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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331996/use-of-complementary-and-integrative-medicine-among-german-breast-cancer-patients-predictors-and-implications-for-patient-care-within-the-praegnant-study-network
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Carlo Fremd, Carolin C Hack, Andreas Schneeweiss, Geraldine Rauch, Diethelm Wallwiener, Sara Yvonne Brucker, Florin-Andrei Taran, Andreas Hartkopf, Friedrich Overkamp, Hans Tesch, Tanja Fehm, Peyman Hadji, Wolfgang Janni, Diana Lüftner, Michael P Lux, Volkmar Müller, Johannes Ettl, Erik Belleville, Christof Sohn, Florian Schuetz, Matthias M Beckmann, Peter A Fasching, Markus Wallwiener
PURPOSE: The present study aims to analyze a cohort of advanced breast cancer patients in Germany to assess their interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and patient's use of most frequent CAM methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Based on the PREGNANT real-time breast cancer registry which is a multicenter study in Germany, questionnaires of 580 patients with advanced breast cancer were evaluated. The implemented questionnaire for CAM asked for general interest in CAM and for patient's use of different CAM methods at present and in the past...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330830/rates-delays-and-completeness-of-general-practitioners-responses-to-a-postal-versus-web-based-survey-a-randomized-trial
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Paul Sebo, Hubert Maisonneuve, Bernard Cerutti, Jean Pascal Fournier, Nicolas Senn, Dagmar M Haller
BACKGROUND: Web-based surveys have become a new and popular method for collecting data, but only a few studies have directly compared postal and Web-based surveys among physicians, and none to our knowledge among general practitioners (GPs). OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to compare two modes of survey delivery (postal and Web-based) in terms of participation rates, response times, and completeness of questionnaires in a study assessing GPs' preventive practices. METHODS: This randomized study was conducted in Western Switzerland (Geneva and Vaud) and in France (Alsace and Pays de la Loire) in 2015...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328840/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-showed-reduction-of-length-of-stay-and-costs-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Diego Lanaro, Nuria Ruffini, Andrea Manzotti, Gianluca Lista
BACKGROUND: Osteopathic medicine is an emerging and complementary method used in neonatology. METHODS: Outcomes were the mean difference in length of stay (LOS) and costs between osteopathy and alternative treatment group. A comprehensive literature search of (quasi)- randomized controlled trials (RCTs), was conducted from journal inception to May, 2015. Eligible studies must have treated preterm infants directly in the crib or bed and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) must have been performed by osteopaths...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326899/prevalence-and-predictors-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-non-pharmacological-interventions-use-for-menopausal-symptoms-within-the-uk-collaborative-trial-of-ovarian-cancer-screening
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A Gentry-Maharaj, C Karpinskyj, C Glazer, M Burnell, K Bailey, S Apostolidou, A Ryan, A Lanceley, L Fraser, I Jacobs, M S Hunter, U Menon
OBJECTIVES: The negative publicity about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) has led to increased use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and non-pharmacological interventions (NPI) for menopausal symptom relief. We report on the prevalence and predictors of CAM/NPI among UK postmenopausal women. METHOD: Postmenopausal women aged 50-74 years were invited to participate in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). A total of 202 638 women were recruited and completed a baseline questionnaire...
March 22, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325144/therapeutic-potential-and-outlook-of-alternative-medicine-for-osteoporosis
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Tao Wang, Qian Liu, William Tjhioe, Jinmin Zhao, Aiping Lu, Ge Zhang, Renxiang Tan, Mengyu Zhou, Jiake Xu, Haotian Feng
Osteoporosis, a bone disease resulting in loss of bone density and microstructure quality, is often associated with fragility fractures, and the latter imposes a great burden on the patient and society. Although there are several different treatments available for osteoporosis such as hormone replacement therapy, bisphosphonates, Denosumab, and parathyroid hormone some concern has been raised regarding the inherent side effects of their long term use. It would be of great relevance to search for alternative natural compounds, which could complementarily overcome the limitations of the currently available therapy...
