Anodyne Therapy Receives Regulatory Approval from Health Canada for Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy

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Anodyne Therapy Receives Regulatory Approval from Health Canada for Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy
Although this is a press release right from the manufacturer, I am curious as to the market penetration of anodyne in your area. marketing has always outpaced research and Anodyne’s marketing has…

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DDX articles

I have attached 2 articles passed along to me from Bryan Dennison that I thought others might find interesting. Some of you might have seen the first one, which is from the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and deals with the identification of predictor variables for abdominal pain that is MSK in nature. The second article is from the…

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Google Scholar

Nearly all internet users like the ease and simplicity of Google (that can be a verb or a noun).  What about Google Scholar?

In today’s environment where biomedical literature proliferates nearly as exponetially as does literature describing the latest fad cure, clinicians are always looking for ways of keeping up-to-date.  Is Google Scholar both an…

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articles

I have attached 3 articles from the current issue of Spine. The first article is a paper written by John, Sara, and Julie on the responsiveness of the NPRS in patients with low back pain. The second pertains to centralization in patients with sciatica. Patients who did not centralize were 6 times more likeley to undergo surgery. The final article…

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The Quality Cure

Attached is an article that Larry Benz sent me outlining David Cutler’s viewpoint on how to reign in skyrocketing healthcare costs. To give some perspective, Mr. Cutler was instrumentally involved in drafting the 1993 healthcare reform policies in the first Clinton administration, which was a dismal failure.
Regardless of your political leanings, he offers great insight on how best…

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Special Tests

I’m not going to be able to reference this very well because the journal is in long term parking at the airport.  The recent JOSPT article regarding manipulation of the cervical spine that many of you were involved in writing has me thinking in a more broader, bigger picture way. 
How is it that we as a…

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Fusion versus Physical Therapy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

My wife Amy sent me the following press release even before I came across the published papers in the most recent issue of the BMJ (and I am fairly astute at accessing information quickly). This reminds me that the information gap is quickly closing, empowering patients with timely information that may help them make informed decisions about possible treatment options…

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