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Cumulative Knowledge is determined by ascribing a numerical value to all the articles indexed in our database.
The GreenMedInfo.com algorithm appraises a study's overall evidentiary power and quality by generating a numerical value. This "Cumulative Knowledge" score incorporates variables such as study type, with the following types listed in descending order by their power: Meta-Analysis, Human Study, Human: Case Study, Animal:Transgenic, Animal, In Vitro, Review, and Commentary. The cumulative total will provide you an idea about the depth and quality of information that this topic has accumulated on our site. For instance, if you downloaded a document on "Cancers: All", you might see "Curcumin" with a Cumulative Knowledge of 677 and Resveratrol with a Cumulative Knowledge of 175. This does not mean that Curcumin is better, but just that we have gathered more quality research on the Substance Curcumin.
The GMI Smart Search Tool is one of the most powerful features that GreenMedInfo.com offers. With the vast resource of pubmed.gov, and the unique method by which we have parsed and grouped the information that is presented on this website, we are able to provide an even more in-depth look into a topics when combined.
The concept ends up being rather simple. Say you or a loved one are suffering from High Cholesterol, Diabetes Mellitus: Type 2, Insulin Resistance, and Hypertension. While going to each page on its own, and gathering information may be quite informative, it will take a considerable amount of time to gather the information and make an informed decision based off of the information.
With the Smart Search Tool, you can enter in all of these Disease Topics into the form, and will be redirected to the following url http://www.greenmedinfo.com/greenmed/smart/search/2?arg0=19416&arg1=19672&arg2=20613&arg3=20495 (Note, searching for more than two topics without being logged in a Member/Professional user will limit you to two topics).
After the data has been compiled, you will find that Curcumin has been shown to be beneficial to all four of those Topics, with 22 total topics with a Cumulative Knowledge of 48. Also, Arginine has 24 articles and a Cumulative Knowledge of 166.
If this information ends up being beneficial to you, and you are interested to obtain a PDF document of these findings, as well as all of the related articles, you will be presented with the option to immediately download the document using GreenMedInfo.com Tokens. The number of tokens is the total number of topics list, subtracted by one, and then multipled by ten. ( (4 - 1) * 10) = 30 tokens.
While this information might not be useful for everyone, for some of you this will be an invaluable tool.
Our database now contains the equivalent of 18,000 years worth of scientific endeavor, assuming it takes on average 3 scientists 4 months to produce each one of the published articles indexed on our site.
How do we take this overwhelmingly voluminous research and make it relevant to an individual with very specific health concerns or questions?
We have a solution called the Smart Search. It is part of a clinical tool set we have been working on behind the scenes. We believe it will provide users with a method to obtain instant access to the most relevant user-specified research present on our database, without having to spend a lot of time searching it out and organizing it.
Six person years of development time, and thousands of years worth of research time, is now available to a user in a matter of seconds. Let us use a concrete example:
A woman undergoing chemotherapy and radiation wants to know what evidence there is to take to her oncologist for using something "natural" to improve her condition. She (or her health practitioner) simply plugs in up to 5 disease categories of concern. In this instance: "Chemotherapy-induced toxicity" and "Radiation-Induced Illness," and our system generates a list in order of relevance identifying "good" and "bad" substances and actions, along with an extensive list of hard references linking directly back to the bibliographical citations stored on the US National Library of Medicine.
Below is a screenshot of the topmost section of the results that are generated. As you can see Curcumin matches up with both selected disease categories as the most compelling substance, with 19 other substances listed below that.
Further down below you will see the lengthy list of MEDLINE references to support the evidence list provided above.
For the woman in our example, this document will provide her a compelling "evidence bridge" supporting her interest and/or decision to use natural and integrative approaches in the treatment of her condition. She can slap it down on her physician's table and say: "would you please look at this evidence?" and start the slow, but necessary process of educating the "experts" on the available research supporting alternatives.
The common dismisal by conventional practitioners of "natural cures" based on unreliable "anecdotal sources" on the internet can be challenged using this document. Our database does not sell products, therefore has no conflict of interest. We also don't make "recommendations," but let the evidence speak for itself directly from the national treasure which is the US National Library of Medicine - the gold standard for evidence-based medicine.
This feature is now available. A GMI PRO membership provides 100 GMI Tokens a month (which rollover) and which is enough to purchase 5 GMI-PUB downloads containing 2 diseases each. You can buy additional tokens at the rate of $25 per 100. Become a member now to enjoy this feature to its fullest capacity!
Click here to download the PDF example on Reduced Toxicity
Downloadable Documents are a creation of GreenMedInfo.com in order to meet the demands of those who would like a resource, in a downloadable format (PDF document) that they can access from anywhere. Some of our topics on the website contain several hundred, if not several thousand articles.
Also, each of the topics listed on this site contain in depth Quick Summaries based on their opposite Topic Types. For these topics which contain an extraordinary amount of detail, some people may prefer to download this information in order to view it on their kindles/nook/ipad.
The information which is displayed, is the same as may be found on the Topic page, but all of the Quick Summaries are displaying. Every article is immediately accessible with their titles linked straight to their location of origin, which for most articles is pubmed.org.
For those of you who have signed up for a Member / Pro account, you may also make use of the Print to PDF link that is listed on each Topic page. The Print to PDF link will only list the contents of that particular page, and currently only 50 articles are listed on each page in order to speed up page rendering time.
Downloadable Documents may be purchased through our store, or instantly with GreenMedInfo.com Tokens. Once purchased, you will receive an e-mail with the download link, and you may also access all the links to your downloadable documents on your user page when logged in.
Often seeing an example is the best method to obtain clarity on the subject. We have made a few Downloadable Documents free so that you may gain a greater understanding of what they may offer. One such example, is our Downloadable Document on Breast Cancer. Please feel free to download this document and read it at your leisure.
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