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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723722/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-and-symptom-burden-in-women-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-in-malaysia
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Ping Lei Chui, Khatijah Lim Abdullah, Li Ping Wong, Nur Aishah Taib
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used for cancer- and chemotherapy-related symptoms. Nurses are likely to encounter many CAM users in their practice. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to assess CAM use and examine the symptom burden of CAM and non-CAM users among patients with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: A CAM use questionnaire and the Side-Effect Burden Scale were administered to 546 patients...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723601/a-review-of-medicinal-plants-for-the-treatment-of-earache-and-tinnitus-in-iran
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REVIEW
Mohammad Reza Mahmoudian-Sani, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Majid Asadi-Samani, Tahra Luther
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite numerous trials, there has not yet been any definite strategy to reduce replicable long-term tinnitus and earache. Complementary and alternative medical approaches have been used to decrease the symptoms of tinnitus and earache. This study was conducted to report medicinal plants that are used to treat ear disorders, especially earache and tinnitus in different regions of Iran. EVIDENCE ACQUISITIONS: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, PubMed, LISTA (EBSCO), Embase, and Web of Science were searched using relevant search terms to retrieve eligible publications...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722267/simultaneous-bright-and-black-blood-whole-heart-mri-for-noncontrast-enhanced-coronary-lumen-and-thrombus-visualization
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Giulia Ginami, Radhouene Neji, Alkystis Phinikaridou, John Whitaker, René M Botnar, Claudia Prieto
PURPOSE: To develop a 3D whole-heart Bright-blood and black-blOOd phase SensiTive (BOOST) inversion recovery sequence for simultaneous noncontrast enhanced coronary lumen and thrombus/hemorrhage visualization. METHODS: The proposed sequence alternates the acquisition of two bright-blood datasets preceded by different preparatory pulses to obtain variations in blood/myocardium contrast, which then are combined in a phase-sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR)-like reconstruction to obtain a third, coregistered, black-blood dataset...
July 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718252/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-asthmatic-patients
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Fawad Ahmed, Ayaz Ayub, Hamid Hussain
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in some developed countries is on the rise as surveys conducted on large scale vouch for. This study was conducted with the aim to determine the frequency of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among asthmatic patients at outpatient department of tertiary care hospitals in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in outpatient department of two tertiary care hospitals...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712435/are-modern-health-worries-associated-with-medical-conspiracy-theories
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Y Lahrach, A Furnham
This study was concerned with whether Medical Conspiracy Theories (MCTs), along with other variables (demographics, ideology and health perceptions) are associated with Modern Health Worries (MHWs). MCTs were significantly associated with MHWs over and above all other variables. Older individuals, with more religious and right-wing beliefs had higher MHWs. In addition, those who used Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and individuals who perceived their mental health as worse than their peers were also more likely to display higher MHWs...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709778/midwives-personal-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-influences-their-recommendations-to-women-experiencing-a-post-date-pregnancy
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Lyndall Mollart, Virginia Skinner, Jon Adams, Maralyn Foureur
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) have increasingly been used by pregnant women with a steady rise in interest by midwives. Literature describing CAM and self-help options midwives recommend to women experiencing a post-date pregnancy is sparse. This study aimed to investigate if Australian midwives' personal CAM use impacts on discussions and recommendations of CAM/Self-help strategies. METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: A survey of a national midwifery association midwifery members (n=3,552) was undertaken at a midwifery conference (October 2015) and via e-bulletins (November 2015-March 2016)...
July 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709569/selected-active-naturals-for-atopic-dermatitis-atopic-dermatitis-part-1
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Nanette B Silverberg
The desire for naturally derived agents is a growing trend for patients, physicians, and pharmaceutical companies. Studies indicate that complementary and alternative medicine is often used by patients and parents of children with atopic dermatitis, not necessarily with beneficial results. A half-dozen natural agents (ie, topical agents: coconut oil, colloidal oatmeal, sunflower oil, mustard oil, glycerin, and oral Chinese herbal therapy) are discussed because they have become popular for their expected activity in the therapy of atopic dermatitis...
