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The evaluation of usefulness for far-infrared radiating under inner-wear on dysmenorrhea (월경통(月經痛)에 대한 원적외선 방사 기능성 under inner-wear의 유용성 평가)

  • Cho, Jung-Hoon;Lee, Kyung-Sub;Yoon, Young-Jin
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.129-136
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: We intended to observe the usefulness of far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear for dysmenorrhea. Methods: We introduced far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear to women in childbearing-age by internet portal site. Then, we preliminarily examined dysmenorrhea severity by VAS(visual analogue scale) questionnaire to women interested in far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear. We selected women scored 5 and above of 10 measurement VAS score. Finally, 121 women were the subject of study and used far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear for one menstrual cycle. Before and after use of far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear, we conducted a questionnaire survey of dysmenorrhea severity by VAS. After that, we compared VAS score before and after use. Also, we studied correlation between frequency of far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear use and ${\Delta}VAS$(VAS score before use minus VAS score after use). For statistics, we used Paired samples test and Spearman's rho correlations, SPSS 13.0 for windows. Results: Before and after use of far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear, VAS score means were different. Frequency of far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear use was correlated to ${\Delta}VAS$. Statistically they showed significant result (p<0.05>. Conclusion: The results showed that dysmenorrhea severity by VAS decreased after far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear use. As frequency of use increased, ${\Delta}VAS$ increased. So we can consider far-infrared radiation functional under inner-wear effects dysmenorrhea severity.

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Effect of Bee Venom Acupuncture Complex Therapy of Thoracolumbar Compression Fracture (흉(胸).요추압박골절(腰椎壓迫骨折)에 대한 봉약침(蜂藥鍼) 복합치료(複合治療) 효과(效果))

  • Yang, Ka-Ram;Song, Ho-Sueb
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.29-39
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    • 2008
  • Methods : We investigated 28 cases of patients with thoracolumbar compression fracture. We divided patients into two groups : We treated one group with complex oriental medical treatment focusing on Bee Venom Acupuncture therapy, and did the other group with complex oriental medical treatment focusing on acupuncture therapy. To investigate the effectiveness of treatment applied for two groups, we used Visual Analog Scale(VAS) and Oswestry Low-back Pain Disability Index(ODI). We compared the VAS score and ODI score of two groups statistically. Results : 1. Female is prominent in distribution of sex, the average age bracket is 70's, and the largest group was Faccidental fall in the distribution of cause. 2. In regard to level of injury, T12 was found to be most prominent, followed in turn by L1, L2. In regard to grade of clinical symptoms, Grade III was most prominent, followed by Grade IV, Grade II. 3. As a result of evaluation by using VAS score and ODI score, treatment score at final was significantly different from that at the baseline in each group. 4. After treatment, Bee Venom acupuncture therapy group showed significant difference on VAS score and ODI score compared with acupuncture therapy group. Conclusions : Bee Venom acupuncture therapy can be available for relieving symptoms related with thoracolumbar compression fracture.

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Effect of Manipulation Complex Therapy on Ankle Sprain with Ankle Pain (족관절 염좌에 대한 수기요법(手技療法) 복합치료가 미치는 영향)

  • Shim, Youn Seop;Song, Ho Sueb
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.65-71
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : This study was to evaluate the effectiveness of manipulation complex therapy on ankle sprain with ankle pain. Methods : We divided ankle sprain with ankle pain patient into 2 groups; one group combined manipulation therapy and acupuncture therapy, another group was only acupuncture therapy. To estimate the efficacy of treatment that applied for two groups, we used visual analog scale(VAS) and ankle-hindfoot scale(AHS). We compared the VAS score and AHS score of two groups statistically. Results : 1. As a result of evaluation by using visual analog scale(VAS) and ankle-hindfoot scale(AHS), treatment score at final was marked more higher than score before treatment on each groups. 2. treatment at final, acupuncture and manipulation therapy group had significant result on visual analog scale(VAS) and ankle-hindfoot scale(AHS) compared with acupuncture therapy group. Conclusions : Manipulation therapy can be used with acupuncture therapy for highly effective treatment for ankle sprain with ankle pain.

