When the kneecap is out of whack, doctors call the condition patellar malalignment . (The patella is the kneecap.) Patellar malalignment often goes undiagnosed. The author suggests that, when it is diagnosed, doctors are sometimes too quick to use surgery as the first treatment. There are two kinds of symptoms related to patella problems, slipping and pain. Patients who feel the patella slip, or even dislocate, usually have mechanical problems with their knee. Patellar pain, on the other hand, isn't fully understood by doctors. Many patients with patellar malalignment don't feel any pain. Others do. Factors such as an injury or overuse seem to trigger the pain. Other disorders may cause the pain, such as nerve or blood vessel problems or inflammation of the patellar tendon. And some conditions can cause patellar pain even when the patella is correctly lined up. The author discusses a number of ways to identify patellar malalignment. Foot problems, tightness of the muscles around the kne...
On Monday, Novartis, a pharmaceutical giant, received U.S. approval for the Exelon Patch, which delivers a treatment for Alzheimer's disease through a skin patch, instead of through pill or capsule form. A press release stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had also approved the patch for treating mild to moderate Parkinson's disease dementia. Patches for the delivery of medication aren't new, but more and more drug manufacturers seem to be studying this method of delivering drugs to the system, and that makes sense. When treating people with memory disorders, or those who may have trouble swallowing and/or understanding why you are trying to get them to swallow a pill, something as simple as placing a patch on the skin has obvious advantages. My mom had an early hysterectomy and was on hormones for nearly half a century. She took pills for years. As she got older, and was experiencing some memory problems, she would often forget if s...
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