Posted by: durskichiro | July 1, 2010

Workshop on Fibromyalgia

Tuesday  July 6th, 2010

WORKSHOP ON FIBROMYALGIA

Time: 7:30pm- 8:30pm

Phone: 414- 525-1030 to reserve a seat

Learn Natural Solutions to a misunderstood condition. Are you suffering from fatigue, depression, continuing aches and pains, and sleeplessness? Workshop participants will gain an understanding of the causes of this syndrome. Learn non-drug solutions.

Cost: Free Hosted by Foundation for Wellness Professionals Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeff Durski

Place: Princeton Club- community room

        14999 W. Beloit Rd., New Berlin

Phone: 414- 525-1030 to reserve a seat

Posted by: durskichiro | June 30, 2010

Warnings About Tramadol for Fibromyalgia

Warnings About Tramadol for Fibromyalgia

Thursday June 17, 2010

NEWSBRIEF: The warning label on drugs containing tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet) now includes the risk of suicide and overdose. Tramadol is a pain reliever that’s often prescribed off-label to people with fibromyalgia.

The FDA ordered the change because of increased suicide risk in people who are prone to addiction, or who are also taking anti-depressants or tranquilizers…

read more:

http://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2010/06/17/warnings-about-tramadol-for-fibromyalgia.htm

Posted by: durskichiro | June 8, 2010

POOR HEALTH RESULT OF POOR SLEEP HABITS

POOR HEALTH RESULT OF POOR SLEEP HABITS

Vol. 5 Issue 72

Nearly one-third of Americans are sleep deprived, according to a recent study. Results show that getting less than 6.9 hours of sleep each night takes a more extreme toll on the body than most people realize.

Inadequate amounts of sleep affects memory, according to a recent study conducted at Harvard University. Without enough sleep, newly-acquired skills and information are not properly coded in the brain, making it difficult to remember.

Sleep deprivation also decreases the ability of the immune system to fight off illness and disease. Reports show that just losing three hours of sleep causes a 30% decrease in immune system response. This lack of response suppresses melatonin, which contributes to breast cancer; a growth hormone produced during sleep is impaired, which contributes to osteoporosis; insulin resistance and impaired glucose processing, can lead to diabetes, and excess insulin and stored fat, leads to obesity.

While some people choose to give up some of the necessary hours of sleep, others are simply unable to sleep.

Factors that contribute to insomnia are lack of exercise, poor diet, excessive alcohol or caffeine; medical conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, hypothyroidism, and over-active bladders; medications, such as antidepressants, pain killers, allergy drugs and various hormones; natural conditions, such as PMS and menopause; and various health disorders.
Many of these factors can be treated with Chiropractic. If you suffer from any of the above conditions or are having difficulty sleeping, see your Chiropractor.

SOURCE: “Most Americans aren’t getting enough shut-eye,” MpHealth News, March 2001, Vol. 4.

AMERICANS ARE FINDING BETTER WAYS TO SLEEP THAT DOESN’T INCLUDE REACHING FOR A PILLVol. 10 Issue 58 With insomnia on the rise, many Americans are seeking alternatives to pills to get their restful night of sleep. Chiropractic, Acupuncture, mind/body therapies and biologically based therapies are drawing increasing attention and finding favor.

The common solution for sleeping problems for Americans has been to “reach for a pill.” Drug companies have promoted this with almost $300 million in TV advertising. With over 43 million sleeping pill prescriptions filled in 2005, drug companies raked in over $2 billion in sales.

While pills may be offering a sleeping solution for the vast majority of Americans, a recent analysis of a National Health Interview Survey points to a significant number of persons using alternative methods to treat their condition. Some 1,615,600 people have used alternatives, including Chiropractic and Acupuncture, in their search for a night of sound sleep.

The survey polled more than 31,000 U.S. adults to find out why they chose to use alternative therapies over drugs and other treatments. While 67 percent of the people responding simply found alternatives to be interesting, a full 64 percent thought that adding an alternative approach would be helpful in treating their insomnia.

A further breakdown of those using alternative care showed that 4.6 percent of the people used Chiropractic care or massage to manage their condition. By comparison, 8.5 percent utilized alternative medical systems (i.e. Acupuncture, homeopathy), 39.1 percent used mind-body systems (i.e. yoga, meditation), and the remainder using biologically based systems (i.e. natural herbs, megavitamins).

It is of interest to note that younger respondents and those who had attained a higher level of education were more likely to use alternative therapies to treat insomnia or trouble sleeping.

While the information gained from the survey does have limitations, the data points to a positive trend about how Americans perceive the effectiveness of alternative medicine and therapies in general. With expanded education and the maturing of the younger population, the use of alternatives to pills as sleep aids will continue to rise.

