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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779922/safety-tolerability-acceptability-and-immunogenicity-of-an-influenza-vaccine-delivered-to-human-skin-by-a-novel-high-density-microprojection-array-patch-nanopatch%C3%A2
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Germain J P Fernando, Julian Hickling, Cesar M Jayashi Flores, Paul Griffin, Christopher D Anderson, S Rachel Skinner, Cristyn Davies, Katey Witham, Melinda Pryor, Jesse Bodle, Steve Rockman, Ian H Frazer, Angus H Forster
BACKGROUND: Injection using needle and syringe (N&S) is the most widely used method for vaccination, but requires trained healthcare workers. Fear of needles, risk of needle-stick injury, and the need to reconstitute lyophilised vaccines, are also drawbacks. The Nanopatch (NP) is a microarray skin patch comprised of a high-density array of microprojections dry-coated with vaccine that is being developed to address these shortcomings. Here we report a randomised, partly-blinded, placebo-controlled trial that represents the first use in humans of the NP to deliver a vaccine...
May 17, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770969/homeostatic-levels-of-nonstructural-carbohydrates-after-13-yr-of-drought-and-irrigation-in-pinus-sylvestris
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Leonie Schönbeck, Arthur Gessler, Günter Hoch, Nate G McDowell, Andreas Rigling, Marcus Schaub, Mai-He Li
Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) are important for the growth and survival of trees. Drought may lead to a decrease in tree growth and to NSC depletion, whereas increased soil moisture in otherwise dry ecosystems may increase growth and NSC concentrations. A long-term (13 yr) irrigation experiment was conducted in a Pinus sylvestris-dominated forest located at the dry margin of the species in southern Switzerland. We measured the relative leaf area, growth, NSCs, needle δ13 C, [N] and [P] in trees on control and irrigated plots...
May 17, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722319/dry-needling-at-myofascial-trigger-points-mitigates-chronic-post-stroke-shoulder-spasticity
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Li Tang, Yan Li, Qiang-Min Huang, Yang Yang
Post-stroke spasticity is associated with restriction in the range of motion of the shoulder. Reducing muscular dystrophy may help relieve muscular dysfunction in patients with post-stroke shoulder spasticity. Dry needle therapy is a method of needling the trigger points using a syringe needle without the use of a drug. Dry needle therapy is commonly used for pain at the shoulder, neck, waist, and back. In this case study, a 62-year-old male patient affected with cerebral hemorrhage of the right frontal lobe had received rehabilitative treatment for 12 years...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720379/effectiveness-of-dry-needling-of-rectus-abdominis-trigger-points-for-the-treatment-of-primary-dysmenorrhoea-a-randomised-parallel-group-trial
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Alberto Gaubeca-Gilarranz, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, José Raúl Medina-Torres, José M Seoane-Ruiz, Aurelio Company-Palonés, Joshua A Cleland, Jose L Arias-Buría
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) versus placebo needling, relative to an untreated control group, on pain and quality of life in primary dysmenorrhoea. METHODS: In this randomised, single blind, parallel-group trial, 56 females with primary dysmenorrhoea were randomly allocated to TrP-DN (n=19), placebo needling (n=18) or no treatment (n=19). Patients in both groups were asked to undertake a stretching exercise of the rectus abdominis daily...
May 2, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718418/the-effectiveness-of-dry-needling-and-exercise-therapy-in-patients-with-dizziness-caused-by-cervical-myofascial-pain-syndrome-prospective-randomized-clinical-study
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Tugba Aydin, Bahar Dernek, Tülin Sentürk Ege, Ayse Karan, Cihan Aksoy
Objective: The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of dry needling therapy combined with exercise and exercise treatment alone for alleviating the dizziness caused by cervical myofascial pain syndrome. Design: This was a prospective randomized clinical study that included 61 women who had dizziness and myofascial trigger points on the neck muscles. The patients were randomized into a dry needling + exercise group (N = 31) and an exercise only group (N = 30)...
April 28, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701045/-effects-of-subcutaneous-embedding-of-thumb-tack-needle-on-tear-film-in-patients-with-dry-eye
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Hongjie Ma, Lei Feng, Jialiang Wang, Zhimin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of subcutaneous embedding of thumb-tack needle combined with mytear and simple mytear on tear film in patients with dry eye. METHODS: Eighty patients of dry eye (160 eyes) were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 40 cases in each group. The 0.1% sodium hyaluronate eye drop (alice) was applied in the control group, four times per day for two weeks. On the basis of the control group, the subcutaneous embedding of thumb-tack needle was used at ① Cuanzhu (BL 2), Sizhukong (SJ 23), Sibai (ST 2), ② Yintang (EX-HN 3), Yuyao (EX-HN 4), Taiyang (EX-HN 5)...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686482/accuracy-and-safety-of-dry-needle-placement-in-the-piriformis-muscle-in-cadavers
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Gary Kearns, Kerry K Gilbert, Brad Allen, Phillip S Sizer, Jean-Michel Brismée, Timothy Pendergrass, Micah Lierly, Deborah York
Objectives: The purpose of this anatomic investigation is to (1) establish accuracy of dry needle placement into the medial third of the piriformis muscle as it exits the pelvis from the greater sciatic notch in unembalmed cadaveric specimens, while avoiding puncture of the sciatic nerve, and (2) establish guidelines for dry needle length selection. Methods: Dry needles were placed in nineteen unembalmed cadaveric posterior hips. Dissection of the posterior hip musculature was performed to confirm location of the needle...
