Aline Fernanda Perez Machado

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BACKGROUND Premenstrual syndrome is a group of symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle, and edema is among these symptoms. Physiotherapy is often sought by many patients for the treatment of edema; however, for an adequate prescription of physiotherapeutic procedures, the distribution of edema throughout the body has yet to be characterized. OBJECTIVE To(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effects of high- (HF) and low-frequency (LF) transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on angiogenesis and myofibroblast proliferation in acute excisional wounds in rat skin. DESIGN This was an experimental controlled and randomized study. PARTICIPANTS An excisional wound was made on the back of 90 adult male(More)
BACKGROUND Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) consists of a generic application of low-frequency, pulsed electrical currents transmitted by electrodes through the skin surface. It is a therapeutic modality that is nonpharmacological, noninvasive, inexpensive, easy to use and widely applied in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE To narratively(More)
Significance: Angiogenesis is an important phenomenon involved in the healing of chronic wounds, and it is mainly mediated by the release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) from endothelial cells. Electrical stimulation (ES) is a well-documented treatment used to assist the healing of chronic wounds. Due to the importance of VEGF in the healing(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary lymphedema after head and neck cancer treatment is a serious complication and its management can be a challenge. The purpose of this study was to verify which physical therapy modalities were applied in the treatment of head and neck lymphedema through a retrospective analysis. METHODS A retrospective study was developed, based on the(More)
PURPOSE To compare breast measurements performed using the software packages ImageTool(r), AutoCAD(r) and Adobe Photoshop(r) with direct anthropometric measurements. METHODS Points were marked on the breasts and arms of 40 volunteer women aged between 18 and 60 years. When connecting the points, seven linear segments and one angular measurement on each(More)
BACKGROUND Physiotherapy in the plastic surgery post-operative (PO) is essential to provide means for an adequate and fast recovery as it restores function through the use of physiotherapeutic procedures. AIM The aim of the following study is to verify the effects of the association between the manual lymphatic drainage and the therapeutic ultrasound on(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies have demonstrated the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on skin flap viability, the role of higher doses has been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE To investigate the inhibitory effect of the LLLT (λ=670 nm) on the viability of random skin flaps in a rat model using an irradiation energy of 2.79 J at each point. (More)
PURPOSE To determine the limitations of the photographs used to obtain the anthropometric measurements of the breast region. METHODS Five women, between the ages of 18 to 60 years, were evaluated. Photographs of the frontal and left and right profile views of their breasts were taken. Based on the current literature, the most commonly used anthropometric(More)
Dear Editor, The term ‘‘medical devices’’ covers a wide range of health or medical instruments used directly or indirectly in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and laboratory practice for the diagnosis, rehabilitation, therapy, and monitoring of human beings, as well as for aesthetic purposes. The National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional(More)
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