Researchers determine local acupuncture needling is important for treating peripheral neuropathy successfully

(Natural News) Researchers recently found a connection between local acupuncture points and the peripheral nerves involved in neuropathy and neuropathic pain. They concluded that stimulating those local points with needles ensures the successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Numerous studies show that acupuncture improves medical conditions like chronic lower back pain, migraine and tension headaches, and chemotherapy-related...
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AbstractThere is a high percentage of error in the approach of patients with joint pain by primary care physicians. An algorithm can help improve this misdiagnosis problem. Our study seeks to determine the effectiveness of an algorithm when used by primary care physicians for the diagnosis of cases of joint pain patients. A randomized clinical experiment was carried out. Primary care physicians from five cities in Colombia developed a series of clinical cases, which were presented to them through a website on their personal cell phones. Half of the doctors developed the cases using the diagnostic algorithm, and the other h...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
The objectives of the study were to describe methods used to measure the progression of IPJ osteoarthritis and identify risk factors for IPJ osteoarthritis progression. MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, and The Cochrane Library were searched from inception to 19th February 2020 (PROSPERO CRD42019121034). Eligible studies assessed potential risk factor/s associated with IPJ osteoarthritis progression. Risk of bias was assessed using a modified QUIPS Tool, and a best evidence synthesis was performed. Of eight eligible studies, all measured osteoarthritis progression radiographically, and none considered symptoms. Eighteen potential r...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractFibromyalgia (FM) is known a common painful syndrome and its frequency is increased in inflammatory rheumatic diseases. We aimed to assess FM frequency in axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) patients and age- and sex-matched healthy controls with the 2011 ACR FM criteria. We evaluated the association between receiving biologic disease-modifying antirheumatoid drugs (bDMARD) and presence of FM. 127 patients with Ax-SpA and 73 age- and sex-matched controls were included. Individuals were assessed according to modified 2011 ACR diagnostic criteria for FM. The pain was evaluated by visual analog scale (VAS). Disease activi...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate fatigue and its relationship with disease parameters, functional disability, anxiety, depression, quality of life, and correlation with disease activity as determined by various scales. A total of 1028 patients (677 females, 351 males) with PsA who met the CASPAR criteria were included [Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) Network multicenter study]. The demographic features and clinical conditions of the patients were recorded. Correlations between fatigue score and clinical parameters were evaluated using the Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis (DAPS...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionPsA-associated fatigue is prevalent in this Asian PsA cohort and is associated with disease activity, impact and chronicity.
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2020Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Recep Sade, Okan Cakir, Berhan Pirimo─člu, Gökhan Polat, Ahmet Yalcin
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions Cervical stenosis in women developing cervical cancer can cause misleading sampling and false-negative HPV test results.
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Cervical Neoplasia Screening and Management Source Type: research
Objective Vestibulectomy is one of the only proven therapeutic treatments for provoked vulvodynia (PVD). However, little is known about long-term surgical success. Methods Patients who underwent vestibulectomy between 1991 and 2003 were interviewed to assess frequency of intercourse and degree of pain during various activities, as well as satisfaction with and willingness to recommend the surgery. We also examined the outcome relation to PVD type being primary or secondary. Differences in pain over time were assessed using a paired-sample t test or a Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Results Of 85 eligible patients, 50 (5...
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Benign Vulvovaginal Conditions Source Type: research
Conclusions Information about this severe but remediable condition that is associated with lack of estrogen may guide specialists who are treating complex vulvar pain. The patients' clinical histories and therapeutic courses invite a review of estrogen receptor physiology related to urogenital pain conditions.
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Benign Vulvovaginal Conditions Source Type: research
Neurostimulation has the capacity to stop pain signals from traveling up to the brain, but to mask the pain effectively and for long periods of time clinicians have turned to implants. That is because conventional TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerv...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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