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Trancutaneous stimulation

Stephen Rajan Samuel, G Arun Maiya
Trancutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and interferential therapy (IFT) have been a regular line of treatment for various types of acute and chronic pain. This review aims to compile the latest literature in pain management using these modalities which use low-frequency and medium-frequency currents. The Cochrane Library, Scopus, PubMed, MEDLINE, and CINAHL were searched and studies were examined from their inception till October 2013. After title and abstract screening the relevant studies were included for this review...
January 2015: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Masashi Kumon, Toshikazu Tani, Masahiko Ikeuchi, Kazunobu Kida, Ryuichi Takemasa, Noritsuna Nakajima, Katsuhito Kiyasu, Nobuaki Tadokoro, Shinichiro Taniguchi
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether repetitive tibial nerve stimulation (RTNS) affects neurogenic claudication and F-wave conduction in lumbar spinal stenosis. DESIGN: An intervention study: before/after trial. SUBJECTS: Data for 12 central lumbar spinal stenosis patients were compared with 13 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. METHODS: A conditioning RTNS at the ankle, 0.3-ms duration square-wave pulses with an intensity 20% higher than the motor threshold, was applied at a rate of 5/s for 5 min...
November 2014: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Ling Ling Wu, Chu Hui Su, Chi Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of noninvasive acupoint stimulation therapy with middle-frequency electrical waves on dysmenorrhea in young women. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial enrolled 66 gynecology patients who had primary dysmenorrhea, which was defined as painful menstruation without pelvic pathology (secondary dysmenorrhea). Pathology was ruled out by gynecological ultrasound examination and serum concentration of CA-125. Subjects were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n=34) and control group (n=32)...
February 2012: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Metin Tulgar, Oya Tulgar, Hasan Herken
Objective.  The outcomes of different modes of TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) in relieving experimental heat and cold pain were studied. Materials and methods.  Three modes of stimulation, conventional, burst, and high rate frequency modulation (HRFM) including placebo, were trancutaneously applied to 20 right handed healthy volunteers (10 males and 10 females). Stimulation was carried out using two pad electrodes placed over the median nerve for 120 s in each case. Heat pain was induced to the right and left hands of each subject by means of a hot water bath and cold pain by means of frozen bottles...
October 2003: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Julie A Golembiewski, Denise O'Brien
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), a common complication after anesthesia and surgery, often results in delayed discharge with the patient's unpleasant symptoms continuing at home. To effectively prevent and treat PONV, it is important to understand the factors implicated in PONV, the mechanisms of PONV, the pharmacology of the antiemetic agents, and the nonpharmacologic measures that have been shown to be effective. The cause of PONV is likely to be multifactorial, with important predictors being female gender, history of PONV, and history of motion sickness...
December 2002: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
N Gould, D Donnermeyer, M Pope, T Ashikaga
Thirty healthy, young adults (18 to 25 years of age), were volunteers in a three-group study to determine the efficacy of transcutaneous electrostimulation as a means of preventing atrophy of normal musculature on wearing a long-leg cast. Each group of ten subjects (five males and five females) were chosen by lot: Group I, nonisometric, Group II, isometric, Group III, TMS electrostimulated thigh and calf muscles. There was little difference in the findings in Groups I and II, and each lost an appreciable amount of muscle mass and power after just two weeks of immobilization...
April 1982: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
J Miles, S Lipton
Twenty patients suffering from phantom limb pain were assessed for suitability for treatment by electrical stimulator implant to the peripheral nerve or the spinal cord. Twelve were so treated and seven obtained excellent and three partial relief of pain. One patient maintains excellent relief of pain by trancutaneous electrical stimulation. Factors that might influence the responsiveness of pain to electrical stimulation and the qualitative results from such treatment are discussed.
December 1978: Pain
C P Mason
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1976: Bulletin of Prosthetics Research
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