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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764413/evidence-for-the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-during-fertility-treatment-a-scoping-review
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Skye A Miner, Stephanie Robins, Yu Jia Zhu, Kathelijne Keeren, Vivian Gu, Suzanne C Read, Phyllis Zelkowitz
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are sometimes used by individuals who desire to improve the outcomes of their fertility treatment and/or mental health during fertility treatment. However, there is little comprehensive information available that analyzes various CAM methods across treatment outcomes and includes information that is published in languages other than English. METHOD: This scoping review examines the evidence for 12 different CAM methods used to improve female and male fertility outcomes as well as their association with improving mental health outcomes during fertility treatment...
May 15, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755216/yoga-for-heart-failure-a-review-and-future-research
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Paula R Pullen, William S Seffens, Walter R Thompson
Background: Complementary and alternative medicine is a rapidly growing area of biomedical inquiry. Yoga has emerged in the forefront of holistic medical care due to its long history of linking physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Research in yoga therapy (YT) has associated improved cardiovascular and quality of life (QoL) outcomes for the special needs of heart failure (HF) patients. Aim: The aim of this study is to review yoga intervention studies on HF patients, discuss proposed mechanisms, and examine yoga's effect on physiological systems that have potential benefits for HF patients...
May 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739460/international-trade-and-investment-law-a-new-framework-for-public-health-and-the-common-good
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Louise Delany, Louise Signal, George Thomson
BACKGROUND: International trade and investment agreements can have positive outcomes, but also have negative consequences that affect global health and influence fundamental health determinants: poverty, inequality and the environment. This article proposes principles and strategies for designing future international law to attain health and common good objectives. ARGUMENT: Basic principles are needed for international trade and investment agreements that are consistent with the common good, public health, and human rights...
May 8, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729653/pain-management-in-the-pediatric-palliative-care-population
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Rene Thomas, Marcia Phillips, Rebekah J Hamilton
PURPOSE: The purpose of this integrative review was to identify, review, synthesize, and analyze the current literature related to pain management in the pediatric palliative care population from infancy through adolescence. METHODS: The literature was searched for the terms palliative, pediatric, and pain in PubMed, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied HeALTH LITERATUre (CINAHL) Complete, and Google Scholar. The search was limited to papers in English that had been published from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2016...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729556/effects-of-aromatherapy-on-dysmenorrhea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ji-Ah Song, Mi-Kyoung Lee, Eunsil Min, Mi-Eun Kim, Geraldine Fike, Myung-Haeng Hur
OBJECTIVE: Menstrual pain is not a disease, but it is a problem that periodically makes women uncomfortable during menstrual cycles. There has been a continuing effort to alleviate menstrual cramps in the medical field. Aromatherapy, one of the alternative complementary therapies, has been used as a way to alleviate menstrual cramps, but there is still little evidence of how to use it. Therefore, in this study, we tried to find and provide the evidence of relieving effects of menstrual cramps...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721742/herbal-medicine-use-among-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-in-nigeria-understanding-the-magnitude-and-predictors-of-use
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Ogochukwu Ukamaka Amaeze, Roseline Iberi Aderemi-Williams, Modupeola Anuoluwapo Ayo-Vaughan, Deborah Aderoju Ogundemuren, Damilola Segun Ogunmola, Emmanuel Nwanolue Anyika
Background Patients with chronic diseases exploit complementary and alternative treatment options to manage their conditions better and improve well-being. Objective To determine the prevalence and predictors of herbal medicine use among Type 2 Diabetes patients in Lagos, Nigeria. Setting Secondary healthcare facilities in Lagos state, Nigeria. Method The study design was a cross sectional survey. A two-stage sampling approach was used to select the health facilities and patients were recruited consecutively to attain the sample size...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719072/utilization-of-health-care-services-in-cancer-patients-with-elevated-fear-of-cancer-recurrence
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Alexandra Champagne, Hans Ivers, Josée Savard
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients commonly report experiencing fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), which may lead to several negative consequences. This study aimed at examining whether clinical levels of FCR are linked to a greater use of health care services. METHOD: This is a secondary analysis of a longitudinal study of 962 cancer patients on the epidemiology of cancer-related insomnia. They completed the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory - Short form (FCRI-SF) and reported information on their consultations (medical, psychosocial and complementary and alternative medicine [CAM]) and medication usage (anxiolytics/hypnotics and antidepressants) at six time points over an 18-month period...
