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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143126/-spinal-orthoses-in-the-treatment-of-vertebral-fractures-with-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-article
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M Pfeifer, M Gehlen, C Hinz
This literature search concerning the potential role of spinal orthoses for rehabilitation and treatment of atraumatic vertebral fractures between Th4 and L5 with osteoporosis and without any evidence for a secondary cause, provided no evidence for the benefits of traditional rigid thoracolumbar corsets, which only had a poor compliance. In addition, there are indications that these rigid corsets may even worsen the disease condition especially in the long-term. Wearing these corsets can result in further loss of muscle mass and strength followed by loss of bone and bone mass...
November 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140286/evidence-to-use-botulinum-toxin-injections-in-tension-type-headache-management-a-systematic-review
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Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Natalia Grychowska, Marek Zietek, Gniewko Wieckiewicz, Joanna Smardz
Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common type of chronic recurring head pain. It can occur twice as often in women as in men. It is the most common type of headache. Its lifetime prevalence is 30% to 78% in the general population. TTH treatment should be multilevel. It often consists of taking pain medication, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, using biofeedback therapy, acupuncture, and attending behavioral therapy. Several clinical trials also suggest that botulinum toxin (BTX) may be an effective treatment option for such patients...
November 15, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124506/heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-does-not-substitute-for-asthma-steroid-controller-medication
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Paul M Lehrer, Charles G Irvin, Shou-En Lu, Anthony Scardella, Beatrix Roehmheld-Hamm, Milisyaris Aviles-Velez, Jessica Graves, Evgeny G Vaschillo, Bronya Vaschillo, Flavia Hoyte, Harold Nelson, Frederick S Wamboldt
Despite previous findings of therapeutic effects for heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) on asthma, it is not known whether HRVB can substitute either for controller or rescue medication, or whether it affects airway inflammation. Sixty-eight paid volunteer steroid naïve study participants with mild or moderate asthma were given 3 months of HRVB or a comparison condition consisting of EEG alpha biofeedback with relaxing music and relaxed paced breathing (EEG+), in a two-center trial. All participants received a month of intensive asthma education prior to randomization...
November 9, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114774/intensive-treatment-for-persisting-rhotic-distortions-a-case-series
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Jonathan L Preston, Megan C Leece
Purpose: The study explored changes in accuracy of American English rhotics as a result of an intensive 1-week therapy program for adolescents and young adults with residual speech sound errors that had not resolved with previous therapy. Method: Four case reports are presented of individuals aged 13, 17, 21, and 22 years with residual /ɹ/ distortions. Each participant attended a 1-week intensive program consisting of pretreatment assessments, 14 hr of therapy, and posttreatment assessment...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114603/audiovisual-biofeedback-guided-breath-hold-improves-lung-tumor-position-reproducibility-and-volume-consistency
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Danny Lee, Peter B Greer, Carminia Lapuz, Joanna Ludbrook, Perry Hunter, Jameen Arm, Sean Pollock, Kuldeep Makhija, Ricky T O'Brien, Taeho Kim, Paul Keall
Purpose: Respiratory variation can increase the variability of tumor position and volume, accounting for larger treatment margins and longer treatment times. Audiovisual biofeedback as a breath-hold technique could be used to improve the reproducibility of lung tumor positions at inhalation and exhalation for the radiation therapy of mobile lung tumors. This study aimed to assess the impact of audiovisual biofeedback breath-hold (AVBH) on interfraction lung tumor position reproducibility and volume consistency for respiratory-gated lung cancer radiation therapy...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114516/comparative-effectiveness-of-lumbar-stabilization-dynamic-strengthening-and-pilates-on-chronic-low-back-pain-randomized-clinical-trial
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Esha A Bhadauria, Peeyoosha Gurudut
The aim of the present study was to compare three different forms of exercises namely lumbar stabilization, dynamic strengthening, and Pilates on chronic low back pain (LBP) in terms of pain, range of motion, core strength and function. In this study, 44 subjects suffering from non-specific LBP for more than 3 months were randomly allocated into the lumbar stabilization group, the dynamic strengthening group, and the Pilates group. Ten sessions of exercises for 3 weeks were prescribed along with interferential current and hot moist pack...
