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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
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Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062862/efficacy-of-selected-electrical-therapies-on-chronic-low-back-pain-a-comparative-clinical-pilot-study
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Joanna Rajfur, Małgorzata Pasternok, Katarzyna Rajfur, Karolina Walewicz, Beata Fras, Bartosz Bolach, Robert Dymarek, Joanna Rosinczuk, Tomasz Halski, Jakub Taradaj
BACKGROUND In the currently available research publications on electrical therapy of low back pain, generally no control groups or detailed randomization were used, and such studies were often conducted with relatively small groups of patients, based solely on subjective questionnaires and pain assessment scales (lacking measurement methods to objectify the therapeutic progress). The available literature also lacks a comprehensive and large-scale clinical study. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of treating low back pain using selected electrotherapy methods...
January 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038493/electrotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-affected-by-rabies-experiments-conducted-at-the-maggiore-hospital-of-milan-in-1865
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Silvia Marinozzi, Matteo Gulino, Valentina Gazzaniga
During the nineteenth century, the scientific context of rabies treatment was weak due to the lack of the literature on specific nosology of the rabies disease, and unspecific and ineffective therapy approaches. Electrotherapy already represented an important therapeutic approach for nervous system diseases, although not specifically for rabies. In the present paper, the authors discuss the use of electrotherapy in the treatment of humans affected by rabies in an experimental study conducted at the Maggiore Hospital of Milan, with the aim of establishing the discovery of a possible specific therapy...
December 2016: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003133/myofascial-induction-effects-on-neck-shoulder-pain-in-breast-cancer-survivors-randomized-single-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-design
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Eduardo Castro-Martín, Lucía Ortiz-Comino, Tania Gallart-Aragón, Bernabé Esteban-Moreno, Manuel Arroyo-Morales, Noelia Galiano-Castillo
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the immediate effects of myofascial induction (MI) with placebo electrotherapy as control on perceived pain, cervical/shoulder range of motion (ROM) and mood state in breast cancer survivors (BCSs) with shoulder/arm morbidity. Our secondary objective was to examine the relationships between pain modifications and cervical/shoulder ROM on the side affected by breast cancer. DESIGN: Randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study...
December 18, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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/27938353/the-quality-of-reporting-of-randomized-controlled-trials-of-electroacupuncture-for-stroke
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Jing-Jing Wei, Wen-Ting Yang, Su-Bing Yin, Chen Wang, Yan Wang, Guo-Qing Zheng
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA), as an extension technique of acupuncture based on traditional acupuncture combined with modern electrotherapy, is commonly used for stroke in clinical treatment and researches. However, there is still a lack of enough evidence to recommend the routine use of EA for stroke. This study is aimed at evaluating the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on EA for stroke. METHODS: RCTs on EA for stroke were evaluated by using CONSORT guidelines and STRICTA guidelines...
December 9, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895851/evaluating-the-safety-efficacy-and-complications-of-electrotherapy-and-its-comparison-with-conventional-method-of-hemorrhoidectomy
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Payam Nikooiyan, Hamzeh Mohammadi Sardo, Bahram Poursaeidi, Motahareh Zaherara, Bijan Ahmadi
AIM: This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and complications of electrotherapy compared with conventional hemorrhoidectomy (Ferguson technique). BACKGROUND: Ferguson hemorrhoidectomy is always associated with considerable pain and postoperative complications. Still, the electrotherapy method in which the hemorrhoidal tissue is not removed may not improve critical complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was performed on patients with hemorrhoids referring to hospitals affiliated to the Kerman University of Medical Sciences during 2014-2015...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886020/cranial-electrotherapy-stimulation-affects-mood-state-but-not-levels-of-peripheral-neurotrophic-factors-or-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-regulation
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Hee-Tae Roh, Wi-Young So
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is reported to aid in relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, though the mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis response and levels of neurotrophic factors, as well as changes in mood state, in patients undergoing CES therapy. Fifty healthy postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to either a Sham CES group (n = 25) or an Active CES group (n = 25)...
November 18, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849474/using-cranial-electrotherapy-stimulation-therapy-to-treat-behavioral-health-symptoms-in-a-combat-operational-setting
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Jean Paul Hare, Leah Hanson Misialek, Katy Palis, Charmin Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Military Medicine
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/27806447/a-general-practice-approach-to-bell-s-palsy
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Nga T Phan, Benedict Panizza, Benjamin Wallwork
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy is characterised by an acute onset of unilateral, lower motor neuron weakness of the facial nerve in the absence of an identifiable cause. Establishing the correct diagnosis is imperative and choosing the correct treatment options can optimise the likelihood of recovery. OBJECTIVE: This article summarises our understanding of Bell's palsy and the evidence-based management options available for adult patients. DISCUSSION: The basic assessment should include a thorough history and physical examination as the diagnosis of Bell's palsy is based on exclusion...
November 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783575/electrotherapy-shock-value
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Michael Eisenstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
27, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783424/direct-electric-current-modifies-important-cellular-aspects-and-ultrastructure-features-of-candida-albicans-yeasts-influence-of-doses-and-polarities
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Gleyce Moreno Barbosa, Eldio Gonçalves Dos Santos, Francielle Neves Carvalho Capella, Fortune Homsani, Carina de Pointis Marçal, Roberta Dos Santos Valle, Érika de Araújo Abi-Chacra, Lys Adriana Braga-Silva, Marcelo Henrique de Oliveira Sales, Inácio Domingos da Silva Neto, Venicio Feo da Veiga, André Luis Souza Dos Santos, Carla Holandino
Available treatments against human fungal pathogens present high levels of resistance, motivating the development of new antifungal therapies. In this context, the present work aimed to analyze direct electric current (DC) antifungal action, using an in vitro apparatus equipped with platinum electrodes. Candida albicans yeast cells were submitted to three distinct conditions of DC treatment (anodic flow-AF; electroionic flow-EIF; and cathodic flow-CF), as well as different charges, ranging from 0.03 to 2.40 C...
