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OBJECTIVE Tinnitus is the perception of sound without an external source. More than 50 million people in the United States have reported experiencing tinnitus, resulting in an estimated prevalence of 10% to 15% in adults. Despite the high prevalence of tinnitus and its potential significant effect on quality of life, there are no evidence-based,(More)
Atherosclerotic vascular disease causing extensive tissue loss of the lower extremities often results in primary amputation. Combined revascularization and free tissue transfer has been described as a method of extending limb salvage to these patients. The durability of this combined procedure remains unknown, thus the objective of this report is to(More)
To provide guidance for future randomized controlled trials (RCTs) based on a review concerning acupuncture for treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A comprehensive literature search was conducted in October 2015 using MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCISEARCH, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the feasibility of studying the impact of integrative East-West medicine (IEWM) on sinonasal symptoms and quality of life (QOL) for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized trial. SETTING Academic hospital and ambulatory clinic. PATIENTS Patients with recalcitrant CRS offered treatment with(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Allergic rhinitis has a high prevalence and negatively impacts quality of life. Patients commonly use complementary and integrative modalities to help alleviate their symptoms of allergic rhinitis, with approximately one in five receiving acupuncture. This article reviews the evidence base on the efficacy/effectiveness, safety and(More)
The American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has published a supplement to this issue featuring the new Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus. To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action statements. The 13 recommendations developed address the(More)
On September 26-27, 2015, the 8th European Congress for Integrative Medicine convened the Global Summit on Integrative Medicine and Healthcare in Greater Copenhagen and Helsingør, Denmark at the Culture Yard just across from Kronborg Castle, which is home to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. This article is a summary of the author's presentation about(More)
Moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) at baseline is an uncommon finding with a new diagnosis of Graves' disease (GD). Patients with baseline GO usually have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. The natural history and prevalence of GO are poorly documented. Current standard of care is to treat with IV methylprednisolone pulses. This is a case report of(More)
Rhinosinusitis is characterized by inflammation of the mucosa involving the paranasal sinuses and the nasal cavity and is one of the most common health care problems, with significant impairment of quality of life. There is a growing amount of interest in the use of complementary and integrative medicine for the treatment of rhinosinusitis. This article(More)