Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vigorous back massage can cause spinal injury

(HealthDay)—Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma can occur after vigorous back massage, according to a case study published in the Dec. 1 issue of Spine.

Cardiology

New model better predicts risk of post-PCI bleeding

(HealthDay)—A new definition of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) bleeding and a new predictive risk model can better identify patients at risk for bleeding complications, according to a study published in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cervical discectomy, fusion is durable and cost-effective

(HealthDay)—Single-level instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is durable and cost-effective after five years of follow-up, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Spine.

Surgery

Peri-op antidepressant use safe for face-lift surgery

(HealthDay) -- For patients undergoing face-lift surgery, perioperative use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) seems safe and does not adversely affect outcome, according to a study published in the July/August ...

Neuroscience

Headache from epidural for labor may up subdural hematoma risk

(HealthDay)—The presence of presumed postdural puncture headache after neuraxial anesthesia (epidural or spinal) in childbirth is associated with an increased risk for being diagnosed with an intracranial subdural hematoma, ...

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