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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352665/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-practices-and-dietary-patterns-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-singapore-and-malaysia
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Fangyi Ong, Way Seah Lee, Charlotte Lin, Ruey Terng Ng, Shin Yee Wong, Su Lin Lim, Seng Hock Quak, Marion Aw
BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been associated with adverse effects and self-imposed dietary restrictions. The prevalence of its use in Asian children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is unknown. We aimed to determine the prevalence, types, and factors associated with the use of CAM among children with IBD from Singapore and Malaysia, and to ascertain if dietary restriction was prevalent in patients who used CAM. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in which parents of children with IBD attending two tertiary pediatric IBD referral centres in Singapore and Malaysia were interviewed...
December 26, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348109/review-beyond-conventional-therapies-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-the-management-of-hypertension-an-evidence-based-review
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Ang Peng Wong, Yaman Walid Kassab, Abdul Latiff Mohamed, Amelah Mohammed Abdul Qader
Hypertension is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Worldwide, Hypertension is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about 12.8% of the total of all deaths. This accounts for 57 million disability adjusted life years (DALYS) or 3.7% of total DALYS. This led WHO to set a target of 25% reduction in prevalence by 2025. To reach that, WHO has adopted non-conventional methods for the management of hypertension? Despite worldwide popularity of such non-conventional therapies, only small volume of evidence exists that supports its effectiveness...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343927/yoga-into-cancer-care-a-review-of-the-evidence-based-research
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REVIEW
Ram P Agarwal, Adi Maroko-Afek
To cope with cancer and its treatment-related side effects and toxicities, people are increasingly using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Consequently, integrative oncology, which combines conventional therapies and evidence-based CAM practices, is an emerging discipline in cancer care. The use of yoga as a CAM is proving to be beneficial and increasingly gaining popularity. An electronic database search (PubMed), through December 15, 2016, revealed 138 relevant clinical trials (single-armed, nonrandomized, and randomized controlled trials) on the use of yoga in cancer patients...
January 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342919/treatment-of-sciatica-following-uterine-cancer-with-acupuncture-a-case-report
#4
Henry Xiao, Christopher Zaslawski, Janette Vardy, Byeongsang Oh
For women, gynaecological or obstetrical disorders are second to disc prolapse as the most common cause of sciatica. As not many effective conventional treatments can be found for sciatica following uterine cancer, patients may seek assistance from complementary and alternative medicine. Here, we present a case of a woman with severe and chronic sciatica secondary to uterine cancer who experienced temporary relief from acupuncture.
January 15, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339948/update-on-functional-heartburn
#5
Takahisa Yamasaki, Jessica O'Neil, Ronnie Fass
The definition of functional heartburn has been refined over the years. It is currently described, based upon Rome IV criteria, as typical heartburn symptoms in the presence of normal upper endoscopy findings (including normal biopsies), normal esophageal pH testing, and a negative association between symptoms and reflux events. Functional heartburn is very common, affecting women more than men, and with reflux hypersensitivity makes up the majority of heartburn patients who fail twice-daily proton pump inhibitor therapy...
