Complementary Systems of Medicine
(Acupressure, Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Aroma therapy, Ayurveda, Complementary Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy,  Magnetotherapy, Naturopathy, Neutriceuticals, Nutritional Food Supplements, Pranic Healing, Reflexology, Reiki,  Siddha, Traditional Medicine, Unani, Yoga &  Meditation)



Selected abstracts:

1.            Ben-Arye E, Lear A, Hermoni D, Margalit RS. Promoting lifestyle self-awareness among the medical team by the use of an integrated teaching approach: a primary care experience.  J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):461-9. 

The Complementary and Traditional Medicine Unit, Department of Family Medicine, Clalit Health Services, Haifa and Western Galilee District, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

OBJECTIVES: Healthy lifestyle is recommended in clinical guidelines for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Research previously identified a gap between lifestyle recommendations and their implementation in clinical practice. In this paper, we describe a pilot educational program aimed to promote providers' awareness of their own lifestyles, and to explore whether increased personal awareness enhances providers' willingness to engage in lifestyle-change discussion with patients. METHODS: Two primary-care urban clinics in Northern Israel participated in the program, which consisted of a series of six biweekly educational sessions, each lasting 2-4 hours. Each session included both knowledge-based and experiential learning based on complementary medicine modalities. Surveys at the end of the program and a year later provided the program evaluation. RESULTS: Thirty-five personnel participated in the program. Thirteen (13) of the 20 participants (65%) reported an attitude change regarding eating habits after the program. At 1-year follow up, 24 of the 27 respondents (89%) stated that they were more aware of their eating habits and of their physical activity compared with precourse status. Twenty-three (23) of 27 respondents (85%) stated that after the program they were better prepared to initiate a conversation with their patients about lifestyle change. CONCLUSIONS: An integrated educational approach based on knowledge-based and complementary and alternative medicine experiential modalities, aimed to facilitate self-awareness, may enhance learners' attitude change. The findings demonstrate readiness of learners to reexamine their lifestyles. Increased self-awareness helped participants to make a positive attitude change regarding eating habits and physical activity and was associated with participants' increased engagement in lifestyle-change discussions with patients. The teaching approach had longstanding effect, noted in the one-year follow-up.

2.            Bonomi P.  Paclitaxel poliglumex (PPX, CT-2103): macromolecular medicine for  advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2007 Apr;7(4):415-22. Review. 

Taxanes, including paclitaxel and docetaxel, are widely used cytotoxic agents for the treatment of solid tumors. Paclitaxel, a small, hydrophobic agent, binds extensively to plasma proteins, and its pharmacokinetic profile is characterized by a short plasma elimination half-life with a broad tissue distribution. These unfavorable pharmacokinetic characteristics are associated with limited tumor exposure and high systemic exposure, reducing the therapeutic index of paclitaxel. Paclitaxel poliglumex (PPX, CT-2103), a polymer-drug conjugate of paclitaxel and poly-L-glutamic acid, was designed to enhance the therapeutic index of paclitaxel by improving its pharmacokinetic profile, and to provide a water-soluble alternative to the standard paclitaxel formulation. Potential advantages of polymer-drug conjugates include delivery of a higher concentration of active drug to tumor tissue and limited exposure of normal tissues. In addition, the slow release of drug from the polymer carrier lowers peak plasma concentrations of the active drug.

3.            John PJ, Sharma N, Sharma CM, Kankane A.  Effectiveness of yoga therapy in the treatment of migraine without aura: a randomized controlled trial. Headache. 2007 May;47(5):654-61. 

Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have explored the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of migraine but there is no documented investigation of the effectiveness of yoga therapy for migraine management. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of holistic approach of yoga therapy for migraine treatment compared to self-care. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Seventy-two patients with migraine without aura were randomly assigned to yoga therapy or self-care group for 3 months. Primary outcomes were headache frequency (headache diary), severity of migraine (0-10 numerical scale) and pain component (McGill pain questionnaire). Secondary outcomes were anxiety and depression (Hospital anxiety depression scale), medication score. RESULTS: After adjustment for baseline values, the subjects' complaints related to headache intensity (P < .001), frequency (P < .001), pain rating index (P < .001), affective pain rating index (P < .001), total pain rating index (P < .001), anxiety and depression scores (P < .001), symptomatic medication use (P < .001) were significantly lower in the yoga group compared to the self-care group. CONCLUSION: The study demonstrated a significant reduction in migraine headache frequency and associated clinical features, in patients treated with yoga over a period of 3 months. Further study of this therapeutic intervention appears to be warranted.

