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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077754/double-blinded-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-of-individualised-homeopathic-treatment-of-hyperthyroid-cats
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A L Bodey, C J Almond, M A Holmes
Feline hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disorder in older cats for which homeopathic treatment has been advocated. A double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomised trial was performed to look for evidence of efficacy for the use of individualised homeopathy in the treatment of this disease. Using a case definition of a concentration of the thyroid hormone T4 >66 nmol/l, cats were randomised into two treatment arms. Either a placebo or a homeopathic treatment was given to each cat blindly. After 21 days, the T4 levels, weight (Wt) and heart rate (HR) were compared with pretreatment values...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056731/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-of-colocynthin-an-effective-tool-for-quality-control-of-citrullus-colocynthis-extracts
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Farid Ramezany, Mahnaz Khanavi, Mohammad Reza Shams Ardakani, Börje Sellegren, Mahdieh Eftekhari, Hossein Rastegar, Maryam Shekarchi
BACKGROUND: Different parts of Colocynth, Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad., are used in traditional phytotherapy and homeopathy. OBJECTIVE: In our new approach, a molecularly imprinted polymer was synthesized to absorb colocynthin, the major plant marker, and its capability was evaluated using HPLC-UV. METHOD: A new method was considered to achieve optimal conditions. FT-infrared, N2 adsorption porosimetry, fluorescent and scanning electron microscopy and thermo gravimetric profile of the polymers were studied...
January 4, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986744/selling-falsehoods-a-cross-sectional-study-of-canadian-naturopathy-homeopathy-chiropractic-and-acupuncture-clinic-website-claims-relating-to-allergy-and-asthma
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Blake Murdoch, Stuart Carr, Timothy Caulfield
OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency and qualitative characteristics of marketing claims made by Canadian chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths and acupuncturists relating to the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and asthma. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Canada. DATA SET: 392 chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic and acupuncture clinic websites located in 10 of the largest metropolitan areas in Canada, as identified using 400 Google search results...
December 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975156/how-should-we-respond-to-non-dominant-healing-practices-the-example-of-homeopathy
#4
Ben Gray
The debate around the ethics of homeopathy in recent issues of the journal has been approached as a binary question; is homeopathy ethical or not? This paper suggests that this is an unhelpful question and instead discusses a framework to establish the extent to which the dominant (medical) culture should tolerate non-dominant health practices such as homeopathy. This requires a sophisticated understanding of the placebo effect, a critical evaluation of what evidence is available, a consideration of the harm that the non-dominant practice might cause, and a consideration of how this might be affected by the culture of the patient...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968929/nutrition-and-skin-kids-are-not-just-little-people
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Meagen McCusker, Robert Sidbury
There has been a surge of new data regarding the pathophysiology of skin diseases. We are appreciating the sophisticated interplay among the skin, the immune system, and the environment. More elegant and highly specific medicines have been designed to target certain immune mediators of the adaptive immune system. In parallel fashion, we are learning more about the elegance of the innate immune system and how nutrition as early as the prenatal period can affect the priming of other immune cells. Concerns about the long-term impact of new immune-modulating medicines-especially in the pediatric population-have patients asking their dermatologists for nutritional alternatives to medical therapies...
November 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956476/efficacy-of-homeopathy-in-livestock-according-to-peer-reviewed-publications-from-1981-to-2014
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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/27914574/biological-therapies-immunomodulatory-drugs-worsening-of-psoriasis-and-rebound-effect-new-evidence-of-similitude
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Marcus Zulian Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Employing the secondary action or adaptative reaction of the organism as therapeutic response, homeopathy uses the treatment by similitude (similia similibus curentur) administering to sick individuals the medicines that caused similar symptoms in healthy individuals. Such homeostatic or paradoxical reaction of the organism is scientifically explained through the rebound effect of drugs, which cause worsening of symptoms after withdrawal of several palliative treatments. Despite promoting an improvement in psoriasis at the beginning of the treatment, modern biological therapies provoke worsening of the psoriasis (rebound psoriasis) after discontinuation of drugs...
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
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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/27912951/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-homeopathic-syrup-in-the-treatment-of-cold-symptoms-in-young-children
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Jennifer Jacobs, James A Taylor
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence that the decongestant, antihistamine, or cough suppressant medications commonly used to treat cold symptoms in preschool children are effective. One option for treating cold symptoms in young children is with homeopathy. This study was conducted to determine if a homeopathic syrup was effective in treating cold symptoms in preschool children. METHODS: Children 2-5 years old diagnosed with an upper respiratory tract infection were randomized to receive a commercial homeopathic cold syrup or placebo...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in 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
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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/27821154/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-attitudes-knowledge-and-use-among-surgeons-and-anaesthesiologists-in-hungary
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Sándor Árpád Soós, Norbert Jeszenői, Katalin Darvas, László Harsányi
BACKGROUND: Despite their worldwide popularity the question of using non-conventional treatments is a source of controversy among medical professionals. Although these methods may have potential benefits it presents a problem when patients use non-conventional treatments in the perioperative period without informing their attending physician about it and this may cause adverse events and complications. To prevent this, physicians need to have a profound knowledge about non-conventional treatments...
