The purpose of this study was to describe patients who seek treatment at an acupuncture and Oriental medicine teaching clinic in the United States, and to systematically measure and describe patients’ responses after treatment using a prospective study design.
The purposes of this pilot study were to assess the feasibility of recruiting patients, to evaluate their compliance in preparation for a full-scale randomized clinical trial, and to determine the responsiveness of key outcomes.
As complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) utilization in the United States continues to grow there have been increasing demands for CAM practitioners to embrace an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach. In collaboration with the University of Minnesota (U of M),
Northwestern is conducting an education project (R-25AT003582) funded by the National Center of Complementary and Medicine (NCCAM).
Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and exercise have demonstrated effectiveness for neck pain (NP). Adverse events (AE) reporting in trials, particularly among elderly participants, is inconsistent and challenges informed clinical decision making. This paper provides a detailed report of AE experienced by elderly participants in a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of SMT and exercise for chronic NP.
This paper describes the design of two multi-methods clinical studies focusing on elderly patients with non-acute low back pain and neck pain. Each study includes a randomized clinical trial, a cost-effectiveness study alongside the randomized clinical trial, and a qualitative study.
The World Federation of Chiropractic supports the involvement of chiropractors in public health initiatives, particularly as it relates to musculoskeletal health. Three topics within public health have been identified that call for a renewed professional focus. These include healthy ageing; opioid misuse; and women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health.
Transgender individuals commonly experience barriers to quality health care and may suffer from unique musculoskeletal complaints. Although these needs are often inadequately addressed within the health care system, they could be attended to by the chiropractic community. This narrative review describes best practices for delivering culturally sensitive care to transgender patients within the context of chiropractic offices.
Grants were awarded to CAM institutions and focused on introducing evidence-based practice into curricula of CAM schools including schools of chiropractic, naturopathic, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Outcomes reported by investigators has been culture change. This article describes individual and organizational culture changes that occurred at Northwestern Health Sciences University.