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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908946/strategies-for-acute-and-critical-care-nurses-implementing-complementary-therapies-requested-by-patients-and-their-families
#1
Debra Kramlich
As consumer use of complementary and alternative medicine or modalities continues to increase in the United States, requests for these therapies in the acute and critical care setting will probably continue to expand in scope and frequency. Incorporation of complementary therapies in the plan of care is consistent with principles of patient- and family-centered care and collaborative decision-making and may provide a measure of relief for the distress of admission to an acute or critical care setting. An earlier article provided an overview of complementary and alternative therapies that nurses may encounter in their practices, with specific attention to implications for acute and critical care nurses...
December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905860/a-scoping-review-on-models-of-integrative-medicine-what-is-known-from-the-existing-literature
#2
Eun Jin Lim, Janette L Vardy, Byeong Sang Oh, Haryana M Dhillon
OBJECTIVES: Integrative medicine (IM) has been recognized and introduced into Western healthcare systems over the past two decades. Limited information on IM models is available to guide development of an optimal healthcare service. A scoping review was carried out to evaluate IM models in the extant literature, including the distinctive features of each model, to gain an understanding of the core requirements needed to develop models of IM that best meet the needs of patients. DESIGN: Directed content analysis was used to classify the IM models into systems based on coding schema developed from theoretical models and to identify the key concepts of each system...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893607/acupuncture-does-not-protect-against-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-induced-damage-of-dopaminergic-neurons-in-a-preclinical-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Hui-Jun Yang, Yu Gao, Ji Young Yun, Young Eun Kim, Gwanhee Ehm, Ji Yeon Lee, Min-Yung Yoon, Young-Shin Lee, Han-Joon Kim, Beomseok Jeon
Acupuncture treatment, a complementary and alternative medicine, is associated with a suggested neuroprotective effect in previous preclinical studies of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, results from human clinical trials have been mixed or unsuccessful. Recent systematic reviews of translational neuroprotective studies showed that the supposed efficacy is confounded by low methodological quality, particularly by a lack of randomization and concealed allocation. We sought to replicate previous experimental findings with a study design that mitigates the introduction of bias, including randomization, blinded outcome measures, sham acupuncture application, and allocation concealment by blinded neurotoxin administration...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890774/inhibition-of-local-effects-induced-by-bothrops-erythromelas-snake-venom-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-brazilian-polyvalent-bothropic-antivenom-and-aqueous-leaf-extract-of-jatropha-gossypiifolia
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Juliana Félix-Silva, Jacyra A S Gomes, Jacinthia B Xavier-Santos, Júlia G R Passos, Arnóbio A Silva-Junior, Denise V Tambourgi, Matheus F Fernandes-Pedrosa
Bothrops erythromelas is a snake of medical importance responsible for most of the venomous incidents in Northeastern Brazil. However, this species is not included in the pool of venoms that are used in the Brazilian polyvalent bothropic antivenom (BAv) production. Furthermore, it is well known that antivenom therapy has limited efficacy against venom-induced local effects, making the search for complementary alternatives to treat snakebites an important task. Jatropha gossypiifolia is a medicinal plant widely indicated in folk medicine as an antidote for snakebites, whose effectiveness against Bothrops jararaca venom (BjV) has been previously demonstrated in mice...
November 24, 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889825/a-critical-review-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-people-with-arthritis-a-focus-upon-prevalence-cost-user-profiles-motivation-decision-making-perceived-benefits-and-communication
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REVIEW
Lu Yang, David Sibbritt, Jon Adams
A critical review of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among people with arthritis was conducted focusing upon prevalence and profile of CAM users as well as their motivation, decision-making, perceived benefits and communication with healthcare providers. A comprehensive search of peer-reviewed literature published from 2008 to 2015 was undertaken via CINAHL, Medline and AMED databases. The initial search identified 4331 articles, of which 49 articles met selection criteria. The review shows a high prevalence of CAM use (often multiple types and concurrent to conventional medical care) among those with arthritis which is not restricted to any particular geographic or social-economic status...
November 26, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885674/gender-differences-in-the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-their-association-with-moderate-mental-distress-in-u-s-adults-with-migraines-severe-headaches
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Taeho Greg Rhee, Ila M Harris
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use varies by gender, and assessed the interaction of gender and CAM use on moderate mental distress (MMD) in U.S. adults with migraines/severe headaches. METHODS: We used data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized U.S. adults with migraines/severe headaches (n = 4645 unweighted). Using a cross-sectional design with survey sampling techniques, we conducted descriptive analyses for prevalence of CAM use by gender...
