THE ACP EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDE TO COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE This title has been archived.

Author: Bradly Jacobs, MD, MPH, Katherine Gundling, MD
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Publisher: American College of Physicians
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN 10: 1934465046
ISBN 13: 9781934465042
Edition: 1st

Description:

Here's the comprehensive, evidence-based analyses physicians need to counsel patients about complementary and alternative medical therapies and to integrate these techniques into their own practices! This new resource focuses on the safety and efficacy of a full range of CAM therapies, providing "at-a-glance" answers to the questions busy clinicians are most often asked. In-depth reviews of the research are thoroughly digested into concise summary tables, placing key information at the reader's fingertips. Provides bottom-line recommendations for each therapy using a 5-level system: strong recommendation in favor, weak recommendation in favor, no recommendation, weak recommendation against, or strong recommendation against. Evaluates the clinical evidence for CAM therapies by using the GRADE system, which is endorsed or used by the World Health Organization, QUORUM, the Cochrane Collaboration, UpToDate, and other organizations. Organized around the conditions for which patients most commonly consider CAM therapies, such as allergies, asthma, cancer, coronary heart disease, HIV, musculoskeletal disorders, and depression. Offers a complete chapter on drug-supplement interactions. The ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine also features a useful overview of CAM therapies; guidance on discussing these therapies with patients; and consideration of legal, insurance, and regulatory issues.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • Preface
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction

PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

    Chapter 1: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Definitions and Patterns of Use

    • What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
    • Terminology
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Evidence-Based Medicine and CAM
    • REFERENCES

    Chapter 2: The Clinical Encounter

    • Why Health Professionals Need to Know About CAM
    • Office Practice Basics
    • Medical-Legal Aspects of CAM Therapy
    • Insurance Coverage
    • Office Sales of CAM Products
    • REFERENCES

PART II EVALUATION OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE SYSTEMS AND THERAPIES

    Chapter 3: Allergic Disorders

    • CAM Diagnostic Tests for Allergic Disorders
    • CAM Therapies for Allergic Disorders
    • Conclusions
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 4: Asthma

    • Prevalence of CAM Use
    • CAM Therapies
    • Recommendations and Conclusions
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 5: Cancer

    • Prevalence of CAM Use
    • Specific CAM Therapies
    • CAM Practitioner Qualifications
    • Effectiveness and Safety of CAM Therapies
    • CAM Therapies for Improving Quality of Life
    • Quality of Life and Symptom Management Outcomes
    • Caregiver Quality of Life
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 6: General Medicine

    • Anxiety
    • Common Cold
    • Diabetes
    • Herpes Infection
    • Migraine Headaches
    • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 7: Gastrointestinal Health

    • Prevalence of CAM use
    • CAM Therapies
    • Peptic Ulcer Disease/Dyspepsia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Colic
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Pain
    • Perioperative Care
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Liver Diseases
    • Prevention of Gastrointestinal Cancers
    • Recommendations and Conclusions
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 8: Coronary Heart Disease

    • Prevalence of CAM Use Among Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
    • CAM Therapies in Cardiovascular Disease
    • Biologically Based Therapies
    • Mind-Body Therapies
    • Final Thoughts
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 9: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    • Prevalence of CAM Use
    • Biologically Based Practices
    • Whole Medical Systems
    • Manipulative and Body-Based Practices
    • Integrating CAM into Clinical Practice
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 10: Men’s Health

    • Male Health and Hormones
    • Male Hormones and Androgen Deficiency
    • Fitness and Muscle Bulk
    • Sexual Performance and Dysfunction
    • Prostate Disorders
    • Male Pattern Baldness
    • Aging and Men
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 11: Women’s Health

    • Menopausal Symptoms: Hot Flashes
    • Premenstrual Syndrome
    • Dysmenorrhea and Endometriosis
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Infertility
    • Osteoporosis
    • Incontinence
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 12: Musculoskeletal Disorders

    • Acute Low Back Pain
    • Chronic Low Back Pain
    • Acute and Chronic Neck Pain
    • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    • Lateral Epicondyle Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 13: Obesity and Overweight: A Review of Dietary Supplements

    • Prevalence of CAM Use Among Overweight and Obese Individuals
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Ayurvedic Preparations
    • Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium)
    • Chitosan
    • Chromium Picolinate
    • Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
    • Conjugated Linoleic Acid
    • Ephedra/Ephedrine
    • Garcinia cambogia
    • Glucomannan
    • Green Coffee Extract
    • Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
    • Guar Gum
    • Psyllium (Plantago ovata)
    • Pyruvate
    • Rhubarb (Rheum)
    • Yerbe Maté (Ilex paraguayensis)
    • Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe)
    • Conclusions and Recommendations
    • REFERENCES

    Chapter 14: Depression

    • Prevalence of CAM Use Among Depressed Individuals
    • CAM Therapies for Depression
    • Conclusions
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Chapter 15: Drug-Supplement Interactions: The Good, The Bad and The Undetermined

    • Analgesic/Anti-Inflammatory
    • Antiarrhythmic/ Antihypertensive
    • Antibiotic
    • Antithrombotic
    • Antilipemic
    • Antineoplastic
    • Diuretic
    • Hypoglycemic
    • Immune Modulation
    • Conclusion
    • SELECTED REFERENCES

    Systems of Practice

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine Terms