December 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339938/understanding-cancer-survivors-information-needs-and-information-seeking-behaviors-for-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-from-short-to-long-term-survival-a-mixed-methods-study
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Lou Ann Scarton, Guilherme Del Fiol, Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Bryan Gibson, Robert Logan, T Elizabeth Workman
Objective: The research examined complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information-seeking behaviors and preferences from short- to long-term cancer survival, including goals, motivations, and information sources. Methods: A mixed-methods approach was used with cancer survivors from the "Assessment of Patients' Experience with Cancer Care" 2004 cohort. Data collection included a mail survey and phone interviews using the critical incident technique (CIT)...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338443/barriers-to-acupuncture-use-among-breast-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Ting Bao, Qing Li, Janice L DeRito, Christina Seluzicki, Eun-Ok Im, Jun Mao
INTRODUCTION: Increasing evidence suggests that acupuncture may be helpful to manage common symptoms and treatment side effects among breast cancer (BC) survivors. Acupuncture usage among BC survivors remains low with little known about the barriers to its utilization. We evaluated perceived barriers to acupuncture use among BC survivors and explored the sociodemographic variations of such barriers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis at an urban academic cancer center on 593 postmenopausal women with a history of stage I-III hormone receptor-positive BC who were taking or had taken an aromatase inhibitor...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332025/prolegomena-to-a-true-integrative-medical-paradigm
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Babak Daneshfard, Mohammad Reza Sanaye, Majid Nimrouzi
When a paradigm starts to show signs of failure to cope with significant questions in any basic/applied branch of human knowledge, there come on the scene those who have perused the related literature enough to either answer those major questions according to the established paradigm or proffer a (wholly) new way of looking at things. In the latter case, the history of science tells us, a paradigm shift takes place. Modern medicine cannot be proven to be totally disconnected from its traditional roots. Where traditional medicine came to give its place to present-day conventional medicine, a number of humanistic aspects of healing, in addition to some axioms of old wisdom, were actually lost...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332021/the-effects-of-reflexology-on-fatigue-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Afitap Ozdelikara, Seval Agcadiken Alkan
Context • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In addition to the progressive nature of the disease, devastating symptoms adversely affect the patient's daily life and future expectations. This situation leads patients to seek complementary and alternative treatments. Objectives • This study was conducted to determine the effects of reflexology on fatigue severity and anxiety in patients with MS. Design • The research was a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328043/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-medical-education-in-georgia-state-of-the-art-and-further-perspectives
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I Nadareishvili, K Lunze, G Pkhakadze, N Japiashvili, N Tabagari
Aim - complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is popular in Georgia, but providers' training not well understood or regulated. The aim of this mixed-methods study was to inform the process of implementing quality CAM curricula in Georgia and strategies for the inclusion of effective CAM curricula into medical education in Georgia. We analyzed existing medical curricula. We conducted a contextual analysis based of qualitative data collected from relevant medical education experts, qualified physicians, CAM practitioners and other stakeholders; and administered a quantitative MD students' survey to MD students...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322002/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-thalassemia-patients-in-shiraz-southern-iran-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mohammadreza Bordbar, Mehdi Pasalar, Sanaz Safaei, Roza Kamfiroozi, Sohelia Zareifar, Omidreza Zekavat, Sezaneh Haghpanah
This study aimed to determine the frequency and pattern of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in thalassemia patients in south of Iran. The survey was done using a validated questionnaire which was distributed among 122 thalassemia patients. Only 108 questionnaires were completed and turned back (response rate 88.5%). Patients referred to an outpatient thalassemia clinic in Shiraz, southern Iran for blood transfusion. The mean age of the patients was 22.9 ± 7.9 years (range 4-45 years) with female/male ratio 1...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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/29310770/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-allergy-immunology-more-information-is-needed
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EDITORIAL
Leonard Bielory
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January 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305045/integrative-medicine-or-infiltrative-pseudoscience
#14
Ben Li, Thomas L Forbes, John Byrne
Evidence-based medicine, first described in 1992, offers a clear, systematic, and scientific approach to the practice of medicine. Recently, the non-evidence-based practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been increasing in the United States and around the world, particularly at medical institutions known for providing rigorous evidence-based care. The use of CAM may cause harm to patients through interactions with evidence-based medications or if patients choose to forego evidence-based care...
January 2, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303706/fatigue-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Fabio Basta, Antonella Afeltra, Domenico Paolo Emanuele Margiotta
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review fatigue in systemic sclerosis (SSc) in terms of prevalence, features, correlates, predictors and management. METHODS: We performed a literature search in PubMed (Medline), EBSCO and COCHRANE databases up to June 2017 selecting articles regarding fatigue in SSc. The articles finally selected fulfilled the following eligibility criteria: written in English, referred to fatigue in SSc, reporting original data, including validated questionnaires measuring fatigue...