November 25, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884625/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-allergic-rhinitis-in-japan
#7
Syuji Yonekura, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Daiju Sakurai, Toshioki Sakurai, Tomohisa Iinuma, Heizaburou Yamamoto, Toyoyuki Hanazawa, Shigetoshi Horiguchi, Yuichi Kurono, Kohei Honda, Yuichi Majima, Keisuke Masuyama, Noriaki Takeda, Shigeharu Fujieda, Mitsuhiro Okano, Satoshi Ogino, Kimihiro Okubo
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is extensively used in patients with allergic diseases worldwide. The purpose of this study was to investigate the actual situation of CAM practice in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. METHODS: We distributed questionnaires to otolaryngologists at 114 facilities in Japan. The subjects who participated in this study included children <16 years of age and adults ≥16 years of age diagnosed with allergic rhinitis by otolaryngologists...
November 21, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881059/natural-products-with-antiplatelet-action
#8
Gabriela Elisa Hirsch, Paulo Ricardo Nazário Viecili, Amanda Spring de Almeida, Sabrina Nascimento, Fernando Garcez Porto, Juliana Otero, Aline Schmidt, Brenda da Silva, Mariana Migliorini Parisi, Jonatas Zeni Klafke
BACKGROUND: Complex hemostatic mechanisms are involved in the pathophysiology of various diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Among them, dysregulation of platelet activity is linked to the progression of atherosclerosis and mainly involves platelet aggregation and a decrease in blood flow in the vascular endothelium. The major platelet activation pathways mediated by agonists involve the arachidonic acid pathway, adenosine diphosphate pathway, serotonin pathway, nitric oxide pathway, and action of free radicals on molecules involved in platelet aggregation...
November 23, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874216/complementary-and-alternative-therapies-used-by-patients-of-pediatric-dermatology-outpatient-clinics-in-turkey-a-multicenter-study
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Burce Can, Hülya Akan, Filiz Topaloglu Demir, Ilkin Zindanci, Filiz Cebeci, Zafer Turkoglu, Mukaddes Kavala
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods used in children and adolescents with chronic skin diseases, which methods parents prefer, and to what extent these methods are useful. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between June and November 2014 in patients with chronic skin diseases attending the outpatient pediatric dermatology clinics of three hospitals in Turkey...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871602/hepatotoxicity-due-to-red-bush-tea-consumption-a-case-report
#10
Shamantha Reddy, Pragnyadipta Mishra, Sana Qureshi, Singh Nair, Tracey Straker
Many conventional drugs used today, including isoniazid, dapsone, and acetaminophen, are well recognized culprits of hepatotoxicity. With increasing use of complementary and alternative medical therapies, several herbal medicines, such as Ma-Huang, kava, and chaparral leaf, have been implicated as hepatotoxins. Hepatotoxicity may be the most frequent adverse reaction to these herbal remedies when taken in excessive quantities. A myriad of liver dysfunctions may occur including transient liver enzyme abnormalities due to acute and chronic hepatitis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864668/unproven-therapies-for-diabetes-and-their-implications
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REVIEW
Jothydev Kesavadev, Banshi Saboo, Shaukat Sadikot, Ashok Kumar Das, Shashank Joshi, Rajeev Chawla, Hemant Thacker, Arun Shankar, Lakshmy Ramachandran, Sanjay Kalra
Diabetes is a chronic disease and is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Being an ancient disease, many individuals follow complementary and alternative medicinal (CAM) therapies for either the cure or prevention of the disease. The popularity of these practices among the general public is in no way a testimony to their safety and efficacy. Due to the possibility of undesirable interactions with conventional medicines, it is imperative that patients are asked about CAM use during patient assessment...
