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Efficacy of Ear Acupuncture on Sleep Quality in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Tri
Melanie Désirée Hoextermann et al.
Published on: 7/11/2020
Among females, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. Sleep problems impair 40 to 70 % of breast cancer survivors. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effect of ear acupuncture on sleep quality in breast cancer survivors.
A Phase II Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial Assessing the Tolerability of Two Different Ratio
Judith Lacey et al.
Published on: 7/9/2020
Cannabis has been used for cancer-related symptoms but few trials have assessed quality of life or tolerability, and trials assessing tumour response or survival remain scarce. Treatment for recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) remains palliative with poor prognosis. The tolerability of THC-containing cannabis products, and their effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with rGBM patients is poorly defined but is essential before efficacy trials can be conducted.
Evidence‐Based Practice Guideline on Integrative Medicine for Stroke 2019
Xiaojia Ni et al.
Published on: 7/7/2020
Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability in China. Chinese medicine integrated with conventional medicine is now widely used in the prevention and treatment of stroke. A clinical practice guideline for the application of integrative medicine in stroke is urgently needed.
Promoting Resilience in Medicine: The Effects of a Mind–Body Medicine Elective to Improve Medical
Michelle K Williams et al.
Published on: 7/6/2020
Poor mental health is common among medical students. In response, some medical schools have implemented wellness interventions. The University of Florida College of Medicine recently introduced a mind–body medicine elective, Promoting Resilience in Medicine (PRIMe), based on the Georgetown University School of Medicine course. PRIMe teaches meditation techniques including mindfulness, biofeedback, art, and journaling in a faculty-facilitated small group setting.
Observational Study on Effectiveness and Safety of Integrative Korean Medicine Treatment for
Yoon Jae Lee et al.
Published on: 7/4/2020
We developed a protocol for a prospective registry to prove the effectiveness and safety of integrative Korean medicine treatment for inpatients with sciatica due to lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. We plan on recruiting 1000 inpatients receiving integrative Korean medicine treatment for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation at four spine specialized Korean medical hospitals.
A Survey on Patient's Experience on Health Care Utilization and Perception of Health Care System for
Sun-Young Park
Published on: 7/1/2020
To explore the traffic injury patients' experience on health care utilization of Korean Medicine (KM) practice and perception of health care system for developing a Korean medicine clinical practice guideline (CPG) of traffic injuries by survey method.
A Pilot Study of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to Improve Well-Being for Health Professionals
Elizabeth Hente et al.
Published on: 6/29/2020
To assess the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy delivered onsite during work hours in reducing stress and improving well-being in an interdisciplinary chronic care health care team.
Mechanism of Huang-Lian-Jie-Du Decoction and Its Effective Fraction in Alleviating Acute Ulcerative
Ziwen Yuan et al.
Published on: 6/28/2020
Huang-lian-Jie-du decoction (HLJDD) is a traditional Chinese medicine prescription for clearing away heat, purging fire and detoxifying, which can be used to treat sepsis, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and gastrointestinal diseases. Our previous studies have shown that HLJDD can effectively alleviate acute ulcerative colitis (UC) in mice, and its n-butanol fraction (HLJDD-NBA) is the effective fraction. The aim of this study is to further investigate the mechanism of HLJDD and HLJDD-NBA in relieving UC in mice from a holistic perspective.
Efficacy of Intra-Articular Hypertonic Dextrose (Prolotherapy) for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized
Regina Wing Shan Sit et al.
Published on: 6/25/2020
To test the efficacy of intra-articular hypertonic dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) vs normal saline (NS) injection for knee osteoarthritis (KOA).
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines Provide Few Complementary
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 6/23/2020
Sixty percent of patients with arthritis have used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies at least once. The two most common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). The quality and quantity of CAM recommendations for RA and OA is currently unknown. The purpose of this research was to identify the quantity and assess the quality of CAM recommendations in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment and/or management of RA and OA.
Telemedicine for Ayurveda Consultation: Devising Collateral Methods during the COVID-19 Lockdown
Sanjeev Rastogi et al.
Published on: 6/21/2020
COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent measures to mitigate it have presented the world with certain unprecedented situations. Lockdown with effective closure of all services including routine health care services has tested the nerves of health care providers for finding novel ways of providing services without getting into the risk of exposure.
