The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and AAOS Now will be conducting a Platelet Rich Plasma Forum on February 14, 2011 just prior to the Annual Meeting in San Diego. Participating in this meeting are an elite group of clinicians and researchers including but not limited to Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Steven Arnoczky, Dr. Terry Canale, Dr. William Clancy, Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Taco Gosens, Dr. Elizaveta Kon, Dr. Nicola Maffulli, Dr. Robert Marx, Dr. Allan Mishra, Dr. Pietro Randelli, Dr. Scott Rodeo, and Dr. JR Woodall.
This group along with several others has been tasked with evaluating the state of platelet rich plasma. It will be the most comprehensive discussion of the topic with regard to orthopedics and sports medicine. The goal is to hopefully make some sense of how to best evaluate and potentially use PRP.
Stay tuned for details.
TREATMENT FOR CHEST PAIN
Chest pain is considered a chief symptom of heart related problems. It can occur due to various causes such as heart attack, pulmonary embolism, thoracic aortic dissection, oesophageal rupture, tension pneumothorax and cardiac tamponade.
By conducting several medical tests, the above causes could be ruled out or treated as recommended by medical professionals. If acute chest pain occurs, the patient should be admitted immediately for observation and sequential E.C.G.'s are followed up.
Just like in all medical cases, a careful medical history and detailed physical examination is essential in separating dangerous from minor/trivial causes of disease. Sometimes, there is need of rapid diagnosis to save life of patient. A deep study of recent health changes, family history, tobacco consumption, smoking, diabetes, eating disorders, etc. is useful in treatment of chest pain.
Features of chest pain could be generalised as heaviness; radiation of the pain to neck, jaw or left arm; sweating; nausea; palpitations; pain coming from exertion; dizziness; shortness of breath and a sense of impending doom. On the basis of these characteristics, a number of tests can be carried out for proper treatment. X-ray and CT scan of the chest help in determining the basic cause of pain. An electrocardiogram helps in detailed study of the problem.
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