Clinical Analysis of Superficial Temporal Artery-Middle Cerebral Artery Bypass Combined with Brain-Temporal Muscle Sticking in the Treatment of Chronic Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion
CONCLUSION: STA-MCA shunt combined with EMS treatment is safe and effective for symptomatic chronic internal carotid artery occlusion. It has the potential to improve cerebral blood flow and reduce clinical symptoms.PMID:38702162 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chuixian Zhou Jian Wei Wenbo Wang Jianbin Sun Jianan Zheng Junhui Zhao Source Type: research

The Effect of Graston Technique on Pain, Proprioception, Flexibility, and Disability in Patients with Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain
CONCLUSION: GT added to exercise in patients with CNLBP better reduces pain and disability, improves proprioceptive sense, and increases mobility and quality of life. GT may be used as a supportive treatment during the rehabilitation of CNLBP patients.PMID:38702163 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Metehan Yana Musa G üneş Ay şe Şimşek Ayd ın Sinan Apaydın Cevat Ak ıncı Tar ık Özmen Source Type: research

The Relevance of Naturopathy as a Therapeutic Tool in the Modern Era: A Narrative Review
CONCLUSION: The findings highlight the relevance and effectiveness of naturopathy as a therapeutic approach in modern healthcare. With its emphasis on lifestyle modifications and non-invasive treatments, naturopathy offers a holistic and cost-effective alternative for addressing lifestyle disorders and enhancing overall well-being.PMID:38702164 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sumnalata Ma Dewangan Braj Bhushan Kumar Source Type: research

Effect of Nonpharmacological Methods on Pruritus in Patients with Liver Disease and Liver Cirrhosis: Systematic Review
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings, nonpharmacological methods have a positive effect on itching in individuals with liver disease and liver cirrhosis. It is recommended to conduct more studies with higher methodological quality, using larger sample groups, different interventions, randomization, and blinding methods, to examine the effectiveness of nonpharmacological methods in patients with liver disease and liver cirrhosis.PMID:38702165 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yasemin Çayir Meral G ün Emine Kaplan Serin Source Type: research

The Missing Trial Variable: A Case Report on Dietary Modification in a Patient with Durable Complete Remission After an Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Metastatic Bladder Cancer
Altern Ther Health Med. 2024 May 3:AT9333. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA patient with metastatic bladder cancer has had an ongoing 9-year complete remission on a clinical trial of immunotherapy with nivolumab and ipimumab, but he also was following an intensive dietary and nutritional supplement regimen. Whether this combination or the immunotherapy alone brought about his good outcome is unknown but could be clarified in future trials by improved data collection about dietary and supplement choices.PMID:38702166 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Linda L Isaacs Nicholas J Gonzalez Source Type: research

Application of Online-Offline Teaching Combined with SimMan 3G Simulation Teaching Model in Critical Illness Teaching in a Department of Cardiology
CONCLUSIONS: The integration of online-offline teaching with SimMan 3G simulation teaching offers a promising model for enhancing cardiology education, suggesting a valuable direction for curriculum development in medical training programs.PMID:38702167 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yunhong Xu Lili Lin Pengda Qiu Sihua Luo Yi Yan Liuying Zhong Source Type: research

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery for the Prevention of Long-term Renal Function Damage in Type 2 Diabetes: A Clinical Study
CONCLUSION: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery was more effective than medical treatment in treating type 2 diabetes and mitigating long-term kidney function damage. These findings confirm the clinical utility of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in these conditions, indicating its potential for generalization and reference.PMID:38702168 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhan Chen Jiachen Cai Deqiao Lei Hongbing Zhang Source Type: research

MicroRNA-135a and MicroRNA-221 in First-Episode and Recurrent Depression: Associations with Serum Markers and Cognitive Impairment
CONCLUSION: Patients with depression exhibit cognitive impairment, with recurrent depression associated with more severe impairment. The downregulation of miR-135a and upregulation of miR-221 may play a role in the cognitive impairment process by regulating inflammatory responses. The findings suggest a potential link between microRNA expression and cognitive dysfunction in depression.PMID:38702169 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhenzhen Yang Yi Chen Wen Xu Xiaofei Sui Source Type: research

