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Efficacy and Feasibility of Pain management and Patient Education for Physical Activity in Intermittent claudication (PrEPAID): protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Trials 2019 Apr 16;20(1):222. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonain University, Glasgow, UK.

Background: Physical activity (PA) improves functional capacity and quality of life and provides secondary prevention benefits in individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication (IC). However, pain and patient lack of knowledge are key barriers to the uptake of, and adherence to, PA recommendations. This trial will test the efficacy and feasibility of a non-invasive pain management intervention with and without patient education to improve PA in individuals with PAD and IC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3307-6DOI Listing

Cardiac and Peripheral Autonomic Responses to Orthostatic Stress During Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Healthy Subjects.

J Clin Med 2019 Apr 11;8(4). Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Internal Medicine, Fondazione IRCSS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milan, Italy.

Previous studies showed that transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) modulates the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in resting condition. However, the autonomic regulation in response to an orthostatic challenge during tVNS in healthy subjects remains unknown. We tested the hypothesis that tVNS reduces heart rate (HR) and alters the responsivity of ANS to orthostatic stress in healthy subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm8040496DOI Listing

Standard early rehabilitation and lower limb transcutaneous nerve or neuromuscular electrical stimulation in acute stroke patients: a randomized controlled pilot study.

Clin Rehabil 2019 Apr 12:269215519841420. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

1 Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei.

Objective: We investigated adding lower limb transcutaneous nerve stimulation or neuromuscular electrical stimulation to standard early rehabilitation in acute stroke patients.

Design: An assessor-blinded, randomized controlled pilot study.

Setting: A medical stroke center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215519841420DOI Listing

Randomized controlled trial of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain relief during transvaginal oocyte retrieval using conscious sedation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2019 Apr 11;20(1):205. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital, 6/F, Professorial Block, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.

Background: Transvaginal oocytes retrieval is an essential step in in-vitro fertilization treatment. There are different pain relief methods, but none has been shown to be superior than the others. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-pharmacological and non-invasive pain relief method. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3227-5DOI Listing
April 2019
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Quantitative Data for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Acupuncture Effectiveness in Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2019 4;2019:9684649. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Computer Engineering, Engineering Faculty of Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

. To evaluate the effects of acupuncture and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) applications on the quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) changes and to evaluate their therapeutic effects in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The study included 42 patients with FMS and 21 healthy volunteers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/9684649DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6425376PMC

Neurobiological mechanisms of TENS-induced analgesia.

Neuroimage 2019 Apr 1;195:396-408. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Beijing, China; Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, London, UK; Department of Pain Management, The State Key Clinical Specialty in Pain Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:

Pain inhibition by additional somatosensory input is the rationale for the widespread use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to relieve pain. Two main types of TENS produce analgesia in animal models: high-frequency (∼50-100 Hz) and low-intensity 'conventional' TENS, and low-frequency (∼2-4 Hz) and high-intensity 'acupuncture-like' TENS. However, TENS efficacy in human participants is debated, raising the question of whether the analgesic mechanisms identified in animal models are valid in humans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.03.077DOI Listing

Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of acupuncture and electroacupuncture against chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(14):e15098

Institute for Integrative Medicine, Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon.

Introduction: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) occurs in approximately 30% to 40% of patients who receive chemotherapy; however, standardized treatment for CIPN has not yet been developed. Acupuncture is widely used to treat CIPN in Korea, but its efficacy has not been investigated. The purpose of this study is to review the current literature on the efficacy of acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA) in treating CIPN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015098DOI Listing

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain - an overview of Cochrane Reviews.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019 Apr 3;4:CD011890. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia, 19 Mouat Street (PO Box 1225), Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 6959.

Background: Chronic pain, considered to be pain lasting more than three months, is a common and often difficult to treat condition that can significantly impact upon function and quality of life. Treatment typically includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an adjunct non-pharmacological treatment commonly recommended by clinicians and often used by people with pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011890.pub3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446021PMC
April 2019
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Does adding transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to therapeutic ultrasound affect pain or function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee? A randomized controlled trial.

Clin Rehabil 2019 Apr 1:269215519838017. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Objective:: To compare the efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound combined with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation versus therapeutic ultrasound alone for pain relief and functional improvement in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Design:: Randomized controlled trial (blinded assessor).

