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Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs): an 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 risks of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs), and especially not the general practitioner. It would still be necessary to have rigorous studies and to be able to consult them easily. NPIs are […]

Fasting is not a miracle treatment for now

INSERM published in 2014 an expert report on the therapeutic efficacy and safety of fasting. Gueguen and his colleagues published a 2014 INSERM report on the effectiveness and safety of fasting preventive and therapeutic. Current scientific evidence is available to conclude its effectiveness. Fasting the mechanisms are too vague and speculative. Studies have numerous methodological […]

A disease management program reduces the risk of new diseases

A clinical trial proves the efficacy of a disease management program in the reduction of comorbidities in patients taking psychotropic drugs. A US randomized controlled trial of Green and colleagues, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2015, evaluates the efficacy of a therapeutic education program for six months on weight loss and reduced risk of […]

The efficacy of auriculotherapy

INSERM has published in 2013 a report evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of auricular acupuncture The French Report by Gueguen and his colleagues, published by INSERM in 2013, analyzing the clinical benefit of acupuncture at ear level, otherwise known as auriculotherapy in several health disorders and diseases: smoking cessation or alcoholic, pain, dermatology, nausea or vomiting, preoperative […]

Efficacy of hypnosis in smoking cessation

A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of hypnotherapy to stop smoking. An English meta-analysis of Barnes and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Collaboration assesses 2010, based on 11 randomized controlled trials, the efficacy of hypnotherapy as a treatment for smoking cessation with at least six months follow-up. The evidence is currently insufficient to recommend the […]

The electronic cigarette help quit smoking

  A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of e-cigarette to help addicts to reduce their tobacco consumption or stop smoking permanently. An English meta-analysis of McRobbie and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Collaboration in 2014, acting on the basis of two randomized controlled trials, the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes to help smokers to reduce their […]

Behaviors to prevent worsening of heart failure

   The American Heart Association conducted a collective expertise on behaviors to limit the worsening of heart failure and improve the quality of life of patients. The Association recommends integrating these behavioral changes in a comprehensive, sustainable and coordinated with professionals and closed persons. The American collective expertise of Riegel and colleagues, published in the […]

Most chronic diseases can be prevented

In 2006, the World Health Organization published a landmark report which should revolutionize our understanding of chronic diseases and cause us to act accordingly. It’s urgent! In a 2006 report, World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the silent chronic disease epidemics, which will affect every country in the world. At this time, these diseases cannot be […]

International Consensus on COPD

   A consensus report provides an update on the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In an original move, an international committee named GOLD (Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD) was created in 2001. This committee was charged with regularly reviewing scientific and medical knowledge on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), […]

Improving Medication Adherence in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

  A meta-analysis compares the efficacy of medication adherence strategies in Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes patients who do not follow their physician’s medication prescription may suffer serious health consequences. This study identified strategies designed to improve medication adherence (also known as compliance) and compared their efficacy using meta-analysis methodology. Vermeire and colleagues published […]