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Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 79, SJR: 1.109, h-index: 94)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 27)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 2.515, h-index: 90)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 303, SJR: 0.726, h-index: 43)
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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Poética     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.365, h-index: 73)
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Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.059, h-index: 77)
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Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.967, h-index: 57)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.514, h-index: 92)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 5)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 120, SJR: 5.2, h-index: 222)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.265, h-index: 53)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.739, h-index: 33)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, h-index: 15)
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Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.277, h-index: 43)
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Advances in Cancer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.215, h-index: 78)
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Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.268, h-index: 45)
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Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.486, h-index: 10)
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Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.558, h-index: 54)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 24)
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.497, h-index: 31)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 27)
Advances in Immunology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 4.152, h-index: 85)
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.132, h-index: 42)
Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.274, h-index: 27)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 15)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.645, h-index: 45)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.261, h-index: 65)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.489, h-index: 25)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.44, h-index: 51)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.324, h-index: 8)
Advances in Nanoporous Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Oncobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.885, h-index: 45)
Advances in Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 11)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 2.37, h-index: 73)
Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.4, h-index: 28)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.718, h-index: 58)
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.384, h-index: 26)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 11)
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Plant Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.5, h-index: 62)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.478, h-index: 32)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access  
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 2)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 332, SJR: 0.606, h-index: 65)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.823, h-index: 27)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.321, h-index: 56)
Advances in Veterinary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.878, h-index: 68)
Advances in Water Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 2.408, h-index: 94)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.973, h-index: 22)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 304, SJR: 0.816, h-index: 49)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.318, h-index: 36)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.344, h-index: 6)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 3.289, h-index: 78)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 390, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 72)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal  
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.18, h-index: 116)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.275, h-index: 74)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.546, h-index: 79)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access  
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.879, h-index: 120)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.434, h-index: 14)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 18)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.285, h-index: 3)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.922, h-index: 66)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.436, h-index: 12)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access  
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 7, SJR: 2.05, h-index: 20)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Allergologia et Immunopathologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.46, h-index: 29)
Allergology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.776, h-index: 35)
ALTER - European J. of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.158, h-index: 9)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 4.289, h-index: 64)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 3.157, h-index: 153)
American J. of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.063, h-index: 186)
American J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.574, h-index: 65)
American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.091, h-index: 45)
American J. of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.653, h-index: 93)
American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 8.769, h-index: 256)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.259, h-index: 81)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 2.313, h-index: 172)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 2.023, h-index: 189)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 174, SJR: 2.255, h-index: 171)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 2.803, h-index: 148)
American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.249, h-index: 88)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 45)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 2.653, h-index: 228)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.764, h-index: 154)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.286, h-index: 125)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.653, h-index: 70)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.066, h-index: 51)
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 9)
Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, h-index: 27)
Anales de Pediatría (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría Continuada     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.104, h-index: 3)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.577, h-index: 7)
Analytica Chimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.548, h-index: 152)
Analytical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 154, SJR: 0.725, h-index: 154)
Analytical Chemistry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 2)
Analytical Spectroscopy Library     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Anesthésie & Réanimation     Full-text available via subscription  
Anesthesiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.421, h-index: 40)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.124, h-index: 9)
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access  
Animal Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143, SJR: 1.907, h-index: 126)
Animal Feed Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 83)
Animal Reproduction Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.711, h-index: 78)
Annales d'Endocrinologie     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.394, h-index: 30)
Annales d'Urologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.177, h-index: 13)
Annales de Chirurgie de la Main et du Membre Supérieur     Full-text available via subscription  
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Journal Cover Advances in Integrative Medicine
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   ISSN (Online) 2212-9588
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  • Efficacy of Tribulus terrestris L. (fruits) in menopausal transition
           symptoms: A randomized placebo controlled study
    • Authors: Lubna Fatima; Arshiya Sultana
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 April 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Lubna Fatima, Arshiya Sultana
      Introduction To compare the efficacy of T. terrestris (fruits) with placebo in menopausal transition symptoms. Materials and methods Patients (n=60) were equally randomized either to receive orally 3g powder of Tribulus or placebo twice daily for 8 weeks in this single-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel study. The primary outcome included the total score of Menopause Rating Scale (MRS). The secondary outcomes included the MRS composite subscale scores and severity of symptoms. Statistical tests were used to analyze the results. Results At post-intervention, Tribulus in comparison to the placebo showed a statistically significant reduction in the severity of menopausal transition symptoms, MRS total and composite subscale scores (P < 0.001) without any side effects. The intra-group comparison showed a significant reduction in the MRS total, subscale scores (P < 0.001) and severity of symptoms (P <0.05). At post-intervention, Tribulus group showed higher reduction than the placebo group in the MRS total mean score (10.43±5.19 vs 16.86±4.9). Tribulus group showed comparatively higher reduction than the placebo group in somatic (4.03±2.38 vs 6.72±2.5), psychological (4.1±2.43 vs 6.33±2.24) and urogenital (2.3±1.60 vs 3.93±1.72) composite subscale scores with a statistically extremely significant difference (P<0.001) at post-intervention. Conclusion Tribulus was more effective than the placebo in alleviation of menopausal transition symptoms and can be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

