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Prevention of Opioid Addiction

October 11, 2018 3:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For the past 35 years I have worked assiduously to avoid causing opioid dependency, i.e. addiction, in my patients. I am proud of the track record that I have set by carefully planning necessary surgery to minimize pain by using tiny incisions whenever possible using the best, most modern techniques;…

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Fingertip Amputation

April 16, 2014 11:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fingertip Amputation- The benefit of a simple reattachment in patients not candidates for microvascular reimplantation. Treatment options for freshly damaged fingertips that are completely detached range from noninvasive wound cleansing, simple bandaging and observation, to shortening the end of the finger or thumb and closing the wound directly over it,…

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Faking of Test Results

January 29, 2014 12:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Faking of Product Test Results in the Making of Drugs When I prescribe a drug, I expect it to do its job with no increased risk of side-effects in the time typically expected for that drug to take action. An article in the Wall Street Journal on January 28, 2014,…

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Who Needs Autologous Blood Donation?

January 2, 2014 12:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Who needs autologous blood donation in joint replacement?” by Parvizi, M.D., et al, Journal of Knee Surgery, 2011. Surgeons retrospectively reviewed 409 patients undergoing total knee and 513 patients undergoing total hip replacement to determine if patients donating their own blood before surgery were benefiting from doing so. This study…

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News on Smoking Bans

September 30, 2013 12:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Smoking Bans Have Reduced Heart Attacks and Strokes Internationally According to Circulation Magazine, 10/2012, with the rampant smoking bans occurring heart attack-related hospitalizations have fallen 15% in communities passing laws banning smoking in public establishments and workplaces. The analysis supposedly involved 45 studies covering 33 laws in the U.S. as…

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Cure CTS – Insomnia Cure

September 23, 2013 12:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

According to Business Week (September ’12 and September 18, 2011), $63.2 billion of value in lost productivity by U.S. workers occurs because of insomnia annually. That is an average loss of 11.3 days by 23% of the workforce, or $2280 per employee. Make sure you and your employees are not…

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Dorsal First Web Space Pain

September 2, 2013 12:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ache experienced in the first dorsal web space of the hand, ie the area between the thumb and the index metacarpal, is not a common complaint. Once arthritis and ulnar nerve entrapment have been excluded the pain occurring in this area may be related to muscle activity resulting in elevated…

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Another Blow to NC Stat

August 26, 2013 12:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the most recent study published by Schmidt et al in Muscle & Nerve 2011, Vol 43, the diagnostic accuracy of the NC-Stat system in 50 patients with unilateral leg symptoms and 25 asymptomatic control subjects was studied. The research was done in a rigorous manor by experienced evaluators at…

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Attention Medical Office Biller New NCS Code

August 19, 2013 12:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pre-configured electrode \"NCS\" tests are at best a screening test for high volume HR situations with a revolving door high turnover situation. I have discussed the shortcomings of this testing methodology in the recent past. The new code to be used as of January 1, 2010 is 95905 to distinguish…

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Annotated Bibliography

August 5, 2013 12:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I have a huge reference list of good articles regarding all aspects of nerve entrapment, in particular carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome. If you are looking for a very specific topic, perhaps you can ask the question and I can give you the answer and provide some appropriate references for…

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