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Zhiying Yang, Haidong Tan, Xiaolei Liu, Yongliang Sun
A 33-year-old male has been found with a giant liver hemangioma of initial size 29 cm for 5 years. He received arterial embolization twice in order to shrink the tumor; however, no effect was obtained. The tumor had rapidly grown to 50 cm and caused abnormalities in the hematological and coagulative systems. Preoperative computed tomography revealed that the right hepatic vein, right hepatic artery, and right portal vein were not involved by the hemangioma. Resection of the giant liver hemangioma was successfully performed after intraoperative intentional bloodletting with concurrent blood salvage...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Ákos Végh, Zsolt Abonyi-Tóth, Pál Rafai
After head-only electrical stunning of pigs sequential animal-based measurements were carried out right after stunning as well as before and after bleeding in order to analyse how unconsciousness is achieved and maintained in relation to recorded and calculated technical parameters such as electric current intensity, electric work, duration of stunning, and stun-to-bloodletting period. The measurements were performed at three different slaughterhouses on 9 different days under routine slaughtering conditions...
March 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
I M Donaldson
Around the year 1643, Joan Baptista van Helmont, a Flemish chemist, alchemist and physician who had devised what he claimed to be a new form of medicine, proposed a 'challenge' to traditional Galenic physicians to compare treatment of fever by traditional methods and by a regime which did not involve bloodletting and purging. Two groups of patients were to be treated and 'casting of lots' was to be used - in some way not specified in detail - to decide who received which treatment. This 'challenge' has been regarded as the first proposal for the use of randomisation in a clinical trial...
September 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Florence-Damilola Odufalu, Katherine Harris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
Fabrice Lainé, Marc Ruivard, Véronique Loustaud-Ratti, Fabrice Bonnet, Paul Calès, Edouard Bardou-Jacquet, Sylvie Sacher-Huvelin, Xavier Causse, Christine Beusnel, Alain Renault, Eric Bellissant, Yves Deugnier
Dysmetabolic iron overload syndrome (DIOS) is a common cause of hyperferritinemia, accounting for a mild increase of iron stores in insulin-resistant subjects. Iron removal could improve insulin sensitivity. We performed a prospective, randomized, controlled trial (NCT01015525) in nondiabetic DIOS patients with hepatic iron >50 μmol/g at magnetic resonance imaging to compare the metabolic and hepatic outcomes of 1-year maintenance of serum ferritin levels <50 μg/L by bloodletting associated with lifestyle and diet advice (LFDA) to those of LFDA only...
February 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Yu Xiang, Xing Wu, Chuanjian Lu, Kaiyi Wang
Psoriasis is a chronic, proliferative, and inflammatory skin disease which affects around 2-3% of the global population. Current pharmacotherapy is effective, however medication with safe and long-lasting therapeutic effects is needed. Acupuncture for psoriasis is widely used in China as well as other Asian countries, and is gradually becoming accepted globally. To determine the characteristics and advantages of acupuncture treatment for psoriasis, and to improve the clinical outcomes of this disease in the future, this review summarizes literature on acupuncture treatment for psoriasis published between 2009 and 2014...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Marcia Spear
Leech therapy is the ancient practice of bloodletting or bloodsucking and is considered one of the oldest medical practices known. Its use has spanned centuries and is still used in plastic surgery practices today when performing free flaps and replants. The purpose of this article is to discuss the history of this ancient therapy and to describe the leech and its present indications, complications, contraindications, and techniques.
July 2016: Plastic Surgical Nursing
S M Abbas Zaidi, S S Jameel, Kehkashan Jafri, Shariq A Khan, Ehsan Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Cupping (Hijamah) therapy is very well documented as a result of several thousand years of clinical experiences in Unani medicine. In this procedure, suction is created by various means either with or without bloodletting. Though this therapy is being widely practiced across the globe for treating many chronic and intractable ailments but many reports reveal its unscientific and improper practices which results in many complications. Therefore to develop standard operative procedures and to propose protocols of cupping therapy in various diseases is the need of hour...
August 2016: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
Brendan S Tanner, Charles Catanese, Emma O Lew, Amy Rapkiewicz
The purpose of this case study was to raise awareness among forensic pathologists and medicolegal death investigators regarding two unique socioethnic practices and regional customs that have significant forensic implications. We present two cases involving coining (gua sha) and bloodletting (sapi) that represent two forms of traditional customs that involve the use of blunt force and sharp force trauma, respectively. In coining, the skin lesions are produced as a result of dermabrasion with oils and oval objects such as coin...
