Generalisability of prognostic factor research: further analysis of data from the IIPCOS2 study.

Generalisability of prognostic factor research: further analysis of data from the IIPCOS2 study. Homeopathy. 2017 Aug;106(3):155-159 Authors: Miglani A, Rutten L, Manchanda RK Abstract Prognostic factor research is important as it helps in refining diagnosis, taking clinical and therapeutic decisions, enhances the design and analysis of intervention trials and helps to identify targets for new interventions that aim to modify the course of a disease. Prognostic factor research in homeopathy can be done by applying Bayes' theorem. This paper considers Bayes' theorem; Likelihood Ratio, conditional probability and research in subpopulations of a condition with examples. We analysed the likelihood ratios for 11 homeopathic medicines for the symptom 'cough' and other upper respiratory tract symptoms, based on data from the IIPCOS2 study. This yielded useful information since several medicines, including Belladonna, had LR>1 for cough, indicating that cough is not an indication for this medicine. The implications for improving homeopathic prescribing are discussed. PMID: 28844288 [PubMed - in process]
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Drug Res (Stuttg) DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-124179 Background A randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial in children suffering from acute dry cough was performed to assess the efficacy and tolerability of a complex homeopathic drug (Drosera, Coccus cacti, Cuprum Sulfuricum, Ipecacuanha=Monapax syrup, short: verum). Methods 89 children received verum and 91 received placebo daily for 7 days (age groups 0.5–3, 4–7 and 8–12 years). The primary efficacy variable was the improvement of the Cough Assessment Score. Tolerability and compliance were also assessed. A confirmatory statistical analysis was performed f...
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Conclusions • Homeopathic medicines can alleviate the intensity or reduce the duration of whooping cough, with no adverse effects. PMID: 28987075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Two years after Marketplace exposed how Health Canada was approving children's homeopathic remedies that promise relief from cough, cold and other ailments without any evidence to back up the claims, the government’s promised crackdown is hard to spot on drugstore shelves.
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CONCLUSION: The homeopathic syrup appeared to be effective in reducing the severity of cold symptoms in the first day after beginning treatment. PMID: 27912951 [PubMed - in process]
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It’s a given that safe driving needs concentration, alertness and an ability to react in a coordinated and timely fashion. But what may not occur to you is that the medications you’re taking can seriously impact all of these things. And it’s not just prescription medications, but over-the-counter products as well. “While laws differ from state to state, you can be charged with a DUI if caught driving hazardously while taking prescription or OTC meds, even if your doctor wrote you that prescription,” adds C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Pr...
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ConclusionsCough confirms its high impact in Italy, and a substantial proportion of individuals regards cough as “a disease”. Only one out of three Italians refers to their doctor, but when cough is already persistent. Cough in children is much more feared than in adults. The majority of Italians have a proper and conservative position versus both antibiotic and the systemic steroid uses against cough. The Italian attitude to aerosol therapy confirms very high. Differently from the cough guidelines, anti-tussive drugs are highly valued among Italian people. The attitude and the interest to homeopathic anti-tuss...
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Conclusions Safe, effective, affordable homeopathic immunizations exist for almost every illness now targeted by unsafe, costly, failed conventional vaccinations. If the goal were to provide protection from disease in a safe manner, why aren’t these safe, inexpensive homeopathic options made available to the public on a large scale? Millions of dollars in healthcare costs would be saved by using a less expensive immunization. Most significant would be the reduction of vaccine-caused diseases including autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and cancer. The health of Americans would improve in drama...
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Conclusion While government groups maintain that no studies have been done to compare the health of vaccinated to unvaccinated, the reality is that several comparative studies have been completed by independent researchers in the US and in other countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refuses to conduct such studies, claiming they would be unethical to perform. In reality, these studies could easily be performed, since many educated parents choose to not vaccinate their children. The evidence is overwhelming. Studies completed in New Zealand, Germany, Africa, Great Britain and the United States have come ...
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