Medical Records

Publication Title: 
PloS One

While yoga is gaining increased popularity in North America and Europe, its safety has been questioned in the lay press. The aim of this systematic review was to assess published case reports and case series on adverse events associated with yoga. Medline/Pubmed, Scopus, CAMBase, IndMed and the Cases Database were screened through February 2013; and 35 case reports and 2 case series reporting a total of 76 cases were included. Ten cases had medical preconditions, mainly glaucoma and osteopenia.

Author(s): 
Cramer, Holger
Krucoff, Carol
Dobos, Gustav
Publication Title: 
Acta Cytologica

ISSUES: Optical digital imaging and its related technologies have applications in cytopathology that encompass training and education, image analysis, diagnosis, report documentation and archiving, and telecommunications. Telecytology involves the use of telecommunications to transmit cytology images for the purposes of diagnosis, consultation or education.

Author(s): 
O'Brien, M. J.
Takahashi, M.
Brugal, G.
Christen, H.
Gahm, T.
Goodell, R. M.
Karakitsos, P.
Knesel, E. A.
Kobler, T.
Kyrkou, K. A.
Labbe, S.
Long, E. L.
Mango, L. J.
McGoogan, E.
Oberholzer, M.
Reith, A.
Winkler, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Acupuncture treatment and control group interventions in parallel-group randomized trials of acupuncture are not always precisely reported. In an attempt to improve standards, an international group of experienced acupuncturists and researchers devised a set of recommendations, designating them STRICTA: STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture. In a further consensus-building round, the editors of several journals helped redraft the recommendations.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
White, Adrian
Cummings, Mike
Jobst, Kim A.
Rose, Ken
Niemtzow, Richard C.
STRICTA Group
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

Acupuncture treatment and control group interventions in parallel-group randomised trials of acupuncture are not always precisely reported. In an attempt to improve standards, an international group of experienced acupuncturists and researchers devised a set of recommendations, designating them STRICTA: STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture. In a further consensus-building round, the editors of several journals helped redraft the recommendations.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
White, Adrian
Cummings, Mike
Jobst, Kim
Rose, Ken
Niemtzow, Richard
STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trails of Acupuncture
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of methodology and reporting of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity worldwide. METHODS: Collecting all the randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for obesity worldwide by systematically searching without language limitation. The quality of methodology and reporting was evaluated by the quality criteria recommended by Cochrane handbook and CONSORT (consolidate standards of reporting trial) and STRICTA (standard for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture) checklists.

Author(s): 
Liu, Xue-Mei
Zhang, Ming-Ming
Du, Liang
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Morbidity in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) research is an emerging field. Few studies have been published, and there is a lack of international standards for data collection and reporting. Based on the experience of developing a computerized system for patient data collection at the University of Technology, Sydney, (UTS) Acupuncture Clinic (Sydney, Australia), and reporting results from that database, a start can be made toward developing guidelines for reporting similar results from TCM clinical audits.

Author(s): 
Meier, Peter C.
Rogers, Carole
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To inform the potential revision of Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA), we sought the opinion of acupuncture trial authors and systematic reviewers to rank the utility of the guidelines and asked trial authors about their experiences using them. DESIGN: Questionnaires ranking STRICTA items and qualitative responses about experience using the guidelines.

Author(s): 
Prady, Stephanie L.
MacPherson, Hugh
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Morbidity in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) research is an emerging field. Few studies have been published, and there is a lack of international standards for data collection and reporting. Based on the experience of developing a computerized system for patient data collection at the University of Technology, Sydney, (UTS) Acupuncture Clinic (Sydney, Australia), and reporting results from that database, a start can be made toward developing guidelines for reporting similar results from TCM clinical audits.

Author(s): 
Meier, Peter C.
Rogers, Carole
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To inform the potential revision of Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA), we sought the opinion of acupuncture trial authors and systematic reviewers to rank the utility of the guidelines and asked trial authors about their experiences using them. DESIGN: Questionnaires ranking STRICTA items and qualitative responses about experience using the guidelines.

Author(s): 
Prady, Stephanie L.
MacPherson, Hugh
Publication Title: 
Diabetic Medicine: A Journal of the British Diabetic Association

BACKGROUND: Higher self-compassion is associated with mental and physical health benefits in both healthy and chronically ill populations. The current study investigated the role of self-compassion in predicting depression, diabetes-specific distress and HbA1c in patients with diabetes. AIMS: To assess the specific operationalization of negative emotionality that best predicted HbA1c and to test whether self-compassion would buffer HbA1c in patients with diabetes against the negative effects of distress.

Author(s): 
Friis, A. M.
Johnson, M. H.
Cutfield, R. G.
Consedine, N. S.

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