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Neuropathic Pain.

Semin Neurol 2018 Dec 6;38(6):644-653. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Neurology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Neuropathic pain management is challenging, and typically requires a multifaceted approach. There are several treatment options, both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic. Of the available pharmacologic agents, those with the strongest supporting evidence include tricyclic antidepressants, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and certain antiseizure agents. Read More

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December 2018
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Can postoperative massage therapy reduce pain and anxiety in cardiac surgery patients?

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Countess of Chester, Chester, UK.

A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was, 'In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, is postoperative massage therapy effective in reducing pain, anxiety and physiological parameters?'. Altogether, 287 papers were found using the reported search, of which 7 papers represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. Read More

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December 2018
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ECMO Flow as a Sign of Intraabdominal Hemorrhage After Prolonged CPR.

ASAIO J 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

From the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Although life-saving, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been associated with traumatic injuries in adult patients surviving cardiac arrest. In addition to rib and sternal fractures, intraabdominal injuries have also been shown to occur, particularly after prolonged external cardiac massage. Early detection of these injuries remains difficult and is often masked by concomitant hemodynamic instability and the higher likelihood of other injuries such as retroperitoneal hemorrhage. Read More

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November 2018
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Randomised controlled trial on the impact of kinesthetic stimulation on early somatic growth of preterm infants in Kangaroo position.

Acta Paediatr 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

CRUJeF Laval University, Quebec City, PQ, Canada.

Aim: Evaluation of early growth in preterm infants receiving kinesthetic stimulation with massage in Kangaroo position or in incubator.

Methods: A cohort of 66 infants between 30 and 33 weeks of gestational age (GA), born at a university hospital in 2013 in Bogota, were randomised when eligible to intervention. We measured weight gain (g/kg/day) at 5 and 15 days post-randomisation and weight at 40 weeks, according to chronological age at randomisation. Read More

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December 2018

Traumatic complications of inpatient massage therapy: Case report and literature review.

Trauma Case Rep 2018 Dec 16;18:1-4. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Abington-Jefferson Health, United States of America.

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December 2018

Association of facial massage, dry needling, and laser therapy in Temporomandibular Disorder: case report.

Codas 2018 Nov 29;30(6):e20170265. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba - UNIVAP - São José dos Campos (SP), Brasil.

This case report aims to evaluate the treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) of muscular origin by associating facial massage (FM), dry needling (DN), and low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The pre- and post-treatment evaluations consisted of clinical examinations based on the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) for TMD, pain intensity quantification by means of the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), mandibular movement measurement, and electromyographic (EMG) analysis of the masseter and temporal muscles. Post-therapy assessment indicated a decrease in pain sites of 58%, in pain intensity mean (1. Read More

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November 2018

[The use of the osteopathic correction for the combined treatment and rehabilitation of the patients presenting with the vertebral artery syndrome].

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult 2018 ;95(6):34-43

FGBOU VO 'I.I. Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University', Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia; FGBOU VO 'Sankt-Peterburg State University', Sankt-Peterburg, Russia.

Background: The pathological changes in the cervical spine frequently result in the disturbances of the blood supply in the vertebral-basiliar system. The degenerative-dystrophic processes in the cervical spine occupy the leading place in the pathogenesis of the vertebral artery syndrome (VAS) causing disorders of the microcirculation and innervation, as well as the restriction of mobility and the development of somatic dysfunctions. It can be assumed that the manual methods applied to manage this condition can be effective in the removal the functional abnormalities in the blood flow. Read More

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January 2018
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Regional and Facility Differences in Interventions for Mastitis by Australian Physiotherapists.

J Hum Lact 2018 Nov 27:890334418812041. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

4 School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Background:: Little information has been documented regarding interventions for mastitis by Australian physiotherapists. It is currently not known if physiotherapy interventions vary across Australian regions and types of healthcare facilities.

Research Aims:: (1) To identify the interventions used by Australian physiotherapists treating mothers with mastitis and (2) to determine the variability in interventions used across regions and facilities. Read More

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November 2018
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Effect of Post-Exercise Massage on Passive Muscle Stiffness Measured Using Myotonometry - A Double-Blind Study.

