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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30129495/liver-abscess-due-to-streptococcus-constellatus-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-a-less-known-entity
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Srujana Mohanty, Manas Kumar Panigrahi, Jyotirmayee Turuk, Sagarika Dhal
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic liver abscesses (PLAs) are an uncommon, but potentially life threatening infection. We report a case of PLA due to Streptococcus constellatus, a member of the Streptococcus anginosus group (SAG) bacteria, commonly found as commensals of the oropharyngeal, gastrointestinal and genitourinary flora. CASE: The patient, a 42-year-old man with no premorbidities, non-smoker and non-alcoholic, presented to our hospital with high-grade fever associated with chills and rigors and right upper quadrant pain of one month duration...
April 17, 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29956369/salivary-hypofunction-an-update-on-therapeutic-strategies
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REVIEW
Fernanda G Salum, Francisco de Assis Carvalho Medella-Junior, Maria A Zancanaro Figueiredo, Karen Cherubini
OBJECTIVE: To perform a literature review addressing the therapeutic strategies for salivary hypofunction. BACKGROUND: Qualitative and quantitative salivary dysfunctions predispose to changes in the oral mucosa and teeth, cause impairment to oral functions and negative impact on quality of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A MEDLINE/PubMed search was conducted using the terms "Xerostomia" AND, "Saliva Artificial" OR, "Citric Acid," "Malic Acid," "Chewing Gum," "Acupuncture" OR, "Pilocarpine" OR, "Bethanechol" OR, "Cevimeline" OR, "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy" OR, "Stem Cell Therapy" OR "Genetic Therapy" and their Mesh Terms...
June 29, 2018: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793563/effectiveness-of-acupressure-on-dental-anxiety-in-children
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Priyanka Avisa, Rekhalakshmi Kamatham, Kalasandhya Vanjari, Sivakumar Nuvvula
PURPOSE: Acupressure is a non-invasive variant of acupuncture and is known to reduce general anxiety. The purpose of this study was to test acupressure's effect on children's dental anxiety. METHODS: Eight- to 12-year-old children undergoing scaling and/or restorative procedures were randomly assigned to one of the following groups: acupressure (Group 1); sham (Group 2); or control (Group 3). Anxiety was recorded for all the children using the Modified Child Dental Anxiety scale (MCDAS)...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482796/patterns-of-energy-imbalance-of-the-meridians-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-dysfunction
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Vera L Rasera Zotelli, Cássia M Grillo, Maria L Bressiani Gil, Ronaldo S Wada, Jorge E Sato, Maria da Luz R de Sousa
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is a set of changes that affects the muscles of mastication, temporomandibular joint, teeth, and associated periodontal and orofacial structures. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the imbalance of energy (Qi) circulating in the acupuncture meridians is always the primary etiologic cause of any physical manifestation. The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of Qi imbalance in patients with TMD by means of an objective measurement. The clinical study was conducted at the Piracicaba Dental School (FOP/Unicamp), in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil...
February 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154070/complementary-and-alternative-therapies-in-dentistry-and-characteristics-of-dentists-who-recommend-them
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Beatrice Baatsch, Stefan Zimmer, Daniela Rodrigues Recchia, Arndt Büssing
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyse whether dentists offer or recommend complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) remedies in their clinical routine, and how effective these are rated by proponents and opponents. A second aim of this study was to give a profile of the dentists endorsing CAM. DESIGN: A prospective, explorative, anonymised cross-sectional survey was spread among practicing dentists in Germany via congresses, dental periodicals and online (n=250, 55% male, 45% female; mean age 49...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078971/acupuncture-effect-on-pain-mouth-opening-limitation-and-on-the-energy-meridians-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-dysfunction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Vera Lr Zotelli, Cássia M Grillo, Maria Lb Gil, Ronaldo S Wada, Jorge E Sato, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), recognized as the most common conditions of chronic orofacial pain, have a multifactorial etiology. Acupuncture can help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with these conditions, because it can rebalance the energy (Qi) circulating in the meridians. The aim of the study was to verify the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating the pain; mouth opening limitation, and energy circulating in the meridians of patients with TMD of muscular or mixed origin. This was a controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted at the Piracicaba Dental School (FOP/Unicamp), in Piracicaba SP, Brazil...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483185/effect-of-acupuncture-on-post-implant-paresthesia
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Crischina Branco Marques Sant'Anna, Paulo Renato Junqueira Zuim, Daniela Atili Brandini, Aimée Maria Guiotti, Joao Batista Vieira, Karina Helga Leal Turcio
