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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747647/a-workforce-survey-of-australian-osteopathy-analysis-of-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-osteopaths-from-the-osteopathy-research-and-innovation-network-orion-project
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Jon Adams, David Sibbritt, Amie Steel, Wenbo Peng
BACKGROUND: Limited information is available regarding the profile and clinical practice characteristics of the osteopathy workforce in Australia. This paper reports such information by analysing data from a nationally-representative sample of Australian osteopaths. METHODS: Data was obtained from a workforce survey of Australian osteopathy, investigating the characteristics of the practitioner, their practice, clinical management features and perceptions regarding research...
May 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744031/exploring-the-measurement-properties-of-the-osteopathy-clinical-teaching-questionnaire-using-rasch-analysis
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Brett Vaughan
Background: Clinical teaching evaluations are common in health profession education programs to ensure students are receiving a quality clinical education experience. Questionnaires students use to evaluate their clinical teachers have been developed in professions such as medicine and nursing. The development of a questionnaire that is specifically for the osteopathy on-campus, student-led clinic environment is warranted. Previous work developed the 30-item Osteopathy Clinical Teaching Questionnaire...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728845/the-perceptions-and-experiences-of-osteopathic-treatment-among-cancer-patients-in-palliative-care-a-qualitative-study
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Amie Steel, Colombe Tricou, Thomas Monsarrat, Murielle Ruer, Cécile Deslandes, Corinne Sisoix, Marilène Filbet
PURPOSE: This research aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences of cancer patients receiving osteopathic treatment as a complementary therapy when it is used in addition to conventional treatment for cancer pain. METHODS: This qualitative study employed semi structured interviews of cancer patients in a palliative care unit in Lyon, France, who received treatment from an osteopath alongside their conventional cancer treatment. We analysed data using grounded theory and qualitative methods...
May 4, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703018/multiple-unexpected-lesions-of-metachondromatosis-detected-by-technetium-99m-methylene-diphosphonate-spect-ct-a-case-report
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Zi Wang, Yuting Zou, Yu Chen, Yue Chen
RATIONALE: Metachondromatosis (MC) is a very rare genetic disease, which is infrequently reported worldwide, which leads to osteochondroma and enchondromatosis. The disease has been shown to be associated with loss of function of the tumor suppressor gene "protein tyrosine phosphatase, non-receptor type 11" (PTPN11). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 12-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with pain due to an enlarged mass in her left fifth finger. DIAGNOSIS: Examination of the left hand by computed tomography (CT) revealed an expanding type of round and low-density lesion in the fifth proximal phalanx...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682278/complaints-about-chiropractors-osteopaths-and-physiotherapists-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-health-performance-and-conduct-concerns
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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/29659020/surgical-management-of-chronic-otitis-secondary-to-craniomandibular-osteopathy-in-three-west-highland-white-terriers
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L Beever, F Swinbourne, S L Priestnall, G Ter Haar, D J Brockman
Three West Highland white terriers were presented for investigation of left-sided para-aural abscessation. CT revealed chronic otitis media with extensive osseous proliferation surrounding the horizontal and vertical ear canals contiguous with the expanded temporal bone, consistent with a unilateral variant of craniomandibular osteopathy. A left total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy was performed in all dogs. An ultrasonic bone curette (Sonopet; Stryker) proved useful when removing the osseous proliferation in two dogs...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642901/profile-of-osteopathic-practice-in-spain-results-from-a-standardized-data-collection-study
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Gerard Alvarez Bustins, Pedro-Victor López Plaza, Sonia Roura Carvajal
BACKGROUND: There is limited research regarding patients' profiles and consumer attitudes and habits of osteopathy in Spain. The purpose of this study was to profile patients who regularly receive osteopathic care in Spain using an internationally developed standardized data collection tool. METHOD: During the period between April 2014 and December 2015, a UK-developed standardized data collection tool was distributed to Spanish osteopaths who voluntarily agreed to participate in this cross-sectional study...
