A new pilot trial is aiming to determine the feasibility, safety and perceived patient response to a combined transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and sensorimotor retraining intervention in chronic lower back pain and provide data to support a sample size calculation for a fully powered trial should trends of effectiveness be present.
This is a good article on combating opioid misuse.
Now read this: Pharmacies are dispensing 245M opioid prescriptions every year!
This begs a question: Since there are lower cost, better outcome, non-addicting, totally reversible alternatives with no or little side effects such as medical devices, why are we considering opioids for therapy at all?
One may say: Medical devices are expensive. No!!! not any more. There are very low cost, fully programmable platforms one can adopt for any indication literally overnight. So, why is this push for opioids?
We are losing loved ones on opioids every day, isn't it time to say NO to opioids?
Researchers at King’s College London in the UK have recently looked at tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) as a potential approach to improve cognition in patients with schizophrenia. The results are promising.
A new study is recruiting participants. The study aims to provide non-Invasive therapies for people with spinal cord injury. Click here to read more.
Obesity and related illnesses claim more than 400,000 lives and account for $150 billion in annual spending on health care in the U.S. alone.
Currently, the only effective, long-term therapy is surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric banding, which can carry serious risks.
The procedure to implant a gastric electrical stimulators however, are less invasive and offer a simple solution: These can be used to slow the pace at which food empties from the stomach, thereby creating a sensation of fullness and reducing the amount of food consumed.
Obesity is a major worldwide health problem. In the United States, about one-third of the population is obese and more than 15 million patients face such serious health risks from morbid obesity that they need treatment.
Electrical neurostimulation may be the solution many patients have been awaiting globally as a low risk and reversible alternative to dangerous surgical options.
Nature uses fractals everywhere. For instance, bronchial trees transfer oxygen to the bloodstream, trees absorb sunlight, and coastlines to disperse wave energy very efficiently by their natural fractal geometries. Learning from the nature, novel fractal electrode designs' large surface areas increase their capacity to hold electrical charge, which in turn generate larger electric fields than their non-fractal counterparts.
According to a recent research, fractal electrode designs outperform Euclidean geometries and may improve patient outcomes in neuronal stimulation.
FDA voted 22 to 1 in finding that a Company's New Drug Application for abuse-deterrent oxycodone hydrochloride extended release tablets should not be approved at this time!
The committees also voted 19 to 4 that the Company has not demonstrated that the medication has properties that can be expected to deter abuse by the intravenous route of administration and 23 to 0 that there are not sufficient data for the medication to support inclusion of language regarding abuse-deterrent properties in the product label for the intravenous route of administration.