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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740945/quality-of-life-of-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-is-improved-after-whole-body-vibration-exercises
#1
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rafaelle Pacheco Carvalho-Lima, Danúbia C Sá-Caputo, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Carla Dionello, Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Cintia Renata Sousa-Gonçalves, Daniele Soares Morel, Eric Heleno Frederico, Mario F Neves, Ricardo Oliveira, Wille Oigman, Pedro J Marin, Dulciane N Paiva, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration exercises (WBVE) improve the quality of life (QoL) of different populations. Metabolic syndrome patients (MetS) may be favored by physical activity. Questionnaires are used to assess the QoL. The aim was to evaluate the QoL of patients with MetS that have undergone WBVE with a brief WHOQOL (WHOQOL-BREF). MATERIAL AND METHODS: MetS patients were randomly divided into three groups: (i) control group (CG), (ii) treated with WBVE once per week (WBVE1) and (iii) treated with WBVE twice per week (WBVE2)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740944/effect-of-mechanical-vibration-generated-in-oscillating-vibratory-platform-on-the-concentration-of-plasma-biomarkers-and-on-the-weight-in-rats
#2
Éric Heleno Freire Ferreira Frederico, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Carlos Alberto Sampaio Guimarães, André Luiz Bandeira Dionísio Cardoso, Carla da Fontoura Dionello, Danielle Soares Morel, Cintia Renata Sousa-Gonçalves, Laisa Liana Paineiras-Domingos, Rebeca Graça Costa Cavalcanti, Nasser Ribeiro Asad, Pedro Jesus Marin, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration (WBV) exercise has been used in health sciences. Authors have reported that changes on the concentration of plasma biomarkers could be associated with the WBV effects. The aim of this investigation is to assess the consequences of exposition of 25 Hz mechanical vibration generated in oscillating/vibratory platform (OVP) on the concentration of some plasma biomarkers and on the weight of rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into two groups...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740943/potential-effects-of-whole-body-vibration-exercises-on-blood-flow-kinetics-of-different-populations-a-systematic-review-with-a-suitable-approach
#3
REVIEW
Danúbia Sá-Caputo, Laisa Paineiras-Domingos, Rafaelle Carvalho-Lima, Glenda Dias-Costa, Patrícia de Castro de Paiva, Claudia Figueiredo de Azeredo, Roberto Carlos Resende Carmo, Carla F Dionello, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Éric Heleno F F Frederico, Cintia Renata Sousa-Gonçalves, Danielle S Morel, Dulciane N Paiva, Núbia C P Avelar, Ana C Lacerda, Carlos E V Magalhães, Leonardo S Castro, Giuseppe A Presta, Severo de Paoli, Borja Sañudo, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: The ability to control skin blood flow decreases with advancing age and some clinical disorders, as in diabetes and in rheumatologic diseases. Feasible clinical strategies such as whole-body vibration exercise (WBVE) are being used without a clear understanding of its effects. The aim of the present study is to review the effects of the WBVE on blood flow kinetics and its feasibility in different populations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The level of evidence (LE) of selected papers in PubMed and/or PEDRo databases was determined...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740942/anti-viral-effects-of-medicinal-plants-in-the-management-of-dengue-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Éric Heleno Freira Ferreira Frederico, André Luiz Bandeira Dionísio Cardoso, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Carlos Alberto Sampaio Guimarães, Carla da Fontoura Dionello, Danielle Soares Morel, Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Patricia Lopes de Souza, Samuel Brandão-Sobrinho-Neto, Rafaelle Pacheco Carvalho-Lima, Eliane de Oliveira Guedes-Aguiar, Rebeca Graça Costa-Cavalcanti, Cristiane Ribeiro Kutter, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: Dengue is considered as an important arboviral disease. Safe, low-cost, and effective drugs that possess inhibitory activity against dengue virus (DENV) are mostly needed to try to combat the dengue infection worldwide. Medicinal plants have been considered as an important alternative to manage several diseases, such as dengue. As authors have demonstrated the antiviral effect of medicinal plants against DENV, the aim of this study was to review systematically the published research concerning the use of medicinal plants in the management of dengue using the PubMed database...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740941/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-intervention-on-handgrip-strength-of-brazilian-healthy-soldiers
