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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 […]

Psychotherapy is a non-pharmacological intervention (NPI) like any other

Lecture given at the AFPSA – SFPS workshop, October 13, Psychology Department, Université de Bordeaux titled “Enjeux et défis de l’évaluation des prises en charge non médicamenteuses: recherche et intervention auprès de groupes restreints” (French). It is readily admitted that the health benefit of psychotherapy or a health prevention program depends on the professional, the participant and the context. The […]

Connected Objects: Gadget or Effective Solutions for Health?

Conference given at the “Rencontres de l’Innovation” the 27th April in Carcassonne (France). Non-implantable health digital objects invade our daily lives. They are not in the category of medical devices. Interactive pedometer measuring our number of daily steps and encouraging us to do more, telephone application to better manage a chronic illness, weighing scales, electronic […]

Assessing the Impact of Prevention: What possible Scientific and Actuarial Approach?

Lecture given at the 3th Meeting of Argus on 25th November 2017, Paris, France. Health prevention has become a priority in terms of therapeutic progress, ageing of the population and early detection. Talking about health promotion or awareness is not enough today. It is necessary to talk about health prevention action and to question their […]

Unconventional Health Practices: Can They Be Evaluated?

Lecture given on the occasion of the 16th Congress of the French Society for the Study and Treatment  of Pain (SFETD) on 25th November 2016,  Bordeaux, France. More and more healthcare professionals and patients are using unconventional practices, also called Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs). These NPIs range from traditional biomedical solutions (such as drugs, implantable medical […]

Beyond Ambiguity about Physical Activity and Cancer Treatments

Lecture given on the occasion of the 12th Congress of Canceropole Grand Sud Ouest on 24th November 2016, Grande-Motte, France. More and more healthcare professionals and patients are using unconventional practices, also called . TheseNon-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) range from traditional biomedical solutions (such as drugs, implantable medical devices, surgery) to everyday consumer products. This scientific, ethical […]

Efficient and Useful Health Digital Solutions for Seniors

Lecture at the conference Les nouvelles technologies au service des seniors CARSAT-LR, the 18th October 2016, La Grande Motte, France. The lecture (in French) details the reasons for the rise of Non-Pharm Interventions (NPIs) during the current health care revolution. Research will play a major role in the next years to distinguish effective preventive interventions and those without health […]

Evidence Based Prevention

Lecture at Reavie Conference 2016, Cannes, France. The lecture details the reasons for the rise of non-pharm interventions during the current health care revolution. Research will play a major role in the next years to distinguish effective preventive interventions and those without health benefits and potential risk.   Sustainable actions of secondary and tertiary prevention inexorably through […]

An Adapted Physical Activity (APA) program improves the autonomy of people with Alzheimer’s disease sufferers

  A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a tailored physical activity program (APA) Mobility base of people with Alzheimer’s disease. An American randomized controlled trial of Roach and his colleagues, published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2011, compares the efficacy of a 4 month program of adapted physical activity (APA) based mobility program […]

Treating stress by an essential oil

A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of aromatherapy product based on Citrus aurantium on anxiety associated with childbirth. A randomized controlled trial of Iranian Namazi and colleagues, published in Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal in 2014, evaluates the effectiveness of Citrus aurantium oil on anxiety of women during the first stage of labor compared to […]