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Cranial sacral therapy

Norihiro Aibe, Yusuke Demizu, Nor Shazrina Sulaiman, Yoshirou Matsuo, Masayuki Mima, Fumiko Nagano, Kazuki Terashima, Sunao Tokumaru, Tomokatsu Hayakawa, Masaki Suga, Takashi Daimon, Gen Suzuki, Yamazaki Hideya, Kei Yamada, Ryohei Sasaki, Nobukazu Fuwa, Tomoaki Okimoto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of definitive proton beam therapy (PBT) for primary sacral chordoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinical outcomes of eligible patients with primary sacral chordoma who had undergone definitive PBT with 70.4 Gy (relative biological effectiveness) in 32 fractions at our institution from September 2009 to October 2015. Local progression-free survival, distant metastasis-free survival, disease-free survival, cause-specific survival, and overall survival were evaluated...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Kanu Goyal, Manu Goyal, Kanimozhi Narkeesh, Asir John Samuel, Sorabh Sharma, Subhasish Chatterjee, Narkeesh Arumugam
Abnormal uterine bleeding is characterized by painful and/or excessive menorrhea, chronic pelvic pain due to the endometriosis (Em). Osteopathic treatment is commonly used in the gynecological dysfunctions. The aim of the present case study was to explore the effect of osteopathic treatment (OT) for a woman with abnormal uterine bleeding related pain and quality of life (QoL). We reported a case of 29 year old female who presented with chief complaints of increased flow during periods, lower abdominal pain, leukorrhoea, lower back pain and with occasional constipation for the last 3 years...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Hideyuki Okui, Chie Fukasawa, Shoko Tokutake, Haruka Takei, Junichi Sato, Tadashi Hoshino
We report the case of a pediatric patient in whom a spinal congenital dermal sinus was detected after the onset of anaerobic bacterial meningitis. The patient was a 4-month-old boy. He had a recurrent fever for 2 weeks before admission. On admission, he presented with a convulsive status and a bulging anterior fontanel. The previously consulted physician had made a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. Spinal fluid cultures tested positive for Peptoniphilus asaccharolyticus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a spinal subdural abscess and cranial subdural hydrops; therefore, the patient was transported to our hospital for surgical treatment...
May 2016: Kansenshōgaku Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Toshiyuki Sakai, Masahide Kondo, Shintaro Yoshii, Hidekazu Tomimoto
We report a patient of 32-year-old female with central IgG4-related disease. She developed headache and visual disturbance. On examination, she revealed diabetes insipidus, retrobulbar neuritis, hyperreflexia and limb weakness. Her laboratory findings showed serum IgG4 elevation, pleocytosis and protein elevation in cerebrospinal fluid. Chest CT showed a nodular lesion in the S8 of the left lung. Cranial and spinal magnetic resonance images with gadolinium contrast material showed cranial, cervical and lumbosacral hypertrophic pachymeningitis associated with infundibulo-hypophysitis...
2014: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Gary Linkov, Jennifer Cracchiolo, Allen F Fielding, Jeffrey C Liu
IMPORTANCE: Laboratory and clinical studies have shown that vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy increases wound blood flow and granulation tissue formation and decreases accumulation of fluid and bacteria. Many publications outline the use of VAC dressings in the treatment of sternal, sacral, upper and lower extremity, perineal, and abdominal wounds, but few describe its use in the head and neck region. No report to date has addressed the use of VAC therapy in helping to preserve facial nerve integrity...
July 2014: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Roberto Jose Diaz, Mustafa Guduk, Rocco Romagnuolo, Christian A Smith, Paul Northcott, David Shih, Fitim Berisha, Adrienne Flanagan, David G Munoz, Michael D Cusimano, M Necmettin Pamir, James T Rutka
Chordoma is a rare tumor arising in the sacrum, clivus, or vertebrae. It is often not completely resectable and shows a high incidence of recurrence and progression with shortened patient survival and impaired quality of life. Chemotherapeutic options are limited to investigational therapies at present. Therefore, adjuvant therapy for control of tumor recurrence and progression is of great interest, especially in skull base lesions where complete tumor resection is often not possible because of the proximity of cranial nerves...
