2016 Publications

Book Chapters

Chang D, Steiner GZ, Ghosh D, Bensoussan A, in press. Vitamins and complementary therapies used to treat Alzheimer's Disease. In: Ames, D., Burns, A., O'Brien, J.T. (Eds.), Dementia, Vol. 5, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, United States.

O'Brien KA and Xue CC. The theoretical framework of Chinese medicine, in Leung P-C, Xue CC and Cheng Y-C (Eds) A comprehensive guide to Chinese medicine, 2nd Edition, World Scientific Press, New Jersey 2016. 

Smith Caroline A. Acupuncture in obstetrics. In: Filshie J, White A, Cummings M, editors. Medical Acupuncture: A Western Scientific Approach (2nd Ed): Elsevier; 2016. p.553-65. ISBN:978-0-7020-4307-9

Steiner, GZ, Mathersul, DC, in press. Cognitive Anxiolytics. In: Camfield, D.A., McIntyre,E., Sarris, J. (Eds.), Evidence-based herbal and nutritional treatments for anxiety in psychiatric disorders. Springer, Switzerland.

Xue CC and O'Brien KA. Modalities of Chinese medicine in Leung P-C, Xue CC and Cheng Y-C (Eds) A comprehensive guide to Chinese medicine, 2nd Edition, World Scientific Press, New Jersey, 2016.

Journal Articles

Armour M, Dahlen HG, Smith CA. More Than Needles: The Importance of Explanations and Self-Care Advice in Treating Primary Dysmenorrhea with Acupuncture. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;2016:11. DOI:10.1155/2016/3467067.

Armour M, Smith CA, 2016, Treating primary dysmenorrhoea with acupuncture: a narrative review of the relationship between acupuncture 'dose' and menstrual pain outcomes, British Medical Journal.

Barr K, Smith CA, de Lacey SL. Participation in a randomised controlled trial of acupuncture as an adjunct to in vitro fertilisation: The views of study patients and acupuncturists. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 2016;8(1):48-54. DOI:10.1016/j.eujim.2015.10.006.

Barry R, Steiner G, De Blasio F, Reinstating the Novelty P3, Scientific Reports. 2016. 6. DOI: 10.1038/srep31200.

Bensoussan A, Phelps K, Kotsirilos V, Caldicott P, Hunter J. 2016. Integrative medicine: more than the promotion of unproven treatments? Med J Aust, Vol. 205 (6): 282.

Betts D, Smith CA, Dahlen HG. Does acupuncture have a role in the treatment of threatened miscarriage? Findings from a feasibility randomised trial and semi-structured participant interviews. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2016;16(1):298.

Chan CC, Zhang HW, Chan K, Lin ZX. Xiaoke Pill (消渴丸) and anti-diabetic drugs: A review on clinical evidence of possible herb-drug interactions. Chin J Integr Med 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11655-015-2106-5. (In Press)

Chan D, Green S, Fiatarone Sing Ma, Barnard R, Cheema BS. Development, feasibility, and efficacy of a customized exercise device to deliver intradialytic resistance training in patients with end stage renal disease : non-randomized controlled crossover trial. Hemodialysis International. [In Press]

Chan D, Cheema B.  Progressive resistance training in end stage renal disease: A systematic review.  American Journal of Nephrology, Jun 30;44(1):32-45.

Chang, D.H., Liu, J., Bilinski, K., Xu, L., Steiner, G.Z., Seto, S.W., Bensoussan, A., in press. Herbal Medicine for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia: an Overview of Scientific Evidence. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Chan DKY, Braidy N, Xu YH, Chataway T, Guo F, Guillemin GJ, Teo C, Gai WP. Interference of α-Synuclein Uptake by Monomeric β-Amyloid1-40 and Potential Core Acting Site of the Interference.  Neurotoxicity Research, 2016;30(3):479-85.

Chan DKY, Srinivasan V, Upton C, Chen X, Roman R-O. The association between frailty and vascular dementia. Chinese Journal of Geriatrics, 2015; 32 (12), 1293-1299.

Cochrane S, Smith CA, Possamai-Inesedy A, Bensoussan A. Prior to Conception: The Role of an Acupuncture Protocol in Improving Women's Reproductive Functioning Assessed by a Pilot Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016. DOI:10.1155/2016/3587569.

Denmeade K, Chan DKY, Lee K. Corticobasal degeneration, a rare neurodegenerative disorder diagnosed early with the help of cerebral perfusion SPECT imaging.Internal Medicine Journal 2015; 45:24-24.

