publication . Article . 2009

A bibliometric approach to the Alternative Medicine in chronic pain

Ennio Cocco;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2009 Journal: Pathos, volume 16, issue 1, pages 32-35 (issn: 1593-2354, eissn: 1593-2354, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Publiediting
The aim of this study is to investigate the interest of science for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the chronic pain treatment using the number of articles registered by PubMed as an indicator. On Medline system with the key words: CAM and Pain 11.671 papers are available; 2.167 with the key words: CAM and chronic pain; 192 papers deal with the topic chronic pain and dementia. The interest of science for CAM in chronic pain is increasing, but few studies deal with the epidemiological and psychosocial side of this phenomenon. Analogously, more and more studies deal with CAM utilization in dementia. More studies deal with the specific problem o...
Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, chronic pain, dementia, health sociology, lcsh:Anesthesiology, lcsh:RD78.3-87.3, lcsh:Therapeutics. Pharmacology, lcsh:RM1-950
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