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    The Oxford Handbook of Complementary Medicine (Oxford Handbooks) (Part-work (fascículo)) By (author) Edzard Ernst, By (author) Max H. Pittler, By (author) Barbara Wider, By (author) Kate Boddy

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    DescriptionThe Oxford Handbook of Complementary Medicine presents evidence-based information on CAM in an easily accessible form, thereby enabling hospital doctors, GPs, nurses, medical students and other healthcare professionals to competently advise patients about CAM treatments. The book covers definitions, cost, safety, regulation, legal and ethical questions and a range of practical issues, diagnostic techniques, and risk-benefit assessments of CAM modalities. The main part of the book is organised by condition, outlining for each the CAM treatments available, ranked according to level of evidence of effectiveness, followed by a concise clinical bottom line assessing risks and benefits, also in relation to conventional treatment. The information is presented in a concise, matter-of-fact fashion, avoiding the obscure jargon sometimes used in CAM. Many issues surrounding CAM remain controversial and this handbook discusses them openly and critically.

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    The Oxford Handbook of Complementary Medicine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edzard Ernst, By (author) Max H. Pittler, By (author) Barbara Wider, By (author) Kate Boddy
    Physical properties
    Format: Part-work (fascículo)
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199206773
    ISBN 10: 0199206775

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.2
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    DC22: 610
    BIC subject category V2: MX
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616
    BISAC V2.8: MED004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16970
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    Thema V1.0: MX
    Illustrations note
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Barbara Wider, MA (Exeter, UK), Staatsexamen (Freiburg, Germany) is a Research Fellow in Complementary Medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK. With a background in humanities, earth sciences and European studies, Barbara studied at the Universities of Freiburg (Germany), Montpellier (France) and Exeter (UK) and worked as an assistant researcher and tutor in Germany and France before joining the Complementary Medicine group in Exeter in 1996. She is co-author/editor of three books including the Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Elsevier, 2006), several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. Barbara also edits the journal FACT (Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies), a quarterly review journal of complementary medicine research.
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    ...[this book will be] of the greatest interest to general practitioners, but it will have some appeal across most branches of medicine...concise, finely set out and a good reference text. Occupational Medicine This book will allow practitioners to safely integrate their patients' use of CAM therapies into their conventional medical treatment...The Oxford Handbook of Complementary Medicine is an exellent resource for a wide range of medical practitioners to enable informed and reasoned discussion of CAM therapies. Andrew Sutherland, The New Zealand Medical Journal
    Table of contents
    GENERAL ISSUES ; DIAGNOSTIC CAM METHODS ; COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES ; COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES ; CONDITIONS ; 1. Cardiology ; 2. Dermatology ; 3. Diabetology ; 4. Gastroenterology ; 5. Gynaecology & obstetrics ; 6. Infectious diseases ; 7. Metabolism/endocrinology ; 8. Neurology ; 9. Oncology ; 10. Otorhinolaryngology ; 11. Psychiatry ; 12. Respiratory diseases ; 13. Rheumatology ; 14. Urology ; 15. Miscellaneous conditions ; VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ; QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED BY PATIENTS