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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901946/design-of-semg-assembly-to-detect-external-anal-sphincter-activity-a-proof-of-concept
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Arsam Shiraz, Brian Leaker, Charles Alexander Mosse, Eskinder Solomon, Michael Craggs, Andreas Demosthenous
Conditional trans-rectal stimulation of the pudendal nerve could provide a viable solution to treat hyperreflexive bladder in spinal cord injury. A set threshold of the amplitude estimate of the external anal sphincter surface electromyography (sEMG) may be used as the trigger signal. The efficacy of such a device should be tested in a large scale clinical trial. As such a probe should remain in situ for several hours while patients attend to their daily routine, the recording electrodes should be designed to be large enough to maintain good contact while observing design constraints...
September 13, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892597/adult-male-stress-and-urge-urinary-incontinence-a-review-of-pathophysiology-and-treatment-strategies-for-voiding-dysfunction-in-men
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Eric Chung, Darren J Katz, Christopher Love
BACKGROUND: Male urinary incontinence adversely affects health-related quality of life and is associated with significant psychosexual and financial burden. The two most common forms of male incontinence are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and overactive bladder (OAB) with concomitant urge urinary incontinence (UUI). OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article are to briefly review the current understandings of the pathophysiological mechanisms in SUI and OAB/UUI, and offer a set of practical, action-based recommendations and treatment strategies...
September 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885365/therapeutic-efficacy-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-electromyographic-biofeedback-on-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-with-dysphagia
#3
Yi Tang, Xiang Lin, Xiao-Juan Lin, Wei Zheng, Zhi-Kai Zheng, Zhao-Min Lin, Jian-Hao Chen
To study the therapeutic effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-biofeedback) therapy in improving swallowing function of Alzheimer's disease patients with dysphagia.A series of 103 Alzheimer's disease patients with dysphagia were divided into 2 groups, among which the control group (nā€Š=ā€Š50) received swallowing function training and the treatment group (nā€Š=ā€Š53) received neuromuscular electrical stimulation plus EMG-biofeedback therapy. The mini-mental state scale score was performed in all patients along the treatment period...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877611/an-update-on-behavioral-treatments-in-migraine-current-knowledge-and-future-options
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Peter Kropp, Bianca Meyer, Wolfgang Meyer, Thomas Dresler
Besides pharmacological and interventional treatments a variety of non-medical therapeutic options exist for migraine, which has largely been derived from behavioral therapy. Areas covered: For our update we collected available studies via PubMed searches. This review highlights that already consulting of the patient is able to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. Relaxation techniques, especially progressive muscle relaxation, and various types of biofeedback are effective, as is the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy...
September 6, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874925/controlled-rhythmic-yogic-breathing-as-complementary-treatment-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-military-veterans-a-case-series
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Joseph Walker, Deborah Pacik
Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a cluster of symptoms in which a person persistently relives a traumatic event, through recurring thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks for at least 1 month or more. There are various behavioral and medical treatment options for PTSD. Mind-body techniques, such as biofeedback and breathing-based stress reduction, have shown some promise in the treatment of PTSD symptoms. The purpose of this case series was to examine controlled yogic breathing as a complementary treatment of PTSD in military veterans...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874922/an-overview-of-the-use-of-neurofeedback-biofeedback-for-the-treatment-of-symptoms-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-military-and-civilian-populations
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REVIEW
Sarah N Gray
Background: Neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback, is an operant conditioning treatment that has been studied for use in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in both civilian and military populations. In this approach, users are able to see or hear representations of data related to their own physiologic responses to triggers, such as stress or distraction, in real time and, with practice, learn to alter these responses in order to reduce symptoms and/or improve performance. Objective: This article provides a brief overview of the use of biofeedback, focusing on neurofeedback, for symptoms related to TBI, with applications for both civilian and military populations, and describes a pilot study that is currently underway looking at the effects of a commercial neurofeedback device on patients with mild-to-moderate TBIs...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874146/effect-of-short-term-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-on-long-term-abstinence-in-alcohol-dependent-patients-a-one-year-follow-up
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Ana Isabel Penzlin, Kristian Barlinn, Ben Min-Woo Illigens, Kerstin Weidner, Martin Siepmann, Timo Siepmann
BACKGROUND: A randomized controlled study (RCT) recently showed that short-term heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in addition to standard rehabilitation care for alcohol dependence can reduce craving, anxiety and improve cardiovascular autonomic function. In this one-year follow-up study we aimed to explore whether completion of 2-week HRV-Biofeedback training is associated with long-term abstinence. Furthermore, we sought to identify potential predictors of post-treatment abstinence...
