Alternative Medicine Research Yearbook 2017

Joav Merrick, M.D. (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED004000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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In the Alternative Medicine Yearbook 2017 we bring papers and recent research on psychotherapeutic interventions with children and adolescents, family therapy model for pediatricians, psychopharmacology and other interesting papers like the long-term music effect on blood pressure, heart rate, anxiety and depression. In the next section papers on virtual reality technologies for rehabilitiation and in the third section papers about children, disability and abuse, while we end up with research on virtual rehabilitation system designs. We hope this Yearbook will be of interest to the professional reader.


Chapter 1. Introduction. Maltreatment in Children with Disabilities (pp. 3-8)
(Vincent J. Palusci, Dena Nazer, Donald E. Greydanus and Joav Merrick)

Section One – Alternative Medicine (pp. 9-10)

Chapter 2. A review on Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Children and Adolescents (pp. 11-22)
(Roberto Flachier and Kathleen A. Gross)

Chapter 3. A Review on Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Children and Adolescents (pp. 23-40)
(Roberto Flachier)

Chapter 4. Family Therapy as an Integrated Care Model for Pediatricians (pp. 41-54)
(Galen Alessi and Colleen C. Cullinan)

(Chapter 5. A Review on Psychopharmacology in Children and Adolescents (pp. 55-70)
(Ahsan Nazeer)

Chapter 6. Long-Term Music-Listening's Effects on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Anxiety and Depression (pp. 71-80)
(Taunjah P. Bell and David O Akombo)

Chapter 7. Antibacterial and Antioxidant Potential of Organic Solvents Extract of Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Eupenicillium senticosum Scott (pp. 81-92)
(Ambarish Cheviry Nair, Santhosh Goveas, Laveena D'Souza, Flavia D'Cunha and Viana D'Souza)

Chapter 8. Exclusive Role of Potentized Thuja Occidentalis on Myoma Recovery: Case Report (pp. 93-96)
(Supriyo Ghosh, Riya Dutta, Aswini K. Sasmal, Animesh Das, Subhabrata Sinha, Rathin Chakravarty and Sandhimita Mondal)

Chapter 9. Grief in Primary Care Practice: Loss of House (pp. 97-106)
(Mohammed Morad and Adam Morad)

Section Two - Virtual Reality Technologies for Rehabilitation (pp. 107-108)

Chapter 10. A Participatory Design Framework for the Gamification of Rehabilitation Systems (pp. 109-116)
(Darryl Charles and Suzanne McDonough)

Chapter 11. Evidence-Based Facial Design of an Interactive Virtual Advocate (pp. 117-122)
(Wendy Powell, Tom A. Garner, Daniel Tonks and Thomas Lee)

Chapter 12. Reflections and Early Evidence of the Importance of Presence for Three Types of Feedback in Virtual Motor Rehabilitation (pp. 123-130)
(Thomas Schüler, Luara Ferreira dos Santos and Simon Hoermann)

Chapter 13. Challenges in Developing New Technologies for Special Needs Education: A Force-Field Analysis (pp. 131-138)
(Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Susan V. G. Cobb, Massimo Zancanaro, Nirit Bauminger-Zviely, Sigal Eden, Eynat Gal and Sarah J. Parsons)

Chapter 14. Grid-Pattern Indicating Interface for Ambient Assisted Living (pp. 139-146)
(Zeeshan Asghar, Goshiro Yamamoto, Yuki Uranishi, Christian Sandor, Tomohiro Kuroda, Petri Pulli and Hirokazu Kato)

Chapter 15. Realistic and Adaptive Cognitive Training Using Virtual Characters (pp. 147-152)
(Daniel Sjölie)

Chapter 16. Conducting Focus Groups in Second Life® On Health-Related Topics (pp. 153-160)
(Alice B. Krueger, Patrice Colletti, Hillary R. Bogner, Frances K. Barg and Margaret Grace Stineman)

Chapter 17. Self-Management Intervention for Amputees in a Virtual World Environment (pp. 161-168)
(Sandra L. Winkler, Robin Cooper, Kurt Kraiger, Ann Ludwig, Alice Krueger, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Ashley Fisher, John Kairalla, Scott Elliott, Sarah Wilson and Alberto Esquenazi)

Chapter 18. Video-Based Quantification of Patient’s Compliance during Post-Stroke Virtual Reality Rehabilitation (pp. 169-176)
(Matjaž Divjak, Simon Zelič and Aleš Holobar)

Chapter 19. Putting immersive therapies into PRAXIS: Towards holistic wellbeing multisensory meditation environments (pp. 177-184)
(Henry J. Moller, Lee Saynor, Harjot Bal, Kunal Sudan and Lee Jones)

Chapter 20. Assessment of Motor Function in Hemiplegic Patients Using a Virtual Cycling Wheelchair (pp. 185-192)
(Remi Ishikawa, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Makoto Yoshizawa, Kazunori Seki and Yasunobu Handa)

Chapter 21. Low-Cost Active Video Game Console Development for Dynamic Postural Control Training (pp. 193-198)
(Annie Pouliot-Laforte, Édouard Auvinet, Martin Lemay and Laurent Ballaz)

Chapter 22. Improved Mobility and Reduced Fall Risk in Older Adults after Five Weeks of Virtual Reality Training (pp. 199-204)
(Shirley R Shema, Pablo Bezalel, Ziv Sberlo, Orly Wachsler Yannai, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff and Anat Mirelman)

Chapter 23. The Potentiality of Virtual Reality for the Evaluation of Spatial Abilities: The Mental Spatial Reference Frame Test (pp. 205-212)
(Silvia Serino, Francesca Morganti, Pietro Cipresso, Erika Emma Ruth Magni and Giuseppe Riva)

