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Mosayeb Azizi, Fariba Esmaeili, Ali Reza Partoazar, Shahram Ejtemaei Mehr, Amir Amani
AIM: Nanoemulsion have shown many advantages in drug delivery systems. In this study, for the first time, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of a nanomelusion of almond oil with and without ibuprofen was compared with corresponding microemulsion and commercial topical gel of the drug using formalin and carrageenan tests, respectively. METHOD: Almond oil (oil phase) was mixed with Tween 80 and Span 80 (surfactants), and ethanol (co-surfactant) and them distilled water (aqueous phase) was then added to the mixture at once...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
Fatemeh Atarzadeh, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Ladan Dastgheib, Gholamreza Amin, Amir Mohammad Jaladat, Majid Nimrouzi
OBJECTIVE: Pemphigus is a rare autoimmune disease that may be fatal without proper medical intervention. It is a blistering disease that involves both the skin and mucus membranes, in which the most important causes of death comprise superimposed opportunistic infections and complications of long-term high-dose corticosteroid therapy or prolonged consumption of immune suppressant drugs. Skin lesions are the most important sources of infection, and any local treatment decreasing the healing time of lesions and reducing the total dosage of drugs is favorable...
March 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
Filiz Mericli, Eda Becer, Hilal Kabadayı, Azmi Hanoglu, Duygu Yigit Hanoglu, Dudu Ozkum Yavuz, Temel Ozek, Seda Vatansever
CONTEXT: Almond oil is used in traditional and complementary therapies for its numerous health benefits due to high unsaturated fatty acids content. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the composition and in vitro anticancer activity of almond oil from Northern Cyprus and compared with almond oil from Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Almond oil from Northern Cyprus was obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction and analyzed by GC-MS. Almond oil of Turkey was provided from Turkish pharmacies...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
Lei Liu, Xiuzhu Yu, Zhong Zhao, Lirong Xu, Rui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Salt-aided aqueous extraction (SAAE) is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method of oil extraction, which is influenced by many factors. In the present study, we investigated the effect of SAAE on bitter almond oil yield. RESULTS: This study used sodium bicarbonate solution as extraction solvent and the optimal extraction parameters predicted by Box-Behnken design (i.e., concentration of sodium bicarbonate, 0.4 mol L(-1) ; solvent to sample ratio, 5:1; extraction temperature, 84 °C; extraction time, 60 min), for oil recovery of 90...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Ahmad Nasiri, Mohammad Azim Mahmodi, Zohre Nobakht
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common chronic joint disease that involves middle aged and elderly people. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil on pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS: In this single-blinded, randomized clinical trial, 90 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who referred to the outpatient rheumatology clinics affiliated with Birjand University of Medical Sciences were selected through convenience sampling method...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Arman Zargaran, Saeid Daneshamouz, Gholamreza Kordafshari, Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh
The Ergh-al-Nassa pill (Hab) is a traditional combination suggested as one of the most effective preparations useful for treatment of sciatica. Although traditional preparations can be applied as new therapeutic drugs for investigations and clinical trials, they need to be reformulated to achieve pharmacopoeial standards for modern medicine. In this research, based on seven traditional Persian pharmacopeias for Ergh-al-NassaHab, nine different molded tablets were reformulated. Each formulation comprised the same amount of colchicum, ginger, aloe and yellow myrobalan fruit...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cathlyn Akindiose, Olusegun Isaac Alatise, Olukayode Adeolu Arowolo, Augustine E Agbakwuru
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of 5% phenol in almond oil with 50% dextrose water as sclerosants in the treatment of first- to third-degree haemorrhoids. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, comparative study conducted on eighty patients with first-, second- and third-degree haemorrhoids who consented to treatment by injection sclerotherapy with either 5% phenol in almond oil or 50% dextrose water. They were randomised equally into two groups...
