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Effect of heat-reinforcing needling on hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha and glycolysis activity in rabbits with cold syndrome of rheumatoid arthritis

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2024 Jun 25;49(6):585-593. doi: 10.13702/j.1000-0607.20230487. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To observe the effect of heat-reinforcing needling (HRN) on synovial inflammation, hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and glycolytic activity in serum and synovial tissue in rabbits with cold syndrome of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of RA. METHODS: A total […]

The Effect of Acupuncture on Brain Iron Deposition and Body Iron Metabolism in Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

JMIR Res Protoc. 2024 Jun 17;13:e56484. doi: 10.2196/56484. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) persistently impairs cognition and the ability to perform activities of daily living, seriously compromising patients’ quality of life. Previous studies have reported that disorders of serum iron metabolism and iron deposition in the brain can lead to inflammation, abnormal protein aggregation […]

Effectiveness of fractional erbium-YAG laser, microneedling, platelet-rich plasma in localized stable vitiligo patients: randomized clinical trial

Arch Dermatol Res. 2024 Jun 15;316(7):399. doi: 10.1007/s00403-024-03035-8. ABSTRACT Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disease, and its treatment is challenging. We assessed and compared the effect of fractional erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser-assisted delivery of platelet-rich plasma versus microneedling (Mn) with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in enhancing skin repigmentation in localized stable vitiligo patients. In total, 40 patients […]

Dry needling effects on motor impairments in a patient with traumatic brain injury: A case study

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2024 Jul;39:214-217. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2024.03.011. Epub 2024 Mar 7. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Motor impairments are common consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It affects the individuals’ participation in activities of daily living (ADLs). Dry needling treatment (DNT) uses a specialized needle to alter cortical activity. This case study aims to examine the effects […]

Acute effect of dry needling on trunk kinematics and balance of patients with non-specific low back pain

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2024 Jul;39:24-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2024.02.010. Epub 2024 Feb 27. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Limited knowledge exists about the effectiveness of dry needling (DN) concerning the torso kinematics in patients with non-specific low back pain (NS-LBP). Acute effects of DN in NS-LBP patients from a functional perspective were investigated. METHODS: Sixteen NS-LBP patients and 11 […]

Biomechanical profile after dry needling in mixed martial arts

Int J Sports Med. 2024 Jun 10. doi: 10.1055/a-2342-3679. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of dry needling (DN) intervention on the responses of muscle tone, stiffness, and elasticity, as well as power, pressure pain thresholds, and blood perfusion of the flexor carpi radialis muscle in […]

Effect of dry needling on pain and central sensitization in women with chronic pelvic pain: A randomized parallel-group controlled clinical trial

Heliyon. 2024 May 22;10(11):e31699. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e31699. eCollection 2024 Jun 15. ABSTRACT Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a debilitating problem in women with clear evidence of myofascial dysfunction. It seems that Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) contribute to the development of central sensitization (CS). This study aimed to investigate the effect of dry needling on pain and […]

Treatment of Acne Scars with Microneedling and Chemical Reconstruction of Scarred Skin Therapy (CROSS) Using Penol/Croton Oil Combination

J Drugs Dermatol. 2024 Jun 1;23(6):418-422. doi: 10.36849/JDD.7657. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Microneedling has been shown to release growth factors, which improves the appearance of acne scars by itself and in combination with different therapy modalities. Combining microneedling with Chemical Reconstruction of Scarred Skin (CROSS) therapy using a 60% phenol and 0.2% croton oil combination results in […]

Physical Therapy Intervention Effects on Alteration of Spinal Excitability in Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Sports Health. 2024 May 28:19417381241253248. doi: 10.1177/19417381241253248. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT CONTEXT: Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a common injury in athletes. Different forms of physical therapy have been applied to the population with CAI to assess their impact on spinal excitability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate […]

Using Dry Needling to Improve the Quality of Life of Patients With Shoulder Dysfunction Following Neck Dissection: An Innovative Case Report

Cureus. 2024 Apr 18;16(4):e58541. doi: 10.7759/cureus.58541. eCollection 2024 Apr. ABSTRACT The spinal accessory nerve manipulation or sacrifice during neck dissection results in trapezius muscle denervation and atrophy, leading to shoulder disability. Patients start experiencing pain and weakness while moving their shoulders, including elevation, rotation, and abduction, as well as reduced range of motion (ROM) and […]

Immediate Effects of Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization Versus Dry Needling on Trigger Point Pain and Tightness of Calf Muscles in Long-Distance Runners

Cureus. 2024 Apr 10;16(4):e57984. doi: 10.7759/cureus.57984. eCollection 2024 Apr. ABSTRACT Introduction Muscle tightness is frequently identified as a potential precursor to muscle injuries. Reclaiming flexibility and enhancing range of motion (ROM) is crucial for preventing injuries and achieving improvements in performance. The present study examines the immediate effects of instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) and dry […]

Assessing the treatment response of lateral elbow tendinopathy using time-dependent ultrasonography, Doppler imaging, and elastography

Insights Imaging. 2024 May 11;15(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s13244-024-01695-8. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To investigate the structural alterations, neovascularity, and elasticity of tendons and the relationship between elasticity and the Patient Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation score after undergoing US-guided fenestration or surgery in patients with chronic lateral elbow tendinopathy. METHODS: Participants from the per-protocol population of a randomized trial […]

Topical Tacrolimus Ointment Alone versus in Combination with Microneedling for Refractory Stable Vitiligo

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2024 May;34(5):514-517. doi: 10.29271/jcpsp.2024.05.514. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of microneedling in combination with topical tacrolimus ointment 0.1% versus topical tacrolimus ointment 0.1% for treatment of refractory stable vitiligo. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of the Study: Department of Dermatology, PNS Shifa, Karachi, Pakistan, from December […]

A systematic review of randomized control trials looking at functional improvement of rotator cuff partial thickness tears following platelet-rich-plasma injection: a comparison of glenohumeral joint vs. subacromial bursa vs. intratendinous injection locations

JSES Int. 2024 Jan 24;8(3):464-471. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2024.01.003. eCollection 2024 May. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Prior research has demonstrated that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has shown promising results in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, lateral epicondylitis, and rotator cuff disease. However, there is a lack of standardization with PRP regarding its use for partial thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs). […]

A systematic review of procedural modalities in the treatment of notalgia paresthetica

Skin Res Technol. 2024 May;30(5):e13723. doi: 10.1111/srt.13723. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Notalgia paresthetica (NP) is a rare condition characterized by localized pain and pruritus of the upper back, associated with a distinct area of hyperpigmentation. Given the lack of standardized treatment and the uncertain efficacy of available options, applying procedural methods is of growing interest in treating […]

Dry needling in the management of chronic tension-type headache associated with levator scapulae syndrome: A case report

Clin Case Rep. 2024 Apr 30;12(5):e8858. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.8858. eCollection 2024 May. ABSTRACT KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE: The use of DN to the muscular trigger points and distal periosteal enthesis of the levator scapulae may be a useful adjunct intervention within a multi-modal plan of care for the management of work-related chronic tension-type headaches associated with LSS. […]

Comparison of Interventions for Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis for Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation Pain Outcome

J Hand Surg Am. 2024 Apr 27:S0363-5023(24)00104-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2024.03.007. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: There is controversy regarding the optimal treatment for lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET), and not all available treatment options have been compared directly with placebo/control. A network meta-analysis was conducted to compare the effectiveness of different LET treatments directly and indirectly […]

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