4.            Nutescu EA. Assessing, preventing, and treating venous thromboembolism: evidence-based approaches. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007 Jun 1;64(11 Suppl 7):S5-13. Review. 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

PURPOSE: The long-term complications of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), assessment of risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in medical and surgical patients, recommendations in evidence-based guidelines for VTE prophylaxis in surgical and medical patients and the treatment of VTE, and a new alternative for VTE prophylaxis and treatment are discussed. SUMMARY: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an acute complication of DVT, and recurrent DVT, post-thrombotic syndrome, and death are long-term complications of DVT. The need to assess VTE risk and provide VTE prophylaxis are well recognized in surgical patients. However, VTE prophylaxis is underutilized in medical patients despite the fact that DVT is common and guidelines for prophylaxis are available, partly because the condition often is asymptomatic in these patients. The risk for VTE increases as the number of risk factors increases, so the aggressiveness of VTE prophylaxis in medical and surgical patients increases as the risk of VTE increases. The most recent American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines recommend low-dose unfractionated heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for VTE prophylaxis in acutely ill medical patients. The treatment of VTE recommended by ACCP involves short-term LMWH or unfractionated heparin therapy plus long-term oral warfarin therapy. The pentasaccharide, factor Xa inhibitor, fondaparinux is a new alternative for VTE prophylaxis and treatment. Reducing LMWH doses for patients with severe renal impairment may offer a safety advantage. Fixed doses of LMWH are customarily used for VTE prophylaxis regardless of body weight or body mass index, but weight-based dosing with larger doses for obese patients may be more effective than fixed doses. CONCLUSION: Efforts to assess VTE risk and apply evidence-based guidelines for VTE prophylaxis and treatment in medical patients as well as surgical patients can improve patient care and outcomes. Findings from recent clinical research provide clinicians with clarification about the optimal prophylactic and treatment strategies, and future guidelines will reflect these findings.

5.             Shukla Y, Singh M.  Cancer preventive properties of ginger: a brief review. Food Chem Toxicol. 2007 May;45(5):683-90.

Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, P.O. Box 80, M.G. Marg, Lucknow 226 001, Uttar Pradesh, India. <>

Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinalis, one of the most widely used species of the ginger family, is a common condiment for various foods and beverages. Ginger has a long history of medicinal use dating back 2500 years. Ginger has been traditionally used from time immemorial for varied human ailments in different parts of the globe, to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhoea, and nausea. Some pungent constituents present in ginger and other zingiberaceous plants have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, and some of them exhibit cancer preventive activity in experimental carcinogenesis. The anticancer properties of ginger are attributed to the presence of certain pungent vallinoids, viz. [6]-gingerol and [6]-paradol, as well as some other constituents like shogaols, zingerone etc. A number of mechanisms that may be involved in the chemopreventive effects of ginger and its components have been reported from the laboratory studies in a wide range of experimental models.

6.            Streeter CC, Jensen JE, Perlmutter RM, Cabral HJ, Tian H, Terhune DB, Ciraulo DA, Renshaw PF. Yoga Asana sessions increase brain GABA levels: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):419-26.

