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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762118/pediatric-orthopaedic-consults-from-chiropractic-care
#1
Andy B Awwad, William L Hennrikus, Douglas G Armstrong
Alternative medicine in pediatrics is expanding, with chiropractic now a common choice for families seeking alternative medical care. Currently, there is sparse information in the literature exploring the role of chiropractic in orthopaedic pathology. The objective of this case series is to present pediatric patients who received treatment from chiropractors and orthopaedic physicians as well as to review the respective existing research. Data collected included chiropractic diagnosis, orthopaedic diagnosis, imaging studies, treatments, and complications...
2018: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713458/can-chiropractors-contribute-to-work-disability-prevention-through-sickness-absence-management-for-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-comparative-qualitative-case-study-in-the-scandinavian-context
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Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, Ole Kristoffer Larsen, Casper Glissmann Nim, Iben Axén, Julia Haraldsson, Ole Christian Kvammen, Corrie Myburgh
Background: Despite extensive publication of clinical guidelines on how to manage musculoskeletal pain and back pain in particular, these efforts have not significantly translated into decreases in work disability due to musculoskeletal pain. Previous studies have indicated a potential for better outcomes by formalized, early referral to allied healthcare providers familiar with occupational health issues. Instances where allied healthcare providers of comparable professional characteristics, but with differing practice parameters, can highlight important social and organisational strategies useful for informing policy and practice...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682278/complaints-about-chiropractors-osteopaths-and-physiotherapists-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-health-performance-and-conduct-concerns
#3
Anna T Ryan, Lay San Too, Marie M Bismark
Background: Recent media reports have highlighted the risks to patients that may occur when practitioners in the chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy professions provide services in an unethical or unsafe manner. Yet research on complaints about chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists is limited. Our aim was to understand differences in the frequency and nature of formal complaints about practitioners in these professions in order to inform improvements in professional regulation and education...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628804/a-preliminary-study-of-chiropractors-beliefs-about-biomedical-and-biopsychosocial-pain-a-survey-of-university-of-western-states-alumni
#4
Suzanne D Lady, Mitchell Haas, Ryan Takagi, Leslie Takaki
Objective: The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate differences between doctors of chiropractic with respect to their preference for the biomedical or biopsychosocial attitude and belief models. Methods: Alumni of the University of Western States doctor of chiropractic program were asked to complete an online survey that included the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists. This scale yields a biomedical score (10-60 scale) and a biopsychosocial score (9-54 scale)...
March 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614070/combining-independent-decisions-increases-diagnostic-accuracy-of-reading-lumbosacral-radiographs-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#5
Ralf H J M Kurvers, Annemarie de Zoete, Shelby L Bachman, Paul R Algra, Raymond Ostelo
Diagnosing the causes of low back pain is a challenging task, prone to errors. A novel approach to increase diagnostic accuracy in medical decision making is collective intelligence, which refers to the ability of groups to outperform individual decision makers in solving problems. We investigated whether combining the independent ratings of chiropractors, chiropractic radiologists and medical radiologists can improve diagnostic accuracy when interpreting diagnostic images of the lumbosacral spine. Evaluations were obtained from two previously published studies: study 1 consisted of 13 raters independently rating 300 lumbosacral radiographs; study 2 consisted of 14 raters independently rating 100 lumbosacral magnetic resonance images...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609938/how-are-complementary-health-professions-regulated-in-australia-an-examination-of-complementary-health-professions-in-the-national-registration-and-accreditation-scheme
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David Sibbritt, Miranda Kaye, Jenni Millbank, Anita Stuhmcke, Jon Wardle, Isabel Karpin
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to provide an empirical examination of how complementary medicine practice in Australia is actually regulated under the current national registration model. METHODS: Data was obtained from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Annual Reports for the years 2011/12-2014/15 and supplemented by the Chinese Medical Registration Board of Victoria (CMRBV) Annual Reports in 2011/12 for Chinese Medicine complaints. The data analysed includes complaint statistics, stage of closure of complaints and the outcome of complaints concerning Chinese medicine, chiropractic and osteopathy under the National Law...
