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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921612/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-to-reduce-the-symptoms-of-mild-to-moderate-anxiety-in-pregnant-women
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Kerry Evans, C Jane Morrell, Helen Spiby
AIM: To assess the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for pregnant women with symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety. BACKGROUND: Many pregnant women experience mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and could benefit from additional support. Non-pharmacological interventions have been suggested for use during pregnancy. DESIGN: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. DATA SOURCES: Randomised controlled trials published since 1990, identified from electronic databases: Medline; CINAHL; Maternity and Infant Care; PsycINFO; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; CENTRAL; EMBASE; Centre for Reviews and Dissemination; Social Sciences Citation Index; ASSIA; HTA Library; Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice database; Allied and Complementary Medicine...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912904/fasciatherapy-and-reflexology-compared-to-hypnosis-and-music-therapy-in-daily-stress-management
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Bernard Payrau, Nadine Quere, Elisabeth Breton, Christine Payrau
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from stress symptoms due to every-day life who are looking for a non-pharmacological response to their relief expectation are many. Furthermore, early reckoning of the day-to-day stress which may lead to clinical diagnosis is the best way of preventing the stress-related diseases. Among the many alternative medicinal options, there is little evidence that fasciatherapy (Fs) and reflexology (Rf) are effective in this field. PURPOSE: assess incidence of fasciatherapy Danis Bois Method (DBM) and of reflexology on patients' stress level in everyday-life, and provide a more informed choice among the numerous mind and body techniques by comparing them with hypnosis (Hp) and music therapy (Mt)...
September 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912613/is-medicine-losing-its-way-a-firm-foundation-for-medicine-as-a-real-therapeia
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Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk
Is medicine losing its way? This question may seem to imply a serious warning, one needing a further explanation. What I mean to say by the title of this paper is that we can detect an undeniable shift in medicine in the last forty to fifty years. Medicine used to focus on what we call "health care" in a classical sense, that is, the treatment of people suffering from diseases, injuries or handicaps, or the alleviation of pain and other symptoms. In addition to this, in the last half century, it has begun to offer more and more treatments aiming to perfect the qualities of people who are otherwise healthy...
August 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901871/citizenship-and-learning-disabled-people-the-mental-health-charity-mind-s-1970s-campaign-in-historical%C3%A2-context
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Jonathan Toms
Current policy and practice directed towards people with learning disabilities originates in the deinstitutionalisation processes, civil rights concerns and integrationist philosophies of the 1970s and 1980s. However, historians know little about the specific contexts within which these were mobilised. Although it is rarely acknowledged in the secondary literature, MIND was prominent in campaigning for rights-based services for learning disabled people during this time. This article sets MIND's campaign within the wider historical context of the organisation's origins as a main institution of the inter-war mental hygiene movement...
October 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895068/hughlings-jackson-and-the-doctrine-of-concomitance-mind-brain-theorising-between-metaphysics-and-the-clinic
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M Chirimuuta
John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) is a major figure at the origins of neurology and neuroscience in Britain. Alongside his contributions to clinical medicine, he left a large corpus of writing on localisation of function in the nervous system and other theoretical topics. In this paper I focus on Jackson's "doctrine of concomitance"-his parallelist theory of the mind-brain relationship. I argue that the doctrine can be given both an ontological and a causal interpretation, and that the causal aspect of the doctrine is especially significant for Jackson and his contemporaries...
September 11, 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875990/clinical-and-pre-clinical-evidence-for-functional-interactions-of-cannabidiol-and-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol
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Douglas L Boggs, Jacques D Nguyen, Daralyn Morgenson, Michael A Taffe, Mohini Ranganathan
The plant Cannabis sativa, commonly called cannabis or marijuana, has been used for its psychotropic and mind-altering side effects for millennia. There has been growing attention in recent years on its potential therapeutic efficacy as municipalities and legislative bodies in the United States, Canada, and other countries grapple with enacting policy to facilitate the use of cannabis or its constituents for medical purposes. There are over 550 chemical compounds and over 100 phytocannabinoids isolated from cannabis, including Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD)...
