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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541970/complimentary-care-when-our-patients-request-to-pray
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Cheryl Ann Green
Prayer is viewed in modern medicine as a complimentary alternative treatment. However, to many patients, it is a source of hope and comfort. Patients, when facing illness, advanced disease, disability or death, can benefit from prayer. For healthcare providers, comfort with praying with patients can be deemed as unprofessional conduct or blurred therapeutic boundaries, particularly, when prayer is offered to patients' unsolicited by the patient or their family member(s). Therefore, it is imperative that healthcare providers await the request of prayer by the patient before prayer is initiated...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464520/infrared-spectroscopy-and-imaging-in-stem-cells-and-aging-research
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Ceren Aksoy, Feride Severcan
The effect of aging process on stem cell function is crucial because of their critical role in tissue regeneration and repair. The impact of aging on stem cells needs to be understood clearly for the success of clinical application and obtaining desired therapeutic outcome throughout the novel stem cell based therapies. The existing methods used to monitor and characterize the stem cells have some unwanted effects on the properties of stem cells and these methods also do not provide real-time information about cellular conditions...
February 21, 2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413979/effect-of-tinospora-cordifolia-aqua-alcoholic-extract-on-pharmacokinetic-of-glibenclamide-in-rat-an-herb-drug-interaction-study
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Rajanikanta Sahu, Tausif Ahmed, Ramchandra Sangana, Ravindra Punde, Bharat Bhusan Subudhi
Tinospora cordifolia (TC) has been used as a complimentary/alternative medicine against diabetes. Considering its potential to modulate metabolic enzymes, Tinospora cordifolia extract (TCE) may influence the metabolism of the antidiabeic drug Glibenclamide following co-administration. Accordingly, this work was undertaken to evaluate impact of TCE on fate of Glibenclamide. Activity of clinically important Cytochrome P450 isoenzymes were inhibited in the order of CYP2C9 > CYP2D6 > CYP2C19 > CYP1A2 > CYP3A4...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404572/association-of-rideshare-based-transportation-services-and-missed-primary-care-appointments-a-clinical-trial
#4
Krisda H Chaiyachati, Rebecca A Hubbard, Alyssa Yeager, Brian Mugo, Stephanie Lopez, Elizabeth Asch, Catherine Shi, Judy A Shea, Roy Rosin, David Grande
Importance: Transportation barriers contribute to missed primary care appointments for patients with Medicaid. Rideshare services have been proposed as alternatives to nonemergency medical transportation programs because of convenience and lower costs. Objective: To evaluate the association between rideshare-based medical transportation and missed primary care appointments among Medicaid patients. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a prospective clinical trial, 786 Medicaid beneficiaries who resided in West Philadelphia and were established primary care patients at 1 of 2 academic internal medicine practices located within the same building were included...
February 5, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377216/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-low-dose-naltrexone-in-the-management-of-chronic-pain-and-inflammation-in-multiple-sclerosis-fibromyalgia-crohn-s-disease-and-other-chronic-pain-disorders
#5
REVIEW
Denise K Patten, Bob G Schultz, Daniel J Berlau
Chronic inflammatory diseases are complex to treat and have an impact on a large number of patients. Due to the difficulty of treating these diseases and the great impact on quality of life, patients often seek off-label, complimentary, or alternative medicines to gain relief from symptoms. Low-dose naltrexone has been used off-label for treatment of pain and inflammation in multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, and other diseases. Naltrexone is a mu-opioid receptor antagonist indicated by the U...
March 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807160/treatment-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-female-infertility
#6
Dan Jiang, Lily Li, Bai-Yun Zeng
Female infertility is when a woman of reproductive age and sexual active, without contraception, cannot get pregnant after a year and more or keeps having miscarriages. Although conventional treatments for infertility such as hormone therapy, in vitro fertilization and many more, helped many female patients with infertility get pregnant during past a few decades, it is far from satisfactory with prolonging treatment time frames and emotional and financial burden. In recent years, more patients with infertile problems are seeking to alternative and complementary medicines to achieve a better outcome...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758107/ganoderma-spp-a-promising-adjuvant-treatment-for-breast-cancer
#7
Ivette J Suárez-Arroyo, Yaliz Loperena-Alvarez, Raysa Rosario-Acevedo, Michelle M Martínez-Montemayor
For the past several decades, cancer patients in the U.S. have chosen the use of natural products as an alternative or complimentary medicine approach to treat or improve their quality of life via reduction or prevention of the side effects during or after cancer treatment. The genus Ganoderma includes about 80 species of mushrooms, of which several have been used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine for their medicinal properties, including anticancer and immunoregulatory effects. Numerous bioactive compounds seem to be responsible for their healing effects...
