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作者 Beuth, Josef
書名 Complementary Oncology : Adjunctive Methods In the Treatment of Cancer
出版項 Stuttgart : Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated, 2011
©2006
國際標準書號 9781604060645 (electronic bk.)
9781588903235
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (312 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Complementary Oncology: Adjunctive Methods in the Treatment of Cancer -- Copyright -- Preface -- List of Contributors -- List of Abbreviations -- Contents -- Current Issues in the Treatment of Cancer -- 1 Introduction to Complementary Medicine in Oncology -- Introduction -- Overview of Methods -- Nutrition Advice -- Exercise, Physical Activity -- Psycho-oncological Support -- Substitution of Essential Minerals and Vitamins -- Enzyme Substitution -- Phytotherapy -- Thymic Peptide Therapy -- Probiotic Therapy -- Blockade of Adhesion Molecules -- Hyperthermia -- Fringe Methods -- Conclusion -- References -- 2 The Conventional Treatment of Cancer: The Case of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Introduction -- What Are the Characteristicsof a Successful Clinical Trial? -- History of Clinical Trials -- Surgery as a Cancer Therapy -- Radiation as a Cancer Therapy -- Chemotherapy as a Cancer Therapy -- The Conventional Treatmentof Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer -- The Surgical Treatment of Non-SmallCell Lung Cancer -- Stage I NSCLC -- Stage II NSCLC -- Stage III NSCLC -- Stage IV NSCLC -- Iressa -- Psychosocial Impact of Placeboand "Nocebo" in Advanced NSCLC -- Recurrences of Stage IV NSCLC -- Conclusions -- Comparisons with CAM -- References -- 3 Tumor Immunology -- Introduction -- Identifiable Tumor Antigens -- Effector Cells and Mechanisms of Antitumor Immunity -- Recognition of Danger Signals by Toll-Like Receptors and DC Activation -- Concomitant Immunity, Generation of Memory Cells, and Tumor Immune Escape -- Looking Ahead -- References -- 4 Introduction to Medical Biometry -- Introduction -- The Setting of Therapeutic Research in Oncology -- Special Features of Research in Cancer Treatment -- Problems of Conducting Studiesin Complementary Oncology -- Primary Outcome Measuresin Therapeutic Trials in Oncology -- Survival Time and Quality of Life
The Problem of Secondary Efficacy Parameters -- Evaluation of Efficacy -- Objectives and Types of Trials -- The Problem of Comparability -- Randomization and Feasibility of Randomization -- Implementation of Therapeutic Trials -- Choice of Outcome Measures -- The Intention-to-Treat Principle -- Avoidance of Inflation of False-Positive Results -- References -- 5 Expert Systems in Complementary Oncology -- Introduction -- Mathematical Contributionto Diagnosis and Therapy -- What is an Expert System? -- Uses in Medicine -- Fuzzy Logic -- Fuzzy set -- Linguistic Variables -- Fuzzy Rules -- Fuzzy Implication -- Fuzzy-Logical Operations -- Combination -- Example: Interpretation of Regulation Thermograms -- Regulation Thermography -- Fuzzy Modeling of Expert Knowledge -- Design of an Expert System for Regulation Thermography -- Creating a Body of Rules -- Automatic Generation of Rules/Hypotheses -- Neuronal Networks -- References -- 6 Observational Studies on Drugs Efficacy -- Introduction -- Therapeutic Efficacy and Proofof Efficacy -- Controlled Clinical Trials -- Cohort Studies -- Study Design -- Concept for Evaluation -- Example of a Cohort Study in Oncology -- Summary -- Addendum: Basic Terminology of Probability and Statistics -- References -- 7 Electronically Supported Outcome Measurement -- Introduction -- Basic Methodological Considerations -- Evidence-Based Medicine -- Efficacy and Benefit -- Prolonged Survival, Historical Controls, Screening -- Spontaneous Course of Disease and Motivation -- Applicability of Study Results -- Routine Care-Based Research -- Quality of Life Measurement -- Health-Related Quality of Life -- Self-Assessment vs. Proxy Rating -- Questionnaire Development -- Costs of Quality of Life Measurement -- Preconditions of Quality of Life Measurement -- Adequate Setting -- Paper-Based vs. Electronic Outcome Measurement
Technical Possibilities -- Requirements for an Ideal Tool -- The QL-Recorder -- Pre-Configured Software Packages with Electronic Questionnaires -- Non-Technical Requirements -- Research Questions -- Staff Training -- Process Management and Tight Feedback -- Data Protection -- Application Examples -- References -- 8 Cancer and Nutrition -- Introduction -- Carcinogens and Cocarcinogensin the Food -- Dietary Components Effectivein Prevention -- Antioxidants -- Clinical Studies -- Dietary Recommendations for the Prevention of Cancer -- The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Treatment -- Cancer Cachexia and Anorexia -- Determination of the Nutritional State -- Nutritional Recommendations for Cancer Patients -- Preoperative Nutrition Therapy -- Postoperative Nutrition Therapy -- Adjuvant Nutrition Therapy -- Benefits of Nutritional Consultation-Conclusions -- References -- 9 Exercise in Cancer Prevention and Follow-up -- Introduction -- Effect of Exercise -- Clinical Examinations -- Organization of Sport Groups -- Entrance Examination -- Preparation -- Exemplary Exercise Units -- Contraindications and Application Restrictions -- Exercise for the Cancer Patient Outside of Specialized Types of Sport -- Water Gymnastics -- Swimming -- Aqua-Jogging -- Gymnastics -- Ball Games -- Racket Games -- Martial Arts -- Tai Chi -- Winter Sports -- Hiking -- Walking -- Long-Distance Running -- References -- 10 Psycho-oncology -- Introduction -- The Term "Health" -- The Cancer Diagnosis as Psychological Trauma -- Coping Mechanisms and Defense Mechanisms -- Clinical Studies -- Cancer Personality -- Cancer Biography -- Stress and Cancer -- Psychosomatic Strain in Cancer -- Tumor Activation -- Psychotherapeutic Aspectsin Oncology -- Effective Factors in Psycho-oncology Therapy -- Subjective Disease Concept -- The Patient-Doctor Relationshipin Oncology -- Treatment Planning
