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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928496/dorsal-scapular-nerve-neuropathy-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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Brad Muir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to elucidate this little known cause of upper back pain through a narrative review of the literature and to discuss the possible role of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) in the etiopathology of other similar diagnoses in this area including cervicogenic dorsalgia (CD), notalgia paresthetica (NP), SICK scapula and a posterolateral arm pain pattern. BACKGROUND: Dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) neuropathy has been a rarely thought of differential diagnosis for mid scapular, upper to mid back and costovertebral pain...
August 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925279/-awareness-of-the-methods-of-primary-and-secondary-childbirth-trauma-prevention-among-parturients
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A Veverková, V Kališ, Z Rušavý
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the awareness of fresh mothers regarding the primary prevention of pelvic floor disorders after childbirth. The secondary objective was to identify sources of information, reality of childbirth trauma prevention and attitude to pelvic floor muscle training. DESIGN: Prospective survey study. SETTING: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital and Medical Faculty in Pilsen, Charles University. METHODS: We included 202 women after a vaginal delivery at our center from 6/2015 to 12/2015...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923815/use-of-complementary-health-approaches-among-diverse-primary-care-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-association-with-cardiometabolic-outcomes-from-the-sf-bay-collaborative-research-network-sf-bay-crn
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Margaret A Handley, Judy Quan, Maria T Chao, Neda Ratanawongsa, Urmimala Sarkar, Sophia Emmons-Bell, Dean Schillinger
PURPOSE: To describe use of complementary health approaches (CHAs) among patients with type 2 diabetes, and independent associations between CHA use and Hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and lower-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. METHODS: Participants were enrolled onto the SMARTSteps Program, a diabetes self-management support program conducted between 2009 and 2013 in San Francisco. At the 6-month interview, CHA use in the prior 30 days was estimated using a 12-item validated instrument...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923180/menopause-in-latin-america-symptoms-attitudes-treatments-and-future-directions-in-costa-rica
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REVIEW
T D Locklear, B J Doyle, A L Perez, S M Wicks, G B Mahady
Similar to their US counterparts, Costa Rican women enter menopause at ∼50 years of age, have similar symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats, as well as an overall negative attitude toward the menopausal transition. One study of rural women in Monteverde reported that women knew little about the menopausal transition, as the subject was not discussed. Similar to other Latin American women, the use of hormone therapy by Costa Rican women is low and instead they use alternative therapies, including massage, dietary changes and herbal medicines...
October 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874921/functional-medicine-approach-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alice C Richer
Background: The U.S. military has seen dramatic increases in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among military personnel due to the nature of modern-day conflicts. Conventional TBI treatment for secondary brain injuries has suboptimal success rates, and patients, families, and healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to alternative medicine treatments. Objective: Effective treatments for the secondary injury cascades that occur after an initial brain trauma are unclear at this time. The goal of successful treatment options for secondary TBI injuries is to reduce oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, and inflammation while supporting mitochondrial functions and repair of membranes, synapses, and axons...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802839/prevalence-patterns-and-predictors-of-massage-practitioner-utilization-results-of-a-us-nationally-representative-survey
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Tobias Sundberg, Holger Cramer, David Sibbritt, Jon Adams, Romy Lauche
BACKGROUND: The use of massage therapy is common, especially in patients with musculoskeletal pain. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence, utilization, socio-demographic and health-related predictors of massage practitioner consultations in the US population. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey for adults (n = 34,525). RESULTS: Prevalence of massage practitioner utilization were 12...
