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61. Use of Tandem Perimortem Cesarean Section and Open-Chest Cardiac Massage in the Resuscitation of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Cardiac Arrest. (Abstract)

Use of Tandem Perimortem Cesarean Section and Open-Chest Cardiac Massage in the Resuscitation of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Cardiac Arrest. Cardiac arrest and resuscitation of the pregnant woman at gestational term is rare. Depending on the circumstances of cardiac arrest and its timing, options are limited for allowing successful resuscitation of both mother and neonate. Herein, we describe the use of tandem perimortem cesarean section and thoracotomy for open-chest cardiac massage in a young

2019 Annals of Emergency Medicine

62. Adjuvant laser meridian massage in men with opioid use disorder on methadone maintenance treatment: Protocol for a case-controlled study. (Full text)

Adjuvant laser meridian massage in men with opioid use disorder on methadone maintenance treatment: Protocol for a case-controlled study. Heroin addiction remains a significant public health problem worldwide, and relapse to heroin use following cessation of agonist maintenance treatment is common. The problems associated with use of opioid agonists mean that non-opioid therapies need to be developed to ameliorate acute and protracted opioid withdrawal syndromes.Fifteen men with opioid use (...) disorder on methadone maintenance treatment have been enrolled from an addiction treatment center as an experimental group in this case-controlled study. This group is receiving laser meridian massage on the back, including the Bladder meridian and Governor Vessel, 3 times weekly for 4 weeks. An age-matched control group that does not receive laser meridian massage has also been enrolled. Urinary morphine levels are being checked before and after 2 and 4 weeks of treatment. Subjects are requested

2019 Medicine PubMed abstract

63. Perineal massage and training reduce perineal trauma in pregnant women older than 35 years: a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Perineal massage and training reduce perineal trauma in pregnant women older than 35 years: a randomized controlled trial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of perineal massage, pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) and a pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) prevention educational program in pregnant women above the age of 35 years to prevent perineal tear and episiotomy.A randomized parallel assignment study involved two groups of pregnant women at the obstetrics outpatient (...) clinic 4 weeks prior to their due date. The first group (n = 200) was educated to do digital perineal massage and pelvic floor muscle training and received an educational PFD prevention program. The second group (n = 200) received only the prevention education program. Occurrence of perineal laceration was reported at time of delivery as a primary outcome. Statistical analysis was done using the IBM SPSS computer program (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences; IBM Corp, Armonk, NY, USA

2019 International urogynecology journal Controlled trial quality: uncertain

64. Evaluating the Effect of Slow-Stroke Back Massage on the Anxiety of Candidates for Cataract Surgery. (Abstract)

Evaluating the Effect of Slow-Stroke Back Massage on the Anxiety of Candidates for Cataract Surgery. The patients under cataract surgery often experience anxiety not only during the surgery, but also prior to the surgery.We sought to determine the effects of slow-stroke back massage on anxiety in patients undergoing cataract surgery.The study was conducted in the Amiral-momenin Hospital of Zabol city, south-east of Iran.A total of 60 candidates of cataract surgery participated in the study.The (...) participants were randomly allocated to either control or intervention groups. The intervention group received slow-stroke back massages, while patients in control group received routine interventions.The slow-stroke back massage was performed on the patients assigned to the intervention group. The intervention was performed in the morning of the surgery day at 30 minutes before the surgery. The researcher performed each massage session in a sitting position. The duration of each massage session was 15

2019 International journal of therapeutic massage & bodywork Controlled trial quality: uncertain

65. The efficacy of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation. (Abstract)

The efficacy of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation. This study was conducted to determine the effects of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation.Designed as a randomized controlled trial, this study was conducted between February 2017 and January 2018 with the participation of 204 patients who had complaints of opioid-induced constipation. The experimental and control group, each of which included 102 patients, were randomised using a previously prepared (...) randomization checklist. Patients in the experimental group were given a 15-min video-guided abdominal massage training by the researcher, and the patients in this group were asked to perform abdominal massage for 4 weeks, twice a day, 30 min after breakfast and dinner. In the control group, the standard approach of the clinic was applied. A patient data form, the Defecation Diary, Visual Analogue Scale, and Patient Assessment of Constipation Quality of Life Questionnaire were used to the study.The data

2019 European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society Controlled trial quality: uncertain

66. The Lowering of Bilirubin Levels in Full-Term Newborns by the Effect of Combined Massage Therapy and Phototherapy Practice. (Abstract)

