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Wounded healer

Rai Muhammad Sarfraz, Hafeezullah Khan, Safirah Maheen, Samina Afzal, Muhammad Rouf Akram, Asif Mahmood, Khurram Afzal, Muhammad Asad Abrar, Muhammad Abdullah Akram, Mehwish Andaleeb, Ihtasham Haider, Khawar Abbas, Tahira Yasmeeni
The basic aspire of current study was to review different aspects of Plantago ovata together with its cultivation, growth, biochemistry, pharmaceutical and pharmacological attributes. Plantago ovata belongs to family Plantaginaceae. It is an annual herb, indigenous to Mediterranean region especially Southern Europe, North Africa and West Asia. Different electronic databases (Medline, Science Direct, Springer link, Pubmed, Google and Google Scholar) were analyzed for the literature on medicinal properties of Plantago ovata...
May 2017: Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica
Serkan Özbilgin, Esra Küpeli Akkol, Burçin Ergene Öz, Mert Ilhan, Gülçin Saltan, Özlem Bahadır Acıkara, Mehmet Tekin, Hikmet Keleş, Ipek Süntar
Objectives: Tanacetum species are traditionally used as insecticide, and externally wound healer as well as for anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic properties. The in vivo wound-healing and anti-inflammatory potential of four Tanacetum species, Tanacetum argenteum (Lam.) Willd. subsp. argenteum (TA) , Tanacetum heterotomum (Bornm.) Grierson (TH), Tanacetum densum (Lab.) Schultz Bip. subsp. sivasicum (TD), and Tanacetum vulgare L. (TV) was investigated. Materials and Methods: The chloroform (CHCl3 ) and methanol:water (80:20) extracts were prepared from the aerial parts of each plant...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Hemamalini Rath, Swikant Shah, Gaurav Sharma, Ekagrata Mishra
BACKGROUND: A major public health concern in India is the high morbidity and mortality rates of oral cancer because of late diagnosis. Among the several determinants of this late diagnosis, the most important is the healthcare-seeking behaviour of the oral cancer patients. The aim of this study was to explore the care-seeking behaviour and its determinants among oral cancer patients. METHODS: A face-to-face in-depth interview was conducted among 70 oral cancer patients using a semi-structured questionnaire, and qualitative content analysis of the results was performed...
February 10, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
Mercedes Pérez-Recalde, Ignacio E Ruiz Arias, Élida B Hermida
BACKGROUND: Millions of people in the world suffer from chronic wounds of different etiologies such as diabetic foot and leg ulcers, without solutions nowadays. Molecules obtained from plants offer an alternative to aid wound healing. Strong evidence about essential oils (EO) anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties is thoroughly described in literature and their chemical compositions are well characterized. More recently, EO effects in experimental wounds have begun to be analyzed...
January 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, Evan Senreich, Jeffrey T Steen
Studies indicate that helping professionals are disproportionately affected by behavioral health problems. Among social workers, the nature and scope of these problems are understudied. This article reports the findings of a 2015 survey of 6,112 licensed social workers in 13 states regarding their problems with mental health; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and gambling. To ascertain whether these problems preceded or developed during their social work careers, the periods of time when these issues were experienced were identified...
February 7, 2018: Social Work
S Sharmila, K Kalaichelvi, S M Dhivya, P Premamalini, P Abirami, G Jayanthi
Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate a meticulous pharmacognostic cram is to supplement constructive information with regard to its identification, characterization, and standardization of endemic and endangered medicinal climber Cayratia pedata var. glabra and also screening the antibacterial activity of this climber. Materials and Methods: The morphological characters of study plant, microscopic examination of leaf powder, anatomy of young stem, physicochemical analysis of plant powder, extractive values, phytochemical analysis, powder with different chemical reagents, fluorescence analysis of plant powder, and other World Health Organization (WHO) recommended for standardization were analyzed...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
Jovanka Lukic, Vivien Chen, Ivana Strahinic, Jelena Begovic, Hadar Lev-Tov, Stephen C Davis, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Irena Pastar
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms, known to exert numerous positive effects on human health, primarily in the battle against pathogens. Probiotics have been associated with improved healing of intestinal ulcers, and healing of infected cutaneous wounds. This article reviews the latest findings on probiotics related to their pro-healing properties on gut epithelium and skin. Proven mechanisms by which probiotic bacteria exert their beneficial effects include direct killing of pathogens, competitive displacement of pathogenic bacteria, reinforcement of epithelial barrier, induction of fibroblasts, and epithelial cells' migration and function...
