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Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) in a Multiple Myeloma Patient

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This is a case of a 59 year-old female was seen due to pain and purulentdischarge on the right mandible. Patient is a diagnosed case of multiple myeloma three years prior to admission who was treated with melphalan, prednisone, zolendronic acid, and has undergone radiotherapy for 25 sessions. Panoramic radiograph of the mandibles showed radioluscency at the body of mandible suggestive of an osteonecrotic process. After discovering this, zolendronic acid was discontinued and sequestrectomy and hyperbaric oxygen was done as advised by the maxillofacial surgeon.

Computer Ergonomics and Repetitive Stress Injury

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Contrary to popular believe, the purpose of ergonomically correct computer furnishings and accessories have very little to do with comfort; they have more to do with preventing repetitive stress injury. While comfort is certainly an important consideration, it is rather in the field of improved productivity where ergonomically correct workstations and equipment makes the most sense. Repetitive stress injury has been acknowledged as a threat to productivity for some time, but this condition is on the increase and more and more people, especially those that spend many hours each day in from of their computers, complain of debilitating pain and » » » [Read more]

Available Treatments For Repetitive Stress Injury

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Like the commonly known ailments, there are several treatments for repetitive stress injury. Below are some options that you can choose from to treat your strained muscle. 1. Rest Stop whatever you are doing that caused your condition. Of course it is impossible to stop working, so the best thing to do is take some break from your tasks. Relax for a bit. If you can’t do it while at work, then visit a massage therapist once in a while. Massage has long been known as a therapeutic technique that manipulates the soft tissues of the body. It provides calming » » » [Read more]

Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment

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One of the most excruciating pains one can experience is the colicky abdominal pain caused by kidney stones. They affect approximately 10% of the adult population. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are medically called urolithiasis in general. They are called nephrolithiasis when they are located in one or both of the kidneys, ureterolithiasis if they are in the ureters and urolithiasis if they are located in the urinary bladder. They are crystallized substances that eventually harden and form stones. They can be as small as a few millimeters but can grow up to several centimeters big and obstruct the » » » [Read more]

Thyroid Cancer

A thyroid tumor can be classified whether it is benign or malignant. Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer. The management of these cancers involves surgery to remove the tumor with or without radioactive iodine to ablate remaining cancerous cells followed by medical therapy that usually consists of thyroid hormone replacement. Types of Thyroid Cancer 95% of thyroid cancers belong to the well-differentiated type, the rest are medullary and anaplastic cancers. Well differentiated thyroid cancers can be further subdivided into Papillary thyroid cancer and Follicular thyroid cancer. The most common type of thyroid cancer is Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Papillary » » » [Read more]

Tendonitis

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So, you have been diagnosed with wrist tendonitis, or fear you might develop it, and it is time to look at treatments. Preventative methods for tendonitis of the wrist are part of a comprehensive treatment program and should be exercised during and after recovery. Tendonitis can be caused by repetitive or acute trauma or a combination of the two. Treatment for tendonitis is the same whether it developed as a repetitive stress injury or not. Finding the Cause of Tendonitis The first step in treating and preventing wrist tendonitis is understanding what caused it. Many general causes of repetitive stress » » » [Read more]