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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757068/physiotherapy-interventions-for-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Pedro Fuentes-Márquez, Irene Cabrera-Martos, Marie Carmen Valenza
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the available scientific evidence on physiotherapy interventions in the management of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was performed. An electronic search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science databases was performed to identify relevant randomized trials from 2010-2016. STUDY SELECTION: Manuscripts were included if at least one of the comparison groups received a physiotherapy intervention...
May 14, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752033/effectiveness-of-monopolar-dielectric-transmission-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-for-multiple-sclerosis-related-pain-a-pilot-study
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A Hochsprung, S Escudero-Uribe, A J Ibáñez-Vera, G Izquierdo-Ayuso
INTRODUCTION: Pain is highly prevalent in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); it is chronic in 50% of cases and is classified as nociceptive, neuropathic, or mixed-type. Pain affects quality of life, sleep, and the activities of daily living. Electrotherapy is an interesting alternative or complementary treatment in the management of pain in MS, with new innovations constantly appearing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study evaluates the effectiveness of treatment with monopolar dielectric transmission of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) for pain associated with MS...
May 8, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751850/comparison-between-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-and-stabilization-exercises-in-fatigue-and-transversus-abdominis-activation-in-patients-with-lumbar-disk-herniation-a-randomized-study
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Luiz Armando Vidal Ramos, Bianca Callegari, Fábio Jorge Renovato França, Maurício Oliveira Magalhães, Thomaz Nogueira Burke, Ana Paula de Moura Campos Carvalho E Silva, Gabriel Peixoto Leão Almeida, Josielli Comachio, Amélia Pasqual Marques
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and stabilization exercises in an attempt to prevent fatigue and improve muscle activation in patients with lumbar disk herniation associated with low back pain. METHODS: This study involved 29 patients (age range 25-58 years) randomized into 2 groups: the segmental stabilization group (n = 15), who received stabilization exercises on the transversus abdominis (TrA) and lumbar multifidus muscles; and the TENS group (n = 14), who received electrotherapy...
May 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748911/patient-education-and-rehabilitation-after-hip-arthroplasty-in-an-italian-spa-center-a-pilot-study-on-its-feasibility
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Alfredo Musumeci, Giulia Pranovi, Stefano Masiero
Nowadays, some spa centers are suitable for providing rehabilitative and preventive treatment in association with traditional spa therapy. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and the effectiveness of an intensive rehabilitation program after hip arthroplasty in an Italian spa center. Early after total hip arthroplasty for severe osteoarthritis (≤ 10 days after the intervention), 12 consecutive patients (5 males and 7 females) aged between 50 and 85 years were enrolled for this study. All the patients performed a 2-week thermal multimodal rehabilitation program, which consisted of education and physical rehabilitative measures...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743900/complications-of-electrotherapy-the-dark-side-of-treatment-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
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REVIEW
Szymon Domagała, Michał Domagała, Jakub Chyła, Celina Wojciechowska, Marianna Janion, Anna Polewczyk
In the past years we have been observing the dynamic development of electrotherapy, as evidenced by the steadily rising number of implanted pacemakers (PM), as well as devices used in the treatment of dangerous arrhythmia and heart failure, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT-P/D). This is a consequence of the ageing of the populations of the majority of developed countries and also the gradually widening indications for the use of such devices. Along with the observed rise in the number of new implantations, the number of complications of electrotherapy is rising as well...
2018: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729643/nanosecond-bipolar-pulse-generators-for-bioelectrics
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Shu Xiao, Chunrong Zhou, Enbo Yang, Sambasiva R Rajulapati
Biological effects caused by a nanosecond pulse, such as cell membrane permeabilization, peripheral nerve excitation and cell blebbing, can be reduced or cancelled by applying another pulse of reversed polarity. Depending on the degree of cancellation, the pulse interval of these two pulses can be as long as dozens of microseconds. The cancellation effect diminishes as the pulse duration increases. To study the cancellation effect and potentially utilize it in electrotherapy, nanosecond bipolar pulse generators must be made available...
April 26, 2018: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703659/comparison-of-different-electrotherapy-methods-and-exercise-therapy-in-shoulder-impingement-syndrome-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sevtap Gunay Ucurum, Derya Ozer Kaya, Yasemin Kayali, Ayhan Askin, Mustafa Agah Tekindal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the effects of different electrotherapy methods and exercise therapy on pain, function and quality of life in shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: Eighty-three patients (66 females, 17 males; mean age: 48.2 ± 7.33 years) with shoulder impingement syndrome were selected and 79 of them were randomly allocated into four groups. Group 1 (n = 19, mean age: 47.89 ± 7.12 years) was given hot pack and exercises, Group 2 (n = 20, mean age: 47...
April 24, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692181/minute-pulsed-electromagnetic-neurostimulation-for-mixed-trauma-syndromes
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David V Nelson, Mary Lee Esty
Research regarding noninvasive brain stimulation technologies for the treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and mixed (mTBI/PTSD) trauma syndromes has been increasing exponentially. Technologies with the greatest potential thus far include repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES). The nature and some of the controversies distinguishing mTBI, PTSD, and mTBI/PTSD are reviewed along with evidence for shared underlying mechanisms...
