ROBERT BRUCE SAPER

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Common dietary supplements for weight loss
    Robert B Saper
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am Fam Physician 70:1731-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products
    Robert 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
  3. pmc Lead encephalopathy due to traditional medicines
    Surya 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
  4. pmc If you build it, will they come? A free-care acupuncture clinic for minority adolescents in an urban hospital
    Ellen Silver Highfield
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:629-36. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Yoga vs. physical therapy vs. education for chronic low back pain in predominantly minority populations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Robert B Saper
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Dowling 5 South, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Trials 15:67. 2014
  6. pmc Zinc: an essential micronutrient
    Robert B Saper
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am Fam Physician 79:768-72. 2009
  7. pmc Lead, mercury, and arsenic in US- and Indian-manufactured Ayurvedic medicines sold via the Internet
    Robert 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
  8. pmc Prayer for health and primary care: results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey
    Joanne E Wilkinson
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University, 840 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Fam Med 40:638-44. 2008
  9. pmc Characteristics of yoga users: results of a national survey
    Gurjeet 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
  10. pmc Yoga for chronic low back pain in a predominantly minority population: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Robert 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

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Common dietary supplements for weight loss
    Robert 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products
    Robert 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)...
  3. pmc Lead encephalopathy due to traditional medicines
    Surya 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"...
  4. pmc If you build it, will they come? A free-care acupuncture clinic for minority adolescents in an urban hospital
    Ellen 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...
  5. doi request reprint Yoga vs. physical therapy vs. education for chronic low back pain in predominantly minority populations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Robert B Saper
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Dowling 5 South, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Trials 15:67. 2014
    ..Several randomized controlled trials show yoga is an effective treatment. However, the comparative effectiveness of yoga and physical therapy, a common mainstream treatment for chronic low back pain, is unknown...
  6. pmc Zinc: an essential micronutrient
    Robert 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...
  7. pmc Lead, mercury, and arsenic in US- and Indian-manufactured Ayurvedic medicines sold via the Internet
    Robert 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...
  8. pmc Prayer for health and primary care: results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey
    Joanne 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)...
  9. pmc Characteristics of yoga users: results of a national survey
    Gurjeet 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...
  10. pmc Yoga for chronic low back pain in a predominantly minority population: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Robert 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and patterns of adult yoga use in the United States: results of a national survey
    Robert 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...
  12. pmc Hematopoietic toxicity from lead-containing Ayurvedic medications
    Stefanos 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...

Research Grants2

  1. Academic Career Development in CAM Research and Education
    ROBERT SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain in Minority Populations
    ROBERT 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 ..