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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915067/the-feasibility-and-effects-of-acupuncture-in-an-adolescent-nordic-ski-population
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Kristin L Garlanger, William H Fredericks, Alexander Do, Brent A Bauer, Edward R Laskowski
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the use and effectiveness of acupuncture in adults post exercise have been well documented. Fewer studies involving acupuncture have been completed in the adolescent athlete population. To our knowledge there are no published studies that investigate the use of acupuncture in adolescent athletes within their field of play. OBJECTIVE: To primarily assess the feasibility of performing acupuncture in adolescent Nordic skiers within their athletic environment, and secondarily to measure the effect of acupuncture on muscle soreness and sense of well-being...
November 30, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913451/treating-primary-dysmenorrhoea-with-acupuncture-a-narrative-review-of-the-relationship-between-acupuncture-dose-and-menstrual-pain-outcomes
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Mike Armour, Caroline A Smith
OBJECTIVE: A number of randomised controlled trials have been performed to determine the effectiveness or efficacy of acupuncture in primary dysmenorrhoea. The objective of this review was to explore the relationship between the 'dose' of the acupuncture intervention and menstrual pain outcomes. METHODS: Eight databases were systematically searched for trials examining penetrating body acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea published in English up to September 2015...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912942/assessing-knowledge-about-acupuncture-a-survey-of-people-with-back-pain-in-the-uk
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Maddy Greville-Harris, John Hughes, George Lewith, Christina Liossi, Peter White, Cynthia A Graham, Felicity L Bishop
OBJECTIVES: Despite the prevalence of acupuncture treatment in the UK, and the increasing evidence of safety and effectiveness, the information presented to patients by practitioners frequently contains inaccuracies. As knowledge of treatment affects both patient decision-making and treatment outcomes, this study aimed to establish what is known about acupuncture in a sample of people who had, and had not, previously experienced acupuncture. DESIGN: A 15-item questionnaire was constructed to assess knowledge of acupuncture...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901408/four-steps-to-eliminate-or-reduce-pain-in-children-caused-by-needles-part-1
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Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf* speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, USA, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain team is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, psycho-social-spiritual, visceral, and chronic/complex pain for all inpatients and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Minnesota...
November 30, 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899312/exploratory-factor-analysis-of-nrg-oncology-s-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-questionnaire-rtog-modification
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Stephanie L Pugh, Gwen Wyatt, Raimond K W Wong, Stephen M Sagar, Bevan Yueh, Anurag K Singh, Min Yao, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tan, Sue S Yom, Francis S Cardinale, Khalil Sultanem, D Ian Hodson, Greg A Krempl, Ariel Chavez, Alexander M Yeh, Deborah W Bruner
CONTEXT: The 15-item University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire - Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) modification (UW-QOL-RTOG modification) has been used in several trials of head and neck cancer conducted by NRG Oncology such as RTOG 9709, RTOG 9901, RTOG 0244, and RTOG 0537. OBJECTIVES: This study is an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to establish validity and reliability of the instrument subscales. METHODS: EFA on the UW-QOL - RTOG modification was conducted using baseline data from NRG Oncology's RTOG 0537, a trial of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in treating radiation-induced xerostomia...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871193/physiotherapist-delivered-cognitive-behavioural-interventions-are-effective-for-low-back-pain-but-can-they-be-replicated-in-clinical-practice-a-systematic-review
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Amanda Hall, Helen Richmond, Bethan Copsey, Zara Hansen, Esther Williamson, Gillian Jones, Beth Fordham, Zafra Cooper, Sarah Lamb
PURPOSE: To determine if physiotherapist-led cognitive-behavioural (CB) interventions are effective for low back pain (LBP) and described sufficiently for replication. METHOD: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with LBP treated by physiotherapists using a CB intervention were included. Outcomes of disability, pain, and quality of life were assessed using the GRADE approach. Intervention reporting was assessed using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication...
November 21, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854104/new-practical-approaches-to-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathic-pain-prevention-assessment-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Neil Majithia, Charles L Loprinzi, Thomas J Smith
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most disabling and demoralizing problems that arise for cancer survivors. When investigating symptoms of numbness, tingling, or pain in the extremities, it is critical to determine whether the problem is neuropathic, somatic, or mixed. If the diagnosis is CIPN, it is important to weigh the potential benefits and harms of possible treatment options, and to devise an evidence-based multimodality treatment program. Such programs may include mixtures of opioid and nonopioid adjunctive medications, based on evidence from CIPN trials, and also extrapolation from trials in patients with other neuropathic pain syndromes-although such extrapolating must be done with caution, since other syndromes sometimes respond to agents that CIPN does not respond to...
