Inaugural Editor in Chief of Cochrane Clinical Answers announced

We are delighted to announce that Dr Christopher Bunt, MD, FAAFP has been appointed as the inaugural Editor in Chief of Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs), reporting to Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of Cochrane. Chris has been a practicing Family Medicine physician in the US since 2004 and has recently added Medical Acupuncture to his clinical duties. Chris has also been a Clinician-Educator since 2007, focusing on teaching and designing evidence-based medicine curricula for interprofessional students, residents and faculty colleagues. Chris has worked with the CCA team as an Associate Editor since 2012, writing 56 CCAs. He also has extensive editorial experience as a Contributing Editor forAmerican Family Physician, the largest primary care journal in the US, since 2016.CCAs form a key strand of Cochrane ’s Knowledge Translation strategy, providing concise, evidence-based answers to Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome (PICO) clinical questions based on Cochrane Reviews. The product was developed in partnership between Cochrane and Wiley and in 2018 became part of the suite of databases avai lable to all Cochrane Library subscribers.The Editor in Chief of CCAs is a new honorary role that has been created to oversee the development and implementation of editorial policies for CCAs, guide editorial strategy decisions and ensure the quality of CCA content.We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the team; we are convinced that he will be a great asset to Cochrane an...
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ConclusionMoxibustion showed greater improvement in terms of clinical efficacy in the treatment of FD than pharmacological medications, and although it was not possible to draw a definitive conclusion due to the small sample size, high risk of bias, and low quality of the reports. Large multi-center and long-term high-quality randomized control trials are needed.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Miao Zhang, Cheng-xin Fan, Peng-yu Zhu, Hai Qin, Yan WangABSTRACTObjective: To observe the short- and long-term clinical efficacy differences of body acupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with extracorporeal shock wave and simple extracorporeal shock wave.Methods: Sixty patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis were randomly divided into two groups: the treatment group and control group, 30 cases in each one. Both groups underwent basic rehabilitation training. Patients in the treatment group were treated with ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Complementary Therapies Comprehensive behavioral treatment Healthy Eating and Recovery Mental Health Sober Living and Aftercare Substance Abuse addicted to alcohol addiction help addiction recovery programs Source Type: blogs
This study will assess acupuncture treatment for the alleviation of AD symptoms in patients with mild-to-moderate AD. This clinical trial gas been registered in Korean Clinical Trial Registry (registration number: KCT0002796; date of registration: April 13, 2018). PMID: 31186656 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture reduced visceral pain behavior and induced significant changes in neuronal activity as well as in the levels of pain/inflammation-related cytokines and neurotransmitters in the brain-gut axis. Further researches on the thalamus and on a standard animal model are warranted to improve our knowledge on the mechanism of acupuncture that facilitates visceral pain modulation. PMID: 31186654 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
The effects of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes remain controversial. And the variation in participant, interventions, outcomes studied, and trial design may relate to the efficacy of adjuv...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: 2/100 Hz EA treatment might be an effective way to enhance immune responses in CP-induced immunosuppressed mice. PMID: 31192694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
The unnamed woman from Portugal had her first ever session to help with back pain, doctors revealed in BMJ Case Reports. She suffered shoulder pain and shortness of breath over the next two days.
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Conclusions: Based on changes in the SCORAD index, TEWL, skin hydration, and DLQI value, we found that both needle-embedding and acupuncture treatments at the Quchi acupoint (LI11) were effective in decreasing the symptoms of AD and exhibited similar therapeutic effects, which suggests that needle-embedding treatment may be more clinically convenient than acupuncture, with longer effects and fewer treatments. PMID: 31178916 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Somatosensory stimulation can affect skeletal muscle blood flow (MBF) at rest in anesthetized animals via pressor reflex response or antidromic and local vasodilation. Increase in MBF due to reflex pressor response occurs generally in the skeletal muscles of the entire body, while antidromic and local vasodilation are limited to the peripheral stimulation site. Since increased MBF improves several disorders (muscle stiffness, pain, etc.), it is reasonable to further explore the effective use of somatic stimulation in physical therapies, such as massage, acupuncture, anma, and shiatsu or acupressure, in treating skeletal muscle disorders.
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
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