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The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Strategies, Opioids, and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) Among Patients Attending a Free Clinic

Compared to non-born English speakers and Spanish speakers, American born English speakers are more likely to use CAM, nonprescription pain relievers, and prescription opioids, as well as being more aware of opioid use. A health care facility other than a free clinic as well as friends is the biggest source of opioids for free clinic patients. Although nonprescription pain relievers are commonly used among free clinic patients, chronic pain sufferers, nonprescription pain relievers are less common to use for pain control. More health education services are required to increase the awareness of opioid use among free clinic patients and other underserved populations.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1177/2374373520937514


Complementary and alternative medicine use in infertility: A review of infertile women's needs

Infertile women in various countries use complementary and alternative therapies. The study included u201cCAM/therapy, needs, and Infertility, which was published in English peer-reviewed journals from conception to October 2020, which investigated the infertile women's needs in the field of CAM use. The findings revealed that infertile women have different needs in six domains, including educational and educational guidance, support services, the desire for forensic support, the need for CAM use guidance, the desire for CAM use guidance, the need for women's culture and needs, and the integration of CAM with conventional medicine all included these areas. Health policymakers and planners may be aided in determining and delivering counseling services in accordance with the needs and culture of infertile couples.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.4103/jehp.jehp_704_21


Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine in Nocturnal Enuresis in Children

Background: The use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in children is on the rise. This study was designed to determine the most common complementary and alternative medicine strategies used for enuresis in the pediatric population. This research was designed to introduce the most common complementary and alternative medicine techniques used for enuresis in the pediatric population. Methods: In children's nocturnal enuresis, medical literature research was conducted in numerous databases for a variety of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. Most CAM techniques have positive results in the treatment of nocturnal enuresis and have their own theories about disease causes, diagnosis, and disease prevention based on the study's findings. Conclusions: Despite the fact that CAM techniques are still used in nocturnal enuresis among children, children's narcotic enuresis is not often enough.

Source link: https://doaj.org/article/6c0b074ea6c34bc086a36d6589199f74


Knowledge, attitude, and practices of complementary and alternative medicine: a survey of physicians and nurses at an academic medical center in Beirut

At the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon, the aim of this research is to determine the use, attitudes, and practices of complementary and alternative medicine among physicians and nurses. Sixty-two percent of physicians felt that including evidence-based CAM therapies would raise patient satisfaction, and 66% predicted that offering CAM would bring more patients. Of the 80 nurses who responded, 77% said never referred a patient to a CAM specialist, but half said they would definitely refer if a CAM specialist were available. According to 59% of nurses surveyed, five-seven percent of nurses agreed that offering CAM would attract more patients, while 59% believed that it would improve patient satisfaction. Despite the physicians' lack of information and their apprehension in discussing CAM, they displayed acceptance and willingness in using and incorporating CAM therapies into clinical practice at AUBMC.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1080/19932820.2022.2071813


Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients with Neck Pain Associated with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Treated with Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Retrospective Analysis and Questionnaire Survey

Integrative Korean medicine therapy is a conservative medical treatment strategy for the ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in Korea; however, relevant studies focusing on KMT for OPLL are lacking. Patients with neck pain and OPLL treated for neck pain were enrolled in four Korean medicine hospitals from April 1, 2016. Patients and Methods: A total of 78 inpatients with radiologically diagnosed with OPLL and treated for neck pain were enrolled in a multicenter retrospective review of patient medical records and a questionnaire survey were conducted to determine the effectiveness of integrative KMT in patients with OPLL treated for neck pain.

Source link: https://doaj.org/article/4f56f2dc585c4550b7955f8de9b765cc


The effect of cancer on traditional, complementary and alternative medicine utilization in Korea: a fixed effect analysis using Korea Health Panel data

Using data from Korea Health Panel results, we determined the effect of cancer incidence on T&CAM use. Methods We analyzed longitudinal data derived from 12,975 Korean adult full KHP records from 2011 to 2016 and divided them into two groups based on cancer diagnosis. Conclusions In total, 25. 5 percent of the study participants in the cancer center used T&CAM, which was higher than those in the non-cancer group. In addition, the occurrence of cancer had a significant rise in the number of T&CAM outpatient visits among participants already using T&CAM. It was also discovered that T&CAM has been used more often by the most vulnerable people, such as medical patients and those with a low education.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-022-03614-0


Self-reported use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products in topical treatment of diabetic foot disorders by diabetic patients in Jeddah, Western Saudi Arabia

Abstract Background The most important information on current Saudi diabetic patients' habits when they are exposed to foot disorders such as open wound, ulceration, and skin cracks has been lacking. In a group of diabetic patients, the purpose of the current analysis was to determine the pattern of patients' use of CAM drugs in treating diabetic foot disorders chiefly. 653 patients with foot disorders out of a total of 1006 patients who required medical attention, 653 reported seeking some sort of treatment, 307 patients started conventional topical medical therapy alone, 142 used CAM products alone, and 204 used both therapies. Also identified were ten common natural remedies used topically to treat diabetic foot disorders. Conclusions The use of CAM products in topical therapy of diabetic foot disorders is extremely common among Saudi diabetic patients. Honey was featured as a solo topical or in combination with other herbs, such as black seeds and myrrh.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-3-254


Use of complementary and alternative medicine and adherence to antiepileptic drug therapy among epilepsy patients: a systematic review

To determine the use pattern of complementary and alternative medicine, as well as its effects on antiepileptic drug adherence among patients with epilepsy, patients with epilepsy. The study found that the AED non-adherence rate reported in the studies was between 25% and 66%. The percentage of CAM use was found to be between 7. 5% and 73 percent. Patients' most common reason for inadequate AED therapy and greater reliance on CAM was the patients' perspective; rather than being a brain disease. Conclusion: Among epilepsy patients, there was a high prevalence of CAM use and non-adherence to AEDs. Nonetheless, only a limited number of studies have looked at the relationship between CAM use and AED adherence. Future studies may wish to investigate the effect of CAM use on AED medication adherence.

Source link: https://doaj.org/article/6e8ca68da0d54154a4cecd9cd92676c7


Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among California Adults with Cancer and other Chronic Conditions

Objective To explore whether CAM use by California adults with cancer and other chronic diseases reflects condition-specific patterns or a general tendency to use CAM modalities. Result Findings The use of all CAM products among those with persistent health problems is high. Demographic correlates of CAM use vary in their effects and vary based on the form of CAM being used. Conclusions Clinicians should be aware that although a diagnosis of cancer is often accompanied by the use of certain modalities of CAM, overall CAM use patterns are similar to those with most other persistent problems.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1177/117863370700200006


An assessment of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by Korean people using an adapted version of the standardized international questionnaire (I-CAM-QK): a cross-sectional study of an internet survey

Abstract Background In Korea, there are two types of medical doctors: one practices traditional medicine and the other practices traditional medicine. Among the many respondents who received CAM based on a prescription or guidance from a doctor, traditional Korean medicine practices, and dietary supplements, only a small number of people used other CAM therapies; only a small percentage used other CAM therapies. Respondents who received CAM therapy based on a prescription or instruction from a physician were more likely to use CAM therapy as over-the-counter drugs than those who received CAM therapy based on a prescription or recommendation from a Korean medical doctor. In comparison to Korean traditional medical care provided by Korean medical doctors, general physicians and general practitioners urged people about Korean traditional medical care and nutritional supplements.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2294-6

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