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Randomised Controlled Trials of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care Published in Chinese: An Overview

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely integrated into cancer care in China. Since a review done in 2011, large numbers of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have been published in the Chinese literature. We aimed to summarise the current evidence of relevant RCTs of TCM for cancer treatment to support further clinical practice and research. Read more here.

Research-Related Attitudes among Chinese Medicine Students at a Canadian College: A Mixed-Methods Study

Previous studies have suggested that American Chinese medicine students’ research interest declines as their training progresses. Many students further express low confidence in the congruence (‘model validity’) of bioscientific research methods in relation to the Chinese medicine paradigm. However, prior research has not assessed the impacts of research-related coursework on student perspectives in this regard. Read more here.

Rhus coriaria L. (Sumac) in Patients Who Are Overweight or Have Obesity: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial

The study was designed to examine the efficacy and safety of Rhus coriaria L. (Sumac) supplementation in patients who are overweight or obese. Read more here.

Electro-Acupuncture Alleviates Cisplatin-Induced Anorexia in Rats by Modulating Ghrelin and Monoamine Neurotransmitters

Anorexia is common in patients with cancer, mostly as a side effect of chemotherapy. The effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on ameliorating cancer-related symptoms have been studied in animal models and in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to determine optimal conditions for the application of EA to alleviate anorexia, followed by the study of molecular mechanisms affecting its therapeutics. Read more here.

Traditional Medicines for Asthma in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review of Placebo‐Controlled Studies

Traditional medicines (TMs) adjunctive to conventional medications are widely used for asthma in east‐Asia and have gained popularity in western countries. Read more here.

Traditional Medicines for Asthma in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review of Placebo‐Controlled Studies

Traditional medicines (TMs) adjunctive to conventional medications are widely used for asthma in east‐Asia and have gained popularity in western countries. Read more here.

An Overview of Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses on Acupuncture for Post-Acute Stroke Dysphagia

Many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews (SRs) on acupuncture treatment for post-acute stroke dysphagia have been published. Due to conflicting results an overview of SRs to summarize and assess the quality of this evidence to determine whether acupuncture is effective for this disease was conducted. Read more here.

Electroacupuncture Regulates Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction by Decreasing Corticotropin-Releasing Factor in a Rat Model of IBS

Acupuncture is effective for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); however, the mechanisms of action are not fully understood. We aim to explore the mechanism of electroacupuncture (EA) in the dual regulation of disorders of gut-brain interaction. Read more here.

Identification of Glycyrrhizin Metabolites in Humans and of a Potential Biomarker of Liquorice-Induced Pseudoaldosteronism: A Multi-Centre Cross-Sectional Study

Liquorice [main ingredient, glycyrrhizin (GL)] is widely used as a food sweetener and herbal medicine. Occasionally, liquorice consumption causes pseudoaldosteronism as a side effect which causes oedema, hypokalaemia, and hypertension due to hyperactivity of mineral corticoid receptor. We aimed to detect GL metabolites in human blood and urine samples and to determine the pathological relationship between GL metabolites and pseudoaldosteronism. Read more here.

Efficacy of Non‐Surgical Interventions for Trapeziometacarpal (Thumb Base) Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review

This systematic review (SR) aimed to synthesize the literature on the efficacy of existing non‐surgical interventions for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (TMO). Read more here.

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