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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 l’espoir de trouver le traitement curatif de chaque maladie, force est de constater que de nombreuses maladies dites chroniques, évolutives et d’origine multifactorielle (épigénétique, comportementale, exposomique) y échappent: diabète de […]

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 2012 CAMBrella survey. The popularity of these medicines is growing as evidenced by bestsellers, magazine covers, television report hearings and Internet consultations. They are accessible everywhere, in hospitals, in city […]

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 […]

Three months water aerobics do not cure rheumatoid arthritis

 A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a three-month aerobics program in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A randomized controlled trial of German Bilberg and colleagues, published in the journal Rheumatology in 2005, evaluates the effectiveness of a program of aerobics three months compared to a control group on the quality of life, aerobic capacity and […]

A case manager requires a good training

A clinical trial verifies the benefits of a case manager on the number of hospitalizations in patients with COPD. A Canadian randomized controlled trial published by Fan and colleagues in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in 2012 assessed the efficacy of a therapeutic education program based on a case manager on the number of hospitalizations […]

Role of Complementary Medicines according to the French Academy of Medicine

  The French Academy of Medicine published a report in 2013 on the usefulness of acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, hypnosis and Tai Chi. The report by Bontoux and colleagues, published by the National Academy of Medicine in 2013, analyzes the clinical value of four techniques: acupuncture, manual medicine (osteopathy and chiropractic), hypnosis and Tai Chi. The […]

Treating depression in seniors with walking or weight training

 A clinical trial compared the efficacy of brisk-walking and muscular strengthening in reducing depressive symptoms in people over 60 with arthritis.  A randomized controlled trial published in 2002 by Penninx and colleagues in the Journal of Gerontology compared the benefits of a walking (endurance) program and of a muscular strengthening (resistance) program to reduce depressive […]