Surgical Results of Selective Median Neurotomy for Wrist and Finger Spasticity

  • Kwak, Kyung-Woo;Kim, Min-Su;Chang, Chul-Hoon;Kim, Sang-Woo;Kim, Seong-Ho
    • Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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    • v.50 no.2
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    • pp.95-98
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    • 2011
  • Objective : This study aimed to evaluate the surgical outcomes of selective median neurotomy (SMN) for spastic wrist and fingers. Methods : We studied 22 patients with wrist and finger spasticity refractory to optimal oral medication and physical therapy. The authors evaluated spasticity of the wrist and finger muscles by comparing preoperative states with postoperative states using the modified Ashworth scale (MAS). We checked patients for changes in pain according to the visual analog scale (VAS) and degree of satisfaction based on the VAS. Results : The preoperative mean MAS score was $3.27{\pm}0.46$ ($mean{\pm}SD$), and mean MAS scores at 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery were $1.82{\pm}0.5$, $1.73{\pm}0.7$, and $1.77{\pm}0.81$ ($mean{\pm}SD$), respectively. On the last follow-up visit, the mean MAS score measured $1.64{\pm}0.9$ ($mean{\pm}SD$). Wrist and finger spasticity was significantly decreased at 3, 6, and 12 months after the operation (p<0.01). The preoperative mean pain VAS score was $5.85{\pm}1.07$ ($mean{\pm}SD$), and the mean pain VAS score on the last follow-up visit after surgery was $2.28{\pm}1.8$ ($mean{\pm}SD$). Compared with the preoperative mean pain VAS score, postoperative mean pain VAS score was decreased significantly (p<0.01). On the basis of a VAS ranging from 0 to 100, the mean degree of patient satisfaction was $64.09{\pm}15.93$ ($mean{\pm}SD$, range 30-90). Conclusion : The authors propose SMN as a possible effective procedure in achieving useful, long-lasting tone and in gaining voluntary movements in spastic wrists and fingers with low morbidity rates.

The Effectiveness of Bee Venom Acupuncture Therapy on the Treatment of Sprain of L-spine(A Randomized Controlled Trial; Double Blinding) (좌섬요통(挫閃腰痛)에 있어 봉약침(蜂藥鍼)의 효과(效果)에 대한 연구(硏究)(A Randomized Controlled Trial; Double Blinding))

  • Kim, Kyung-Tae;Song, Ho-Sueb
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.113-120
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    • 2005
  • objectives : This study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Bee Venom acupuncture therapy for sprain of L -spine. Methods : A randomized double blinding study of bee venom acupuncture therapy was conducted on sprain of L-spine. We divided sprain of L-spine patient into 2 groups: one group with both acupuncture and saline acupuncture therapy, and another group with both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture therapy. To estimate the efficacy of treatment that applied for two groups, we used visual analog scale(VAS) and oswestry disability index(ODI). We compared the VAS and ODI score of two groups statistically. Results : 1. As a result of evaluation by using visual analog scale(VAS) and oswestry disability index(ODI), treatment score after 5 days was marked more higher than score before treatment and treatment score after 10 days treatment was more higher than treatment score after 5 days on each groups. 2. After 10 days treatment, acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture therapy group had significant result on visual analog scale(VAS) and oswestry disability index(ODI) compared with acupuncture and saline acupuncture therapy group. Conclusion : Bee Venom acupuncture therapy can be used with acupuncture therapy for highly effective treatment for sprain of L-spine.

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The Operative Management of Navicular Stress Fractures in Adolescence (청소년기에 발생한 주상골 피로 골절의 수술적 처치)

  • Lee, Kyung Tai;Kim, Ki Chun;Young, Ki Won;Cho, Chang Ho
    • Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.170-175
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of surgical treatment in adolescent patients suffering from navicular stress fracture. Materials and Methods: A total of 11 adolescent patients aged 14 to 19, who underwent an operation for navicular stress fracture between 2005 and 2008 were recruited. Clinical outcomes were evaluated by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) midfoot score and visual analogue scale (VAS) score. Results: The mean VAS score before the operation was 7.7. A score of 2.9 was confirmed at final follow up after the operation. The mean final follow-up period was 22.1 months. There was a statistically significant improvement in the VAS score between before and after the operation (p=0.01), and similarly, the AOFAS score also showed an improvement, from 46.5 to 80.7 (p=0.01). The pain that remained after the operation, according to the VAS score, was severe in three patients (27.3%), tolerable in seven patients (63.6%), and free of pain in one patient (9.1%). Conclusion: In navicular stress fracture in adolescents, careful selection of patients who could benefit from surgical treatment is recommended.