January 8, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Zahra Moudi, Mojgan Edozahi, Seyyed Ahmad Emami, Javad Asili, Mahnaz Shahraki Pour
INTRODUCTION: Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus) oleoresin (MO is used by traditional Baluch healers to precipitate wound healing and relieve episiotomy pain. OBJECTIVE(S): To investigate the effects of MO on wound healing and episiotomy pain intensity in nulliparous Baluch women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study had a mixed methods design. In the qualitative phase, we interviewed 9 traditional healers and 13 women to understand how the indigenous people use MO for wound healing...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Landry W Tchuenkam, Emmanuel K Ndame, Marc L Guifo, Celestin Danwang, Ginette C Kalla, Arthur Essomba
BACKGROUND: Tetanus is a severe infectious disease that can lead to death. The clinical manifestations are due to an exotoxin secreted by Clostridium tetani, a spore-producing Gram-positive bacillus. The penetration of the germ is made through a skin opening, independently of the size of the wound. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old black African boy of the Bantu ethnic group with unknown tetanus vaccination status presented to our pediatric emergency room for the management of chest and vertebral pains which started a few days after traditional treatment by scarification and herbal and leaf ointment...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Kundan Singh Bora, Akhilesh Kumar, Gajraj Bisht
BACKGROUND: The plant Ulmus wallichiana Planch. is found in hills of Uttarakhand, India. Bark of U. wallichiana is commonly used as traditional healer for bone fracture of animals as well as human beings and also used as wound healer remedy. OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to evaluate antimicrobial potential of various extracts of U. wallichiana bark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Soxhlet extraction method was used for preparation of different extracts viz...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Muhammad Bahrain Adom, Muhammad Taher, Muhammad Fathiy Mutalabisin, Mohamad Shahreen Amri, Muhammad Badri Abdul Kudos, Mohd Wan Azizi Wan Sulaiman, Pinaki Sengupta, Deny Susanti
The medicinal benefits of Plantago major have been acknowledged around the world for hundreds of years. This plant contains a number of effective chemical constituents including flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids, phenolic acid derivatives, iridoid glycosides, fatty acids, polysaccharides and vitamins which contribute to its exerting specific therapeutic effects. Correspondingly, studies have found that Plantago major is effective as a wound healer, as well as an antiulcerative, antidiabetic, antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antibacterial, and antiviral agent...
October 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Alison Clark
The paper argues that writers and psychotherapists are drawn to their work through the desire to remedy an unconscious sense of lack brought about by early relational trauma. Often, because of its origins in psychic pain, the connection between these individuals' beginnings and their profession remains largely dissociated. The theme is developed with reference to the idea of the wounded healer taken up by Jung. It is proposed that the original wound is also the crack that lets the light in: a dissociated tough spirit that can be channelled into discriminating countertransference and strong writing...