      PubDate: 2017-04-25T20:44:16Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.04.005
       
  • Can self-regulated learning strategies improve academic achievement in
           online higher education learning environments?
    • Authors: Tirtha Goradia; Andrea Bugarcic
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 April 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Tirtha Goradia, Andrea Bugarcic


      PubDate: 2017-04-25T20:44:16Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.04.004
       
  • Is individualized Chinese herbal formula effective in treating
           oligomenorrhoea and amenorrhoea among female with polycystic ovary
           syndrome as compared to standardized Chinese herbal formula'
    • Authors: Charlene H.L. Wong; William K.W. Cheung; Vincent C.H. Chung
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 April 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Charlene H.L. Wong, William K.W. Cheung, Vincent C.H. Chung


      PubDate: 2017-04-19T19:31:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.04.002
       
  • Is manual acupuncture effective in reducing overactive bladder symptoms
           among female adults as compared to oral tolterodine tartrate'
    • Authors: Charlene H.L. Wong; Jasmine T.M. Chow; Vincent C.H. Chung
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 April 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Charlene H.L. Wong, Jasmine T.M. Chow, Vincent C.H. Chung


      PubDate: 2017-04-19T19:31:25Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.04.001
       
  • Patient perceptions of patient-centred care, empathy and empowerment in
           complementary medicine clinical practice: a cross-sectional study
    • Authors: Hope Foley; Amie Steel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 March 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Hope Foley, Amie Steel
      Objective Patient-centred care (PCC) is increasingly recognised as a valuable paradigm of clinical care, particularly in the field of chronic disease. As the use of complementary medicine (CM) grows, so does the need to explore the clinical experience of CM patients. This study aims to provide an examination of patient perceptions of the degree to which CM practitioners employ a patient-centred approach during consultation. Design Cross-sectional survey preliminary study. Methods A patient-reported survey was administered to assess perceptions of practitioner empathy and support, patient empowerment, and PCC in a multi-profession CM student clinic offering acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, nutrition and myotherapy. The survey was comprised of four existing measures: the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) measure, Patient-Centred Care scale, Perceived Provider Support scale and Empowerment scale. Results Amongst 252 respondents, positive perceptions towards all five professions were consistently reported by participants for all four measures. A higher proportion of positive experiences of practitioner empathy and PCC were reported by participants consulting with a naturopath, nutritionist or homeopath compared to those consulting with a myotherapist or acupuncturist. Participants who visited the clinic for assistance with a chronic health condition reported more positive perceptions for items regarding communication from the Patient-Centred Care scale (p = 0.02) and self-efficacy from the CARE measure (p = 0.04). Conclusion CM clinical care appears to be characterised by a patient-centred, empathic and empowering approach. CM may present a valuable resource of PCC, particularly within the field of chronic disease management. Further research is required in order to explore this approach in the wider CM community.

      PubDate: 2017-03-10T10:54:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.006
       
  • Can Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms increase the
           risk of chronic disease, such as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
           (NAFLD)'
    • Authors: Bradley J. McEwen
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 March 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Bradley J. McEwen


      PubDate: 2017-03-10T10:54:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.03.001
       
  • ‘Integrated Naturopathy and Yoga’ reduces blood pressure and the need
           for medications among hypertensive patients in South India: 3-Month
           follow-up study
    • Authors: Srinivas Reddy Edla; Ajay M.V. Kumar; Bairy Srinivas; Manthena S. Raju; Vivek Gupta
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 March 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Srinivas Reddy Edla, Ajay M.V. Kumar, Bairy Srinivas, Manthena S. Raju, Vivek Gupta
      Setting and objective ‘Manthena Satyanarayana Raju Arogyalayam’ is a 500-bedded hospital in South India that offers ‘Integrated Naturopathy and Yoga’ (INY). We aimed to determine if INY reduced blood pressure and the need of anti-hypertensive medications in hypertensive patients. Design Prospective study involving pre–post-comparative analysis of patients enrolled between April and July 2015. Blood pressure, anthropometry, blood parameters and compliance to diet and yoga (diet and yoga score on a scale of 0–10) were measured at baseline and 3 months. Results Of 104 patients, 80 (77%) had 3-month follow-up. Of them, 79 (99%) achieved target BP control (<140/90mmHg) and 66 (83%) achieved this with >50% reduction in antihypertensive medication dose, and in 8 (10%) patients, all medications were withdrawn. There was a significant increase in diet (2.7–7.4), yoga scores (1.5–5.6) and decrease in body weight, body fat, blood triglycerides and glycosylated haemoglobin levels. Conclusion These early results are promising and need further study with long-term follow-up.

