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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210061/therapeutic-effects-of-massage-and-electrotherapy-on-muscle-tone-stiffness-and-muscle-contraction-following-gastrocnemius-muscle-fatigue
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Joong-San Wang
[Purpose] This study aimed to examine the effects of a combined intervention consisting of massage therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on gastrocnemius muscle fatigue, assessing whether the intervention improved muscle tone, stiffness, and muscle contraction. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 20 healthy males in their 20s who were equally divided into a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation group and a combined therapy group that received a combination of massage therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177937/massage-therapy-for-pain-and-function-in-patients-with-arthritis-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Nicole L Nelson, James R Churilla
BACKGROUND: Massage therapy is gaining interest as a therapeutic approach to managing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. To date, there have been no systematic reviews investigating the effects of massage therapy on these conditions. DESIGN: Systematic review was used. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this review was to critically appraise and synthesize the current evidence regarding the effects of massage therapy as a stand-alone treatment on pain and functional outcomes among those with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167436/the-physiological-and-emotional-effects-of-touch-assessing-a-hand-massage-intervention-with-high-self-critics
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Frances A Maratos, Joana Duarte, Christopher Barnes, Kirsten McEwan, David Sheffield, Paul Gilbert
Research demonstrates that highly self-critical individuals can respond negatively to the initial introduction of a range of therapeutic interventions. Yet touch as a form of therapeutic intervention in self-critical individuals has received limited prior investigation, despite documentation of its beneficial effects for well-being. Using the Forms of Self-Criticism/Self-Reassuring Scale, 15 high- and 14 low- self-critical individuals (from a sample of 139 females) were recruited to assess how self-criticism impacts upon a single instance of focused touch...
January 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157084/the-concept-of-chair-massage-in-the-workplace-as-prevention-of-musculoskeletal-overload-and-pain
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Anna Cabak, Przemysław Kotynia, Marcin Banasiński, Zbigniew Obmiński, Wiesław Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of musculoskeletal overload experienced daily over a long period, for months or even years may lead to serious health problems. Simple, quick and easy-to-administer prophylactic and therapeutic interventions not involving complicated medical procedures can bring tangible benefits for sufferers. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and effects of a massage programme performed during breaks at work among persons exposed to long-term overload of the spinal column and areas around the spine...
May 5, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156450/the-effect-of-oncology-massage-in-the-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-patient-reported-distress-during-cancer-treatment
#5
Alejandro Ramon Carvajal, Regina Cobb, Kathi Healey, Diane D'Ambra, Maria Soriano-Pisaturo
: 191 Background: Distress (DS) levels are usually elevated across the disease course of cancer patients. Massage Therapy (MT) can improve patient-reported DS levels. We characterize the effect of MT on DS prevention and treatment, and compare the outcomes between single and multiple treatment sessions. METHODS: This was a prospective single arm intervention with pre/post assessment using the validated NCCN DS Thermometer for patients on active chemotherapy who agreed to receive at least one MT session over a 10-week period...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156448/effectiveness-of-massage-therapy-mt-as-a-treatment-strategy-and-preventive-modality-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-cipn-symptoms
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Regina Cobb, Alejandro Ramon Carvajal, Kathi Healey, Diane D'Ambra, N Joseph Espat
: 193 Background: CIPN has a known negative impact on quality of life (QoL) and can be a dose-limiting side effect of cytotoxic drugs with no generally agreed upon therapeutic intervention. In this study MT was assessed as a primary and secondary preventive modality of CIPN symptoms under the hypothesis that it can be used as an effective prophylactic and therapeutic option. METHODS: A single arm 10-week prospective study (n = 62) with pre/post intervention assessment using a validated survey instrument adapted from "Peripheral neuropathy associated with novel therapies […]"...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133489/the-effectiveness-of-aromatherapy-for-depressive-symptoms-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Dalinda Isabel Sánchez-Vidaña, Shirley Pui-Ching Ngai, Wanjia He, Jason Ka-Wing Chow, Benson Wui-Man Lau, Hector Wing-Hong Tsang
Background. Depression is one of the greatest health concerns affecting 350 million people globally. Aromatherapy is a popular CAM intervention chosen by people with depression. Due to the growing popularity of aromatherapy for alleviating depressive symptoms, in-depth evaluation of the evidence-based clinical efficacy of aromatherapy is urgently needed. Purpose. This systematic review aims to provide an analysis of the clinical evidence on the efficacy of aromatherapy for depressive symptoms on any type of patients...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102172/dr-j%C3%A3-zef-aleksiewicz-activity-in-support-of-the-development-of-orthopedics-and-rehabilitation-in-iwonicz-zdr%C3%A3-j-1921-1957
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Sławomir Jandziś, Stanisław Zaborniak
Based on source materials in the possession of Józef Aleksiewicz family (typescripts, manuscripts, photographs, other documents) and articles published in professional medical journals and newspapers, the authors present the contribution of Dr. J. Aleksiewicz to the development of orthopedics and rehabilitation in Iwonicz-Zdrój. In May 1921, he was appointed Surgeon General of the Spa Commission in Iwonicz-Zdrój. After holding several scholarly trips abroad in 1925 to sanatoriums treating cases of osteo-articular tuberculosis, he commenced the construction of "Sanato", a modern sanatorium...
