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Simultaneous transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation mitigates simulator sickness symptoms in healthy adults: a crossover study
Conclusions: Sympathetic activity increased and parasympathetic activity decreased after simulator exposure. TENS was effective in reducing SS symptoms and alleviating cognitive impairment.Trial registration number: Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Register: ACTRN12612001172897 (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - April 15, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hsin ChuMin-Hui LiYu-Cheng HuangShih-Yu Lee Source Type: research
Parasacral TENS May Have Edge for Overactive Bladder in KidsParasacral TENS May Have Edge for Overactive Bladder in Kids
Parasacral transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) may have advantages over posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in neuromodulatory treatment of children with overactive bladder. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news
High-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces pain and cardio-respiratory parameters in an animal model of acute pain: Participation of peripheral serotonin.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (HF-TENS) in antihyperalgesia, assessed through changes of sciatic nerve activity and its effects on cardiorespiratory parameters, using formalin-induced nociception in anesthetized rats. The animals were divided into formalin (FORM) and HF-TENS groups. All rats received injections of 5% formalin (50 μl, right hind-paw). The sciatic nerve activity and cardiopulmonary parameters (mean arterial pressure, heart rate, and respiratory frequency) were measured, and then the serum levels of serotonin (5-HT) we...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 11, 2013 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Santuzzi CH, Neto HD, Pires JG, Gonçalves WL, Gouvea SA, Abreu GR Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
The Use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in a Major Cancer Center for the Treatment of Severe Cancer‐Related Pain and Associated Disability
Conclusions.TENS provides a beneficial adjunct for the treatment of cancer pain, especially when utilized as a goal‐directed therapy. (Source: Pain Medicine)
Source: Pain Medicine - February 25, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jeffrey Loh, Amitabh Gulati Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The Use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in a Major Cancer Center for the Treatment of Severe Cancer-Related Pain and Associated Disability.
CONCLUSIONS.: TENS provides a beneficial adjunct for the treatment of cancer pain, especially when utilized as a goal-directed therapy. PMID: 23438255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - February 25, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Loh J, Gulati A Tags: Pain Med Source Type: research
A Single Trial of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Improves Spasticity and Balance in Patients with Chronic Stroke.
This study shows that TENS provides an immediately effective means of reducing spasticity and of improving balance in chronic stroke patients. The present data may be useful to establish the standard parameters for TENS application in the clinical setting of stroke. PMID: 23419328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine)
Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - February 22, 2013 Category: Research Authors: Cho HY, Sung In T, Hun Cho K, Ho Song C Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
Refractory chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men: can transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation help?
Conclusion TENS may be an effective and safe treatment for refractory CPPS in men, warranting randomized, placebo‐controlled trials. (Source: BJU International)
Source: BJU International - February 22, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marc P. Schneider, Marc Tellenbach, Livio Mordasini, George N. Thalmann, Thomas M. Kessler Tags: Functional Urology Source Type: research
Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pain, walking function, respiratory muscle strength and vital capacity in kidney donors: a protocol of a randomized controlled trial
This study is the first to examine the effects of TENS in this population. TENS during the postoperative period may result in pain relief and improvements in pulmonary tests and mobility, thus leading to an improved quality of life and further promoting organ donation.Trial registration: Registro Brasileiro de Ensaios Clinicos (ReBEC), number RBR-8xtkjp. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - January 11, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thiago GalliLuciana ChiavegatoNathália SantiagoRichard Liebano Source Type: research
Differential Effects of Subcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (SQS) and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in Rodent Models of Chronic Neuropathic or Inflammatory Pain
ConclusionsThe results presented show that TENS and SQS have different effects that could point to unique biologic mechanisms underlying the analgesic effect of each therapy. Furthermore, this study is the first to demonstrate in an animal model that SQS attenuates neuropathic and inflammatory‐induced pain behaviors. (Source: Neuromodulation)
Source: Neuromodulation - January 1, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Louis P. Vera‐Portocarrero, Toni Cordero, Tina Billstrom, Kim Swearingen, Paul W. Wacnik, Lisa M. Johanek Tags: Basic Science Source Type: research
Auricular transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in depressed patients: a randomized controlled pilot study
Abstract Invasive vagus nerve stimulation has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment in major depressive episodes. Recently, a novel non-invasive method of stimulating the vagus nerve on the outer canal of the ear has been proposed. In healthy subjects, a prominent fMRI BOLD signal deactivation in the limbic system was found. The present pilot study investigates the effects of this novel technique of auricular transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in depressed patients for the first time. A total of 37 patients suffering from major depression were included in two randomized sham controlled add-on...