November 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852717/efficacy-of-acupuncture-for-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-protocol-for-a-randomised-sham-acupuncture-controlled-trial
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Zongshi Qin, Yulong Ding, Jiani Wu, Jing Zhou, Likun Yang, Xiaoxu Liu, Zhishun Liu
INTRODUCTION: Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a major public health problem and the primary reason why older adults seek lumbar spine surgery. Acupuncture may be effective for DLSS, but the evidence supporting this possibility is still limited. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A total of 80 participants with DLSS will be randomly allocated to either an acupuncture group or a sham acupuncture (SA) group at a ratio of 1:1. 24 treatments will be provided over 8 weeks...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852100/withdrawn-acupuncture-for-neck-disorders
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REVIEW
Kien Trinh, Nadine Graham, Dominik Irnich, Ian D Cameron, Mario Forget
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is one of the three most frequently reported complaints of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments for neck pain are varied, as are perceptions of benefit. Acupuncture has been used as an alternative to more conventional treatment for musculoskeletal pain. This review summarises the most current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture for acute, subacute and chronic neck pain. This update replaces our 2006 Cochrane review update on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of acupuncture for adults with neck pain, with focus on pain relief, disability or functional measures, patient satisfaction and global perceived effect...
November 17, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847529/update-on-the-clinical-effect-of-acupuncture-therapy-in-patients-with-gouty-arthritis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Wei-Wei Lu, Jin-Ming Zhang, Zheng-Tao Lv, An-Min Chen
Objective. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. Methods. A literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, CENTRAL, and CNKI was conducted from the inception date of each database up to October 2015. Two investigators screened each article independently and were blinded to the findings of the other reviewer. Data was extracted according to the predetermined collection form. Meta-analysis was performed...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846661/-physical-therapy-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-pediatric-oncology
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M Jung, N Rein, B Fuchs
Background: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent side-effect of drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer. Affected individuals can suffer from motor, sensory or autonomy nerve damage. Further medication is used for the treatment of CIPN which can cause further side-effects. Patients should be offered physical therapy treatment to relieve the symptoms. Objective: The aim of this article is to give an overview of available literature investigating physical therapy in CIPN in pediatric oncology...
November 2016: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843474/electroacupuncture-pretreatment-at-gb20-exerts-antinociceptive-effects-via-peripheral-and-central-serotonin-mechanism-in-conscious-migraine-rats
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Lu Liu, Pei Pei, Luo-Peng Zhao, Zheng-Yang Qu, Yu-Pu Zhu, Lin-Peng Wang
Background. While electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment in migraine has been found to attenuate pain and frequencies of attacks, the underlying mechanism of its antinociceptive effect remains poorly understood. Emerging evidence suggests that the serotonin system may be involved in migraine pathophysiology. Method. Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to Control, Model, EA, and sham acupuncture (SA) groups. HomeCageScan was used to measure the effects on spontaneous nociceptive behaviors. Radioimmunoassay and high-performance liquid chromatography were used to evaluate the expression of 5-hydroxytryptamine (HT) in the plasma and three-key structure of the descending pain modulatory system...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833763/electroacupuncture-reduces-the-effects-of-acute-noxious-stimulation-on-the-electrical-activity-of-pain-related-neurons-in-the-hippocampus-of-control-and-neuropathic-pain-rats
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Jun-Ying Wang, Renbo Chen, Shu-Ping Chen, Yong-Hui Gao, Jian-Liang Zhang, Xiu-Mei Feng, Yaxia Yan, Jun-Ling Liu, Ingrid Gaischek, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Irmgard Th Lippe, Gerhard Litscher
To study the effects of acupuncture analgesia on the hippocampus, we observed the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MEK) inhibitor on pain-excited neurons (PENs) and pain-inhibited neurons (PINs) in the hippocampal area CA1 of sham or chronic constrictive injury (CCI) rats. The animals were randomly divided into a control, a CCI, and a U0126 (MEK1/2 inhibitor) group. In all experiments, we briefly (10-second duration) stimulated the sciatic nerve electrically and recorded the firing rates of PENs and PINs...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828892/exploring-opioid-sparing-multimodal-analgesia-options-in-trauma-a-nursing-perspective
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Denise Sullivan, Mary Lyons, Robert Montgomery, Ann Quinlan-Colwell
Challenges with opioids (e.g., adverse events, misuse and abuse with long-term administration) have led to a renewed emphasis on opioid-sparing multimodal management of trauma pain. To assess the extent to which currently available evidence supports the efficacy and safety of various nonopioid analgesics and techniques to manage trauma pain, a literature search of recently published references was performed. Additional citations were included on the basis of authors' knowledge of the literature. Effective options for opioid-sparing analgesics include oral and intravenous (IV) acetaminophen; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs available via multiple routes; and anticonvulsants, which are especially effective for neuropathic pain associated with trauma...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821109/efficacy-of-acupuncture-for-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndromes-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-sham-acupuncture-controlled-trial
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Zongshi Qin, Zhiwei Zang, Jiani Wu, Jing Zhou, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) affects many adult men worldwide. The currently available therapies offer little or no proven benefit for CP/CPPS. We designed this study to assess the efficacy of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of CP/CPPS. METHODS: This study is designed as a randomized, sham acupuncture-controlled trial. We will compare patients with CP/CPPS in an acupuncture group and a sham acupuncture group. Sixty-eight patients will be randomly allocated to receive acupuncture or sham acupuncture...