Ee C, Xue C, Chondros P, Myers SP, French SD, Teede H, et al. Acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes: A randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(3):146-54. DOI: 10.7326/M15-1380.

Fogarty S, Smith CA. Evaluating research information on practitioner websites describing the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to IVF. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 2016;8(1):21-7. DOCI:10.1016/j.eujim.2015.07.025.

Fogarty S, Smith CA, Hay P. The role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of eating disorders: A systematic review. Eating Behaviors. 2016;21:179–88. DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.002.

Hagstrom AD, Marshall PW, Lonsdale C, Papalia S, Cheema BS, Toben C, Baune BT, Fiatarone Singh MA, Green S. The effect of resistance training on markers of immune function and inflammation in previously sedentary women recovering from breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Feb;155(3):471-82. doi: 10.1007/s10549-016-3688-0. Epub 2016 Jan 28.

Hisa Hui Ling Tseng, Chi Teng Vong, George Pak-Heng Leung, Sai Wang Seto, Yiu Wa Kwan, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, and Maggie Pui Man Hoi (2016) Calycosin and Formononetin Induce Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation by the Activation of Large-Conductance Ca2+-Activated K+ Channels (BKCa). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Hunter J, Kotsirilos V, Ewer T, Molodysky E. Supporting Integrative Medicine research through an Australasian practice-based research network. Advances in Integrative Medicine. 2016;3(2):45-9.

Jeong SC, Tulasi R, Koyyalamudi SR. Antioxidant Capacities of Hot Water Extracts and Endopolysaccharides of Selected Chinese Medicinal Fruits. Cancers (Basel). 2016;8(3).

Jin H, and Li C, Molecular mechanisms of cardioprotective actions of tanshinones .  Journal of Chemistry. 2016. Article ID 9150108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9150108.

Klupp N, Kiat H, Bensoussan A, Steiner G, Chang D. A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of Ganoderma lucidum for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors of metabolic syndrome.  Scientific Reports. 2016. 6.

Lee S, Khoo CS, Pearson JL, Bourchier SJ, Bensoussan A. Analytical Method Validation and Quality Control of a Seven-Herb Chinese Medicine Formulation Used for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation. Journal of AOAC International. 2016;99(3):591-8. DOI:10.5740/jaoacint.15-0158.

Levett KM, Smith CA, Bensoussan A, Dahlen HG. The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth Study Making sense of labour and birth – experiences of women, partners and midwives of a complementary medicine antenatal education course. Midwifery. 2016:1-31. DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.011.

Levett KM, Smith CA, Bensoussan A, Dahlen HG. Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour. BMJ open. 2016 Jul 1;6(7):e010691. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010691.

Li C, Xue,C. Challenges of Chinese Herbal Medicine. In: Leung P-C, 1941-, (editor.), ed. Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine. Second ed. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pty Ltd; 2016:67-91.

Li D, Wang J, Hou J, Fu J, Chang D, Bensoussan A, Lui J. Ginsenoside Rg1 protects starving H9c2 cells by dissociation of Bcl-2-Beclin1 complex. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;16(1). DOI:10.1186/s12906-016-1112-2.

Li D, Wang J, Hou J, Fu J, Liu J, Lin R. Salvianolic acid B induced upregulation of miR-30a protects cardiac myocytes from ischemia/reperfusion injury. 2016,16:336, DOI: 10.1186/s12906-016-1275-x.

Li L, Li Y, Zhou Y, Ge Z, Wang L, Li Z, Guo Y, Jin L, Ren Y, Liu J, Xu Y. Jiangtang Xiaozhi Recipe prevents diabetic retinopathy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Chin. J. Integr. Med. 2016. doi:10.1007/s11655-016-2595-x.

Li Y, Zhu X, Bensoussan A, Li P, Moylan E, Delaney G, McPherson L.  Herbal medicine for hot flushes induced by endocrine therapy in women with breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016.

de Manincor M, Bensoussan A, Smith CA, Barr K, Schweickle M, Donoghoe LL, Bourchier SJ, Fahey P. Individualized yoga for reducing depression and anxiety, and improving well‐being: a randomized controlled trial. 2016:1-13. DOI:10.1002/da.22502.

McDonald JL, Smith PK, Smith CA, Xue CC, Golianu B, Cripps AW, et al. Effect of acupuncture on house dust mite specific IgE, substance P, and symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2016;116:497-505. DOI:10.1016/J.ANAI.2016.04/002.

