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M Bateman, E Whitby, S Kacha, E Salt
BACKGROUND: Tennis elbow is a common painful condition that may affect daily function and ability to work. Physiotherapy is the most commonly used primary intervention but there is a wide range of treatment options within the umbrella of physiotherapy. Our aim was to report on the treatments that are currently used by physiotherapists in a UK National Health Service (NHS) setting. METHODS: A retrospective service evaluation was conducted at two NHS hospital trusts by reviewing patient attendance records over a 1-year period...
February 22, 2018: Musculoskeletal Care
Constantinos Koutsojannis, Andreas Andrikopoulos, Adam Adamopoulos, Ioannis Seimenis
Microwave diathermies (MWDs) are electromagnetic (EM) radiation emitting systems that are used by physiotherapists for thermotherapy treatment. Although this form of therapy is widely available in most physiotherapy units worldwide, management of the equipment is not obligatory addressed either by clinical engineers or medical physicists. A novel quality control (QC) protocol for MWD equipment, examining mechanical, electrical and electronic condition, the power output and EM radiation distribution in the electrotherapy room, was used during a national QC survey...
February 9, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Georgios Papadopoulos, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Petros Tzimas P, Georgios Angelidakis, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Anastasios Petrou
Current treatment for calcific tendonitis consists of arm rest, anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections. If unsuccessful, a lot of clinicians suggest several physiotherapy modalities, such as shockwave therapy and electrotherapy. The purpose of our study was to assess the efficacy of electroacupuncture, as a substitute for failed medical treatment in calcific tendonitis. In a pilot study, we prospectively followed ten patients, treated with electroacupuncture for calcific tendonitis, that failed to respond to medical treatment...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Laurent Tatu
The English electrophysiologist Edgar Adrian (1889-1977) was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for physiology in 1932 for his research on the functions of neurons. During World War I, at Queen Square in London, he devised an intensive electrotherapeutic treatment for shell-shocked soldiers. The procedure, developed with Lewis Yealland (1884-1954), was similar to "torpillage," the faradic psychotherapy used in France. Adrian and Yealland considered that the pain accompanying the use of faradic current was necessary for both therapeutic and disciplinary reasons, especially because of the suspicion of malingering...
February 8, 2018: European Neurology
R Gregory Lande, Cynthia T Gragnani
Objective: To explore brain wave changes associated with cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) among subjects receiving psychiatric care. Methods: Quantitative electroencephalogram data were obtained before and after a 20-minute session of CES. The investigators recruited active-duty military subjects from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Psychiatry Continuity Service, Bethesda, Maryland. Fifty subjects participated in this prospective, convenience sample study from August 2016 through March 2017...
January 18, 2018: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
Maciej Kempa, Szymon Budrejko, Grzegorz Sławiński, Tomasz Królak, Ewa Lewicka, Grzegorz Raczak
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is an effective and modern tool used to protect patients at risk of sudden cardiac death from potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. The first S-ICD systems were implanted in Poland in 2014, but since that time the national experience with that therapy has been limited. Our analysis summarizes the single-center experience at the Department of Cardiology and Electrotherapy of the Medical University of Gdansk with the use of S-ICD from the year 2014 to 2017...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Ebru Kaya Mutlu, Ersin Ercin, Arzu Razak Ozdıncler, Nadir Ones
A broad spectrum of physical therapy exercise programs provides symptom relief and functional benefit for patients with knee OA. Manual physical therapy, including tailored exercise programs provide relatively higher level benefit that persists to one year. It is currently unknown if there are important differences in the effects of different manual physical therapy techniques for patients with knee OA and there are virtually no studies comparing manual physical therapy and electrotherapy modalities. The aim of the study was to compare long-term results between three treatment groups (mobilization with movements [MWMs], passive joint mobilization [PJM], and electrotherapy) to determine which treatment is most effective in patients with knee OA...
January 8, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Vivien Hamilton
This article tackles a common assumption in the historiography of medical technology, that new medical instruments in the nineteenth century were universally seen as symbols of the scientific nature of medical practice. The article examines the strategies used by Jenny Trout, the first woman in Canada licensed to practice medicine, and J. Adams, a homeopathic physician, to advertise electrotherapy to the residents of Toronto in the 1870s and 1880s. While electrotherapy involved complex electrical technology, the doctors in this study did not draw attention to their instruments as proof of the legitimacy of their practice...
2017: Technology and Culture
Jasper D Bier, Wendy G M Scholten-Peeters, J Bart Staal, Jan Pool, Maurits W van Tulder, Emmylou Beekman, Jesper Knoop, Guus Meerhoff, Arianne P Verhagen
The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) issued a clinical practice guideline for physical therapists that addresses the assessment and treatment of patients with nonspecific neck pain, including cervical radiculopathy, in Dutch primary care. Recommendations were based on a review of published systematic reviews.During the intake, the patient is screened for serious pathologies and corresponding patterns. Patients with cervical radiculopathy can be included or excluded through corresponding signs and symptoms and possibly diagnostic tests (Spurling test, traction/distraction test, and Upper Limb Tension Test)...
