Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiac Failure

BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (e.g. Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English language RCTs before October 2016.

Author(s): 
Metin, Zehra Gok
Ejem, Deborah
Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas
Turkman, Yasemin
Salvador, Carolina
Pamboukian, Salpy
Bakitas, Marie
Publication Title: 
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments have been used for thousands of years around the world. There has been increased interest in utilizing CAM for menopausal symptoms since the release of results of the Women's Health Initiative elucidated long-term adverse effects associated with hormone therapy. Women looking for more natural or safer means to treat hot flushes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms often turn to CAM such as yoga, phytoestrogens, or black cohosh. Yet there have been few well-conducted studies looking at the efficacy of these treatments.

Author(s): 
Moore, Thea R.
Franks, Rachel B.
Fox, Carol
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiac Failure

BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (e.g. Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English language RCTs before October 2016.

Author(s): 
Metin, Zehra Gok
Ejem, Deborah
Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas
Turkman, Yasemin
Salvador, Carolina
Pamboukian, Salpy
Bakitas, Marie
Publication Title: 
Brain Research

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is highly prevalent and occurs in a variety of populations. Because of the complexity of its sequelae, treatment strategies pose a challenge. Given this complexity, TBI provides a unique target of opportunity for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. The present review describes and discusses current opportunitites and challenges associated with CAM research and clinical applications in civilian, veteran and military service populations.

Author(s): 
Hernández, Theresa D.
Brenner, Lisa A.
Walter, Kristen H.
Bormann, Jill E.
Johansson, Birgitta
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiac Failure

BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (e.g. Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English language RCTs before October 2016.

Author(s): 
Metin, Zehra Gok
Ejem, Deborah
Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas
Turkman, Yasemin
Salvador, Carolina
Pamboukian, Salpy
Bakitas, Marie
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