April 11, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623650/multi-scale-approach-for-the-evaluation-of-bone-mineralization-in-strontium-ranelate-treated-diabetic-rats
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Pedro Álvarez-Lloret, Juan Manuel Fernández, María Silvina Molinuevo, Agustina Berenice Lino, José Luis Ferretti, Ricardo Francisco Capozza, Ana María Cortizo, Antonio Desmond McCarthy
Long-term diabetes mellitus can induce osteopenia and osteoporosis, an increase in the incidence of low-stress fractures, and/or delayed fracture healing. Strontium ranelate (SrR) is a dual-action anti-osteoporotic agent whose use in individuals with diabetic osteopathy has not been adequately evaluated. In this study, we studied the effects of an oral treatment with SrR and/or experimental diabetes on bone composition and biomechanics. Young male Wistar rats (half non-diabetic, half with streptozotocin/nicotinamide-induced diabetes) were either untreated or orally administered 625 mg/kg/day of SrR for 6 weeks...
April 5, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
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/29606326/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-vildagliptin-improves-trabecular-bone-mineral-density-and-microstructure-in-obese-insulin-resistant-pre-diabetic-rats
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Narattaphol Charoenphandhu, Panan Suntornsaratoon, Piangkwan Sa-Nguanmoo, Pongpan Tanajak, Jarinthorn Teerapornpuntakit, Ratchaneevan Aeimlapa, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn Chattipakorn
OBJECTIVE: Obese insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus profoundly impair bone mechanical properties and bone quality. However, because several antidiabetes drugs, especially thiazolidinediones, further aggravate bone loss in individuals with diabetes, diabetic osteopathy should not be treated by using simply any glucose-lowering agents. Recently, incretins have been reported to affect osteoblast function positively. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of vildagliptin, an inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-4, on bone of rats with high-fat-diet-induced prediabetes...
February 2, 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589380/massage-reflexology-and-other-manual-methods-for-pain-management-in-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Kate M Levett, Carmel T Collins, Hannah G Dahlen, Carolyn C Ee, Machiko Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour, and this may contribute towards the popularity of complementary methods of pain management. This review examined the evidence currently available on manual methods, including massage and reflexology, for pain management in labour. This review is an update of the review first published in 2012. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect, safety and acceptability of massage, reflexology and other manual methods to manage pain in labour...
March 28, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576878/early-intervention-and-nonpharmacological-therapy-of-myopia-in-young-adults
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Zorena, Aleksandra Gładysiak, Daniel Ślęzak
Myopia is a condition of the eye where parallel rays focus in front of, instead of on, the retina, which results in excessive refractive power of the cornea or the lens or eyeball elongation. Studies carried out in recent years show that the etiology of myopia is complex with genetic and environmental factors playing a role. Refraction defects decrease the quality of vision, while progressing myopia can lead to partial loss of vision, which can be particularly dramatic in young adults. Therefore, it is so crucial to take appropriate actions aimed at preventing myopia progression...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
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/29523929/pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-preserve-bone-architecture-and-mechanical-properties-and-stimulate-porous-implant-osseointegration-by-promoting-bone-anabolism-in-type-1-diabetic-rabbits
#14
J Cai, W Li, T Sun, X Li, E Luo, D Jing
The effects of exogenous pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) stimulation on T1DM-associated osteopathy were investigated in alloxan-treated rabbits. We found that PEMF improved bone architecture, mechanical properties, and porous titanium (pTi) osseointegration by promoting bone anabolism through a canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling-associated mechanism, and revealed the clinical potential of PEMF stimulation for the treatment of T1DM-associated bone complications. INTRODUCTION: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is associated with deteriorated bone architecture and impaired osseous healing potential; nonetheless, effective methods for resisting T1DM-associated osteopenia/osteoporosis and promoting bone defect/fracture healing are still lacking...
