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Cannabis And Opioids In Chronic Pain Management, Estefan Tsegaye, Clara Kathryn Pollard, Emilie Tate, Justin White, Raphaela Woods 2022 Kennesaw State University

Cannabis And Opioids In Chronic Pain Management, Estefan Tsegaye, Clara Kathryn Pollard, Emilie Tate, Justin White, Raphaela Woods

Symposium of Student Scholars

Background: Many adults suffer from chronic pain. Opioids are commonly prescribed to treat chronic pain, though they can produce adverse side effects and carry the potential for abuse and addiction. The introduction of cannabis in medicine has provided a possible alternative to opioids in chronic pain management. Objective: This systematic literature review aims to synthesize evidence from published studies to answer the following research question in the PICOT format: In adults over the age of 18 with chronic pain (P), how does prescribed cannabis therapy (I) compare with prescribed opioid therapy (C) in affecting perceived pain levels and quality of ...


The Impact Of Dietary Fiber On Breast Cancer Incidence, Peyton North 2022 East Tennessee State University

The Impact Of Dietary Fiber On Breast Cancer Incidence, Peyton North

Epsilon Sigma at-Large Research Conference

Abstract

Introduction & Background

The role of dietary fiber in breast cancer etiology remains unclear. A negative correlation may be due to fiber’s ability to stave off obesity and aid in the extraction of serum estrogen, two known risk factors for the disease. Effects may differ by source, and type, of fiber. Most of the data available is from research with non-Hispanic white women. However, fiber intake may vary significantly across cultures.

Purpose Statement & Question

The research sought to investigate whether an increased intake of dietary fiber was associated with a corresponding decrease in the incidence of breast cancer. The ...


Music For The Relief Of Preoperative Anxiety, Tyler G. Roberts 2022 University of Texas at Tyler

Music For The Relief Of Preoperative Anxiety, Tyler G. Roberts

MSN Capstone Projects

Anxiety is a phenomenon commonly experienced by patients awaiting surgery (Jlala et al., 2010). Anxiety has been linked to negative impacts “on the induction of anesthesia, wound healing, risk of infection, and postoperative recovery” (Stern, 2013). The alleviation of preoperative anxiety is a positive and desired outcome for perioperative patients. An interview with a patient at University Medical Center yielded some insight into the need for the implementation of additional anxiety alleviating intervention. In the interview, the patient reported feeling distress from being able to hear everything that was happening outside of the patient’s preoperative room and feeling a ...


Direct Entry Midwives: Political Factors Shaping Variation In Regulation, Gabrielle Shlikas 2022 Wellesley College

Direct Entry Midwives: Political Factors Shaping Variation In Regulation, Gabrielle Shlikas

The Compass

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Adolescent Anxiety: Implementing Mindfulness Techniques To Lessen Mental Health Crises, Britt Schultz 2022 Augsburg University

Adolescent Anxiety: Implementing Mindfulness Techniques To Lessen Mental Health Crises, Britt Schultz

Theses and Graduate Projects

Adolescence is one of the most challenging times in life as many transitions occur while a child grows into a young adult. In a school-based program, this doctoral of nursing practice project implemented mindfulness techniques to lessen mental health crises in anxious adolescents. This scholarly project educated adolescents in a small town in rural southeast Minnesota on the effective coping exercises of mindfulness and deep breathing to lessen anxiety and decrease mental health crises. Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring is the framework for the project and three of her Carative Factors guided this project. A literature review identified ...


Animal-Assisted Therapy In The Intensive Care Unit, Amanda M. Pugh 2022 University of Lynchburg

Animal-Assisted Therapy In The Intensive Care Unit, Amanda M. Pugh

Student Scholar Showcase

This paper will explore animal-assisted therapy used in intensive care units. Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at risk for developing an array of complications called post-intensive care syndrome, which can negatively affect patients’ psychological, motor, and cognitive abilities. While the widespread use of animal-assisted therapy in the ICU is still in need of improvement, studies have shown animal-assisted therapy can improve depression and anxiety, increase motor function, and strengthen patient participation in treatment. This is significant because the benefits of animal-assisted therapy can counteract the symptoms related to post-intensive care syndrome. The studies will be analyzed, and ...


