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Enquête sur l’utilisation des huiles essentielles par les patients atteints de la mucoviscidose : une approche quantitative et qualitative

Abstract : A large amount of patients suffering of chronic diseases recourse to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as numerous surveys reveal. Essential oils (EOs) use's explorations is poor, particularly in cystic fibrosis (CF), in spite of their potential efficacy in infections and their mucolytic properties. A survey is set up in order to provide data about EOs in CF. It explores also communication between patients and physicians. The results indicate that 42% of respondents use EOs, occasionally counseled by non medical profesionnals. Patients obtain EOs directly on internet or in non specialized shops and use them empirically. 70% of users don't talk about EOs with their physician, mainly because of lack of time and apprehension of physician response. On the contrary 78% search for pharmacists counselling. Problematics are efficacy (especially transposition of in vitro effects into in vivo for lack of clinical studies), toxicity, potential interaction with antibiotics and potential bacterias acquired resistance. These results advocate for carrying out scientific studies on EOs and providing guidelines of good practice would make it possible to secure and improve patient care. Finally, integrate EOs into medical and pharmaceutical studies would open up the patient-caregiver dialogue.
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Delphine Freynet, Marion Vivant. Enquête sur l’utilisation des huiles essentielles par les patients atteints de la mucoviscidose : une approche quantitative et qualitative. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2020. ⟨dumas-02493822⟩

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