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[Complications and side-effects of acupuncture]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature53459
Source
Lik Sprava. 2003 Jul-Aug;(5-6):7-10
Publication Type
Article
Author
V D Musiienko
Source
Lik Sprava. 2003 Jul-Aug;(5-6):7-10
Language
Ukrainian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acupuncture Analgesia
Acupuncture Therapy - adverse effects
Blood Vessels - injuries
Cardiac Tamponade - etiology
English Abstract
Hemorrhage - etiology
Humans
Needlestick Injuries - complications
Peripheral Nerves - injuries
Pneumothorax - etiology
Spinal Cord Injuries - etiology
Viscera - injuries
Abstract
In the review of the literature, an analysis of complications and adverse effects of acupuncture is given, ways for their prevention are outlined.
PubMed ID
14618792 View in PubMed
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[Complications of acupuncture therapy. A study of the literature from 1981-92]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature56817
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1994 Apr 20;114(10):1192-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-20-1994
Author
A J Norheim
Author Affiliation
Institutt for samfunnsmedisin Universitetet i Tromsø.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1994 Apr 20;114(10):1192-4
Date
Apr-20-1994
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acupuncture Therapy - adverse effects - instrumentation
Bacterial Infections - etiology
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact - etiology
English Abstract
Humans
Needlestick Injuries - complications
Virus Diseases - etiology
Abstract
This study presents the adverse affects of acupuncture as recorded in the Medline database for the years 1981-92. Pneumothorax is the most common mechanical organ injury caused, while hepatitis dominates the infections. Neither pneumothorax nor hepatitis is reported from any Nordic country. Most of the adverse effects of acupuncture seem to be associated with insufficient basic medical knowledge, a low standard of hygiene and inadequate education in acupuncture. The study confirms adverse effects of acupuncture in certain circumstances. Serious adverse effects are few, and acupuncture can be considered as a fairly harmless form of treatment.
Notes
Comment In: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1994 May 20;114(13):15618079254
Comment In: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1994 May 30;114(14):16478079272
Comment In: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1996 Mar 30;116(9):11538658487
PubMed ID
8209317 View in PubMed
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[Occupational injuries with risk of transmission of blood-borne pathogens. A study of a 2-year material from the Holstebro Central Hospital]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature7964
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Jul 25;156(30):4360-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-25-1994
Author
E. Kaczan
I. Gottlieb
H. Jans
Author Affiliation
Holstebro Centralsygehus, medicinsk afdeling.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Jul 25;156(30):4360-4
Date
Jul-25-1994
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents, Occupational
Blood-Borne Pathogens
Denmark
Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional - prevention & control
English Abstract
HIV Infections - prevention & control - transmission
Hepatitis B - prevention & control - transmission
Humans
Laboratory Personnel
Needlestick Injuries - complications - prevention & control
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Questionnaires
Retrospective Studies
Risk factors
Abstract
In order to illuminate causes of accidental occupational exposure of the house staff at the Central Hospital of Holstebro (CHH) to the potential hazards of HIV- and HBV-transmission, all cases of reported injuries occurring in 1991-1992 have been analysed. Needleprick lesions were found to account for the great majority of the reported cases (71%). Sixty-six percent of all injuries were self-inflicted during medical procedures, while 34% were caused by another person, either directly (simultaneous contact of two persons with the contaminated sharp object) or indirectly as a result of carelessness or negligence. Seventy-two percent of the analysed exposures could have been avoided if the staff had complied with Universal Precautions recommended since 1988. In order to estimate the amount of unreported cases, all nurses and laboratory technicians currently employed at CHH were asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire reviewing their past (1991-1992) mucocutaneous and percutaneous exposures to blood or body fluids. Only 28% of the injuries recalled by the subjects had been reported. If the risk of occupational transmission of blood-borne diseases is to be minimized, additional effort must be made to clarify the principles of the Universal Precautions policy. It is of great importance that all injuries are reported by way of an easy reporting procedure which is efficient and familiar to the staff at any time.
PubMed ID
8066939 View in PubMed
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Prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus infection among health care workers in Stockholm.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature11583
Source
Scand J Gastroenterol. 1994 Apr;29(4):360-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-1994
Author
J. Struve
B. Aronsson
B. Frenning
M. Forsgren
O. Weiland
Author Affiliation
Dept. of Infectious Disease, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge Hospital, Sweden.
Source
Scand J Gastroenterol. 1994 Apr;29(4):360-2
Date
Apr-1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
Female
Health Personnel
Hepacivirus - immunology
Hepatitis Antibodies - analysis
Hepatitis C - epidemiology - transmission
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Needlestick Injuries - complications
Occupational Exposure
Prevalence
Risk
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) markers was investigated among health care staff with a high rate of exposure to blood or needle-stick injuries. After screening sera in pools of 10 at a time and individual testing of all reactive pools, totally 6 of 880 (0.7%; 95% confidence interval, 0.25-14.8%) were positive for anti-HCV, a figure of the same order as that found among Swedish first-time blood donors. Among the seropositives, all of five evaluable had been exposed to blood and four of five to needle-stick injuries. Our data suggest that HCV, in addition to hepatitis B virus, may constitute an occupational hazard for health care workers in Stockholm, even though the risk appears to be low, and personal risk factors such as intravenous drug abuse or blood transfusion could not be ruled out as sources of the infection.
PubMed ID
8047813 View in PubMed
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Protocols help protect against getting HIV--but you have to use them.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature212187
Source
Can Commun Dis Rep. 1996 Apr 1;22(7):54; discussion 54-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-1-1996

Vision loss associated with a stiff neck complicating strabismus surgery.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature5374
Source
Binocul Vis Strabismus Q. 2001;16(3):181-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
2001
Author
R W Arnold
M. Barnett
S A Limstrom
D. Swanson
Author Affiliation
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Ophthalmic Associates, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2242, USA. eyedoc@alaska.net
Source
Binocul Vis Strabismus Q. 2001;16(3):181-6
Date
2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Blindness - etiology
Choroid - injuries - surgery
Exotropia - surgery
Female
Humans
Lens Implantation, Intraocular
Middle Aged
Muscle Rigidity - complications
Neck Muscles
Needlestick Injuries - complications - surgery
Sclera - injuries - surgery
Vision, Binocular
Visual acuity
Vitrectomy
Vitreous Hemorrhage - etiology - surgery
Abstract
An exotropic 60 year old suffered a scleral-choroidal penetration and vitreous hemorrhage during and after strabismus surgery on a highly myopic eye when her anesthetic airway management was complicated by her previously asymptomatic and unrecognized rigid cervical spine which placed both the surgeon and the anesthetist in disadvantaged positions both physically and medically. Restoration of vision and binocularity ultimately required vitrectomy and intraocular lens implantation.
PubMed ID
11511284 View in PubMed
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