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Effect of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on muscle activity in the gastrointestinal tract (transVaGa): a prospective clinical trial.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

Purpose: Postoperative ileus (POI) is a common complication after abdominal surgery. Invasive stimulation of the cervical vagus nerve is known to reduce inflammatory response and ameliorated POI after surgery in a mouse model. However, the transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) is a possible non-invasive approach. Read More

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December 2018
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Clinical efficacy of transcutaneous triamcinolone acetonide injection for upper eyelid retraction and swelling in patients with thyroid eye disease.

Int Med Case Rep J 2018 9;11:325-331. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Olympia Eye Hospital, Tokyo, Japan,

Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of transcutaneous triamcinolone acetonide (TA) injection for the treatment of upper eyelid retraction and swelling in thyroid eye disease (TED) patients.

Patients And Methods: This is a case series. Three euthyroid TED patients with features of both upper eyelid retraction and swelling were recruited. Read More

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November 2018

Practical Implementation of a Single-Night Split-Titration Protocol With BPAP-ST and AVAPS in Patients With Neuromuscular Disease.

J Clin Sleep Med 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Study Objectives: At the sleep laboratory, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation titration protocols in patients with neuromuscular disease (NMD) are based on standard pressure cycle devices in a spontaneous/timed mode (BPAP-ST). Experience integrating protocols on average volume-assured pressure support (AVAPS) mode is limited, prompting us to develop a practical single-night titration protocol that provides information to assist clinicians and patients as they decide between BPAP-ST and AVAPS modes.

Methods: We implemented a sequential titration protocol of BPAP-ST followed by AVAPS during a single-night polysomnography study in patients with NMD and reported polysomnographic and clinical metrics. Read More

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November 2018

Spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) in hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSP): A sham-controlled crossover study.

J Spinal Cord Med 2018 Dec 3:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

d Neurology Unit , Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico , Milan , Italy.

Objective: Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) represents a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive spasticity and lower limb weakness. We assessed the effects of transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) in HSP.

Design: A double-blind, randomized, crossover and sham-controlled study. Read More

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December 2018

An exploratory study of the effect of labor pain management on postpartum depression among Chinese women.

Ginekol Pol 2018 ;89(11):627-636

Department of Nursing, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Department of Nursing, Haining Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, Haining, China.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pain relief during labor on the occurrence of potential postpartum depression in early postpartum among Chinese women.

Material And Methods: A quasi-experimental study used, with a convenience sample of 565 women who delivered at the Women's Hospital, School of Medicine. Three types of pain relief were administered based on the women's preference (doula, n = 301; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, n = 51; epidural analgesia, n = 213). Read More

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January 2018
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Spinal cord perfusion protection for thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a devastating complication after open or endovascular aortic repair for thoracoabdominal aortic disease. The underlying pathogenesis is not fully understood but appears multifactorial. Multiple spinal cord protection strategies and monitoring techniques are currently utilized with variable results seen. Read More

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November 2018

Validation of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool to assess vocal cord motion in an animal feasibility study.

Gland Surg 2018 Oct;7(5):433-439

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.

Background: Post-thyroidectomy dysphonia can result from recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury. Confirmation of postoperative recurrent nerve function has prompted many surgeons to advocate laryngoscopic examination. Indirect and flexible laryngoscopy permit visualization of vocal cord motion, but not all thyroid surgeons are skilled in these techniques. Read More

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October 2018
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Feasibility of using a novel non-invasive ambulatory tibial nerve stimulation device for the home-based treatment of overactive bladder symptoms.

Transl Androl Urol 2018 Dec;7(6):912-919

Department of Uro-Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK.

Background: To evaluate safety, acceptability and pilot efficacy of transcutaneous low-frequency tibial nerve stimulation (TNS) using a novel device as home-based neuromodulation.

Methods: In this single-centre pilot study, 48 patients with overactive bladder (OAB) (24 with neurogenic and 24 with idiopathic OAB) were randomized to use a self-applicating ambulatory skin-adhering device stimulating transcutaneously the tibial nerve at 1 Hz for 30 minutes, either once daily or once weekly, for 12 weeks. Changes in OAB symptoms and QoL were measured at baseline, weeks 4, 8, and 12 using validated scoring instruments (ICIQ-OAB and ICIQ-LUTSqol), 3-day bladder diary and a Global Response Assessment (GRA) at week 12. Read More

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December 2018

Comparison of tissue oxygenation achieved breathing oxygen from a demand valve with four different mask configurations.