May 2018: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684561/a-pilot-study-using-a-novel-pyrotechnically-driven-prototype-applicator-for-epidermal-powder-immunization-in-piglets
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Julia Engert, Cihad Anamur, Laura Engelke, Christian Fellner, Peter Lell, Stefan Henke, Julia Stadler, Susanne Zöls, Mathias Ritzmann, Gerhard Winter
Epidermal powder immunization (EPI) is an alternative technique to the classical immunization route using needle and syringe. In this work, we present the results of an in vivo pilot study in piglets using a dried influenza model vaccine which was applied by EPI using a novel pyrotechnically driven applicator. A liquid influenza vaccine (Pandemrix® ) was first concentrated by tangential flow filtration and hemagglutinin content was determined by RP-HPLC. The liquid formulation was then transformed into a dry powder by collapse freeze-drying and subsequent cryo-milling...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683410/the-effect-of-dry-needling-on-spasticity-gait-and-muscle-architecture-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke-a-case-series-study
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Sarafraz Hadi, Otadi Khadijeh, Mohammadreza Hadian, Ayoobi Yazdi Niloofar, Gholamreza Olyaei, Bagheri Hossein, Sandra Calvo, Pablo Herrero
Objectives The objective of this study was to assess the short-term effects of dry needling on spasticity, gait, and muscle architecture of patients with chronic stroke. Methods A case series study was designed; and six chronic stroke patients with ankle spasticity and gait impairment received a single session of dry needling for gastrocnemius medialis, lateralis, and soleus muscles. The main outcome measures were the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS), and Timed Up and Go test (TUG). In addition, ultrasonography measurements (e...
April 23, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681188/improvement-in-clinical-outcomes-after-dry-needling-versus-myofascial-release-on-pain-pressure-thresholds-quality-of-life-fatigue-pain-intensity-quality-of-sleep-anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Adelaida M Castro Sánchez, Hector García López, Manuel Fernández Sánchez, José Manuel Pérez Mármol, María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz, Alejandro Luque Suárez, Guillermo Adolfo Matarán Peñarrocha
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness of dry needling versus myofascial release on myofascial trigger points pain in cervical muscles, quality of life, impact of symptoms pain, quality of sleep, anxiety, depression, and fatigue in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. METHOD: A single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. Sixty-four subjects with fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to a dry needling group or a myofascial release group. Pain pressure thresholds of myofascial trigger points were evaluated in the cervical muscles...
April 23, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660407/application-of-water-soluble-polyvinyl-alcohol-based-film-patches-on-laser-microporated-skin-facilitates-intradermal-macromolecule-and-nanoparticle-delivery
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Laura Engelke, Gerhard Winter, Julia Engert
The intradermal delivery of biologics has long been recognized as attractive approach for cutaneous immunotherapy, particularly vaccination. Although intradermal (i.d.) or subcutaneous (s.c.) injection provide reproducible dosing and good cost- and delivery efficiency, the major objective to avoid sharps and the need for enhanced storage stability have renewed the interest in alternative needle-free delivery strategies. This study presents a new concept for the delivery of macromolecules and nanoparticles to viable skin layers with a high density of professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs)...
April 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528796/effect-of-dry-needling-on-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-three-case-reports
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Sudarshan Anandkumar, Murugavel Manivasagam
This case series describes three patients who presented with right medial elbow pain managed unsuccessfully with conservative treatment that included medication, massage, exercise therapy, ultrasound therapy, neurodynamic mobilization, and taping. Diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome was based on palpatory findings, a positive elbow flexion test, and a positive Tinel's sign. Conventionally, the intervention for this entrapment has been surgical decompression, with successful outcomes. This is potentially a first-time description of the successful management of cubital tunnel syndrome with dry needling (DN) using a recently published DN grading system...
March 12, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527558/heparin-priming-of-eus-fna-needles-does-not-adversely-affect-tissue-cytology-or-immunohistochemical-staining
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David L Diehl, Shaffer R S Mok, Harshit S Khara, Amitpal S Johal, H Lester Kirchner, Fan Lin
Background and study aims:  Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or biopsy (FNB) is an indispensable diagnostic tool. Improvements in needling technique have led to increasing tissue yields. Blood clogging of the needle can cause difficulties with specimen handling and stylet passage, which improves when the needle is primed with heparin before use. However, the effect of heparin on cytology, histology or immunochemistry (IHC) of FNA and FNB specimens is unknown...
