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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896487/natural-compounds-as-occult-ototoxins-ginkgo-biloba-flavonoids-moderately-damage-lateral-line-hair-cells
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Sarah Neveux, Nicole K Smith, Anna Roche, Bruce E Blough, Wimal Pathmasiri, Allison B Coffin
Several drugs, including aminoglycosides and platinum-based chemotherapy agents, are well known for their ototoxic properties. However, FDA-approved drugs are not routinely tested for ototoxicity, so their potential to affect hearing often goes unrecognized. This issue is further compounded for natural products, where there is a lack of FDA oversight and the manufacturer is solely responsible for ensuring the safety of their products. Natural products such as herbal supplements are easily accessible and commonly used in the practice of traditional eastern and alternative medicine...
November 28, 2016: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871282/a-mother-s-choice-a-qualitative-study-of-mothers-health-seeking-behaviour-for-their-children-with-acute-diarrhoea
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Lucy Cunnama, Ayako Honda
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea presents a considerable health risk to young children and is one of the leading causes of infant mortality. Although proven cost-effective interventions exist, South Africa is yet to reach the Sustainable Development Goals set for the elimination of preventable under-five mortality and water-borne diseases. The rural study area in the Eastern Cape of South Africa continues to have a parallel health system comprising traditional and modern healthcare services. It is in this setting that this study aimed to qualitatively examine the beliefs surrounding and perceived quality of healthcare accessed for children's acute diarrhoea...
November 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843107/pediatric-medication-use-experiences-and-patient-counseling-in-community-pharmacies-perspectives-of-children-and-parents
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Olufunmilola Abraham, Amanda Brothers, Dayna S Alexander, Delesha M Carpenter
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the perspectives of children and parents regarding: 1) pediatric patients' knowledge and medication use experiences for chronic conditions; 2) how they want to learn about medicines; and 3) perceptions of community pharmacist-provided counseling. DESIGN: Qualitative study using semistructured interviews and thematic analyses. SETTING: Three community pharmacies in 2 eastern states: one in rural western North Carolina, and 2 in an urban region of western Pennsylvania...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836794/the-risk-factors-costs-and-survival-analysis-of-invasive-vre-infections-at-a-medical-center-in-eastern-taiwan
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Hui-Li Jiang, Zi Zhou, Lih-Shinn Wang, Ya Fang, Yi-Hwei Li, Cheng-I Chu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze 48 cases the risk factors of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infections, the antibiotic costs after infection, and the survival conditions. DESIGN: 1:3 matched case-control study a medical center in the eastern Taiwan area. The case group, patients with VRE bacterial strains detected at the sterile sites, and the control group were randomly selected from invasive vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus (VSE) infected patients at the nearest time point by taking the occurrence time of each VRE infection case as the reference time...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815795/charles-william-lacaillade-biologist-parasitologist-educator-and-mentor
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Pascal James Imperato
Charles William Lacaillade (1904-1978) was an eminent biologist in the middle decades of the twentieth century. He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts of parents whose ancestors were French Canadians. His father, also named Charles William Lacaillade, was a dentist who graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 1898. His mother, Elodia Eno, came from a family of very successful businessmen. Lacaillade was the third of six children. His two older brothers, Harold Carleton and Hector Eno, both graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, while his younger brother, Lawrence, became a businessman...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812188/the-biogeographic-south-north-divide-of-polygonatum-asparagaceae-tribe-polygonateae-within-eastern-asia-and-its-recent-dispersals-in-the-northern-hemisphere
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Jia-Jian Wang, Yong-Ping Yang, Hang Sun, Jun Wen, Tao Deng, Ze-Long Nie, Ying Meng
Eastern Asia (EA) is a key region for the diversification of flowering plants in the Northern Hemisphere, but few studies have focused on the biogeographic history within EA in the context of the other northern continents. Polygonatum is an important medicinal genus widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere with its highest species richness in EA, and it represents an excellent model for studying the evolution of biogeographic patterns in this region. Divergence time estimation was used to examine the biogeographic history of Polygonatum based on nuclear ITS and four plastid sequences (rbcL, matK, psbA-trnH and trnC-petN) from 30 Polygonatum species and 35 outgroup taxa...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803563/fatigue-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-of-palliative-care-consultation-a-prospective-observational-study-in-a-tertiary-cancer-center
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Arunangshu Ghoshal, Naveen Salins, Jayita Deodhar, Anuja Damani, Mary Ann Muckaden
PURPOSE: Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms seen in patients with advanced cancer. It is known to influence the Quality of Life (QoL) of patients. This study examines the interrelationship of fatigue and QoL in patients with advanced cancer on palliative care. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in the outpatient clinic of the Department of Palliative Medicine from January to June 2014. Patients with advanced cancer registered with hospital palliative care unit, meeting the inclusion criteria (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] ≤3, Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale [ESAS] fatigue score ≥1), and willing to participate in the study were assessed for symptom burden (ESAS) and QoL (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QoL Core 15-Palliative module [EORTC-QoL PAL15])...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792149/herbal-formula-ht048-attenuates-diet-induced-obesity-by-improving-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-and-insulin-resistance-in-obese-rats
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Yoon Hee Lee, Bora Jin, Sung Hyun Lee, MiKyung Song, HyeonHui Bae, Byung Jae Min, Juyeon Park, Donghun Lee, Hocheol Kim
It is well established that obesity causes a variety of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Despite the diligent scientific efforts to find effective ways to lower the level of obesity, the size of obese population grows continuously around the world. Here we present the results that show feeding diet containing HT048, a mixture of the extracts of Crataegus pinnatifida leaves and Citrus unshiu peel, two of the well-known traditional herbal medicines in Eastern Asia, decreases obesity in rats...