The Impact of the Restoration of Invisible Orthodontic Titanium Alloy Implant Without Bracket on Individuals Afflicted with Dental Malocclusion and Arch Deficiency Accompanied by Periodontitis and a Local Periodontal Inflammation
CONCLUSION: In case of dental malocclusion accompanied by periodontal disease, the utilization of titanium implants for rectifying dental arch deformities without the use of orthodontic brackets, devoid of orthodontic brackets, has demonstrated notable efficacy in alleviating patients' periodontal discomfort, their oral hygiene, and dental functionality. This modality is conducive to augmenting dental aesthetics without incurring heightened rates of unfavorable consequences, thereby enhancing treatment outcomes.PMID:38702170 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qiao Wang Bo Feng Yongzhi Gao Source Type: research

Clinical Application of Self-Expanding Metal Stents in the Treatment of Obstructive Colorectal Cancer
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that stent placement is safe and effective, but there is a risk of complications that should be considered. It can serve as a transitional treatment or relieve symptoms in advanced cancer and improve quality of life.PMID:38702171 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kuangjing Wang Haitao Wang Yingzhou Shen Source Type: research

Comparison of the Efficacy and Prognostic Factors of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection with Different Procedures for Colorectal Neuroendocrine Tumors
CONCLUSIONS: ESD and ESR offer high clinical efficacy in treating colorectal NETs without significantly impacting prognosis or long-term survival. ESD, however, may be more suited for larger tumors due to its precise tissue removal capability. Future research should explore the long-term outcomes over 3 and 5 years to further validate these findings.PMID:38702172 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Minxia Qiu Cancan Kong Wenmei Chen Wei Mao Source Type: research

Effects of Qiye Shen'an Pian Combined with Glutamate and Vitamin B1 on Fatigue State, Immune Function and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CONCLUSION: In this study, we observed that Qiye Shen'an Pian combined with glutathione and vitamin B1, produced significant improvements in immune function and antioxidant capacity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Specifically, patients' CD4+, CD8+ levels, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity all showed positive changes after treatment. These changes are crucial for enhancing patients' disease resistance and reducing fatigue symptoms. Qiye Shen'an Pian combined with glutamine and vitamin B1 in the treatment of CFS can alleviate the fatigue state of patients, improve the immune function, enhance the anti...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jun Liu Junfeng Liao Fan Lin Chenyang Nie Source Type: research

Efficacy Analysis of Pneumocystoscopic Cohen Surgery for Lower Ureteral Lesions in Children
CONCLUSION: Pneumocystoscopic ureterovesical reimplantation (Cohen) demonstrated safety, efficacy, minimal invasiveness, and faster recovery in treating lower ureteral lesions in children, with aesthetic benefits and fewer complications, making it a promising approach for pediatric urological surgeries.PMID:38702174 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bo Peng Chao Yang Zhiqiang Zhang Yongsheng Cao Source Type: research

The Application Effect of Evidence-Based Targeted Nursing in Severe Preeclamptic Women and Its Impact on Maternal Psychological Status, Quality of Life, and Maternal-Infant Outcomes
CONCLUSION: Evidence-based targeted nursing intervention in severe preeclamptic women demonstrates significant benefits in improving maternal psychological well-being, quality of life, and maternal-infant outcomes. The intervention effectively reduces depression and anxiety levels, enhances overall quality of life, and reduces the incidence of adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. The use of personalized care plans and enhanced patient education may contribute to these positive outcomes. Furthermore, evidence-based targeted nursing intervention promotes higher levels of nursing satisfaction and fosters better doctor-pat...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wei Yan Ying Zhou Source Type: research

Linc00511 Promotes Thyroid Cancer Through the miR-4739/RNF38 Pathway
CONCLUSION: Linc00511 and RNF38 were significantly overexpressed in thyroid cancer tissues, while miR-4739 was significantly underexpressed. In thyroid cancer, Linc00511 can promote the invasion and metastasis of thyroid cancer cells by targeting miR-4739 and RNF38, and its expression level may reflect the progression of thyroid cancer, which can provide target reference for the clinical treatment of thyroid cancer.PMID:38702149 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ying Liu Lei He Jihong Shi Xia Jiang Jianxin Zhang Yong Feng Wei Liu Source Type: research