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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638224/inhibitory-effect-of-oxymatrine-on-hepatocyte-apoptosis-via-tlr4-pi3k-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Xian Zhang, Wei Jiang, Ai-Ling Zhou, Min Zhao, Dao-Rong Jiang
AIM: To evaluate the effect of oxymatrine (OMT) on hepatocyte apoptosis in rats with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/D-galactosamine (D-GalN)-induced acute liver failure (ALF). METHODS: LPS/D-GalN was used to establish a model of ALF in rats. To evaluate the effect of OMT, we assessed apoptosis by transmission electron microscopy, and the pathological changes in the liver by light microscopy with hematoxylin and eosin staining. An automated biochemical analyzer was used to measure serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566867/effectiveness-of-osteopathic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-oral-submucous-fibrosis
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Manu Goyal, Amit Aggarwal, Kanu Goyal, Preeti Garg
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic progressive debilitating disease of oral cavity leading to the stiffness of oral mucosa, burning and trismus resulting in marked rigidity, and an inability to open the mouth. As the medical treatment of OSMF is yet not standardized, the purpose of the present case study was to explore the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in patients with OSMF. A 30-year-old male presented with a complaint of reduced mouth opening with burning sensation while eating spicy food for 4 years...
January 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556861/osteopathic-medical-students-entering-family-medicine-and-attitudes-regarding-osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-preliminary-findings-of-differences-by-sex
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Helen H Baker, Machelle Linsenmeyer, Lance C Ridpath, Laurie J Bauer, Robert W Foster
Context: Factors distinguishing osteopathic physicians from their allopathic counterparts include the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), application of osteopathic principles and practice (OPP), and a greater likelihood of entering primary care, specifically family medicine (FM). In the United States, the percentage of entering osteopathic medical students who were female rose from 14.3% in fall 1977 to 44.3% in fall 2015. Objectives: To investigate the perspectives of female osteopathic medical students as they relate to osteopathic distinctiveness...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540167/t-cell-associated-immunoregulation-and-antiviral-effect-of-oxymatrine-in-hydrodynamic-injection-hbv-mouse-model
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Xiuxiu Sang, Ruilin Wang, Yanzhong Han, Cong'en Zhang, Honghui Shen, Zhirui Yang, Yin Xiong, Huimin Liu, Shijing Liu, Ruisheng Li, Ruichuang Yang, Jiabo Wang, Xuejun Wang, Zhaofang Bai, Xiaohe Xiao
Although oxymatrine (OMT) has been shown to directly inhibit the replication of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in vitro, limited research has been done with this drug in vivo. In the present study, the antiviral effect of OMT was investigated in an immunocompetent mouse model of chronic HBV infection. The infection was achieved by tail vein injection of a large volume of DNA solution. OMT (2.2, 6.7 and 20 mg/kg) was administered by daily intraperitoneal injection for 6 weeks. The efficacy of OMT was evaluated by the levels of HBV DNA, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) and hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg)...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539300/-clinical-outcomes-of-intravascular-ultrasound-in-guiding-the-treatment-of-non-left-main-intermediate-coronary-lesions-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Hong-Bin Liang, Qian Guo, Xin-Lu Zhang, Xue-Wei Liu, Yong-Zhen Tang, Wei-Yu Chen, Yu-Qing Hou, Jian-Cheng Xiu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes of intravascular ultrasound(IVUS) in guiding the treatment of non-left main intermediate coronary lesions for patients of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: A total of 25 patients with intermediate coronary lesions(stenosis of 40%-70%) confirmed by coronary angiography were performed with IVUS. When MLA≥4 mm(2), we deferred the PCI treatment and performed optimal medical treatment (OMT). The patient were followed up for 12 month...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539213/medical-management-of-asymptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis
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REVIEW
Aaron W Aday, Joshua A Beckman
Carotid artery atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for both stroke and cardiovascular disease. Appropriate management of asymptomatic patients with carotid artery stenosis (CAS) remains unclear. Although several randomized clinical trials support revascularization in asymptomatic patients with severe CAS to reduce stroke risk, the participants in these trials did not receive optimal medical therapy (OMT) by today's standards. For many individuals, medical therapy may provide excellent risk reduction without the periprocedural risk of endarterectomy or stenting...
