- Effectiveness of non-pharmacological and non-surgical interventions for rheumatoid arthritis: an umbrella review. [Journal Article]
- JDJBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 2019 May 09
- CONCLUSIONS: Of the included interventions, only multicomponent or single exercise/physical activity interventions, psychosocial interventions and custom orthoses seem to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis. Future evidence should be sought and synthesized in the domains identified as knowledge gaps, namely, emotional well-being, sleep, coping and physical well-being. Further examination of the effects of interventions that have not been assessed or sufficiently is suggested in order to establish their effectiveness so decisions and recommendations can be made.
- An Atraumatic Sacral Fracture with Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Complicating the Early Postpartum Period: A Case Report. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Case Rep 2019 Jun 06; 20:794-799
- CONCLUSIONS: Lumbosacral radiculopathy in the absence of trauma during pregnancy or the early postpartum should prompt consideration of an underlying atraumatic, fatigue sacral fracture. Such fractures may result from the abnormal biomechanical loading of the sacrum during rapid vaginal deliveries and are most effectively diagnosed by MRI. Conservative management strategies involving physiotherapy and multimodal analgesia are recommended. Future pregnancies may exacerbate radicular symptoms. Such patients may subsequently benefit from elective caesarean section deliveries and hydrotherapy.
- [The influence of treatments in the field of hydrotherapy and controlled physical training on the temperature of lower limbs in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease]. [Journal Article]
- PMPol Merkur Lekarski 2019 May 27; 46(275):217-219
- CONCLUSIONS: The applied vortex massage treatments significantly influenced the improvement of the lower limbs' warmth. Treatments in the field of hydrotherapy have a beneficial effect in the treatment of patients with chronic lower limb ischemia.
- [The influence of hydrotherapy and physical training procedures on selected haemodynamic parameters of the circulatory system in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease]. [Journal Article]
- PMPol Merkur Lekarski 2019 May 27; 46(275):213-216
- CONCLUSIONS: The applied eddy massage treatments significantly influenced the improvement of the hemodynamic parameters of the cardiovascular system.
- Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Nursing Homes: Results of a Cross-Sectional Study in Residents and Caregivers. [Journal Article]
- CMComplement Med Res 2019 May 29; :1-12
- CONCLUSIONS: The results of this cross-sectional study indicate a high acceptance of integrating KT by residents and caregivers. The effectiveness and safety of KT should be explored in further comparative studies.
- Efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous lavage for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. [Meta-Analysis]
- MMedicine (Baltimore) 2019; 98(21):e15552
- CONCLUSIONS: The present meta-analysis indicates that UGPL has certain clinical effect for calcifying tendinitis of rotator cuff. Compared with ESWT, UGPL may be superior in clinical pain relief and calcification clearance. However, owing to the limited quality and quantity of the included studies, additional high-quality RCTs are needed to confirm these findings.
- Water-based exercises in pregnancy: Apparent weight in immersion and ground reaction force at third trimester. [Journal Article]
- CBClin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2019 May 11; 67:148-152
- CONCLUSIONS: Pregnant women at the third trimester can benefit from the apparent weight reduction during immersion for exercising. The three water-based exercises presented similar vertical ground reaction force values, which are considered as low odds for musculoskeletal injuries. Therefore, these findings highlight the safety of the water-based exercise program during pregnancy.
- Harnessing the Four Elements for Mental Health. [Review]
- FPFront Psychiatry 2019; 10:256
- Humans are intimately connected to nature, and our physical and mental health is influenced strongly by our environment. The "elements," classically described in humoral theory as Fire, Water, Earth,…
Humans are intimately connected to nature, and our physical and mental health is influenced strongly by our environment. The "elements," classically described in humoral theory as Fire, Water, Earth, and Air, all may impact our mental health. In a contemporary sense, these elements reflect a range of modifiable factors: UV light or heat therapy (Fire); sauna, hydrotherapy, and balneotherapy (Water); nature-based exposure therapy and horticulture (Earth); oxygen-rich/clean air exposure; and breathing techniques (Air). This theoretical scoping review paper details the emerging evidence for a range of these elements, covering epidemiological and interventional data, and provides information on how we can engage in "biophilic" activities to harness their potential benefits. Interventional examples with emerging evidentiary support include "forest-bathing," heat therapy, sauna, light therapy, "greenspace" and "bluespace" exercise, horticulture, clay art therapy activities, and pranayamic yoga breathing exercises. Further robust research is however required to firmly validate many of these interventions, and to establish their therapeutic applications for the benefit of specific mental health disorders.
