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The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare in patients with chronic back pain two therapeutic interventions: a) the combination of massage and electroacupuncture; and b) the application of epidural analgesia in pain, functioning-incompetence, quality of life and mood.
Electroacupuncture device, Epidural analgesia
University Hospital of Larisa, Department of Anesthesiology
Not yet recruiting
University of Thessaly
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-03T07:54:39-0400
Epidural analgesia is considered an effective and safe method for obstetric pain control. Currently, self-assessment pain scales remain to be the gold standard in labor pain evaluation aft...
Background: Low back pain (LBP) is the most frequent complaint in the clinical practice. Electroacupuncture treatment may be effective, however, the evidence supporting this possibility is...
The investigators want to compare the safety and efficacy between the combined spinal-epidural analgesia and epidural analgesia during labor.
With an efficient epidural analgesia the physiological effects of pain are disabled during labor. Pain may cause an increase of minute volume, oxygen consumption and a decrease of paCO2 (A...
Parturients who undergo emergency Cesarean section (C-sec) after experiencing labor pain are likely to develop pain-induced central sensitization. The investigators hypothesized that those...
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of epidural analgesia (EA) on postoperative length of stay (LOS), expeditious discharge, and pain relief after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and distal ...
To investigate the effect of preemptive electroacupuncture (EA) plus epidural block (EB) on pain reactions and stress hormone levels in primiparous parturients during labor.
Epidural analgesia is an effective, established peri-operative intervention in all age groups. In children, however, epidural-related data is limited compared to the adult population. The aim of this ...
Biliary atresia (BA) is a rare obstructive cholangiopathy that presents in early infancy. The Kasai portoenterostomy (PE) improves survival with the native liver. Epidural analgesia is an appealing op...
Opioid drugs are the first line of defense in severe pain but the adverse effects associated with opioids are considered as a serious issue worldwide. Acupuncture/electroacupuncture is a type of Chine...
The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.
Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)
A form of acupuncture with electrical impulses passing through the needles to stimulate NERVE TISSUE. It can be used for ANALGESIA; ANESTHESIA; REHABILITATION; and treatment for diseases.
A condition of persistent pain and discomfort in the BACK and the LEG following lumbar surgery, often seen in patients enrolled in pain centers.
The injection of autologous blood into the epidural space either as a prophylactic treatment immediately following an epidural puncture or for treatment of headache as a result of an epidural puncture.
An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as nurses and physical the...
Pain is a feeling (sharp or dull) triggered in the nervous system which can be transient or constant. Pain can be specific to one area of the body eg back, abdomen or chest or more general all over the body eg muscles ache from the flu. Without pain ...