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Uterine massage to reduce blood loss after vaginal delivery: a randomized controlled trial To evaluate whether sustained transabdominal uterine massage can reduce blood loss after vaginal delivery.In this multicenter randomized controlled trial, eligible women who had delivered vaginally were randomly assigned to receive 10 units oxytocin intramuscularly immediately after delivery of the shoulder plus 30 minutes of sustained transabdominal uterine massage after delivery of the placenta or to 10 (...) was calculated to detect a 3% absolute decrease in the primary outcome.Of 2,340 eligible women, 1,170 were randomized to oxytocin plus uterine massage and 1,170 to the oxytocin-only group. Baseline characteristics were similar in both groups. The incidence of blood loss of 400 mL or more in the 2 hours after delivery was not significantly different between the two groups (143/1,170 [12.2%] compared with 144/1,170 [12.3%]; relative risk 0.99, 95% confidence interval 0.88-1.13) according to intent-to-treat
Massage reduced severity of pain during labour: a randomised trial Does massage relieve pain in the active phase of labour?Randomised trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding for some outcomes, and intention-to-treat analysis.46 women pregnant at ≥ 37 weeks gestation with a single fetus, with spontaneous onset of labour, 4-5cm of cervical dilation, intact ovular membranes, and no use of medication after admission to hospital.Experimental group participants received a 30-min lumbar (...) massage by a physiotherapist during the active phase of labour. A physiotherapist attended control group participants for the same period but only answered questions. Both groups received routine perinatal care.The primary outcome was pain severity measured on a 100mm visual analogue scale. Secondary outcomes included the Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire, pain location, and time to analgesic medication use. After labour, a blinded researcher also recorded duration of labour, route of delivery
Short-term effects of interferential current electro-massage in adults with chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial To analyse the effectiveness of a combined procedure of massage and electrotherapy with interferential current in individuals with chronic non-specific low back pain of mechanical aetiology.A single blinded randomized controlled trial.Clinical setting.Sixty-two individuals with chronic non-specific low back pain were randomly assigned to an experimental (...) or control group. For 10 weeks the experimental group underwent treatment comprising 20 sessions (twice a week) of massage with interferential current in the lumbar and dorsal-lumbar area, and the control group received superficial lower back massage (effleurage, superficial pressure and skin rolling).Oswestry Disability Index, pain visual analogue scale, Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire, McQuade Test, Side Bridge Test, quality of life scores and the range of trunk
A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Massage Therapy on the Immune System of Preterm Infants The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of massage therapy (MT) on the immune system of preterm infants. The primary hypothesis was that MT compared with sham therapy (control) will enhance the immune system of stable premature infants by increasing the proportion of their natural killer (NK) cell numbers.A randomized placebo-controlled trial of MT versus sham therapy (control (...) ) was conducted among stable premature infants in the NICU. Study intervention was provided 5 days per week until hospital discharge for a maximum of 4 weeks. Immunologic evaluations (absolute NK cells, T and B cells, T cell subsets, and NK cytotoxicity), weight, number of infections, and length of hospital stay were also evaluated.The study enrolled 120 infants (58 massage; 62 control). At the end of the study, absolute NK cells were not different between the 2 groups; however, NK cytotoxicity was higher
Massage therapy for cardiac surgery patients-a randomized trial To determine whether massage significantly reduces anxiety, pain, and muscular tension and enhances relaxation compared with an equivalent period of rest time after cardiac surgery. The feasibility of delivering the treatment, effects on heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate, and patient satisfaction were also assessed.Elective cardiac surgery patients were randomized to receive massage or rest time at 2 points after (...) surgery. Visual analog scales were used to measure pain, anxiety, relaxation, muscular tension, and satisfaction. Heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure were measured before and after treatment. Focus groups and feedback were used to collect qualitative data about clinical significance and feasibility.A total of 152 patients (99% response rate) participated. Massage therapy produced a significantly greater reduction in pain (P = .001), anxiety (P < .0001), and muscular tension (P = .002
Massage for mechanical neck disorders. The prevalence of mechanical neck disorders (MND) is known to be both a hindrance to individuals and costly to society. As such, massage is widely used as a form of treatment for MND.To assess the effects of massage on pain, function, patient satisfaction, global perceived effect, adverse effects and cost of care in adults with neck pain versus any comparison at immediate post-treatment to long-term follow-up.We searched The Cochrane Library (CENTRAL (...) . None of the trials were of strong to moderate GRADE level. The results showed very low level evidence that certain massage techniques (traditional Chinese massage, classical and modified strain/counter strain technique) may have been more effective than control or placebo treatment in improving function and tenderness. There was very low level evidence that massage may have been more beneficial than education in the short term for pain bothersomeness. Along with that, there was low level evidence
Effects of massage on pain, mood status, relaxation, and sleep in Taiwanese patients with metastatic bone pain: a randomized clinical trial To date, patients with bony metastases were only a small fraction of the samples studied, or they were entirely excluded. Patients with metastatic cancers, such as bone metastases, are more likely to report pain, compared to patients without metastatic cancer (50-74% and 15%, respectively). Their cancer pain results in substantial morbidity and disrupted (...) quality of life in 34-45% of cancer patients. Massage therapy (MT) appears to have positive effects in patients with cancer; however, the benefits of MT, specifically in patients with metastatic bone pain, remains unknown. The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to compare the efficacy of MT to a social attention control condition on pain intensity, mood status, muscle relaxation, and sleep quality in a sample (n=72) of Taiwanese cancer patients with bone metastases. In this investigation
Reply to Comment on "AÂ randomized trial of massage therapy after heart surgery" by Bauer et al. 20561861 2011 06 16 2010 09 13 1527-3288 39 5 2010 Sep-Oct Heart & lung : the journal of critical care Heart Lung Reply to Comment on "A randomized trial of massage therapy after heart surgery" by Bauer et al. 461 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2009.10.014 Albert Nancy M NM Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. eng Comment Letter 2010 04 18 United States Heart Lung 0330057 0147-9563 (...) AIM IM Heart Lung. 2010 Jul-Aug;39(4):345 20561862 Humans Massage Postoperative Complications prevention & control Thoracic Surgery 2010 6 22 6 0 2010 6 22 6 0 2011 6 17 6 0 ppublish 20561861 S0147-9563(09)00266-0 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2009.10.014
