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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

    In Malaysia, the number of reported cases of dengue fever demonstrates an increasing trend. Since dengue fever has no vaccine or antiviral treatment available, it has become a burden. Complementary and alterna...

    Authors: SiewMooi Ching, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Lai Teck Gew, Sazlyna Mohd Sazlly Lim, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Yoke Loong Foo, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Nurul Huda Samsudin, Paul Chih Ming Chih Lau, Sajesh K. Veettil and Fankee Hoo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:37

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    The dental filling material amalgam is generally well tolerated. However, a small proportion of dental patients experience health complaints which they attribute to amalgam. The symptom pattern is often simila...

    Authors: Agnete E. Kristoffersen, Frauke Musial, Harald J. Hamre, Lars Björkman, Trine Stub, Anita Salamonsen and Terje Alræk

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:22

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    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) comprises a variety of health care systems, practices, and products that are not usually thought to be part of allopathic medicine. This study investigated the pare...

    Authors: Ghulam Mustafa, Nadir Bashir and Muhammad Aslam

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:14

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    Though traditional Korean medicine plays an important role in the Korean parallel health care system, there is limited information about the preference and usage of traditional Korean medicine compared to West...

    Authors: In-Hwan Oh, Seok-Jun Yoon, Minjung Park and SoHee An

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:141

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    Despite the popularity of naturopathic and herbal medicine in New Zealand there remains limited data on New Zealand-based naturopathic and herbal medicine practice.

    Authors: Phillip Cottingham, Jon Adams, Ram Vempati, Jill Dunn and David Sibbritt

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:114

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    The use and value of different complementary therapies requires investigation. In particular, qualitative research is required to understand the perceptions and experiences of patients who undergo healing ther...

    Authors: Andrew Soundy, Rhonda T Lee, Tom Kingstone, Sukhdev Singh, Pankaj R Shah and Lesley Roberts

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:106

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:326

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    Traditional medicine (TM) has been established as a two-edged sword. On one edge numerous forms of TM have been proven safe and effective, while on the other edge various modes of TM have been shown to be futi...

    Authors: Yousef Mohammad, Ahmed Al-Ahmari, Fahad Al-Dashash, Fawaz Al-Hussain, Firas Al-Masnour, Abdullah Masoud and Hoda Jradi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:102

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    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been practiced for centuries owing to the absence or limited availability of conventional medicine. CAM has persisted globally with over USD34 billion spent ann...

    Authors: Mandreker Bahall and Mark Edwards

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:99

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    Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s aging process, characterized by the cessation of menstruation. Women who are going through the menopause transition can experience physiological symptoms that signific...

    Authors: Jennifer Croden, Sue Ross, Nese Yuksel and Beate C Sydora

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:86

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    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widespread among children in Germany and other European countries. Only a few studies are available on trends in pediatric CAM use over time. The stud...

    Authors: Salvatore Italia, Helmut Brand, Joachim Heinrich, Dietrich Berdel, Andrea von Berg and Silke Britta Wolfenstetter

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:49

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    Historically, alongside regulatory and jurisdictional differences in scope of practices, practice patterns of naturopathic doctors (NDs) have varied widely to promote holistic or whole-person treatment using a...

    Authors: Deborah A Kennedy, Bob Bernhardt, Tara Snyder, Viviana Bancu and Kieran Cooley

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:37

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    The relationship between patient expectations about a treatment and the treatment outcomes, particularly for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies, is not well understood. Using qualitative da...

    Authors: Emery R Eaves, Karen J Sherman, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Clarissa Hsu, Mark Nichter, Judith A Turner and Daniel C Cherkin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:12

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    In 2011 there were 5.5 million HIV infected people in South Africa and 71% of those requiring antiretroviral therapy (ART) received it. The effective integration of traditional medical practitioners and biomed...

    Authors: Paul Mee, Ryan G Wagner, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Chodziwadziwa Kabudula, Kathleen Kahn, Sangeetha Madhavan, Mark Collinson, Peter Byass and Stephen M Tollman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:504

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    Despite a high prevalence of herbal and dietary supplement use (HDS) in pre-dialysis patients, the reasons are unknown as to why they decide to use HDS. Objectives of the cross-sectional and qualitative studie...

    Authors: Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai, Helen Boardman, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa and Dawn-Marie Walker

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:473

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    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex reproductive endocrinopathy affecting up to 20% of reproductive aged women. Whilst there are effective pharmaceutical treatment options, women with PCOS have expre...

    Authors: Susan Arentz, Caroline Anne Smith, Jason Anthony Abbott and Alan Bensoussan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:472

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    Self-reported use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) varies widely from 10% to 75% in the general populations worldwide. When limited to use of a CAM provider 2% to 49% reported use is found. CAM ...

    Authors: Agnete E Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Anita Salamonsen, Frauke Musial and Katarina Hamberg

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:463

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    The widespread use of CAM around the world requires health professionals including pharmacists to have the required knowledge to better advise their patients. This has lead to an increased need for the inclusi...

    Authors: Peter B James and Abdulai J Bah

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:438

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    Traditional Korean medicine (TKM) is acknowledged to be prevalent among the Korean public, but few follow-up studies are available to confirm this commonly held belief. Whereas most survey studies have focused...

    Authors: Jong-Min Woo, Eun-Ji Park, Minhee Lee, Miyoung Ahn, Soohyun Kwon and Ki Hoon Koo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:436

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    Maternal health is a public health priority in many African countries, but little is known about herbal medicine use in pregnancy. This study aimed to determine the pattern of use of herbal medicine in an urba...

    Authors: Mamothena Carol Mothupi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:432

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