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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735833/cannabis-use-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-web-based-investigation
#1
John H Kindred, Kaigang Li, Nathaniel B Ketelhut, Felix Proessl, Brett W Fling, Justin M Honce, William R Shaffer, Thorsten Rudroff
OBJECTIVES: Cannabis has been used for medicinal purpose for thousands of years; however the positive and negative effects of cannabis use in Parkinson's disease (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are mostly unknown. Our aim was to assess cannabis use in PD and MS and compare results of self-reported assessments of neurological disability between current cannabis users and non-users. METHODS: An anonymous web-based survey was hosted on the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpages from 15 February to 15 October 2016...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735832/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-for-headache-pain-an-evaluation-of-the-long-term-maintenance-of-effects
#2
Melissa A Day, Beverly E Thorn
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the durability of gain patterns following an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for headache pain program. DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial was conducted. Participants (N=19) were individuals with headache pain who completed both the MBCT program as well as a 6-month follow-up assessment at a headache clinic or a university psychology clinic. Standardized measures of the primary outcomes (pain intensity and pain interference) and secondary outcomes (pain catastrophizing, mindfulness, activity engagement, pain willingness, and self-efficacy) were administered...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735831/wenxin-keli-for-ventricular-premature-complexes-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#3
REVIEW
Min Li, Ruijin Qiu, Guihua Tian, Xiaoyu Zhang, Chengyu Li, Shiqi Chen, Qin Zhang, Hongcai Shang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Wenxin Keli (WXKL) alone or combined with Western medicine in treating ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) with heart failure (HF). METHODS: We searched five databases to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published before May 2016. Two review authors independently searched and screened the literature, extracted the data as well as assessed the methodological quality of the included studies by using criteria from the Cochrane Handbook, and analyzed via using Review Manager 5...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735830/-i-just-googled-and-read-everything-exploring-breast-cancer-survivors-use-of-the-internet-to-find-information-on-complementary-medicine
#4
Michelle M Holmes, Felicity L Bishop, Lynn Calman
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer survivors often turn to the internet as an information resource when deciding whether to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) but their use of online CAM-related resources is poorly understood. The objective was to explore breast cancer survivors' use of the internet when making decisions about CAM use. DESIGN: A purposive sample of 11 breast cancer survivors (mean age=56) completed a quantitative questionnaire and a qualitative telephone interview...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735829/comparative-effects-of-12-weeks-of-equipment-based-and-mat-pilates-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-on-pain-function-and-transversus-abdominis-activation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
David Cruz-Díaz, M Bergamin, S Gobbo, Antonio Martínez-Amat, Fidel Hita-Contreras
BACKGROUND: Pilates method has been recommended for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and the activation of transversus abdominis has been deemed to play an important role in the improvement of these patients. Nevertheless, the evidence of the activation of TrA in Pilates practitioners remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates practice in disability, pain, kinesiophobia and transversus abdominis activation in patients with chronic nonspecific Low Back Pain...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735828/investigation-of-dietary-supplements-prevalence-as-complementary-therapy-comparison-between-hospitalized-psoriasis-patients-and-non-psoriasis-patients-correlation-with-disease-severity-and-quality-of-life
#6
Hadis Yousefzadeh, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Mahnaz Banihashemi, Maryam Rastin, Farahzad Jabbari Azad
OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis patients are often displeased with traditional medical treatments and they may self-prescribe dietary supplements as an alternative or complementary treatments. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of self-medication of dietary supplements among psoriasis and non-psoriasis cases and its impact on disease severity and quality of life. DESIGN AND SETTING: This case-control study evaluated 252 records of psoriasis patients and 245 non-psoriasis cases...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735827/efficacy-and-safety-of-gegen-qinlian-decoction-for-normalizing-hyperglycemia-in-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#7
Jin Ah Ryuk, Mu Lixia, Shihua Cao, Byoung-Seob Ko, Sunmin Park