July 15, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794663/physician-perspectives-on-education-training-and-implementation-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
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Sejal J Patel, Kathi J Kemper, Joseph P Kitzmiller
Over recent decades, the demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has continued to rise in the US. Like the practice of traditional Western medicine, CAM is associated with not only significant health benefits but also significant risks. Unlike traditional Western medicine, however, much of CAM use is less regulated and often occurs unbeknownst to a patient's medical doctor. The use of herbals, dietary supplements, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can result in adverse effects, and many significant interactions can occur when their use is combined with allopathic medications...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793115/geriatric-care-ways-and-means-of-providing-comfort
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Patricia Cruz Pontifice Sousa Valente Ribeiro, Rita Margarida Dourado Marques, Marta Pontifice Ribeiro
Objective: To know the ways and means of comfort perceived by the older adults hospitalized in a medical service. Method: Ethnographic study with a qualitative approach. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 22 older adults and participant observation of care situations. Results: The ways and means of providing comfort are centered on strategies for promoting care mobilized by nurses and recognized by patients(clarifying/informing, positive interaction/communication, music therapy, touch, smile, unconditional presence, empathy/proximity relationship, integrating the older adult or the family as partner in the care, relief of discomfort through massage/mobilization/therapy) and on particular moments of comfort (the first contact, the moment of personal hygiene, and the visit of the family), which constitute the foundation of care/comfort...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761497/the-effects-of-aromatherapy-massage-on-sleep-quality-of-nurses-on-monthly-rotating-night-shifts
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Ying-Ying Chang, Chao-Ling Lin, Li-Yin Chang
The goal of this study is to examine the effects of aromatherapy massage on sleep quality of nurses with monthly rotating night shifts. Subjects were enrolled at a medical center in central Taiwan with overall score ≥ 5 of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and randomly assigned to the treatment or control groups. They were validated by pretests during their first graveyard shift in the trial period and the sleep quality information was collected by using the PSQI and sleep detectors. During the second graveyard shift, the treatment group received aromatherapy massage and the control group rested in the same aromatherapy room after work...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759184/is-non-pharmacological-treatment-an-effective-option-for-chronic-low-back-pain
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Alena Ondrejkovicova, Gabriel Petrovics, Katarína Svitkova, Vladimír Balogh
OBJECTIVE: Despite of pain being important warning signal for body ability to respond to internal or external threats, chronic pain is perceived as a discomfort by patients, leading to somatic, emotional and social negative changes. Lifestyle, wrong seating habits and some occupations may contribute to chronic back pain. Therapy for chronic back pain should include not only pharmacological or invasive interventions, but mostly change of lifestyle, physiotherapy and non-pharmacological methods...
July 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757225/clinical-evaluation-of-vatari-guggulu-maharasnadi-kwatha-and-narayan-taila-in-the-management-of-osteoarthritis-knee
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Anil Mangal, M N Shubhasree, Pramila Devi, A D Jadhav, Sai A Prasad, Kisore Kumar, Sarada Otta, K S Dhiman
BACKGROUND: In present era, pharmacological, bio-chemical and surgical interventions are not success remedy for Osteoarthritis (OA). Ayurveda and other complementary medicine have medication for OA. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of therapeutic combination of Vatari guggulu along with Maharasnadi kwatha and Narayan taila with gentle massage for 15 min daily up to 12 weeks on affected knee joint pain assessed on Visual analogue scale (VAS) and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)...
July 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746232/the-effect-of-topical-thiocolchicoside-in-preventing-and-reducing-the-increase-of-muscle-tone-stiffness-and-soreness-a-real-life-study-on-top-level-road-cyclists-during-stage-competition
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Marco Gervasi, Davide Sisti, Piero Benelli, Eneko Fernández-Peña, Cinzia Calcabrini, Marco B L Rocchi, Luigi Lanata, Michela Bagnasco, Andrea Tonti, Stocchi Vilberto, Piero Sestili
In professional road cyclists, the majority of overuse injuries affect the lower limbs and are mostly represented by contractures or muscle shortening, characterized by an increase of tone and stiffness and a variation of elasticity. Treatment and prevention of these specific conditions may include physical, supplementary, and pharmacologic support. The aim of this real-life study was to determine: first, the alterations of tone, stiffness, elasticity, and soreness of rectus femoris (RF) and biceps femoris (BF) in top class cyclists engaged in 3 multistage races, and second, whether any variable in the management of the athletes may affect the prevention and/or reduction of such alterations...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746026/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-an-integrated-health-care-delivery-system-users-of-chiropractic-acupuncture-and-massage-services
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Tracy Mccubbin, Karin L Kempe, Arne Beck
INTRODUCTION: Complementary and alternative medicine research has relied primarily on survey data from community populations rather than from patient populations receiving these services in integrated health care delivery systems (IHDS). OBJECTIVES: To describe patients seeking chiropractic, acupuncture, or massage therapy in a dedicated Center for Complementary Medicine (CCM) within an IHDS. METHODS: Patient surveys at the initial CCM visit included chief complaint, prior treatments, and relief with treatment (0% to 100% relief)...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738744/pain-profiles-in-a-community-dwelling-population-following-spinal-cord-injury-a-national-survey
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Dearbhla Burke, Brona M Fullen, Olive Lennon
CONTEXT: While as many as 60% of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) develop chronic pain, limited data currently exists on the prevalence and profile of pain post-SCI in community dwelling populations. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional population survey. SETTING: Primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Community dwelling adults with SCI. METHODS: Following ethical approval members registered to a national SCI database (n=1,574) were surveyed...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721535/tricyclic-and-tetracyclic-antidepressants-for-the-prevention-of-frequent-episodic-or-chronic-tension-type-headache-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeffrey L Jackson, Josephine M Mancuso, Sarah Nickoloff, Rebecca Bernstein, Cynthia Kay
BACKGROUND: Tension-type headaches are a common source of pain and suffering. Our purpose was to assess the efficacy of tricyclic (TCA) and tetracyclic antidepressants in the prophylactic treatment of tension-type headache. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, the ISI Web of Science, and clinical trial registries through 11 March 2017 for randomized controlled studies of TCA or tetracyclic antidepressants in the prevention of tension-type headache in adults...
