Alternative Medicine Research

14:44 EST 21st February 2019 | BioPortfolio

Update and future perspective of behavioral medicine in the treatment for chronic pain.

Chronic pain is a biopsychosocial condition, and behavioral medicine has made significant contributions to the understanding of the phenomenon and optimization of therapeutic outcomes. The objective of this article is to provide future perspectives of behavioral medicine in pain management based upon recent development in the field. We will briefly review the mainstream approach of cognitive-behav...

Student and new graduate perception of hospital versus institutional clinic for clinical educational experience.

To explore final-year students and new graduates from 2 North American chiropractic colleges regarding perceptions of the clinical educational experience in a hospital vs the institutional clinical setting.

Potential Immunomodulatory Benefits of Human Milk in the Management of Transplants.

Outcomes of a Gratitude Practice in an Online Community of Caring.

CaringBridge (CB) is a web-based social network where people share information, enlist support, and access resources following a difficult diagnosis; it can also be used to disseminate supportive self-care tools, such as a gratitude practice, for its users. Gratitude practices are shown to reduce stress and fear, improve sleep, and increase positive emotions and overall well-being. The purpose of ...

An industry perspective: a streamlined screening strategy using alternative models for chemical assessment of developmental neurotoxicity.

Developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) is an important endpoint for the safety assessment of chemicals. However, the current in vivo animal model for DNT assessment is resource-intensive and may not fully capture all mechanisms that may be relevant to DNT in humans. As a result, there is a growing need for more reliable, time- and cost-efficient approaches for DNT evaluation. Towards this end, many ste...

Alternative Psychoses and Forced Normalization after Seizure Control by Anticonvulsants with Special Consideration of the New Anticonvulsants.

In the case of alternative psychosis and forced normalization, the patient alternates between periods of clinically manifest seizures and normal behavior, and other periods of seizure freedom (or significant seizure reduction) accompanied by psychosis or behavioral disturbances. Unlike the clinically defined alternative psychosis, forced normalization is based on EEG findings. In clinical practice...

Protective Effect of Extract against Irradiation-Induced Acute Hepatitis.

Radiotherapy for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma causes severe side effects, including acute hepatitis and chronic fibrosis. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has emerged as an important part of integrative medicine in the management of diseases. (AC), a valuable medicinal fungus originally found only in Taiwan, has been shown to possess anti-oxidation, vaso-relaxtation, anti-inf...

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome According to the Roma IV Criteria: A Single-Center Italian Survey.

This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as assessed by the Rome IV criteria. Consecutive patients referring for IBS were re-evaluated according to the Rome IV criteria. Demographic features and characteristics potentially associated with the use of CAM were collected. A validated, self-administ...

Evidence-Based Medicine and the American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Defining the problem - and the solutions - to our stubborn challenge of gender equity.

Now is the critical time to consider the pipeline of women in medicine: for the past two years, 51% matriculants into medical school were women (1) - a milestone - and increasing data demonstrates the value of women in terms of providing high quality healthcare, innovative leadership, bottom line financial results, and groundbreaking research. And yet, disturbingly, gender disparities in compensat...

Web Exclusive. Annals Graphic Medicine - Progress Notes: Cancer.

Is Transcarotid an "Alternative" Access?

Enhancing Human Cognition Through Vajrayana Practices.

Phenomenological studies suggest the existence of enhanced cognitive states, termed flow or peak experiences, in which specific cognitive processes (e.g., attention, perception) can be dramatically increased for limited durations. Here we review new scientific evidence that shows that specific types of meditation that developed out of certain religious traditions such as Vajrayana (Tantric Buddhis...

Assessment of alternative methods for analyzing X-ray fluorescence spectra.

When analyzing characteristic peaks in X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectra, the peak area is the value most often used to quantify peak size. However, some studies have reported the amplitude of the peak instead of the area. When the width of the peak is allowed to vary from trial to trial in order to provide the best possible fit to the data, these two alternative methods can yield slightly differen...

Universal Medicine Access through Lump-Sum Remuneration - Australia's Approach to Hepatitis C.

Alternative (backdoor) androgen production and masculinization in the human fetus.

Masculinization of the external genitalia in humans is dependent on formation of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) through both the canonical androgenic pathway and an alternative (backdoor) pathway. The fetal testes are essential for canonical androgen production, but little is known about the synthesis of backdoor androgens, despite their known critical role in masculinization. In this study, we hav...

Good News for Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Reimbursement.

AIUM Practice Parameter for the Use of Ultrasound to Guide Vascular Access Procedures.

AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of a Focused Ultrasound Examination in Reproductive Endocrinology and Female Infertility.

Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Outpatients with Atopic Dermatitis from a Dermatological University Department.

Treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) may be challenging, therefore some patients seek complementary and alternative medications (CAM). We determined prevalence and predictors for CAM use in a hospital cohort of AD patients.

Human chorionic gonadotropin suspected heterophile interference investigations in immunoassays: a recommended approach.

Background Heterophile antibody (HAb) interferences in immunoassays can cause falsely elevated hCG concentrations leading to incorrect diagnosis and treatments options. When results are not consistent with the clinical findings, hCG HAb interference investigation may be requested by the physician. A retrospective evaluation of the frequency of HAb interference was performed among cases of physicia...

Working together to deliver stratified medicine research effectively.

Stratified medicine is an important area of research across all clinical specialties, with far reaching impact in many spheres. Despite recently formulated global policy and research programmes, major challenges for delivering stratified medicine studies persist. Across the globe, clinical research infrastructures have been setup to facilitate high quality clinical research.

Capturing the complexity of mental disorders in the medically ill: the network approach on behavioral medicine.

Since Descartes introduced dualism, body and mind have been seen as separate entities. The latent disease model, the view that symptoms are caused by an underlying disease, was possible within the dualistic paradigm. This paradigm, although successful in some aspects of medicine, is also assumed to underlie psychiatric disorders. As an alternative to the latent disease model, the network approach ...

Predictors of Participation in a Nonpharmacological Intervention for Chronic Back Pain.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP) has been identified as an evidence-based adjunct or alternative to opioid pain care. However, little is known about which patients participate in CBT-CP. This study examined predictors of enrollment in a noninferiority trial of in-person vs technology-based CBT-CP for patients with chronic back pain.

The Significance of an MBA Degree for a Podiatric Physician-Is It Worth It? .

The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine is negotiating with the College of Business Administration at Kent State University to establish a dual Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Of the nine colleges of podiatric medicine in the nation, there are two schools that have a joint DPM/MBA program listed in their catalogue, but no joint pro...

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