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

BACKGROUND: With increasing frequency, patients with cancer and their family members are turning to the Internet to educate themselves about their disease and treatment options, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and supportive care. However, very little is known about how national leading cancer centers represent these therapies via their websites. METHODS: Simulating the perspective of an information-seeking patient or family member, we performed a systematic analysis of the websites of 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Author(s): 
Brauer, Jeremy A.
El Sehamy, Adam
Metz, James M.
Mao, Jun J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: With increasing frequency, patients with cancer and their family members are turning to the Internet to educate themselves about their disease and treatment options, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and supportive care. However, very little is known about how national leading cancer centers represent these therapies via their websites. METHODS: Simulating the perspective of an information-seeking patient or family member, we performed a systematic analysis of the websites of 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Author(s): 
Brauer, Jeremy A.
El Sehamy, Adam
Metz, James M.
Mao, Jun J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: With increasing frequency, patients with cancer and their family members are turning to the Internet to educate themselves about their disease and treatment options, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and supportive care. However, very little is known about how national leading cancer centers represent these therapies via their websites. METHODS: Simulating the perspective of an information-seeking patient or family member, we performed a systematic analysis of the websites of 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Author(s): 
Brauer, Jeremy A.
El Sehamy, Adam
Metz, James M.
Mao, Jun J.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Palliative Nursing

AIM: To reflect on the definition of compassion and analyse the concepts encompassed by the term. BACKGROUND: A large number of authors have defined compassion, with certain nuances that differ from case to case. This raises the need for specificity in the definition of the term. DATA SOURCES: First, a systematic search was conducted of scientific databases. Second, a selection of experts were consulted and a request made to them for specific articles. Third, the snowball method was used.

Author(s): 
Perez-Bret, Encarnación
Altisent, Rogelio
Rocafort, Javier
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based therapies are being used in a wide range of common chronic conditions in both treatment and prevention despite lack of consensus about their effectiveness in different patient categories. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence of effectiveness MBSR and MBCT in different patient categories. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of systematic reviews of RCTs, using the standardized MBSR or MBCT programs.

Author(s): 
Gotink, Rinske A.
Chu, Paula
Busschbach, Jan J. V.
Benson, Herbert
Fricchione, Gregory L.
Hunink, M. G. Myriam
Publication Title: 
Klinische Monatsblatter Fur Augenheilkunde

In an overview new data from the literature regarding alternative/complementary medicine are presented. Naturopathy, acupuncture and homeopathy as well as new findings in placebo-research and their correlation to alternative medicine are discussed. In addition, as a synthesis a patient-orientated so-called anthropologic medicine is recommended to make alternative/complementary medicine unnecessary.

Author(s): 
Behrens-Baumann, W.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To examine the views of government spokespersons regarding the efforts of five complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) groups (chiropractic, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy and Reiki) to take their place in the formal health care system. DESIGN: In this small scale, exploratory study, we conducted in-depth interviews with 10 key government officials at the federal (5), provincial (4) and municipal (1) levels.

Author(s): 
Kelner, Merrijoy
Wellman, Beverly
Boon, Heather
Welsh, Sandy
Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementarmedizin (2006)

BACKGROUND: The demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment in the European Union (EU) has led to an increase in the various CAM interventions available to the public. Our aim was to describe the CAM services available from both registered medical practitioners and registered non-medical practitioners.

Author(s): 
von Ammon, Klaus
Frei-Erb, Martin
Cardini, Francesco
Daig, Ute
Dragan, Simona
Hegyi, Gabriella
Roberti di Sarsina, Paolo
Sörensen, Jan
Lewith, George
Publication Title: 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

PURPOSE: The socioeconomic determinants for drug utilization, especially in children, have not been investigated sufficiently so far. The study's aim was the estimation of prevalences and determinants of conventional, homeopathic and phytotherapeutic drugs and expenditures. METHODS: Population-based data on drug utilization of 3,642 children in two German birth cohorts (GINIplus and LISAplus, 10-year follow-up) were collected using a self-administered questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Italia, Salvatore
Batscheider, Ariane
Heinrich, Joachim
Wenig, Christina
Bauer, Carl Peter
Koletzko, Sibylle
Lehmann, Irina
Herbarth, Olf
von Berg, Andrea
Berdel, Dietrich
Hoffmann, Barbara
Schaaf, Beate
Wolfenstetter, Silke B.
Publication Title: 
WHO chronicle
Author(s): 
Akerele, O.

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