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Posted: Aug 7, 2015 - 9:50am

 Lazy8 wrote:

New Brain Scan Can Objectively Measure Chronic Pain

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:21pm
Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm

Chronic pain agonizes the lives of about 100 million adults, more than the combined total of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This isn’t including other sets of the chronic pain-afflicted, such as those in nursing homes, war veterans with long-term injuries, or children.

Unfortunately, chronic pain is also one of the least researched and understood health issues. Doctors aren’t quite prepared to address it, due to the fact that medical schools only spend an average of nine hours on the issue during a four-year course of study. That’s not to mention the federal government’s gross under-spending on chronic pain research – only about four dollars a year.

The largest issue remains to be that there’s no objective method to measure pain, or even confirm that it really exists. Only the patient can do that, and each patient’s pain scale is different.

There may be a way to measure chronic pain at last! Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have just revealed a new type of brain scan that, for the first time, is able to image chronic pain in extensive detail. The new scan is a combination of PET and MRI that can clearly point out if a patient is experiencing pain, and potentially present an improved way to diagnose chronic pain.



 

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Posted: Aug 7, 2015 - 9:48am

New Brain Scan Can Objectively Measure Chronic Pain

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:21pm
Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm

Chronic pain agonizes the lives of about 100 million adults, more than the combined total of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This isn’t including other sets of the chronic pain-afflicted, such as those in nursing homes, war veterans with long-term injuries, or children.

Unfortunately, chronic pain is also one of the least researched and understood health issues. Doctors aren’t quite prepared to address it, due to the fact that medical schools only spend an average of nine hours on the issue during a four-year course of study. That’s not to mention the federal government’s gross under-spending on chronic pain research – only about four dollars a year.

The largest issue remains to be that there’s no objective method to measure pain, or even confirm that it really exists. Only the patient can do that, and each patient’s pain scale is different.

There may be a way to measure chronic pain at last! Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have just revealed a new type of brain scan that, for the first time, is able to image chronic pain in extensive detail. The new scan is a combination of PET and MRI that can clearly point out if a patient is experiencing pain, and potentially present an improved way to diagnose chronic pain.


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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 7:24pm

 Manbird wrote:

I bet if you were there, you'd try to put a slim jim in my liver hole or something or put sody and candy in it to see it make a fountain of liver gush.

 
Do they still make Fizzies? Cause that would be cool. Especially if it was chocolate flavored and you had Betadine on your. The contrasting brown colors would be awesome.
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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 7:19pm

 bokey wrote:

Better than having them do it with a dull scalpel or a rusty pocketknife.And you can probably sell that {#Arrowu} to McDonalds.

 
I bet if you were there, you'd try to put a slim jim in my liver hole or something or put sody and candy in it to see it make a fountain of liver gush.


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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 7:17pm

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Tomorrow i go to the hospital where they will make a 1/2 inch incision with a razor sharp scalpel
 

 
Better than having them do it with a dull scalpel or a rusty pocketknife. And you can probably sell that {#Arrowu} to McDonalds.
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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 7:17pm

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Tomorrow i go to the hospital where they will make a 1/2 inch incision with a razor sharp scalpel
and then a machine with a thick, hollow needle will slowly, relentlessly, coldly insert the needle
into the gaping slit. Sliding through muscle, through tendon, billions of cells of living tissue, until
it punctures the fascia surrounding my liver. The fascia will indent, stretch then pop open as the
robotic needle continues it's remorseless thrust deep, deep, deeper into the rotting organ and with
mechanical snap and shudder it jaws will open briefly, sucking into the stainless steel shaft the
core of scarred, infected, purplish-blue jelly of the viral, inflamed - perhaps dead - tissue.
Then I'll get a pain shot (maybe) and I'll be like where's my ipad, dude. I hope they give me some
damn pain pills. This medical "professionals" in this part of the county are obsessed with wreaking 
untold suffering upon the sick and afflicted who are naive enough to seek medical treatment around here.
I'm hoping they find something fatal, like a tumor but they would have seen that on the ultrasound
so no luck with that happening. I just get to feel like I'm dying. I don't get the real thang. Typical.

 

 
I hope they don't find anything bad during the biopsy. I went through liver problems last year when my liver went from healthy to fried during the 6 months between ultrasounds. Turns out I am allergic to Prilosec and it was seriously damaging my liver. After stopping using it my liver took nearly a year to heal.
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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 7:13pm

 Manbird wrote:
Tomorrow i go to the hospital where they will make a 1/2 inch incision with a razor sharp scalpel
and then a machine with a thick, hollow needle will slowly, relentlessly, coldly insert the needle
into the gaping slit. Sliding through muscle, through tendon, billions of cells of living tissue, until
it punctures the fascia surrounding my liver. The fascia will indent, stretch then pop open as the
robotic needle continues it's remorseless thrust deep, deep, deeper into the rotting organ and with
mechanical snap and shudder it jaws will open briefly, sucking into the stainless steel shaft the
core of scarred, infected, purplish-blue jelly of the viral, inflamed - perhaps dead - tissue.
Then I'll get a pain shot (maybe) and I'll be like where's my ipad, dude. I hope they give me some
damn pain pills. This medical "professionals" in this part of the county are obsessed with wreaking 
untold suffering upon the sick and afflicted who are naive enough to seek medical treatment around here.
I'm hoping they find something fatal, like a tumor but they would have seen that on the ultrasound
so no luck with that happening. I just get to feel like I'm dying. I don't get the real thang. Typical.