December 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296568/current-status-and-future-prospects-of-research-and-development-operations-in-traditional-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-manufacturing-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-a-2014-company-based-survey
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Miyoung Ahn, Eun-Ji Park, Jong-Min Woo
Background: Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have played key roles in the economic growth and technical innovation of traditional and complementary and alternative medicine (T&CM). Research and development (R&D) are critical activities for industrial progress. This study aimed to characterize the current status of SME R&D activities and to explore manufacturers' perceptions of R&D expansion. Methods: Records of the distribution of T&CM SMEs and R&D resources detailed in the 2014 Statistics of Korea T&CM Industries survey, a previously conducted survey on the industrial status of the T&CM field, were reviewed...
December 2017: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296563/single-repeated-dose-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-assessment-of-herb-formula-kiom2012h
#17
Hwayong Park, Youn-Hwan Hwang, Jin Yeul Ma
Background: Traditional medicine and herbal prescriptions are becoming more popular, and they account for a large share of the world's healthcare research studies, developments, and market demands. Increasing scientific evidence of the substantive efficacies such as preventive health keeping pharmaceutical materials and dietary supplements can be found elsewhere. Above all, safety should be the critical premise for considering developmental materials such as pharmaceuticals without side effects and toxicity...
December 2017: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296560/medicinal-leech-therapy-an-overall-perspective
#18
REVIEW
Ali K Sig, Mustafa Guney, Aylin Uskudar Guclu, Erkan Ozmen
Complementary medicine methods have a long history, but modern medicine has just recently focused on their possible modes of action. Medicinal leech therapy (MLT) or hirudotherapy, an old technique, has been studied by many researchers for possible effects on various diseases such as inflammatory diseases, osteoarthritis, and after different surgeries. Hirudo medicinalis has widest therapeutic usage among the leeches, but worldwide, many different species were tested and studied. Leeches secrete more than 20 identified bioactive substances such as antistasin, eglins, guamerin, hirudin, saratin, bdellins, complement, and carboxypeptidase inhibitors...
December 2017: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285087/scutellaria-barbata-d-don-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-suppression-of-pi3k-akt-and-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
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Yiyi Jin, Wujin Chen, Hong Yang, Zhaokun Yan, Zijun Lai, Jianyu Feng, Jun Peng, Jiumao Lin
Metastasis is one of the most aberrant behaviors of cancer cells. Patients with cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC), have a higher risk of tumor recurrence and cancer-related mortality once metastasis is diagnosed. Existing treatment strategies fail to cure cancer mostly due to the onset of metastasis. Therefore, metastasis remains a challenge in cancer treatment. Some complementary and alternative medical therapies using traditional Chinese medicine have been demonstrated to be clinically effective in cancer treatment...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283080/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-contacts-by-persons-with-mental-disorders-in-25-countries-results-from-the-world-mental-health-surveys
#20
P de Jonge, K J Wardenaar, H R Hoenders, S Evans-Lacko, V Kovess-Masfety, S Aguilar-Gaxiola, A Al-Hamzawi, J Alonso, L H Andrade, C Benjet, E J Bromet, R Bruffaerts, B Bunting, J M Caldas-de-Almeida, R V Dinolova, S Florescu, G de Girolamo, O Gureje, J M Haro, C Hu, Y Huang, E G Karam, G Karam, S Lee, J-P Lépine, D Levinson, V Makanjuola, F Navarro-Mateu, B-E Pennell, J Posada-Villa, K Scott, H Tachimori, D Williams, B Wojtyniak, R C Kessler, G Thornicroft
AIMS: A substantial proportion of persons with mental disorders seek treatment from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professionals. However, data on how CAM contacts vary across countries, mental disorders and their severity, and health care settings is largely lacking. The aim was therefore to investigate the prevalence of contacts with CAM providers in a large cross-national sample of persons with 12-month mental disorders. METHODS: In the World Mental Health Surveys, the Composite International Diagnostic Interview was administered to determine the presence of past 12 month mental disorders in 138 801 participants aged 18-100 derived from representative general population samples...
December 28, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
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