September 6, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839886/a-national-biofeedback-practitioners-service-evaluation-focus-on-chronic-idiopathic-constipation
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Kevin Jon Etherson, Emma Jane Horrocks, S Mark Scott, Charles Henry Knowles, Yan Yiannakou
INTRODUCTION: Within the UK, there is anecdotal evidence of disparity in the training, practice, supervision and perception of efficacy among practitioners of biofeedback therapy for chronic constipation. AIMS: To establish the current knowledge, practice and opinions of UK practitioners. METHODS: Between October 2012 and October 2013, a prospective service evaluation was distributed to biofeedback practitioners in the UK through academic conferences or by invitation to complete an on-line assessment form...
January 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838787/surgical-interventions-and-the-use-of-device-aided-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-fecal-incontinence-and-defecatory-disorders
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Adil E Bharucha, Satish S C Rao, Andrea Shin
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this clinical practice update expert review is to describe the key principles in the use of surgical interventions and device-aided therapy for managing fecal incontinence (FI) and defecatory disorders. METHODS: The best practices outlined in this review are based on relevant publications, including systematic reviews and expert opinion (when applicable). BEST PRACTICE ADVICE 1: A stepwise approach should be followed for management of FI...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820231/interventions-for-treating-persistent-pain-in-survivors-of-torture
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REVIEW
Emma Baird, Amanda C de C Williams, Leslie Hearn, Kirstine Amris
BACKGROUND: Persistent (chronic) pain is a frequent complaint in survivors of torture, particularly but not exclusively pain in the musculoskeletal system. Torture survivors may have no access to health care; where they do, they may not be recognised when they present, and the care available often falls short of their needs. There is a tendency in state and non-governmental organisations' services to focus on mental health, with poor understanding of persistent pain, while survivors may have many other legal, welfare, and social problems that take precedence over health care...
August 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801825/intractable-constipation-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Noemi Baffy, Amy E Foxx-Orenstein, Lucinda A Harris, Susan Sterler
Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder disproportionately affecting the elderly. Immobility, polypharmacy, and physiologic changes contribute to its increased prevalence in this population. Unidentified and undertreated constipation leads to a significant negative impact on quality of life and an increase in healthcare spending. Careful physical examination and exploration of the clinical history can unmask primary and secondary forms of constipation, guiding diagnostic and therapeutic considerations...
August 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766982/serum-met-5-enkephalin-levels-are-reduced-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-restored-by-low-dose-naltrexone
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Michael D Ludwig, Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin
Low-dose naltrexone is a widely used off-label therapeutic prescribed for a variety of immune-related disorders. The mechanism underlying low-dose naltrexone's efficacy for fatigue, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis is, in part, intermittent blockade of opioid receptors followed by upregulation of endogenous opioids. Short, intermittent blockade by naltrexone specifically blocks the opioid growth factor receptor resulting in biofeedback events that increase production of the endogenous opioid growth factor (OGF) (chemically termed [Met(5)]-enkephalin) facilitating interactions between opioid growth factor and opioid growth factor receptor that ultimately, result in inhibited cell proliferation...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763566/metabolites-and-microbial-composition-of-stool-of-women-with-fecal-incontinence-study-design-and-methods
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Lily A Arya, Holly E Richter, Eric Jelovsek, Marie Gantz, Sara Cichowski, Halina Zyczynski, Keisha Dyer, Nazema Siddiqui, Cassandra Carberry, Corey Broeckling, Casey Morrow, Purna Kashyap, Susie Meikle
AIMS: This paper aims to report the rationale, design, and the specific methodology of an ongoing nested observational study that will determine the association of the metabolite and microbial composition of stool with fecal incontinence (FI). METHODS: Eligible cases are participants with FI enrolled in the Controlling Anal Incontinence in women by Performing Anal Exercises with Biofeedback or Loperamide (CAPABLe) trial, a Pelvic Floor Disorders Network trial across eight clinical centers in the United States...
