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Research Roundup: Carpal Tunnel & Digestive Disease Week

Carpal Tunnel Research
First year Logan Radiology Resident Jake Halverson, DC published his first case report with the SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine Journal. His report, “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Secondary to Ganglion Cyst, with Denervation of Abductor Pollicis Brevis” can be read here.

In collaboration with Claude Pierre-Jerome, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiology and researcher at Oslo University in Norway, and Logan’s Dean of Research and Professor Emeritus Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, Dr. Halverson discusses Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a medical condition which results from too much pressure or tension on nerves in the wrist. CTS is the most common of all compression neuropathies.

In the case report, Dr. Halverson examines whether or not CTS is a secondary effect to ganglion cysts. Using electrodiagnostic (ED) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on a patient, he concludes that CTS is rarely caused by ganglion cysts in the volar wrist.

Digestive Disease Week
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced that the abstract, “4D Cine-MRI-Assessed Gastric Function is Modulated by Respiratory-gated Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Functional Dyspepsia,” will be presented as a lecture during Digestive Disease Week® at McCormick Place in Chicago May 2-5, 2020.

The abstract is co-authored by Logan’s Dean of Research and Professor Emeritus Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC; Logan Radiology Fellow Roberta Sclocco, PhD; Vitaly Napadow, Logan adjunct faculty member and associate professor at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston; and other Harvard researchers.

The AGA has selected groups with some of the best ideas and breakthroughs in digestive health to bring their research to Digestive Disease Week® in May. According to the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association, Digestive Disease Week® is one of the top 50 medical meetings.

Co-authors of this abstract will be presenting their findings on Functional Dyspepsia in a research style forum for one of world’s largest gatherings of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.