      PubDate: 2017-03-04T06:16:35Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.11.001
       
  • Meta-analysis in Systematic Reviews of Complementary and Integrative
           Medicine Trials
    • Authors: Holger Cramer; Vincent C.H. Chung
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 February 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Holger Cramer, Vincent C.H. Chung
      In evidence-based medicine, meta-analyses are often considered to provide an exceptionally high level of evidence. Beyond other systematic review formats, meta-analyses allow for statistically pooling results of original research. This approach allows us to increase statistical power, improve precision, investigate heterogeneity, and settle controversies across different clinical trials. However, meta-analysis requires rigour in methodology, in order to avoid “mixing apples and oranges”. Study design, participants, interventions, comparators, and outcomes need to be clearly defined, and statistical methods need to be applied precisely. For researchers in specialized fields such as integrative medicine, additional considerations on the unique features of therapies need to be applied. This article describes practical and academic insights into preparing a meta-analysis for publication.

      PubDate: 2017-02-25T02:34:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.004
       
  • Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR): mythology or
           polymorphism(ology)?
    • Authors: Bradley J. McEwen
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 February 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Bradley J. McEwen


      PubDate: 2017-02-25T02:34:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.005
       
  • Integrative Health Care Services Utilization as a Function of Body Mass
           Index: A BraveNet Practice-Based Research Network Study
    • Authors: Nancy Y. Yang; Ruth Q. Wolever; Rhonda Roberts; Adam Perlman; Rowena J. Dolor; Donald I. Abrams; Geoffrey S. Ginsburg; Leigh Ann Simmons
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 February 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Nancy Y. Yang, Ruth Q. Wolever, Rhonda Roberts, Adam Perlman, Rowena J. Dolor, Donald I. Abrams, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Leigh Ann Simmons
      Background Obesity is a significant public health issue with no consensus regarding optimal medical management. Integrative medicine (IM) may help to fill this gap. Objectives (1) To characterize the sociodemographics, psychosocial functioning, health behaviors, and current medical conditions across BMI classifications in patients seeking IM; and (2) to examine how patients’ reasons for seeking IM care, treatment goals, services sought, and services provided differ based on BMI. Methods Survey data were collected from patients seeking care at nine BraveNet IM centers. Sociodemographics, psychosocial health, lifestyle behaviors, and reasons for seeking specific IM services were compared across BMI categories using Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, or one-way analysis of variance. Logistical regression was used to compare reasons for seeking IM care, treatment goals, and services sought and provided across BMI categories. Results 2,015 patients were included in this study; 300 (14.9%) were obese and 580 (28.8%) were overweight. Obese patients were more likely to be non-White, unmarried, and uninsured, and have lower education, lower income, and at least one chronic disease (p<0.05). They also had the lowest rates of aerobic activity (67.4% exercise<3x/week, p<0.01), and greater depression (CESD-10 score 10.1±6.6, p<0.01), stress (PSS score 6.3±3.5, p<0.01), fatigue (avg 5.5±2.4 on scale 1-10, p<0.01), and pain (avg 3.6±2.5 on scale 1-10, p<0.01). Obese patients were more likely to seek manipulative/body-based services (OR=1.46, 95% CI=1.10–1.93, p<0.05) and to seek and receive energy therapies (seek: OR=1.49, 95% CI=1.07-2.07; receive: OR=2.56, 95% CI=1.28-5.10), but less likely to seek IM care for greater compatibility with their beliefs and culture (OR=0.72, 95% CI=0.53-0.97). There were no significant differences between BMI categories for IM treatment goals. Conclusion Obese adults seeking IM care may represent a unique patient population with potential unmet health needs. IM may provide approaches to more effectively address the multifaceted complexities of obesity.

      PubDate: 2017-02-17T23:16:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.003
       
  • Improvements in Balance and Gait Speed after a 12 Week Dance Intervention
           for Parkinson's Disease
    • Authors: Karolina A. Bearss; Katherine C. McDonald; Rachel J. Bar; Joseph F.X. DeSouza
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 February 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Karolina A. Bearss, Katherine C. McDonald, Rachel J. Bar, Joseph F.X. DeSouza
      Preliminary research[2–7] suggests dance is beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and can serve to compliment traditional medical treatments. There are many types of dance classes[4–6] however, research on Dance for PD® (DfPD®) model has shown rapid growth in participant attendance and interest over time[2,3]. In addition, unlike other studies where the description of the dance program has been rather vague, the DfPD® model has clear principles and a specific structure. The DfPD® model was developed in collaboration with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and Mark Morris Dance Group, these dance classes are specifically designed to address symptom-specific concerns relating to PD. For researchers, this model allows easier replication to examine effects than a dance program that is not widely disseminated or as specific and the DfPD® model was implemented within this study for these reasons. What remains unknown, is the specific length of dance intervention required, measured in weeks and hours, until improvements are seen in motor impairments and quality of life (QoL) in PD. Objective We aimed to replicate and extend previous findings[2,3] where enhancements were shown on short-term motor (1-day)[3] and quality of life using the DfPD® model. Here we conducted a 12-week pilot study using the DfPD® model, where these enhancements were observed in 34% less dance intervention duration within this model (15hours), than the other two aforementioned studies (8-months[3] & 17-months[2]). Design In this quasi-experimental, non-controlled study, 9 participants completed 2 motor and QoL questionnaires before and after the second and twelfth class at DfPD®. Results Results indicated motor improvements for both balance and gait in short-term (1-day) and long-term (12-weeks). No improvements in QoL were observed. Conclusions Participation in DfPD® model dance classes, improved motor symptoms in both short (1-day) and long-term (12-week) durations. Overall, QoL did not change from the second to twelfth week.

