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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 ...
Arai Young-Chang P - - 2010
Postoperative cognitive problems and delirium are not uncommon in the elderly. We reported four cases in which auricular acupunctures on the 'Shenmen' and 'Point Zero' points successfully managed postoperative problematic behaviors of the three patients with dementia and the one patient postoperatively demonstrating an agitated behavior.
Yao Yuan - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of Chinese drugs for the treatment of children's infectious mononucleosis (CIM). METHODS: Sixty CIM patients were assigned into the treated group and the control group, patients in the treated group were administered with Chinese herbal decoction, and those in the control group ...
Rahimi Mojgan - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Succinylcholine-induced myalgia is a minor but frequent complication. Its incidence and severity is different according to the studied population. The aim of this study was evaluation of the diclofenac patch effect on postoperative succinylcholine-related myalgia in cesarean section. METHODS: The study was a prospective randomized double blind, placebo-controlled trial. ...
Joubert K E - - 2009
The long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents in geriatric dogs with osteoarthritis has not been well studied in veterinary medicine. This study evaluated the effects of firocoxib administered to dogs over 7 years of age for 90 days. Pain and lameness scores were evaluated by the owner weekly for the ...
Southworth Stephen - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although opioids are the mainstay of inpatient postoperative pain management, they do not block inflammation. The NSAID ibuprofen has antiinflammatory and analgesic properties, and a multimodal approach may reduce opioid requirements. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to assess the effects of intravenously administered ibuprofen 400 and 800 mg q6h ...
Jung Yong Wook - - 2009
To evaluate the acute toxicity of rofecoxib during concurrent use with cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with cervical cancer. We evaluated 67 FIGO stage IB2-IVA cervical cancer patients treated with CCRT between June 2002 and July 2004. The study group included patients who received rofecoxib (N=30) and the control group ...
de Abreu Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the safety and efficacy of clofazimine for the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. STUDY DESIGN: In this randomized controlled partially blind study, 23 patients received clofazimine 100 mg daily for 30 days and then 100 mg every other day. Twenty-three patients received colchicine 0.5 ...
Wattchow D A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Ileus occurs after abdominal surgery and may be severe. Inhibition of prostaglandin release reduces post-operative ileus in a rat model. AIM: To determine whether prostaglandin inhibition by cyclooxygenase inhibitors, celecoxib or diclofenac, could enhance gastrointestinal recovery and reduce post-operative ileus in humans. METHODS: Two hundred and ten patients undergoing ...
Ong-Tone Lindsay - - 2009
PURPOSE: To determine whether adrenaline in the irrigating solution is necessary when diclofenac eyedrops are used before cataract surgery. SETTING: Pasqua Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. METHODS: In this prospective randomized masked study, all patients used diclofenac eyedrops 2 days preoperatively. The pupils were dilated with a wick soaked in a ...
Soni Paresh - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess the hepatic safety and tolerability of celecoxib versus placebo and three commonly prescribed nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, pooled analysis of a 41-study dataset involving patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, chronic low back pain, and Alzheimer's disease. ...
Korinenko Yuliya - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft and cardiac valve surgeries are frequently performed in medical facilities in the United States, and postoperative nausea (PON) is a prevalent problem in this patient population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a single preoperative acupuncture treatment in the prevention ...
Nelson Christopher - - 2009
Objective: To evaluate the long-term effects of treatment with diclofenac sodium 3% in 2.5% hyaluronic acid gel on clinically diagnosed actinic keratosis lesions in well-defined skin areas. Design: A one-year extension of a Phase 4, single-arm, multicenter, open-label study was conducted. Patients in the original study received diclofenac sodium 3% ...
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 ...
Surakarn Jakkrid - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of intramuscular diclofenac in postoperative cesarean section pain control. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. SUBJECTS: Eighty patients scheduled for elective cesarean section between October 2007 and April 2008. MATERIAL AND METHOD: All patients had ...
Cooper Coreen S - - 2009
One of the challenges facing veterinarians and investigators who use rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) as a surgical model in biomedical research is choosing an appropriate and efficacious postoperative analgesic without systemic complications and side effects. The objective of this study was to evaluate the gastrointestinal side effects associated with the postoperative ...
Duarte Leonardo Teixeira Domingues LT Departamento de Anestesiologia Rede SARAH de Hospitais de Reabilitação SMHS 501, Conjunto A, Asa Sul70330-150 Brasília DF. - - 2009
Posterior lumbar plexus block promotes effective postoperative analgesia in total knee arthroplasty. Ropivacaine and bupivacaine do not show differences in analgesic efficacy when used in different peripheral nerve blocks. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of postoperative analgesia resulting from the administration of a single dose ...
Yener Murat - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of liquid alginate suspension in alleviating post-tonsillectomy morbidity in adult patients. METHODS: A prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study comparing the effect of liquid alginate suspension with placebo was performed on 40 patients who underwent tonsillectomy at Derince State Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey. The patients were randomly ...
Schurr M J - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The standard opioid treatment for postoperative pain can be associated with nausea, vomiting, and constipation. In addition, opioids often provide insufficient pain relief. The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative pain and functional outcomes in patients undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy who receive a COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ...
Li W - - 2009
This study investigated the effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on peri-operative blood loss during elective total hip replacement. Patients were randomized to receive enteric-coated diclofenac 50 mg (n = 18), rofecoxib 12.5 mg (n = 17) or placebo (n = 16) administered orally three times daily for 2 weeks ...
Rahimi Mojgan - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Postoperative sore throat is a common problem. The efficacy of topical application of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in alleviating postoperative sore throat has not been established. Our aim was to evaluate the analgesic effects of diclofenac epolamine patch on postoperative sore throat. METHODS: The study was conducted in a prospective, ...
Becker Matthew C - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pain management in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis often requires long-term use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, the relative cardiovascular safety of these therapies remains uncertain. METHODS: The Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety versus Ibuprofen Or Naproxen (PRECISION) trial will evaluate the cardiovascular safety of ...
Talvik Inga - - 2009
This is a follow-up report of a girl, 5 years 4 months old, with classic symptoms of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania from the age of 2 years 3 months who had a complete response to indomethacin therapy. The patient suffered from frequent episodes of severe unilateral headaches for 1 year and ...
Göröcs T S - - 2009
AIMS: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is one of the most widely used drugs for analgesia. We aimed to investigate the use of a ready-to-use intravenous (i.v.) paracetamol 1 g solution (Perfalgan) as monotherapy or as adjunct therapy in patients undergoing elective ambulatory surgery. METHODS: Open, non-controlled, observational study in six centres. Anaesthesiologists ...
Marks S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is a chronic cutaneous disorder of keratinization for which there is no known cure. Current therapies are often ineffective, painful, or unappealing. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of diclofenac sodium 3% gel for the treatment of DSAP. METHODS: Seventeen adult patients with ...
Ren Xiao-ming - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To search for an effective therapy for treating motor disorder due to Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Fifty cases in a treatment group were treated by acupuncture combined with madopar, and 30 cases in a control group treated by madopar only. RESULTS: A total effective rate of 92% was achieved ...
Penza Paola - - 2008
Buprenorphine is a potent opioid available as a transdermal delivery system (TDS) formulation. This open-label study investigated its safety, tolerability, and efficacy in 30 patients with chronic painful neuropathy. Subjects with visual analogue scale (VAS) score > or = 5 under stable analgesic treatment were entered. The starting dosage of ...
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