Paresthesia is defined as an alteration in local sensibility, associated with numbness, tingling, or unpleasant sensations caused by nerve lesions or irritation. It can be temporary or permanent. The treatment protocol for facial paresthesia is primarily based on the use of drugs and implant removal, which may not be completely effective or may require other risk exposure when there is no spontaneous regression. However, other therapeutic modalities such as acupuncture can be used. The aim of this study is to report a case of a patient with paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve and pain caused by an implant surgery performed 2 years earlier...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483180/use-of-magnetic-neurostimulator-appliance-in-temporomandibular-disorder
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Marcelo Rossiti Florian, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa, Larissa Angélica Bachir Polloni
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is ranked the second leading cause of orofacial pain after toothache, and there is no effective standard treatment for all cases. Therefore, much research has been conducted in the therapeutic areas of TMD, such as acupuncture and electrotherapy, for this purpose. The aim of this research was to evaluate application of the neuromagnetic stimulator device Haihua model CD-9, used within the precepts of acupuncture in treating TMD-related pain symptoms and limited mouth opening...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254101/electroacupuncture-assisted-craniotomy-on-an-awake-patient
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Amritpal Sidhu, Trushna Murgahayah, Vairavan Narayanan, Hari Chandran, Vicknes Waran
Although acupuncture has existed for over 2000 years, its application as an anesthetic aid began in the 1950s in China. The first surgical procedure performed under acupuncture anesthesia was a tonsillectomy. Soon thereafter, major and minor surgical procedures took place with electroacupuncture alone providing the anesthesia. The procedures performed were diverse, ranging from cardiothoracic surgery to dental extractions. Usage of acupuncture anesthesia, specifically in neurosurgery, has been well documented in hospitals across China, especially in Beijing, dating back to the 1970s...
January 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776767/a-case-report-on-the-effect-of-sham-acupuncture
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Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Cássia Maria Grillo, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
When nausea, an extremely unpleasant symptom, is experienced during dental treatment, it generates disorders and obstacles for both the patient and the professional, compromising the good quality of dental care. Clinical studies have confirmed the antiemetic action of acupuncture and shown its use for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. In the scientific literature there are several recent studies that address the placebo effect of acupuncture. The aim of this manuscript is to present a case report of a 46-year-old Caucasian male patient, who had severe symptoms of nausea while undergoing dental care...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27299818/-acupuncture-for-postoperative-pain-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Francisca Fuentealba Cargill, Leandro Biagini Alarcón
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that acupuncture may relieve pain. AIM: To assess the evidence about the effectiveness of acupuncture to relieve postoperative pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature selecting controlled clinical trials and systematic reviews comparing acupuncture with standard pain management. The value and quality of reports were evaluated using Jadad scale and STRICTA protocol. Pain intensity and analgesic consumption were the primary endpoints sought...
March 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27212742/is-acupuncturing-effective-in-controlling-the-gag-reflex-during-dental-procedures-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Alireza Daneshkazemi, Pedram Daneshkazemi, Amin Davoudi, Hamid Badrian, Vahid Pourtalebi Firouzabadi
Traditional acupuncture has been introduced more than 2500 years ago which provides an alternative and complementary option during clinical practices. Its main mechanism is based on stimulating the nerves by altering the processes and perception of pain transmitters. It facilitates releasing natural pain relievers such as endorphins and serotonin. Its success for various dental procedures has been proved earlier. However, its effects on controlling the gag reflex seem to be overlooked. The gag reflex is recognized as a protective reaction for stopping the entrance of any foreign bodies into the oropharynx...
May 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27022303/strategies-to-manage-patients-with-dental-anxiety-and-dental-phobia-literature-review
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REVIEW
Deva Priya Appukuttan
Dental anxiety and phobia result in avoidance of dental care. It is a frequently encountered problem in dental offices. Formulating acceptable evidence-based therapies for such patients is essential, or else they can be a considerable source of stress for the dentist. These patients need to be identified at the earliest opportunity and their concerns addressed. The initial interaction between the dentist and the patient can reveal the presence of anxiety, fear, and phobia. In such situations, subjective evaluation by interviews and self-reporting on fear and anxiety scales and objective assessment of blood pressure, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, finger temperature, and galvanic skin response can greatly enhance the diagnosis and enable categorization of these individuals as mildly, moderately, or highly anxious or dental phobics...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26930877/the-origins-and-nature-of-acupuncture-in-dentistry
#14
Stanley Gelbier
A description is given of the origins and different types of acupuncture. The historical origins and their application in dentistry are discussed.
