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BACKGROUND Oriental medicine (OM) is widely practiced internationally and embraces many schools of thought. Western medical research is currently struggling to understand OM in purely biomedical terms, with limited success. OBJECTIVE We propose a research model for applying Western research methodologies to OM in a way that respects its theory and modes(More)
HYPOTHESIS Outcome following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in super morbidly obese patients is significantly worse compared with the standard laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Community teaching hospital (490 beds). PATIENTS A prospectively maintained database identified patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability of using a cloth tape measure to determine thoracic respiratory excursion as a measurement of chest expansion or mobility. METHODS Physicians and residents experienced in osteopathic manipulative treatment measured thoracic excursion with a cloth tape measure held around the circumference of healthy male subjects'(More)
In this pilot study, the authors evaluated the immediate effects of osteopathic manipulative procedures compared with sham procedures on 10 subjects who were diagnosed with chronic asthma. The research followed a pretest-posttest crossover design wherein each subject served as her own control. Blinded examiners recorded respiratory excursion, peak(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate Chinese parents' beliefs and perspectives regarding extensive caries (EC), oral care habits, and dental treatment. An overview of qualitative research methods is provided. METHODS In this qualitative study, 20 in-depth interviews were conducted with parents of children diagnosed with EC. Parents lived(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to survey American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) members about their beliefs and practices regarding the age 1 dental visit. METHODS A 31-item survey was mailed to 1,500 randomly selected AAPD members to assess their beliefs and practices regarding the age 1 dental visit and prenatal dental counseling.(More)
This study reports results in nine patients with extensive loss of soft tissue, extensor tendon, and bone, treated with an emergency free flap for skin cover, primary bone grafts, and tendon grafts passed through individual tunnels in the free flap. Four had a good result, four were fair and one poor. Six patients returned to work, two were not working and(More)
PURPOSE The treatment a patient receives is greatly affected by what he or she chooses to disclose to a physician. This qualitative study investigated such factors as culture and background that contribute to Latina patients' nondisclosure of medical information. METHODS Participants were 28 Latina women living in Brooklyn. In-depth interviews in English(More)
Providers' definitions of health may affect the kind of care they provide. This study examined healthcare practitioners' definitions of health across practitioner types. Interviews with 73 healthcare practitioners were analyzed for themes. Most practitioners identified health as the interrelatedness of several factors. Physical, mental, and spiritual(More)
Healthcare practitioners' models of health affect their patient interactions and services. We surveyed mainstream (MM), integrative (IM) and CAM providers to investigate their models of health. This study generated ideas for actions to improve MM/CAM communication based on survey findings. Through the Delphi technique, a panel of 14 MM, IM and CAM experts(More)