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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736380/can-therapeutic-thai-massage-improve-upper-limb-muscle-strength-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-objective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuka Miyahara, Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Jirada Sringean, Nicharee Aungkab, Surasa Khongprasert, Roongroj Bhidayasiri
Muscle weakness is a frequent complaint amongst Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. However, evidence-based therapeutic options for this symptom are limited. We objectively measure the efficacy of therapeutic Thai massage (TTM) on upper limb muscle strength, using an isokinetic dynamometer. A total of 60 PD patients with muscle weakness that is not related to their 'off' periods or other neurological causes were equally randomized to TTM intervention (n = 30), consisting of six TTM sessions over a 3-week period, or standard medical care (no intervention, n = 30)...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735382/evidence-based-nonpharmacologic-strategies-for-comprehensive-pain-care-the-consortium-pain-task-force-white-paper
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Heather Tick, Arya Nielsen, Kenneth R Pelletier, Robert Bonakdar, Samantha Simmons, Ronald Glick, Emily Ratner, Russell L Lemmon, Peter Wayne, Veronica Zador
Consortium Pain Taskforce White Paper Summary Evidence-based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care Supplementary information can be found in the online version at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2018.02.001. Medical pain management is in crisis; from the pervasiveness of pain to inadequate pain treatment, from the escalation of prescription opioids to an epidemic in addiction, diversion and overdose deaths. The rising costs of pain care and managing adverse effects of that care have prompted action from state and federal agencies including the DOD, VHA, NIH, FDA and CDC...
March 1, 2018: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705477/evidence-informed-massage-therapy-an-australian-practitioner-perspective
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REVIEW
Soo Liang Ooi, Lauren Smith, Sok Cheon Pak
Massage therapy (MT) is the most popular complementary and alternative medicine therapy used by the Australian public. With the growing emphasis by the Australian health authority on evidence-informed healthcare decision-making, there is an increasing demand for massage therapists to move towards the evidence-informed practice (EIP). With MT research gaining significant attention over the last 30 years, clinical evidence exists to support the efficacies of MT on many health conditions, including chronic low back pain...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705458/integrative-medicine-in-anxiety-disorders
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Diogo Amorim, José Amado, Irma Brito, Cristina Costeira, Nicole Amorim, Jorge Machado
Anxiety disorders are a current public health issue, as an estimated 16.5% of the Portuguese population suffers from this condition. The goal of this descriptive study was to analyze the efficiency of the treatment of integrative medicine (acupuncture and therapeutic massage) to reduce anxiety disorders and to describe the sociodemographic characteristics of Integrative Medicine Institute (IMI) patients. To this end, a documental analysis from the data base of the clinical reports of IMI was performed, with the approval of the Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Research Unit with informed consents being signed by all patients...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703002/embolic-retinal-and-choroidal-vascular-occlusion-after-peribulbar-triamcinolone-injection-a-case-report
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Gang Li, Dongdong Xu, Zhirou Hu, Hui Li
RATIONALE: Retinal and choroidal vascular occlusion is a vision-threatening complication of therapeutic injections in the facial region. The early identification and early treatment are necessary to reduce the risk of harm to the patient. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report an extremely rare case of embolic retinal and choroidal vascular occlusion after peribulbar triamcinolone injection in a patient with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. DIAGNOSES: Central retinal artery occlusion...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690525/quadrilateral-space-syndrome-diagnosis-and-clinical-management
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REVIEW
Patrick T Hangge, Ilana Breen, Hassan Albadawi, M Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra G Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Quadrilateral space syndrome (QSS) is a rare disorder characterized by axillary nerve and posterior humeral circumflex artery (PHCA) compression within the quadrilateral space. Impingement is most frequently due to trauma, fibrous bands, or hypertrophy of one of the muscular borders. Diagnosis can be complicated by the presence of concurrent traumatic injuries, particularly in athletes. Since many other conditions can mimic QSS, it is often a diagnosis of exclusion. Conservative treatment is often first trialed, including physical exercise modification, physical therapy, and therapeutic massage...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681183/neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-emerging-therapeutic-strategies-based-on-pathophysiologic-phases-of-the-injury
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Qiuli Wang, Hongyan Lv, Lixin Lu, Pengshun Ren, Lianxiang Li
Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an important cause of neonatal death and disability. At present, there is no unified standard and specialized treatment method for neonatal HIE. In clinical practice, we have found that a gap remains between preclinical medical research and clinical application in treatment of neonatal HIE. To promote an organic combination of preclinical research and clinical application, we propose the different phases as intervention targets, based on the pathophysiologic changes in phases I, II, and III of neonatal HIE; moreover, we suggest transformative medicine as a principle that may improve the therapeutic effect by blocking the progression of the disease to an irreversible stage...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593842/integration-of-massage-therapy-in-outpatient-cancer-care
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Virginia S Cowen, Barbara Tafuto
Background: Massage therapy can be helpful in alleviating cancer-related symptoms and cancer treatment-related symptoms. While surveys have noted that cancer patients seek out massage as a nonpharmacologic approach during cancer treatment, little is known about the integration of massage in outpatient cancer care. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which massage is being integrated into outpatient cancer care at NCI-designated Cancer Centers...
