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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740540/phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-studies-of-citrus-macroptera-a-medicinal-plant-review
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REVIEW
Koly Aktar, Tahira Foyzun
Citrus macroptera (family Rutaceae), commonly known as Sat Kara, is a pharmacologically diverse medicinal plant. Various parts of this plant, specifically fruit, have an immense range of medicinal uses in folk medicine directed for a number of ailments. A plethora of active phytochemical constituents of this plant have been revealed so far, namely, limonene, beta-caryophyllene, beta-pinene, geranial edulinine, ribalinine, isoplatydesmine, and so forth. Several studies demonstrated the exploration of pharmacological potential of various parts such as fruits, leaves, and stems of C...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740539/identifying-chinese-herbal-medicine-network-for-endometriosis-implications-from-a-population-based-database-in-taiwan
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Pei-Ju Tsai, Yi-Hsuan Lin, Jiun-Liang Chen, Sien-Hung Yang, Yu-Chun Chen, Hsing-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a common but bothersome gynecological disease, and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is used for treating endometriosis. The aim of this study is to explore CHM network and core treatments for endometriosis by analyzing nationwide CHM prescription database. METHODS: From 1998 to 2013, the CHM prescriptions made primarily for endometriosis among women diagnosed with endometriosis (ICD-9-CM code: 671) by gynecologists during their reproductive age were collected...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740538/linarin-enriched-extract-attenuates-liver-injury-and-inflammation-induced-by-high-fat-high-cholesterol-diet-in-rats
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Zhen-Jie Zhuang, Chao-Wen Shan, Bo Li, Min-Xia Pang, Han Wang, Yan Luo, Yin-Lan Liu, Yu Song, Nan-Nan Wang, Su-Hong Chen, Jun-Ping Shi, Gui-Yuan Lv
The aim of this study was to explore the potential beneficial effects of linarin enriched Flos Chrysanthemi extract (Lin-extract) on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) induced by high-fat high-cholesterol (HFHC) diet in rats. SD rats received normal diet, HFHC diet, or HFHC diet plus different doses of Lin-extract. The liver content of triglyceride and total cholesterol markedly increased in HFHC diet-fed model rats while middle and high dose of Lin-extract lowered liver cholesterol significantly. The expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) was upregulated by HFHC diet and further elevated by high dose Lin-extract...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740537/the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-invigorating-kidney-and-supplementing-qi-chinese-herbal-formulae-in-asthma-patients
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Lingwen Kong, Hongying Zhang, Yuxue Cao, Jingjing Le, Jinfeng Wu, Baojun Liu, Meixia Chen, Yijie Du, Jia Wang, Genfa Wang, Tao Yi, Xianmei Zhou, Gang Wang, Qing Miao, Suyun Li, Naiqing Zhao, Jingcheng Dong
BACKGROUND: The theories of Shen-reinforcement and Qi-supplementation are important in asthma treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine theories. Early studies suggested that Invigorating Kidney and Supplementing Qi herbal formulae, Bu Shen Fang Chuan (BSFC) and Bu Shen Yi Qi (BSYQ), conveyed promising results in asthma treatment. However, the efficacy and safety of the formulae need to be further investigated by a randomized double-blind clinical trial. METHODS: 328 eligible patients were randomly sent to BSFC, BSYQ, and placebo group...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717380/response-of-local-nitric-oxide-release-to-manual-acupuncture-and-electrical-heat-in-humans-effects-of-reinforcement-methods
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Sheng-Xing Ma, Paul C Lee, Thomas L Anderson, Xi-Yan Li, Isabelle Z Jiang
This study was to examine the influences of manual acupuncture (MA) and electrical heat corresponding to reinforcing methods on nitric oxide (NO) release over the skin regions in humans. A device with collecting solution was taped to the skin surface along pericardium (PC) or lung (LU) meridian. Acupuncture needles were gently inserted into PC 4 with reinforcing stimulation (low force/rate) for 20 minutes in the MA group. LU11 on the finger was heated (43-44°C) by electrical heat for 20 minutes. Biocapture was consecutively conducted for two 20-minute intervals during and after each treatment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717379/hepatoprotective-effect-of-citral-on-acetaminophen-induced-liver-toxicity-in-mice
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Nancy Sayuri Uchida, Saulo Euclides Silva-Filho, Gabriel Fernando Esteves Cardia, Edivaldo Cremer, Francielli Maria de Souza Silva-Comar, Expedito Leite Silva, Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado, Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman
High doses of acetaminophen (APAP) lead to acute liver damage. In this study, we evaluated the effects of citral in a murine model of hepatotoxicity induced by APAP. The liver function markers alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and gamma-glutamyl transferase (γGT) were determined to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of citral. The livers were used to determine myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and nitric oxide (NO) production and in histological analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713437/astragalus-extract-mixture-ht042-increases-longitudinal-bone-growth-rate-by-upregulating-circulatory-igf-1-in-rats
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Donghun Lee, Sung Hyun Lee, Yoon Hee Lee, Jungbin Song, Hocheol Kim