Diving Hyperb Med 2018 Dec;48(4):209-217

Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

Introduction: High concentration normobaric oxygen (O₂) is a priority in treating divers with suspected decompression illness. The effect of different O₂ mask configurations on tissue oxygenation when breathing with a demand valve was evaluated.

Methods: Sixteen divers had tissue oxygen partial pressure (PtcO₂) measured at six limb sites. Read More

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December 2018
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[Removal of a catheter kinked in the radial artery by anchoring the distal part of the catheter with a needle via transcutaneous approach].

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2018 Dec;46(8):710-713

VM Medicalpark Kocaeli Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Kocaeli.

Presently described is a case with a twisted catheter in the radial artery during coronary angiography and was removed after stretching it with an external needle tip inserted into the brachial artery. A 77-year-old male patient had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery 10 years earlier and implantation of a permanent pacemaker 2 years prior. He had presented with typical angina and a regional wall motion defect had been observed on echocardiography. Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of dual-acupoint and single-acupoint electric stimulation on postoperative outcomes in elderly patients subjected to gastrointestinal surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2018 Dec 4;19(1):669. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Anesthesiology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, 710032, Shaanxi, China.

Background: Transcutaneous electric acupoint stimulation (TEAS) has shown benefits when used peri-operatively. However, the role of numbers of areas with acupoint stimulation is still unclear. Therefore, we report the protocol of a randomized controlled trial of using TEAS in elderly patients subjected to gastrointestinal surgery, and comparing dual-acupoint and single-acupoint stimulation. Read More

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December 2018

Leptospirose.

Rev Prat 2016 Oct;66(8):886-892

Maladies infectieuses et tropicales, groupe hospitalier La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France.

Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is the first worldwide anthropozoonosis with an incidence of 1 000 000 cases per year. It is more frequently encountered in tropical areas but also can be diagnosed in tempered places. Read More

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October 2016
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Cardiovagal regulation and transcutaneous pO2 in breast cancer patients - a pilot study.

Neoplasma 2018 Oct 13. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Biomedical Center Martin, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University, Martin, Slovakia.

Vagal activity of patients with metastatic or recurrent breast cancer can predict their survival and can be altered by behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical interventions. Tumor oxygenation is important in defining the cellular metabolic microenvironment of human malignancies, O2-depleted areas coincide with nutrient and energy deprivation and with a hostile metabolic microenvironment. In our work we simultaneously measured two oxygen-sensitive parameters in breast cancer patients, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and transcutaneous O2 partial pressure (tcpO2) in breast tissue. Read More

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October 2018
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Changes in self-perception in patients treated with neurostimulating devices.

Epilepsy Behav 2018 Nov 27;90:25-30. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

University Hospital Freiburg, Dept. of Epileptology, Hugstetter Strasse 49, DE 79106 Freiburg, Germany; University of Freiburg, BrainLinks-BrainTools Cluster of Excellence, Friedrichstrasse 39, DE 79098 Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: In recent years, qualitative changes in self-perception have been reported in individual patients undergoing brain stimulation to treat their neurological disease. We here report a first systematic study addressing these unwanted treatment effects in a semiquantitative way.

Hypotheses: Hypothesis 1 (H1): Changes in self-perception can be detected and documented in patients following interventions with various neurostimulating devices using standardized assessment tools. Read More

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November 2018

Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUS) as an alternative to direct flexible laryngoscopy (DFL) in the perioperative evaluation of the vocal cord mobility in thyroid surgery.

Langenbecks Arch Surg 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Klinik für Chirurgie und Zentrum für Minimal Invasive Chirurgie, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Duisburg-Essen, Henricistrasse 92, D-45136, Essen, Germany.

Purpose: Direct flexible laryngoscopy (DFL) is the golden standard to evaluate the vocal cord (VC) function in thyroid and parathyroid surgery pre- and postoperatively. Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUS) could represent an alternative to the DFL and has been evaluated in the present study comparing the results of both methods performed at two referral centers for endocrine pathologies.

