Articoli scientifici

Low back pain and gastroesophageal reflux in patients with COPD: the disease in the breath

2018-01-29T09:46:24+00:00

Low back pain and gastroesophageal reflux in patients with COPD: the disease in the breath Abstract COPD is a worsening condition that leads to a pathologic degeneration of the respiratory system. It represents one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity in the world, and it is characterized by the presence of associated comorbidity. This article analyzes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and low back pain (LBP) in patients with COPD and

Depression, anxiety and chronic pain in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the influence of breath

2017-11-06T16:54:20+00:00

Depression, anxiety and chronic pain in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the influence of breath. Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problems, causing significant mortality and morbidity in the world. It is a complex and progressive disease, characterized by chronic inflammation and dysfunction of the respiratory airways. The article reviews the available information on the potential role of the diaphragm in this disease. The purpose is to

The indeterminable resilience of the fascial system

2017-09-01T10:44:55+00:00

The indeterminable resilience of the fascial systemAbstract The most recent information on fascial tissue indicates that there are not fascial layers, but polyhedral microvacuoles of connective tissue, which connect the body systems and, by hosting specialized cells, permit several functions, such as motor, nervous, vascular and visceral. These microvacuoles (a repetition of polyhedral units of connective fibrils) under internal or external tension change shape and can manage the movement variations, regulating different body functions

Post-sternotomy pain syndrome following cardiac surgery: case report

2017-06-01T11:44:36+00:00

Post-sternotomy pain syndrome following cardiac surgery: case report Abstract Over 2 million people undergo sternotomy worldwide for heart surgery each year, and many develop post-sternotomy pain syndrome (PSPS) which persists in the anterior thorax. In some patients, PSPS lasts for many years or suddenly reappears a long time after the sternotomy. The exact etiology of PSPS is unknown. This article presents a case report of a patient with a diagnosis of PSPS (after cardiac

Emotions in Motion: Myofascial Interoception

2017-06-05T14:08:38+00:00

Emotions in Motion: Myofascial Interoception Abstract There are numerous articles in the literature dealing with the myofascial system, on the physiological, pathological, macroscopic and microscopic level; yet, we still do not have a thorough knowledge of its functions, just as there is still no shared vision of how to classify it. Many professional manual practitioners are involved in its treatment and there are many emerging therapeutic approaches. What is still missing is the awareness

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Improves Heart Surgery Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

2017-06-01T09:05:03+00:00

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Improves Heart Surgery Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Abstract BACKGROUND: Controlling sternal pain after heart surgery is important to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, but pain is often undertreated because of contraindications and side effects of analgesic drugs. Recently, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was demonstrated to reduce pain in different clinical contexts, suggesting its potential utility after cardiac surgery. The aim of this open-label, controlled study is to assess

Osteopathic treatment in a patient with left-ventricular assist device with left brachialgia: a case report

2017-06-01T08:55:41+00:00

Osteopathic treatment in a patient with left-ventricular assist device with left brachialgia: a case report Abstract This study deals with an osteopathic approach used for a patient with left-ventricular assist device (L-VAD) affected by left brachialgia. Clinical examination revealed the presence of thoracic outlet syndrome and pectoralis minor syndrome, with compression of the left proximal ulnar nerve, related to the surgical sternotomy performed. The osteopathic techniques used can be classified as indirect and

Referral to cardiac rehabilitation of patients with left ventricular assist devices in Italy

2017-06-01T09:13:51+00:00

Referral to cardiac rehabilitation of patients with left ventricular assist devices in ItalyAbstract In recent years, the lack of heart donors caused an increase in the proportion of patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. The clinical complexity of these devices requires a multidisciplinary approach to be extended after hospital discharge. The lack of shared care pathways for these patients may result in an impairment of both of short- and long-term results. Available