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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434470/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-hospitalized-pediatric-patients
#1
Adi Oren-Amit, Matitiahu Berkovitch, Hilla Bahat, Michael Goldman, Eran Kozer, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Ibrahim Abu-Kishk
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence and describe the characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among hospitalized children, and to discover the awareness of medical staff regarding CAM use. DESIGN/SETTING: Parents of children aged 0-18 years admitted to the Pediatric Division at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Israel between January and July of 2015 (n=146) were provided a questionnaire regarding socio-economic status and evaluating the CAM use...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398404/-homeopathic-drug-products-and-outpatient-clinics-are-they-deceiving-the-public
#2
Silvio Garattini
After more than two centuries since the inception of homeopathy, it can now be stated that active ingredients of homeopathic drug products are approaching zero. Homeopathy has never been shown to be effective, and several Cochrane reviews failed to provide evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy. In addition, according to the World Health Organization, when homeopathic medicine is used as an alternative to other effective treatments, it may cause harm resulting in increased mortality. On the basis of these considerations, it is of utmost importance that millions of Italian people taking homeopathic remedies be informed on the negative judgment by the scientific community, so that allocation of limited healthcare resources can be better redirected to increase patient access to treatments not otherwise available due to restrictions on healthcare budgets (e...
March 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355369/therapeutic-use-of-the-rebound-effect-of-modern-drugs-new-homeopathic-medicines
#3
Marcus Zulian Teixeira
The homeopathic treatment is based on the principle of therapeutic similitude, employing medicines that cause certain disorders to treat similar manifestations, stimulating a reaction of the organism against its own ailments. The occurrence of this secondary reaction of the organism, opposite in nature to the primary action of the medicines, is evidenced in the study of the rebound (paradoxical) effect of several classes of modern drugs. In this work, in addition to substantiate the principle of similitude before the experimental and clinical pharmacology, we suggest a proposal to employ hundreds of conventional drugs according to homeopathic method, applying the therapeutic similitude between the adverse events of medicines and the clinical manifestations of patients...
February 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340607/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials-of-non-individualised-homeopathic-treatment-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Robert T Mathie, Nitish Ramparsad, Lynn A Legg, Jürgen Clausen, Sian Moss, Jonathan R T Davidson, Claudia-Martina Messow, Alex McConnachie
BACKGROUND: A rigorous systematic review and meta-analysis focused on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of non-individualised homeopathic treatment has not previously been reported. We tested the null hypothesis that the main outcome of treatment using a non-individualised (standardised) homeopathic medicine is indistinguishable from that of placebo. An additional aim was to quantify any condition-specific effects of non-individualised homeopathic treatment. METHODS: Literature search strategy, data extraction and statistical analysis all followed the methods described in a pre-published protocol...
March 24, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325222/effects-of-ultra-high-dilutions-of-sodium-butyrate-on-viability-and-gene-expression-in-hek-293-cells
#5
Steven Olsen
BACKGROUND: Several recent studies reported the capability of high diluted homeopathic medicines to modulate gene expression in cell cultures. In line with these studies, we examined whether ultra-high dilutions (30C and 200C) of sodium butyrate (SB) can affect the expression levels of genes involved in acquisition of a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells. METHODS: Cell viability was evaluated using a 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
February 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325221/is-metabolic-dysregulation-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-depressed-women-in-climacteric-treated-with-individualized-homeopathic-medicines-or-fluoxetine-the-homdep-menop-study
#6
Emma Del Carmen Macías-Cortés, Lidia Llanes-González, Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal, Juan Asbun-Bojalil
BACKGROUND: Climacteric is associated with both depression and metabolic dysregulation. Scarce evidence suggests that metabolic dysregulation may predict poor response to conventional antidepressants. Response to depression treatment has not been studied in homeopathic medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of metabolic disorders in depressed climacteric women treated with homeopathic medicines, fluoxetine or placebo, and if these alterations have any association with response to depression treatment...
February 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325220/action-of-antibiotic-oxacillin-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-growth-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-previously-treated-with-homeopathic-medicines
#7
Tânia Aguiar Passeti, Leandro Ribeiro Bissoli, Ana Paula Macedo, Registila Beltrame Libame, Susana Diniz, Silvia Waisse
BACKGROUND: Resistance to antibiotics is a major public health concern worldwide. New treatment options are needed and homeopathy is one such option. We sought to assess the effect of the homeopathic medicine Belladonna (Bell) and a nosode (biotherapy) prepared from a multi-drug resistant bacterial species, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), on the same bacterium. METHODS: Bell and MRSA nosode were prepared in 6cH and 30cH potencies in 30% alcohol and sterile water, according to the Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopeia and tested on MRSA National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) 10442...
