Meta-analysis

Publication Title: 
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of non-pharmacological therapies for hot flushes (HFs) in women with breast cancer (BC). METHODS: Nine databases (MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), China Biology Medicine (CBM), and Wan Fang Database) were searched from their inceptions to October 2016. We also hand-searched reference lists of reviews and included articles, reviewed conference proceedings, and contacted experts.

Author(s): 
Tao, Wei-Wei
Tao, Xiao-Mei
Song, Chun-Li
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypnotherapy is considered as a promising intervention for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the evidence is still limited. The aims of this study were to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the efficacy of hypnotherapy for the treatment of IBS. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL database).

Author(s): 
Lee, Han Hee
Choi, Yoon Young
Choi, Myung-Gyu
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Psychology

Hypnotherapy can address the biopsychosocial aspects of disability-related pain, although the available evidence is limited in quality and quantity. Meta-analytic techniques were utilised to evaluate 10 controlled studies. Hypnotherapy produced significant short-term improvements in fatigue, pain experience and affect. However, a lack of significance was noted at 3- to 6-month follow-up.

Author(s): 
Bowker, Emma
Dorstyn, Diana
Publication Title: 
Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

BACKGROUND: Anxiety is a common form of psychological distress in patients with cancer. One recognized nonpharmacological intervention to reduce anxiety for various populations is hypnotherapy or hypnosis. However, its effect in reducing anxiety in cancer patients has not been systematically evaluated. AIM: This meta-analysis was designed to synthesize the immediate and sustained effects of hypnosis on anxiety of cancer patients and to identify moderators for these hypnosis effects.

Author(s): 
Chen, Pei-Ying
Liu, Ying-Mei
Chen, Mei-Ling
Publication Title: 
Journal of Physiology, Paris

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Several studies reported that hypnosis can modulate pain perception and tolerance by affecting cortical and subcortical activity in brain regions involved in these processes. We conducted an Activation Likelihood Estimation (ALE) meta-analysis on functional neuroimaging studies of pain perception under hypnosis to identify brain activation-deactivation patterns occurring during hypnotic suggestions aiming at pain reduction, including hypnotic analgesic, pleasant, or depersonalization suggestions (HASs).

Author(s): 
Del Casale, Antonio
Ferracuti, Stefano
Rapinesi, Chiara
De Rossi, Pietro
Angeletti, Gloria
Sani, Gabriele
Kotzalidis, Georgios D.
Girardi, Paolo
Publication Title: 
Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: A rigorous systematic review and meta-analysis focused on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of non-individualised homeopathic treatment has not previously been reported. We tested the null hypothesis that the main outcome of treatment using a non-individualised (standardised) homeopathic medicine is indistinguishable from that of placebo. An additional aim was to quantify any condition-specific effects of non-individualised homeopathic treatment.

Author(s): 
Mathie, Robert T.
Ramparsad, Nitish
Legg, Lynn A.
Clausen, Jürgen
Moss, Sian
Davidson, Jonathan R. T.
Messow, Claudia-Martina
McConnachie, Alex
Publication Title: 
Journal of Medicine and Life

The article discussed the immanent problems of meta-analyses selecting a number of independent trials in homeopathy, within which, the purpose was to examine the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment. Our focus lied in clarifying that the complex effects of homeopathic treatment known from history and day-to-day practice have not been respected so far. The examination of most of the homeopathic trials showed that studies rarely account for homeopathic principles, in order to assess the effectiveness of the treatment.

Author(s): 
Vithoulkas, G.
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

INTRODUCTION: Observations about controlled clinical trials expressed by Max Haidvogl in the book Ultra High Dilution (1994) have been appraised from a perspective two decades later. The present commentary briefly examines changes in homeopathy research evidence since 1994 as regards: the published number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), the use of individualised homeopathic intervention, the 'proven efficacy of homeopathy', and the quality of the evidence.

Author(s): 
Mathie, Robert T.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

BACKGROUND: Coping with the complex nature of fibromyalgia symptoms (FMS) still remains a challenge for patients. Taking into account the possible adverse events of pharmacological treatments patients often seek additional treatments for the management of fibromyalgia and turn towards complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). OBJECTIVE: In this review, we aimed to investigate the current state of literature of homeopathy in the treatment of FMS.

Author(s): 
Boehm, Katja
Raak, Christa
Cramer, Holger
Lauche, Romy
Ostermann, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

BACKGROUND: Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of veterinary homeopathy has not previously been undertaken. For all medical conditions and species collectively, we tested the hypothesis that the outcome of homeopathic intervention (treatment and/or prophylaxis, individualised and/or non-individualised) is distinguishable from corresponding intervention using placebos. METHODS: All facets of the review, including literature search strategy, study eligibility, data extraction and assessment of risk of bias, were described in an earlier paper.

Author(s): 
Mathie, Robert T.
Clausen, Jürgen

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