Providing Healthcare to Ebola Survivors: A Qualitative Exploratory Investigation of Healthcare
Peter Bai James et al.
Published on: 6/19/2020
Although the experiences of healthcare workers regarding caring for Ebola patients during the West African Ebola outbreak have been explored, little is known about healthcare workers’ experiences in providing care to Ebola survivors. We employed a qualitative design to address this gap in the literature. Healthcare providers described the health complaints of Ebola survivors as similar to those of ordinary patients, but disproportionately frequent and severe.
Complementary Medicine Practitioner Consultations amongst 1,314 Individuals with Chronic Conditions
Hope Foley et al.
Published on: 6/17/2020
The complexity of chronic conditions challenges health systems and patients. Patients with chronic conditions often consult complementary medicine (CM) practitioners. Optimal care of chronic conditions requires understanding of the characteristics and consultation behaviours of these patients.
Acupuncture Techniques for COPD: a Systematic Review
Carles Fernández-Jané et al.
Published on: 6/15/2020
This is the second part of a large spectrum systematic review which aims to identify and assess the evidence for the efficacy of non-pharmacological acupuncture techniques in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The results of all techniques except for filiform needle are described in this publication.
Traditional and Complementary Medicine Use among Ebola Survivors in Sierra Leone: A Qualitative
Peter Bai James et al.
Published on: 6/13/2020
Considerable number of patients, including Ebola survivors, in Sierra Leone, are using traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM). Healthcare providers’ (HCPs) views about T&CM is crucial in addressing the increased need for T&CM among patients. However, healthcare providers’ views about T&CM in Sierra Leone is unknown. Our study explores healthcare providers’ knowledge of and perception towards T&CM and how that influence their personal and professional T&CM use, communication with Ebola survivors about T&CM as well as its integration into the healthcare system in Sierra Leone.
The Effect of Vitamin D Supplement on Negative Emotions: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
Ying‐Chih Cheng et al.
Published on: 6/11/2020
The several meta‐analyses of the effect of vitamin D on depression have produced inconsistent results and studies dealing with anxiety were not incorporated. There has been no comprehensive analysis of how results are affected by the nature of the sample or the dosage and duration of supplementation. The study is aimed to investigate whether vitamin D supplementation reduces negative emotions and to analyze the possible influence of sample and regimen.
Complementary Medicine Use in US Adults with a History of Colorectal Cancer: A Nationally
Charlene HL Wong et al.
Published on: 6/9/2020
In the USA, colorectal cancer is among the top diagnosed cancers. The current study specifically targets the US adult population that have a history of colorectal cancer.
Determinants of Traditional Medicine Utilization for Children: A Parental Level Study in Tole
Fekensa Hailu et al.
Published on: 6/7/2020
In Ethiopia, about 80% of the population use traditional medicine (TM) due to the cultural acceptability of healers and local pharmacopeias, the relatively low cost of traditional medicine, and the difficulty of accessing modern health facilities. This study was aimed at assessing traditional medicine utilization and its determinants among parents of the children employing a case study of the Tole District of South West of Oromia, Ethiopia.
Acupuncture Therapy for Poststroke Spastic Hemiplegia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Wenjuan Fan et al.
Published on: 6/5/2020
Hemiplegia after stroke is one of the main dysfunctions in stroke patients. Acupuncture had been widely used for poststroke spastic hemiplegia (PSSH), but the efficiency was unclear. This study aimed to examine the efficiency and safety of acupuncture for individuals with PSSH.
Acromioplasty Rates in Patients with Shoulder Disorders with and Without Acupuncture Treatment
Gujin Yang et al.
Published on: 6/3/2020
This retrospective propensity score–matched cohort study aimed to examine the frequency of acromioplasty among patients with shoulder disorders receiving and not receiving acupuncture, based on Korea National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC) data.
Factors Influencing Participant Compliance in Acupuncture Trials: An In-Depth Interview Study
Hui-Juan Cao et al.
Published on: 6/1/2020
Little is known of acupuncture patients’ experiences and opinions of clinical trials, and what may influence their compliance when participating in an acupuncture trial.
