Amit Sood

Summary

Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint On mind wandering, attention, brain networks, and meditation
    Amit Sood
    Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Electronic address
    Explore (NY) 9:136-41. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Patients' preferences about participation in clinical trials studying complementary and alternative medicine
    Kavita Prasad
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 17:36-42. 2011
  3. pmc Stopping randomized trials early for benefit: a protocol of the Study Of Trial Policy Of Interim Truncation-2 (STOPIT-2)
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Trials 10:49. 2009
  4. pmc Patients' attitudes and preferences about participation and recruitment strategies in clinical trials
    Amit Sood
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 84:243-7. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint A critical review of complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 6:8-13. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Complementary treatments for tobacco cessation: a survey
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:767-71. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin for smoking cessation: a preliminary investigation of efficacy
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:291-8. 2007
  8. pmc Stress management and resilience training among Department of Medicine faculty: a pilot randomized clinical trial
    Amit Sood
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:858-61. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Cochrane systematic reviews in acupuncture: methodological diversity in database searching
    Amit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:719-22. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer-related fatigue: an update
    Amit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 7:277-82. 2005

Research Grants

  1. St. John's Wort for tobacco cessation
    Amit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Gabapentin for Smoking Abstinence
    Amit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. SAMe for Smoking Abstinence
    Amit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. doi request reprint On mind wandering, attention, brain networks, and meditation
    Amit Sood
    Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Electronic address
    Explore (NY) 9:136-41. 2013
    ..This narrative review presents a mechanistic understanding of meditation in the context of recent advances in neurosciences about mind wandering, attention, and the brain networks...
  2. ncbi request reprint Patients' preferences about participation in clinical trials studying complementary and alternative medicine
    Kavita Prasad
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 17:36-42. 2011
    ..In Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) research, a pertinent yet understudied question is the attitude of potential participants toward clinical trials that test CAM interventions...
  3. pmc Stopping randomized trials early for benefit: a protocol of the Study Of Trial Policy Of Interim Truncation-2 (STOPIT-2)
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Trials 10:49. 2009
    ..The aim of STOPIT-2 is to determine the magnitude and determinants of possible bias introduced by stopping RCTs early for benefit...
  4. pmc Patients' attitudes and preferences about participation and recruitment strategies in clinical trials
    Amit Sood
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 84:243-7. 2009
    ..To assess attitudes of patients about participation in clinical trials...
  5. ncbi request reprint A critical review of complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 6:8-13. 2007
    ..To review the available literature on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for cancer-related fatigue with an aim to develop directions for future research...
  6. ncbi request reprint Complementary treatments for tobacco cessation: a survey
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:767-71. 2006
    ..The high level of interest in CAM among tobacco users underscores the need to conduct further research in this field...
  7. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin for smoking cessation: a preliminary investigation of efficacy
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:291-8. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that gabapentin may increase smoking abstinence. An adequately powered randomized clinical trial assessing different doses of this drug against a placebo would be the reasonable next step...
  8. pmc Stress management and resilience training among Department of Medicine faculty: a pilot randomized clinical trial
    Amit Sood
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:858-61. 2011
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  9. ncbi request reprint Cochrane systematic reviews in acupuncture: methodological diversity in database searching
    Amit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:719-22. 2005
    ..Results from these trials have been synthesized in systematic reviews. A well-designed systematic review provides the highest level of evidence for establishing the efficacy of a clinical intervention...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer-related fatigue: an update
    Amit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 7:277-82. 2005
    ..Psychostimulants seem promising based on early studies. Several complementary medicine treatments that showed efficacy in preliminary studies merit further testing...
  11. ncbi request reprint Publication bias for CAM trials in the highest impact factor medicine journals is partly due to geographical bias
    Amit Sood
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1123-6. 2007
    ..To assess the presence of publication bias and its relation to geographical bias in clinical trials involving complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) published in the highest impact factor general medicine journals...