April 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602468/do-the-key-prognostic-factors-for-non-specific-neck-pain-have-moderation-effects-a-study-protocol
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Arun Prasad Balasundaram, Hilde Stendal Robinson, Nina Køpke Vøllestad
Neck pain is one of the common musculoskeletal conditions prevalent in the general population in Norway. Patients with neck pain, seek treatment from different health professionals such as general practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors and alternative medicine practitioners. The interventions for neck pain are typically provided in a primary care or specialised healthcare setting depending on the general practitioners' referral patterns. Clinicians are interested to know the various prognostic factors that can explain the recovery from neck pain...
May 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593843/a-regional-analysis-of-u-s-insurance-reimbursement-guidelines-for-massage-therapy
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Robin S Miccio, Virginia S Cowen
Introduction: Massage techniques fall within the scope of many different health care providers. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors receive insurance reimbursement for health care services, including massage. Although many patients pay out of pocket for massage services, it is unclear how the insurance company reimbursement policies factor provider qualifications into coverage. This project examined regional insurance reimbursement guidelines for massage therapy in relation to the role of the provider of massage services...
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580717/national-trends-in-the-utilization-of-skeletal-radiography-from-2003-to-2015
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Daniel J Mizrahi, Laurence Parker, Adam M Zoga, David C Levin
PURPOSE: Examine recent trends in the use of skeletal radiography and assess the roles of various nonradiologic specialties in the interpretations. METHODS: Medicare Part B fee-for-service claims data files from 2003 to 2015 were analyzed for all Current Procedural Terminology, version 4 (CPT-4) procedure codes related to skeletal radiography. The files provide examination volume, and we calculated utilization rates per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare's physician specialty codes were used to determine the specialties of the providers...
March 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552080/themes-underlying-australian-general-practitioner-views-towards-chiropractic-and-osteopathy-an-assessment-of-free-text-data-from-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Sandra Grace, Roger Engel, Ian Jalsion
The Australian chiropractic and osteopathic professions underwent a period of significant transformation between 1960 and 2000. This resulted in an improvement in the views held by the medical profession towards the two professions. However, a recent survey of Australian general practitioners (GPs) reported that a number of GPs still hold negative views towards chiropractors and osteopaths. This paper examines these views from the perspective of critical realism and explores the generative mechanisms that can influence the willingness of health practitioners to collaborate over patient care...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541445/outcomes-indicators-and-a-risk-classification-system-for-spinal-manipulation-under-anesthesia-a-narrative-review-and-proposal
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REVIEW
Dennis DiGiorgi, John L Cerf, Daniel S Bowerman
Over a period of decades chiropractors have utilized spinal manipulation under anesthesia (SMUA) to treat chronic back and neck pain. As an advanced form of manual therapy, SMUA is reserved for the patient whose condition has proven refractory to office-based manipulation and other modes of conservative care. Historically, the protocols and guidelines put forth by chiropractic MUA proponents have served as the clinical compass for directing MUA practice. With many authors and MUA advocates having focused primarily on anticipated benefit, the published literature contains no resource dedicated to treatment precautions and contraindications...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526241/occupational-hand-injuries-a-current-review-of-the-prevalence-and-proposed-prevention-strategies-for-physical-therapists-and-similar-healthcare-professionals
#12
REVIEW
Giles Gyer, Jimmy Michael, James Inklebarger
Hand injury is the second most common work-related musculoskeletal injury among physical therapists (PTs) and other manual therapy professionals such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. However, the nature and extent of this problem have not been fully explored yet. Therefore, the objective of this study was to review the existing literature published on the prevalence, risk factors, consequences, and prevention of hand injuries among PTs and similar healthcare professionals...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509506/the-identity-role-setting-and-future-of-chiropractic-practice-a-survey-of-australian-and-new-zealand-chiropractic-students
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Katie E de Luca, Jordan A Gliedt, Matthew Fernandez, Greg Kawchuk, Michael S Swain
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Australian and New Zealand chiropractic students' opinions regarding the identity, role setting, and future of chiropractic practice. METHODS: An online, cross-sectional survey was administered to chiropractic students in all chiropractic programs in Australia and New Zealand. The survey explored student viewpoints about the identity, role/scope, setting, and future of chiropractic practice as it relates to chiropractic education and health promotion...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498537/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-usage-by-multiple-sclerosis-patients-results-from-a-prospective-clinical-study
#14
Soohyun Kim, Lawrence Chang, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Sirin Gandhi, Dejan Jakimovski, Ellen Carl, Robert Zivadinov, Murali Ramanathan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Design, Setting/Location: Single-center, prospective clinical study at an academic MS center in the northeastern United States. METHODS: This study included CAM data from 524 MS patients and 304 healthy controls (HC) enrolled in a prospective study of clinical, neuroimaging, and environmental risk factors in MS at an academic MS Center...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490963/exploiting-science-a-systematic-analysis-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-clinic-websites-marketing-of-stem-cell-therapies
#15
Blake Murdoch, Amy Zarzeczny, Timothy Caulfield
OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency and qualitative characteristics of stem cell-related marketing claims made on websites of clinics featuring common types of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners. The involvement of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in the marketing of stem cell therapies and stem cell-related interventions is understudied. This research explores the extent to which they are involved and collaborate with medical professionals. This knowledge will help with identifying and evaluating potential policy responses to this growing market...
