Abstracts

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In this study, some of the potential features of N-acetyl cysteine has been deduced aiding in new insights for the recovery after cartilage injury. This has further provided stronger evidences for future studies.

Mechanical trauma of articular cartilage results in cell loss and cytokine-driven inflammatory response. 

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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About 20-33% population suffers from shoulder pain. Given that shoulder pain is difficult to accurately diagnose, it was thus mentioned that there is a need for shift from diagnostic to prognostic research. Many studies have delineated improved outcomes in patients with shoulder pain after manual therapy directed solely at the cervicothoracic spine. These therapies have been depicted in this research.

Cervicothoracic manual therapy has been shown to improve pain and disability in individuals with shoulder pain, but the incremental effects of manual therapy in addition to exercise therapy have not been investigated in a randomized controlled trial.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Aug;46(8):617-28
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It has been already known that fibromyalgia in adolescents is related with significant impairment in physical functioning, lower perceived health status and higher healthcare utilization in contrast to age-matched healthy peers. Thus, this study was conducted to determine the efficacy of pregabalin in adolescents.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common pain condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness.

ProHealth
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The cervico-ocular reflex is an ocular stabilization reflex that is elicited by rotation of the neck. It works in conjunction with the vestibulo-ocular reflex and the optokinetic reflex. The importance of both cervico-ocular reflex and vestibulo-ocular reflex is explained in this study. This is in special reference to the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement.

Neck pain is a widespread complaint. People experiencing neck pain often present an altered timing in contraction of cervical muscles. 

American Physical Therapy Association
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When the flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down, this condition is known as osteoarthritis. Earlier studies have revealed that the patients with knee OA have increased central sensitization (CS), measured by pressure pain thresholds and temporal summation (TS). In this study, the correlation of some measures of CS have been explained well.

Expanded distribution of pain is considered a sign of central sensitization (CS). The relationship between recording of symptoms and CS in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) has been poorly investigated.

Phys Ther. 2016 Aug;96(8):1196-207
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