Publication Title: 
Journal of Sports Sciences

Our understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health is constantly evolving. Therefore, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences convened a panel of experts to review the literature and produce guidelines that health professionals might use. In the ABC of Physical Activity for Health, A is for All healthy adults, B is for Beginners, and C is for Conditioned individuals.

O'Donovan, Gary
Blazevich, Anthony J.
Boreham, Colin
Cooper, Ashley R.
Crank, Helen
Ekelund, Ulf
Fox, Kenneth R.
Gately, Paul
Giles-Corti, Billie
Gill, Jason M. R.
Hamer, Mark
McDermott, Ian
Murphy, Marie
Mutrie, Nanette
Reilly, John J.
Saxton, John M.
Stamatakis, Emmanuel
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests yoga is a safe and effective intervention for the management of physical and psychosocial symptoms associated with musculoskeletal conditions. However, heterogeneity in the components and reporting of clinical yoga trials impedes both the generalization of study results and the replication of study protocols. The aim of this Delphi survey was to address these issues of heterogeneity, by developing a list of recommendations of key components for the design and reporting of yoga interventions for musculoskeletal conditions.

Ward, Lesley
Stebbings, Simon
Sherman, Karen J.
Cherkin, Daniel
Baxter, G. David
Publication Title: 
Quality of Life Research: An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: Mindfulness has emerged as an important health concept based on evidence that mindfulness interventions reduce symptoms and improve health-related quality of life. The objectives of this study were to systematically assess and compare the properties of instruments to measure self-reported mindfulness. METHODS: Ovid Medline(®), CINAHL(®), and PsycINFO(®) were searched through May 2012, and articles were selected if their primary purpose was development or evaluation of the measurement properties (validity, reliability, responsiveness) of a self-report mindfulness scale.

Park, Taehwan
Reilly-Spong, Maryanne
Gross, Cynthia R.
Publication Title: 
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

PURPOSE: We aimed to update the 2011 recommendations for the prevention and treatment of anticipatory nausea and vomiting in children and adults receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: The original systematic literature search was updated.

Dupuis, L. Lee
Roscoe, Joseph A.
Olver, Ian
Aapro, Matti
Molassiotis, Alexander
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

BACKGROUND: Though potentially an important limitation in the literature of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of homeopathy, the model validity of homeopathic treatment (MVHT) has not previously been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: As an integral part of a programme of systematic reviews, to assess MVHT of eligible RCTs of individualised homeopathic treatment. METHODS: From 46 previously identified papers in the category, 31 papers (reporting a total of 32 RCTs) were eligible for systematic review and were thus the subject of the study.

Mathie, Robert T.
Van Wassenhoven, Michel
Jacobs, Jennifer
Oberbaum, Menachem
Roniger, Helmut
Frye, Joyce
Manchanda, Raj K.
Terzan, Laurence
Chaufferin, Gilles
Dantas, Flávio
Fisher, Peter
Publication Title: 
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

PURPOSE: To develop concise, patient-focussed, up to date, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), which are adaptable and designed to assist physicians and allied health care professionals in general and specialist practise throughout the world. METHODS: Sixteen experts from four medical disciplines (primary care, rheumatology, orthopaedics and evidence-based medicine), two continents and six countries (USA, UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden and Canada) formed the guidelines development team.

Zhang, W.
Moskowitz, R. W.
Nuki, G.
Abramson, S.
Altman, R. D.
Arden, N.
Bierma-Zeinstra, S.
Brandt, K. D.
Croft, P.
Doherty, M.
Dougados, M.
Hochberg, M.
Hunter, D. J.
Kwoh, K.
Lohmander, L. S.
Tugwell, P.
Publication Title: 
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

OBJECTIVE: To develop concise, up-to-date, patient-focused, evidence-based, expert consensus guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA), intended to inform patients, physicians, and allied healthcare professionals worldwide.

McAlindon, T. E.
Bannuru, R. R.
Sullivan, M. C.
Arden, N. K.
Berenbaum, F.
Bierma-Zeinstra, S. M.
Hawker, G. A.
Henrotin, Y.
Hunter, D. J.
Kawaguchi, H.
Kwoh, K.
Lohmander, S.
Rannou, F.
Roos, E. M.
Underwood, M.
Publication Title: 
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Literature review shows that Chinese medicine and other related treatment are still the main stream treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Currently, there is short of handbook guiding Chinese medicine from evidence-based medical evidence, so it is a top priority to develop a clinical guideline from the expert consensus. After several rounds of discussion during the conference and examination by letter, which has collected opinions from nearly one hundred experts, consensus was reached.

Chen, Wei-Heng
Liu, Xian-Xiang
Tong, Pei-jian
Zhan, Hong-sheng
Orthopaedic Professional Committee, Chinese Association of Research and Advancement of Chinese Traditional Medicine, China
Joint Professional Committee, Branch of Orthopaedic of Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, China
Publication Title: 
Human Reproduction Update

BACKGROUND: Here we describe the consensus guideline methodology, summarise the evidence-based recommendations we provided to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for their consideration in the development of global guidance and present a narrative review on the management of anovulatory infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: The aim of this paper was to present an evidence base for the management of anovulatory PCOS.

Balen, Adam H.
Morley, Lara C.
Misso, Marie
Franks, Stephen
Legro, Richard S.
Wijeyaratne, Chandrika N.
Stener-Victorin, Elisabet
Fauser, Bart C. J. M.
Norman, Robert J.
Teede, Helena
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Sports Medicine

IMPORTANCE: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is both chronic and prevalent; it has complex aetiology and many conservative treatment options. OBJECTIVE: Develop a comprehensive contemporary guide to conservative management of PFP outlining key considerations for clinicians to follow. DESIGN: Mixed methods. METHODS: We synthesised the findings from six high-quality systematic reviews to September 2013 with the opinions of 17 experts obtained via semistructured interviews.

Barton, Christian John
Lack, Simon
Hemmings, Steph
Tufail, Saad
Morrissey, Dylan


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