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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685023/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-versus-exercise-program-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-short-term-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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A Notarnicola, G Maccagnano, M F Gallone, L Mastromauro, F Rifino, V Pesce, I Covelli, B Moretti
The physiotherapy treatment of low back pain (LBP) with physical stimulation offers different possibilities of application. Until now, the physical therapies used in LBP are laser therapy, ultrasonotherapy and currents. We conducted a clinical trial in order to verify whether shockwave therapy, which is very effective in treating tendinopathies and fracture consolidation delays, leads to clinical and electromyographic improvement in patients affected by LBP. We randomized thirty patients affected by LBP treated with shock waves (shockwave group) or a standard protocol characterized by rehabilitative exercises (control group)...
March 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610612/the-effectiveness-of-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-chronic-achilles-tendinopathy-a-case-report-with-18-months-follow-up
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Erieta Dimitrije Nikolikj-Dimitrova, Cvetanka Gjerakaroska-Savevska, Valentina Koevska, Biljana Mitrevska, Marija Gocevska, Maja Manoleva, Biljana Kalchovska-Ivanovska
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a pathological state resulting from repetitive loading or stress on the tendon. The article aims to evaluate the effects of the low - energy radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (RESWT) in the treatment of the adult with chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy (AT) after the unsuccessful conservative treatment, with 18 months follow - up evaluation. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 55 years - old male suffering from severe right posterior heel pain for 4 months...
March 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601207/nonsurgical-treatments-of-patellar-tendinopathy-multiple-injections-of-platelet-rich-plasma-are-a-suitable-option-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Luca Andriolo, Sante Alessandro Altamura, Davide Reale, Christian Candrian, Stefano Zaffagnini, Giuseppe Filardo
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendinopathy is a condition characterized by anterior knee activity-related pain. It has a high incidence among athletes engaged in jumping sports and may become a chronic condition. Nonoperative management is the first choice in these patients, and several nonsurgical treatment options have been proposed. Nonetheless, clear indications on the most effective approach to address patellar tendinopathy are still lacking. PURPOSE: To analyze the evidence on nonoperative options to treat chronic patellar tendinopathy through a systematic review of the literature and to perform a meta-analysis to identify the most effective nonsurgical option...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589505/biological-augmentation-of-graft-healing-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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REVIEW
A T Hexter, T Thangarajah, G Blunn, F S Haddad
Aims The success of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) depends on osseointegration at the graft-tunnel interface and intra-articular ligamentization. Our aim was to conduct a systematic review of clinical and preclinical studies that evaluated biological augmentation of graft healing in ACLR. Materials and Methods In all, 1879 studies were identified across three databases. Following assessment against strict criteria, 112 studies were included (20 clinical studies; 92 animal studies). Results Seven categories of biological interventions were identified: growth factors, biomaterials, stem cells, gene therapy, autologous tissue, biophysical/environmental, and pharmaceuticals...
March 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576441/low-intensity-shockwave-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Paul J Rizk, Jordan R Krieger, Taylor P Kohn, Alexander W Pastuszak
BACKGROUND: Vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the leading causes of male sexual dysfunction. In the past decade, multiple studies have examined the use of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) for the treatment of ED. AIM: Investigate the efficacy of Li-ESWT for the treatment of ED. METHODS: We reviewed the published literature, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), meta-analyses, and select single-arm studies on the use of Li-ESWT for the treatment of ED...
March 22, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560329/comparison-between-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-and-intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-injections-in-the-treatment-of-first-carpometacarpal-joint-osteoarthritis
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Francesco Ioppolo, Fabiana Saracino, Rosaria Sabrina Rizzo, Giampaolo Monacelli, Danilo Lanni, Luca Di Sante, Angelo Cacchio, Valter Santilli, Teresa Venditto
Objective: To compare extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) with hyaluronic acid (HA) intra-articular injections in terms of pain relief, improvement in hand function, and strength in subjects with first carpometacarpal (CMC) joint osteoarthritis. Methods: Fifty-eight patients received either focused ESWT or HA injection once a week for 3 consecutive weeks. In the ESWT group, 2,400 consecutive pulses were performed during each treatment session using a frequency of 4 Hz and an energy flux density of 0...