May 2, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705477/evidence-informed-massage-therapy-an-australian-practitioner-perspective
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Soo Liang Ooi, Lauren Smith, Sok Cheon Pak
Massage therapy (MT) is the most popular complementary and alternative medicine therapy used by the Australian public. With the growing emphasis by the Australian health authority on evidence-informed healthcare decision-making, there is an increasing demand for massage therapists to move towards the evidence-informed practice (EIP). With MT research gaining significant attention over the last 30 years, clinical evidence exists to support the efficacies of MT on many health conditions, including chronic low back pain...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705450/the-determination-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-patients-presenting-at-the-emergency-room
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Zeliha Koç, Tuğba Çınarlı
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine CAM use in patients presenting at the emergency room. METHOD: This cross-sectional study was conducted with the participation of 385 patients presenting at the emergency room. Data was collected with a questionnaire between the dates 02.01.2016-31.03.2016. RESULTS: The reasons for the presentation at the emergency room were found to be stomach ache (17.2%), vomiting nausea (14.8%), headache (11...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705447/knowledge-attitude-and-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-nurses-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Abbas Balouchi, Gholamhossein Mahmoudirad, Marie Hastings-Tolsma, Seyed Afshin Shorofi, Hosien Shahdadi, Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature to describe the knowledge, attitude and practice of CAM by nurses. METHODS: Three databases were searched for relevant studies from launch through September of 2017 and included MEDLINE, Scopus and Web of science. RESULTS: The average knowledge of CAM therapies by nurses was 62.2% with attitude about use averaging 65.7%. Close to two-thirds (65.9%) reported use of CAM therapies with patients...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705440/the-association-between-quality-of-life-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Ali Candar, Hakan Demirci, Ayse Karalar Baran, Yakup Akpınar
AIM: In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between life quality and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality of Life (ADDQOL-19) scale was applied to 453 diabetic patients. Socio-demographic characteristics of the patients and their CAM usage were recorded. RESULTS: The rate of CAM use among diabetic patients was 46.1%. The most preferred practices were herbal medicine, including black cumin (26...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703390/concurrent-administration-of-anticancer-chemotherapy-drug-and-herbal-medicine-on-the-perspective-of-pharmacokinetics
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REVIEW
Yung-Yi Cheng, Chen-Hsi Hsieh, Tung-Hu Tsai
With an increasing number of cancer patients seeking an improved quality of life, complementary and alternative therapies are becoming more common ways to achieve such improvements. The potential risks of concurrent administration are serious and must be addressed. However, comprehensive evidence for the risks and benefits of combining anticancer drugs with traditional herbs is rare. Pharmacokinetic investigations are an efficient way to understand the influence of concomitant remedies. Therefore, this study aimed to collect the results of pharmacokinetic studies relating to the concurrent use of cancer chemotherapy and complementary and alternative therapies...
April 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697714/exploring-asian-american-attitudes-regarding-mental-health-treatment-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study
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Katherine Hails, Andrea Madu, Daniel Ju Hyung Kim, Hyeouk Chris Hahm, Benjamin Cook, Justin Chen, Trina Chang, Albert Yeung, Nhi-Ha Trinh
BACKGROUND: In this exploratory study, we examined attitudes regarding mental health treatment among 10 Asian American patients in an urban primary care setting to better understand contextual barriers to care. METHODS: Ten semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with Asian Americans recruited from primary care practices in an urban medical center. RESULTS: The study's qualitative data suggest that focusing on specific cultural concerns is essential for increasing mental health access for Asian Americans...