Astragalus extract mixture HT042 is a standardized ingredient of health functional food approved by Korean FDA with a claim of "height growth of children." HT042 stimulates bone growth rate and increases local IGF-1 expression in growth plate of rats which can be considered as direct stimulation of GH and its paracrine/autocrine actions. However, it remains unclear whether HT042 stimulates circulatory IGF-1 which also plays a major role to stimulate bone growth. To determine the effects on circulatory IGF-1, IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 expressions and phosphorylation of JAK2/STAT5 were evaluated in the liver after 10 days of HT042 administration...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713436/the-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-relevant-treatment-for-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Zhao-Feng Shi, Tie-Bing Song, Juan Xie, Yi-Quan Yan, Yong-Ping Du
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) has become a common skin disease that requires systematic and comprehensive treatment to achieve adequate clinical control. Traditional Chinese medicines and related treatments have shown clinical effects for AD in many studies. But the systematic reviews and meta-analyses for them are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The systematic review and meta-analysis based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement were conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicines and related treatments for AD treatment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713435/comparative-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-different-species-of-sargassum-in-haizao-yuhu-decoction-in-ptu-induced-goiter-rats
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Linlin Xiu, Gansheng Zhong, Dianna Liu, Shaohong Chen, Haiyan Liu, Feng Chen
BACKGROUND: Haizao Yuhu Decoction has been widely used to treat thyroid-related diseases especially goiter with few side effects in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including herb pair Sargassum (HZ) and Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma (GC), as one of "eighteen antagonistic medicaments." The two different species of Sargassum, Sargassum fusiforme (Sf) and Sargassum pallidum (Sp), are not clearly differentiated in clinical use, so that herb pair Sf-GC and Sp-GC could show different effect and toxicity...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706559/insights-into-the-roles-of-midazolam-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Jinghua Jiao, Yuheng Wang, Xiaofeng Sun, Xiaojing Jiang
With its high worldwide mortality and morbidity, cancer has gained increasing attention and novel anticancer drugs have become the focus for cancer research. Recently, studies have shown that most anesthetic agents can influence the activity of tumor cells. Midazolam is a γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor agonist, used widely for preoperative sedation and as an adjuvant during neuraxial blockade. Some studies have indicated the potential for midazolam as a novel therapeutic cancer drug; however, the mechanism by which midazolam affects cancer cells needs to be clarified...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706558/qiliqiangxin-enhances-cardiac-glucose-metabolism-and-improves-diastolic-function-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jingfeng Wang, Zhiming Li, Yanyan Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Weipeng Zhao, Mingqiang Fu, Xueting Han, Jingmin Zhou, Junbo Ge
Cardiac diastolic dysfunction has emerged as a growing type of heart failure. The present study aims to explore whether Qiliqiangxin (QL) can benefit cardiac diastolic function in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) through enhancement of cardiac glucose metabolism. Fifteen 12-month-old male SHRs were randomly divided into QL-treated, olmesartan-treated, and saline-treated groups. Age-matched WKY rats served as normal controls. Echocardiography and histological analysis were performed. Myocardial glucose uptake was determined by (18)F-FDG using small-animal PET imaging...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706557/comparative-pharmacokinetics-and-bioavailability-of-three-ephedrines-in-rat-after-oral-administration-of-unprocessed-and-honey-fried-ephedra-extract-by-response-surface-experimental-design
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Yezhe Cheng, Yu Zhang, Hang Xing, Kun Qian, Longshan Zhao, Xiaohui Chen
Ephedra have been used as a common traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. However, the perspiration effect of the unprocessed ephedra was too strong. Clinical trials have shown that processing methods play a critical role in moderating the perspiration property of ephedra according to the needs. A LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated to compare the pharmacokinetic properties of the three ephedrines after oral administration of unprocessed and honey-fried ephedra extract. The contents of honey, frying temperature, and frying time were set at 20%, 116°C, and 7 min by the Box-Behnken response surface method, respectively...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698735/cardioprotection-against-heart-failure-by-shenfu-injection-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-signaling-pathway
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Jingyu Ni, Yang Shi, Lan Li, Jingrui Chen, Lingyan Li, Min Li, Jinqiang Zhu, Yan Zhu, Guanwei Fan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential cardioprotective mechanism of Shenfu injection (SFI) against heart failure (HF) by attenuating myocardial fibrosis and cardiac remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four weeks after myocardial infarction (MI), adult male Sprague Dawley rats were randomized for 4-week treatment with Valsartan, SFI, or vehicle. Echocardiography and hemodynamics were applied to evaluate cardiac functions. Myocardia of coronary artery ligated (CAD) rats were observed to investigate changes in cardiac structure and function...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698734/methods-of-biotyping-of-streptococcus-mutans-species-with-the-routine-test-as-a-prognostic-value-in-early-childhood-caries
