Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial Studying Changes in Clinical Symptoms and Electrodiagnostic Tests.

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial Studying Changes in Clinical Symptoms and Electrodiagnostic Tests. Altern Ther Health Med. 2019 Oct 01;: Authors: Bahrami-Taghanaki H, Azizi H, Hasanabadi H, Jokar MH, Iranmanesh A, Khorsand-Vakilzadeh A, Badiee-Aval S Abstract Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most frequent entrapment neuropathy in humans. Nonsurgical management is still a matter of debate, and conservative treatments include splinting, local steroid injections, ultrasound, and oral steroids. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture therapy for symptomatic CTS may improve symptoms and aid nerve repair as well as improve sensory and motor functions. However, limited evidence based on comprehensive evaluation methods is available regarding the effects of those treatments. Objective: The study intended to compare the short-term effects of acupuncture and conventional medical treatment on CTS patients' clinical symptoms and on the results of their electrodiagnostic tests. Design: The research team designed a randomized controlled trial. Setting: The study took place at the electrodiagnostic clinic of the School of Persian and Complementary Medicine at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (Mashhad, Iran). Participants: Participants were 60 patients at the clinic with the clinical diagnosis of CTS. Interventions: Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. Patients in the control...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe effect of acupuncture plus night splinting may show significant reduction on pain but failed to show significant differences compared with night splinting in patients with CTS. Further studies with larger sample size may confirm the findings.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Damms NA, McCallum LM, Sarrigiannis PG, Zis P Abstract Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment neuropathy accounting for up to 90% of nerve compression syndromes. It causes both positive and negative symptoms in the hands. These symptoms, especially pain, can be debilitating, which can in-turn have a negative effect on patients' quality of life (QoL). The aim of this cross-sectional case-controlled study was two-fold; to compare the QoL of patients with CTS and subjects without CTS and to determine the effect of pain on QoL in patients with CTS.Methods All patients underwent nerve conduc...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common peripheral nerve disorder of the wrist. Nonsurgical treatments e.g. laser therapy may cause potential beneficial effects. AIM: To compare the dose dependent effects of low level laser therapy (LLLT) and high intensity laser therapy (HILT) on pain and electrophysiology studies in patients with CTS. DESIGN: Double-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient physiotherapy clinic. POPULATION: Ninety-eight participants with CTS, aged between 20 to 60 years, were randomly assigned to five groups. METHODS: All participants u...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
ConclusionThe effect of acupuncture on pain combine night splinting has a better effect on pain in the treatment of CTS than that of the only splinting.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractMusculoskeletal disorders remain a major problem in hemodialysis patients. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal manifestations in hemodialysis patients and identify disease cluster profiles. We performed a cross-sectional study including all adult patients in the hemodialysis unit at Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital. We collected demographic characteristics, musculoskeletal symptoms, biologic parameters, and treatments. Musculoskeletal disorders were classified by a rheumatologist into predefined diagnostic categories. Prevalence was presented, and a cluster analysis was performed. Ei...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionesCirugías como el túnel carpiano y el dedo en resorte pueden llevarse a cabo de forma segura mediante la técnica WALANT. La satisfacción del paciente es mayor que la de los pacientes intervenidos en el quirófano. El control del dolor es excelente, especialmente durante el postoperatorio. La técnica WALANT reporta un beneficio para el paciente en términos de confort y rapidez, además de permitir prescindir de pruebas y visita preoperatorias. Su implantación supone un ahorro significativo de recursos hospitalarios.
Source: Revista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In this study, a randomized controlled trial comparing 30 patients with ESWT and 25 patients treated with LCI was conducted. The clinical outcomes were obtained with tests including the visual analog scale (VAS) for pain and paresthesia, the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BQ), and a nerve conduction study, before the study started and at three, nine, and 12 weeks after the start of the treatment.ResultsSignificantly greater improvement in the VAS and BQ scores was noted for the ESWT group than for the LCI group (P
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Adhesion neuropathy of the median nerve with persistent pain can be a challenging problem. Currently, coverage of the median nerve with a well-vascularized soft tissue is deemed necessary after secondary neurolysis. Herein, we reviewed the outcomes of seven patients with a persistent median nerve neuropathy after a primary open carpal tunnel release or a median nerve repair, treated with neurolysis and median nerve wrapping with radial artery perforator adipose flaps. During the revision surgery, after a careful and complete neurolysis of the scarred median nerve, the distally based radial artery perforator adipose flap wi...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions:   Other: Median nerve neural mobilization;   Drug: Ibuprofen Sponsor:   Francisco Unda Solano Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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