The Lowering of Bilirubin Levels in Full-Term Newborns by the Effect of Combined Massage Therapy and Phototherapy Practice.  Various therapeutic treatments have been prescribed for decreasing the bilirubin level. Massage therapy is one of the neonate treatments for jaundice. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of combined massage therapy and phototherapy on neonatal jaundice. This study was performed at Shahid Madani Hospital in the city of Khorramabad in 2016, where 83 healthy (...) full-term infants were enrolled. They were selected through convenience sampling and then were randomly assigned to the intervention and control groups. The control group (n = 43) received phototherapy, whereas infants in the intervention group (n = 40) received 4 days of massage and phototherapy. The serum bilirubin level, frequency of stooling and amount of urination, duration of hospitalization, and feeding frequency were analyzed using SPSS by descriptive and analytical statistics (mixed

2019 American journal of perinatology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

67. Prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy with classical massage in breast cancer patients receiving paclitaxel: An assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy with classical massage in breast cancer patients receiving paclitaxel: An assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. This assessor-blinded, prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial aimed at investigating the effect of classical massage on chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy and the quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant paclitaxel.A total of 40 female breast cancer patients were randomly (...) allocated to the classical massage group (CMG) or the control group (CG). Classical massage was applied to the patients in the CMG before each paclitaxel infusion. The CG received only usual care. Presence of peripheral neuropathic pain and QOL were assessed at baseline and weeks 4, 8, 12, and 16. Nerve conduction studies (NCS) findings were also recorded at baseline and week 12.The peripheral neuropathic pain was lower in the CMG compared to the CG at week 12 (p < 0.05). The sensory and motor sub-scale

2019 European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society Controlled trial quality: uncertain

68. Corrigendum to "Short-term effects of massage with olive oil on the severity of uremic restless legs syndrome: A double-blind placebo-controlled trial" [Complement Ther Med 44 (June) (2019) 261-268]. (Full text)

Corrigendum to "Short-term effects of massage with olive oil on the severity of uremic restless legs syndrome: A double-blind placebo-controlled trial" [Complement Ther Med 44 (June) (2019) 261-268]. 31331578 2019 07 23 1873-6963 45 2019 08 Complementary therapies in medicine Complement Ther Med Corrigendum to "Short-term effects of massage with olive oil on the severity of uremic restless legs syndrome: A double-blind placebo-controlled trial" [Complement Ther Med 44 (June) (2019) 261-268

2019 Complementary Therapies In Medicine Controlled trial quality: predicted high PubMed abstract

69. The Preventive Effect of Parotid Gland Massage on Salivary Gland Dysfunction During High-Dose Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (Abstract)

The Preventive Effect of Parotid Gland Massage on Salivary Gland Dysfunction During High-Dose Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. To evaluate the preventive effect of parotid gland (PG) massage for PG damage during the I therapy, we prospectively investigated the serum amylase value and salivary gland scintigraphy (SGS) after I therapy.One hundred patients with thyroidectomized differentiated thyroid cancer who underwent high-dose I therapy (...) were enrolled in the clinical trial and randomized into 2 groups (PG massage group and nonmassage group). The serum amylase value was obtained before and 24 hours after I therapy, and the SGSs were also taken just before and at 8 months after the I therapy. Change in serum amylase value and SGS was compared between PG massage and nonmassage groups.The difference value of serum amylase was significantly lower in PG massage group than in nonmassage group (P = 0.0052). Worsening of PG function on SGS

2019 Clinical nuclear medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

70. A Pilot Study of Partner Chair Massage Effects on Perinatal Mood, Anxiety, and Pain. (Abstract)

A Pilot Study of Partner Chair Massage Effects on Perinatal Mood, Anxiety, and Pain. Women worldwide experience perinatal mood, anxiety, and pain contributing to pregnancy and birth challenges, maternal and infant bonding, and childhood development. Perinatal women seek massage therapy for relaxation, pain management, and emotional support, but may encounter socioeconomic barriers. Prior studies demonstrated improved perinatal health by teaching partners of pregnant women a side-lying (...) massage.This study examined health effects to perinatal mood, anxiety, and pain, by teaching partners of pregnant (PG) women a chair massage.Participant's homes in Tucson, Arizona, USA.Twelve PG women with minor mood, anxiety, and pain: 67% white, 33% Hispanic, college educated, married, aged 32 years (± 3.86 SD), 67% expecting a first child, annual incomes ≤ $50,000 (33%), > $50,000 (67%).A pre/postintervention pilot study in a single group for eight weeks.Twice weekly partner-delivered chair massage

