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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339444/a-review-of-long-term-pain-relief-after-genicular-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation-in-chronic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Ferdinand Iannaccone, Samuel Dixon, Andrew Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Studies of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of genicular nerves have reportedly significantly decreased pain up to 3 months post ablation, but no longer term effects have been reported. We performed an analysis of long-term pain relief of 31 RFA procedures of the genicular nerves to analyze the degree of pain relief past 3 months, culminating at 6 months. STUDY DESIGN: Chart review and study design was approved by Newark Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB)...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335017/the-medical-battery-in-the-united-states-1870-1920-electrotherapy-at-home-and-in-the-clinic
#2
Anna Wexler
This paper focuses on the history of a portable shock-producing electrotherapeutic device known as the medical battery (1870-1920), which provided both direct and alternating current and was thought to cure a wide variety of ailments. The product occupied a unique space at the nexus of medicine, consumerism and quackery: it was simultaneously considered a legitimate device by medical professionals who practiced electrotherapeutics, yet identical versions were sold directly to consumers, often via newspaper advertisements and with cure-all marketing language...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333961/phytochemical-investigation-of-aloe-pulcherrima-roots-and-evaluation-for-its-antibacterial-and-antiplasmodial-activities
#3
Dele Abdissa, Girma Geleta, Ketema Bacha, Negera Abdissa
Medicinal plants with documented traditional uses remain an important source for the treatment of a wide range of ailments. Evidence shows that majority of the Ethiopian population are still dependent on traditional medicine. Aloe pulcherrima Gilbert & Sebsebe is one of the endemic Aloe species traditionally used for the treatment of malaria and wound healing in central, Southern and Northern part of Ethiopia. The aim of the current study was, therefore, to isolate active compounds from roots of A. pulcherrima and evaluate for their antibacterial and antiplasmodial activities using standard test strains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332760/cytotoxic-essential-oils-from-eryngium-campestre-and-eryngium-amethystinum-apiaceae-growing-in-central-italy
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Kevin Cianfaglione, Evy E Blomme, Luana Quassinti, Massimo Bramucci, Giulio Lupidi, Stefano Dall'Acqua, Filippo Maggi
Eryngium campestre and E. amethystinum are thorny herbs belonging to the Apiaceae family and spontaneously growing in stony pastures and dry meadows, preferentially on calcareous substrates. In the Mediterranean countries, these plants have been used as a food or traditional remedies to treat various ailments. In the present work, we have analysed the chemical composition of the essential oils distilled from the aerial parts by GC-FID and GC-MS, and evaluated their cytotoxic effects on a panel of human cancer cells, namely A375 (human malignant melanoma), MDA-MB 231 cells (human breast adenocarcinoma) and HCT116 cells (human colon carcinoma), by the MTT assay...
March 23, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331852/effects-of-fmo3-polymorphisms-on-pharmacokinetics-of-sulindac-in-chinese-healthy-male-volunteers
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Yong-Jun Tang, Kai Hu, Wei-Hua Huang, Chong-Zhi Wang, Zhi Liu, Yao Chen, Dong-Sheng Ouyang, Zhi-Rong Tan, Hong-Hao Zhou, Chun-Su Yuan
Sulindac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which is clinically used for the ailments of various inflammations. This study investigated the allele frequencies of FMO3 E158K and E308G and evaluated the influences of these two genetic polymorphisms on the pharmacokinetics of sulindac and its metabolites in Chinese healthy male volunteers. Eight FMO3 wild-type (FMO3 HHDD) subjects and seven FMO3 homozygotes E158K and E308G mutant (FMO3 hhdd) subjects were recruited from 247 healthy male volunteers genotyped by PCR-RFLP method...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327082/out-of-hours-care-in-germany-high-utilization-by-adult-patients-with-minor-ailments
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R Leutgeb, P Engeser, S Berger, J Szecsenyi, G Laux
BACKGROUND: Family practitioners (FPs) who work in Out-Of-Hours Care (OOHC) - especially in rural areas - complain about high workload related to low urgency and potentially unnecessary patient presentations with minor ailments. The aim of this study was to describe Reasons for Encounter (RFEs) in primary OOHC taken into account the doctor's perspective in the context of high workload without knowing patients' motives for visiting an OOHC-centre. METHODS: Within this descriptive study, OOHC data from 2012 were evaluated from a German statutory health insurance company in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg...