March 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520880/dry-air-drying-at-room-temperature-a-practical-pre-treatment-method-of-tree-leaves-for-quantitative-analyses-of-phenolics
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Riitta Tegelberg, Virpi Virjamo, Riitta Julkunen-Tiitto
INTRODUCTION: In ecological experiments, storage of plant material is often needed between harvesting and laboratory analyses when the number of samples is too large for immediate, fresh analyses. Thus, accuracy and comparability of the results call for pre-treatment methods where the chemical composition remains unaltered and large number of samples can be treated efficiently. OBJECTIVE: To study if a fast dry-air drying provides an efficient pre-treatment method for quantitative analyses of phenolics...
March 9, 2018: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516703/-effect-of-dry-needling-stimulation-of-myofascial-trigger-point-on-sample-entropy-of-electromyography-of-gastrocnemius-injured-site-in-rats
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Chen-Li Ding, Yan-Tao Ma, Qiang-Min Huang, Qing-Guang Liu, Jia-Min Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To attempt to establish an objective quantitative indicator to characterize the trigger point activity, so as to evaluate the effect of dry needling on myofascial trigger point activity. METHODS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into blank control group, dry needling (needling) group, stretching exercise (stretching) group and needling plus stretching group ( n =6 per group). The chronic myofascial pain (trigger point) model was established by freedom vertical fall of a wooden striking device onto the mid-point of gastrocnemius belly of the left hind-limb to induce contusion, followed by forcing the rat to make a continuous downgrade running exercise at a speed of 16 m/min for 90 min on the next day which was conducted once a week for 8 weeks...
February 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511665/acute-effects-of-one-session-dry-needling-on-a-chronic-golfer-s-elbow-disability
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Ardalan Shariat, Pardis Noormohammadpour, Amir Hossein Memari, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Joshua A Cleland, Ramin Kordi
A 40-year-old retired male elite athlete with more than 20 years' experience in wrestling and bodybuilding with mild elbow pain and disability of 2 years presented to our clinic reporting an acute pain in medial aspect of the elbow. Physical examination revealed symptoms of left Golfer's elbow during target-directed movements. The results of sonography in left elbow showed low level of hypo echo irregularity and increased blood flow in color Doppler mode in the common flexor origin. The pain amplitude was moderate at rest and extremely high during kinetic and intentional movements...
February 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487672/efficacy-of-a-self-timed-trial-of-laparoscopic-surgical-training-using-a-dry-box
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Kenro Chikazawa, Hiroyuki Kanao, Tomonori Hada, Sachiho Netsu, Tomoyuki Kuwata, Ryo Konno
Objective: This study evaluated the self-timed trial training for laparoscopic suturing. Methods: The set task involved grasping the suture, aligning the needle with a needle holder, passing the suture, making 3 knots, holding the 2 tails of the suture with one grasper, and cutting them. Trainees were given an instruction for suturing and reducing their suturing time. The same instruction was given 3 months later. Suturing times for the first and second trials and the last trial after the second instruction of the 9 trainees were measured...
2018: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481640/cost-effectiveness-evaluation-of-the-inclusion-of-dry-needling-into-an-exercise-program-for-subacromial-pain-syndrome-evidence-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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José L Arias-Buría, Carlos Martín-Saborido, Joshua Cleland, Shane L Koppenhaver, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the inclusion of trigger point-dry needling (TrP-DN) into an exercise program for the management of subacromial pain syndrome. Methods: Fifty patients with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome were randomized with concealed allocation to exercise alone or exercise plus TrP-DN. Both groups were asked to perform an exercise program targeting the rotator cuff musculature twice daily for five weeks. Patients allocated to the exercise plus TrP-DN group also received dry needling during the second and fourth sessions...
February 22, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481454/the-effects-of-myofascial-trigger-point-release-on-the-power-and-force-production-in-the-lower-limb-kinetic-chain
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Frank Devereux, Brian O'Rourke, Paul J Byrne, Damien Byrne, Sharon Kinsella
The purpose of this study was to firstly investigate the effects of treating latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the lower limb kinetic chain with respect to performance during sporting actions, as opposed to the traditional goal of pain management with active MTrPs. The second aim was to investigate the effects of dry needling (DN) on performance parameters over time to establish treatment timeframe guidelines prior to performance. Forty male athletes were assigned to four groups; rectus femoris DN (group 1), medial gastrocnemius DN (group 2), rectus femoris and medial gastrocnemius DN (group 3) and no DN (group 4)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474114/effect-of-dry-needling-on-radial-tunnel-syndrome-a-case-report
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Sudarshan Anandkumar
This case report describes a 45-year-old male who presented with chronic right lateral elbow pain managed unsuccessfully with conservative treatment that included anti-inflammatory medication, injection, massage, exercise, bracing, taping, electro-physical agents, and manual therapy. Diagnosis of radial tunnel syndrome (RTS) was based on palpatory findings, range of motion testing, resisted isometrics, and a positive upper limb neural tension test 2b (radial nerve bias). Conventionally, the intervention for this entrapment has been surgical decompression, with successful outcomes...
February 23, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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