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Short-term transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces pain and improves the masticatory muscle activity in temporomandibular disorder patients: a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Applied Oral Science, April 2017
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Title
Short-term transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces pain and improves the masticatory muscle activity in temporomandibular disorder patients: a randomized controlled trial
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Journal of Applied Oral Science, April 2017
DOI 10.1590/1678-77572016-0173
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Ana Paula de Lima FERREIRA, Dayse Regina Alves da COSTA, Ana Izabela Sobral de OLIVEIRA, Elyson Adam Nunes CARVALHO, Paulo César Rodrigues CONTI, Yuri Martins COSTA, Leonardo Rigoldi BONJARDIM

Abstract

To investigate the short-term effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) by examining pain intensity, pressure pain threshold (PPT) and electromyography (EMG) activity in patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Forty patients with myofascial TMD were enrolled in this randomized placebo-controlled trial and were divided into two groups: active (n=20) and placebo (n=20) TENS. Outcome variables assessed at baseline (T0), immediately after (T2) and 48 hours after treatment (T1) were: pain intensity with the aid of a visual analogue scale (VAS); PPT of masticatory and cervical structures; EMG activity during mandibular rest position (MR), maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) and habitual chewing (HC). Two-way ANOVA for repeated measures was applied to the data and the significance level was set at 5%. There was a decrease in the VAS values at T1 and T2 when compared with T0 values in the active TENS group (p<0.050). The PPT between-group differences were significant at T1 assessment of the anterior temporalis and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and T2 for the masseter and the SCM (p<0.050). A significant EMG activity reduction of the masseter and anterior temporalis was presented in the active TENS during MR at T1 assessment when compared with T0 (p<0.050). The EMG activity of the anterior temporalis was significantly higher in the active TENS during MVC at T1 and T2 when compared with placebo (p<0.050). The EMG activity of the masseter and anterior temporalis muscle was significantly higher in the active TENS during HC at T1 when compared with placebo (p<0.050). The short-term therapeutic effects of TENS are superior to those of the placebo, because of reported facial pain, deep pain sensitivity and masticatory muscle EMG activity improvement.

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Unknown 209 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 38 18%
Student > Master 25 12%
Student > Postgraduate 20 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 6%
Other 31 15%
Unknown 63 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 65 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 47 22%
Sports and Recreations 3 1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 1%
Engineering 3 1%
Other 12 6%
Unknown 76 36%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 December 2017.
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#4,191,995
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#30
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#89,019
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Applied Oral Science
#1
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