2,027 results match your criteria Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine[Journal]


Clinical Study on Anesthesia with Remifentanil and Propofol in Patients with High Hemodynamics.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Objective: To study the effect of remifentanil and propofol as an anesthesia regimen in patients with high hemodynamics.

Methods: From January 2019 to October 2020, 200 patients with high hemodynamics undergoing surgery at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in China were selected as study participants, including 100 patients anesthetized with remifentanil and propofol (research group), and 100 patients anesthetized with fentanyl and propofol (control group). Vital signs, hemodynamic changes and recovery time after anesthesia were compared in the 2 groups and any adverse events while under anesthesia were recorded. Read More

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Clinical Efficacy of Bevacizumab Plus XELOX Chemotherapy in Colorectal Cancer and Application Value of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Background And Objectives: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a malignant tumor with an extremely high incidence rate worldwide. This study explores the influence of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in the care of patients with CRC undergoing bevacizumab (BVZ) plus XELOX chemotherapy, aiming at providing reliable reference and guidance for further improving their rehabilitation and prognosis.

Methods: Between January 2019 and March 2020, 88 patients with CRC admitted consecutively to Jiangsu Cancer Hospital in China were enrolled in the study. Read More

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Exploring Drug De-addiction Treatment in Unani Medicine.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Background: Drug addiction, or substance abuse disorder, has a long history. The use of a drug that causes dependence has been used in various religious and tribal initiation ceremonies. Currently, recreational use or peer modelling leads an individual to substance abuse. Read More

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Therapeutic Effects of Curcumin on Osteoarthritis and Its Protection of Chondrocytes Through the Wnt/Β-Catenin Signaling Pathway.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Context: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a high-incidence, chronic condition, with an extremely high prevalence among older adults. OA seriously compromises the normal living of OA patients, and it's imperative to find a novel therapy as soon as possible to improve their prognosis and life quality.

Objective: The study intended to investigate the therapeutic effects of Curcumin (Cur) on OA and to explore its preliminary mechanism of action, with the aim of offering more accurate guidance for use of OA therapy. Read More

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Serum Cat S, TSP-1, IL-11, BNP and sST2 Diagnostic and Prognostic Value in Chronic Heart Failure.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Context: Objectives • This study aimed to assess the diagnostic value of serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), cathepsin S (Cat S), serum soluble ST2 receptor (sST2), platelet reactive protein-1 (TSP-1) and interleukin-11 (IL-11) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).

Context: Materials and Methods • A total of 112 patients admitted to in our hospital with HF were enrolled as the HF group and 120 healthy people undergoing physical examination were assigned to the control group. The serum levels of Cat S, TSP-1, IL-11, sST2 and BNP were measured and compared in the subgroups categorized according to New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification. Read More

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Effect of Fibular Osteotomy with Joint Debridement on Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Objective: The aim of this study was to attempt to evaluate the effect of fibular osteotomy (FO) with joint debridement compared with arthroscopic debridement in terms of the degree of pain and range of motion in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA).

Methods: From August 2018 to February 2020, our hospital admitted 88 patients with KOA to this prospective study. They were randomly divided into 2 groups: the FO group (44 patients) received an FO with joint debridement and the control group (44 patients) were given simple arthroscopic debridement. Read More

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Building Patient Trust in Nurses Can Improve Respiratory Function, Quality of Life and Self-Management Ability in Patients with Bronchopneumonia.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effect of building Trust in Nurses (TN) on improving respiratory function, quality of life (QoL) and the self-management ability of patients with bronchopneumonia.

Methods: A total of 92 patients hospitalized in The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University in China between November 2019 and October 2020 were prospectively included in the study. Patients were randomly assigned to either the TN group (intervention group; n = 46) or routine nursing (control group; n = 46). Read More

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Nurses' Use of Holistic, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Methods Against COVID-19 Anxiety.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 15. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

Introduction: Context • Health professionals have been experiencing physical and mental fatigue, affective disorders, and sleep problems due to the stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. As in most outbreaks and pandemics, nurses are at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus and have experienced high anxiety levels. People can resort to many methods of coping with stressful situations, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Read More

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Psychedelics and Mental Health: An Alternative Strategy to Treat Mental Impairments Triggered or Aggravated by COVID-19.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 15. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

Despite the discovery of vaccines for COVID-19, one of the best security measures to contain the spread of the virus is social distancing and isolation. However, isolation might trigger negative mental outcomes, such as onset of a depressive and anxious condition, increased consumption of alcohol and drugs, relapse to substances of abuse, and even induce post-traumatic stress disorder. Interestingly, recent research with psychedelics suggests that when these substances are used in combination with psychotherapy, they may reduce these mental impairments. Read More

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Treatment of Circadian Disorder with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency With the Nourishing Yin and Tonifying Yang Sequential Method with Femoston.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 15. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

Objective: The clinical effects of the nourishing Yin and tonifying Yang sequential method with Femoston was explored in treating circadian disorder with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI).

Method: We enrolled 600 patients with circadian disorder and POI in a prospective study and divided the patients into 2 groups: an experimental and a control group. Both groups were treated with Femoston and the experimental group also received nourishing Yin and tonifying Yang sequential method. Read More

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Pulsed Magnetic Field Treatment for Calming Neuroinflammation in Pain Conditions.