Altop (Alternatives To Opiods) Newsletter, Spring 2022, Dr. Susan L. Davis, RN & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing 2022 Sacred Heart University

Altop (Alternatives To Opiods) Newsletter, Spring 2022, Dr. Susan L. Davis, Rn & Richard J. Henley College Of Nursing

News, Magazines and Reports

In this issue:

  • Southwest Community Health Center Quality Improvement Staff (QIS)
  • FNP-DNP Student's Quality Improvement Project
  • Paul L. Jones Scholarship Recipients
  • SHU Alumni Kimberly Testo's AANP National Year Award
  • Preceptors' Workshop CEU Credits


The Anxiolytic Effects Of Aromatherapy On Preprocedural Anxiety: An Integrated Review, Rebekah Smith 2022 Liberty University

The Anxiolytic Effects Of Aromatherapy On Preprocedural Anxiety: An Integrated Review, Rebekah Smith

Senior Honors Theses

Anxiety before procedures can negatively impact patients by increasing cortisol levels which delays wound healing and increases infection risk, increasing pain and sedation medication needs, and increasing hospitalization time. This review was conducted to find how inhaled essential oils affect pre-procedural anxiety of adults in acute care settings. Nine databases and some gray literature were searched within the past ten years, and documented using the PRISMA flow chart. Ten articles fitting the inclusion criteria were retrieved. Nine of the articles found a significant difference between the aromatherapy group and control group and pre- and post- intervention anxiety scores, and none ...


A Whole-Food Plant Based Diet And Its Effects On Cardiovascular Disease, Meredith A. Childress 2022 University of Texas at Tyler

A Whole-Food Plant Based Diet And Its Effects On Cardiovascular Disease, Meredith A. Childress

MSN Capstone Projects

The purpose of this paper and benchmark study is to present evidenced-based data regarding the impact diet choices have on heart disease and how adherence to a whole food plant based (WFPB) diet compared to a Western diet affects cardiac disease. The PICOT question being asked for this change project is as follows: In adults with history of cardiac disease (P), how does adherence to a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) diet (I) compared to the Western diet (C) impact outcomes associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) (O) over three months (T)? A search of evidenced-based literature was conducted to determine the ...


Jnk And Nf-Κb Cell Signaling Pathways In Cardiovascular Disease Present Potential Targets For Curcumin Therapy, Mary Richfield 2022 Liberty University

Jnk And Nf-Κb Cell Signaling Pathways In Cardiovascular Disease Present Potential Targets For Curcumin Therapy, Mary Richfield

Senior Honors Theses

Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a compound derived from the rhizomes of Curcumin longa that has been long used for medicinal purposes. Curcumin alleviates the pathology of cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, aneurysm, and cardiomyopathy. The mechanism of curcumin therapy is under active research. The NF-κB and JNK pathways are two that curcumin interacts with to block inflammatory processes, apoptosis, and fibrotic tissue remodeling to prevent the pathologies of cardiovascular disease. While curcumin has demonstrated powerful mediation of cardiovascular disease, its bioavailability in body tissues is limited due to the instability and hydrophobicity of its structure. Further work is underway to stabilize curcumin ...


The Role Of American Domestic Medicine In The Nineteenth Century: Implications For Modern Populations With Low Access To Health Care, Savannah Allen 2022 University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Role Of American Domestic Medicine In The Nineteenth Century: Implications For Modern Populations With Low Access To Health Care, Savannah Allen

Senior Theses

Domestic medicine can be defined as medical treatment provided within the home or community that is administered by a member of that home or community who is not a physician, surgeon, or nurse. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, domestic medicine flourished as housewives began to take on the role of medical practitioner. This was an attempt to alleviate the stress of low healthcare access that plagued lower-income and rural communities. Among lower- and middle-class communities in present day, we continue to see disparities in access to quality health care. I will argue that telemedicine has transformed during ...


How Early Education And Pet Therapy May Help Nurses With Compassion Fatigue, Katie E. Clark 2022 Abilene Christian University

How Early Education And Pet Therapy May Help Nurses With Compassion Fatigue, Katie E. Clark

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

Although there is a great deal of research on the causes of compassion fatigue, there is little research on prevention techniques or ways to combat compassion fatigue. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to discover if nurses are prepared to cope with occupational stress and compassion fatigue. A secondary purpose was to examine the perceived benefit that pet therapy can have as a possible stress reduction technique to decrease the effects of compassion fatigue. This research was conducted by gathering data via semistructured interviews. The researcher interviewed nurses who were currently practicing patient care and scored as ...


Anatomical Characterisation And Foliar Microscopy Of Hypericum Perforatum L., Digvijay Verma, Shilpi Singh, Satish Patel, Manish Pratap Singh 2022 Dr. D. P. Rastogi Central Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Anatomical Characterisation And Foliar Microscopy Of Hypericum Perforatum L., Digvijay Verma, Shilpi Singh, Satish Patel, Manish Pratap Singh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Hypericum perforatum L. (family: Hypericaceae), commonly known as St. John’s-wort, is a perennial herb and traditionally used for treating anxiety, depression, gastritis, insomnia also menstrual disorders and for healing cuts and burns. In homoeopathy, this remedy is used for the treatment of injuries, tetanus, neuritis, tingling, burning and numbness and constant drowsiness, coccydynia, spasmodic asthmatic attacks with changes of weather, etc.

Objective: The pharmacognostic and fluorescence studies of H. perforatum L. have been conducted to carry out correct identification of plant species for homoeopathic drug preparation and to lay down the standards of the raw drug.