#5
Danielle Soares Morel, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Samuel Brandão Sobrinho Neto, Laisa Liane Paineiras Domingos, Patrícia Lopes de Souza, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá Caputo, Glenda Dias Costa, Cláudia Ferreira de Figueiredo, Roberto Carlos Resende Carmo, Patrícia de Castro de Paiva, Cintia Renata Sousa Gonçalves, Cristiane Ribeiro Kütter, Eliane de Oliveira Guedes de Aguiar, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration (WBV) exercises have been investigated as an alternative and complementary method to traditional resistance programs for fitness improvements in healthy subjects. Active militaries must have a high fitness level and have to improve some physical abilities to accomplish some specific tasks in Army, as climb ropes, climb walls and pull up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven young and healthy soldiers from Brazilian Army were exposed to mechanical vibration in a push-up position, with different frequencies, as 25 (first session), 30 (second session), 35 (third session), 40 (fourth session) and 45 Hz (fifth session)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740940/relevance-of-whole-body-vibration-exercise-in-sport-a-short-review-with-soccer-diver-and-combat-sport
#6
REVIEW
Danielle Soares Morel, Carla da Fontoura Dionello, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Samuel Brandão-Sobrinho-Neto, Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Patrícia Lopes Souza, Danúbia da Cunha Sá-Caputo, Glenda Dias, Claudia Figueiredo, Roberto Carlos Resende Carmo, Patrícia de Castro Paiva, Cintia Renata Sousa-Gonçalves, Cristiane Ribeiro Kütter, Eliane de Oliveira Guedes-Aguiar, Ross Cloak, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration exercise (WBVE) has been used as a safe and accessible exercise and important reviews have been published about the use of this exercise to manage diseases and to improve physical conditions of athletes The aim of this paper is to highlight the relevance of WBVE to soccer players, divers and combat athletes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was made through a systematic review of publications involving WBVE and the selected sports in two databases (Pubmed and PEDRo)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740939/effect-of-a-short-period-whole-body-vibration-with-10-hz-on-blood-biomarkers-in-wistar-rats
#7
Milena de Oliveira Bravo Monteiro, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Éric Heleno Freire Ferreira Frederico, Cintia Renata de Sousa-Gonçalves, Luciana Camargo Bernardo, Carlos Alberto Sampaio Guimarães, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: Exposure to whole body vibration exercises (WBVE), besides some biological effects, causes alterations in the concentration of some blood biomarkers. The aim of this study is to evaluate the action of vibration (10 Hz) of WBVE on the concentration of blood biomarkers in Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were divided in 2 groups. The experimental group (EG) was subjected to vibrations of 10Hz (one min per day, one week, total time of seven min), while the control group (CG) has not experienced vibration...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740938/whole-body-vibration-exercise-is-well-tolerated-in-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Danubia C Sá-Caputo, Carla F Dionello, Eliane O Guedes-Aguiar, Cintia R Sousa-Gonçalves, Danielle S Morel, Laisa L Paineiras-Domingos, Patricia L Souza, Cristiane R Kütter, Rebeca G Costa-Cavalcanti, Glenda Costa, Patricia C Paiva, Claudia Figueiredo, Samuel Brandão-Sobrinho-Neto, Christina Stark, Marianne Unger, Mario Bernardo-Filho
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is caused by a defective gene located on the X-chromosome, responsible for the production of the dystrophin protein. Complications in the musculoskeletal system have been previously described in DMD patients. Whole body vibration exercise (WBVE) is a treatment that improves musculoskeletal function in movement disorders. The aim of this study was to review the effects of WBVE on functional mobility, bone and muscle in DMD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four databases were searched...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638893/chinese-herbal-decoction-as-a-complementary-therapy-for-atrophic-gastritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Wen-Jie Fang, Xin-Ying Zhang, Bo Yang, Shu-Jing Sui, Min Chen, Wei-Hua Pan, Wan-Qing Liao, Ming Zhong, Qing-Cai Wang
