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Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation reduces spontaneous but not induced negative thought intrusions in high worriers.

Biol Psychol 2019 Jan 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.01.014DOI Listing
January 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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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ejp.1373
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1373DOI Listing
February 2019
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Interventions for treating urinary incontinence after stroke in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019 Feb 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://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/14651858.CD004462.pub4
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD004462.pub4DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pri.1770DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RNJ.0000000000000198DOI Listing
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 Jan 22. 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
January 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://jamanetworkopen.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?doi=10.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3044DOI Listing
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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Outcome of a High-Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (hfTENS) Device for Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Pain Pract 2019 Jan 12. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Pain Management Center, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Objective: This controlled trial examined the benefit of a high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (hfTENS) device (the Quell, NeuroMetrix, Inc., Waltham, MA, U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/papr.12764DOI Listing
January 2019
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Evaluating the analgesic effect and advantage of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation combined with opioid drugs for moderate to severe cancer-related pain: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2019 Jan 11;20(1):40. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Acupuncture, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, No. 219 Moganshan Road, XiHu District, Hangzhou, 310005, Zhejiang Province, China.

Background: Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS), which is also known as acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), has been widely used in acute or chronic pain. However, previous research has not demonstrated that TEAS is effective for cancer-related pain. Opioid drugs are strongly recommended for treating cancer-related pain, but opioid-induced immunosuppression is still the most intractable drug-induced medical problem. Read More

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https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-3145-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6329064PMC
January 2019
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Does Kinesiology Taping Improve Muscle Strength and Function in Knee Osteoarthritis? A Single-Blind, Randomized and Controlled Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 18;33(3):335-343. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mustafa Kemal University Medical School, Hatay, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of kinesiology taping (KT) on pain, movement restriction, walking speed, daily living activities, and isokinetic muscle performance in female patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Patients And Methods: The study included 61 female patients (mean age 53.5±3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6598DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328208PMC
September 2018
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Long-term outcomes of interventions for radiation-induced xerostomia: A review.

World J Clin Oncol 2019 Jan;10(1):1-13

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 14214, United States.

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a significant problem affecting quality of life in patients treated with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Strategies for reduction of xerostomia burden vary widely, with options including: sialagogue medications, saliva substitutes, acupuncture, vitamins, hyperbaric oxygen, submandibular gland transfer, and acupuncture or associated treatments. In this review, we sought to evaluate long-term outcomes of patients treated with various interventions for radiation-induced xerostomia. Read More

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https://www.wjgnet.com/2218-4333/full/v10/i1/1.htm
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5306/wjco.v10.i1.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6318483PMC
January 2019
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Cognitive improvement effects of electro-acupuncture for the treatment of MCI compared with Western medications: a systematic review and Meta-analysis.

BMC Complement Altern Med 2019 Jan 8;19(1):13. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, College of Korean Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon University, Yongun-dong, Dong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea.

Background: Almost half of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients progress to dementia, which is associated with decreased quality of life and obstacles to independent living. Relevant management is expected to prevent MCI patients from progressing to dementia. In recent years, electroacupuncture (EA) has been used to treat various kinds of neurological disorders including MCI. Read More

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https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2407-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325879PMC
January 2019
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A Comparison of Physical Therapy Modalities Versus Acupuncture in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Pilot Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

1 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: Physical therapy (PT) modalities are used in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Acupuncture is a treatment option often sought after by FMS patients. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of PT modalities with those of acupuncture on pain, daily function, and quality of life in FMS patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2018.0330DOI Listing
January 2019
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Variation of Finger Activation Patterns Post-stroke Through Non-invasive Nerve Stimulation.

Front Neurol 2018 13;9:1101. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, United States.

A transcutaneous proximal nerve stimulation technique utilizing an electrode grid along the nerve bundles has previously shown flexible activation of multiple fingers. This case study aimed to further demonstrate the ability of this novel stimulation technique to induce various finger grasp patterns in a stroke survivor. An individual with chronic hemiplegia and severe hand impairment was recruited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.01101DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6301189PMC
December 2018
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A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Patients With Acute Tinnitus.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(1):e13793

Department of Otology, Yanan University Affiliated Hospital, Yanan, China.

Background: This pilot study aimed to evaluate the feasibility effectiveness and safety of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for patients with acute tinnitus.

Methods: A total of 46 eligible patients with acute tinnitus were entered and included in this randomized controlled trial. All the included patients were equally and randomly divided into a verum TENS group and a sham TENS group, each group 23 participants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013793DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6344166PMC
January 2019
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Effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation on the EC50 of remifentanil suppressing responses to tracheal extubation in elderly patients.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(52):e13814

Department of Anesthesiology, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University.

Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) is a emerging treatment which combines transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation with traditional acupoint therapy. The present study was aimed to evaluate the effect of TEAS on the effective concentration (EC50) of remifentanil suppressing tracheal extubation response in elderly patients.Fifty-three patients undergoing spine surgery were randomly divided into 2 groups: control group (group C, n = 26) and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation group (group TEAS, n = 27). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013814DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6314690PMC
December 2018
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Randomized study of the impact of a therapeutic education program on patients suffering from chronic low-back pain who are treated with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(52):e13782

Department of Anesthesiology, Hôpital Foch, Suresnes, France and Université Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

Background: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is often used for the treatment of low-back pain (LBP). However, its effectiveness is controversial.

Objective: To determine the efficacy of TENS in the treatment LBP when associated to a therapeutic education program (TEP). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013782DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6314771PMC
December 2018
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Effects of two different aquatic exercise trainings on cardiopulmonary endurance and emotional status in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Aquatic exercises are often recommended for people with osteoarthritis (OA), however, there is a lack of evidence about the effects of these exercises.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two different aquatic exercise trainings on cardiopulmonary endurance and emotional status in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Methods: Eighty-nine patients who had been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were divided into three groups: into two different aquatic exercise training groups (only lower extremity training vs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-171116DOI Listing
December 2018
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Delayed recovery of pediatric sudden sensorineural hearing loss treated with acupuncture: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13742

Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Dermatology of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong.

Rationale: The rate of spontaneous recovery of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) has been reported to be as high as 32% to 65%. Although the majority of spontaneous recoveries occur within 2 weeks, treatment of refractory SSNHL failing conventional therapy is difficult. In particular, it is more difficult to treat children-who have a worse prognosis than adults-with SSNHL refractory to conventional therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013742DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320120PMC
December 2018
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Effect of nerve electrical stimulation for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients with advanced gastric cancer: A randomized controlled trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13620

Department of Gastroenterology, Yulin No.2 Hospital, Yulin, Shaanxi, China.

Background: This randomized controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of nerve electrical stimulation (NES) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC).

Methods: One hundred twenty-four eligible patients with AGC were included in this randomized controlled trial. They were equally divided the NES group and the sham group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013620DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6319986PMC
December 2018
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Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation over acupoints for patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: Protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13267

Beijing Key Laboratory of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Diagnosis and Treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wangjing Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Background: At present, drug therapy for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) has made great progress; however, it does not often produce a satisfying curative effect. Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation over acupoints (Acu-TENS) might be more effective in improving patient's symptoms and producing fewer side-effects as a result.Although with a great progress of the drug therapy for IBS-D, it is often hard to achieve its satisfactory curative effect. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013267DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320180PMC
December 2018
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Non-pharmacological interventions for chronic pain in multiple sclerosis.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 12 19;12:CD012622. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Poplar Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3052.

Background: Chronic pain is common and significantly impacts on the lives of persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). Various types of non-pharmacological interventions are widely used, both in hospital and ambulatory/mobility settings to improve pain control in pwMS, but the effectiveness and safety of many non-pharmacological modalities is still unknown.

Objectives: This review aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of non-pharmacological therapies for the management of chronic pain in pwMS. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/14651858.CD012622.pub2
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012622.pub2DOI Listing
December 2018
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Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation for post-traumatic stress disorder: Assessor-blinded, randomized controlled study.

Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

School of Chinese Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Aim: Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) has the potential to alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this study was to determine whether adding TEAS to sertraline or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could improve the anti-PTSD efficacy.

Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, 240 PTSD patients (60 in each group) were assigned to receive simulated TEAS combined with sertraline (group A) or with CBT (group B), active TEAS combined with CBT (group C), or active TEAS combined with CBT plus sertraline (group D) for 12 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pcn.12810DOI Listing
December 2018
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Muscle Fatigue Post-stroke Elicited From Kilohertz-Frequency Subthreshold Nerve Stimulation.

Front Neurol 2018 4;9:1061. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, United States.

Rapid muscle fatigue limits clinical applications of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for individuals with motor impairments. This study aimed to characterize the sustainability of muscle force elicited with a novel transcutaneous nerve stimulation technique. A hemiplegic chronic stroke survivor was recruited in this case study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.01061DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288233PMC
December 2018
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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome: Clinical Report.

Pain Pract 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Loin pain hematuria syndrome (LPHS) is a rare condition characterized by cryptogenic debilitating flank pain and microscopic or macroscopic hematuria. The pathophysiology of LPHS remains poorly understood, and diagnosis is made largely by exclusion of alternate pathology. Management strategies can vary widely and include chronic opioid medication and a variety of invasive procedures, including regional nerve blocks, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, local capsaicin infusion, and surgical renal denervation. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/papr.12755
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/papr.12755DOI Listing
December 2018
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Vagus nerve stimulation reduces ventricular arrhythmias and increases ventricular electrical stability.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 2;42(2):247-256. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Medical Animal Model Research, Clinical Medical Research Institute, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China.

