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Observation of the effect of physical rehabilitation therapy combined with the medication on pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Authors:
    • Wei Han
    • Yongmei Wang
    • Shengbo Qi
    • Tingting Li
    • Jiang Cao
    • Tinghua Zheng
    • Yan Su
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  • Published online on: November 29, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5583
  • Pages: 1211-1216
  • Copyright: © Han et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

We observed the effects of physical rehabilitation therapy combined with medication on pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). We collected the medical records of 84 maternal patients with PFD who received treatment at the Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University between May 2015 and October 2016. These patients were randomly divided into two groups, the control group (n=42) and observation group (n=42). In the control group, patients received conventional physical rehabilitation therapy while in observation group, patients received the shixiao powder combined with siwu decoction in addition to the physical rehabilitation. The therapeutic effects were compared between the two groups. The total effective rate of the observation group was 97.6%, which was significantly higher than 78.6% in the control group (P<0.05). In observation group, the index scores of pelvic floor function under rest state, such as electromyo-graphy amplitude, contraction force, coordinate strength and urine flow rate, were significantly higher than those in control group (P<0.05). The rate of Grade II perineal muscle strength in the observation group was 7.32%, which was significantly lower than 47.62% in control group (P<0.05). In observation group, the rates of Grade III and Grade IV muscle strength were respectively 43.91 and 29.26%, which were significantly higher than those in control group (P<0.05). Before the administration of treatment, there were no significant differences in the comparison of the urinary incontinence and sexual life quality of patients between the two groups (P>0.05). In observation group, after treatment, the rehabilitation effects of urinary incontinence and sexual life quality at 3 months post-delivery were significantly better than those in control group (P<0.05). Before treatment, there were no significant differences in the comparison of levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) between the two groups (P>0.05), however, after treatment, the levels of CRP and IL-10 of patients in observation group were significantly lower than those in control group (P<0.05). In the observation group, the incidence rate of complications (7.14%) were significantly lower than that in control group (23.81%; P<0.05). Therefore, physical rehabilitation therapy combined with the shixiao powder and siwu decoction exhibits significant efficacy in the treatment of PFD by effectively improving the pelvic floor functions, increasing perineal muscle strength, and decreasing expression levels of inflammatory factors, which can significantly ameliorate life quality and reduce the incidence rate of complications. Thus, this treatment method shows great application value in clinical practice.

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Han, W., Wang, Y., Qi, S., Li, T., Cao, J., Zheng, T., & Su, Y. (2018). Observation of the effect of physical rehabilitation therapy combined with the medication on pelvic floor dysfunction. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 15, 1211-1216. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5583
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Han, W., Wang, Y., Qi, S., Li, T., Cao, J., Zheng, T., Su, Y."Observation of the effect of physical rehabilitation therapy combined with the medication on pelvic floor dysfunction". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 15.2 (2018): 1211-1216.
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Han, W., Wang, Y., Qi, S., Li, T., Cao, J., Zheng, T., Su, Y."Observation of the effect of physical rehabilitation therapy combined with the medication on pelvic floor dysfunction". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 15, no. 2 (2018): 1211-1216. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5583