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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866180/positive-effects-of-uyakujunkisan-therapy-kampo-medicine-for-postherpetic-neuralgia-with-concomitant-pregabalin-two-case-reports-with-a-literature-review
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Toshiaki Kogure, Naoyuki Harada, Kanoko Yamamoto, Takeshi Tatsumi
Context • The hallmark of herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful, blistering rash, but neuropathic pain can persist beyond the clearing of the rash and is diagnosed as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic pain syndrome. However, the pain in PHN is often refractory to treatment. Objective • The study investigated the ability of Uyakujunkisan (UJS), or Kampo medicine, a traditional herbal medicine, to treat PHN successfully. Design • The study was observational, with discussion of 2 cases. Setting • The study took place in the Department of Japanese Oriental Medicine at Gunma Central and General Hospital (Maebashi, Gunma, Japan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866179/tripterygium-glycosides-for-treating-late-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Xiao Xu, Quan Jin Li, Sha Xia, Miao Miao Wang, Wei Ji
Context • Older- or late-onset rheumatoid arthritis (LORA) is defined as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with an onset of symptoms at age 60 y or older, which includes a specific clinical course and features. To date, a specific therapeutic treatment for LORA is still a dilemma in modern medicine. Objective • The study aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of Tripterygium glycosides for treating LORA. Design • Seven databases were searched from their inceptions until June 2015. The research team included randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) in which Tripterygium glycosides were employed, either alone or as an adjuvant treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), in patients with LORA...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866178/low-level-laser-therapy-a-review-of-its-applications-in-the-management-of-oral-mucosal-disorders
#3
Juliana Cassol Spanemberg, Maria Antonia Zancanaro Figueiredo, Karen Cherubini, Fernanda Gonçalves Salum
Due to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and biostimulating effects, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been widely used for oral disorders, such as oral lichen planus (OLP), xerostomia, recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), herpes labialis, burning mouth syndrome (BMS), and oral mucositis (OM). The research team for the present study has reviewed the literature on the subject, with an emphasis on the applicability of LLLT in general and of its various clinical protocols for the management of those oral disorders...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866177/cranberries-for-preventing-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-uncircumcised-boys
#4
Kong-Sang Wan, Chih-Kuang Liu, Wen-Kai Lee, Ming-Chung Ko, Che-Sheng Huang
Background • Highly concentrated cranberry juice has long been considered to have protective properties against urinary tract infections (UTIs), on the basis of its content of cranberry proanthocyanidins, with A-type interflavan bonds. Objective • This study intended to evaluate the benefits of a highly concentrated cranberry juice for the prevention of repeated episodes of UTI in uncircumcised boys. Design • The study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study took place at Taipei City Hospital, Renai and Zhongxing Branches (Taipei City, Taiwan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866176/hypoglycemia-alert-dogs-a-novel-cost-effective-approach-for-diabetes-monitoring
#5
Giuseppe Lippi, Gianfranco Cervellin, Maurizio Dondi, Giovanni Targher
The recent publication of the results of 3 small trials, and as many as 5 case reports on dogs producing clear and intelligible alerts in the presence of their owners' hypoglycemia, opens an intriguing clinical scenario for management of diabetes. The skill seems attributable to the ability of dogs to identify patterns in skin and breath odors as well as to understand and interpret visual cues from humans during hypoglycemia. Provided that further trials can confirm the findings, the use of diabetes alert dogs that are trained to detect the onset of hypoglycemia can be regarded as a fast, versatile, reliable, and cost-effective approach for safeguarding the health of individuals with diabetes...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866175/association-between-diabetes-related-knowledge-and-medication-adherence-results-from-cross-sectional-analysis
#6
Saeed Ur Rashid Nazir, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Sajid Bashir, Hisham Aljadhey
Context • Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a growing health problem worldwide. To have optimal glycemic control, T2DM patients must have sufficient diabetes-related knowledge and must adhere positively and closely to a prescribed regimen. Medication adherence is a key determinant of therapeutic success in patients with T2DM. However, adherence to medications among T2DM patients varies widely, with estimates ranging from 36%-94%. Objective • The purpose of the study was to assess the level of and the association between diabetes-related knowledge and medication adherence among T2DM patients in Pakistan...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866184/the-gut-brain-axis-autoimmune-and-neuroimmune-disorders
#7
Aristo Vojdani, Jama Lambert, Elroy Vojdani
No Abstract Available.
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
#8
Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866182/homeopathic-treatment-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-pregnant-women-with-mental-disorders-a-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
#9
Edgard Costa de Vilhena, Euclides Ayres de Castilho
Context • Worldwide, 35 million people suffer from obesity. Mental disorders have been associated with being overweight or obese. Considerable evidence has shown a correlation between stress and the use of homeopathy and stress and obesity. However, few studies have examined the relationship between weight loss and homeopathic treatment of obesity. Objective • The study intended to evaluate the efficacy of a homeopathic treatment in preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy in overweight or obese women who were suspected of having a common mental disorder...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866181/dysbiosis-or-adaptation-how-stable-is-the-gut-microbiome
#10
Thomas G Guilliams
No Abstract Available.
