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UpToDate adherence to GRADE criteria for strong recommendations: an analytical survey

Introduction UpToDate is widely used by clinicians worldwide and includes more than 9400 recommendations that apply the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) framework. GRADE guidance warns against strong recommendations ...

Predictive value of apelin-12 in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction with different renal function: a prospective observational study

Objectives To investigate factors predicting the onset of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Background Apelin-12 plays a ...

Risk factors for recurrent intussusception in children: a retrospective cohort study

Objective The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of clinical features and pathological lead points in recurrent intussusception, with a special focus on the risk factors that lead to recurrent intussusception. Design This is a retrospective coho ...

Early versus Late Application of Subthalamic deep brain Stimulation to Parkinsons disease patients with motor complications (ELASS): protocol of a multicentre, prospective and observational study

Introduction Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is a well-established surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, there is currently no consensus on the best timing for this surgery. The aim of our study is to compa ...

Impact of variation in functions and delivery on the effectiveness of behavioural and mood management interventions for smoking cessation in people with depression: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction Tobacco is the world’s leading preventable cause of disease and death. People with depression are twice as likely to smoke and are less responsive to standard tobacco treatments as compared with the general population. A Cochrane systematic re ...

Spatial Context and Health Inequity: Reconfiguring Race, Place, and Poverty.

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Effects of herbal extracts and compounds and pharmacological agents on pulmonary fibrosis in animal models: a review

ABSTRACT Pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs mainly in older adults, is a serious health threat with few effective treatment options. The etiological aspects of pulmonary fibrosis remain unknown, though some factors such as cigar ...

Prospects of a comprehensive evaluation system for traditional Chinese medicine services

ABSTRACT Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a unique health resource in China and one of the main representative traditional medicines globally. TCM has formed a new way of looking at medical practices, health care, scientific research, education, indus ...

Using music to reduce anxiety among older adults in the emergency department: a randomized pilot study

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: An emergency department (ED) visit may be distressing and anxiety-provoking for older adults (age > 65 years). No studies have specifically evaluated the effect of music listening on anxiety in older adults in the ED. OBJECTIVE: The ...

Inhibitory effect of Phlai capsules on skin test responses among allergic rhinitis patients:?a randomized, three-way crossover study

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Zingiber cassumunar Roxb., commonly known as Phlai in Thai, has been used as a traditional medicine in Thailand for the treatment of various diseases, including inflammation and chronic airway disease. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this st ...

Marker-based standardization and investigation of nutraceutical potential of Indian propolis

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Propolis, a resinous material collected by honey bees from various plants, has been explored globally for its medicinal and nutritional properties. However, research over Indian propolis is at infancy. This study was designed to investi ...

Hypolipidemic activity of Tamarix articulata Vahl. in diabetic rats

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Tamarix articulata Vahl. (Tamaricaceae) is a medicinal plant commonly used in Morocco for the treatment of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the hypolipidemic activity of aqueous ...

Incorporation of integrative medicine education into undergraduate medical education: a longitudinal study.

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Integrative medicine (IM) combines complementary medical approaches into conventional medicine and considers the whole person. We implemented a longitudinal IM short-course curriculum into our medical school education. This study aimed ...

Effectiveness of breathing exercises during the second stage of labor on labor pain and duration: a randomized controlled trial

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Some research exists on the effect of non-pharmacological approaches for labor pain relief. However, there is limited information about effectiveness of breathing exercises in pregnant women to reduce maternal pain during labor. OBJECT ...

Traditional Chinese medicine integrated with chemotherapy for stage IV non-surgical gastric cancer: a retrospective clinical analysis

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is regarded as an important treatment for gastric cancer patients, especially for those in advanced stage. To evaluate the effects of TCM treatment on gastric cancer patients, the authors performed a r ...

Acupuncture’s Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management—White Paper 2017

ABSTRACT The United States (U.S.) is facing a national opioid epidemic, and medical systems are in need of non-pharmacologic strategies that can be employed to decrease the public’s opioid dependence. Acupuncture has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based, ...

Integrated Care Planning for Cancer Patients: A Scoping Review

Introduction: There has been a growing emphasis on the use of integrated care plans to deliver cancer care. However little is known about how integrated care plans for cancer patients are developed including featured core activities, facilitators for upta ...

Indicators and Measurement Tools for Health Systems Integration: A Knowledge Synthesis

Background: Despite far reaching support for integrated care, conceptualizing and measuring integrated care remains challenging. This knowledge synthesis aimed to identify indicator domains and tools to measure progress towards integrated care.  Methods: ...

Enhancing Care Transitions for Older People through Interprofessional Simulation: A Mixed Method Evaluation

Introduction: The educational needs of the health and social care workforce for delivering effective integrated care are important. This paper reports on the development, pilot and evaluation of an interprofessional simulation course, which aimed to suppo ...

Individualising Chronic Care Management by Analysing Patients’ Needs – A Mixed Method Approach

Background: Modern health systems are increasingly faced with the challenge to provide effective, affordable and accessible health care for people with chronic conditions. As evidence on the specific unmet needs and their impact on health outcomes is limi ...

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