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Observation on therapeutic effects of blood-letting puncture with cupping in acute trigeminal neuralgia.

Abstract Title: Observation on therapeutic effects of blood-letting puncture with cupping in acute trigeminal neuralgia. Abstract Source: Int Immunopharmacol. 2010 Jul;10(7):760-8. Epub 2010 Apr 22. PMID: 10437209 Abstract Author(s): Z Zhang Abstract: In the present paper, 45 cases of acute trigeminal neuralgia were treated and observed by comparative method. Results showed no significant difference in transient analgesic effect (P>0.05) but a significant difference in therapeutic effect (P<0.01) between the treatment and control groups. This indicates that blood-letting puncture with cupping is an effective therapy for the disease. Article Published Date : Jul 01, 2010

Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping on herpes zoster

Abstract Title: [Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping on herpes zoster]. Abstract Source: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Nov;29(11):887-90. PMID: 19994687 Abstract Author(s): Yin-ni Liu, Hong-xing Zhang, Guo-fu Huang, Ran Zou, Wei Wei Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effect differences between electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting plus cupping and western medicine therapy. METHODS: Fifty-three cases were randomly divided into an observation group (n=31) and a control group (n=22). The observation group was treated by electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting with a plum-blossom needle at the affected parts plus cupping, once each day. The control group was treated by oral administration of Valaciclovir Hydrochlordide, Indomethacin, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12. RESULTS: The cured and markedly effective rate of 96.8% in the observation group was better than that of 81.8% in the control group (P<0.05), and improvements of pain, pruritus, burning sensation and sleep in the observation group were superior to those of the control group (all P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping is a better therapy for herpes zoster and its therapeutic effect is better than that of routine western medicine therapy. Article Published Date : Nov 01, 2009
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Stray light in cone beam optical computed tomography: III. Evaluation of a redesigned large-volume commercial scanner based on a convergent light source.

Related Articles Stray light in cone beam optical computed tomography: III. Evaluation of a redesigned large-volume commercial scanner based on a convergent light source. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Nov 07;63(21):21NT02 Authors: Dekker KH, Hazarika R, Jordan KJ Abstract Optical cone beam computed tomography (CT), using a digital camera to acquire 2D projection images, provides a fast, mechanically simple method for 3D radiation dosimetry. However, original cone beam designs had poor accuracy as a result of considerable scatter/stray light reaching the camera. Previously, our group presented a redesigned convergent light source for optical cone beam CT that considerably reduced stray light contribution and improved accuracy (Dekker et al 2016 Phys. Med. Biol. 61 2910). Here, we performed an evaluation of a newly updated commercial optical cone beam CT scanner (VistaTM, ModusQA, London, Canada) based on that design. Two different light source configurations were examined: the manufacturer's default configuration which uses a 10 cm wide, 5 cm high diffuser light source, and a smaller, 1.5 cm diameter diffuser light source that more closely aligns with our previously described design. We imaged large volume (15 cm diameter cylinders) absorbing and scattering solution phantoms as well as a 1.25 cm diameter absorber placed within 15 cm diameter gel-like scattering phantom. Optical CT reconstructions were compared against narrow-beam measurements of attenuation made by placing an aperture in the optical CT system. Our results show that considerable stray light is present when using the manufacturer's default configuration, as cupping artifacts and large (⩾10%) discrepancies between optical CT and narrow-beam attenuation measurements occur when imaging scattering phantoms. However, when imaging is performed using the 1.5 cm diameter source, optical CT measurements agree with narrow-beam measurements within  ∼3% for both absorbing and scattering objects, as well as the small absorber in a scattering medium. Using this light source will require higher optical quality vessels than are currently provided by the manufacturer. PMID: 30403193 [PubMed - in process]

Traumatic Pneumothorax Secondary to Acupuncture Needling.

Related Articles Traumatic Pneumothorax Secondary to Acupuncture Needling. Cureus. 2018 Aug 23;10(8):e3194 Authors: Sia CH, Leow AS, Leong BS Abstract Acupuncture is a common form of therapy involving insertion of fine needles to alleviate nausea and various forms of pain. We describe a case of pneumothorax secondary to acupuncture. A 50-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with right-sided pleuritic chest pain. This was following a history of acupuncture and cupping treatment an hour earlier at a traditional practitioner for long-standing neck pain. On physical examination, the respiratory rate was 22 breaths per minute and her oxygen saturation was 100% on room air. Breath sounds were decreased on the right hemithorax with hyper resonance to percussion. Inspection of her back revealed multiple needling and cupping marks. A chest radiograph revealed a right-sided pneumothorax with an apex-cupola distance of 3.6 cm. She was put on high flow oxygen and a chest tube was inserted into the right chest wall. The patient was admitted. She had radiographic resolution of the pneumothorax four days later and was discharged uneventfully. Follow-up one week later in the clinic showed no radiographic recurrence of the pneumothorax. PMID: 30402362 [PubMed]