January 2018: Journal of evidence-based integrative medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681995/direct-current-electric-field-distribution-in-the-brain-for-tumor-treating-field-applications-a-simulation-study
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Yung-Shin Sun
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy have been clinically reported to provide prolonged overall survival in glioblastoma patients. Alternating electric fields with frequencies of 100~300 kHz and magnitudes of 1~3 V/cm are shown to suppress the growth of cancer cells via interactions with polar molecules within dividing cells. Since it is difficult to directly measure the electric fields inside the brain, simulation models of the human head provide a useful tool for predicting the electric field distribution...
2018: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652778/does-the-use-of-electrotherapies-increase-the-effectiveness-of-neck-stabilization-exercises-for-improving-pain-disability-mood-and-quality-of-life-in-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-single-blind-study
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Hilal Yesil, Simin Hepguler, Umit Dundar, Sahel Taravati, Banu Isleten
STUDY DESIGN: This study was a prospective, randomized, controlled study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) or interferential current (IFC) increase the effectiveness of neck stabilization exercises on pain, disability, mood, and quality of life for chronic neck pain (CNP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neck pain is one of the three most frequently reported complaints of the musculoskeletal system...
April 12, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652088/non-invasive-brain-stimulation-techniques-for-chronic-pain
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REVIEW
Neil E O'Connell, Louise Marston, Sally Spencer, Lorraine H DeSouza, Benedict M Wand
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in 2010, Issue 9, and last updated in 2014, Issue 4. Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques aim to induce an electrical stimulation of the brain in an attempt to reduce chronic pain by directly altering brain activity. They include repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) and reduced impedance non-invasive cortical electrostimulation (RINCE)...
April 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643608/the-immediate-effect-of-fes-and-tens-on-gait-parameters-in-patients-after-stroke
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Shin-Jun Park, Joong-San Wang
[Purpose] This study was conducted to compare the immediate effects of different electrotherapies on the gait parameters for stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty patients with stroke were randomly assigned either to the functional electrical stimulation group or the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation group, with 15 patients in each group. Each electrotherapy was performed for 30 minutes simultaneously with the therapeutic exercise, and the changes in the spatial and temporal parameters of gait were measured...
December 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614943/primary-care-management-of-non-specific-low-back-pain-key-messages-from-recent-clinical-guidelines
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Matheus Almeida, Bruno Saragiotto, Bethan Richards, Chris G Maher
Research in the past decade supports some major changes to the primary care management of non-specific low back pain (LBP). The present article summarises recommendations from recently published United Kingdom, Danish, Belgian and United States guidelines to alert readers to the important changes in recommendations for management, and the recommendations from previous guidelines that remain unchanged. Main recommendations: Use a clinical assessment to triage patients with LBP. Further diagnostic workup is only required for the small number of patients with suspected serious pathology...
April 2, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552930/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-and-vascular-access-strategies-to-overcome-problems
#14
Mariusz Kusztal, Krzysztof Nowak
For arrhythmia treatment or sudden cardiac death prevention in hemodialysis patients, there is a frequent need for placement of a cardiac implantable electronic device (pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization device). Leads from a cardiac implantable electronic device can cause central vein stenosis and carry the risk of tricuspid regurgitation or contribute to infective endocarditis. In patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring vascular access and cardiac implantable electronic device, the best strategy is to create an arteriovenous fistula on the contralateral upper limb for a cardiac implantable electronic device and avoidance of central vein catheter...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547226/non-invasive-brain-stimulation-techniques-for-chronic-pain
#15
REVIEW
Neil E O'Connell, Louise Marston, Sally Spencer, Lorraine H DeSouza, Benedict M Wand
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in 2010, Issue 9, and last updated in 2014, Issue 4. Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques aim to induce an electrical stimulation of the brain in an attempt to reduce chronic pain by directly altering brain activity. They include repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) and reduced impedance non-invasive cortical electrostimulation (RINCE)...
March 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469176/current-physiotherapy-practice-in-the-management-of-tennis-elbow-a-service-evaluation
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438554/microwave-diathermy-in-physiotherapy-introduction-and-evaluation-of-a-quality-control-procedure
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436373/electroacupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-calcific-tendonitis-a-pilot-study
#18
Georgios Papadopoulos, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Petros Tzimas, Georgios Angelidakis, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Anastasios Petrou
Current treatment for calcific tendonitis consists of arm rest, antiinflammatory 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 10 patients treated with electroacupuncture for calcific tendonitis who failed to respond to medical treatment...
April 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421790/edgar-adrian-1889-1977-and-shell-shock-electrotherapy-a-forgotten-history
#19
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...
2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360291/prospective-study-of-brain-wave-changes-associated-with-cranial-electrotherapy-stimulation
#20
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
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