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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521385/-ziziphus-oxyphylla-ethnobotanical-ethnopharmacological-and-phytochemical-review
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REVIEW
Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad, Atta Abbas Naqvi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ziziphus oxyphylla (ZO) is distributed mainly in tropic and warm temperate regions in the world. Pakistan owns six (06) indigenous species of genus Ziziphus out of which ZO is widely used for traditional treatment of different ailments such as diabetes, jaundice and liver diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present review aims to provide in-depth and comprehensive literature overview, regarding botanical, chemical and biological characteristics of the plant alongwith phytochemical isolation and mechanistic studies to support its folklore and traditional uses...
May 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520996/epidemiology-of-travellers-diarrhea
#2
Robert Steffen
Background: Travellers' diarrhea (TD) continues to be the most frequent health problem in travellers with destinations in lower income parts of the world as compared with where they reside, even if that risk has slightly decreased. Methods: A systematic review was published 18 months ago; now PubMed was searched for more recent publications relating to travel, diarrhea, epidemiology, incidence, risk. Results: A trend to decreasing incidence rates have been noted in this as compared with the last century, but TD remains frequent...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511366/gender-linked-metric-analysis-of-portal-vein-a-sonographic-appraisal
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Shikha Singh, Arvind Kumar Pankaj, Anita Rani, Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Puja Chauhan
INTRODUCTION: Portal hypertension is one of the most mystifying and disconcerting abdominal ailment. Ultrasonography (USG) is an effective diagnostic tool for its prompt management. Knowledge of normal calibre of portal vein in a local setting is essential as literature reports contrasting values in different regions. It helps in early diagnosis of portal hypertension even before it is clinically manifested thereby assisting clinicians and interventional radiologists in pertinent management...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506903/ethnozoological-assessment-of-animals-used-by-mon-traditional-medicine-vendors-at-kyaiktiyo-myanmar
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Vincent Nijman, Chris R Shepherd
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Wild animals are widely used in traditional Asian medicine but information from Myanmar is lacking. We show that a wide range of animals are used at a pilgrimage site, mostly for their rendered fats and oils to be used in mixed concoctions. The majority of species were sold to be used to treat aching joints, muscle ache and skin diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess wildlife for sale for medicinal purposes, and document their medicinal use at Kyaiktiyo, a pilgrimage site at a 1100m tall mountain, with many of the pilgrims climbing to the top...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503054/a-review-on-the-pharmacological-activities-and-phytochemicals-of-alpinia-officinarum-galangal-extracts-derived-from-bioassay-guided-fractionation-and-isolation
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REVIEW
Aida Maryam Basri, Hussein Taha, Norhayati Ahmad
The rhizomes of Alpinia officinarum Hance have been used conventionally for the treatment of various ailments, triggering a wide interest from the scientific research community on this ethnomedicinal plant. This review summarizes the phytochemical and pharmacological properties of the extracts and fractions from A. officinarum, a plant species of the Zingiberaceae family. Different parts of the plant - leaves, roots, rhizomes, and aerial parts - have been extracted in various solvents - methanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, hexane, dichloromethane, aqueous, chloroform, and petroleum ether, using various techniques - Soxhlet extraction, maceration, ultrasonication, and soaking, whereas fractionation of the plant extracts involves the solvent-solvent partition method...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503047/an-updated-phytopharmacological-review-on-medicinal-plant-of-arab-region-apium-graveolens-linn
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REVIEW
Abdulrahman Khazim Al-Asmari, Md Tanwir Athar, Saeed G Kadasah
Apium graveolens Linn. (Karafs) is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of the various ailments. There is a need to explore and authenticate the pharmacological profile and medicinal importance of the Karafs. In this paper, the literature and the published work on Apium were collected using online resources "Google scholar", "Web of science", "Scopus" and "PubMed". Each of the pharmacological activity was searched individually using the keywords "Apium/Karafs/Apium graveolens + individual pharmacological activity"...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502904/src-and-syk-contribute-to-the-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-achyranthes-aspera-ethanolic-extract
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Jeong-Ook Lee, Woo Seok Yang, Jae Gwang Park, Deok Jeong, Han Gyung Kim, Kee Dong Yoon, Adithan Aravinthan, Jong-Hoon Kim, Eunji Kim, Jae Youl Cho
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) plays pivotal roles in inflammation. Src and Syk are two tyrosine kinases that act upstream of NF-κB signaling. Although Achyranthes aspera L. (A. aspera) has been used as a traditional medicine to treat fevers and inflammatory ailments and heal wounds, the molecular mechanisms of its anti-inflammatory actions are not yet fully understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of A...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501487/inhibition-on-cholinesterase-and-tyrosinase-by-alkaloids-and-phenolics-from-aristotelia-chilensis-leaves
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Carlos L Cespedes, Cristian Balbontin, Jose G Avila, Mariana Dominguez, Julio Alarcon, Cristian Paz, Viviana Burgos, Leandro Ortiz, Ignacio Peñaloza-Castro, David S Seigler, Isao Kubo
It is reported in this study the effect of isolates from leaves of Aristotelia chilensis as inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and tyrosinase enzymes. The aim of the paper was to evaluate the activity of A. chilensis towards different enzymes. In addition to pure compounds, extracts rich in alkaloids and phenolics were tested. The most active F5 inhibited AChE (79.5% and 89.8% at 10.0 and 20.0 μg/mL) and against BChE (89.5% and 97.8% at 10.0 and 20.0 μg/mL), showing a strong mixed-type inhibition against AChE and BChE...