SOURCE: http://www.chiroweb.com/archives/24/23/16.html

Posted by: durskichiro | May 11, 2010

Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss

Tuesday May 18th, 2010

WEIGHT LOSS WORKSHOP

Time: 7:30-8:30 PM

Five secrets to permanent weight loss. Learn why diets don’t work, why eating fat doesn’t make you fat, what hormone is out of control in your body, how to reduce chance of breast cancer by 70%, how to regain energy and vitality, what exercise program you should be on, and much, much more.

Cost: FREE

Place: Princeton Club – Community Room 14999 W Beloit Rd. New Berlin, WI 53151

Phone: 414-525-1030 to reserve a seat 

This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals and is held as a free community service.

Posted by: durskichiro | April 28, 2010

FDA TO REQUIRE BOX WARNING FOR CIPRO® AND SIMILAR ANTIBIOTICS

It’s taken over 12 years since an original petition was filed, but the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally getting around to putting a Black Box Warning label on the antibiotic Cipro® and other similar antibiotics.

Back in 1996, the watchdog group Public Citizen initially presented evidence to the FDA in the form of a petition to require stronger warning labels for all drugs containing fluoroquinolone antibiotics due to reported increased risks of patients developing tendonitis or experiencing tendon rupture. These types of antibiotics are widely prescribed for gastrointestinal, respiratory and urinary infections. The FDA honored the 1996 petition, but warnings about the product were buried in a list of possible reactions and considered inadequate.

Public Citizen reviewed the FDA’s adverse events database form 1997 to 2005 and found enough evidence of tendon problems to submit another warning petition in 2005. During this period of time, there were 262 cases of tendon ruptures reported and over 500 cases of tendonitis and other tendon disorders. Ruptures of the Achilles tendon were the most sudden and severe. Other areas of the body affected include the rotator cuff, the biceps, the hand and the thumb. (Tendons are tough fibrous tissue that connects muscles to joints.)

The reason that fluoroquinolone drugs affect the tendons in this manner is not completely known. One theory is that these antibiotics are toxic to tendon fibers and may cause a decrease in the blood supply to tendons, a part of the body that already operates on a limited blood supply.

The recent FDA action to raise the status of Cipro® to a Black Box Warning is the result of a suit filed against the FDA by Public Citizen for failing to honor petition requests from over 2 years ago. The FDA will now issue a notice to all manufacturers of fluoroquinolone drugs to add a boxed warning regarding the likelihood of developing tendonitis or experiencing tendon rupture. Manufacturers will also be directed to develop a “medication guide” for patients.

Persons who are taking Cipro® or other fluoroquinolone drugs should be instructed to stop taking them immediately if they develop tendon pain. Symptoms may include swelling, inflammation and tears of a tendon.

Persons who are over 60 years of age are considered to be at higher risk of tendon-related problems. Also in the higher risk category is anyone taking steroids, as well as persons who have had organ transplants, according to the FDA.

The following list of medications are being targeted by the FDA for Black Box Warnings: Cipro®, Cipro XR®, Proquiin XR®, Factive®, Levaquin®, Avelox®, Noroxin® and generic ofloxacin, also marketed as Floxin®.

Source: The US Federal Drug Administration. “Information for Health Care Professionals.” July 2008.

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/InfoSheets/HCP/fluoroquinolonesHCP.htm and Public Citizen. “FDA Should Warn of Tendon Ruptures Linked to Cipro, Levaquin,

Other Antibiotics in Same Class.” Press Release. August 2006. http://www.tradewatch.org/pressroom/release.cfm?ID=2262

HEALTH REPORTS

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Posted by: durskichiro | April 27, 2010

TWINS DIE IN TEXAS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRONG DOSE OF HEPARIN

The blood thinner heparin is in the news again, this time in connection with the death of twin infants in a Corpus Christi, Texas, hospital. Officials at the hospital have confirmed that a hospital pharmacy mixing error occurred and 17 infants received an improper dose of the drug.

All of the babies who received the higher than prescribed dose of heparin were being treated and monitored in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South. Hospital officials pointed out that all babies who come to this unit are seriously ill. They did admit to the fact that the mixing error occurred but were careful to say that there was no direct evidence that it was the higher dose of heparin that caused the deaths. Heparin is an anti-coagulant often used to flush IV lines to prevent blood clotting in patients.

The mixing error in the hospital’s pharmacy was reported to have occurred on July 4th. The twins, who died after receiving a dose of heparin that was called at least 100 times stronger than the prescribed dosage, were born on July 1, one month prematurely. They were transferred to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital because of the higher level of care available in this facility. Autopsies were being performed to determine if the inappropriate heparin dosage was to be listed as the actual cause of death.

Heparin has been largely in the news over the past 8 months. It began when twin daughters of actor Dennis Quaid were administered a dose of heparin reported to be over 1,000 times stronger than the prescribed dosage at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last November. Fortunately, neither the twin girls nor another child administered the same dosage have shown signs of damage from the error. As a result, Quaid filed a lawsuit against the maker of heparin, Baxter International. The reason for the suit was to bring attention to drug labeling that made it too easy for mistakes to occur. Hospital officials in Texas pointed out that the cause of the mixing error at their hospital was unrelated to product labeling and packaging.

