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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227660/robot-assisted-retinal-vein-cannulation-with-force-based-puncture-detection-micron-vs-the-steady-hand-eye-robot
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Berk Gonenc, Nhat Tran, Peter Gehlbach, Russell H Taylor, Iulian Iordachita, Berk Gonenc, Nhat Tran, Peter Gehlbach, Russell H Taylor, Iulian Iordachita, Nhat Tran, Russell H Taylor, Iulian Iordachita, Berk Gonenc, Peter Gehlbach
Retinal vein cannulation is a demanding procedure where therapeutic agents are injected into occluded retina veins. The feasibility of this treatment is limited due to challenges in identifying the moment of venous puncture, achieving cannulation and maintaining it throughout the drug delivery period. In this study, we integrate a force-sensing microneedle with two distinct robotic systems: the handheld micromanipulator Micron, and the cooperatively controlled Steady-Hand Eye Robot (SHER). The sensed tool-to-tissue interaction forces are used to detect venous puncture and extend the robots' standard control schemes with a new position holding mode (PHM) that assists the operator hold the needle position fixed and maintain cannulation for a longer time with less trauma on the vasculature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222554/a-single-group-pretest-posttest-clinical-trial-for-the-effects-of-dry-needling-on-wrist-flexors-spasticity-after-stroke
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Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common complication after stroke. Dry needling (DN) is suggested as a novel method for treatment of muscle spasticity. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of DN on wrist flexors spasticity poststroke. METHODS: A single group, pretest-posttest clinical trial was used. Twenty nine patients with stroke (16 male; mean age 54.3 years) were tested at baseline (T0), immediately after DN (T1), and one hour after DN (T2). DN was applied for flexor carpi radialis (FCR) and flexor carpi ulnaris on the affected arm for single session, one minute per muscle...
February 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167189/neurophysiological-and-clinical-effects-of-dry-needling-in-patients-with-upper-trapezius-myofascial-trigger-points
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Maryam Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh
INTRODUCTION: Dry needling (DN) is a widely used in treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). The purpose of this pretest-posttest clinical trial was to investigate the neurophysiological and clinical effects of DN in patients with MTrPs. METHODS: A sample of 20 patients (3 man, 17 women; mean age 31.7 ± 10.8) with upper trapezius MTrPs received one session of deep DN. The outcomes of neuromuscular junction response (NMJR), sympathetic skin response (SSR), pain intensity (PI) and pressure pain threshold (PPT) were measured at baseline and immediately after DN...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167170/a-critical-overview-of-the-current-myofascial-pain-literature-january-2017
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REVIEW
Jan Dommerholt
Due to a change in the production schedule of this journal, two issues of this article were due within a month of each other, which precluded the usual group of authors from contributing to the current paper, but they will participate in this review in the next issue. This overview includes several articles questioning the use of dry needling (DN) by non-acupuncturists, which continues to be a controversial topic especially in the United States. Several researchers examined the effects of manual trigger point (TrP) techniques applied to TrPs in the upper trapezius muscle...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158962/the-effectiveness-of-trigger-point-dry-needling-for-musculoskeletal-conditions-by-physical-therapists-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eric Gattie, Joshua A Cleland, Suzanne Snodgrass
Study Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Background Dry needling is being utilized by an increasing number of physical therapists in the United States and throughout the world in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Objective To examine the short and long term effectiveness of dry needling delivered by a physical therapist for any musculoskeletal pain condition. Methods Electronic databases were searched. Eligible randomized controlled trials included human subjects with musculoskeletal conditions that were treated with dry needling performed by a physical therapist compared with control or other intervention...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158960/short-term-clinical-effects-of-dry-needling-combined-with-physical-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-postsurgical-pain-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-case-series
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Rodrigo Núñez-Cortés, Carlos Cruz-Montecinos, Álvaro Vásquez Rosel, Orlando Paredes Molina, Antonio Cuesta-Vargas
Study Design Case series. Background The purpose of this case series is to describe a combined program of dry needling (DN) and therapeutic exercise in a small group of patients with persistent pain post total knee arthroplasty. Case Description Fourteen total knee arthroplasty patients with persistent post-surgical pain and myofascial trigger points non-responsive to treatment with conventional physical therapy or medications received dry needling treatment in combination with therapeutic exercises for four weeks...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158152/effects-of-dry-needling-on-spinal-mobility-and-trigger-points-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Adelaida Maria Castro-Sanchez, Hector Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo A Mataran-Penarrocha, Manuel Fernandez-Sanchez, Cayetano Fernandez-Sola, Jose Granero-Molina, Maria Encarnacion Aguilar-Ferrandiz
BACKGROUND: The etiology of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is inconclusive, but central mechanisms are well accepted for this pain condition. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is one of the most common musculoskeletal pain diseases and is characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). It has been suggest that MTrPs have an important factor in the genesis of FMS. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current randomized clinical trial was to compare the effectiveness of dry needling versus cross tape on spinal mobility and MTrPs in spinal muscles in patients with FMS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146314/how-coagulation-zone-size-is-underestimated-in-computer-modeling-of-rf-ablation-by-ignoring-the-cooling-phase-just-after-rf-power-is-switched-off
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Ramiro M Irastorza, Macarena Trujillo, Enrique Berjano
All the numerical models developed for radiofrequency (RF) ablation so far have ignored the possible effect of the cooling phase (just after RF power is switched off) on the dimensions of the coagulation zone. Our objective was thus to quantify the differences in the minor radius of the coagulation zone computed by including and ignoring the cooling phase. We built models of RF tumor ablation with two needle-like electrodes: a dry electrode (5 mm long and 17G in diameter) with a constant temperature protocol (70 °C) and a cooled electrode (30 mm long and 17G in diameter) with a protocol of impedance control...
