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Scrambler therapy

Ji-Won Han, Dong-Kyu Lee
[Purpose] This study was designed to investigate the effect of scrambler therapy on the pain and depression of patients with chronic low back pain. [Subject and Methods] Applied scrambler therapy to a 52 year-old man who was diagnosed with chronic low back pain, for 40 minutes once a day during the 10-day execution. Pain and depression were measured using the visual analogue scale and the Beck Depression Inventory. [Results] According to the measurement results, pain and depression decreased after ten sessions of scramble therapy...
July 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Domenico Russo, Federica Zoratto, Gastone Tirocchi, Michela Guarda
OBJECTIVES: Neuropathic pain is a severe and disabling health problem, often difficult to treat and characterized by specific somatosensory signs and symptoms. The goal of this study is to detect the effect of Scrambler therapy (ST) on the reset of Neuropathic Pain Diagnostic Questionnaire (DN4), in a cohort of patients affected by intense drug-resistant neuropathic pain. METHODS: Patients with chronic neuropathic pain were consecutively enrolled to receive 45-minute daily ST for an average of 10 consecutive days...
June 7, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Ho-Jin Jeong, Dong-Kyu Lee, Yong-Nam Kim, Tae-Yeun Hwang
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of pain scrambler therapy on the pain and quality of life of degenerative gonarthritis patients. [Subject and Methods] This study is a single case study. Pain scrambler therapy was applied for 40 minutes per session once a day for 15 days to a 62-year-old female patient diagnosed with degenerative gonarthritis. Pain was measured using the Visual Analogue Scale and quality of life was measured using the short form-36 item after therapy. [Results] Decrease in pain and improved quality of life were evident after pain scrambler therapy...
March 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Nafisseh S Warner, James C Watson, Markus A Bendel, Susan M Moeschler
OBJECTIVE: Systemic amyloidosis is a disease that often involves multiple organ systems, including the peripheral nervous system. Patients may present with severe, refractory neuropathic pain; however, the optimal treatment approach for pain for these patients remains unclear. CASE REPORT: A man with severe, refractory neuropathic pain in his bilateral upper and lower extremities and the trunk secondary to amyloid neuropathy is presented. Multiple medication trials, including neuropathic and opioid agents, produced considerable adverse effects and minimal relief...
May 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Laura Fabbri, Sara P Pirotti, Marta Rosati, Nicola Ruffilli, Marco Maltoni, Marianna Ricci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Hahck Soo Park, Won-Joong Kim, Hyung Gon Kim, Seung Hee Yoo
RATIONALE: Cancer-related neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain treatments. Scrambler therapy has relieved refractory chronic pain in several uncontrolled clinical trials. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 11-year-old female patient was suffering from left groin and medial thigh pain after irradiation to the knee. The girl was diagnosed with precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 2 years ago. Extramedullary relapse of leukemia developed 1 month ago and pain had started...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yong-Nam Kim, Dong-Kyu Lee, Ho-Jeong Lee
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of pain scrambler therapy on antineuralgic pain and quality of life after shingles. [Subjects and Methods] Daily pain scrambler therapy was administered to antineuralgic patients for 10 days, with each session lasting approximately 40 minutes. Pain was measured using the visual analog scale, and quality of life was assessed with the short form 36-item (SF-36). [Results] After10 sessions of pain scrambler therapy, pain had significantly reduced compared to that experienced prior to treatment...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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[This corrects the article on p. 18 in vol. 23, PMID: 28216858.].
April 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Komal Kashyap, Saurabh Joshi, Saurabh Vig, Vishwajeet Singh, Sushma Bhatnagar
AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the effect of scrambler therapy on patients with chronic cancer pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study conducted on patients with chronic pain due to malignancy which is not responding to oral analgesics. A total of twenty patients were included in the study (ten males, ten females) with a visual analog scale score of >4 on oral analgesics. Patients aged 18-70 years with a life expectancy of >3 months having bony, neuropathic, or mixed type of pain were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
A Lesenskyj, C Maxwell, R Cruciani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
Charles L Loprinzi, Andrea L Cheville
253 Background: cPMP is chronic pain in the front thorax, axilla, and/or upper half of the arm beginning after mastectomy or lumpectomy persisting > 3 months after treatment and presents with pain, allodynia and disability. cPMP occurs in half of all patients with breast cancer and is severe in 13% (Gartner R JAMA 2009). Epidural bupivacaine, memantine, gabapentin or venlafaxine may help prevent cPMP, but there are no established proven treatments. (Shen J, Up to Date 2016) Scrambler therapy (ST) is an FDA-cleared treatment for neuropathic pain supported by multiple trials in over 800 patients with cancer pain, chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain, back pain, and post herpetic neuropathy (PHN)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Nijmeh Al-Atiyyat, Abdullah Obaid
AIM: To identify which of the examined agents or modalities were effective in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, Medline, Science Direct and Ovid databases were used to search keywords. The literature search identified 59 potentially relevant studies; after removing duplicates and reviewing titles a total of 26 articles were examined. In the end, a total of 18 studies met the inclusion criteria. FINDINGS: The preliminary data for using lafutidine, acupuncture and sweet bee venom pharmacopuncture indicate that they may be useful in CIPN management...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
So Young Joo, Yoon Soo Cho, Sung-Rae Cho, Dohern Kym, Cheong Hoon Seo
PURPOSE: Pain Scrambler therapy is a patient-specific electrocutaneous nerve stimulation device. Burn pruritus is a common form of chronic and disabling neuropathic pain that is often difficult to treat effectively. Pruritus is mediated by histamines, which are effector molecules stored in mast cells and released locally during injury or inflammation. Burn pruritus may be accompanied by peripheral neuropathic pain, which may result from injury to sensory nerves that hampers conductance of neuronal messages along the large A and small C afferent fibers to the spinal cord...