Division of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare changes in brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels associated with an acute yoga session versus a reading session. It was hypothesized that an individual yoga session would be associated with an increase in brain GABA levels. DESIGN: This is a parallel-groups design. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Screenings, scan acquisitions, and interventions took place at medical school-affiliated centers. SUBJECTS: The sample comprised 8 yoga practitioners and 11 comparison subjects. INTERVENTIONS: Yoga practitioners completed a 60-minute yoga session and comparison subjects completed a 60-minute reading session. OUTCOME MEASURES: GABA-to-creatine ratios were measured in a 2-cm axial slab using magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging immediately prior to and immediately after interventions. RESULTS: There was a 27% increase in GABA levels in the yoga practitioner group after the yoga session (0.20 mmol/kg) but no change in the comparison subject group after the reading session ( -0.001 mmol/kg) (t = -2.99, df = 7.87, p = 0.018). CONCLUSIONS:These findings demonstrate that in experienced yoga practitioners, brain GABA levels increase after a session of yoga. This suggests that the practice of yoga should be explored as a treatment for disorders with low GABA levels such as depression and anxiety disorders. Future studies should compare yoga to other forms of exercise to help determine whether yoga or exercise alone can alter GABA levels.


16645.  Abubakar MS, Musa AM, Ahmed A, Hussaini IM. The perception and practice of traditional medicine in the treatment of cancers and inflammations by the Hausa and Fulani tribes of Northern Nigeria. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 May  22;111(3):625-9.

16646.  Agra MF, Baracho GS, Nurit K, Basilio IJ, Coelho VP.  Medicinal and poisonous  diversity of the flora of "Cariri Paraibano", Brazil. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 May 4;111(2):383-95.

16647.  Akdogan M, Tamer MN, Cure E, Cure MC, Koroglu BK, Delibas N. Effect of spearmint (Mentha spicata Labiatae) teas on androgen levels in women with hirsutism. Phytother Res. 2007 May;21(5):444-7. 

16648.   Alladin A, Alibhai A. Cognitive hypnotherapy for depression: an empirical investigation. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2007 Apr;55(2):147-66. 

16649.  Appendino G, Ottino M, Marquez N, Bianchi F, Giana A, Ballero M, Sterner O, Fiebich BL, Munoz E. Arzanol, an anti-inflammatory and anti-HIV-1 phloroglucinol alpha-Pyrone  from Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum. J Nat Prod. 2007 Apr;70(4):608-12.

16650.  Armitage GD, Suter E, Verhoef MJ, Bockmuehl C, Bobey M.  Women's needs for CAM information to manage menopausal symptoms. Climacteric. 2007 Jun;10(3):215-24. 

16651.   Ayieko P, English M.  Case management of childhood pneumonia in developing countries. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 May;26(5):432-40. 

16652.  Barnhofer T, Duggan D, Crane C, Hepburn S, Fennell MJ, Williams JM.  Effects of meditation on frontal alpha-asymmetry in previously suicidal individuals. Neuroreport. 2007 May 7;18(7):709-12. 

16653.   Basch E.  Expectations for specialized knowledge in oncology: time to reassess. Nat Clin Pract Oncol. 2007 May;4(5):263.

16654.  Berman B.  A 60-year-old woman considering acupuncture for knee pain. JAMA. 2007 Apr 18;297(15):1697-707. Review. 

16655. Bocca S, Stadtmauer L, Oehninger S. Current status of robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery in reproductive medicine and gynaecology. Reprod Biomed Online. 2007 Jun;14(6):765-72. Review. 

16656.  Broom A, Tovey P.  Therapeutic pluralism? Evidence, power and legitimacy in UK cancer services. Sociol Health Illn. 2007 May;29(4):551-69. 

16657.  Cabioglu MT, Ergene N, Tan U.  Electroacupuncture treatment of obesity with psychological symptoms. Int J Neurosci. 2007 May;117(5):579-90. 

16658.  Carod-Artal FJ, Vazquez-Cabrera C.  An anthropological study about headache and migraine in native cultures from Central and South America. Headache. 2007 Jun;47(6):834-41. 

16659.  Carod-Artal FJ, Vazquez-Cabrera CB.  An anthropological study about epilepsy in native tribes from Central and South America. Epilepsia. 2007 May;48(5):886-93. 

16660.  Cartwright T.  'Getting on with life': the experiences of older people using complementary health care. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Apr;64(8):1692-703. Epub 2007 Jan 31. 

16661.  Chandwani BP, Maloney GE, Mehta NR, Scrivani SJ.  Chronic daily headache: case report of one subgroup. J Mass Dent Soc. 2007 Spring;56(1):20-3.