- Bone transport with a unilateral external fixator for femoral infected nonunion after intramedullary nailing fixation: A case control study. [Journal Article]
- MMedicine (Baltimore) 2019; 98(20):e15612
- This is a therapeutic study to evaluate the results of femoral infected nonunion using bone transport with an external fixator after debridement and irrigation. We retrospectively reviewed 15 patient…
This is a therapeutic study to evaluate the results of femoral infected nonunion using bone transport with an external fixator after debridement and irrigation. We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients with femoral infected nonunion after intramedullary nailing fixation of fractures from October 1999 to January 2010 in our institute. There were 7 males and 8 females with an average age of 32.5 years. First, the infection was eradicated completely, and the medullary canals were continuous irrigated for 2-3 weeks. After eradicating the infection tissues, the mean amount of bone defect was 8.7 cm (range, 4.0-16.0 cm). The unilateral consecutive distraction-compression osteosynthesis technique was applied after long-time medullary cavity-wound exclusion surgery. Enumeration data was described by frequency and measurement data by mean. Bone infections were controlled in all patients except 1 patient after the first debridement and irrigation. All patients have achieved bony union without recurrence of infection during the follow-up period, the mean external fixation index was 43.4 day/cm. According to the criteria recommended by Paley, the bone results were graded as excellent in 13 (86.7%) cases and good in 2 (13.3%) cases; the functional results were graded as excellent in 6 (40.0%) cases, good in 6 (40.0%) cases and fair in 3 (20.0%) cases. In management of femoral infectious nonunion which caused by intramedullary nailing fixation, the surgery of consecutive compression-distraction osteogenesis with unilateral external fixator achieves a highly effective treatment, and the method of debridement and irrigation is a compatible choice on the phase of infection-elimination.
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- Aquatic Exercise at Thermoneutral Water Temperature Enhances Antitumor Immune Responses. [Journal Article]
- INImmune Netw 2019; 19(2):e10
- Despite the broad rehabilitative potential of aquatic exercises, the relationship between aquatic exercise and the immune system has not been fully elucidated to date. In particular, there are few sp…
Despite the broad rehabilitative potential of aquatic exercises, the relationship between aquatic exercise and the immune system has not been fully elucidated to date. In particular, there are few specific and delicate immunological approaches to the effect of water temperature on immunity. Thus, we examined the effect of water temperature on immunity during aquatic exercise. The animal tumor model was adopted to examine the impact of aquatic exercise at thermoneutral temperature (TT; 29°C) on immunity compared with aquatic exercise at body temperature (BT; 36°C). Tumor-bearing mice were made to swim in TT water or in BT water for 3 wk and immune cells and their functional activity were analyzed using FACS. Tumor growth was significantly suppressed in mice that exercised in TT than in BT water. The tumor control correlated with the increased number of NK (2-fold), γδT cells (2.5-fold), NKT (2.5-fold), and cytotoxic CD8+ T cells (1.6-fold), which play a critical role in anti-tumor immune responses. Furthermore, the functional activity was dramatically improved in the TT group, showing enhanced production of IFNγ in CD8+ T cells compared with the BT group. This study demonstrates that aquatic exercise in TT water may improve protective immune responses more effectively than in BT water. Although the effects of water temperature on immune function need further verification in humans, this study suggests that water temperature in human hydrotherapy may be important for improving immune function.