ROBERT BRUCE SAPER
Affiliation: Boston University School of Medicine
- Common dietary supplements for weight lossRobert B Saper
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am Fam Physician 70:1731-8. 2004..John's wort in weight loss, physicians should caution patients about the use of these supplements and closely monitor those who choose to use these products...
- Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine productsRobert B Saper
Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
JAMA 292:2868-73. 2004..Lead, mercury, and arsenic intoxication have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicine product (HMPs)...
- Lead encephalopathy due to traditional medicinesSurya K Karri
Department of Family Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Dowling 5 South, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Curr Drug Saf 3:54-9. 2008..Therefore, the United States Food and Drug Administration and corresponding agencies in other countries should require and enforce heavy metal testing for all imported traditional medicines and "dietary supplements"...
- If you build it, will they come? A free-care acupuncture clinic for minority adolescents in an urban hospitalEllen Silver Highfield
Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02119, USA
J Altern Complement Med 14:629-36. 2008..To describe the establishment and integration of a free-care acupuncture clinic within an urban hospital with an underserved minority adolescent population and to study patient utilization...
- Zinc: an essential micronutrientRobert B Saper
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am Fam Physician 79:768-72. 2009..Adverse effects of long-term high-dose zinc use include suppressed immunity, decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, anemia, copper deficiency, and possible genitourinary complications...
- Lead, mercury, and arsenic in US- and Indian-manufactured Ayurvedic medicines sold via the InternetRobert B Saper
Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118 2317, USA
JAMA 300:915-23. 2008..Metals may be present due to the practice of rasa shastra (combining herbs with metals, minerals, and gems). Whether toxic metals are present in both US- and Indian-manufactured Ayurvedic medicines is unknown...
- Prayer for health and primary care: results from the 2002 National Health Interview SurveyJoanne E Wilkinson
Department of Family Medicine, Boston University, 840 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Fam Med 40:638-44. 2008..We examined the relationship of PFH and primary care visits, with a special focus on African American women, using data from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)...
- Characteristics of yoga users: results of a national surveyGurjeet S Birdee
Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:1653-8. 2008..There are limited data on the characteristics of yoga users in the U.S...
- Yoga for chronic low back pain in a predominantly minority population: a pilot randomized controlled trialRobert B Saper
Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 15:18-27. 2009..PRIMARY STUDY OBJECTIVES: Assess the feasibility of studying yoga in a predominantly minority population with chronic low back pain. Collect preliminary data to plan a larger powered study...
- Prevalence and patterns of adult yoga use in the United States: results of a national surveyRobert B Saper
Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 10:44-9. 2004..Although yoga appears to be popular in the United States, there are no published studies on yoga's prevalence or patterns of use...
- Hematopoietic toxicity from lead-containing Ayurvedic medicationsStefanos N Kales
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Med Sci Monit 13:CR295-8. 2007..These medications are increasingly associated with lead poisoning, often accompanied by anemia. We compared the relative hematopoietic toxicity of Ayurvedic lead poisoning with a common form of occupational lead poisoning...
- Academic Career Development in CAM Research and EducationROBERT SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain in Minority PopulationsROBERT BRUCE SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2010..Our study will compare the effectiveness of yoga to physical therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain in 260 racially diverse adults recruited from urban community health centers. 1 ..