February 28, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468012/the-use-of-nutritional-guidance-within-chiropractic-patient-management-a-survey-of-333-chiropractors-from-the-acorn-practice-based-research-network
#16
Mi Kyung Lee, Lyndon Amorin-Woods, Vincenzo Cascioli, Jon Adams
Background: Food consumption and nutritional status affect an individual's health throughout their life-course and an unhealthy diet is a major risk factor for the current global burden of chronic disease. The promotion of health and good nutrition through healthy eating requires the active involvement of all health professionals including chiropractors. This paper reports findings from the first nationally representative examination of the use of nutritional guidance within chiropractic patient management in Australia...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463964/culturally-sensitive-chiropractic-care-of-the-transgender-community-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Michele J Maiers, William K Foshee, Heidi Henson Dunlap
Objectives: Transgender individuals commonly experience barriers to quality health care and may suffer from unique musculoskeletal complaints. Although these needs are often inadequately addressed within the health care system, they could be attended to by the chiropractic community. This narrative review describes best practices for delivering culturally sensitive care to transgender patients within the context of chiropractic offices. Methods: A literature search generated peer-reviewed material on culturally competent care of the transgender community...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463961/comparison-of-chiropractic-treatment-outcomes-depending-on-the-language-region-in-switzerland-a-prospective-outcomes-study
#18
David A Guillén, Cynthia K Peterson, B Kim Humphreys
Objectives: Switzerland has optimal conditions for research of language-based cultural influences on low back pain (LBP). The aim of this study was to compare LBP treatment outcomes after chiropractic care between patients from the German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland. Methods: Baseline Numeric Rating Scale for pain (NRS), demographic, and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) data were collected from patients presenting to 51 Swiss-German and 12 Swiss-French chiropractors...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456833/work-related-acute-physical-injuries-chronic-overuse-complaints-and-the-psychosocial-work-environment-in-danish-primary-care-chiropractic-practice-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Mille Charlotte Hansen, Tine Aagaard, Henrik Wulff Christensen, Jan Hartvigsen
Background: Little is known about the physical and psychosocial work environment of chiropractors and their work-related health complaints, and this has never been described for Danish chiropractors. The aim of this study was, therefore, to describe work-related acute physical injuries, overuse complaints, and psychosocial stress in Danish chiropractic work settings. Methods: We developed a questionnaire specifically for this study and distributed it electronically in August 2016 using SurveyXact to all 575 members of the Danish Chiropractors' Association working in primary care clinics...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430054/concussion-knowledge-among-sport-chiropractic-fellows-from-the-royal-college-of-chiropractic-sports-sciences-canada
#20
Mohsen Kazemi, Mary Emma Bogumil, Khushboo Vora
Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate the degree of knowledge that sports chiropractors have in regard to concussion diagnosis and management. Methods: A concussion knowledge survey was administered to Sport Chiropractic Fellows of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences - Canada (RCCSS(C)) (n=44) via SurveyMonkey.com. Results: Sports chiropractors scored statistically higher on the survey when compared to chiropractic residents (mean =5...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
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