Setting:: Outpatient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215519838017DOI Listing
April 2019
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Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Physiotherapy 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

University of the West of England, Faculty of Health and Applied Science, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD, United Kingdom.

Background: There is no consensus regarding the effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal or low back pain. A review of previous trial methodology identified problems with treatment fidelity. Qualitative research with experienced TENS users identified specific contexts for TENS use, leading to individualised outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.01.017DOI Listing
February 2019
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Does Frequency Modulation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Affect Habituation and Mechanical Hypoalgesia? A Randomized Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Crossover Trial.

Phys Ther 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, Toledo Physiotherapy Research Group (GIFTO), Castilla-La Mancha University.

Background: Devices for applying transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) use numerous frequency modulation patterns for decreasing habituation to currents. However, there is no evidence supporting the use of an optimal pattern instead of the others, or even modulated frequencies instead of a fixed frequency.

Objective: The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of 3 TENS patterns (fixed frequency, random modulation, and 6-second-6-second [6s-6s] modulation) on habituation, to examine the subjective perception of habituation and comfort, and to determine their effects on the mechanical pain threshold (MPT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzz054DOI Listing
March 2019
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Efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation combined with therapeutic exercise on hand function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Somatosens Mot Res 2019 Mar 26:1-7. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

c Rehabilitation Health Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences , King Saud University , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia.

Purpose: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a nonpharmacological method used to reduce spasticity. It was also assumed that TENS reduces pain and therefore improves limb function. Most of the previous studies about the effect of TENS were done in the lower limb and in stroke patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08990220.2019.1584555DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effects of Physical Therapy on Pain, Functional Status, Sagittal Spinal Alignment, and Spinal Mobility in Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain.

Eurasian J Med 2019 Feb 30;51(1):22-26. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.

Objective: To investigate the effects of physical therapy (PT) on pain, functional status, sagittal spinal alignment, and spinal mobility in chronic non-specific low back pain (NSLBP).

Materials And Methods: The study population consisted of 100 patients with chronic NSLBP. The study group comprised 60 patients to whom a PT program including superficial heat, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and ultrasound for 10 sessions was assigned. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/eurasianjmed.2018.18126DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6422632PMC
February 2019
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Nerve Stimulation for Pain.

Neurosurg Clin N Am 2019 Apr;30(2):257-264

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA. Electronic address:

Nerve stimulation is a reversible technique that is used successfully for the treatment of traumatic neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and craniofacial neuropathic pain. Nerve field stimulation targets painful regions rather than a single nerve and has expanded indications, including axial low back pain. Appropriate patient education and motivation are crucial prior to surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2018.12.008DOI Listing
April 2019
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Impact of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on sleep in chronic low back pain: a real-world retrospective cohort study.

J Pain Res 2019 25;12:743-752. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

NeuroMetrix, Inc., Waltham, MA 02451, USA,

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine if transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) improves sleep in chronic low back pain (CLBP).

Background: There is uncertainty over the effectiveness of TENS in CLBP. In most studies, pain intensity has been the primary outcome measure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S196129DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394244PMC
February 2019
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Soleus H-reflex modulation following transcutaneous high- and low-frequency spinal stimulation in healthy volunteers.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2019 Mar 7;46:1-7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Toledo Physiotherapy Research Group (GIFTO), Nursing and Physiotherapy School, Castilla La Mancha University, Toledo 45071, Spain.

The main aim of this work was to investigate the difference in the excitability of the soleus H-reflex in healthy volunteers following spinal transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and high-frequency alternating current (HFAC) at a frequency of 10 kHz applied at the lower thoracic spinal level (T10-T12). A double-blind, randomized, crossover, controlled clinical trial was designed. Participants received three randomized interventions (TENS, 10 kHz, and sham stimulation) during 40 min. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2019.03.004DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture for poststroke patients with shoulder pain: study protocol for a double-center, randomized, patient- and assessor-blinded, sham-controlled, parallel, clinical trial.

BMC Complement Altern Med 2019 Mar 12;19(1):58. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 23 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02447, Republic of Korea.

Background: Practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine have suggested that acupuncture could alleviate poststroke shoulder pain, based on the clinical evidence. This study protocol is aimed at showing the effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture therapy for stroke survivors with shoulder pain.

