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Chinese red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) for primary hyperlipidemia. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
(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
(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 ...
Researching complementary and alternative treatments : the gatekeepers are not at home
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2007)
Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Patients: Classification Criteria Determine Level of Use
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2008)
Background and objectives: Self-reported use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among patients varies widely between studies, possibly because the definition of a CAM user is not comparable. This makes it difficult to compare studies. The aim of this study is to present a six-level model for classifying patients' reported exposure to CAM. Prayer, physical exercise, special diets, ...
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
(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 ...
Do cancer patients with a poor prognosis use Complementary and Alternative Medicine more often than others?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2009)
Introduction: One reason for patients with cancer to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is that their cancer cannot be cured by conventional therapy. The aim of the present study is to explore whether use of CAM is associated with survival prognosis in long-term survivors of cancer. Materials and methods: Cancer patients who were alive 5 years or more after diagnosis were chosen to ...