J Sports Sci Med 2018 Dec 20;17(4):599-606. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

It is commonly believed that massage can reduce muscle stiffness and is desirable for recovery from exercise. However, the effect massage on muscle stiffness following eccentric exercises is currently unknown. This study aimed to examine the effect of post-exercise massage on passive muscle stiffness over a five-day period. Read More

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December 2018
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The Addition of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation with Roller Massage Alone or in Combination Did Not Increase Pain Tolerance or Range of Motion.

J Sports Sci Med 2018 Dec 20;17(4):525-532. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada.

Roller massage (RM) can be painful and induce muscle activity during application. Acute increases in pain pressure threshold (PPT) and range of motion (ROM) have been previously reported following RM. It is unclear whether the RM-induced increases in PPT and ROM can be attributed to changes in neural or muscle responses. Read More

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December 2018
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[Non-drug treatment of rheumatoid arthritis : An analysis of claims data and a survey of insured persons (Project PROCLAIR)].

Z Rheumatol 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Programmbereich Epidemiologie, Deutsches Rheumaforschungszentrum Berlin (DRFZ), Berlin, Deutschland.

Background: Only small amounts of data are available on the prescription frequency of physical therapies (PT) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate prescription frequencies of PT considering functional status and sociodemographic factors.

Material And Methods: A total of 98,963 adults diagnosed with RA in 2013 were identified in claims data from the BARMER health insurance. Read More

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November 2018
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Short- and long-term effects of using a facial massage roller on facial skin blood flow and vascular reactivity.

Complement Ther Med 2018 Dec 14;41:271-276. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Institute for Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo, 152-8852, Japan. Electronic address:

Massage rollers are commonly used for beauty care, but their effects on skin blood flow (SkBF) and vascular reactivity remain unclear. We hypothesized that the short-term usage of a massage roller increases the SkBF, while a long-term massage intervention improves vascular dilatation. We measured the facial SkBF change to 5 min massage roller to the right cheek in 12 subjects. Read More

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December 2018
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Dimethylsulfoxide, methanol and methylglycol in the seminal cryopreservation of Suruvi, Steindachneridion scriptum.

Anim Reprod Sci 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Reprodução Animal Comparada- RAC, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil; ReproPel, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil. Electronic address:

The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of 5%, 7.5%, 10%, 12.5% and 15% dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), methanol and methylglycol alcohols on the cryopreservation of sperm from Steindachneridion scriptum. Read More

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October 2018
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Complementary medicine use in the Australian population: Results of a nationally-representative cross-sectional survey.

Sci Rep 2018 Nov 23;8(1):17325. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Discipline of Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, Australia.

In order to describe the prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine (CM) practice and product use by Australians, we conducted a cross-sectional online survey with Australian adults aged 18 and over. Rates of consultation with CM practitioners, and use of CM products and practices were assessed. The sample (n = 2,019) was broadly representative of the Australian population. Read More

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November 2018
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The Effect of Foot Massage on Postoperative Pain and Anxiety Levels in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Experimental Study.

J Perianesth Nurs 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Purpose: This study determined the effect of foot massage on postoperative pain and anxiety levels in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery.

Design: A randomized controlled trial.

Methods: This study was conducted in a general surgery clinic of a university hospital between May 2016 and March 2018. Read More

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November 2018

Foot massage evokes oxytocin release and activation of orbitofrontal cortex and superior temporal sulcus.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2018 Nov 14;101:193-203. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

The Clinical Hospital of Chengdu Brain Science Institute, MOE Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, Center for Information in Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. Electronic address:

Massage may be an important method for increasing endogenous oxytocin concentrations and of potential therapeutic benefit in disorders with social dysfunction such as autism where basal oxytocin levels are typically reduced. Here we investigated oxytocin release and associated neural responses using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) during hand- or machine-administered massage. 40 adult male subjects received 10 min of light foot massage either by hand or machine in a counterbalanced order and then rated pleasure, intensity, arousal and how much they would pay for the massage. Read More

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November 2018
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Impact of a Massage Therapy Intervention for Pediatric Palliative Care Patients and Their Family Caregivers.