Methods: After assessing their eligibility, 60 stroke survivors with shoulder pain will be enrolled from two traditional Korean medicine hospitals and randomly divided into either the verum or the sham electroacupuncture (EA) group with a 1:1 ratio. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12906-019-2468-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416864PMC
March 2019
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Two Transcutaneous Stimulation Techniques in Shoulder Pain: Transcutaneous Pulsed Radiofrequency (TPRF) versus Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): A Comparative Pilot Study.

Pain Res Manag 2019 4;2019:2823401. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Anesthesiologist, Kuang Tien General Hospital, No. 117, Shatian Road, Shalu District, Taichung City 433, Taiwan.

Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of 2 transcutaneous stimulation techniques, transcutaneous pulsed radiofrequency (TPRF) versus transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), in chronic shoulder tendonitis.

Design: A prospective, randomized, and double-blind clinical trial.

Setting: Academic pain service of a city hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/2823401DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378807PMC
February 2019
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Non-needle acupoint stimulation for prevention of nausea and vomiting after breast surgery: A meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Mar;98(10):e14713

Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning.

Background: Breast disease has been a global serious health problem, among women. Surgery is the main treatment for the patients suffering from breast disease. Postoperative nausea and vomiting are still disturbing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014713DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417514PMC
March 2019
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Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) for acute low back pain: systematic review.

Scand J Pain 2019 Apr;19(2):225-233

Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background and aims There has been no comprehensive evaluation of the efficacy of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) for acute low back pain (LBP). The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the efficacy and safety of TENS for acute LBP. Methods We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CENTRAL, CINAHL and PsycINFO (inception to May 2018) for randomised placebo controlled trials. Read More

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http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/sjpain.ahead-of-print/sjpain
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/sjpain-2018-0124DOI Listing
April 2019
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Bladder Neuromodulation in Acute Spinal Cord Injury via Transcutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation: Cystometrogram and Autonomic Nervous System Evidence From a Randomized Control Pilot Trial.

Front Neurosci 2019 19;13:119. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, United States.

Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation is used to decrease incontinence in chronic neurogenic bladder. We report the findings from a subset of patients in a randomized control trial of transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS) for bladder neuromodulation in acute spinal cord injury (SCI) in whom heart rate variability (HRV) was recorded before and after cystometrogram (CMG). The aim was to correlate autonomic nervous system (ANS) changes associated with the CMG changes after the trial using HRV analyses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00119DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390711PMC
February 2019
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The role of electrophysiological investigations of masticatory muscles in patients with persistent idiopathic facial pain.

Neurol Sci 2019 Mar 2. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Igea Healthcare Institute, Milan, Italy.

Introduction: The authors tried to establish whether there is any electrophysiological difference of masticatory muscle activity between patients with persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) and healthy subjects.

Methods: Twenty-eight PIFP patients (6 men and 22 women, mean age 40 years) and 28 normal subjects (12 men and 16 women, mean age 40 years) underwent EMG of temporal and masseter muscles before and after transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS).

Results: After TENS stimulation, the mean amplitude difference was found to be smaller than the baseline before TENS in the PIFP patients compared with healthy subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10072-019-03770-1DOI Listing
March 2019
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Paired Associative Electroacupuncture and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Humans.

Front Hum Neurosci 2019 12;13:49. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Medical College, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Pairing transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with specific stimulus-intervals induces associative motor plasticity at the primary motor cortex (M1). Electroacupuncture (EA) is an established medical technique in the eastern countries. This study investigates whether EA paired with TMS induces distinct M1 motor plasticity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00049DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379477PMC
February 2019
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Updates and comments on: Influence of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on spasticity, balance, and walking speed in stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Rehabil Med 2019 Apr;51(4):317-318

Laboratory of Neurorehabilitation Technologies, Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo IRCCS, 30126 Venice, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2538DOI Listing

A simulation environment for studying transcutaneous electrotactile stimulation.