October 25, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790646/the-extraction-anticancer-effect-bioavailability-and-nanotechnology-of-baicalin
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Ondrea A Moore, Ying Gao, Allen Y Chen, Ross Brittain, Yi Charlie Chen
The dried root of Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) has been historically and widely used in traditional Eastern medicine. Modern science proved that baicalin is the major bioactive responsible for the physiological activity of Baikal skullcap. Baicalin, a flavonoid found in several species in the genus Scutellaria, has been regarded as a potent anticancer agent. In this review, we present the main extraction methods, anticancer activity and bioavailability of baicalin. Besides, the utilization of nanotechnology to improve the bioavailability of baicalin is also mentioned...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788603/safety-assessment-of-powdered-cistanche-deserticola-y-c-ma-by-a-90-day-feeding-test-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Yuqiu Gao, Guangqiu Qin, Pingjing Wen, Yanwu Wang, Weizhong Fu, Li He, Siyu Yao, Peng Zhao
Cistanche deserticola (C. deserticola), a holoparasitic plant widely distributed in arid or semi-arid areas in Eurasia and North Africa, has been used as an important tonic in traditional Eastern medicine for centuries. However, little information on the systemic toxicity and safety evaluation of it is available. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential toxicity of powdered C. deserticola as a novel food ingredient by use of a subchronic toxicity study in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. A total of 80 male and female rats were fed with diets containing 8, 4, 2 and 0% (control) powdered C...
October 28, 2016: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779918/producing-interdisciplinary-competent-professionals-integrating-one-health-core-competencies-into-the-veterinary-curriculum-at-the-university-of-rwanda
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Hellen J Amuguni, Melissa Mazan, Robert Kibuuka
Infectious diseases of grave concern to human health are emerging from wildlife and livestock populations in multiple regions of the world. Responding effectively to these emerging pandemics requires engagement of multidisciplinary groups of professionals. Using a One Health approach, One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), a network of seven schools of public health and seven veterinary schools, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has engaged in curriculum review with the aim of building the skills of multidisciplinary groups of professionals to improve their capacity to respond to emerging infectious diseases...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770670/three-modes-of-power-operation-understanding-doctor-patient-conflicts-in-china-s-hospital-therapeutic-landscapes
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Peiling Zhou, Sue C Grady
Doctor-patient conflicts in contemporary China are increasing in numbers and severity. This health geographic study shows how hospitals as a type of therapeutic landscape can shape doctor-patient relationships. First, the comprehensive nature of therapeutic landscapes with an emphasis on power operation within symbolic environments is provided as a framework for this study. Second, the results from participant observation and interviews with patients and doctors previously involved in conflicts are reported from Internal Medicine and Surgery Departments, within four hospitals in Anhui Province, Eastern China...
November 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760672/-early-stage-western-hospitals-in-harbin
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Y Ji, Z P Li
From 1900 to 1932, China Eastern Railway Central Hospital, Harbin Board First Hospital, Harbin Special City Second Hospital, Binjiang Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Kong's Hospital, Mingming Ophthalmic Hospital and other western medicine hospitals were established in Harbin. These Hospitals had different sources of funds and talents, different consumers, including general hospitals and specialized hospitals with integration of clinic, education and academic research, which encouraged the dissemination of western medicine in Harbin at the beginning of the 20th century...
