Case Studies of a Structured Singing Experience for the Psychological Well-Being of Hospice Patients

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Authors: Kroker L, Dubois C, Münstedt K, Büntzel J, Keinki C, Hübner J Abstract This survey aimed at getting a first insight into diverse side effects and their association with satisfaction with life as well as the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cancer patients. A total of 100 patients in a German University Hospital were included. General side effects like fatigue, fever, headache, limb pain and sleep disorders had a significant influence on the patients' satisfaction with life (p = .034 and p = .032, respectively). Concerning CAM, we could not detect any association between...
Source: Cancer Investigation - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Invest Source Type: research
Authors: Ribeiro JG, Soares AS, Chaves PEE, Limberger JT, da Rosa E, Zuravski L, de Oliveira LFS, Machado MM Abstract Fluazuron is one of the newest veterinary antitick medicines. Belonging to the benzoylphenylureas group, its mechanism of action acts by the interference of the formation of the chitin of the tick, which is responsible for the hardening of its exoskeletons. In addition to taking care of the health of the animal so that it receives the medication in the doses and the correct form, it is important to analyze the safety of the operator. Reduced resistance to infectious disease was a well-documented con...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
The objective was to investigate the boundaries and contents, and the vascular distribution and their pulse points in Cun. Thirty-two upper extremities of 16 human cadavers were investigated for dissection and observation. The boundaries, contents, and blood vessel distribution in Cun were observed; the location of pulse points in Cun was identified; the length of the superficial palmar branch in wrist pulse (L1), the pulp width of the index finger (L2), and the angle between the radial artery and the superficial palmar branch were measured. The results showed that the Cun was located in the region formed by the bulge of t...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
The prevalence of allergic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and atopic dermatitis has increased dramatically in recent decades. Conventional therapies for allergy can induce undesirable effects and hence patients tend to seek for natural compounds as alternative medicine. Considering the fact above, there is an urgency to discover potential medicinal plants as future candidates in the development of novel anti-allergic therapeutic agents. Lamiaceae family, the mint family, is a diverse plant family which encompasses more than 7000 species and with a cosmopolitan distribution. A number of species fro...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractWe read with interest, the article on ‘Denosumab vs. risedronate in glucocorticoid‐induced osteoporosis: final results of a 24‐month randomized, double‐blind, double‐dummy trial ‘ by Saag KG et al. [1] Osteoporosis in a setting of glucocorticoid‐induced osteoporosis (GIOP) is challenging because of issues with drug adhere nce (due to the pill burden) and the presence of multiple comorbidities. Denosumab is a welcome addition in the armamentarium of this disease due to its once‐in‐six months dosing, which is associated with better adherence than bisphosphonates[2] and its renal safety ...
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Conclusion: Given the accessibility of community pharmacy venues and readiness of the profession for more involved care of chronic disease patients, it may be recommended that Indonesian community pharmacists should adopt the provision of pharmaceutical care models for asthma. Such pharmaceutical care models need to incorporate patients' unique sociocultural health beliefs, preferences for alternative medicines and family/social peer involvement as well as stronger collaboration between pharmacists and physicians. PMID: 31204546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
The Cree of Eeyou Istchee (James Bay area of northern Quebec) suffer from a high rate of diabetes and its complications partly due to the introduction of the western lifestyle within their culture.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This study investigated the hypoglycemic effec...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Sexual problems are widespread and adversely affect the interpersonal relationships and the quality of life. Currently, synthetic drugs improving sexual function are available, but expenditures for such agents...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Calotropis gigantea (CG) is a tall and waxy flower that is used as a traditional remedy for fever, indigestion, rheumatism, leprosy, and leukoderma. However, the precise mechanisms of its anticancer effects have ...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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