Alessandro AquinoUniversity of Milan | UNIMI · Department of Health Science - DISS
Temporomandibular disorders and oro-facial pain
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Osteopathy, Neuroscience and Translational Medicine with reference to the diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic neurobiological mechanisms. I deepened the methodology related to clinical research and my focus is related to pain, especially neuropathic and sensitization. Specialized in clinical neurophysiology and neurodiagnostics to investigate the pathophysiological processes of neurological pathologies. Current research: neuropathic pain, placebo effect and pediatric craniofacial dysmorphisms.
January 2015 - present
- Research Fields: Placebo, Pain, Prematurity, Touch
September 2013 - July 2018
I.S.O. - Istituto superiore di Osteopatia
- Senior Researcher
Background To measure the specific effectiveness of a given treatment in a randomised controlled trial, the intervention and control groups have to be similar in all factors not distinctive to the experimental treatment. The similarity of these non-specific factors can be defined as an equality assumption. The purpose of this review was to evaluate...
Context Osteopathic tradition in the cranial field (OCF) stated that the primary respiratory mechanism (PRM) relies on the anatomical links between the occiput and sacrum. Few studies investigated this relationship with inconsistent results. No studies investigated the occiput–sacrum connection from a neurophysiological perspective. Objectives Thi...
Introduction and hypothesis: Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is defined as the occurrence of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in the absence of a specific cause. People typically refer to pain associated with urological, gynaecological, and sexual dysfunction, affecting the quality of life. Therefore, we assessed the effectiveness of myofascial manua...
Background: Empathy plays a role in medical care. Studies have showed that higher empathy levels of physicians correlates with better patient outcomes. The role of empathy in osteopathic practice has been poorly investigated. Objective: To explore the feasibility of analysing the link between the empathy of osteopaths and the improvement in persist...
The actual increasing enhancement of female representation in health sciences is triggering an increasing focus toward the genders effect in the patient-physician relationship. The proper interaction between patient's and physician's gender is a source of mutual expectations, which is influenced by sociocultural environment, belief and behaviours S...
Introduction: The Visual System (VS) and the Musculoskeletal System (MSK) are intimately connected. Few studies have shown how the Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) could have positive effects on Visual Function. Only two studies have studied the effect of Cranial Therapy (CT) on VS. Objective: This study is aimed to evaluate the effects of...
Objectives: This study is aimed to evaluate if the osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is effective in patients with primary dysmenorrhea (PD). Methods: Randomized single-blinded controlled trial with OMT group and light-touch treatment (LTT) group. Recruited women were 18-40 years (mean age 27 years), with regular menstrual cycle, normal body...
Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by insufficient expression of the TCF4 gene. Children with PTHS typically present with gastrointestinal disorders and early severe chronic constipation is frequently found (75%). Here we describe the case of a PTHS male 10-year-old patient with chronic constipation in whom Osteopathic M...
To our knowledge this is the first report describing the OMT positive effect on severe chronic constipation in a PTHS pediatric patient. OMT could be a valid tool to improve the defecation frequency and to reduce the enema administration, thus improving the familiar quality of life, in PTHS pediatric patients.
Rationale. Bruxism is an oral parafunction characterized by rhythmic masticatory muscle activity that causes a forced contact on tooth surface during sleep. It is associated with clenching or tooth grinding, which can be strong enough to be heard by other people. It is a sleep disorder with stereotyped movements and it is caused by different pathop...
Chronic pelvic pain is a non-malignant pain perceived in structures related to the pelvis of either men or women. In the case of documented nociceptive pain that becomes chronic, the pain must have been continuous or recurrent for at least 6 months. In all cases, negative cognitive, behavioural and social consequences (ICS statement) may be associa...