February 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520419/-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy
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J Klein, C Netsch, K D Sievert, A Miernik, J Westphal, H Leyh, T R W Herrmann, P Olbert, A Häcker, A Bachmann, R Homberg, M Schoenthaler, J Rassweiler, A J Gross
Interventional treatment of stones essentially consists of three treatment modalities. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), in addition to uterorenoscopy (URS) and percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy (PCNL) is an essential treatment pillar and is the only noninvasive therapy option for the treatment of urinary stones. After a long period of ESWL being the leading choice in stone treatment, the number of SWL interventions diminished in recent years in favor of the other two treatment modalities (URS and PCNL)...
March 8, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504578/ultrasonography-and-clinical-outcome-comparison-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-and-corticosteroid-injections-for-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ta-Wei Lai, Hsiao-Li Ma, Meng-Shiunn Lee, Po-Ming Chen, Ming-Chou Ku
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injection (CSI) are treatment options for plantar fasciitis. Their clinical outcome comparison remains a debate. Also, the thickness changes of the plantar fascia on objective evaluation under the medium energy ESWT and CSI therapy are elusive. METHODS: A total of 97 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis were enrolled in the randomized prospective trial. Forty-seven patients received extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), and fifty patients received corticosteroid injection (CSI)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504386/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-on-muscle-tissue-the-effects-on-healthy-athletes
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A Notarnicola, I Covelli, G Maccagnano, R Marvulli, L Mastromauro, G Ianieri, S Boodhoo, A Turitto, L Petruzzella, G Farì, F P Bianchi, S Tafuri, B Moretti
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on muscle rheological and functional properties in a population of young athletes. Thirty-two football and basketball players were recruited and randomized into two groups. The athletes underwent three sessions of therapy administered every five days to the thigh muscles. The treatment consisted of ESWT (electromagnetic generator, Energy Flux Density=0.03 mJ/mm2) or a placebo treatment bilaterally on the quadricep and femoral bicep muscles...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410728/granuloma-annulare-and-radial-pulse-therapy-preliminary-findings
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Michael Mickel, Rainer Kunstfeld, Richard Crevenna
In this case report, the authors describe a first-time trial of a variation of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in a patient with disseminated granuloma annulare. Radial pulse therapy was administered in an outpatient clinic of a university hospital to a 72-year-old woman with a 14-year history of disseminated granuloma annulare. The authors describe changes in clinical appearance and results of histological evaluation, reporting observable positive changes in all four treated plaques. The authors conclude that radial pulse therapy was well-tolerated and seemed to influence the course of disseminated granuloma annulare plaques positively...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408642/comparative-outcomes-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-shoulder-tendinitis-or-partial-tears-of-the-rotator-cuff-in-athletes-and-non-athletes-retrospective-study
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Wen-Yi Chou, Ching-Jen Wang, Kuan-Ting Wu, Ya-Ju Yang, Jai-Hong Cheng, Shih-Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Refractory shoulder tendinitis or partial thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) are common findings in overhead athletes. Previous studies have examined the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for shoulder tendinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the current study, we recruited 36 shoulders and performed a comparison between the professional athletes (13 shoulders, athletic group; AG) and the non-athletic population (23 shoulders, non-athletic group, NAG) with PTRCTs or shoulder tendinitis of the shoulder after ESWT...
March 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406993/a-novel-bimodal-approach-for-treating-atrophic-bone-non-unions-with-extracorporeal-shockwaves-and-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplant
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Valerio Sansone, Manuel Brañes, Pietro Romeo
We propose a novel approach for the treatment of atrophic bone non-unions via parallel applications of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and an autologous mesenchymal stem cell transplant. The hypothesis resides on the potentiality of shock waves (SWs) to act as a tool for manipulating the patient's mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In addition to the conventional physical stimulus achieved by delivering SWs at the site of non-union to stimulate the well-known trophic effects on bone tissue, a series of concomitant ESWT would be administered in tandem at a bone marrow donor site, such as the iliac crest, to precondition resident bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) in vivo, priming resident MSCs by enlarging and conditioning their population prior to bone marrow aspiration...
February 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372565/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-treating-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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REVIEW
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)...
January 26, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330940/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-treatment-of-keloid-scars
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Ching-Jen Wang, Jih-Yang Ko, Wen-Yi Chou, Jai-Hong Cheng, Yur-Ren Kuo
The purpose of this investigation was to study the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of keloid scars, and compared the results with intralesional steroid injection. Thirty-nine patients were randomly divided into 22 in ESWT group and 17 in steroid group. The ESWT group received 3 ESWT treatments in 6 weeks. The steroid group received three intra-lesional triamcinolone injections in 6 weeks. The evaluations included gross morphology, functional outcome, local blood flow perfusion, biopsy for histopathological examination, and immunohistochemical analysis...
