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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915242/a-retrospective-cost-analysis-of-additional-homeopathic-treatment-in-germany-long-term-economic-outcomes
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Julia K Ostermann, Claudia M Witt, Thomas Reinhold
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to provide a long-term cost comparison of patients using additional homeopathic treatment (homeopathy group) with patients using usual care (control group) over an observation period of 33 months. METHODS: Health claims data from a large statutory health insurance company were analysed from both the societal perspective (primary outcome) and from the statutory health insurance perspective (secondary outcome). To compare costs between patient groups, homeopathy and control patients were matched in a 1:1 ratio using propensity scores...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914254/homeopathic-therapy-for-sleep-bruxism-in-a-child-findings-of-a-2-year-case-report
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Claudia Tavares Silva, Laura Guimarães Primo, Adrielle Mangabeira, Lucianne Cople Maia, Andrea Fonseca-Gonçalves
Bruxism is a sleep disorder characterized by grinding and biting teeth with multifactorial etiology, resulting in deleterious effects on teeth, periodontium, and temporomandibular joint. There is a lack of scientific evidence evaluating the effectiveness of medicines in treating this parafunction. The present case report was drafted under the rules of CARE checklist. An 8-year-old male patient with sleep bruxism and associated symptoms received a combined homeopathic therapy of Phytolacca decandra 12c and Melissa officinalis 12c for 2 months...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901873/homeopathy-for-mexicans-medical-popularisation-commercial-endeavours-and-patients-choice-in-the-mexican-medical-marketplace-1853-1872
#3
Jethro Hernández Berrones
This paper focuses on homeopaths' strategies to popularise homeopathy from 1850 to 1870. I argue that homeopaths created a space for homeopathy in Mexico City in the mid-nineteenth century by facilitating patients' access to medical knowledge, consultation and practice. In this period, when national and international armed conflicts limited the diffusion and regulation of academic medicine, homeopaths popularised homeopathy by framing it as a life-enhancing therapy with tools that responded to patients' needs...
October 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874921/functional-medicine-approach-to-traumatic-brain-injury
#4
Alice C Richer
Background: The U.S. military has seen dramatic increases in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among military personnel due to the nature of modern-day conflicts. Conventional TBI treatment for secondary brain injuries has suboptimal success rates, and patients, families, and healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to alternative medicine treatments. Objective: Effective treatments for the secondary injury cascades that occur after an initial brain trauma are unclear at this time. The goal of successful treatment options for secondary TBI injuries is to reduce oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, and inflammation while supporting mitochondrial functions and repair of membranes, synapses, and axons...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844290/differential-effects-of-zincum-metallicum-on-cell-models
#5
Jenifer Pendiuk Gonçalves, Maria Luiza Ferreira Dos Santos, Gustavo Rodrigues Rossi, Viviana Stephanie Costa Gagosian, Carolina Camargo de Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Zinc is an essential trace element necessary for life. Traditional and complementary medicines use zinc-based formulations to treat different classes of diseases. Basic research on homeopathic preparations of zinc are rare and there are a few published clinical cases describing its effects on patients. The use of cell-based models in drug screening is a reliable source of evidence. METHODS: We sought to investigate experimental end-points using cell-based models to determine the effects of dilutions of Zincum metallicum prepared according to the Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844289/structural-and-thermal-analyses-of-zinc-and-lactose-in-homeopathic-triturated-systems
#6
Carla Holandino, Adriana Passos Oliveira, Fortune Homsani, Juliana Patrão de Paiva, Gleyce Moreno Barbosa, Michelle Rodrigues de Lima Zanetti, Thaís de Barros Fernandes, Camila Monteiro Siqueira, Venicio Feo da Veiga, Letícia Coli Louvisse de Abreu, Marta Marzotto, Paolo Bernardi, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Paolo Bellavite, André Linhares Rossi, Paulo Henrique de Souza Picciani
BACKGROUND: A series of different experimental approaches was applied in Zincum metallicum (Zinc met.) samples and lactose controls. Experiments were designed to elucidate the effect of zinc trituration and dynamization on physicochemical properties of homeopathic formulations, using lactose as excipient. METHODS: Zinc met. potencies (Zinc met 1-3c) were triturated and dynamized using lactose as excipient, according to Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Lactose samples (LAC 1-3c) were also prepared following the same protocol and used as controls...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844288/generalisability-of-prognostic-factor-research-further-analysis-of-data-from-the-iipcos2-study
