Points of Interest 08/28/2016

Nurses Are Key to Referrals to Inpatient Integrative Medicine Services

German practitioner suspected of killing patients with experimental drug

Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors

Portland Today contributor: Petra Caruso. "Meet some of the contributors to our new Portland Today show, which debuts Sept. 6 on KGW-TV and KGW.com, starting at 11 a.m. on weekdays…Dr. Petra Caruso, licensed naturopathic physician." I anticipate endless blog fodder. Their website is filled with the usual naturopathic pseudo-science.

Where Does Jill Stein Stand On Vaccination?

Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(14):e3244. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003244. Moxibustion Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The meta-analysis of the 2 included trials showed that there was not a statistically significant difference in the pain or function subscale for the WOMAC scale when the 2 groups were compared

BUT

The administration of moxibustion can to some extent alleviate the symptoms of KOA.

AND (of course)

More rigorous, randomized controlled trials are required in the future.

Same as it ever was.

Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Aug 24;24(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s12998–016–0114-y. eCollection 2016. A commentary on the implications of medication prescription rights for the chiropractic profession.

Thinking Critically - Very disappointed in Olympic role model

Federal Judge Refuses to Block New California Vaccine Law.

Same as it ever was: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Aug 26;8:CD004131. Acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation. "…most included trials were of inadequate quality and size. There is, therefore, inadequate evidence to draw any conclusions about its routine use. Rigorously designed, randomised, multi-centre, large sample trials of acupuncture for stroke are needed to further assess its effects."

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