March 21, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316474/determination-of-aflatoxin-m1-and-heavy-metals-in-infant-formula-milk-brands-available-in-pakistani-markets
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Saeed Akhtar, Muhammad Arif Shahzad, Sang-Ho Yoo, Amir Ismail, Aneela Hameed, Tariq Ismail, Muhammad Riaz
Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) after its bioconversion from aflatoxin B1 in animal liver becomes the part of milk while heavy metals get entry into milk and milk products during handling in the supply chain. Aflatoxin M1 and heavy metals being toxic compounds are needed to be monitored continuously to avoid any ailments among consumers of foods contaminated with such toxicants. Thirteen commercially available infant formula milk (IFM) brands available in Pakistani markets were analyzed for the quantitative determination of AFM1 and heavy metals through ELISA and atomic absorption spectrophotometer, respectively...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315848/changes-in-some-biochemical-parameters-of-alloxanized-rats-administered-with-varying-concentrations-of-quail-egg-solution
#8
Patrick Emeka Aba, Christian Onwuchekwa Okorie-Kanu
Background Quail egg is said to heal all sorts of ailments including diabetes and liver diseases, and people have started taking it indiscriminately without verification and standardization. This study investigated some biochemical effects associated with administration of varying concentrations of quail egg solution to alloxanized rats. Methods Thirty (30) adult male albino Wistar rats were assigned to 5 groups of 6 rats each. Groups 2-5 rats were injected with alloxan monohydrate intraperitoneally at the dose of 160 mg/kg while rats in group 1 served as normal control...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301318/antihypernociceptive-and-antioxidant-effects-of-petersianthus-macrocarpus-stem-bark-extracts-in-rats-with-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-persistent-inflammatory-pain
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Francis Desire Tatsinkou Bomba, Bibiane Aimée Wandji, Christian Kuete Fofié, Albert Kamanyi, Télesphore Benoit Nguelefack
Background Petersianthus macrocarpus (P. Beauv.) Liben (Lecythidaceae) is a plant used in Cameroonian folk medicine to cure ailments such as inflammation and pain. Previous work showed that aqueous (AEPM) and methanol (MEPM) extracts from the stem bark of P. macrocarpus possess acute analgesic activities. The present study evaluates whether the same extracts could inhibit persistent hyperalgesia induced by complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) in rats. Methods Inflammatory pain was induced by intraplantar injection of CFA into the left hind paw of Wistar rats...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300712/flow-liver-flow-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-interplay-of-liver-disease-and-coagulopathy-in-chronic-subdural-hematoma
#10
John Paul George Kolcun, Joanna Elizabeth Gernsback, Angela Mae Richardson, Jonathan Russell Jagid
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a common neurosurgical ailment, particularly in the elderly. A recent study uncovered an association between liver disease and recurrence in cSDH patients. Here, we explore that relationship to identify recurrence predictors in at-risk patients. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that the association between liver disease and recurrence was due to coagulopathy secondary to liver disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cSDH patients treated with burr-hole drainage by two surgeons between 2007-2015...
March 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294690/stereoselective-and-non-stereoselective-pharmacokinetics-of-rabeprazole-an-overview
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Ranjeet Prasad Dash, Rana Rais, Nuggehally R Srinivas
1. Proton pump inhibitors have been extensively used for the treatment of ailments due to increased gastric acid secretion such as peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease etc. 2. There are several approved drugs in the proton pump inhibitor class with the latest entries representing single enantiomer drugs of the previously approved racemic drugs. 3. Despite having a high degree of structural resemblance, rabeprazole, was shown to possess some unique differentiation from other drugs in the class. One of the key distinguishing features of rabeprazole was related to the lesser involvement of polymorphic metabolism in its pharmacokinetic disposition...
