Proposal of Evidence-based East-West Integrative Medicine Manual for Vascular Dementia

Bomin Kim, Hee-Geun Jo, Hyung-Won Kang, Sung-Youl Choi, Min-Yeong Song, Jae-Uk Sul, Jungtae Leem
2019 Journal of Korean Medicine  
Objectives: This study was made by Chung Yeon Korean Medicine Hospital in order to perform appropriate East-West integrative medicine. The purpose of this manual is to support decision-making and communication in the implementation of the East-West cooperative treatment of vascular dementia. Methods: In order to carry out this study, it is based on search terms such as 'vascular dementia', 'acupuncture', 'herbal medicine', 'integrative medicine', 'chinese traditional medicine', and 'cognitive
more » ... ', and 'cognitive function' in databases such as MEDLINE, EMBASE, OASIS and CNKI We collected references. The drafting proceeded with the collaboration of two specialists of the Korean medicine, and the disagreement on the basis of the quotation was determined through a two person agreement. After, The draft was reviewed by a western medical doctor(rehabilitation specialist). Then, The opinions of the entire medical staff of the committee were reflected in the draft and finalized the agreement. Results: Through this study, manuals for diagnosis, treatment, and other considerations in the process of applying East-West integrative medicine to vascular dementia were derived. Conclusions: This study has significance in that it provides manual information about the decision structure, treatment contents, role distribution, etc. of East-West integrative medicine within the medical institution that conducts the vascular dementia consultation. In order for this study to function as a generalized medical guideline, it is necessary to improve the research methodology and carry out professional consensus procedures.
doi:10.13048/jkm.19005 fatcat:e4dkzdyjzzftvir63vv4l6cogu