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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680740/moringa-concanensis-nimmo-ameliorates-hyperglycemia-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-by-upregulating-ppar-%C3%AE-c-ebp-%C3%AE-via-akt-signaling-pathway-and-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Brindha Banu Balakrishnan, Kalaivani Krishnasamy, Ki Choon Choi
Moringa concanensis Nimmo is a medicinal plant for treating various human illnesses including menstrual pain, high blood pressure, jaundice, inflammation, pain, fever, sore eyes, and cholesterol in Indian folk medicine. Despite its versatility, its antihyperglycemic mechanism of action (in vitro and in vivo) remains unclear. Therefore, in this study we developed the possible antihyperglycemic mechanism of action in 3T3-L1 cells by evaluating mRNA and protein expression, which are associated with adipogenesis and lipogenesis (insulin sensitizer)...
April 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673152/beneficial-effect-of-ocimum-sanctum-linn-against-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
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Himanshu Meghwani, Pankaj Prabhakar, Soheb A Mohammed, Pamila Dua, Sandeep Seth, Milind P Hote, Sanjay K Banerjee, Sudheer Arava, Ruma Ray, Subir Kumar Maulik
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to explore any beneficial effect of Ocimum sanctum (Linn) (OS) in experimental pulmonary hypertension (PH) in rats. OS is commonly known as “holy basil” and “Tulsi” and is used in the Indian System of Medicine as antidiabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, adaptogenic, and cardioprotective. METHODS: Monocrotaline (MCT) administration caused development of PH in rats after 28 days and rats were observed for 42 days...
April 17, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671859/community-dissemination-in-a-tribal-health-setting-a-pharmacogenetics-case-study
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Julie A Beans, Vanessa Y Hiratsuka, Charlene R Apok, Karen Caindec, Denise A Dillard, Renee F Robinson
Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) people experience a disproportionate burden of health disparities in the United States. Including AN/AI people in pharmacogenetic research offers an avenue to address these health disparities, however the dissemination of pharmacogenetic research results in the community context can be a challenging task. In this paper, we describe a case-study that explores the preferences of AN/AI community members regarding pharmacogenetic research results dissemination. Results were presented as a PowerPoint presentation at the 2016 Alaska Native Health Research Forum (Forum)...
2018: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669498/an-indian-desert-shrub-hiran-chabba-farsetia-hamiltonii-royle-exhibits-potent-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-effect-against-iron-overload-induced-liver-toxicity-in-swiss-albino-mice
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Tapasree Basu, Bipul Kumar, Anil Khushalrao Shendge, Sourav Panja, Heerak Chugh, Hemant K Gautam, Nripendranath Mandal
BACKGROUND: Farsetia hamiltonii Royle, also known as Hiran Chabba grows in desert regions. It is widely used as folk medicine to treat joint pains, diarrhea and diabetes. However, its antioxidant and iron chelation abilities both in vitro and in vivo have not yet been investigated. METHODS: The 70% methanolic extract of F.hamiltonii (FHME) was investigated for its free radical scavenging and iron chelation potential, in vitro. An iron-overload situation was established by intraperitoneal injection of iron-dextran in Swiss albino mice, followed by oral administration of FHME...
April 18, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666946/pharmaceutical-products-as-emerging-contaminant-in-water-relevance-for-developing-nations-and-identification-of-critical-compounds-for-indian-environment
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Prakash Chinnaiyan, Santosh G Thampi, Mathava Kumar, K M Mini
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are contaminants of emerging concern and have been detected worldwide in water bodies in trace concentrations. Most of these emerging contaminants are not regulated in water quality standards except a few in the developed countries. In the case of developing countries, research in this direction is at a nascent stage. For the effective management of Pharmaceutical contaminants (PC) in developing countries, the relevance of PCs as an emerging contaminant has to be analyzed followed by regular monitoring of the environment...
April 17, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666512/exploration-of-the-diversity-and-associated-health-benefits-of-traditional-pickles-from-the-himalayan-and-adjacent-hilly-regions-of-indian-subcontinent
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Rakhi Chakraborty, Swarnendu Roy
The Himalayas have provided shelter to the various communities for thousands of years and have remained the cradle for the origin of diverse cultures and traditions. The Himalayan belt is rich in biodiversity and have ushered mankind with numerous gifts for survival and existence. The art of pickling is believed to have developed independently among the different communities of this region. In this region, the main meal is supplemented with pickles or achar that not only adds flavour, but also enhances the value of the meal and often comes with inherent health benefits...
