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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016 Nov;25:155-163. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Sep 30. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in pregnancy and its impact on obstetric outcome. " The most common type of herbs used was akar kayu bunga Fatimah (37.7%) and gamat (13.4%). In our study, usage of selusuh product and akar kayu bunga Fatimah had a significant impact in achieving vaginal delivery and shortened the duration of labour particularly in multiparae. The usage of Kacip Fatimah and Salindah was associated with preterm labour (p = 0.04)Tongkat Ali herbal coffee had a significant association with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (p = 0.011) and fetal distress (p = 0.04) Meanwhile, the usage of Jamu Mustika Ratu was significantly associated with low birth weight in grandmultiparae (p = 0.026)and spirulina was significantly associated with oligohydramnios (p = 0.04)."

Headache. 2016 Nov 10. doi: 10.1111/head.12974. Postural Headaches Due to Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage Through Subarachnoid-Pleural Fistula: A Case Report. "her severe SPFs were attributed to rupture of the spinal leptomeninges during vigorous chiropractic manipulation of her neck."

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