16662.   Chehade M.  IgE and non-IgE-mediated food allergy: treatment in 2007. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Jun;7(3):264-8. Review. 

16663.  Cheuk W, Chan JK, Nuovo G, Chan MK, Fok M.  Regression of gastric large B-Cell lymphoma accompanied by a florid lymphoma-like T-cell reaction: immunomodulatory effect of Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi)? Int J Surg Pathol. 2007 Apr;15(2):180-6. 

16664. Chong VH, Yaakub AB.  Hazards of complementary and alternative medicine. Singapore Med J. 2007 Jun;48(6):592; author reply 593.

16665.  Coelho T.  On the experience of epilepsy. Neurology. 2007 May 15;68(20):1737-8.

16666.  Cooper R.  Commentary: herbs as sources for drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Apr;13(3):347-8.

16667. Coudeyre E, Jardin C, Givron P, Ribinik P, Revel M, Rannou F. Could preoperative rehabilitation modify postoperative outcomes after total hip and knee arthroplasty? Elaboration of French clinical practice guidelines. Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2007 Apr;50(3):189-97.

16668. Coulter ID. Evidence based complementary and alternative medicine: promises and problems. Forsch Komplementarmed. 2007 Apr;14(2):102-8. 

16669.  Cowin I, Emmett P; ALSPAC Study Team.  Diet in a group of 18-month-old children in South West England, and comparison with the results of a national survey. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007 Jun;20(3):254-67.

16670.  Dhanabal SP. Hypoglycemic and antioxidant activities of Costus mexicanus  (Costaceae). Aryavaidyan 2007, 21(1), 53-58.

16671.  Dog TL.  The role of complementary and alternative medicine during the menopausal transition. Menopause. 2007 May-Jun;14(3 Pt 1):347-9. Review.

16672.   Doren M.  Effects of acupuncture and estrogens on hot flushes. Climacteric. 2007 Jun;10(3):264; author reply 264-5.

16673.  Dufour D, Pichette A, Mshvildadze V, Bradette-Hebert ME, Lavoie S, Longtin A, Laprise C, Legault J.  Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of methanolic extracts from Ledum groenlandicum Retzius. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Apr 20;111(1):22-8.

16674.  Edris AE.  Pharmaceutical and therapeutic potentials of essential oils and their individual volatile constituents: a review. Phytother Res. 2007 Apr;21(4):308-23. Review. 

16675.  Elavsky S, McAuley E.  Lack of perceived sleep improvement after 4-month structured exercise programs. Menopause. 2007 May-Jun;14(3 Pt 1):535-40. 

16676.   Elliott JR, Manzi S, Edmundowicz D. The role of preventive cardiology in systemic lupus erythematosus. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2007 May;9(2):125-30. Review. 

16677.  Ernst E, Pittler MH, Wider B, Boddy K.  Complementary therapies for back pain: is the evidence getting stronger? Clin Rheumatol. 2007 May;26(5):736-8.

16678.  Ernst E, Pittler MH, Wider B, Boddy K.  Complementary/alternative medicine for supportive cancer care: development of the evidence-base. Support Care Cancer. 2007 May;15(5):565-8. Epub 2006 Nov 9. Review. 

16679.  Evans JM.  Why we need holism in pregnancy care: a review. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 May-Jun;13(3):60-3. Review.

16680.  Everett G, Uddin N, Rudloff B.  Comparison of hospital costs and length of stay for community internists, hospitalists, and academicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 May;22(5):662-7.

16681.    Feigin VL. Herbal medicine in stroke: does it have a future? Stroke. 2007 Jun;38(6):1734-6.

16682.   Fleming S, Rabago DP, Mundt MP, Fleming MF.  CAM therapies among primary care patients using opioid therapy for chronic pain. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 May 16;7:15. 

16683. Fontana M, Zero D.  Bridging the gap in caries management between research and practice through education: the Indiana University experience. J Dent Educ. 2007 May;71(5):579-91. 

16684. Fox J, Kleinberg L.  Evolving management of newly diagnosed brain metastases: expanding role of  radiosurgery in lieu of whole brain radiation. Future Oncol. 2007 Jun;3(3):285-93.