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Gegen Qinlian decoction (GQD) for normalizing hyperglycemia in T2DM patients by pooling all available RCTs. METHODS: All relevant RCTs were searched using the keywords: "GQD", "T2DM", "hyperglycemia" and "insulin" from the electronic databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Korean databases, Chinese medical databases, and Indian scientific database...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735826/affron-%C3%A2-a-novel-saffron-extract-crocus-sativus-l-improves-mood-in-healthy-adults-over-4-weeks-in-a-double-blind-parallel-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#8
Graham Kell, Amanda Rao, Gavin Beccaria, Paul Clayton, Antonio Manuel Inarejos-García, Marin Prodanov
BACKGROUND: In recent years phytotherapy has been explored as a source for alternative treatments for mood disorders. One potential candidate is saffron (Crocus sativus L.), whose main bioactive components are crocins and safranal. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of affron(®), a standardised stigmas extract from Crocus sativus L. for improving mood, stress, anxiety and sleep quality in healthy adults. METHODS: In this 3 arm study, 128 participants self-reporting low mood but not diagnosed with depression, were given affron(®) at 28mg/day, 22mg/day, or a placebo treatment in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial for 4 weeks...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735825/dry-needling-in-the-management-of-myofascial-trigger-points-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
REVIEW
Luis Espejo-Antúnez, Jaime Fernández-Huertas Tejeda, Manuel Albornoz-Cabello, Juan Rodríguez-Mansilla, Blanca de la Cruz-Torres, Fernando Ribeiro, Anabela G Silva
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review of randomized controlled trials aimed to examine the effectiveness of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial trigger points and to explore the impact of specific aspects of the technique on its effectiveness. METHODS: Relevant studies published between 2000 and 2015 were identified by searching PubMed, Scopus, The Cochrane Library and Physiotherapy Evidence Database. Studies identified by electronic searches were screened against a set of pre-defined inclusion criteria...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735824/effect-of-qigong-exercise-on-cognitive-function-blood-pressure-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-healthy-middle-aged-subjects
#10
Suphannika Ladawan, Kultida Klarod, Marc Philippe, Verena Menz, Inga Versen, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Burtscher
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of Qigong exercise on cognitive function, blood pressure and cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy middle-aged subjects. METHODS: Study part 1 examined the effects of Qigong exercise in 12 subjects (5 males, 7 females, aged 52.2±7.1years) who performed Qigong for 8 weeks (60min sessions, 3 times/week). Study part 2 evaluated the detraining effects 12 weeks after cessation of Qigong. Cognitive function (Digit Span Forward and Backward Test, Trail Making Tests part A and B), blood pressure, and exercise performance were determined at baseline, immediately after the training programme, and after the detraining period...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735823/comparison-of-remicade-to-curcumin-for-the-treatment-of-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Allaire Schneider, Ivy Hossain, Julia VanderMolen, Kara Nicol
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the literature to assess if there is evidence to support the use of Curcumin as a safe complementary therapy in treating Crohn's Disease (CD) in conjunction with Remicade. DESIGN: Systematic searches were performed by three researchers using electronic databases (ProQuest Medical Library, CINAHL Complete, and PUBMED) to locate and identify articles to meet a predetermined set of inclusion criteria. Specifically full text, peer-reviewed articles published after 2007 were included if they studied human participants 18 years or older...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735822/conservative-management-of-a-traumatic-meniscal-injury-utilising-osteopathy-and-exercise-rehabilitation-a-case-report
#12
Jack Feehan, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Meniscal injury is one of the most common knee soft tissue injuries, commonly affecting young athletes and an older, degenerative population. Treatment largely depends on the type and extent of the injury with arthroscopic repair or meniscectomy being mainstays. Although non-surgical approaches have been described, there is no published literature regarding a combination of indirect osteopathic techniques and rehabilitation in the management of these injuries. The current case report follows a 20-year-old male presenting with a 5-day history of acute knee pain, following trauma during an Australian Rules Football (AFL) match...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735821/medical-practitioners-attitudes-towards-animal-assisted-interventions-an-italian-survey
#13
Anna Pinto, Marta De Santis, Carlo Moretti, Luca Farina, Licia Ravarotto
OBJECTIVES: The present study had a dual purpose: to obtain a comprehensive picture of the Italian medical practitioners' opinions, professional experiences, training needs and knowledge of Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI); and to provide a detailed description of the medical practitioners who are characterized by a strongly positive attitude towards AAI. METHODS: An online survey addressed to Italian medical practitioners was carried out using a 35-items structured questionnaire...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735820/evaluation-of-complementary-alternative-medicine-cam-questionnaire-development-for-indonesian-clinical-psychologists-a-pilot-study
