Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Respiratory Tract Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Treatments


Publishing date
22 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Nov 2012

Lead Editor

1Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

2Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, 8B15 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada

3Laboratory of Clinical Biology and Pharmacogenomics, Institute of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, South Korea


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Respiratory Tract Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Treatments

Description

Respiratory tract infectious diseases (RTIDs) are the most commonly seen conditions in clinical practice. While for most RTIDs effective conventional medical treatment is limited, complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches are popular health care options used by patients for treatment and symptom management. We invite investigators to contribute original research or review articles of CAM or integrated conventional and CAM therapies. Therapies of interest include acupuncture, herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), other nonpharmacological interventions, and other complementary and alternative therapies studied independently or integrated with conventional treatment for the prevention or treatment of common cold (acute upper respiratory tract infection), acute bronchitis, measles, sore throat (pharyngitis), influenza, asthma, and pneumonia.

We are particularly interested in methodological topics for the purpose of improving the quality of clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicines and exploring development of new methodologies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Complementary and alternative treatments alone or integrated with conventional therapies for treatment of any respiratory tract infectious disease
  • Complementary and alternative treatments alone or integrated with conventional therapies for prevention of any respiratory tract infectious disease
  • Assessment of conduct quality for clinical studies of complementary and alternative medicine in any clinical medicine discipline
  • Assessment of reporting quality for clinical studies of complementary and alternative medicine in any clinical medicine discipline
  • Assessment of methodological issues in reviews of CAM

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 913095
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Respiratory Tract Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Treatments

Taixiang Wu | Zhao-Xiang Bian | ... | Seong-Gyu Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 269161
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils against Streptococcus pyogenes

Julien Sfeir | Corinne Lefrançois | ... | Patricia Licznar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 352130
  • - Review Article

Astragalus in the Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Children with Nephrotic Syndrome: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

Chuan Zou | Guobin Su | ... | Xusheng Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 987326
  • - Review Article

Chinese Medicine Injection Shuanghuanglian for Treatment of Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Hongwei Zhang | Qin Chen | ... | Jing Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 705315
  • - Review Article

Oral Huangqi Formulae for Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Lei Wu | Yuanbin Chen | ... | Lin Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 590363
  • - Research Article

The Protective Effect of Alpha-Lipoic Acid in Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Acute Lung Injury Is Mediated by Heme Oxygenase-1

Yu-Chieh Lin | Yuan-Shu Lai | Tz-Chong Chou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 984121
  • - Research Article

The Chinese Herbal Medicine Formula Sheng-Fei-Yu-Chuan-Tang Suppresses Th2 Responses and Increases IFNγ in Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Induced Chronic Asthmatic Mice

Chia-Hung Lin | Ching-Hua Yeh | ... | Shung-Te Kao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 203845
  • - Research Article

Chinese Medicinal Herbs for Childhood Pneumonia: A Systematic Review of Effectiveness and Safety

Qianchun Yang | Darong Wu | ... | Chuang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 840719
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Extracts from Plants Used Traditionally in South Africa to Treat Tuberculosis and Related Symptoms

Balungile Madikizela | Ashwell Rungano Ndhlala | ... | Johannes Van Staden
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 262391
  • - Research Article

Reduction of Airway Hyperresponsiveness by KWLL in Dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-Challenged Mice

Chih-Che Lin | Shulhn-Der Wang | ... | Shung-Te Kao
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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