Aqueous Extraction from Dachengqi Formula Granules Reduces the Severity of Mouse Acute Pancreatitis
Xiaohua Ma et al.
Published on: 5/31/2020
Dachengqi decoction (DCQD) belongs to a family of purgative herbal formulas widely used in China for the treatment of acute pancreatitis (AP). AP is a prevalent digestive disease currently without an effective pharmacological intervention. Formula granules have become the preferred method for delivery of herbal formulation in China given its benefit of potency retention, dosing precision and ease of use. The efficacy of DCQD formula granules (DFGs) in experimental AP models has not been investigated.
Associations of Regular Glucosamine Use with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: A Large
Li et al.
Published on: 5/29/2020
To evaluate the associations of regular glucosamine use with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a large prospective cohort.
Quality of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Recommendations in Low Back Pain Guidelines
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 5/27/2020
Individuals with low back pain (LBP) often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to seek relief. The purpose of this study was to determine mention of CAM in LBP clinical practice guidelines and assess the quality of CAM recommendations using the Appraisal of Guidelines, Research and Evaluation II (AGREE II) instrument.
Emanating the Specialty Clinical Practices in Ayurveda: Preliminary Observations from the Arthritis
Sanjeev Rastogi et al.
Published on: 5/25/2020
Despite their historical praise, specialty studies and practices are not generally seen in current Ayurvedic education and practice. Current Ayurvedic education by and large is devoid of training programs focusing upon specialty based health care delivery.
Spirituality in Cancer Patients on Phase 1 Clinical Trials
Betty Ferrell et al.
Published on: 5/24/2020
Patients with cancer who are at a transition to Phase I investigational treatments have been identified as an underserved population with regard to palliative care. This disease transition is often accompanied by spiritual and existential concerns. The study objective was to conduct a secondary analysis of data from a larger study testing a palliative care intervention. This paper reports the findings of this secondary focus on the spiritual needs of this population.
Association of Cost and Medical Service Satisfaction with Korean and Conventional Medicine Use
Ki-Beom Lee et al.
Published on: 5/21/2020
This study aimed to assess the costs, health status, and medical service satisfaction with Korean and conventional medicine use before and after surgery of patients visiting Korean medicine hospitals for postsurgical musculoskeletal pain.
Prevalence and Predictors of Mind-Body Medicine Use among Women Diagnosed with Gynecological Cancer
Charlene H.L.Wong et al.
Published on: 5/19/2020
Gynecological cancer is a major health burden globally. In the US, it is common for cancer patients to utilize different types of complementary medicine. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of mind-body medicine use among US women diagnosed with gynecological cancer.
Complementary Medicine Mention and Recommendations are Limited across Hypertension Guidelines
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 5/17/2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the quantity of complementary medicine (CM) recommendations and their quality across clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment and/or management of hypertension.
Acupuncture for Illicit Drug Withdrawal Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Shuqi Ge et al.
Published on: 5/15/2020
Illicit drug addiction remains a significant problem around the world. Acupuncture has been promoted as a treatment for drug withdrawal syndrome, but its effect remains controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for illicit drug withdrawal syndrome.
Ebola Survivors’ Healthcare-Seeking Experiences and Preferences of Conventional, Complementary
Peter Bai James et al.
Published on: 5/14/2020
This study explores Ebola survivors' healthcare-seeking experiences within the context of Sierra Leone's free healthcare initiative (FHCI) and comprehensive package for Ebola survivors (CPES) program while also exploring the enablers and barriers to their use of informal healthcare.
A Study of the Factors Impacting on Workforce Distribution of Australian Osteopaths: The Perspective
Amie Steel et al.
Published on: 5/13/2020
The study aimed to investigate the major factors influencing osteopaths’ choice of clinical workplace and their experience practising in their geographical location.
Motor Entry Point Acupuncture for Shoulder Abduction Dysfunction after Stroke: A Randomized
Zhijie Wang et al.
Published on: 5/11/2020
Evidence has suggested that shoulder abduction dysfunction after stroke can be treated with acupuncture, but it remains unclear which acupuncture approach may be more effective. This trial compared two different acupuncture interventions (Motor Entry Point acupuncture (MEPA) and Standard acupuncture (SA) for patients experiencing post-stroke shoulder abduction dysfunction.