Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

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Volume 9, Issue 2 (2020)

    Mini Review Pages: 1 - 3

    Can COVID-19 be Controlled over the World?

    Tamer A. Addissouky, Ahmed A. Khalil and Ayman E. Elagroudy

    DOI: 10.37421/aim.2020.9.286

    By March 9th, 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 caused 114 019 confirmed cases and 3831 deaths globally, more than Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which recorded then (8273 cases, 775 deaths) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) recorded (1139 cases, 431 deaths) caused in 2003 and 2013 respectively. A new virus which called COVID-19 causes illness as well as severe symptoms has been inoculated in infected area Wuhan, Hubei, China. Data about this virus is still controversial such as rapid development, increasing cases, and unknown transplantation. However, recently, protocol of protection and prevention of COVID-19 infection has been implementing. Using specific drugs as an effective way to treat infected cases has been implementing also. Consequently, COVID-19 is in the way to be controlled over the world.

    Mini Review Pages: 1 - 2

    Effectiveness of Diagnostic Tools and Management of Lung Cancer

    Tamer A. Addissouky, Ahmed A. Khalil and Ayman E. Elagroudy

    DOI: 10.37421/aim.2020.9.287

    Early detection of lung cancer stages is deeply under consideration of scientists. By day, high rate of mortality might be caused by cancer of lung over the world. Detecting appropriate tools to determine the early stages of lung cancer is urgently needed. Over the years, recent tools such as position emission tomography/computed tomography, Tranbronchial needle aspiration, endobronchial ultrasound, esophageal ultrasound, medical thoracoscopy and Non-invasive biomarkers have been performed and many studies have estimated where they can be effective alternative in lung cancer diagnostic and staging algorithms. By accurate detection, lung cancer can be managed and treated efficiently. Surgery is considered as the only treatment for lung cancer. Consequently, finding out alternative treatment and reliable management are required.

    Research Pages: 1 - 7

    Treatment of Dementia Symptoms: Scoping Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches

    De Boer M, Yau EHY, Andriianova A, Bérénos IM, Van Dommelen JEM and Adriaan P. Visser

    DOI: 10.37421/aim.2020.9.288

    Aim: This article presents an overview of complementary and alternative medicine approaches (CAM) to treat symptoms of dementia.

    Method: Retrieving of studies from several bibliographic databases (January 1998 to March 2020) applying prespecified selection criteria and methodological quality assessment.

    Results: CAM approaches reduce symptoms of dementia, slow down the progression, and create relief for patients, while not intending to prevent and cure dementia. Psychological interventions are helpful for families to establish more and better interactions with patients. Traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) is promising strategies to treat memory loss. Homeopathy might be effective in treating symptoms of dementia. Light therapy reduces sleep deprivation, depression and agitation. Aroma & music therapy improve quality of life and recalling thoughts and feelings. Nutrition shows variant effects on dementia symptoms and development
    of AD, such as with folate-rich foods, low-fat dairy products, and intake of fish or omega-3 fats. Red grapes show a protective effect on AD and VaD. Exercises enhance memory. Controlled Multisensory Therapy (Snoezel therapy) shows short-term effects on mood and behaviour.

    Conclusion: CAM is an alternative for conventional treatments, like medicines to relieve symptoms, however good CAM trials are lacking. Analysed studies were of low quality, having no control groups, small samples, and only case and animal studies. Research on a combination of conventional and CAM is needed to show the additional
    effects on conventional treatments.

    Review Article Pages: 1 - 2

    Acupuncture Treatment the Feasibility of New Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19) during Rehabilitation

    Mengjie Zeng and Zhiquan Wu

    DOI: 10.37421/aim.2020.9.289

    Acupuncture has rich experience in the treatment of epidemic diseases, and also has special advantages in disease prevention and health care. Novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) is being cured novel coronavirus pneumonia, and there are varying degrees of lung function impairment, interstitial pneumonia and even pulmonary fibrosis in patients with convalescence. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is a new method for treating convalescent pneumonia. It is aimed at the feasibility of acupuncture intervention therapy in order to achieve better rehabilitation effect.

    Editorial Note Pages: 1 - 2

    Editorial Note for Alternative & Integrative Medicine Journal

    Romy Lauche

    DOI: 10.37421/aim.2020.9.290

    Alternative & Integrative Medicine (ISSN: 2167-7182) is a rapid peer reviewed journal which is a valuable source of information for scholars, researchers, professionals, and students, providing in-depth perspectives on intriguing contemporary topics of Psychology. Built on an ethos of openness, we are passionate about working with the global academic community to promote open scholarly research to the world.

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