      PubDate: 2017-02-11T20:46:46Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.002
       
  • Medical synopsis: Yoga may assist females with Multiple Sclerosis by
           influencing cortisol and Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels
    • Authors: J. Schloss; A. Steel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 February 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): J. Schloss, A. Steel


      PubDate: 2017-02-11T20:46:46Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.001
       
  • Fenugreek; a therapeutic complement for patients with borderline
           hyperlipidemia: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical
           trial
    • Authors: Elahe Yousefi; Saeid Zareiy; Rosa Zavoshy; Mostafa Noroozi; Hassan Jahanihashemi; Hamidreza Ardalanid
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 January 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Elahe Yousefi, Saeid Zareiy, Rosa Zavoshy, Mostafa Noroozi, Hassan Jahanihashemi, Hamidreza Ardalanid
      Objective Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a medicinal plant from Fabaceae family. This clinical study was designed to evaluate the effects of Fenugreek seeds supplementation on serum biochemical parameters of patients with borderline hyperlipidemia. Materials and Methods A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 56 patients with borderline hyperlipidemia that were divided in two groups: F group received 8g Fenugreek seeds powder sachets and P group received placebo sachets daily for 8 weeks. After 2 months, triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-desnity lipoprotein (HDL), fasting blood glucose (FBG) and body mass index (BMI) were evaluated and compared with the baseline. Results After 2 months, TG, TC, LDL and FBG significantly decreased in F group in comparison with P group, but these changes were not significant in HDL and BMI. Conclusion Our findings showed that Fenugreek seeds supplementation, as a phenolic-rich herb can be effective in the reduction of some lipid profile in patients with borderline hyperlipidemia.

      PubDate: 2017-01-24T10:09:33Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.12.002
       
  • A Pilot Study on Evaluating Cardiovascular Functions during the Practice
           of Bahir Kumbhaka (External Breath Retention)
    • Authors: L. Nivethitha; A. Mooventhan; N.K. Manjunath
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 January 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): L. Nivethitha, A. Mooventhan, N.K. Manjunath
      Background Breath is the dynamic bridge between body and mind and Pranayama (breathing techniques) is one of the most important yogic practices. There is a lack of scientific evidence on cardiovascular functions during the practice of pranayama techniques, especially Kumbhaka. Hence, this present study aims at evaluating the cardiovascular functions of healthy volunteers during the practice of Bahir Kumbhaka (BK) (external breath retention). Materials and Methods Nineteen healthy volunteers with the mean (standard deviation) age of 23.53 (3.08) were recruited. All the subjects were asked to perform BK for the duration of 30sec (1 round) and repeat the same for 3-rounds with the rest period of 1minute between each round. Baseline, during and post assessments were taken before, during and immediately after the practice. Statistical analysis was performed using repeated measures of analysis of variance with the use of statistical package for the social sciences, version 16. Results Result of this study showed a significant increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and rate pressure product (RPP) during the practice of BK which was revert back to normal after the practice; and a significant increase in diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and double product (Do-P) during the practice of BK which did not revert back to normal even after the practice. Conclusion The result of this pilot study suggests that the practice of BK increases the SBP, DBP, MAP, RPP and Do-P during the practice.

      PubDate: 2017-01-24T10:09:33Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2017.01.001
       
  • A need for a better understanding of the role, value and effectiveness of
           complementary and integrative medicine for women with endometriosis
    • Authors: Amie Steel; Rebecca Reid
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 January 2017
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Amie Steel, Rebecca Reid


      PubDate: 2017-01-09T09:57:36Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.12.001
       
  • Celebrating the diversity of integrative medicine: Essential to moving
           forward integrative medicine's role in primary health care and public
           health
    • Authors: Jon Wardle
      Pages: 41 - 42
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 2
      Author(s): Jon Wardle


      PubDate: 2016-12-21T09:42:01Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.11.007
       
  • Integrative clinical care practice models: Sharing innovation for better
           patient outcomes
    • Authors: Jon Wardle; Wenbo Peng
      Pages: 73 - 75
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 2
      Author(s): Jon Wardle, Wenbo Peng


      PubDate: 2016-12-21T09:42:01Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.11.005
       
  • More integrative research is needed: But where will it come from?
    • Authors: Jon Wardle
      Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Jon Wardle


      PubDate: 2016-08-02T23:49:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.005
       
