Bronchitis

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Criteria for therapeutic efficacy and safety include significant amelioration of symptoms and, ideally, cure (i.e., patients' belief in effective improvement of symptoms and quality of life, durable impact on symptoms, verifiable subjective and objective changes); improved patient management (e.g., diminishing, or ceasing medication, physiotherapy, and other interventions); safety for patient and practitioner and an acceptable side effect profile; cost-effectiveness of the therapy in practice and to teach to others.

Author(s): 
Jobst, K. A.
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

BACKGROUND: In Japan, studies on acupuncture therapy for respiratory disease have rarely been reported. Additionally, most of the reports are difficult for overseas researchers to access because they are written in Japanese and cannot be located using Medline. PURPOSE: To review studies on acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for respiratory disease conducted in Japan. DATA SOURCES: The results of a literature search using "Igaku Chuo Zasshi Web" and the Medical Online Library, both of which are Japanese databases, covering the period between 1979 and 2006.

Author(s): 
Suzuki, Masao
Yokoyama, Yoko
Yamazaki, Hiroshi
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

BACKGROUND: In Japan, studies on acupuncture therapy for respiratory disease have rarely been reported. Additionally, most of the reports are difficult for overseas researchers to access because they are written in Japanese and cannot be located using Medline. PURPOSE: To review studies on acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for respiratory disease conducted in Japan. DATA SOURCES: The results of a literature search using "Igaku Chuo Zasshi Web" and the Medical Online Library, both of which are Japanese databases, covering the period between 1979 and 2006.

Author(s): 
Suzuki, Masao
Yokoyama, Yoko
Yamazaki, Hiroshi
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal
Author(s): 
Crasilneck, H. B.
Hall, J. A.
Publication Title: 
Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases

Prevention is the key to eradicating chronic bronchitis. Smoking is the prime factor involved. Quitting smoking is difficult even with modern aids such as counselling, filters, substitutes, hypnosis and acupuncture, and the success rate is only 20%. Passive smoking is also injurious. The role of atmospheric pollution is less well quantified. Other risk factors include lower social class, occupation, area of residence, housing, temperature, and childhood respiratory illness. Influenza vaccination gives 60-70% immunity.

Author(s): 
Clarke, S. W.
Publication Title: 
Medizinische Monatsschrift
Author(s): 
Hilbck, A.
Publication Title: 
Gigiena Truda I Professional'nye Zabolevaniia

The article provides the results of studies of 167 cases affected with occupationally-related pneumoconiosis and dust bronchitis. 117 patients were treated with complex resort therapy including under-water massage, and 50 patients were given the same complex therapy without shower massage. The effectiveness of the therapeutic techniques were evaluated basing on both objective and subjective criteria, including supplementary laboratory and functional techniques.

Author(s): 
Chumanskiĭ, L. I.
Dubrovina, R. M.
Kudzi, E. K.
Trofimova, S. Iu
Satybalov, B. M.
Protsko, G. V.
Publication Title: 
Problemy Tuberkuleza

Specific features of intrathoracic tuberculosis course, outcomes and treatment are outlined for 109 children. In 59 of them tuberculosis was associated with nonspecific respiratory diseases (NRD). 28.8%, 25.4%, 18.6, 27.2% of patients had cystic hypoplasia, chronic hypoplasia, recurrent pneumonia, recurrent bronchitis, respectively. Complicated course of tuberculosis occurred 2 times more frequently in its combination with NRD (71.2%). Destruction and discharge of bacteria were recorded in 49.2 and 47.5% of patients, respectively.

Author(s): 
Mitinskaia, L. A.
Elufimova, V. F.
Gnezdilova, T. M.
Iukhimenko, N. V.
Publication Title: 
Respiratory Medicine

AIMS: To review the evidence from Cochrane systematic reviews for the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) herbs for treating acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) and to discuss the limitations of current clinical trials of TCM. FINDINGS: Evidence from six Cochrane systematic reviews was weak owing to the lack of high-quality TCM trials. Limitations were usually due to biases that influenced the validity of results. CONCLUSIONS: TCM is widely used for treating ARTIs. However, none of the identified studies has been well designed or conducted.

Author(s): 
Wu, Taixiang
Yang, Xunzhe
Zeng, Xiaoxi
Poole, Phillippa
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine
Author(s): 
Zheng, Jian-Ping

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