March 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730515/selective-induction-of-dna-damage-g2-abrogation-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis-by-leaf-extract-of-traditional-medicinal-plant-wrightia-arborea-in-k562-cells
#8
T Lakshmipriya, T Soumya, P R Jayasree, P R Manish Kumar
Plants have proved to be an important source of anti-cancer drugs. Wrightia arborea, an Indian Ayurvedic medicinal plant, is used traditionally to treat a variety of ailments. This study evaluates the antiproliferative/apoptotic potential of Wrightia arborea leaf extracts, prepared in different organic solvents, on cancer cell lines. MTT assay, light and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, DNA laddering, alkaline comet assay, and western blotting were some of the techniques used for evaluation. Combinations of camptothecin, either with CHK1 inhibitor-PD407824 or with W...
January 2018: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664375/human-sperm-dna-damage-inhibition-and-antioxidant-activity-of-t-arjuna-bark-an-in-vitro-study
#9
Parameswari R, Kamini A Rao, K Mano, M Aruna, A S Vickram, M Rameshpathy, T B Sridharan
Complimentary or natural antioxidant type of alternative medicine is developed worldwide to treat male infertility. The aim of this study is to the extraction of T. arjuna bark and activity against human sperm DNA damage in asthenoteratospermic smoker's subjects-an in vitro study. All preliminary and antioxidant assays (DPPH, H2O2, and total antioxidant, reducing power activity) were done. T. arjuna bark metal analysis was done with AAS. On the other hand, patients were asked to fill a direct questionnaire about smoking history; 25 infertile smokers were identified as asthenoteratospermic; 34 fertile non-smokers (control) were assessed for semen parameters by CASA, seminal plasma Zinc analysis by AAS, DNA fragmentation by colorimetric method and semen genomic DNA damage inhibition by modified non-enzymatic salting out extraction method...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417096/regulation-of-herbal-medicine-use-based-on-speculation-a-case-from-sri-lanka
#10
Wathsala Wijesinghe, Senaka Pilapitiya, Priyani Hettiarchchi, Buddhika Wijerathne, Sisira Siribaddana
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown aetiology is a significant public health problem in Sri Lanka. The final report by the WHO mission recommended regulation of herbal medicines containing aristolochic acid, which is an established nephrotoxin. The use of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has a history of more than 2500 years in Sri Lanka. Aristolochia species are rarely used in Ayurveda and traditional medicine in Sri Lanka. Before regulating the analysis of herbal preparations using Aristolochia, collecting data from CAM practitioners regarding the use of Aristolochia is necessary...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27038968/role-of-alternative-therapies-for-chronic-pain-syndromes
#11
REVIEW
Donna-Ann Thomas, Benjamin Maslin, Aron Legler, Erin Springer, Abbas Asgerally, Nalini Vadivelu
There is increasing interest in the use of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of chronic pain. This review examines alternative and complimentary therapies, which can be incorporated as part of a biopsychosocial approach in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes. In the present investigation, literature from articles indexed on PubMed was evaluated including topics of alternative therapies, complimentary therapies, pain psychology, biofeedback therapy, physical exercise therapies, acupuncture, natural and herbal supplements, whole-body cryotherapy, and smartphone technologies in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes...
May 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26561066/prevention-and-treatment-of-atherosclerosis-with-flaxseed-derived-compound-secoisolariciresinol-diglucoside
#12
REVIEW
Kailash Prasad, Ashok Jadhav
Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of coronary artery disease, heart attack, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease. Alternative/complimentary medicines, although are unacceptable by medical community, may be of great help in suppression, slowing of progression and regression of atherosclerosis. Numerous natural products are in use for therapy in spite of lack of evidence. This paper discusses the basic mechanism of atherosclerosis, risk factors for atherosclerosis, and prevention, slowing of progression and regression of atherosclerosis with flaxseed-derived secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG)...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25921108/complementary-alternative-medicine-use-amongst-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-northern-region-of-peninsular-malaysia
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Aishah Knight, Yen Siew Hwa, Hasnah Hashim
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a common cancer affecting women in Malaysia and the use of complementary/ alternative medicine (CAM) has been associated with delays in getting treatment. The aim of the study was to explore the use of CAM and the influencing factors in the Northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study on a convenience sample of 100 Malaysian breast cancer survivors. FINDINGS: The reported use of CAM among the breast cancer survivors was lower than in other studies but the types of CAM used had a similar pattern with nutrition supplements/vitamins being the most common...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25385908/mental-disorders-frequency-alternative-and-complementary-medicine-usage-among-patients-with-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Ahmet Keskin, Ugur BIlge
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HT) are chronic disorders with which mental disorders may coexist and for which patients may resort to alternative medicine use. Alternative and complementary medicine is a treatment option that patients tend to use. This study is to determine the prevalence of mental disorders among patients diagnosed with DM and HT and their use of alternative medicine methods. Materials and Methods The study was conducted in a primary care setting...