  • The Review of Natural Therapies for Private Health Insurance: What Does it
           Say and What Does it Mean?
    • Authors: Jon Wardle
      Pages: 3 - 10
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Jon Wardle
      The review of the Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies was set up to examine the evidence of clinical efficacy, cost effectiveness, safety and quality of natural therapies in scope of the Review. The terms of reference of the Review are that this examination will inform the decision on which of the Review's in scope natural therapies should continue to receive the government rebate for private health insurance. However, the practical relevance of the review has been negatively affected by the dearth of evidence in natural therapies. This has resulted in evidence being inconclusive in situations where there is broad evidence for the intervention of therapies but not practitioners (e.g. herbal medicine and herbalists), or where sufficient evidence may exist but the evidence refers to international practice rather than Australian (e.g. naturopathy). Some medicines based on traditions outside the English-speaking world (e.g. Shiatsu) were disadvantaged by the paucity of research in the English language. In many instances there was no evidence of positive outcomes for some therapies, based not on negative trials, but the fact that no research articles had been published at all. This article examines in detail the scope and results of the Review and discusses what it may mean for integrative medicine in Australia.

      PubDate: 2016-08-02T23:49:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.004
       
  • Fresh capillary blood analysis using darkfield microscopy as a tool for
           screening nutritional deficiencies of iron and cobalamin (vitamin B12); a
           validity study
    • Authors: Sheriden Keegan; Jacinta Arellano; Tini Gruner
      Pages: 15 - 21
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 January 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Sheriden Keegan, Jacinta Arellano, Tini Gruner
      Objectives The practice of fresh capillary blood analysis using darkfield microscopy (FCB-DM), commonly termed ‘live blood analysis’, is currently used as a point of care screening tool for several health aberrations, including nutritional deficiencies. There is currently a paucity of scientific research into the use of this technique and there is no research to date investigating the use of FCB-DM as a screening tool for nutritional deficiencies. The purpose of this study was to begin the process of validating this technique in screening for nutritional deficiencies of iron and cobalamin. Methods FCB-DM screenings were performed on 29 consenting participants who were likely to be deficient in iron or cobalamin. The FCB-DM screenings were photographed to permit a quantitative analysis of cell size and morphology. Each participant provided a sample of venous blood soon after the FCB-DM screening for diagnostic pathology testing. The researcher was blinded to the pathology results until all FCB-DM data analysis was complete. Data from the FCB-DM screenings were correlated with the results of pathology blood tests used for the diagnosis of iron and cobalamin deficiencies., The sensitivity and specificity of FCB-DM parameters for detected low iron or cobalamin levels were calculated. Results Significant correlations were found between serum ferritin and the FCB-DM parameters of annulocytosis, elliptocytosis and microcytosis. Elliptocytosis showed the best performance for test sensitivity and specificity for low iron levels. The FCB-DM parameters of macrocytosis and anisocytosis showed significant correlations with pathology methylmalonic acid, homocysteine and holotranscobalamin II. Anisocytosis was found to have good test sensitivity and specificity for low cobalamin levels. Conclusion These findings suggest that the FCB-DM parameter elliptocytosis is a valid marker of low iron levels and that anisocytosis is a valid marker of low cobalamin levels. However further research into all FCB-DM parameters is required to validate their use.

      PubDate: 2016-01-19T13:44:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.01.001
       
  • The effects of Ramadan fasting on physical and mental health in healthy
           adult Muslims – a randomized controlled trial
    • Authors: Romy Lauche; Iman Fathi; Chalil Saddat; Petra Klose; Jallal Al-Abtah; Arndt Büssing; Thomas Rampp; Gustav Dobos; Holger Cramer
      Pages: 26 - 30
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Romy Lauche, Iman Fathi, Chalil Saddat, Petra Klose, Jallal Al-Abtah, Arndt Büssing, Thomas Rampp, Gustav Dobos, Holger Cramer
      Introduction Fasting during the month of Ramadan is considered one of the five pillars of the Islamic religion, and Muslims must abstain from food and drink between dusk and dawn. Research has found that fasting during Ramadan may affect the health of Muslims. Results of those studies however are often contradictory, with quantity and composition of meals during Ramadan being potential influencing factors. In order to determine its influence on the outcomes after Ramadan fasting, this study aims to determine whether a modified healthy fasting regimen is beneficial for physical and mental health among adult Muslims. Design, methods and analysis This is a randomised controlled trial with two parallel groups testing the superiority a modified fasting regimen compared to usual fasting during Ramadan. Healthy adult Muslims between 18 and 60 years of age, who plan to participate in Ramadan fasting, will be randomly allocated to one of two groups with a 1:1 allocation ratio. The intervention group will receive additional health advice regarding behavioural and nutritional modifications during Ramadan, the control group will conduct the Ramadan fasting as usual. Before, at the end of the Ramadan period and 12 weeks later data will be collected on participants mental and physical well-being, including quality of life (WHO-5, primary outcome), sleep quality, spirituality, mindfulness, body constitution (weight, body mass index, body fat, waist circumference, hip circumference), blood pressure and heart rate, blood lipid and glucose levels, liver enzymes’, uric acid and creatinine, and adverse events. Discussion The trial will provide evidence if and to what extend behavioural and nutritional modifications might be beneficial for healthy Muslims undergoing Ramadan fasting. If successful this intervention might provide a valuable approach to improve the health and well-being during Ramadan fasting. Ethics and trial registration The trial protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen (approval number 15-6336-BO), and it is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (Identifier: NCT02775175).

