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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772658/in-vitro-iron-bioavailability-of-brazilian-food-based-by-products
#1
Gabriela M Chiocchetti, Elisabete A De Nadai Fernandes, Anna A Wawer, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Tatiana Christides
Background : Iron deficiency is a public health problem in many low- and middle-income countries. Introduction of agro-industrial food by-products, as additional source of nutrients, could help alleviate this micronutrient deficiency, provide alternative sources of nutrients and calories in developed countries, and be a partial solution for disposal of agro-industry by-products. Methods : The aim of this study was to determine iron bioavailability of 5 by-products from Brazilian agro-industry (peels from cucumber, pumpkin, and jackfruit, cupuaçu seed peel, and rice bran), using the in vitro digestion/ Caco-2 cell model; with Caco-2 cell ferritin formation as a surrogate marker of iron bioavailability...
May 16, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757197/pharmacological-treatment-for-long-term-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-its-effects-on-sleep-in-daily-clinical-practice-a-pilot-study
#2
Peggy Bosch, Sabina Lim, Heike Staudte, Sujung Yeo, Sook-Hyun Lee, Pia Barisch, Benoît Perriard, Maurits Van den Noort
Background: Pharmacological treatment is still the key intervention in the disease management of long-term patients with schizophrenia; however, how it affects sleep and whether gender differences exist remains unclear. Methods: Forty-six long-term outpatients with schizophrenia entered the study. The numbers of antipsychotics, sleep medications, antidepressants, and anxiolytics were analyzed. Moreover, all patients were tested using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
May 12, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735919/laser-acupuncture-and-heart-rate-variability-scientific-considerations
#3
EDITORIAL
Gerhard Litscher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 7, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735893/phytochemistry-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-potential-of-acanthospermum-hispidum-dc-extracts-against-diethylnitrosamine-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#4
Jotham Yhi-Pênê N'do, Adama Hilou, Noufou Ouedraogo, Ernest Nogma Sombie, Tata Kadiatou Traore
Background: Burkina Faso is classified among the countries with a high prevalence (˃12%) of hepatitis. Hepatic diseases, such as cirrhosis—related to alcoholism—and hepatitis B and C, are the cause of the increase in cases of liver cancer. They promote the development of cancer by decreasing the natural cell death, causing problems with DNA repair, or by increasing the production of free radical toxins to the cell. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were nearly 639,000 deaths from liver cancer worldwide in 2014, hence the need to search for natural hepatoprotective molecules...
May 7, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751517/bibliometric-analysis-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-scientific-production-between-1982-and-2016-indexed-in-pubmed
#5
Ricardo Consentino, Maria João Santos, Luís Carlos Matos, Jorge Pereira Machado
Background: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be understood as a system of sensations and findings designed to establish the functional vegetative state of the body. This state may be treated by several therapeutic methods such as acupuncture, Chinese pharmacotherapy, dietetics, Tuina , and Qigong . Nowadays, as a result of several evidence-based reported beneficial effects over specific pathological conditions, there is an increasing tendency to integrate some of these practices in Western medicine. The main goal of this study was to perform a bibliometric analysis of TCM scientific production between 1982 and 2016 indexed in PubMed, by analyzing several parameters including time and location distribution, publication quality, experimental design, and treatment methods...
May 3, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693563/rationalism-empiricism-and-evidence-based-medicine-a-call-for-a-new-galenic-synthesis
#6
William M Webb
Thirty years after the rise of the evidence-based medicine (EBM) movement, formal training in philosophy remains poorly represented among medical students and their educators. In this paper, I argue that EBM’s reception in this context has resulted in a privileging of empiricism over rationalism in clinical reasoning with unintended consequences for medical practice. After a limited review of the history of medical epistemology, I argue that a solution to this problem can be found in the method of the 2nd-century Roman physician Galen, who brought empiricism and rationalism together in a synthesis anticipating the scientific method...
April 25, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690579/does-the-world-need-plant-medicines
#7
EDITORIAL
James David Adams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 23, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690545/use-of-plant-and-herb-derived-medicine-for-therapeutic-usage-in-cardiology
#8
REVIEW
Ye Eun Koo, Jiwon Song, Soochan Bae
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have become prominent in mortality and morbidity rates. Prevalent cardiovascular conditions, such as hypertension, atherosclerosis and oxidative stress, are increasing at an alarming rate. Conventional drugs have been associated with adverse effects, suggesting a need for an alternative measure to ameliorate CVD. A number of plant- and herb-derived preventative food and therapeutic drugs for cardiovascular conditions are progressively used for their various benefits. Naturally derived food and drugs have fewer side effects because they come from natural elements; preventative food, such as grape seed, inhibits changes of histopathology and biomarkers in vital organs whereas therapeutic drugs, for instance Xanthone, improve heart functions by suppressing oxidative stress of myocyte...