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593841/bolstering-the-three-pillars-of-the-essential-architecture-of-the-massage-therapy-profession-an-interview-with-glenn-m-hymel-edd-lmt
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EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
As part of our interview editorial series, we bring forth a discussion with Dr. Glenn M. Hymel, the Founding Executive Editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork . Dr. Hymel embodies the qualities set forth for the American Massage Therapy Association Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received in 2017. He has provided leadership and shown outstanding professionalism, and is a dedicated volunteer and a fervent advocate for research and education in the massage therapy profession...
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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/29563688/the-use-of-tea-tree-oil-in-treating-blepharitis-and-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Thuraya Noaman Maher
INTRODUCTION: Blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction are chronic inflammatory conditions with overlapping pathophysiology and symptomatology. Both microbial infection and seborrhea contribute to the pathophysiology and both may benefit from treatment with tea tree oil (TTO). We evaluated the therapeutic effect of eyelids scrubbing with TTO in a group of patients with lid margin disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients were recruited. Half of them received lid scrubbing with a TTO formula (Naviblef™) and the other half was treated by massage and cleansing...
January 2018: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498537/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-usage-by-multiple-sclerosis-patients-results-from-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Soohyun Kim, Lawrence Chang, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Sirin Gandhi, Dejan Jakimovski, Ellen Carl, Robert Zivadinov, Murali Ramanathan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Design, Setting/Location: Single-center, prospective clinical study at an academic MS center in the northeastern United States. METHODS: This study included CAM data from 524 MS patients and 304 healthy controls (HC) enrolled in a prospective study of clinical, neuroimaging, and environmental risk factors in MS at an academic MS Center...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456933/pediatricians-lack-knowledge-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-functional-constipation-in-children-over-6-mo-of-age
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Ariani Widodo, Badriul Hegar, Yvan Vandenplas
AIM: To assess the knowledge of general pediatricians througout Indonesia about the diagnosis and treatment of childhood constipation. METHODS: A comprehensive questionnaire was distributed to general pediatricians from several teaching hospitals and government hospitals all over Indonesia. RESULTS: Data were obtained from 100 pediatricians, with a mean of 78.34 ± 18.00 mo clinical practice, from 20 cities throughout Indonesia. Suspicion of constipation in a child over 6 mo of age arises when the child presents with a decreased frequency of bowel movements (according to 87% of participants) with a mean of one bowel movement per 3...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395572/case-reports-of-acupuncturists-and-massage-therapists-at-mayo-clinic-new-allies-in-expediting-patient-diagnoses
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Molly J Mallory, Jennifer L Hauschulz, Alex Do, Niki E Dreyer, Brent A Bauer
Acupuncturists and massage therapists practicing within hospital and clinic settings is a relatively new, but growing phenomenon. Many clinical trials have documented the therapeutic roles these professionals can play in caring for patients. However, to our knowledge, little emphasis has been placed on their ability to aid in the diagnostic process. We report here our experience with these providers playing a critical role in contributing novel diagnostic information, both in the outpatient and inpatient settings...