A large number of heparin-related incidents and at least 147 deaths associated with heparin have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration in the past 18 months. Over 100 of these deaths were recorded between November 2007 and April 2008, most traced to a tainted batch from a Baxter International connected production facility in China.

Of the 17 children who received the Texas overdose, 3 were discharged shortly after the incident while 12 were kept in the hospital for further observation and were reported in stable condition following the injections.

Immediate corrective actions were taken by hospital staff when it was discovered the error had occurred. Two hospital employees connected with the error requested to be placed on personal leave. Hospital officials accepted responsibility for the error occurring and extended heartfelt condolences to the family of the children.

Source: CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South. Hospital Statements. July 2008. http://christusspohn.netreturns.biz/NewsReleases/Default.aspx and the

US Food and Drug Administration. “Information on Adverse Event Reports and Heparin.” June 2008.

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/heparin/adverse_events.htm and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “Hospital Statement.” November 2007.

http://www.csmc.edu/pdf/Statement-11-20-07-56336.pdf

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Posted by: durskichiro | April 20, 2010

Free Workshop on Fibromyalgia 04/27/2010

Tuesday April 27th.

WORKSHOP ON FIBROMYALGIA

Time: 7:30pm- 8:30pm

Learn Natural Solutions to a misunderstood condition.

Are you suffering from fatigue, depression, continuing aches and pains, and sleeplessness?

Workshop participants will gain an understanding of the causes of this syndrome. Learn non-drug solutions.

Cost: Free

Hosted by Foundation for Wellness Professionals

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeff Durski

Place: Princeton Club- community room
14999 W. Beloit Rd., New Berlin
Phone: 414- 525-1030 to reserve a seat

visit our website for other upcoming workshops;

http://www.durskichiropractic.com/workshops.html

Posted by: durskichiro | April 9, 2010

FREE WORKSHOP ON FIBROMYALGIA

Tuesday,  June 7th& June 21st

WORKSHOP ON FIBROMYALGIA

Time: 7:30pm- 8:30pm

Learn Natural Solutions to a misunderstood condition.

Are you suffering from fatigue, depression, continuing aches and pains, and sleeplessness?

Workshop participants will gain an understanding of the causes of this syndrome. Learn non-drug solutions.

Cost: Free

Hosted by Foundation for Wellness Professionals

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeff Durski

Place: Princeton Club- community room
14999 W. Beloit Rd., New Berlin
Phone: 414- 525-1030 to reserve a seat

visit our website for other upcoming workshops;

http://www.durskichiropractic.com/workshops.html

Posted by: durskichiro | April 9, 2010

LATEST ESTIMATE FOR MEDICAL ERRORS

LATEST ESTIMATE FOR MEDICAL ERRORS SETS

COSTS AT THE $1.5 BILLION MARK

The latest medical error cost figures have just been released. Incredibly, the cost of potentially preventable surgical errors in the United States is now recorded at almost $1.5 billion annually.

This astounding total comes from estimated figures released in July by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It represents the additional costs for medical services that are passed along to employers and their healthcare providers.

! Two categories of additional care required accounted for the major recipient of extra care dollars. Researchers found the insurers’ average payment for acute respiratory failure totaled $28,218, which added 52 percent more to medical costs. Next were post-operative infections, which required $19,480 additional dollars for a total of 48 percent higher costs.

! When medical errors occurred, nursing costs rose as well by $12,196 for a 33 percent cost increase. Metabolic problems such as kidney failure or uncontrolled blood sugar contributed $11,797 in added dollars for a 32 percent increase.

! Next came the additional care and handling associated with blood clots, vascular problems and pulmonary difficulties. This total came to $7,838 at 25 percent more. Open wounds associated with errors added $1,426 or 6 percent more.

The research work was conducted by the AHRQ’s William E. Encinosa and Fred J. Hellinger, both PhDs. Results of their study were published in the journal Health Services Research. AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. said, “Like the physical and emotional harm caused by medical errors, the financial consequences don’t stop at the hospital door. Eliminating medical errors and their after effects must continue to be top priority for our healthcare system.”

Also mentioned in this study was the fact that 1 out of every 10 patients who died within 90 days of their surgery did so because of preventable error. Of these, one-third occurred after discharge from the hospital.

These figures came from a nationwide sample of 161,000 employer-insured patients age 18 to 64 that had surgery in 2001 and 2002.

Medicare has announced that as of October 2008, it will discontinue certain payments to hospitals for preventable medical error. It will be interesting to see how placing the financial burden on hospitals for post-error handling affects the number of surgical errors in this country.

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “New AHRQ Study Finds Surgical Errors Cost Nearly $1.5 Billion

Annually.” July 2008. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2008/surgerrpr.htm

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