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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228813/development-of-a-symmetry-score-for-infantile-postural-and-movement-asymmetries-preliminary-results-of-a-pilot-study
#1
Robby Sacher, Dana Loudovici-Krug, Marc Wuttke, Holger Spittank, Michael Ammermann, Ulrich C Smolenski
Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and verify a quantifiable symmetry score for infantile postural and movement asymmetries. Methods: Three studies were conducted. For reliability, 6 test items examining postural and movement asymmetries, which came under consideration, were investigated in 24 infants with postural abnormality (range: 14-24 weeks). The inter-rater reliability was chosen as the primary endpoint. Furthermore, intrarater reliability and test-retest reliability were determined...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228812/osteomyelitis-of-the-thumb-in-a-21-year-old-chiropractic-patient-a-case-report
#2
Richard E Bechert, Gary M Guebert
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the presentation of a patient with osteomyelitis of the thumb. Clinical Features: A 21-year-old man presented with painful, red, and edematous thumb pain over the anterior and posterior surface for a duration of 4 days. The patient reported no trauma or recent operation. The patient was treated conservatively for capsulitis. The patient's symptoms worsened within 2 days, and he was referred for additional imaging consisting of a bone scan...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228811/ultrasound-guided-dry-needling-treatment-of-myofascial-trigger-points-for-piriformis-syndrome-management-a-case-series
#3
Pierfrancesco Fusco, Stefano Di Carlo, Paolo Scimia, Giulia Degan, Emiliano Petrucci, Franco Marinangeli
Objective: The purpose of this case series was to describe the outcomes of diagnostic ultrasound-assisted dry needling in the management of piriformis syndrome. Clinical Features: Case 1: a 45-year-old woman reported gluteal pain occasionally radiating in the sciatic region. Her magnetic resonance imaging showing sciatic nerve edema in the underlying portion of the piriformis muscle. Case 2: a 55-year-old man had gluteal pain after deep palpation or being in a prolonged sitting position...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228810/multimodal-therapy-combining-spinal-manipulation-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-and-heat-for-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-prospective-case-study
#4
Jessica J Wong, Michelle Laframboise, Silvano Mior
Objective: The purpose of this case study was to report the effects of multimodal therapy as an adjunct to oral contraceptives on pain and menstrual symptoms in a patient with primary dysmenorrhea. Clinical Features: A 27-year old nulligravid and nulliparous woman presented with low back pain, thigh pain, and menstrual symptoms associated with primary dysmenorrhea. Multimodal therapies (spinal manipulation, clinic-based transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and heat applied at home) were delivered over 3 menstrual cycles...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228809/effect-of-foot-reflexology-on-capillary-blood-glucose-tissue-temperature-and-plantar-pressure-of-individuals-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-a-pilot-study
#5
Natália C M Silva, Érika C L Chaves, Emília C Carvalho, Leonardo C Carvalho, Denise H Iunes
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of foot reflexology on capillary blood glucose, feet tissue temperature, and plantar pressure of the feet of individuals with diabetes mellitus (type 2). Methods: Forty-five individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus were stratified into 2 groups: treated (n = 21), which received orientation about foot self-care and received 12 foot reflexology sessions; and control (n = 24), which received only orientations about foot self-care...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228808/cervical-spine-assessment-using-passive-and-active-mobilization-recorded-through-an-optical-motion-capture
#6
Alejandro J Moreno, Gonzalo Utrilla, Javier Marin, Jose J Marin, Maria B Sanchez-Valverde, Ana C Royo
Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and measure a protocol for evaluation of cervical range of motion (ROM), based on passive mobilization (PM) combined with active mobilization (AM) and recorded through an optical motion capture system. Methods: Passive and active mobilization were applied to 24 asymptomatic participants. Cervical ROM was recorded in 3 anatomic planes (transversal, frontal, and sagittal) using a precision optical system and a set of rigid bodies placed on the sacrum, spinous processes of the C7-T1 vertebrae, and the head...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228807/correlation-between-upper-body-balance-muscle-strength-and-power-in-cricketers-belonging-to-different-age-groups
#7
Deepika Singla, M Ejaz Hussain, Pooja Bhati