Methods: In the setting of a retrospective study, 668 patients (560 female, 118 male; mean age 50. Read More

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November 2018

BOLD fMRI effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation in patients with chronic tinnitus.

PLoS One 2018 28;13(11):e0207281. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Neuroscience Research Institute, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea.

Objective: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a neuromodulation method used for treatment of epilepsy and depression. Transcutaneous VNS (tVNS) has been gaining popularity as a noninvasive alternative to VNS. Previous tVNS neuroimaging studies revealed brain (de)activation patterns that involved multiple areas implicated in tinnitus generation and perception. Read More

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November 2018

Factors Affecting and Adjustments for Sex Differences in Current Perception Threshold With Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation in Healthy Subjects.

Neuromodulation 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Kyorin University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: Current perception threshold (CPT) measurement is a noninvasive, easy, and semi-objective method for determining sensory function using transcutaneous electrical stimulation. Previous studies have shown that CPT is determined by physical characteristics, such as sex, age, physical sites, and presence of neuropathy. Although the CPT reported in males is clearly higher than that in females, the reason for this difference remains unclear. Read More

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November 2018

SUBSTANTIATION OF THE METHOD OF TREATMENT CHOICE FOR PATIENTS, SUFFERING CALCULI OF THE LOWER CALICES RENALES.

Klin Khir 2016 Oct(10):58-60

Results of treatment of 276 patients, suffering the lower renalis calyx (LRC) calculi, hav' ing size (1.14 ± 0.35) сm, were analyzed. Read More

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October 2016

Messages from the auricle - limiting progression of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction through transcutaneous nerve stimulation of nerves in the external ear.

Exp Physiol 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K, LS2 9JT.

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November 2018
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A novel power supply system for puborectails-like artificial anal sphincter.

Artif Organs 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University -, Department of Instrument Science and Engineering, MInhang district, 800 Dongchuan road, No.2 building SEIEE, 107 room, Shanghai, China, 200240.

Puborectails-like artificial anal sphincter (PAAS) is an innovative new type of artificial anal sphincter (AAS). It overcomes many drawbacks and inadequacies of various previous AASs, and it has successfully been implanted to proceed vivo-test for almost 3 weeks. During vivo-test, PAAS shows its ability to retain continence with low risk of ischemia necrosis, and somehow truly helps to remodel rectal perception. Read More

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November 2018

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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Application of transcutaneous carbon dioxide improves capillary regression of skeletal muscle in hyperglycemia.

J Physiol Sci 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Rehabilitation Science, Kobe University Graduate School of Health Sciences, 7-10-2 Tomogaoka, Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 654-0142, Japan.

The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of transcutaneous CO application on the blood flow and capillary architecture of the soleus muscle in rats with streptozotocin (STZ)-induced hyperglycemia. Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: control, control + CO-treated, STZ-induced hyperglycemia, and STZ-induced hyperglycemia + CO-treated groups. Blood flow in soleus muscle increased during the transcutaneous CO exposure, and continued to increase for 30 min after the treatment. Read More

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November 2018

Evaluation of different doses of transcutaneous nerve stimulation for pain relief during labour: a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2018 Nov 26;19(1):652. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Paseo Blas Cabrera Felipe, s/n, 35016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.

Background: Pain during labour is one of the most intense pain that women may experience in their lifetime. There are several non-pharmacological analgesic methods to relieve pain during labour, among them transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). TENS is a low-frequency electrotherapy technique, analgesic type, generally used in musculoskeletal pathology, but it has also come to be used as an alternative treatment during labour. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the Management of Post-Injection Sciatic Pain in a non-randomized controlled clinical trial in Nnewi, Nigeria.

BMC Complement Altern Med 2018 Nov 26;18(1):310. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, University of Nigeria|, Enugu Campus, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Background: Many studies on transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) had been undertaken to explore its pain relieving efficiency on several medicals/surgical conditions but none, specifically, had been carried out to determine the effect it has on post-injection sciatic pain (PISP) which comes about from wrong administration of intramuscular pain. This study aims to assess the effects of TENS in the management of PISP.

Methods: A total of 72 PISP subjects comprising 40 test subjects and 32 control subjects participated in a non-randomized controlled clinical trial in the current study. Read More

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November 2018

Apneic Oxygenation With High-Flow Nasal Cannula and Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Monitoring During Airway Surgery: A Case Series.

