- Herb-drug interactions
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Health Care Sciences, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Lancet 355:134-8. 2000
..Many reports of herb-drug interactions are sketchy and lack laboratory analysis of suspect preparations. Health-care practitioners should caution patients against mixing herbs and pharmaceutical drugs...
- Citrus aurantium, an ingredient of dietary supplements marketed for weight loss: current status of clinical and basic research
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, Box 571460, Washington, District of Columbia 20057 1460, USA
Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 229:698-704. 2004
..aurantium are an effective aid to weight loss. Synephrine has lipolytic effects in human fat cells only at high doses, and octopamine does not have lipolytic effects in human adipocytes...
- "Bust enhancing" herbal products
Department of Health Care Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
Obstet Gynecol 101:1345-9. 2003
..The use of bust-enhancing products should be discouraged because of lack of evidence for efficacy and long-term safety concerns...
- Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in reproductive-age women: a review of randomized controlled trials
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 20036, Washington, DC, USA
Reprod Toxicol 17:137-52. 2003
..This paper reviews randomized controlled trials of CAM therapies for obstetrical and gynecologic conditions and presents therapies that are likely to be used by women of reproductive age and by pregnant women...
- Complementary and alternative medicine for menopausal symptoms: a review of randomized, controlled trials
Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, Box 75, New York, NY 10032, USA
Ann Intern Med 137:805-13. 2002
..Women commonly use soy products, herbs, and other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for menopausal symptoms. Randomized, controlled trials have evaluated the efficacy and short-term safety of these therapies...
- Promotional tone in reviews of menopausal hormone therapy after the Women's Health Initiative: an analysis of published articles
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
PLoS Med 8:e1000425. 2011
- Closing the door on pharma? A national survey of family medicine residencies regarding industry interactions
Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20057, USA
Acad Med 86:649-54. 2011
..To assess the extent and type of interactions U.S. family medicine residencies permit industry to have with medical students and residents...
- Prescription tracking and public health
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20057 1460, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:1277-80. 2008
..This information is used to tailor marketing strategies to individual physicians and to assess the effect of promotions on prescribing behavior...
- Gynecologists and estrogen: an affair of the heart
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Box 571460, Washington, DC 20057 1460, USA
Perspect Biol Med 49:115-30. 2006
..This mistaken belief may stem from cultural factors unique to obstetrics and gynecology, as well as from the dependence of physicians on pharmaceutical companies for the provision and interpretation of scientific information...
- Bioidentical hormones for menopausal hormone therapy: variation on a theme
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 571460, Washington, DC 20052 1460, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:1030-4. 2007
..No reliable data support these claims...
- The corporate coauthor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20051 1460, USA
J Gen Intern Med 20:546-8. 2005
..A public database that contains conflicts of interest of physicians and researchers would be useful...
- Treatment of fibroids: the use of beets (Beta vulgaris) and molasses (Saccharum officinarum) as an herbal therapy by Dominican healers in New York City
J Ethnopharmacol 92:337-9. 2004
- Ethnobotanical literature survey of medicinal plants in the Dominican Republic used for women's health conditions
Andreana L Ososki
Biological Sciences, Lehman College and The City University of New York Graduate School, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
J Ethnopharmacol 79:285-98. 2002
..This study offers a model to investigate changes in plant use as people migrate to urban centers where they are surrounded by diverse cultures, healing systems, and new environments...
- CAM: asking the right questions
Menopause 15:7-8. 2008
- Do no harm: avoidance of herbal medicines during pregnancy
Obstet Gynecol 106:409-10; author reply 410-1. 2005
- Severity of menopausal symptoms and use of both conventional and complementary/alternative therapies
Nora L Keenan
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Menopause 10:507-15. 2003
- Herbal interactions with cardiovascular drugs
Dennis V C Awang
MediPlant Consulting Inc, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
J Cardiovasc Nurs 16:64-70. 2002
..This can be especially important for drugs with narrow therapeutic windows and in sensitive patient populations such as older adults, the chronically ill, and those with compromised immune systems...