McPherson L, Cochrane S,  Zhu X Current Usage of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Management of Breast Cancer: A Practitioner's Perspective. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2016.  15(3). 335–342. doi:DOI: 10.1177/1534735415607656.

Moore A, Komesaroff PA, O'Brien K, Xu H, Bensoussan A. Chinese Medicine in Australia. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2016. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2015.0260.

Naz T, Packer J, Yin P, Brophy JJ, Wohlmuth H, Renshaw DE, et al.Bioactivity and chemical characterisation of Lophostemon suaveolens--an endemic Australian Aboriginal traditional medicinal plant. Nat Prod Res. 2016;30(6):693-6.

O'Brien K, Weber D. Insomnia in Chinese medicine: the Heart of the Matter. JACM 2016; published online ahead of print 15 Aug. DOI10.1089/acm.2

Olsen E, Klupp NL, Astell-Burt T. Reimagining health professional socialisation: an interactionist study of interprofessional education. Health Sociology Review. 2016:1. DOI: 92-107.

Ormsby SM, Smith Caroline A, Dahlen HG, Hay PJ, Lind JM. Evaluation of an antenatal acupuncture intervention as an adjunct therapy for antenatal depression (AcuAnteDep): study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2016;17(93):1-14. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1204-9.

Packer J, Good A, Besch J, Boon S, Bensoussan A. Complementary medicine research projects in Australia: 2008–2013. Advances in Integrative Medicine.

Raju R, Gunawardena D, Akhtar M, Low M, Reddell P, Muench G, 2016, Anti-inflammatory chemical profiling of the Australian rainforest tree Alphitonia petriei (Rhamnaceae), Molecules, vol. 21, no.11.

Sekhon BK, Roubin RH, Li Y, Devi PB, Nammi S, Fan K, Sze DM. Evaluation of Selected Immunomodulatory Glycoproteins as an Adjunct to Cancer Immunotherapy. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 22;11(1):e0146881. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146881.

Seto S-W, Chang D, Jenkins A, Bensoussan A, Kiat H. Angiogenesis in Ischemic Stroke and Angiogenic Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Journal of clinical medicine. 2016;5(6):56. DOI:10.3390/jcm5060056.

Smith CA, Armour M, Ee C. Complementary therapies and medicines and reproductive medicine. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 2016 (Issue Theme Lifestyle in Reproductive Medicine). DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1571194.

Smith CA, Armour M, Zhu X, Li X, Lu ZY, Song J. Acupuncture for dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016;2016(4). DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD007854.pub3.

Smith CA, Chang E, Brownhill S, Barr K. Complementary Medicine Health Literacy among a Population of Older Australians Living in Retirement Villages: A Mixed Methods Study. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;2016. DOI:10.1155/2016/5672050

Smith CA, Fogarty S. A survey of study participants' understanding of informed consent to participate in a randomised controlled trial of acupuncture. BMC Complem Altern M. 2016;16(10):1-6. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-015-0975-y. 

Smith CA. Acupuncture in obstetrics. Medical Acupuncture. 2016. 552:565.

Srinivasan V, Braidy N, Chan EKW, Xu Y-H, Chan DKY. Genetic and Environmental Factors in Vascular Dementia: an update of blood brain barrier dysfunction. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 2016; 43(5):515-21. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1681.12558.

Steiner G, Barry R, Gonsalvez C. Sequential processing and the matching-stimulus interval effect in ERP components: an exploration of the mechanism using multiple regression. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2016. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00339.

Steiner GZ, Gonsalvez CJ, De Blasio FM, Barry RJ. Electrophysiology of memory-updating differs with age. Front Aging Neurosci. 2016. DOI:10.3389/fnagi.2016.00136.

Steiner GZ, Yeung A, Liu JX, Camfield DA, Blasio FM, Pipingas A, Scholey AB, Stough C, Chang DH. The effect of Sailuotong (SLT) on neurocognitive and cardiovascular function in healthy adults: A randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled crossover pilot trial. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 2016. DOI:10.1186/s12906-016-0989-0.

Sun M, Sun L, Miao L, Li L, Huang S, Yang B, Fu J, Ge Z, Jin L, Liu J. Metabonomics Study of Heart Homogenates from Myocardial Infarction Rats Using Liquid Chromatography/Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry. Chromatographia. 2016. doi:10.1007/s10337-016-3136-7.

Thounaojam MC, Nammi S, Jadeja R. Natural Products for the Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes 2016. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;2016:9072345.

Urroz P, Colaguiri B, Smith C, Yeung AC, Cheema BS. Effect of acupuncture and instruction on physiological recovery from maximal exercise: a balanced-placebo controlled trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016. 16.

