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Complimentary medicine

Wathsala Wijesinghe, Senaka Pilapitiya, Priyani Hettiarchchi, Buddhika Wijerathne, Sisira Siribaddana
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown aetiology is a significant public health problem in Sri Lanka. The final report by the WHO mission recommended regulation of herbal medicines containing aristolochic acid, which is an established nephrotoxin. The use of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has a history of more than 2500 years in Sri Lanka. Aristolochia species are rarely used in Ayurveda and traditional medicine in Sri Lanka. Before regulating the analysis of herbal preparations using Aristolochia, collecting data from CAM practitioners regarding the use of Aristolochia is necessary...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Thalles H Ribeiro, Raul S, Ana Carolina G Castro, Eduardo Paulino, Marcelo Mamede
Early diagnosis and staging of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is essential for therapeutic strategy decision. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with fluordeoxyglucose (FDG), a glucose analogue, labeled with fluor-18 (18F-FDG) has been used to evaluate staging, therapy response and prognosis in NHL patients. However, in some cases, 18F-FDG has shown false-positive uptake due to inflammatory reaction after chemo and/or radiation therapy. In this case report, we present a NHL patient evaluated with 18F-FDG and 18F-choline PET/CT scan imaging pre- and post-therapy...
February 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Karen Wood, Maggie Lawrence, Bhautesh Jani, Robert Simpson, Stewart W Mercer
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness based interventions (MBIs) are increasingly used to help patients cope with physical and mental long-term conditions (LTCs). Epilepsy is associated with a range of mental and physical comorbidities that have a detrimental effect on quality of life (QOL), but it is not clear whether MBIs can help. We systematically reviewed the literature to determine the effectiveness of MBIs in people with epilepsy. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, CINAHL, Allied and Complimentary Medicine Database, and PsychInfo were searched in March 2016...
March 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
Jan Trøst Jørgensen, Maria Hersom
The variability of pharmacotherapy can be of a significant magnitude, and the main reason for this is often diseases heterogeneity. Patients who have similar diagnoses very often respond differently to the same pharmacological intervention, with great variability in both efficacy and safety outcome. Despite having discussed personalized medicine for more than a decade, we still see that most drug prescriptions for severe chronic diseases are largely based on 'trial and error' and not on solid biomarker data...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
J J Kellogg, O M Kvalheim, N B Cech
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
Christopher R Bauer, Daniel Lavage, John Snyder, Joseph Leader, J Matthew Mahoney, Sarah A Pendergrass
The past decade has seen exponential growth in the numbers of sequenced and genotyped individuals and a corresponding increase in our ability of collect and catalogue phenotypic data for use in the clinic. We now face the challenge of integrating these diverse data in new ways new that can provide useful diagnostics and precise medical interventions for individual patients. One of the first steps in this process is to accurately map the phenotypic consequences of the genetic variation in human populations. The most common approach for this is the genome wide association study (GWAS)...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
Belinda Thewes, Kirsten McCaffery, Esther Davis, Gail Garvey
BACKGROUND: Indigenous people experience poorer cancer survival outcomes compared with non-Indigenous people. Currently, there is growing awareness of poor health literacy as a determinant of cancer outcomes. However, little attention has been given to researching cancer-related health literacy amongst Indigenous people. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review empirical studies of cancer health literacy amongst Indigenous people worldwide. METHODS: Articles were identified in Medline (1946-2013); Pre-Medline; CINAHL; PsycINFO (1967-2013); PubMed; Current Contents/All Editions (1993-2013); Allied Health and Complimentary Medicine (1985-2013), and in the reference lists of retrieved articles and by expert consultation...
August 20, 2016: Health Promotion International
Candace B Jaruzel, Teresa J Kelechi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze and clarify the concept of providing relief from anxiety using complementary therapies in the perioperative period utilizing the epistemological, pragmatic, linguistic and logical principles of a principle-based concept analysis to examine the state of the science. BACKGROUND: The majority of patients scheduled for surgery experience anxiety in the perioperative period. Anxiety has the potential to limit a patient's ability to participate in his or her care throughout their hospitalization...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Magdalena Krochmal, Katryna Cisek, Katerina Markoska, Goce Spasovski, Antonia Vlahou
A Workshop and Regular Meeting of the Marie Curie Training and Research Programs iMODECKD (Identification of the Molecular Determinants of established Chronic Kidney Disease) and BCMolMed (Molecular Medicine for Bladder Cancer) was held from 20-22 March at the Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts (MASA). The meeting was hosted by the participating center University of Skopje (SKO) - Goce Spasovski and MASA - Momir Polenakovic (R. Macedonia). The representative from MASA proteomic research center - Katerina Davalieva (R...
2015: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Caroline E Gargett, Shanti Gurung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Biology of Reproduction
Donna-Ann Thomas, Benjamin Maslin, Aron Legler, Erin Springer, Abbas Asgerally, Nalini Vadivelu
There is increasing interest in the use of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of chronic pain. This review examines alternative and complimentary therapies, which can be incorporated as part of a biopsychosocial approach in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes. In the present investigation, literature from articles indexed on PubMed was evaluated including topics of alternative therapies, complimentary therapies, pain psychology, biofeedback therapy, physical exercise therapies, acupuncture, natural and herbal supplements, whole-body cryotherapy, and smartphone technologies in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes...
