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Cost-effectiveness analysis of chronic mechanical back pain treatment modalities.

Turk J Phys Med Rehabil 2020 Dec 9;66(4):413-422. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ufuk University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate and compare the cost-effectiveness of inpatient physical therapy, outpatient physical therapy applications, and back school education in low back pain (LBP) treatment.

Patients And Methods: Between March 2011 and September 2011, a total of 105 patients (43 males, 62 females; mean age 44.8±12. Read More

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December 2020

Deep heat therapy system with resonant cavity applicator for articular cartilage in knee osteoarthritis.

J Phys Ther Sci 2020 Dec 11;32(12):823-827. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Department of Mechanical Engineering Informatics, Meiji University, Japan.

[Purpose] Heat can prevent cartilage degeneration when applied to articular cartilage, but the size of the human knee joint makes it difficult to target cartilage during heat treatment. In this study, we aimed to establish a heat therapy method capable of safely applying heat to deep intra-articular tissues utilizing a resonant cavity applicator and to confirm the extent of cartilage heating in the human knee when using this system. [Participants and Methods] Heating experiments were carried out on the knees of healthy three volunteers using a resonant cavity applicator and a microwave diathermy system. Read More

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December 2020

The utility of electrodiagnostic inching study and conservative treatment in supracondylar process syndrome: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20506

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Changwon, Republic of Korea.

Rationale: Supracondylar process is a rare bony anomaly that can cause neurovascular symptoms. Previous reports on supracondylar process syndrome mostly suspect the condition by physical examination and simple radiograph with little assistance of electrodiagnostic methods and report efficiency of surgical treatment.

Patients Concerns: A 45-year-old woman working at an assembly line packing boxes presented with tingling pain at her middle and ring fingers that started 2 months ago. Read More

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A comparative study between intradermal botulinum toxin A and fractional microneedle radiofrequency (FMR) for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis.

Lasers Med Sci 2020 Jul 14;35(5):1179-1184. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

School of Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine, Mae Fah Luang University, 38/11-13 Asoke place building, Asoke road, Sukhumvit 21, Wattana, North Klongtoey, Bangkok, Thailand.

Microneedle radiofrequency (FMR) for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis radiofrequency (RF) technology is a new modality that applied deep heat energy directly affecting the epidermis and dermis. Limiting data about FMR for axillary hyperhidrosis is concerning. To compare clinical efficacy between fractional microneedle radiofrequency and intradermal botulinum toxin type A injection. Read More

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Effects of a Newly Developed Therapeutic Deep Heating Device Using High Frequency in Patients with Shoulder Pain and Disability: A Pilot Study.

Pain Res Manag 2019 2;2019:8215371. Epub 2019 May 2.

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju 54907, Republic of Korea.

Objectives: The newly developed therapeutic deep heating device can generate deep heat in focal tissue using high-frequency wave stimulation. The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of this deep heating device (HIPER-500®) with ultrasound in alleviating pain and improving function in patients with shoulder disability.

Methods: This noninferiority trial was designed to compare the treatment effect of HIPER-500® to that of SonoStim® (ultrasound) on shoulder pain and disability. Read More

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December 2019

Controlling fluid-induced seismicity during a 6.1-km-deep geothermal stimulation in Finland.

Sci Adv 2019 May 1;5(5):eaav7224. Epub 2019 May 1.

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 4.2: Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling, Potsdam, Germany.

We show that near-real-time seismic monitoring of fluid injection allowed control of induced earthquakes during the stimulation of a 6.1-km-deep geothermal well near Helsinki, Finland. A total of 18,160 m of fresh water was pumped into crystalline rocks over 49 days in June to July 2018. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of grain moxibustion in hemiplegia: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(17):e15215

Department of acupuncture and moxibustion, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China.