BACKGROUND: Chinese herbal decoction (CHD) has been extensively used in the treatment of atrophic gastritis (AG) in China and other Far Eastern countries. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the efficacy and safety of CHD in AG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane central register of controlled trials (central), VIP, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Sinomed, Wanfang data were searched (up to December 2015). Randomized controlled trials recruiting patients with AG comparing CHD (alone or with western medicine (WM)) with WM were eligible...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638892/in-vivo-effect-of-guiding-herb-radix-platycodonis-and-radix-cyathulae-on-paeoniflorin-pharmacokinetics-of-xuefu-zhuyu-tang-in-rats
#10
Song-Qi Tang, Yun-Hui Chen, Xi-Ping Chen, Xiao-Dan Zhang, Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Xuefu Zhuyu Tang (XFZYT), first recorded in Correction of Errors in Medical Works by Qing-ren Wang, has been proven reliable and effective for curing various diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and angina pectoris. It consists of 11 herbs and two of them, Radix platycodonis and Radix cyathulae, have been traditionally considered as guiding herbs and deeply valued by tens of millions of Chinese medicine practitioners. Do Radix platycodonis and Radix cyathulae affect the pharmacokinetics of the effective constituent-paeoniflorin of XFZYT? If yes, in what way? This study aims to answer these questions...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638891/effect-of-astragaloside-on-vitamin-d-receptor-expression-after-endothelin-1-induced-cardiomyocyte-injury
#11
Chen Yunzhi, Chen Jiaxu, Gao Jie, Chai Yihui, Li Wen, Qin Zhong
BACKGROUND: Astragaloside, which is one of the main components of Astragalus membranaceus, has been widely used in the treatment of congestive heart failure in China, and it can protect cardiomyocytes. Its mechanism of action remains unclear. Therefore, the present study was carried out to investigate the influence of astragaloside on rat cardiomyocytes stimulated with endothelin-1 (ET-1), and explored the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ET-1 was used to stimulate primary rat cardiomyocytes and establish a cardiomyocyte hypertrophy model...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638890/inhibitory-effect-of-chitosan-oligosaccharide-on-human-hepatoma-cells-in-vitro
#12
Likun Liu, Yi Xin, Jia Liu, Ershao Zhang, Weiling Li
BACKGROUND: Chitosan oligosaccharide, the degradation products of chitin, was reported to have a wide range of physiological functions and biological activities. In this study, we explored the inhibitory effect of Chitosan oligosaccharide on human hepatoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT assay was applied to detect cell viability of the human hepatoma cells treated with Chitosan oligosaccharide. Flow cytometric analysis was used to investigate the apoptosis of the human hepatoma cells treated with Chitosan oligosaccharide...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638889/reduction-of-intra-articular-adhesion-by-topical-application-of-daidzein-following-knee-surgery-in-rabbits
#13
Xiangchun Liu, Heng Jia, Hongsheng Xia
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular adhesion is the commonest complication that is faced by orthopedic surgeons after knee surgery. Thus, the present investigation evaluates the effect of daidzein on intra-articular adhesion in rabbits. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All the rabbits were separated in to four different groups each group carries ten rabbits. Cancellous bone was exposed in each rabbit by removing cortical bone from both side of the femoral condyle. Following daidzein (2...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638888/modulation-of-key-biochemical-markers-relevant-to-stroke-by-antiaris-africana-leaf-extract-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#14
Omotayo B Ilesanmi, Afolabi C Akinmoladun, Olanrewaju Sam Olayeriju, Ibrahim Olabayode Saliu, M Tolulope Olaleye, Afolabi A Akindahunsi
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress plays a significant role in stroke pathogenesis. Hence, plants rich in antioxidant phytochemicals have been suggested as effective remedies for prevention and treatment of stroke and other neurological diseases. Antiaris africana Engl. (Moraceae) is traditionally used for the management of brain-related problems but there is paucity of data on its anti-stroke potential. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ischemia/reperfusion injury was induced by a 30 min bilateral common carotid artery occlusion/ 2 h reperfusion (BCCAO/R) in the brain of male Wistar rats...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638887/a-mouse-model-of-mammary-hyperplasia-induced-by-oral-hormone-administration