Chapter 24. Virtual spatial navigation tests based on animal research: Spatial cognition deficit in first episodes of schizophrenia (pp. 213-222)
(Iveta Fajnerová, Kamil Vlček, Cyril Brom, Karolína Dvorská, David Levčík, Lucie Konrádová, Pavol Mikoláš, Martina Ungrmanová, Michal Bída, Karel Blahna, Filip Španiel, Aleš Stuchlík, Jiří Horáček and Mabel Rodriguez)

Chapter 25. Enhancing Brain Activity by Controlling Virtual Objects With The Eye (pp. 223-228)
(Cristián Modroño, Julio Plata, Estefanía Hernández, Iván Galván, Sofía García, Fernando Zelaya, Francisco Marcano, Óscar Casanova, Gorka Navarrete, Manuel Mas and José Luis González-Mora)

Chapter 26. Colour-Check in Stroke-Rehabilitation Games (pp. 229-236)
(Veronika Szücs, Cecília Sik Lanyi, Ferenc Szabo and Peter Csuti)

Chapter 27. Perception of Multi-Varied Sound Patterns of Sonified Representations of Complex Systems by People Who Are Blind (pp. 237-244)
(Orly Lahav, Jihad Kittany, Sharona Tal Levy and Miriam Furst)

Chapter 28. Outdoor Navigation System for Visually Impaired Persons (pp. 245-254)
(Babar Chaudary, Petri Pulli and Iikka Paajala)

Chapter 29. Exploring Haptic Feedback for Robot to Human Communication (pp. 255-262)
(Ayan Ghosh, Jacques Penders, Peter Jones, Heath Reed and Alessandro Sorranzo)

Chapter 30. Raised-Dot Slippage Perception on A Fingerpad Using An Active Wheel Device (pp. 263-270)
(Yoshihiko Nomura and Hirotsugu Kato)

Section Three - Children, Disability and Abuse (pp. 271-272)

Chapter 31. Physical Abuse and Neglect in Children with Disabilities: Medical Evaluation (pp. 273-288)
(Dena Nazer)

Chapter 32. Medical Evaluation and Management of Sexual Abuse in Children with Disabilities (pp. 289-298)
(Dena Nazer)

Chapter 33. Sexual Behaviors in Children with Developmental Disabilities (pp. 299-332)
(Alyse Mandel and Ellen Datner)

Chapter 34. Children with Medical Complexity: Neglect, Abuse and Challenges (pp. 333-346)
(Alex Okun)

Chapter 35. Children with Disabilities: Legal Issues in Child Welfare Cases (pp. 347-364)
(Frank E. Vandervort and Joshua B. Kay)

Chapter 36. Children with Disabilities: Prevention of Maltreatment (pp. 365-392)
(Vincent J. Palusci)

Section Four - Virtual Rehabilitation System Design (pp. 393-394)

Chapter 37. Choosing Virtual and Augmented Reality Hardware for Virtual Rehabilitation: Process and Considerations (pp. 395-404)
(Sebastian T. Koenig and Belinda S, Lange)

Chapter 38. Bayesian Modelling For Inclusive Design under Health and Situational Induced Impairments: an Overview (pp. 405-418)
(Bashar I. Ahmad, Patrick M. Langdon and Simon J. Godsill)

Chapter 39. The Impact of the Visual Representation of the Input Device on Driving Performance in a Power Wheelchair Simulator (pp. 419-430)
(Abdulaziz Alshaer, David O’Hare, Simon Hoermann and Holger Regenbrecht)

Chapter 40. Influence of Navigation Interaction Technique on Perception and Behaviour in Mobile Virtual Reality (pp. 431-444)
(Wendy A. Powell, Vaughan Powell, Phillip Brown, Marc Cook and Jahangir Uddin)

Chapter 41. Evaluation of Leap Motion controller and Oculus Rift for Virtual-Reality-Based Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation (pp. 445-458)
(Dominic E. Holmes, Darryl K. Charles, Philip J. Morrow, Sally McClean, and Suzanne M. McDonough)

Chapter 42. Study of Stressful Gestural Interactions: An Approach for Assessing their Negative Physical Impacts (pp. 459-472)
(Sobhi Ahmed, Laure Leroy and Ari Bouaniche)

Chapter 43. Bringing the Client and Therapist Together in Virtual Reality Telepresence Exposure Therapy (pp. 473-482)
(David J. Roberts, Allen J. Fairchild, Simon Campion and Arturo S. Garcia)

Chapter 44. Remote Communication, Examination and Training in Stroke, Parkinson´s and Copd Care: Work In Progress Testing 3d Camera and Movement Recognition Technologies Together With New Patient Centered Ict Services (pp. 483-490)
(Martin Rydmark, Jurgen Broeren, Jonas Jalminger, Lars-Åke Johansson, Mathias Johanson and Anna Ridderstolpe)

Chapter 45. Visual Impairment Simulator for Auditing And Design (pp. 491-508)
(George W. Stewart and Rachel J. McCrindle)

Chapter 46. Authenticating the Subjective: A Naturalistic Case Study of a High-Usability Electronic Health Record For Virtual Reality Therapeutics (pp. 509-516)
(Henry J. Moller and Lee Saynor)

Section Five - Acknowledgements (pp. 517-518)

Chapter 47. About the Editor (pp. 519-520)

Chapter 48. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (pp. 521-524)

Chapter 49. About the book series "Health and human development" (pp. 525-530)

Section Six - Index (pp. 531-532)

Index (pp. 533)

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