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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Rizvi RF, Adam TJ, Lindemann EA
Comparing existing resources to represent dietary supplements.
Dietary supplements (DS) are widely consumed despite limited knowledge around their safety/efficacy and any well-established regulatory policies. In this pilot study, five DS resources were evaluated and compared both quantitatively and qualitatively. The authors found fragmented and inconsistent distribution of DS representation in terms of essential data elements across five resources.
Citation: Rizvi RF, Adam TJ, Lindemann EA . Comparing existing resources to represent dietary supplements. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc 2018 May 18;2017:207-16..
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Nutrition, Patient Safety, Vitamins and Supplements
Spatz ES, Wang Y, Beckman AL
Traditional Chinese medicine for acute myocardial infarction in western medicine hospitals in China.
This study examined the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in China during the first 24 hours of hospitalization. The data came from the China Patient-centered Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events Retrospective Study of Acute Myocardial Infarction. A chart review was done of randomly sampled patients in 2001, 2006 and 2011 in 162 Western medicine hospitals across China. Nearly all (99%) hospitals used some form of TCM, with Salvia miltiorrhiza being the most commonly prescribed. This TCM treatment (and others) was used intravenously and use has increased over the span of the study, despite lack of evidence of benefit or harm.
Citation: Spatz ES, Wang Y, Beckman AL . Traditional Chinese medicine for acute myocardial infarction in western medicine hospitals in China. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018 Mar;11(3):e004190. doi: 10.1161/circoutcomes.117.004190..
Keywords: Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Conditions, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Heart Disease and Health, Hospitals, Mortality, Outcomes, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Patient Safety, Practice Patterns, Risk, Vitamins and Supplements