February 1, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099034/re-evidence-that-dry-needling-is-the-intent-to-bypass-regulation-to-practice-acupuncture-in-the-united-states-by-fan-et-al-j-altern-complement-med-2016-22-591-593
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Jan Dommerholt, Robert Stanborough
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068679/-pneumothorax-following-dry-needling-treatment-legal-and-ethical-aspects
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Gianpaolo Ronconi, Fabio De Giorgio, Eleonora Ricci, Loredana Maggi, Antonio G Spagnolo, Paola Emilia Ferrara
Trigger point "dry needling" is a technique used to treat myofascial pain. It involves using filiform needles which are inserted into muscles to give local pain relief. Few cases of serious adverse events following this treatment have been reported in the literature. In this paper we describe the case of a professional swimmer who developed pneumothorax after dry needling treatment and discuss the medicolegal and ethical aspects related to competencies and responsibilities of medical doctors and physiotherapists performing the procedure...
September 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067362/electrochemical-manipulation-of-cell-populations-supported-by-biodegradable-polymeric-nanosheets-for-cell-transplantation-therapy
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Jin Suzuki, Nobuhiro Nagai, Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Toshiaki Abe, Hirokazu Kaji
We describe an electrochemical method of harvesting cells cultured on a biodegradable polymeric nanosheet (cell/nanosheet construct), which is stabilized on a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of thiol molecules. A poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanosheet was attached by hydrophobic interactions onto the surface of a SAM of l-cysteine coated onto a gold electrode. Retinal pigment epithelial cell lines (RPE-J cells) were cultured on the nanosheet to form a monolayer. An AA-size dry battery was used to apply a negative electrical potential, causing reductive desorption of the SAM from the gold surface...
January 9, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051321/response-to-dommerholt-and-stanborough-re-evidence-that-dry-needling-is-the-intent-to-bypass-regulation-to-practice-acupuncture-in-the-united-states
#12
Arthur Yin Fan, Guanhu Yang, Ling Zheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049214/relating-chronic-pelvic-pain-and-endometriosis-to-signs-of-sensitization-and-myofascial-pain-and-dysfunction
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Jacqueline V Aredo, Katrina J Heyrana, Barbara I Karp, Jay P Shah, Pamela Stratton
Chronic pelvic pain is a frustrating symptom for patients with endometriosis and is frequently refractory to hormonal and surgical management. While these therapies target ectopic endometrial lesions, they do not directly address pain due to central sensitization of the nervous system and myofascial dysfunction, which can continue to generate pain from myofascial trigger points even after traditional treatments are optimized. This article provides a background for understanding how endometriosis facilitates remodeling of neural networks, contributing to sensitization and generation of myofascial trigger points...
January 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017188/comparing-trigger-point-dry-needling-and-manual-pressure-technique-for-the-management-of-myofascial-neck-shoulder-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kayleigh E De Meulemeester, Birgit Castelein, Iris Coppieters, Tom Barbe, Ann Cools, Barbara Cagnie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate short-term and long-term treatment effects of dry needling (DN) and manual pressure (MP) technique with the primary goal of determining if DN has better effects on disability, pain, and muscle characteristics in treating myofascial neck/shoulder pain in women. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 42 female office workers with myofascial neck/shoulder pain were randomly allocated to either a DN or MP group and received 4 treatments...