2019 International journal of therapeutic massage & bodywork Controlled trial quality: uncertain

71. Higher Quadriceps Roller Massage Forces Do Not Amplify Range-of-Motion Increases nor Impair Strength and Jump Performance. (Abstract)

Higher Quadriceps Roller Massage Forces Do Not Amplify Range-of-Motion Increases nor Impair Strength and Jump Performance. Grabow, L, Young, JD, Alcock, LR, Quigley, PJ, Byrne, JM, Granacher, U, Škarabot, J, and Behm, DG. Higher quadriceps roller massage forces do not amplify range-of-motion increases nor impair strength and jump performance. J Strength Cond Res 32(11): 3059-3069, 2018-Roller massage (RM) has been reported to increase range of motion (ROM) without subsequent performance (...) = 2.54) and passive (p < 0.001, d = 3.22) ROM. Independent of the RM forces, active and passive ROM increased by 7.0% (p = 0.03, d = 2.25) and 15.4% (p < 0.001, d = 3.73) from premeasure to postmeasure, respectively. Drop jump and MVIC parameters were unaffected from pretest to posttest (p > 0.05, d = 0.33-0.84). Roller massage can be efficiently used to increase ROM without substantial pain and without subsequent performance impairments.

2019 Journal of Strength And Conditioning Research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

72. The Effect of Massage Therapy Using Frangipani Aromatherapy Oil to Reduce the Childbirth Pain Intensity. (Abstract)

The Effect of Massage Therapy Using Frangipani Aromatherapy Oil to Reduce the Childbirth Pain Intensity. Pain during labor is one of the worst pains experienced by women. If the woman cannot adapt to it, it may lead to uncoordinated uterine contractions causing a long-complicated labor with the possibility of death of the mother and baby.The aim of the study is to observe the effect of massage treatment using frangipani aromatherapy oil to reduce the childbirth pain intensity.Pembantu Dauh Puri (...) Health Center Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.Pregnant women in labor.A quasi-experimental research design was used with pretreatment and posttreatment groups and a control. The respondents were 70 pregnant women in labor in Pembantu Dauh Puri Health Center Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Data were collected during scheduled observation and were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney statistical test.The participants in the treatment group were massaged with frangipani aromatherapy oil by rubbing and pressing the hand

2019 International journal of therapeutic massage & bodywork Controlled trial quality: uncertain

73. Effects of Hand Massage and Therapeutic Touch on Comfort and Anxiety Living in a Nursing Home in Turkey: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract)

Effects of Hand Massage and Therapeutic Touch on Comfort and Anxiety Living in a Nursing Home in Turkey: A Randomized Controlled Trial. This study was carried out to investigate the effects of hand massage and therapeutic touch on comfort and anxiety in the elderly living in nursing homes. The study was designed as a randomized controlled, experimental study (with a pre- and posttest control group). The study population comprised 255 older people aged 65-89 living in a nursing home in Izmir (...) , a province in Turkey. The study sample included 30 older patients, who were assigned to hand massage (HM) (n = 10), therapeutic touch (TT) (n = 10) and control (C) (n = 10) groups. Of the elderly who participated in the study, 50% were female and 80% were single. It was determined that TT and HM decreased the anxiety and increased the comfort levels of the elderly living in the nursing home (p < 0.05). It is thought that nurses can easily integrate HM and TT which are non-medical, non-pharmacologic

2019 Journal of religion and health Controlled trial quality: uncertain

74. The effect of massage technique plus thoracic manipulation (Full text)

The effect of massage technique plus thoracic manipulation [Purpose] To determine the short-term effects of thoracic manipulation, used alone or in conjunction with the Rungthip massage technique, on pain and neural extensibility in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain. [Participants and Methods] Thirty participants were randomly allocated to the aforementioned two groups. Outcome measures were neck pain at rest assessed using the Visual Analog Scale, and elbow extension range of motion (...) was seen in the thoracic manipulation plus Rungthip massage group, compared to that achieved using thoracic manipulation alone. [Conclusion] The use of thoracic manipulation and Rungthip massage is recommended to reduce resting neck pain and increase pain-free neural tissue extensibility.