Source: Journal of Neural Transmission - November 2, 2012 Category: Neurology Tags: Journal of Neural Transmission Source Type: research
Block of Peripheral Pain Response by High‐Frequency Sinusoidal Stimulation
ConclusionsComplete, reversible block of pain‐induced reflex potentiation was obtained in all five nerves tested. This method could be applicable to the control of pain in patients with peripheral neuropathy. (Source: Neuromodulation)
Source: Neuromodulation - November 1, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Brian Wodlinger, Saifur Rashid, Dominique M. Durand Tags: Basic Science Source Type: research
Is there a role for TENS application in the control of diabetes mellitus in insulin-dependent patients?
Abstract An 80-year-old man with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus presented to the hospital with low back pain. He was initially managed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tramadol and epidural steroid injection. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), applied on the back and buttocks, was subsequently advised. Initially, TENS was applied once every 24 hours. On improvement of pain symptoms, it was increased to thrice every 24 hours. The patient then complained of symptoms of hypoglycaemia (blood sugar level < 4 mmol/L). Discontinuation of TENS resulted in raised blood sugar level. When T...
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - November 1, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Khan M Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
The effect of Saunders traction and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the cervical spine range of motion in patients reporting neck pain - pilot study.
Conclusions. The best therapeutic effect was obtained by combining traction with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. PMID: 23382279 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - November 1, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Myśliwiec A, Saulicz E, Kuszewski M, Wolny T, Saulicz M, Knapik A Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research
Pain relief for women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia undergoing colposcopy treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on two small trials, there was no significant difference in pain relief in women receiving oral analgesics compared with placebo or no treatment (129 women; MD -3.51; 95% CI -10.03 to 3.01). We consider this evidence to be of a low to moderate quality. In routine clinical practice, intracervical injection of local anaesthetic with a vasoconstrictor (lignocaine plus adrenaline or prilocaine plus felypressin) appears to be the optimum analgesia for treatment. However, further high-quality, adequately powered trials should be undertaken in order to provide the data necessary to estimate the efficacy of oral...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - October 31, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Gajjar K, Martin-Hirsch PP, Bryant A Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Tibial nerve TENS does not work for fecal incontinence
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) of the tibial nerve seemed to help fecal incontinence in uncontrolled studies - but it failed in a recent multicenter randomized trial. (Source: Modern Medicine)
Source: Modern Medicine - October 12, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
[News] Clinical trials: round-up
Acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (ALTENS) could relieve chronic dry mouth caused by radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer. Raimond Wong (Hamilton, ON, Canada) and colleagues reported the results of a phase 2 trial assessing the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of ALTENS in the reduction of radiation-induced xerostomia. The study included 47 patients with head and neck cancer who had completed radiotherapy in the past 3–24 months and who had xerostomia symptoms. (Source: The Lancet Oncology)
Source: The Lancet Oncology - September 29, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Olaya Astudillo Tags: News Source Type: research
Effects of kinesiotherapy, ultrasound and electrotheraphy in management of bilateral knee osteoarthritis: prospective clinical trial
Conclusions: We demonstrated that the 6-MWT is a tool that can be used to evaluate improvements in the functional exercise capacity of patients submitted to a clinical intervention. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 22, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Naryana MascarinRodrigo VanciniMarilia AndradeEduardo MagalhãesCristiane de MaraClaudio de LiraIbsen Coimbra Source Type: research
The effectiveness of the therapeutic ultrasound on the psycho-physiological functioning in patients who presented with neck pain.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the therapeutic ultrasound on the psycho-physiological functioning in patients who presented with neck pain. There is a limited number of scientific studies which provide information on clinical effectiveness of the therapeutic ultrasound and its effect on the psycho-physiological functions. The present study investigated 100 patients (average age 55), 69 females and 31 males, who presented with neck pain. Treatment protocol consisted of 15 treatments spread over three weeks (five treatments per week). Patients were separated into the two groups...