  12. doi request reprint Sibutramine for weight gain attenuation during smoking cessation with varenicline: a pilot study
    Amit Sood
    General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1479-84. 2009
    ..Varenicline is the most effective medication for smoking cessation but does not prevent weight gain. Combining sibutramine and varenicline may facilitate smoking abstinence if weight gain is attenuated...
  13. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients seen at the dermatology department of a tertiary care center
    Amer N Kalaaji
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 18:49-53. 2012
    ..Patients indicated a strong preference for having CAM approaches incorporated into their treatment recommendations and believed in the value of clinical studies to further refine the role of CAM...
  14. pmc Methylphenidate for treating tobacco dependence in non-attention deficit hyperactivity disorder smokers: a pilot randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Richard D Hurt
    Nicotine Dependence Center, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Negat Results Biomed 10:1. 2011
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  15. pmc S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) for smoking abstinence: a randomized clinical trial
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 18:854-9. 2012
    ..SAMe facilitates dopamine and norepinephrine synthesis in the central nervous system. This study investigated the efficacy of SAMe for increasing tobacco abstinence among cigarette smokers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific differences in a patient population with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome
    Dietlind L Wahner-Roedler
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gend Med 4:329-38. 2007
    ..Women with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSA) are less likely to be assessed or to receive a diagnosis, and they may have poorer survival rates...
  17. doi request reprint Varenicline and bupropion sustained-release combination therapy for smoking cessation
    Jon O Ebbert
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:234-9. 2009
    ..Combination pharmacotherapy with these agents may increase long-term smoking abstinence rates above what is observed with single-agent therapy...
  18. pmc Gabapentin for smoking cessation
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:300-4. 2010
    ..We conducted a preliminary proof-of-concept study evaluating gabapentin for the treatment of tobacco dependence...
  19. doi request reprint Gender differences in self-reported use, perceived efficacy, and interest in future use of nicotine-dependence treatments: A cross-sectional survey in adults at a tertiary care center for nicotine dependence
    Sujata Narayanan
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Gend Med 6:362-8. 2009
    ....
  20. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine treatments by patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 3:575-9. 2007
    ..To assess the proportion of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) reporting previous or current use and interest in future use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies...
  21. pmc A randomized clinical trial of St. John's wort for smoking cessation
    Amit Sood
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 16:761-7. 2010
    ..St. John's wort (SJW) is a widely used herbal supplement. The predominant mechanism(s) accounting for the activity of SJW in vivo are, however, unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of SJW for smoking cessation...
  22. doi request reprint Paced breathing compared with usual breathing for hot flashes
    Richa Sood
    Divisions of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Menopause 20:179-84. 2013
    ..The present study was designed to assess the feasibility of and to obtain initial efficacy estimates of two paced-breathing programs, compared with usual breathing, for the frequency and severity of hot flashes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Symptom control trials: a 20-year experience
    Charles L Loprinzi
    Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Support Oncol 5:119-25, 128. 2007
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes in studies of complementary and alternative medicine: problems, solutions, and future directions
    David T Eton
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Explore (NY) 7:314-9. 2011
    ..Increased standardization of outcome measurement in CAM studies will allow for more cross-study comparisons and facilitate the statistical pooling of results, ultimately leading to a more informative evidence base...
  25. ncbi request reprint Search strategies for retrieving complementary and alternative medicine clinical trials in oncology
    Aditya Bardia
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 5:202-5. 2006
    ..Several Medline search strategies exist to retrieve complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) literature related to oncology. The objective of this study was to compare different search methods to ascertain the most optimal strategy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of a single-session meditation training to reduce stress and improve quality of life among health care professionals: a "dose-ranging" feasibility study
    Kavita Prasad
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 17:46-9. 2011
    ..The study also assessed the most preferred duration of meditation and the effect of the meditation program on perceived stress, anxiety, and overall quality of life (QOL)...
  27. pmc Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of long-acting methylphenidate for cancer-related fatigue: North Central Cancer Treatment Group NCCTG-N05C7 trial
    Amanda R Moraska
