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Integrative Medicine in Head and Neck Cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, October 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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Title
Integrative Medicine in Head and Neck Cancer
Published in
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, October 2016
DOI 10.1177/0194599816671885
Pubmed ID
Authors

Chloe Matovina, Andrew C. Birkeland, Suzanna Zick, Andrew G. Shuman

Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine, or integrative medicine, has become increasingly popular among patients with head and neck cancer. Despite its increasing prevalence, many patients feel uncomfortable discussing such therapies with their physicians, and many physicians are unaware and underequipped to evaluate or discuss their use with patients. The aim of this article is to use recent data to outline the decision making inherent to integrative medicine utilization among patients with head and neck cancer, to discuss the ethical implications inherent to balancing integrative and conventional approaches to treatment, and to highlight available resources to enhance head and neck cancer providers' understanding of integrative medicine. Randomized controlled trials involving integrative medicine or complementary and alternative medicine treatment for cancer patients. Trials were drawn from a systematic PubMed database search categorized into cancer prevention, treatment, and symptom management. Integrative medicine is gaining popularity for the management of cancer and is most commonly used for symptom management. A number of randomized controlled trials provide data to support integrative therapies, yet physicians who treat head and neck cancer may be faced with ethical dilemmas and practical barriers surrounding incorporation of integrative medicine. In the management of head and neck cancer, there is an increasing demand for awareness of, dialogue about, and research evaluating integrative medicine therapies. It is important for otolaryngologists to become aware of integrative therapy options, their risks and benefits, and resources for further information to effectively counsel their patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 4 19%
Unspecified 2 10%
Professor 2 10%
Researcher 2 10%
Other 7 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 48%
Unspecified 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Other 3 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2019.
All research outputs
#2,000,431
of 13,543,688 outputs
Outputs from Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
#278
of 2,801 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,313
of 290,699 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
#4
of 69 outputs
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