Authors:
Tufan Mert

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 15. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

Context: Neuroinflammation can be associated with inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines and chemokines, that follow damage, injury, infection, or illness in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and/or the central nervous system (CNS). These can play strategic roles in the formation and continuation of abnormal pain behaviors. Pulsed magnetic field (PMF) treatments have attracted attention for the prevention and management of various pain conditions. Read More

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Acupressure and Dementia: A Review of Current Evidence.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Apr 15. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

Context: Dementia is the cognitive decline of patients, who often exhibit behavioral and psychological symptoms, severely affecting their quality of life (QoL) and placing a heavy burden on caregivers. Studies have found that acupressure can have benefits for individuals with dementia.

Objective: The review intended to critically analyze the currently available evidence on the use of acupressure as a nonpharmacological therapy for people with dementia, based on results from available clinical trials. Read More

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Topical Cannabadiol in Pain Management: A Call for Formal Clinical Evaluation.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar;28(3):14-17

As a medical specialty, pain management is characterized by numerous safety and efficacy issues and many unmet needs. A report by Allied Market Research estimated the 2019 global market for pain relief at $71 billion, with a projected growth rate of nearly 4% per year1 through 2027. The segment of this market most relevant to this discussion, topical pain relief, comprised almost 13% of this market, with a value of $8. Read More

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Molds, Mycotoxins, the Brain, the Gut and Misconceptions.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar;28(3):8-12

Molds are present in homes and other indoor places that are water damaged and they produce mycotoxins. One mold species can produce several different mycotoxins and one mycotoxin can come from several different molds. Even small amounts of mold growth in an air conditioner or in ducts will result in the occupants being chronically exposed, constantly breathing mold spores and mycotoxins, causing illness. Read More

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Gastrointestinal Health of People Working From Home Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Online, Cross-sectional Survey.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar 24. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Context: The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increasingly sedentary lifestyle among people working from home (WFH), including 71% of Information and Technology (IT) workers. The lifestyle lacks physical activity and also affects people emotionally, which can lead to serious ailments.

Objective: The study aimed to identify and understand the burden from gastrointestinal complaints on individuals in the IT sector, who have been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. Read More

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Effect of Different Oxygen Delivery Methods on Transcutaneous Oxygen Pressure and Fraction of Inspired Oxygen During Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar;28(3):24-29

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different oxygen delivery methods during noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) on transcutaneous oxygen pressure (PtcO2), transcutaneous carbon dioxide pressure (PtcCO2) and fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) in order to find more effective oxygen delivery methods.

Methods: A total of 20 healthy volunteers participated in this study, all of whom received NPPV. All volunteers received oxygen through a nasal cannula (NC) located in a mask or through a mask alone (OSTM) (oxygen flow rate was 3L/min and 5L/min), PtcO2 and PtcCO2 were measured, and the effects of the 2 methods of oxygen concentration on PtcO2 and PtcCO2 levels were evaluated during noninvasive ventilation. Read More

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Improving Postural Stability in Active Older Adults: Argentine Tango Dance as an Alternative Fall-prevention Strategy.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar 24. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Context: Falls and the consequent injuries are a major global public-health issue, and fall prevention is urgently required for an aging population. Postural instability is a critical risk factor for fall prediction.

Objective: The study intended to determine the impact of dancing the Argentine tango on postural stability in active older adults. Read More

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Effect of Foot Massage on Labor Pain in Parturient Women.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar 24. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Background: Massageis one of the non-pharmacologic methods used to control pain and help pregnant women cope with the pain and positively affect labor.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of foot massage in pregnant women during labor, labor pain, the duration of the delivery, interventions, postpartum bleeding and the emotional state of the mother.

Design: This study was designedas a randomized controlled experimental study. Read More

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Aromatherapy Massage for Relief of Pruritus and Stress in Older Women.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar 24. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Context: Pruritus is a common skin disease among older adults. With aging, there is a decrease in skin elasticity and thickness, and vascular changes occur that decrease the skin's ability to retain moisture.

Objective: To investigate the effects of aromatherapy massage on pruritis and stress levels in older women. Read More

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Sleep Quality Of College Students During COVID-19 Outbreak In China: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar;28(3):58-64

Introduction: Poor sleep quality among college students is a global problem. Chinese college students were required to home quarantine, social distance and participate in online learning during the COVID-19 epidemic. This study aimed to investigate the sleep quality of college students during the epidemic and identify the factors related to poor sleep quality. Read More

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Effects of Long-term Administration of Inhaled Lavender During Hemodialysis on Patients' Invasive Pain, Anxiety, and Comfort During Cannulation: A Single-blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 25. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Context: Although a number of studies have shown that lavender administered via inhalation can decrease the invasive pain and anxiety experienced by hemodialysis (HD) patients during cannulation, the evaluation has mostly been on the short-term effectiveness of lavender oil. Also, no study has evaluated the effects of lavender on comfort level.

