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Elizabeth Fairgray, Anna Miles
PURPOSE: Moebius Syndrome is a rare congenital neurological condition often characterized by multiple cranial nerve involvement. This case study presents an eight-year old girl with Moebius Syndrome (MC) who received 30 sessions of speech therapy. This occurred after presenting to clinic 11 months after left facial reanimation with gracilis thigh muscle transfer surgery. On examination, only flickers of left facial movement were observed. There was no movement on the right side of the face...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Corey T Gatewood, Andrew A Tran, Jason L Dragoo
PURPOSE: There is a wide array of device modalities available for post-operative treatment following arthroscopic knee surgery; however, it remains unclear which types and duration of modality are the most effective. This systematic review aimed to investigate the efficacy of device modalities used following arthroscopic knee surgery. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was performed on: PubMed; Scopus; MEDLINE; EMBASE; PEDro; SportDiscus; and CINAHL databases (1995-2015) for clinical trials using device modalities following arthroscopic knee surgery: cryotherapy, continuous passive motion (CPM), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), surface electromyographic (sEMG) biofeedback and shockwave therapy (ESWT)...
October 1, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Thomas Frieling
Fecal incontinence is defined by the unintentional loss of solid or liquid stool, and anal incontinence includes leakage of gas and / or fecal incontinence. Anal-fecal incontinence is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Many patients hide the problem from their families, friends, and even their doctors. Epidemiologic studies indicate a prevalence between 7-15 %, up to 30 % in hospitals and up to 70 % in longterm care settings. Anal-fecal incontinence causes a significant socio-economic burden. There is no widely accepted approach for classifying anal-fecal incontinence available...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Roma Satish Mehta, Sanket Nagrale, Rachana Dabadghav, Savita Rairikar, Ashok Shayam, Parag Sancheti
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. PURPOSE: To correlate lumbar lordosis and lumbar core strength in information technology (IT) professionals. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: IT professionals have to work for long hours in a sitting position, which can affect lumbar lordosis and lumbar core strength. METHODS: Flexicurve was used to assess the lumbar lordosis, and pressure biofeedback was used to assess the lumbar core strength in the IT professionals...
June 2016: Asian Spine Journal
Fermín Mearin, Constanza Ciriza, Miguel Mínguez, Enrique Rey, Juan José Mascort, Enrique Peña, Pedro Cañones, Javier Júdez
In this Clinical Practice Guideline we discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of adult patients with constipation and abdominal complaints at the confluence of the irritable bowel syndrome spectrum and functional constipation. Both conditions are included among the functional bowel disorders, and have a significant personal, healthcare, and social impact, affecting the quality of life of the patients who suffer from them. The first one is the irritable bowel syndrome subtype, where constipation represents the predominant complaint, in association with recurrent abdominal pain, bloating, and abdominal distension...
June 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Bong-Hyeon Kye, Hyung-Jin Kim, Gun Kim, Ri Na Yoo, Hyeon-Min Cho
We evaluated the effect of biofeedback therapy (BFT) on anorectal function after stoma closure when administered during the interval of temporary stoma after sphincter-preserving surgery for rectal cancer.Impaired anorectal function is common after lower anterior resections, though no specific treatment options are currently available to prevent this adverse outcome.Fifty-six patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy after sphincter-preserving surgery with temporary stoma were randomized into 2 groups: group 1 (received BFT during the temporary stoma period) and group 2 (did not receive BFT)...
May 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Satish Sc Rao, Adil E Bharucha, Giuseppe Chiarioni, Richelle Felt-Bersma, Charles Knowles, Allison Malcolm, Arnold Wald
This report defines criteria and reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of common anorectal disorders: fecal incontinence (FI), functional anorectal pain and functional defecation disorders. FI is defined as the recurrent uncontrolled passage of fecal material for at least 3 months. The clinical features of FI are useful for guiding diagnostic testing and therapy. Anorectal manometry and imaging are useful for evaluating anal and pelvic floor structure and function. Education, antidiarrheals and biofeedback therapy are the mainstay of management; surgery may be useful in refractory cases...
March 25, 2016: Gastroenterology
B Müller, G F Volk, O Guntinas-Lichius
BACKGROUND: Facial palsy and vertigo, as symptoms of vestibular schwannoma (VS) or consequences of its therapy, have a significant impact on patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVE: This review analyzed current literature on the topic and deduced recommendations for rehabilitation of facial palsy and vertigo. METHODS: The present review describes a PubMed-based search of the literature of the past 10 years. RESULTS: There is no evidence-based drug therapy for the treatment of acute facial palsy after VS surgery...