July 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709077/phytonanotherapy-for-management-of-diabetes-using-green-synthesis-nanoparticles
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K Anand, C Tiloke, Pragalathan Naidoo, A A Chuturgoon
The world has a rich diversity of indigenous medicinal plants. The World Health Organization (WHO) gives high priority to eco-friendly, non-hazardous and cost effective healthcare such as the use of medicinal plants to treat various illnesses, including Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB), diabetes mellitus (DM), malaria, and cancer. In developing countries, a high proportion of the population tends to use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) together with conventional prescription drugs...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700715/the-pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-with-network-meta-analyses-of-randomised-trials
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Amparo Núñez-Beltrán, Matthew J Page, Manuel Ridao, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Miguel A Catalá, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, David Moher
BACKGROUND: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders in childhood. A wide variety of treatments have been used for the management of ADHD. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of pharmacological, psychological and complementary and alternative medicine interventions for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed a systematic review with network meta-analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700259/mixed-method-study-to-investigate-models-of-australian-integrative-oncology
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EunJin Lim, Janette L Vardy, Byeongsang Oh, Haryana M Dhillon
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the models of services and experiences of coordinators and directors engaged in providing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or integrative medicine (IM) in oncology centers throughout Australia. DESIGN: Fourteen leaders of IM programs from ten systematically selected Australian oncology centers were interviewed. Participants described their center's service model. Interview transcripts were thematically analyzed to identify underlying themes...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700248/comparative-benefits-and-harms-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-therapies-for-initial-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gary N Asher, Gerald Gartlehner, Bradley N Gaynes, Halle R Amick, Catherine Forneris, Laura C Morgan, Emmanuel Coker-Schwimmer, Erin Boland, Linda J Lux, Susan Gaylord, Carla Bann, Christiane Barbara Pierl, Kathleen N Lohr
OBJECTIVES: To report the comparative benefits and harms of exercise and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments with second-generation antidepressants (SGA) for major depressive disorder (MDD). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTINGS: Outpatient clinics. SUBJECTS: Adults, aged 18 years and older, with MDD receiving an initial treatment attempt with SGA. INTERVENTIONS: Any CAM or exercise intervention compared with an SGA...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699506/natural-or-plant-products-for-the-treatment-of-neurological-disorders-current-knowledge
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Mohammad Khalid Parvez
In recent decades, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become very popular in the treatment of several chronic diseases. Natural products as one of the CAM modalities offer potential opportunities to discover lead compounds for novel drug development. The use of CAM or natural products in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases is comparatively a newer area. Natural therapeutics with anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory salutations evidently plays a crucial role in protecting neurons. Of these, the most promising are caffeine, trigonelline, shogaol, curcumin, resveratrol, baicalein, wogonin, ginsenosides, tanshinones, withanolides, picrosides, parthenolide, cannabinoids, Devil's claw and white willow bark, including Chinese formulations Renshen Shouwu and Shengmai San...
July 10, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698861/spiritual-therapy-in-coping-with-cancer-as-a-complementary-medical-preventive-practice
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REVIEW
Abolfazl Movafagh, Mohammad Hassan Heidari, Morteza Abdoljabbari, Neda Mansouri, Afsoon Taghavi, Aliasghar Karamatinia, Narjes Mehrvar, Mehrdad Hashemi, Mona Ghazi
There are many of methods of treating cancer. However, the concept of curing the cancer is beyond our current knowledge. Some patients who have the cancer may seek an alternative manner of curing their disease. Alternative medicines, such as spiritual and complementary therapy, are able to cure the cancer and, at the least, are safe. Research on the importance of spirituality in cancer care has mainly been performed in geographically heterogeneous populations. The results are limited to these specific religious-cultural contexts and enlightened by contributions from ethnicity and religion...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698081/in-vitro-immunological-and-anti-complementary-activities-of-two-water-soluble-lignins-from-zizyphus-jujube-cv-jinchangzao
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Yuqing Cai, Xinping Zhou, Aizhi Han, Peng Chen, Hongjin Bai
