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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929212/pharmacological-therapies-for-management-of-opium-withdrawal
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REVIEW
Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Jaleh Gholami, Laura Amato, Leila Hoseinie, Reza Yousefi-Nooraie, Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili
BACKGROUND: Pharmacologic therapies for management of heroin withdrawal have been studied and reviewed widely. Opium dependence is generally associated with less severe dependence and milder withdrawal symptoms than heroin. The evidence on withdrawal management of heroin might therefore not be exactly applicable for opium. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of various pharmacologic therapies for the management of the acute phase of opium withdrawal...
June 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29878891/investigation-of-the-physical-chemical-and-microbiological-stability-of-oral-solutions-compounded-with-herbals
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Kateryna O Khokhlova, Oleksandr A Zdoryk
The physical, chemical, and microbiological stability of a compounded oral solution with the active ingredients herbal tinctures of valerian and motherwort with sedative action for pediatric treatment was studied. Evaluations for physical, chemical, and microbiological stability were performed initially and throughout the storage period. Physical stability of the oral solution was assessed by coloration, clarity, and pH of the solution. The physical appearance of the oral solution did not change throughout the study period...
May 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781298/treatment-of-dental-biofilm-with-a-tincture-of-bauhinia-forficata-leaves-an-ex-vivo-study
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Julio Cesar C Ferreira-Filho, Andressa Temperini de Oliveira Marre, Juliana Soares de Sá Almeida, Leandro Araújo Lobo, Adriana Farah, Ana Maria Gondim Valença, Andréa Fonseca-Gonçalves
The inhibitory activity of a Bauhinia forficata tincture (TBF) was investigated against oral microorganism's strains and against a mature oral biofilm. The viability of planktonic cells was analyzed by Minimal Inhibitory and Microbicidal concentrations of TBF. Salivary samples from health volunteers were collected and mixed to form a saliva pool. An aliquot from this pool were seeded on membranes, which were incubated to form biofilm (48 h). The biofilm was treated according to the groups: G1-Chlorhexidine 0...
May 21, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779448/the-duke-the-soldier-of-fortune-and-a-rosicrucian-legacy-exploring-the-roles-of-manuscripts-in-early-modern-alchemy
#4
Mike A Zuber
By the time it was published in 1705, the Speculum Sapientiae claimed to have had a long history going back to 1672. However, the fact that exaggerated stories were commonplace in alchemical literature leads us to question its credibility. This paper explores the secret lives of this alchemical text prior to its print publication to clarify the roles of manuscripts in early-modern alchemy. Specifically, I argue that there were three aspects that could distinguish manuscript from print: provenance, materiality, and exclusivity...
May 19, 2018: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772338/hyaluronic-acid-an-efficient-biomacromolecule-for-treatment-of-inflammatory-skin-and-joint-diseases-a-review-of-recent-developments-and-critical-appraisal-of-preclinical-and-clinical-investigations
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REVIEW
Li Hui Chen, Jian Feng Xue, Zhi Yong Zheng, Muhammad Shuhaidi, Hnin Ei Thu, Zahid Hussain
Hyaluronic acid (HA) plays multifaceted role in regulating various biological processes and maintaining homeostasis into the body. Numerous researches evidenced the biomedical implications of HA in skin repairmen, cancer prognosis, wound healing, tissue regeneration, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulation. The present review was aimed to summarize and critically appraise the recent developments and efficacy of HA for treatment of inflammatory skin and joint diseases. A thorough analysis of the literature revealed that HA based formulations (i...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758341/effect-of-zembrin-%C3%A2-and-four-of-its-alkaloid-constituents-on-electric-excitability-of-the-rat-hippocampus
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Wilfried Dimpfel, Richard Franklin, Nigel Gericke, Leonie Schombert
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sceletium tortuosum (Mesembryanthemaceae), a succulent plant indigenous to South Africa. is consumed in the form of teas, decoctions and tinctures and is sometimes smoked and used as snuff. In recent years, Sceletium has received a great deal of commercial interest for relieving stress in healthy people, and for treating a broad range of psychological, psychiatric and inflammatory conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The whole extract (Zembrin®) was tested ex vivo in the hippocampus slice preparation after one week of daily oral administration of 5 and 10 mg/kg...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745662/eucommia-ulmoides-oliver-a-potential-feedstock-for-bioactive-products
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Ming-Qiang Zhu, Run-Cang Sun
Eucommia ulmoides Oliver (EUO), a traditional Chinese herb, contains a variety of bioactive chemicals including lignans, iridoids, phenolics, steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, etc. These bioactive chemicals possess the effective function in nourishing liver and kidney and regulating blood pressure. The composition of bioactive chemicals extracted from EUO vary to the different functional parts (leaves, seeds, bark and staminate flower) and planting models. The bioactive parts of EUO are widely utilized as raw materials for medicine and food, powdery extracts, herbal foumulations and tinctured extracts...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667559/improving-the-rhinomanometry-technique-using-benzoin-tincture
#8