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess correlation between variables of upper body balance, muscular strength, and power in cricketers belonging to different age groups. Methods: Forty-eight healthy male cricketers (26 adolescents aged 14-17 years and 22 adults aged 18-25 years) were recruited from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. After a warm-up, the participants underwent Upper Quarter Y Balance Test, backward overhead medicine ball throw test, and back-strength testing in a random order...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228806/reliability-of-electromyographic-assessment-of-biceps-brachii-and-triceps-brachii-in-cricketers
#8
Deepika Singla, Mohammad Ejaz Hussain, Pooja Bhati, Jamal Ali Moiz, Irshad Ahmad, Shalini Verma, Kamran Ali
Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine the intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability of electromyographic assessment of biceps brachii (BB) and triceps brachii (TB) muscles in cricketers. Methods: Sixteen healthy male cricketers (ages 14-35 years) recruited from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India were tested on 2 occasions that were held 1 week apart. On the first occasion, only examiner 1 performed the testing; on the second occasion, examiner 1, examiner 2, and examiner 3 all performed testing...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30228805/influence-of-spinal-manipulation-on-muscle-spasticity-and-manual-dexterity-in-participants-with-cerebral-palsy-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Oleh Kachmar, Anna Kushnir, Oles Matiushenko, Marko Hasiuk
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of spinal manipulation (SM) on wrist muscle spasticity and manual dexterity in participants with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: After baseline examination, 78 participants with spastic CP (7-18 years) without contractures or hyperkinetic syndrome were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The experimental group underwent SM to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, and the control group received sham SM...
September 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166970/post-traumatic-scapholunate-advanced-collapse-of-the-wrist-a-case-report
#10
Daniel L Ault, David J Mann, Alyssa M Troutner, Norman W Kettner
Objective: The purpose of this report is to describe a patient with scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) of the wrist. Clinical Features: A 38-year-old man presented to a chiropractic teaching clinic with right wrist pain after falling off of the tailgate of a truck 7 years prior. The mechanism of injury was a fall on an outstretched hand. Ultrasonography and radiography were performed, which demonstrated abnormal lunate kinematics and scapholunate interval diastasis associated with a clenched-fist maneuver...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166969/metastatic-cancer-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-presenting-as-mid-and-low-back-pain-in-a-long-distance-runner
#11
Jeffrey P Leri
Objective: The purpose of this case study is to describe the presentation of a patient with persistent back pain and a history of carcinoma. Clinical Features: A 50-year-old female runner presented to a chiropractic office with persistent moderate low back and mid-back pain. She had a history of breast carcinoma. She had no positive neurologic signs or symptoms suggestive of radiculopathy. She denied any other health symptoms and received mild relief with only 1 office visit consisting of spinal manipulation, moist heat, and electrical stimulation...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166968/chiropractic-management-of-a-patient-with-chronic-pain-in-a-federally-qualified-health-center-a-case-report
#12
David J Mann, Ross Mattox
Objective: The aim of this case report is to describe the response of a patient with chronic pain who received chiropractic care in a federally qualified health center. Clinical Features: A 61-year-old female patient with neck and back pain after a traumatic motor vehicle accident 3 years prior was referred for chiropractic care. She had neck pain, low back pain, knee pain, and pain associated with over 20 surgeries, as well as depression, opioid dependence, and low quality of life...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166967/walking-gait-before-and-after-chiropractic-care-following-fifth-metatarsal-fractures-a-single-case-kinetic-and-kinematic-study
#13
Brent S Russell, Kathryn T Hoiriis, Ronald S Hosek
Objectives: The purpose of this report is to describe the kinetic and kinematic analysis of walking gait following healed left proximal fifth metatarsal fractures. Clinical Features: A 62-year-old female presented at a chiropractic clinic with concerns that recent metatarsal fractures had not fully resolved and reported abnormal gait due to pain and several weeks use of a "walking boot." The patient's walking gait was evaluated with a force-sensor treadmill and an inertial measurement unit motion capture system...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166966/intervertebral-disk-nutrients-and-transport-mechanisms-in-relation-to-disk-degeneration-a-narrative-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Christopher M De Geer