 

 
Best wishes for a healthy, unchopped liver.
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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 7:07pm

Tomorrow i go to the hospital where they will make a 1/2 inch incision with a razor sharp scalpel
and then a machine with a thick, hollow needle will slowly, relentlessly, coldly insert the needle
into the gaping slit. Sliding through muscle, through tendon, billions of cells of living tissue, until
it punctures the fascia surrounding my liver. The fascia will indent, stretch then pop open as the
robotic needle continues it's remorseless thrust deep, deep, deeper into the rotting organ and with
mechanical snap and shudder it jaws will open briefly, sucking into the stainless steel shaft the
core of scarred, infected, purplish-blue jelly of the viral, inflamed - perhaps dead - tissue.
Then I'll get a pain shot (maybe) and I'll be like where's my ipad, dude. I hope they give me some
damn pain pills. This medical "professionals" in this part of the county are obsessed with wreaking 
untold suffering upon the sick and afflicted who are naive enough to seek medical treatment around here.
I'm hoping they find something fatal, like a tumor but they would have seen that on the ultrasound
so no luck with that happening. I just get to feel like I'm dying. I don't get the real thang. Typical.

 


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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 2:56pm

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So we have rehab for every addiction except tobacco.  Why not ?

Give me a medically induced 7 day sleep followed by 3 weeks of tobacco deprivation and counseling.  It would work.

Tobacco users pay $100 Billion annually in direct taxes on tobacco and not one penny goes to help the addicted.  Smokers pay higher health insurance rates, too.  Totally unjust and unfair.

Its time this changes. 

 
BINGO was his name.
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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 5:08am

 sirdroseph wrote:


My wife is struggling to quit herself.  Looking for alternatives to the drugs that make you suicidal or turn you into a murderer or something.  Will fill you in with what natural alternative she comes up with.

 
Thanks, I'll be here.  

Substituting left handers for right handers doesn't work anymore.  It did once.

Done the Chantix and Welbutrin.  The Welbutrin was working for me, then the generic came out during the process and something critical was left out in the generic that was working for the smoking.  The wife tried Welbutrin several years ago to treat her PTSD and it made her go dark, very dark.  Now its listed as one of her allergies.  She has quit since her last back surgery which will be one year this August.  I rode her butt.  Her surgeon told us the deal about smoking and the bones.  Its the nicotine that causes the bones to break down.  It clicked when he said no smoking, no patches, no gum.  We had an enlightening conversation on the subject. 
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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 4:49am

 kurtster wrote:
So we have rehab for every addiction except tobacco.  Why not ?

Give me a medically induced 7 day sleep followed by 3 weeks of tobacco deprivation and counseling.  It would work.

Tobacco users pay $100 Billion annually in direct taxes on tobacco and not one penny goes to help the addicted.  Smokers pay higher health insurance rates, too.  Totally unjust and unfair.

Its time this changes. 

 

My wife is struggling to quit herself.  Looking for alternatives to the drugs that make you suicidal or turn you into a murderer or something.  Will fill you in with what natural alternative she comes up with.
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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 4:45am

So we have rehab for every addiction except tobacco.  Why not ?

Give me a medically induced 7 day sleep followed by 3 weeks of tobacco deprivation and counseling.  It would work.

Tobacco users pay $100 Billion annually in direct taxes on tobacco and not one penny goes to help the addicted.  Smokers pay higher health insurance rates, too.  Totally unjust and unfair.

Its time this changes. 
kurtster
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Posted: Sep 4, 2014 - 9:09am

The wife had some of this tissue wrapped around her spinal fusion with hopes of adding support, cushioning and durability to the procedure.

This is in our own Beanie's bailiwick IIRC ...
 Structurally and functionally accurate bioprinted human tissue models
DaveInVA
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Posted: Jun 11, 2014 - 5:34pm

My liver enzyme tests and latest ultrasound came back normal finally. So it took 9 months for my liver to recover from the damage done by me being allergic to Prilosec. What fun. So I am now having a glass of wine, the first alcohol since last Sept to celebrate. Even the fatty liver caused by the Prilosec is gone and fatty liver usually doesn't go away. 


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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 5:41am

 DaveInVA wrote:
The bat the cats caught and presented to me while I was asleep came back negative for rabies so we don't all have to get shots...

 
Good news!  I guess bats don't often fare well against felines - at least not when indoors.


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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 5:38am

The bat the cats caught and presented to me while I was asleep came back negative for rabies so we don't all have to get shots...
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Posted: May 11, 2014 - 8:41pm

My asthma is insanely bad today.
 
 
Not fun. Feels like someone keeps putting an anvil on my chest.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 8:58pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

well, shite.

you okay now? 

 
My Jaw still hurts a bit. Its from the tannic acids in the red wine. I lost my resistance to it from not drinking it in over 7 months. This has happened before after a reprise from red wine.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 8:53pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
I didn't have any beer in the house but I had a bottle of Merlot in the back of the fridge and had 4 oz of it and it gave me lock jaw. Guess I am allergic to that now also... Will get some beer tomorrow.

 
well, shite.

you okay now? 
DaveInVA
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 8:36pm

I didn't have any beer in the house but I had a bottle of Merlot in the back of the fridge and had 4 oz of it and it gave me lock jaw. Guess I am allergic to that now also... Will get some beer tomorrow.
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