September 6, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875834/argemone-mexicana-a-boon-to-medicinal-and-pharmacological-approaches-in-current-scenario
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A Nancy, A Praveena
Nature is God's gift to human beings. Natural products are a source of new chemical diversity and are the choice of today's world. Nature itself gives remedy to all our health problems. The sources of natural product are plants, animals and microorganisms. Among them plant and its products are more reliable for its renewability and therefore, considered as fortunate thing for human welfare. Our traditional system of medicine which has been followed by our ancestors has its own impact on human life. Due to the inadequate knowledge many plant derived products (drugs) has not yet been explored to the society...
August 30, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874921/functional-medicine-approach-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alice C Richer
Background: The U.S. military has seen dramatic increases in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among military personnel due to the nature of modern-day conflicts. Conventional TBI treatment for secondary brain injuries has suboptimal success rates, and patients, families, and healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to alternative medicine treatments. Objective: Effective treatments for the secondary injury cascades that occur after an initial brain trauma are unclear at this time. The goal of successful treatment options for secondary TBI injuries is to reduce oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, and inflammation while supporting mitochondrial functions and repair of membranes, synapses, and axons...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873217/geriatrics-literature-2016-year-in-review
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Kaitlin Willham, Kenneth Covinsky, Eric Widera
We present 10 of the most effective articles from 2016 in geriatric medicine. They address wide-ranging topics including the use of antipsychotics for delirium in palliative care, fall prevention and mobility interventions, efficacy and potential risks of testosterone, cranberry capsules and their effect on bacteriuria and pyuria, beta-blockers after acute myocardial infarction in a nursing home population, the effect of a healthy lifestyle on disability, a goals-of-care intervention in individuals with advanced dementia, the benefits of regional anesthesia in hip repair, and mindfulness in chronic pain management...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872574/past-present-and-future-of-psychosomatic-movements-in-an-ever-changing-world-presidential-address
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Christoph Herrmann-Lingen
OBJECTIVES: The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) was founded in 1942 and is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. In recognizing the society's anniversary, this article provides a historical perspective on its history, the field of psychosomatic medicine in general, and anticipated future directions. METHODS: Essay and narrative review of the literature on the historic development of psychosomatic concepts and their impact on medicine over time. RESULTS: Mind-body associations have been described in the medical literature over more than 3,500 years...
September 1, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867936/cultural-aspects-of-anxiety-disorders-in-india
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Maherra Khambaty, Rajesh M Parikh
Cultural factors have influenced the presentation, diagnoses, and treatment of anxiety disorders in India for several centuries. This review covers the antecedents, prevalence, phenomenology, and treatment modalities of anxiety disorders in the Indian cultural context. It covers the history of the depiction of anxiety in India and the concept of culture in the classification of anxiety disorders, and examines the cultural factors influencing anxiety disorders in India. We review the prevalence and phenomenology of various disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and phobic disorder, as well as culture-specific syndromes such as dhat and koro in India...
June 2017: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867532/-eosinophilia-heralding-the-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-fasciitis-shulman-s-disease
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V Ernest, N Sautereau, E Masson, D Chemouni, M Garcia, J Bertolino, P Rossi, B Granel
INTRODUCTION: Eosinophilic fasciitis or Shulman's disease is characterized, in its typical form, by palpable thickening of the skin and soft tissues, blood hypereosinophilia and fascia lesions. We hereby report a case of eosinophilic fasciitis in which hypereosinophilia preceded for several months the clinical signs of fasciitis. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old woman, with a history of Little's syndrome with motor disability, was admitted in internal medicine for eosinophilia...
August 31, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867414/is-the-practice-of-yoga-or-meditation-associated-with-a-healthy-lifestyle-results-of-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-of-28-695-australian-women
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Holger Cramer, David Sibbritt, Crystal L Park, Jon Adams, Romy Lauche
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between yoga/meditation practice and health behavior in Australian women. METHODS: Women aged 19-25years, 31-36years, and 62-67years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) were surveyed regarding smoking, alcohol or drug use, physical activity and dietary behavior; and whether they practiced yoga/meditation on a regular basis. Associations of health behaviors with yoga/meditation practice were analyzed using multiple logistic regression modelling...
