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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221478/evaluation-of-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-analgesic-and-antipyretic-activities-of-the-stem-bark-of-sapindus-mukorossi
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Madeha Shah, Zahida Parveen, Muhammad Rashid Khan
BACKGROUND: Saponins are the main constituents of genus Sapindus and have the therapeutic potential for inflammatory disorders. In this study the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic potential of the stem bark of soap nut (Sapindus mukorossi) methanol extract and its derived fractions has been investigated. METHODS: Powder of stem bark of the S. mukorossi was extracted with methanol (SMM) and fractionated in order of n-hexane (SMH), chloroform (SMC), ethyl acetate (SME), n-butanol (SMB) and the remaining as aqueous fraction (SMA)...
December 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211141/hospitalizations-due-to-drug-poisoning-in-under-five-year-old-children-in-brazil-2003-2012
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Marta da Cunha Lobo Souto Maior, Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro, Carla Lourenço Tavares de Andrade
OBJECTIVE: to describe hospitalizations due to drug poisonings in children under five years old, in Brazil, from 2003 to 2012. METHODS: descriptive study, with data from the National Hospital Information System (SIH/SUS); the drugs involved were divided into therapeutic classes, according to the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification (ATC). RESULTS: 17,725 hospitalizations were identified, from which 22,395 poisonings were identified, and 75 deaths; the most common therapeutic classes were unspecified drugs (38...
October 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207058/protective-effect-of-baicalin-against-severe-burn%C3%A2-induced-remote-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
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Chongfeng Bai, Tao Li, Qing Sun, Qun Xin, Tongyi Xu, Jinjian Yu, Yun Wang, Li Wei
Baicalin exhibits antibacterial, anti‑viral, anti‑oxidative, antipyretic, analgesic, anti‑inflammatory and anti‑tumor properties. The chemical scavenges oxygen free radicals, protects the cardiovascular system and neurons, protects the liver, and has been used for the prevention and treatment of diabetes‑associated complications. The present study investigated the effect of baicalin on severe burn‑induced remote acute lung injury (ALI). The present study demonstrated that baicalin significantly decreased the lung wet‑to‑dry weight ratio, improved pulmonary histological alterations and reduced the expression of high mobility group protein B1 in the rat model of ALI...
November 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203352/in%C3%A2-vivo-evaluation-of-antipyretic-effects-of-some-homeopathic-ultra-high-dilutions-on-baker-s-yeast-induced-fever-on-similia-principle
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Saeed Ahmad, Tayyeba Rehman, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Homeopathy is a controversial alternative system of medicine. The action of homeopathic medicines is considered slow and it is assumed that homeopathic medicines are ineffective in acute conditions such as fever. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, effects of 3 homeopathic medicines on baker's yeast induced fever were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 42 local strain rabbits were equally divided into 7 groups. Normal saline was orally administered to group 1 (normal control) rabbits without fever induction...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202082/assessment-of-the-availability-and-rationality-of-unregistered-fixed-dose-drug-combinations-in-nepal-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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Arjun Poudel, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Pranaya Mishra, Subish Palaian
Background: The medications that are registered and available in a country are meant for the prevention and treatment of ailments and diseases. However, a lack of effective regulatory bodies and operative control mechanisms, especially in developing countries, promotes irrational and inappropriate use of medicines. This study aims to evaluate the availability and rationality of unregistered fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) in Nepal. Methods: A snowball sampling method with visits to 20 retail pharmacies in each of five major cities in Nepal was used to assess the availability of unregistered FDCs...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192844/resveratrol-reduces-light-and-electron-microscopic-changes-in-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats-role-of-inos-expression
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Hulya Elbe, Mehmet Gul, Asli Cetin, Elif Taslidere, Fatma Ozyalin, Yusuf Turkoz, Ali Otlu
INTRODUCTION: Hepatotoxicity is a major complication of acetaminophen (APAP), a widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug. Resveratrol (RSV) is a naturally occurring diphenol and it has anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. OBJECTIVES: In this study, the beneficial effects of RSV on APAP-induced hepatotoxicity was investigated in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Group 1: Ethanol, Group 2: Saline, Group 3: RSV (10 mg/kg/ip), Group 4: APAP (1000 mg/kg/ip/single dose), Group 5: APAP+RSV (20 min after administration of APAP)...
December 1, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186246/severe-cutaneous-adverse-drug-reactions-of-chinese-inpatients-a-meta-analysis
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Qiancheng Deng, Xia Fang, Qinghai Zeng, Jianyun Lu, Chen Jing, Jinhua Huang
BACKGROUND: The rate of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions is low, and these reactions can result in death or disability. An evidence-based epidemiological study of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions in China has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze epidemiology and characteristics of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions of Chinese inpatients during the recent 15 years with meta-analysis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed Chinese literature reporting severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions and collecting data from 2000 to 2015, which were in accordance with our inclusion criteria...