September 2012: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Carolyn R McMakin, James L Oschman
Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) is an emerging technique for treating many health conditions. Pairs of frequencies of microampere-level electrical stimulation are applied to particular places on the skin of a patient via combinations of conductive graphite gloves, moistened towels, or gel electrode patches. A consistent finding is a profound and palpable tissue softening and warming within seconds of applying frequencies appropriate for treating particular conditions. Similar phenomena are often observed with successful acupuncture, cranial-sacral, and other energy-based techniques...
February 2013: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
R Cremer
Paraplegic spina bifida patients often suffer from disturbed sweat secretion in the paretic regions. A diminished sweat production of caudal parts of the body is compensated by an increased secretion of sweat in parts cranial to the lesion to maintain temperature homoeostais. If the sweat secretion is blocked by anticholinergic effects of urotherapeutic drugs (for instance oxybutynin) hyperthermia can result as a side effect as these casuistic examples show.An 8-year-old girl with a lumbar meningomyelocele and a neurogenic bladder reported a dry skin and hyperthermia up to 38,5°C during oral therapy with oxybutynin (0...
July 2012: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
J L Bishop, K Northstone, J R Green, E A Thompson
OBJECTIVES: To report the frequency of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use by a population of pregnant women in the UK. DESIGN: Four postal self-completion questionnaires completed at 8, 12, 18 and 32 weeks' gestation provided the source of CAMs used. Questions asked for written descriptions about the use of any treatments, pills, medicines, ointments, homeopathic medicines, herbal medicines, supplements, drinks and herbal teas. SETTING: An observational, population-based, cohort study of parents and children of 14,541 pregnant women residing within the former county of Avon in south-west England...
December 2011: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
D Miletic, B Sestan, M Pusic, T Cicvarić, A Tudor, S Roth, V Santic
Sacral stress fractures are rare overuse injuries predominantly perceived in female long-distance runners. Our case report describes left-sided sacral wing stress fracture followed by contralateral sacral wing fracture after return to running. A 21-year-old female amateur long-distance runner presented with nonspecific low back and left buttock pain. Plain radiograph at presentation was unremarkable. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed extensive bone marrow oedema in the cranial part of the left sacral wing and oblique fracture line...
June 2012: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Beatriz A Walter, Maria Begnami, Vladimir A Valera, Mariarita Santi, Elisabeth J Rushing, Martha Quezado
Chordomas are low to intermediate grade malignancies that arise from remnants of embryonic notochord. They often recur after surgery and are highly resistant to conventional adjuvant therapies. Recently, the development of effective targeted molecular therapy has been investigated in chordomas that show receptors for tyrosine kinase (RTKs) activation. Expression of specific RTKs such as Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) and Mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor (c-MET) in chordomas may offer valuable therapeutic options...
January 2011: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Silvia Malaguti
Surgical or interventional neurophysiology is a term commonly used to refer to a large number of neurosurgical procedures involving the brain, cranial nerves, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system which, to be efficient and safe, demand specific neurophysiological know-how. As a result of the development of these procedures and their increasing use in the operating room, the role of clinical neurophysiology, traditionally diagnostic, has been extended. With the advent of 'neurostimulation' and 'neuromodulation', some neurophysiological techniques have, in themselves, progressively become more therapeutic, the therapeutic alteration of nervous system activity being achieved not only by surgical ablation or medication but also through electrophysiological means via implanted or non-implanted devices, whose development was made possible by extensive studies in the field of neurophysiology...
October 2009: Functional Neurology
John A Farmer, Charles L Blum
INTRODUCTION: Dural port therapy (DPT) is a chiropractic procedure which can be used effectively with Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) procedures and which uses the sacrum as a lever to influence and balance the spine and cranium by way of the meningeal system. DISCUSSION: Rationale and research is presented to explain the basis behind DPT's method of affecting the craniospinal system and its relationship to the meninges. Though the procedure can be used with most conditions, DPT appears to be safe to use with osteoporotic conditions, fractured vertebrae, and other conditions where a "thrust" to the spine may be contraindicated...