      PubDate: 2016-07-08T11:07:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.001
       
  • Is adding electroacupuncture on top of nocturnal splinting an alternative
           treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome patients'
    • Authors: Charlene H.L. Wong; Xin Yin Wu; Wendy Wong
      Pages: 31 - 32
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Charlene H.L. Wong, Xin Yin Wu, Wendy Wong


      PubDate: 2016-07-03T06:54:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.06.001
       
  • Medical Hypotheses: A Clinician's Guide to Publication
    • Authors: Jon Wardle; Vanessa Rossi
      Pages: 37 - 40
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Jon Wardle


      PubDate: 2016-08-02T23:49:40Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.006
       
  • Complementary Medicine Research projects in Australia: 2008 – 2013
    • Authors: Joanne Packer; Anthony Good; Janice Besch; Syvilla Boon; Alan Bensoussan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 December 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Joanne Packer, Anthony Good, Janice Besch, Syvilla Boon, Alan Bensoussan
      Objectives Australians are among the world's highest consumers of complementary medicine. Research is vital to ensure the safe and effective use of complementary medicines and practices and their appropriate integration into mainstream healthcare. In 2014, the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) undertook a survey to determine the extent of complementary medicine academic research in Australia from 2008-2013. This survey builds upon aspects of previous research undertaken by NICM in 2005 and 2008. Methods The surveys were conducted using the Survey Monkey™ program and distributed electronically by email, made available on the NICM website, provided in the NICM newsletter and sent to industry associations, who agreed to promulgate the link. The survey included 20 items assessing the size and scope of the industry in Australia in terms of the research workforce, the nature of research activities, funding mechanisms and quantum of research funds and resources and facilities available to researchers. Results Based on survey responses reporting on the 6 year period 2008–2013, 160 respondents provided information on 295 active CM research projects employing a total quantum of $31.3 million. The greatest quantum provided for active projects came from NHMRC (36%) while universities supported the greatest number of projects (27%). 238 of the 296 projects reported on their workforce, this represented 429 academic researchers and 167 full time equivalent (FTE) research students. $29.5M in new funding was awarded to new projects over this period. Conclusions Whilst the total reported quantum of research funding for expenditure on CM projects in the period January 2008-December 2013 was $31.3M, the annual funding of new CM research projects decreased considerably in the latter part of the survey period. Australia has a well-developed CM research sector; however it is insufficiently supported given the size of the Australian industry and the level of consumer use.

      PubDate: 2016-12-21T09:42:01Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.11.003
       
  • “Nature, Science, Practice: How science-based natural approaches are
           changing medicine” 2016 Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
           Conference report
    • Abstract: Publication date: August 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 2


      PubDate: 2016-12-21T09:42:01Z
       
  • Cochrane Corner Commentary: Xylitol for preventing middle ear infection in
           children
    • Authors: Shaun Holt
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 December 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Shaun Holt


      PubDate: 2016-12-07T09:31:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.11.008
       
  • Evaluating the clinical efficacy of Guggulu resin on constipation: a
           randomized clinical trial study
    • Authors: Mahdi Yousefi; Seyed Mousalreza Hoseini; Roshanak Salari
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 November 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Mahdi Yousefi, Seyed Mousalreza Hoseini, Roshanak Salari
      Background Chronic constipation is one of the most common complaints in clinical assessments. Regarding various problems caused by chronic constipation, numerous treatment methods have been proposed. Traditional and complementary medicine can be used to manage many functional disorders. Persian medicine has considered 15 reasons for constipation. One of the drugs in Persian medicine with laxative effects is Guggulu (Commiphora mukul l.) resin. Regarding to the supporting approach of World Health Organization to traditional medicine and the increasing popularity of traditional medicines and herbal remedies, the clinical effects of Guggulu on functional constipation is evaluated in this study. Methods This controlled clinical trial study was carried out in outpatients with functional constipation based on the ROME III. Patients were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was given oral administration of lactulose syrup daily at a laxative dose for one month, and the second group Guggulu resin 3g daily in 3 divided doses for one month. Intensity and frequency of constipation were assessed before, mid and at the end of the intervention period, and one month after termination of intervention. Results There was no significant difference in the intensity and frequency of constipation between the two groups at baseline (P=0.755). In second week, although constipation severity decreased in both groups, but because of more reduction in control group, the difference between two groups was statistically significant (P<0.001). One month after treatment, the difference between two groups was insignificant (P=0.93). In both groups, the severity of constipation, one month after the intervention, increased again. In this time increasing in constipation severity was more in control than intervention group so the difference became significant again (P<0.001). The same pattern was observed in frequency of constipation. Conclusion This study showed that Guggulu resin can be used as an alternative treatment in chronic functional constipation, although final approval requires further study.

