Research Updates: research methodology

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  1. Issue 224

    MARX and COLLEAGUES, (1)Research Department, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 75 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209, USA. developed a bibliographic database of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) a1


  2. Issue 222

    STRÖMSTEDT and COLLEAGUES, (1)Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Center,  Uppsala University, Box 574, 751 23, Uppsala, Sweden reviewed bioactive compounds from different organisms in nature wit1


  3. Issue 215

    RELTON, Sheffield School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK.


  4. Issue 215

    VAN HASELEN and JUTTE,  Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 22 Eden Street, Suite 467, Kingston KT1 1DN, UK. conducted a workshop to explore the implications of the placebo effect for both research and clinical p1


  5. Issue 140

    HYLAND and others, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA Plymouth, UK, have studied the outcomes of treatment with Bach flower essences with unexpected results.


  6. Issue 133

    DUIMEL-PEETERS and co-workers, Department of Health Care Studies/Section Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands, have studied the knowledge, beliefs, and practice of massage in the prevention of pressure ulcers.


  7. Issue 129

    LANG and colleagues, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 02215 Boston, MA, USA, have found that words can hurt.


  8. Issue 112

    BELL and colleagues, Program in Integrative Medicine, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA,, have developed a new global wellbeing scale for research in integrative medicine.


  9. Issue 108

    BAUSSELL and colleagues, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA,, have found that larger effect sizes are correlated with better quality in controlled trials of complemen1


  10. Issue 108

    SMITH, Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute / NIH, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Executive Plaza North Suite 102, MSC 7302, Bethesda, MD 20892-7302, USA,, has writt1


  11. Issue 104

    DINCER and LINDE, Department of Clinical Medicine II, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany, have reviewed (67 references) sham interventions in randomized clinical trial of acupuncture.


  12. Issue 94

    LINDE and co-workers, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany,, describe the qu1


  13. Issue 91

    PARK and colleagues, Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK,, have reviewed (52 references) the nomenclature o1


  14. Issue 84

    VICKERS, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA,, shows how to reduce the number of patients needed for r1


  15. Issue 84

    WHITE et al., Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Services, Exeter, UK,, make consensus recommendations for optimal treat1


  16. Issue 83

    MACPHERSON et al., Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK, E:, recommend standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture1


  17. Issue 83

    SHERMAN et al., Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA, E:, describe and validate a non-invasive pl1


  18. Issue 82

    REILLY, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland,, reviewed (8 references) recent studies showing evidence for effectiveness of homeopathic medicines.


  19. Issue 82

    BERMAN, Complementary Medicine Program, University of Maryland at Kernan Hospital, Baltimore 21207-6697, USA,, reviewed (24 references) studies that are of so1


  20. Issue 82

    PLAUGHER and colleagues, Director of Research, Life Chiropractic College West, 25001 Industrial Boulevard, Hayward, California 94545, USA, examined the feasibility of carrying out a randomized controlled clinical trial1


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