February 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261616/the-protective-effect-of-chrysanthemum-indicum-extract-against-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-mouse-models
#8
Mei Dong, Dongsheng Yu, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi
In traditional Chinese and Korean homeopathic medicine, Chrysanthemum indicum Linné (Asteraceae) is a time-honored herb, prescribed for the resolution of symptoms associated with inflammatory and hypertensive conditions as well as those affecting the lungs and its associated structures. The goal of this work is to investigate the defensive role of Chrysanthemum indicum extract in fighting ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using mouse models, through which the manifestation and extent of the disease progression were measured with quantitative analysis of the intervertebral joints...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255376/serious-mistakes-in-meta-analysis-of-homeopathic-research
#9
G Vithoulkas
The article discussed the immanent problems of meta-analyses selecting a number of independent trials in homeopathy, within which, the purpose was to examine the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment. Our focus lied in clarifying that the complex effects of homeopathic treatment known from history and day-to-day practice have not been respected so far. The examination of most of the homeopathic trials showed that studies rarely account for homeopathic principles, in order to assess the effectiveness of the treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254560/homeopathic-medicines-cause-th1-predominance-and-induce-spleen-and-megakaryocytes-changes-in-balb-c-mice-infected-with-leishmania-infantum
#10
Ana Paula Bacellar Cajueiro, Ester Puna Goma, Hilton Antônio Mata Dos Santos, Igor Almeida Rodrigues, Helena Keiko Toma, Silvana Marques Araújo, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Nelson Brêtas de Noronha Gomes, Morgana Teixeira Lima Castelo-Branco, Edilma Paraguai de Souza Dias, Alexandre Dos Santos Pyrrho, Carla Holandino
The prevalence of Th1/Th2 response, spleen changes and megakaryocytes were investigated in BALB/c mice (n=138) infected with Leishmania infantum, and treated with Leishmania infantum 30× (10(-30)) biotherapy - BioLi30×. We performed controlled experiments using 8-to-12-week-old mice, infected with 5×10(7)L. infantum promastigotes, divided into eight groups: G1 (healthy), G2 (infected with L. infantum), G3 (BioLi30× pre-treated), G4 (BioLi30× pre/post-treated), G5 (BioLi30× post-treated), G6 (Water 30× post-treated), G7 (Antimonium crudum 30× post-treated) and G8 (Glucantime® post-treated)...
February 27, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216196/hypericum-perforatum-st-john-s-wort-beyond-depression-a-therapeutic-perspective-for-pain-conditions
#11
REVIEW
Nicoletta Galeotti
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hypericum perforatum L. (Hypericaceae), popularly called St. John's wort (SJW), has a rich historical background being one of the oldest used and most extensively investigated medicinal herbs. Many bioactivities and applications of SJW are listed in popular and in scientific literature, including antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory. In the last three decades many studies focused on the antidepressant activity of SJW extracts. However, several studies in recent years also described the antinociceptive and analgesic properties of SJW that validate the traditional uses of the plant in pain conditions...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211646/observational-study-on-the-dispensing-of-cough-syrups-to-children-with-acute-cough-by-community-pharmacists-in-france
#12
François-André Allaert, Stéphanie Villet, Stéphane Vincent, Laurent Sauve
BACKGROUND: Over-the-counter medicines may be proposed by pharmacists for children with acute cough. Study objectives were to describe the sociodemographic profile of children who were proposed a cough syrup by a pharmacist, the nature of the cough and type(s) of cough syrup proposed and to assess the evolution of the cough, tolerance and satisfaction with treatment. METHODS: Observational, prospective, longitudinal, multicentre study with 157 pharmacies in France...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160764/vaccination-attitudes-and-practices-of-integrative-medicine-physicians
#13
Laura Jean Buehning, Kenneth Michael Peddecord
Context • The growth of Internet-based information and social networking has increased the accessibility and importance of antivaccine information. That information has led to a questioning of vaccination schedules and policies by many individuals. Although the attitudes of complementary and alternative practitioners, such as homeopaths and chiropractic students, toward vaccination have been assessed, despite the growth of integrative medicine, no assessment of the attitudes and practices regarding vaccination of these physicians has been performed...
January 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142108/homeopathic-medicine-cantharis-modulates-uropathogenic-e-coli-upec-induced-cystitis-in-susceptible-mice
#14
Cidéli de Paula Coelho, Priscilla Dias Motta, Mariana Petrillo, Renata de Oliveira Iovine, Luciane Costa Dalboni, Fabiana Rodrigues Santana, Michelle Sanchez Freitas Correia, Renato Corrêa Viana Casarin, Vania Maria Carvalho, Leoni Villano Bonamin
OBJECTIVE: This is a random blinded placebo controlled murine experimental model to study the effects of Cantharis 6 CH, a homeopathic medicine, on E coli-induced cystitis. METHODS: 24 adult susceptible female BALB/c mice were inoculated with E coli - UPEC O4:K-:H5 by a transurethral catheter. Cantharis 6cH or vehicle (placebo) was offered to mice by free access into the drinking water (1:100), during 24 h after infection. Spleen, bladder and kidneys were processed for quantitative histopathology after immunohistochemistry, using anti-CD3, CD79, MIF, NK and VEGF antibodies; the cytokines present in the bladder washing fluid were measured using a LUMINEX-Magpix KIT...
