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Manjoo Ajay - - 2010
Indomethacin may preserve tissue viability in compartment syndrome. The mechanism of improved tissue viability is unclear, but the anti-inflammatory effects may alter the relative contribution of tissue necrosis versus apoptosis to cellular injury. Existing studies have only considered indomethacin administration before induction of elevated intracompartment pressure. The purpose of this ...
Yin Chang Shik CS Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of acupuncture on the treatment of refractory sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), treatment of which remains a major clinical challenge. The study design was descriptive research to document the effect of acupuncture in a series of SSHL cases. The study was ...
Goto Takahiro - - 2011
It has been reported that osteoid osteoma may heal spontaneously. To elucidate the efficacy of conservative treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for osteoid osteoma, clinical courses of the 15 patients with osteoid osteoma conservatively treated with NSAIDs were observed. Twelve out of the 15 patients took a usual dose ...
Superceanu Bogdan - - 2010
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used agents that can cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects. For patients at increased risk of NSAID-related GI complications, prophylaxis with either a nonselective NSAID plus gastroprotective agent (GPA) or, alternatively, therapy with a&nbsp; cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitor with or without a GPA such as ...
Yoon Michael K - - 2010
To compare the effectiveness of nepafenac 0.10% in achieving and maintaining pupil dilation with the effectiveness of flurbiprofen 0.03% and a placebo in a rabbit model. Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA. Laboratory study. Adult pigmented rabbits were randomized to 3 equal-sized groups: placebo, flurbiprofen, and ...
Oncül Ay┼čegül Mine Tüzüner - - 2011
Our aim was to compare the analgesic affects of paracetamol and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac sodium for the relief of postoperative pain in patients having bimaxillary osteotomy. Thirty patients were randomly allocated into two groups (n = 15 in each) using sealed envelopes. The first group was given ...
Scardina G A - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Burning mouth syndrome is a chronic pathology of unknown ethiopathogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether acupuncture can produce a reduction of the burning sensation by influencing the oral microcirculation. METHODS: Thirty patients (10 male and 20 female; mean age +/- SD = 65.4 +/- 2.17) ...
Franceschi F - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: The management of pain in polytrauma patients is mandatory. While non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) represent the most used drugs in polytrauma patients, their use may be associated with an increased risk of haemorrhage. Opioids may represent a valid alternative to NSAIDs either alone or in combination with acetaminophen. Whether ...
Boubaker Hamdi - - 2010
PURPOSE: We tested whether the addition of phloroglucinol to piroxicam could improve pain relief in patients with acute renal colic visiting the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of acute renal colic were prospectively randomized to receive intravenous phloroglucinol (200 mg) or placebo combined with intramuscular piroxicam ...
Sun Bao-Mu - - 2010
Postoperative gastroparesis syndrome (PGS) is a common complication after abdominal surgery in patients with primary liver cancer. However, surgeons usually do not have effective treatment for them. To explore the effects of acupuncture applied to Zusanli and other acupoints on PGS in patients after abdominal surgery. Sixty-three PGS patients of ...
Godek Sandra Fowkes SF HEAT Institute, West Chester University, PA 19383, USA. - - 2010
Sweat sodium losses have never been reported in a large cohort of American football players. To compare sweat rates (SwtRs), sweat sodium concentrations (SwtNa(+)), and sodium losses in 3 groups of players (backs and receivers [BK], linebackers and quarterbacks [LB/QB], and linemen [LM]) to determine if positional differences and, therefore, ...
Brattwall Metha - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common complaint after day surgery, and there is still a controversy surrounding the use of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors. In the present prospective, randomized, double-blind study we compared pain management with a selective (COX-2) inhibitor (etoricoxib) with pain management using sustained-release tramadol after elective hallux valgus ...
Chan Francis K L - - 2010
Cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and non-selective NSAIDs plus a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) have similar upper gastrointestinal outcomes, but risk of clinical outcomes across the entire gastrointestinal tract might be lower with selective drugs than with non-selective drugs. We aimed to compare risk of gastrointestinal events associated with celecoxib ...
Ashamalla Hani - - 2011
Hot flashes are common side effect due to androgen ablation therapy (AAT). The utility of acupuncture for hot flashes in men has not been thoroughly studied. We prospectively studied the effect of acupuncture in men with hot flashes. The study was approved by internal review board. Seventeen men with hot ...
Kumar A - - 2010
Acute mania requires hospitalization and prompt control of symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of sodium valproate and olanzapine administered alone or in combination in patients suffering from acute mania. Patients (N = 30) suffering from acute mania were divided into two equal groups. Group ...
Lo Y L - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of acupuncture on the phosphene threshold, by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and the clinical effect of acupuncture on headache frequency, duration and severity. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (16 women; mean age 46 years; range 23-61 years, 17 Chinese, 2 Malays, 2 Indians) underwent 10 acupuncture sessions ...
Bonner Kevin F - - 2010
This case report describes the early results of a 36-year-old man who underwent repair of a symptomatic full-thickness patellar cartilage defect with transplanted particulated juvenile articular cartilage. At 2 years postoperatively, the patient has experienced substantial clinical improvement in both pain and function when evaluated with both International Knee Documentation ...