#14
Andrian Liem, Peter A Newcombe, Annie Pohlman
This study aimed to evaluate questionnaire development to measure the knowledge of Complementary-Alternative Medicine (CAM), attitudes towards CAM, CAM experiences, and CAM educational needs of clinical psychologists in Indonesia. A 26-item questionnaire was developed through an extensive literature search. Data was obtained from provisional psychologists from the Master of Professional Clinical Psychology programs at two established public universities in urban areas of Indonesia. To validate the questionnaire, panel reviews by executive members of the Indonesian Clinical Psychology Association (ICPA), experts in health psychology, and experts in public health and CAM provided their professional judgements...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735819/meta-analysis-of-the-effects-of-bifidobacterium-preparations-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-pediatric-antibiotic-associated-diarrhea-in-china
#15
Hong-Bin Xu, Rui-Hua Jiang, Hong-Bin Sheng
Bifidobacterium preparations are increasingly used for pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) in China. The aim of this study was to review existing evidence on the efficacy of Bifidobacterium preparations for the prevention and treatment of pediatric AAD in China. Searches were performed with Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CNKI, and CBM databases. Thirty trials met the inclusion criteria. Of the 30 trials, five Bifidobacterium preparations were included. The preparations were all Bifidobacterium based, in combined with Lactobacillus, Enterococcus, Bacillus, Streptococcus or Clostridium strains...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735818/curcuminoids-modify-lipid-profile-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Yunes Panahi, Nahid Khalili, Ebrahim Sahebi, Soha Namazi, Željko Reiner, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahbekar
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and is associated with disturbed metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins. Curcuminoids are natural products with anti-diabetic and lipid-modifying actions but their efficacy in improving dyslipidemia in diabetic individuals has not been sufficiently studied. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of supplementation with curcuminoids, plus piperine as an absorption enhancer, in improving serum lipids in patients with T2D...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619312/pay-dirt-human-health-depends-on-soil-health
#17
EDITORIAL
Kathi J Kemper, Rattan Lal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619311/treating-individuals-with-amputations-in-therapeutic-massage-and-bodywork-practice-a-qualitative-study
#18
Sarah Shue, Ania Kania-Richmond, Thalia Mulvihill, Niki Munk
INTRODUCTION: Best practices for massage therapy and bodywork (TMB) treatment of individuals with amputations are not well established. Although anecdotal observations are available, they have limited applicability for informing effective massage therapy and bodywork approaches for individuals with amputations. This study is part of a multifaceted research program seeking to establish a foundation for education and investigation of TMB for amputation related conditions/symptomology. The purpose of this study was to understand how TMB practitioners approach and treat individuals with amputations and their perceptions of outcomes...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619310/dance-for-parkinson-s-the-effects-on-whole-body-co-ordination-during-turning-around
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sophia Hulbert, Ann Ashburn, Lisa Roberts, Geert Verheyden
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of ballroom and Latin American dancing classes on turning in people with Parkinson's. DESIGN: This study employed a randomised, controlled, experimental design. SETTING: Dance classes were performed in a community dance centre in Southern England and all assessments took place a gait laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-seven people with mild-moderate Parkinson's participated. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomly allocated to receive either 20, 1-h dancing classes over 10 weeks (n=15), or a 'usual care' control group (n=12)...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619309/scalp-acupuncture-attenuates-neurological-deficits-in-a-rat-model-of-hemorrhagic-stroke
#20
Hao Liu, Xiaowei Sun, Wei Zou, Mengtong Leng, Beng Zhang, Xiaoyu Kang, Tao He, Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic stroke accounts for approximately 15% of all stroke cases, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Limited human studies suggested that scalp acupuncture could facilitate functional recovery after cerebral hemorrhage. In the current study, we used an animal model of cerebral hemorrhage to examine the potential effects of scalp acupuncture. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats received autologous blood (50μL) into the right caudate nucleus on the right side under pentobarbital anesthesia, and then received scalp acupuncture (DU20 through GB7 on the lesion side) or sham acupuncture (1cm to the right side of the acupoints) (n=10 per group)...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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