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Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: The growing quantity of Complementary and Alternative Medicine literature requires databases enabled with increasingly powerful search capabilities. To address this need in the area of acupuncture research, a bibliographic database of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews called AcuTrials® has been developed by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. AcuTrials® introduces a comprehensive keyword thesaurus that categorizes details of treatment protocols and research design to an extent not currently available in MEDLINE or other databases.

Author(s): 
Marx, Benjamin L.
Milley, Ryan
Cantor, Dara G.
Ackerman, Deborah L.
Hammerschlag, Richard
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Aging & Human Development

Because of the dearth of available partners, older women looking to date may have to relax their dating standards to find a dating partner, perhaps accepting a life situation that is not what they had hoped for. However older women may be reluctant to sacrifice an often recently-gained lifestyle free of caregiving obligations. Older men, on the other hand, have a large pool of potential dating partners and do not face the same dilemma.

Author(s): 
William, D. McIntosh
Locker, Lawrence
Briley, Katherine
Ryan, Rebecca
Scott, Alison J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA

Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is growing in the United States. Children are a part of this trend, with adolescent self-care exceeding adult use. As a result, the necessity of educating pediatricians on CAM practices has become clear. This paper describes the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Education (PIME) project with a focus on the creation of HolisticKids.org, a Website designed to educate pediatric residents.

Author(s): 
Whelan, Julia S.
Dvorkin, Lana
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology

Interoception, defined as the perception of internal body states, plays a central role in classic and contemporary theories of emotion. In particular, deviations from baseline body states have been hypothesized to be integral to the experience of emotion and feeling. Consequently, reliable measurement of interoception is critical to the testing of emotion theories. Heartbeat perception tasks have been considered the standard method for assessing interoceptive awareness, primarily due to their non-invasive nature and technical feasibility.

Author(s): 
Khalsa, S. S.
Rudrauf, D.
Sandesara, C.
Olshansky, B.
Tranel, D.
Publication Title: 
BMC musculoskeletal disorders

BACKGROUND: Augmenting validated paper versions of existing outcome measures with an equivalent online version may offer substantial research advantages (cost, rapidity and reliability). However, equivalence of online and paper questionnaires cannot be assumed, nor can acceptability to respondents. The aim was to test whether online and written versions of the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ), a standard measure of functional disability in back pain, are equivalent at both group and individual levels to establish whether they can be used interchangeably.

Author(s): 
Bishop, Felicity L.
Lewis, Graham
Harris, Scott
McKay, Naomi
Prentice, Philippa
Thiel, Haymo
Lewith, George T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA

BACKGROUND: The amount of reliable information available for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is limited, and few authoritative resources are available. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to investigate the information-seeking behavior of health professionals seeking CAM information. METHODS: Data were gathered using a Web-based questionnaire made available to health sciences faculty affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco. RESULTS: The areas of greatest interest were herbal medicine (67%), relaxation exercises (53%), and acupuncture (52%).

Author(s): 
Owen, David J.
Fang, Min-Lin E.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: The growing quantity of Complementary and Alternative Medicine literature requires databases enabled with increasingly powerful search capabilities. To address this need in the area of acupuncture research, a bibliographic database of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews called AcuTrials® has been developed by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. AcuTrials® introduces a comprehensive keyword thesaurus that categorizes details of treatment protocols and research design to an extent not currently available in MEDLINE or other databases.

Author(s): 
Marx, Benjamin L.
Milley, Ryan
Cantor, Dara G.
Ackerman, Deborah L.
Hammerschlag, Richard
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