Source: Collegium Antropologicum - September 1, 2012 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Matijević-Mikelić V, Crnković M, Matijević M, Leović D, Demarin V Tags: Coll Antropol Source Type: research
Immediate effects of TENS and cryotherapy in the reflex excitability and voluntary activity in hemiparetic subjects: a randomized crossover trial
BACKGROUND: The disorder of reflex and motor function in patients affected by stroke causes negative impact on the performance of movement patterns and affects the functional activities. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the immediate effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and cryotherapy interventions on the spinal reflex excitability and in the voluntary electromyography (EMG) activity in people with chronic stroke. METHOD: Randomized crossover trial. The maximum H-reflex (Hmax), the H-reflex latency and the maximum motor response (Mmax) of the soleus muscle and also the EMG of the tibialis muscle where e...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 18, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
Increasing Intensity of TENS Prevents Analgesic Tolerance in Rats
Abstract: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) reduces hyperalgesia and pain. Both low-frequency (LF) and high-frequency (HF) TENS, delivered at the same intensity (90% motor threshold [MT]) daily, result in analgesic tolerance with repeated use by the fifth day of treatment. The current study tested 1) whether increasing intensity by 10% per day prevents the development of tolerance to repeated TENS; and 2) whether lower intensity TENS (50% MT) produces an equivalent reduction in hyperalgesia when compared to 90% MT TENS. Sprague-Dawley rats with unilateral knee joint inflammation (3% carrageenan) were separ...
Source: The Journal of Pain - August 3, 2012 Category: Materials Science Authors: Karina L. Sato, Luciana S. Sanada, Barbara A. Rakel, Kathleen A. Sluka Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
Pain and electrophysiological parameters are improved by combined 830-1064 high-intensity LASER in symptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome versus Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation A randomized controlled study.
Abstract AIM: The aim of the study was to compare LASER versus transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in reducing pain and paraesthesia; and in improving motor and sensory median nerve conduction parameters in mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) DESIGN:Randomised blinded pilot study. Patients and staff administered treatments and outcome measures were blinded. SETTING:Outpatient; Research and Care Rehabilitation Institute. PARTICIPANTS:Twenty CTS symptomatic patients. Interventions. Fifteen sessions of: 1) 100 Hz TENS (30 minutes; rectangular waves; 80 ms width, intensity below muscle contract...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 23, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Casale R, Damiani C, Maestri R, Wells CD Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
[Clinical pain consultation : Profiles of clinical pain consultation and requirements for management of complex pain patients in inpatient care.]
