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    • Abstracts from The Cold Weather Operations Conference 2021 

      Norheim, Arne Johan; Rannestad, Bård Stian; Howes, Richard; Rein, Erling Bekkestad; Jørum, Ellen; Friedl, Karl; Havenith, George; Teien, Hilde Kristin; Mercer, James; Melau, Jørgen; de Weerd, Louis; Smith, Michael; Taylor, Natalie; Voie, Øyvind Albert; Bergan-Skar, Pål; Andrews, Steve; Næsheim, Torvind; Steinberg, Tuva (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-11)
      A common effort for both military and civil healthcare is to achieve knowledge-based health care in cold weather injuries and fatal accidents in harsh arctic environment. The Cold Weather Operations Conference in November 2021, having more than 300 participants from 20 countries, was addressing the prevention and treatment of injuries and trauma care in cold weather conditions and the challenges for ...
    • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain – A Mega-Placebo? 

      Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-17)
      Several control conditions, such as penetrating sham acupuncture and non-penetrating placebo needles, have been used in clinical trials on acupuncture effects in chronic pain syndromes. All these control conditions are surprisingly effective with regard to their analgesic properties. These findings have fostered a discussion as to whether acupuncture is merely a placebo. Meta-analyses on the clinical ...
    • The acupuncture on hot flashes among menopausal women (ACUFLASH) study : observational follow up results at six and 12 months 

      Borud, Einar Kristian; White, Adrian; Alræk, Terje; Grimsgaard, Sameline (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2010-03)
      Objective: The previously published ACUFLASH study compared the effectiveness of individualized acupuncture treatment plus self-care versus self-care alone on hot flashes and health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women. This paper reports on the observational follow-up results at six and 12 months. <br>Methods: The ACUFLASH study was a pragmatic, multicenter, randomized, controlled ...
    • Acupuncture used as a method of peripheral nerve stimulation in chronic prostatitis: A case study 

      Hervik, Jill Angela; Stub, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-10)
      Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) is defined as chronic pelvic pain lasting for at least 3 months, often associated with lower urinary tract symptoms and/or sexual dysfunction [1]. Prostatitis is a common condition, with 35–50% of men affected by symptoms suggesting prostatitis during their lifetime. It is associated with negative psychological effects and substantial health ...
    • Acupuncture versus usual care for postoperative nausea and vomiting in children after tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy: a pragmatic, multicenter, double-blinded, randomized trial 

      Liodden, Ingrid Elisabeth; Sandvik, Leiv; Valeberg, Berit Taraldsen; Borud, Einar Kristian; Norheim, Arne Johan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-04-13)
      Objectives. To investigate the effect of a standardised acupuncture on nausea and vomiting in children after tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy when possible placebo effects were precluded. Methods. A pragmatic, multicentre, double-blinded, randomised controlled trial. The study was conducted over 10 months in 2012–2013 at three ambulatory clinics. Two hundred and eighty-two children, ...
    • Adverse effects in homeopathy. A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies 

      Stub, Trine; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Overvåg, Grete; Jong, Miek; Musial, Frauke; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-11-28)
      <p><i>Background - </i>Almost all health care interventions have the potential to be associated with risk to patient safety. Different terminologies are used to define treatment induced risk to patient safety and a common definition is the term adverse effect. Beyond the concept of adverse effect and specific to homeopathy is the concept of homeopathic aggravation. Homeopathic aggravation describes ...
    • Adverse Effects of Andrographolide Derivative Medications Compared to the Safe use of Herbal Preparations of Andrographis paniculata: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Studies 

      Shang, Ya-xi; Shen, Chen; Stub, Trine; Zhu, Si-jia; Qiao, Shu-yu; Li, Yu-Qi; Wang, Rui-ting; Li, Jing; Liu, Jian-Ping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-20)
      Background and objective: Andrographis paniculata (AP) is a traditionally used herbaceous plant, whose main active constituent is andrographolide. Andrographolide derivative medications and herbal preparations of AP are often used to treat respiratory tract infections. This study aims to systematically evaluate the safety of andrographolide derivative medications and herbal preparations of AP ...
    • The art of yoik in care: Sami caregivers' experiences in dementia in Northern Norway 

      Hämäläinen, Soile; Musial, Frauke; Graff, Ola; Schirmer, Henrik; Salamonsen, Anita; Mehus, Grete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-26)
      <i>Purpose</i>: Yoik is the traditional vocal art of the Sami, the indigenous people of Fennoscandia. The Sami people, their land and their culture have been subject to colonisation and assimilation for centuries, hence the practice of yoik was lost in many regions. Despite an increasing awareness of the benefits of health musicking, yoik is only sporadically included in musicking practices in ...
    • The cancer may come back: experiencing and managing worries of relapse in a North Norwegian village after treatment 

      Skowronski, Magdalena; Risør, Mette Bech; Andersen, Rikke Sand; Foss, Nina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-18)
      Little is known about how people living in the aftermath of cancer treatment experience and manage worries about possible signs of cancer relapse, not as an individual enterprise but as socially embedded management. One-year ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in a coastal village of under 3000 inhabitants in northern Norway. Ten villagers who had undergone cancer treatment from six months to five ...
    • Chinese herbal medicine Dengzhan Shengmai capsule as adjunctive treatment for ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials 

      Yang, Xiao-Ying; Wang, Li-Qiong; Li, Jin-Gen; Liang, Ning; Wang, Ying; Liu, Jian-Ping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-09)
      <i>Objective</i>: The existing eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were critically appraised for the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal medicine Dengzhan Shenmai for ischemic stroke.<p> <p><i>Design</i>: Systematic review and meta-analysis (CRD42016042914, http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO). Methods: Six electronic databases were searched from inception to May 2016. Risk ratio ...
    • Chinese herbal medicine for patients living with HIV in Guangxi province, China: an analysis of two registries 