A A Pract 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

From the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Three patients underwent laryngeal and tracheal surgeries under apneic conditions using transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange. Transcutaneous carbon dioxide (CO2) levels were recorded throughout the apneic period to detect rates of CO2 rise. Conventional airway management was initiated after 15 minutes of apnea with either tracheal intubation or jet ventilation. Read More

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November 2018

Significant Delay in the Detection of Desaturation between Finger Transmittance and Earlobe Reflectance Oximetry Probes during Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy: Analysis of 104 Cases.

Lung 2018 Nov 24. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Pulmonary Division, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel.

Purpose: There is clinical significance to a delay in response time for detecting desaturation by pulse oximetry. Our aim in this study was to compare the response time of the reflectance and transmittance saturation probes during fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) under monitored anesthesia care.

Methods: A prospective study included 104 patients scheduled for FOB. Read More

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November 2018

Efficacy and Safety of Treatment with Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation in 17 Patients with Refractory Epilepsy Evaluated by Electroencephalogram, Seizure Frequency, and Quality of Life.

Med Sci Monit 2018 Nov 23;24:8439-8448. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Neurology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of treatment with transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) for patients with refractory epilepsy by evaluation of the frequency of seizures, electroencephalogram (EEG) changes, and quality of life on follow-up at three months and six months. MATERIAL AND METHODS EEG evaluation followed baseline evaluation with EEG at three months and six months following tVNS treatment. The frequency of seizures was recorded during the six-month study period. Read More

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November 2018
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Transcutaneous bilirubin nomogram for evaluating the risk of hyperbilirubinemia in Iranian healthy newborns.

World J Pediatr 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Midwifery, Students Research Committee, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Hyperbilirubinemia, which is mostly benign, is one of the most common problems in neonates. This study was conducted to draw a skin bilirubin nomogram for evaluating the risk of hyperbilirubinemia requiring treatment.

Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 1066 healthy infants. Read More

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November 2018
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NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF MEDIUM AND LOW FREQUENCY ON THE QUADRICEPS FEMORIS.

Acta Ortop Bras 2018 ;26(5):346-349

Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Department of Physical Therapy, Jatai, GO, Brazil.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in different frequencies on the quadriceps femoris. A randomized, controlled, blind cross-sectional study.

Methods: Thirty subjects (12 men and 18 women), with an average age of 24. Read More

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January 2018
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Investigating the effectiveness and feasibility of exercise on microvascular reactivity and quality of life in systemic sclerosis patients: study protocol for a feasibility study.

Trials 2018 Nov 21;19(1):647. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S10 2BP, UK.

Background: Raynaud's phenomenon is one of the first clinical manifestations observed in systemic sclerosis (SSc). This microvasculature disorder affects mostly the digits in over 95% of SSc patients, significantly affecting their health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and incurring higher hospital admissions and other healthcare costs. Exercise is known to improve both micro- and macrovascular function - aerobic exercise and resistance training, separately or combined, have been demonstrated to lead to significant vasculo-physiological improvements in conditions that present vasculopathy. Read More

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November 2018
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Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange During Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Feasibility Study.

J ECT 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Department of Psychiatry GGZ inGeest/VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: In electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a generalized seizure is provoked under general anesthesia. Standard airway management is done by face mask ventilation, but this is difficult during generalized seizure. Transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange (THRIVE) is a method to increase apnea tolerance and permit apnea oxygenation. Read More

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November 2018
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Short-term inhibition of spinal reflexes in multiple lower limb muscles after neuromuscular electrical stimulation of ankle plantar flexors.

Exp Brain Res 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8902, Japan.

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) of lower limbs elicits muscle contractions through the activation of efferent fibers and concomitant recruitment of afferent fibers, which can modulate excitability of the central nervous system. However, neural mechanisms of NMES and how unilateral stimulation of the soleus affects spinal reflexes in multiple lower limb muscles bilaterally remains unknown. Twelve able-bodied participants were recruited, and spinal reflex excitability changes were tested after four interventions, each applied for 60 s, on the right plantar flexors: (1) motor-level NMES; (2) sensory-level NMES; (3) voluntary contraction; (4) rest. Read More

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November 2018
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Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on spasticity in adults with stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India; Centre for Comprehensive Stroke Rehabilitation and Research (CCSRR), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Objectives: 1. To determine the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on post-stroke spasticity. 2a. Read More

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November 2018
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Electrical Stimulation and Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function Following Surgery: A Systematic Review.

