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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348109/review-beyond-conventional-therapies-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-the-management-of-hypertension-an-evidence-based-review
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Ang Peng Wong, Yaman Walid Kassab, Abdul Latiff Mohamed, Amelah Mohammed Abdul Qader
Hypertension is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Worldwide, Hypertension is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about 12.8% of the total of all deaths. This accounts for 57 million disability adjusted life years (DALYS) or 3.7% of total DALYS. This led WHO to set a target of 25% reduction in prevalence by 2025. To reach that, WHO has adopted non-conventional methods for the management of hypertension? Despite worldwide popularity of such non-conventional therapies, only small volume of evidence exists that supports its effectiveness...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332429/engagement-as-predictors-of-performance-in-a-single-cohort-of-undergraduate-chiropractic-students
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Jacqueline Rix, Philip Dewhurst, Caroline Cooke, David Newell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential association of novel academic and nonacademic factors with chiropractic student academic performance. METHODS: Students enrolled into year 1 of a chiropractic master's degree (MChiro) at our college were selected for this study. Data collected included demographics, attendance, virtual learning environment use, additional learning needs, previous degree qualifications, and summative marks. Differences between students who had to take an examination more than once (resit) and nonresit students were explored using t test and χ2 analysis...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329740/criteria-to-screen-for-traumatic-cervical-spine-instability-a-consensus-of-chiropractic-radiologists
#3
Sarah Dion, Maja Stupar, Pierre Côté, Julie-Marthe Grenier, John A Taylor
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to establish consensus on a radiographic definition for cervical instability for routine use in chiropractic patients who sustain trauma to the cervical spine. METHOD: We conducted a modified Delphi study with a panel of chiropractic radiologists. Panelists were asked to rate potential screening criteria for traumatic cervical spine instability when assessing cervical spine radiographs. Items rated as important for inclusion by at least 60% of participants in round 1 were submitted for a second round of voting in round 2...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321023/which-risk-understandings-can-be-derived-from-the-current-disharmonized-regulation-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-europe
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Solveig Wiesener, Anita Salamonsen, Vinjar Fønnebø
BACKGROUND: Many European citizens are seeking complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). These treatments are regulated very differently in the EU/EFTA countries. This may demonstrate differences in how risk associated with the use of CAM is perceived. Since most CAM treatments are practiced fairly similarly across Europe, differing risk understandings may influence patient safety for European CAM users. The overall aim of this article is thus to contribute to an overview and awareness of possible differing risk understandings in the field of CAM at a policymaking/structural level in Europe...
January 10, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307457/integration-of-doctors-of-chiropractic-into-private-sector-health-care-facilities-in-the-united-states-a-descriptive-survey
#5
Stacie A Salsbury, Christine M Goertz, Elissa J Twist, Anthony J Lisi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic, facility, and practice characteristics of doctors of chiropractic (DCs) working in private sector health care settings in the United States. METHODS: We conducted an online, cross-sectional survey using a purposive sample of DCs (n = 50) working in integrated health care facilities. The 36-item survey collected demographic, facility, chiropractic, and interdisciplinary practice characteristics, which were analyzed with descriptive statistics...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302566/bridging-the-gap-between-observation-and-brace-treatment-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#6
Eric Chun Pu Chu, Kevin Hsu Kai Huang
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains the most common and potentially severe form of scoliosis during the rapid growth period. It is generally accepted that AIS is a multifactorial disease controlled by genetic, hormonal, neuromuscular, and environmental factors. Herein, we describe a case of 12-year-old scoliotic girl with a double curve of initially 26° thoracic and 23° lumbar, seeking chiropractic care. The therapy was provided three times/twice a week for 6 months. Adjustments of the spine through chiropractic, both soreness and mobility, were shown to improve...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299090/correction-of-grade-2-spondylolisthesis-following-a-non-surgical-structural-spinal-rehabilitation-protocol-using-lumbar-traction-a-case-study-and-selective-review-of-literature
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Curtis Fedorchuk, Douglas F Lightstone, Christi McRae, Derek Kaczor
Objective: Discuss the use of non-surgical spinal rehabilitation protocol in the case of a 69-year-old female with a grade 2 spondylolisthesis. A selective literature review and discussion are provided. Clinical Features: A 69-year-old female presented with moderate low back pain (7/10 pain) and severe leg cramping (7/10 pain). Initial lateral lumbar x-ray revealed a grade 2 spondylolisthesis at L4-L5 measuring 13.3 mm. Interventions and Outcomes: The patient completed 60 sessions of Mirror Image® spinal exercises, adjustments, and traction over 45 weeks...