The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature Falkensteiner M, Mantovan F, Muller I, Them C CRD (...) summary The authors concluded that massage therapy was to be considered a cost-efficient noninvasive intervention that positively influenced and contributed to the reduction of pain, anxiety and depression in seriously ill cancer patients. Given the possibility of missing studies and reliance on a small and variable yield the authors' conclusion seems overstated and its reliability is unclear. Authors' objectives To evaluate the use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety and depression
Abdominal massage for people with constipation: a cost utility analysis This paper is a report of a study conducted to evaluate change in health-related quality of life for people with constipation receiving abdominal massage and to estimate the cost-effectiveness of two alternative scenarios developed from the original trial.Constipation is a common problem and is associated with decrease in quality of life. Abdominal massage appears to decrease the severity of gastrointestinal symptoms (...) , but its impact on health-related quality of life has not been assessed.A randomized controlled trial including 60 participants was conducted in Sweden between 2005 and 2007. The control group continued using laxatives as before and the intervention group received additional abdominal massage. Health-related quality of life was assessed using the EQ-5D and analyzed with linear regression. Two scenarios were outlined to conduct a cost utility analysis. In the self-massage scenario patients learned
The physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older people In recent years, the nursing profession used technology and pharmacology to relieve conditions such as pain, anxiety and insomnia that were once treated with massage. However, interest in massage has grown with the move to more holistic nursing. This review examines the physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older (...) people and identifies effective protocols for massage in older people.Review.Cooper's five-stage model was used in the review process. The search strategy included all studies without limiters for dates through June 2009 in the following databases: Ovid Medline, Cochrane databases, PubMed, EBSCO, CINAHL, Health Resource, PychINFO and EMB Reviews 1991-June 2009. The quality of the research was evaluated using the Research Appraisal Checklist. Twenty-one studies met the inclusion criteria for massage
Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Kalichman L CRD summary This review concluded that there was modest support for the use of massage therapy for symptom relief in patients with fibromyalgia. The review suffered from several methodological limitations, including the potential for error and bias in the search and review processes, together with the unclear quality of included studies. Consequently (...) , the reliability of the author's conclusion is uncertain. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of massage therapy for symptom relief in patients with fibromyalgia. Searching PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PEDro and Web of Science databases were searched from inception to December 2009 for published studies in any language. Search terms were reported. Google Scholar was also searched. Reference lists of retrieved articles were scanned and field experts were contacted to identify further studies. Study
Comparison of manual lymph drainage therapy and connective tissue massage in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial This study analyzed and compared the effects of manual lymph drainage therapy (MLDT) and connective tissue massage (CTM) in women with primary fibromyalgia (PFM).The study design was a randomized controlled trial. Fifty women with PFM completed the study. The patients were divided randomly into 2 groups. Whereas 25 of them received MLDT, the other 25 underwent CTM
Massage therapy for cancer palliation and supportive care: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.
WITHDRAWN: Aromatherapy and massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer. Aromatherapy massage is a commonly used complementary therapy, and is employed in cancer and palliative care largely to improve quality of life and reduce psychological distress.To investigate whether aromatherapy or massage, or both, decreases psychological morbidity, lessens symptom distress and/or improves the quality of life in patients with a diagnosis of cancer.We searched CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library, Issue (...) ; and interrupted time series studies of aromatherapy or massage, or both, for patients with cancer, that measured changes in patient-reported levels of physical or psychological distress or quality of life using reliable and valid tools.Two review authors independently assessed trials for inclusion in the review, assessed study quality and extracted data. Study authors were contacted where information was unclear.The search strategy retrieved 1322 studies. Ten studies met the inclusion criteria
Uterine massage for preventing postpartum haemorrhage. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) (bleeding from the genital tract after childbirth) is a major cause of maternal mortality and disability, particularly in under-resourced areas. In these settings, poor nutrition, malaria and anaemia may aggravate the effects of PPH. In addition to the standard known strategies to prevent and treat PPH, there is a need for simple, non-expensive techniques which can be applied in low-resourced settings to prevent (...) or treat PPH.To determine the effectiveness of uterine massage after birth and before or after delivery of the placenta, or both, to reduce postpartum blood loss and associated morbidity and mortality.We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (March 2008), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library 2007, Issue 2) and PubMed (1966 to June 2007).All published, unpublished and ongoing randomised controlled trials comparing uterine massage alone
Is internal massage superior to external massage for patients suffering a cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery? BestBets: Is internal massage superior to external massage for patients suffering a cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery? Is internal massage superior to external massage for patients suffering a cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery? Report By: Darragh Twomey, Moloy Das, Hariharan Subramanian, and Joel Dunning - Specialist Registrars in Cardiothoracic Surgery Institution: Department (...) of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough Date Submitted: 14th February 2008 Date Completed: 23rd April 2008 Last Modified: 24th April 2008 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [patients with cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery] is [external cardiac massage or internal massage] better in generating optimal [cardiac index and coronary perfusion]? Clinical Scenario A 52 year old patient 36-hours after mitral valve repair and grafts arrests with an asystolic ECG. He had