March 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Zhi-Hua Liu, Ying Xie, Jun Tang, Chun-Feng Liu
PURPOSE: To explore the feasibility of the application of (99m)Tc-DTPA-Nateglinide as a nuclear medicine imaging agent for evaluating pancreatic B cell function. METHODS: (1) Distribution of the experiment: Forty-two mice were selected and divided into seven groups. Each mice was injected with 3.7 MBq (100 μCi) of (99m)Tc-DTPA-NGN2 from the vena caudalis and was sacrificed by bloodletting at five minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour, two hours, four hours and six hours, respectively...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Bruce Short
The life and works of Dr Robert Robertson are reviewed set against the background of the extant British management of fevers during the latter 18th-century. Commencing in 1769, using the febrifuge Peruvian bark (cortex Peruvianus; Jesuit's Powder), he experimented and tested Peruvian bark mono-therapy protocols in the tropics in the cure and prevention of intermittent fever (predominantly malaria). His later work also showed the benefit of the bark in the acute care of developed continuous fevers (largely Ship Fever due to Epidemic Louse-borne Typhus Fever) in both the Temperate and Torrid Zones...
December 2015: Vesalius: Acta Internationales Historiae Medicinae
Liyan ZHAO, ZHEN Wen, Xinxin HUANG
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Pengliang Hao, Yiling Yang, Ling Guan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of bloodletting pricking, cupping and surrounding acupuncture on blood inflammation-related indices in patients with acute herpes zoster (HZ), and to explore the mechanism of pain control and treatment. METHODS: A total of 60 patients were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. In the observation group, the patients were treated with bloodletting pricking at herpes, followed by cupping treatment; also the surrounding acupuncture was performed at injured skin...
January 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yu Fu, Yuliang Li, Jia Guo, Bin Liu, Huipo Liu, Weibo Zhang, Wanli Sun, Yajuan Gao, Qiushi Ren, Haojun Han
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in the neuronal microenvironment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory induced by Jing-well points bloodletting acupuncture (WPBA) and to explore the neuroprotective mechanism of WPBA in stroke. METHODS: Adult male Sprague Dawley (n = 32) rats were randomly divided into four groups of eight animals each: WPBA-thalamus group (WT), WPBA-caudate nucleus group (WC), sham-control thalamus group (ST) and sham-control caudate nucleus group (SC)...
February 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
Guimei Jiang, Chao Jia, Mode Lin
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of bloodletting therapy and acupuncture at Jiaji points for treating upper back myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), and compare this with lidocaine block therapy. METHODS: A total of 66 upper back MPS patients were randomly assigned to either the treatment group or the control group in a 1: 1 ratio. The treatment group (n = 33) were treated with bloodletting therapy at local myofascial trigger points and acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points; one treatment course consisted of five, single 20-min-treatments with a 2-day break between each treatment...
February 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
Eva Rombout-Sestrienkova, Ger H Koek, Rabin Neslo, Marian van Kraaij, Paul P Menheere, Ad Masclee, Dorine W Swinkels
Current treatment for newly diagnosed patients with hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) and iron overload consist of weekly phlebotomy or less frequent and more personalized erythrocytapheresis. Previous observations during phlebotomy suggest an increase in intestinal iron uptake caused by lowering of hepcidin as a result of intensive bloodletting. It is not known whether such an effect is present or even more pronounced using erythrocytapheresis since a larger amount of iron is extracted per procedure. In this study we aimed to assess the effect of erythrocytapheresis on the course of iron parameters, with special focus on serum hepcidin...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
Joseph H Friedman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Gang Feng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Xiao-mei Miao, Shi-xiang Cheng, Zhen Yang, Sai Zhang, Wan-jun Han, Yue Tu, Hong-tao Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of therapeutic bloodletting at Jing-well points and hypothermia on acute cerebral edema after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. METHODS: Seventy-five SD rats were randomly divided into sham-operation group (Sham), TBI group (TBI), bloodletting group (BL), mild-induced hypothermia group (MIH), and bloodletting plus MIH group (BL + MIH) (n = 15). The model of TBI was established by electric controlled cortical impactor (eCCI)...
May 2015: Chinese Journal of Applied Physiology
Ying Yue, Xingfang Pan, Sai Zhang, Jun Jin, Wei Wang, Dongqiang Wang, Dexin Han, Guirong Wang, Qunliang Hu, Jingqing Kang, Shasha Ding, Yi Yang, Huaien Bu, Yi Guo
Background. Acute carbon monoxide poisoning (ACOP) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Twelve Hand Jing Points (THJP) have been believed to be effective to treat all kinds of emergency calls in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 3000 years. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of THJP in curing acute carbon monoxide poisoning in first aid treatment. This paper reports the protocol of the trial. Methods/Design. This RCT is a multicenter, randomized, controlled study undergoing in China...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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