October 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860889/mindfulness-burnout-and-effects-on-performance-evaluations-in-internal-medicine-residents
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Sarah E Braun, Stephen M Auerbach, Bruce Rybarczyk, Bennett Lee, Stephanie Call
PURPOSE: Burnout has been documented at high levels in medical residents with negative effects on performance. Some dispositional qualities, like mindfulness, may protect against burnout. The purpose of the present study was to assess burnout prevalence among internal medicine residents at a single institution, examine the relationship between mindfulness and burnout, and provide preliminary findings on the relation between burnout and performance evaluations in internal medicine residents...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859421/evidence-and-feasibility-of-implementing-an-integrated-wellness-program-in-northeast-georgia
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Amber Flanigan, Trina Salm Ward
Evidence for the connection between physical and mental health is growing, as is interest in providing a holistic, mind-body approach to improving mental health and wellness. A needs assessment in northeast Georgia identified several regional health priorities, including mental health and substance abuse, access to care, and cardiovascular health. The study's purpose is threefold: to (1) review evidence for integrated mind-body wellness services, (2) explore the feasibility of implementing wellness services in a small mental health agency serving northeast Georgia, and (3) conduct a brief survey assessing interest in a wellness program...
August 1, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841200/mind-body-medicine-in-pediatrics
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EDITORIAL
Hilary McClafferty
The primary goals of this Special Issue are to encourage readers to become more familiar with the range of mind-body therapies and to explore their application in the pediatric clinical setting. The Special Issue includes a deliberate mix of case studies and practical clinical guidance, with the dual goals of piquing curiosity and providing resources for clinicians interested in pursuing further training.
August 25, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840559/personalized-medicine-and-resurrected-hopes-for-the-management-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-modular-approach-based-on-gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibitors
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Reem K Arafa, Nehal H Elghazawy
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common neurological disorders with vast reaching worldwide prevalence. Research attempts to decipher what's happening to the human mind have shown that pathogenesis of AD is associated with misfolded protein intermediates displaying tertiary structure conformational changes eventually leading to forming large polymers of unwanted aggregates. The two hallmarks of AD pathological protein aggregates are extraneuronal β-amyloid (Aβ) based senile plaques and intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835829/conjunctival-leiomyosarcoma-a-fairly-common-tumour-in-an-uncommon-site
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Reubina Wadee
BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcomas of soft tissue are malignant tumours that are not infrequently encountered in clinical medicine and histopathology. Such sarcomas of the eye are, however, a rare occurrence. PURPOSE: Herein, the histopathological features of a case of conjunctival leiomyosarcoma are described. A 38-year-old HIV-positive male, who was otherwise fit and healthy, presented with redness of his right eye and a mass of the conjunctiva. Clinically, he did not have any soft-tissue masses elsewhere in the body...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835066/-attaching-importance-to-molecular-imaging-techniques-and-promoting-precision-diagnosis-in-burns
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Y M Yu, X Peng
The explosive growth and advancement of computer science in recent decades have prompted the rapid development and wide applications of imaging techniques in life science, which have brought about revolutionary changes in modern medicine. Nowadays, it is possible to visualize multiple physiological and disease processes, precisely and non-invasively, in a living human body. Modern medicine has even started"reading the mind", to diagnose psychology, behavior and degenerative disorders of human brain. The border between the organic and inorganic diseases in old dogma is disappearing because imaging techniques have"visualized"the neurological and tissue changes of inorganic disorders...
August 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832117/miniprotein-design-past-present-and-prospects
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Emily G Baker, Gail J Bartlett, Kathryn L Porter Goff, Derek N Woolfson
The design and study of miniproteins, that is, polypeptide chains <40 amino acids in length that adopt defined and stable 3D structures, is resurgent. Miniproteins offer possibilities for reducing the complexity of larger proteins and so present new routes to studying sequence-to-structure and sequence-to-stability relationships in proteins generally. They also provide modules for protein design by pieces and, with this, prospects for building more-complex or even entirely new protein structures. In addition, miniproteins are useful scaffolds for templating functional domains, for example, those involved in protein-protein interactions, catalysis, and biomolecular binding, leading to potential applications in biotechnology and medicine...
August 23, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
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