CONCLUSION: Within the scope of the pain consultation, a wide spectrum of pain diagnoses and difficult patients are examined. Mixed forms of acute, chronic, and tumor-related pain are often present. Therapeutically, optimization of only the pharmacological regimen is often not sufficient. Similar requirements for a multimodal diagnosis and therapeutic concept as established in ambulatory and/or specialist care are ultimately needed. PMID: 22810215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - July 20, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Erlenwein J, Schlink J, Pfingsten M, Petzke F Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Secondary to Leprosy
Conclusion: Leprous neuropathy caused the nerve damage that lead to CRPS type 2. Very rarely leprosy can lead to CRPS. CRPS is a diagnosis of exclusion. (Source: Pain Medicine)
Source: Pain Medicine - July 3, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Deepti Ghia, Reshma Gadkari, Chitra Nayak Source Type: research
Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pain, pain sensitivity, and function in people with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS:/b> Both HF-TENS and LF-TENS increased PPT in people with knee osteoarthritis; placebo TENS had no significant effect on PPT. Cutaneous pain measures were unaffected by TENS. Subjective pain ratings at rest and during movement were similarly reduced by active TENS and placebo TENS, suggesting a strong placebo component of the effect of TENS. PMID: 22466027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - July 1, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vance CG, Rakel BA, Blodgett NP, Desantana JM, Amendola A, Zimmerman MB, Walsh DM, Sluka KA Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Adult norms of the perceptual threshold of touch (PTT) in the hands and feet in relation to age, gender, and right and left side using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
The objectives of this study were to establish adult norms of the perceptual threshold of touch (PTT) for the hands and feet according to age and gender and to determine the effect of right/left side, handedness, height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) on the PTT. The PTT was assessed by using a high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (Hf/TENS) with self-adhesive skin electrodes in 346 adults. The PTT was identified as the level registered in mA at which the participants perceived a tingling sensation. The PTT for all participants was a median of 3.75 mA (range 2.50-7.25) in the hands and a median of 10...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 1, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Eek E, Holmqvist LW, Sommerfeld DK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Ankle Joint Mobilization Decreases Hypersensitivity by Activation of Peripheral Opioid Receptors in a Mouse Model of Postoperative Pain
Conclusions. Our results indicate that joint mobilization reduces postoperative pain by activation of the peripheral opioid pathway. However, antihypersensitivity induced by AJM is apparently not limited by the number of opioid‐containing leukocytes but by opioid receptors availability in sensory neurons. A better understanding of the peripheral mechanisms of AJM could stimulate therapists to integrate joint mobilization with strategies also known to influence endogenous pain control, such as exercise, acupuncture, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to potentiate endogenous analgesia. (Source: Pain Medicine)
Source: Pain Medicine - July 1, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Daniel F. Martins, Franciane Bobinski, Leidiane Mazzardo‐Martins, Francisco J. Cidral‐Filho, Francisney P. Nascimento, Vinícius M. Gadotti, Adair R. S. Santos Source Type: research
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Phantom Pain and Stump Pain in Adult Amputees
This study has demonstrated that TENS has potential for reducing phantom pain and stump pain at rest and on movement. Projecting TENS sensation into the phantom limb might facilitate perceptual embodiment of prosthetic limbs. The findings support the delivery of a feasibility trial. (Source: Pain Practice)
Source: Pain Practice - July 1, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Matthew R. Mulvey, Helen E. Radford, Helen J. Fawkner, Lynn Hirst, Vera Neumann, Mark I. Johnson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation after thoracic surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 randomized trials
CONCLUSION: TENS associated with pharmacological analgesia provides pain relief compared to the placebo TENS in postoperative thoracic surgery patients both approached by thoracotomy and sternotomy. In the sternotomy it also provides more effective pain relief compared to pharmacological analgesia alone, but has no significant effect on pulmonary function. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - June 22, 2012 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Improves Low Back Pain during Pregnancy
Gynecol Obstet Invest (DOI:10.1159/000337720) (Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation)
Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - June 20, 2012 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CMS Nixes TENS for Back Pain
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Medicare will no longer cover most uses of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic low back pain, according to a final decision memo issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 11, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
Peripheral neuromodulation in chronic migraine
Abstract Patients with chronic migraines are often refractory to medical treatment. Therefore, they might need other strategies to modulate their pain, according to their level of disability. Neuromodulation can be achieved with several tools: meditation, biofeedback, physical therapy, drugs and electric neurostimulation (ENS). ENS can be applied to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), either invasively (cortical or deep brain) or non-invasively [cranial electrotherapy stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation]. Among chronic primary headaches, ...
