Chelation Therapy

Publication Title: 
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: Official Journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology

BACKGROUND: Presently, complementary and alternative medicine, including both therapies and herbal/oral supplements, is used globally. Few studies have examined the use of specific therapies, separate from herbal/oral supplements, in cardiac rehabilitation. This paper presents a systematic evaluation of current research evidence related to use of specific complementary and alternative medicine therapies in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a view to making recommendations for cardiac rehabilitation.

Author(s): 
Arthur, Heather M.
Patterson, Christine
Stone, James A.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: Official Journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology

BACKGROUND: Presently, complementary and alternative medicine, including both therapies and herbal/oral supplements, is used globally. Few studies have examined the use of specific therapies, separate from herbal/oral supplements, in cardiac rehabilitation. This paper presents a systematic evaluation of current research evidence related to use of specific complementary and alternative medicine therapies in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a view to making recommendations for cardiac rehabilitation.

Author(s): 
Arthur, Heather M.
Patterson, Christine
Stone, James A.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: Official Journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology

BACKGROUND: Presently, complementary and alternative medicine, including both therapies and herbal/oral supplements, is used globally. Few studies have examined the use of specific therapies, separate from herbal/oral supplements, in cardiac rehabilitation. This paper presents a systematic evaluation of current research evidence related to use of specific complementary and alternative medicine therapies in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a view to making recommendations for cardiac rehabilitation.

Author(s): 
Arthur, Heather M.
Patterson, Christine
Stone, James A.
Publication Title: 
Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde

A 46-year-old man with multiple sclerosis had severe generalised pain for which treatment with paracetamol, ibuprofen, gabapentin and methyl-prednisolone had been unsuccessful. In addition normocytic anaemia without haemolysis and with a normal iron load was found. Due to bright red rectal blood loss and nausea, vomiting, weight loss, anorexia, abdominal pain and constipation a colonoscopy was planned.

Author(s): 
Kanen, B. L. J.
Perenboom, R. M.
Publication Title: 
The New Zealand Medical Journal

Heavy metals are commonly incorporated into Ayurvedic preparations as ashes or 'bhasmas'. A widely disseminated belief within Ayurvedic medicine is that these heavy metals can be valuable therapeutic components. Western toxicology refutes this contention. We report eight cases of lead poisoning occurring in or near the Auckland region of New Zealand. In all cases, poisoning was attributable to consumption of Ayurvedic 'herbal medicines'. Whole blood lead levels ranged from 1.5 to 6.9 micromol/L.

Author(s): 
Van Schalkwyk, Johan
Davidson, James
Palmer, Barry
Hope, Virginia
Publication Title: 
Anesthesia and Analgesia

In a previous study, we indicated that 42% of surgical outpatients are interested in using acupuncture as a treatment modality for preoperative anxiety. We designed this follow-up survey to assess differences in attitude toward complementary-alternative medical therapies (CAM) between patients undergoing outpatient surgeries and those undergoing inpatient surgeries.

Author(s): 
Wang, Shu-Ming
Caldwell-Andrews, Alison A.
Kain, Zeev N.
Publication Title: 
Anesthesia and Analgesia

In a previous study, we indicated that 42% of surgical outpatients are interested in using acupuncture as a treatment modality for preoperative anxiety. We designed this follow-up survey to assess differences in attitude toward complementary-alternative medical therapies (CAM) between patients undergoing outpatient surgeries and those undergoing inpatient surgeries.

Author(s): 
Wang, Shu-Ming
Caldwell-Andrews, Alison A.
Kain, Zeev N.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The study objectives were to identify types of complementary therapy that are most predictive of health outcomes, including functional status, physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and mental HRQoL among older adults. DESIGN: This was a prospective study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The study comprised computer-assisted interviews conducted in participants' homes. SUBJECTS: Subjects included 1683 adults aged 55 and older who participated in the 2002 National Health Interview Survey and the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. INTERVENTION: None.

Author(s): 
Nguyen, Ha T.
Grzywacz, Joseph G.
Lang, Wei
Walkup, Michael
Arcury, Thomas A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The study objectives were to identify types of complementary therapy that are most predictive of health outcomes, including functional status, physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and mental HRQoL among older adults. DESIGN: This was a prospective study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The study comprised computer-assisted interviews conducted in participants' homes. SUBJECTS: Subjects included 1683 adults aged 55 and older who participated in the 2002 National Health Interview Survey and the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. INTERVENTION: None.

Author(s): 
Nguyen, Ha T.
Grzywacz, Joseph G.
Lang, Wei
Walkup, Michael
Arcury, Thomas A.
Publication Title: 
American Heart Journal

TACT is an National Institutes of Health-sponsored, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2 × 2 factorial clinical trial testing the benefits and risks of 40 infusions of a multicomponent disodium EDTA chelation solution compared with placebo and of an oral, high-dose multivitamin and mineral supplement. TACT has randomized and will follow up 1,708 patients for an average of approximately 4 years. The primary end point is a composite of all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary revascularization, and hospitalization for angina.

Author(s): 
Lamas, Gervasio A.
Goertz, Christine
Boineau, Robin
Mark, Daniel B.
Rozema, Theodore
Nahin, Richard L.
Drisko, Jeanne A.
Lee, Kerry L.

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