- Benefits, pitfalls and risks of phytotherapy in clinical practice in otorhinolaryngology. [Journal Article]
- EAEur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2016 Nov 30
- CONCLUSIONS: Scientific proof of the benefit of phytotherapy in otorhinolaryngology remains to be established but, given its widespread use and the reported data, knowledge of this form of treatment needs to be developed.
- Nosocomial outbreak of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa associated with aromatherapy. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Infect Control 2016 Nov 30
- An increase of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (XDR-PA) in various clinical specimens among intensive care unit patients (n = 7) initiated an outbreak investigation consisting of pa...
An increase of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (XDR-PA) in various clinical specimens among intensive care unit patients (n = 7) initiated an outbreak investigation consisting of patient data analyses, control of adherence to infection control guidelines, microbiologic surveys, and molecular-based studies. XDR-PA was detected in a jointly used aroma-oil nursing bottle for aromatherapy. We implemented the restriction of oil sharing among patients. Hence, the outbreak was controlled successfully.
- Effects of aromatherapy on agitation and related caregiver burden in patients with moderate to severe dementia: A pilot study. [Journal Article]
- GNGeriatr Nurs 2016 Nov 29
- We examined the effects of aromatherapy on agitation in patients with dementia and evaluated related caregiver burden. Patients and their caregivers from two hospitals in Turkey were selected and div...
We examined the effects of aromatherapy on agitation in patients with dementia and evaluated related caregiver burden. Patients and their caregivers from two hospitals in Turkey were selected and divided into an intervention group (n = 14) and a control group (n = 14). Patients were stratified according to their dementia phase and intake of antipsychotic medication. The intervention group received aromatherapy via massage and inhalation at home for 4 weeks. The control group received no intervention. Data were collected using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) and the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI). At 2 and 4 weeks, the NPI scores were significantly lower in the intervention group (p < 0.05). At 4 weeks, the CMAI and ZBI scores were significantly lower in the intervention group (p < 0.05). In conclusion, after aromatherapy, agitation, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and caregiver distress significantly reduced, and aromatherapy prevented caregiver burden increase.
- The anxiolytic effect of essential oil of Cananga odorata exposure on mice and determination of its major active constituents. [Journal Article]
- PPhytomedicine 2016 Dec 15; 23(14):1727-1734
- CONCLUSIONS: Both acute and chronic YYO exposure showed anxiolytic effect on the male mice. YYO and its major constituent benzyl benzoate might act on the 5-HTnergic and DAnergic pathways.
- Four steps to eliminate or reduce pain in children caused by needles (part 1). [Journal Article]
- PMPain Manag 2016 Nov 30
- Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf* speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at...
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf* speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, USA, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain team is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, psycho-social-spiritual, visceral, and chronic/complex pain for all inpatients and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Minnesota. The palliative care team also provides holistic care for pediatric patients with life-threatening diseases and adds an extra layer of support to the care of children with serious illness and their families. Integrative medicine provides and teaches integrative ('non-pharmacological') therapies, such as massage, acupuncture/acupressure, biofeedback, aromatherapy and self-hypnosis, to provide care that promotes optimal health and supports the highest level of functioning in all individual children's activities. Children's Minnesota became the first children's hospital to system-wide implement a "Children's Comfort Promise: We promise to do everything to prevent and treat pain," resulting in decrease or elimination of needle pain caused by vaccinations, blood draws, intravenous access, and injections in more than 200,000 children annually.
- The Effect of Aromatherapy on Anxiety in Patients. [Journal Article]
- NMNephrourol Mon 2016; 8(5):e38347
- CONCLUSIONS: According to the present study, rose water noticeably reduces the anxiety of hemodialysis patients. Therefore, inhalation of rose water can improve the patient's emotional and spiritual condition during hemodialysis treatment.
- The effect of aromatherapy with lavender essence on severity of labor pain and duration of labor in primiparous women. [Journal Article]
- CTComplement Ther Clin Pract 2016; 25:81-86
- CONCLUSIONS: Lavender essence aromatherapy may be an effective therapeutic option for pain management for women in labor.
- Effect of aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil on pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized controlled clinical trial. [Journal Article]
- CTComplement Ther Clin Pract 2016; 25:75-80
- CONCLUSIONS: Aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil was found effective in relieving pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis. However, further studies are needed to confirm findings of this study.
- [Effects of Aromatherapy on Menopausal Symptoms, Perceived Stress and Depression in Middle-aged Women: A Systematic Review]. [Review]
- JKJ Korean Acad Nurs 2016; 46(5):619-629
- CONCLUSIONS: There is limited evidence suggesting that aromatherapy for middle-aged women may be effective in controlling menopausal symptoms, perceived stress and depression.
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- Effectiveness of Ginger Essential Oil on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Abdominal Surgery Patients. [Journal Article]
- JAJ Altern Complement Med 2016 Nov 14
- CONCLUSIONS: Findings indicate that ginger essential oil inhalation has implications for alleviating postoperative nausea and vomiting in abdominal surgery patients.