Research


Jan

26

2012

Resolution of Breech Presentation and Successful Vaginal Birth Following Administration of Webster’s Technique: A Case Study

Resolution of Breech Presentation and Successful Vaginal Birth Following Administration of Webster’s Technique: A Case Study Pamela Stone-McCoy DC Bio, Melissa Sell DC Bio,  Krystal Drwencke DC Bio Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 5-11 Abstract Objective: The purpose of this case study is to report on the resolution of a breech presentation in an expectant mother following a...

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Jan

26

2012

The Webster Technique: Results From a Practice-Based Research Network Study

The Webster Technique: Results From a Practice-Based Research Network Study Joel Alcantara DC Bio Jeanne Ohm DC Bio  Derek Kunz BS Bio Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 16-21 Abstract Objective:  To contribute to evidence-based practice, the use of Webster Technique is characterized in a chiropractic practice-based research network. Methods:  In an exploratory study, we sought data from pregnant...

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Jan

26

2012

The Dangers of Inactivity; Exercise and Inactivity Physiology for the manual therapist

Wittink H, et al. The Dangers of Inactivity; Exercise and Inactivity Physiology for the manual therapist.  Manual Therapy 2011; 16:209-216. This paper defines deconditioning as the physiological response of the body to a reduction in metabolic rate; that is, how the body reacts to a reduction in energy use or exercise levels, as in sitting or bed rest. Deconditioning is associated with a host of physiological changes: 1.       Muscle...

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Jan

23

2012

Effect of Oral L-Arginine Supplementation on Blood Pressure

A Meta-analysis of Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trials Jia-Yi Dong, BSc; Li-Qiang Qin, MD, PhD; Zengli Zhang, MD, PhD; Youyou Zhao, PhD; Junkuan Wang, PhD; Fabrizio Arigoni, PhD; Weiguo Zhang, MD, PhD Authors and Disclosures Posted: 12/29/2011; American Heart Journal. 2011;162(6):959-965. © 2011 Mosby, Inc. Abstract Background Previous studies suggest that L-arginine, an amino acid and a substrate of nitric oxide synthase, may have blood pressure (BP)-lowering effect. Because some...

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Oct

04

2010

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are associated with increased neuritic plaques

ABSTRACT Objectives: Observational and experimental studies suggest that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may protect against Alzheimer disease (AD); however, clinical trials and other observational studies, including the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study, show no protection or promotion of AD. The objective of this study is to determine the relationship between common dementia-associated pathologies and mid- to late-life NSAID exposure. Methods: We examined the association...

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Aug

26

2010

An Aspirin a Day – 5-fold Increase in Crohn’s Disease!

Some people regularly take an aspirin a day to ward off heart problems – but they are also greatly increasing their chances of developing Crohn’s disease, the debilitating gut problem. Researchers have discovered that people increase their chances of developing Crohn’s fivefold if they take an aspirin a day for more than a year. A research team from the University of East Anglia made the...

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Aug

23

2010

Research suggests flu vaccine doesn’t prevent deaths among the elderly

by Lorna Benson, Minnesota Public Radio April 27, 2010 St. Paul, Minn. — If the main point of the nation’s influenza vaccination program is to reduce deaths from flu, then the program has failed, at least among people over 65. A growing body of research shows that because our immune systems age, flu vaccines don’t work as well in the elderly – the group of people...

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Jul

27

2010

The Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding in the United States: A Pediatric Cost Analysis

Background and Objective: A 2001 study revealed that $3.6 billion could be saved if breastfeeding rates were increased to levels of the Healthy People objectives. It studied 3 diseases and totaled direct and indirect costs and cost of premature death. The 2001 study can be updated by using current breastfeeding rates and adding additional diseases analyzed in the 2007 breastfeeding report from the Agency for...

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Apr

08

2010

The reduction of chronic low back pain through the control of early morning lumbar flexion

The reduction of chronic nonspecific low back pain through the control of early morning lumbar flexion. A randomized controlled trial. Spine. 1998 Dec 1;23(23):2601-7. STUDY DESIGN: Eighteen-month, randomized controlled trial with partial crossover. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that the control of lumbar flexion in the early morning will significantly reduce chronic, nonspecific low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have indicated an...

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Apr

01

2010

Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly

Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly Thomas RE, Jefferson T, Lasserson TJ Summary Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly There are no accurate data on rates of laboratory-proven influenza in healthcare workers. The three studies in the first publication of this review and the two new studies we identified in this update are all at high risk...

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