F Arslan, Ü Yıldızoğlu, A Durmaz, S Çetinkaya
OBJECTIVE: In order to achieve a faster and more reliable anterior rhinomanometric evaluation, nasal skin was prepared using benzoin tincture solution, which provides simpler and better adhesion of the foam tape to the nasal skin. METHOD: Two consecutive anterior rhinomanometry measurements were made, one with and one without benzoin tincture application. RESULTS: The average time taken to perform classic foam tape anterior rhinomanometry without benzoin tincture application was 281...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556122/phenolic-compounds-from-viscum-album-tinctures-enhanced-antitumor-activity-in-melanoma-murine-cancer-cells
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Michelle Nonato de Oliveira Melo, Adriana Passos Oliveira, Adalgisa Felippe Wiecikowski, Renato Sampaio Carvalho, Juliana de Lima Castro, Felipe Alves Gomes de Oliveira, Henrique Marcelo Gualberto Pereira, Venicio Feo da Veiga, Marcia Marques Alves Capella, Leandro Rocha, Carla Holandino
Cancer is one of the biggest problems in public health worldwide. Plants have been shown important role in anticancer research. Viscum album L. (Santalaceae), commonly known as mistletoe, is a semi-parasitic plant that grows on different host trees. In complementary medicine, extracts from European mistletoe ( Viscum album L.) have been used in the treatment of cancer. The study was conducted to identify chemical composition and antitumor potential of Viscum album tinctures. Chemical analysis performed by high resolution chromatography equipped with high resolution mass spectrometer identified caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, sakuranetin, isosakuranetin, syringenin 4-O-glucoside, syringenin 4-O-apiosyl-glucoside, alangilignoside C and ligalbumoside A compounds...
March 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549352/health-promoting-potential-of-herbal-teas-and-tinctures-from-artemisia-campestris-subsp-maritima-from-traditional-remedies-to-prospective-products
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Catarina Guerreiro Pereira, Luísa Barreira, Sebastiaan Bijttebier, Luc Pieters, Cátia Marques, Tamára F Santos, Maria João Rodrigues, João Varela, Luísa Custódio
This work explored the biotechnological potential of the medicinal halophyte Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima (dune wormwood) as a source of health promoting commodities. For that purpose, infusions, decoctions and tinctures were prepared from roots and aerial-organs and evaluated for in vitro antioxidant, anti-diabetic and tyrosinase-inhibitory potential, and also for polyphenolic and mineral contents and toxicity. The dune wormwood extracts had high polyphenolic content and several phenolics were identified by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array-mass-spectrometry (UHPLC-PDA-MS)...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512736/development-of-podophyllotoxin%C3%A2-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-for-the-treatment-of-condyloma-acuminatum
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Yan Gao, Kai Han, Qi Wang, Zhili Hu, Qingxiu Liu, Lishi Liu, Kang Zeng
Condyloma acuminatum (CA) is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Podophyllotoxin (POD), a cytotoxic compound, is able to effectively treat HPV; however, the severe irritation side effects of POD restrict its use as a treatment for CA. The aim of the present study was to construct novel POD‑loaded nanostructured nanolipid carriers (POD‑NLCs) and evaluate their physicochemical characteristics and cytotoxicity. POD‑NLCs (0.5%) were prepared using emulsion‑evaporation and low temperature‑solidification methods with optimized conditions and preparations...
May 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484986/characterization-of-biologically-active-substances-from-calendula-officinalis
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Petra Lovecka, Jan Lipov, Kamila Thumova, Anna Macurkova
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to compare water and organic extracts, infusions and tinctures from flowers and leaves of Calendula officinalis in terms of their biological activity and composition. The purpose of work was investigation whether the leaves and stems are really the waste or they contain interesting substances which could be utilized. Antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities were studied. Then, the ability to inhibit collagenase was studied as well...
2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438634/regulating-cannabis-manufacturing-applying-public-health-best-practices-from-tobacco-control
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Daniel G Orenstein, Stanton A Glantz
State legalization and regulation of cannabis, despite continued federal illegality, is a massive shift in regulatory approach. Manufactured cannabis, including concentrates, extracts, edibles, tinctures, topicals and other products, has received less attention than more commonly used dried flower, but represents emerging regulatory challenges due to additives, potency, consumption methods, and abuse and misuse potential. In November 2017, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released initial cannabis manufacturing regulations as part of a new state regulatory structure...
January 2018: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428930/managing-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-through-personalized-care-a-case-report
#14
Keren Dolan, Heather Finley, Margo Gasta, Sasha Houseman
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) affects more than 14 million individuals in the United States, most of them women. Thyroid replacement therapy has long been the foundation of medical treatment for HT; however, recent research supports a role for nutritional approaches. This case report describes the management of a 34-y-old female with HT who declined thyroid replacement therapy and was successfully managed for a period of 5 mo. The patient was advised to follow a phytonutrient rich diet (eg, berries); avoid sensitive foods (gluten and soy); and consume quality fats, fermented foods, and filtered water...