PLoS One 2019 22;14(2):e0212479. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Bruneck - Brunico, Italy.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) allows the artificial excitation of nerve fibres by applying electric-current pulses through electrodes on the skin's surface. This work involves the development of a simulation environment that can be used for studying transcutaneous electrotactile stimulation and its dependence on electrode layout and excitation patterns. Using an eight-electrode array implementation, it is shown how nerves located at different depths and with different orientations respond to specific injected currents, allowing the replication of already reported experimental findings and the creation of new hypotheses about the tactile sensations associated with certain stimulation patterns. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6386484PMC
February 2019

Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation of Nerves on Blood Pressure and Blood Content of Neuropeptide CGRP and Nitric Oxide in Hypertensive Rats with Metabolic Disturbances.

Bull Exp Biol Med 2019 Feb 21;166(4):436-439. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Research Institute of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.

The development of arterial hypertension in male Wistar rats with fructose-induced metabolic syndrome (12.5% of fructose solution as the only drinking source for 10 weeks) along with impaired glucose tolerance and increased serum concentration of triglycerides and LPO products caused a decrease in the content of serum blood calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (1 mA, 2 Hz, 10 min daily for 2 weeks) performed in 8 weeks after the beginning of fructose treatment reduced systolic BP and serum concentration of triglycerides and LPO produces and improved glucose tolerance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10517-019-04367-6DOI Listing
February 2019

Use of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation for prevention of postoperative delirium in geriatric patients with silent lacunar infarction.

Clin Interv Aging 2019 1;14:249-252. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of China,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S197922DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363397PMC
March 2019
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain - an overview of Cochrane Reviews.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019 02 19;2:CD011890. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia, 19 Mouat Street (PO Box 1225), Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 6959.

Background: Chronic pain, considered to be pain lasting more than three months, is a common and often difficult to treat condition that can significantly impact upon function and quality of life. Treatment typically includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an adjunct non-pharmacological treatment commonly recommended by clinicians and often used by people with pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011890.pub2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379178PMC
February 2019
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[Comparison of therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture and acupoint catgut embedding in redu-cing serum leptin and insulin levels in simple obesity patients].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2019 Jan;44(1):57-61

Department of Acupuncture-moxibustion, Hubei Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430061, China; Hubei Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430074.

Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) and acupoint catgut embedding in the treatment of simple obesity.

Methods: Simple obesity patients were randomized into EA group (7 men and 36 women, 21-42 years in age) and catgut embedding group (4 men and 37 women, 22-41 years in age). EA (4 Hz/20 Hz, a tolerable strength) was applied to main acupoints Zhongwan (CV12), bilateral Tianshu (ST25), Daheng (SP15), Daimai (GB26), Shuidao (ST28), Zhigou (TE6), Yinlingquan (SP9), Zusanli (ST36), Fenglong (ST40), and Sanyinjiao (SP6), and some auxiliary acupoints for 30 min, once every other day for 30 times. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.170768DOI Listing
January 2019
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[Effect of electroacupuncture on amyotrophia and expression of myogenic differentiation-related genes of gastrocnemius in rats with chronic constriction injury of sciatic nerve].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2019 Jan;44(1):37-42

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Prevention and Treatment of Metabolic Diseases, Chongqing 400016, China.

Objective: To explore the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) on amyotrophia and expression of paired box7(Pax7), myogenic differentiation antigen-1 (Myod1), myogenin (Myog), myosin heavy chain- Ⅱa (Myh2), myosin heavy chain-Ⅱx (Myh1) and myosin heavy chain-Ⅰ (Myh7) of denervated gastrocnemius in rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the right sciatic nerve, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying postponing development of amyotrophia.

Methods: Sixty-six SD adult male rats were randomly divided into sham operation (sham) group (=24), model group (=24) and EA group (=18). The denervated muscle (gastrocnemius) atrophy model was established by CCI of the right sciatic nerve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.170757DOI Listing
January 2019
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[Electroacupuncture and moxibustion pretreatments reduce cardiomyocyte apoptosis and autophagy in rats with myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2019 Jan;44(1):31-6

College of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Massage, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha 410007, China.

Objective: To observe the effect of "Neiguan" (PC6)-electroacupuncture (EA) or moxibustion (Moxi) pretreatment on myocardial apoptosis and expression of autophagy related proteins light chain (LC) 3-Ⅰ and LC3-Ⅱ in rats with myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MIRI), so as to explore their mechanisms underlying improvement of MIRI.

