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overuse

Health care The common use of a particular intervention even when the benefits of the intervention don't justify the potential harm or cost–eg, prescribing antibiotics for a probable viral URI. Cf Misuse, Underuse.
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Overuse injury: The Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center (OSTRC) Overuse Injury Questionnaire (Clarsen et al.
If you use poor form when swinging a golf club or doing strength training exercises, you may overload certain muscles and cause an overuse injury.
One study found that, at the time that overuse headache developed, the average number of daily doses of headache drugs, including different types of drugs, was 5.
Because it is well tolerated and is easy to use we hope that use of this therapy will help to decrease: patient's reliance on medications that can cause side effects; safety concerns for some patients; and medication overuse complications.
It's fair to say that sTMS may be a useful option in treatment of medication overuse headache," Dr.
But the overuse also may be due to frequently engaging in tasks that involve repetitive motion, like chopping vegetables, ironing clothes, or using a computer mouse.
Examining practice variation and establishing locally endorsed standards among endoscopists may be a way to target interventions to reduce overuse.
13 ( ANI ): Youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, overuse injuries and burnout have become common, which could have long-term effects.
Anserine bursitis is a common overuse injury frequently misinterpreted as osteoarthritis, according to Dr.
In a highly critical 3,500-word article titled Deaths Linked To Cardiac Stents Rise As Overuse Seen, US medicine's binge on cardiac stents.
php) 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness according to Lake Superior State University, the first such list was released in 1975.
Medication overuse could contribute to headaches for people who have been taking such medicines for up to half of the days in a month over three months.