16685. Geller SE, Studee L.  Botanical and dietary supplements for mood and anxiety in menopausal women. Menopause. 2007 May-Jun;14(3 Pt 1):541-9. Review. 

16686. Giannelli M, Cuttini M, Da Fre M, Buiatti E.  General practitioners' knowledge and practice of complementary/alternative medicine and its relationship with life-styles: a population-based survey in Italy. BMC Fam Pract. 2007 May 15;8:30. 

16687. Goldberg RJ, Katz J. A meta-analysis of the analgesic effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for inflammatory joint pain. Pain. 2007 May;129(1-2):210-23.

16688. Golden WL.  Cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy in the treatment of irritable-bowel-syndrome-induced agoraphobia. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2007 Apr;55(2):131-46. Review. 

16689.  Griebsch I, Knowles RL, Brown J, Bull C, Wren C, Dezateux CA. Comparing the clinical and economic effects of clinical examination, pulse oximetry, and echocardiography in newborn screening for congenital heart defects: a probabilistic cost-effectiveness model and value of information analysis. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2007 Spring;23(2):192-204. 

16690.  Gunnarsdottir TJ, Jonsdottir H.  Does the experimental design capture the effects of complementary therapy? A study using reflexology for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. J Clin Nurs. 2007 Apr;16(4):777-85. 

16691.   Hadapad BS, Nayak A, Rai PK. ChronIc venous ulcer – A case report. Aryavaidyan 2007, 21(1), 30-33.

16692.     Hannon K.  From stressed to stressbuster. US News World Rep. 2007 Apr 9;142(12):58-9.

16693.  Hanson E, Kalish LA, Bunce E, Curtis C, McDaniel S, Ware J, Petry J.  Use of complementary and alternative medicine among children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2007 Apr;37(4):628-36. 

16694.   Hayes M, Buckley D, Judkins DZ, Lo V.  Clinical inquiries. Are any alternative therapies effective in treating asthma? J Fam Pract. 2007 May;56(5):385-7. Review.

16695.   Hebert RS, Dang Q, Schulz R.  Religious beliefs and practices are associated with better mental health in family caregivers of patients with dementia: findings from the REACH study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Apr;15(4):292-300. Epub 2006 Dec 8. 

16696.  Horton-Deutsch S, O'Haver Day P, Haight R, Babin-Nelson M.  Enhancing mental health services to bone marrow transplant recipients through a mindfulness-based therapeutic intervention. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2007 May;13(2):110-5.

16697.   Ierullo AM, Papageorghiou AT, Bhide A, Fratelli N, Thilaganathan B.  Severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome: outcome after fetoscopic laser ablation of the placental vascular equator. BJOG. 2007 Jun;114(6):689-93. 

16698.   Iwai N, Kume Y, Kimura O, Ono S, Aoi S, Tsuda T. Effects of herbal medicine Dai-Kenchu-to on anorectal function in children with severe constipation. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Apr;17(2):115-8. 

16699.  Jagadale AA, Deshmukh AA, Bhonsale AV, Patil SG. Determination of minimal inhibitory concentration of methanol extract of Ficus religiosa leaf extract against some pathogenic bacteria. Aryavaidyan 2007, 21(1), 50-52.

16700. Kaiser J, Yassin M, Prakash S, Safi N, Agami M, Lauw S, Ostrozhenkova E, Bacher A, Rohdich F, Eisenreich W, Safi J, Golan-Goldhirsh A.  Anti-malarial drug targets: screening for inhibitors of 2C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate synthase (IspC protein) in Mediterranean plants. Phytomedicine. 2007 Apr;14(4):242-9.

16701.  Kallet RH, Branson RD.  Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Do the NIH ARDS Clinical Trials Network PEEP/FIO2 tables provide the best evidence-based guide to balancing PEEP and FIO2 settings in adults? Respir Care. 2007 Apr;52(4):461-75; discussion 475-7. 

16702. Kaur H, Arunkalaivanan AS.  Urethral pain syndrome and its management. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2007 May;62(5):348-51; quiz 353-4. Review. 

