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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646808/traditional-uyghur-medicine-concepts-historical-perspective-and-modernization
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Adelijang Wusiman, Saifuding Abula, Mikeremu Shayibuzhati, Xiaoying Zhang
Context • Traditional Uyghur medicine (TUM) is rooted in ancient Uyghur medical theory that was developed with the combined essence of different traditional medicines, such as Han Chinese, Egyptian, ancient Greek, Arabian, Persian, and Indian medicines. Modern experimental methods and technologies for disease diagnoses have accelerated the modernization of Uyghur medicine. Objective • The research team intended to compile a comprehensive introduction to TUM and to determine the current state of research in the field to establish a basis for future modernization of Uygur medicine...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646156/mahanine-exerts-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antileishmanial-activity-by-modulation-of-redox-homeostasis
#2
Saptarshi Roy, Devawati Dutta, Eswara M Satyavarapu, Pawan K Yadav, Chhabinath Mandal, Susanta Kar, Chitra Mandal
Earlier we have established a carbazole alkaloid (mahanine) isolated from an Indian edible medicinal plant as an anticancer agent with minimal effect on normal cells. Here we report for the first time that mahanine-treated drug resistant and sensitive virulent Leishmania donovani promastigotes underwent apoptosis through phosphatidylserine externalization, DNA fragmentation and cell cycle arrest. An early induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) suggests that the mahanine-induced apoptosis was mediated by oxidative stress...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645774/evaluation-of-selected-indian-medicinal-plants-for-antagonistic-potential-against-malassezia-spp-and-the-synergistic-effect-of-embelin-in-combination-with-ketoconazole
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Chandran Sivasankar, Subramanian Gayathri, James Prabhanand Bhaskar, Venkat Krishnan, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian
The genus Malassezia comprises of extremely lipophilic yeasts secreting lipases as a vital factor for survival. They are emerging as opportunistic pathogens in medical microbiology and dermatology by causing recurring and recalcitrant infection. Combinatorial therapy is a constructive way to combat infectious diseases. In that prospect, totally 16 Indian medicinal plants were screened, among which a maximum degree of antimicrobial activity was ascertained in Embelia ribes. Subsequently embelin was identified as the bioactive principle with antagonistic potential by comparative antimicrobial assay and FTIR analysis...
June 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642128/immunomodulation-of-parkinson-s-disease-using-mucuna-pruriens-mp
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REVIEW
Sachchida Nand Rai, Hareram Birla, Walia Zahra, Saumitra Sen Singh, Surya Pratap Singh
Immune control is associated with nigrostriatal neuroprotection for Parkinson's disease (PD); though its direct cause and effect relationships have not yet been realized and modulating the immune system for therapeutic gain has been openly discussed. While the pathobiology of PD remains in study, neuroinflammation is thought to speed nigrostriatal degeneration. The neuroinflammatory cascade associated with PD begins with aggregation of misfolded or post-translationally modified α-synuclein (α-syn). Such aggregation results in neuronal cell death and the presence of chronically activated glia (microglia and astroglia), leading to the production of proinflammatory cytokines like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), IL-6, and enzymes such as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621949/cyclotides-from-the-indian-medicinal-plant-viola-odorata-banafsha-identification-and-characterization
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M Narayani, Anju Chadha, Smita Srivastava
Cyclotides are cyclic cystine knotted macrocyclic plant peptides that have several promising applications. This study was undertaken to detect and identify known and new cyclotides in Viola odorata, a commercially important medicinal plant, from three geographical locations in India. The number of cyclotides in the plant varied with the tissue (leaves, petioles, flowers, runners, and roots) and with geographical locations in India. Using liquid chromatography coupled to Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS), 166 cyclotide-like masses were observed to display cyclotide-diagnostic mass shifts following reduction, alkylation, and digestion, and 71 of these were positively identified based on automated spectrum matching...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615856/a-rare-case-of-theileria-annulata-induced-corneal-opacity-in-a-calf
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Vivek Joshi, S Alam, U Dimri, A G Bhanuprakash, A Gopalakrishnan, Y Ajith
A 10 months old male cross-bred calf was presented in OPD Medicine, Referral Veterinary Polyclinic, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar with the history of anorexia, impaired vision, heavy tick infestation and diarrhoea for the last 1 week. The clinical examination revealed enlarged pre-scapular lymph nodes, prominent cloudiness in eyes and exophthalmos. The presence of Koch blue bodies in biopsied lymph nodes and a PCR assay confirmed it to be bovine tropical theileriosis associated with unique corneal opacity...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615836/molecular-identification-of-an-old-clinical-isolate-of-indian-kala-azar
#7
Madhumita Manna, Supriya Khanra
Molecular characterization is an important task for species identification of the isolates belonging to different Leishmania species. Clinical symptoms, tissue tropism, vector preference, reservoir and geographical distribution may act as distinguishing parameters but not always decisive. On the other hand, modern taxonomic tools employed to divulge characteristics of the genome or protein molecules of the parasite would be convincing and for Leishmania sp., they include nuclear and kDNA buoyant density, multi locus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE), RAPD, RFLP or use of monoclonal antibodies etc...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605927/the-position-of-the-mental-foramen-in-the-north-and-south-indian-populations
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Naveen Srinivas, Praveenkumar Ramdurg, Surekha R Puranik, Ketki Sali, Pramod Ingaleshwar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine and compare the position of the mental foramen MF in the north and south Indian populations using Panoramic radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 Panoramic radiographs were selected from the archives of PMNM Dental College and the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, of which 50 radiographs belonged to a north Indian population and 50 radiographs belonged to a local population of Bagalkot Karnataka...
