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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321023/which-risk-understandings-can-be-derived-from-the-current-disharmonized-regulation-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-europe
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Solveig Wiesener, Anita Salamonsen, Vinjar Fønnebø
BACKGROUND: Many European citizens are seeking complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). These treatments are regulated very differently in the EU/EFTA countries. This may demonstrate differences in how risk associated with the use of CAM is perceived. Since most CAM treatments are practiced fairly similarly across Europe, differing risk understandings may influence patient safety for European CAM users. The overall aim of this article is thus to contribute to an overview and awareness of possible differing risk understandings in the field of CAM at a policymaking/structural level in Europe...
January 10, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258191/patient-safety-in-complementary-medicine-through-the-application-of-clinical-risk-management-in-the-public-health-system
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Elio G Rossi, Tommaso Bellandi, Marco Picchi, Sonia Baccetti, Maria Valeria Monechi, Catia Vuono, Federica Sabatini, Antonella Traversi, Mariella Di Stefano, Fabio Firenzuoli, Sara Albolino, Riccardo Tartaglia
Aim: To develop a systematic approach to detect and prevent clinical risks in complementary medicine (CM) and increase patient safety through the analysis of activities in homeopathy and acupuncture centres in the Tuscan region using a significant event audit (SEA) and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA). Methods: SEA is the selected tool for studying adverse events (AE) and detecting the best solutions to prevent future incidents in our Regional Healthcare Service (RHS). This requires the active participation of all the actors and external experts to validate the analysis...
December 16, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236665/-claude-bernard%C3%A2-%C3%A2-then-and-now
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Peter Wise
The early life of Claude Bernard - dreamer and frustrated playwright - reveals no indication of his future scientific aptitude. Cartesian doubt, a principle that he would adhere to lifelong, clouded a failed pharmacy apprenticeship that led to medical studies in Paris - but without great success. Research was his only aim, it was made possible only by a lucrative but unsuccessful arranged marriage. His passion for work and over-riding principles of truth and proof would ultimately allow him to stand out from his peers with recognition by multiple French professional societies - and the wider scientific world...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225559/hormesis-and-homeopathy-toward-a-new-self-consciousness
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Andrea Dei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203352/in%C3%A2-vivo-evaluation-of-antipyretic-effects-of-some-homeopathic-ultra-high-dilutions-on-baker-s-yeast-induced-fever-on-similia-principle
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Saeed Ahmad, Tayyeba Rehman, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Homeopathy is a controversial alternative system of medicine. The action of homeopathic medicines is considered slow and it is assumed that homeopathic medicines are ineffective in acute conditions such as fever. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, effects of 3 homeopathic medicines on baker's yeast induced fever were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 42 local strain rabbits were equally divided into 7 groups. Normal saline was orally administered to group 1 (normal control) rabbits without fever induction...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196612/homeopathic-treatment-of-vitiligo-a-report-of-fourteen-cases
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Seema Mahesh, Mahesh Mallappa, Dionysios Tsintzas, George Vithoulkas
BACKGROUND Vitiligo, also known as leukoderma, is an autoimmune skin condition that results in the loss of melanin pigment. Vitiligo is not a rare condition but is difficult to treat and is associated with psychological distress. CASE REPORT A series of 14 cases of vitiligo are presented that were treated with individualized homeopathic remedies that were based on plant, animal, or mineral compounds. There were 13 women and one man in the case series, with a mean age 29.8 years, and a mean follow-up from treatment of 58 months...
December 2, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157475/corrigendum-to-generalisability-of-prognostic-factor-research-further-analysis-of-data-from-the-iipcos2-study-homeopathy-106-3-2017-155-159
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Anjali Miglani, Lex Rutten, Raj K Manchanda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157474/private-and-institutionalised-patients-use-of-homeopathy-in-the-early-nineteenth-century
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Silvia Waisse
Medicine underwent a major crisis in the 18th century and several approaches, including homeopathy, were formulated to fill the void left by the fall of traditional Galenic medicine. While most of the literature deals with the reasons doctors had to shift to homeopathy, the patients' views became the focus of increasing scholarly attention along the past 20 years. In this article I present and discuss the current knowledge about the socio-demographic characteristics and medical complaints of patients who sought homeopathic care in the early 19th century in both private and institutional settings...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157471/case-reports-on-integrated-management-of-tubercular-disease
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Kusum S Chand, Priya Kapoor
BACKGROUND: Host immunity plays an important role in prevention of disease as is evident by the increased incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in immuno-compromised population of HIV infected, diabetes inflicted, immune-suppressant therapy and elderly people. Rising incidence of antibiotic resistance has led to resurgence of TB of epidemic proportions. Integrated treatment with add on homeopathy in addition to anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) appears to improve outcome in TB. The intervention has been integrated treatment with homeopathy regime, which is using a patient specific, disease specific and supportive medicine simultaneously, all individualized for the patient and the disease...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157469/model-validity-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials-of-non-individualised-homeopathic-treatment
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Robert T Mathie, Michel Van Wassenhoven, A L B Rutten, Christien T Klein-Laansma, José Eizayaga, Anna Pla I Castellsagué, Miek C Jong, Raj K Manchanda, Flávio Dantas, Menachem Oberbaum, Joyce Frye, Helmut Roniger, Stephan Baumgartner, Robbert van Haselen, Ton Nicolai, Peter Fisher
BACKGROUND: The comprehensive systematic review of randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) in homeopathy requires examination of a study's model validity of homeopathic treatment (MVHT) as well as its risk of bias (extent of reliable evidence). OBJECTIVE: To appraise MVHT in those RCTs of non-individualised homeopathy that an associated investigation had judged as 'not at high risk of bias'. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: An assessment of MVHT was ascribed to each of 26 eligible RCTs...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157468/homeopathy-and-intellectual-honesty
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EDITORIAL
Peter Fisher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154070/complementary-and-alternative-therapies-in-dentistry-and-characteristics-of-dentists-who-recommend-them
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Beatrice Baatsch, Stefan Zimmer, Daniela Rodrigues Recchia, Arndt Büssing
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyse whether dentists offer or recommend complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) remedies in their clinical routine, and how effective these are rated by proponents and opponents. A second aim of this study was to give a profile of the dentists endorsing CAM. DESIGN: A prospective, explorative, anonymised cross-sectional survey was spread among practicing dentists in Germany via congresses, dental periodicals and online (n=250, 55% male, 45% female; mean age 49...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142534/corrigendum-hauntings-homeopathy-and-the-hopkinsville-goblins-using-pseudoscience-to-teach-scientific-thinking
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Rodney Schmaltz, Scott O Lilienfeld
[This corrects the article on p. 336 in vol. 5, PMID: 24860520.].