Objective: The study aimed to investigate the long-term effectiveness of lavender oil, when administered via an inhaler during HD sessions, on a patient's experience of invasive pain, anxiety, and comfort during access to the fistula. Read More

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February 2022

Synergism of CD28 Immune Molecule in Late Immunosuppressive Phase of COVID-19: Effectiveness in Vaccinated Individuals.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 25. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Context: Lymphopenia has been frequently documented and linked to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-coronavirus 2 (CoV-2) attack. A decrease in the T-lymphocyte count has shown promise as a clinical indicator and predictor of COVID-19 severity.

Objective: The review intended to examine the relationship of COVID-19 infections in individuals to lost expression of CD28 on naive CD4+/CD8+-mediated, vaccine-specific, neutralizing antibody responses. Read More

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February 2022

Surrounding Needling and Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy Treatment: Synergistic Effects for Repigmentation in Chronic, Stable Nonsegmental Vitiligo.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 25. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Context: Narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB) phototherapy is the standard treatment for chronic stable vitiligo, but its efficacy, when used alone, is often unsatisfactory.

Objective: The study evaluated the efficacy of surrounding needling with acupuncture needles in combination with NBUVB phototherapy for lesions on different body parts of patients with chronic stable vitiligo.

Design: The research team designed a 12-week, randomized, open-label, prospective, intra-individual, comparative clinical trial. Read More

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February 2022

Effects of Yoga and Meditation on the Birth Process.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 25. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Context: During labor, conscious maternal expulsive efforts are crucial, especially in the second stage. Contemporarily, medical professional's bedside observations indicate an inadequacy in the maternal contribution to the process of delivery that has led to increased rates of caesarean sections and interventional deliveries. For that reason, the importance of yoga, meditation, and breath-awareness practices increases during pregnancy and birth. Read More

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February 2022

Hypnotherapy as a Nonpharmacological Treatment for the Psychological Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 18. Epub 2022 Feb 18.

Context: Stress and chronic pain are the factors that most influence the quality of life and well-being of people with MS, and 90% of adults with MS suffer from persistent fatigue. These symptoms can be associated with other disorders such as depression, and drug treatments provide inadequate comfort for most people with them.

Objective: The study intended to examine the impact of hypnosis and hypnotherapy in the management of symptoms of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), such as stress, chronic pain, an inferior quality of life, and a lack of psychological well-being. Read More

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February 2022

Effectiveness of the Graston Technique on Pain and General Foot Health in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 18. Epub 2022 Feb 18.

Background: Chronic plantar fasciitis has been historically treated with conventional physical therapy. The use of the Garston Technique® (GT) is a new intervention for the management of chronic plantar fascitis, but there is lack of evidence in the literature regarding its efficacy.

Study Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the GT on pain, foot function and general foot health in patients with plantar fasciitis. Read More

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February 2022

Evidence for Improved Cognitive Health with Diet: A Narrative Review.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 18. Epub 2022 Feb 18.

Background: Despite growing interest in nutrition as a behavioral intervention to improve cognitive health in clinical populations, many providers find it challenging to provide specific nutritional recommendations. We aimed to review and synthesize current empirical research on this topic and provide considerations for healthcare providers working with adults who wish to optimize their cognition via dietary improvements.

Methods: We performed a narrative review of research published between January 2009 and May 2021 on 5 popular dietary interventions: the Mediterranean diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention Diet for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND), the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. Read More

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February 2022

Effect of Low-Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields and Traditional Chinese Medicine Kneading Manipulation on Sternocostal Joint Pain in Perimenopausal Women.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 18. Epub 2022 Feb 18.

Aim: To investigate the clinical effect of low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) kneading manipulation in the treatment of perimenopausal women with sternocostal joint pain.

Methods: A total of 80 perimenopausal women with osteoporosis (OP) with sternocostal joint pain were selected as participants in the study. The patients were assigned to either the control or the treatment group, with 40 patients in each group. Read More

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February 2022

Effects of Kinesio Taping Compared with Manipulation Therapy on Drooling and Speech Intelligibility in Children with Oral Dysphagia: A Pilot Study.

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Mar;28(3):48-51

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of Kinesio Taping (KT) and Manipulation Therapy (MT) on drooling and speech intelligibility in children with oral dysphagia.

Methods: A randomized clinical trial was conducted at Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences in Mansehra, Pakistan. A total of 20 patients were recruited via the random sampling technique and later assigned to one of two groups: KT (n = 10) or MT (n = 10). Read More

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Can Traditional Treatment Such as Ashwagandha Be Beneficial in Treating Depression?

Altern Ther Health Med 2022 Feb 9. Epub 2022 Feb 9.

Background: This study provides a path for many studies that may have been forgotten in the past to the use of modern-day knowledge supporting the use of traditional treatments, specifically Withania somnifera (ashwagandha).

Primary Study Objective: The primary objective of this study was to bring back traditional therapy that could prove to be economically beneficial and possibly helpful to many clients with depression with few or no associated adverse events.

Intervention: The key components of ashwagandha include 12 alkaloids and 35 withanolides, which have been proven in various studies to be beneficial in the treatment of anxiety and stress. Read More

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February 2022