16703.  King RV, Murphy-Cullen CL, Mayo HG, Marcee AK, Schneider GW.  Use of computers and the Internet by residents in US family medicine programmes. Med Inform Internet Med. 2007 Jun;32(2):149-55. 

16704.  Kinkade S.  Evaluation and treatment of acute low back pain. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Apr 15;75(8):1181-8. Review. Summary for patients in: Am Fam Physician. 2007 Apr 15;75(8):1190-2. 

16705.  Kloucek P, Svobodova B, Polesny Z, Langrova I, Smrcek S, Kokoska L.  Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal barks used in Peruvian Amazon. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 May 4;111(2):427-9. 

16706.   Koren G.  Complementary and alternative medicine for children--time to enter the evidence-based era. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2007 Summer;14(2):e103. Epub 2007 Apr 30. 

16707.   Kulakac O, Oncel S, Meydanlioglu A, Muslu L. The opinions of employed mothers about their own nutrition during lactation: a questionnaire survey. Int J Nurs Stud. 2007 May;44(4):589-600. 

16708.   Kwok C, Sullivan G.  The concepts of health and preventive health practices of Chinese Australian women in relation to cancer screening. J Transcult Nurs. 2007 Apr;18(2):118-26. 

16709.   Lee SB, Cha KH, Selenge D, Solongo A, Nho CW.  The chemopreventive effect of taxifolin is exerted through ARE-dependent gene regulation. Biol Pharm Bull. 2007 Jun;30(6):1074-9. 

16710.  Lin HM, Tseng HC, Wang CJ, Chyau CC, Liao KK, Peng PL, Chou FP.   Induction of autophagy and apoptosis by the extract of Solanum nigrum Linn in HepG2 cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2007 May 2;55(9):3620-8.

16711.  Lovas JG, Lovas DA.  Rapid relaxation--practical management of preoperative anxiety. J Can Dent Assoc. 2007 Jun;73(5):437-40. 

16712.  Maa SH, Tsou TS, Wang KY, Wang CH, Lin HC, Huang YH.  Self-administered acupressure reduces the symptoms that limit daily activities in bronchiectasis patients: pilot study findings. J Clin Nurs. 2007 Apr;16(4):794-804. 

16713.  Manheimer E, Linde K, Lao L, Bouter LM, Berman BM.  Meta-analysis: acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Jun 19;146(12):868-77.  

16714. Mayhew E, Ernst E. Acupuncture for fibromyalgia--a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2007 May;46(5):801-4. Epub 2006 Dec 19. Review. 

16715.  Mills CN, Liebmann O, Stone MB, Frazee BW.  Ultrasonographically guided insertion of a 15-cm catheter into the deep brachial or basilic vein in patients with difficult intravenous access. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Jul;50(1):68-72.

16716. Mothana RA, Grunert R, Lindequist U, Bednarski PJ.  Study of the anticancer potential of Yemeni plants used in folk medicine. Pharmazie. 2007 Apr;62(4):305-7. 

16717. Mullai V, Menon T.  Bactericidal activity of different types of honey against clinical and environmental isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):439-41. 

16718. Myklebust M, Iler J.  Policy for therapeutic massage in an academic health center: a model for standard policy development. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):471-5. 

16719.  Neighbors HW, Caldwell C, Williams DR, Nesse R, Taylor RJ, Bullard KM, Torres M, Jackson JS.  Race, ethnicity, and the use of services for mental disorders: results from the National Survey of American Life. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Apr;64(4):485-94. 

16720.  Neuman MI, Willett WC, Curhan GC.  Vitamin and micronutrient intake and the risk of community-acquired pneumonia in US women. Am J Med. 2007 Apr;120(4):330-6. 

16721.  Nilsson M, Pekny M.  Enriched environment and astrocytes in central nervous system regeneration. J Rehabil Med. 2007 May;39(5):345-52. Review. 

16722.  Owens JE, Holstege DM, Clifford AJ.  Comparison of two dietary folate intake instruments and their validation by RBC folate. J Agric Food Chem. 2007 May 2;55(9):3737-40.

