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  1. Oxidative stress plays a role in acute and chronic inflammatory disease and antioxidant supplementation has demonstrated beneficial effects in the treatment of these conditions. This study was designed to dete...

    Authors: Stephen P Myers, Lesley Stevenson, Phillip A Cheras, Joan O'Connor, Lyndon Brooks, Margaret Rolfe, Paul Conellan and Carol Morris

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:16

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Tobacco smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death among American women. Exercise has shown promise as an aid to smoking cessation because it reduces weight gain and weight concerns, improves affec...

    Authors: Beth C Bock, Kathleen M Morrow, Bruce M Becker, David M Williams, Geoffrey Tremont, Ronnesia B Gaskins, Ernestine Jennings, Joseph Fava and Bess H Marcus

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:14

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Probiotics are effective in inflammatory bowel diseases. Clinical effectiveness and dose dependency of E. coli Nissle (EcN) enemas were investigated in ulcerative colitis (UC).

    Authors: Harald Matthes, Thomas Krummenerl, Manfred Giensch, Corinna Wolff and Jürgen Schulze

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:13

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The Feldenkrais Method ® of somatic education purports to guide people of varying ages and abilities to improve function. Many people choose this method to aid with recovery from injury, manage chronic conditions...

    Authors: Patricia A Buchanan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:12

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Infertility patients are a vulnerable group that often seeks a non-medical solution for their failure to conceive. World-wide, women use CAM for productive health, but only a limited number of studies report o...

    Authors: Tamer Edirne, Secil Gunher Arica, Sebahat Gucuk, Recep Yildizhan, Ali Kolusari, Ertan Adali and Muhammet Can

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:11

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Neurological rehabilitation is one of the most care-intensive challenges in the health care system requiring specialist therapeutic and nursing knowledge. In this descriptive pilot study, we investigated the e...

    Authors: Thomas Ostermann, Mathias Bertram and Arndt Büssing

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:10

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Escherichia coli occurs naturally in the human gut; however, certain strains that can cause infections, are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Multidrug-resistant E. coli that produce extended-spectrum β lactama...

    Authors: Rula M Darwish and Talal A Aburjai

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:9

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Natural health products (NHPs), such as herbal medicines and vitamins, are widely available over-the-counter and are often purchased by consumers without advice from a healthcare provider. This study examined ...

    Authors: Rishma Walji, Heather Boon, Joanne Barnes, Zubin Austin, Sandy Welsh and G Ross Baker

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:8

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Mareya micrantha (Benth.) Müll. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) is a shrub that is commonly used in Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa) for the treatment of constipation and as an ocytocic drug. The present study was carried out t...

    Authors: Souleymane Méité, Calixte Bahi, Dodéhé Yéo, Jacques Y Datté, Joseph A Djaman and David J N'guessan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:7

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The six organic solvent extracts of Artemisia nilagirica were screened for the potential antimicrobial activity against phytopathogens and clinically important standard reference bacterial strains.

    Authors: Abdul R Ahameethunisa and Waheeta Hopper

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:6

    Content type: Research article

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  11. We aimed to describe prevailing attitudes and practices of rheumatologists in the United States toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. We wanted to determine whether rheumatologists' p...

    Authors: Nisha J Manek, Cynthia S Crowson, Abigale L Ottenberg, Farr A Curlin, Ted J Kaptchuk and Jon C Tilburt

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:5

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Free radical-induced oxidative stress is the root cause for many human diseases. Naturally occurring antioxidant supplements from plants are vital to counter the oxidative damage in cells. The main objective o...

    Authors: Akiri SVC Rao, Sareddy G Reddy, Phanithi P Babu and Attipalli R Reddy

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The demand for complementary medicine (CM) is growing worldwide and so is the supply. So far, there is not much insight in the activities in Dutch CM practices nor in how these activities differ from mainstrea...

    Authors: Phil JM Heiligers, Judith de Groot, Dick Koster and Sandra van Dulmen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:3

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Morinda citrifolia (Noni) is an edible plant with wide range of medicinal uses. It occurs exclusively in tropical climate zone from India through Southeast Asia and Australia to Eastern Polynesia and Hawaii. The...

    Authors: Anwarul Hassan Gilani, Saf-ur-Rehman Mandukhail, Javeid Iqbal, Masoom Yasinzai, Nauman Aziz, Aslam Khan and Najeeb-ur-Rehman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Lactic acid-producing bacteria (LAB) probiotics demonstrate immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory effects and the ability to lessen the symptoms of arthritis in both animals and humans. This randomized, doubl...

    Authors: David R Mandel, Katy Eichas and Judith Holmes

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Studies exploring the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to enhance fertility are limited. While Australian trends indicate that women are using CAM during pregnancy, little is known about wom...

