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Patterns of use, knowledge and attitudes

Edited by Torkel Falkenberg

This section covers research reporting patterns of use, knowledge and attitudes regarding complementary and alternative therapies.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used by Chinese patients and in many other countries worldwide. However, epidemiological reports and prescription patterns on children are few.

    Authors: Hwey-Fang Liang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Pau-Chung Chen, Hsing-Chun Kuo, Chia-Hao Chang, Ying-Hsiang Wang and Kuang-Ming Wu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:191

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    In contrast to the guidelines of World Health Organization (WHO) and United States-Centers for Disease Control and prevention (US-CDC), the Chinese national guidelines recommend the use of steroids, intravenou...

    Authors: Dangui Zhang, Jieling Chen and William Ba-Thein

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:190

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    The use of herbal medicines during pregnancy is very high globally and previous studies have pointed out possible associations with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Nevertheless, the safety of herbal medicines in p...

    Authors: Collins Zamawe, Carina King, Hannah Maria Jennings and Edward Fottrell

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:166

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    Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are sometimes used by individuals who desire to improve the outcomes of their fertility treatment and/or mental health during fertility treatment. However, there i...

    Authors: Skye A. Miner, Stephanie Robins, Yu Jia Zhu, Kathelijne Keeren, Vivian Gu, Suzanne C. Read and Phyllis Zelkowitz

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:158

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    Few studies have investigated the prevalence and characteristics of potentially inappropriate Kampo medication use among elderly ambulatory patients taking any prescribed Kampo medications.

    Authors: Junpei Komagamine and Kazuhiko Hagane

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:155

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    The significant use of traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) by cancer survivors is well documented. The aim of this study was to explore cancer survivors’ views on integrating T&CM services with conve...

    Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Jane Ussher, Chloe Parton, Andrew Kellett, Caroline Smith, Geoff Delaney and Eleanor Oyston

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:153

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    There is limited research regarding patients’ profiles and consumer attitudes and habits of osteopathy in Spain. The purpose of this study was to profile patients who regularly receive osteopathic care in Spai...

    Authors: Gerard Alvarez Bustins, Pedro-Victor López Plaza and Sonia Roura Carvajal

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:129

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    Traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) is seen as a way to provide healthcare in both developed and developing countries across the world. In Cambodia, there is a long tradition of using TC...

    Authors: Hattie Pearson, Tyler Fleming, Pheak Chhoun, Sovannary Tuot, Carinne Brody and Siyan Yi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:114

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    Intentional use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has previously only been researched in small, possibly biased, samples. There seems to be a lack of scientific information regarding healthy indi...

    Authors: Agnete E. Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Frauke Musial, Vinjar Fønnebø, Ola Lillenes and Arne Johan Norheim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:109

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    The use of herbal medicine, as one element of complementary and alternative medicine, is increasing worldwide. Little is known about the reasons for and factors associated with its use. This study derives insi...

    Authors: Alexandra N. Welz, Agnes Emberger-Klein and Klaus Menrad

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:92

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    The aim of this study was to investigate autism spectrum disorder (ASD) clinical practice patterns of Korean medicine doctors (KMDs) through questionnaire survey.

    Authors: Jihong Lee, Sun Haeng Lee, Boram Lee, In Jun Yang and Gyu Tae Chang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:90

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    A significant proportion of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) along with conventional therapies (CT), whereas a smaller proportion delay or defer CT in favor of CAM. Previous stu...

    Authors: Khadega A. Abuelgasim, Yousef Alsharhan, Tariq Alenzi, Abdulaziz Alhazzani, Yosra Z. Ali and Abdul Rahman Jazieh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:88

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    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients are increasingly using herbal remedies due to the fact that sticking to the therapeutic regimens is becoming awkward. However, studies towards herbal medicine use by di...

    Authors: Abebe Basazn Mekuria, Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Henok Getachew Tegegn, Dawit Simegnew Ali, Adeladlew Kassie Netere, Eskedar Lemlemu and Daniel Asfaw Erku

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:85

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    The ready availability and use of dietary supplements (DS) by the public means that healthcare professionals require education in this area. In the Republic of Serbia, education related to use of DS is include...

    Authors: Z. Stanojević-Ristić, S. Stević, J. Rašić, D. Valjarević, M. Dejanović and A. Valjarević

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:527

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    High prevalence of herbal medicines used in pregnancy and the lack of information on their safety is a public concern. Despite this, no significant research has been done regarding potential adverse effects of...

    Authors: Mansoor Ahmed, Jung Hye Hwang, Soojeung Choi and Dongwoon Han

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:489

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    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) substantially contributes to the burden of disease and health care provision in sub-Saharan Africa, where traditional healers play a major role in care, due to both their acc...

    Authors: Carolyn M. Audet, Sizzy Ngobeni and Ryan G. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:434

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    Many patients with gynecological disorders seek traditional medicine consultations in Asian countries. This study intended to investigate the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in patients with ...

    Authors: Yi-Rong Lin, Mei-Yao Wu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hung-Rong Yen and Su-Tso Yang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:427

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    There is a paucity of literature describing traditional health practices and beliefs of African women. The purpose of this study was to undertake a systematic review of the use of traditional medicine (TM) to ...

    Authors: Zewdneh Shewamene, Tinashe Dune and Caroline A. Smith

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:382

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    Natural products have many uses and purposes, including those linked to pharmaceutics and cosmetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of natural remedies for the treatment of hair and scalp dis...

    Authors: Abdel Naser Zaid, Nidal Amin Jaradat, Ahmad Mustafa Eid, Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat and Saja Adam Darwish

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:355

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    Sophisticated conventional medicine (CM) has brought significant advances to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. However, many cancer patients still turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM...

    Authors: Mandreker Bahall

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:345

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