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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633774/treatment-of-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-with-noninvasive-interactive-neurostimulation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Cristina Razzano, Stefano Carbone, Massimiliano Mangone, M Raffaella Iannotta, Alessandro Battaglia, Valter Santilli
The initial treatment of plantar fasciitis should be conservative, with most cases responding to standard physiotherapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), heel pads, and stretching. In cases of chronic refractory symptoms, more invasive treatment could be necessary. Noninvasive interactive neurostimulation (NIN) is a form of electric therapy that works by locating areas of lower skin impedance. The objective of the present prospective randomized controlled study was to evaluate whether the use of NIN for chronic plantar fasciitis could result in greater improvement in a foot functional score, lower levels of reported pain, reduced patient consumption of NSAIDs, and greater patient satisfaction compared with electric shockwave therapy in patients without a response to standard conservative treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630217/effectiveness-of-conservative-interventions-including-exercise-manual-therapy-and-medical-management-in-adults-with-shoulder-impingement-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-rcts
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Ruedi Steuri, Martin Sattelmayer, Simone Elsig, Chloé Kolly, Amir Tal, Jan Taeymans, Roger Hilfiker
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of conservative interventions for pain, function and range of motion in adults with shoulder impingement. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials. DATA SOURCES: Medline, CENTRAL, CINAHL, Embase and PEDro were searched from inception to January 2017. STUDY SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials including participants with shoulder impingement and evaluating at least one conservative intervention against sham or other treatments...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622968/the-beneficial-effect-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-myocardial-revascularization-two-years-of-follow-up
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Gianluca Alunni, Umberto Barbero, Alessandro Vairo, Salvo D'Amico, Martina Pianelli, Domenica Zema, Federica Bongiovanni, Fiorenzo Gaita
OBJECTIVES: Despite the advancements achieved by revascularization technique and pharmacological therapies, the number of patients with refractory angina (RA) is still high, carrying together a poor prognosis. Experimental data and small clinical studies suggest that the use of extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) might improve symptoms of angina in patients with RA. The aim of our study is to evaluate the efficacy of cardiac shock wave therapy in a long term follow-up of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) otherwise not suitable for revascularization...
May 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608191/shockwave-lithotripsy-techniques-for-improving-outcomes
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Tadeusz Kroczak, Kymora B Scotland, Ben Chew, Kenneth T Pace
OBJECTIVES: Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) remains the only effective truly non-invasive treatment for nephrolithiasis. While single-treatment success rates may not equal those of ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy, it has an important role to play in the management of stones. In this paper, we outline the latest evidence-based recommendations for maximizing SWL outcomes, while minimizing complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive review of the current literature was performed regarding maximizing SWL outcomes...
June 12, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603702/comparison-the-effect-of-extra-corporeal-shockwave-therapy-with-low-dosage-versus-high-dosage-in-treatment-of-the-patients-with-lateral-epicondylitis
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Parisa Taheri, Masoud Emadi, Jafar Poorghasemian
BACKGROUND: One of the most common reasons of elbow and forearm pain is lateral epicondylitis diagnosed based on clinical examination. The extracorporeal shock wave therapy is applied for less invasive treatments with different dosages. This study aimed to investigate the effects of high- and low-dose ESW in treating the lateral epicondylitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial was done in Al Zahra medical center on 40 patients who were selected randomly and divided into two groups...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603378/application-of-extracorporeal-shockwaves-in-the-treatment-of-scoliosis-a-case-report
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Hans-Rudolf Weiss
[Purpose] In a pilot investigation, extracorporeal shockwave therapy was applied to patients with idiopathic scoliosis. This case report aimed to describe the effects of repeated extracorporeal shockwave therapy on the clinical signs of a patient with scoliosis due to a functional tethered cord syndrome. [Subject and Methods] In June 2016, a 13-year-old girl presented with a left thoracic curvature. Radiograph showed a left thoracic curve of 24°. An angle of trunk rotation of 21° was measured using a scoliometer...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599030/pediatric-nephrolithiasis-a-review
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Tayaba Miah, Deepak Kamat