January 2016: Dental Historian: Lindsay Club Newsletter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26801898/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-patients-with-health-complaints-attributed-to-former-dental-amalgam-fillings
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Agnete E Kristoffersen, Frauke Musial, Harald J Hamre, Lars Björkman, Trine Stub, Anita Salamonsen, Terje Alræk
BACKGROUND: The dental filling material amalgam is generally well tolerated. However, a small proportion of dental patients experience health complaints which they attribute to amalgam. The symptom pattern is often similar to patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) and the health complaints may persist after amalgam removal. Among patients with MUPS, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) seems to be high. The aim of this survey was to describe the prevalence and range of CAM use among people with health complaints attributed to dental amalgam fillings in which the health problems persist after the removal of all amalgam fillings...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26798883/dietary-supplements-and-alternative-therapies-for-pain-management
#16
Philip J Gregory
The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) continues to grow in North America. The most recent National Health Interview Survey found that in 2012, 33.2 percent of respondents reported usage of some form of CAM in the previous 12 months. A survey of adult patients in a U.S. dental school clinic found that 24 percent reported the use of herbal supplements. Dietary supplements and alternative therapies are often used for pain management.
November 2015: Journal of the California Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26754182/the-use-of-low-level-laser-therapy-for-controlling-the-gag-reflex-in-children-during-intraoral-radiography
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mesut Elbay, Önjen Tak, Ülkü Şermet Elbay, Can Kaya, Kubilay Eryılmaz
The current literature suggests that low-level laser stimulation of the PC 6 acupuncture points may prevent gagging. This study aimed to determine if low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can reduce the gag reflex in children undergoing intraoral maxillary radiography. This randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial was conducted with 25 children with moderate-to-very severe gag reflexes who required bilateral periapical radiographic examination of the maxillary molar region. Children's anxiety levels were initially evaluated using Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) to identify any possible relationship between gagging and anxiety...
February 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26538942/acupuncture-an-effective-tool-in-the-management-of-gag-reflex
#18
M Vijay Anand, Rathika Rai, Nirmal F Bettie, Hari Ramachandiran, Solomon, Subramaniyam Praveena
Gagging is of great concern to the dentist as it is a serious impediment during the execution of various dental procedures. The etiology of gagging is multifactorial, and several suggestions have been offered to arrest this reflex, some of which are nonsustainable and does not show the immediate result. Acupuncture has been successfully employed as an adjunct to local anesthesia in dental extractions, pain management and also in the symptomatic management of temporomandibular joint disorders. The author highlights the application of acupuncture in the management of patients with gag reflex during dental procedures and its benefits are reported...
August 2015: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26423025/management-of-gag-reflex-for-patients-undergoing-dental-treatment
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REVIEW
Eachempati Prashanti, Kumbargere N Sumanth, P Renjith George, Laxminarayan Karanth, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe
BACKGROUND: Gag reflex is an involuntary defence mechanism to protect the pharynx and throat from foreign objects. Gagging is a common problem encountered during dental treatment, which makes therapeutic procedures distressing and often difficult or even impossible to perform. Various interventions can be used to control the gag reflex; for example, anti-nausea medicines, sedatives, local and general anaesthetics, herbal remedies, behavioural therapies, acupressure, acupuncture, and prosthetic devices...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26248460/-a-case-of-infratemporal-fossa-abscess-cause-by-facial-acupuncture
#20
Ruiyong Zhang, Hongjuan Lin, Jiang Meng
The infratemporal fossa abscess is an irregularly shaped cavity, situated below and media to the zygomatic arch. It consists of masseter and nervus vascularis, etc. Comparatively speaking, the low position of the infratemporal fossa has almost freed the patient from dental, nasal,ocular and aural source of pain. So facial acupuncture is more likely to cause the infection. But it is also possible that the patient get cryptogenic infection of maxillofacial cavity, the treatment of which needs further study.
April 2014: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
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