March 21, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322221/venom-from-cuban-blue-scorpion-has-tumor-activating-effect-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Catia Giovannini, Michele Baglioni, Marco Baron Toaldo, Matteo Cescon, Luigi Bolondi, Laura Gramantieri
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term used to describe many kinds of products, practices, and systems that are not part of conventional medicine. Cancer patients usually do everything they can to combat the disease, manage its symptoms, and cope with the side effects of treatment. Unfortunately, patients who use CAM underestimate the risk of interaction with cancer therapy or worse they omit conventional therapy thus reducing the possibility of cancer remission. Herein we analyzed the effects of Vidatox 30 CH (venom extracted from the Junceus Rhopalurus scorpion) on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316635/epigenetic-mechanisms-of-integrative-medicine
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Riya R Kanherkar, Susan E Stair, Naina Bhatia-Dey, Paul J Mills, Deepak Chopra, Antonei B Csoka
Since time immemorial humans have utilized natural products and therapies for their healing properties. Even now, in the age of genomics and on the cusp of regenerative medicine, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches represents a popular branch of health care. Furthermore, there is a trend towards a unified medical philosophy referred to as Integrative Medicine (IM) that represents the convergence of CAM and conventional medicine. The IM model not only considers the holistic perspective of the physiological components of the individual, but also includes psychological and mind-body aspects...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303062/perception-and-attitude-of-medical-doctors-in-dhaka-bangladesh-with-regard-to-ayurvedic-medicine
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Yoshitoku Yoshida, Md Abdul Alim, Zakia Alam, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Yasuko Yoshida, Shahabuddin Manikdrs
The World Health Organization (WHO) Traditional Medicine Strategy (2014-2023) aimed to help member states promote the safe and effective use of traditional medicine. While economic conditions have markedly improved in Bangladesh, the country is experiencing significant public health problems. Because of limited medical resources, there is a strong incentive to enhance complementary and alternative medicine usage in Bangladesh. Therefore, this study aimed to confirm the perceptions and attitudes of medical doctors (MDs) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with regard to Ayurvedic medicine (AM)...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296588/a-healthy-balance-of-plasma-cholesterol-by-a-novel-annurca-apple-based-nutraceutical-formulation-results-of-a-randomized-trial
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Gian Carlo Tenore, Domenico Caruso, Giuseppe Buonomo, Maria D'Avino, Pietro Campiglia, Luciana Marinelli, Ettore Novellino
Cardiovascular diseases are nowadays preferential targets of preventive medicine through a straightforward therapy on lipid profile. However, statins, the first-line lipid-lowering drug therapy, specifically act on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), having a modest effect on plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations. Today, a number of novel HDL-targeted therapies are emerging, along with unexpected side effects. Thus, novel and possibly safe substances, able to correct impaired lipid profile in humans, are still in great demand...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296366/-trends-in-google-searches-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
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Alejandro Cevallos-Morales, Marco Málaga, Alvaro Taype-Rondan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this article is to evaluate the interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies using Google Trends in spanish-speaking countries. METHODS: An observational study was conducted using GoogleTrends. The search volume of 34 CAM therapies in spanish were evaluated globally and in 21 spanish-speaking countries. Also, the relationship between the median of the most popular searches and the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in each of the countries was evaluated using Spearman's test...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286985/use-of-mindfulness-meditation-and-relaxation-to-treat-vasomotor-symptoms
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REVIEW
K M Goldstein, M Shepherd-Banigan, R R Coeytaux, J R McDuffie, S Adam, D Befus, A P Goode, A S Kosinski, V Masilamani, J W Williams
Postmenopausal women with bothersome vasomotor symptoms (VMS) often seek alternatives to hormone-based treatment due to medication risks or personal preference. We sought to identify the effects of meditation, mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation on VMS and health-related quality of life in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. To do this, we conducted an umbrella review supplemented by new randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) published since the most recent good-quality systematic review for eligible interventions...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285234/caregiver-reported-religious-beliefs-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-children-admitted-to-an-epilepsy-monitoring-unit
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Julia Fleming Beattie, Matthew D Thompson, Pamela H Parks, Ruth Q Jacobs, Monisha Goyal
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes a wide range of practices and products that are generally outside the use of conventional medicine as practiced in Western cultures. Use of CAM in persons with epilepsy is high, even compared to individuals with other chronic health conditions. In this study, we surveyed caregivers of children admitted to a regional epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) in the southeast United States to assess CAM use among patients (N=225). Thirteen percent of respondents indicated current use of CAM by their child, 16% reported past use, and 43% reported interest in future use, most commonly in marijuana as a potential treatment (23%)...
March 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283760/single-blind-randomized-pilot-study-combining-shiatsu-and-amitriptyline-in-refractory-primary-headaches
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Veronica Villani, Luca Prosperini, Fulvio Palombini, Francesco Orzi, Giuliano Sette
Complementary alternative medicine, such as shiatsu, can represent a suitable treatment for primary headaches. However, evidence-based data about the effect of combining shiatsu and pharmacological treatments are still not available. Therefore, we tested the efficacy and safety of combining shiatsu and amitriptyline to treat refractory primary headaches in a single-blind, randomized, pilot study. Subjects with a diagnosis of primary headache and who experienced lack of response to ≥2 different prophylactic drugs were randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive shiatsu plus amitriptyline, shiatsu alone, or amitriptyline alone for 3 months...
