Biofeedback Can Help Headache Pain

PORTLAND, OR - Biofeedback can be a helpful treatment for headache pain, as well as possibly other conditions such as urinary and fecal incontinence. The technique also might aid in stroke recovery, according to a literature review by a team at the VA Portland, OR,...

Early Pain Experience with TKA Affects Longer Term Results

BIRMINGHAM – What is the pain experience after total knee arthroplasty and how does it affect outcome six to 12 months later? That is the question raised in an article in JAMA Network Open.  The Birmingham, AL, VAMC and University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers...

Study Looks at Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection, Cancer Link

LOUIS—The protist Trichomonas vaginalis causes a common, sexually transmitted infection, some research has raised the possibility that it might contribute to the development of chronic prostate conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. A...

Iron Deficiency Linked to Higher CKD Mortality

SALT LAKE CITY—Is abnormal iron balance associated with increased mortality in predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease? A study in Kidney International suggested that the answer is not clear, because parameters have not been well characterized. To remedy...

Nephrologists Face ‘Emotional Burden’ in Treating CKD

BOSTON—Even though U.S. clinical practice guidelines generally recommend that nephrologists discuss all treatment options, including conservative management, with Stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease patients, that rarely occurs, according to a new study. The report...

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