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Complementary Medicine Provision in an Academic Hospital: Evaluation and Structuring Project

Complementary medicine (CM) has become increasingly available in hospital settings in several countries. Nonetheless, there are disparities in the provision and organization of CM between hospitals and even within a single hospital. This was the case at Lausanne University Hospital, where neither a registry of CM practices nor homogeneous guidelines for the provision of CM existed. The board of directors mandated the use of an internal consultant to assess practices, delineate the ward's needs, and draft proposals to structure the provision of CM services.

Working with Women: Semi-Structured Interviews with Australian Complementary Medicine Maternity Care Practitioners

Despite the known prevalence of complementary medicine use by women during pregnancy and childbirth and the evolution of preferred models of maternity care, very little is known about the nature and characteristics of the care provided to women by complementary medicine practitioners during this important life stage. Read more here.

Evidence, Safety and Recommendations for When to Use Acupuncture for Treating Cancer Related Symptoms: A Narrative Review

Recently research on acupuncture for cancer related symptoms has significantly increased. To what extent have medical professionals recommended to use acupuncture in light of that evidence? Read more here.

Complementary Medicine Use and Self-perceived Discrimination Among Asylum Seekers in Switzerland: A Cross-sectional Study

Scarce data exist on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by asylum seekers in Switzerland and their perception of discrimination. A cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence and type of CAM used by asylum seekers in one region of Switzerland and evaluated their self-perceived discrimination. Read more here.

Effects of Intranasal Administration of Violet Oil in Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is a disorder of the tear film. In this study, the effect of Viola odorata L. oily extract was examined for the treatment of patients suffering from dry eye disease. Read more here.

Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Acupuncture with Doin Therapy for Chronic Neck Pain: A Study Protocol for a Multicentre, Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial

Doin therapy is a manual therapy used in Korean rehabilitation medicine. Recently, the use of acupuncture with Doin has increased in clinics and clinical trials have demonstrated its effects. However, well-designed studies examining the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture with Doin therapy are rare. Read more here.

Safety and Efficacy of Herbal Medicine for Acute Intracerebral hemorrhage (CRRICH): A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of removing blood stasis (RBS) herbal medicine for the treatment of acute intracerebral haemorrhage (AICH) within a 6-hour time window. Read more here.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trials

To provide a broad evaluation of the efficacy and safety of oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjunctive treatment for diabetic kidney disease (DKD), including mortality, progression to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), albuminuria, proteinuria and kidney function. Read more here.

Treatment Interventions for the Management of Intestinal Permeability: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Practitioners

This study aims to explore the treatment interventions complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) practitioners use in the management of an emerging health condition, increased intestinal permeability (IP), and the association these methods have on the observed time to resolve this condition. Read more here.

“Then I Went to a Hospital Abroad”: Acknowledging Implications of Stakeholders’ Differing Risk Understandings Related to Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in European Health Care Contexts

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a rather novel issue within public healthcare and health policy-making. CAM use in Europe is widespread, patient-initiated, and patient-evaluated, and the regulation across countries has been evaluated as disharmonized. Read more here.