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Combining Pain Therapy with Lifestyle: The Role of Personalized Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements

By |December 29, 2016|Nutrition, Pain Relief|

Combining Pain Therapy with Lifestyle: The Role of Personalized Nutrition
and Nutritional Supplements According to the SIMPAR Feed Your Destiny Approach

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SOURCE:   J Pain Res. 2016 (Dec 8); 9: 1179–1189 ~ FULL TEXT

Manuela De Gregori, Carolina Muscoli, et al

Pain Therapy Service,
Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo,
Pavia, Italy


Recently, attention to the lifestyle of patients has been rapidly increasing in the field of pain therapy, particularly with regard to the role of nutrition in pain development and its management. In this review, we summarize the latest findings on the role of nutrition and nutraceuticals, microbiome, obesity, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, and curcumin supplementation as key elements in modulating the efficacy of analgesic treatments, including opioids. These main topics were addressed during the first edition of the Study In Multidisciplinary Pain Research workshop: “FYD (Feed Your Destiny): Fighting Pain”, held on April 7, 2016, in Rome, Italy, which was sponsored by a grant from the Italian Ministry of Instruction on “Nutraceuticals and Innovative Pharmacology”.

The take-home message of this workshop was the recognition that patients with chronic pain should undergo nutritional assessment and counseling, which should be initiated at the onset of treatment. Some foods and supplements used in personalized treatment will likely improve clinical outcomes of analgesic therapy and result in considerable improvement of patient compliance and quality of life. From our current perspective, the potential benefit of including nutrition in personalizing pain medicine is formidable and highly promising.

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Interprofessional Collaboration in Research, Education, and Clinical Practice

By |December 21, 2016|Chiropractic Research, Interprofessional Collaboration|

Interprofessional Collaboration in Research, Education, and Clinical Practice: Working Together for a Better Future

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Journal of Chiropractic Education 2015 (Mar); 29 (1): 1–10 ~ FULL TEXT

Bart N. Green, DC, MSEd and
Claire D. Johnson, DC, MSEd

Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy,
Chiropractic Services, and Sports Medicine
at the Naval Medical Center San Diego


Interprofessional collaboration occurs when 2 or more professions work together to achieve common goals and is often used as a means for solving a variety of problems and complex issues. The benefits of collaboration allow participants to achieve together more than they can individually, serve larger groups of people, and grow on individual and organizational levels. This editorial provides an overview of interprofessional collaboration in the areas of clinical practice, education, and research; discusses barriers to collaboration; and suggests potential means to overcome them.

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As Christmas Approaches

By |December 19, 2016|Merry Christmas|

As Christmas Approaches

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The Swiss Master in Chiropractic Medicine Curriculum: Preparing Graduates to Work Together With Medicine to Improve Patient Care

By |December 19, 2016|Chiropractic Education|

The Swiss Master in Chiropractic Medicine Curriculum: Preparing Graduates to Work Together With Medicine to Improve Patient Care

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SOURCE:   J Chiro Humanities 2016 (Dec);   23 (1):   53–60

B. Kim Humphreys, DC, PhD,
Cynthia K. Peterson, DC, MMedEd

Chiropractic Medicine Department,
University Hospital Balgrist,
University of Zürich,
Zürich, Switzerland


OBJECTIVE:   In 2007, chiropractic became 1 of the 5 medical professions in Switzerland. This required a new chiropractic program that was fully integrated within a Swiss medical school. The purpose of this article was to discuss the Master in Chiropractic Medicine (MChiroMed) program at the University of Zürich, including advantages, opportunities, and challenges.

DISCUSSION:   In 2008, the MChiroMed program began with its first student cohort. The MChiroMed program is a 6-year Bologna model 2-cycle (bachelor and master) “spiral curriculum,” with the first 4 years being fully integrated within the medical curriculum. A review of the main features of the curriculum revealed the advantages, opportunities, and challenges of this program in comparison with other contemporary chiropractic educational programs. Advantages and opportunities include an integrated curriculum within a university, medical school, and musculoskeletal hospital, with their associated human and physical resources. Many opportunities exist for high-level research collaborations. The rigorous entrance qualifications and small student cohorts result in bright, motivated, and enthusiastic students; appropriate assessments; and timely feedback on academic and clinical subjects. Early patient contact in hospitals and clinical facilities encourages the integration of academic theory and clinical practice. The main challenges faced by this program include difficulty recruiting a sufficient number of students because of the rigorous entrance requirements and curriculum overload resulting from undertaking a full medical curriculum and chiropractic modules.

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As Christmas Approaches

By |December 14, 2016|Merry Christmas|

As Christmas Approaches

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