2019 Journal of physical therapy science Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

75. Massage Therapy in Management of Occupational Stress in Emergency Medical Services Staffs: a Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract)

Massage Therapy in Management of Occupational Stress in Emergency Medical Services Staffs: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Results of various studies indicate that emergency medical service (EMS) staff suffer from occupational stress that adversely affects their quality of life and their care quality.This study aimed at determining the effect of massage on occupational stress experienced by emergency medical service staff.Prehospital emergency medical services stations of a city in the southwest (...) of Iran.A total of 58 members of staff of the emergency medical services, working in prehospital emergency medical services stations.In this randomized controlled trial, a total of 58 EMS staff were selected from prehospital EMS stations, according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, and then assigned in two groups (29 in massage and 29 in control group) randomly by the minimization method. The intervention group received Swedish massage, twice a week for four weeks in the morning after the end

2019 International journal of therapeutic massage & bodywork Controlled trial quality: uncertain

76. Effect of Hand and Foot Massage Therapy on Psychological Factors and EEG Activity in Elderly People Requiring Long-Term Care: A Randomized Cross-Over Study. (Full text)

Effect of Hand and Foot Massage Therapy on Psychological Factors and EEG Activity in Elderly People Requiring Long-Term Care: A Randomized Cross-Over Study. Massage therapy is widely used as a complementary therapy in the elderly. Here, we investigate the effect of hand and foot massage therapy on psychological factors and electroencephalographic (EEG) activity in elderly people requiring long-term care. We included 12 elderly people requiring long-term care, who were randomly divided into two (...) groups (A and B). Group A received hand massage and group B received foot massage, both for 15 min each. After 1 week, group A received foot massage and group B received hand massage, both for 15 min each. We assessed emotions and mood states with a Likert scale after each massage and resting-state EEG activity was measured before and after each massage. Our results showed that both hand and foot massage led to a high degree of pleasant, relaxed, and refreshed feelings. Moreover, resting-state alpha

2019 Brain sciences Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

77. Roller Massage: Difference in Knee Joint Range of Motion and Pain Perception Among Experienced and Nonexperienced Individuals After Following a Prescribed Program. (Abstract)

Roller Massage: Difference in Knee Joint Range of Motion and Pain Perception Among Experienced and Nonexperienced Individuals After Following a Prescribed Program. Context: Roller massage (RM) is a popular myofascial intervention. To date, no research has investigated the effects of RM on experienced and nonexperienced individuals and if there are differences between a prescribed RM program and a self-preferred program. Objective: The main objective was to measure the effects of a prescribed RM

2019 Journal of sport rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

78. Acupoint Massage Can Effectively Promote the Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function after Gynecologic Laparoscopy. (Abstract)

Acupoint Massage Can Effectively Promote the Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function after Gynecologic Laparoscopy. To investigate the effect of acupoint massage on the recovery of gastrointestinal function in patients after laparoscopic surgery for gynecologic indications.A total of 160 patients, who underwent gynecologic laparoscopy from December 2015 to January 2017, were recruited. Half of the patients received standard postoperative nursing (i.e., the control group); while the other half (...) received acupoint massage in addition to the standard care (i.e., the observation group). The recovery time of bowel sounds, the first anal exhaust time and the first defecation time were recorded. The plasma levels of motilin, somatostatin and cholecystokinin before and after the surgery were also determined.Compared to the control group, the observation group demonstrated significantly shorter bowel sound recovery time, first anal exhaust time and first defecation time (t = 11.755, 10.400, 11.950, P

2019 Journal of investigative surgery : the official journal of the Academy of Surgical Research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

79. Massage intervention for preterm infants by their mothers: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Massage intervention for preterm infants by their mothers: A randomized controlled trial. Studies of the impact of infant massage intervention on the growth of preterm infants have been conducted in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and have demonstrated positive effects; however, few data exist regarding the effects of massage interventions by mothers on the growth of infants in the NICU. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to examine the effects of a 2-week massage (...) intervention conducted by mothers on their preterm infants.Of 112 stable preterm infants born at a gestational age (GA) between 32 and 34 weeks and enrolled from an affiliated hospital, 54 were randomly allocated to an intervention group, and 58 were allocated to a control group. Mothers were trained to conduct a massage intervention in the intervention group, while the control group received standard care. For the infants in both groups, height (Ht), weight (Wt), and head circumference (HC) were measured

2019 Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN Controlled trial quality: uncertain

80. Effect of Self-Acupoint Massage on Blood Glucose Level and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Full text)

Effect of Self-Acupoint Massage on Blood Glucose Level and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The current study aimed to explore the effect of self-acupoint massage (SEAM) on blood glucose level and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sixty-six older adults with T2DM were enrolled and randomly divided into observation and control groups. Participants in the control group received

2019 Journal of gerontological nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain PubMed abstract

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