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Possible etiopathogenetic role of scars in chronic non malignant pain: cases and case records (review).

P. Barbagli, F. Ceccherelli

Abstract

The possible etiological role of one or more scars in determing the onset of chronic painful syndromes at a distance is investigated in the most accredited medical literature, such as the best-known data banks (Medline and Embase), as well as in the less easily traceable ones, like those in German, congress proceedings, graduation, specialization and postgraduate theses.

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EFFECT OF EAR STIMULATION ON PAIN THRESHOLD. COMPARISON BETWEEN ELECTROACUPUNCTURE AND PLACEBO IN HUMAN VOLUNTEERS. A DOUBLE BLIND CROSSOVER STUDY.

CECCHERELLI F., GAGLIARDI G., CARAVELLO M., ZAMPIERI S., BARBAGLI P., FACCO E.

ABSTRACT

The aim of the present work is to confirm whether an auricle symptomatologic somatotopia exists, that is, if there is, in man, an activation of the same auricular point in response to the stimulation of the corresponding body district; whether electroacupuncture raises the somatic pain threshold and whether a stimulation of the point evidenced in the auricle elevates the pain threshold only at the original afferent zone, or at a complete somatic level.

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THE ROLE OF THE INTENSITY OF LOW FREQUENCY ELECTROACUPUNCTURE STIMULATION ON THE MODULATION OF CAPSAICIN-INDUCED EDEMA IN THE RAT PAW. A BLIND CONTROLLED STUDY.

Francesco Ceccherelli, Giuseppe Gagliardi, Roberto Casale, Antonella Roveri, Carlo Ori, M.D.

Experimental animal and clinical human data suggest that electroacupuncture (EAP) reduces the release of substance P from sensitive neurons, both at medullar level and in the periphery.

Aim of our study is to verify the effect of different intensities of stimulation on edema induced by subcutaneous administration of capsaicin.

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PHANTOM LIMB PAIN RELIEF BY CONTRALATERAL MYOFASCIAL INJECTION WITH LOCAL ANAESTHETIC IN A PLACEBO-CONTROLLED STUDY: PRELIMINARY RESULTS.

Roberto Casale, MD1, Francesco Ceccherelli, MD2, Alaa Abd Elaziz Mohamed Labeeb, MD,PhD1,3 and Gabriele E. M. Biella, MD, PhD4

1-Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Pain Rehabilitation Unit, “Salvatore Maugeri” Foundation, IRCCS Montescano, Pavia,

2-Department of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy, 3-Department of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Unit, Menoufyia University, Menoufyia,Egypt 4-Institute of Bioimaging & Molecular Physiology, IBFM, National Research Council, Segrate, Milan, Italy

Objective: To ascertain the existence of contralateral painful muscle areas mirroring phantom pain and to evaluate the short-term effects of anaesthetic vs saline, injected contralaterally to control phantom and phantom limb pain.

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DOLORE DA DEAFFERENTAZIONE POSTCHIRURGICA AL TERZO DITO DEL PIEDE: TRATTAMENTO MUTLIMODALE.

A.L. di sesso femminile, di anni 56, arriva alla nostra osservazione nel dicembre 2005 e presenta intenso dolore al piede sx che mostra una cicatrice in corrispondenza del 2° spazio metatarsale ed una nel terzo spazio metatarsale, Fig.1, per asportazione di neurinomi di Morton avvenuta nel febbraio 2005.

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Commenti sul seminario:TECNICHE MUSCOLARI DI JONES – STRAIN & COUNTERSTRAIN del 22 – 24 maggio 2009

Caro Francesco,

Volevo segnalarti l’ottima riuscita del corso SCS; non solo per l’abilità dei nostri docenti e tutor, ma anche per la novità che rappresenta nel panorama italiano delle tecniche mio fasciali.

Continua così

Maurizo Sinigaglia

Caro Francesco

alcune considerazioni sul seminario di Dimaro e di Jones.

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