October 26, 2016: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760090/-technical-options-of-electrotherapy-in-patients-with-vasovagal-syncope
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EDITORIAL
Daria Bałczewska, Krzysztof Kaczmarek, Paweł Ptaszyński, Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz, Iwona Cygankiewicz
Syncope is a symptom of the disease with diverse etiology and can be evidence of both benign and very serious life-threatening conditions. Vasovagal syncope(VVS), with prevalence about 35% of the general population, is most frequent causes of transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC). Most cases of vasovagal syncope requires conservative treatment. Although cardioinhibitory type of VVS characterized by a significant bradycardia or pause of the heart rate and can be treated with continuous electrotherapy. This article discuss cardiac pacing and technical solutions for the treatment of VVS...
October 19, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719844/neurologic-approaches-to-hysteria-psychogenic-and-functional-disorders-from-the-late-19th-century-onwards
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J Stone
The history of functional neurologic disorders in the 20th century from the point of view of the neurologist is U-shaped. A flurry of interest between the 1880s and early 1920s gave way to lack of interest, skepticism, and concern about misdiagnosis. This was mirrored by increasing professional and geographic divisions between neurology and psychiatry after the First World War. In the 1990s the advent of imaging and other technology highlighted the positive nature of a functional diagnosis. Having been closer in the early 20th century but later more separate, these disorders are now once again the subject of academic and clinical interest, although arguably still very much on the fringes of neurology and neuropsychiatry...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717951/-does-the-presence-of-an-obstructive-sleep-apnea-change-the-indications-for-the-pacemaker-implantation-case-raports
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Katarzyna Foryś, Mariusz Foryś, Katarzyna Piotrowicz
The obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a mortality risk factor of the cardiovascular system diseases. One of the elements of this relationship is the occurrence of nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias. The arrhytmias in question are resistant to drug therapy so it is suggested to consider electrotherapy. However, the coexistence of OSA and thus recurrent episodes of nocturnal hypoxia, may have significant impact on the diagnosis and the treatment applied as shown in the following cases. In some cases, the decision of electrotherapy should be preceded by the use of therapy with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622145/lateral-elbow-tendinopathy-evidence-of-physiotherapy-management
#17
EDITORIAL
Stasinopoulos Dimitrios
Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is a common musculoskeletal/sports injury. A plethora of physiotherapy techniques has been proposed in the management of LET. The exercise programme is the most common treatment in the management of LET. The optimal protocol of exercise programme is still unknown. The effectiveness of the exercise programme is low when it is applied as monotherapy. Therefore, exercise programme is combined with other physiotherapy modalities such as soft tissue techniques, external support, acupuncture, manual therapy and electrotherapy, in the treatment of LET...
August 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606134/use-of-game-console-for-rehabilitation-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Levent Özgönenel, Sultan Çağırıcı, Murat Çabalar, Gülis Durmuşoğlu
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) predisposes to falls due to postural instability and decreased coordination. Postural and coordination exercises could ameliorate the incoordination and decrease falls. AIMS: In this study, we explored the efficiency of a game console as an adjunct to an exercise program in treating incoordination in patients with PD. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: In this single-blind, prospective clinical trial, rehabilitation with the Xbox (Microsoft; Washington, USA) game console was used as an adjunct to a standard rehabilitation program...
July 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576070/the-efficacy-of-electrical-stimulation-in-lower-extremity-cutaneous-wound-healing-a-systematic-review
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Mohammed Ashrafi, Teresa Alonso-Rasgado, Mohamed Baguneid, Ardeshir Bayat
Current gold standard lower extremity cutaneous wound management is not always effective. Cutaneous wounds generate a "current of injury" which is directly involved in wound healing processes. Application of exogenous electrical stimulation has been hypothesised to imitate the natural electric current that occurs in cutaneous wounds. The aim of this extensive review is to provide a detailed update on the variety of electrical stimulation modalities used in the management of lower extremity wounds. Several different waveforms and delivery methods of electrical stimulation have been used...
August 30, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553352/-coordinated-care-after-myocardial-infarction-the-statement-of-the-polish-cardiac-society-and-the-agency-for-health-technology-assessment-and-tariff-system
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Piotr Jankowski, Mariusz Gąsior, Marek Gierlotka, Urszula Cegłowska, Marta Słomka, Zbigniew Eysymontt, Michał Gałaszek, Piotr Buszman, Zbigniew Kalarus, Jarosław Kaźmierczak, Jacek Legutko, Gabriela Sujkowska, Wojciech Matusewicz, Grzegorz Opolski, Piotr Hoffman
The in-hospital mortality following myocardial infarction has decreased substantially over the last two decades in Poland. However, according to the available evidence approximately every 10th patient discharged after myocardial infarction (MI) dies during next 12 months. We identified the most important barriers (e.g. insufficient risk factors control, insufficient and delayed cardiac rehabilitation, suboptimal pharmacotherapy, delayed complete myocardial revascularisation) and proposed a new nation-wide system of coordinated care after MI...
2016: Kardiologia Polska
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