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Jane Elizabeth Frawley, Erica McIntyre, David Sibbritt, Jon Wardle, Janet Schloss, Romy Lauche, Jon Adams
INTRODUCTION: Complementary medicine (CM) use has been found to influence the uptake of conventional cancer treatment. This study examines associations between CM use and cancer screening rates. METHODS: Women aged 62 to 67 years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health were surveyed regarding their use of cancer screening initiatives. Associations between cancer screening behavior and visits to CM practitioners were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 9151 women, 9049 (98...
June 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
Quan-Wei Ding, Jie Zhang, Ze-Ting Wu, Meng-Qiang Fan, Shuai-Jie Lyu, Pei-Jian Tong
External snapping hip(ESH) is a vague term used to describe palpable or auditory snapping with hip movements with or without pain. The pathogenesis of ESH is related to the specific anatomical structure and friction factor. The clinical symptom is auditory snapping during activities, physical examination, X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), dynamic ultrasound and other imaging techniques can be used to diagnose. Conservative medical management includes rest, avoidance of aggravating activities, and antiinflammatory medications...
May 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Gary H Lyman, Heather Greenlee, Kari Bohlke, Ting Bao, Angela M DeMichele, Gary E Deng, Judith M Fouladbakhsh, Brigitte Gil, Dawn L Hershman, Sami Mansfield, Dawn M Mussallem, Karen M Mustian, Erin Price, Susan Rafte, Lorenzo Cohen
Purpose The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment that was determined to be relevant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership. ASCO considered the guideline for endorsement. Methods The SIO guideline addressed the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms and adverse effects, such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep disturbance...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Giulia Rivasi, Diana Solari, Martina Rafanelli, Alice Ceccofiglio, Francesca Tesi, Richard Sutton, Michele Brignole, Andrea Ungar
BACKGROUND: Cardiac pacing is the treatment of choice for cardioinhibitory carotid sinus syndrome (CSS), but syncope recurrence occurs in up to 20% of patients within 3 years. The present study aims at assessing incidence and identifying predictors of syncope recurrence in patients receiving pacing therapy for CSS. METHODS: The Syncope Clinics of two large regional hospitals in Northern Italy, both following European Syncope Guidelines, combined to perform this study...
September 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Shahla Moradi, Mohammad Arshdi-Bostanabad, Alehe Seyedrasooli, Lily Tapak, Sousan Valizadeh
Background: Despite the increased survival of premature infants, many infants are discharged from the hospital while they still require care and follow-up. The present study aimed to determine the effect of empowerment program on maternal discharge preparation and infants' length of hospital stay. Materials and Methods: In this pretest-posttest clinical trial, 60 premature infants along with their mothers were selected from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a teaching hospital in Kermanshah in 2016 via convenience sampling and were allocated to experimental and control groups...
May 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Fatemeh Abedi, Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz, Sophia Esalatmanesh, Zahra Rahemi, Hamid Reza Gilasi, Mahboobeh Kafaei Atrian, Masoumeh Hosseinian
Therapeutic touch is emphasized by healthcare professionals for improvement of neonates' growth and development. However, inconsistencies exist regarding effects and methods of massage in neonates. The purpose of this clinical trial is to assess and comprise intervention and control groups regarding the effects of tactile-kinesthetic stimulation (TKS) by mothers on growth indices of healthy term neonates. Sixty healthy term neonates were randomly assigned into intervention and control groups. Mothers of neonates in the experimental group were trained to perform TKS for their newborns at home before feeding for at least 28 consecutive days, two times a day, and 15 min each time...
April 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Kristen Bodner, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, Elizabeth Sommers, Laura Goldstein, Caitlin Neri, Paula Gardiner
PURPOSE: This project assesses the prevalence of integrative medicine (IM) in pediatric pain clinics (PPCs) across the United States. METHODS: PPCs were identified through the American Pain Society and cross referenced through the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). A cross-sectional review using each PPC's website was then utilized for further information. We collected data regarding each program's target population, non-profit status (where non-profits were designated as hospitals that do not operate for-profit purpose, and private as institutions receiving private funding), location, services provided and participating providers...
June 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
George David Baxter, Lizhou Liu, Steve Tumilty, Simone Petrich, Cathy Chapple, Juanita J Anders
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of conducting a full scale randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of low level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy, used in addition to conventional therapy, for managing breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with BCRL were recruited from the Southern District Health Board (New Zealand) via lymphedema therapists' referrals, and randomly allocated into either the laser group, which received BCRL conventional therapy (e...
May 30, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Sven H Loosen, Mihael Vucur, Christian Trautwein, Christoph Roderburg, Tom Luedde
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) represents the second most common primary liver malignancy. The incidence rate has constantly increased over the last decades and CCA patients face a dismal prognosis with a 5-year survival rate of less than 5% for advanced stage of disease. Surgical tumor resection has remained the only potentially curative treatment option in daily practice but is often not feasible due to advanced disease stage at initial diagnosis. SUMMARY: The early detection of cholangiocarcinoma is essential to provide patients with a potentially curative treatment...
May 15, 2018: Digestive Diseases
Furong He, Baixiao Zhao, Meifeng Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To summarize and analyze the clinical literature regarding moxibustion at Yongquan (KI 1) for insomnia, and to provide clinical evidence of moxibustion at Yongquan (KI 1) for insomnia. METHODS: With "moxibustion" "acupuncture-moxibustion" "Yongquan (KI 1)" "insomnia" and "sleep disorder", etc. as key terms, the clinical literature regarding moxibustion at Yongquan (KI 1) for insomnia was retrieved in CNKI, Wanfang and VIP databases, and reviewed, summarized and analyzed...
