clinical trials

Publication Title: 
Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

This systematic review aims to evaluate the therapeutic effects of yoga therapy using an evidence-based approach and investigates the relationship between yoga and the meridian energies based on all available clinical studies in Korea. Sixteen electronic databases will be searched from the inception of the study until January 2016. All clinical evidences that evaluate any type of yoga and any type of control in individuals with any type of condition will be eligible.

Author(s): 
Choi, Jiae
Jun, Ji Hee
Lee, Ju Ah
Lee, Myeong Soo
Publication Title: 
Frontiers in Psychiatry

BACKGROUND: The demand for clinically efficacious, safe, patient acceptable, and cost-effective forms of treatment for mental illness is growing. Several studies have demonstrated benefit from yoga in specific psychiatric symptoms and a general sense of well-being. OBJECTIVE: To systematically examine the evidence for efficacy of yoga in the treatment of selected major psychiatric disorders.

Author(s): 
Balasubramaniam, Meera
Telles, Shirley
Doraiswamy, P. Murali
Publication Title: 
Psychological Medicine

BACKGROUND: Despite the extensive literature assessing associations between religiosity/spirituality and health, few studies have investigated the clinical applicability of this evidence. The purpose of this paper was to assess the impact of religious/spiritual interventions (RSI) through randomized clinical trials (RCTs). METHOD: A systematic review was performed in the following databases: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Cochrane Collaboration, Embase and SciELO.

Author(s): 
Gonçalves, J. P. B.
Lucchetti, G.
Menezes, P. R.
Vallada, H.
Publication Title: 
Behavior Therapy

Previous evidence for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been derived principally from randomized controlled trials. As such, evidence about the treatment of OCD has unilaterally flowed from researchers to clinicians. Despite often having decades of experience treating OCD, clinicians' feedback on their clinical observations in using these treatments has not been solicited.

Author(s): 
Jacobson, Nicholas C.
Newman, Michelle G.
Goldfried, Marvin R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess the quality of reporting of statistical methods in randomized clinical trials (RCTs), including identification of primary analyses, missing data accommodation, and multiplicity adjustment, in studies of nonpharmacologic, noninterventional pain treatments (e.g., physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, and massage). STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of 101 articles reporting RCTs of pain treatments that were published between January 2006 and June 2013 in the European Journal of Pain, the Journal of Pain, and Pain.

Author(s): 
Dworkin, Jordan D.
McKeown, Andrew
Farrar, John T.
Gilron, Ian
Hunsinger, Matthew
Kerns, Robert D.
McDermott, Michael P.
Rappaport, Bob A.
Turk, Dennis C.
Dworkin, Robert H.
Gewandter, Jennifer S.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review that aimed to document and describe how (1) expectation of benefit from treatment (response expectancies) were measured and reported in acupuncture trials, and (2) examine any effect on outcomes. DESIGN: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CIHAHL, CENTRAL and Science and Technology Proceedings up to November 2007 for randomised (RCT) and quasi-randomised (CCT) controlled trials and prospective controlled cohorts of acupuncture as treatment for a medical or psychological condition in adults. An update citation search was conducted in April 2010.

Author(s): 
Prady, Stephanie L.
Burch, Jane
Vanderbloemen, Laura
Crouch, Simon
MacPherson, Hugh
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Ayurveda Research

This protocol is intended primarily for Ayurveda doctors who wish to take up systematic reviews along with an expert who has experience in doing such reviews. We have structured this protocol by incorporating the principles of patient treatment in Ayurveda, within the Cochrane framework, using Vitiligo as a model. The treatment section provides a comprehensive list of classical medicines used in the treatment of the disease. This will help in increasing the search terms.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Aggithaya, Madhur Guruprasad
Suraj, Kumbla R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

The potential of Ayurvedic philosophy and medicines needs to be recognized and converted into real life treatment paradigm. This article describes a comprehensive therapeutic approach used in Ayurveda and modern medicine to treat arthritis. We present concise summary of various controlled drug trials carried out by us to validate standardized Ayurvedic drugs using modern medicine protocol to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis knees. Several of the latter are published.

Author(s): 
Chopra, Arvind
Saluja, Manjit
Tillu, Girish
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

The study of epigenetics is providing novel insights about the functional and developmental complexity of the nervous system. In neuropathology, therapies aimed at correcting epigenetic dysregulation have been extensively documented in a large variety of models for neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.

Author(s): 
Valor, Luis M.
Publication Title: 
American journal of health promotion: AJHP

PURPOSE: To examine perceptions of phase-I human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine trial participation among African-Americans and Hispanics in San Francisco, California. DESIGN: Qualitative, semistructured interviews. SETTING: San Francisco Department of Health. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six African-American and Hispanic men and women, 18 to 50 years of age, residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. METHOD: Purposive sampling using advertisements, community-based organization rosters, and snowball referrals. Thematic analysis of transcripts identified salient themes and patterns.

Author(s): 
Toledo, Lauren
McLellan-Lemal, Eleanor
Arreola, Sonya
Campbell, Chadwick
Sutton, Madeline

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