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Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common complications following surgery and anaesthesia. Drug therapy to prevent PONV is only partially effective. An alternative approach is to stimulate a P6 acupoint on the wrist. Although there are many trials examining this technique, the results are conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of P6 acupoint stimulation in preventing PONV.

Author(s): 
Lee, A.
Done, M. L.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common complications following surgery and anaesthesia. Drugs to prevent PONV are only partially effective. An alternative approach is to stimulate the P6 acupoint on the wrist. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of P6 acupoint stimulation in preventing PONV.

Author(s): 
Lee, Anna
Fan, Lawrence Ty
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common complications following surgery and anaesthesia. Drug therapy to prevent PONV is only partially effective. An alternative approach is to stimulate a P6 acupoint on the wrist. Although there are many trials examining this technique, the results are conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of P6 acupoint stimulation in preventing PONV.

Author(s): 
Lee, A.
Done, M. L.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common complications following surgery and anaesthesia. Drugs to prevent PONV are only partially effective. An alternative approach is to stimulate the P6 acupoint on the wrist. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of P6 acupoint stimulation in preventing PONV.

Author(s): 
Lee, Anna
Fan, Lawrence Ty
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common complications following surgery and anaesthesia. Antiemetic drugs are only partially effective in preventing PONV. An alternative approach is to stimulate the PC6 acupoint on the wrist. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2004, updated in 2009 and now in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of PC6 acupoint stimulation with or without antiemetic drug versus sham or antiemetic drug for the prevention of PONV in people undergoing surgery.

Author(s): 
Lee, Anna
Chan, Simon K. C.
Fan, Lawrence T. Y.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

The assessment and conservative interventions in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are described in this paper. Information about surgical procedures and postoperative care has also been included. It is difficult to make definitive conclusions about the literature regarding success of treatment for CTS due to variations in outcome measures, severity of CTS, and inconsistencies in duration, dosage, and follow-up time for interventions.

Author(s): 
Michlovitz, Susan L.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common complications following surgery and anaesthesia. Drugs to prevent PONV are only partially effective. An alternative approach is to stimulate the P6 acupoint on the wrist. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of P6 acupoint stimulation in preventing PONV.

Author(s): 
Lee, Anna
Fan, Lawrence Ty
Publication Title: 
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

There is a need for time-efficient, valid measures of distal paretic upper extremity (UE) movement. The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the psychometric properties of the wrist stability and mobility and wrist/hand scale of the upper extremity Fugl-Meyer (w/h UE FM) as a "stand-alone" measure of distal UE movement; and (2) provide detailed instructions on w/h UE FM administration and scoring.

Author(s): 
Page, Stephen J.
Levine, Peter
Hade, Erinn
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of serial casting of burn contractures that were resistant to traditional methods of treatment such as paraffin therapy, massage, exercise, and splinting. Serial casting was used to increase the range of motion in 35 joints in 15 patients with burns. A mean increase of 54% was achieved. Casting provided immediate results with minimal complications and was accepted well by patients. Casts were easy to apply and effective even with noncompliant patients. They also delayed or eliminated the need for surgical correction.

Author(s): 
Bennett, G. B.
Helm, P.
Purdue, G. F.
Hunt, J. L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

A survey was administered to registered massage therapists (RMT) across Canada to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and discomfort to the low back, shoulders, neck, wrist and thumbs associated with therapeutic treatments. A total of 502 RMT responded to the survey. Despite the majority of the respondents indicating they received proper training in therapy postures and self-care, there was a high prevalence of pain reporting to all areas of the upper extremity.

Author(s): 
Albert, Wayne J.
Currie-Jackson, Nadine
Duncan, Carolyn A.

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