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#ChronicPain #ParkinsonsDisease #NailGelAllergy

#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?

>> The condition that affects one in five Americans

>> Detecting Parkinson’s disease with a test

>> Some surgeries may be a problem after gel nails

The Med & Mic™ 04.14.23

MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC

Chronic Pain for One in Five Americans

A new CDC survey shows chronic pain affects 21% of Americans. In 2021, nearly 52 million adults had chronic pain lasting three months or longer. Nearly 7% had pain that interfered with daily activities. The prevalence of chronic pain was highest among people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and dementia. (Source: MedPage Today, J. George, 4.13.23)

Parkinson’s Marker

Researchers have identified a new biomarker for Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative condition marked by tremor, rigidity, and slow movement. Abnormalities in a protein called alpha-synuclein can be detected in the spinal fluid of people with the disease and people who are at high risk but have not shown signs yet. The accuracy was high. Clumped and misfolded alpha-synuclein was detected in 93% of the study participants with Parkinson’s disease. Previously, this abnormality would be detectable only on autopsy. (Source: FOX News, J. Musto, 4.13.23)

Nail Gel Allergy

Developing an allergy to certain nail gels could affect future surgeries, such as knee and hip replacements and dental prostheses. Chemicals in nail gel polishes called methacrylates can seep into the skin. People who are allergic may have a rash around the nails and a loosening of the nail from the nail bed. The allergy is a lifelong condition and may pose problems when an exposed individual encounters methacrylate again in bone cement. (Source: The Guardian, K. Ng, 4.14.23)

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