Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • December 1, 2001
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    Garlic supplements, acting through an asyet unidentified mechanism, decrease serum concentrations of saquinavir (Fortovase—Roche). The drop in blood levels is sufficient to cause treatment...

  • November 1, 2001
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    Known to be common among adult patients with cancer, complementary and alternative medicine is also frequently used in children with cancer, at least in the western part of Washington State.

  • November 1, 2001
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    Four days’ consumption of a Chinese herbal tea apparently disrupted metabolism of warfarin in a 61-year-old woman, leading to a rise in her international normalized ratio (INR) values from...

  • October 1, 2001
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    While often portrayed as a “recent” trend, today’s use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by Americans is the result of a secular trend that began at least half a...

  • September 1, 2001
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    A study recently published in the chemistry literature reports finding high concentrations of colchicine in placental blood. Looking for a source of the alkaloid, researchers reported they found...

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