Neuromodulation 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objectives: Postoperative ileus occurs in approximately 5-15% of patients following major abdominal surgery, and poses a substantial clinical and economic burden. Electrical stimulation has been proposed as a means to aid postoperative gastrointestinal (GI) recovery, but no methods have entered routine clinical practice. A systematic review was undertaken to assess electrical stimulation techniques and to evaluate their clinical efficacy in order to identify promising areas for future research. Read More

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November 2018
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Urgent need to clarify the definition of chronic critical limb ischemia - a position paper from the European Society for Vascular Medicine.

Vasa 2018 Nov 19:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

b ESVM board authors.

Chronic critical lower limb ischemia (CLI) has been defined as ischemia that endangers the leg. An attempt was made to give a precise definition of CLI, based on clinical and hemodynamic data (Second European Consensus). CLI may be easily defined from a clinical point of view as rest pain of the distal foot or gangrene or ulceration. Read More

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November 2018
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Bendopnea and Its Clinical Importance in Outpatient Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Acta Cardiol Sin 2018 Nov;34(6):518-525

Department of Cardiology.

Purpose: Bendopnea is a recently reported novel symptom in patients with heart failure (HF) defined as shortness of breath when bending forward. It has been demonstrated that bendopnea is associated with advanced symptoms and worse outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of bendopnea and its clinical importance with regards to functional status, hemodynamic and echocardiographic characteristics in outpatient pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients. Read More

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November 2018
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WITHDRAWN: corrigendum to "Effectiveness of complementary pain treatment for women with deep endometriosis through Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): Randomized controlled trial" [Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. 194 (2015) 1-6].

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil. Electronic address:

This article has been withdrawn at the request of the author(s) and/or editor. The Publisher apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Read More

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November 2018
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Effectiveness of mirror therapy in phantom limb pain: A literature review.

Neurologia 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Departamento de Biología Funcional y de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Vigo, Pontevedra, España; Grupo de investigación HealthyFit (GHi22), Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Galicia Sur (IISGS), Vigo, España. Electronic address:

Introduction: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a type of neuropathic pain that affects the territory of an amputated limb or other surgically removed body parts. Between 60% and 90% of amputees suffer from PLP during follow-up. There are a range of therapeutic options for PLP, both pharmacological (gabapentin, amitriptyline, tricyclic antidepressants, etc) and non-pharmacological (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, hypnosis, acupuncture, etc). Read More

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November 2018
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The association of diabetic microvascular and macrovascular disease with cutaneous circulation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

J Diabetes Complications 2018 Oct 12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Diabetes Center, First Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

Aims: To study the impact of diabetic neuropathy, both peripheral sensorimotor (DPN) and cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN), on transcutaneous oxygen tension (TcPO) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

Methods: A total of 163 participants were recruited; 100 with T2DM and 63 healthy individuals. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) was defined as ankle-brachial index (ABI) values ≤0. Read More

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October 2018
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Comparison of high-intensity laser therapy and combination of ultrasound treatment and transcutaneous nerve stimulation in patients with cervical spondylosis: a randomized controlled trial.

Lasers Med Sci 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Orthopaedic Department, Casa di Cura Villa Betania, Rome, Italy.

The aim of the study was to compare the effect of high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) and a combination of ultrasound (US) treatment and transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) on pain, range of motion (ROM), and functional activity in patients with cervical spondylosis (CS). A total of 84 patients with a mean age of 51.54 years (52 women and 32 men) affected by CS were enrolled in this study. Read More

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November 2018
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Identification of new factors associated to walking impairment in patients with vascular-type claudication.

