With hospitals, private clinics, and individual practices establishing
complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) programs, guidelines
and standards need to be established.
It is important to note here that these guidelines, which will present
consistency and create a basis for quality, are not created to protect
the public from itself or from “quacks” who seek to take advantage of
incurable disease states. First, there will always be those who seek to
take advantage of people regardless of any guidelines, standards, or
The publication of a medical textbook for a new or emerging field always signals a turning point—a shift
toward greater awareness of theories, basic science research, and modes of clinical practice at the cutting
edge of medicine. Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine represents just such a coming of
age for an important new clinical and scientific field.
Mayo Clinic Images in Internal Medicine: Self-Assessment for Board
Exam Review was begun in 1998 as an adjunct to a presentation
for the Mayo Internal Medicine Board Review Course. Images
were presented in random order with brief case scenarios. The
reader was encouraged to consider the cases before turning the
page to read a few learning points about each image. That first
book contained 38 cases and 57 images from 6 contributors.
Year by year the work was expanded until now the current
book has 173 cases with 287 images from 28 contributors....
With this edition of Biomedical Ethics Reviews we commence
a somewhat new focus for the series. Building on its solid
tradition of exploring and debating pressing bioethical issues of
the day, this series will now also examine the real-life implications
of these issues for patients and the health care system in
which care is delivered. With each topic, attention will be focused
not only on the theoretical and policy aspects of ethical
dilemmas, but also on the clinical dimensions of these challenges,
and effects on the patient–physician relationship....
Ovarian cancer can no longer be considered one disease entity, but a heterogeneous group
of diseases. Our understanding of its clinical and molecular complexity is improving nota‐
bly over the last decade. This is of utmost importance when it comes to determine the most
adequate treatment strategy for each individual patient. Despite not being the most frequent
tumor, ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate amongst gynecological cancers.
In these two issues of the Primary Care Clinics of North America, we are
pleased to offer you Evidence-Based Approaches to Common Primary Care
Dilemmas. During the past decade, evidence-based medicine (EBM) has
had a major impact on health care and the way we practice medicine in
the office. As the focus of medical research has evolved from disease-based
outcomes to the important, patient-oriented outcomes of mortality and
quality of life, we are beginning to have answers that change the way we
Chapter 26 - The muscular system. Bones and joints do not themselves produce movement. By alternating between contraction and relaxation, muscles cause bones and supported structures to move. The human body has more than 600 individual muscles. Although each muscle is a distinct structure, muscles act in groups to perform particular movements. This chapter focuses on the differences among three muscle tissue types, the structure of skeletal muscles, muscle actions, and the names of skeletal muscles.
Chapter 13 - Complementary and alternative medicine. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Explain CAM, distinguish between complementary and alternative medicine and conventional medicine, summarize how cam and conventional medicine are used together, identify various types of complementary and alternative medicine,…
Chapter 44 - Complementary and alternative medicine. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Explain CAM, distinguish between complementary and alternative medicine and conventional medicine, summarize how CAM and conventional medicine are used together, identify various types of complementary and alternative medicine,...
The lung, situated in the thorax and main physiological functions are: controlling
respiration, dominating Qi dispersing and descending, supporting skin and hair,
communicates with the throat and opens into the nose. Its meridian connects with the large
Controlling respiration respiration means that the lung is a respiratory organ through which
the clean Qi (the air) from the exterior and the Qi from the interior can be mingled.
In defining a new paradigm it is difficult to know where to begin. How do you take fifteen years
of medical practice in pathology and ten years of clinical observation utilizing the theories of
traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and therapeutic nutrition and meld them
into a model of biological understanding and medical practice? The answer is actually quite simple
— start from the beginning and build a convincing model based upon sound physics, physiology,
pathology, and clinical medicine and see if the model fits the expected outcome.
Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological
systems often are quite distinct from young ones. Recognition and understanding
of the special nutrition problems of the aged are being intensively
researched and tested, especially due to the increases in the elderly in the
general population. In developed countries, economic restrictions and physical
inactivity during aging can signifi cantly reduce food intakes, contributing
to nutritional stresses and needs. Many disease entities and cancers are found
with higher frequency in the aged.
Since the first edition of this book published in 2002, there has been a significant
evolution of implant design where many of the major implant systems share
common design features that facilitate treatment, improve success, and allow
clinicians to more readily adapt to an alternative system. At the same time, there
have been huge developments in CAD-CAM applications to implant dentistry and
rapid treatment protocols. Despite these changes, the underlying basic principles of
thorough diagnosis, meticulous treatment planning, and execution of treatment
An important part of evaluating the auditor’s objectivity and professional skepticism is for the audit committee to gauge
the frankness and informative nature of responses to open-ended questions put to the lead audit engagement partner (and
members of the audit engagement team as appropriate).
EU enlargement, the CAP reform, changing consumer demands and globalization have also
impacted negatively on the agricultural sector (Rudmann, 2008), with the scale of support
provided to farmers drastically reduced (Alsos, Carter, Ljunggren & Welter, 2011). A
gradual decline in income from traditional farming activities has forced many farming
businesses to diversify in order to remain viable. Diversification requires farmers to combine
other, typically non-agricultural activities with their core farm business.
Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health is being published
at an interesting time and speaks simultaneously to a
number of converging constituencies. It is a time of growing
stress on both the medical system and the patient.
Medical care is in crisis with large numbers of underinsured
or uninsured patients needing care. Costs are
rising from the practice of increasingly technical medicine
while patients complain of the decreasing time and
attention they are receiving from their medical providers.
Further, the burden of chronic disease is growing in an
The third volume of the Annals of Traditional Chinese Medicine carries
the theme of Cancer Treatment. Since the commencement of this book
series, the Editorial Board has emphasized its main objective, that is to
help modernize Chinese medicine, thus providing a convenient platform
for all scientists, including those who belong to the traditional camp as
well as members of the modern scientific community who insist on strict
The use of implants has, little by little, been imposed
on the world of dentistry. Some years ago,
it was strongly suggested that the practitioners
asked implant patients to sign a consent form to
release the dentist from all responsibility in case of
failure. Then, one day a patient in France sued his
dentist for having prepared his teeth for a fixed
partial denture without suggesting the implant alternative.
The patient won the case. Soon it might
be necessary to ask patients to sign a form indicating
that they have refused implant treatment.
However, despite the convincing evidence in our pilot study of 228 patients, the
implementation of CPC detection might result in unanticipated losses or dis-econcomies in
the short run. There are two prime reasons, firstly that the new cost-effective technology will
probably co-exist with the inefficient alternative for a considerable time period. In our study
the idea is a complementary process, leading to decreased biopsies, thus there is not an
alternative test; only that CPC detection is not performed.
The DSS will enable examination of existing conditions, forecasting of future conditions, and simulation of
alternatives that will be ecologically sustaining and socially desired. The DSS will address watershed, water
quality, water quantity, groundwater and ecosystem restoration needs at the small watershed, major
watershed, tributary river, and main stem Minnesota River reach levels of spatial scale. The DSS will
enable forecasting future conditions.