Luo Ben-hua - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare therapeutic effects of acupuncture at Ligou (LR 5) plus movement therapy and conventional acupuncture on cervical spondylosis. METHODS: The therapeutic effect of acupuncture at Ligou (LR 5) plus movement therapy on 57 cases of cervical spondylosis (Group Acup.+M) was observed and compared with that of conventional acupuncture ...
Tokgoz Husnu H Department of Urology, Karaelmas University, School of Medicine, Zonguldak Turkey. - - 2010
This prospective, randomized, and double-blind clinical study aimed to assess the analgesic efficacy of single-dose intramuscular (IM) injection of dexketoprofen (group DE) compared with single-dose IM injection of diclofenac (group DI) in patients who were undergoing shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). A total of 70 men with single renal or ureteral stones ...
Ulrich Claas - - 2010
Increasing incidence rates of cutaneous malignancies, paralleling rising survival times of grafts and patients in organ transplant recipients, represents an escalating challenge for dermatologists worldwide. Especially, invasive squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) in immuno-compromised patients are characterized by significantly increased morbidity and mortality and characteristically outnumber basal cell carcinoma in this ...
Norheim Arne Johan - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To test the feasibility of research on acupuncture and acupressure for children undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. METHODS: During January and February 2008, 20 patients from the ordinary waiting list at Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital in Oslo were randomised to either acupuncture while under anaesthesia or standard care as control. The ...
Inan Mustafa Bahadir - - 2011
This prospective, randomized study assessed the prophylactic effects of indomethacin treatment on pericardial effusion after aortic surgery. Eighty-five patients were found eligible to participate in this double-blind study. Patients were assigned to a control group receiving oral placebo or to an indomethacin group receiving 25 mg oral indomethacin 3 times ...
Matsumoto T - - 2010
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of oral beraprost sodium, a prostaglandin I2 analogue, on symptoms of intermittent claudication in patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans. The research design consisted of a before and after treatment study without comparison groups. The subjects comprised arteriosclerosis obliterans patients who experienced intermittent claudication. ...
Vent Julia - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To date, recovery of olfactory function after viral infection of the upper airway cannot be achieved reliably with pharmacotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) on olfactory function in patients with persistent post-viral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD). STUDY DESIGN: Historical cohort ...
Kofinas Alexander A New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA. - - 2011
To evaluate the role of indomethacin in discriminating between preterm labour and cervical insufficiency-related cervical shortening. Retrospective analysis of all cases of cervical shortening on singleton gestations. All patients were treated according to our protocol with one or more of the following three modalities: (1) bed rest only, (2) bed ...
Heydarian Farhad - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare the traditional yogurt and probiotic yogurt in improving acute non-inflammatory gastroenteritis. METHODS: A double blinded case-control clinical trial, performed in 100 patients aged 6 months to 12 years of age from October 2008 to September 2009 in Ghaem and Dr. Sheikh Hospitals in Mashhad, Iran. The patients ...
Li Ling-Feng - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of acupuncture for treatment of intractable insomnia. METHODS: Totally 90 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group (50 cases), treated by the body acupuncture plus auricular-plaster therapy, and a control group (40 cases), the Baihui (GV 20)-through-Sishencong (EX-HN1). puncture, auricular-plaster therapy and moxibustion on ...
Hui Ben - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of different acupuncture stimulation on nitric oxide (NO) content in acupoint areas. METHODS: The experiment was performed in 47 healthy volunteers providing informed consents. Both males and females were included in each group: 11 cases in electro-acupuncture group, 13 cases in manual-acupuncture group, 16 cases ...
McMullen Carmit - - 2010
Background: This project aims to assess whether group clinics represent an appropriate and viable mechanism for delivering acupuncture services in a conventional managed care setting. Methods: We are conducting a qualitative analysis with adult patients complaining of back or neck pain who have recently received acupuncture services at Kaiser Permanente ...
Pavelka Karel - - 2010
To investigate that a 6-month treatment with avocado soybean unsaponifiable (Piascledine 300 mg) once daily is as effective as with chondroitin sulfate 400 mg three times daily in femorotibial gonarthrosis, and also the carry-over effect for two more months is comparable. Patients were randomized (1:1) to the treatment groups. They ...
Maca Saskia M - - 2010
PURPOSE: To compare the anti-inflammatory efficacy and subjective tolerability of preservative-free and preserved diclofenac 0.1% and preserved ketorolac 0.5% eye drops for prophylaxis and management of inflammation after cataract surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, investigator-masked, parallel-group, comparative clinical trial. METHODS: One hundred two patients who underwent small-incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery in ...
Meurin Philippe - - 2010
The incidence of asymptomatic pericardial effusion is high after cardiac surgery. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely prescribed in this setting, but no study has assessed their efficacy. To assess whether the NSAID diclofenac is effective in reducing postoperative pericardial effusion volume. Multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. (Clinical trials.gov registration ...
Lu Tung-wu - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in pain relief and anesthesia, and has been suggested for treating various kinds of functional disabilities in traditional Chinese medicine, including knee osteoarthritis (OA). The study aimed to investigate the immediate effects of acupuncture on gait patterns in patients with knee OA. ...