Vascular 2018 Nov 15:1708538118813708. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

4 Exercise and Sports Medicine, University Hospital, Angers, France.

Objectives: Mechanisms of walking limitation in arterial claudication are incompletely elucidated. We aimed to identify new variables associated to walking limitation in patients with claudication.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data of 1120 patients referred for transcutaneous exercise oxygen pressure recordings (TcpO). Read More

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November 2018
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Electric Fields Induced By Transcutaneous And Intracranial Current Injections In The Rat Brain.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 Jul;2018:2252-2255

As a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) and specifically the transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has gained popularity in recent years for treatment of a wide variety of cognitive and neurological disorders. Recent studies have shown that TES can alter the motor cortex excitability. Animal studies to demonstrate the underlying mechanisms of TES are clearly lacking in literature. Read More

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Merged Haptic Sensation in the Hand during Concurrent Non-Invasive Proximal Nerve Stimulation.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 Jul;2018:2186-2189

When individuals interact with the environment, sensory feedback is a critical aspect of the experience. Individuals using prosthesis often have difficulty controlling their device, partly due to a lack of sensory information. Transcutaneous nerve stimulation has the potential to elicit focal haptic sensation when controlled electrical current was delivered to a pair of electrodes in proximity to the nerve. Read More

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Strengthening the quadriceps femoris muscle versus other knee training programs for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

Rheumatol Int 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Demirkapı Cad. Karabal, Sk., Bakirkoy, 34740, Istanbul, Turkey.

People with knee osteoarthritis have atrophy of the muscles surrounding the knee joint. Therefore, exercise programs primarily have been focused on the strengthening of quadriceps femoris muscle (QFM). Primary aim of this systematic review was to determine which exercise increases strength of the QFM and describe the details of the training programs. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparison of incisional complications between skin closures using a simple continuous or intradermal pattern: a pilot study in horses undergoing ventral median celiotomy.

PeerJ 2018 9;6:e5772. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department for Horses, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Development of incisional complications following ventral median celiotomy might depend on suture pattern for skin closure.

Methods: In this prospective study, 21 healthy male horses underwent celiotomy. Skin closure was either performed via a continuous percutaneous pattern (CO group; 5 warmbloods/5 ponies) or an intradermal pattern (ID group; 5 warmbloods/6 ponies). Read More

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November 2018
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Combination of flunarizine and transcutaneous supraorbital neurostimulation improves migraine prophylaxis.

Acta Neurol Scand 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Objective: This study is aimed to access the efficacy and safety of combination therapy of flunarizine plus transcutaneous supraorbital neurostimulation (tSNS) compared with either flunarizine or tSNS alone for migraine prophylaxis.

Methods: Patients with episodic migraine were enrolled and randomized into three groups. Flunarizine 5 mg per day, or tSNS for 20 minutes daily or combination of both were prescribed consecutively for 3 months. Read More

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November 2018
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Feasibility and reliability of electrical, mechanical and thermal nociceptive testing and assessment of diffuse noxious inhibitory control in dogs.

J Pain Res 2018 23;11:2491-2496. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada,

Purpose: Quantitative sensory testing has been used to assess the somatosensory system. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and reliability of electrical (ENT), mechanical (MNT) and thermal (TNT) nociceptive testing and the effect of a conditioning stimulus on MNT.

Patients And Methods: Sixteen healthy client-owned dogs were included in this study. Read More

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October 2018
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Regularities of free radical processes and involutional changes of face and neck skin in different age groups.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2018 24;11:515-520. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Institute of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology, Moscow, Russia.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of free radical oxygen and peroxide- lipid processes along with conducting the study of blood flow level and oxygen saturation of facial tissues in patients of different ages with varying degrees of involutional changes in the skin of the face and neck.

Materials And Methods: One hundred and fifty-three people (84.3% women and 15. Read More

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October 2018

Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation for prevention of postoperative delirium in geriatric patients with silent lacunar infarction: a preliminary study.

Clin Interv Aging 2018 24;13:2127-2134. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Anesthesiology, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei, People's Republic of China,

Purpose: This study aims to investigate the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on postoperative delirium (POD) in elderly patients with silent lacunar infarct and preliminarily to determine the relationship among TEAS, blood-brain barrier (BBB), neuroinflammation, and POD.

Patients And Methods: Sixty-four-old patients with silent lacunar infarct were randomly divided into two groups: group TEAS and control group (group C). Patients in the group TEAS received TEAS (disperse-dense waves; frequency, 2/100 Hz) on acupoints Hegu and Neiguan of both sides starting from 30 minutes before induction of anesthesia until the end of surgery, and the intensity was the maximum current that could be tolerated. Read More

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