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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136659/predicting-the-distributions-of-egypt-s-medicinal-plants-and-their-potential-shifts-under-future-climate-change
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Emad Kaky, Francis Gilbert
Climate change is one of the most difficult of challenges to conserving biodiversity, especially for countries with few data on the distributions of their taxa. Species distribution modelling is a modern approach to the assessment of the potential effects of climate change on biodiversity, with the great advantage of being robust to small amounts of data. Taking advantage of a recently validated dataset, we use the medicinal plants of Egypt to identify hotspots of diversity now and in the future by predicting the effect of climate change on the pattern of species richness using species distribution modelling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135277/somato-visceral-effects-in-the-treatment-of-dysmenorrhea-neuromuscular-manual-therapy-and-standard-pharmacological-treatment
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Giovanni Barassi, Rosa Grazia Bellomo, Annamaria Porreca, Piera Attilia Di Felice, Loris Prosperi, Raoul Saggini
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to verify whether neuromuscular therapy (NMT) or pharmacology therapy (PT) is more effective for reducing symptoms in women affected by primary dysmenorrhea and the effects associated with each treatment. DESIGN: A controlled, randomized, single-blind clinical trial within the framework of the chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation of the University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara. The study was conducted on a sample of 60 women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130757/international-barcode-of-life-focus-on-big-biodiversity-in-south-africa
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Sarah J Adamowicz, Peter M Hollingsworth, Sujeevan Ratnasingham, Michelle van der Bank
Participants in the 7th International Barcode of Life Conference (Kruger National Park, South Africa, 20-24 November 2017) share the latest findings in DNA barcoding research and its increasingly diversified applications. Here, we review prevailing trends synthesized from among 429 invited and contributed abstracts, which are collated in this open-access special issue of Genome. Hosted for the first time on the African continent, the 7th Conference places special emphasis on the evolutionary origins, biogeography, and conservation of African flora and fauna...
November 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126228/prospective-randomized-blind-effect-on-outcome-study-of-conventional-vs-high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-with-pain-and-disability-due-to-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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Jose De Andres, Vicente Monsalve-Dolz, Gustavo Fabregat-Cid, Vicente Villanueva-Perez, Anushik Harutyunyan, Juan Marcos Asensio-Samper, Nerea Sanchis-Lopez
Objectives: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) show variable results and limited to moderate evidence. In the last years the stimulation of high frequency (HF) has been considered as a better alternative in this pathology for its supposed benefits compared to the stimulation with conventional frequency (CF). To compare in one year follow-up, the efficacy of high-frequency SCS (HF) versus conventional frequency SCS (CF) on the patients with FBSS...
November 4, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124354/parathyroid-thyroid-and-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-anatomy-in-an-indian-rhinoceros-rhinoceros-unicornis
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R Udelsman, S B Citino, M Prasad, P I Donovan, D V Fredholm
INTRODUCTION: The parathyroid gland was first identified in the Indian rhinoceros in 1849 by Sir Richard Owen. We performed a necropsy in an Indian rhinoceros, recapitulating Owen's dissection and display what appear to be the initial identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in situ and the anatomy and histology of the largest rhinoceros parathyroid glands yet identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patrick T. Rhino, a 41-year-old Indian rhinoceros was born in 1974...
