RCT

Publication Title: 
Integrative Cancer Therapies

Fatigue, experienced by patients during and following cancer treatment, is a significant clinical problem. It is a prevalent and distressing symptom yet pharmacological interventions are used little and confer limited benefit for patients. However, many cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and some evidence suggests it may relieve fatigue. A systematic review was conducted to appraise the effectiveness of CAM interventions in ameliorating cancer-related fatigue.

Author(s): 
Finnegan-John, Jennifer
Molassiotis, Alex
Richardson, Alison
Ream, Emma
Publication Title: 
Behavior Therapy

OBJECTIVE: Scientific research into compassion has burgeoned over the past 20 years and interventions aiming to cultivate compassion towards self and others have been developed. This meta-analysis examined the effects of compassion-based interventions on a range of outcome measures. METHOD: Twenty-one randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from the last 12 years were included in the meta-analysis, with data from 1,285 participants analyzed.

Author(s): 
Kirby, James N.
Tellegen, Cassandra L.
Steindl, Stanley R.
Publication Title: 
Frontiers in Physiology

Objective: The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effects of Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) on salivary cortisol levels in healthy adult populations. Method: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), published between January 1980 and June 2015 in PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and the Cochrane library. The PRISMA and Cochrane guidelines were followed. The pooled effect sizes were calculated with the random-effects model, using Hedges' g-values, and heterogeneity was measured using the I(2) statistic.

Author(s): 
Sanada, Kenji
Montero-Marin, Jesús
Alda Díez, Marta
Salas-Valero, Montserrat
Pérez-Yus, María C.
Morillo, Héctor
Demarzo, Marcelo M. P.
García-Toro, Mauro
García-Campayo, Javier
Publication Title: 
Integrative Cancer Therapies

Fatigue, experienced by patients during and following cancer treatment, is a significant clinical problem. It is a prevalent and distressing symptom yet pharmacological interventions are used little and confer limited benefit for patients. However, many cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and some evidence suggests it may relieve fatigue. A systematic review was conducted to appraise the effectiveness of CAM interventions in ameliorating cancer-related fatigue.

Author(s): 
Finnegan-John, Jennifer
Molassiotis, Alex
Richardson, Alison
Ream, Emma
Publication Title: 
GMS health technology assessment

BACKGROUND: Menopause is described as the transition from the reproductive phase of a women to the non reproductive. Changes in hormone levels might lead to complaints and health consequences especially during peri- and postmenopause. Hormone therapy has a potential damaging health risk profile and is recommended for temporal limited therapy for acute vasomotor symptoms only.

Author(s): 
Aidelsburger, Pamela
Schauer, Svenja
Grabein, Kristin
Wasem, Jürgen
Publication Title: 
Integrative Cancer Therapies

Fatigue, experienced by patients during and following cancer treatment, is a significant clinical problem. It is a prevalent and distressing symptom yet pharmacological interventions are used little and confer limited benefit for patients. However, many cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and some evidence suggests it may relieve fatigue. A systematic review was conducted to appraise the effectiveness of CAM interventions in ameliorating cancer-related fatigue.

Author(s): 
Finnegan-John, Jennifer
Molassiotis, Alex
Richardson, Alison
Ream, Emma
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Urology

PURPOSE: Increasing antimicrobial resistance has stimulated interest in nonantibiotic prophylaxis of recurrent urinary tract infections. We assessed the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of nonantibiotic prophylaxis in adults with recurrent urinary tract infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE®, EMBASE™, the Cochrane Library and reference lists of relevant reviews were searched to April 2013 for relevant English language citations. Two reviewers selected randomized controlled trials that met the predefined criteria for population, interventions and outcomes.

Author(s): 
Beerepoot, M. a. J.
Geerlings, S. E.
van Haarst, E. P.
van Charante, N. Mensing
ter Riet, G.
Publication Title: 
Postgraduate Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: Meta-analysis was used to assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment for simple obesity and to provide evidence-based medical data for treating obesity with acupuncture. METHODS: A comprehensive search of studies on MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Chinese databases (Wan Fang,CNKI and VIP) from 1 January 1915 through 30 November 2015 (MEDLINE search updated through 31 December 2015) was performed. We included only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that used acupuncture and sham acupuncture to treat simple obesity.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Rong-Qiang
Tan, Jiao
Li, Feng-Ying
Ma, Yong-Hong
Han, Li-Xin
Yang, Xiao-Li
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