Methods: Forty SD rats (half male and half female) were randomly divided into sham operation, model, ischemic preconditioning (IP), EA and Moxi groups (=8 in each group). EA (10 Hz/50 Hz, 1 mA) or Moxi (ignited moxa stick) was respectively applied to bilateral "Neiguan" (PC6) for 20 min, once daily for 7 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.170671DOI Listing
January 2019
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[Eletroacupuncture improves lipid metabolic disorder by regulating hepatic AMPK/p38 MAPK/RRARγ signaling in rats with high-fat diet-induced insulin resistance].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2019 Jan;44(1):8-12

Department of Traditional Therapy, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510120.

Objective: To observe the effect of eletroacupuncture (EA) intervention on lipid metabolism and expression of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) protein in the liver in rats with insulin resistance (IR), so as to reveal its mechanisms underlying improvement of IR.

Methods: Forty male SD rats were randomly divided into blank control, model, medication, and EA groups (=8 in each). The IR model was established by feeding the rats with high-fat diet for 12 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.170633DOI Listing
January 2019

Electroacupuncture Reduced Apoptosis of Hippocampal Neurons in Mice with Cerebral Infarction by Regulating the Notch3 Signaling Pathway.

Authors:
Ruisi Tian Shu Wang

J Mol Neurosci 2019 Mar 6;67(3):456-466. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, The First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No.314 West Anshan Road, Nankai District, 300193, Tianjin, China.

This study is designed to explore the effect of electric acupuncture on the apoptosis of hippocampal neurons through the Notch3 signaling pathway. A middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) mouse model was generated by thread embolization. A Y-maze was used to test cognitive function (learning and memory). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12031-018-1253-5DOI Listing
March 2019
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A stimulus for eating. The use of neuromuscular transcutaneous electrical stimulation in patients affected by severe dysphagia after subacute stroke: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

NeuroRehabilitation 2019 ;44(1):103-110

Clinical Laboratory of Experimental Neurorehabilitation, I.R.C.C.S. Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy.

Background: Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a common problem in subacute stroke patients leading to aspiration pneumonia and malnutrition. Non-invasive neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) coupled with traditional therapy could be best treatment option for patients with post-stroke dysphagia, however results are still inconclusive and more studies are requested.

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of laryngopharyngeal neuromuscular electrical stimulation on dysphagia caused by stroke. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/NRE-182526DOI Listing
April 2019
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Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation reduces spontaneous but not induced negative thought intrusions in high worriers.

Biol Psychol 2019 Mar 30;142:80-89. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Worrying is a central component of anxiety disorders. We tested whether non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation reduces negative thought intrusions in high worriers. Worry was assessed with a Breathing Focus Task, which consists of a pre-worry period, a worry induction, and a post-worry period. Read More

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March 2019
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Contralateral segmental transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation inhibits nociceptive flexion reflex in healthy participants.

Eur J Pain 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Graduate School of Health Science, Kio University, Nara, Japan.

Background: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive treatment to relieve pain. Contralateral TENS (i.e. Read More

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February 2019
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Interventions for treating urinary incontinence after stroke in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019 02 1;2:CD004462. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire, Room 416, Brook Building, Preston, Lancashire, UK, PR1 2HE.

Background: Urinary incontinence can affect 40% to 60% of people admitted to hospital after a stroke, with 25% still having problems when discharged from hospital and 15% remaining incontinent after one year.This is an update of a review published in 2005 and updated in 2008.

Objectives: To assess the effects of interventions for treating urinary incontinence after stroke in adults at least one-month post-stroke. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6355973PMC
February 2019
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The effects of cupping therapy as a new approach in the physiotherapeutic management of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Physiother Res Int 2019 Jan 29:e1770. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Basic Sciences, School of Rehabilitation, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Purpose: Cupping therapy has been used widely as a safe and common method to tackle soft tissue lesions in most Asian countries, Central Europe, and parts of the United States. In this study, cupping therapy has been used for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which is the most common entrapment neuropathy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cupping therapy on the clinical findings of patients with CTS. Read More

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January 2019
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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Acupuncture Points Improves Myofascial Pain, Moods, and Sleep Quality.

Rehabil Nurs 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation at acupuncture points versus trigger points on myofascial pain, moods, and sleep quality.

Design: A randomized controlled study recruited 64 patients with spinal cord injury with myofascial pain.