      PubDate: 2016-11-30T09:25:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.11.004
       
  • Case report on integrative Cardiology and acupuncture treatment for
           hypertension and its cofactors such as daily, multiple, long lasting
           vertex and occipital migraines/headaches
    • Authors: Jutta Gassner; Giovanni Campanile
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 November 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Jutta Gassner, Giovanni Campanile
      This case report describes the usage of integrative cardiology tools including acupuncture to help mitigate cofactors such as migraines and headaches due to hypertension. The patient suffered from idiopathic hypertension since the age of 16 accompanied with daily, long lasting severe occipital and vertex headaches/migraines. The patient incorporated nutritional recommendations as well as started an exercise and meditation program, and received a total of (13) acupuncture treatments, and was also prescribed a Chinese medicinal herbal formula. After completing (13) acupuncture treatments, the patient had no symptoms of the cofactors (occipital and vertex headaches, irritability, and short tempered) related to hypertension. Acupuncture could play a role in treating cofactors related to hypertension.

      PubDate: 2016-11-16T08:31:46Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.10.004
       
  • The failure of contemporary law and regulation to keep pace with growing
           complementary medicine (CM) use: The significance of examining
           ‘hidden’ gaps in Australia's current regulatory and legislative
           infrastructure
    • Authors: David Sibbritt; Jenni Milbank; Anita Stuhmcke; Miranda Kaye; Isabel Karpin; Jon Wardle
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 November 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): David Sibbritt, Jenni Milbank, Anita Stuhmcke, Miranda Kaye, Isabel Karpin, Jon Wardle


      PubDate: 2016-11-16T08:31:46Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.11.002
       
  • Supporting Integrative Medicine research through a practice-based research
           network across Australia and New Zealand
    • Authors: Jennifer Hunter; Vicki Kotsirilos; Tim Ewer; Egen Molodysky
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 October 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Jennifer Hunter, Vicki Kotsirilos, Tim Ewer, Egen Molodysky
      Integrative Medicine (IM) where evidence-based traditional, natural and complementary medicine is combined with conventional medicine; it is widely practiced in both Australia and New Zealand, mostly in the primary care setting. Whilst IM incorporates a number of practices, Integrative Medical Practitioners is a term that is generally used in Australasia to describe medical practitioners who integrate conventional and complementary medicine to provide holistic, patient-centred, multidisciplinary care. There is a paucity of research in both countries and internationally describing current practice and clinical outcomes of IM. This paper presents the case for establishing the first practice based research network (PBRN) for self-identified Australasian IM practitioners and IM clinics. The network would aim to link IM healthcare providers with academics to undertake relevant research able to inform clinical practice and policy. The opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt from other PBRNs are discussed and a way forward is proposed.

      PubDate: 2016-11-02T08:14:48Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.10.005
       
  • Should Tai Chi be part of cardiac rehabilitation programme for patients
           with chronic heart failure'
    • Authors: Charlene H.L. Wong; Jasmine T.M. Chow; Vincent C.H. Chung
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 October 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Charlene H.L. Wong, Jasmine T.M. Chow, Vincent C.H. Chung


      PubDate: 2016-11-02T08:14:48Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.10.002
       
  • Cochrane corner: Can music interventions benefit cancer patients'
    • Authors: Shaun Holt
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 October 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Shaun Holt


      PubDate: 2016-11-02T08:14:48Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.10.001
       
  • Is Tian Jiu Therapy effective in reducing asthma symptoms'
    • Authors: Jasmine T.M. Chow; Charlene H.L. Wong; Vincent C.H. Chung
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 October 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Jasmine T.M. Chow, Charlene H.L. Wong, Vincent C.H. Chung


      PubDate: 2016-11-02T08:14:48Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.10.003
       
  • Medical synopsis: Nightly Fasting may assist Breast Cancer Patients and
           other People with Cancer
    • Authors: J. Schloss; A. Steel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 September 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): J. Schloss, A. Steel
      Design A multi-site randomized clinical trial Participants The Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study of patients with breast cancer. Data was collected from 2413 women with breast cancer but without diabetes mellitus, aged 27 to 70 years at diagnosis. A total of 2064 participants (85.5%) were Caucasian with 1335 (55.3%) college educated. Intervention Dietary analysis including timing of consumption at baseline, year 1 and year 4. A 24-hour dietary recall collected by telephone on random days during a 3-week period, stratified for weekends vs weekdays. Nightly fasting duration was estimated by calculating the elapsed hours between the first and last eating episode for each day and subtracting that time from 24 hours. Potential confounders were identified including daily intake (kilocalories), eating episodes per day and eating after 8pm. Comparator No comparator was used in this study. Major Outcomes Participants reported a mean (SD) nightly fasting duration of 12.5 hours and 4.4 eating episodes per day One third of the sample consumed 25 Kcal or more after 8pm. A short nightly fasting duration (<13 hours per night) was significantly associated with college education, a lower BMI, shorter sleep duration, higher self-reported kilocalorie intake, more eating episodes, and eating after 8pm. A short nightly fast (<13 hours) was significantly associated with an increased risk for breast cancer recurrence (36% higher risk). Each 2-hour increase in nightly fasting duration was statistically significant for lower HbA1C level (0.37 mmol/mol lower) and more hours of sleep per night. Nightly fasting was not associated with BMI or CRP concentrations. Eating after 8pm was significantly associated with increased higher CRP and BMI. Settings The United States of America: Clinical sites included University of California, San Diego; University of California, Davis; Stanford University; Kaiser Permanente, Northern California; M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre; Arizona Cancer Centre; and Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Conclusion Prolonged nightly fasting duration (13 hours or more), may be a simple, non-pharmacologic strategy for reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In addition, improvements in gluco-regulation and sleep may be mechanisms of action linked with nightly fasting and breast cancer prognosis.