November 18, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863612/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
#12
Sandra Giangioppo, Odion Kalaci, Arun Radhakrishnan, Erin Fleischer, Jennifer Itterman, Brian Lyttle, April Price, Dhenuka Radhakrishnan
PURPOSE: To estimate the overall prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use among children with cystic fibrosis, determine specific modalities used, predictors of use and subjective helpfulness or harm from individual modalities. RESULTS: Of 53 children attending the cystic fibrosis clinic in London, Ontario (100% recruitment), 79% had used complementary and alternative medicine. The most commonly used modalities were air purifiers, humidifiers, probiotics, and omega-3 fatty acids...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863606/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-pregnancy-and-its-impact-on-obstetric-outcome
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Juliana Yusof, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Rushdan Mohd Noor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a Malaysian antenatal population and its impact on obstetric outcome. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: Obstetric Unit, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Women attending antenatal clinic and Patient Admission Centre (PAC) above 30 weeks gestation were given structured questionnaires to fill...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857792/omega-3-supplementation-in-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-still-open-question
#14
Annio Posar, Paola Visconti
One of the most commonly used complementary and alternative practices in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the supplementation of omega-3. We describe the case of a child with ASD who seemed to respond to omega-3 supplementation in a relevant and lasting manner. So far, based on the results of randomized clinical trials, evidence-based medicine negates the effectiveness of omega-3 in ASD children. Nevertheless, considering anecdotal experiences, including that of our patient, and nonrandomized trials, the presence of a subgroup of ASD patients who are really responders to omega-3 cannot be excluded...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846826/natural-product-htp-screening-for-antibacterial-e-coli-0157-h7-and-anti-inflammatory-agents-in-lps-from-e-coli-o111-b4-activated-macrophages-and-microglial-cells-focus-on-sepsis
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, Nan Li, David Bauer, Patricia Mendonca, Equar Taka, Mohammed Darb, Leeshawn Thomas, Henry Williams, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND: Acute systemic inflammatory response syndrome arising from infection can lead to multiple organ failure and death, with greater susceptibility occurring in immunocompromised individuals. Moreover, sub-acute chronic inflammation is a contributor to the pathology of diverse degenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis). Given the known limitations in Western medicine to treat a broad range of inflammatory related illness as well as the emergence of antibiotic resistance, there is a renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) to achieve these means...
November 15, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843480/prevalence-and-correlates-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-hypertensive-patients-in-gondar-town-ethiopia
#16
Daniel Asfaw Erku, Abebe Basazn Mekuria
Background. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies are being widely used by hypertensive patients worldwide. However, evidences regarding CAM use by hypertensive patients in Ethiopia are limited. This study aimed at assessing prevalence and correlates of CAM use among hypertensive patients attending ambulatory clinic at Gondar University Referral Hospital (GURH), Ethiopia. Methods. A cross-sectional study was employed on 423 patients visiting GURH. Descriptive statistics and bivariate and multivariate logistic regression tools were used to analyze/come up with the prevalence and correlates of CAM use...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843296/evaluating-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-the-water-extracts-of-four-anticancer-herbs-against-human-malignant-melanoma-cells
#17
Binbing Ling, Deborah Michel, Meena Kishore Sakharkar, Jian Yang
Malignant melanoma (MM) is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, killing more than 1,100 people each year in Canada. Prognosis for late stage and recurrent MM is extremely poor due to insensitivity to chemotherapy drugs, and thus many patients seek complementary and alternative medicines. In this study, we examined four commonly used anticancer herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, Hedyotis diffusa, Scutellaria barbata, Lobelia chinensis, and Solanum nigrum, for their in vitro antitumor effects toward human MM cell line A-375...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834844/nutraceuticals-and-their-potential-to-treat-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-separating-the-credible-from-the-conjecture
#18
REVIEW
Keryn G Woodman, Chantal A Coles, Shireen R Lamandé, Jason D White
In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine has become increasingly popular. This trend has not escaped the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy community with one study showing that 80% of caregivers have provided their Duchenne patients with complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with their traditional treatments. These statistics are concerning given that many supplements are taken based on purely "anecdotal" evidence. Many nutraceuticals are thought to have anti-inflammatory or anti-oxidant effects...
November 9, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825376/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-amongst-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-in-singapore
#19
Tse Yean Teo, Jonathan Yap, Tong Shen, Khung Keong Yeo
BACKGROUND: Data on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are lacking. We aim to investigate the prevalence of CAM use among patients with CVD attending a tertiary centre for cardiovascular care, their attitudes and beliefs towards CAM, and factors associated with CAM usage. METHODS: A cross-sectional, self-administered written survey was conducted on consecutive patients attending outpatient cardiovascular clinics at our tertiary institution over 2 months from June to July 2014...
November 8, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821612/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-usage-and-its-determinant-factors-among-diabetic-patients-an-iranian-case
#20
Akbar Sheikhrabori, Mahlagha Dehghan, Fateme Ghaedi, Gholam Reza Khademi
Although modern treatments have achieved much progress in blood sugar control in recent decades, evidences indicate that complementary and alternative treatments are very common in diabetic patients. The present study aims to investigate application of complementary and traditional medicines among diabetic patients in Iran in 2016. This was a cross-sectional study done on 294 diabetic patients who were referred to the diabetes clinic and were chosen using convenient sampling. Data were gathered using a demographic characteristics form and a researcher-made questionnaire (for studying application and satisfaction of using some of the complementary and alternative medicines)...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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