Objective: The purpose of this paper was to review the literature regarding the mechanisms leading to degeneration in intervertebral disks and to discuss contributing mechanical and biological factors. Methods: The inclusion criteria for the literature review were research studies conducted in the last 3 decades with free full-text available in English. Review articles and articles pertaining to temporomandibular joints and joints of the body other than the intervertebral disk were excluded...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166965/the-benefits-of-dietary-fiber-intake-on-reducing-the-risk-of-cancer-an-umbrella-review-of-meta-analyses
#15
REVIEW
Marc P McRae
Objective: The purpose of this study was to review previously published meta-analyses on the effectiveness of dietary fiber on reducing the incidence of cancer. Methods: An umbrella review of all published meta-analyses was performed. A PubMed search from January 1, 1980 to June 30, 2017 was conducted using the following search strategy: (fiber OR fibre) AND (meta-analysis OR systematic review) AND (cancer OR carcinoma). Only English-language publications that provided quantitative statistical analysis on cancer were retrieved...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166964/influence-of-spinal-manipulation-on-autonomic-modulation-and-heart-rate-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy
#16
Alyssa Conte da Silva, Cláudia Mirian de Godoy Marques, Jefferson Luiz Brum Marques
Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) on autonomic modulation and heart rate in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy. Methods: The design of the study was quasi-experimental. Participants were divided into 3 study groups: the asymptomatic group (n = 30), which received SM; the tendinitis group (TG, n = 30), which received SM; and the placebo group (PG, n = 30), which received placebo manipulation...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30166963/infection-control-practices-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-infections-a-survey-of-students-in-us-chiropractic-programs
#17
Jonathon T Egan
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of self-reported history of physician-diagnosed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) among chiropractic students and any association with infection control behaviors (hand and table hygiene, sharing gowns, and sharing lotion) and initiation of patient care. Methods: Questionnaires were obtained from 312 students attending half (9/18) of US chiropractic campuses...
June 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628812/exercise-therapy-for-a-patient-with-parkinson-disease-and-back-pain-a-case-report
#18
Christina L Rosarion
Objective: The purpose of this report is to describe an exercise intervention for an elderly patient with Parkinson disease with a chief complaint of lower back pain. Clinical Features: The patient was an 85-year-old man who had been diagnosed with Parkinson disease and kyphosis. Back pain was preventing him from carrying out activities of daily living. He was referred for physical therapy for treatment to reduce lower back pain and increase function. An initial examination consisted of testing flexibility and range of motion and administering a pain severity scale and a Lower Extremity Functional Index (LEFI); the patient's initial LEFI score was 14/80...
March 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628811/isolated-stieda-process-fracture-of-talus-a-case-study
#19
William L Moore, Beverly L Harger
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe a patient with a fracture of the Stieda process. Clinical Features: A 39-year-old woman presented with pain and swelling of her left ankle immediately following a boogie boarding accident a few days earlier. Her clinical presentation was similar to that of an ankle sprain. Intervention and Outcome: Radiographs were ordered, and a fracture of a normal variant, the Stieda process, was identified...
March 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628810/rehabilitation-of-tibial-plateau-fracture-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-case-report
#20
Ali Rabatsky, John D Lockenour
Objective: The purpose of this case report was to describe the management of a tibial plateau fracture in a patient who had undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction 3.5 years earlier. Clinical Features: A 36-year-old man presented with pain and edema following a fall from a height of approximately 2 m while skateboarding. The patient reported having undergone arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with allograft and bioabsorbable screws 3.5 years earlier...
March 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
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