November 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123529/t-cell-mediated-chronic-inflammatory-diseases-are-candidates-for-therapeutic-tolerance-induction-with-heat-shock-proteins
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REVIEW
Ariana Barbera Betancourt, Qingkang Lyu, Femke Broere, Alice Sijts, Victor P M G Rutten, Willem van Eden
Failing immunological tolerance for critical self-antigens is the problem underlying most chronic inflammatory diseases of humans. Despite the success of novel immunosuppressive biological drugs, the so-called biologics, in the treatment of diseases such rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and type 1 diabetes, none of these approaches does lead to a permanent state of medicine free disease remission. Therefore, there is a need for therapies that restore physiological mechanisms of self-tolerance. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) have shown disease suppressive activities in many models of experimental autoimmune diseases through the induction of regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122074/cone-beam-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-hand-nickel-titanium-k-files-and-rotary-system-in-primary-teeth
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Etta Radhika, E Rajendra Reddy, S Thabitha Rani, Labishetty Vinay Kumar, M Manjula, Tulluru Ajay Mohan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare canal transportation, centering ability, and removed dentin thickness (RDT) using hand nickel-titanium (NiTi) K-flex files and rotary systems in primary molars and using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS: This study was conducted on 20 primary maxillary and 20 primary mandibular molars, which were randomly divided into two groups to be instrumented with hand NiTi K-flex files and a rotary system. Pre- and post-instrumentation slices were taken at three predetermined levels using CBCT to evaluate all the parameters by using Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine (DICOM) software...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113957/ecological-observations-and-altered-indigenous-harvesting-practices-of-trillium-govanianum-melanthiaceae-in-indian-himalayas
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Harsh K Chauhan, Anil K Bisht, Indra D Bhatt, Arvind Bhatt, David Gallacher, Andrea Santo
ETHANOBOTANICAL RELEVANCE: Trillium govanianum Wall. ex D. Don (Melanthiaceae) is a high value medicinal herb which is used in both Indian and Chinese traditional medicines for various purposes such as treatment of cancer, hypertension, neurasthenia, giddiness, arthritis, dysentery, inflammation, sepsis and reproductive disorders. This species is restricted to specific habitat types, such as shaded, cold, moist habitats. However, the rhizomes of this species which are collected from wild populations have been traded throughout the Himalayan region and recently emerged as a significant source of income among local people of Indian Himalayan region...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112983/identification-of-viscum-album-l-mirnas-and-prediction-of-their-medicinal-values
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Wenyan Xie, Jacob Adolf, Matthias F Melzig
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of approximately 22 nucleotides single-stranded non-coding RNA molecules that play crucial roles in gene expression. It has been reported that the plant miRNAs might enter mammalian bloodstream and have a functional role in human metabolism, indicating that miRNAs might be one of the hidden bioactive ingredients in medicinal plants. Viscum album L. (Loranthaceae, European mistletoe) has been widely used for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, but its functional compounds have not been well characterized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110756/apol1-nephropathy-a-population-genetics-and-evolutionary-medicine-detective-story
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REVIEW
Etty Kruzel-Davila, Walter G Wasser, Karl Skorecki
Common DNA sequence variants rarely have a high-risk association with a common disease. When such associations do occur, evolutionary forces must be sought, such as in the association of apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) gene risk variants with nondiabetic kidney diseases in populations of African ancestry. The variants originated in West Africa and provided pathogenic resistance in the heterozygous state that led to high allele frequencies owing to an adaptive evolutionary selective sweep. However, the homozygous state is disadvantageous and is associated with a markedly increased risk of a spectrum of kidney diseases encompassing hypertension-attributed kidney disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, human immunodeficiency virus nephropathy, sickle cell nephropathy, and progressive lupus nephritis...
November 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107824/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-apdt-and-photobiomodulation-pbm-660nm-in-a-dog-with-chronic-gingivostomatitis
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Paula Abreu Villela, Naiá de Carvalho de Souza, Juliana Durigan Baia, Marco Antonio Gioso, Ana Cecília Corrêa Aranha, Patrícia Moreira de Freitas
Chronic gingivostomatitis in dogs is an inflammatory syndrome of the oral cavity, which treatment and control of concomitant periodontitis allow healing in most of the cases. In the presence of recurrent lesions, invasive methods are necessary to treat lesions and pain. As a conservative adjuvant method, photobiomodulation (PBM) with low power laser is able to promote reduction of tissue pain and tissue inflammation besides increasing vascularization and healing, restoring the normal function of the irradiated organ in a shorter time...