November 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
Lorena Noemi Alamilla-Fonseca, José Delgado-Domínguez, Jaime Zamora-Chimal, Rocely Buenaventura Cervantes-Sarabia, Adelina Jiménez-Arellanes, José Fausto Rivero-Cruz, Ingeborg Becker
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aerial parts of Cleoserrata serrata (Jacq.) Iltis are widely used in South-Central Mexico to treat wounds and bacterial skin infections and in Panama by Kuna, Ngöbe-Buglé, and Teribe Indians for tropical warm baths and by Kunas in the form of "Ina kuamakalet" for snakebites. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the effect of Cleoserrata serrata extract on growth and viability of L. mexicana amastigotes and promastigotes in vitro, as well as on bacteria that usually co-infect skin ulcers...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Ahmed Hankir, Rashid Zaman, Benjamin Geers, Gus Rosie, Grainne Breslin, Lilly Barr, Frederick R Carrick, Sal Anderson
BACKGROUND: There is a preponderance of mental health problems in students on a global scale which can have a considerable effect on their academic performance and a profound impact on their quality of life. Many universities offer free counselling services however despite this a recent study in the US revealed that up to 84% of students who screened positive for depression or anxiety did not receive any treatment. There are many obstacles that students with mental health problems encounter that prevents them from receiving care, foremost among these is stigma...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
Samara Linton, Ahmed Hankir, Sal Anderson, Frederick R Carrick, Rashid Zaman
AIMS: To conduct a pilot study on a motion picture based, anti-stigma programme entitled, "The Wounded Healer film" to measure if it is associated with any changes in stigma variables in healthcare students and if it encouraged care seeking in this group. BACKGROUND: The 2008 Stigma Shout Survey of almost 4000 people using mental health services and carers revealed that healthcare professionals are a common source of stigma reported by people with mental illness...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
Fatima Benaoun, Cédric Delattre, Zakaria Boual, Alina V Ursu, Christophe Vial, Christine Gardarin, Anne Wadouachi, Didier Le Cerf, Tony Varacavoudin, Mohamed Didi Ould El-Hadj, Philippe Michaud, Guillaume Pierre
Plantago notata (Plantaginaceae) is a spontaneous plant from Septentrional Algerian Sahara currently used by traditional healers to treat stomach disorders, inflammations or wound healing. A water-soluble polysaccharide, called PSPN (PolySaccharide fraction from Plantago Notata), was extracted and purified from the seeds of this semi-arid plant. The structural features of this mucilage were evaluated by colorimetric assays, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and (1)H/(13)C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
John Glenn Scott, Sara L Warber, Paul Dieppe, David Jones, Kurt C Stange
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate pathways to healing for people having suffered injury to the integrity of their function as a human being. METHODS: A team of physician-analysts conducted thematic analyses of in-depth interviews of 23 patients who experienced healing, as identified by six primary care physicians purposefully selected as exemplary healers. RESULTS: People in the sample experienced healing journeys that spanned a spectrum from overcoming unspeakable trauma and then becoming healers themselves to everyday heroes functioning well despite ongoing serious health challenges...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Open
Rolande Mindekem, Monique Lechenne, Idriss Oumar Alfaroukh, Daugla Doumagoum Moto, Jakob Zinsstag, Laurent Tinoaga Ouedraogo, Sahidou Salifou
INTRODUCTION: Canine rabies remains a concern in Africa as well as in Chad. Our study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practices of the populations towards the appropriate management of people exposed to canine rabies and effective fight against it. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive study in four health districts in Chad in July and in September 2015. Data were collected from households recruited by three-stage random sampling by means of a questionnaire...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Julie Lindsay, Diane Heliker
INTRODUCTION: In 2013, 55,000 infants and children, aged 0 to 14, died in the United States. Nearly 7,000 of those deaths were attributed to traumatic causes. A child's death significantly affects emergency service personnel (ESP) caring for children and families. This study explores the lived experience of ESP involved in unsuccessful pediatric resuscitation efforts and how this experience affects them professionally and personally. METHODS: A phenomenologic approach guided this study...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
Namrata Singh, Debasish Bhattacharyya
Human placental extract constitutes of innumerable therapeutically important components mostly used in wound healing arising from the skin and burn injuries. However, there is still some bioactive present in the placental extracts yet to be characterized to better under the complex process of wound healing mediated by the placental extract. In this study, the presence of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) in an aqueous extract of human placenta was detected and quantified by dot blot and CRF-ELISA immunoassay kit respectively...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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