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BACKGROUND Clinical manifestations of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) vary widely, and different subtypes of this autoimmune disease exist. Tumidus subtype (LT) has been recently separated from the chronic subtypes and is now considered an independent entity due to its particular clinical and histological features. Different treatments are usually(More)
BACKGROUND With continued popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for children, their safety and effectiveness are of high concern for both CAM and conventional therapy providers. Chiropractic is the most popular form of practitioner-based CAM therapies for children. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe the(More)
INTRODUCTION Constipation compromises the health-related quality of life of children. Chiropractic is a popular alternative therapy for children with constipation. We performed this integrative review of the literature to inform clinical practice. METHODS Our integrative review of the literature began with an examination of the databases Pubmed(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the chiropractic management of a patient presenting with complaints of low back pain and epileptic seizures. The discussion also addresses epilepsy and the current concepts of this disorder; possible mechanisms for the neurological effects of the chiropractic adjustment at sites of subluxation and its therapeutic implications are(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the chiropractic care of a geriatric patient with complaints of midthoracic and low back pain. CLINICAL FEATURES A 74-year-old woman sought chiropractic care with complaints of thoracic spinal pain following a fall. Palpation findings included hypertonicity and tenderness along with painful muscle spasms in the paraspinal musculature(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized clinical trial in the private practice setting examining short- and long-term effects of chiropractic adjustments for subjects with essential hypertension compared with a brief soft tissue massage, as well as a nontreatment control group. DESIGN Randomized controlled-comparison trial with 3(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the chiropractic care of a patient with cervical subluxation and complaints associated with temporomandibular disorder. CLINICAL FEATURES A 41-year-old woman had bilateral ear pain, tinnitus, vertigo, altered or decreased hearing acuity, and headaches. She had a history of ear infections, which had been treated with prescription(More)
INTRODUCTION Bowen disease (BD) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ affects both skin and mucous membranes and has the potential to progress to invasive SCC. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been approved recently for the treatment of BD. Some studies have demonstrated its efficacy and good cosmetic outcome. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of PDT in(More)
AIM To examine the attitudes and utilization of evidence-based practice by chiropractors. METHODS Utilizing a descriptive survey implemented as an online questionnaire, we examined chiropractors׳ perception, skills, and level of training, their engagement in, the barriers and facilitators to, and possible interventions to evidence-based practice. (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the successful chiropractic care of two pediatric patients with complaints of "growing pain." CLINICAL FEATURES A 2¾-yr-old female and 3½-yr-old male were presented by their mothers with complaints of "growing pains" that awakened both patients at night. The girl's problem began 3 months prior to care with awakening due to leg pain(More)