January 13, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275957/effect-of-linear-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-12-month-follow-up-of-a-randomized-double-blinded-sham-controlled-study
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Grzegorz Lukasz Fojecki, Stefan Tiessen, Palle Jørn Sloth Osther
INTRODUCTION: Short-term data on the effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) on erectile dysfunction (ED) have been inconsistent. The suggested mechanisms of action of Li-ESWT on ED include stimulation of cell proliferation, tissue regeneration, and angiogenesis, which can be processes with a long generation time. Therefore, long-term data on the effect of Li-ESWT on ED are strongly warranted. AIM: To assess the outcome at 6 and 12 months of linear Li-ESWT on ED from a previously published randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial...
March 2018: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232698/low-energy-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-eswt-improves-metaphyseal-fracture-healing-in-an-osteoporotic-rat-model
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Gina A Mackert, Matthias Schulte, Christoph Hirche, Dimitra Kotsougiani, Julian Vogelpohl, Bernd Hoener, Teresa Fiebig, Stefanie Kirschner, Marc A Brockmann, Marcus Lehnhardt, Ulrich Kneser, Leila Harhaus
PURPOSE: As result of the current demographic changes, osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are becoming an increasing social and economic burden. In this experimental study, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), was evaluated as a treatment option for the improvement of osteoporotic fracture healing. METHODS: A well-established fracture model in the metaphyseal tibia in the osteoporotic rat was used. 132 animals were divided into 11 groups, with 12 animals each, consisting of one sham-operated group and 10 ovariectomized (osteoporotic) groups, of which 9 received ESWT treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212688/prognostic-factors-for-the-outcome-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-shoulder
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W-Y Chou, C-J Wang, K-T Wu, Y-J Yang, J-Y Ko, K-K Siu
AIMS: We conducted a study to identify factors that are prognostic of the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Since 1998, patients with symptomatic calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff have been treated with ESWT using an electrohydraulic mode shockwave device. One year after ESWT, patients were grouped according to the level of resorption of calcification. RESULTS: Of 241 symptomatic shoulders, complete resorption (CR) of calcification occurred in 134 (CR group)...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207984/individualised-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-reswt-for-symptomatic-calcific-shoulder-tendinopathy-a-retrospective-clinical-study
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Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn Thompson, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis, Heinz Lohrer
BACKGROUND: A retrospective single centre cohort analysis was performed to evaluate an individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) protocol for treatment of symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy. METHODS: 67 patients (79 Shoulders) were identified with 76 shoulders included for analysis. rESWT treatment protocol was adapted according to individual response to treatment. Variables included number of sessions, shockwave impulses, pressure and frequency...
December 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201822/effect-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-versus-intra-articular-injections-of-hyaluronic-acid-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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June-Kyung Lee, Bong-Yeon Lee, Woo-Yong Shin, Min-Ji An, Kwang-Ik Jung, Seo-Ra Yoon
Objective: To evaluate and compare the effects and outcomes of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: Of the 78 patients recruited for the study, 61 patients met the inclusion criteria. The enrolled patients were randomly divided into two groups: the ESWT group and the HA group. The ESWT group underwent 3 sessions of 1,000 shockwave pulses performed on the affected knee with the dosage adjusted to 0...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164834/effects-of-next-generation-low-energy-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-on-erectile-dysfunction-in-an-animal-model-of-diabetes
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Hyun Cheol Jeong, Seung Hwan Jeon, Zhu Guan Qun, Kang Sup Kim, Sae Woong Choi, Fahad Bashraheel, Woong Jin Bae, Su Jin Kim, Hyuk Jin Cho, U Syn Ha, Sung Hoo Hong, Ji Youl Lee, Du Geon Moon, Sae Woong Kim
PURPOSE: Gene therapy, stem cell therapy, and low-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) have been investigated as treatments for refractory erectile dysfunction (ED), but inconclusive evidence has been obtained. We investigated the effect of a next-generation electromagnetic cylinder ESWT device on an animal model of ED. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diabetes mellitus (DM)-induced rats were divided into 3 groups: group 1, control; group 2, DM; and group 3, DM+ESWT...
December 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
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