July 2016: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
Lucillia R de O Torres, Fernanda C de Santana, Francisco L Torres-Leal, Illana L P de Melo, Luciana T Yoshime, Emidio M Matos-Neto, Marília C L Seelaender, Cintia M M Araújo, Bruno Cogliati, Jorge Mancini-Filho
Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is a potent hepatotoxin, capable of generating free radicals that lead to oxidative stress and the inflammation process. Pequi almond oil (PAO) has been reported to possess unsaturated fatty acid and antioxidant compounds related to beneficial effects on oxidation and inflammatory conditions. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of handmade and coldpressed PAO on CCl4-induced acute liver injury. The possible mechanisms underlying the effect on liver injury enzymes, histopathological parameters, lipid profile, lipid peroxidation, and antioxidant and detoxification defense systems, as well as inflammatory parameters, were determined...
November 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
G A Chernysheva, V I Smolyakova, E A Yanovskaya, A V Kutchin, I Yu Chukicheva, V V Udut, M B Plotnikov
We compared bioavailability of 4-methyl-2,6-diisobornylphenol after single intragastric administration to rats in a dose of 200 mg/kg in starch suspension and in almond oil. Absorption of 4-methyl-2,6-diisobornylphenol in the gastrointestinal tract after administration in almond oil was much more efficient than after administration in aqueous starch mucus.
August 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Alehe Seyyed-Rasooli, Feridoon Salehi, Asghar Mohammadpoorasl, Sakineh Goljaryan, Zahra Seyyedi, Brian Thomson
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and pain are recognized as major problems of burn patients; because pharmaceutical treatments for controlling anxiety and pain symptoms lead to complications and an increase in health costs, nonpharmacological nursing interventions were considered for this group of patients. This led to the present study aimed at comparing the effect of aromatherapy massage with inhalation aromatherapy for anxiety and pain in burn patients. METHODS: This single-blind clinical trial was carried out on 90 patients with burns <20%...
December 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Mahbobeh Shirazi, Safieh Mohebitabar, Sodabeh Bioos, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Roja Rahimi, Zahra Shahpiri, Farhad Malekshahi, Fatemeh Nejatbakhsh
The study aimed to assess the efficacy of topical rose oil in women with pregnancy-related low back pain. A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 120 women with pregnancy-related low back pain. Patients were allocated to 3 parallel groups to receive topical rose oil (in the carrier of almond oil), placebo (carrier oil), or no intervention. All groups were followed for 4 weeks. All participants were evaluated by Visual Analog Scale and the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaires to assess the pain intensity and its impact on daily activities before and after the intervention...
January 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
S Gholami, M Ansari-Lari, L Khalili
Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is used to reduce carbon monoxide and ozone in urban air and to boost fuel octane. There is a lack of knowledge in the literature about the histomorphometric changes of the testis following exposure to MTBE. Therefore, this experimental study was performed to determine the effect of oral exposure to MTBE on histologic and histomorphometric changes of testis in adult rat. A total of 25 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five equal experimental groups: control, almond oil and three treatment groups which received 400, 800 and 1600 mg/kg/day MTBE in almond oil by gavages for 30 consecutive days...
2015: Iranian journal of veterinary research
Amanda Koh, Robert J Linhardt, Richard Gross
Sophorolipids (SLs), produced by Candida bombicola, are of interest as potential replacements for hazardous commercial surfactants. For the first time, a series of molecularly edited SLs with ethyl (EE), n-hexyl (HE), and n-decyl (DE) esters were evaluated at an oil (almond oil)-water interface for their ability to reduce interfacial tension (IFT) and generate stable emulsions. An increase in the n-alkyl ester chain length from ethyl to hexyl resulted in a maximum % decrease in the IFT from 86.1 to 95.3, respectively...