March 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283110/access-delivery-and-perceived-efficacy-of-physiotherapy-and-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-therapies-by-people-with-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-united-kingdom-an-online-survey
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Evan Campbell, Elaine Coulter, Paul Mattison, Angus McFadyen, Linda Miller, Lorna Paul
INTRODUCTION: All people with progressive MS in the United Kingdom should have access to physiotherapy through the National Health Service (NHS). However levels of access and delivery are unknown. Furthermore there is no research on perceived efficacy of physiotherapy or the use of complementary and alternative medicine in people with progressive MS in the United Kingdom. METHODS: An online survey was carried out via the UK MS Register. Inclusion criteria were diagnosis of progressive MS, a member of UK MS Register and 18 years or older...
February 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274222/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-health-care-providers-regarding-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-trinidad-and-tobago
#15
Mandreker Bahall, George Legall
BACKGROUND: Health care providers are often ill prepared to interact about or make acceptable conclusions on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) despite its widespread use. We explored the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of health care providers regarding CAM. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March 1 and July 31, 2015 among health care providers working mainly in the public sector in Trinidad and Tobago. A 34-item questionnaire was distributed and used for data collection...
March 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274213/how-do-medical-students-engaging-in-elective-courses-on-acupuncture-and-homeopathy-differ-from-unselected-students-a-survey
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Alexandra Jocham, Levente Kriston, Pascal O Berberat, Antonius Schneider, Klaus Linde
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate whether students at German medical schools participating in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from an unselected group of students regarding attitudes and personality traits. METHODS: Elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy in the academic half-year 2013/14 all over Germany were identified and participants invited to fill in a questionnaire including nineteen questions on attitudes towards Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), orientation towards science, care and status orientation, and a short validated instrument (Big-Five-Inventory-10) to measure personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism, openness, conscientiousness, and agreeableness)...
March 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270001/-attitudes-knowledge-and-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-perioperative-healthcare-professionals
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Sándor Árpád Soós, Norbert Jeszenői, Katalin Darvas, László Harsányi
INTRODUCTION: Perioperative healthcare professionals' attitudes towards non-conventional treatments have not been explored in Hungary yet. AIM: Our goal was to survey healthcare professionals' attitude and knowledge towards naturopathy in six clinics of the Semmelweis University that provide perioperative care. METHOD: An anonymous, paper-based questionnaire was used. With an 82% response rate, the data was gained from 119 questionnaires and was processed using statistical analysis and chi-squared test...
March 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265543/herbs-and-natural-supplements-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness
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REVIEW
Abbas Meamarbashi
OBJECTIVE: Unaccustomed and intense eccentric exercise is a common cause of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). There are multiple remedies for the treatment of DOMS, but its clinical and laboratory pieces of evidence are scarce. Currently, the treatments proposed for DOMS are numerous and include pharmaceuticals, herbal remedies, stretching, massage, nutritional supplements, and other alternatives. To find a holistic treatment with effective pain relief and minimum side effects, complementary and alternative medicine, including herbal therapies, plays a main role...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261340/integrative-oncology-physician-consultations-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center-analysis-of-demographic-clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes
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Gabriel Lopez, Jennifer McQuade, Lorenzo Cohen, Jane T Williams, Amy R Spelman, Bryan Fellman, Yisheng Li, Eduardo Bruera, Richard T Lee
Background: Integrative oncology (IO) is a relatively new field that seeks to bring evidence-based, non-conventional approaches into conventional oncology care in a coordinated and safe manner. Though complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are highly utilized by cancer patients, little is known about the characteristics of patients seeking IO consultation. Methods: Patients presenting for an outpatient IO consultation completed a CAM use questionnaire, Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW), Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS), Quality of Life Short Form 12 (SF-12), and post-consultation satisfaction item...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259496/integrative-acupuncture-and-spinal-manipulative-therapy-versus-either-alone-for-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial-feasibility-study
#20
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Kevin A Rose, Gena E Kadar, Eric L Hurwitz
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining whether an integrative care model combining spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and acupuncture can lead to better outcomes for low back pain (LBP) than either therapy alone. METHODS: This study was conducted at a complementary and alternative medicine university health center. Participants with acute or chronic LBP were randomized to (1) acupuncture, (2) SMT, or (3) integrative acupuncture and SMT groups...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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