in the earliest days after birth of an infant. It is manifested by difficulty initiating and maintaining respiration; depression of tone and reflexes; subnormal level of consciousness; and often, seizures. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
Brain metastases are the most common intracranial lesions in adults, accounting for more than half of all brain tumors and developing in 10 to 30 percent of adults with systemic malignancies. Moreover, the incidence of brain metastases may be increasing, owing to improved detection of small lesions by MRI and enhanced control of extracranial disease. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
Achalasia is a primary motility disorder characterized by the absence of esophageal body peristalsis, elevated lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, and impaired LES relaxation during swallowing that collectively combine to prevent passage of bolus through the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ). Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
Originally conceived as a treatment for joint disease in the elderly, the application of total joint replacement surgery in the United States has increased substantially among both older and younger populations. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.