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mainstream medicine

A general term for conventional healthcare based on the “Western model” of evidence-based practice for diagnosing and treating disease. Mainstream medicine assumes that all physiologic and pathological phenomena can be explained in concrete terms, and “best practice” is the end result of a stream of objective analyses which begin with nonhuman model systems, evolve through blinded studies and statistical analysis of those results, and end with guidelines to which doctors adhere to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

mainstream medicine

Allopathic medicine, allopathy, conventional medicine, modern medicine, orthodox medicine, traditional medicine, Western medicine Clinical medicine The approach to health care practiced in developed nations, based on scientific data for diagnosing and treating disease; MM assumes that all physiologic and pathological phenomena can be explained in concrete terms; tools of MM include nonhuman model systems, blinded studies, statistical analysis, to ensure reproducible results. Cf Alternative medicine.
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Mainstream medicine had wasted the best part of two years failing to diagnose the problem until it was too late -- pediatric neurosurgeons in New Zealand had the gall to tell the family they had not been able to diagnose the tumour because "it is so rare" -- a claim clearly disproven by the fact that the moment they finally switched the MRI machine on the tumour showed up no problem at all.
Non-drug treatment is attracting many; there is a growing trend to utilise mainstream medicine for diagnosis before turning to alternatives, he informed.
Murtaza Mughal who is also President of Council of Alternate Medical Practitioners (CAMP) said that alternative medicines including homeopathy are significantly contributing towards promoting health; it has helped produce marvellous results.Non-drug treatment is attracting many; there is a growing trend to utilise mainstream medicine for diagnosis before turning to alternatives, he informed.
I APPROACHED an Ayurverdic health centre in Riffa with post cellulitus, swelling/bone pain, because mainstream medicine seemed to have no answers.
* Encourage the education on prescription drug abuse and substance use disorders into the already existing mainstream medicine, leading to further education of the patients they serve.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is standard for divers with the "bends." A hyperbaric, diving, and emergency medicine physician and a science writer explain how HBOT works, applications in conditions including traumatic brain injury and stroke, and barriers to its full acceptance by mainstream medicine. The book includes stories of people who have been helped by HBOT, advocacy for changing healthcare policy to expand coverage of HBOT, brain scan images, a glossary, resources, and references.
Alternative medicine refers to the exclusive use of nontraditional interventions in lieu of mainstream medicine.
CAM, alone or in conjunction with mainstream medicine, is often used to treat an increasing variety of diseases and conditions.
Timmen Cermak (incoming CSAM president) presented "CSAM's Blueprint for Adolescent Treatment: The Clinical and Public Policy Imperative of Early Diagnosis," calling on mainstream medicine to mobilize in response to the epidemic of adolescent prescription drug abuse.
Mainstream medicine reports they have produced this wonderful new drug that will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides.
Whether in urban or rural areas, dadima ke nuskhe have proved to be as effective as those prescribed by mainstream medicine, including Ayurveda.
I would like all animal caretakers to learn a new perspective on health and healing--one that respects the best that natural health care and mainstream medicine have to offer, yet goes beyond the limitations of both.