      PubDate: 2016-09-27T18:46:53Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.09.001
       
  • Metabolic Syndrome Reversal through Nutrition: A Case Report
    • Authors: Oscar Coetzee; Dana Filatova
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 August 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Oscar Coetzee, Dana Filatova
      Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is epidemic in the United States with over 34 percent of all U.S. adult population estimated to have MetS in 2011—females and those over the age of 60 have a much higher prevalence [1]. This reports on the successful treatment of MetS in an individual patient, a 66-year-old Latin American female using nutritional support. This patient continued conventional MetS treatment while beginning functional nutrition therapy guided by laboratory testing from her physician. After six months of a whole food diet with a ‘Low Glycemic Load through Paleolithic Principles’ (LGLPP) this patient was off medication; follow-up laboratory studies revealed successful reversal of MetS her blood pressure was normal, her Type 2 diabetes was reversed and her hyperlipidemia was resolving.

      PubDate: 2016-08-13T03:16:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.007
       
  • Immediate effect of cool spinal bath on blood pressure of healthy
           volunteers- Results of a single arm study
    • Authors: R Jainraj; PMK Nair; P Khawale
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 August 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): R Jainraj, PMK Nair, P Khawale
      Introduction Hydrotherapy is the use of water in various forms for treating diseases. Traditionally, spinal baths have been a common hydrotherapy technique prescribed for treating high blood pressure. However, despite such traditional use there have been no documented studies conducted to scientifically evaluate this indication. This study is an attempt to examine traditional claims and possible mechanisms of spinal baths and their effect on blood pressure. Materials and methods Fifty healthy volunteers were randomly selected from medical students enrolled in a naturopathic program. The participants were of both sexes aged between 18 to 25 years. A cool (26 degree C±1degree) spinal bath was given to each of the participants for 15minutes. The outcome measures were resting blood pressure, body temperature, pulse rate and breathing rate. Results 47 participants completed the study (Male 19%, Female 81%), all the participants has shown significant reduction in blood pressure (p< .000), pulse rate (p< .000) and body temperature (p< .000) but breathing rate was not significant. Discussion A cool spinal bath for 15minutes has shown a significant short-term reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate and temperature which indicate that a cool spinal immersion may potentially have a role in managing hypertension. However, these observations are based on a short-term single arm pre-post design on normotensive students, and large scale randomized control trials over a longer period are needed to warrant better results.

      PubDate: 2016-08-08T01:33:50Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.008
       
  • Cochrane Corner Commentary: Yoga for asthma
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine


      PubDate: 2016-08-02T23:49:40Z
       
  • Medical synopsis: Can Plant-Based Therapies assist Menopausal
           Symptoms'
    • Authors: Schloss Steel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): J. Schloss, A. Steel


      PubDate: 2016-07-23T14:29:21Z
       
  • New Antithrombotic Therapies and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
           (CAM): Chartering into unknown territory
    • Authors: Anita M. Pierantozzi; Alice E. Plath
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 July 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): A.M Pierantozzi, A.E Plath
      Anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs are important standard therapies used to prevent clot formation in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Recent advances in these therapies have seen the introduction of a number of new oral anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs available in Australian clinical practice. These drugs although equally effective than their predecessors still may pose a risk to patients who use these in combination with complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). This paper aims to provide an overview of the new oral anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents and highlight the current paucity of research which exists regarding how these agents interact with CAMs.

      PubDate: 2016-07-17T14:14:59Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.002
       
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    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 February 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine


      PubDate: 2016-02-11T20:17:13Z
       
  • Thriving after cancer: the role of integrative medicine (IM) in cancer
           survivorship and wellbeing programs
    • Authors: Janet Schloss; Amie Steel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 February 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine
      Author(s): Janet Schloss, Amie Steel


      PubDate: 2016-02-11T20:17:13Z
       
  • Innovation and rigour in integrative medicine: encouraging inclusive
           debate
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 February 2016
      Source:Advances in Integrative Medicine


      PubDate: 2016-02-11T20:17:13Z
       
 
 
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