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Genevieve E Becker, Hazel A Smith, Fionnuala Cooney
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is important, however not all infants can feed at the breast and methods of expressing milk need evaluation. OBJECTIVES: To assess acceptability, effectiveness, safety, effect on milk composition, contamination and costs of methods of milk expression. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (21 March 2016), handsearched relevant journals and conference proceedings, and contacted experts in the field to seek additional published or unpublished studies...
September 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Min-Ling Chen, Jin-Lan Liu, Shen-Jung Hsu, Chang-Cheng Chang
BACKGROUND: Polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) was used in breast augmentation surgery in China during 1997-2006. Its application has led to increasing complications such as localized lumps, asymmetry, diffuse stiffness, infections, and localized tenderness or myalgia. Hence, many patients have sought for surgical gel evacuation in the following years. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old G2P0A2 slim (BMI = 18.3) woman who had received injected PAAG bilateral breast augmentation in China 15 years ago, visited our hospital for gel removal due to left upper quadrant breast tenderness with burning sensation...
2016: SpringerPlus
Loretta Anderson, Kathryn Kynoch, Sue Kildea
The aim is to identify the effectiveness of breast massage in the treatment of women with breastfeeding problems. The objectives are to identify if breast massage has been shown to.
August 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Ann M Witt, Maya Bolman, Sheila Kredit
BACKGROUND: Breast engorgement is a major cause of pain and weaning in the early postpartum period. While protocols reinforce the need for anticipatory engorgement advice and continued outpatient health professional breastfeeding support, there remains limited information on the efficacy of focused postdischarge engorgement education. This study sought to explore if outpatient postpartum engorgement education changed mothers' home management and if mothers found instruction on specific massage and hand expression techniques helpful...
August 30, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Phoebe Lyssandra Tan Lee, Ka-Wai Tam, Mei-Ling Yeh, Wei-Wen Wu
UNLABELLED: Researches have accumulated using non-pharmacologic interventions including acupoint stimulation, massage therapy and expressive writing to manage breast cancer-related symptoms. Results from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) can get contradictory. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to determine the effects on the quality of life, negative emotions and disease-related symptoms among women with breast cancer. METHODS: Two independent researchers performed a structured search using data sources including MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, PubMed and PsychINFO from the beginning of time until the first week of January 2015...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Tiffany Field
In this review, massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term infants, autism, skin conditions, pain syndromes including arthritis and fibromyalgia, hypertension, autoimmune conditions including asthma and multiple sclerosis, immune conditions including HIV and breast cancer and aging problems including Parkinson's and dementia. Although many of the studies have involved comparisons between massage therapy and standard treatment control groups, several have compared different forms of massage (e...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Ein-Soon Shin, Kyung-Hwa Seo, Sun-Hee Lee, Ji-Eun Jang, Yu-Min Jung, Min-Ji Kim, Ji-Yun Yeon
BACKGROUND: Massage and aromatherapy massage are used to relieve cancer-related symptoms. A number of claims have been made for these treatments including reduction of pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. Other studies have not shown these benefits. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of massage with or without aromatherapy on pain and other symptoms associated with cancer. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases and trials registries up to August 2015: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, 2015, Issue 7), MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE (Ovid), PsycINFO (Ovid), CINAHL (EBSCO), PubMed Cancer Subset, SADCCT, and the World Health Organization (WHO) ICTRP...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Paul A Lewis, Joan E Cunningham
BACKGROUND: In the context of breast cancer, axillary web syndrome (AWS), also called lymphatic cording, typically presents in the weeks after axillary surgery. This painful condition, likely lymphofibrotic in origin, restricts upper extremity range of motion (ROM). There is no established treatment, although physical therapy and other approaches have been used to variable effect. This report describes treatment of a female client with AWS, who had recently undergone a unilateral simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy plus axillary dissection...
June 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Yan-Qiong Ouyang, Min Su, Sharon R Redding
OBJECTIVES: exclusive breast feeding in China is relatively low and no research has been conducted to explore the difficulties and desires of Chinese lactating mothers. Currently, Chinese women turn to massage therapists to increase breastmilk volume, implying that many breast-feeding women faced problems but had few support mechanisms.This study aimed to explore the difficulties and desires of Chinese breast-feeding women and to propose strategies for increasing the rate of exclusive breast feeding...
June 2016: Midwifery
David D Chandy, Jahnavi Kare, Shakal N Singh, Anjoo Agarwal, Vinita Das, Urmila Singh, V Ramesh, Vijayalakshmi Bhatia
We assessed the effect of vitamin D supplementation on related biochemistry, infection and dentition of the infant. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted in Lucknow, India (latitude 26°N), 230 mother -newborn pairs were randomised to receive, for 9 months, 3000µg/month oral vitamin D3 by the mother (group A) or 10µg/d by the infant (group B) or double placebo (group C). All babies received 15 min of sun exposure (unclothed) during massage. Infants' median 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was lower in group C (median 45·3; interquartile range (IQR) 22-59·5 nmol/l) than in groups A (median 60·8; IQR 41·3-80·5 nmol/l (P7...
July 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
David A Hidalgo, Sammy Sinno
BACKGROUND: A survey was conducted to study current attitudes and common practices in breast augmentation. METHODS: A 35-item electronic questionnaire was sent to the entire active American Society of Plastic Surgeons membership. It was divided into current controversies, new technologies, common practices, secondary procedures, and member demographics. RESULTS: There were 1067 respondents. Fifty percent of surgeons never use anatomically shaped implants and another 42 percent do so less than half the time...
