Drug Prescriptions

Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

INTRODUCTION: The peer-review literature contains no controlled clinical research of homeopathy in cats and very little in dogs. MAIN OBJECTIVE: To collect clinical outcomes data systematically from individualised homeopathic treatment of cats and dogs that would help to inform controlled research in feline and canine homeopathy. METHODS: Twenty-one homeopathic veterinary surgeons recorded data systematically from consecutive feline and canine patients over a 12-month period.

Author(s): 
Mathie, Robert T.
Baitson, Elizabeth S.
Hansen, Lise
Elliott, Mark F.
Hoare, John
Publication Title: 
Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité

OBJECTIVES: To analyze the evolution of drug prescriptions during pregnancy from 2004 to 2008 in Haute-Garonne (France) and the impact of recommendations concerning drugs in pregnancy sent by French health authorities (AFSSAPS) and French college of gynaecologists and obstetricians to health professionals during the period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This descriptive study of reimbursed drug prescriptions during pregnancy concerns women included in the EFEMERIS database who have given birth from July 1st, 2004 to June 30th, 2008. The health insurance service records of Haute-Garonne were used.

Author(s): 
Hurault-Delarue, C.
Lacroix, I.
Vidal, S.
Montastruc, J.-L.
Damase-Michel, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: Improper prescribing habits and inappropriate drug use lead to serious health and economic consequences. This study was undertaken to evaluate drug utilization services and prescription patterns of homeopathic doctors in a government homeopathic teaching hospital in India. METHODS: No standardized homeopathic drug use indicators are available. The researchers used indicators for health care setting (drug availability)-modified prescribing indicators and patient care indicators, based on World Health Organization's core drug use indicators.

Author(s): 
Koley, Munmun
Saha, Subhranil
Arya, Jogendra Singh
Choubey, Gurudev
Ghosh, Shubhamoy
Purkait, Rajib
Mondal, Ramkumar
Kundu, Bapi
Mukherjee, Rajarshi
Publication Title: 
Revista Da Associação Médica Brasileira (1992)

OBJECTIVE: This study describes and analyzes the adequacy of HA prescription, for nutritional replacement, in hospitals of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area and explores the use of SIH/SUS to evaluate the profile and quality of drug prescription. METHODS: The information was collected from the Hospital Information System of the "Sistema Unico de Saúde" SIH/SUS from 1999 to 2001. RESULTS: The use of HA for nutritional replacement was recorded in 121 admittances of subjects during 1 year, the most frequent justification being protein-caloric malnutrition (93%).

Author(s): 
Matos, Guacira Corrêa de
Rozenfeld, Suely
Martins, Mônica
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Philosophical commitment to a natural form of health care does not exempt practitioners who function in a drug-utilizing health care system from an appreciation of the potential use and abuse of pharmaceutical agents. The strategies used for evaluating drug therapy may provide a framework for ascertaining the clinical appropriateness of drugless forms of health care.

Author(s): 
Jamison, J. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this survey was to assess the use of and the attitude toward prescribing medication among doctors of chiropractic in 1 of 26 Swiss cantons. METHODS: A Likert scale electronic questionnaire was sent to licensed doctors of chiropractic of the canton of Berne (n = 47). Percentages, mean values, and standard deviations were calculated. A follow-up survey was used to assess comments from the main survey. A probability value of P < .05 indicated a statistically significant difference. RESULTS: The response rate was 77%.

Author(s): 
Wangler, Martin
Zaugg, Beatrice
Faigaux, Eric
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

Treatment with traditional Chinese medicinal composite is one of the most important characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Studying material base of TCM composite and its mechanism is a key to modernizing the industry of Chinese medicinal herbs. The research for TCM composite can be carried out from many different angles, including multiple components, multiple actions, multiple levels and multiple targets. Such a way to study TCM composite will be beneficial to improving the theory of TCM composite, guiding clinical administration and developing new products.

Author(s): 
Xu, Jian-Yang
Liang, Li-Wu
Qiu, De-Wen
Han, Xiao
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Pharmacology

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is widely practised and is viewed as an attractive alternative to conventional medicine. Quantitative information about TCM prescriptions, constituent herbs and herbal ingredients is necessary for studying and exploring TCM. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We manually collected information on TCM in books and other printed sources in Medline.

Author(s): 
Chen, X.
Zhou, H.
Liu, Y. B.
Wang, J. F.
Li, H.
Ung, C. Y.
Han, L. Y.
Cao, Z. W.
Chen, Y. Z.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

The ZHENG (syndrome of traditional Chinese medicine) oriented effects and the multiple-targets' mechanism are the main challenges encountered by recent researches for Chinese herbal formula. Using methods of bioinformatics and systems biology, we proposed a biological network-based framework for understanding the mechanism of Chinese herbal formula, and reviewed our studies under this framework which aimed to explore the relationship between Chinese herbal formula and corresponding ZHENGs, as well as the synergism of herbal combinations.

Author(s): 
Li, Shao
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

Apart from "different syndrome complexes in the same disease" and "the same syndrome complex in different diseases", another relationship between disease and syndrome complex is "analogous syndrome complex in the same disease" which means that the patients who suffer from the same disease manifest the common basic syndrome complex in spite of slight differences in their accompanying symptoms.

Author(s): 
Wang, Wen-jian

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