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Topical honey treatment has been shown to possess antimicrobial properties, promote autolytic debridement, stimulate growth of wound tissues to hasten healing, and to start the healing process in dormant wounds, stimulating anti-inflammatory activity that rapidly reduces pain, oedema and exudate production. This article provides an overview of the use of(More)
BACKGROUND Anthroposophic medicine (AM) is frequently utilised in German-speaking countries as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment approach. PROCEDURE This study presents results of a retrospective parental questionnaire comparing responses of AM-users and users of other CAM in paediatric oncology in Germany. The differences between(More)
The last decades have seen increasing patient use of complementary and alternative treatment methods (CAM) in paediatric oncology, too. However, there have been few scientific studies of paediatric oncologists' views and attitudes on CAM to date. We report the results of a cross-sectional questionnaire survey amongst paediatric oncologists in Germany. In(More)
The effects of the dopaminergic agonists (L-dopa, pergolide) and antagonists (haloperidol, clozapin) and a cholinergic agonist (tacrine) and antagonist (mecamylamine) on the voluntary intake of nicotine were investigated with the 2-bottle paradigm with the test drugs being dissolved directly in the drinking fluid of the animals. This method was found to be(More)
Homeopathy is a frequently used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment. We present results comparing responses of homeopathy users (HUs) and users of other forms of CAM (NHUs) in pediatric oncology (PO) in Germany. Differences between these two groups (usage, associated demographic characteristics, previous experience with CAM) are(More)
A 12-year old girl presented with general weakness and weight loss, a localised cervical lymph node enlargement and cutaneous lesions compatible with lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP). Biopsies from lymph node and skin revealed a histological diagnosis of nodal large cell ALK-1- anaplastic lymphoma (ALCL) with a synchronous CD30+ cutaneous lymphoproliferation(More)
A 7-year-old girl presented with nocturnal pain in her back and legs. The physical examination revealed a loud opening sound of the mitral valve and lumbar rigidity. With the exception of significantly increased anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) levels, the immunological findings did not show any other abnormal parameters, also spinal magnetic resonance imaging(More)