July 28, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757048/medical-cannabis-the-canadian-perspective
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Gordon D Ko, Sara L Bober, Sean Mindra, Jason M Moreau
Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal agent in Eastern medicine with earliest evidence in ancient Chinese practice dating back to 2700 BC. Over time, the use of medical cannabis has been increasingly adopted by Western medicine and is thus a rapidly emerging field that all pain physicians need to be aware of. Several randomized controlled trials have shown a significant and dose-dependent relationship between neuropathic pain relief and tetrahydrocannabinol - the principal psychoactive component of cannabis...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752803/nigella-sativa-oil-reduces-extrapyramidal-symptoms-eps-like-behavior-in-haloperidol-treated-rats
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Tafheem Malik, Sheema Hasan, Shahid Pervez, Tasneem Fatima, Darakhshan Jabeen Haleem
The symptoms of Parkinsonism and oral dyskinesia have been showing to be induced by neuroleptics that significantly affect its clinical use. In this study, we investigate whether Nigella sativa-oil (NS) (black cumin seeds)-a traditional medicine used for the seizure treatment in eastern country-may reduce the haloperidol (HAL)-induced extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS)-like behavior in rats. After combine treatment with HAL (1 mg/kg) on NS (0.2 ml/rat), rats displayed a significant decreased EPS-like behavior including movement disorders and oral dyskinesia as compared to controls...
December 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742921/peer-reviewed-public-health-journals-from-arabic-speaking-countries-an-updated-snapshot
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Basil H Aboul-Enein, Joshua Bernstein, Jacquelyn E Bowser
There is a positive association between availability of regional peer-reviewed public health information systems and progressive change in community and population health. The objective of this brief report was to identify public health journals in Arabic-speaking countries actively publishing as of 2016. We conducted an electronic search in several electronic database records for public health journals using a combination of search terms. We excluded journals that focused on human medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and other discipline-specific or clinical health professions...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734638/pattern-of-urinary-antibiograms-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-eastern-india
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Nandini Chatterjee, Chandan Chatterjee, Sinjan Ghosh, Mainak Mukhopadhyay, Ramkrishna Brahmachari, Kartik Patar
BACKGROUND: Indiscriminate use of antibiotics in urinary tract infections have led to emergence of 'superbugs' worldwide. Periodical review of antibiograms is of utmost importance for optimum patient benefit. OBJECTIVE: To identify the spectrum of organisms responsible for urinary tract infection and evaluate the pattern of antibiotic sensitivity of the organisms. METHODS: Urine samples were collected from all consecutive patients getting admitted in the medicine indoor irrespective of symptomatology...
April 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727034/understanding-the-outcome-in-the-chinese-changjiang-disaster-in%C3%A2-2015-a-retrospective-study
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Ce Yang, Jie Gao, Juan Du, Haiyan Wang, Jianxin Jiang, Zhengguo Wang
BACKGROUND: Rescue after a maritime disaster remains a great challenge in emergency medicine. OBJECTIVE: We performed an overview of rescue efforts among the victims in the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star in the 2015 Changjiang River marine disaster, as well as possible preventive measures in maritime transport situations. METHODS: The rescue records of 454 victims of the sunken ship were analyzed retrospectively. Their demographic data, rescue effects, accident inducement, and injury disposition were reviewed...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726640/harnessing-knowledge-on-very-important-pharmacogenes-cyp2c9-and-cyp2c19-variation-for-precision-medicine-in-resource-limited-global-conflict-zones
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İbrahim Ömer Barlas, Orhan Sezgin, Collet Dandara, Gözde Türköz, Emre Yengel, Zinhle Cindi, Handan Ankaralı, Semra Şardaş
Pharmacogenomics harnesses the utility of a patient's genome (n = 1) in decisions on which therapeutic drugs and in what amounts should be administered. Often, patients with shared ancestry present with comparable genetic profiles that predict drug response. However, populations are not static, thus, often, population mobility through migration, especially enmasse as is seen for refugees, changes the pharmacogenetic profiles of resultant populations and therefore observed responses to commonly used therapeutic drugs...
October 2016: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717395/wild-and-native-plants-and-mushrooms-sold-in-the-open-air-markets-of-south-eastern-poland
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Renata Kasper-Pakosz, Marcin Pietras, Łukasz Łuczaj
BACKGROUND: The study of plants and fungi sold in open-air markets is an important part of ethnobotanical enquiry. Only few such studies were carried out in Europe. METHODS: Four of the largest open-air markets of south-eastern Poland were visited regularly, and the plants sold in them were recorded between 2013 and 2015. The aim of the study was to record native and/or wild species sold in the markets. All the plants sold in the markets were photographed regularly...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
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