November 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816913/laser-acupuncture-treatment-improves-pain-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-study
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Sibel Kibar, Hatice Ecem Konak, Deniz Evcik, Saime Ay
OBJECTIVE:  The present study aims to determine the effect of laser acupuncture in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). DESIGN:  Randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. SETTING:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS:  A total 73 patients with SAIS were randomly assigned into a treatment group (n = 36) and a control group (n = 37). METHODS : The treatment group received laser acupuncture, and the control group received sham laser acupuncture...
November 5, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807690/inpatient-treatment-effect-and-minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-characteristics-of-motor-vehicle-collision-injuries-in-a-traditional-korean-medicine-hospital-retrospective-chart-review
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Min-Yeong Song, Hee-Guen Jo, Jae-Uk Sul, Seong-Tae Kim, Kil-Joon Bae, Tae-Gwang Kim, Jae-Hong Kim, Jin-Bong Choi
OBJECTIVES: To examine the changes in pain, disability, and quality of life in motor vehicle collision injury (MVCI) patients after treatment with traditional Korean medicine (TKM), and to investigate the psychological characteristics of these patients. METHODS: Forty-one patients with MVCI were treated with TKM including acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medication, chuna manual therapy, and physical therapy. Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Neck Disability Index (NDI), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale were assessed at admission and discharge...
November 3, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807469/using-psychological-theory-and-qualitative-methods-to-develop-a-new-evidence-based-website-about-acupuncture-for-back-pain
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Felicity L Bishop, Maddy Greville-Harris, Jennifer Bostock, Amy Din, Cynthia A Graham, George Lewith, Christina Liossi, Tim O'Riordan, Rachel Ryves, Peter White, Lucy Yardley
INTRODUCTION: Potential acupuncture patients seek out information about acupuncture from various sources including websites, many of which are unreliable. We aimed to create an informative, scientifically accurate and engaging website to educate patients about acupuncture for back pain and modify their beliefs in a way that might enhance its clinical effects. METHODS: We used psychological theory and techniques to design an evidence-based website, incorporating multimedia elements...
August 2016: European Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806027/traditional-chinese-medicine-practitioners-in-new-zealand-differences-associated-with-being-a-practitioner-in-new-zealand-compared-to-china
#19
Asmita Patel, Vahideh Toossi
AIMS: While New Zealand has experienced an increase in the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) based acupuncture, very little is known about the practitioners who provide this type of treatment modality. Therefore, this study was designed to identify differences associated with being a TCM practitioner in New Zealand compared to China. METHODS: Ten Auckland-based TCM practitioners were individually interviewed. The interview schedule comprised of questions that were designed to identify any potential differences in practising TCM in New Zealand compared to China...
October 28, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803655/sustained-effects-of-acupuncture-stimulation-investigated-with-centrality-mapping-analysis
#20
Xiangyu Long, Wenjing Huang, Vitaly Napadow, Fanrong Liang, Burkhard Pleger, Arno Villringer, Claudia M Witt, Till Nierhaus, Daniel Pach
: Acupuncture can have instant and sustained effects, however, its mechanisms of action are still unclear. Here, we investigated the sustained effect of acupuncture by evaluating centrality changes in resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging after manually stimulating the acupuncture point ST36 at the lower leg or two control point locations (CP1 same dermatome, CP2 different dermatome). Data from a previously published experiment evaluating instant BOLD effects and S2-seed-based resting state connectivity was re-analyzed using eigenvector centrality mapping and degree centrality mapping...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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