Background: The increasing morbidity of stroke brings enormous social and economic pressure to the countries. Hemiplegia is the common sequela of stroke patients, which affects their physical activities and daily life, and its optimal treatment is still an urgent problem. In Asian countries, moxibustion therapy is widely combined with rehabilitation in poststroke hemiplegia. Read More

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The usefulness of mobile insulator sheets for the optimisation of deep heating area for regional hyperthermia using a capacitively coupled heating method: phantom, simulation and clinical prospective studies.

Int J Hyperthermia 2018 11 20;34(7):1092-1103. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

a Department of Radiology , University of Occupational and Environmental Health , Kitakyushu , Japan.

Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of deep regional hyperthermia with the use of mobile insulator sheets in a capacitively coupled heating device.

Materials And Methods: The heat was applied using an 8-MHz radiofrequency-capacitive device. The insulator sheet was inserted between the regular bolus and cooled overlay bolus in each of upper and lower side of the electrode. Read More

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November 2018

MR elastography measurement of the effect of passive warmup prior to eccentric exercise on thigh muscle mechanical properties.

J Magn Reson Imaging 2017 10 20;46(4):1115-1127. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

Clinical Research Imaging Centre (CRIC), Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Purpose: To investigate the effect of warmup by application of the thermal agent Deep Heat (DH) on muscle mechanical properties using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) at 3T before and after exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD).

Materials And Methods: Twenty male participants performed an individualized protocol designed to induce EIMD in the quadriceps. DH was applied to the thigh in 50% of the participants before exercise. Read More

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October 2017

Temperature increase induced by modulated electrohyperthermia (oncothermia®) in the anesthetized pig liver.

J Cancer Res Ther 2016 Jul-Sep;12(3):1153-1159

Department of Small Animal Reproduction and Obstetrics, Veterinary Faculty, Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary.

Aim Of Study: Is to show the intrahepatic temperature development in anesthetized pig.

Materials And Methods: Temperature development in the liver of anesthetized pig is measured to study the thermal effects of capacitive coupled energy transfer. The treatment was made by modulated electrohyperthermia (mEHT, trade name: oncothermia ®), controlled by a fluoroptical temperature sensing positioned by the ultrasound-guided process. Read More

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Tracking ocean heat uptake during the surface warming hiatus.

Nat Commun 2016 Mar 30;7:10926. Epub 2016 Mar 30.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Blvd, Richland, Washington 99354, USA.

Ocean heat uptake is observed to penetrate deep into the Atlantic and Southern Oceans during the recent hiatus of global warming. Here we show that the deep heat penetration in these two basins is not unique to the hiatus but is characteristic of anthropogenic warming and merely reflects the depth of the mean meridional overturning circulation in the basin. We find, however, that heat redistribution in the upper 350 m between the Pacific and Indian Oceans is closely tied to the surface warming hiatus. Read More

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Evaluation of a New Method for the Treatment of Invasive, Diffuse, and Unexcisable Lymphangiomas of the Oral Cavity with Defocus CO2 Laser Beam: A 20-Year Follow-Up.

Photomed Laser Surg 2016 Feb 19;34(2):82-7. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

2 Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Lebanese University , Beirut, Lebanon .

Objective: The aim of our study is to evaluate the efficiency of a new therapeutic method using CO2 laser to avoid mutilation or total excision for the treatment of invasive, large and unexcisable oral lymphangiomas.

Background Data: Cystic lymphatic malformations, or lymphangiomas, are mature lymphatic malformations, consisting of abnormal lymphatic vessels. Surgical excision is considered by most surgeons to be the treatment of choice for lymphangioma. Read More

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February 2016

Validation of a Hybrid Microwave-Optical Monitor to Investigate Thermal Provocation in the Microvasculature.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2016 ;876:435-441

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London, London, UK.

We have previously developed a hybrid microwave-optical system to monitor microvascular changes in response to thermal provocation in muscle. The hybrid probe is capable of inducing deep heat from the skin surface using mild microwaves (1-3 W) and raises the tissue temperature by a few degrees Celsius. This causes vasodilation and the subsequent increase in blood volume is detected by the hybrid probe using near infrared spectroscopy. Read More

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Pulsed shortwave diathermy and joint mobilizations for achieving normal elbow range of motion after injury or surgery with implanted metal: a case series.