#15
Li Sun, Dong-Hui Guo, Fei Liu, Qian Liu, Ning Jiang, Yun-Feng Sun, Li-Ping Cai, Hong-Xin Zheng
BACKGROUND: Mammary hyperplasia is one of the most common benign breast disorders. Although traditional Chinese medicine has a vast experience in the treatment of mammary hyperplasia, it is not accepted widely due to its unclear mechanism. METHODS AND MATERIALS: To address the mechanism, we developed a mouse model of mammary hyperplasia. We gave mice estradiol valerate tablets and progesterone capsules sequentially for one month by intragastric administration. RESULTS: Mice treated by this method had a series of pathological changes which are similar to those detected in women with mammary hyperplasia, including ectopic level of estradiol and progesterone in serum, hyperplasia of mammary glands and increased expression of ERα and PR...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638886/mechanisms-of-coix-seed-compositions-in-the-treatment-of-spleen-deficiency-and-wet-dampness-zheng
#16
Xiaochun Han, Xuming Ji, Haijun Zhao, Yanan Zhang, Guowei Liu, Yanfang Wang, Wenxiao Zhao, Shijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Coix seed has the functions of fortifying the spleen and inhibiting the dampness. However, it remains unclear which Coix seed compositions is responsible for these functions. Previous investigations have revealed that the main compositions of Coix seed are proteins, polysaccharides, oils and starches. The objectives of this study are to explore which is the most effective compositions in fortifying the spleen and examine how Coix seed works in regulating the water transport on the spleen deficiency and wet dampness (SDWD) rat model...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638885/anti-ulcerogenic-efficacy-and-mechanisms-of-edible-and-natural-ingredients-in-nsaid-induced-animal-models
#17
REVIEW
Weiping Bi, Lizhi Hu, Mao-Qiang Man
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of the most commonly used medicines and proven to be effective for certain disorders. Some people use NSAIDs on daily basis for preventive purpose. But a variety of severe side effects can be induced by NSAIDs. Studies have shown that edible natural ingredients exhibit preventive benefit of gastric ulcer. This paper reviews the efficacy and safety of edible natural ingredients in preventing the development of gastric ulcer induced by NSAIDs in animal models...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638884/anticancer-activity-of-5-7-dimethoxyflavone-against-liver-cancer-cell-line-hepg2-involves-apoptosis-ros-generation-and-cell-cycle-arrest
#18
Hengping Li, Xiaolei Zhang, Weixing Wang
BACKGROUND: Flavonoids are considered potential anticancer agents owing to their properties to interact with a diversity of cellular entities. Among flavonoids, methylated flavones are more efficient anticancer agents due to their higher stability in vivo. The purpose of the present study was, therefore, to evaluate the anticancer effect of methylated natural flavonoid 5, 7-dimethoxyflavone (5, 7-DMF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT assay was used to determine the anticancer activity and IC50 of 5, -DMF)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638883/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-rhamnazin-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-inflammation-in-rats
#19
GuoRong Wu, XiaoPing Dai, XiangRong Li, HePing Jiang
BACKGROUND: Acute Lung Injury (ALI) results into severe inflammation and oxidative stress to the pulmonary tissue. Rhamnazin is a natural flavonoid and known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties rhamnazin were tested for protection against the acute lung injury. We investigated whether rhamnazin improves the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI in an animal model (rat). We also studied the probable molecular mechanism of action of rhamnazin...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638882/possible-hypocholesterolemic-effect-of-ginger-and-rosemary-oils-in-rats
#20
Fatma A Eissa, Hani Choudhry, Wesam H Abdulaal, Othman A Baothman, Mustafa Zeyadi, Said S Moselhy, Mazin A Zamzami
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for development of atherosclerosis. The present study was conducted to evaluate the potential effect of ginger oil alone or combined with rosemary oil as hypocholesterolemic agent in rats fed high fat diet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy female albino rats (n=80) weighting about (150-180 g) were included in this study divided into two equal groups; Group (I): were fed on the basal diet. Group (I) were divided into 4 subgroups each 10: Group (Ia): negative control...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
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