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Study of the relation between body weight and functional limitations and pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Fábio Marcon Alfieri, Natália Cristina de Oliveira Vargas e Silva, Linamara Rizzo Battistella

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4082

ABSTRACT Objective To assess the influence of the body weight in functional capacity and pain of adult and elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Methods The sample consisted of 107 adult and elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis divided into two groups (adequate weight/adiposity and excessive weight/adiposity) according to body mass index and percent of body fat mass, assessed by electric bioimpedance. Subjects were evaluated for functional mobility (Timed Up and Go Test), pain, stiffness and function (Western Ontario and MacMaster Universities […]

Jumping in aquatic environment after sciatic nerve compression: nociceptive evaluation and morphological characteristics of the soleus muscle of Wistar rats

Jéssica Aline Malanotte, Camila Mayumi Martin Kakihata, Jhenifer Karvat, Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão, Lucinéia de Fátima Chasko Ribeiro, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3613

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the effect of jumping in aquatic environment on nociception and in the soleus muscle of trained and not trained Wistar rats, in the treatment of compressive neuropathy of the sciatic nerve. Methods Twenty-five Wistar rats were distributed into five groups: Control, Lesion, Trained + Lesion, Lesion + Exercise, and Trained + Lesion + Exercise. The training was jumping exercise in water environment for 20 days prior to injury, and treatment after the injury. Nociception was evaluated […]

Pain assessment in elderly with dementia: Brazilian validation of the PACSLAC scale

Karol Bezerra Thé, Fernanda Martins Gazoni, Guilherme Liausu Cherpak, Isabel Clasen Lorenzet, Luciana Alves dos Santos, Edlene Maria Nardes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3628

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo validate the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate – Portuguese in demented elderly and to analyze its measurement properties.Methods We evaluated 50 elderly with dementia, residing in a nursing home and with limited communication ability, when exposed to potentially painful situations. The tool was applied at two different moments. First, two interviewers applied it simultaneously, and the intensity of pain was asked based on the caregiver’s opinion. After 14 days, with no analgesic intervention, one […]

Influence of different frequencies of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the threshold and pain intensity in young subjects

Adriana de Oliveira Gomes, Ana Caroline Silvestre, Cristina Ferreira da Silva, Mariany Ribeiro Gomes, Maria Lúcia Bonfleur, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3092

Objective To investigate the effects of different transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation frequencies in nociception front of a pressure pain threshold and cold in healthy individuals.Methods Twenty healthy subjects were divided into four groups, all of which have gone through all forms of electrical stimulation at different weeks. Assessments were pre and post-therapy, 20 and 60 minutes after stimulation. To evaluate the pressure pain threshold, an algometer was used with one tapered tip, pressing the hypothenar region until voluntary report the […]

Chronic pain related to quality of sleep

Leandro Freitas Tonial, José Stechman Neto, Wagner Hummig

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2825

ObjectiveTo determine the relation between the degrees of chronic pain and drowsiness levels.MethodsThe study was conducted with 115 patients, who answered the questionnaire as diagnostic criteria in the survey. After evaluation based on the protocol of chronic pain registry RDC/TMD− Axis II, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale was applied to assess drowsiness levels.ResultsAmong the participating patients, there were more females (80%), and the type of pain more prevalent was chronic (70.4%). Concerning the grades of chronic pain, grade II predominated (38.3%), […]

Interventional procedures for cancer pain management

Fabiola Peixoto Minson, Fabrício Dias Assis, Thais Kfouri Vanetti, Jamir Sardá Junior, Wanessa Pereira Mateus, Auro Del Giglio

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300006

Objective:To describe types of interventional medical procedures its rationale use and benefits for a population with cancer assisted at a private hospital in São Paulo.METHODS:Quantitative and descriptive cross-sectional study using data from patients submitted to interventional procedures between 2007 and 2008. We used descriptive and inferential statistics (frequency, mean, and t-test) to analyze data.RESULTS:A total of 137 patients were submitted to interventional procedures for pain and, out of this total, 14 mentioned cancer-related pain. The mean pain intensity was 7.1 […]