May 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510966/-medical-treatment-for-the-management-of-painful-endometriosis-without-infertility-cngof-has-endometriosis-guidelines
#15
M Sauvan, N Chabbert-Buffet, M Canis, P Collinet, X Fritel, S Geoffron, G Legendre, J-M Wattier, H Fernandez
OBJECTIVE: To provide clinical practice guidelines for the management of painful endometriosis in women without infertility. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature literature since 2006, level of evidence rating, external proofreading and grading of the recommendation grade by an expert group according to HAS methodology. RESULTS: Combined hormonal contraceptives (COP) and the levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterin system (LNG-IUS) are recommended as first-line hormonal therapies for the treatment of painful endometriosis (grade B)...
March 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510963/-conventional-analgesics-and-non-pharmacological-multidisciplinary-therapeutic-treatment-in-endometriosis-cngof-has-endometriosis-guidelines
#16
J-M Wattier
A major symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain with a wide range of intensity, rhythm, type, and expression, without clearly established relationship between pain and the disease. Endometriosis-associated pain has physical, psychological/behavioral and social consequences with a significant impact on patient quality-of-life in relation with the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain. Pain assessment in all of its dimensions, as well as assessing the consequences of pain is therefore a crucial part of therapeutic management...
March 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510848/ethnic-manifestations-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-in-adolescents-of-western-kazakhstan-region
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Aynur Amanzholkyzy, Rose E Nurgalieva, Arystan Zh Dosimov, Edgaras Stankevicius, Ayman T Kaldybaeva
BACKGROUND (OBJECTIVES): The objective of the article is studying the connection of VDR gene polymorphisms with bone tissue mineral density and biochemical marker of 25-PO vitamin D in adolescents of both ethnic groups, living in Western Kazakhstan Region. METHODS: The study included 110 relatively healthy children aged 13-18 years of Aktobe, the representatives of Kazakh ethnic group e 66 (Kazakh children) and Slavonic e 44 (Russian children). The groups were formed according to BTMD data, ethnic affiliation and according to content of vitamin D and gene polymorphism of vitamin D (VDR)...
February 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507714/a-mokken-scale-analysis-of-the-peer-physical-examination-questionnaire
#18
Brett Vaughan, Sandra Grace
Background: Peer physical examination (PPE) is a teaching and learning strategy utilised in most health profession education programs. Perceptions of participating in PPE have been described in the literature, focusing on areas of the body students are willing, or unwilling, to examine. A small number of questionnaires exist to evaluate these perceptions, however none have described the measurement properties that may allow them to be used longitudinally. The present study undertook a Mokken scale analysis of the Peer Physical Examination Questionnaire (PPEQ) to evaluate its dimensionality and structure when used with Australian osteopathy students...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502293/acquired-resistance-to-pamidronate-treated-effectively-with-zoledronate-in-juvenile-paget-s-disease
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E N Gonc, A Ozon, G Buyukyilmaz, A Alikasifoglu, O P Simsek, N Kandemir
Juvenile Paget's disease (JPD) is a rare autosomal recessive osteopathy. There is still a question about the most effective treatment modality in long-term prognosis. A 9-month-old boy who suffered from bone pain and deformities with a very high alkaline phosphatase level was diagnosed as JPD by radiographic findings. Genetic analysis showed a homozygous large deletion in TNFRSF11B gene encoding osteoprotegerin. Clinical improvement was observed with intravenous pamidronate therapy. However, the effect of drug reduced in time so the annual dose per kilogram body weight was increased after 2 years...
March 3, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498897/hypertrophic-osteopathy-associated-with-mycotic-pneumonia-in-a-roe-deer-capreolus-capreolus
#20
Gorazd Vengušt, Diana Žele, Tanja Švara, Tamara Dolenšek
Aspergillus fumigatus is one of the most common Aspergillus species causing disease in individual animals but it rarely affects deer species. We report a case of A. fumigatus infection causing mycotic pneumonia and hypertrophic osteopathy in a roe deer ( Capreolus capreolus).
March 2, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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