2002: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Rashmi Chugh, Hussein Tawbi, David R Lucas, J Sybil Biermann, Scott M Schuetze, Laurence H Baker
Chordomas are rare, slowly growing, locally aggressive neoplasms of bone that arise from embryonic remnants of the notochord. These tumors typically occur in the axial skeleton and have a proclivity for the spheno-occipital region of the skull base and sacral regions. In adults, 50% of chordomas involve the sacrococcygeal region, 35% occur at the base of the skull near the spheno-occipital area, and 15% are found in the vertebral column. Craniocervical chordomas most often involve the dorsum sella, clivus, and nasopharynx...
November 2007: Oncologist
Bin S Teh, Arnold C Paulino, Hsin H Lu, J Kam Chiu, Susan Richardson, Stephen Chiang, Robert Amato, E Brian Butler, Charles Bloch
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) programs to treat brain tumors were implemented when we first acquired the Brainlab Novalis system in 2003. Two years later, we started an extra-cranial stereotactic radio-ablation or more appropriately a stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) program using the Brainlab Novalis image-guided system at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. We hereby summarize our initial experience with this system in delivering image-guided SBRT to a total of 80 patients during our first year of clinical implementation, from February 2005 to January 2006...
August 2007: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
Roberto Manfredi, Ciro Fulgaro, Sergio Sabbatani, Nicola Dentale, Giorgio Legnani
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is a very infrequent occurrence in persons aged 55 years or less, and it has been rarely reported in HIV-infected patients (10 overall cases so far); therefore, an increased incidence compared with the general population has not been established, although a younger age seems more frequent among population with HIV disease. CASE REPORT: We report a case of metastatic prostate cancer occurred in a 53-year-old HIV-infected man, admitted due to non-specific signs, and symptoms: impaired general conditions, fever, weight loss, fatigue, and exertional dyspnea...
2006: Cancer Detection and Prevention
Søren Ventegodt, Joav Merrick, Niels Jørgen Andersen, Tom Bendix
The chronic state of whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) might be understood as a somatization of existential pain. Intervention aimed to improve quality of life (QOL) seemed to be a solution for such situations. The basic idea behind the intervention was holistic, restoring quality of life and relationship with self, in order to diminish tension in the locomotion system, especially the neck. A psychosomatic theory for WAD is proposed. Our treatment was a short 2-day course with teachings in philosophy of life, followed by 6-10 individual sessions in gestalt psychotherapy and body therapy (Rosen therapy and Cranio Sacral therapy), followed by a 1-day course approximately 2 months later, closing the intervention...
2004: TheScientificWorldJournal
Yasushi Iwasaki, Tomohiko Nakamura, Kensuke Hamada
We describe the case of a 54-year-old man who presented with hypoalgesia and hypothermesthesia (pain and thermal numbness) in the left lower extremity. The patient first noticed a warm sensation in his left leg. By the time he first visited our neurological unit, the symptoms had been present for several weeks. His blood pressure was normal. Cranial nerve function and other neurological findings were normal except for hypoalgesia and hypothermesthesia in the left leg. Position and vibration senses were intact...
March 2004: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Peter C Gerszten, Cihat Ozhasoglu, Steven A Burton, William J Vogel, Barbara A Atkins, Shalom Kalnicki, William C Welch
OBJECTIVE: The role of stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of intracranial lesions is well established. Its use for the treatment of spinal lesions has been limited by the availability of effective target-immobilizing devices. Conventional external beam radiotherapy lacks the precision to allow delivery of large doses of radiation near radiosensitive structures such as the spinal cord. The CyberKnife (Accuray, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) is an image-guided frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system that allows for the radiosurgical treatment of spinal lesions...
July 2004: Neurosurgery
E Engeli, K K Haussler, H N Erb
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Sacroiliac joint osteoarthritis has been recognised as a significant cause of poor performance in competition and racehorses. Reliable diagnostic tools are currently lacking. The diagnosis has been based typically on exclusion of other possible causes of poor performance, back pain and hindlimb lameness. OBJECTIVES: To develop a safe, reliable and minimally invasive periarticular or intra-articular injection technique of potential use for diagnosis and therapy of sacroiliac joint disease in horses...
May 2004: Equine Veterinary Journal
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