May 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604055/deciphering-the-mechanism-of-action-of-wrightia-tinctoria-for-psoriasis-based-on-systems-pharmacology-approach
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Sudharsana Sundarrajan, Sajitha Lulu, Mohanapriya Arumugam
OBJECTIVE: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disorder of the skin. The disease manifests itself with red or silvery scaly plaques distributing over the lower back, scalp, and extensor aspects of limbs. Several medications are available for the treatment of psoriasis; however, high rates of remission and side-effects still persist as a major concern. Siddha, one of the traditional systems of Indian medicine offers cure to many dermatological conditions, including psoriasis. The oil prepared from the leaves of Wrightia tinctoria is prescribed by many healers for the treatment of psoriasis...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602428/influence-of-amalaki-rasayana-on-telomerase-activity-and-telomere-length-in-human-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Kanive P Guruprasad, Sweta Dash, Marigowda B Shivakumar, Pavithra R Shetty, Kothanahalli S Raghu, Bhanuvalli R Shamprasad, Vishwanatha Udupi, Raviraj V Acharya, Prasanna B Vidya, Jayakrishna Nayak, Anandan E Mana, Rajesh Moni, Muraleedharan T Sankaran, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Indian traditional medicine practices use defined rasayana preparations to improve the quality of health in aged individuals. Amalaki Rasayana is one such rasayana prepared from the fruits of Phyllanthus emblica and is popularly used to prevent or treat various age related health conditions. Telomerase activity in the cells maintains telomere length and is implicated in ageing and various diseases wherein the shortening of telomere during ageing is controlled chiefly by the telomerase activity...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600166/transrectal-ultra-sonography-based-evidence-of-ksharasutra-therapy-for-bhagandara-fistula-in-ano-a-case-series
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Aditya Nema, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Tukaram S Dudhamal, Vyasadeva Mahanta
Ksharasutra (parasurgical procedure using a thread treated by alkalies) is being practiced in Indian system of medicine since ancient time for management of ano-rectal disorders; particularly for Bhagandara, (fistula in ano), and generally difficult to treat. In this case series, standard Ksharasutra was prepared as per the Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India and used to treat the different cases of Bhagandara. In this case series total 6 patients of Bhagandara were treated with Ksharasutra and partial fistulectomy...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598047/awareness-and-outcome-of-changing-trends-in-clinical-profile-of-dengue-fever-a-retrospective-analysis-of-dengue-epidemic-from-january-to-december-2014-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Jitendra Singh, Anju Dinkar, Virendra Atam, D Himanshu, Kamlesh Kumar Gupta, Kauser Usman, Ravi Misra
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is caused by mosquito-borne arboviral infection that has become a public health concern globally. Recently, an alarming rise of dengue has also been seen in India. Hence the study was undertaken to know profile of clinical manifestations and laboratory findings during the evolution of dengue fever. METHODS: In this study, retrospective data analysis was done in 216 seropositive dengue patients admitted between January to December 2014 in department of medicine at a north Indian care hospital...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588966/challenges-constraining-access-to-insulin-in-the-private-sector-market-of-delhi-india
#13
Abhishek Sharma, Warren A Kaplan
OBJECTIVE: India's majority of patients-including those living with diabetes-seek healthcare in the private sector through out-of-pocket (OOP) payments. We studied access to insulin in the private-sector market of Delhi state, India. METHODS: A modified World Health Organization/Health Action International (WHO/HAI) standard survey to assess insulin availability and prices, and qualitative interviews with insulin retailers (pharmacists) and wholesalers to understand insulin market dynamics...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584486/estimation-of-guggulsterone-e-and-z-in-the-guggul-based-commercial-formulations-using-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography
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Pramod Kumar Sairkar, Anjana Sharma, N P Shukla
BACKGROUND: Guggulsterone (GS) is a plant steroid and bioactive compound present in gum Guggul of Commiphora wightii. An Indian herbal medicine system "Ayurveda" has a long history of use of gum Guggul and plant extract of C. wightii as medicine for the treatment of various illnesses. Complex nature, low availability, and inconsistency of phytoconstituents make its analysis of difficult tasks. AIMS: In this work, six different Guggul-based herbal formulations were examined for estimation of GS and their isomers (E and Z) through high-performance thin-layer chromatography technique...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584434/management-of-potential-organ-donor-indian-society-of-critical-care-medicine-position-statement