J Palliat Care 2018 Nov 22:825859718810727. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

2 Division of Pediatric Palliative Care, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.

Context:: All inpatient children receiving pediatric palliative care consults at a free-standing children's hospital.

Objectives:: To explore the impact of massage therapy on pediatric palliative care patients' symptom burden and medication use pattern, to describe the impact of massage therapy on family caregiver distress, and to report on bedside nursing staff perception of massage therapy for children and their families.

Methods:: A 1-time point, single-center exploratory study offering 10-minute bedside massage to children receiving palliative care and 10-minute massage to their family caregivers. Read More

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November 2018

Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation/aggressive behaviour in patients with dementia: a randomized controlled crossover trial.

Funct Neurol 2018 Jul/Sept;33(3):143-147

Agitation/aggressive behaviour is a common behavioural and psychological symptom in people with dementia (PwD), occurring with a frequency of between 13-50.4% according to recent studies, and the rate increases as the severity of cognitive decline increases. The burden on caregivers is considerable. Read More

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November 2018
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Changes in the depth of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a pediatric simulator.

Arch Argent Pediatr 2018 Dec;116(6):e730-e735

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC, USA.

Introduction: High-quality chest compressions (CCs) are the main component of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Objectives. T o assess the depth of CCs during CPR using a pediatric patient manikin. Read More

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December 2018
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The effects of grounding (earthing) on bodyworkers' pain and overall quality of life: A randomized controlled trial.

Explore (NY) 2018 Oct 11. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, P.O. Box 231025, Encinitas, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92023, USA.

Background: It is well known that massage therapists routinely develop a number of health problems related to their profession.

Purpose: To determine the effects of grounding on massage therapists' quality of life and pain. Grounding, refers to being in direct body contact with the ground, such as walking barefoot on humid soil or on grass. Read More

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October 2018
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The Effect of Foot Massage on Pain Intensity and Anxiety in Patients Having Undergone a Tibial Shaft Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

J Orthop Trauma 2018 Dec;32(12):e482-e486

Department of Nursing, Student Research Committee of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Objective: To determine the effect of massage therapy on pain intensity and anxiety in patients who have undergone tibial shaft fracture surgery.

Design: This study was a randomized clinical trial with a pre-post design. As the study included 2 treatment groups, it was a parallel study. Read More

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December 2018
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Conventional and complementary cancer treatments: where do conventional and complementary providers seek information about these modalities?

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Nov 14;18(1):854. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Community Medicine, The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Sykehusveien 21, 9037, Tromsø, Norway.

Background: Both conventional health care providers and complementary therapists treat cancer patients. To provide effective treatment, both types of providers should to be familiar with their own as well as alternative types of treatment. Our aim was to compare how conventional health care providers (oncology doctors, oncology nurses, family physicians) and complementary therapists (acupuncturists, reflexologists, massage therapists) seek information about conventional and complementary cancer treatments. Read More

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November 2018

Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment.

N Engl J Med 2018 Nov;379(20):1937-1944

From Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

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November 2018
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[Tension-type headache. Narrative review of physiotherapy treatment].

An Sist Sanit Navar 2018 Nov 14;0(0):65219. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Universidad Europea de Madrid, Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Science. Departament of Physiotherapy..

Introduction: Headache is a very common phenomenon with a high economic and psychosocial impact. Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent (40%), especially amongst adult western women. The aim was to evaluate the existing evidence on the effectiveness of physiotherapy techniques in treating TTH. Read More

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November 2018
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Aromatherapy for Managing Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials.

J Clin Med 2018 Nov 10;7(11). Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Department of Nursing, Chodang University, Muan-gun 58530, Korea.

Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, is often used to reduce pain in primary dysmenorrhea. Eleven databases, including four English (PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library) and seven Korean medical databases, were searched from inception through August 2018 without restrictions on publication language. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) testing aromatherapy for pain reduction in primary dysmenorrhea were considered. Read More

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November 2018
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The effect of complementary medicines and therapies on maternal anxiety and depression in pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Affect Disord 2018 Nov 6;245:428-439. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia.