May 21, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536852/the-role-of-sglt-2-inhibitors-as-part-of-optimal-medical-therapy-in-improving-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Wassim Mosleh, Abhinav Sharma, Mandeep S Sidhu, Brian Page, Umesh C Sharma, Michael E Farkouh
The optimal treatment approach to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), including those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), has been extensively evaluated. Several trials of stable ischemic heart disease including patients with T2DM have demonstrated that medical management is comparable to revascularization in terms of mortality and rates of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). There has been a growing appreciation for optimal medical therapy's (OMT) role in improving clinical outcomes. It is vital to target T2DM patients to prevent or delay MACE events through advanced OMT, ultimately delaying if not avoiding the need for revascularization...
May 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532888/biological-effects-of-direct-and-indirect-manipulation-of-the-fascial-system-narrative-review
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Giovanni Parravicini, Andrea Bergna
INTRODUCTION: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is effective in improving function, movement and restoring pain conditions. Despite clinical results, the mechanisms of how OMT achieves its' effects remain unclear. The fascial system is described as a tensional network that envelops the human body. Direct or indirect manipulations of the fascial system are a distinctive part of OMT. OBJECTIVE: This review describes the biological effects of direct and indirect manipulation of the fascial system...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520571/is-omentectomy-mandatory-among-early-stage-i-ii-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumor-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-223-cases
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Wenyan Xu, Yanfang Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate whether omentectomy (OMT) is necessary in the operation for apparently early stage malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Searching medical records database of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from January 1, 1966, to November 30, 2015, patients with MOGCTs were identified and their age, year of diagnosis, tumor grade, histologic subtype, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage, nodal findings, gross observation of omentum, and performance of OMT were assessed...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491084/the-impact-of-optimal-medical-therapy-at-discharge-on-mortality-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Shi-Jian Chen, Wei Liu, Bao-Tao Huang, Jia-Yu Tsauo, Xiao-Bo Pu, Yong Peng, Mao Chen, De-Jia Huang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the current usage of optimal medical therapy (OMT), influencing factors, and the predictive value of OMT for all-cause mortality in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with different subgroups. METHODS: A total of 3176 CAD patients confirmed by coronary angiography were included. OMT was defined as the combination of anti-platelet drugs, statins, beta blockers, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481281/the-functional-characterization-of-a-site-specific-apigenin-4-o-methyltransferase-synthesized-by-the-liverwort-species-plagiochasma-appendiculatum
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Hui Liu, Rui-Xue Xu, Shuai Gao, Ai-Xia Cheng
Apigenin, a widely distributed flavone, exhibits excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties. In addition, the methylation of apigenin is generally considered to result in better absorption and greatly increased bioavailability. Here, four putative Class II methyltransferase genes were identified from the transcriptome sequences generated from the liverwort species Plagiochasma appendiculatum. Each was heterologously expressed as a His-fusion protein in Escherichia coli and their methylation activity against apigenin was tested...
May 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476272/factors-associated-with-ongoing-criminal-engagement-while-in-opioid-maintenance-treatment
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Marianne Riksheim Stavseth, Jo Røislien, Anne Bukten, Thomas Clausen
INTRODUCTION: This study examines factors associated with criminal engagement among patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT). METHODS: Questionnaire data recorded annually among 5654 patients in the Norwegian OMT programme between 2005 and 2010 from seven regional treatment centres were available for analyses. Each patient answered approximately 4 times (mean: 4.11, SD: 1.46) generating a total of 18,538 questionnaires. The outcome variable of the study, engagement in criminal activity, was defined as whether a patient had been arrested, put in custody, been charged and/or convicted of a crime within the last 12months prior to the completion of the questionnaire...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475094/adaptation-of-gutta-percha-to-oval-canals-a-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-analysis
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Rafaela Andrade de Vasconcelos, Carlos Henrique Ribeiro Camargo, Bruno Neves Cavalcanti, Luiz Roberto Coutinho Manhães-Jr, Simone Helena Ferreira Gonçalves
This study evaluated the influence of different instrumentation techniques on the adaptation of gutta percha cones in oval-shaped root canals. A total of 90 human single-rooted teeth were divided into groups according to the instrumentation technique that was used: group M, manual; group OM, hybrid: oscillatory plus manual; group PT, rotary (ProTaper Universal); group OPT, hybrid: oscillatory plus rotary (ProTaper Universal); group MT, rotary (Mtwo); and group OMT, hybrid: oscillatory plus rotary (Mtwo). After a single gutta percha cone was adapted to the canal, cone beam computed tomography was utilized to perform assessments at areas of greater contact of gutta percha to root canal walls...