August 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111136/factors-associated-with-response-to-biofeedback-therapy-for-dyssynergic-defecation
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Tanisa Patcharatrakul, Jessica Valestin, Amanda Schmeltz, Konrad Schulze, Satish S C Rao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Biofeedback therapy (BT) is effective for dyssynergic defecation (DD), but it is not widely available or reimbursed, and is labor intensive. It is therefore important to select the appropriate patients for this treatment. We investigated symptoms and demographic, manometric, and other factors associated with outcomes of BT in patients with DD. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of 2 prospective studies of BT in 127 adult outpatients (18-75 years old, 120 female) with chronic constipation who failed to respond to treatment with dietary fiber or laxatives (>1 year) and were diagnosed with DD based on standard criteria...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101974/the-collateral-ligament-of-the-digits-of-the-hand-anatomy-physiology-biomechanics-injury-and-treatment
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Leo M Rozmaryn
Ligament injuries are among the most common musculoskeletal injuries seen in clinical practice and ligaments are the most frequently injured structures in a joint. Ligaments play an important role in balancing joint mobility and joint stability. Disruption of joint ligaments severely impairs joint function. Over the past 10 years, a new appreciation of a neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of joint ligaments and its biofeedback loops to surrounding muscles and tendons has emerged to explain the relationship between primary and secondary restraints that allow normal joint motion yet prevent pathological motion...
November 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098676/physical-therapy
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Li-Jun Xiao, Ran Tao
Physical therapy has the evidence-based science knowledge to address a wide range of physical and psychological problems of addiction. Neuromodulation techniques are becoming more and more important in the treatment of addiction. Here, the efficacy of different neuromodulation techniques in addiction, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), is critically evaluated. Other physical therapy methods including Biofeedback, Physical Activity and Acupuncture are also presented...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064840/the-assessment-and-management-of-defecatory-dysfunction-a-critical-appraisal
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Leila Neshatian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the advances in diagnostic modalities and management options for defecatory dysfunction and highlight the areas in need of further research. RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnostic utility of high-resolution anorectal manometry (ARM), which has emerged as a promising tool for the diagnosis of defecatory dysfunction, appears to be questionable in differentiating disease from normal physiology. There also seems to be discrepancy between results of various tests of anorectal function in the diagnosis of defecatory dysfunction...
October 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054492/a-cost-analysis-of-an-interdisciplinary-pediatric-chronic-pain-clinic
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Nicole E Mahrer, Jeffrey I Gold, Michael Luu, Patricia Herman
Chronic pain is characterized by high rates of functional impairment, healthcare utilization, and associated costs. Research supports the use of comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment approaches. However, many hospitals hesitate to offer this full range of services, especially to Medi-Cal/Medicaid patients whose services are reimbursed at low rates. This cost analysis examines the impact on hospital and insurance costs of patients' enrollment in an interdisciplinary pediatric pain clinic, which includes medication management, psychotherapy, biofeedback, acupuncture, and massage...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053230/a-randomised-control-trial-of-four-different-regimes-of-biofeedback-program-in-the-treatment-of-faecal-incontinence
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Christopher J Young, Assad Zahid, Cherry E Koh, Jane M Young, Christopher M Byrne, Michael J Solomon, Jenny Rex, Janet Candido
AIM: Biofeedback is an established, effective and non-invasive treatment for faecal incontinence (FI). The aim was to compare the effectiveness of four different biofeedback treatment regimes. METHOD: Randomised control trial of patients with FI, stratified into two groups (metropolitan and rural) and then randomised into two subgroups (groups 1 and 2 within metropolitan, groups 3 and 4 within rural) with varying face-to-face and telephone biofeedback components...
October 20, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050194/update-on-the-pathophysiology-and-management-of-anorectal-disorders
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REVIEW
Tanisa Patcharatrakul, Satish S C Rao
Anorectal disorders are common and present with overlapping symptoms. They include several disorders with both structural and functional dysfunction(s). Because symptoms alone are poor predictors of the underlying pathophysiology, a diagnosis should only be made after evaluating symptoms and physiologic and structural abnormalities. A detailed history, a thorough physical and digital rectal examination and a systematic evaluation with high resolution and/or high definition three-dimensional (3D) anorectal manometry, 3D anal ultrasonography, magnetic resonance defecography and neurophysiology tests are essential to correctly identify these conditions...