Background: Depression and anxiety are common during the antenatal and postnatal period, and are known to have a significant impact on the woman and her unborn infant. Pregnant women state a preference for non-pharmacological treatment options, and use complementary medicines and therapies to manage these symptoms. We examined the effectiveness and safety of these modalities on depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Read More

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November 2018
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Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: One-Year Survival and Neurobehavioral Outcome Among Infants and Children With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.

Crit Care Med 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Objective: To describe neurobehavioral outcomes and investigate factors associated with survival and survival with good neurobehavioral outcome 1 year after in-hospital cardiac arrest for children who received extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Design: Secondary analysis of the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest In-Hospital trial.

Setting: Thirty-seven PICUs in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Read More

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November 2018
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Bilateral central retinal artery occlusion from catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Nov 12;2018. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

A 23-year-old woman with history of systemic lupus erythematous presented with dizziness and headache and was admitted for the stroke workup. During her stay, she had sudden painless loss of vision in her right eye consistent with central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). Ocular massage and paracentesis were attempted without success to resume the flow. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of different recovery strategies following a half-marathon on fatigue markers in recreational runners.

PLoS One 2018 9;13(11):e0207313. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Faculty of Sport Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany.

Purpose: To investigate the effects of different recovery strategies on fatigue markers following a prolonged running exercise.

Methods: 46 recreational male runners completed a half-marathon, followed by active recovery (ACT), cold water immersion (CWI), massage (MAS) or passive recovery (PAS). Countermovement jump height, muscle soreness and perceived recovery and stress were measured 24h before the half-marathon (pre), immediately after the recovery intervention (postrec) and 24h after the race (post24). Read More

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November 2018
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Differential diagnosis and surgical management of cecal dilatation cecal impaction in bovine.

Vet World 2018 Sep 11;11(9):1244-1249. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana - 141 004, Punjab, India.

Aim: The present study was undertaken to study the clinical and hemato-biochemical alterations, ultrasonography, and surgical treatment of bovine suffering from cecal dilatation and cecal impaction.

Materials And Methods: The present study was conducted on 11 bovines (9 buffaloes and 2 cattle) suffering from cecal dilatation (n=6) and cecal impaction (n=5). The diagnosis of surgical affections of cecum was made on the basis of clinical examination, hematobiochemistry, ultrasonography, and exploratory laparotomy. Read More

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September 2018

Comparison of hospital based and home based exercise on quality of life, and neck and shoulder function in patients with spinal accessary nerve injury after head and neck cancer surgery.

Oral Oncol 2018 Nov 18;86:100-104. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505, South Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of hospital-based and home-based exercise programs on quality of life (QOL) and neck and shoulder function of patients who underwent head and neck cancer (HNC) surgery.

Methods: This clinical trial included 40 patients with neck and shoulder dysfunction after HNC. The exercise program included range of motion (ROM) exercises, massage, stretching, and strengthening exercises. Read More

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November 2018
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Naturopathy in Australia: Where are we now? Where are we heading?

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2018 Nov 29;33:27-35. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, 2795, Australia. Electronic address:

Naturopathy is the general practice of natural therapies. It emphasizes prevention, treatment, and promotion of optimal health through therapeutic modalities which encourage the self-healing process of the body. Formalized in the 19th century by the hydrotherapy and nature cure movement in Austria and Germany, naturopathy was introduced to Australia at the turn of the 20th century. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of a massage-like essential oil application procedure using Copaiba and Deep Blue oils in individuals with hand arthritis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2018 Nov 10;33:170-176. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

SouthTowne Orthopaedics, Draper, UT, 84020, USA.

Background And Purpose: Existing research suggests that both massage and essential oils may have analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits. We investigate the benefits of the AromaTouch Hand Technique (ATHT), a procedure that combines a moderate pressure touch with the application of essential oils to the hand, in individuals with hand arthritis.