Analgesic Effects of Intramuscular Stimulation Therapy on Pain in the Elderly (근육내 전기자극에 의한 노인성 통증조절 효과)

  • Lee, Jeong-Weon
    • Physical Therapy Korea
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.51-59
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of intramuscular stimulation (IMS) therapy in older persons with musculoskeletal pain. The subjects were 181 older persons (54 males, 127 females) with musculoskeletal pain. Intramuscular stimulation unit with needles (size $.3{\times}30$ mm) was applied for the treatment. The analgesic effects were measured by visual analog scale (VAS). Results showed that the post-treatment VAS score was significantly decreased after IMS therapy for fifteen minutes compared to pre-treatment score. In addition, the post-treatment VAS score was significantly decreased in patients with chronic pain (pain duration of one year after onset) compared to the post-treatment VAS score in patients with subacute pain (pain duration less than three months after onset). There was no significant difference in analgesic effects according to gender and age groups. It is determined from this study that IMS therapy can be beneficial for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain in clinical setting. Further study is needed to identify whether the IMS therapy can change the pain threshold in patients with neurologic pain.

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A Clinical Study of Bee Venom Acupuncture Therapy on External Epicondylitis (상완골외측상과염(上腕骨外側上顆炎)에 대한 봉약침(峰藥鍼) 요법이 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Kim, Kyung-Tae;Song, Ho-Sueb
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.93-97
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    • 2006
  • Objective : This study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Bee Venom acupuncture therapy on external epicondylitis. Methods : We divided chronic arthritis of ankle patient into 2 groups; one group combined bee venom acupuncture therapy and acupuncture therapy, another group was only acupuncture therapy. To estimate the effectiveness of treatment that applied for two groups, we used visual analog scale(VAS). We compared the VAS score of two groups statistically. Results : 1. As a result of evaluation by using visual analog scale(VAS), treatment score at final was marked more higher than score before treatment on each groups. 2. treatment at final, acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture therapy group had significant result on visual analog scale(VAS) compared with acupuncture therapy group. Conclusion : Bee Venom acupuncture therapy can be used with acupuncture therapy for highly effective treatment for external epicondylitis.

THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF FLUORIDE-CONTAINING ADHESIVE TAPE ON DENTIN HYPERSENSITIVITY (불소함유 접착 테이프의 상아질 지각과민증 치료효과)

  • Jang, Hyang-Gil;Lee, Nan-Young;Lee, Sang-Ho
    • THE JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN ACADEMY OF PEDTATRIC DENTISTRY
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    • v.36 no.3
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    • pp.367-376
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    • 2009
  • In this clinical research, the fluoride tape(SCMC-T-5) using fluoride(NaF) was developed and manufactured and the treatment effect of the fluoride tape in dentin hypersensitivity patients was evaluated and compared with the effect of existing fluoride varnish($CavityShield^{TM}$). Twenty two healthy adult patients(88 teeth) having dentin hypersensitivity participated in this clinical research and they were divided into two groups. The fluoride product was applied according to the manufacturer's instruction and the level of pain in the tooth after giving irritation using compressed air and ice stick was measured just after the application, after 3 days, after a week and after 4 weeks each using visual analog scale(VAS). In the experimental group, compared with the early VAS scores, all other VAS scores showed the significant decreases statistically. In the control group, all VAS scores except the VAS score of 34.091(air) measured 3 days after(using the irritation examination by the compressed air) showed the significant decreases statistically when compared with the early VAS scores. The fluoride tape and fluoride varnish used in this clinical research were able to treat the dentin hypersensitivity effectively.

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The case report on pain treatment by extravascular laser system (비침습 레이저 조사기를 이용한 통증 치료에 대한 증례 보고)

  • Hwang, Young-Jun;Kim, Jang-Hyun
    • The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.51-60
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    • 2006
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of Extravascular Laser System on pain treatment. Methods : On this study, we carried out with the 9 cases of children who visited in the Department of Pediatrics, OO University Oriental Hospital as pain. 9 children suffering from pain were treated with Extravascular Laser System, and two of these were treated with combined acupuncture. In order to determine the degree of pain relief, a visual analogue scale was used. Results : Extravascular Laser System for pain resulted in a significant decline in the visual analogue scale. For Extravascular Laser System combined with acupuncture, VAS score has fallen by 30% each time compared to 17.5% of Extravascular Laser System only. In 2 cases of chronic pain, VAS score decreased to 0. In 7 cases of acute pain, All of 7 children improved 50% on VAS score, On average VAS score have seen 79.2% reduction. The average treatment times of chronic pain were 5 times, while that of acute pain were 4.1 times. Conclusions : We report the good result of the efficacy of extravascular laser system on children's pain. but, this study's cases were small in number. so more study is need.

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