May 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Julie C Kendall, Simon D French, Jan Hartvigsen, Michael F Azari
Background: Dizziness in older people is a risk factor for falls. Neck pain is associated with dizziness and responds favourably to neck manipulation. However, it is unknown if chiropractic intervention including instrument-assisted manipulation of the neck in older people with neck pain can also improve dizziness. Methods: This parallel two-arm pilot trial was conducted in Melbourne, Australia over nine months (October 2015 to June 2016). Participants aged 65-85 years, with self-reported chronic neck pain and dizziness, were recruited from the general public through advertisements in local community newspapers and via Facebook...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Juan Va Franco, Tarek Turk, Jae Hung Jung, Yu-Tian Xiao, Stanislav Iakhno, Virginia Garrote, Valeria Vietto
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common disorder in which the two main clinical features are pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. There are currently many approaches for its management, using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The National Institute of Health - Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) score is a validated measure commonly used to measure CP/CPPS symptoms. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of non-pharmacological therapies for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)...
May 12, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Ryo Tanaka, Takuya Umehara, Yuuki Kawabata, Tomohiko Sakuda
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of continuous compression stimulation on pressure-pain threshold and muscle spasms in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: Thirty-two older adults with knee osteoarthritis on outpatient visits were randomly divided into 2 groups. Those in the treatment group (n = 16) received 5-minute massage therapy (continuous compression stimulation), and those in the control group (n = 16) received sham massage therapy (touch without compression)...
May 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Gabriella Guelfi, Giovanni Cochetti, Valentina Stefanetti, Danilo Zampini, Silvana Diverio, Andrea Boni, Ettore Mearini
There is emerging evidence that microRNAs (miRNAs) dysregulation is involved in the genesis and the progression of Prostate Cancer (PCa), thus potentially increasing their use in urological clinical practice. This is the first pilot study which utilizes Illumina Deep Sequencing to examine the entire miRNAs spectrum existent in urine exfoliated prostate cells (UEPCs) of PCa patients. A total of 11 male patients with histological diagnosis of PCa were enrolled in the present study. First-catch urine (30 mL) was collected following a prostate massage...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ayşegül Öztürk Birge, Mukadder Mollaoğlu
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to determine the pain beliefs of patients and nonpharmacological methods they use to manage their pain. METHODS: This was a descriptive study conducted with the participation of 163 patients who were hospitalized in the medical and surgical clinics of a university hospital in May 2011. The study data were collected using personal information forms, a nonpharmacological methods form, and a pain belief scale. The data were evaluated using number, percentage, an independent sample t-test, and analysis of variance...
April 2018: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Satoshi Anai, Shunta Hori, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yosuke Morizawa, Sayuri Onisi, Nobumichi Tanaka, Kiyohide Fujimoto
To evaluate the feasibility of photodynamic diagnosis using 5-aminolevulinic acid (PDD-ALA) for detection of prostate cancer (PCa) cells in urine samples after prostate massage in patients who were suspected to have PCa. One hundred and eighty-nine patients with abnormal digital rectal examination and/or an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level who underwent initial prostate biopsy were recruited. After prostate massage, the first 60 mL of voided urine was collected. For PDD-ALA, 50 mL was used. The rest of collected urine was used for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of PSA and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH)...
May 4, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Nozomi Donoyama, Toyomi Satoh, Tetsutaro Hamano, Norio Ohkoshi, Mamiko Onuki
OBJECTIVES: Anma therapy (Japanese massage therapy, AMT) significantly reduces the severity of physical complaints in survivors of gynecologic cancer. However, whether this reduction of severity is accompanied by improvement in health-related quality of life is unknown. METHODS: Forty survivors of gynecologic cancer were randomly allocated to either an AMT group that received one 40-min AMT session per week for 8 weeks or a no-AMT group. We prospectively measured quality of life by using the Japanese version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30 version 3...
2018: PloS One
Taeho Greg Rhee, Richard A Marottoli, Peter H Van Ness, Mary E Tinetti
Objectives: To examine patterns and perceived benefits of seven major complementary health approaches (CHA) among older adults in the U.S. Methods: Data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which represents non-institutionalized adults ages 65 or older (n=7,116 unweighted), were used. We elicited seven most common CHA used in older adults, which are: acupuncture, herbal therapies, chiropractic, massage, meditation, Tai Chi, and yoga. Survey participants were asked to self-report perceived benefits (e...
April 28, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Elizabeth D E Papathanassoglou, Maria Hadjibalassi, Panagiota Miltiadous, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Evridiki Papastavrou, Lefkios Paikousis, Theodoros Kyprianou
BACKGROUND: Pain, a persistent problem in critically ill patients, adversely affects outcomes. Despite recommendations, no evidence-based nonpharmacological approaches for pain treatment in critically ill patients have been developed. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a multimodal integrative intervention on the incidence of pain and on secondary outcomes: intensity of pain, hemodynamic indices (systolic and mean arterial pressure, heart rate), anxiety, fear, relaxation, optimism, and sleep quality...
May 2018: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Eman AlOtaibi, Mohammed AlAteeq
Background: Family management of asthmatic children is affected by several factors, primarily the parent's knowledge and attitude toward asthma. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the knowledge and practice of parents and guardians about asthma in their children. Methods: Two hundred and thirty-one self-administered questionnaires were distributed to parents and guardians attending, with their children, general pediatric and pediatric pulmonology outpatient clinics at King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the period from August 2016 to March 2017...
2018: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
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