Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based by John W. Spencer, Joseph J. Jacobs

By John W. Spencer, Joseph J. Jacobs

This entire, evidence-based source examines present medical study on complementary and replacement drugs (CAM). It contains up-to-date fabric and new chapters on criminal and moral matters; integration of scientific perform; and scientific education with complementary, substitute and evidence-based drugs. an invaluable reference for physicians, healthcare prone and scientists. past variation: c1999. Softcover.

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By John W. Spencer, Joseph J. Jacobs

This entire, evidence-based source examines present medical study on complementary and replacement drugs (CAM). It contains up-to-date fabric and new chapters on criminal and moral matters; integration of scientific perform; and scientific education with complementary, substitute and evidence-based drugs. an invaluable reference for physicians, healthcare prone and scientists. past variation: c1999. Softcover.

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62 Multivariate analysis is a tool that can be used to understand CAM methodology. Importantly, more studies are including greater and more complete statistical sophistication. 5 Patients who had previously undergone coronary artery bypass grafting improved their psychologic adjustment after surgery; 85% practiced CAM. Patients who used prayer, exercise, or diet modification in their lifestyle had less depression and less psychologic distress (Figure 1–3). This important finding demonstrates how multiple variables can be appropriately evaluated in CAM research and produce meaningful outcome statements.

J Voice 9(3):308, 1995. 30. Dock G: Medical ethics and etiquette, Physician Surgeon 28:481, 1906. 31. Druss BG, Rosenheck RA: Association between use of unconventional therapies and conventional medical services, JAMA 282(7):651. 1999. 32. Eisenberg DM: Perceptions about complementary therapies relative to conventional therapies among adults who use both: results from a national survey, Ann Intern Med 135: 344, 2001. 36 PART ONE: Basic Foundations 33. : Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990–1997, JAMA 280(18):1569, 1998.

Double-blind and crossover techniques are frequently employed. Phase III studies can be difficult to design and execute and are usually expensive because of the large numbers of patients involved and the massive amount of data that must be collected and analyzed. CHAPTER 2: Preclinical Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine 43 Electrochemical Treatment for Cancer Electrochemical treatment (EChT) of cancer involves inserting platinum electrodes into tumors of conscious patients. A constant voltage of less than 10 V is applied to produce a 40-mA to 80-mA current between the anodes and cathodes for 30 minutes to several hours, delivering 100 coulombs (C) per cubic centimeter (cm3).

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