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Wirginia Krzyściak, Dorota Kościelniak, Monika Papież, Anna Jurczak, Palina Vyhouskaya
PURPOSE: In order to investigate the suitability of Streptococcus mutans species biotyping by measuring the activity of selected enzymes from a commercial test, criteria were established for biotyping clinical strains from children with dental caries. In addition, the relationships between the selected biotypes, sensitivity to commonly used antibiotics, and early childhood caries were determined. METHODS: A total of 142 S. mutans isolates from dental plaque of children with caries were divided into different biotypes...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694833/huanglian-jie-du-tang-extract-ameliorates-depression-like-behaviors-through-bdnf-trkb-creb-pathway-in-rats-with-chronic-unpredictable-stress
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Yi-Lu Ye, Kai Zhong, Dan-Dan Liu, Jing Xu, Bei-Bei Pan, Xiang Li, Yue-Ping Yu, Qi Zhang
Neuroinflammation is considered as one of the common pathogeneses of depression. Huanglian-Jie-Du-Tang (HJDT) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula. The present study investigates the antidepressant-like effect of HJDT and its possible mechanism in rats. Rats were given HJDT (2, 4, and 8 g/kg, intragastrically), paroxetine (1.8 mg/kg, intragastrically), or an equivalent volume of saline for 42 days. The depression-related behaviors, including sucrose preference test (SPT), open field test (OFT), novel objective recognition task (NORT), and forced swimming test (FST), were detected...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690665/use-of-integrative-medicine-in-the-united-states-military-health-system
#16
REVIEW
Cathaleen Madsen, Megan Vaughan, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos
Integrative medicine (IM) is a model of care which uses both conventional and nonconventional therapies in a "whole person" approach to achieve optimum mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health, and is increasingly popular among patients and providers seeking to relieve chronic or multifactorial conditions. The US Department of Defense (DoD) shows particular interest in and usage of IM for managing chronic conditions including the signature "polytrauma triad" of chronic pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among its beneficiaries in the Military Health System (MHS)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690664/chinese-herbal-medicine-meets-biological-networks-of-complex-diseases-a-computational-perspective
#17
REVIEW
Shuo Gu, Jianfeng Pei
With the rapid development of cheminformatics, computational biology, and systems biology, great progress has been made recently in the computational research of Chinese herbal medicine with in-depth understanding towards pharmacognosy. This paper summarized these studies in the aspects of computational methods, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) compound databases, and TCM network pharmacology. Furthermore, we chose arachidonic acid metabolic network as a case study to demonstrate the regulatory function of herbal medicine in the treatment of inflammation at network level...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690663/huangqin-tang-and-ingredients-in-modulating-the-pathogenesis-of-ulcerative-colitis
#18
REVIEW
Chunyan Wang, Xudong Tang, Li Zhang
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is the most common inflammatory bowel disease worldwide. Current therapies in UC cause limitations, and herb medicine provides an important choice for UC treatment. Huangqin-Tang (HQT) is a well-known classical traditional Chinese herbal formula and has been used in China for thousands of years. A large number of pharmacological studies demonstrated HQT and its ingredients to be effective in treating UC. Though the therapeutic effect has been evaluated, comprehensive up-to-date reviews in this field are not yet available...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690662/parasite-killing-of-leishmania-v-braziliensis-by-standardized-propolis-extracts
#19
Jéssica Rebouças-Silva, Fabiana S Celes, Jonilson Berlink Lima, Hernane S Barud, Camila I de Oliveira, Andresa A Berretta, Valéria M Borges
Treatments based on antimonials to cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) entail a range of toxic side effects. Propolis, a natural compound widely used in traditional medical applications, exhibits a range of biological effects, including activity against infectious agents. The aim of this study was to test the potential leishmanicidal effects of different propolis extracts against Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes in vitro. Stationary-phase L. (V) braziliensis promastigotes were incubated with medium alone or treated with dry, alcoholic, or glycolic propolis extract (10, 50, or 100 μg/mL) for 96 h...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690661/reliability-of-the-nicman-scale-an-instrument-to-assess-the-quality-of-acupuncture-administered-in-clinical-trials
#20
Caroline A Smith, Christopher J Zaslawski, Suzanne Cochrane, Xiaoshu Zhu, Zhen Zheng, Bertrand Loyeung, Peter C Meier, Sean Walsh, Charlie Changli Xue, Anthony L Zhang, Paul P Fahey, Alan Bensoussan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the reliability of a scale to assess the methodological quality of acupuncture administered in clinical research. METHODS: We invited 36 acupuncture researchers and postgraduate students to participate in the study. Firstly, participants rated two articles using the scale. Following this initial stage, modifications were made to scale items and the exercise was repeated. Interrater reliability was assessed for individual items using the Fleiss kappa statistic, whilst the overall scale used the intraclass correlation coefficient statistic...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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