Two homogenous biological macromolecules, designated as JJC1 and JJC2 were extracted from Zizyphus jujube cv. Jinchangzao. Their molecular weights were determined to be 56.03 and 112.11kDa by high performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC), respectively. Chemical and spectral analysis indicated that both JJC1 and JJC2 mainly consisted of lignin, along with carbohydrates (∼18%). Both JJC1 and JJC2 could stimulate the proliferation of spleen lymphocytes, and enhance phagocytosis and NO production of RAW264...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694266/comparing-medical-ecology-utilization-and-expenditures-between-1996-1997-and-2011-2012
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Michael E Johansen
PURPOSE: This study compared ecology (number of individuals using a service), utilization (number of services used), and expenditures (dollars spent) for various categories of medical services between primarily 1996-1997 and 2011-2012. METHODS: A repeated cross-sectional study was performed using nationally representative data mainly from the 1996, 1997, 2011, and 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). These data were augmented with the 2002-2003 MEPS as well as the 1999-2000 and 2011-2012 National Heath and Nutrition Examination Survey...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691549/factors-associated-with-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-women-at-midlife
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C Costanian, R A G Christensen, H Edgell, C I Ardern, H Tamim
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been established as the first-line treatment for women experiencing menopausal symptoms. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), however, is becoming increasingly popular among women at midlife for management of such symptoms. Despite the equivocal evidence of CAM's efficacy in the reduction and alleviation of menopausal symptoms in placebo-controlled, randomized trials, 50% of women at midlife use CAM. To date, several large, population-based studies have focused upon CAM use amongst menopausal women and the factors associated with the adoption of such therapies...
July 8, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689187/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jiajie Zhu, Yu Guo, Shan Liu, Xiaolan Su, Yijie Li, Yang Yang, Liwei Hou, Guishu Wang, Jiaxin Zhang, Jiande Jd Chen, Qingguo Wang, Ruhan Wei, Wei Wei
BACKGROUND: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is one of the most common diseases presenting to gastroenterology clinics. Acupuncture is widely used as a complementary and alternative treatment for patients with GORD. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of GORD. METHODS: Four English and four Chinese databases were searched through June 2016. Randomised controlled trials investigating the effectiveness of manual acupuncture or electroacupuncture (MA/EA) for GORD versus or as an adjunct to Western medicine (WM) were selected...
July 8, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686974/phytotherapeutic-potential-of-natural-herbal-medicines-for-the-treatment-of-mild-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-review-of-human-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Zahid Hussain, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Prashant Kesharwani, Shahzeb Khan, Fahad Hussain
For many decades, natural herbal medicines, polyherbal formulations and/or decoctions of plant-derived materials have widely been accepted as alternative complementary therapies for the treatment, cure or prevention of a wide range of acute and chronic skin diseases including chronic herpes, prurigo, acute and chronic wounds, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD). This review was aimed to summarize and critically discuss about the therapeutic viability and clinical applicability of natural herbal medicines for the treatment of AD in human...
July 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686000/effect-of-near-infrared-rays-on-female-menstrual-pain-in-korea
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Jin-Min Lee, Kye-Ha Kim
Most Korean women who experience menstrual pain have reported taking pain medicine and making use of complementary alternative therapies. However, because some interventions may cause side effects, more effective pain-relieving measures need to be identified. This study using a non-equivalent group design, evaluated the effects of near-infrared rays on dysmenorrhea among Korean women. The experimental group wore a near-infrared ray abdominal belt for the duration of one menstrual cycle until the end of the menstrual period, while the control group used hot packs...
July 7, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683082/the-herbal-decoction-modified-danggui-buxue-tang-attenuates-immune-mediated-bone-marrow-failure-by-regulating-the-differentiation-of-t-lymphocytes-in-an-immune-induced-aplastic-anemia-mouse-model
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Peiying Deng, Xue Li, Yi Wei, Juan Liu, Meng Chen, Yamei Xu, Bin Dong, Lingqun Zhu, Limin Chai
Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Astragali and Rhizoma Coptidis are all herbs of modified Danggui Buxue Tang (DGBX) and are extensively applied herbs in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of anemia and inflammation. In this study, immune-induced AA mice were used as an animal model, and the immunosuppressive agent, Ciclosporin A (CsA), was used as a positive control. Multiple pro-inflammatory cytokines were examined by bead-based multiplex flow cytometry. The T-cell subsets were assessed using a fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS)...
2017: PloS One
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