Points of Emphasis in the Physician's Conducting of Conversation and the Conversational Setting -- Questioning Techniques -- Conversation Techniques -- The Power of the Word -- References -- 11 Biological Basis for Using High Dose Multiple Antioxidants as an Adjunct to Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, and Experimental Cancer Therapies -- Introduction -- Antioxidants -- Definition of Types of Antioxidantsand Their Doses -- Conceptual Framework of Hypotheses -- Effect in Experimental Analysis -- Experimental Basis of Our Hypothesis -- High Doses of Dietary Antioxidants Enhance the Effect of Irradiationon Cancer Cells -- High Doses of Dietary Antioxidants Enhance the Effect of Chemotherapeutic Agents on Cancer Cells -- Efficacy of Individual Antioxidantsin Combination with Hyperthermia -- Effect of Individual Antioxidant Vitamins in Combination with Certain Biological Response Modifiers -- Antioxidants Selectively Protect Normal Cells against Damage Produced by Radiation and ChemotherapeuticAgents -- Mechanisms of Action of Dietary Antioxidant-Induced Enhancement of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy -- Modification of Radiation Damage by Endogenous Antioxidants -- Experimental Basis of the Other Hypothesis -- Proposed Doses of Micronutrients To Be Used as an Adjunct to Radiation Therapy and/or Chemotherapy -- References -- 12 Selenium in Oncology -- Introduction -- Selenium in Cancer Prevention -- Epidemiological and Case-ControlStudies -- Effects of Selenium-AntagonisticElements -- Cancer Prevention Trials with Selenium -- Mechanisms of Anticarcinogenic Action -- Effects of Selenium Deficiency on Gene Expression -- Antimutagenic and Antiviral Effects -- The Putative Role of the Thioredoxin Reductases -- Effect on DNA Methylation -- Oncogene Inactivation -- Selenium in Cancer Chemotherapy -- Reduction of Side Effects of Chemotherapeutic Agent
Current Therapeutic Selenite Dosage Recommendations -- Anti-Inflammatory Effects -- Diminution of Drug Resistance -- Radioprotective Effects -- Immunoprotective Effects -- Sodium Selenite in the Management of Secondary Lymphedema -- Lymphedema of the Arm -- Lymphedema in the Head-Neck Area -- Sodium Selenite in the Maintenance of Brain Tumor Patients -- Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions -- Germany's Selenium Status and the Recommended Daily Selenium Intake -- Optimal Selenium Intakes for Cancer Prevention -- Therapeutic and Nutritional Forms of Selenium -- Incompatibility of Vitamin C with Sodium Selenite -- Upper Safe, Permissible, and Toxic Dosages -- References -- 13 Proteolytic Enzymes -- Introduction -- Pharmacological Examinations -- Experimental Studies -- Clinical Studies -- Plasmacytoma -- Breast Cancer -- Colorectal Cancer -- Summary -- References -- 14 Lectin-Standardized Mistletoe Extracts -- Origin of the Mistletoe Extract Therapy -- Mechanism of Action and the Application of Mistletoe Extracts in Medicine -- Experimental Studies -- Clinical Studies -- General Remarks . -- Special Applications -- Summary -- Outlook -- References -- 15 Mistletoe Extracts from the Anthroposophical Point of View -- Introduction -- Mistletoe Extracts -- Experimental Studies -- Cytotoxicity -- Immunomodulation -- Clinical Studies -- Immunomodulation -- Quality of Life -- Summary -- References -- 16 Thymic Peptides -- General Remarks -- Total Thymic Extracts (Complex Mixtures) -- Thymic Peptides -- Standardized Thymic Peptide Mixtures -- Experimental Studies -- Clinical Studies -- Summary -- Outlook -- References -- 17 Probiotic Therapy -- Introduction -- Man and Microbes -- Gnotobiology -- Microbial Populations -- Pathogenic Microbes -- Antibiosis -- Probiotic Therapy -- Microorganisms Used -- Autovaccines -- Indications and Forms of Administration
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The word is out about the beneficial qualities of complementary therapies in the treatment of cancer. More physicians are offering these therapies to their patients, and more and more patients are demanding it. You - and your patients - cannot afford to be without this valuable resource
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Beuth, Josef Complementary Oncology : Adjunctive Methods In the Treatment of Cancer Stuttgart : Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated,c2011 9781588903235
主題 Cancer -- Adjuvant treatment.;Cancer -- Alternative treatment
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Alt Author Moss, Ralph W
Abel, Ulrich
Bussing, Arndt
Hager, E Dieter
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