Publications

Publication Title: 
Oral Diseases

OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific validity of published papers on the efficacy of acupuncture in dentistry based on predefined methodological criteria. MATERIALS: A literature search performed by the Royal Society of Medicine and the University Library, Copenhagen, Denmark was able to identify 74 papers written in English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, French and Russian published between 1966 and 1996.

Author(s): 
Rosted, P.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVE(S): To systematically review Chinese literature on the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). DATA SOURCES: The Chinese electronic databases (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) were searched from their inceptions to May 2008. STUDY SELECTION: Trials reporting randomized controlled trials (RCTs) where patients with SCI (with or without operation) were treated with acupuncture including electroacupuncture. DATA EXTRACTION: Methodological quality was assessed with the PEDro scale.

Author(s): 
Shin, Byung-Cheul
Lee, Myeong Soo
Kong, Jae Cheol
Jang, Insoo
Park, Jongbae J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate evidence for the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in systematic reviews. METHODS: Chinese (TCM Periodical Literature Database, Chinese Biological Medicine database, Chinese Medical Current Contents, China Hospital Knowledge Database journal fulltext database, Virtual Machining and Inspection System, and Wanfang) and English (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed and Embase) databases were searched.

Author(s): 
Wang, Junwen
Cui, Meng
Jiao, Hongguan
Tong, Yuanyuan
Xu, Jun
Zhao, Yingkai
Han, Mei
Liu, Jianping
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the quality and methods of clinical research literature published in foreign Science Citation Index (SCI) journals studying the treatment of low back pain with acupuncture. To conduct a comparative study with clinical research literature published in Chinese core domestic journals, and to understand the prospects of current research trends of acupuncture clinical studies in Western countries and China.

Author(s): 
Lin, Xiangjun
Li, Rui
Publication Title: 
PloS One

OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture has become popular and widely practiced in many countries around the world. Despite the large amount of acupuncture-related literature that has been published, broader trends in the prevalence and scope of acupuncture research remain underexplored. The current study quantitatively analyzes trends in acupuncture research publications in the past 20 years. METHODS: A bibliometric approach was used to search PubMed for all acupuncture-related research articles including clinical and animal studies.

Author(s): 
Ma, Yan
Dong, Ming
Zhou, Kehua
Mita, Carol
Liu, Jianping
Wayne, Peter M.
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: With the globalization of clinical trials, large developing nations have substantially increased their participation in multi-site studies. This participation has raised ethical concerns, among them the fear that local customs, habits and culture are not respected while asking potential participants to take part in study. This knowledge gap is particularly noticeable among Indian subjects, since despite the large number of participants, little is known regarding what factors affect their willingness to participate in clinical trials.

Author(s): 
Shah, Jatin Y.
Phadtare, Amruta
Rajgor, Dimple
Vaghasia, Meenakshi
Pradhan, Shreyasee
Zelko, Hilary
Pietrobon, Ricardo
Publication Title: 
Journal of Vector Borne Diseases

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Artemisinin was first extracted from the herb Artemisia annua which has been used for many centuries in Chinese traditional medicine as a treatment for fever and malaria. It has been given the 2011 Lasker-DeBakey clinical medical research award. In this paper, knowledge map of artemisinin research was drawn to provide some information for global researchers interested in artemisinin and its relevant references.

Author(s): 
Yao, Qiang
Chen, Jing
Lyu, Peng-Hui
Zhang, Shi-Jing
Ma, Fei-Cheng
Fang, Jian-Guo
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

Rumoozul Atibba, a rare Urdu book compiled by Hakim Fairozuddin is in two Volumes. It is published by Darul Kutub Rafiqul Atibba, printed in "Rifah-e-Aam press in 1913 at Lahore which contains short biographies of Ayurvedic and Unani physicians. It has been compiled to disclose the tested formulae hidden in the minds of eminent scholars of Ayurveda and Unani with their life sketches. The selection of this work has been aimed to enlight the Ayurvedic History prevailed in different languages.

Author(s): 
Husain, S. A.
Subhaktha, P. K. J. P.
Bhatnagar, V. K.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

The history of veterinary medicine is closely tied to the development of human medicine. Evidence of animal medicine has been found in ancient civilizations, such as those of the Hindu, Babylonians, Hebrews, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans. Ancient Indian literature in the form of the holy Vĕda, Purăna, Brăhmaņa, epics, etc. is flooded with information on animal care. The Purăņa are ancient scriptures discuss varied topics like devotion to God and his various aspects, traditional sciences like Ayurvĕda, Jyŏtişa (Astrology), cosmology, concepts like dharma, karma, reincarnation and many others.

Author(s): 
Varanasi, Subhose
Narayana, A.
Publication Title: 
Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B

From 1000 studies published in 2007 on all aspects of autism, those that reached clear conclusions or included quantitative data were selected for this review. Possible etiologies include elemental metals, especially the inconsistent evidence regarding mercury from the vaccine preservative thimerosal, not used after 2001, and chromosomes and genes with the conclusion that autism has a complex genetic architecture. Also, various parental conditions are considered, as are many different abnormalities in the central nervous system, especially underconnectivity within the cortex.

Author(s): 
Hughes, John R.

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