November 2014: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25311999/blurring-the-boundaries-between-public-and-private-health-care-services-as-an-alternative-explanation-for-the-emergence-of-black-medicine-the-israeli-case
#15
Dani Filc, Nissim Cohen
Black medicine represents the most problematic configuration of informal payments for health care. According to the accepted economic explanations, we would not expect to find black medicine in a system with a developed private service. Using Israel as a case study, we suggest an alternative yet a complimentary explanation for the emergence of black medicine in public health care systems - even though citizens do have the formal option to use private channels. We claim that when regulation is weak and political culture is based on 'do it yourself' strategies, which meant to solve immediate problems, blurring the boundaries between public and private health care services may only reduce public trust and in turn, contribute to the emergence of black medicine...
July 2015: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25219946/evaluation-of-the-influence-of-ayurvedic-formulation-ayushman-15-on-psychopathology-heart-rate-variability-and-stress-hormonal-level-in-major-depression-vishada
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ramakrishna K Kishore, Hulegar A Abhishekh, Kaviraja Udupa, Jagadisha Thirthalli, Gandhidas S Lavekar, Bangalore N Gangadhar, Trichur R Raju, Talakad N Sathyaprabha
INTRODUCTION: Ayurveda (Indian-complimentary and alternative medicine) is still most sought after in India and has promising potential in management of Vishada [major depressive disorder (MDD)]. But, systematic research is lacking. In this study we evaluated of influence of ayurvedic treatment (Panchakarma and Ayushman-15) on psychopathology, heart rate variability (HRV) and endocrinal parameters in patients with major depression. METHODS: 81 drug naive patients diagnosed as Vishada by ayurvedic physician and MDD according to DSM IV-TR were given ayurvedic Virechana module (therapeutic purgation) and were randomized into two groups...
December 2014: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24880674/systemic-hydration-relating-science-to-clinical-practice-in-vocal-health
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REVIEW
Naomi A Hartley, Susan L Thibeault
OBJECTIVES: To examine the current state of the science regarding the role of systemic hydration in vocal function and health. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. METHODS: Literature search spanning multiple disciplines, including speech-language pathology, nutrition and dietetics, medicine, sports and exercise science, physiology, and biomechanics. RESULTS: The relationship between hydration and physical function is an area of common interest among multiple professions...
September 2014: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24679045/ethnoveterinary-medicines-in-four-districts-of-jimma-zone-ethiopia-cross-sectional-survey-for-plant-species-and-mode-of-use
#18
Yared Yigezu, Demissew Berihun Haile, Wubeante Yenet Ayen
BACKGROUND: Traditional medicines have been used for nearly 90% of livestock populations in Ethiopia where complimentary remedies are required to the modern health care system. All plants with pharmacological activity complimentarily prescribed as best choice against livestock diseases. A community based cross - sectional survey was conducted to investigate ethno-veterinary knowledge and practices of study area by purposive sampling techniques. The data from respondents were collected through face-to face interview using pre-tested semi-structured questionnaires, which was further accompanied by field observations of the medicinal plants...
2014: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24196801/development-and-validation-of-a-need-based-integrated-yoga-program-for-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-study
#19
Amritanshu Ram, Nagarathna Raghuram, Raghavendra M Rao, Hemant Bhargav, Prasad S Koka, Satyam Tripathi, Raghuram V Nelamangala, Gopinath S Kodaganur, Nagendra Hongasandra Ramarao
CONTEXT AND AIM: Complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) are gaining popularity amongst patients as add on to conventional medicine. Yoga stands third amongst all CAM that is being used by cancer patients today. Different schools of yoga use different sets of practices, with some using a more physical approach and many using meditation and/or breathing. All these modules are developed based on the needs of the patient. This paper is an attempt to provide the basis for a comprehensive need based integrative yoga module for cancer patients at different stages of treatment and follow up...
2012: Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23862273/attitude-and-practice-of-patients-and-doctors-towards-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Rabyyan Junaid, Mustafa Abaas, Batool Fatima, Irma Anis, Mehwish Hussain
OBJECTIVES: To determine the attitude towards complementary and alternative medicine among the doctors and patients. METHODS: The study was carried out at Civil Hospital Karachi and Liaquat National University Hospital, Karachi during April to September 2010. Two sets of questionnaires were developed separately for doctors and patients. Each set consisted of queries regarding demographic data of patients and doctors. The questionnaire for the patients contained questions reflecting the general attitude, mode of complimentary and alternative medicine usage, disease referred and the underlined reasons behind pricking the options...
August 2012: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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