The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Treating whiplash with an educational video

    As part of our ongoing fascination with whiplash injury, here is a report on the value derived when victims watched a brief video as part of their initial care in the emergency room or urgent care center.

    All 126 patients were given usual care at these facilities. In addition, some were randomly assigned to watch a 12-minute educational video on the topic.

    At 1, 3, and 6 months later, those who watched the video reported significantly less pain. In addition, 4% of patients who had watched the video were using narcotics at 6 months compared with 36% of those who had not watched the video during their initial treatment.

    It’s just one study, but it seems like a good use of the time spent in the emergency room.

    7/21/06 15:55 JR

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