Authors:
David O Draper

J Athl Train 2014 Nov-Dec;49(6):851-5

Exercise Science Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Context: Regaining full, active range of motion (ROM) after trauma to the elbow is difficult.

Objective: To report the cases of 6 patients who lacked full ROM in the elbow because of trauma. The treatment regimen was thermal pulsed shortwave diathermy and joint mobilizations. Read More

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Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy and Joint Mobilizations for Achieving Normal Elbow Range of Motion After Injury or Surgery With Implanted Metal: A Case Series.

Authors:
David O Draper

J Athl Train 2014 Oct 9. Epub 2014 Oct 9.

Exercise Science Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Context :  Regaining full, active range of motion (ROM) after trauma to the elbow is difficult. Objective :  To report the cases of 6 patients who lacked full ROM in the elbow because of trauma. The treatment regimen was thermal pulsed shortwave diathermy and joint mobilizations. Read More

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October 2014

The effectiveness of physiotherapeutic interventions in treatment of frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis: a systematic review.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2014 ;27(3):247-73

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA.

Background And Objective: Frozen shoulder is a common condition, yet its treatment remains challenging. In this review, the current best evidence for the use of physical therapy interventions (PTI) is evaluated.

Method: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane, PEDro, ProQuest, Science Direct, and Sport Discus were searched for studies published in English since 2000. Read More

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Microwave diathermy for treating nonspecific chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial.

Spine J 2014 Aug 1;14(8):1712-21. Epub 2013 Nov 1.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital "San Agustín", Avenida de San Cristóbal, s/n, Linares, 23700 Jaén, Spain; University of Jaén, Campus de las Lagunillas, s/n, 23071 Jaén, Spain.

Background Context: Although the use of deep heat therapy is widespread, there is scant literature available on its effectiveness in treating back or neck pain.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of microwave diathermy to treat nonspecific chronic neck pain.

Design: The study was designed as a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Read More

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[Hyperthermia. Modification of body temperature as clinical therapeutics].

Rev Enferm 2011 Apr;34(4):12-7

Servico Navarro de Salud, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra.

The application of heat or cold therapy is called thermotherapy Thermotherapy has been used since ancient times, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used solar radiation or submersion in springs to apply heat and ice and snow for cold application. The first scientific references related to thermotherapy appear in late eighteenth century but the twentieth century when the introduction of new forms of deep heat therapy have expanded their capabilities and their operation with media surface more comfortable and effective. Thermotherapy although they require more experimentation to obtain a solid scientific proof that their use is raising great expectations in various fields such as oncology treatment, surgery neurology etc. Read More

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Pulsed radio frequency energy (PRFE) use in human medical applications.

Electromagn Biol Med 2011 Mar;30(1):21-45

Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

A number of electromagnetic field-based technologies are available for therapeutic medical applications. These therapies can be broken down into different categories based on technical parameters employed and type of clinical application. Pulsed radio frequency energy (PRFE) therapy is a non invasive, electromagnetic field-based therapeutic that is based on delivery of pulsed, shortwave radio frequency energy in the 13-27. Read More

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[Design of an microwave applicator using for tumor in superficial layer].

Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie Za Zhi 2010 May;34(3):198-201

School of Electronics and Information, Soochow University, Suzhou, 215021.

Objective: A 2.45 GHz microstrip applicator using single rectangle sheet structure is presented.

Methods: Based on the radiant principle of microstrip antenna, the applicator's parameter is designed and the simulating model is set and optimized in HFSS. Read More

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Effects of deep heat therapy on the patients with chronic low back pain.

Mymensingh Med J 2008 Jul;17(2 Suppl):S32-8

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahabag, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A randomized clinical trial was conducted in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007. A total of 102 patients of Chronic LBP were included in the study. Out of them, 42 (41. Read More

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Alkali (NaOH) pretreatment of switchgrass by radio frequency-based dielectric heating.

