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Publication Title: 
Evaluation & the Health Professions

This purpose of this article is to contrast the analgesic efficacy of acupuncture following dental surgery with the analgesic effects based on the expectation of benefit in two independently conducted placebo-controlled trials evaluating acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy for dental surgery. Both trials used pain following dental surgery as the outcome variable, and both included a blinding check to ascertain patients' beliefs regarding which treatment they were receiving.

Author(s): 
Bausell, R. Barker
Lao, Lixing
Bergman, Stewart
Lee, Wen-Lin
Berman, Brian M.
Publication Title: 
Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)

In an interview with Health Progress, Sr. Patricia A. Eck, DBS, and Christopher M Carney, respectively the chairperson of the board and president/chief executive officer of Bon Secours Health System, Inc. (BSHSI), Marriotsville, MD, talked about their system, the Catholic health ministry, and not-for-profit healthcare in general. BSHSI is sponsored by the Congregation of Bon Secours, which was founded in Paris in 1824 to provide home healthcare for the poor.

Author(s): 
Eck, P. A.
Carney, C. M.
Publication Title: 
Survey of Ophthalmology

The author shares his memories of a 48-year friendship with Frank B. Walsh, known as the Father of American neuro-ophthalmology. Personal anecdotes reveal Walsh as a man of kindness, sensitivity and unusual humor, and they document the origins of such lesser known neuro-ophthalmic terms as "Walsh's sign of mad" and "the belly button nystagmus of Walsh."

Author(s): 
Coston, T. O.
Publication Title: 
Survey of Ophthalmology

The author shares his memories of a 48-year friendship with Frank B. Walsh, known as the Father of American neuro-ophthalmology. Personal anecdotes reveal Walsh as a man of kindness, sensitivity and unusual humor, and they document the origins of such lesser known neuro-ophthalmic terms as "Walsh's sign of mad" and "the belly button nystagmus of Walsh."

Author(s): 
Coston, T. O.
Publication Title: 
The Rand Journal of Economics

This article studies provision of charity care by private, nonprofit hospitals. We demonstrate that in the absence of large positive income effects on charity care supply, convex preferences for the nonprofit hospital imply crowding out by other private or government hospitals. Extending our model to include impure altruism (rivalry) provides a possible explanation for the previously reported empirical result that both crowding out and income effects on indigent care supply are often weak or insignificant.

Author(s): 
Frank, R. G.
Salkever, D. S.
Publication Title: 
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

BACKGROUND: While arthritis is the most common cause of disability, non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics experience worse arthritis impact despite having the same or lower prevalence of arthritis compared to non-Hispanic whites. People with arthritis who exercise regularly have less pain, more energy, and improved sleep, yet arthritis is one of the most common reasons for limiting physical activity. Mind-body interventions, such as yoga, that teach stress management along with physical activity may be well suited for investigation in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Author(s): 
Middleton, Kimberly R.
Ward, Michael M.
Haaz, Steffany
Velummylum, Sinthujah
Fike, Alice
Acevedo, Ana T.
Tataw-Ayuketah, Gladys
Dietz, Laura
Mittleman, Barbara B.
Wallen, Gwenyth R.
Publication Title: 
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

BACKGROUND: While arthritis is the most common cause of disability, non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics experience worse arthritis impact despite having the same or lower prevalence of arthritis compared to non-Hispanic whites. People with arthritis who exercise regularly have less pain, more energy, and improved sleep, yet arthritis is one of the most common reasons for limiting physical activity. Mind-body interventions, such as yoga, that teach stress management along with physical activity may be well suited for investigation in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Author(s): 
Middleton, Kimberly R.
Ward, Michael M.
Haaz, Steffany
Velummylum, Sinthujah
Fike, Alice
Acevedo, Ana T.
Tataw-Ayuketah, Gladys
Dietz, Laura
Mittleman, Barbara B.
Wallen, Gwenyth R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among some patients who test positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Changes in body-fat distribution can occur in some patients on prolonged highly active antiretroviral therapy. Currently, there are fewer effective treatments for the condition. Patients with lipodystrophy may be turning to CAM. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to investigate the prevalence and perceived benefit of CAM use for perceived body-shape changes among a cohort of HIV-positive patients.

Author(s): 
Cho, Minhee
Ye, Xioabu
Dobs, Adrian
Cofrancesco, Joseph
Publication Title: 
Special Care in Dentistry: Official Publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry

A computer-assisted telephone interview in Maryland of adults who had low income and were Hispanic, Black, and White and who had experienced a toothache during the previous 12 months was conducted. Respondents reported a high prevalence of toothaches, with 44.3% having experienced more than five toothaches during the preceding 10 years. Pain intensity associated with the most recent toothache was high with 45.1% of the respondents reporting the highest pain possible. Pain interfered with many aspects of normal functioning.

Author(s): 
Cohen, Leonard A.
Bonito, Arthur J.
Akin, Donald R.
Manski, Richard J.
Macek, Mark D.
Edwards, Robert R.
Cornelius, Llewellyn J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To ascertain if previous findings of low levels of agreement of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) pattern diagnoses made by TCM practitioners in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were a function of practitioner differences or would be replicated with a different sample of clinicians, and to examine the relationship between TCM diagnosis and herbal treatment plans. DESIGN: A prospective survey. SETTING: General clinical research center, University of Maryland Hospital System, Baltimore, MD. SUBJECTS: Forty (40) patients with RA.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Grant G.
Lee, Wenlin
Bausell, Barker
Lao, Lixing
Handwerger, Barry
Berman, Brian

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