Special Dossier – Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy – Indexing of articles in the VHL Regional Portal

Special Dossier “Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy” (Revista de Homeopatia, APH) – Indexing of articles in the Virtual Health Library Regional Portal (VHL/BIREME/PAHO/WHO)

The Virtual Health Library (VHL) was established in 1998 as a model, strategy and operating platform for technical cooperation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for management of health information and knowledge in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LA&C).

The VHL is a Network of Networks built collectively and coordinated by The Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO). It is developed, by principle, in a decentralized manner by national instances (Argentina VHL, Brazil VHL etc.) and thematic networks of institutions related to research, education and health services (Nursing VHL, VHL Ministry of Health, VHL Homeopathy etc.).

In turn, the VHL Regional Portal is an integrated space of health information sources that promotes the democratization and expansion of access to scientific and technical information in health in LA&C. It is developed and operated by BIREME in three languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish). The VHL Search Portal Collection consists of bibliographic databases produced by the VHL Network, such as LILACS, MEDLINE, and other types of information sources, such as open educational resources, websites and scientific events.

Among these sources of information, HomeoIndex is a brazilian database of national and international technical-scientific literature specialized in the area of Homeopathic Medicine. Its operation, maintenance and updating are coordinated by the Artur de Almeida Rezende Filho Library, São Paulo Homeopathic Medical Association (APH, São Paulo, Brazil). Using the LILACS methodology, it indexes articles published in the main homeopathic journals around the world, being available through the Virtual Health Library of Homeopathy (VHL Homeopathy).

We are pleased to inform that all articles of the 3 independent editions of the “Special Dossier “Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy” (online edition in Portuguese; online edition in English; printed edition in Portuguese), developed by the Technical Chamber of Homeopathy of the Regional Council of Medicine of the State of São Paulo (CREMESP, São Paulo, Brazil) and recently published in the Revista de Homeopatia (APH), have just been indexed and made available with their “Full Texts” at the HomeoIndex Database and VHL Regional Portal, broadening the dissemination and access to healthcare professionals from all continents and countries:

  • “Estrogênio potencializado no tratamento homeopático da dor pélvica associada à endometriose: Um estudo de 24 semanas, randomizado, duplo-cego e placebo-controlado” / “Potentized estrogen in homeopathic treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain: A 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study”
    online edition in Portuguese / online edition in English / printed edition in Portuguese
  • “O medicamento homeopático provoca sintomas em voluntários aparentemente sadios? A contribuição brasileira ao debate sobre os ensaios patogenéticos homeopáticos” / “Do homeopathic medicines induce symptoms in apparently healthy volunteers? The Brazilian contribution to the debate on homeopathic pathogenetic trials”
    online edition in Portuguese / online edition in English / printed edition in Portuguese

Dear Homeopaths,
I take the opportunity to wish you Happy Holidays and a Great 2018.

Marcus Zulian Teixeira