Observation on therapeutic effects of blood-letting puncture with cupping in acute trigeminal neuralgia.
Int Immunopharmacol. 2010 Jul;10(7):760-8. Epub 2010 Apr 22. PMID: 10437209
In the present paper, 45 cases of acute trigeminal neuralgia were treated and observed by comparative method. Results showed no significant difference in transient analgesic effect (P>0.05) but a significant difference in therapeutic effect (P<0.01) between the treatment and control groups. This indicates that blood-letting puncture with cupping is an effective therapy for the disease.
Article Published Date : Jul 01, 2010
[Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping on herpes zoster].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Nov;29(11):887-90. PMID: 19994687
Yin-ni Liu, Hong-xing Zhang, Guo-fu Huang, Ran Zou, Wei Wei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effect differences between electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting plus cupping and western medicine therapy. METHODS: Fifty-three cases were randomly divided into an observation group (n=31) and a control group (n=22). The observation group was treated by electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting with a plum-blossom needle at the affected parts plus cupping, once each day. The control group was treated by oral administration of Valaciclovir Hydrochlordide, Indomethacin, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12. RESULTS: The cured and markedly effective rate of 96.8% in the observation group was better than that of 81.8% in the control group (P<0.05), and improvements of pain, pruritus, burning sensation and sleep in the observation group were superior to those of the control group (all P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping is a better therapy for herpes zoster and its therapeutic effect is better than that of routine western medicine therapy.
Article Published Date : Nov 01, 2009
Bilateral discoid medial meniscus associated with meniscal tears and hypoplasia of the medial femoral condyle: A case report.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8637
Authors: Wang HD, Gao SJ
RATIONALE: Bilateral discoid medial menisci is an extremely rare abnormality of the knee joint. The presence of a discoid medial meniscus has been associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiographic changes in the tibial region, such as cupping of the medial tibial plateau and tibial physis collapse. While discoid medial meniscal tears with hypoplasia of the femoral medial condyles have not been previously reported. Herein, we report a case of bilateral discoid medial menisci associated with meniscal tears and femoral bone changes.
PATIENT CONCERNS: A 28-year-old man presented with left knee pain and restricted range of motion; the right knee was asymptomatic.
DIAGNOSES: Based on radiographic and MRI findings, he was diagnosed with bilateral discoid medial meniscal tears.
INTERVENTIONS: Partial meniscectomy and reshaping were performed for the torn discoid medial meniscus of the left knee only.
OUTCOMES: MRI revealed short, flattened femoral medial condyles in the coronal and sagittal planes, and hypoplasia of the femoral medial condyles in the axial plane; these findings were confirmed arthroscopically in the left knee. The patient had a satisfactory results at the 12-month follow-up.
LESSONS: This case indicates a potential link between discoid medial menisci and hypoplasia of the femoral medial condyle. We recommend preservation of the discoid medial meniscus in asymptomatic patients, while arthroscopic partial meniscectomy and reshaping is recommended in symptomatic patients.
PMID: 29145286 [PubMed - in process]