June 7, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Seo Yeon Choi, Kyungsook Park
This study aimed to investigate the effects of aromatherapy oil inhalation on symptoms, quality of life, sleep quality, and fatigue level among adults with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR). Fifty-four men and women aged between 20 and 60 were randomized to inhale aromatherapy oil containing essential oil from sandalwood, geranium, and Ravensara or almond oil (the placebo) for 5 minutes twice daily for 7 days. PAR symptoms determined by Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS), the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ), sleep quality by Verran Synder-Halpern (VSH) scale, and fatigue level by Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFS) were assessed before and after intervention period...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ascensión Rueda, Cristina Samaniego-Sánchez, Manuel Olalla, Rafael Giménez, Carmen Cabrera-Vique, Isabel Seiquer, Luis Lara
Analysis of phenolic profile and tocopherol fractions in conjunction with chemometrics techniques were used for the accurate characterization of extra virgin argan oil and eight other edible vegetable virgin oils (olive, soybean, wheat germ, walnut, almond, sesame, avocado, and linseed) and to establish similarities among them. Phenolic profile and tocopherols were determined by HPLC coupled with diode-array and fluorescence detectors, respectively. Multivariate factor analysis (MFA) and linear correlations were applied...
March 2016: Journal of AOAC International
Amir Baghaei, Reza Solgi, Abbas Jafari, Amir Hossein Abdolghaffari, Alireza Golaghaei, Mohammad Hossein Asghari, Maryam Baeeri, Seyed Nasser Ostad, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Mohammad Abdollahi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) on pathologic changes of mitochondrial respiratory chain activity, ATP production, oxidative stress, and cellular apoptosis/necrosis induced by aluminum phosphide (AlP) poisoning. The study groups included: the Sham that received almond oil only; the AlP that received oral LD50 dose of aluminum; the AC-100, AC-200, and AC-300 which received concurrent oral LD50 dose of AlP and single 100, 200, and 300 mg/kg of ALCAR by intraperitoneal injection...
March 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Kashif Chauhan, Richard Wei Chern Gan, Shailinder Singh
Many techniques are described to manage recurrent rectal prolapse in children, including repeated Thiersch stitch, phenol injections, Delorme and Altemeier procedures, and rectopexy. We describe a case of successful treatment of rectal prolapse by placing three Thiersch sutures circumferentially along the anal canal--a simple and novel modification of a well-known procedure. An 8-year-old boy with full-thickness rectal prolapse was treated with laxatives to no avail. He was subsequently treated with phenol-in-almond-oil injection and insertion of a 1/0PDS Thiersch suture...
2015: BMJ Case Reports
Muhammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Sohail Arshad, Abdul Mughees Mudassir, Amjad Hussain, Israfil Kucuk, Rita Haj-Ahmad, Manoochehr Rasekh, Zeeshan Ahmad
Dexibuprofen (DXIBN) transdermal patches were formulated using various concentrations of selected polymeric excipients (matrix material; ethyl cellulose and polyvinylpyrrolidone, plasticizer (di-N-butyl phthalate), and a conventional permeation enhancer (almond oil)). Initial patch formulations were evaluated for their physiochemical properties (thickness, moisture uptake, final moisture content, and DXIBN content). Also, impact of patch components on resulting tensile strength and in vitro permeation were used to predict an optimal patch formulation using a quality-by-design (QbD) approach, which was subsequently evaluated and further compared with a commercial oral tablet dosage form for in vitro and in vivo release (rabbit model)...
August 2016: Journal of Drug Targeting
Myriam M L Grundy, Frédéric Carrière, Alan R Mackie, David A Gray, Peter J Butterworth, Peter R Ellis
Previous studies have provided evidence that the physical encapsulation of intracellular nutrients by cell walls of plant foods (i.e. dietary fibre) plays a predominant role in influencing macronutrient bioaccessibility (release) from plant foods during human digestion. One unexplored aspect of this is the extent to which digestive enzymes can pass through the cell-wall barrier and hydrolyse the intracellular lipid in almond seeds. The purpose of the present study was to assess the role played by cell walls in influencing the bioaccessibility and digestibility of almond lipid using a range of techniques...
January 2016: Food & Function
Takaaki Yano, Kenji Yano
PURPOSE: Injection sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids has been performed for many years. Currently, 5% phenol in almond oil (PAO) and aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid (ALTA) are used as the agents. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of the two agents. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted involving 135 patients who underwent injection therapy for grade 3 hemorrhoids for the first time between 2013 and 2014 (PAO, 55 patients; ALTA, 80 patients)...
June 2015: Annals of Coloproctology
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