    Authors: Jo-Anne Rayner, Helen L McLachlan, Della A Forster and Rhian Cramer

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:52

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  17. Congaplex® and Immuplex® are dietary supplements that have been traditionally used to support immune system function. The purpose of these experiments was to determine whether Congaplex® and Immuplex® affect immu...

    Authors: Paul R Hanlon, Melissa G Robbins, Chris Scholl and David M Barnes

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:51

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is now an accepted and effective treatment for infertility, however IVF is acknowledged as contributing to, rather than lessening, the overall psychosocial effects of infertility. ...

    Authors: Sheryl de Lacey, Caroline A Smith and Charlotte Paterson

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:50

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  19. For almost 2000 years it has been recognized that aqueous extracts from pine cones possess medicinal properties beneficial for the treatment of a broad variety of diseases and conditions. In this report, the a...

    Authors: Mike Burrows, Deepak Assundani, Esteban Celis, Frank Tufaro, Akiko Tanaka and W Guy Bradley

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:49

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder affecting carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Tridax procumbens Linn. (Family-Asteraceae; common name-Dhaman grass) is common herb found in India. Traditionally, the tribal ...

    Authors: Hemant Pareek, Sameer Sharma, Balvant S Khajja, Kusum Jain and GC Jain

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:48

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa has been widely used in indigenous systems of Indian medicine due to its various medicinal properties. However, despite its traditional usage as an anti-diarrhoeal there is limited inf...

    Authors: S Brijesh, Poonam Daswani, Pundarikakshudu Tetali, Noshir Antia and Tannaz Birdi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:47

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Endophytes, microorganisms which reside in plant tissues, have potential in producing novel metabolites for exploitation in medicine. Cytotoxic and antibacterial activities of a total of 300 endophytic fungi w...

    Authors: Nurul AMN Hazalin, Kalavathy Ramasamy, Siong Siong Meng Lim, Ibtisam Abdul Wahab, Anthony LJ Cole and Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:46

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of pathogenic angiogenesis in diseases such as cancer and diabetic retinopathy. Bee products [royal jelly (RJ), bee pollen, and Chinese red propolis...

    Authors: Hiroshi Izuta, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yoko Araki, Satoshi Mishima and Hideaki Hara

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:45

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  24. Medicinal plants represent alternative means for the treatment of several chronic diseases, including inflammation. The genus Ranunculus, a representative of the Ranunculaceae family, has been reported to possess...

    Authors: Sabreen F Fostok, Rima A Ezzeddine, Fadia R Homaidan, Jamal A Al-Saghir, Ralph G Salloum, Najat A Saliba and Rabih S Talhouk

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:44

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  25. Semen armeniacae amarum (SAA) is a Chinese traditional medicine and has long been used to control acute lower respiratory tract infection and asthma, as a result of its expectorant and antiasthmatic activities...

    Authors: Jianling Jin, Bo Liu, Hui Zhang, Xiao Tian, Yupin Cai and Peiji Gao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:43

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  26. A number of surveys have examined use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in Australia. However, there are limited Australian data on use of CAM and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines in the elderly...

    Authors: Lynn Yeen Goh, Agnes I Vitry, Susan J Semple, Adrian Esterman and Mary A Luszcz

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:42

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  27. This study set out to determine the incidence, socio-demographic, and clinical correlates of Traditional Eye Medicine (TEM) use in a population of newly presenting ophthalmic outpatients attending a tertiary e...

    Authors: Boniface Ikenna Eze, Chimdi Memnofu Chuka-Okosa and Judith Nkechi Uche

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:40

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  28. There has been little knowledge about dietary supplementation by the Chinese elderly. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the usage of dietary supplements by older adults in southern China.

    Authors: Wenbin Liang, Andy H Lee and Colin W Binns

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:39

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Medication Reconciliation and Medication Safety are two themes emphasized in a variety of healthcare organizations. As a result, health care facilities have established methods for obtaining a patient's medica...

    Authors: Allison R King, Flint S Russett, Joyce A Generali and Dennis W Grauer

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:38

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The ethanolic extract of the leaves of Ocimium gratisimum L. (Lamiaceae), used in traditional medicine for the treatment of several ailments such as urinary tract, wound, skin and gastrointestinal infections, was...

    Authors: Emeka I Nweze and Elizabeth E Eze

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:37

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Anti-inflammatory activities of medicinal plants have largely been attributed to their content of sesquiterpene lactones (SLs). SLs are predominantly found in the sunflower family Asteraceae and have been isolate...

    Authors: Jamal Al-Saghir, Randa Al-Ashi, Ralph Salloum, Najat A Saliba, Rabih S Talhouk and Fadia R Homaidan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:36

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Several species from Insecta are used as remedies. Among these species, the termite Nasutitermes corniger is commonly used in traditional medicine in Northeast Brazil. The present work tests the modifying antibio...