The incidence of pediatric nephrolithiasis is on the rise. The composition of kidney stones in children is different than in adults, as most stones in children have a composition of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate mixed with a small amount of uric acid. The symptoms of pediatric nephrolithiasis are nonspecific. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for diagnosis; however, because of radiation exposure associated with a CT scan, ultrasonography is also an accepted modality for the diagnosis. Extensive metabolic evaluation is important to rule out an underlying metabolic disorder...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590827/extracorporeal-shockwave-mechanisms-of-action-and-physiological-aspects-for-cellulite-body-shaping-and-localized-fat-systematic-review
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Débora A Oliveira Modena, Caroline Nogueira da Silva, Clovis Grecco, Renata Michelini Guidi, Renata Gomes Moreira, Andresa A Coelho, Estela Sant'Ana, José Ricardo de Souza
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy - ESWT has had a wide use in rehabilitation, and has presented positive effects in the treatment of unaesthetic affections. The objective of the present study was to search, in the literature, the mechanisms of action and the physiological aspects of shockwaves acting on the biological tissue to improve the condition of cellulite and localized fat. A systematic review of the literature was carried out in the period from September 2016 to February 2017 based on the bibliographic databases Lilacs, MedLine, PubMed and Scielo...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579818/healing-of-achilles-tendon-partial-tear-following-focused-shockwave-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yu-Chun Hsu, Wei-Ting Wu, Ke-Vin Chang, Der-Sheng Han, Li-Wei Chou
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of posterior heel pain and can progress to partial tendon tear without adequate treatment. Effects of traditional treatments vary, and many recent reports focus on the use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for Achilles tendinopathy but not for Achilles tendon partial tear. Here, we report the case of a 64-year-old female suffering from severe left heel pain for half a year. All treatment and rehabilitation were less effective until ESWT was applied. Each course of focused shockwave therapy included 2500 shots with energy flux density from 0...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554433/systematic-review-of-nondrug-nonsurgical-treatment-of-shoulder-conditions
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REVIEW
Cheryl Hawk, Amy L Minkalis, Raheleh Khorsan, Clinton J Daniels, Dennis Homack, Jordan A Gliedt, Julie A Hartman, Shireesh Bhalerao
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of conservative nondrug, nonsurgical interventions, either alone or in combination, for conditions of the shoulder. METHODS: The review was conducted from March 2016 to November 2016 in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA), and was registered with PROSPERO. Eligibility criteria included randomized controlled trials (RCTs), systematic reviews, or meta-analyses studying adult patients with a shoulder diagnosis...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550235/shockwave-therapy-for-the-rehabilitation-of-horses-and-small-animals
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May 27, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532478/study-protocol-a-double-blind-randomised-control-trial-of-high-volume-image-guided-injections-in-achilles-and-patellar-tendinopathy-in-a-young-active-population
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Robert M Barker-Davies, Alastair Nicol, I McCurdie, James Watson, Polly Baker, Patrick Wheeler, Daniel Fong, Mark Lewis, Alexander N Bennett
BACKGROUND: Chronic tendinopathy is a significant problem particularly in active populations limiting sporting and occupational performance. The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy in some sports is near 50% and the incidence of lower limb tendinopathy is 1.4% p.a. in the UK Military. Management includes isometric, eccentric, heavy slow resistance exercises and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). Often these treatments are inadequate yet there is no good evidence for injection therapies and success rates from surgery can be as low as 50%...
May 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523033/low-energy-versus-middle-energy-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-snapping-scapula-bursitis
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Nihat Acar
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been used successfully in treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of low versus middle-energy ESWT on snapping scapula bursitis. METHODS: Thirty-five patients, divided into two groups, group (L), received low-energy ESWT, group (M) received middle-energy ESWT. Groups were evaluated at 1,3,6 and 12 months using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Constant-Murley scoring (CMS) and the Roles and Maudsley criteria...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487350/combining-doxorubicin-nanobubbles-and-shockwaves-for-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-treatment-preclinical-study-in-a-xenograft-mouse-model
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Francesca Marano, Roberto Frairia, Letizia Rinella, Monica Argenziano, Benedetta Bussolati, Cristina Grange, Raffaella Mastrocola, Isabella Castellano, Laura Berta, Roberta Cavalli, Maria Graziella Catalano
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the most lethal diseases, and a curative therapy does not exist. Doxorubicin, the only drug approved for anaplastic thyroid cancer treatment, has a very low response rate and causes numerous side effects among which cardiotoxicity is the most prominent. Thus, doxorubicin delivery to the tumor site could be an import goal aimed to improve the drug efficacy and to reduce its systemic side effects. We recently reported that, in human anaplastic thyroid cancer cell lines, combining doxorubicin-loaded nanobubbles with extracorporeal shock waves, acoustic waves used in lithotripsy and orthopedics without side effects, increased the intracellular drug content and in vitro cytotoxicity...
