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Short-term hematologic and hemodynamic effects of osteopathic lymphatic techniques: a pilot crossover trial.
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PMID:  19011227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Research into the physiologic effects of osteopathic lymphatic techniques has been somewhat limited.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the short-term hematologic and hemodynamic effects of a comprehensive lymphatic treatment protocol.
METHODS: Randomized crossover design that included 10-minute lymphatic treatment and rest (control) protocols delivered 1 week apart for a small pilot group of healthy men (N=15). At baseline, albumin, hematocrit, hemoglobin and platelet count , total protein, and white blood cell count were measured, as were systolic and diastolic blood pressure. All measures were repeated 20, 50, and 80 minutes after baseline data were gathered.
RESULTS: Significant condition x time interaction effects were observed, indicating a decrease in platelet counts and an increase in diastolic blood pressure after the lymphatic treatment protocol [corrected]. Statistically significant differences by time were observed in all hemotologic measures and in systolic blood pressure. No adverse events or complications from the treatment protocol were observed in this population.
CONCLUSION: Lymphatic techniques may decrease platelet counts and increase diastolic blood pressure during the first hour after treatment.
William Evan Rivers; Kevin D Treffer; Alan G Glaros; Charlott L Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1945-1997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-25     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  646-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Cross-Over Studies
Heart Rate
Lymphatic System / physiology*
Osteopathic Medicine / methods*
Pilot Projects
Platelet Count
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Comment In:
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009 Mar;109(3):121-2; author reply 122-3   [PMID:  19336762 ]
Erratum In:
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009 Mar;109(3):193

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