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" News and updates on studies checking the efficacy of Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) "


The Author

The Author

Gregory Ninot is a Professor at University of Montpellier (France) and the Founder and Executive Director of Plateforme CEPS, an Academic methodological platform dedicated to non-pharmacological trials.

Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs, also called complementary medicine) vary greatly in terms of health efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness. This wide range of results generates persistent –sometimes intentional– confusion and misconceptions, which can mislead people made vulnerable by a medical condition. Blog en Sante reviews the most rigorous studies focusing on children, senior and people with chronic disease, to distinguish between accurate and false information and to make objective results available to all. A glossary of main concepts is also proposed.

02 March

301 revues de littérature sur les INM publiées en 2019

Nous avons recensé toutes les revues narratives, les revues systématiques et les méta-analyses publiées dans une revue scientifique en 2019 sur les interventions non médicamenteuses…

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14 February

100 manières différentes d’appeler les médecines douces: Qu’est-ce que cela cache?

Les médicaments et les dispositifs médicaux ou DM disposent de cadres scientifique, réglementaire et économique établis. Mais, avant tout, elles n’ont qu’une seule appellation chacune.…

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24 January

L’écosystème des INM

Le siècle dernier a permis de découvrir les traitements de masse permettant de guérir un certain nombre de maladies organiques. Si cette logique a donné…

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02 March

Publication of a Non-Pharmacological Interventions Manual

“Alternative Medicine” (Schwartz, 1986), “Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM” (Wieland et al., 2011)”, “Complementary Medicine” (Falissard, 2016)”,  “Complementary Therapies” (French Medicine Academy, 2013), “Dietary…

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01 March

Meta-analysis: essential for NPIs practice

Meta-analysis, an indispensable tool for understanding the benefits and risks of non-pharmacological interventions. More than 100 million Europeans are using alternative medicines according to the…

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22 November

Non-Pharmacological Interventions: Asset for General Medicine

Lecture given at the 17th National Conference of Medicine General Practionners, November 22, Montpellier, France. No one is supposed to ignore the benefits and health…

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