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Abstract The available pharmacological modalities for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM) are associated with a variety of adverse effects and limited benefits. In this study, we systematically reviewed the impact of melatonin in the treatment of FM. Interventional studies, either controlled or uncontrolled and randomized or non-randomized, were included. PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were searched without time limitation. Primary outcome measures were the effec...
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Abstract Background and purpose Tai chi has been suggested as a potential effective intervention for improving function and wellbeing in breast cancer patients. This systematic review evaluated the current evidence for the effectiveness of tai chi in patients with breast cancer. Methods Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of tai chi in breast cancer patients were identified through searches in OVID MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Tria...
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Abstract Introduction Preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain are common problems in patients undergoing surgery. The aim of this study is to analyse the effect of using guided imagery prior to surgery in adults and children to reduce preoperative anxiety and acute postoperative pain, compared with conventional preoperative nursing care. Methods A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted. We searched randomised clinical trials in databases and search engines. Results A total of 1,1...
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Abstract Background and purpose: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has gained increasing attention for the treatment of psychological disorders. This study aims to establish the effectiveness of CBT on psychological and physical outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods Two waves of electronic searches of the PubMed, Cochrane library, EMBASE, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were conducted. Statistical analyses were perf...
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Abstract Background and aims Back pain is among the most common complaints of patients during the first hours after coronary angiography (CA), i.e. when they are restricted to complete bed rest. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of foot reflexology on back pain after CA. Methods This randomized controlled trial was conducted in 2018–2019 on patients hospitalized in the post-angiography unit of Razi hospital, Birjand, Iran. Through convenience sampling, 120 patients were recruited and thei...
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Abstract Esophageal cancer is a major public health issue in China. Mongolian Mind–Body Interactive Psychotherapy (MMIP) is a new psychotherapy that combines modern psychology with traditional Mongolian medicine. Previous cases have shown better quality of life (QoL) after MMIP in patients with cancer and other diseases. This study aimed to shed light on the effect of MMIP on the quality of life of patients in Inner Mongolia. A total of 21 patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer were studied. ...
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Abstract Background Reflexology is one of complementary approaches most used by patients with breast cancer. The purpose of this article was to evaluate the effects of reflexology on managing symptoms and side effects of breast cancer treatment. Methods Data sources included PubMed, CINAHL, ScienceDirect, and Scopus. The criteria were applied to 224 articles and only six articles met the criteria. Results Four studies were randomized control trials and two were quasi-experimental designs. Sample...
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Abstract Purpose To compare the effects of spinal stabilization exercise (SSE) plus kinesio taping (KT) and SSE alone on pain and well-being in women with fibromyalgia (FM). Material and methods Patients with FM were randomly allocated into SSE (n:19) and SSE + KT (n:17) groups. Pain and fatigue with Visual Analog Scale, health status with Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, quality of life (QoL) with Nottingham Health Profile, depression with Beck Depression Inventory, sleep quality with Jenkins...
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Abstract Objective To evaluate efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for gastric precancerous lesion (GPL). Method Literature retrieval was conducted in seven databases from their inception through Dec. 24th, 2018. The Cochrane collaboration, Review Manager (RevMan5.3) and GRADE profiler software were conducted for this meta-analysis. Results In primary outcomes, results of meta-analysis showed that TCM had superior to current routine pharmacotherapy (RP) in clinical efficacy, Helicobac...
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Abstract Background The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical practice of Korean medicine doctors (KMDs) for managing menopausal disorders. Methods We conducted a web-based questionnaire for KMDs to respond to recommendations across the three main KM domains: major symptoms of menopausal disorders, herbal prescriptions, and pattern identification. Results We received responses from 227 doctors who have treated menopausal disorders. The major pattern identifications recommended by the...
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