May 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167401/acetaminophen-relieves-inflammatory-pain-through-cb1-cannabinoid-receptors-in-the-rostral-ventromedial-medulla
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Pascal P Klinger-Gratz, William T Ralvenius, Elena Neumann, Ako Kato, Rita Nyilas, Zsolt Lele, István Katona, Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer
Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is a widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug with only incompletely understood mechanisms of action. Previous work, using models of acute nociceptive pain, indicated that analgesia by acetaminophen involves an indirect activation of CB1 receptors by the acetaminophen metabolite and endocannabinoid re-uptake inhibitor AM 404. However, the contribution of the cannabinoid system to anti-hyperalgesia against inflammatory pain, the main indication of acetaminophen, and the precise site of the relevant CB1 receptors have remained elusive...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166867/clinical-and-virological-factors-associated-with-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-infection-a-two-year-prospective-study-in-general-practice-medicine
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Laetitia Minodier, Shirley Masse, Lisandru Capai, Thierry Blanchon, Pierre-Emmanuel Ceccaldi, Sylvie van der Werf, Thomas Hanslik, Remi Charrel, Alessandra Falchi
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea are not an uncommon manifestation of an acute respiratory infection (ARI). We therefore evaluated clinical and microbiological factors associated with the presence of GI symptoms in patients consulting a general practitioner (GP) for ARI. METHODS: Nasopharyngeal swabs, stool specimens and clinical data from patients presenting to GPs with an ARI were prospectively collected during two winter seasons (2014-2016)...
November 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166255/chemical-burns-following-massage-with-chopped-pulsatilla-koreana
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Jinkyung Song, Sangpil Tae, Hongsil Joo, Sang-Yeul Lee, Kun-Yong Sung
Herbal massage is commonly used for cosmetic and antirheumatic purposes in the Republic of Korea. Cutaneous burns can complicate herbal massages, but this is a very rare occurrence. Pulsatilla koreana, the Korean pasque flower, is a species of the genus Pulsatilla from the Ranunculaceae family. It is a perennial plant native to Korea, where it is used in herbal and folk medicine for its antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and hemostatic effects. Three cases of burns as a result of herbal massages with Pulsatilla koreana are presented herein to increase public awareness about the adverse effects of products used incorrectly for herbal massage...
November 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160464/use-of-medicines-by-patients-of-the-primary-health-care-of-the-brazilian-unified-health-system
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Clarisse Melo Franco Neves Costa, Micheline Rosa Silveira, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Ione Aquemi Guibu, Karen Sarmento Costa, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Orlando Mario Soeiro, Silvana Nair Leite, Ediná Alves Costa, Renata Cristina Rezende Macedo do Nascimento, Vânia Eloísa de Araújo, Juliana Álvares
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the use of medicines by patients of the primary health care of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, exploratory, and descriptive study, part of the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos - Serviços, 2015 (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines - Services, 2015). Interviews were carried out with patients present in the services by semi-structured questionnaires...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142431/characterization-of-leaf-extracts-of-schinus-terebinthifolius-raddi-by-gc-ms-and-chemometric-analysis
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Fabíola B Carneiro, Pablo Q Lopes, Ricardo C Ramalho, Marcus T Scotti, Sócrates G Santos, Luiz A L Soares
Background: Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi belongs to Anacardiacea family and is widely known as "aroeira." This species originates from South America, and its extracts are used in folk medicine due to its therapeutic properties, which include antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic effects. The complexity and variability of the chemical constitution of the herbal raw material establishes the quality of the respective herbal medicine products. Objective: Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the variability of the volatile compounds from leaves of S...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142391/acacia-catechu-ethanolic-seed-extract-triggers-apoptosis-of-scc-25-cells
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Thangavelu Lakshmi, Devaraj Ezhilarasan, Upendra Nagaich, Rajagopal Vijayaragavan
Background: Acacia catechu Willd (Fabaceae), commonly known as catechu, cachou, and black cutch, has been studied for its hepatoprotective, antipyretic, antidiarrheal, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antinociceptive, antimicrobial, free radical scavenging, and antioxidant activities. Objective: We evaluated the cytotoxic activity of ethanol extract of A. catechu seed (ACS) against SCC-25 human oral squamous carcinoma cell line. Methods: Cytotoxic effect of ACS extract was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, using concentrations of 0...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141544/recent-updates-on-the-phytochemistry-pharmacological-and-toxicological-activities-of-zingiber-zerumbet-l-roscoe-ex-sm
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Md Areeful Haque, Ibrahim Jantan