April 22, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690511/anti-parasitic-activities-of-allium-sativum-and-allium-cepa-against-trypanosoma-b-brucei-and-leishmania-tarentolae
#9
Sonja Krstin, Mansour Sobeh, Markus Santhosh Braun, Michael Wink
Background: Garlics and onions have been used for the treatment of diseases caused by parasites and microbes since ancient times. Trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis are a concern in many areas of the world, especially in poor countries. Methods: Trypanosoma brucei brucei and Leishmania tarentolae were used to investigate the anti-parasitic effects of dichloromethane extracts of Allium sativum (garlic) and Allium cepa (onion) bulbs. As a confirmation of known antimicrobial activities, they were studied against a selection of G-negative, G-positive bacteria and two fungi...
April 21, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677109/antiproliferative-and-antioxidant-activities-of-two-extracts-of-the-plant-species-euphorbia-dendroides-l
#10
Agena Ghout, Amar Zellagui, Noureddine Gherraf, Ibrahim Demirtas, Yaglioglu Ayse Sahin, Meriem Boukhenaf, Mesbah Lahouel, Gema Nieto, Salah Akkal
Background: These days, the desire for naturally occurring antioxidants has significantly increased, especially for use in foodstuffs, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products, to replace synthetic antioxidants that are regularly constrained due to their carcinogenicity. Methods : The study in hand aimed to appraise the antioxidant effect of two Euphorbia dendroides extracts using reducing power, anti-peroxidation, and DPPH (1,1 Diphenyl 2 Pycril Hydrazil) scavenging essays, in addition to the anticancer activity against two tumor cell lines, namely C6 (rat brain tumor)cells, and Hela (human uterus carcinoma)cell lines...
April 20, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670027/a-review-of-evidence-for-a-therapeutic-application-of-traditional-japanese-kampo-medicine-for-oral-diseases-disorders
#11
REVIEW
Marie-Pier Veilleux, Satomi Moriyama, Masami Yoshioka, Daisuke Hinode, Daniel Grenier
Kampo medicines prescribed by specialized medical practitioners and Japanese physicians have gradually reemerged in Japan as alternatives to Western medications. Kampo formulations are composed of several plant extracts and, as such, the broad variety of phytochemicals they contain likely act synergistically to provide their beneficial effects. Kampo medicines have traditionally been prescribed for a number of health conditions, including chronic hepatitis, bronchial asthma, anemia, etc. The aim of this article is to review the beneficial effects of Kampos with respect to oral health...
April 18, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673152/beneficial-effect-of-ocimum-sanctum-linn-against-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
#12
Himanshu Meghwani, Pankaj Prabhakar, Soheb A Mohammed, Pamila Dua, Sandeep Seth, Milind P Hote, Sanjay K Banerjee, Sudheer Arava, Ruma Ray, Subir Kumar Maulik
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to explore any beneficial effect of Ocimum sanctum (Linn) (OS) in experimental pulmonary hypertension (PH) in rats. OS is commonly known as “holy basil” and “Tulsi” and is used in the Indian System of Medicine as antidiabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, adaptogenic, and cardioprotective. METHODS: Monocrotaline (MCT) administration caused development of PH in rats after 28 days and rats were observed for 42 days...
April 17, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642562/antioxidant-potential-of-extracts-obtained-from-macro-ascophyllum-nodosum-fucus-vesiculosus-and-bifurcaria-bifurcata-and-micro-algae-chlorella-vulgaris-and-spirulina-platensis-assisted-by-ultrasound
#13
Rubén Agregán, Paulo E S Munekata, Daniel Franco, Javier Carballo, Francisco J Barba, José M Lorenzo
Background: Natural antioxidants, which can replace synthetic ones due to their potential implications for health problems in children, have gained significant popularity. Therefore, the antioxidant potential of extracts obtained from three brown macroalgae ( Ascophyllum nodosum , Fucus vesiculosus and Bifurcaria bifurcata ) and two microalgae ( Chlorella vulgaris and Spirulina platensis ) using ultrasound-extraction as an innovative and green approach was evaluated. Methods: Algal extracts were obtained by ultrasound-assisted extraction using water/ethanol (50:50, v : v ) as the extraction solvent...
April 10, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621134/dosimetric-implications-of-computerised-tomography-only-versus-magnetic-resonance-fusion-contouring-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#14
Daniel R Henderson, Alison C Tree, Kevin J Harrington, Nicholas J van As
Background: Magnetic resonance (MR)-fusion contouring is the standard of care in prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for target volume localisation. However, the planning computerised tomography (CT) scan continues to be used for dose calculation and treatment planning and verification. Discrepancies between the planning MR and CT scans may negate the benefits of MR-fusion contouring and it adds a significant resource burden. We aimed to determine whether CT-only contouring resulted in a dosimetric detriment compared with MR-fusion contouring in prostate SBRT planning...