February 10, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409377/the-role-of-artichoke-leaf-tincture-cynara-scolymus-in-the-suppression-of-dna-damage-and-atherosclerosis-in-rats-fed-an-atherogenic-diet
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Natasa Bogavac-Stanojevic, Jelena Kotur Stevuljevic, Darko Cerne, Janja Zupan, Janja Marc, Zorica Vujic, Milkica Crevar-Sakac, Miron Sopic, Jelena Munjas, Miroslav Radenkovic, Zorana Jelic-Ivanovic
CONTEXT: Polyphenols and flavonoids in artichoke leaf tincture (ALT) protect cells against oxidative damage. OBJECTIVES: We examined ALT effects on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage and lipid profiles in rat plasma and gene expression in rat aorta [haemeoxygenase-1 (HO1), haemeoxygenase-2 (HO2), NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX-4), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)]. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen male Wistar albino rats were divided into three groups (n = 6/group): The control group (CG) was fed with standard pellet chow for 11 weeks; the AD group was fed for a similar period of time with pellet chow supplemented with 2% cholesterol, 3% sunflower oil and 1% sodium cholate...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404050/chemical-and-microbiological-characterization-of-tinctures-and-microcapsules-loaded-with-brazilian-red-propolis-extract
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Erika Tayse da Cruz Almeida, Maria Cristina Delgado da Silva, José Marcos Dos Santos Oliveira, Regianne Umeko Kamiya, Rodolfo Elleson Dos Santos Arruda, Danilo Abreu Vieira, Valdemir da Costa Silva, Pierre Barnabé Escodro, Irinaldo Diniz Basílio-Júnior, Ticiano Gomes do Nascimento
The aim of this study was to characterize tinctures and microcapsules loaded with an ethanol extract of red propolis through chemical, physicochemical and microbiological assays in order to establish quality control tools for nutraceutical preparations of red propolis. The markers (isoflavonoids, chalcones, pterocarpans, flavones, phenolic acids, terpenes and guttiferones) present in the tinctures A and B were identified and confirmed using LC/ESI/FTMS/Orbitrap. Four compositions (A, B, C and D) were prepared to contain B tincture of the red propolis with some pharmaceutical excipients and submitted to two drying processes, i...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352696/safety-and-efficacy-of-prostatic-artery-chemoembolization-for-prostate-cancer-initial-experience
#17
João Pisco, Tiago Bilhim, Nuno V Costa, Manuel Pinto Ribeiro, Lucia Fernandes, António G Oliveira
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcome of prostatic artery chemoembolization for patients with prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center prospective cohort study was conducted between August 2013 and July 2016 in 20 patients with PCa who underwent chemoembolization. Mean patient age was 67.5 years ± 6.4. Gleason score was 6-10, and staging was T2N0M0. Fifteen patients refused prostatectomy and 5 wanted to stop hormonal therapy because of side effects...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338650/stoicism-and-alchemy-in-late-antiquity-zosimus-and-the-concept-of-pneuma
#18
Athanasios Rinotas
At the beginning of the twentieth century, historians associated the alchemy of the third-century alchemist Zosimus of Panopolis with Platonism and Aristotelianism, explicating his theory of alchemical transmutation under the intellectual umbrella of these philosophical traditions. More recently, scholars of alchemy such as Christina Viano and William Newman have suggested a connection between Zosimean alchemy and Stoicism. Through a close reading of texts in Zosimus's corpus, this paper posits a Stoic interpretation of several aspects of Zosimean alchemy, focusing on the concepts of pneuma and tension...
August 2017: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329207/arnica-tincture-cures-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-golden-hamsters
#19
Sara M Robledo, Ivan D Vélez, Thomas J Schmidt
In search for potential therapeutic alternatives to existing treatments for cutaneous Leishmaniasis, we have investigated the effect of Arnica tincture Ph. Eur. (a 70% hydroethanolic tincture prepared from flowerheads of Arnica montana L.) on the lesions caused by infection with Leishmania braziliensis in a model with golden hamsters. The animals were treated topically with a daily single dose of the preparation for 28 days. Subsequently, the healing process was monitored by recording the lesion size in intervals of 15 days up to day 90...
January 12, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317910/impact-of-choice-of-skin-preparation-solution-in-cardiac-surgery-on-rate-of-surgical-site-infection-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#20
Shahzad G Raja, Melissa Rochon, Clair Mullins, Carlos Morais, Antonios Kourliouros, Ellie Wishart, Anthony De Souza, Sunil Bhudia
Background: Antiseptic skin preparations containing chlorhexidine gluconate and povidone iodine are routinely used to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI). This study assesses the efficacy of two alcohol-based solutions, 2% chlorhexidine-alcohol and 10% povidone iodine-alcohol, on the incidence of cardiac SSI. Methods: A total of 738 consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery had skin preparation with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropanol (ChloraPrep, BD Ltd, UK) were propensity matched to 738 patients with skin prepared with 10% povidone-iodine in 30% industrial methylated spirit (Videne Alcoholic Tincture, Ecolab Ltd, UK)...
January 2018: Journal of Infection Prevention
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