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:3673-9. 2010
    ..Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients with cancer. This trial was developed to evaluate the efficacy of long-acting methylphenidate for improving cancer-related fatigue and to assess its toxicities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of methylphenidate in patients with cancer
    Amit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:35-40. 2006
    ....
  29. pmc Treating tobacco dependence in light of the 2008 US Department of Health and Human Services clinical practice guideline
    J Taylor Hays
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 84:730-5; quiz 735-6. 2009
    ..This article briefly reviews the major updates and recommendations from the new guideline and highlights its practical clinical applications...
  30. pmc Dietary supplement S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet) effects on plasma homocysteine levels in healthy human subjects: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
    Michael A Thompson
    Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 15:523-9. 2009
    ..To determine if exogenous S-adenosyl-l-methionine (AdoMet), a commonly used nutritional supplement, increases the level of plasma homocysteine (Hcy), a potential cardiovascular risk factor, in healthy human subjects...
  31. doi request reprint Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) program to decrease stress and enhance resilience among breast cancer survivors: a pilot randomized clinical trial
    Caitlin E Loprinzi
    Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Clin Breast Cancer 11:364-8. 2011
    ..Resilience, perceived stress, anxiety, and quality of life improved at 12 weeks in the active but not the control arm. A brief training in the SMART program can enhance resilience and quality of life and decrease stress and anxiety...
  32. ncbi request reprint Treating tobacco dependence: review of the best and latest treatment options
    Jon O Ebbert
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 2:249-56. 2007
    ..We review the currently available pharmacologic approaches to the treatment of tobacco dependence...
  33. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of varenicline for smoking cessation
    J Taylor Hays
    Nicotine Dependence Center, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Med 121:S32-42. 2008
    ..As the newest agent approved for smoking cessation, the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of varenicline...
  34. doi request reprint Potential for interactions between dietary supplements and prescription medications
    Amit Sood
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Am J Med 121:207-11. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of clinically significant interactions caused by concurrent use of dietary supplements and prescription medication...
  35. ncbi request reprint Can complementary and alternative medicine clinical cancer research be successfully accomplished? The Mayo Clinic-North Central Cancer Treatment Group experience
    Debra L Barton
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 4:143-52. 2006
    ..Well-designed and adequately powered studies can be implemented, and large numbers of patients can be accrued. The resulting research evaluations can be published in peer-reviewed medical journals...
  36. doi request reprint Use of complementary therapies in cardiovascular disease
    Kavita Prasad
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 111:339-45. 2013
    ..In conclusion, research directed with an integrative approach to cardiovascular care might prove beneficial when designing future studies...
  37. doi request reprint Characteristics of Exclusive Users of Mind-Body Medicine vs. Other Alternative Medicine Approaches in the United States
    Kavita Prasad
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Explore (NY) 9:219-25. 2013
    ..Persons using one group of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may differ in important ways from users of other CAM therapies...
  38. pmc Dietary soy supplement on fibromyalgia symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, early phase trial
    Dietlind L Wahner-Roedler
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:350697. 2011
    ..Separation between the effects of soy and casein (control) shakes did not favor the intervention. Therefore, large-sample studies using soy for patients with fibromyalgia are probably not indicated...
  39. ncbi request reprint Using advanced search tools on PubMed for citation retrieval
    Amit Sood
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 79:1295-9; quiz 1300. 2004
    ..In this article, we build on this foundation and present advanced search tools designed to assist clinicians in performing efficient and focused literature searches...
  40. ncbi request reprint Nonsteroidal drugs and Alzheimer's disease
    Amit Sood
    N Engl J Med 346:1171-3. 2002
  41. ncbi request reprint Randomized trials stopped early for benefit: a systematic review
    Victor M Montori
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 294:2203-9. 2005
    ..Their prevalence, the magnitude and plausibility of their treatment effects, and the extent to which they report information about how investigators decided to stop early are, however, unknown...

Research Grants3

  1. St. John's Wort for tobacco cessation
    Amit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study is anticipated to provide the data needed to develop a larger randomized controlled clinical trial submitted through the R01 funding mechanism to NCCAM. ..
  2. Gabapentin for Smoking Abstinence
    Amit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. SAMe for Smoking Abstinence
    Amit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study is anticipated to provide the data needed to develop a larger randomized controlled clinical trial submitted through the R01 funding mechanism, if the results appear promising. ..