Month: July 2021

Training of Physical Therapists to Deliver Individualized Biopsychosocial Interventions to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Scoping Review by Phoebe Simpson

CONCLUSION: Training in some interventions may not have facilitated the implementation of skills or techniques to enable the paradigm shift and behavior change required for physical therapists to effectively deliver a biopsychosocial intervention. Lack of competency assessments and fidelity checking may have impacted on the methodological quality of biopsychosocial interventions.

Exploring how people with chronic pain understand their pain: a qualitative study by Sam Keen

CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that people understand pain through inconsistent experiential models that may resist attempts at conceptual integration. Participants’ elaborations showed diverse and dissonant conceptualisations, with experiential themes of restricted living; assault on the self; pursuit of understanding pain and abandonment of that pursuit. Responses, although unexpectedly compatible with PNE, suggested that PNE was…

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A Systematic Review of the Clinical Use of Curcumin for the Management of Gastrointestinal Diseases by Masoumeh Atefi

Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases are highly prevalent worldwide, with considerable morbidity and mortality. Curcumin has been used for many years as a plant-derived product for the management of various conditions such as abdominal pain and poor digestion. This systematic review was undertaken with the aim of investigating the effect of curcumin or turmeric supplementation on GI…

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Pure laparoscopic living donor liver transplantation: Dreams come true by Kyung-Suk Suh

Minimally invasive approaches are increasingly being applied in surgeries and have recently been used in living donor hepatectomy. We have developed a safe and reproducible method for minimally invasive living donor liver transplantation, which consists of pure laparoscopic explant hepatectomy and pure laparoscopic implantation of the graft, which was inserted through a suprapubic incision. Pure…

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The Clinical Use of Curcumin for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials by Mohammad Bagherniya

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints, which is prevalent in about 0.5-1.0% of the world population. Newer therapies for RA have only minimal efficacy in some cases and some adverse effects. Curcumin with anti-antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties might have beneficial effects on RA. We have carried out a systematic…

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A Systematic Review of the Clinical Use of Curcumin for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis by Nafiseh Shokri-Mashhadi

Osteoarthritis is characterized by degeneration of joint structure over time, resulting in limitation of joint mobility. There is growing evidence that curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties and could be a potential therapeutic option for chronic inflammatory diseases. Hence, curcumin could potentially have a positive impact on osteoarthritis symptoms. This systematic review aimed to estimate the effects…

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Reactivation of single-episode pain patterns in the hippocampus and decision making by G Elliott Wimmer

Aversive and rewarding experiences can exert a strong influence on subsequent behavior. While decisions are often supported by the value of single past episodes, most research has focused on the role of well-learned value associations. Recent studies have begun to investigate the influence of reward-associated episodes, but it is unclear if these results generalize to…

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