Nephrotic Syndrome Complicated with Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia in an Infant: A Case Report and Comprehensive Literature Review
CONCLUSIONS: This case report is the first documenting familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia in a child with primary nephrotic syndrome and delineates the familial pedigree. While familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia is infrequent, our findings affirm its generally benign nature. A critical aspect of patient care involves monitoring for potential complications, including acute pancreatitis or chondrocalcinosis. The indispensability of genetic studies in both diagnosis and the differentiation of related conditions is underscored, emphasizing their pivotal role in enhancing our understanding of this rare yet clinically signif...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Min Yu Mei Xue Xiaoyan Fan Chunlin Gao Zhengkun Xia Source Type: research

Association of Vascular Calcification with Serum lncRNA H19 and Runx2 mRNA Expression in Patients with Uremia
CONCLUSION: Serum H19 and Runx2 levels are significantly associated with VC-related factors and are independent risk factors for uremic VC, and their levels contribute to the diagnosis of uremic VC.PMID:38702154 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taoxia Wang Guiying Li Jinsheng Xu Yaling Bai Xiaoli Liu Jingjing Jin Meijuan Cheng Jianwei Li Source Type: research

The Impact of Comprehensive Nursing and Warming Measures on Emergence Agitation and Maternal-Neonatal Safety in Women Undergoing General Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
CONCLUSION: Comprehensive nursing combined with thermal insulation measures vastly improved the sedation degree of parturient, reduced the incidence of EA and chills, ensured maternal and infant safety, reduced adverse pregnancy outcomes, promoted early recovery of parturient, and enhanced maternal satisfaction. This conclusion provides important guidance for improving clinical practice, emphasizing the key role of comprehensive care in improving surgical outcomes and patient comfort, thereby improving the quality and efficiency of medical services.PMID:38702155 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huidan Zhuang Wangya Li Xiangqing Xue Haiyan Wang Shuangfeng Li Ying Zhong Source Type: research

Effects of WeChat-Based Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Psychological Resilience and Quality of Life Among Patients Undergoing Loose Body Removal Surgery
CONCLUSIONS: WeChat-based MBSR emerges as a promising intervention, significantly alleviating depression and anxiety while enhancing the quality of life and psychological resilience in patients undergoing loose body removal surgery, suggesting its potential for widespread clinical application.PMID:38702156 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yuncheng Qiu Huan Xu Source Type: research

Correlation of 24-h Urinary Protein Excretion, Serum Indicators, and Placental Growth Factor in Patients with Preeclampsia and their Adverse Outcome
CONCLUSIONS: Combined screening of 24-h urinary protein, PAPP-A, β-hCG, PLGF, and serum indicators in early pregnancy are essential in predicting PE, allowing timely assessment of the risk of adverse pregnancy, and providing a basis for clinical intervention.PMID:38702157 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sheng Ye Yuan Jiang Zhaie Lu Source Type: research

Pilot Study on Therapeutic Horticulture for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Mixed Methods Study
CONCLUSION: Patients presenting to an outpatient spine clinic may be receptive to trying TH in conjunction with or in place of conventional medicine to promote health and well-being. The pilot experimental group data suggested that acute TH is enjoyable and may confer the benefits of reducing anxiety and improving spine motion. Future larger studies could use different dose response approaches, explore different TH activity types and involve participants from different geographic locations while controlling for LBP history and psychological status.PMID:38702158 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharareh Sharififar Michael Sein Elizabeth Diehl Siang-Yu Tham Ryan M Nixon Carter Sheppard Jamie Bolling Mohammad Majid Cynthia Apfelbaum Heather K Vincent Source Type: research

Comparative Pharmacokinetics of Curcuminoids from Water-Dispersible Turmeric Extract Against a Curcuminoids-Piperine Combination: An Open-Label, Randomized, Balanced, 2-Treatment, 2-Sequence, 2-Period Crossover Study
CONCLUSION: The test formulation WDTE60N showed improved relative absorption and equivalent exposure at a 10-fold-lower dose of actives than the reference formulation CPC.PMID:38702159 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shefali Thanawala Rajat Shah Lynda Doyle Vivek Upadhyay Source Type: research

Lichen Planus Treated with Individualized Homeopathic Medicine, A Case Report
CONCLUSION: Individualized homeopathic medicine (iHOM) Nitric acid 30C was prescribed based on the totality of symptoms. Within 5 months, the disease's progression was halted, the itching was controlled, and the lesions flattened.PMID:38702160 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Preeti Lamba Source Type: research

The Diagnostic Value of the Modified STdmax/MET Criterion in Treadmill Exercise Electrocardiographic Test for Coronary Artery Disease in an Aged Population
CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of the novel modified diagnostic criterion, STdmax/MET, significantly enhances the diagnostic value of treadmill EET for detecting CAD in elderly patients. The adoption of this modified criterion could potentially improve clinical outcomes by facilitating more accurate and timely diagnosis of CAD in this high-risk group.PMID:38702161 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 3, 2024 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: He Li Bingqiang Li Zhenhua Cao Ping Zhang Lu Gao Yuchuan Wang Source Type: research

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