16723.  Pang BC, Cheung BK.  Identification of human semenogelin in membrane strip test as an alternative method for the detection of semen. Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Jun 14;169(1):27-31.

16724.  Peng WN, Zhao H, Liu ZS, Wang S.  Acupuncture for vascular dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Apr 18;(2):CD004987. Review. 

16725.  Pennick VE, Young G.  Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Apr 18;(2):CD001139. Review. 

16726.   Pierce B.  The use of biofield therapies in cancer care. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2007 Apr;11(2):253-8. Review. 

16727.   Pridmore S. Re: "Work related stress and pain". Aust Fam Physician. 2007 Apr;36(4):199.

16728.   Purohit A, Rathore J, Vyas KB. Antifertility effect of Lindenbergia indica in male albino rats: A morphometric approach. Aryavaidyan 2007, 21(1), 11-17.

16729. Rajni Chandre, JS Tripathi. Role of Sirovasti in the management of Kampavata vis-à-vis Parkinsonism. Aryavaidyan 2007, 21(1), 25-29.

16730. Ramachandran C, Nair PK, Clement RT, Melnick SJ.  Investigation of cytokine expression in human leukocyte cultures with two immune-modulatory homeopathic preparations. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):403-7. 

16731.  Rathbone J, Zhang L, Zhang M, Xia J, Liu X, Yang Y, Adams CE.  Chinese herbal medicine for schizophrenia: cochrane systematic review of randomised trials. Br J Psychiatry. 2007 May;190:379-84. Review. 

16732. Riggs NR, Sakuma KL, Pentz MA.  Preventing risk for obesity by promoting self-regulation and decision-making skills: pilot results from the PATHWAYS to health program (PATHWAYS). Eval Rev. 2007 Jun;31(3):287-310. 

16733. Scotti MT, Fernandes MB, Ferreira MJ, Emerenciano VP.  Quantitative structure-activity relationship of sesquiterpene lactones with cytotoxic activity. Bioorg Med Chem. 2007 Apr 15;15(8):2927-34.

16734. Shin BC, Lim HJ, Lee MS.  Effectiveness of combined acupuncture therapy and conventional treatment on shoulder range of motion and motor power in stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder subluxation: a pilot study. Int J Neurosci. 2007 Apr;117(4):519-23.

16735.  Sidora-Arcoleo K, Yoos HL, McMullen A, Kitzman H. Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with asthma: prevalence and sociodemographic profile of users. J Asthma. 2007 Apr;44(3):169-75.  

16736. Soden SE, Lowry JA, Garrison CB, Wasserman GS.  24-hour provoked urine excretion test for heavy metals in children with autism and typically developing controls, a pilot study. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2007 Jun-Aug;45(5):476-81. 

16737. Srikumar R, Parthasarathy NJ, Shankar EM, Manikandan S, Vijayakumar R, Thangaraj R, Vijayananth K, Sheeladevi R, Rao UA. Evaluation of the growth inhibitory activities of Triphala against common bacterial isolates from HIV infected patients. Phytother Res. 2007 May;21(5):476-80. 

16738.  Stickel F, Schuppan D.  Herbal medicine in the treatment of liver diseases. Dig Liver Dis. 2007 Apr;39(4):293-304.

16739.  Teixeira MZ.  Bronchodilators, fatal asthma, rebound effect and similitude. Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):135-7.

16740.  Thyagarajan A, Zhu J, Sliva D.  Combined effect of green tea and Ganoderma lucidum on invasive behavior of breast cancer cells. Int J Oncol. 2007 Apr;30(4):963-9. 

16741.  Toneatto T, Nguyen L. Does mindfulness meditation improve anxiety and mood symptoms? A review of the controlled research. Can J Psychiatry. 2007 Apr;52(4):260-6. Review. 

16742.   Tripathy PK. Eczema – An ayurvedic perspective. Aryavaidyan 2007, 21(1), 38-40.

16743.   Unnikrishnan. Excerpts form Cikitsamanjari – LV. Aryavaidyan 2007, 21(1), 59-63.

16744.  Verhoef M.  News from the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):477-8.

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