- Effects of Short Wave Diathermy Added on Dextrose Prolotherapy Injections in Osteoarthritis of the Knee. [Journal Article]J Altern Complement Med 2020JA
- Objective: To show the effects of short wave diathermy (SWD) added on prolotherapy injections in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee on pain, physical functioning, and quality of life. Design: This is a single-blinded randomized controlled study. Setting: Physical Med…
Objective: To show the effects of short wave diathermy (SWD) added on prolotherapy injections in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee on pain, physical functioning, and quality of life. Design: This is a single-blinded randomized controlled study. Setting: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of a university hospital. Subjects: Sixty-three patients with OA of the knee with Kellgren-Lawrence class 2 or 3 were included in the study. Methods: Patients were randomized into two groups, first being dextrose prolotherapy+SWD and the second being dextrose prolotherapy with sham SWD. Patients were injected with dextrose prolotherapy solutions in the beginning, third, and sixth week of the study, for a total of three times, and took 20 min of SWD after injection (true or sham). Outcome measures: Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain, and Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) were applied before, after (sixth week), and at the third month of treatment. Results: Both groups showed improvements in VAS, WOMAC, and SF-36 scores (p < 0.05). Between-group analyses showed no significant differences (p > 0.05). Conclusions: This study shows that prolotherapy is effective for pain, functionality, and quality of life in patients with OA of the knee. The effects of additional SWD require more evidence. More studies of higher quality are required to make a statement.
- [A novel method for non-invasive mechanical ablation of prostate tumors using pulsed focused ultrasound]. [Journal Article]Urologiia 2019; (6):67-73U
- CONCLUSIONS: A pilot study showed the feasibility of using boiling histotripsy as a non-invasive method for treating prostate diseases.
- Continuous shortwave diathermy with exercise reduces pain and improves function in Lateral Epicondylitis more than sham diathermy: A randomized controlled trial. [Journal Article]J Bodyw Mov Ther 2020; 24(1):69-76JB
- CONCLUSIONS: Adding continuous short wave diathermy to a specific regimen of exercises, reduces pain and improves function in patients suffering from chronic lateral epicondylitis more than sham diathermy and exercise.
- Noncontact Phased-Array Ultrasound Facilitates Acute Wound Healing in Mice. [Journal Article]Plast Reconstr Surg 2020; 145(2):348e-359ePR
- CONCLUSIONS: The authors' noncontact low-frequency ultrasound phased-array device improved the wound-healing rate. It was associated with increased early neovascularization that was followed by high levels of collagen-matrix production and epithelialization. The device may expand the mechanotherapeutic proangiogenesis field, thereby helping stimulate a revolution in infected wound care.
- Diathermy versus scalpel for skin incision in patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair: A systematic review and meta-analysis. [Review]Int J Surg 2020IJ
- CONCLUSIONS: There is no difference between use of diathermy and scalpel for skin incision in patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair in terms of surgical site infection, seroma and postoperative pain. Use of diathermy for skin incision may be associated with shorter incision time and may reduce the risk of haematoma formation.
- Thermal and non-thermal effects off capacitive-resistive electric transfer application on the Achilles tendon and musculotendinous junction of the gastrocnemius muscle: a cadaveric study. [Journal Article]BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2020; 21(1):46BM
- CONCLUSIONS: The low-power protocols resulted in only a very slight thermal effect at the Achilles tendon and musculotendinous junction, but current flow was observed. The high-power protocols resulted in a greater temperature increase at the Achilles tendon and musculotendinous junction and a greater current flow than the low-power protocols. The high-power resistive protocol gave the greatest increase in Achilles tendon and musculotendinous junction temperature. Capacitive treatments (low- and high-power) achieved a greater increase in superficial temperature.
- Comparison of the effectiveness of manual massage, long-wave diathermy, and sham long-wave diathermy for the management of delayed-onset muscle soreness: a randomized controlled trial. [Journal Article]Arch Physiother 2020; 10:1AP
- CONCLUSIONS: Future studies are needed to have a better understanding about the treatment of DOMS in clinical practice.
- [High-intensity focused ultrasound in the treatment of glaucoma]. [Review]Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi 2020; 56(1):66-70ZY
- In recent years, with the improvement of high-intensity focused ultrasound technology, ultrasound cycloplasty has once again gained clinical recognition, becoming one of the non-invasive procedures for glaucoma treatment. Although high-level evidence is still lacking so far, the existing literature has shown that ultrasound cycloplasty can effectively and safely decreases the intraocular pressure…
In recent years, with the improvement of high-intensity focused ultrasound technology, ultrasound cycloplasty has once again gained clinical recognition, becoming one of the non-invasive procedures for glaucoma treatment. Although high-level evidence is still lacking so far, the existing literature has shown that ultrasound cycloplasty can effectively and safely decreases the intraocular pressure in glaucoma by reducing the formation of aqueous humor and increasing the drainage of aqueous humor through the uveoscleral pathway. This article focuses on the efficacy and safety of ultrasound cycloplasty in the treatment of glaucoma, reviews the existing literature, and summarizes the information on the development of equipment, treatment mechanisms, surgical procedures, effectiveness of intraocular pressure reduction, and post-operative complications, with the purpose to provide reference for clinical research and application. (Chin J Ophthalmol, 2020, 56: 66-70).
- Increased Tissue Penetration of Doxorubicin in Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) after High-Intensity Ultrasound (HIUS). [Journal Article]Int J Surg Oncol 2019; 2019:6185313IJ
- CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that HIUS may be used as a method to prepare the peritoneal tissue for intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Higher tissue penetration rates can be achieved without increasing chemotherapy concentrations and preventing structural damage to tissue using short time intervals. More studies need to be performed to analyze the effect of HIUS in combination with intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
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- Evaluation of Electrocautery and Stainless Steel Scalpel in Oral Mucoperiosteal Incision for Mandibular Anterior Fracture. [Journal Article]Ann Maxillofac Surg 2019 Jul-Dec; 9(2):230-234AM
- CONCLUSIONS: From present study, we can conclude that electrocautery is better than stainless steel scalpel in relation to time taken for incision, intraoperative blood loss and postoperative pain.