Publication Title: 
Journal of Sleep Research

This European guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia was developed by a task force of the European Sleep Research Society, with the aim of providing clinical recommendations for the management of adult patients with insomnia. The guideline is based on a systematic review of relevant meta-analyses published till June 2016. The target audience for this guideline includes all clinicians involved in the management of insomnia, and the target patient population includes adults with chronic insomnia disorder.

Riemann, Dieter
Baglioni, Chiara
Bassetti, Claudio
Bjorvatn, Bjørn
Dolenc Groselj, Leja
Ellis, Jason G.
Espie, Colin A.
Garcia-Borreguero, Diego
Gjerstad, Michaela
Gonçalves, Marta
Hertenstein, Elisabeth
Jansson-Fröjmark, Markus
Jennum, Poul J.
Leger, Damien
Nissen, Christoph
Parrino, Liborio
Paunio, Tiina
Pevernagie, Dirk
Verbraecken, Johan
Weeß, Hans-Günter
Wichniak, Adam
Zavalko, Irina
Arnardottir, Erna S.
Deleanu, Oana-Claudia
Strazisar, Barbara
Zoetmulder, Marielle
Spiegelhalder, Kai
Publication Title: 
Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: A rigorous systematic review and meta-analysis focused on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of non-individualised homeopathic treatment has not previously been reported. We tested the null hypothesis that the main outcome of treatment using a non-individualised (standardised) homeopathic medicine is indistinguishable from that of placebo. An additional aim was to quantify any condition-specific effects of non-individualised homeopathic treatment.

Mathie, Robert T.
Ramparsad, Nitish
Legg, Lynn A.
Clausen, Jürgen
Moss, Sian
Davidson, Jonathan R. T.
Messow, Claudia-Martina
McConnachie, Alex
Publication Title: 
Progres En Urologie: Journal De l'Association Francaise D'urologie Et De La Societe Francaise D'urologie

OBJECTIVE: The causes and treatment of isolated primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) are the subject of ongoing controversy. We are proposing consensus practical recommendations, based on a formalised analysis of the literature and validated by a large panel of experts.

Aubert, D.
Berard, E.
Blanc, J.-P.
Lenoir, G.
Liard, F.
Lottmann, H.
Publication Title: 
Advances in Nutrition (Bethesda, Md.)

Nutrition is considered to be a possible factor in the pathogenesis of the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Nutrition intervention studies suggest that diet may be considered as a complementary treatment to control the progression of the disease; a systematic review of the literature on the influence of diet on MS was therefore conducted. The literature search was conducted by using Medlars Online International Literature (MEDLINE) via PubMed and Scopus. Forty-seven articles met the inclusion criteria.

Bagur, M. Jose
Murcia, M. Antonia
Jimenez-Monreal, Antonia M.
Tur, Josep A.
Bibiloni, M. Mar
Alonso, Gonzalo L.
Martínez-Tome, Magdalena
Publication Title: 
Schmerz (Berlin, Germany)

INTRODUCTION: Interdisciplinary S3 level guidelines were devised in cooperation with 8 medical, 2 psychological and 2 patient support groups. Results were elaborated in a multilevel group process. METHODS: On the bases of the "Cochrane Library" (1993-2006), "Medline" (1980-2006), "PsychInfo" (2006) and "Scopus" (2006) controlled studies and meta-analyses of controlled studies were analyzed. RESULTS: Only few controlled studies were found supporting in part the effectiveness of CAM therapies in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome.

Langhorst, J.
Häuser, W.
Irnich, D.
Speeck, N.
Felde, E.
Winkelmann, A.
Lucius, H.
Michalsen, A.
Musial, F.
Publication Title: 
La Revue De Medecine Interne

COMMENT: Osteoarthritis represents one of the most frequent pathologies today, and its current management requires the combination of pharmaceutical and non pharmacological strategies. Moreover, osteoarthritis constitutes one of the main diseases leading to the requirement to the alternative medicines.

Flipo, R.-M.
Conrozier, T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Prompted by the open letter by 13 prominent British scientists to National Health Science (NHS) trusts questioning the use of homeopathy, Vinjar Fønnebø, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael Baum, M.B., Ch.M., F.R.C.S., M.D.(Hon) entered into an e-mail exchange about the issues of research and documentation of practices in "complementary," "alternative," and "integrated" medicine. The paper presents the whole exchange unedited.

Fønnebø, Vinjar
Baum, Michael
Publication Title: 
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi

PURPOSE: This study was done to describe the research trend of Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM) in Korea and internationally. METHOD: A Systematic review of CAM related literature published from 2000 to 2005 was done. A comprehensive search by using 34 CAM modalities as search terms to identify all articles dealing with CAM was undertaken from 4 databases: PubMed, RICHIS, KoreaMed, and Riss4U. A Total of 588 abstracts and 223 original articles were reviewed by two independent reviewers using systematic analysis guidelines.

Oh, Kasil
Kim, Keum Soon
Kwon, So-Hi
Park, Jee Won
Publication Title: 
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore Di Sanita

The term "unconventional medicine" refers to a remarkably heterogeneous group of theories and practices (homeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, etc.) different from those peculiar to the dominant health system of a particular society. An unifying characteristic of these practices is that they have not been scientifically tested and that unconventional practitioners largely deny the need for such testing.

Raschetti, R.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) is a socially disruptive and stressful condition which affects around 15 to 20% of five year olds, and up to 2% of young adults. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of complementary interventions and others such as surgery or diet on nocturnal enuresis in children, and to compare them with other interventions.

Glazener, C. M. A.
Evans, J. H. C.
Cheuk, D. K. L.


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