May 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471232/protective-effect-of-oxymatrine-against-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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H Ozturk, A Cetinkaya, F Yilmaz, H Ozturk
BACKGROUND: Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a common cause of acute kidney injury. The pathologic mechanisms underlying renal I/R injury are complicated, involving reactive oxygen species, necrosis, cell apoptosis, and inflammation, but the exact mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effect of oxymatrine (OMT) on renal I/R injury and its underlying mechanism. METHODS: Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated to three groups (n = 10): the sham-control group, the renal I/R-untreated (I/R-untreated) group, and the I/R-OMT group...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459484/effectiveness-of-omt-and-ocmm-for-temporomandibular-disorders
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Melissa Yunting Tang, Hollis H King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459483/addition-of-osteopathic-visceral-manipulation-to-omt-for-low-back-pain-decreases-pain-and-increases-quality-of-life
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Hollis H King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459482/benefit-of-omt-in-patients-who-underwent-heart-surgery
#17
Hollis H King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440447/anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-effects-of-oxymatrine-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-rats-via-regulating-the-imbalance-between-treg-and-th17-cells
#18
Ailing Ma, Yongya Yang, Qiuyang Wang, Yin Wang, Jing Wen, Yanli Zhang
Oxymatrine (OMT), a monosomic alkaloid extracted from the Chinese herb, Sophora flavescens Ait, has long been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential anti‑inflammatory effect of OMT, and its modulation on imbalance between regulatory T (Treg) cells and T helper (Th) 17 cells in rats with collagen‑induced arthritis (CIA). Sprague‑Dawley rats were immunized with type II collagen and following a second collagen immunization, the rats were treated with OMT or dexamethasone (DXM) intraperitoneally once a day for 43 days...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429944/biotechnological-production-of-dimethoxyflavonoids-using-a-fusion-flavonoid-o-methyltransferase-possessing-both-3-and-7-o-methyltransferase-activities
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Danbi Lee, Hye Lin Park, Sang-Won Lee, Seong Hee Bhoo, Man-Ho Cho
Although they are less abundant in nature, methoxyflavonoids have distinct physicochemical and pharmacological properties compared to common nonmethylated flavonoids. Thus, enzymatic conversion and biotransformation using genetically engineered microorganisms of flavonoids have been attempted for the efficient production of methoxyflavonoids. Because of their regiospecificity, more than two flavonoid O-methyltransferases (FOMTs) and enzyme reactions are required to biosynthesize di(or poly)-methoxyflavonoids...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413481/oxymatrine-on-hsp90a-expression-and-apoptosis-in-a-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#20
Bing Zhu, Jianru Yang, Sifeng Chen, Pei Zhang, Lin Shen, Xiaolong Li, Jing Li
The protective effects of oxymatrine (OMT) on apoptosis and heat shock protein 90a (Hsp90a) expression in a rabbit model of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) were investigated. The model of LIRI was established in rabbits and they were randomly divided into two groups: The control group (group C, n=10), and experimental group (further divided into groups E1, n=10; and group E2, n=10), to measure the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in lung tissue homogenates at several time points (T0, 0 min; T1, 60 min; T2, 120 min; T3, 180 min; and T4, 240 min), and to measures changes in lung tissue wet/dry weight ratio (W/D), apoptosis index (AI), and Hsp90a expression and organization at T2, T3 and T4...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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