August 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977513/short-duration-therapeutic-massage-reduces-postural-upper-trapezius-muscle-activity
#9
Antoinette R Domingo, Melissa Diek, Kathleen M Goble, Katrina S Maluf, Daniel J Goble, Harsimran S Baweja
Massage therapy has historically been used as a therapeutic treatment to help reduce pain and promote relaxation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of therapeutic massage on the upper trapezius muscles, which are commonly associated with increased muscle tension. This was a randomized crossover study. Seventeen healthy individuals (nine women; 24.5±4.0 years) participated in the study. All individuals participated in two sessions that were held 24 h apart. In one of the sessions, the participants received a moderate pressure massage applied to the shoulders and neck...
January 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974948/utilizing-chair-massage-to-address-one-woman-s-health-in-rural-ghana-west-africa-a-case-report
#10
Cathy J Meryanos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is limited access to health care in rural Ghana and virtually no rehabilitative services available. This situation presents a unique opportunity to utilize chair massage in addressing women's health in rural Ghana, particularly when it comes to muscle pain and fatigue from heavy labor. The objective of this case report is to determine the results of chair massage as a strategy to reduce neck, shoulder, and back pain, while increasing range of motion. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 63-year-old Ghanaian female, who was struck by a public transport van while carrying a 30-50 pound load on her head, two years prior...
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942162/upward-pulling-plus-exercise-improves-scapulocostal-pain-and-scapular-position
#11
Won-Gyu Yoo
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of upward pulling combined with shoulder retraction (upward pulling plus exercise) on scapulocostal pain and scapular position. [Subject and Methods] A 22-year-old woman with severe pain in the right and left scapulocostal areas. The horizontal distance from the inferior angle to the spinal process was measured. The tester assessed scapulocostal pain after stretching and massage. The tester assessed pain after upward pulling plus exercise. [Results] Left and right scapulocostal pain reduced to 2/10 after the upward pulling plus exercise...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935879/-comprehensive-physical-antiedematous-therapy-in-treatment-of-patients-with-lymphedema
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A K Feiskhanov, A V Maksimov
Presented in the article is retrospective analysis of the results of treatment of patients with lymphedema. We treated a total of 33 patients with primary (n=6) and secondary (n=27) lymphedema. Stage II lymphedema was diagnosed in 18 (54.5%) patients, stage III lymphedema in 15 (45.5%) patients. The 33 patients had a total of 44 affected limbs (9 hands and 35 legs). All patients were subjected to comprehensive physical antiedematous therapy including: manual lymph drainage massage, formation of compression bandage, selection of individual class 3 plain stitch compression knitwear, special complex of therapeutic exercises, care of the skin of the affected limb...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922888/experience-with-extracorporeal-life-support-for-cardiogenic-shock-in-the-older-population-over-70-years-of-age
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Margaux Pontailler, Pierre Demondion, Guillaume Lebreton, Jean-Louis Golmard, Pascal Leprince
The both aims of this single-centre, retrospective study were to analyse the outcomes and to identify the independent predictors of 30-day and long-term mortality in case of cardiopulmonary resuscitation requiring extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the elderly.From October 2004 to May 2014, 163 patients with a mean age of 75.5 years [range 70-91] required veno-arterial ECLS. The main indication was post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock (79.6%). ECLS duration averaged 5.6 ± 4.3 days. Thirty-day mortality was 72% (n=117) and follow-up survival rate was 14...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782002/temperature-controlled-transparent-film-heater-based-on-silver-nanowire-pmma-composite-film
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Xin He, A'lei Liu, Xuyang Hu, Mingxia Song, Feng Duan, Qiuming Lan, Jundong Xiao, Junyan Liu, Mei Zhang, Yeqing Chen, Qingguang Zeng
We fabricated a high-performance film heater based on a silver nanowire and polymethyl methacrylate (Ag NW-PMMA) composite film, which was synthesized with the assistance of mechanical lamination and an in situ transfer method. The films exhibit excellent conductivity, high figure of merit, and strong adhesion of percolation network to substrate. By controlling NW density, we prepared the films with a transmittance of 44.9-85.0% at 550 nm and a sheet resistance of 0.13-1.40 Ω sq(-1). A stable temperature ranging from 130 °C-40 °C was generated at 3...