April 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fumiko Sato, Yoko Arinaga, Naoko Sato, Takanori Ishida, Noriaki Ohuchi
The many women with breast cancer who underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) suffer from the upper arm dysfunction. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of a perioperative educational program for improving upper arm dysfunction in breast cancer patients following ALND. This study was a sub-analysis of a previous controlled trial with an educational program. The subjects of this analysis included 64 patients following ALND who completed measurements at 12 months. The perioperative educational program consisted of monitoring of arm dysfunction, exercises, massage, and lifestyle adjustments...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Mary J Warpenburg
Treatment for invasive breast cancer usually involves some combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and/or targeted therapy. For approximately 50% of patients, radiation therapy is a component of the therapies used. As a result, radiation-induced fibrosis is becoming a common and crippling side effect, leading to muscle imbalance with a lessened range of motion as well as pain and dysfunction of the vascular and lymphatic systems. No good estimates are available for how many patients experience complications from radiation...
October 2014: Integrative Medicine
Akiko Hanai, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Takashi Sozu, Moe Tsuda, Hidenori Arai, Akira Mitani, Tadao Tsuboyama
Research on patient-reported outcomes indicates that constipation is a common adverse effect of chemotherapy, and the use of 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin; 5HT3) receptor antagonists aggravates this condition. As cancer patients take multiple drugs as a part of their clinical management, a non-pharmacological self-management (SM) of constipation would be recommended. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a SM program on antiemetic-induced constipation in cancer patients. Thirty patients with breast cancer, receiving 5HT3 receptor antagonists to prevent emesis during chemotherapy were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group...
January 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Ann M Witt, Maya Bolman, Sheila Kredit, Anne Vanic
BACKGROUND: Many women in developed countries do not meet their breastfeeding goals and wean early because of breast pain. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe clinical response to therapeutic breast massage in lactation (TBML) in the management of engorgement, plugged ducts, and mastitis. METHODS: Breastfeeding women presenting with engorgement, plugged ducts, or mastitis who received TBML as part of their treatment were enrolled (n = 42)...
February 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Nadja Klafke, Cornelia Mahler, Cornelia von Hagens, Gisela Blaser, Martina Bentner, Stefanie Joos
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop a complex nursing intervention including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for breast and gynecologic cancer patients during chemotherapy to improve quality of life. METHODS: Data sources Theoretical framework and concepts, practical nursing knowledge, and evidence-based studies were compiled in interprofessional meetings. Data synthesis The final complex intervention consists of three autonomous, but interacting components: (1) CAM nursing package, (2) resource-oriented counseling, and (3) evidence-based information material on CAM...
May 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Garrett Strizich, Marilie D Gammon, Judith S Jacobson, Melanie Wall, Page Abrahamson, Patrick T Bradshaw, Mary Beth Terry, Susan Teitelbaum, Alfred I Neugut, Heather Greenlee
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer patients commonly report using >1 form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, few studies have attempted to analyze predictors and outcomes of multiple CAM modalities. We sought to group breast cancer patients by clusters of type and intensity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use following diagnosis. METHODS: Detailed CAM use following breast cancer diagnosis was assessed in 2002-2003 among 764 female residents of Long Island, New York diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996-1997...
November 19, 2015: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
H Hachul, D S Oliveira, L R A Bittencourt, M L Andersen, S Tufik
With increases life expectancy, the incidence of undesirable manifestations of menopause has increased as well. The effects of lost ovarian function include progressive decrease in estradiol secretion, trophic changes in the breast, vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Insomnia, which has physiological consequences and can result in a loss of quality of life, is prevalent in women after menopause. Hormone therapy has been widely used to reduce menopausal symptoms, but its use in recent years has been questioned because of the reported risks of cardiovascular events and increased incidence of tumors...
June 2014: Sleep Science
Jeremy D Johnson, Katherine Cocker, Elisabeth Chang
Infantile colic is a benign process in which an infant has paroxysms of inconsolable crying for more than three hours per day, more than three days per week, for longer than three weeks. It affects approximately 10% to 40% of infants worldwide and peaks at around six weeks of age, with symptoms resolving by three to six months of age. The incidence is equal between sexes, and there is no correlation with type of feeding (breast vs. bottle), gestational age, or socioeconomic status. The cause of infantile colic is not known; proposed causes include alterations in fecal microflora, intolerance to cow's milk protein or lactose, gastrointestinal immaturity or inflammation, increased serotonin secretion, poor feeding technique, and maternal smoking or nicotine replacement therapy...
October 1, 2015: American Family Physician
Jane E Harding, Joanne E Hegarty, Caroline A Crowther, Richard Edlin, Greg Gamble, Jane M Alsweiler
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hypoglycaemia is common, affecting up to 15% of newborn babies and 50% of those with risk factors (preterm, infant of a diabetic, high or low birthweight). Hypoglycaemia can cause brain damage and death, and babies born at risk have an increased risk of developmental delay in later life. Treatment of hypoglycaemia usually involves additional feeding, often with infant formula, and admission to Neonatal Intensive Care for intravenous dextrose. This can be costly and inhibit the establishment of breast feeding...
2015: BMC Pediatrics
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