August 1, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761991/biofeedback-aided-relaxation-training-helps-emotional-disturbances-in-undergraduate-students-before-examination
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Zahra Gholami Tahsini, Shahrokh Makvand Hosseini, Farahnaz Kianersi, Shahrzad Rashn, Elahe Majdara
The main aim of the present research was to determine the effectiveness of biofeedback-aided relaxation training (BFRT) for alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress for undergraduate students as they prepared for their final examinations. In a randomized controlled trial design, 29 male and female students, with heightened levels of depression, anxiety and stress scores on the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale, were chosen and randomly assigned to BFRT or a no-treatment control condition...
July 31, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748384/the-more-vivid-the-imagination-the-better-the-role-of-the-vividness-of-imagination-in-vasoconstriction-training-and-vasodilatation-training
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Julia E Graef, Winfried Rief, Yvonne Nestoriuc, Cornelia Weise
Blood volume pulse biofeedback represents an effective non-pharmacological treatment for migraine. However, the underlying mechanisms of blood volume pulse biofeedback are still unclear. This study investigated the influence of vividness of imagination, private body consciousness, perfectionism, and general self-efficacy on physiological (blood volume pulse amplitude) and psychological (session performance rated by participants and by trainers) success. Changes in skin conductance and skin temperature indicating habituation to training context were examined...
July 26, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726973/heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-stress-relief-program-for-depression-a-replicated-single-subject-design
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Bregje M A Hartogs, Agna Bartels-Velthuis, Karen Van der Ploeg, Elske H Bos
BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders often have a chronic course and the efficacy of evidence-based treatments may be overestimated. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of the Heart Rate Variability Stress Reduction Program (SRP) as a supplement to standard treatment in patients with depressive disorders. METHODS: The SRP was individually administered in eight weekly sessions. Seven participants completed the full protocol and were enrolled in a single-subject ABA multiple baseline experimental design...
July 19, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715554/variable-practice-to-enhance-speech-learning-in-ultrasound-biofeedback-treatment-for-childhood-apraxia-of-speech-a-single-case-experimental-study
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Jonathan L Preston, Megan C Leece, Kerry McNamara, Edwin Maas
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of practice variability, through prosodic variation during speech sound training, in biofeedback treatment for children with childhood apraxia of speech. It was hypothesized that variable practice would facilitate speech sound learning. Method: Six children ages 8-16 years with persisting speech sound errors due to childhood apraxia of speech participated in a single-subject experimental design. For each participant, 2 speech sound targets were treated with ultrasound visual feedback training: one with prosodic variation (i...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705783/correction-of-abdominal-distension-by-biofeedback-guided-control-of-abdomino-thoracic-muscular-activity-in-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth Barba, Anna Accarino, Fernando Azpiroz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Abdominal distension is produced by abnormal somatic postural tone; we developed an original biofeedback technique based on electromyography-guided control of abdomino-thoracic muscular activity. We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled study demonstrate the superiority of biofeedback to placebo for the treatment of abdominal distension. METHODS: At a referral center in Spain, we enrolled consecutive patients with visible abdominal distension who fulfilled the Rome III criteria for functional intestinal disorders (47 women, 1 man; 21-74 yrs old); 2 patients assigned to the placebo group withdrew and 2 patients assigned to biofeedback were not valid for analysis...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686982/efficacy-of-biofeedback-on-quality-of-life-in-stages-i-and-ii-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-pilot-study
#19
Tannaz Ahadi, Neda Taghvadoost, Soheila Aminimoghaddam, Bijan Forogh, Roxana Bazazbehbahani, Gholam Reza Raissi
OBJECTIVES: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a prevalent disorder which seriously affects the sufferer's quality of life. The main goal of this study was to evaluate biofeedback impact on quality of life in women with mild to moderate POP. STUDY DESIGN: 40 females in stages I and II POP were allocated into 2 groups. One group received pelvic floor muscle exercise and lifestyle advice in addition to biofeedback twice a week for 4 weeks, while the other received a lifestyle advice sheet and pelvic floor muscle exercise without biofeedback...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673794/giggle-incontinence-evolution-of-concept-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Bridget Linehan Logan, Samantha Blais
BACKGROUND: Giggle incontinence is a sudden and involuntary episode of urinary incontinence that is provoked by an episode of laughter. Decades of case studies and small research studies have formed the basis of what is known about giggle incontinence; however, much remains unknown about this type of incontinence, leaving the recommendations for clinical management somewhat unguided. METHODS: A systematic review of 22 articles on the topic of "giggle incontinence" and related terms was conducted, including all published articles and commentaries since the term was first seen in print in 1959...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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