Appl Biochem Biotechnol 2008 Mar 13;148(1-3):71-81. Epub 2007 Nov 13.

Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 204 Seitz Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA.

Radio-frequency (RF)-based dielectric heating was used in the alkali (NaOH) pretreatment of switchgrass to enhance its enzymatic digestibility. Due to the unique features of RF heating (i.e. Read More

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Effects of deep heat as a preventative mechanism on delayed onset muscle soreness.

J Strength Cond Res 2004 Feb;18(1):155-61

Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, USA.

The effects of increased muscle temperature via continuous ultrasound prior to a maximal bout of eccentric exercise were investigated on the symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) of the elbow flexors. Perceived muscle soreness, upper arm circumferences, range of motion (ROM), and isometric and isokinetic strength were measured over 7 days on 14 college-aged men (n = 6) and women (n = 8). Ten minutes of continuous ultrasound (ULT) or sham-ultrasound (CON) were administered. Read More

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February 2004

Effect of superficial heat, deep heat, and active exercise warm-up on the extensibility of the plantar flexors.

Phys Ther 2001 Jun;81(6):1206-14

Albuquerque VA Medical Center and Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

Background And Purpose: Warm-up prior to static stretching enhances muscle extensibility. The relative effectiveness of different modes of warm-up, however, is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of superficial heat, deep heat, and active exercise warm-up prior to stretching compared with stretching alone on the extensibility of the plantar-flexor muscles. Read More

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Segment therapy: the effects of ultrasound and benzocaine spray in the treatment of contractures and spasticity.

Authors:
V G Sonnen

J Altern Complement Med 1997 ;3(2):173-7

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT, USA.

According to Krusen's Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, topical application of ultrasound exerts only an indirect and adjunctive effect as deep-heat treatment. In support of this idea the extensibility of an isolated tendon in a heated water bath is described. The significance of this experiment as a biological phenomenon has never been critically examined. Read More

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January 1998

Published trials of nonmedicinal and noninvasive therapies for hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Ann Intern Med 1994 Jul;121(2):133-40

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Purpose: To review the efficacy of nonmedicinal, noninvasive therapies in hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Data Sources: Search of English-language literature from 1966 through 1993 using MEDLINE by cross-referencing "osteoarthritis" (therapy subheadings) with "controlled trial," "comparative study," or "trial(s)."

Study Selection: Fifteen controlled trials of diathermy (deep heat), exercise, acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, topically applied capsaicin, low-energy laser, and pulsed electromagnetic fields were found. Read More

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The Benefits of Deep Heat.

Phys Sportsmed 1994 Feb;22(2):76-88

In brief Ultrasound and electromagnetic diathermy (both shortwave and microwave) have useful roles in treating sports injuries. Ultrasound can control inflammation, improve collagen elasticity, and deliver medication to selected tissues. Electromagnetic diathermy is an alternative to ultrasound for alleviating muscle or joint contractures, muscle spasm, and pain. Read More

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February 1994

Evaluation and conservative management of spondylolisthesis.

Authors:
M R Bookhout

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 1993 Jan;3(4):24-31

Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

Plain x-rays of the lumbar spine are not helpful in diagnosing most known causes of low back pain but can reveal structural changes such as disc space narrowing, scoliosis, lumbarization or sacralization, spondylolysis, and spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is defined as the forward displacement of one vertebrae upon another, usually at the L5-S1 level, but also occurring at L4-5. For spondylolisthesis to occur there must be an anatomical change in the structures which normally resist the anterior displacement of one vertebrae upon the other. Read More

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January 1993

Can the use of physical modalities for pain control be rationalized by the research evidence?

Authors:
C E Chapman

Can J Physiol Pharmacol 1991 May;69(5):704-12

Ecole de réadaptation, Département de physiologie, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Physical modalities, including cold and heat, are widely used in the conservative management of pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders. This review has critically appraised the literature supporting the use of these modalities in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. It was concluded that, apart from a few exceptions and in a few types of disorders, existing evidence does not support the use of these modalities in long-term pain control. Read More

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