June 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475107/evaluation-of-a-novel-therapeutic-focused-ultrasound-transducer-based-on-fermat-s-spiral
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P Ramaekers, M de Greef, R Berriet, C T W Moonen, M Ries
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a novel phased array transducer design rule for therapeutic focused ultrasound applications. This design rule uses the discretized Fermat's spiral to determine the positioning of the transducer elements for a given number of elements and f-number. Using this principle, three variations of Fermat's spiral were generated, aimed at (1) grating lobe minimization, (2) side lobe minimization, and (3) an optimized element packing efficiency. For each spiral, sparse layouts using identical circular elements and fully populated layouts based on additional Voronoi tessellation were evaluated numerically...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469777/medial-tibial-subchondral-bone-is-the-key-target-for-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-early-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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Ching-Jen Wang, Jai-Hong Cheng, Chien-Yiu Huang, Shan-Ling Hsu, Fan-Yen Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a new non-invasive method to induce tissue regeneration and repair the damaged osteoarthritis (OA) of knee. Previous studies suggested subchondral bone as the key target for OA treatment. However, the relationship of the effect and different locations of subchondral bone is unknown. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the subchondral bone of medial tibia as the target for ESWT in early OA knee treatment and compared with various locations on lateral tibia and femur condyles...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400182/comparative-effectiveness-of-non-operative-treatments-for-chronic-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-shoulder-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Yi-Cheng Wu, Wen-Chung Tsai, Yu-Kung Tu, Tung-Yang Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of various non-operative treatments for chronic calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized trials was performed to evaluate changes in pain reduction, functional improvements in patients with calcific tendinitis, and the ratio of complete resolution of calcific deposition. DATA SOURCES: Studies were comprehensively searched, without language restrictions on PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, the Cochrane and other databases...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376756/kalk-study-ultrasound-guided-needling-and-lavage-barbotage-with-steroid-injection-versus-sham-barbotage-with-and-without-steroid-injection-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-multicenter-study
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Stefan Moosmayer, Ole Marius Ekeberg, Hanna Bjørnsson Hallgren, Ingar Heier, Synnøve Kvalheim, Jesper Blomquist, Are Hugo Pripp, Nils Gunnar Juel, Stein Harald Kjellevold, Jens Ivar Brox
BACKGROUND: For the treatment of calcific tendinitis of the shoulder a variety of treatment regimes exist. Commonly used treatment measures include medication with oral analgesics, corticosteroid injections, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, ultrasound guided needling and lavage, and surgical treatment. Earlier cohort studies suggest that patients may benefit from these treatments, but there are few randomized studies and conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of the various treatments...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367081/changes-of-articular-cartilage-and-subchondral-bone-after-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
#19
Ching-Jen Wang, Jai-Hong Cheng, Wen-Yi Chou, Shan-Ling Hsu, Jen-Hung Chen, Chien-Yiu Huang
We assessed the pathological changes of articular cartilage and subchondral bone on different locations of the knee after extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in early osteoarthritis (OA). Rat knees under OA model by anterior cruciate ligament transaction (ACLT) and medial meniscectomy (MM) to induce OA changes. Among ESWT groups, ESWT were applied to medial (M) femur (F) and tibia (T) condyles was better than medial tibia condyle, medial femur condyle as well as medial and lateral (L) tibia condyles in gross osteoarthritic areas (p<0...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333393/laser-generated-shockwaves-enhance-antibacterial-activity-against-biofilms-in-vitro
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William Yao, Edward C Kuan, Nathan C Francis, Maie A St John, Warren S Grundfest, Zachary D Taylor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Bacterial biofilm formation within chronic wound beds, which provides an effective barrier against antibiotics, is a known cause of recalcitrant infections and a significant healthcare burden, often requiring repeated surgical debridements. Laser-generated shockwaves (LGS) is a novel, minimally invasive, and nonthermal modality for biofilm mechanical debridement which utilizes compressive stress waves, generated by photonic absorption in thin titanium films to mechanically disrupt the biofilm...
March 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
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