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Rahul Anil Pandit, Kapil G Zirpe, Sushma Kirtikumar Gurav, Atul P Kulkarni, Sunil Karnath, Deepak Govil, Babu Abhram, Yatin Mehta, Abinav Gupta, Ashit Hegde, Vijaya Patil, Pradip Bhatacharya, Subhal Dixit, Srinivas Samavedan, Subhash Todi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578258/alternative-treatment-strategies-for-neuropathic-pain-role-of-indian-medicinal-plants-and-compounds-of-plant-origin-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Hasandeep Singh, Sakshi Bhushan, Rohit Arora, Harpal Singh Buttar, Saroj Arora, Balbir Singh
Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state accompanied by tissue injury and nerve damage. This important health issue constitutes a challenge for the modern medicine worldwide. The management of neuropathic pain remains a major clinical challenge, pertaining to an inadequate understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of neuropathic pain. Various classes of drugs have been reported effective for the management of neuropathic pain viz. opiates, tricyclic antidepressants, and antiepileptic agents. However, association of adverse effects with these drugs hinders their confident prescription in people with neuropathic pain...
June 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571179/cow-urine-keratopathy-a-case-report
#17
Sumeet Khanduja, Prachi Jain, Sumit Sachdeva, Jitender Phogat
Injury to the ocular surface has been described to occur with a wide variety of chemicals. In most cases the cause is industrial injury with acids or alkalis. We are reporting a case of ocular surface injury due to "Cow urine" which to the best of our knowledge is been reported for the first time. Cow urine is a well-accepted medicinal ingredient in ancient Indian medicine. However, wrong formulation and inadvertent prescriptions by quacks can lead to severe ocular surface injury and morbidity. Here, with this case report we have discussed the possible culprit and possible mechanism of ocular injury due to instillation of a concoction containing cow urine as an active ingredient and also discuss legal aspects of quackery in India...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555429/sex-oriented-research-on-dioecious-crops-of-indian-subcontinent-an-updated-review
#18
REVIEW
Sutanu Sarkar, Joydeep Banerjee, Saikat Gantait
A number of dioecious species are grown across India and some of those plants play a crucial role in the agro-based economy of the country. The diagnosis of sex is very difficult in the dioecious plant prior flowering wherein sex identification at the seedling stage is of great importance to breeders as well as farmers for crop improvement or production purpose. A comprehensive approach of sex determination comprising morphological, biochemical, cytological and molecular attributes is a must required for gender differentiation in dioecious plant species...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553610/diabetes-destiny-in-our-hands-achieving-metabolic-karma
#19
Sanjay Kalra, Jignesh Ved, Manash P Baruah
Karma is the ancient Indian philosophy of cause and effect, which implies that an individual's intentions, and actions, both have consequences. None can escape the consequences of one's actions. Applying the principle of karma to medicine and healthcare, the significance of optimal and timely interventions at various stages of disease, may be realized. A holistic approach to metabolic control in diabetes translates into improved clinical outcomes, as evident from the result of STENO-2, EMPA-REG OUTCOME, or LEADER trials...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553593/randomized-control-trial-assessing-impact-of-increased-sunlight-exposure-versus-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-lipid-profile-in-indian-vitamin-d-deficient-men
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Vivek G Patwardhan, Zulf M Mughal, Raja Padidela, Shashi A Chiplonkar, Vaman V Khadilkar, Anuradha V Khadilkar
BACKGROUND: Despite abundance of sunshine in India, Vitamin D deficiency is common and therefore there is an increasing trend toward taking Vitamin D supplements either as prescription medicine or as a nutritional supplement. Studies have suggested that duration of sun exposure may influence serum lipid profile. OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of increased sunlight exposure versus Vitamin D supplementation on Vitamin D status and lipid profile in individuals with Vitamin D deficiency (25-hydroxyvitamin-D [25OHD] <50 nmol/L)...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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