clinical practice guideline

Publication Title: 
Clinical Rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To identify effective mind-body exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning non-traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with mind-body exercise programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey.

Author(s): 
Brosseau, Lucie
Taki, Jade
Desjardins, Brigit
Thevenot, Odette
Fransen, Marlene
Wells, George A.
Imoto, Aline Mizusaki
Toupin-April, Karine
Westby, Marie
Gallardo, Inmaculada C. Álvarez
Gifford, Wendy
Laferrière, Lucie
Rahman, Prinon
Loew, Laurianne
Angelis, Gino De
Cavallo, Sabrina
Shallwani, Shirin Mehdi
Aburub, Ala'
Bennell, Kim L.
Van der Esch, Martin
Simic, Milena
McConnell, Sara
Harmer, Alison
Kenny, Glen P.
Paterson, Gail
Regnaux, Jean-Philippe
Lefevre-Colau, Marie-Martine
McLean, Linda
Publication Title: 
European Spine Journal: Official Publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society

PURPOSE: To develop an evidence-based guideline for the management of grades I-III neck pain and associated disorders (NAD). METHODS: This guideline is based on recent systematic reviews of high-quality studies. A multidisciplinary expert panel considered the evidence of effectiveness, safety, cost-effectiveness, societal and ethical values, and patient experiences (obtained from qualitative research) when formulating recommendations. Target audience includes clinicians; target population is adults with grades I-III NAD <6 months duration.

Author(s): 
Côté, Pierre
Wong, Jessica J.
Sutton, Deborah
Shearer, Heather M.
Mior, Silvano
Randhawa, Kristi
Ameis, Arthur
Carroll, Linda J.
Nordin, Margareta
Yu, Hainan
Lindsay, Gail M.
Southerst, Danielle
Varatharajan, Sharanya
Jacobs, Craig
Stupar, Maja
Taylor-Vaisey, Anne
van der Velde, Gabrielle
Gross, Douglas P.
Brison, Robert J.
Paulden, Mike
Ammendolia, Carlo
David Cassidy, J.
Loisel, Patrick
Marshall, Shawn
Bohay, Richard N.
Stapleton, John
Lacerte, Michel
Krahn, Murray
Salhany, Roger
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To identify effective mind-body exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning non-traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with mind-body exercise programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey.

Author(s): 
Brosseau, Lucie
Taki, Jade
Desjardins, Brigit
Thevenot, Odette
Fransen, Marlene
Wells, George A.
Imoto, Aline Mizusaki
Toupin-April, Karine
Westby, Marie
Gallardo, Inmaculada C. Álvarez
Gifford, Wendy
Laferrière, Lucie
Rahman, Prinon
Loew, Laurianne
Angelis, Gino De
Cavallo, Sabrina
Shallwani, Shirin Mehdi
Aburub, Ala'
Bennell, Kim L.
Van der Esch, Martin
Simic, Milena
McConnell, Sara
Harmer, Alison
Kenny, Glen P.
Paterson, Gail
Regnaux, Jean-Philippe
Lefevre-Colau, Marie-Martine
McLean, Linda
Publication Title: 
European Spine Journal: Official Publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society

PURPOSE: To develop an evidence-based guideline for the management of grades I-III neck pain and associated disorders (NAD). METHODS: This guideline is based on recent systematic reviews of high-quality studies. A multidisciplinary expert panel considered the evidence of effectiveness, safety, cost-effectiveness, societal and ethical values, and patient experiences (obtained from qualitative research) when formulating recommendations. Target audience includes clinicians; target population is adults with grades I-III NAD <6 months duration.

Author(s): 
Côté, Pierre
Wong, Jessica J.
Sutton, Deborah
Shearer, Heather M.
Mior, Silvano
Randhawa, Kristi
Ameis, Arthur
Carroll, Linda J.
Nordin, Margareta
Yu, Hainan
Lindsay, Gail M.
Southerst, Danielle
Varatharajan, Sharanya
Jacobs, Craig
Stupar, Maja
Taylor-Vaisey, Anne
van der Velde, Gabrielle
Gross, Douglas P.
Brison, Robert J.
Paulden, Mike
Ammendolia, Carlo
David Cassidy, J.
Loisel, Patrick
Marshall, Shawn
Bohay, Richard N.
Stapleton, John
Lacerte, Michel
Krahn, Murray
Salhany, Roger
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Several systematic reviews suggest that acupuncture is effective for knee osteoarthritis (OA), and furthermore a safe and cost-effective treatment for this condition. A recent clinical practice guideline (CPG) from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in the United Kingdom, recommended against the use of acupuncture on the grounds that the effect size (ES) in comparison with sham acupuncture is too small. Safety data were not considered in the review, in addition the levels of evidence for acupuncture against other recommended therapies were not compared.

Author(s): 
Birch, Stephen
Lee, Myeong Soo
Robinson, Nicola
Alraek, Terje
Publication Title: 
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality and consistency of recommendations in the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for hypertension in Chinese medicine (CM). METHODS: CM CPGs were identified from 5 electronic databases and hand searches through related handbooks published from January 1990 to December 2013. Three reviewers independently appraised the CPGs based on the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument, and compared the CPGs' recommendations on CM syndrome pattern classification and treatment. RESULTS: Five CM CPGs for hypertension were included.

Author(s): 
Yuwen, Ya
Han, Xue-Jie
Weng, Wei-liang
Zhao, Xue-Yao
Liu, Yu-Qi
Li, Wei-Qiang
Liu, Da-Sheng
Wang, Yan-Ping
Lu, Ai-Ping
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is often not disclosed by patients, and can be unfamiliar to health care professionals. This may lead to underuse of beneficial CAM therapies, and overuse of other CAM therapies with little proven benefit or known contraindications. No prior research has thoroughly evaluated the credibility of knowledge-based resources. The purpose of this research was to assess the quantity and quality of CAM guidelines. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify CAM guidelines.

Author(s): 
Ng, Jeremy Y.
Liang, Laurel
Gagliardi, Anna R.
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