Background: Transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (AB-VNS) is a potentially noninvasive, inexpensive, and safe approach for vagus nerve stimulation that suppresses the induction and duration of atrial fibrillation and reduces sympathetic nerve outflow in healthy humans. Researchers have not determined whether AB-VNS affects ventricular arrhythmias.

Objective: To evaluate the antiarrhythmic effects of noninvasive AB-VNS on ventricular arrhythmias induced by myocardial infarction (MI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pace.13585DOI Listing
February 2019
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A Retrospective Analysis of 25 Cases With Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation for Chronic Low Back Pain and the Predictive Value of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Patient Selection.

Neuromodulation 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Giessen, Germany.

Objective: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) may be proposed to patients with chronic lumbar pain refractory to conventional treatment. Aim of this study was to assess the importance of preoperatively treatment with TENS as a predictive value for later successful PNFS and impact of PNFS in follow-up of 12 months.

Methods: Between 2012 and 2016, a retrospective analysis of 25 patients with chronic lumbar pain and implantation of a PNFS-system was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ner.12890DOI Listing
December 2018
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Management of myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome with meditation and yoga: Healing through natural therapy.

Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jul-Dec;9(2):155-159

Department of Public Health Dentistry, ESIC Dental College and Hospital, Rohini, Delhi, India.

Aims And Objectives: Aims and objectives of the study were to study the effectiveness of Raj-yoga meditation and pranayama in patients with myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (MPDS) and compared the effects with ongoing conventional noninvasive treatment modalities.

Materials And Methods: The study comprised 30 patients divided equally (10 each) into 3 group, i.e. Read More

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http://www.njms.in/text.asp?2018/9/2/155/245343
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/njms.NJMS_25_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251288PMC
December 2018
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Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Methods of Labour Pain Relief-Establishment of Effectiveness and Comparison.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 12 9;15(12). Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Pregnancy Pathology, Department of Woman's Health, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, 40-752 Katowice, Poland.

: To evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain relief methods and to compare them. : 258 women were included in the study and interviewed using a questionnaire and the visual analogue scale for pain. They were divided into six groups depending on chosen method of labour pain relief: epidural anaesthesia (EA; = 42), water immersion and water birth (WB; = 40), nitrous oxide gas for pain control (G; = 40), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) ( = 50), multiple management (MM; = 42), none (N; = 44). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122792DOI Listing
December 2018
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Electroacupuncture Treatment Alleviates the Remifentanil-Induced Hyperalgesia by Regulating the Activities of the Ventral Posterior Lateral Nucleus of the Thalamus Neurons in Rats.

Neural Plast 2018 11;2018:6109723. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Neuroscience Research Institute and Department of Neurobiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100083, China.

Mechanisms underlying remifentanil- (RF-) induced hyperalgesia, a phenomenon that is generally named as opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH), still remain elusive. The ventral posterior lateral nucleus (VPL) of the thalamus, a key relay station for the transmission of nociceptive information to the cerebral cortex, is activated by RF infusion. Electroacupuncture (EA) is an effective method for the treatment of pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/6109723DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6252233PMC
January 2019
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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Combined With Voice Therapy in Women With Muscle Tension Dysphonia.

J Voice 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Speech and Language Pathology, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of Voice Therapy (VT) with and without Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in women with Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD).

Methods: A total of 20 women with MTD participated in the study. Participants underwent evaluation of auditory-perceptual assessment, acoustic voice analysis, Vocal Tract Discomfort (VTD), and musculoskeletal pain before and after the treatment. Read More

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December 2018
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Electro-acupuncture attenuates the mice premature ovarian failure via mediating PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway.

Life Sci 2019 Jan 3;217:169-175. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

College of Pharmacy, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China; First Clinical Medical College, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China. Electronic address:

Aims: Electro-acupuncture (EA) is frequently recommended as a complementary therapy for premature ovarian failure (POF) in the clinical. However, little information exists about its potential treatment mechanisms. The study was designed to observe the effect of EA to ovarian function and fertility in POF mice model, and investigated its potential mechanisms on PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2018.11.059DOI Listing
January 2019
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/GP.a2018.0107DOI Listing
January 2018
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Changes in self-perception in patients treated with neurostimulating devices.

Epilepsy Behav 2019 Jan 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.10.012DOI Listing
January 2019
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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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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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https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-3036-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258317PMC
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2373-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258320PMC
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-785220182605178164DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220661PMC
January 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 2019 Feb 20;237(2):467-476. 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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February 2019
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