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127158/no-evidence-for-homeopathy-says-rcvs
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122271/utilization-and-perceived-benefits-of-homeopathy-and-herbal-therapies-in-u-s-adults-implications-of-patient-centered-care
#15
Taeho Greg Rhee, Jeremy Y Ng, Jeffery A Dusek
We evaluated reasons for and perceived benefits of using homeopathic and herbal therapies in U.S. adults. Data were collected from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized U.S. adults (n = 33,167 unweighted). In the past 12 months, 18.6% (41.95 million) of U.S. adults reported using either homeopathy and/or herbal therapies. Among these users, 34.8% and 5.1% used them for wellness only and treatment only, respectively. 60.1% reported using homeopathic and herbal therapies for a combination of both treatment and wellness...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094627/feasibility-of-homeopathic-treatment-for-symptom-reduction-in-an-integrative-oncology-service
#16
Noah Samuels, Yakov Freed, Rony Weitzen, Merav Ben-David, Yair Maimon, Uri Eliyahu, Raanan Berger
BACKGROUND: Homeopathy has the potential to reduce symptoms related to cancer treatment. The present study examined the feasibility of a homeopathic consultation and treatment program, provided as part of an integrative oncology service. METHODS: The electronic medical files of patients undergoing a homeopathic consultation in an integrative oncology service clinic were examined retrospectively. Adherence to the homeopathic treatment regimen and perceived response to the treatment were evaluated...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039627/beliefs-endorsement-and-application-of-homeopathy-disclosed-a-survey-among-ambulatory-care-physicians
#17
Stefan Markun, Marc Maeder, Thomas Rosemann, Sima Djalali
BACKGROUND: Explanation models for the effectiveness of homeopathy are not supported by natural sciences and the aggregated evidence from clinical trials is unconvincing. From this standpoint, placebo effects seem the most obvious explanation for the therapeutic effects experienced in homeopathy. Still, many physicians continue to prescribe homeopathic treatments. OBJECTIVES: Whether physicians who prescribe homeopathic treatments aim to achieve placebo effects or actually believe in specific effects is poorly understood...
October 17, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987077/remission-of-schizoaffective-disorder-using-homeopathic-medicine-2-case-reports
#18
Diane E Grise, Tara Peyman, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Research on the schizophrenia spectrum is primarily focused on pharmaceutical interventions, although alternative treatments have been gaining increasing popularity in recent years because patients are seeking treatments that are effective and have reduced side effects. A significant body of evidence already exists supporting the effectiveness of homeopathy to treat a wide array of illnesses. Objective • The research team intended to demonstrate the need for using both alternative and conventional treatments to improve clinical outcomes in the treatment of schizoaffective disorder...
October 2, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984633/homeopathy-as-boundary-object-and-distributed-therapeutic-agency-a-discussion-on-the-homeopathic-placebo-response
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Cosima Rughiniş, Alexandra Ciocănel, Sorina Vasile
BACKGROUND: We discuss homeopathy's placebo effect as the result of a distributed therapeutic agency involving humans, objects, and texts. Homeopathy has been involved in controversies for centuries, and the dispute whether it is therapy or quackery is as lively as ever. Still, homeopathy has retained significant popularity and acceptance within the medical establishment. AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY: We bracket the issue of biochemical effectiveness of homeopathic remedies as we only discuss homeopathy's potential to elicit a placebo response within its therapeutic alliance, in virtue of its social, symbolic, and material features...
September 27, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960726/creating-falseness-how-to-establish-statistical-evidence-of-the-untrue
#20
Per Lytsy
Null hypothesis significance testing is the typical statistical approach in search of the truthfulness of hypotheses. This method does not formally consider the prior credence in the hypothesis, which affects the chances of reaching correct conclusions. When scientifically implausible or empirically weakly supported hypotheses are tested, there is an increased risk that a positive finding in a test in fact is false positive. This article argues that when scientifically weakly supported hypotheses are tested repeatedly-such as when studying the clinical effects of homeopathy-the accumulation of false positive study findings will risk providing false evidence also in systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
October 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
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