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Ketamine Infusion for Pelvic Pain. What is it?

The topic of Ketamine infusions can elicit some strong concerns. Some clinicians are familiar with a type of infusion known as “Ketamine comas,” in which people are placed in a medical coma and stay in an ICU for treatment. This is often viewed as quite extreme, and risky; and leaves many wondering the efficacy of such a treatment when the patient is not actively participating in recovery from a brain/pain connection. For clarification, the coma is not the only protocol available. Ketamine infusions can involve: 1. Outpatient “awake” protocol 2. Low-dose inpatient protocol 3. Ketamine coma. (In addition, there are now physicians who prescribe compounded ointments with Ketamine as one of the medications. This is not the same as an infusion. There’s not enough data at this time about efficacy and safety of this approach with topicals.) Our guest blogger, Dr. Allison Wells, MD, is sharing information about the outpatient procedure. ~ Tracy Sher of Pelvic Guru

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Pelvic Guru and Social Media – Daily Posts

Did you know that we post regular updates on the latest news and happenings in the world of pelvic health on Facebook and Twitter? (On occasion, LinkedIn and possibly soon on Instagram and Snapchat). Join us on social media if you are a medical professional or someone in the community who’s interested in women’s health,…

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Pelvic Guru 2013: Most Popular Posts of the Year

Pelvic Guru 2013 – Most Popular Rankings What a fantastic 2013 ! Thank you all so much for viewing, supporting and sharing at Pelvic Guru – the blog website and social media sites. The positive feedback rocks. The mission is basic: share valuable (and sometimes just funny) information and promote the work of colleagues regarding…

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Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! IPPS Conference Highlight Series, Part 1

Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! Highlights on these topics from the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, FL, October 17-20, 2013. The 2013 International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Conference was highly anticipated and with great reason! We were impressed by the excellent clinical information for first-time and return attendees to the conference.…

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Save Time! G-Code PDFs for Pelvic, Ortho, Neuro are Now Available!

We are elated! We completed another G-Code project for you! This time, we have PDF tables for Ortho/Spine and Mobility/ADL/Vestibular outcomes! Pre-Calculated to save you time. CLICK HERE to Access the PDF Files!  **The intent of these tables is to save time and create fewer numerical errors. It is the responsibility of the PT to…

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Pelvic Guru 2012: Most Popular Posts

If you have an interest in pelvic health, you’ll likely want to bookmark this post for reference! What an exciting year for Pelvic Guru! I started Pelvic Guru in mid-2012 with the goal of providing good information, injected with humor at times, regarding anything related to pelvic health. The amount of support and engagement on…

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Toilet Talk: Things You Should Know, But Probably Don’t.

Parents can relate to the fact that we spend a lot of time potty training children. However, that’s likely the only time we experience “toilet talk”.  When I provide basic bowel and bladder tips to my adult patients, I am always surprised when they say “why didn’t anyone tell me that?”.  So, here’s a list…

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Egg-citing Pictures! Egg Released During Ovulation.

These pictures are incredible! (First time seen clearly on a human female). This was captured by Dr Jacques Donnez (2008) while he performed a  laparoscopic hysterectomy on a 45-year-old female.  In these photos you will see the follicle (red) – a fluid-filled sac on the surface of the ovary (white) containing the egg. The process…

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