May 10, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501003/phytochemicals-for-taming-agitated-immune-endocrine-neural-axis
#9
REVIEW
Seema Patel
Homeostasis of immune-endocrine-neural axis is paramount for human health. If this axis gets agitated due to age, genetic variations, environmental exposures or lifestyle assaults, a cascade of adverse reactions occurs in human body. Cytokines, hormones and neurotransmitters, the effector molecules of this axis behave erratically, leading to a gamut of neural, endocrine, autoimmune, and metabolic diseases. Current panel of drugs can tackle some of them but not in a sustainable, benign way as a myriad of side effects, causal of them have been documented...
May 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499356/erratum-to-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
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May 12, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491111/ficus-hispida-bark-extract-prevents-nociception-inflammation-and-cns-stimulation-in-experimental-animal-model
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Md Sariful Islam Howlader, Md Afjalus Siraj, Shubhra Kanti Dey, Arpona Hira, Arif Ahmed, Md Hemayet Hossain
Background. Ficus hispida is traditionally used in the ailment of pain, inflammation, and neurological disorders. The present study set out to evaluate the in vivo antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and sedative activity of the ethanol extract of Ficus hispida bark (EFHB). Methods. The antinociceptive activity of EFHB was evaluated by using acetic acid induced writhing, formalin, hot plate, and tail immersion methods in Swiss albino mice. Its anti-inflammatory activity was assessed by using carrageenan and histamine induced rat paw oedema test in Wister rats...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490237/phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-activities-of-the-genus-swertia-gentianaceae-a-review
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Jie Li, Yan-Li Zhao, Heng-Yu Huang, Yuan-Zhong Wang
Swertia plants have been considered to be medicinal plants useful for the treatment of various ailments for thousands of years, especially in Asian countries. This is due to the broad variety of chemical compounds that provide multiple ligands for bonding to different endogenous biomacromolecules for patients. Chemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Swertia plants are summarized in this paper. Approximately 419 metabolites and 40 bioactive compounds have been reported from 30 Swertia species, including xanthones, flavonoids, seco-iridiods, iridiods, triterpenoids, alkaloids, volatiles, and other secondary metabolites...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487229/every-member-of-the-kingdom-animalia-is-a-potential-vector-of-human-pathogens
#13
LETTER
Seema Patel
Zoonotic diseases are a subset of infectious diseases, which account for enormous morbidity and mortality. Pathologies like malaria, rabies, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, avian flu etc. are microbe- and parasite-caused ailments, where the etiological agents are introduced into or on the human body via ticks, mosquitoes, birds, rodents, bats, and deer, among other members of kingdom Animalia. While some of the zoonotic diseases are well-investigated and caution taken against, a lot many are yet to be recognized...