March 15, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289385/plant-derived-phytocompound-embelin-in-cns-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Uday P Kundap, Saatheeyavaane Bhuvanendran, Yatinesh Kumari, Iekhsan Othman, Mohd Farooq Shaikh
A Central nervous system (CNS) disease is the one which affects either the spinal cord or brain and causing neurological or psychiatric complications. During the nineteenth century, modern medicines have occupied the therapy for many ailments and are widely used these days. Herbal medicines have often maintained popularity for historical and cultural reasons and also considered safer as they originate from natural sources. Embelin is a plant-based benzoquinone which is the major active constituent of the fruits of Embelia ribes Burm...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285775/the-certainty-in-consumers-willingness-to-accept-pharmacist-provided-medication-therapy-management-services
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Lawrence M Brown, Mohamed E Rashrash, Jon C Schommer
OBJECTIVES: To describe consumers' willingness to accept medication therapy management (MTM) services provided by a pharmacist. DESIGN: Cross-sectional Internet survey included questions about willingness to use 11 components of MTM services. PARTICIPANTS: The data of 8352 United States' adults who were on 3 or more medications were obtained from the 2015 National Consumer Survey on the Medication Experience and Pharmacists' Roles, which included 26,173 respondents...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284793/toxic-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-in-herbal-medicines-commonly-used-in-ghana
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Emmanuel Letsyo, Gerold Jerz, Peter Winterhalter, Till Beuerle
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Herbal medicines have been used for centuries for the management and treatment of various ailments due to the belief that they pose only little or no health risk and side effects, and also, in part, due to their availability, affordability and/or self-supply. However, the increasing information over the recent years on the occurrence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in honey, herbal food and tea products has raised concerns about the safety of herbal medicines with respect to contamination...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282293/preliminary-phytochemical-analysis-and-evaluation-of-antioxidant-cytotoxic-and-inhibition-of-lipopolysaccaride-induced-nos-inos-expression-in-balb-c-mice-liver-by-ziziphus-oenoplia-mill-fruit
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Ramaraj Thirugnanasampandan, Gunasekar Ramya, Gunasekaran Bhuvaneswari, Srinivasan Aravindh, Suresh Vaishnavi, Madhusudhanan Gogulramnath
BACKGROUND: Ziziphus oenoplia Mill. is an ethnomedicinal plant and its fruit has been traditionally used by Puliar tribes of Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India to treat various ailments. Phytochemical analysis, antioxidant, cytotoxic and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene downregulation activities of Z. oenoplia fruit (ZOF) were studied. METHODS: To explore bioactive compounds present in the ripened fruits, high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis were done...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281906/pad4-pathophysiology-current-therapeutics-and-future-perspective-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sindhu Koushik, Nivedita Joshi, Shruthi Nagaraju, Sameer Mahmood, Krishna Mudeenahally, Ramya Padmavathy, Sooriya Kumar Jegatheesan, Ramesh Mullangi, Sriram Rajagopal
Peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4) is an enzyme that plays an important role in gene expression, turning out genetic code into functional products in the body. It is involved in a key post translational modification, which involves the conversion of arginine to citrulline. It regulates various processes such as apoptosis, innate immunity and pluripotency, while its dysregulation has a great impact on the genesis of various diseases. Over the last few years PAD4 has emerged as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279184/the-most-used-medicinal-plants-by-communities-in-mahaboboka-amboronabo-mikoboka-southwestern-madagascar
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Tabita N Randrianarivony, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Tefy H Andriamihajarivo, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Vololoniaina H Jeannoda, Armand Randrianasolo, Rainer W Bussmann
BACKGROUND: This paper reports a study undertaken in three remote communities (Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka), located in Sakaraha, Southwestern Madagascar. Not only villages are far away from sanitary infrastructures and doctors but drugs and consulting fees are unaffordable to villagers. They rely essentially on natural resources for health care as for most of rural areas in Madagascar. This paper aims to document medicinal plants used by communities in Sakaraha and to present the most important plant species used in traditional medicine...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277879/crude-4-methylcyclohexanemethanol-mchm-did-not-cause-skin-irritation-in-humans-in-48-h-patch-test
#18
Andrew D Monnot, Rachel M Novick, Dennis J Paustenbach
Crude 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) is an industrial chemical used to wash and clean coal. On January 9th, 2014 approximately 10,000 gallons of a mixture containing crude MCHM were released into the Elk River near Charleston, West Virginia, contaminating the local water supply. Following the spill, residents reported numerous health complaints, and sought medical attention for ailments including rashes and itching. The relationship between the complaints and the spill were unknown, as such symptoms are reported frequently in the background...
March 13, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277813/power-optimisation-for-wearable-heart-rate-measurement-device-with-wireless-charging
#19
G Kiruthiga, A Sharmila, P Mahalakshmi, M Muruganandam
Continuous measurement of heart rate is necessary for monitoring the patients with heart ailments. A wearable which continuously measures heart rate of an individual by a method called reflectance-based photoplethysmography (PPG) computes the heart rate of an individual according to the volumetric changes in blood flowing through the body is developed. In order to make the device more compact as well as with IP67 and IP68 standard, wireless charging technique is employed because it helps to get rid of wires while charging...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273998/effects-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-central-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-indian-adults-a-prospective-study
#20
Pulkit Sethi, Manoj Thillai, Prabhdeep Singh Nain, Ashish Ahuja, Sudheer Othiyil Vayoth, Preetika Khurana
INTRODUCTION: Increasing incidence of obesity in Indian population has led to an exponential rise in the number of bariatric operations performed annually. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) has been proposed to cause rapid remission of Type 2 Diabetes Melitus (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome in a weight loss independent manner. AIM: To evaluate the effects of LSG on metabolic syndrome and central obesity in morbidly and severely obese Indian adults. Material and Methods: Study was conducted on 91 morbidly obese [Body Mass Index (BMI)>40 kg/m(2)] and severely obese (BMI>35 kg/m(2)) individuals who were suffering from diabetes, hypertension or dyslipidemia...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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