Enterovirus antibodies detected in acute flaccid myelitis patients

A new study analyzing samples from patients with and without acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) provides additional evidence for an association between the rare but often serious condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, and infection with non-polio enteroviruses. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the Continue Reading

Acute Low Back Pain Does Not Benefit From Spinal Manipulative Therapy Or Diclofenac

If you suffer from acute low back pain, are receiving recommended first line-care, you do not recover any faster if you are receiving spinal manipulative therapy and/or diclofenac, according to an article in The Lancet, this week’s issue. (Diclofenac is marketed as Voltaren, Voltarol, Diclon, Dicloflex Difen, Difene, Cataflam, Pennsaid, Continue Reading

Probiotics May Be Harmful For Patients With Acute Pancreatitis

In patients with advanced acute pancreatitis, probiotics are associated with increased mortality and do not actually reduce the risk of additional infection, according to an article published on February 14, 2008 in The Lancet. Infectious complications and the associated increased risk of mortality are prime concerns when caring for patients Continue Reading