January 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010837/raptor-acupuncture-for-treating-chronic-degenerative-joint-disease
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Keum Hwa Choi, Gail Buhl, Julia Ponder
A permanently captive 21-year-old male bald eagle was diagnosed with chronic degenerative joint disease in the right stifle with severe lameness (Grade 5) based on radiography. Clinical signs included decreased movement, vocalization, non weight-bearing on the affected limb, inappetence, depression, and pododermatitis on the left foot (bumblefoot, Grade 3). The eagle was treated with anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs including carprofen and celecoxib. As there was no observed clinical improvement with any of the treatments, acupuncture treatment was provided...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004301/evidence-and-expert-opinions-dry-needling-versus-acupuncture-i-the-american-alliance-for-professional-acupuncture-safety-aapas-white-paper-2016
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Arthur Yin Fan, Jun Xu, Yong-Ming Li
In the last twenty years, in the United States and other Western countries, dry needling (DN) became a hot and debatable topic, not only in academic but also in legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of DN versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professional administrators, lawmakers, and the general public through providing the authoritative evidence and experts' opinions regarding critical issues of DN versus acupuncture, and then reach consensus. DN is the use of dry needles alone, either solid filiform acupuncture needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles, to insert into the body for the treatment of muscle pain and related myofascial pain syndrome...
January 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989732/exercise-especially-combined-stretching-and-strengthening-exercise-reduces-myofascial-pain-a-systematic-review
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Juliano Bergamaschine Mata Diz, João Rodolfo Lauton Miranda de Souza, Amanda Aparecida Oliveira Leopoldino, Vinícius Cunha Oliveira
QUESTION: Among people with myofascial pain, does exercise reduce the intensity of the pain and disability? DESIGN: Systematic review of randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials. PARTICIPANTS: People with myofascial pain of any duration. INTERVENTION: Exercise versus minimal or no intervention and exercise versus other intervention. OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain intensity and disability. RESULTS: Eight studies involving 255 participants were included...
January 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939208/evergreen-or-deciduous-trees-for-capturing-pahs-from-ambient-air-a-case-study
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Flavia De Nicola, Estefanía Concha Graña, Purificación López Mahía, Soledad Muniategui Lorenzo, Darío Prada Rodríguez, Rubén Retuerto, Alejo Carballeira, Jesús R Aboal, J Ángel Fernández
Tree canopies play a key role in the cycling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in terrestrial ecosystems, as leaves can capture PAHs from the air. In this study, accumulation of PAHs was compared in an evergreen species, P. pinaster, and in a deciduous species, Q. robur, in relation to some physio-morphological characteristics. For this purpose, pine needles and oak leaves collected from different sites across Galicia (NW Spain) were analysed to determine PAH contents, specific leaf area, stomatal density and conductance...
February 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937046/contribution-of-dry-needling-to-individualized-physical-therapy-treatment-of-shoulder-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sara Pérez-Palomares, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Ana Pérez-Palomares, Elena Gaspar-Calvo, Marina Pérez-Benito, Elena López-Lapeña, Maria Luisa de la Torre-Beldarraín, Rosa Magallón-Botaya
Study Design Multicenter, parallel randomized clinical trial. Background Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are implicated in shoulder pain and functional limitations. An intervention intended to treat MTrPs is dry needling. Objectives To investigate the effectiveness of dry needling in addition to evidence-based personalized physical therapy treatment in the treatment of shoulder pain. Methods One hundred twenty patients with nonspecific shoulder pain were randomly allocated into 2 parallel groups: (1) personalized, evidencebased physical therapy treatment; and (2) trigger point dry needling in addition to personalized, evidence-based physical therapy treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927549/deep-spine-infection-after-acupuncture-in-the-setting-of-spinal-instrumentation
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Alexandra K Callan, Jennifer M Bauer, Jeffrey E Martus
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture can be used to manage chronic pain. The most common complications related to acupuncture include pain, bruising, bleeding, or symptom exacerbation. Rarely, more serious adverse events occur, including infection, pneumothorax, septic arthritis, and peripheral nerve injury. To our knowledge, there are no reports of complications associated with acupuncture following spinal instrumentation. PURPOSE: To report a case of deep infection as a rare complication of acupuncture following posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
March 2016: Spine Deformity
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