July 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665375/-the-comprehensive-step-by-step-rehabilitation-of-the-patients-after-acute-disturbances-of-the-cerebral-circulation
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N F Miryutova, V A Chistyakova, V A Vorob'eva, A A Zaitsev
AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of the comprehensive one- and two-stage rehabilitation including the application of mirror therapy and orthetics on an individual basis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 125 patients (66 men and 59 women) at the medium age of 57 (52; 63) years who had undergone the acute disorders of cerebral circulation (the diagnosis was verified based on the results of CT or MRI of the brain)...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659510/swedish-massage-a-systematic-review-of-its-physical-and-psychological-benefits
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Débora M Barreto, Marcus V A Batista
Context • Swedish massage is the systematic application of manual pressure and the movement of soft tissue, with rhythmical pressure and stroking to obtain or maintain health. Studies have revealed its many benefits. Objective • The aim of the current study was to determine the results of past studies that evaluated the benefits of Swedish massage for various populations and to highlight its relevance as an alternative medical practice in health promotion and disease prevention. Methods • The research team performed a review of the literature using the key terms massage, relaxation, and benefits of massage...
April 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652897/low-level-laser-therapy-in-russia-history-science-and-practice
#18
REVIEW
Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin
In Russia (formerly USSR) study of biomodulation action (BMA) mechanisms of low-intensity laser irradiation (LILI) began in 1964, immediately after the development of lasers. During the period from 1965 to 1972 several dozens of scientific conferences were held, hundreds of studies were published. Generally, secondary mechanisms and results of LILI effect on patients with various diseases were studied. This data was immediately implemented into practical medicine in the fields of oncology, surgery, dermatology and dentistry, and since 1974 low level laser therapy (LLLT) is included in the standard of state medical care...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651415/-investigation-of-burn-rehabilitation-development-of-china-in-2014
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M Ao, J Wu, J Chen
Objective: To further study the development of burn rehabilitation in China, so as to promote the development of burn rehabilitation in China. Methods: The questionnaire about the development of burn rehabilitation treatment was started by Specialized Committee of Burn Treatment and Rehabilitation Science of Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (hereinafter referred to as Specialized Committee) in the end of 2014, and 65 affiliations of Specialized Committee members participated in. There was a total of 26 questions, mainly focusing on problems as below: (1) General information of the burn department of the units, including the number of authorized beds, annual admitted burn patients, annual admitted patients with extremely severe burn, doctors, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and the condition of rehabilitation area and rehabilitation beds, etc...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646811/alternative-therapy-for-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-1-year-single-blind-randomized-trial-of-tui-na
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Cheng-Nan Lu, Michael Friedman, Hsin-Ching Lin, Kuo-Wei Bi, Tun-Pin Hsueh, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mao-Chang Su, Meng-Chih Lin
Context • Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is among the most prevalent of sleep-related breathing disorders. No long-term follow-up studies have documented the continued success of lifestyle changes in treatment; oral appliances have an approximate 50% success rate; compliance with continuous positive airway pressure is poor, ranging from 50% to 89%; and the success rate of upper-airway surgery is only 66.4%. Therefore, some OSAHS patients seek alternative treatments. Objectives • The study intended to examine the efficacy of traditional Chinese therapeutic massage (tui na) for patients with OSAHS...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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