May 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657371/comparison-of-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-between-both-eyes-a-bedside-ultrasonography-approach
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Uday Yanamandra, Amul Gupta, Srinivasa A Bhattachar, Sushma Yanamandra, Subrat K Das, Sagarika Patyal, Rajan Grewal, Velu Nair
Context: Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) has long been accepted as a reliable proxy of intracranial pressure especially in critical care and bedside settings. The present consensus is to measure ONSD in both eyes and take average value, which is cumbersome and a potential cause of discomfort to the patient. Aim: We aim to compare the values of ONSD of the right and left eye in a random sample as measured by bedside ocular ultrasonography (USG) in Indian adults...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619337/prevalence-and-prognostic-significance-of-prolonged-qtc-interval-in-emergency-medical-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Chhagan Lal Birda, Susheel Kumar, Ashish Bhalla, Navneet Sharma, Savita Kumari
Introduction: QTc interval is affected by many factors and prolongation of same may have prognostic significance. A significant number of patients admitted in medical emergency are acutely ill, have multiple comorbidities and are on medications, all of these factors might affect QTc interval and prognosis. Materials and Methods: Single-center, prospective, observational study was carried out on 279 patients of different illnesses recruited from emergency medical services attached to the Department of Internal Medicine at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, a tertiary care hospital...
January 2018: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619331/phytochemical-analysis-and-in-vitro-biochemical-characterization-of-aqueous-and-methanolic-extract-of-triphala-a-conventional-herbal-remedy
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Romana Parveen, Tooba Naz Shamsi, Gurjeet Singh, Teeba Athar, Sadaf Fatima
Triphala, an Indian ayurvedic triherbal formulation, is an equiproportional mixture of fruits of three herbs, amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ), haritaki ( Terminalia chebula ) and bibhitaki ( Terminalia bellerica ). The present study focused on phytocompounds detection and comparative analysis of various biochemical activities in the aqueous and methanolic extracts of triphala and its constituting herbs. Antioxidant activity was determined by 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), super oxide dismutase (SOD), catalase assay...
March 2018: Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618400/studies-on-antimicrobial-activity-and-kinetics-of-inhibition-by-plant-products-in-india-1990-2016
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Ramesh Kumar Sharma, Bhupendra Kumar Rana
The antimicrobial activity of herbal extracts or plant isolates has usually been evaluated in India using different antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods generally based on diffusion and dilution. There are different analytical approaches for the reliable evaluation of antimicrobial activity ascribed to medicinal plants against selected pathogenic microorganisms. Obtained results may provide scientific bases for the selective use of these natural plants as healing drugs, crop-protecting pesticides, or shelf-life-extending solutions...
April 4, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602659/a-national-approach-to-pharmacoviligance-the-case-of-india-as-a-growing-hub-of-global-clinical-trials
#11
Swapnil Dylan Fernandes, Narayanan V Anoop, Lovely Joylen Castelino, R Narayana Charyulu
Pharmacovigilance is the pharmacological science associated with the detection, understanding and prevention of adverse effects, especially long-term and short-term adverse effects of medicines. In the present day pharmaceutical scenario, where the development and marketing of an ever-growing array of medicines has rendered their safety and therapeutic efficacy key to determining the success of a drug, pharmacovigilance has come about to play a critical and significant part. While pharmacovigilance, as a system, has witnessed considerable progress and evolution in the West, not as much has been accomplished in India...
March 23, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600757/preclinical-hepatoprotective-effect-of-herbalism-against-ethanol-induced-hepatotoxicity-a-review
#12
Hina Firdous, Talib Hussain, Monika Singh, Syed Mohd Danish Rizvi, Afrasim Moin, Mohammad A Kamal
Liver ailments including alcoholic liver disease (ALD), still remain the main reason for morbidity & mortality worldwide. In fact, ALD is a multifactorial disease with complex pathophysiology which is linked to several types of liver damages including steatohepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis. This review emphasizes on 30 herbal medicinal plants with their extracts studied for protective effect against ALD and current scientific evidence of ALD cure by thirty Indian Materia Medica including Tilia Platyphyllos, Amomum subulatum, Carica papaya, Pogostemon patchouli, Commelina benghalensis, Bacopamonnieri, Pecan nut, Allium cepa, Beta Vulgaris, Adina cordifolia, Ocimum gratissimum, Vernonia amygdalina, Sida veronicaefolia, Chenopodium album, Korean red ginseng, Elephantopus scaber, Tecomella undulata, Prunus armeniaca, Sea tangle (Laminaria japonica), Emblica officinalis, Saccharum officinarum, Cocculus hirsutus, Cassia roxburghii, Zhi-Zi-Da-Huang, Phyllanthus amarus, Aegle marmelos, Agrimonia eupatoria, Flaveria trinervia, Curcuma longa and Garcinia indica...
