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Complementary medicine, CAM, chelation

Eric Hamm, Myra L Muramoto, Amy Howerter, Lysbeth Floden, Lubna Govindarajan
PURPOSE: To provide a snapshot of provider-based complementary and alternative medicine (pbCAM) use among adult smokers and assess the opportunity for these providers to deliver tobacco cessation interventions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2002 and 2007 National Health Interview Surveys. SETTING: Nationally representative sample. SUBJECTS: A total of 54,437 (31,044 from 2002; 23,393 from 2007) adults 18 years and older...
November 2014: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Evdokia Anagnostou, Robin Hansen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Up to 35% of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) receive at least one psychotropic medication. 50-70% of this population also receives biologically based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The data evaluating such practices are being reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: There are accumulating data to suggest that atypical antipsychotics and stimulants may be useful for the treatment of irritability and hyperactivity in children and youth with ASD...
December 2011: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Hatice G├╝nayer Senel
Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments have been increasing for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). In this study, 38 Turkish parents of children with ASD were surveyed related with their use of CAM treatments, experiences, and views for each treatment. They mentioned "Vitamins and minerals", "Special Diet", "Sensory Integration", "Other Dietary Supplements", and "Chelation" as five frequently used CAM treatments. Communication, learning, health, and behavior were the main four areas rated as "improved" after five CAM treatments...
April 2010: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Allison E Golnik, Marjorie Ireland
Previous studies suggest over half of children with autism are using complementary alternative medicine (CAM). In this study, physicians responded (n = 539, 19% response rate) to a survey regarding CAM use in children with autism. Physicians encouraged multi-vitamins (49%), essential fatty acids (25%), melatonin (25%) and probiotics (19%) and discouraged withholding immunizations (76%), chelation (61%), anti-infectives (57%), delaying immunizations (55%) and secretin (43%). Physicians encouraging CAM were more likely to desire CAM training, inquire about CAM use, be female, be younger, and report greater autism visits, autism education and CAM knowledge...
July 2009: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Donald Garrow, Leonard E Egede
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine national patterns and correlates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among adults with diabetes. METHODS: The authors compared CAM use in 2474 adults with and 28,625 adults without diabetes who participated in the most comprehensive national survey on CAM use (2002 National Health Interview Survey). Eight CAM use categories were created, including dietary, herbal, chiropractic, yoga, relaxation, vitamin, prayer, and other (acupuncture, Ayurveda, biofeedback, chelation, energy healing or Reiki therapy, hypnosis, massage, naturopathy, and homeopathy)...
November 2006: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Donald Garrow, Leonard E Egede
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, preventive care practices, and use of conventional medical services among adults with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We analyzed data on 2,474 adults with diabetes. We created an overall CAM-use category based on use of any of the following: diets, herbs, chiropractic care, yoga, relaxation, acupuncture, ayuverda, biofeedback, chelation, energy healing, Reiki therapy, hypnosis, massage, naturopathy, and homeopathy...
January 2006: Diabetes Care
Brenda Williams
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April 2005: Tennessee Medicine: Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association
Shu-Ming Wang, Alison A Caldwell-Andrews, Zeev N Kain
UNLABELLED: In a previous study, we indicated that 42% of surgical outpatients are interested in using acupuncture as a treatment modality for preoperative anxiety. We designed this follow-up survey to assess differences in attitude toward complementary-alternative medical therapies (CAM) between patients undergoing outpatient surgeries and those undergoing inpatient surgeries. The results indicate that most surgical patients (57.4%) use some form of CAM, including self-prayer (praying for their own health; 29%), chiropractic treatment (23%), massage therapy (15%), relaxation (14%), herbs (13%), megavitamins (9%), and acupuncture (7%)...
October 2003: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Shan S Wong, Richard L Nahin
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) was established in 1998 by the US Congress to conduct and support basic and applied research and research training and disseminate information with respect to identifying, investigating, and validating complementary and alternative therapies. Because of limited appropriations, NCCAM prioritizes its research programs according to the relative use of a modality, the evidence supporting its value and safety, and opportunities to advance the relevant fields of science...
March 2003: Cardiology in Review
M C Lin, R Nahin, M E Gershwin, J C Longhurst, K K Wu
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine recently cosponsored a workshop on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research. In view of the increasing use of CAM by the general public, it is imperative to promote credible research by the established biomedical community. The goal of this workshop was to enhance the exchange of information and ideas between alternative medicine practitioners and scientists in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research and to foster collaborative research among these researchers...
April 24, 2001: Circulation
A Furnham
OBJECTIVES: To see how lay people group or classify various CAM therapies. DESIGN: Nearly 600 adults rated 39 relatively familiar branches of complementary medicine on four dimensions: whether they had heard of it, whether they think they know how it works; whether they had tried it; and a rating of efficacy on a 10-point scale. RESULTS: As predicted those most heard of were acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, hypnosis, massage and yoga while those with lowest ratings were autogenic training, ayurveda, biochemic tissue salts, chelation cell therapy and ozone therapy...
June 2000: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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