May 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289414/a-qualitative-study-of-doctors-of-chiropractic-in-a-nova-scotian-practice-based-research-network-barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-screening-and-management-of-psychosocial-factors-for-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Peter Stilwell, Jill A Hayden, Piaf Des Rosiers, Katherine Harman, Simon D French, Janet A Curran, Warren Hefford
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess chiropractors' awareness of clinical practice guidelines for low back pain and to identify barriers and facilitators to the screening and management of psychosocial factors in patients with low back pain. METHODS: This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews informed by the Theoretical Domains Framework with 10 Nova Scotian chiropractors who were members of a practice-based research network. RESULTS: The participants correctly identified what the guidelines generally recommend and described the value of psychosocial factors; however, none of the participants could name specific clinical practice guidelines for low back pain...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276467/chiropractic-management-using-multimodal-therapies-on-2-pediatric-patients-with-constipation
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Madhu Mia Iyer, Evangelia Skokos, Denise Piombo
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic management of 7-month-old male twins who had had constipation since birth. Clinical Features: Identical male twins presented with the chief complaint of constipation and bloating. Both patients were born premature after 29 weeks of gestation and had invasive abdominal surgeries in the right lower quadrant resulting in healed postsurgical scars. Patient A underwent ileostomy for a perforation in his ileum...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276466/rehabilitative-principles-in-the-management-of-thoracolumbar-syndrome-a-case-report
#10
Mathew E DiMond
Objective: The purpose of this case report was to describe the chiropractic management of thoracolumbar syndrome using multimodal therapies. Clinical Features: A 33-year-old woman with 3 weeks of back pain presented to a chiropractic clinic. Nerve tension tests and local tenderness were present in a pattern described by Maigne, and she was diagnosed with thoracolumbar syndrome (Maigne syndrome) at her initial visit. Intervention and Outcomes: The Oswestry Disability Index for low back pain (62%), STarT low back screen tool for clinical outcomes (6 points total, with a 2-point subscale), numeric pain rating scale (6/10 constant, 10/10 with provocation), and test-retest exercise audits were outcome measures...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276465/a-case-report-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-in-a-rare-location-the-lateral-femoral-trochlea
#11
Federico Villafañe, Nathaniel Holloway, Norman Kettner
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe a rare location for knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). Clinical Features: A 28-year-old man presented to a chiropractic clinic with left posterolateral knee pain and swelling with joint locking after falling asleep with knees bent. A history of knee locking was reported by the patient. At presentation, he demonstrated the inability to straighten his left knee. On a pain scale of 1 to 10, he experienced level-8 stabbing pain during all knee ranges of motion with radiation to the foot...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276462/chiropractic-care-in-the-management-of-inactive-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-series
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Stacey M Cornelson, David Beavers, Allison Harvey, William Hogarth, Norman W Kettner
Objective: This report describes chiropractic management for 3 cases of inactive ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Clinical Features: A 25-year-old woman presented with chronic, mechanical neck pain and stiffness that was ultimately diagnosed as AS. A 23-year-old man presented with chronic low back and left hip pain that was diagnosed as AS. A 31-year-old man with low back pain presented with a known diagnosis of AS. Physical examination in 2 cases failed to identify systemic findings associated with AS...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276458/association-of-venous-leg-ulcers-with-ankle-range-of-motion-in-people-attending-chiropractic-mobile-clinics-in-the-dominican-republic
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Patricia A Tavares, Victoria Landsman, Nathalie Gomez, Ariel Ferreiras, Ramon A Lopez
Objective: The goal of the study was to determine if there was an association between chronic venous disorders (CVDs), particularly venous leg ulcers, and ankle range of motion (ROM) in the Dominican Republic. Methods: Chronic venous disorders were classified using the clinical manifestations portion (C) of the CEAP (clinical manifestations, etiology, anatomy, pathophysiology) method. The legs of participants attending mobile chiropractic clinics in rural, low-income areas in the Dominican Republic were assessed for clinical signs of CVD and venous ulcers...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273083/effectiveness-costs-and-cost-effectiveness-of-chiropractic-care-and-physiotherapy-compared-with-information-and-advice-in-the-treatment-of-non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Filip Gedin, Martin Skeppholm, Kristina Burström, Vibeke Sparring, Mesfin Tessma, Niklas Zethraeus
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a global public health problem and a leading cause of disability all over the world. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is 70-80% and a significant proportion of people affected develop chronic low back pain (CLBP). Besides a severe negative impact on people's health and health-related quality of life, CLBP is associated with substantial costs for society. Medical costs for the management of CLBP and costs for production losses due to absenteeism from work are sizeable...
