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Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Acupuncture: Observational Study Results from a Free Clinic in New Zealand

Discussion Patient-reported and treatment-related lumbopelvic pain symptom reduction findings provide further evidence that acupuncture in pregnancy is safe and beneficial in a field setting. We discuss this study's unique contributions in providing guidance for clinicians who practice acupuncture in pregnancy, including midwives, physiotherapists, and physicians. Teaser PRECIS: Pregnant women treated for lumbopelvic pain with acupuncture in a hospital-based clinic in New Zealand reported significant pain reduction and few adverse events.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Condition:   Other Specified Pregnancy-Related Conditions Interventions:   Other: Mulligan Concept Intervention;   Other: Sham Mulligan Concept Treatment Sponsors:   University of Idaho;   National Institutes of Health (NIH) Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsIsolated UAPA is a very rare malformation with a diverse clinical presentation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case of neonatal presentation of UAPA reported in literature to date. We believe that our case report supports the opinion that a prompt cardiological evaluation is needed whenever a newborn shows signs and/or symptoms of cardiorespiratory concern. Any missed neonatal diagnosis of UAPA may contribute to the later age at presentation, with resultant higher risk of morbidity and mortality and greater therapeutical difficulties.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
This study accessed the patients information on demographic characteristics, physical signs and symptoms. Study population This is a cross-sectional and observational study carried out in Brazil during DENV and ZIKV epidemic occurred in 2016. Patients were assisted at the Healthy Unit UPA Coronel Antonino in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil from February to March of 2016. During the study 134 suspected arboviral infection cases were included and submitted to investigation. Patients presenting fever, rash during acute phase of infection (up to the 7th day after disease onset) followed by at least two of the following signals a...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Dimitrios S, Stasinopoulos L Abstract The aim of this trial was to assess the efficacy of polarized polychromatic noncoherent light (Bioptron light) in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy. An uncontrolled experimental study was conducted in pregnant patients with CTS who visited our clinic from January 2006 to January 2010. Bioptron light (480-3400 nm; 95% polarization; 40 mW/cm2; and 2.4 J/cm2) was administered perpendicular to the carpal tunnel area. The irradiation time for each session was 6 min at an operating distance of 5-10 cm from the carpal tunnel area, twice each day, five...
Source: Laser Therapy - Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess the measurement properties of the previously translated French-Canadian PGQ.
Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Low Back Pain;   Pregnancy Interventions:   Procedure: Soft Tissue Mobilization;   Procedure: Soft Tissue Massage Sponsor:   Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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