Source: Neurological Sciences - May 30, 2012 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurological Sciences Source Type: research
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: an effective treatment for refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder syndrome?
Conclusions TENS seems to be an effective and safe treatment for refractory OAB warranting randomized, placebo-controlled trials. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-6DOI 10.1007/s00345-012-0888-zAuthors Marc Tellenbach, Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandMarc Schneider, Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandLivio Mordasini, Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandGeorge N. Thalmann, Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandThomas M. Kessler, Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Swi...
Source: World Journal of Urology - May 24, 2012 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: World Journal of Urology Source Type: research
People getting a grip on arthritis: A knowledge transfer strategy to empower patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Conclusion: An intensive evidence-based educational programme focused on training CPG educators appears to be an effective method of KT for patients with RA and OA. Similar KT activities would be employed again but with greater attention to use of media strategies. (Source: Health Education Journal)
Source: Health Education Journal - May 16, 2012 Category: Health Management Authors: Brosseau, L., Lineker, S., Bell, M., Wells, G., Casimiro, L., Egan, M., Cranney, A., Tugwell, P., Wilson, K. G., De Angelis, G., Loew, L. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
High‐frequency TENS in post‐episiotomy pain relief in primiparous puerpere: A randomized, controlled trial
Conclusion: TENS is a safe and viable non‐pharmacological analgesic resource to be employed for pain relief post‐episiotomy. The routine use of TENS post‐episiotomy is recommended. (Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research)
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research - May 8, 2012 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, Ligia de Sousa, Flávia Azevedo Gomes, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira, Ana Márcia Spanó Nakano Source Type: research
Treatments for diabetic neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy comprises disorders of peripheral nerve in diabetes patients after exclusion of other disorders and can be focal or diffuse. The focal diabetic neuropathies tend to resolve spontaneously and are treated by reassurance, physiotherapy and analgesia for painful symptoms. Diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most frequent form of diabetic neuropathy and effective disease‐modifying treatment is not available beyond the interventions of optimal glycemic control, and possibly lifestyle and risk factor modification. In contrast, a recent evidence‐based guideline shows that effective treatments ...
Source: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System - May 1, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Vera Bril Source Type: research
Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Motion Sickness Induced by Rotary Chair: A Crossover Study
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - April 26, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: article Source Type: research
Efficacy of supervised exercise combined with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in women with fibromyalgia: a prospective controlled study
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the results of a supervised exercise with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in an exercise controlled study in women with fibromyalgia. Sixty-six women with fibromyalgia who admitted to the outpatient clinic of our hospital were randomized into two treatment groups. The patients in both groups participated in a supervised combined exercise program for 12 weeks. The women in first group had additional TENS in the first 3 weeks of the study. All subjects were analyzed at the baseline, at the end of the 3rd and 12th weeks. Outcome meas...
Source: Rheumatology International - April 17, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology International Source Type: research
Effect of salivary stimulation therapies on salivary flow and chemotherapy-induced mucositis: a preliminary study
Conclusions: TENS-associated salivary stimulation therapies minimized the reduction of salivary flow and prevented severe chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis. (Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics)
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - April 14, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tânia Mara Pimenta Amaral, Camila Cláudia Campos, Tálita Pollyanna Moreira dos Santos, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Henrique Bittencourt, Tarcília Aparecida Silva Tags: Oral Medicine Source Type: research
Noninvasive and Invasive Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Tinnitus: An Overview
Conclusion: Although the different techniques introduced revealed promising results, further research is needed to better understand how these techniques work and how the brain responds to neuromodulation. More sophisticated stimulation regimens and parameters should be developed to dynamically stimulate various regions at different frequencies and intensities, physiologically tailored to the patient's brain state in an attempt to maximize efficacy. (Source: Neuromodulation)
Source: Neuromodulation - April 11, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Sven VannesteDirk De Ridder Source Type: research
Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Pain, Pain Sensitivity, and Function in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION:When compared to P-TENS, HF- and LF-TENS reduced pressure pain sensitivity le in knee OA subjects -P-TENS had no significant effect on PPT. Cutaneous pain measures were unaffected by TENS. Subjective pain ratings at rest and during movement were similarly reduced by active and placebo TENS suggesting a strong placebo component to the effect of TENS. PMID: 22466027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - March 30, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vance CG, Rakel BA, Blodgett NP, de Santana JM, Amendola A, Zimmerman MB, Walsh DM, Sluka KA Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Comparison of the Efficacy of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Interferential Currents, and Shortwave Diathermy in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Study
Abstract: Atamaz FC, Durmaz B, Baydar M, Demircioglu OY, Iyiyapici A, Kuran B, Oncel S, Sendur OF. Comparison of the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, interferential currents, and shortwave diathermy in knee osteoarthritis: a double-blind, randomized, controlled, multicenter study. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential currents (IFCs), and shortwave diathermy (SWD) against each other and sham intervention with exercise training and education as a multimodal package. Design: A double-blind, randomized, controlled, multicenter...
