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    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of atopic eczema in children under 14 years old: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 

      Lu, Chun-Li; Lui, Xue-han; Stub, Trine; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Liang, Shi-bing; Wang, Xiao; Bai, Xue; Norheim, Arne Johan; Musial, Frauke; Alræk, Terje; Fønnebø, Vinjar; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-26)
      <i>Background</i>: Due to limitations of conventional medicine for atopic eczema (AE), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used as an alternative, maintaining, or simultaneous treatment for AE. We aimed to evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of CAM for children with AE under 14 years old.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: We searched for randomized trials on CAM in 12 Chinese and ...
    • Conventional and complementary cancer treatments: where do conventional and Complementary providers seek information about these modalities? 

      Stub, Trine; Quandt, Sara A.; Arcury, Thomas A.; Sandberg, Joanne C.; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-14)
      <p><i>Background</i>: Both conventional health care providers and complementary therapists treat cancer patients. To provide effective treatment, both types of providers should to be familiar with their own as well as alternative types of treatment. Our aim was to compare how conventional health care providers (oncology doctors, oncology nurses, family physicians) and complementary therapists ...
    • Der «Leichtfuß», die Berge, das Meer und ich - mit dem Rollstuhl in die Arktik 

      Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019-06-25)
    • Differences and similarities between users of traditional healing and other CAM modalities in the seventh survey of the Tromsø Study 

      Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Broderstad, Ann Ragnhild; Musial, Frauke; Stub, Trine (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2019-05)
    • Do patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and somatoform tendencies benefit from antireflux surgery? 

      Fuchs, Hans Friedrich; Babic, Benjamin; Fuchs, Karl-Hermann; Breithaupt, Wolfram; Varga, Garbor; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-21)
      <p><i>BACKGROUND - </i>The clinical presentation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) shows a large symptom variation also in different intensities among patients. As several studies have shown, there is a large overlap in the symptomatic spectrum between proven GERD and other disorders such as dyspepsia, functional heartburn and/or somatoform disorders. <p><i>AIM - </i>To prospectively ...
    • The effect of TCM acupuncture on hot flushes among menopausal women (ACUFLASH) study: A study protocol of an ongoing multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial 

      White, Adrian; Borud, Einar Kristian; Alræk, Terje; Fønnebø, Vinjar; Grimsgaard, Sameline (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2007-02-26)
      Background: After menopause, 10–20% of all women have nearly intolerable hot flushes. Long term use of hormone replacement therapy involves a health risk, and many women seek alternative strategies to relieve climacteric complaints. Acupuncture is one of the most frequently used complementary therapies in Norway. We designed a study to evaluate whether Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture-care ...
    • Evaluating complex health interventions : a critical analysis of the 'outcomes' concept 

      Launsø, Laila; Paterson, Charlotte; Baarts, Charlotte; Verhoef, Marja J. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2009-06-18)
      Background: The extent to which a health care intervention causes or facilitates health-related change is a key question in research. The need to quantify such change has led to the development of an increasing number of change indicators, to measure what have come to be known as 'outcomes'. In the context of medical research into the efficacy or effectiveness of an intervention the term 'outcomes' ...