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BACKGROUND Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has frequently been used to treat tinnitus, and acupuncture is a particularly popular option. The objective of this review was to assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for tinnitus. METHODS Fourteen databases were searched from the dates of their creation to(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the evidence for or against the effectiveness of cupping as a treatment option for pain. Fourteen databases were searched. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) testing cupping in patients with pain of any origin were considered. Trials using cupping with or without drawing blood were included, while trials comparing(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent non-specific low back pain (PNSLBP) is one of the most frequently experienced types of back pain around the world. Wet-cupping is a common intervention for various pain conditions, especially in Korea. In this context, we conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness and safety of wet-cupping treatment for PNSLBP. METHODS We(More)
AIM This study was designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of bee venom (BV) in a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHOD MPTP was administered by intraperitoneal (IP) injection at 2-hr intervals over an 8-hr period. Mice were then subjected to BV subcutaneous injection and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of yoga as a treatment option for menopausal symptoms. METHODS We searched the literature using 14 databases from their inception to July 2008 and included all types of clinical studies regardless of their design. The methodological quality of all studies was assessed using a modified Jadad(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate and describe our experience in the management of recurrent second-trimester miscarriage and preterm delivery by laparoscopic transabdominal cervicoisthmic cerclage (LTCC), after failure of transvaginal cervical cerclage. DESIGN Retrospective review (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING Tertiary care teaching(More)
Glucose homeostasis is maintained by the orchestration of peripheral glucose utilization and hepatic glucose production, mainly by insulin. In this study, we found by utilizing a combined parallel chromatography mass profiling approach that lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) regulates glucose levels. LPC was found to stimulate glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes(More)
The objective of this review was to assess the effectiveness of reflexology as a symptomatic treatment for breast cancer. In all, 12 databases were searched from the time of their inception through July 2010. Prospective, controlled clinical trials of reflexology in patients with breast cancer that included an assessment of clinical outcome measures were(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated whether 2% hydrogen (H(2)) gas therapy protects against testicular ischemia/reperfusion injury which results in increased formation of reactive oxygen species and/or reactive nitrogen species, leading to testicular apoptosis and impaired spermatogenesis. METHODS Pubertal six-week-old Spraque-Dawley rats were assigned to 5(More)