BACKGROUND: Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. (family, Zingiberaceae) is a potent medicinal herb widely known as shampoo ginger and its rhizome is used in numerous ethnomedicinal applications including as antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-diarrheal, antidiabetics, carminative, and diuretic. AIM: The aim of this review was to bring together all of scientific updates on the phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of this herb, including their toxicological studies, and critically analyzed the outcomes to provide directions for future research on the herb as potential source of bioactive metabolites for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132911/antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-gastroprotective-activity-of-filipendula-ulmaria-l-maxim-and-filipendula-vulgaris-moench
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Stevan Samardžić, Jelena Arsenijević, Dragana Božić, Marina Milenković, Vele Tešević, Zoran Maksimović
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim.) and dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris Moench) are herbaceous perennials employed in folk medicine for their antirheumatic, antipyretic and anti-ulcer properties. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess ethnomedicinal claims through investigation of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of F. ulmaria and F. vulgaris lyophilized flower infusions (LFIs) as well as the F. vulgaris isolated flavonoids spiraeoside, kaempferol 4'-O-glucoside, astragalin 2''-O-gallate, mixture of hyperoside 2''-O-gallate and isoquercitrin 2''-O-gallate, and a tannin tellimagrandin II...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130042/out-of-hospital-administration-of-medication-without-prescription-and-associated-factors-among-preschool-children
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Fotini Andritsou, Vassiliki Benetou, Koralia A Michail, Nikolaos Pantazis, Ioanna D Pavlopoulou
The increasing trend of administering nonprescribed medicines in children is a significant public health issue. The aim of the present study was to assess the use of medication without a prescription (MWP), including both nonprescribed medication (NPM) and prescription-only medication (POM), and identify associated factors, among preschoolers in Athens, Greece. A predesigned questionnaire was distributed to parents from May through June 2011. Multivariable binary logistic regression analysis models were used to assess associations of interest...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129700/paracetamol-medication-during-pregnancy-insights-on-intake-frequencies-dosages-and-effects-on-hematopoietic-stem-cell-populations-in-cord-blood-from-a-longitudinal-prospective-pregnancy-cohort
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Lars Bremer, Janina Goletzke, Christian Wiessner, Mirja Pagenkemper, Christina Gehbauer, Heiko Becher, Eva Tolosa, Kurt Hecher, Petra C Arck, Anke Diemert, Gisa Tiegs
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol is the first choice for antipyretic or analgesic treatment throughout pregnancy. Products with Paracetamol are readily available over the counter and therefore easily accessible for self-medication. Epidemiological data on Paracetamol intake pattern during pregnancy and its potential immunological effects are sparse. We aimed to analyze a possible association between Paracetamol medication and numbers of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in cord blood. METHODS: The objective was addressed in the PRINCE (PRENATAL DETERMINANTS OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH) study, a population-based prospective pregnancy cohort study initiated in 2011 at the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany...
November 9, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120676/glutamine-protection-in-an-experimental-model-of-acetaminophen-nephrotoxicity
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Marco Brovedan, Sara María Molinas, Gerardo Pisani, Liliana Alicia Monasterolo, Laura Trumper
Acetaminophen (APAP) is a widely prescribed analgesic - antipyretic drug. In the present work we studied the effects of glutamine (Gln) in an "in vivo" model of APAP-induced nephrotoxicity in male Wistar rats. Renal function, histological characteristics and Na+, K+ ATPase cortical abundance and distribution were analyzed. The appearance of HSP70 and actin in urine were also evaluated. Mieloperoxidase activity in cortical tissue was measured as an index of the inflammatory response. Gln administration 30 min before APAP protected from the renal functional and histological damage promoted by APAP...
November 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101451/the-influence-of-reducing-fever-on-blood-oxygen-saturation-in-children
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Shmuel Goldberg, Shmuel Heitner, Francis Mimouni, Leon Joseph, Reuben Bromiker, Elie Picard
Laboratory-based studies on the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve (ODC) suggest that high blood temperature decreases the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of pyrexia on oxygen saturation (SpO2) in children presenting to the emergency department. Normoxemic children with body temperature at or above 38.5 °C were included. Patients with a dynamic respiratory disease were excluded. SpO2 was measured before and after antipyretic treatment. The changes in body temperature and SpO2 were assessed and compared to the changes predicted from the ODC...
November 3, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094594/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-leaky-gut-modeled-using-polarized-monolayers-of-primary-human-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Aadra P Bhatt, Dulan B Gunasekara, Jennifer Speer, Mark I Reed, Alexis N Peña, Bentley R Midkiff, Scott T Magness, Scott J Bultman, Nancy L Allbritton, Matthew R Redinbo
The intestinal epithelium provides a critical barrier that separates the gut microbiota from host tissues. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are efficacious analgesics and antipyretics and are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. In addition to gastric damage, NSAIDs are toxic to the intestinal epithelium, causing erosions, perforations, and longitudinal ulcers in the gut. Here, we use a unique in vitro human primary small intestinal cell monolayer system to pinpoint the intestinal consequences of NSAID treatment...
November 10, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
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