Clinical effects of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy and ultrasound-guided local corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis in adults: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.


BACKGROUND:The argument on whether extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injections (CSIs) exert an equivalent pain control or which is the better treatment for plantar fasciitis (PF) in adults remains to be resolved. It is important and necessary to conduct a meta-analysis to make a relatively more credible and overall assessment about which treatment method performs better pain control in treatment of PF in adults. METHODS:From the inception to July 2018, the Embase, PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library electronic databases were searched for all relevant studies. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) focusing on comparing ESWT and CSI therapies in PF cases in adults were included. The primary outcome measure was visual analog scale (VAS) reduction, whereas the secondary outcomes included treatment success rate, recurrence rate, function scores, and adverse events. RESULTS:Nine RCTs involving 658 cases were included in this meta-analysis. In the present study, meta-analysis showed that high-intensity ESWT had superior pain relief and success rates relative to the CSI group within 3 months, but the ESWT with low intensity was slightly inferior to CSI for efficacy within 3 months. In addition, patients with CSI may tend to increase the need for the analgesic and more adverse events may be associated with the ESWT. However, the ESWT and CSI present similar recurrent rate and functional outcomes. CONCLUSION:Our analysis showed that the pain relief and success rates were related to energy intensity levels, with the high-intensity ESWT had the highest probability of being the best treatment within 3 months, followed by CSI, and low-intensity ESWT. More high-quality RCTs with long-term follow-up time are needed to further compare the differences of CSI and ESWT for adults with PF.


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    abstract:BACKGROUND:The surgical pleth index (SPI) is proposed for titration of analgesic drugs during general anesthesia. Several reports have investigated the effect of SPI on the consumption of opioids including remifentanil, fentanyl, and sufentanil during anesthesia, but there are no reports about oxycodone. We aimed to in...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Won YJ,Lim BG,Lee SH,Park S,Kim H,Lee IO,Kong MH

    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of positive dispatcher encouragement on the maintenance of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality.

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Hwang BN,Lee EH,Park HA,Park JO,Lee CA

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kong M,Jin J,Cai X,Shen J,Ma D,Ye M,Zhu C,Freedman S,Walters K,Xu X,Chen B

    更新日期:2017-12-01 00:00:00

  • A comparative study of four Bowie-Dick test under the condition of pressure steam sterilizer simulating gas leakage.

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


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    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 已发布勘误



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    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li X,Zhang J,Tang H,Lu Z,Liu S,Chen S,Hong Y

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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