#7
Anjali Miglani, Lex Rutten, Raj K Manchanda
Prognostic factor research is important as it helps in refining diagnosis, taking clinical and therapeutic decisions, enhances the design and analysis of intervention trials and helps to identify targets for new interventions that aim to modify the course of a disease. Prognostic factor research in homeopathy can be done by applying Bayes' theorem. This paper considers Bayes' theorem; Likelihood Ratio, conditional probability and research in subpopulations of a condition with examples. We analysed the likelihood ratios for 11 homeopathic medicines for the symptom 'cough' and other upper respiratory tract symptoms, based on data from the IIPCOS2 study...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844287/reproducibility-of-the-effects-of-homeopathically-potentised-argentum-nitricum-on-the-growth-of-lemna-gibba-l-in-a-randomised-and-blinded-bioassay
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Vera Majewsky, Claudia Scherr, Claudia Schneider, Sebastian Patrick Arlt, Stephan Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: A previous study reported a significant statistical interaction between experiment date and treatment effect of Argentum nitricum 14x-30x on the growth rate of duckweed (Lemna gibba L.). The aim of the present study was to investigate the stability of the test system and intra-laboratory reproducibility of the effects found. METHODS: Duckweed was treated with A. nitricum potencies (14x-30x) as well as succussed and unsuccussed water controls. The outcome parameter area-related growth rate for day 0-7 was determined by a computerised image analysis system in two series of independent randomised and blinded experiments...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844286/metal-nanoparticle-induced-hormetic-activation-a-novel-mechanism-of-homeopathic-medicines
#9
Prashant S Chikramane, Akkihebbal K Suresh, Shantaram G Kane, Jayesh R Bellare
BACKGROUND: High-potency homeopathic remedies, 30c and 200c have enormous dilution factors of 10(60) and 10(400) respectively. Therefore, the presence of physical entities in them is inconceivable. As a result, their efficacy is highly debated and often dismissed as a placebo. Despite several hypotheses postulated to explain the claimed homeopathic efficacy, none have satisfactorily answered the qualms of the sceptics. Against all beliefs and principles of conventional dilution, we have shown that nanoparticles (NPs) of the starting metals are unequivocally found in the 30c and 200c remedies at concentrations of a few pg/ml...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821700/comparison-of-veterinary-drugs-and-veterinary-homeopathy-part-2
#10
REVIEW
P Lees, L Pelligand, M Whiting, D Chambers, P-L Toutain, M L Whitehead
Part 2 of this narrative review outlines the theoretical and practical bases for assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of conventional medicines and homeopathic products. Known and postulated mechanisms of action are critically reviewed. The evidence for clinical efficacy of products in both categories, in the form of practitioner experience, meta-analysis and systematic reviews of clinical trial results, is discussed. The review also addresses problems and pitfalls in assessing data, and the ethical and negative aspects of pharmacology and homeopathy in veterinary medicine...
August 19, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805460/case-study-of-homeopathic-bowel-nosode-remedies-for-dysbiotic-japanese-patients
#11
Yoko Uchiyama-Tanaka
BACKGROUND: The composition of intestinal microbiota is very important in human health. Gastrointestinal disturbances are among the symptoms commonly reported by individuals diagnosed with chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, autism, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The effects of probiotics and prebiotics for dysbiosis have been reported in many studies. Bowel nosodes are homeopathic remedies made from human gut microbiota. OBJECTIVE: Bowel nosodes made from the intestinal bacteria of European patients from the 1900s were administered to Japanese patients suffering from gastrointestinal disturbances, such as constipation and diarrhea, to determine their therapeutic efficacy...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801498/comparison-of-veterinary-drugs-and-veterinary-homeopathy-part-1
#12
REVIEW
P Lees, L Pelligand, M Whiting, D Chambers, P-L Toutain, M L Whitehead
For many years after its invention around 1796, homeopathy was widely used in people and later in animals. Over the intervening period (1796-2016) pharmacology emerged as a science from Materia Medica (medicinal materials) to become the mainstay of veterinary therapeutics. There remains today a much smaller, but significant, use of homeopathy by veterinary surgeons. Homeopathic products are sometimes administered when conventional drug therapies have not succeeded, but are also used as alternatives to scientifically based therapies and licensed products...