May 6, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487118/pittosporum-viridiflorum-sims-pittosporaceae-a-review-on-a-useful-medicinal-plant-native-to-south-africa-and-tropical-africa
#14
REVIEW
B Madikizela, L J McGaw
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims, a Pittosporaceae species, is used extensively in African traditional medicine (ATM) by various tribes. This review is an appraisal of the information concerning the description, distribution, conservation status, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of this species with the aim of reconciling it with its traditional use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A wide-ranging literature search was conducted using database platforms such as Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, PubMed and books including local reports and thesis submissions...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485097/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Rupesh Raina, Nicholas Herrera, Vinod Krishnappa, Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Akash Deep, Wei-Ming Kao, Timothy Bunchman, Rolla Abu-Arja
AKI in the setting of HSCT is commonly investigated among adult patients. In the same way, malignancies requiring treatment with HSCT are not limited to the adult patient population, AKI following HSCT is frequently encountered within pediatric patient populations. However, inadequate information regarding epidemiology and pathophysiology specific to pediatric patients prevents development of appropriate and successful therapeutic strategies for those afflicted. Addressing AKI in the context of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, chemotherapy, thrombotic microangiopathy and hypertension post chemotherapy, glomerulonephritis, and graft versus host disease provides greater insight into renal impairment associated with these HSCT-related ailments...
June 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484674/identification-of-demographic-factors-and-health-problems-that-affect-the-acceptance-of-disease-and-health-behaviors-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Matylda Sierakowska, Izabela Wysocka-Skurska, Wojciech Kułak
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal system's ailments. In the prevention of the disease and in its comprehensive treatment, proper health-related behavior becomes an extremely important factor for maintaining an optimal health condition. The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between the reported pain and the disability level, and the health-related behaviors undertaken by OA patients as well as their acceptance of the disease...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483637/phyllanthus-niruri-leaves-aqueous-extract-improves-kidney-functions-ameliorates-kidney-oxidative-stress-inflammation-fibrosis-and-apoptosis-and-enhances-kidney-cell-proliferation-in-adult-male-rats-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Nelli Giribabu, Kamarulzaman Karim, Eswar Kumar Kilari, Naguib Salleh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Phylanthus niruri has been used to treat ailments related to the urogenital organs. In this study, this herb was hypothesized to help to ameliorate kidney disease in diabetes mellitus (DM). AIMS: To investigate P. niruri leaves aqueous extract (PN) effects on kidney functions, histopathological changes and levels of oxidative stress, inflammation, fibrosis, apoptosis and proliferation in DM. METHODS: PN was orally administered to streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced male diabetic rats for 28 days...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482859/an-ethnopharmacological-evaluation-of-navapind-and-shahpur-virkanin-district-sheikupura-pakistan-for-their-herbal-medicines
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Maria Zahoor, Zubaida Yousaf, Tahreem Aqsa, Manahil Haroon, Nadia Saleh, Arusa Aftab, Sadia Javed, Mouzma Qadeer, Habiba Ramazan
BACKGROUND: The chief aim of this study was to enlist the ethnobotanical uses of wild plants in district Sheikhupura, province Punjab, Pakistan. Due to extreme geographical and climatic conditions, Pakistan has a great floral diversity. Plants have been used by the indigenous people for treatment of different ailments since long. They are still dependent on the plants for their domestic purposes. Moreover, plants are used as first aid to treat diverse ailments such as cold, cough, influenza, asthma, cancer, antidote, gastric and hepatic disorders...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479733/medicinal-plants-used-by-traditional-healers-in-jordan-the-tafila-region
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Abeer Abdelhalim, Talal Aburjai, Jane Hanrahan, Heba Abdel-Halim
BACKGROUND: The reporting of the medicinal plants and their traditional uses is important in order to prevent this knowledge from being lost. The aims of this study were to collect information concerning the traditional use of medicinal plants in the region of Tafila; identify the most important medicinal plants; determine the relative importance of the species surveyed; and calculate the informant consensus factor (Fic) in relation to medicinal plant use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on the traditional medicinal uses of local plants were collected using qualitative tools...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478814/fragrance-compounds-the-wolves-in-sheep-s-clothings
#20
Seema Patel
In the past few decades, synthetic fragrance compounds have become ubiquitous components of personal care and household cleaning products. Overwhelming consumerism trends have led to the excess usage of these chemicals. It has been observed that this fragrance-laden unhealthy lifestyle runs parallel with the unprecedented rates of diabetes, cancer, neural ailments, teratogenicity, and transgender instances. The link between fragrances as and the multiplicity of pathogens remained latent for decades. However, now this health hazard and its role in homeostasis breakdown is getting attention...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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