Salicylates and Pandemic Influenza Mortality, 1918–1919 Pharmacology, Pathology, and Historic Evidence

Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009; Vol. 49; No. 9: pp. 1405-1410 Karen M. Starko In February 1919…Edward’s fever kept getting higher and higher…aspirin…was given to him by the 1/2-handful over and over…Edward sweated through his mattress…Dr.…could not save his patient. Clella B. Gregory, Pandemic Influenza Storybook, US Department of Health and Human Services 1) The Flu […]

Exercise counteracts declining hippocampal function in aging and Alzheimer’s disease

Neurobiology of Disease June 30, 2012 [epub] Karlie A. Intlekofer, Carl W. Cotman Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University ofCalifornia Irvine KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE: 1) Alzheimer’s disease (AD) afflicts more than 5.4 million Americans and is themost common type of dementia, yet effective drug treatments have not beenidentified. 2) Alzheimer’s disease […]

Dietary intakes of carbohydrates in relation to prostate cancer risk: A prospective study in the Malmo Diet and Cancer cohort

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition December 2012; Vol. 96; No. 6; pp. 1409 – 18 Isabel Drake, Emily Sonestedt, Bo Gullberg, Goran Ahlgren, Anders Bjartell, PeterWallstrom, and Elisabet Wirfalt KEY PONTS FROM THIS STUDY: 1) Dietary carbohydrates have been implicated in relation to prostate cancer. 2) This analysis included 8,128 men aged 45 – 73 […]

Postconcussion Syndrome: A Review of Pathophysiology and Potential Nonpharmacological Approaches to Treatment

The Physician and Sportsmedicine November 2012, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp. 73-87 Joseph C. Maroon, MD; Darren B. LePere, BS; Russell L. Blaylock, MD; Jeffrey W.Bost, PAC: This article has 157 references FROM ABSTRACT The incidence of all-cause concussions in the United States is 1.6 to 3.8 millionannually, with the reported number of sport- or […]

Manual therapy followed by specific active exercises versus a placebo followed by specific active exercises on the improvement of functional disability in patients with chronic non specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

BioMed Central (BMC) Musculoskeletal Disorders2012 13:162 Pierre Balthazard, Pierre de Goumoens, Gilles Rivier, Philippe Demeulenaere,Pierluigi Ballabeni, Olivier Dériaz KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE: The aim of this study was to assess whether manual therapy (MT) has animmediate analgesic effect, and to compare the lasting effect on functional disabilityof MT plus AE to sham therapy (ST) […]

Delineation of Alar Ligament Morphology: Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 1.5 and 3 Tesla Orthopedics November 2012; Volume 35; Number 11; pp. e1635-1639

Peter Schmidt, MD; Thomas E. Mayer, MD; Robert Drescher, MD, MAFrom the Department of Neuroradiology, Institute of Radiology, University HospitalJena, Jena, Germany The purpose of this study was to evaluate the normal anatomical variability of thealar ligaments in asymptomatic individuals with 3-T magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and to compare the findings with standard 1.5-T examinations. Thirty-sixparticipants […]

Suboccipital Decompression Enhances Heart Rate Variability Indices of Cardiac Control in Healthy Subjects Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2013, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 92–96

Paul D. Giles, DO, MS, Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, Christina F. Pacchia, PhD, MichaelL. Smith, PhD: From the Department of Integrative Physiology, University of NorthTexas Health Science Center. BACKGROUND FROM DAN MURPHY: Heart rate variability (HRV) is the variation in the time interval between heartbeats.It is largely under the control of the autonomic nervous […]

Vulnerability Imposed by Diet and Brain Trauma for Anxiety-Like Phenotype: Implications for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

12, 2013; Volume 8; Issue 3; e57945 Ethika Tyagi, Rahul Agrawal, Yumei Zhuang, Catalina Abad, James A. Waschek,Fernando Gomez-PinillaFrom the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE: 1) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which individualsexposed to trauma develop high levels of anxiety and inability to cope with routineliving […]