August 12, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779928/effectiveness-of-an-add-on-treatment-with-the-homeopathic-medication-silatro-5-90-in-recurrent-tonsillitis-an-international-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Jürgen Palm, Vasyl V Kishchuk, Àngels Ulied, Joaquin Perotti Fernández, Sabine De Jaegere, Miek C Jong, Thomas Keller, Anatolii Kosakovskyi, Kira Kompaniiets, Inga Mityuryayeva-Korniiko, Sergiy M Pukhlik, Zoia Tretiakevych, Stephan Weber, Karin Wienhold, Petra Klement
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of the homeopathic product SilAtro-5-90 in recurrent tonsillitis. METHODS: In this international, pragmatic, controlled clinical trial, 256 patients (6-60 years) with moderate recurrent tonsillitis were randomized to receive either SilAtro-5-90 in addition to standard symptomatic treatment, or to receive standard treatment only. The primary outcome was the mean time period between consecutive acute throat infections (ATI) within 1 year (analyzed via repeated events analysis)...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755947/invited-review-a-systematic-review-and-qualitative-analysis-of-treatments-other-than-conventional-antimicrobials-for-clinical-mastitis-in-dairy-cows
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D Francoz, V Wellemans, J P Dupré, H J Karreman, J P Roy, F Labelle, P Lacasse, S Dufour
Clinical mastitis is an important disease in dairies. Its treatment is mainly based on the use of antimicrobial drugs. Numerous non-antimicrobial drugs and treatment strategies have already been reported for clinical mastitis treatment, but data on their efficacy have never been collated in a systematic way. The objective of this systematic review was to identify treatments other than conventional antimicrobials for the treatment of clinical mastitis in lactating dairy cows. A systematic review was performed with studies written in English or French selected from CAB Abstracts, PubMed, and Web of Science from January 1970 to June 2014...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738234/m1-homeopathic-complex-trigger-effective-responses-against-leishmania-l-amazonensis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#15
Katia Fialho Nascimento, Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Cleber Rafael Vieira da Costa, Vanessa Kaplum, Helito Volpato, Celso Vaturo Nakamura, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Dorly de Freitas Buchi
Leishmaniasis is a term referring to a range of clinical conditions caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, Trypanosomatidae family, Kinetoplastida order that is transmitted by the bite of certain species of mosquitoes Phlebotominae subfamily. These parasites infect hosts wild and domestic mammals, considered as natural reservoirs and can also infect humans. Leishmania are obligate intramacrophage protozoa that have exclusively intracellular life style. This suggests that the amastigotes possess mechanisms to avoid killing by host cells...
July 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731782/identifiability-of-components-of-complex-interventions-using-factorial-designs
#16
Andreas Gleiss
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this contribution is to demonstrate how the component structure of a complex intervention (CI) can be efficiently exploited for study design and statistical analysis by using concepts of factorial designs. Many studies on CIs in complementary and alternative medicine exhibit the structure of factorial designs, where all possible combinations of the levels of two or more treatments occur together. In this contribution, the treatment arms of CI studies are explicitly viewed as factorial combinations of their components...
August 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676936/evaluating-the-uk-house-of-commons-science-and-technology-committee-s-position-on-the-implausible-effectiveness-of-homeopathic-treatments
#17
Andrew Turner
In 2009, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (STC) conducted an 'evidence check' on homeopathy to evaluate evidence for its effectiveness. In common with the wider literature critical of homeopathy, the STC report seems to endorse many of the strong claims that are made about its implausibility. In contrast with the critical literature, however, the STC report explicitly does not place any weight on implausibility in its evaluation. I use the contrasting positions of the STC and the wider critical literature to examine the 'implausibility arguments' against homeopathy and the place of such arguments within evidence-based medicine (EBM)...
August 2017: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673241/effects-of-melanin-from-sepiella-maindroni-ink-msmi-on-the-intestinal-microbiome-of-mice
#18
Hui Dong, Weiwei Song, Chunlin Wang, Changkao Mu, Ronghua Li
BACKGROUND: By the search for new natural compounds with beneficial health effects, cephalopod ink has been considered as an attempt to develop new drugs and functional foods, which is an especially active field in Asia, where cephalopods are a major fishery catch, for which ink sacs are a bi-product and where homeopathic medicine has deep roots. There is a demand to evaluate the safety and influence to the organism. The specific composition and relative abundance of the gut microbiota, which is potentially a major modulator of host metabolism, drives the interaction between functional foods and host health...
July 3, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666463/depressed-patients-treated-by-homeopaths-a-randomised-controlled-trial-using-the-cohort-multiple-randomised-controlled-trial-cmrct-design
#19
Petter Viksveen, Clare Relton, Jon Nicholl
BACKGROUND: Despite controversy regarding homeopathy, some patients consult homeopaths for depression. Evidence is required to determine whether this is an effective, acceptable and safe intervention for these patients. METHODS: A pragmatic trial using the "cohort multiple randomised controlled trial" design was used to test the effectiveness of adjunctive treatment by homeopaths compared to usual care alone, over a period of 12 months in patients with self-reported depression...
June 30, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659229/homeopathic-potencies-of-arnica-montana-l-change-gene-expression-in-a-tamm-horsfall-protein-1-cell-line-in-vitro-model-the-role-of-ethanol-as-a-possible-confounder-and-statistical-bias
#20
Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund
Marzotto et al. showed that homeopathic preparations of Arnica montana L. acted directly on gene expression of Tamm-Horsfall protein-1 (THP-1) monocyte/macrophage cell lines activated with phorbol12-myristate13-acetate and interleukin-4 (IL-4). A. montana homeopathic dilutions are used in complementary and alternative medicine to treat inflammation disorders and post-traumatic events as well as for wound repair. The French Pharmacopoeia of these remedies uses 0.3% ethanol in each centesimal dilution. In this paper, we discuss how ethanol-containing A...
July 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
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