Tag: "sham" at medical news
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...s pain and more mobility than a group who received sham
exercise and sham
advice, but at 12 months, these positive effects had almost disappeared. Changes in Health Insur...
The root of dyscalculia found
...t parietal TMS, but not after left parietal TMS or sham
stimulation. This novel approach of directly comparing healthy participants with TMS-induced virtual dyscalculia to participants suffering from developmental dyscalculia enabled the researchers to propose a direct causal relationship between malfun...
Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training
...stress). We studied how daily 1-hour active CES or sham
CES treatment for 21 days affected pain in 38 male...greater decreases in daily pain intensity than the sham
CES group. Our results suggest that CES can effectively treat chronic pain in people with SCI. We al...
Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet for July 4, 2006
...ith osteoarthritis knee pain, both acupuncture and sham
acupuncture improved knee pain compared with stand...unction at 26 weeks, compared to 51 percent of the sham
acupuncture group and 29.1 percent of the no-acupuncture group. All participants could receive six...
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
...ot flashes a day who were randomized to medical or sham
acupuncture. Participants received bi-weekly acupu..., data for 46 participants each in the medical and sham
acupuncture groups were analyzed. Residual hot flashes were experienced by 61% of the women in the s...
Probiotics ease gut problems caused by long term stress
...he rat on a small platform surrounded by water, or sham
stress for one hour a day for 10 consecutive days....days before and during the stress sessions. Unlike sham
stress, brief but repeated water deprivation made the gut "leaky" and boosted the adherence of harmf...
MIST study explores link between migraines and hole in heart
...e PFO, randomly assigning them to PFO closure or a sham
intervention. Fifteen medical centers participate...ize of the PFO. Patients who were assigned to the sham
intervention woke up from anesthesia with a cut in the groin just as treated patients did. To furth...
Acupuncture is as effective as standard drug treatments for migraine
...graine do not differ between patients treated with sham
acupuncture, traditional Chinese acupuncture, or s...as the same whether the patient was treated with a sham
acupuncture technique, which was done on areas of the skin in which no traditional Chinese medicine ...
All placebos not created alike
...Harvard Medical School. "We investigated whether a sham
acupuncture device has a greater placebo effect th...ases. In the first phase, 135 patients were given sham
acupuncture, and another 135 patients were given a placebo pill for two weeks. During this period, ...
Acupuncture offers short-term benefit for arthritis
...term effects of acupuncture, both in comparison to sham
interventions and to standard treatment." In an accompanying Comment, Andrew Moore (Pain Research, University of Oxford, UK), states: "The bottom line from Witt and colleagues' large, long, and high-quality study of acupuncture for knee osteoarthriti...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 5, 2005
...pared true acupuncture therapy with three forms of sham
or fake acupuncture and found that patients who re... no better pain relief than those who received the sham
therapies (Article, p. 10). The sham
acupuncture included needles inserted at points for treating an...
Magnetic stimulation may improve stroke recovery
...y the stroke using different parameters, including sham
(mock) stimulation. A sham
is the application of the procedure excluding the actual treatment being studied and is intended to ...
Popular procedures evaluated for diagnostic accuracy and treatment effectiveness
...ctive for GERD patients, as compared to a standard sham
procedure. Forty-seven patients were randomized to receive either an EGP operation or sham
operation and were treated with esomeprazole for two weeks following the operation. Having reported...
Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches
...e in headaches as compared with those who received sham
acupuncture treatment, according to a study in the...e reduced headache frequency more effectively than sham
acupuncture or no acupuncture in patients with migraines. The study consisted of a three-group, ran...