Materials and ...


Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial Of Mentha Piperita L.: A Multi-Centric, Double-Blind, Randomised And Placebo-Controlled Trial, Pritha Mehra, Amulya Ratna Sahoo, B. S. J. Rajakumar, Jai P. Singh, B S. Arya, Anil Khurana, Raj Kumar Manchanda 2022 Dr. D. P. Rastogi Central Research Institute, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial Of Mentha Piperita L.: A Multi-Centric, Double-Blind, Randomised And Placebo-Controlled Trial, Pritha Mehra, Amulya Ratna Sahoo, B. S. J. Rajakumar, Jai P. Singh, B S. Arya, Anil Khurana, Raj Kumar Manchanda

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Mentha piperita L, a lesser-known and partly proved drug in homoeopathy, is used extensively as a herbal medicine.

Objective: The objective of this study is to elicit the pathogenetic response of Mentha piperita in comparison to placebo.

Materials and Methods: A multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomised clinical trial was carried out at three centres with 46 relatively healthy provers. After randomisation, 32 provers were given verum in 6C, 12C, 30C and 200C potencies and in the placebo group,14 provers were administered identical, un-medicated globules. All the changes were recorded by the provers and elaborated by proving masters. The ...


Individualized Homeopathy In A Case Of Liver Abscess: A Case Report, Jyoti Chhikara, Rahul Singh 2022 Homoeopathic Consultants, New Delhi, India

Individualized Homeopathy In A Case Of Liver Abscess: A Case Report, Jyoti Chhikara, Rahul Singh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Liver abscesses (LAs) are purulent collections in the liver parenchyma that result from bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection which can spread to the liver by extension of an adjacent infection, or as a result of trauma. Homoeopathic approach of treating the disease based on symptom totality is a relevant alternative to often unsatisfactory conventional medicine in cases of LA.

Case Summary: A 35-yearold male who presented with LA was treated with homoeopathic medicine based on the totality of symptoms and significant improvement was seen with resolution of abscess in the liver along with relief in other presenting symptoms. This ...


Hahnemann’S Position On Vaccination: A Call To Rethink, Himanshu Sekhar Tiwary, Nidhi Tiwary 2022 Department of Homoeopathy, Central Government Health Scheme, New Delhi, India

Hahnemann’S Position On Vaccination: A Call To Rethink, Himanshu Sekhar Tiwary, Nidhi Tiwary

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Effectiveness Of Homoeopathy For The Treatment And Management Of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis In Women: A Case Series, Swapna Potdar 2022 Chinmay Homoeopathy Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Effectiveness Of Homoeopathy For The Treatment And Management Of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis In Women: A Case Series, Swapna Potdar

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM) is a rare, debilitating, chronic inflammatory disease of the breast, occurring in women of the child-bearing age, which can clinically, and radiologically mimic abscess, tubercular infection or breast cancer. Homoeopathy can treat the disease by addressing its multifactorial origin, given its holistic approach. The paper presents a case series of 11 patients of IGM treated with classical homoeopathy in place of conventional methods.

Case Summary: After exclusion of differential diagnosis of inflammatory breast lesions by radiology, and biopsy, the patients were given individualised homoeopathic treatment. Common symptoms were pain, single or multiple lumps, abscesses, sinuses ...


A Tribute To The Man Who Found ‘High Dilutions Right’, Praveen Oberai, Harleen Kaur, Tania Chatterjee, Daisy Katarmal 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

A Tribute To The Man Who Found ‘High Dilutions Right’, Praveen Oberai, Harleen Kaur, Tania Chatterjee, Daisy Katarmal

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Clinical Case Reports: A Time-Tested, Traditional Way To Enhance Evidence, Anil Khurana 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

Clinical Case Reports: A Time-Tested, Traditional Way To Enhance Evidence, Anil Khurana

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Role Of Homoeopathy In The Management Of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Pretest-Posttest Study, Gurudev Choubey, Laijun Nahar, Abhiram Banerjee, Varanasi Roja 2022 Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), Siliguri, West Bengal, India

Role Of Homoeopathy In The Management Of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Pretest-Posttest Study, Gurudev Choubey, Laijun Nahar, Abhiram Banerjee, Varanasi Roja

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Adhesive capsulitis (AC) is an insidious and painful stiffening of the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint, resulting in compromised functional ability and quality of life (QoL).

Objectives: Primary objective was to evaluate change in shoulder pain after individualised homoeopathy treatment for over 2 months. Secondary objective was to assess the change in the QoL and outcome related to impact on daily living (ORIDL).

Methods: A single-arm, pretest-posttest, clinical study on AC was conducted on 40 participants recruited from the outpatient clinic of rheumatological disorders at Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), Siliguri, West Bengal, India. Medicines were prescribed on the basis of the ...


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