March 1, 2018: Physical Therapy
Patrick M Boyle, Michael J Murphy, Thomas V Karathanos, Sohail Zahid, Robert C Blake, Natalia A Trayanova
KEY POINTS: Optogenetics has emerged as a potential alternative to electrotherapy for treating heart rhythm disorders, but its applicability for terminating atrial arrhythmias remains largely unexplored. We used computational models reconstructed from clinical MRI scans of fibrotic patient atria to explore the feasibility of optogenetic termination of atrial tachycardia (AT), comparing two different illumination strategies: distributed vs. targeted. We show that targeted optogenetic stimulation based on automated, non-invasive flow-network analysis of patient-specific re-entry morphology may be a reliable approach for identifying the optimal illumination target in each individual (i...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Pinar Bora Karsli, Eda Gurcay, Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Aytul Cakci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of high-voltage electrical stimulation (HVES) with ultrasound (US) in treating Stage II through Stage IV pressure ulcers (PrUs)* of hospitalized patients. DESIGN: This study was designed as a prospective, controlled trial in which patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTINGS: A total of 27 patients (22 male, 5 female) hospitalized for neurologic rehabilitation in the Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Stage II through Stage IV PrUs were included in this study...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Krystyna Krzemień-Wolska, Andrzej Tomasik, Celina Wojciechowska, Karolina Barańska-Pawełczak, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Wojciech Jacheć
BACKGROUND: The controversy over electrotherapy for patients aged >80 years occurs already at the stage of qualification for this treatment type and concerns optimal device selection, the implantation strategy, and the overall benefit from pacemaker therapy. The group also has a considerable number of cardiovascular risk factors, and the data from the literature on the impact of the pacing mode on the remote prognosis of this group are ambiguous. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the risk factors for death among patients with implanted pacemakers >80 years of age in a 4-year follow-up...
November 15, 2017: Gerontology
Marom Bikson, Bhaskar Paneri, Andoni Mourdoukoutas, Zeinab Esmaeilpour, Bashar W Badran, Robin Azzam, Devin Adair, Abhishek Datta, Xiao Hui Fang, Brett Wingeier, Daniel Chao, Miguel Alonso-Alonso, Kiwon Lee, Helena Knotkova, Adam J Woods, David Hagedorn, Doug Jeffery, James Giordano, William J Tyler
We present device standards for low-power non-invasive electrical brain stimulation devices classified as limited output transcranial electrical stimulation (tES). Emerging applications of limited output tES to modulate brain function span techniques to stimulate brain or nerve structures, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and transcranial pulsed current stimulation (tPCS), have engendered discussion on how access to technology should be regulated...
January 2018: Brain Stimulation
T I Grushina
We have undertaken the search for the publications of interest in the following databases: Scopus, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library, CyberLeninka, and Russian science citation index. In addition, we evaluated the effectiveness of the physical agents and procedures having different mechanisms of action of the known factors responsible for the development of post-mastectomy lymphedema. Such agents and procedures include self-massage, manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic physical exercises, compression bandaging, wearing elastic compression garments, Kinesio Tex taping, pneumatic compression, ultrasonic, electrostatic, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, microcurrent and low-intensity laser therapy...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Ismail Saracoglu, Yusuf Emuk, Ferruh Taspinar
BACKGROUND: Taping is used with or without other interventions for many purposes, especially to manage pain and improve functional activity in patients with shoulder pain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to determine whether any taping technique in addition to physiotherapy care is more effective than physiotherapy care alone in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: A systematic search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, MEDLINE (EBSCO), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), CINAHL (EBSCO), PUBMED, AMED, EMBASE (OVID), The Kinesio Kinesio® Taping Method, Kinesio® Tex Tape UK and International websites ( www...
April 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Nick Caplan, H Robson, A Robson, G Barry, G Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Community-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy is used to improve function and health related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this retrospective, multi-centre observational study was to determine the association between community-based physiotherapy management for musculoskeletal disorders and changes in HRQoL. METHODS: Four thousand one hundred twelve patients' data were included in the study. Patients were included if they received a single period of treatment for a musculoskeletal injury or disorder...
October 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Fahri Köroğlu, Tuğba Kuru Çolak, M Gülden Polat
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is one of the most important causes of morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Kinesio® taping on pain, functionality, mobility and endurance in chronic low back pain treatment. METHODS: Patients with chronic low back pain were randomly divided into three groups. Therapeutic ultrasound, hot packs, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation were applied to each group for ten sessions during two weeks, and therapeutic exercises were applied in the clinic under physiotherapist supervision starting from the sixth session...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Anne M Moseley, Christopher G Maher, Dafne Port Nascimento, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the methodological quality and statistical reporting of reports of trials indexed on the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) classified in the musculoskeletal subdiscipline, and to analyse the characteristics of the trials that can predict trial report quality. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study based on a collection of randomised controlled. We randomly selected 19% of trial reports coded as "musculoskeletal" from the PEDro database. Methodological quality was assessed using the PEDro scale...
September 26, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sriram Yennurajalingam, Duck-Hee Kang, Wen-Jen Hwu, Nikhil S Padhye, Charles Masino, Seyedeh S Dibaj, Diane D Liu, Janet L Williams, Zhanni Lu, Eduardo Bruera
CONTEXT: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is a safe modulation of brain activity for treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, and pain. However, there are no published studies in patients with advanced cancer (ACP). OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a 4-week CES intervention on depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pain scores. Concurrent salivary biomarker studies were conducted. METHODS: In this one group open label pre- and post-intervention study with a 4-week CES intervention, ACP's with one or more of four moderate intensity (≥3/10) ESAS symptoms (depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pain) were eligible...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Zbigniew Siudak, Agata Krawczyk-Ożóg, Iwona Twarda, Iwona Franczak, Renata Rajtar-Salwa, Stanisław Bartuś, Jacek Godlewski, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: Nicotine addiction is the strongest factor in the increase of the risk of recurrent ischemic events. AIM: The aim of the study was to analyze the effectiveness of smoking cessation educational program in the population of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction within the "Heart without smoke" campaign. METHODS: In this study, we included 100 consecutive patients, active smokers, hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (STEMI or NSTEMI) at the Center for Invasive Cardiology, Angiology and Electrotherapy in Pińczów, Poland in the period from January to December 2015 (12 months)...
August 23, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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