Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian

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Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) has various treatments; however, no standardized treatment has been established. The aim was to analyze different types of treatment of BPS/IC and their effectiveness. A literature review with a search strategy for articles related to BPS/IC published between 1990 and 2014 was conducted on MEDLINE,(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To analyse anthropometric parameters, clinical pain and experimental pain in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). METHODS Ninety-one women with a clinical diagnosis of CPP, mean age of 40.03 ± 9.97 years, submitted to anthropometric evaluation based on body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (%BF) using bioimpedance body(More)
OBJECTIVES This study used semiology based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to investigate vital energy (Qi) behavior in women with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS). METHODS Fifty women diagnosed with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) secondary to AMPS were evaluated by using a questionnaire based on the theories of "yin-yang," "zang-fu", and "five(More)
RATIONALE Many types of pain assessment are available to researchers carrying out clinical trials in chronic pelvic pain (CPP), ranging from a single-item scale to multidimensional inventories. AIM Our objective was to investigate which assessments of pain are more commonly used in clinical trials on CPP. METHOD We have reviewed articles published(More)
Aim To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of perineal Thiele massage in the treatment of women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles. Methods A total of 18 women with diagnoses of dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles were included in the study. The women were divided in two groups: the dyspareunia (D)(More)
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