Vasco Senna-Fernandes

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The effect of acupuncture stimulation at Zusanli point (ST.36) on the bioavailability of radio-pharmaceutical 99mTc-sodium pertechnetate (Na99mTcO4) in Wistar rats was investigated. Ten healthy rats were allocated into two groups of five. Group 1 (n=5) was treated by acupuncture by inserting stainless steel needles bilaterally at ST.36; Group 2 was the(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate the differences of acupuncture effect between the Zusanli (St.36) and Sanyinjiao (SP.6) points on the gastrointestinal-tract (GIT) segment performed by the bioavailability of (99m)Tc-sodium-pertechnetate (Na(99m)TcO(4)) in rats. Male Wistar rats (n = 21) were allocated into three groups of seven each. Group 1(More)
In clinical acupuncture, when acupuncture points are stimulated, several types of reflex responses can be evoked. Consequently, different categories of physiological responses are induced, which include changes in the activities of internal organs and tissues. The acupuncture point Sanyinjiao (SP6) has been used successfully to treat different human(More)
Background. Is the use of intraoperative breast sizers beneficial for plastic surgeons or do they result in higher complication rates? Methods. This is a retrospective study of 416 consecutive cases of primary breast augmentation with silicone implants at the Plastic Surgery Service of Professor Ivo Pitanguy at the 38th Infirmary Santa Casa Misericórdia(More)
OBJECTIVES A study was performed on the effects of stimulation at Zusanli-point (ST.36) by electroacupuncture (EA) at two frequencies on the bioavailability of (99m)Tc-sodium pertechnetate (Na(99m)TcO(4)) in rats. METHODS Forty Wistar rats were divided into four groups: untreated control, treated by manual acupuncture at ST.36 bilaterally, treated by EA(More)
BACKGROUND According to Chinese medicine, the acupuncture-points' (acupoints) locations are proportionally and symmetrically distributed in well-defined compartment zones on the human body surface Oriental Anthropometry" (OA). Acupoints, if considered as aesthetic-loci, might be useful as reference guides in plastic surgery (PS). AIM This study aimed to(More)
DEAR EDITOR Boutonnière deformity (BD) is a debilitating deformity where the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the finger is flexed, and the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is hyperextended.1-3 BD is commonly seen after injury and also as a sequela of progressive inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.1-3 Various techniques have been(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of acupuncture combined with physiotherapy in comparison with acupuncture and physiotherapy performed alone in different parameters; pain intensity, muscle tension, functional disability and muscle strength in the treatment of tension neck syndrome (TNS). DESIGN A prospective, comparative clinical trial. SETTING(More)
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