Methods And Materials: Thirty-six participants with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and/or chronic inflammation received ATHTs with either a 50/50 preparation of Deep Blue and Copaiba oil or a coconut oil placebo twice daily for 5 consecutive days. Read More

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November 2018
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Short-term effects of connective tissue manipulation in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized controlled trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2018 Nov 21;33:1-6. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, 06100, Samanpazarı, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Aim: To evaluate the short-term effectiveness of connective tissue manipulation (CTM) for relieving menstrual pain and symptoms in primary dysmenorrhea (PD).

Methods: Forty-four women with PD were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 21) or control group (n = 23). While the control group was given only advising, the treatment group additionally received CTM. Read More

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November 2018
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Tangshen Formula Treatment for Diabetic Kidney Disease by Inhibiting Racgap1-stata5-Mediated Cell Proliferation and Restoring miR-669j-Arntl-Related Circadian Rhythm.

Med Sci Monit 2018 Nov 5;24:7914-7928. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

College of Chinese Medicine, Jilin Agricultural Science and Technology College, Jilin City, Jilin, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanisms of Tangshen formula (TSF) for treatment of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). MATERIAL AND METHODS Microarray dataset GSE90842 was collected from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, including renal cortical tissues from normal control (NC), DKD, and DKD mice given TSF for 12 weeks (TSF) (n=3). Differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using LIMMA method. Read More

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November 2018
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[Methods for preventing perineal injury and dysfunction during pregnancy: CNGOF Perineal Prevention and Protection in Obstetrics Guidelines].

Authors:
C Schantz

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Centre population et développement (Ceped), institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), université Paris-Descartes, Inserm, commission scientifique du Collège National des sages-femmes (CNSF), 45, rue des Saints-Pères, Paris, 75006, France. Electronic address:

Objective: Several interventions during pregnancy have been described that might prevent the risk of postnatal perineal injury or dysfunction; these include prenatal perineal massage, use of the Epi-No device, and pelvic floor muscle training exercises. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of these different interventions during pregnancy.

Methods: A review of the literature was conducted on PubMed, including articles in French and English published before May 2018, to evaluate the effectiveness of these different interventions on perineal protection in the post-partum period. Read More

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November 2018

[Perineal prevention and protection in obstetrics: CNGOF Clinical Practice Guidelines (short version)].

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, CHU de Poitiers, université de Poitiers, 2, rue de la Milétrie, 86021 Poitiers, France.

Introduction: The objective of these clinical practice guidelines was to analyse all of the interventions during pregnancy and childbirth that might prevent obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) and postnatal pelvic floor symptoms.

Material And Methods: These guidelines were developed in accordance with the methods prescribed by the French Health Authority (HAS).

Results: A prenatal clinical examination of the perineum is recommended for women with a history of Crohn's disease, OASIS, genital mutilation, or perianal lesions (professional consensus). Read More

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October 2018
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Head-down tilt position successfully prevent severe brain air embolism.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2018 25;6:2050313X18809265. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Respiratory and Thyroid Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Air embolisms are rare life-threatening complications that develop under various conditions, including surgery. During segmentectomy for thoracic surgery, air is blown into the selected bronchus for segment margin detection. This may result in the formation of an air embolus. Read More

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October 2018
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Management of postoperative ileus after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(44):e13036

Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

To compare different postoperative management methods on the recovery of bowel function after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP).This is a prospective study of 716 patients who underwent RALP at Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, between March 2017 and February 2018. Instructions for the different postoperative management methods (mobilization, abdominal massage, hot pack therapy, and gum chewing) were presented to patients, who subsequently reported when these activities were performed as well as the time to first flatus on a designated form. Read More

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November 2018
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[Which interventions during labour to decrease the risk of perineal tears? CNGOF Perineal Prevention and Protection in Obstetrics Guidelines].

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2018 Oct 27. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, CHU Antoine-Béclère, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 157, rue de la Porte-de-Trivaux, 92140 Clamart, France.

Objective: The objective of this review was to evaluate whether interventions performed during labour could influence the risk of perineal tears.

Methods: A separate keyword search for each medical intervention during labor was performed by selecting only studies evaluating perineal consequences, particularly the risk of obstetrical anal sphincter injury (LOSA). Interventions during pregnancy and during fetal expulsion have been specifically addressed in other chapters of the recommendations. Read More

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October 2018
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Comments on: Effect of wound massage on neck discomfort and voice changes after thyroidectomy.