April 5, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601487/gene-therapeutic-strategies-targeting-angiogenesis-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#15
REVIEW
Fumihiro Sanada, Yoshiaki Taniyama, Jun Muratsu, Rei Otsu, Hideo Shimizu, Hiromi Rakugi, Ryuichi Morishita
The World Health Organization announced that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally, representing 31% of all global deaths. Coronary artery disease (CAD) affects approximately 5% of the US population aged 40 years and older. With an age-adjusted prevalence of approximately 12%, peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects at least 8 to 12 million Americans. Both CAD and PAD are caused by mainly atherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of arteries over the years by lipid deposition in the vascular bed...
March 30, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601485/biopsychosocial-assessment-of-pain-with-thermal-imaging-of-emotional-facial-expression-in-breast-cancer-survivors
#16
David Alberto Rodríguez Medina, Benjamín Domínguez Trejo, Patricia Cortés Esteban, Irving Armando Cruz Albarrán, Luis Alberto Morales Hernández, Gerardo Leija Alva
Background : Recent research has evaluated psychological and biological characteristics associated with pain in survivors of breast cancer (BC). Few studies consider their relationship with inflammatory activity. Voluntary facial expressions modify the autonomic activity and this may be useful in the hospital environment for clinical biopsychosocial assessment of pain. Methods: This research compared a BC survivors group under integral treatment (Oncology, Psychology, Nutrition) with a control group to assess the intensity of pain, behavioral interference, anxiety, depression, temperament-expression, anger control, social isolation, emotional regulation, and alexithymia and inflammatory activity, with salivary interleukin 6 (IL-6)...
March 30, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601477/acupuncture-as-add-on-treatment-of-the-positive-negative-and-cognitive-symptoms-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Maurits van den Noort, Sujung Yeo, Sabina Lim, Sook-Hyun Lee, Heike Staudte, Peggy Bosch
Background: Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder that has a large impact on patients' lives. In addition to Western medicine, the use of additional treatments, such as acupuncture, in treating the positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms is increasing. Methods: We conducted a systematic review on the use of acupuncture as an add-on treatment for patients with schizophrenia that are in regular care, with a special focus on the treatment of the often accompanying sleep disorders. In this study, we searched the Medline, ScienceDirect, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and ERIC databases with a cut-off date of 31 December 2017, thereby following the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) protocol...
March 30, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596353/benveniste-s-experiments-explained-by-a-non-conventional-experimenter-effect
#18
Francis Beauvais
Background: Benveniste's biology experiments suggested the existence of molecular-like effects without molecules ("memory of water"). In this article, it is proposed that these disputed experiments could have been the consequence of a previously unnoticed and non-conventional experimenter effect. Methods: A probabilistic modelling is built in order to describe an elementary laboratory experiment. A biological system is modelled with two possible states ("resting" and "activated") and exposed to two experimental conditions labelled "control" and "test", but both are biologically inactive...
March 29, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587340/genetic-variations-associated-with-sleep-disorders-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Konstantinos Assimakopoulos, Katerina Karaivazoglou, Maria Skokou, Marina Kalogeropoulou, Panagiotis Kolios, Philippos Gourzis, George P Patrinos, Evangelia Eirini Tsermpini
Background: Schizophrenic patients commonly suffer from sleep disorders which are associated with acute disease severity, worsening prognoses and a poorer quality of life. Research is attempting to disentangle the complex interplay between schizophrenia and sleep disturbances by focusing not only on demographic and clinical characteristics, but also on the identification of genetic factors. Methods: Here, we performed a systematic literature review on the topic of genetic variations in sleep-disordered schizophrenic patients in an attempt to identify high quality investigations reporting scientifically sound and clinically useful data...
March 24, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565294/in-vitro-assessment-of-total-phenolic-and-flavonoid-contents-antioxidant-and-photoprotective-activities-of-crude-methanolic-extract-of-aerial-parts-of-capnophyllum-peregrinum-l-lange-apiaceae-growing-in-algeria
#20
Mostefa Lefahal, Nabila Zaabat, Radia Ayad, El Hani Makhloufi, Lakhdar Djarri, Merzoug Benahmed, Hocine Laouer, Gema Nieto, Salah Akkal
Background: Capnophyllum peregrinum (L.) Lange (Apiaceae) is the unique taxon of capnophyllum genus in Algerian flora. It has never been investigated in regards to its total phenolic and flavonoid contents and antioxidant and photoprotective activities. Methods: C. peregrinum aerial parts extracted with absolute methanol. The total flavonoid and phenolic contents of the extract were evaluated to determine their correlation with the antioxidant and photoprotective activities of the extract. Results: The methanolic extract demonstrated a significant amount of phenolics and flavonoids (74...
March 22, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
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