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Effectiveness of an Osteopathic Abdominal Manual Intervention in Pain Thresholds, Lumbopelvic Mobility, and Posture in Women with Chronic Functional Constipation.

Related Articles Effectiveness of an Osteopathic Abdominal Manual Intervention in Pain Thresholds, Lumbopelvic Mobility, and Posture in Women with Chronic Functional Constipation. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 May 21;: Authors: Martínez-Ochoa MJ, Fernández-Domínguez JC, Morales-Asencio JM, González-Iglesias J, Ricard F, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca Á Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of an osteopathic abdominal manual intervention (AMI) on pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), mobility, hip flexibility, and posture in women with chronic functional constipation. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Subjects were recruited for the study by referral from different gastroenterology outpatient clinics in the city of Madrid (Spain). SUBJECTS: Sixty-two patients suffering from chronic functional constipation according to the guidelines of the Congress of Rome III. INTERVENTIONS: The experimental group (n = 31) received an osteopathic AMI, and the control group (n = 31) received a sham procedure. OUTCOME MEASURES: PPTs at different levels, including vertebral levels C7, T3, T10, T11, and T12, trunk flexion range of motion (ROM), hip flexibility, and posture, were measured before and immediately after the intervention. A comparison between the difference between the pre- and postintervention values using the Student's t test for independent samples or nonparametric U-Mann-Whitney test depending on the distribution normality of the analyzed variables was perfomed. RESULTS: In the intergroup comparison, statistically significant differences were found in PPT at T11 (p = 0.011) and T12 (p = 0.001) and also in the trunk flexion ROM (p < 0.05). Moreover, women showed no adverse effects with acceptable pain tolerance to the intervention. CONCLUSION: The application of an osteopathic AMI is well tolerated and improves pain sensitivity in areas related to intestinal innervation, as well as lumbar flexion. PMID: 29782181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

A Case of Cardiogenic Shock due to Pulseless Electrical Activity Arrest Associated with Severe Coronary Artery Spasm.

Related Articles A Case of Cardiogenic Shock due to Pulseless Electrical Activity Arrest Associated with Severe Coronary Artery Spasm. Intern Med. 2018 May 18;: Authors: Sueda S, Fujimoto K, Sasaki Y, Habara H, Kohno H Abstract A 75-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for follow-up coronary angiography. Just after starting coronary angiography, his electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in the V1-6, I, II, and aVF leads, and he fell into catastrophic cardiogenic shock. His left coronary arteriogram showed proximal total obstruction in the left anterior descending artery and proximal subtotal occlusion in the left circumflex artery. Because pulseless electrical activity arrest was recognized, cardiopulmonary support was started. After more than 15 minutes' cardiac massage, his blood pressure gradually returned to baseline. During the cardiogenic shock due to pulseless electrical activity arrest, neither ventricular fibrillation nor ventricular tachycardia was recognized. PMID: 29780109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]