May 2018: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696069/could-homeopathy-become-an-alternative-therapy-in-dengue-fever-an-example-of-10-case-studies
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Seema Mahesh, Mallappa Mahesh, George Vithoulkas
Background: Dengue fever is one of the most rampant epidemics in India of late and any therapy that may help limit the sickness and hospital admissions is worth considering. In India complementary and alternative medicine physicians are medically trained and hence have a role to play in delivery of public health. Case Series: We present a retrospective case series of 10 Indian patients who were diagnosed with dengue fever and treated exclusively with homeopathic remedies at Bangalore, India. This case series demonstrates with evidence of laboratory reports that even when the platelets dropped considerably there was good result without resorting to any other means...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690887/relational-spirituality-and-quality-of-life-2007-to-2017-an-integrative-research-review
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REVIEW
Victor Counted, Adam Possamai, Tanya Meade
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing number of evidence-based research on relational spirituality (RS) and quality of life (QoL) in medical-health research, little is known about the links between RS and QoL outcomes and the mechanisms by which RS aspects are functionally tied to QoL. OBJECTIVE: To determine how RS is perceived/positioned in relation to QoL, we (a) examined recent available data that identify and appraise the links between RS and QoL; (b) identified themes emerging from the association between RS and QoL, and (c) discussed the implications of the effects of RS on QoL outcomes...
April 24, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680080/no-358-intravaginal-laser-for-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-and-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Jens-Erik Walter, Annick Larochelle
OBJECTIVE: This technical bulletin reviews the evidence relating to risks and benefits of using intravaginal laser technology in the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause and stress urinary incontinence. INTENDED USERS: Gynaecologists, urogynaecologists, urologists, and other health care professionals who assess, counsel, and provide care for women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause and stress urinary incontinence. TARGET POPULATION: Adult women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause and stress urinary incontinence seeking complementary or alternative treatment options to topical estrogen, non-hormonal vaginal moisturizers, physiotherapy, intravaginal devices, and surgery...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675642/dutch-guideline-for-clinical-foetal-neonatal-and-paediatric-post-mortem-radiology-including-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
L J P Sonnemans, M E M Vester, E E M Kolsteren, J J H M Erwich, P G J Nikkels, P A M Kint, R R van Rijn, W M Klein
Clinical post-mortem radiology is a relatively new field of expertise and not common practice in most hospitals yet. With the declining numbers of autopsies and increasing demand for quality control of clinical care, post-mortem radiology can offer a solution, or at least be complementary. A working group consisting of radiologists, pathologists and other clinical medical specialists reviewed and evaluated the literature on the diagnostic value of post-mortem conventional radiography (CR), ultrasonography, computed tomography (PMCT), magnetic resonance imaging (PMMRI), and minimally invasive autopsy (MIA)...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662720/role-of-active-versus-passive-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches-in-pain-management
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David Cosio, Erica Lin
Background: A general conclusion about the treatment of chronic, noncancer pain is that the results from traditional, passive modalities are disheartening. Perhaps this may be due to the propensity of patients to seek out passive versus active treatments. In pain management, active treatments should be the primary focus, with passive interventions as an adjunct. Objective: The current study tested the hypotheses that Veterans would report a greater significant increase in active versus transitional and active versus passive complementary and integrative health (CIH) utilization after completing a formal pain education program...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659610/dna-metabarcoding-and-microscopic-analyses-of-sea-turtles-biofilms-complementary-to-understand-turtle-behavior
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Sinziana F Rivera, Valentin Vasselon, Katia Ballorain, Alice Carpentier, Carlos E Wetzel, Luc Ector, Agnès Bouchez, Frédéric Rimet
Sea turtles are distributed in tropical and subtropical seas worldwide. They play several ecological roles and are considered important indicators of the health of marine ecosystems. Studying epibiotic diatoms living on turtle shells suggestively has great potential in the study of turtle behavior because diatoms are always there. However, diatom identification at the species level is time consuming, requires well-trained specialists, and there is a high probability of finding new taxa growing on turtle shells, which makes identification tricky...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651870/utilization-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-multiethnic-population-the-malaysian-cohort-study
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Noraidatulakma Abdullah, Boekhtiar Borhanuddin, Afzan Effiza Abdul Patah, Mohd Shaharom Abdullah, Andri Dauni, Mohd Arman Kamaruddin, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Rahman Jamal
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the factors of CAM usage for general health and to determine the factors associated with the usage of different types of CAM after the diagnosis of chronic diseases among The Malaysian Cohort participants. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study derived from The Malaysian Cohort (TMC) project, a prospective population-based cohort aged between 35 to 65 years old that recruited from April 2006 to September 2012. Association between the CAM usage and contributing factors were determined via logistic regression...
January 2018: Journal of evidence-based integrative medicine
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