Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on the Pain Intensity During Insertion of Needle in Patients Undergoing Spinal Anesthesia: A Randomized Controlled Study

Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Javad AminiSaman, HasanAli Karimpour, Behzad Hemmatpour, Saeed Mohammadi, Saeed Darvishi, Rasool Kawyannejad
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Authors: Hallgren RC, Rowan JJ Abstract Context: Osteopathic physicians often target the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPm) and rectus capitis posterior major (RCPM) muscles when using muscle energy or soft tissue cervical techniques to treat patients with head and neck pain. The RCPm and RCPM muscles are located deep within the posterior occipitoatlantal and atlantoaxial interspaces, respectively. Objective: To characterize the functional role of RCPm and RCPM muscles by comparing electromyographic (EMG) activation patterns of these muscles with EMG activation patterns of specific flexor and extensor muscle...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
Authors: Ponna V, Talsma J, Pierce-Talsma S PMID: 32451545 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
Conclusion: Insomnia was associated with disability in men, whereas aging and pain severity were associated with disability in women. Catastrophic thinking was not associated with disability in both sexes. PMID: 32454923 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
  About two out of every 100 patients who undergo surgery develop an infection, as estimated by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. While it’s a relatively small percentage, surgical site infections are a serious stall in the healing process – and may even require another operation to fully treat. You can play a role in keeping your odds of developing an infection after surgery low. Follow these surgical site infection prevention tips to promote proper wound healing: Prepare with caution Many surgeries require bathing and hair removal before the procedure. However, shaving with a razor can ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound Infection surgical wounds Source Type: news
In this report, we present a patient with a complex L3 burst fracture from a remote trauma s/p stabilization. Thirty-two years later, he developed progressive neck pain, upper extremity radiculopathy, dysesthesias, and clinical myelopathy (dropping objects, gait imbalance). An MRI demonstrated an expansile syrinx from C2-conus medullaris which previously had been unsuccessfully treated by fenestration. We offered a T1–2 laminectomy and placement of synringosubarachnoid shunt. In the associated video (Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/CLINSPINE/A107), we demonstrate the step-by-step approach for thi...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Surgical Technique Source Type: research
Conclusions: This meta-analysis provides evidence suggesting that CDA was superior to ACDF in terms of NDI score, SF-36 HSPC score, and low rate of secondary surgical procedures. Furthermore, no significant differences existed between the CDA group and the ACDF group in the neck pain visual analog scale score, arm pain visual analog scale score, the rate of neurological success, adjacent segment degeneration, and adverse events. Level of Evidence: Level 1.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
Study Design: A retrospective study using prospectively collected registry data. Objective: Examine the influence of preoperative mental health on outcomes after Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS-TLIF). Summary of Background Data: Prior studies investigating the relationship between mental health and outcomes after lumbar spine surgery included small cohorts with short follow-up and heterogenous fusion techniques. The effect of MIS-TLIF on mental health also remains unclear. Methods: Prospectively collected registry data of 226 patients who underwent single-level MIS-TLIF at a single...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Study Design: A retrospective review of prospectively collected registry data. Objectives: (1) Examine functional outcomes of patients with postoperative sacral slope (SS)
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
From social media addiction to the discovery of musical genius – is the alleviation of boredom what really drives the world?´╗┐According to the great proto-existentialist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, the life of a human or other beast “swings like a pendulum back and forth between pain and boredom”. Indeed, pain (or want) and boredom are the two main constituents of existence, and not only during the lockdown pha se of a pandemic – a thought that might (or might not) afford some gloomy relief to many right now.Schopenhauer was arguably the first western philosopher to take boredom seriously as o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Society books Philosophy books Psychology Culture Source Type: news
Publication date: September 2020Source: NeuroImage, Volume 218Author(s): Siyi Yu, Wen Li, Wei Shen, Robert R. Edwards, Randy L. Gollub, Georgia Wilson, Joel Park, Ana Ortiz, Jin Cao, Jessica Gerber, Ishtiaq Mawla, Suk-Tak Chan, Jeungchan Lee, Ajay D. Wasan, Vitaly Napadow, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Bruce Rosen, Jian Kong
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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