March 30, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584614/use-of-natural-products-for-oral-hygiene-maintenance-revisiting-traditional-medicine
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Pankaj Gupta, Heeresh Shetty
The use of traditional means of oral hygiene maintenance has a long-recorded history, with widespread usage in rural areas of Africa, South America and the Indian subcontinent till date. Though dental healthcare professionals and the general population, especially in the urban areas can have the temptation of out-rightly rejecting them as ineffective, the usage of these natural products is based on time-tested scientific principles. The present article provides an overview of the major traditional practices of oral hygiene maintenance and how they compare against the modern-day armamentarium of oral hygiene maintenance...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581605/antihypertensive-prescription-pattern-and-compliance-to-jnc-7-and-jnc-8-at-tertiary-care-government-hospital-hyderabad-india-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study
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Varsha Varakantham, Ashok Kumar Kurakula Sailoo, Dinesh Kumar Bharatraj
Background: The monitoring of hypertension treatment can provide insight into the rational drug use pattern. The objective of this study was to examine the antihypertensive medication use among South Indian adults with hypertension in compliance with the hypertension treatment guidelines (Seventh Joint National Committee [JNC 7] and JNC 8). Methods and Results: A total of 550 hypertensive people aged >25 years were included in this retrospective cross-sectional study. The order of drugs prescribed in the year 2012 was beta blockers (BB) > calcium channel blockers (CCB) > CCB + BB > angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) > angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) > thiazide diuretics, whereas in the year 2014, the order has changed drastically, namely, ACEI > CCB > ARB > BB > thiazide diuretics ( P < ...
April 2018: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557571/a-study-on-the-prevalence-of-depression-and-the-severity-of-depression-in-patients-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-a-semi-urban-indian-population
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Abhishekl Agarwal, Sakshi Batra, Rajendra Prasad, Anand Verma, Abdul Q Jilani, Surya Kant
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the few respiratory diseases which is associated with a number of comorbidities. Psychiatric disease like depression is a very important comorbidity of COPD because it decreases the feeling of wellbeing in the patient and also interferes with the compliance with medication thereby increasing the risk of hospitalization in the COPD patient. A cross-sectional study was done for two years in the department of pulmonary medicine at Era's Lucknow medical college and hospital, Lucknow...
March 19, 2018: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551376/measuring-anterior-loop-length-of-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-to-estimate-safe-zone-in-implant-planning-a-cbct-study-in-a-malaysian-population
#16
Shi Kang Wong, Pravinkumar G Patil
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) frequently loops backward before exiting from the mental foramen and spreads several millimeters medially to the foramen. Implant placement in this area may damage the nerve if the anterior loop area is not carefully identified in a radiographic or computed tomography (CT) evaluation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this observational study was to measure the prevalence of the presence of the anterior loop and to estimate sex and ethnicity-related variations in anterior loop length in the Malaysian population...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546373/unpalatable-truths-food-and-drink-as-medicine-in-colonial-british-india
#17
Sam Goodman
This article considers the significance of eating and drinking within a series of diaries and journals produced in British colonial India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The discussion of food and drink in this context was not simply a means to add color or compelling detail to these accounts, but was instead a vital ingredient of the authors' understanding of health and medical treatment. These texts suggest a broader colonial medical understanding of the importance of regulating diet to maintain physical health...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537069/japanese-american-confinement-and-scientific-democracy-colonialism-social-engineering-and-government-administration
#18
Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt, Leandro Daniel Benmergui
During World War II, the U.S. Indian Service conducted social science experiments regarding governance among Japanese Americans imprisoned at the Poston, Arizona, camp. Researchers used an array of techniques culled from anthropological culture and personality studies, psychiatry, psychology, medicine, and public opinion research to probe how the personality traits of the confined Japanese-Americans and camp leaders affected the social interactions within each group and between them. The research drew on prior studies of Indian personality in the US Southwest, Mexico's Native policies, and indirect colonial rule...
March 14, 2018: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531263/imppat-a-curated-database-of-indian-medicinal-plants-phytochemistry-and-therapeutics
#19
Karthikeyan Mohanraj, Bagavathy Shanmugam Karthikeyan, R P Vivek-Ananth, R P Bharath Chand, S R Aparna, Pattulingam Mangalapandi, Areejit Samal
Phytochemicals of medicinal plants encompass a diverse chemical space for drug discovery. India is rich with a flora of indigenous medicinal plants that have been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine to treat human maladies. A comprehensive online database on the phytochemistry of Indian medicinal plants will enable computational approaches towards natural product based drug discovery. In this direction, we present, IMPPAT, a manually curated database of 1742 Indian Medicinal Plants, 9596 Phytochemicals, And 1124 Therapeutic uses spanning 27074 plant-phytochemical associations and 11514 plant-therapeutic associations...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530609/protective-effect-of-sesbania-grandiflora-on-acetic-acid-induced-ulcerative-colitis-in-mice-by-inhibition-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6
#20
Rohit A Gupta, Meha N Motiwala, Ujawala N Mahajan, Sapna S Sabare
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The plant Sesbania grandiflora (Linn) belonging to the family Fabaceae is commonly known as sesbania, agathi, and katurai. The plant is accredited for alleviating a spectrum of ailments including inflammation, colitis, diarrhea, dysentery, leprosy, gout, rheumatism, jaundice, bronchitis, convulsion and anxiety. It is also used as antitumour, anthelmintic, and laxatives in Ayurveda and Siddha system of Indian traditional medicine. AIM: To reveal protective effect of Sesbania grandiflora in acetic acid induced ulcerative colitis in mice...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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