December 22, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260894/the-use-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-and-the-rand-vsq9-to-measure-the-quality-of-life-and-visit-specific-satisfaction-of-pregnant-patients-under-chiropractic-care-utilizing-the-webster-technique
#15
Joel Alcantara, Andrea Lamont Nazarenko, Jeanne Ohm, Junjoe Alcantara
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the quality of life (QoL) and visit-specific satisfaction of pregnant women. DESIGN: A prospective cohort within a practice-based research network (PBRN). Setting/locations: Individual chiropractic offices. SUBJECTS: Pregnant women (age ≥18 years) attending chiropractic care. INTERVENTION(S): Chiropractic care (i.e., The Webster Technique, spinal adjustments, and adjunctive therapies). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The RAND VSQ9 to measure visit-specific satisfaction and the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®)-29 to measure QoL...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260883/the-quality-of-life-of-children-under-chiropractic-care-using-promis-25-results-from-a-practice-based-research-network
#16
Joel Alcantara, Andrea E Lamont, Jeanne Ohm, Junjoe Alcantara
OBJECTIVES: To characterize pediatric chiropractic and assess pediatric quality of life (QoL). DESIGN: A prospective cohort. Setting/Locations: Individual offices within a practice-based research network located throughout the United States. SUBJECTS: A convenience sample of children (8-17 years) under chiropractic care and their parents. EXPOSURE: Chiropractic spinal adjustments and adjunctive therapies. OUTCOME MEASURES: Survey instrument measuring sociodemographic information and correlates from the clinical encounter along with the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)-25 to measure QoL (i...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239871/integrative-medicine-as-an-adjunct-to-orthopaedic-surgery
#17
James R Ficke, Nathan M Moroski, Steven D Ross, Ranjan Gupta
Patients often seek nontraditional forms of treatment, including alternative/complementary medical options, such as chiropractic care and acupuncture, to meet their personal needs. In the United States, interest has grown in methods to reduce pain and improve function through Ayurvedic medicine, which uses plant-based supplements, such as turmeric. Traditional allopathic medicine attempts to provide patients with evidence-based therapeutic regimens for their musculoskeletal conditions. Integrative medicine often is used to prevent and manage the sequelae associated with injuries and illnesses; however, competitive athletes and military personnel use complementary medicine for performance enhancement...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229057/functional-limitations-in-adults-who-utilize-chiropractic-or-osteopathic-manipulation-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-the-2012-national-health-interview-survey
#18
Mary L Forte, Michele Maiers
OBJECTIVES: The goals of this study were to identify self-reported differences in function, comorbidities, and medical service utilization among adults who reported using chiropractic and/or osteopathic manipulation in the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, and to compare these between older and younger adults. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study of adults aged 18 or older who were included in the 2012 National Health Interview Survey and the Alternative Medicine Questionnaire...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229053/management-of-back-pain-related-disorders-in-a-community-with-limited-access-to-health-care-services-a-description-of-integration-of-chiropractors-as-service-providers
#19
Peter C Emary, Amy L Brown, Douglas F Cameron, Alexander F Pessoa, Jennifer E Bolton
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a chiropractic service for back pain patients integrated within a publicly funded, multidisciplinary, primary care community health center in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. METHODS: Patients consulting for back pain of any duration were referred by their medical doctor or nurse practitioner for chiropractic treatment at the community health center. Patients completed questionnaires at baseline and at discharge from the service...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227720/important-new-indexing-and-citation-opportunities-for-the-journal-of-chiropractic-education
#20
Bart N Green
This editorial discusses the recent inclusion of the Journal of Chiropractic Education in Scopus and places this accomplishment in context of the growth of the journal over the past 12 years. New open access reference cross-linking is also introduced.
December 11, 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Education
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