May 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Dong-Kyu Lee, Eun-Kyung Kim
[Purpose] This study aimed to determine the effect of pain scrambler therapy on shoulder joint pain and range of motion in patients who had undergone arthroscopic rotator cuff repair for the first time. [Subjects and Methods] Pain scrambler therapy was administered once a day every 40 minutes for 10 days to patients that had undergone arthroscopic rotator cuff repair for the first time. The visual analog scale was used to measure pain, and a goniometer was used to measure shoulder range of motion. [Results] After 10 sessions of pain scrambler therapy, pain was significantly reduced from that before the treatment...
July 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Umberto Raucci, Caterina Tomasello, Marcello Marri, Marco Salzano, Augusto Gasparini, Elena Conicella
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder that is often challenging to treat and can be associated with a prolonged course of severe pain. Therapy of CRPS remains controversial; the pain often can be very difficult to control, and treatment includes medications, physical therapy, regional anesthesia, and neuromodulation. AIM: We evaluated Scrambler Therapy(®) (ST) in terms of efficacy, safety, and durability of treatment effect in patients suffering from CRPS...
September 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Thomas J Smith, Paul Auwaerter, Amy Knowlton, Deanna Saylor, Justin McArthur
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common neurological complications of HIV infection with a 30-60% lifetime prevalence. Newer HIV drugs cause less peripheral neuropathy, but patients are now living long enough to develop concomitant diabetes-related, vascular-related, and chemotherapy-related neuropathy so it continues as a major debilitating issue. Recent national CDC guidelines have stressed the importance of non-opioid therapies, especially in this population that may have had drug abuse problems...
February 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Neil Majithia, Thomas J Smith, Patrick J Coyne, Salahadin Abdi, Deirdre R Pachman, Daniel Lachance, Randy Shelerud, Andrea Cheville, Jeffrey R Basford, David Farley, Carrie O'Neill, Kathryn J Ruddy, Frank Sparadeo, Andreas Beutler, Charles L Loprinzi
PURPOSE: Chronic pain is a widespread and debilitating condition, encountered by physicians in a variety of practice settings. Although many pharmacologic and behavioral strategies exist for the management of this condition, treatment is often unsatisfactory. Scrambler Therapy is a novel, non-invasive pain modifying technique that utilizes trans-cutaneous electrical stimulation of pain fibers with the intent of re-organizing maladaptive signaling pathways. This review was conducted to further evaluate what is known regarding the mechanisms and mechanics of Scrambler Therapy and to investigate the preliminary data pertaining to the efficacy of this treatment modality...
June 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Sabrina Congedi, Silvia Spadini, Chiara Di Pede, Martina Ometto, Tatiana Franceschi, Valentina De Tommasi, Caterina Agosto, Pierina Lazzarin, Franca Benini
We report our clinical experience on the effect of Scrambler Therapy (ST) for a child with acute mixed pain refractory to pharmacological treatment. ST, recently proposed as an alternative treatment for chronic neuropathic pain in adults, is a noninvasive approach to relieve pain, by changing pain perception at brain level. It is safe and has no side effects. Further research is needed to assess its efficacy for acute pain and for paediatric population.
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Christian Compagnone, Fernanda Tagliaferri
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Scrambler Therapy is a novel neuromodulation that works by electrocutaneous stimulation in a non-invasive manner through C fibers surface receptors. It substitutes pain information with synthetic "non pain" information. The primary aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of Scrambler Therapy after ten sessions related to different usage conditions and different learning curves that occur in a multi-center study. METHODS: 201 patients have been treated with Scrambler Therapy...
September 14, 2015: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Paolo Notaro, Carlo Alberto Dell'Agnola, Alessandro J Dell'Agnola, Alessio Amatu, Katia Bruna Bencardino, Salvatore Siena
PURPOSE: Scrambler therapy is a non-invasive neurocutaneous electrical pain intervention, effective for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Currently, few data about the efficacy of this treatment in cancer pain induced by skeletal and visceral metastases are available. The aim of this single-center case series is to evaluate the efficacy of scrambler therapy in reducing this kind of cancer pain after failure of standard treatments, including pharmacological therapies and radiation therapy...
April 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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