April 12, 2016: HNO
Howard Franklin, Andrew C Barrett, Ray Wolf
PURPOSE: Injection with the bulking agent consisting of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid/dextranomer (NASHA(®)/Dx) is well tolerated and efficacious for the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI); however, the patient population that may derive maximum benefit has not been established. This post hoc responder analysis assessed demographic and baseline characteristics predictive of responsiveness to NASHA/Dx treatment. METHODS: Adults with a Cleveland Clinic Florida fecal incontinence score (CCFIS) ≥10 were randomized to receive NASHA/Dx or sham treatment...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Enzo M Vingolo, Serena Fragiotta, Daniela Domanico, Paolo G Limoli, Marcella Nebbioso, Leopoldo Spadea
Purpose. To evaluate possible speeding up recovery time after retinal detachment (RD) surgery using biofeedback strategy. Methods. A total of 52 eyes were selected. After surgery, patients were divided into two groups: group A, including patients submitted to biofeedback with MP-1 strategy; group B, patients who received common care strategy. Biofeedback strategy was started 15 days after the suspension of cycloplegic eye drops in buckling procedure or after silicone oil removal in the vitrectomized eyes. Controls were scheduled at baseline and 6, 12, and 18 weeks...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Leila Ghahramani, Mastoureh Mohammadipour, Reza Roshanravan, Fahimeh Hajihosseini, Alimohammad Bananzadeh, Ahmad Izadpanah, Seyed Vahid Hosseini
UNLABELLED: Fecal incontinence is a challenging condition in that it exerts various psychosocial impacts on daily life. Different treatment modalities have been suggested for fecal incontinence. The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of biofeedback therapy in combination with surgery in the management of fecal incontinence. The present randomized controlled trial was performed on 27 women with a complaint of fecal incontinence because of delivery trauma. The patients underwent sphincteroplasty and levatorplasty via the same method by 2 colorectal surgeons...
March 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Sthela M Murad-Regadas, Francisco S Pinheiro Regadas, Carla C Rocha Bezerra, Maura T Coutinho Cajazeiras de Oliveira, Francisco S Pinheiro Regadas Filho, Lusmar Veras Rodrigues, Saulo Santiago Almeida, Graziela O da Silva Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have described the use of biofeedback therapy for the treatment of anismus. Success rates vary widely, but few data are available regarding factors predictive of success. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate short-term results of biofeedback associated with diet in patients with obstructed defecation because of anismus and to investigate factors that may affect the results. DESIGN: Patients were identified from a single-institution prospectively maintained database...
February 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Zhonglin Liang, Wenjun Ding, Wei Chen, Zhongchuan Wang, Peng Du, Long Cui
BACKGROUND: Anterior resection syndrome (ARS) is common after sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer. It includes changes in the frequency and urgency of bowel movements and fecal incontinence. The therapeutic efficacy of biofeedback on ARS is unclear. We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of biofeedback therapy in patients with ARS after anterior resection for rectal cancer and to investigate the associated factors for therapeutic success. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective review of the data from 61 patients with ARS collected from a prospectively maintained institutional cancer database...
September 2016: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Jeong-Ki Kim, Byeong Geon Jeon, Yoon Suk Song, Mi Sun Seo, Yoon-Hye Kwon, Ji Won Park, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park
[This corrects the article on p. 138 in vol. 31, PMID: 26361615.].
October 2015: Annals of Coloproctology
Ludek Zalud, Marketa Kotova, Petra Kocmanová, Petr Dobsak, Jana Kolarova
The proper way of breathing is important for everyone. Healthy people often do not follow respiration until breathing problems start-during stress or during sport activity in physiological cases. More serious cases are stroke, injury, or surgery of the chest and others. So, learning to breathe correctly and/or breathing diagnosis is considerable for many reasons. Two novel methods of breath analysis suitable for diagnostics and rehabilitation are presented. The first technique utilizes pressure belts fastened to the patient's belly and chest, and the second method relies on a SwissRanger SR-4000 time-of-flight camera...
June 2016: Artificial Organs
Suzanne Hagen, Diane Stark, Isla Dougall
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Prolapse is a common female problem, and conservative treatments such as pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) are important options for women. Evidence supporting the effectiveness of PFMT for prolapse has grown over the last decade, and it was hypothesised that practice and practice guidelines would have developed in line with the evidence. To assess this, up-to-date information about the practice of physiotherapists working in women's health regarding their treatment of prolapse was required...
April 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Roman N Bigliardi, A Ditaranto, R Reynoso, J H Vidal, G Messere, M Toca, G Silvestri, G Ortiz, S Noriega, A Varela
BACKGROUND: Anorectal malformations (ARM) are infrequent anatomic defects with a prevalence of 1 each 5000 alive newborns. Most of the patients repaired of this illness have some degree of constipation or fecal incontinence. There are few reports about manometric studies and biofeedback treatment in patients with anorectal malformations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate of our population's anorectal functionality late after surgery by anorectal manometry; To study the response to diet, toilet training, and/or biofeedback...
October 2015: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Jeong-Ki Kim, Byeong Geon Jeon, Yoon Suk Song, Mi Sun Seo, Yoon-Hye Kwon, Ji Won Park, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park
PURPOSE: This study prospectively investigated the effects of biofeedback therapy on objective anorectal function and subjective bowel function in patients after sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer. METHODS: Sixteen patients who underwent an ileostomy were randomized into two groups, one receiving conservative management with the Kegel maneuver and the other receiving active biofeedback before ileostomy closure. Among them, 12 patients (mean age, 57.5 years; range, 38 to 69 years; 6 patients in each group) completed the study...
August 2015: Annals of Coloproctology
Ik Yong Kim
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August 2015: Annals of Coloproctology
Katharina Jundt, Ursula Peschers, Heribert Kentenich
BACKGROUND: 25% of all women report involuntary loss of urine, and 7% may require treatment. METHODS: This review is based on a selection of pertinent literature, including guidelines and Cochrane reviews. RESULTS: The assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction in women begins with a basic evaluation that is followed by special diagnostic tests if indicated. The physician taking the clinical history should inquire about the patient's behavior, personality, social and other stressors, and eating and drinking habits, as well as any mental disorders that may be present, including anxiety disorders, depression, somatization disorders, and disorders of adaptation...
August 17, 2015: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
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