Sekhar Susmit - - 2010
This study was carried out to compare the efficacy of intravenous sodium valproate with intramuscular haloperidol in patients with acute mania. A total of 30 patients meeting DSM-IV criteria for acute manic episodes were enrolled. They were randomly assigned to 2 groups of 15 patients each. Both groups were treated ...
Meng Zhi-Qiang ZQ Department of Integrative Oncology, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai 200032, - - 2010
To examine whether acupuncture can prevent prolonged postoperative ileus (PPOI) after intraperitoneal surgery for colon cancer. Ninety patients were recruited from the Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. After surgery, patients were randomized to receive acupuncture (once daily, starting on postoperative day 1, for up to six consecutive days) or ...
Tiigimae-Saar Janne - - 2010
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroids are able to effectively reduce postoperative sequels after impacted third molar removal. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a single dose of prednisolone, taken orally immediately after the operation, would increase the effects of etorikoxib (Arcoxia(R)) NSAID in preventing trismus and ...
Colak Mehmet C - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate respiratory function and pain score in patients undergoing coronary bypass procedures during the first 7 postoperative days. METHODS: The study was carried out as a case-control study between April 2008 and April 2009 in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Firat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey. Thirty ...
Gong Lan - - 2010
This study observes changes in symptoms of xerophthalmia pre- and post-acupuncture therapy and compares the results of the acupuncture therapy (AT) group and the artificial tear control (ATC) group. Parallel comparative studies were carried out on 44 patients with xerophthalmia, who were divided into the AT group (n = 20) ...
Rawal Narinder - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Post-marketing surveillance studies can provide supplemental data on the safety of medications in the general population. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety of analgesic regimens including the NSAID lornoxicam in the short-term treatment of postoperative pain in a clinically relevant population. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, open-label, multicentre, multinational, ...
Busch Regina - - 2010
In a reference-controlled double-blind trial in patients with acute pharyngitis the effects of a newly developed lozenge containing 8 mg of benzocaine (p-aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester, CAS 94-09-7) were compared with those of an identically dosed commercial pastille. 246 patients were randomized to receive either the lozenges (group A, n ...
Kara Cengiz - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess the analgesic efficacy and safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), administered as intramuscular diclofenac in comparison with intravenous paracetamol after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Fifty men, aged 55 to 75 years, undergoing TURP at our hospital were included in this ...
Webster Lynn R - - 2010
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful and difficult to treat complication of acute herpes zoster. Current treatment options provide only partial relief and are often limited by poor tolerability. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of a single 60-minute application of NGX-4010, an 8% capsaicin patch, in patients with PHN. ...
Pelclová Jana J Center for Kinanthropology Research, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University , Olomouc, Czech - - 2010
Long-term day-to-day monitoring of physical activity (PA) has not been undertaken in adolescents despite PA declines rapidly during adolescence. This study monitored the school year-round pedometer-determined PA of pupils attending high school in the Czech Republic. We assessed their PA levels; appraised the school year-round variability of their PA; and, ...
Park Seong-Uk - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to explore the type and frequency of short-term reactions, de qi associated with acupuncture treatment, and to determine the incidence of adverse events following acupuncture treatment in Korea. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective and cross-sectional survey of patient reports using ...
He Qing-yong - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the acupuncture plus oral administration of Chinese herbal decoction with simple oral administration of Chinese herbal decoction in the treatment of vascular headache. METHODS: Sixty two patients were randomly divided into a treatment group (32 cases) and a control group (30 cases). Acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), ...
Schneeweiss Sebastian - - 2009
The consequences of the rofecoxib withdrawal on upper GI toxicity are largely unknown. We sought to estimate the effect of switching from selective Cox-2 inhibitors to non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs) on the incidence of upper GI adverse events following the withdrawal of rofecoxib on 30 September 2004. We identified ...
Kim Jinhyun - - 2009
BACKGROUND:S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) has antiinflammatory and analgesic effects and has been reported to ameliorate the pain and dysfunction of osteoarthritis (OA). The metabolism of SAMe can be affected by geographic or ethnic factors. However, its efficacy and tolerability versus NSAIDs have not been reported in an Asian population. OBJECTIVE: This study ...
Tao Qing-wen - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic efficacy and safety of Gubitong Recipe (, GBT) in treating osteoarthritis (OA) of knee joint. METHODS: Ninety patients with knee osteoarthritis were equally assigned, according to a randomizing digital table, to the treatment group and the control group. The treatment group was treated with GBT ...
Bozkurt Nuray - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the advantages and disadvantages of the use of diclofenac sodium instead of meperidine for postcesarean section pain control. METHODS: A total of 130 patients who had undergone cesarean section at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Gazi University Hospital were prospectively randomised to receive one of ...
Yu Hai-bo - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with music therapy for treatment of cerebral palsy. METHODS: Sixty children with cerebral palsy were randomly divided into an acupuncture group (Group Acup.) and an acupuncture plus music group (Group Acup.+ M). Simple acupuncture was applied in Group Acup., and acupuncture ...
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