Here are selected research abstracts released in November 2015:
Rotation exercise classes did not improve function in women with non-specific chronic low back pain: A randomized single blind controlled study
Background: Exercise is considered the first line of treatment for people with non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) but the ideal exercise type is currently unclear. Given the unique anatomical structure of the lower lumbar spine and the lumbosacral junction transverse-plane rotation exercises may be helpful for people suffering from pain in this region.
Conclusions: A specific group program of rotation exercises had no effect on the functional status, pain level and lumbar range of motion in women with NSCLBP.
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Chronic pain in patients with HIV infection: What clinicians need to know
Summary: This article summarizes a presentation by Jessica S. Merlin, MD, MBA, at the IAS-USA continuing education program held in New York, New York, in March 2015.
The effect of patient-practitioner communication on pain: a systematic review
Background: Communication between patients and health care practitioners is expected to benefit health outcomes. The objective of this review was to assess the effects of experimentally varied communication on clinical patients’ pain.
Conclusions: Different types of communication have a significant but small effect on (acute) pain. Positive suggestions and informational preparation seem to lower patients’ pain. Communication interventions show a large variety in quality, complexity and methodological rigour; they often used multiple components and it remains unclear what the effective elements of communication are. Future research is warranted to identify the effective components.
Chronic pelvic pain, quality of life and sexual health of women treated with palmitoylethanolamide and α-lipoic acid
Background: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the effects of the association between palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and α-lipoic acid (LA) on quality of life (QoL) and sexual function in women affected by endometriosis-associated pelvic pain.
Conclusion: The progressive reduction of the pain syndrome reported by women over the treatment period could contribute to improve the QoL and sexual life of women on PEA and LA.