      Sun, Jin; Jiang, Feng; Wen, Bin; Liu, Zhen-Wei; Han, Mei; Robinson, Nicola; McGrath, Nuala; Fei, Yu-Tong; Zhang, Ying; Li, Jing; Li, Wen-Yuan; Deng, Xin; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-25)
      Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) is the recommended first line therapy for patients with HIV. Since 2004, Chinese government has provided free Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for Chinese HIV/AIDS patients. Data of living patients with HIV from the NFTCMP database and Center for Disease Control (CDC) database during 2003–2016 in Guangxi province was obtained and compared. Patients were divided into 3 ...
    • Chinese red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) for primary hyperlipidemia. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 

      Grimsgaard, Sameline; Zhang, Jing; Yi, Shi; Alræk, Terje; Fønnebø, Vinjar; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2006-11-23)
      Extracts of Chinese red yeast rice (RYR, a traditional dietary seasoning of Monascus purpureus) contains several active ingredients including lovastatin, and several trials of its possible lipid-lowering effects have been conducted. This meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness and safety of RYR preparations on lipid modification in primary hyperlipidemia. We included randomized controlled trials ...
    • Circular instead of hierarchical. Methodological principles for the evaluation of complex interventions 

      Walach, Harald; Fønnebø, Vinjar; Falkenberg, Torkel; Lewith, George; Jonas, Wayne B. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2006-06-24)
      Background: The reasoning behind evaluating medical interventions is that a hierarchy of methods exists which successively produce improved and therefore more rigorous evidence based medicine upon which to make clinical decisions. At the foundation of this hierarchy are case studies, retrospective and prospective case series, followed by cohort studies with historical and concomitant non-randomized ...
    • Clinical effects and safety of Compound Glutamine Entersoluble Capsules for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Liang, Shi-bing; Liang, Chang-Hao; Yang, Si-Hong; Li, Yu-Qi; Tian, Zi-Yu; Robinson, Nicola; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-06)
      <i>Introduction</i> - Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a gastrointestinal disease with a high incidence and no effective drugs available. Compound Glutamine Entersoluble Capsules (CGEC) is a compound preparation integrating Sijunzi Decoction and L-Glutamine. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical effects and safety of CGEC for IBS-D.<p> <p><i>Methods</i> ...
    • Clinical Presentation of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Prospective Study on Symptom Diversity and Modification of Questionnaire Application 

      Broderik, Ryan; Fuchs, Karl-Hermann; Breithaupt, Wolfram; Varga, Gabor; Schulz, Thomas; Babic, Benjamin; Lee, Arielle; Musial, Frauke; Horgan, Santiago (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-12)
      <p><i>Introduction - </i>Symptoms occurring in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) such as heartburn, regurgitation, thoracic pain, epigastric pain, respiratory symptoms, and others can show a broad overlap with symptoms from other foregut disorders. The goal of this study is the accurate assessment of symptom presentation in GERD. <p><i>Methods - </i>Patients with foregut symptoms were ...
    • Clinical reasoning in traditional medicine exemplified by the clinical encounter of Korean medicine: a narrative review 

      Kim, Tae-Hun; Alræk, Terje; Bian, Zhao-Xiang; Birch, Stephen; Bovey, Mark; Lee, Juah; Lee, Myeong Soo; Robinson, Nicola; Zaslawski, Christopher (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-11)
      Background - Clinical reasoning is generally defined as a way of thinking about diagnostic or therapeutic decision making in clinical practice. Different cognitive models have been proposed for the clinical reasoning process which takes place during the clinical encounter with a patient. This may have similarities with similar approaches used in Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM). Jinchal, the clinical ...
    • Combining psychotherapy with craniosacral therapy for severe traumatized patients: A qualitative study from an outpatient clinic in Norway 

      Stub, Trine; Kiil, Mona; Lie, Birgit; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Weiss, Thomas; Hervik, Jill Angela; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-16)
      <i>Background</i> - Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an established complementary modality for several health complaints. A clinic for psychosomatics in Norway has included CST into a multimodal treatment approach for severely traumatized patients. The aim of this study was to investigate and describe the indications for the use of craniosacral therapy within trauma therapy. Specifically, to explore ...
    • Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medicine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer 

      Stub, Trine; Quandt, Sara A.; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Jong, Miek; Arcury, Thomas A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-08)
      Background: Many parents choose support such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for themselves and their children who have cancer. The aim of this paper is to describe, how parents who have children with cancer communicated with conventional health care providers about CAM, and what types and sources of information they would like to receive about CAM when the child was ill.<p> <p>Method: ...
    • Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medicine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer 

      Stub, Trine; Quandt, Sara A.; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Jong, Miek; Arcury, Thomas A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-08)
      <i>Background</i> - Many parents choose support such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for themselves and their children who have cancer. The aim of this paper is to describe, how parents who have children with cancer communicated with conventional health care providers about CAM, and what types and sources of information they would like to receive about CAM when the child was ...
    • Communication and information needs about complementary and alternative medisine: a qualitative study of parents of children with cancer 

      Stub, Trine; Quandt, Sara A.; Kristoffersen, Agnete E.; Jong, Miek C.; Arcury, Thomas A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-08)
      Background - Many parents choose support such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for themselves and their children who have cancer. The aim of this paper is to describe, how parents who have children with cancer communicated with conventional health care providers about CAM, and what types and sources of information they would like to receive about CAM when the child was ill.<p> <p>Method ...