January 28, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127503/embryonic-zebrafish-model-a-well-established-method-for-rapidly-assessing-the-toxicity-of-homeopathic-drugs-toxicity-evaluation-of-homeopathic-drugs-using-zebrafish-embryo-model
#15
Himanshu R Gupta, Yogesh Patil, Dipty Singh, Mansee Thakur
OBJECTIVES: Advancements in nanotechnology have led to nanoparticle (NP) use in various fields of medicine. Although the potential of NPs is promising, the lack of documented evidence on the toxicological effects of NPs is concerning. A few studies have documented that homeopathy uses NPs. Unfortunately, very few sound scientific studies have explored the toxic effects of homeopathic drugs. Citing this lack of high-quality scientific evidence, regulatory agencies have been reluctant to endorse homeopathic treatment as an alternative or adjunct treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097045/homeopathy-a-safe-much-less-expensive-non-invasive-viable-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-patients-suffering-from-loss-of-lumbar-lordosis
#16
Saiful Haque, Debarsi Das, Saugato Bhattacharya, Tathagato Sarkar, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
OBJECTIVES: Loss of lumbar lordosis causing pain and curvature of the vertebral skeleton to one side is a relatively uncommon disease. To our knowledge, successful treatment of loss of lumbar lordosis with any potentized homeopathic drug diluted above Avogadro's limit (that is, above a potency of 12C) has not been documented so far. In this communication, we intend to document a relatively rare case of loss of lumbar lordosis with osteophytic lippings, disc desiccation, and protrusion, causing a narrowing of secondary spinal canal and a bilateral neural foramina, leading to vertebral column curvature with acute pain in an adolescent boy...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956476/efficacy-of-homeopathy-in-livestock-according-to-peer-reviewed-publications-from-1981-to-2014
#17
C Doehring, A Sundrum
Homeopathy is widely used in livestock, especially in order to reduce the use of antibiotics, although it is often seen as controversial. A comprehensive literature review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of homeopathy in cattle, pigs and poultry. Only peer-reviewed publications dealing with homeopathic remedies, which could possibly replace or prevent the use of antibiotics in the case of infective diseases or growth promotion in livestock were included. Search results revealed a total number of 52 trials performed within 48 publications fulfilling the predefined criteria...
December 17, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914571/evaluating-the-anticancer-activity-and-nanoparticulate-nature-of-homeopathic-preparations-of-terminalia-chebula
#18
Kirtee Wani, Nilesh Shah, Asmita Prabhune, Arun Jadhav, Prabhakar Ranjekar, Ruchika Kaul-Ghanekar
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women and is the second leading cause of cancer death. Homeopathic medicines are part of the alternative medicines that are given as a supportive therapy in breast cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate the anticancer activity of commercially available homeopathic preparations of Terminalia chebula (TC) and evaluate their nanoparticulate nature. METHODS: Mother tincture (MT) and other homeopathic preparations (3X, 6C and 30C) of TC were tested for their effect on the viability of breast cancer (MDAMB231 and MCF7) and non-cancerous (HEK 293) cell lines by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
November 2016: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914569/treatment-with-ruta-graveolens-5ch-and-rhus-toxicodendron-9ch-may-reduce-joint-pain-and-stiffness-linked-to-aromatase-inhibitors-in-women-with-early-breast-cancer-results-of-a-pilot-observational-study
#19
Jean-Claude Karp, Carole Sanchez, Philippe Guilbert, William Mina, Antoine Demonceaux, Hervé Curé
OBJECTIVE: To determine the possible effect of two homeopathic medicines, Ruta graveolens 5CH and Rhus toxicodendron 9CH, in the prevention of aromatase inhibitor (AI) associated joint pain and/or stiffness in women with early, hormone-receptor positive, breast cancer. METHODS: This prospective, unrandomized observational study was carried out between April and October 2014. Women were recruited in two groups, according to which of the two study centres they attended: one receiving homeopathy in addition to standard treatment (group H) and a control group, receiving standard treatment (group C)...
November 2016: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914568/motivations-of-patients-seeking-supportive-care-for-cancer-from-physicians%C3%A2-prescribing-homeopathic-or-conventional-medicines-results-of-an-observational-cross-sectional-study
#20
Karine Danno, Aurélie Colas, Gilles Freyer, Jean-Paul Guastalla, Gérard Duru, Eric Musial, Vincent Libourel, Jean-Philippe Fendler, Jean-Louis Masson, Marie-France Bordet
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The motivations of patients who consult a homeopathic (GP-Ho) or conventional (GP-CM) general practitioner for supportive care during cancer treatment have not been widely studied. We investigated the reasons why cancer patients consult a GP-Ho versus a GP-CM for supportive care and the GPs' motivations for their prescriptions. METHODS: This observational survey was carried out in France between October 2008 and October 2011. GPs across France were randomly selected and asked to recruit four cancer patients each...
November 2016: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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