November 8, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811467/genus-epidemicus-are-notions-of-entanglement-relevant-to-the-homeopathic-understanding-of-epidemic-disease
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Lionel R Milgrom
BACKGROUND: Patient-practitioner-remedy (PPR) entanglement postulates non-local triadic interaction between patient (Px), practitioner (Pr) and potentised medicine (Rx), resulting in the patient's journey to cure; the in-depth homeopathic interview is considered a major contributing factor in this process. Also, by modelling entelechy, a quantised gyroscopic analogue of the Vital Force (Vf) has been developed. OBJECTIVE: To discover whether entanglement notions explain the mode of action of homeopathy during the treatment of epidemic diseases, when the individualising in-depth homeopathic interview is neither possible nor necessary...
2016: Forschende Komplementärmedizin, Research in Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811465/characteristics-of-homeopathy-users-among-internal-medicine-patients-in-germany
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Amie Steel, Holger Cramer, Brenda Leung, Romy Lauche, Jon Adams, Jost Langhorst, Gustav Dobos
BACKGROUND: Homeopathy use continues to grow in many European countries, and some studies have examined the characteristics of patients using homeopathy within the general population. The aim of this study was to identify predictors for homeopathy use among internal medicine patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted among all patients being referred to the Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine at Essen, Germany, over a 3-year period...
2016: Forschende Komplementärmedizin, Research in Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800102/the-usage-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-gastrointestinal-patients-visiting-the-outpatients-department-of-a-large-tertiary-care-centre-views-from-pakistan
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Ghulamullah Lail, Nasir Luck, Abbas Ali Tasneem, AyeshaAslam Rai, Syed Mudasir Laeeq, Zain Majid
INTRODUCTION: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the last few years, and an emergent data suggests that some CAM modalities may be helpful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Our aim was to find out the prevalence of such practices for GI condition amongst patients visiting an OPD of a large tertiary care centre of Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: Patients visiting outpatient department of Hepatogastroenterology department at SIUT, Pakistan from March 2014 to March 2015, were included in this cross sectional study...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799926/invasive-trichosporon-infection-a-systematic-review-on-a-re-emerging-fungal-pathogen
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REVIEW
João N de Almeida Júnior, Christophe Hennequin
Objectives: This review aimed to better depict the clinical features and address the issue of therapeutic management of Trichosporon deep-seated infections. Methods: We comprehensively reviewed the cases of invasive Trichosporon infection reported in the literature from 1994 (date of taxonomic modification) to 2015. Data from antifungal susceptibility testing (AST) studies were also analyzed. Results: Two hundred and three cases were retained and split into four groups: homeopathy (n = 79), other immunodeficiency conditions (n = 41), miscellaneous (n = 58) and newborns (n = 25)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790858/epidemiology-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-therapy-use-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-survivorship-patients-in-australia
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Julian Lindsay, Masrura Kabir, Nicole Gilroy, Gemma Dyer, Lisa Brice, John Moore, Matthew Greenwood, Mark Hertzberg, David Gottlieb, Stephen R Larsen, Megan Hogg, Louisa Brown, Gillian Huang, Jeff Tan, Christopher Ward, Ian Kerridge
In addition to prescribed conventional medicines, many allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) survivors also use complementary and alternative medical therapies (CAM), however, the frequency and types of CAMs used by allogeneic HSCT survivors remain unclear. Study participants were adults who had undergone an allogeneic HSCT between 1st January 2000 and 31st December 2012. Participants completed a 402-item questionnaire regarding the use of CAM, medical complications, specialist referrals, medications and therapies, infections, vaccinations, cancer screening, lifestyle, and occupational issues and relationship status following stem cell transplantation...
December 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758782/ccg-axes-funding-for-homeopathy
#17
Gareth Iacobucci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757262/treatment-of-hemorrhoids-with-individualized-homeopathy-an-open-observational-pilot-study
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Kaushik Deb Das, Shubhamoy Ghosh, Asim Kumar Das, Aloke Ghosh, Ramkumar Mondal, Tanapa Banerjee, Seikh Sajid Ali, Seikh Swaif Ali, Munmun Koley, Subhranil Saha
AIM: Controversies and disagreement exist on conventional treatment strategies of hemorrhoids due to relapse, inefficacy, and complications. We intend to evaluate the role of individualized homeopathic treatment in hemorrhoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective, open, observational trial, hemorrhoids patients were treated using five standardized scales measuring complaints severity and anoscopic score. It was conducted at two homeopathic hospitals in India, during from mid-July 2014 to mid-July 2015...
September 2016: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748196/convenient-traditional-and-alternative-therapies-for-cardiovascular-disorders
#19
Mohammad M Zarshenas, Arman Zargaran, Michael Blaschke
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are of major causes of death worldwide. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are considered as new sources to find preventive and treatment approaches with mostly a historical perspective. Chinese medicine (CM), Persian medicine (PM), Ayurveda and homeopathy are as most popular traditional systems of medicine among various CAM methods. In this survey, we aimed to review most relevant and approved treatment by current investigations on these CAM systems in the field of CVD to present best traditional remedies and treatment approaches...
October 10, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696888/-alternative-healing-methods-around-us
#20
Vojtěch Mornstein, Jiří Beneš, Zdeněk Mrozek, Štěpán Svačina
This article gives information on selected alternative medicine methods (AMM) under conditions of the Czech health care system. They can be defined as contemporaneous diagnostic and therapeutic methods which differ in their theoretical fundaments as well as practices from the evidence based medicine. This definition is controversial because these methods are an intrinsically incompatible aggregate of modalities acting as a placebo above all. We can encounter many "therapeutic" and "examination" methods which are practiced namely by healers without formal medical education, and connected closely with esotericism...
2016: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
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