Oral vitamin B12 versus intramuscular vitamin B12 for vitamin B12 deficiency – Full Text Article

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Pragmatic application of a clinical prediction rule in primary care to identify patients with low back pain with a good prognosis following a brief spinal manipulation intervention

Julie M Fritz BMC Family Practice 2005, 6:29 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-6-29 Published: 14 July 2005 Journal Reference Abstract Background Patients with low back pain are frequently encountered in primary care. Although a specific diagnosis cannot be made for most patients, it is likely that sub-groups exist within the larger entity of nonspecific low back pain. One sub-group…

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Comparison of human lumbar facet joint capsule strains during simulated HVLA spinal manipulation versus physiological motions

Allyson Ianuzzi, MS The Spine Journal Volume 5, Issue 3, May–June 2005, Pages 277–290 Abstract Background context Spinal manipulation (SM) is an effective treatment for low back pain (LBP), and it has been theorized that SM induces a beneficial neurophysiological effect by stimulating mechanically sensitive neurons in the lumbar facet joint capsule (FJC). Purpose The…

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Effects of abnormal posture on capsular ligament elongations in a computational model subjected to whiplash loading

Stemper BD, et al. J Biomech. 2005 Jun;38(6):1313-23. Abstract Although considerable biomechanical investigations have been conducted to understand the response of the cervical spine under whiplash (rear impact-induced postero-anterior loading to the thorax), studies delineating the effects of initial spinal curvature are limited. This study advanced the hypothesis that abnormal curvatures (straight or kyphotic) of…

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High total cholesterol levels in late life associated with a reduced risk of dementia

Publication Neurology May 24, 2005 vol. 64 no. 10 1689-1695 American Academy of Neurology Author(s) M.M. Mielke, PhD; P.P. Zandi, PhD; M. Sjögren, MD, PhD; D. Gustafson, MS, PhD; S. Östling, MD, PhD; B. Steen, MD, PhD; and I. Skoog, MD, PhD Abstract Objective: To examine the longitudinal association between plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride…

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Intestinal permeability and systemic infections in critically ill patients: Effect of glutamine

De-Souza, Daurea A. MD Critical Care Medicine: May 2005 – Volume 33 – Issue 5 – pp 1125-1135 doi: 10.1097/01.CCM.0000162680.52397.97 Abstract Objective: This article provides a critical review of the evidence indicating that an increase in intestinal permeability is associated with the installation of bacteremia, sepsis, and the multiple organ failure syndrome and that glutamine…

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Adult scoliosis: prevalence, SF-36, and nutritional parameters in an elderly volunteer population

Schwab F,et al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 May 1;30(9):1082-5. Affiliation Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Service, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA. fschwab@worldnet.att.net Abstract STUDY DESIGN: A prospective self-assessment analysis and evaluation of nutritional and radiographic parameters in a consecutive series of healthy adult volunteers older than 60 years. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the prevalence…

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An Epidemiologic Study of MRI and Low Back Pain in 13-Year-Old Children

Kjaer, Per PT, MSc, PhD Spine: 1 April 2005 – Volume 30 – Issue 7 – pp 798-806 Abstract Study Design. Cross-sectional cohort study of a general population. Objective. To describe associations between “abnormal” lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and low back pain (LBP) in 13-year old children. Summary and Background Data. Very little…

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Determining the relationship between cervical lordosis and neck complaints

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Common Source of Knee Pain

RAZIB KHAUND, M.D., Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island SHARON H. FLYNN, M.D., Oregon Medical Group/Hospital Service, Eugene, Oregon Am Fam Physician. 2005 Apr 15;71(8):1545-1550. Iliotibial band syndrome is a common knee injury. The most common symptom is lateral knee pain caused by inflammation of the distal portion of the iliotibial band. The…

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Anterior thoracic posture increases thoracolumbar disc loading

Harrison DE, et al. Eur Spine J. 2005. Abstract In the absence of external forces, the largest contributor to intervertebral disc (IVD) loads and stresses is trunk muscular activity. The relationship between trunk posture, spine geometry, extensor muscle activity, and the loads and stresses acting on the IVD is not well understood. The objective of…

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Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 in migraine prophylaxis: A randomized controlled trial

P. S. Sándor, MD, L. Di Clemente, MD, G. Coppola, MD, U. Saenger, A. Fumal, MD, D. Magis, MD, L. Seidel, MSc, R. M. Agosti, MD and J. Schoenen, MD, PhD NEUROLOGY 2005;64:713-715 ABSTRACT Riboflavin, which improves energy metabolism similarly to coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), is effective in migraine prophylaxis. We compared CoQ10 (3 × 100 mg/day)…

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Cardiovascular risk factors and migraine: the GEM population-based study

In addition to sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and visual disturbances, those who suffer from migraine attacks may have another, more serious, side effect to worry about: An increased risk for cardiovascular disease. A study, which involved nearly 6000 participants provided a cardiovascular risk profile of those who suffer from migraine attacks…

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Adequacy of education in musculoskeletal medicine.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Feb;87(2):310-4. Matzkin E, Smith EL, Freccero D, Richardson AB. Abstract BACKGROUND: Basic musculoskeletal knowledge is essential to the practice of medicine. A validated musculoskeletal cognitive examination was given to medical students, residents, and staff physicians in multiple disciplines of medicine to assess the adequacy of their musculoskeletal medicine training.…

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Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Misunderstood “Villains” of Human Metabolism (Full Text Article)

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Butterbur is an effective preventive treatment for migraine

Petasites hybridus root (butterbur) is an effective preventive treatment for migraine R. B. Lipton, MD, H. Göbel, MD, PhD, K. M. Einhäupl, MD, K. Wilks, MD and A. Mauskop, MD Neurology December 28, 2004 vol. 63 no. 12 2240-2244 Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of a standardized special root extract from the plant Petasites hybridus as a preventive therapy for migraine.…

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A Combination of Riboflavin, Magnesium, and Feverfew for Migraine Prophylaxis: A Randomized Trial

Morris Maizels MD, Andrew Blumenfeld MD, Raoul Burchette MS Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain Volume 44, Issue 9, pages 885–890, October 2004 Objective.—To determine the efficacy for migraine prophylaxis of a compound containing a combination of riboflavin, magnesium, and feverfew. Background.—Previous studies of magnesium and feverfew for migraine prophylaxis have found conflicting…

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A Little Riboflavin Goes a Long Way for Migraine Relief

By Alan R. Gaby, MD Healthnotes Newswire (May 26, 2005)—Supplementing with relatively small amounts of riboflavin (vitamin B2) may reduce the frequency and severity of migraines in chronic sufferers, reports a study in Headache (2004;44:885–90). Previous studies showing that riboflavin can prevent migraines used 400 mg per day, which is at least 200 times the…

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Does an audible release improve the outcome of a chiropractic adjustment?

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Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients

Exp Clin Cardiol. 2004 Fall; 9(3): 200–205. PMCID: PMC2716748 Clinical Cardiology Hussein M Dashti, MD PhD FICS FACS, Abstract BACKGROUND: Although various studies have examined the short-term effects of a ketogenic diet in reducing weight in obese patients, its long-term effects on various physical and biochemical parameters are not known. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects…

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