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - March 30, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Funda C. Atamaz, Berrin Durmaz, Meltem Baydar, Ozlem Y. Demircioglu, Ayse Iyiyapici, Banu Kuran, Sema Oncel, Omer F. Sendur Tags: Featured Articles Source Type: research
Control of post-thoracotomy pain by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: effect on serum cytokine levels, visual analogue scale, pulmonary function and medication [THORACIC]
CONCLUSIONS TENS is a valuable strategy to alleviate post-thoracotomy pain with reduction of cytokine production and of analgesic consumption, and with positive effects on pulmonary ventilation function. (Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - March 15, 2012 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fiorelli, A., Morgillo, F., Milione, R., Pace, M. C., Passavanti, M. B., Laperuta, P., Aurilio, C., Santini, M. Tags: THORACIC Source Type: research
Medicare Says 'No' to TENS for Low Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Medicare is set to withdraw most coverage of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic low back pain, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated Tuesday. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 14, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news
Birth pain relief options compared
A major new study of pain relief during labour was widely reported in the papers today, with the Daily Express claiming that drugs work better than drug-free alternatives such as massage, and the Daily Mail reporting that painkillers are more effective than hypnosis or electronic pain-relief machines. In fact, these headlines were misleading and oversimplified the results of this large review, which looked at all high-quality research on pain management during labour. It found there is generally better evidence available for the effectiveness of drugs to relieve labour pains (including epidurals), and less robust evidence ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 14, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news
Quadriceps function in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees exercising with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and cryotherapy: a randomized controlled study.
Conclusions: Quadriceps strength and central activation in anterior cruciate ligament deficient patients improved after two weeks of rehabilitaiton exercises, however, there were no significant differences between treatment groups. PMID: 22399575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Rehabilitation)
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 7, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hart JM, Kuenze CM, Pietrosimone BG, Ingersoll CD Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
CONCLUSIONS: TENS has shown significant effectiveness in reducing pain, and the increase in respiratory muscle strength at first-day after CABG surgery (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - February 26, 2012 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
The Long‐Term Outcome of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in the Treatment for Patients with Chronic Pain: A Randomized, Placebo‐Controlled Trial
Conclusions: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and sham TENS show similar effects in patients with chronic pain over a period of 1 year. We found support for a long sustained placebo effect. (Source: Pain Practice)
Source: Pain Practice - February 5, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jan Oosterhof, Oliver H. Wilder‐Smith, Theo de Boo, Rob A. B. Oostendorp, Ben J. P. Crul Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Randomised controlled trial with medical leeches for osteoarthritis of the knee.
CONCLUSIONS: Single leech therapy showed significant, relevant and sustaining effects, comparable to other trials with leeches. The method deserves further research, esp. into mechanisms of possible specific effects and optimization of dosing by number of leeches and possible repeats. PMID: 22305242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 1, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stange R, Moser C, Hopfenmueller W, Mansmann U, Buehring M, Uehleke B Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research