    Authors: Henrique DM Coutinho, Alexandre Vasconcellos, Micheline A Lima, Geraldo G Almeida-Filho and Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:35

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  33. Antibiotic resistance of bacteria is on the rise, thus the discovery of alternative therapeutic agents is urgently needed. Honey possesses therapeutic potential, including wound healing properties and antimicr...

    Authors: Hern Tze Tan, Rosliza Abdul Rahman, Siew Hua Gan, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Siti Asma' Hassan, Siti Amrah Sulaiman and Kirnpal-Kaur BS

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:34

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  34. A model for integrative medicine (IM) adapted to Swedish primary care was previously developed. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of a pragmatic randomised clinical trial to investigate the ...

    Authors: Tobias Sundberg, Max Petzold, Per Wändell, Anna Rydén and Torkel Falkenberg

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:33

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  35. Gemstones have been in use as part of alternative and complementary medicine for years. However, our understanding of the perceived healing powers of gemstones is limited. An extensive literature search reveal...

    Authors: Sidra Ishaque, Taimur Saleem and Waris Qidwai

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:32

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  36. Acute herpes zoster is a prevalent condition. One of its major symptoms is pain, which can highly influence patient's quality of life. Pain therapy is limited. Acupuncture is supposed to soften neuropathic pai...

    Authors: Johannes Fleckenstein, Sybille Kramer, Philipp Hoffrogge, Sarah Thoma, Philip M Lang, Lukas Lehmeyer, Gabriel M Schober, Florian Pfab, Johannes Ring, Peter Weisenseel, Klaus J Schotten, Ulrich Mansmann and Dominik Irnich

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:31

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Anethum graveolens Linn., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. and Trachyspermum ammi L. are widely used traditional medicinal plants to treat various ailments. To provide a scientific basis to traditional uses of these pla...

    Authors: Gurinder J Kaur and Daljit S Arora

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:30

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) is the current HIV/AIDS treatment modality. Despite the fact that HAART is very effective in suppressing HIV-1 replication and reducing the mortality of HIV/AIDS p...

    Authors: In-Woo Park, Changri Han, Xiaoping Song, Linden A Green, Ting Wang, Ying Liu, Changchun Cen, Xinming Song, Biao Yang, Guangying Chen and Johnny J He

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:29

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The rhizomes of Cynodon dactylon are used for the treatment of heart failure in folk medicine. In the present study, we investigated the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of C. dactylon rhizomes on cardiac contra...

    Authors: Alireza Garjani, Arash Afrooziyan, Hossein Nazemiyeh, Moslem Najafi, Ali Kharazmkia and Nasrin Maleki-Dizaji

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:28

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Insulin sensitivity has been enhanced by electroacupuncture (EA) in rats, but the EA phenomenon in an insulin resistant state is still unclear. This study reports the use of a large dose of prednisolone to eva...

    Authors: Rong-Tsung Lin, Chung-Yuh Tzeng, Yu-Chen Lee, Wai-Jane Ho, Juei-Tang Cheng, Jaung-Geng Lin and Shih-Liang Chang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:26

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  41. Brazilian propolis type 6 (Atlantic forest, Bahia) is distinct from the other types of propolis especially due to absence of flavonoids and presence of other non-polar, long chain compounds, but presenting good i...

    Authors: Myrella Lessio Castro, Walquíria Ribeiro Vilela, Rogéria Cristina Zauli, Masaharu Ikegaki, Vera Lúcia Garcia Rehder, Mary Ann Foglio, Severino Matias de Alencar and Pedro Luiz Rosalen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:25

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  42. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional bowel disorder with symptoms of abdominal pain and disturbed defecation experienced by 10% of U.S. adults, results in significant disability, impaired quality of li...

    Authors: Susan A Gaylord, William E Whitehead, Rebecca S Coble, Keturah R Faurot, Olafur S Palsson, Eric L Garland, William Frey and John Douglas Mann

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Recently, natural products have been evaluated as sources of antimicrobial agents with efficacies against a variety of micro-organisms.

    Authors: Simon WJ Gould, Mark D Fielder, Alison F Kelly and Declan P Naughton

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:23

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Buddleja saligna Willd (Loganiaceae) is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree; trunk short, often gnarled and crooked; crown dense, rounded or domed-shaped; foliage greyish green. The wild olives are traditiona...

    Authors: Adeolu A Adedapo, Florence O Jimoh, Srinivas Koduru, Patrick J Masika and Anthony J Afolayan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:21

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Liqi, an herbal preparation used in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to treat cancer in China for centuries. We investigated the anti-tumor effects of liqi and their mechanisms in mice that had been x...

    Authors: Deng-Bo Ji, Jia Ye, Yi-Min Jiang and Bo-Wen Qian

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:20

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The extent to which a health care intervention causes or facilitates health-related change is a key question in research. The need to quantify such change has led to the development of an increasing number of ...

    Authors: Charlotte Paterson, Charlotte Baarts, Laila Launsø and Marja J Verhoef

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:18

    Content type: Debate

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