A study examining the purported link between lower back pain (LBP) and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) determined evidence of an association between LBP and hip or knee osteoarthritis. A review of several published observational studies was unable to establish an association between LBP and osteophytes, though a moderate association between LBP (particularly neuropathic pain) and […]
A review of published research on the implications of patient Healthcare Literacy (HL) in patients with lower back pain (LBP) found that evidence-based studies were minimal and that further research could be beneficial in determining future treatment costs and outcomes. The ability of chronic pain sufferers to access, understand, and apply health information defines HL […]
Follow-Up Study Finds Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Offer Only Temporary Pain Relief
A post-five-year physician follow-up of a predetermined study group of patients who had received lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESI’s) to treat acute unilateral lumbar pain from their single level herniated nucleus found that, although the procedure offered temporary relief, most patients reported needed some type of additional pain intervention (medicinal, another TFESI, or back […]
Mexican Gray Wolf
Mexican Gray Wolf – Ink and graphite on paper.
An investigation of degenerative joint disease (DJD) studied data from chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, bonobos, and human samples to ascertain the relative rate of osteoarthritis and peripheral joint osteoarthritis in each species and found that all types of apes were significantly less prone to DJD than humans. The Study Museum skeletal samples of adult chimpanzees, […]
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Study - Lion SkullGraphite and pencil on paper.Natural History/Science Illustration.
Threatened by Climate Change.
Graphite and colored graphite.
Natural History/Science Illustration.
A radiographic study of the effect of hypo- and hyper-lordosis in the lumbar spine concluded that a lordosis angle of between 65-68 degrees can be considered ‘optimal’ in the reduction of degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the lumbar spine. The results of the study should be helpful in the treatment of spinal pain and rehabilitation. […]
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IPF, or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, is a serious, irreversible lung disease. The lung tissue of IPF patients becomes progressively scarred making it increasingly difficult to breathe. Among the most common risk factors we can find: certain medicines, Cigarette smocking, Viral or bacterial lung infections, genetoc predisposition, occupational and environmental contaminants, acid reflux disease (GERD). Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a very deceptive disease, over 50% of IPF patients are initially misdiagnosed, with 60% of IPF patients receiving delayed
As an experienced Guest Lecturer on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Anne Corless will be running a series of watercolour workshops on this ‘Film Stars & Classic Cars’ cruise from 5th May 2018