Monthly Archives: February 2015

Show Notes for February 27, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Eye Tracking and Concussions
  • And Finally, a Story about Surgical vs Non-Surgical Treatment of Spinal Stenosis

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #498 recorded February 27, 2015, with a special Happy Birthday to my late Father !!!!

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0498.mp3

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Eye Tracking and Concussions

Disconjugate eye movements have been associated with traumatic brain injury since ancient times. Ocular motility dysfunction may be present in up to 90% of patients with concussion or blast injury.

The authors of a recent study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, developed an algorithm for eye tracking in which the Cartesian coordinates of the right and left pupils are tracked over 200 seconds and compared to each other as a subject watches a short film clip moving inside an aperture on a computer screen.

The authors prospectively eye tracked 64 normal healthy noninjured control subjects and compared findings to 75 trauma subjects with either a positive head CT (n=13), negative head CT (n=39) or non-head injury (n=23) to determine whether eye tracking would reveal the disconjugate gaze associated with both structural brain injury and concussion.

Tracking metrics were then correlated to the clinical concussion measure SCAT3 in trauma patients.

The study concluded that eye tracking may help quantify the severity of ocular motility disruption associated with concussion and structural brain injury.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/neu.2014.3687

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150129104021.htm

Surgical vs Non-Surgical Treatment of Spinal Stenosis

A recent study from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT), looked 289 symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis patients who were randomly assigned to either surgical or nonsurgical treatment.

This current study reviewed the results at 8 years post-treatment that were recently published showed some groups of patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis who opted for conservative care tended to do as well at long-term follow-up as patients who underwent surgery.

The study concluded that Patients with symptomatic spinal stenosis show diminishing benefits of surgery in as-treated analyses of the randomized group between 4 and 8 years, whereas outcomes in the observational group remained stable.

Loss to follow-up of patients with worse early outcomes in both treatment groups could lead to overestimates of long-term outcomes but likely not bias treatment effect estimates.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Fulltext/2015/01150/Long_term_Outcomes_of_Lumbar_Spinal_Stenosis_.2.aspx

http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/lumbar/news/online/%7Bcec982cd-348a-4ea5-be52-eaf70ea16092%7D/sport-spinal-stenosis-8-year-results-show-similar-outcomes-after-surgical-nonsurgical-care

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.”
– Aldous Huxley

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.

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Show Notes for February 6, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Chiropractic Research and Informed Consent
  • And Finally, a Story about Understanding Fear of Movement

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #496 recorded February 6, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0496.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues. Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community. This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate. If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Chiropractic Research and Informed Consent

Informed consent documents (ICD) in research are designed to educate research participants about the nature of the research project in which he or she may participate. United States (US) law requires the documents to contain specific elements present and be written in a way that is understandable to research participants.

The purpose of research recently published in the journal Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, was to determine if ICDs from randomized controlled trials conducted at chiropractic colleges meet recommended readability standards and contain the 13 content items required by US law.

This study was approved by Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Institutional Review Board#2012-12-3-T and was conducted between December 3, 2012 and February 14, 2013.

The study concluded that these results strongly suggest that chiropractic clinical researchers are not developing ICDs at a readability level congruent with the national average acceptable level.

The low number of elements in some of the informed consent documents raises concern that not all research participants were fully informed when given the informed consent, and it may suggest that some documents may not be in compliance with federal requirements. Risk varies among institutions and even within institutions for the same intervention.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – http://www.chiromt.com/content/pdf/s12998-014-0040-9.pdf

http://www.nhrmc.org/what-is-an-irb

Understanding Fear of Movement

Fear of movement (i.e., kinesiophobia) has emerged as a significant predictor of pain-related outcomes including disability and psychologic distress across various types of pain (eg, back pain, headache, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome).

However, no research has examined the prevalence of kinesiophobia in adults with sickle cell disease (SCD).

The purpose of a study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain, was to assess the degree of kinesiophobia reported by African American men and women with sickle cell disease and to determine whether kinesiophobia is related to pain and psychologic distress in this population.

Sixty-seven men and women with sickle cell disease recruited from a comprehensive sickle cell treatment program in a large academic medical center completed questionnaires that assess fear of movement, pain and pain interference, and psychologic distress.

The study concluded that although and historically, pain associated with sickle cell disease has not been considered in the context of fear of movement, findings suggest that both kinesiophobia and sex are relevant constructs for consideration in understanding pain-related outcomes in sickle cell disease.

Though the results require replication, this study suggests that greater kinesiophobia is associated with greater pain and psychologic distress.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2007&issue=10000&article=00010&type=abstract

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You! If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you. Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com. If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link and Yahoo links.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site. For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing. Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
– Nelson Mandela

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.