October 23, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042000/nociceptive-blink-reflex-habituation-biofeedback-in-migraine
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M de Tommaso, M Delussi
Reduced habituation of the nociceptive blink reflex (NBR) is considered a trait marker for genetic predisposition to migraine. In this open-label randomized controlled study, we aimed to test the efficacy of a biofeedback training based on learning of habituation of the NBR (NBR biofeedback) compared with pharmacological (topiramate) treatment and NBR biofeedback plus topiramate treatment in a cohort of migraine without aura patients eligible for prophylaxis. Thirty-three migraine patients were randomly assigned to three months of treatment with: 1) NBR biofeedback, 2) NBR biofeedback plus topiramate 50 mg (b...
July 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031841/management-of-post-radical-prostatectomy-urinary-incontinence-a-review
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REVIEW
Kushan D Radadia, Nicholas J Farber, Brian Shinder, Charles F Polotti, Lee J Milas, Hari Tunuguntla
Post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPUI) has significant impact on the quality of life of patients who undergo radical prostatectomy. Stress and overflow incontinence may result from the procedure, with sphincteric incompetence and detrusor hypocontractility implicating their development, respectively. In many cases, treatment begins with conservative approaches, including pelvic floor muscle training/biofeedback. Pharmacotherapy can be used to treat overactive bladder. For stress incontinence, transurethral bulking agents are utilized in select patients, however AUS and male slings are the most efficacious options with good success rates...
October 11, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031791/biofeedback-in-dysphonia-progress-and-challenges
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Geová Oliveira de Amorim, Patrícia Maria Mendes Balata, Laís Guimarães Vieira, Thaís Moura, Hilton Justino da Silva
INTRODUCTION: There is evidence that all the complex machinery involved in speech acts along with the auditory system, and their adjustments can be altered. OBJECTIVE: To present the evidence of biofeedback application for treatment of vocal disorders, emphasizing the muscle tension dysphonia. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in Scielo, Lilacs, PubMed and Web of Sciences databases, using the combination of descriptors, and admitting as inclusion criteria: articles published in journals with editorial committee, reporting cases or experimental or quasi-experimental research on the use of biofeedback in real time as additional source of treatment monitoring of muscle tension dysphonia or for vocal training...
August 19, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025113/innovative-technology-using-virtual-reality-in-the-treatment-of-pain-does-it-reduce-pain-via-distraction-or-is-there-more-to-it
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Anita Gupta, Kevin Scott, Matthew Dukewich
Objective: Virtual reality (VR) is an exciting new technology with almost endless possible uses in medicine. One area it has shown promise is pain management. This selective review focused on studies that gave evidence to the distraction or nondistraction mechanisms by which VR leads to the treatment of pain. Methods: The review looked at articles from 2000 to July 29, 2016, focusing on studies concerning mechanisms by which virtual reality can augment pain relief...
August 31, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977091/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-protocol-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women-a-systematic-review
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Marlene Oliveira, Margarida Ferreira, Maria João Azevedo, João Firmino-Machado, Paula Clara Santos
INTRODUCTION: Strengthening exercises for pelvic floor muscles (SEPFM) are considered the first approach in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Nevertheless, there is no evidence about training parameters. OBJECTIVE: To identify the protocol and/or most effective training parameters in the treatment of female SUI. METHOD: A literature research was conducted in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, PEDro, Web of Science and Lilacs databases, with publishing dates ranging from January 1992 to March 2014...
July 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958599/abnormal-cortical-asymmetry-as-a-target-for-neuromodulation-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders-a-narrative-review-and-concept-proposal
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Randy W Beck, Jonathan Laugharne, Richard Laugharne, Wessel Woldman, Brendan McLean, Chiara Mastropasqua, Ricardo Jorge, Rohit Shankar
Recent advances in knowledge relating to the organization of neural circuitry in the human brain have increased understanding of disorders involving brain circuit asymmetry. These asymmetries, which can be measured and identified utilizing EEG and LORETA analysis techniques, may be a factor in mental disorders. New treatments involving non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), including trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, direct current stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation, have emerged in recent years. We propose that EEG identification of circuit asymmetry geometries can direct non-invasive brain stimulation more specifically for treatments of mental disorders...
September 25, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953832/biofeedback-and-neurofeedback-application-in-the-treatment-of-migraine
#20
Sanja Martic-Biocina, Ivana Zivoder, Goran Kozina
INTRODUCTION: Biofeedback is a non-invasive method of measurement of physiological functions. Precise instruments measure the slightest changes of different body functions-which are then in a clear and understandable manner shown in the form of feedback. Person gets an insight into what is going on inside the body and thus learns to change the patterns of behavior to improve health and performance. Any changes that are wanted are rewarded, which leads to learning of the new patterns of behavior...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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