November 25, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703947/erythromycin-seromadesis-in-orthopedic-surgery
#15
Martin Salgado, Felipe Fernández, Carolina Avilés, Cecilia Cordova
INTRODUCTION: The presence of postoperative seromadesis is common, corresponding to the presence of serum in the subcutaneous tissue post a surgical event. Erythromycin has been reported as sclerosing, although not in orthopedic surgery. We report a case of erythromycin seromadesis in orthopedic surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 63-year-old woman having undergone femoral prosthesis surgery and total hip replacement with a subfacial seroma without findings of infection, refractory to standard treatment of compression bandages, massage and cleaning surgery in two oportunities...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698763/observation-on-therapeutic-efficacy-of-rt-pa-intravenous-thrombolysis-combined-with-compound-anisodine-injection-on-central-retinal-artery-occlusion
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Xiao-Jun Wu, Feng Gao, Xu Liu, Qing Zhao
The aim of the present study was to observe the clinical efficacy and safety of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) combined with compound anisodine in treating central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). Forty-eight patients diagnosed with CRAO were randomly divided into a treatment group (24 cases) and a control group (24 cases). For the control group, nitroglycerin, 654-2, methazolamide, puerarin and compound anisodine were used for the treatment, along with oxygen, massage and other conventional treatments...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693462/ghrelin-o-acyltransferase-goat-enzyme-is-overexpressed-in-prostate-cancer-and-its-levels-are-associated-with-patient-s-metabolic-status-potential-value-as-a-non-invasive-biomarker
#17
Daniel Hormaechea-Agulla, Enrique Gómez-Gómez, Alejandro Ibáñez-Costa, Julia Carrasco-Valiente, Esther Rivero-Cortés, Fernando L-López, Sergio Pedraza-Arevalo, José Valero-Rosa, Rafael Sánchez-Sánchez, Rosa Ortega-Salas, María M Moreno, Manuel D Gahete, José López-Miranda, María J Requena, Justo P Castaño, Raúl M Luque
Ghrelin-O-acyltransferase (GOAT) is the key enzyme regulating ghrelin activity, and has been proposed as a potential therapeutic target for obesity/diabetes and as a biomarker in some endocrine-related cancers. However, GOAT presence and putative role in prostate-cancer (PCa) is largely unknown. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time, that GOAT is overexpressed (mRNA/protein-level) in prostatic tissues (n = 52) and plasma/urine-samples (n = 85) of PCa-patients, compared with matched controls [healthy prostate tissues (n = 12) and plasma/urine-samples from BMI-matched controls (n = 28), respectively]...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661020/the-effectiveness-of-complementary-manual-therapies-for-pregnancy-related-back-and-pelvic-pain-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Helen Hall, Holger Cramer, Tobias Sundberg, Lesley Ward, Jon Adams, Craig Moore, David Sibbritt, Romy Lauche
BACKGROUND: Low back pain and pelvic girth pain are common in pregnancy and women commonly utilize complementary manual therapies such as massage, spinal manipulation, chiropractic, and osteopathy to manage their symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematically review was to critically appraise and synthesize the best available evidence regarding the effectiveness of manual therapies for managing pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain. METHODS: Seven databases were searched from their inception until April 2015 for randomized controlled trials...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648108/identifying-inconsistencies-and-reporting-deficits-in-therapeutic-massage-and-bodywork-tmb-case-reports-authored-by-tmb-practitioners-a-tmb-adapted-case-report-care-guidelines-audit-through-2014
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Niki Munk, Sarah Shue, Emilee Freeland, Rick Ralston, Karen T Boulanger
INTRODUCTION: Case reports are a fundamental tool through which therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) practitioners can inform research and impact their field by detailing the presentation, treatment, and follow-up of a single individual encountered in practice. Inconsistencies in case reporting limit their impact as fundamental sources of clinical evidence. Using the TMB-adapted CAse REport (CARE) guidelines, the current study sought to provide a rich description regarding the reporting quality of TMB practitioner authored TMB case reports in the literature...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648107/not-birds-of-a-feather-case-reports-case-studies-and-single-subject-research
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EDITORIAL
Antony Porcino
If the practice of therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) is to become evidence-informed, practitioners, educators, and presenters must better develop their research literacy and critical appraisal skills. Given that the IJTMB supports the publication of case reports as one fundamental form of knowledge development within the fields of TMB, it is imperative that researchers, educators, and practitioners know the difference between case reports and similar, but unrelated, forms of research. There are legal and ethical implications that must be carefully considered for each form of research or reporting...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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