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Topics in Integrative Health Care 2011, Vol. 2(3)   ID: 2.3009



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October 7, 2011
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This Patient Page in JAMA is free and downloadable. It provides basic information about the issue of elder abuse, as part of the August 3, 2010, JAMA theme issue on violence and human rights.

Hildreth CJ, Burke AE, Golub RM. JAMA patient page. Elder abuse. JAMA 2011;306(5):568.

The mechanism of opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) It is thought to result from peripheral and central nervous system sensitization. Clinicians should suspect OIH with otherwise unaccounted for decreases in opioid treatment effectiveness. This review addresses definition, prevalence, prevention and management of OIH.

Lee M, Silverman S, Hansen H, Patel V Manchikanti L. A comprehensive review of opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Pain Physician 2011; 14:145-161.

Spinal manipulation is effective for the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain. To obtain long-term benefit, this study suggests maintenance spinal manipulation after the initial intensive manipulative therapy.

Senna MK, Machaly SA. Does maintained Spinal manipulation therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain result in better long term outcome? Spine 2011;36(18):1427-1437.

In work-related nonspecific low back pain, the use of health maintenance care provided by physical therapist or physician services was associated with a higher disability recurrence than in chiropractic services or no treatment.

Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R. Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence. J Occupational Environmental Med 2011;53(4):396-404.

An analysis of the 2007 U.S. National Health Interview Survey data found chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation (8.4%) and massage (8.1%) to be the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies; acupuncture was used by 1.4% and naturopathy by 0.3% of respondents. Substantial proportions of respondents reported using CAM for wellness and disease prevention, and informed their medical physician of use.

Hawk C, Ndetan H, Evans MW. Potential role of complementary and alternative health care providers in chronic disease prevention and health promotion: an analysis of National Health Interview Survey data. Preventive Med (in press)

A prospective cohort study in Denmark examined the role leisure time physical activity on the risk of developing depression. Among women, but not men, a low level of physical activity was significantly associated with a greater risk of depression.

Mikkelsen SS, Tolstrup JS, Flachs EM, Mortensen EL, Schnohr P, Flensborg-Madsen T. A cohort study of leisure time physical activity and depression. Prev Med 2011 (in press)

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