Research Updates: alternative medicine

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  1. Issue 23

    SOLLNER and colleagues, Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck Austria. wolfgang.soellner@uibk.ac.at. studied melanoma patients' attitude toward alternative therapies, compliance with conventi1

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  2. Issue 22

    RAMPES and colleagues, Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital NHS Trust, London UK surveyed deans of British medical school to assess provision for complementary medicine in the curriculum for undergraduate medical1

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  3. Issue 22

    KAINZ and colleagues, Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria write that despite the wide practical application of homoeopathy, scientifically credible placebo-controlled studies are scarce. The authors evaluated the eff1

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  4. Issue 22

    ELDER and colleagues, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland USA eldern@OHSU.edu write that in recent years, the use of alternative medicine has become more acknowledged in the United States . Many d1

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  5. Issue 22

    PRACTICE AND POLICY GUIDELINES PANEL, National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine (NIHOAM) estimate that 1 out of every 3 Americans uses some form of complementary and alternative medicine

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  6. Issue 22

    CROCETTI and colleagues, UO Epidemiologia, CSPO USL 10, Firenze, Italy write that complementary medicine (CM) is widely used by cancer patients. The authors conducted a study to evaluate the knowledge of and the attitude towards CM amo1

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  7. Issue 21

    MELCHART and colleagues, Projekt Munchener Modell, Technische Universitat, Munich, Germany write that a scientific evaluation of complementary medical practices being used in healthcare is urgently required. They state1

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  8. Issue 21

    DIMMOCK and colleagues, Clinical Pharmacology Unit (Rheumatism Research) Unversity of Leeds, United Kingdom examined the factors influencing the use of complementary therapies in patients suffering with fibromyalgia. METHODS

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  9. Issue 21

    BENDELOW and WILLIAMS, Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry UK write that studies regarding the lay evaluation of pain-relief clinics are rare, particularly in the UK. The authors condu1

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  10. Issue 21

    SEERS, Royal College of Nursing Institute, Radclife Infirmary, Oxford UK reports the results of a study which investigated the experiences of 75 people with chronic non-malignant pain. The author writes that people with chronic non-mal1

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  11. Issue 21

    GOOD, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton, School of Nursing, Cleveland Ohio USA writes that postoperative patients vary in their response to pain and opioid medication and that it is1

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  12. Issue 20

    HENTSCHEL and colleagues, Klinik Blankenstein, Hattingen, Germany write that complementary medicine is used to varying extent in industrial nations. They write that there are incomplete data regarding the effic1

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  13. Issue 20

    BOURGEAULT, York Centre for Health Studies, York University, North York, Ontario, Canada ivyh@yorku.ca studied the attitudes and reactions of physicians to their patients' use of alternative cancer therapies,1

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  14. Issue 20

    PLASEK and ZVAROVA, Biofyzikalni oddeleni, Fyzikalni ustav UK pri MFF UK, Prague, Czech Republic present a critical report regarding the reliability of two clinical trials by R1

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  15. Issue 20

    WALACH and RIGHETTI, Abteilung Rehabilitationspsychologie, Universitat Freiburg, Bundesrepublik Deutschland Germany provide a review (91 references) of homoeopathy. The topics covered include: 1)

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  16. Issue 20

    RANKIN-BOX discusses the potential for complementary therapies in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments.

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  17. Issue 20

    MOSER and colleagues, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Vienna, Austria. GABRIELE.MOSER@WIEN.AC.AT. studied the use of unconventional therapies in inflammatory bowel diseases.

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  18. Issue 19

    BEGBIE and colleagues, Department of Clinical Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia assessed and compared the use of alternative versus conventional medicine by cancer patients in a public ho1

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  19. Issue 19

    ERNST, Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, UK reviews (22 references) the risks posed by homoeopathy. The author writes that it is often assumed tha1

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  20. Issue 19

    ANDRITZKY, Institut Fur Medizinische Psychologie Der Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany investigated the spectrum of therapeutic techniques and methods used in clinics with psychotherapeutic or psychiatric activitie1

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