Surgery 2018 Oct 27. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Department of Endocrine Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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October 2018

The Beneficial Effects of Massage on Motor Development and Sensory Processing in Young Children with Developmental Delay: A Randomized Control Trial Study.

Dev Neurorehabil 2018 Oct 30:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

a Department of Occupational Therapy , College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University , Tainan , Taiwan.

Purpose: We investigated the effects of massage on young children with developmental delay but no clear diagnosis (e.g., cerebral palsy, genetic diseases, or autism). Read More

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October 2018
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Use of multidomain management strategies by community dwelling adults with chronic pain: evidence from a systematic review.

Scand J Pain 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Background and aims Multidomain strategies (i.e. two or more strategies) for managing chronic pain are recommended to avoid excessive use of opioids while producing the best outcomes possible. Read More

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October 2018
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Abdominal massage plus advice, compared with advice only, for neurogenic bowel dysfunction in MS: a RCT.

Health Technol Assess 2018 10;22(58):1-134

Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK.

Background: Between 50% and 80% of people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) experience neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) (i.e. constipation and faecal incontinence) that affects quality of life and can lead to hospitalisation. Read More

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October 2018
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[Nonpharmacological pain therapy for chronic pain].

Z Gerontol Geriatr 2018 Dec 29;51(8):859-863. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

St. Marien Hospital, St. Marien Str. 1, 26169, Friesoythe, Deutschland.

The treatment of chronic pain should be a multimodal combination of pharmacological and nonpharmacological components. This article describes some of the nonpharmacological treatment options and their evidence (e.g. Read More

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December 2018
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Detecting Novel Urine Biomarkers for the Early Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: Platelet Derived Growth Factor-BB as a Possible New Target.

Curr Urol 2018 Oct 30;12(1):13-19. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

First University Urology Clinic Laiko Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Introduction: Although the prostate specific antigen revolutionized the diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa), it has its limitations. We prospectively examined the potential use of the platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) as a urine biomarker for the early diagnosis of PCa.

Materials And Methods: The urine samples of 118 patients were collected after a prostatic massage and all the patients subsequently underwent ultrasound-guided transrectal biopsy. Read More

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October 2018
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Integrative oncology and complementary medicine cancer services in Australia: findings from a national cross-sectional survey.

BMC Complement Altern Med 2018 Oct 29;18(1):289. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Oncology Massage Limited, PO Box 109, Deakin West, ACT, 2600, Australia.

Background: Individuals living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis are increasingly using complementary therapies and medicines (CM) to enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatment, manage treatment-related side effects, improve quality-of-life, and promote self-efficacy. In response to the increasing use and demand for CM by cancer patients, interest in the implementation of Integrative Oncology (IO) services that provide CM alongside conventional cancer care in Australia and abroad has developed. The extent that cancer services in Australia are integrating CM is uncertain. Read More

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October 2018
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Evidence-based post-exercise recovery strategies in rugby: a narrative review.

Phys Sportsmed 2018 10 27:1-11. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

g Biomedical Sciences Department , University of Oviedo , Oviedo , Spain.

In the sport of rugby, athletes need a multitude of sport-specific skills along with endurance, power, and speed to optimize performance. Further, it is not unusual for athletes to play several competitive matches with insufficient recovery time. Rugby requires repeated bouts of high-intensity actions intermixed with brief periods of low-to-moderate active recovery or passive rest. Read More

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October 2018
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Predictors of failed intrauterine balloon tamponade for persistent postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery.

PLoS One 2018 26;13(10):e0206663. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centre Hospitalier Départemental, La Roche sur Yon, France.

Objective: To identify the predictors of intrauterine balloon tamponade (IUBT) failure for persistent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) after vaginal delivery.

Design: Retrospective case-series in five maternity units in a perinatal network.

Setting: All women who underwent IUBT for persistent PPH after vaginal delivery from January 2011 to December 2015 in these hospitals. Read More

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October 2018
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