October 28, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100933/ethnopharmacological-implications-of-quantitative-and-network-analysis-for-traditional-knowledge-regarding-the-medicinal-use-of-animals-by-indigenous-people-in-wolchulsan-national-park-korea
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Geun Kim, Hyun Kim, Mi-Jang Song
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The purpose of this study was to record, analyze, and identify ethnopharmacological implications for oral traditional knowledge regarding the medicinal use of animals by indigenous people living in Wolchulsan National Park, Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected through interviews, informal meetings, open and group discussions, and observations guided by semi-structured questionnaires. Data were analyzed via quantitative analysis of informant consensus factor and fidelity level, and network analysis, including centrality and clustering analysis...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099320/perceptions-of-the-veterinary-profession-among-human-health-care-students-before-an-inter-professional-education-course-at-midwestern-university
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Ryane E Englar, Alyssa Show-Ridgway, Donald L Noah, Erin Appelt, Ross Kosinski
Conflicts among health care professionals often stem from misperceptions about each profession's role in the health care industry. These divisive tendencies impede progress in multidisciplinary collaborations to improve human, animal, and environmental health. Inter-professional education (IPE) may repair rifts between health care professions by encouraging students to share their professional identities with colleagues in unrelated health care disciplines. An online survey was conducted at Midwestern University (MWU) to identify baseline perceptions about veterinary medicine among entry-level human health care students before their enrollment in an inter-professional course...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097709/character-based-dna-barcoding-for-authentication-and-conservation-of-iucn-red-listed-threatened-species-of-genus-decalepis-apocynaceae
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Priyanka Mishra, Amit Kumar, Gokul Sivaraman, Ashutosh K Shukla, Ravikumar Kaliamoorthy, Adrian Slater, Sundaresan Velusamy
The steno-endemic species of genus Decalepis are highly threatened by destructive wild harvesting. The medicinally important fleshy tuberous roots of Decalepis hamiltonii are traded as substitute, to meet the international market demand of Hemidesmus indicus. In addition, the tuberous roots of all three species of Decalepis possess similar exudates and texture, which challenges the ability of conventional techniques alone to perform accurate species authentication. This study was undertaken to generate DNA barcodes that could be utilized in monitoring and curtailing the illegal trade of these endangered species...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094402/black-swans-cognition-and-the-power-of-learning-from-failure
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Allison S Catalano, Kent Redford, Richard Margoluis, Andrew T Knight
Failure carries undeniable stigma and is difficult to confront for individuals, teams, and organizations. Disciplines such as commercial and military aviation, medicine, and business have long histories of grappling with it, beginning with the recognition that failure is inevitable in every human endeavor. While conservation may arguably be more complex, conservation professionals can draw upon the research and experience of these other disciplines to institutionalize activities and attitudes that foster learning from failures, whether they are minor setbacks or major disasters...
November 1, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089683/ganglion-impar-block-in-patients-with-chronic-coccydynia
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Nitesh Gonnade, Neeraj Mehta, Pushpinder Singh Khera, Dewesh Kumar, Rengarajan Rajagopal, Pramod Kumar Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Coccydynia refers to pain in the terminal segment of the spinecaused by abnormal sitting and standing posture. Coccydynia is usually managed conservatively, however in nonresponsive patients, ganglion impar block is used as a good alternate modality for pain relief. This article studies the effect of ganglion impar block in coccydynia patients who were not relieved by conservative management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out at the pain clinic in the departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Radiology in a tertiary centre in India...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084140/dna-damage-repair-system-in-plants-a-worldwide-research-update
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REVIEW
Estela Gimenez, Francisco Manzano-Agugliaro
Living organisms are usually exposed to various DNA damaging agents so the mechanisms to detect and repair diverse DNA lesions have developed in all organisms with the result of maintaining genome integrity. Defects in DNA repair machinery contribute to cancer, certain diseases, and aging. Therefore, conserving the genomic sequence in organisms is key for the perpetuation of life. The machinery of DNA damage repair (DDR) in prokaryotes and eukaryotes is similar. Plants also share mechanisms for DNA repair with animals, although they differ in other important details...
October 30, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080876/-a-cryobank-as-an-attribute-of-omics-technologies
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A A Sazanov, Kh Kh Erganokov, E Pfeifer
Biobanks are systematic and annotated collections of biological samples based on the system of standard operating procedures (SOP) and corresponding to the recommendations of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). Standardization of conditions of obtaining, processing, storage of samples and providing to an end user are crucial in the activities of the biobank. The attributes of biobanks include common principles of labeling and annotation of biological samples using specialized software, an automated monitoring system of storage conditions, and registration of biosamples...
October 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076426/swertia-chirata-a-comprehensive-review-with-recent-advances
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Nupur Jauhari, Navneeta Bharadvaja, Neelam Sharma
BACKGROUND: Swertia chirata, an ethnomedicinal plant, is renowned for its diverse medicinal properties. The plant produces large number of therapeutic phytochemicals responsible for remedial effect against various ailments mainly chronic fever, malaria, bronchial asthma, liver disorders, certain type of mental disorder, blood purification and diabetes. Recently reported anticancer effect of S. chirata has amplified its importance in the scientific community. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the review is to deliver the pharmaceutical importance of S...
October 26, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073202/questionnaire-survey-of-the-pan-african-trade-in-lion-body-parts
#20
Vivienne L Williams, Andrew J Loveridge, David J Newton, David W Macdonald
The African lion is in decline across its range, and consumptive utilisation and trade of their body parts and skins has been postulated as a cause for concern. We undertook a pan-African questionnaire and literature survey to document informed opinion and evidence for the occurrence of domestic and international trade and consumption in African lion body parts across current and former range states. Sixty-five people from 18 countries participated in the online questionnaire survey (run from July 2014 to May 2015), with information provided for 28 countries (including 20 out of 24 countries believed to have extant populations)...
2017: PloS One
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