March 2018: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388934/-the-application-of-the-physical-factors-for-the-medical-rehabilitation-of-the-children-presenting-with-neurogenic-dysfunction-of-the-bladder
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I V Pogonchenkova, M A Khan, N B Korchazhkina, E V Novikova, I A Bokova, N A Lyan
This article describes the modern technologies for the medical rehabilitation of the children presenting with neurogenic dysfunction of the bladder aimed at improving the act of urination at all levels of innervation. The most frequent variant of neurogenic dysfunction of the bladder in the children is the hyper-reflexive one; it is this variant in which the most pronounced disorders of urodynamics due to intravesical hypertension and detrusor hypoxia are observed. The urodynamic disorders are known to contribute to the formation of the characteristic clinical picture associated with the hyper-reflexive urinary bladder dysfunction in the children characterized by the mandatory urination syndrome, pollakiuria, imperative urges, and mandatory urinary incontinence in the combination with enuresis...
December 28, 2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354934/-application-of-acupoint-massage-in-postpartum-hypogalactia-in-puerpera
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Yunfei Zhu, Yuling Liu, Xiaoming Quan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of acupoint massage for postpartum hypogalactia in puerpera. METHODS: A total of 60 puerpera of cesarean section were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. In the observation group, 2 cases were dropped out. Finally, there were 28 cases in the observation group and 30 cases in the control group. In the control group, the routine nursing after operation in obstetrics department was given, guiding maternal breastfeeding and postpartum health education...
January 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231878/greek-medicine-practice-at-ancient-rome-the-physician-molecularist-asclepiades
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Luigi Santacroce, Lucrezia Bottalico, Ioannis Alexandros Charitos
Background: In the pre-Hellenistic period, the concept of medicine was not well-defined. Usually, a disease was considered as a divine punishment and its treatment was devolved to the priests who asked for healing from the divinities. The only job that could be compared to medical practice was a kind of itinerant medicine, derived from the Egyptian therapeutic tradition based only on practical experience and performed by people that knew a number of remedies, mostly vegetable, but without any theoretical bases about the possible mechanisms of action...
December 12, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173797/the-effects-of-massage-therapy-on-pain-and-anxiety-after-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yukiko Kukimoto, Noriko Ooe, Norio Ideguchi
Pain management is critical for patients after surgery, but current pain management methods are not always adequate. Massage therapy may be a therapeutic complementary therapy for pain. Many researchers have investigated the effects of massage therapy on post-operative pain, but there have been no systematic reviews and meta-analysis of its efficacy for post-operative patients. Our objective was to assess the effects of massage therapy on pain management among post-operative patients by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis...
December 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119963/-what-physiotherapeutic-method-for-the-treatment-of-post-mastectomy-lymphedema-is-the-most-effective
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T I Grushina
We have undertaken the search for the publications of interest in the following databases: Scopus, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library, CyberLeninka, and Russian science citation index. In addition, we evaluated the effectiveness of the physical agents and procedures having different mechanisms of action of the known factors responsible for the development of post-mastectomy lymphedema. Such agents and procedures include self-massage, manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic physical exercises, compression bandaging, wearing elastic compression garments, Kinesio Tex taping, pneumatic compression, ultrasonic, electrostatic, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, microcurrent and low-intensity laser therapy...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107620/lacking-quality-in-research-is-behavioral-neuroscience-affected-more-than-other-areas-of-biomedical-science
#20
Anton Bespalov, Thomas Steckler
There are many reasons why novel therapeutics fail in clinical trials but these failures are often attributed to lacking quality of preclinical data. These problems are not limited to any specific therapeutic area, academic or industrial research and are due in large part to several generic factors influencing research quality (e.g., related to definition of pre-specified endpoints, principles of study design and analysis, biased reporting, and lack of proper training). Yet, Neuroscience drug discovery is often said to be affected more than the other fields...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
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