Vizza L, Smith CA, Swaraj S, Agho K, Cheema BS. The feasibility of progressive resistance training in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A pilot randomized controlled trial.  BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2016 8:14. DOI 10.1186/s13102-016-0039-8.

Wang P, Li CG, Qi Z, Cui D, Ding S. Acute exercise stress promotes Ref1/Nrf2 signalling and increases mitochondrial antioxidant activity in skeletal muscle. Experimental physiology. 2016:410-20. DOI: 10.1113/EP085493.

Wang, Y., Zheng, Y., Qu, S., Zhang, J., Zhong, Z., Zhang, J., Huang, H., Li, M., Xu, Y., Chen, J., Wang, L., Steiner, G.Z., Tang, C., Huang, Y., in press. Cerebral targeting of acupuncture at combined acupoints in treating essential hypertension: an Rs-fMRI study and curative effect evidence. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.2016. DOI: 10.1155/2016/5392954.

Weber D, O'Brien K. Cancer and Cancer-related fatigue and the interrelationships with depression, stress and inflammation. J Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine November 8, 2016 2156587216676122.

Xu Y, Chen X, Chen X, Bian W, Yao C, Zhang X, Zhu X, Chen J, Ye X. San Huang Decoction downregulates Aurora kinase A to inhibit breast cancer cell growth and enhance chemosenstivity to anti-tumor drugs. Pathology - Research and Practice. 2016. DOI:10/1016/J.PRP.2016.05.004.

Yan X, Liu J, Wu H, Liu Y, Zheng S, Zhang C, Yang C. Impact of miR-208 and its Target Gene Nemo-Like Kinase on the Protective Effect of Ginsenoside Rb1 in Hypoxia/Ischemia Injuried CardiomyocytesCell Physiol Biochem 2016;39:1187-1195 (DOI:10.1159/000447825).

Yaser A, Slewa-Younan S, Smith CA, Olson RE, Guajardo MGU, Mond J. Beliefs and knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder amongst resettled Afghan refugees in Australia. International journal of mental health systems. 2016;10(1):1. DOI: 10.1186/s13033-016-0065-7.

Zhai XF, Lenon GB, Xue CCL, Li C. Euonymus alatus-a review on its phytochemistry and anti-diabetic activity. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol. 2016, Vol. 2016, Article ID 9425714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9425714.

Zhai X, Li C, Lenon G, Xue C, and Li W. Preparation and characterisation of solid dispersions of tanshinone IIA, cryptotanshinone and total tanshinones', Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajps.2016.08.004.

Zhang Y, Li KS, Liu HW, Fu CH, Chen S, Tan ZJ, et al.Acupuncture treatment modulates the resting-state functional connectivity of brain regions in migraine patients without aura. Chin J Integr Med. 2016;22(4):293-301.

Zhang Y, Liu H, Fu C, Ning Y, Zhang J, Zhou L, Li Z, Bai P. The biomechanical effect of acupuncture for poststroke cavovarus foot: study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot trial. Trials. 2016;17(146):1-6. DOI:10.1186/s13063-016-1264-x.

Zhang Y, Wang S, Chen P, Zhu X, Li Z. Tai Chi for stroke rehabilitation: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ open. 2016;6(6):e010866. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2015010866.

Zhang Y, Zheng L, Liu Y, Pang X, Wang X, Zhang L. Acute myocardial infarction in a 39-year-old lactating woman. International Journal of Cardiology. 2016;203:489-90. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.10.195.

Zhu X, Liew YL, Liu ZL. Chinese herbal medicine for menopausal symptoms (Review). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009023.pub2.

Zhou X, Razmovski-Naumovski V, Chang D, Li C, Kam A, Low M, et al.Synergistic Effects of Danshen (Salvia Miltiorrhiza Radix et Rhizoma) and Sanqi (Notoginseng Radix et Rhizoma) Combination in Inhibiting Inflammation Mediators in RAW264.7 Cells. BioMed Research International. 2016;2016:12.

Zhou X, Seto SW, Chang D, Kiat H, Razmovski-Naumovski V, Chan K, Bensoussan A. (2016). "Synergistic effects of Chinese herbal medicine: a comprehensive review of methodology and current research." Frontiers in Pharmacology 7. DOI:10.3389/fphar.2016.00201.


Weber D, O'Brien K. Chinese botanical isolates and injectables in cancer treatment. Paper accepted for the 13th Annual Conference of the Society of Integrative Oncology, Miami, 5-7 November 2016.