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1. Complementary and alternative medicine: nurse practitioner education and practice.
Match Strength: 10.137

The purpose of this article is to examine the current literature surrounding nurse practitioner knowledge and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Its use has increased over the last few decades, yet few healthcare practitioners ask their patients about CAM. Nurse practitioners need to be capable of addressing this use. Publication Types: ... Read More »
» Published in Holist Nurs Pract. 2006 Sep-Oct;20(5):242-6.

2. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Match Strength: 9.517

This study examined the prevalence of the use of different types of conventional, complementary and alternative therapies by children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Of 112 families surveyed, 74% were using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for their child with ASD. CAM use was most strongly associated with parent report of child's diagnosis. Most CAM was reported by families to be either helpful or without effect, but not harmful. The main reasons for choosing CAM were related to concerns with the safety and side effects of prescribed medications. Conventional ... Read More »
» Published in J Autism Dev Disord. 2006 Sep 15;

3. Complementary and conventional medicine in Switzerland: comparing characteristics of general practitioners.
Match Strength: 8.237

OBJECTIVES: Do structural characteristics of general practitioners (GPs) who practice complementary medicine (CAM) differ from those GPs who do not? Assessed characteristics included experience and professional integration of general practitioners (GPs), workload, medical activities, and personal and technical resources of practices. The investigated CAM disciplines were anthroposophic medicine, homoeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, neural therapy and herbal medicine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We designed a cross-sectional study with convenience and stratified samples of GPs providing ... Read More »
» Published in Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006 Aug;13(4):234-40. Epub 2006 Sep 5.

4. Complementary medicine, chemoprevention, and staging of prostate cancer.
Match Strength: 8.095

The 13th International Prostate Cancer Update was held in Vail, Colorado, in February 2003. This article provides an overview of the high points in the areas of complementary medicine, chemoprevention, and staging that were discussed at this meeting. M. Scott Lucia, MD, addressed the use of various hormonal agents, antiproliferative or differentiating agents, antiinflammatory agents, and antioxidants in patients with prostate cancer. Wael A. Sakr, MD, provided an overview of prognostic markers for this disease. Arturo Mendoza-Valdes, MD, explored the potential role of exercise for patients ... Read More »
» Published in Rev Urol. 2003;5 Suppl 6:S23-32.

5. The use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with chronic medical conditions.
Match Strength: 7.375

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to examine whether progressive medical conditions lead to greater use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as compared with more stable conditions, to see whether disease severity influences CAM use, and to identify the main motivations behind CAM use. METHODS: Subjects were selected from outpatient clinics at Hotel Dieu Hospital. Surveys were conducted by mail and telephone. Medical diagnosis and severity were obtained from medical files. Statistical tests included chi, Kruskal-Wallis, and correlations. RESULTS: One hundred ninety-four ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Oct;85(10):842-6.

6. Children's visits to providers of complementary and alternative medicine in San Diego.
Match Strength: 6.170

OBJECTIVE: Increased attention has been focused on the growing use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); however, few studies have included children in the general US population. The present study investigated children's visits to CAM providers and factors associated with these visits. METHODS: Analysis of cross-sectional data from the 2001 United Way Outcomes and Community Impact Program telephone survey, a representative sample of households in San Diego County, California. We selected households with children younger than 19 years of age (N = 1104). Parents reported on children's ... Read More »
» Published in Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Sep-Oct;6(5):293-6.

7. The Health Commons and care of New Mexico's uninsured.
Match Strength: 4.315

PURPOSE: A seamless system of social, behavioral, and medical services for the uninsured was created to address the social determinants of disease, reduce health disparities, and foster local economic development in 2 inner-city neighborhoods and 2 rural counties in New Mexico. METHODS: Our family medicine department helped urban and rural communities that had large uninsured, minority populations create Health Commons models. These models of care are characterized by health planning shared by community stakeholders; 1-stop shopping for medical, behavioral, and social services; employment of ... Read More »
» Published in Ann Fam Med. 2006 Sep-Oct;4 Suppl 1:S22-7; discussion S58-60.

8. Evidence for symptom management in the child with cancer.
Match Strength: 4.224

The use of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) has been well documented among children with cancer. This report summarizes the research evidence on the role of CAM therapies for prevention and treatment of the most commonly reported cancer-related symptoms and late effects among children with cancer. Small clinical trials document evidence of effectiveness for select therapies, such as acupuncture or ginger for nausea and vomiting, TRAUMEEL S for mucositis, and hypnosis and imagery for pain and anxiety. Several relatively small clinical trials of varying quality have been conducted on ... Read More »
» Published in J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006 Sep;28(9):601-15.

9. Validation of an automated spectrophotometric assay for the determination of cholinesterase activity in canine serum.
Match Strength: 3.991

The determination of enzymatic activity of cholinesterase is a useful diagnostic method to detect exposure to anticholinesterase compounds in human and in veterinary medicine. We validated a modification of the Ellman method in canine serum and applied it to the diagnosis of dogs poisoned with anticholinesterase substances. The method used butyrylthiocholine as substrate and potassium hexacyanoferrate as chromophore. The reference range calculated on 60 clinically healthy dogs was set between 3405 and 6561 U/L (chi-square test for normal distribution, p > 0.05). The overall mean intra-assay ... Read More »
» Published in Vet Res Commun. 2006 Oct;30(7):723-33.

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