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622961/yoga-practice-improves-physiological-and-biochemical-status-at-high-altitudes-a-prospective-case-control-study
#11
Gidugu Himashree, Latika Mohan, Yogesh Singh
UNLABELLED: Context • High altitude (HA) is a psychophysiological stressor for natives of lower altitudes. Reducing the morbidity and optimizing the performance of individuals deployed in an HA region has been attempted and reported with varied results. Objective • The present study intended to explore the effects of comprehensive yogic practices on the health and performance of Indian soldiers deployed at HAs. Design • The research team designed a prospective, randomized, case-control study...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622960/oxidative-stress-and-low-glutathione-in-common-ear-nose-and-throat-conditions-a-systematic-review
#12
Benjamin Finkelhor Asher, Frederick Timothy Guilford
Context • Oxidative stress and tissue-damaging, oxygen (O2)-related, free-radical formation is inherent in human metabolism, and the tissues of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) have an increased exposure to injury from those substances. Because glutathione (GSH) is a major component in an antioxidant defense against oxidative damage in ENT tissues, a review of the impact of lowered GSH and oxidative stress in conditions associated with the upper respiratory tract is warranted. Objective • The review intended to summarize the role that oxidative stress and GSH play...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622959/pilates-exercise-for-hypertensive-patients-a-review-of-the-literature
#13
Ana Inês Gonzáles, Tatyana Nery, Samuel Geraldi Fragnani, Franciele Pereira, Robson Rodrigues Lemos, Poliana Penasso Bezerra, Patrícia Haas
Systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) has a prevalence of approximately 1 billion cases worldwide. The main goals for its treatment involve changes in a patient's lifestyle, with a strategy of management that aims to increase his or her level of physical activity, with a recommendation for aerobic and resistance exercise. Some evidence has suggested that training with isometric exercises can produce effects similar to aerobic exercise on blood pressure reduction. Conventional exercises that are currently used in rehabilitation of hypertensive patients show low adherence, with a lack of motivation on the part of those patients...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622958/nutrient-dense-plant-rich-dietary-intervention-effective-at-reducing-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-for-worksites-a-pilot-study
#14
Jay Thomas Sutliffe, Joel Harvey Fuhrman, Mary Jo Carnot, Raena Marie Beetham, Madison Sarah Peddy
UNLABELLED: conduct interventions for health promotion and disease prevention to ameliorate chronic risk factors for disease, such as for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Likewise, nutrient-dense, plant-rich (NDPR) dietary patterns have been shown to be effective at preventing and improving chronic-disease conditions, including CVD. Objective • The study's aim was to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of an NDPR dietary intervention for worksites to lower CVD risk factors. Design • The study was a 6-wk pilot intervention using a pretest and posttest design...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622957/laser-therapy-and-occlusal-stabilization-splint-for-temporomandibular-disorders-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
Guadalupe Molina-Torres, Alberto Rodríguez-Archilla, Guillermo Matarán-Peñarrocha, Manuel Albornoz-Cabello, María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz, Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez
Context • Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) report frequent and severe symptoms from temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The appropriate treatment of TMDs remains controversial. No studies have occurred on the efficacy of therapy with a laser or an occlusal stabilization splint in the treatment of TMDs in patients with FMS. Objective • The study intended to investigate the therapeutic effects of laser therapy and of an occlusal stabilization splint for reducing pain and dysfunction and improving the quality of sleep in patients with TMDs and FMS...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622956/the-effects-of-iontophoretic-injections-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-on-the-maturation-of-the-arteriovenous-fistula-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Wang Rongrong, Deng Li, Zhang Guangqing, Chen Xiaoyin, Bao Kun
Context • For patients undergoing hemodialysis, the native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the primary approach to vascular access (VA). VA failure is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. It has been reported in recent studies that the primary failure rate can be as high as 50%. Objective • The study investigated the effects of iontophoretic administration of Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) on the maturation of the AVF. Design • The study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study occurred in Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Guangzhou, China)...
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622955/inflammation-and-the-heart-a-commentary
#17
Drew S Sinatra, Stephen T Sinatra
No Abstract Available.
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622954/inflammation-and-a-solution-probiotics
#18
Andrew W Campbell
No Abstract Available.
September 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548496/edwin-lee-md-treating-the-cause-and-teaching-the-young
#19
Edwin Lee
No Abstract Available.
July 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548495/profiling-the-australian-consumer-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-a-secondary-analysis-of-national-health-survey-data
#20
Matthew J Leach
Background • Consumers' interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has escalated in the past few decades. Some observers argue that the changing needs and expectations of consumers are driving the surge. Although some studies support that notion, much of the research has been limited methodologically. Profiling can provide important insights into the distinct needs of CAM consumers. Objective • The study intended to profile consumers of CAM in Australia. Design • The study was a secondary analysis of 5 Australian National Health Surveys conducted between 1989 and 2008...
July 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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