May 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Masha Maharaj, Nisaar Korowlay, Prof Ellmann
Adamantinoma is a rare locally aggressive osteolytic tumor that is found 90% of the time in the diaphysis of the tibia with the remaining lesions found in the fibula and long tubular bones. A case of adamantinoma of the tibia is presented. The added value of nuclear medicine investigations in the workup of this patient is described. A three-phase whole body (99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate bone and a whole body (99m)Tc-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile scans were complimentary in the demarcation of viable bone tumor and the assessment of the remainder of the bone and soft tissue to exclude other sites...
January 2016: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Pingping Jin, Dongyan Wu, Xiaoxuan Li, Liankun Ren, Yuping Wang
Up to a third of all patients with epilepsy are refractory to medical therapy even in the context of the introduction of new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) with considerable advantages in safety and tolerability over the last two decades. It has been widely accepted that epilepsy surgery is a highly effective therapeutic option in a selected subset of patients with refractory focal seizure. There is no doubt that accurate localization of the epileptogenic zone (EZ) is crucial to the success of resection surgery for intractable epilepsy...
January 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Roger A Strong, Jane M Georges, Cynthia D Connelly
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a common symptom in end-stage lung cancer patients and is only infrequently controlled. Currently, the use of complimentary therapies using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including auricular application of Vaccaria segetalis (a small seed), is understudied. Acupressure using auricular Vaccaria segetalis application has been reported as effective in reducing dyspnea when applied to a specific area of the ear associated with lung function in the TCM paradigm...
May 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Boushra Rahal, Nabil Mansour, Ghazi Zaatari
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB-FM) strategy is to develop faculty members (fm) skills by sponsoring local and international scientific activities has been in place for over three decades, and remains dependent on individuals' efforts. In 2011-2012, Faculty Development Program (FDP) was introduced to develop faculty leadership, business skills in medicine, fulfill personal and professional goals, followed by a five-year plan to cover five themes: Management/Leadership, Marketing, Finance, Strategic Planning and Communications with the purpose of integrating these themes in medical practice...
October 2015: Le Journal Médical Libanais. the Lebanese Medical Journal
Dong Feng, Jian-guo Sun, Run-bin Sun, Bing-chen Ou-Yang, Lan Yao, Ji-ye Aa, Fang Zhou, Jing-wei Zhang, Jian Zhang, Guang-ji Wang
AIM: Xuezhikang (XZK), an extract of red yeast rice, has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cardiovascular disease. Three fractions F1, F2 and F3 (primarily containing isoflavones, monacolins or phytosterols, respectively) are extracted from Xuezhikang capsules. In this study we evaluated the lipid-lowering effects of these fractions and explored the potential mechanisms of actions. METHODS: Mice treated with a high-fat diet (HFD) were orally administered lovastatin (10 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)), XZK (1200 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)), F1 (27...
December 2015: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Kailash Prasad, Ashok Jadhav
Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of coronary artery disease, heart attack, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease. Alternative/complimentary medicines, although are unacceptable by medical community, may be of great help in suppression, slowing of progression and regression of atherosclerosis. Numerous natural products are in use for therapy in spite of lack of evidence. This paper discusses the basic mechanism of atherosclerosis, risk factors for atherosclerosis, and prevention, slowing of progression and regression of atherosclerosis with flaxseed-derived secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG)...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
C Planchette, H Pichler, M Wimmer-Teubenbacher, M Gruber, H Gruber-Woelfler, S Mohr, C Tetyczka, W-K Hsiao, A Paudel, E Roblegg, J Khinast
We present our recent advancements in developing a viable manufacturing process for printed medicine. Our approach involves using a non-contact printing system that incorporates both piezoelectric- and solenoid valve-based inkjet printing technologies, to deliver both active and inactive pharmaceutical materials onto medical-graded orodispersible films. By using two complimentary inkjet technologies, we were able to dispense an extensive range of fluids, from aqueous drug solutions to viscous polymer coating materials...
July 25, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Syed Faisal Zaidi, Muhammad Aziz, Jibran Sualeh Muhammad, Makoto Kadowaki
Cinnamomum cassia is widely utilized as a spice in different cookeries worldwide, especially in Asian cuisines. This herb is also being used in different forms of traditional medicine (Unani, Ayurvedic, Japanese and Chinese) for managing conditions like dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease and ischemic brain injury. Recent studies have shown the scientific evidence for the medicinal use of this particular herb in several diseases like H. pylori infection, diabetes, brain ischemia and cancers. This article reviews the literature on potential benefits of the herb published within the last 10 years...
July 2015: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chad R Gordon, Kameron S Rezzadeh, Andrew Li, Andrew Vardanian, Jonathan Zelken, Jamie T Shores, Justin M Sacks, Andres L Segovia, Reza Jarrahy
BACKGROUND: Mobile device technology has revolutionized interpersonal communication, but the application of this technology to the physician-patient relationship remains limited due to concerns over patient confidentiality and the security of digital information. Nevertheless, there is a continued focus on improving communication between doctors and patients in all fields of medicine as a means of improving patient care. In this study, we implement a novel communications platform to demonstrate that instantaneously sharing perioperative information with surgical patients and members of their support networks can improve patient care and strengthen the physician-patient relationship...
2015: Patient Safety in Surgery
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