Methods: Outcomes of pain, moods, and sleep quality were measured and analyzed by the generalized estimation equation, analysis of covariance, and paired t test. Read More

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January 2019
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Treatment of neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve and brachial plexus traumatic injury.

Neurol India 2019 Jan-Feb;67(Supplement):S32-S37

Peripheral Nerve and Plexus Program, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries typically cause severe impairment in the affected limb. The incidence of neuropathic pain is high, reaching up to 95% of cases, especially if cervical root avulsion has occurred. Neuropathic pain results from damage to the somatosensory system, and its progression towards chronicity depends upon disruptions affecting both the peripheral and central nervous system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0028-3886.250699DOI Listing
January 2019
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Microcurrent technology for rapid relief of sinus pain: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2019 Apr 22;9(4):352-356. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Division of Rhinology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Background: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation has proven to be effective in alleviating chronic pain from facial myalgias. We evaluated the efficacy of a novel handheld microcurrent-emitting device in short-term, office-based treatment of patients with sinus pain. This device, which is U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alr.22280DOI Listing
April 2019
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Laboratory Administration of Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS): Technique, Targeting, and Considerations.

J Vis Exp 2019 Jan 7(143). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York.

Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be administered via a novel, emerging neuromodulatory technique known as transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS). Unlike cervically-implanted VNS, taVNS is an inexpensive and non-surgical method used to modulate the vagus system. taVNS is appealing as it allows for rapid translation of basic VNS research and serves as a safe, inexpensive, and portable neurostimulation system for the future treatment of central and peripheral disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/58984DOI Listing
January 2019
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Efficiency of Tissue Penetration by Currents Induced by Three Electrotherapeutic Techniques: A Comparative Study Using a Novel Deep-Tissue Measuring Technique.

Phys Ther 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Pain Clinic, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Background: Electrotherapy provides a wide range of treatment alternatives for musculoskeletal pathologies. However, for the electrical stimulation to exert a significant therapeutic effect, the induced current must often penetrate deep inside the target tissue.

Objective: The objective was to systematically compare the penetration efficiency of 3 electrotherapeutic stimulation modalities: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential (IF) stimulation, and combined therapy with pulsed ultrasound and IF current (CTPI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzz005DOI Listing
January 2019
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of transcutaneous nerve stimulation during labor in breech presentation: a case series.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Feb 6:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

a Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences , Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria , Spain.

Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of pain relief with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) dispositive during labor in breech vaginal delivery and also to describe its tolerance and satisfaction.

Design: A randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial was conducted.

Setting: Labor room of Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular-Materno Infantil (Spain). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1572110DOI Listing
February 2019
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Current State of Neuromodulation for Constipation and Fecal Incontinence in Children: A Systematic Review.

Eur J Pediatr Surg 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Background:  Neuromodulation is the application of electrical stimulation on nerve fibers to modulate the neuronal activity. Its use for chronic constipation and fecal incontinence has increased in popularity over the past few years. Invasive and noninvasive techniques are currently available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1677485DOI Listing
January 2019
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Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain Among US Public and Private Insurers.

JAMA Netw Open 2018 Oct 5;1(6):e183044. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Importance: Despite epidemic rates of addiction and death from prescription opioids in the United States, suggesting the importance of providing alternatives to opioids in the treatment of pain, little is known regarding how payers' coverage policies may facilitate or impede access to such treatments.

Objective: To examine coverage policies for 5 nonpharmacologic approaches commonly used to treat acute or chronic low back pain among commercial and Medicare Advantage insurance plans, plus an additional 6 treatments among Medicaid plans.

Design, Setting, And Participants: Cross-sectional study of 15 commercial, 15 Medicaid, and 15 Medicare Advantage health plans for the 2017 calendar year in 16 states representing more than half of the US population. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6324451PMC
October 2018
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A systematic review of the literature reporting on randomised controlled trials comparing treatments for faecal incontinence in adults.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 15;119(1):1-15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

d Department of Colorectal Surgery , Singapore General Hospital , Singapore , Singapore.

Aim: To perform a review of the literature reporting on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing treatments for faecal incontinence (FI) in adults.

Methods: A literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded and Cochrane was performed in order to identify RCTs reporting on treatments for FI.

Results: The review included 60 RCTs reporting on 4838 patients with a mean age ranging from 36. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2018.1549392DOI Listing
February 2019
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