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Publication Title: 
Revista Colombiana De Psiquiatria

INTRODUCTION: The phantom limb pain has been described as a condition in which patients experience a feeling of itching, spasm or pain in a limb or body part that has been previously amputated. Such pain can be induced by a conflict between the representation of the visual and proprioceptive feedback of the previously healthy limb. The phantom limb pain occurs in at least 42 to 90% of amputees. Regular drug treatment of phantom limb pain is almost never effective.

Author(s): 
Cárdenas, Katherine
Aranda, Mariana
Publication Title: 
Gaceta Medica De Mexico

BACKGROUND: smoking is a chronic disease in the group of addictions and its treatment includes two components:psychosocial and pharmacological intervention. Other types of therapeutic approaches have been used as treatment options for tobacco addiction. Acupuncture, hypnosis and homeopathy are the most used nonconventional interventions. OBJECTIVE: review the available evidence in regards to the use of alternative therapies for smoking cessation in the adult population from the published clinical practice guidelines (CPG).

Author(s): 
Astrid Becerra, Nelci
Alba, Luz Helena
Castillo, Juan Sebastián
Murillo, Raúl
Cañas, Alejandra
García-Herreros, Plutarco
Publication Title: 
Revista Medica De Chile

Homeopathic medicine is a type of therapy that appeared in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century. At the present time, it is widely accepted in developed countries as a form of alternative medicine. In Chile, health regulation includes homeopathy as pharmaceutical products and homeopathy is also considered a form of complementary medicine, that is well accepted by the public. The scientific rationale of homeopathy is based on an empiric type of thought that goes from the general to the particular. The symptoms that are valued are those that are particular to each sick individual.

Author(s): 
Avello L, Marcia
Avendaño O, Cristian
Mennickent C, Sigrid
Publication Title: 
Gaceta Medica De Mexico

BACKGROUND: smoking is a chronic disease in the group of addictions and its treatment includes two components:psychosocial and pharmacological intervention. Other types of therapeutic approaches have been used as treatment options for tobacco addiction. Acupuncture, hypnosis and homeopathy are the most used nonconventional interventions. OBJECTIVE: review the available evidence in regards to the use of alternative therapies for smoking cessation in the adult population from the published clinical practice guidelines (CPG).

Author(s): 
Astrid Becerra, Nelci
Alba, Luz Helena
Castillo, Juan Sebastián
Murillo, Raúl
Cañas, Alejandra
García-Herreros, Plutarco
Publication Title: 
Atencion Primaria

AIM: To determine the effectiveness of acupuncture in controlling pain from arthritis of the knee. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: MedLine, the Cochrane Library. STUDY SELECTION: Of the 9 studies located, only 4 met the inclusion criteria. All were controlled, randomized clinical trials that studied the effect of acupuncture only in the knee joint. DATA EXTRACTION: Primary outcome variables were intensity of pain, overall measure (general improvement, proportion of patients who recovered, subjective improvement in symptoms) and functional status.

Author(s): 
Ferrández Infante, A.
García Olmos, L.
González Gamarra, A.
Meis Meis, M. J.
Sánchez Rodríguez, B. M.
Publication Title: 
Revista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem

AIM: to evaluate evidence concerning sources or mechanisms of infection transmission of atypical mycobacteria associated with acupuncture, and the species causing infections. METHOD: research was performed in December 2011 in the databases of LILACS, MEDLINE, EMBASE, OvidSP and the Cochrane Library, without restrictions regarding publication date, study type or language. RESULTS: of the 16 publications, only one identified the contamination source: diluted glutaraldehyde solution used to clean equipment.

Author(s): 
Gnatta, Juliana Rizzo
Kurebayashi, Leonice Fumiko Sato
Paes da Silva, Maria Júlia
Publication Title: 
Medicina Clinica

Acupuncture is a medical procedure with a very wide range of indications according to the WHO. However the indications require robust scientific evidence to support them. We have conducted a systematic review (2010-2015) in order to define in which pathologies acupuncture can be an effective strategy, STRICTA criteria that aim to set up acupuncture clinical trials standard criteria were defined in 2010. Only systematic reviews and meta-analyses of good or very good methodological quality according to SIGN criteria were selected.

Author(s): 
Muñoz-Ortego, Juan
Solans-Domènech, Maite
Carrion, Carme
en representación del ABE Working Group
Publication Title: 
Revista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem

OBJECTIVE: characterize the scientific production of Brazil and Spain in regard to methodological aspects and aspects of health-related quality of life experienced by cancer patients receiving chemotherapy in both countries. METHOD: integrative literature review was conducted using the following databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, SCOPUS and CUIDEN and the electronic libraries PubMed and SciELO, conducted in September 2013. RESULTS: a total of 28 papers met the inclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Sawada, Namie Okino
Nicolussi, Adriana Cristina
de Paula, Juliana Maria
Garcia-Caro, Maria Paz
Marti-Garcia, Celia
Cruz-Quintana, Francisco
Publication Title: 
Revista Medica De Chile

BACKGROUND: There is evidence that acupuncture may relieve pain. AIM: To assess the evidence about the effectiveness of acupuncture to relieve postoperative pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature selecting controlled clinical trials and systematic reviews comparing acupuncture with standard pain management. The value and quality of reports were evaluated using Jadad scale and STRICTA protocol. Pain intensity and analgesic consumption were the primary endpoints sought. RESULTS: Five controlled trials and two systematic reviews were selected.

Author(s): 
Fuentealba Cargill, Francisca
Biagini Alarcón, Leandro
Publication Title: 
Atencion Primaria

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of acupuncture for reducing spasticity in post-stroke patients. DESIGN: Literature review. DATA SOURCE: The literature search was performed using scientific databases from January 2000 to January 2013. SELECTION OF STUDIES: Out of the 110 studies that were found, nine random and controlled trials were included. Inclusion criteria were based on clinical trials in which participants were over 18 years old, who were suffering with post-stroke spasticity, and one of the experimental groups was treated with acupuncture.

Author(s): 
Rodríguez-Mansilla, Juan
Espejo-Antúnez, Luis
Bustamante-López, Ana Isabel

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