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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218996/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients-in-malaysia-an-early-report-from-the-mybcc-study
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Aina Farhana Zulkipli, Tania Islam, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Maznah Dahlui, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Nabilla Al-Sadat, Hazreen Abdul Majid, Samsinah Hussain
BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased and little is known on CAM use during the initial period. Therefore, the aim was to determine prevalence of CAM use among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients prior to seeking conventional treatment. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study involved interviewing newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) using a structured questionnaire...
December 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217339/standardization-chemical-profiling-in%C3%A2-vitro-cytotoxic-effects-in%C3%A2-vivo-anti-carcinogenic-potential-and-biosafety-profile-of-indian-propolis
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Harshad Kapare, Sathiyanarayanan Lohidasan, Arulmozhi Sinnathambi, Kakasaheb Mahadik
BACKGROUND: Propolis from apiculture is known for wide range of medicinal properties owing to its vast chemical constituents including polyphenols, flavonoids and anticancer agent Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE). OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to extract and standardize Indian propolis (IP) with respect to selected markers by newly developed High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method, to evaluate in vitro and in vivo anticancer activity and biosafety of Indian propolis...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206643/emblica-officinalis-anti-obesity-activity
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Iram Nazish, Shahid H Ansari
Context Emblica officinalis Gaertn. (family-Phyllanthaceae) fruits, known commonly as amla, is extensively used in Indian traditional system of medicine for the treatment of various disorders. The ethanolic E. officinalis extract is reported to have various activity such as antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant activity in experimental animals. Objective To evaluate anti-obesity effect of aqueous E. officinalis extract in murine model of high fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. Materials and methods Male Wistar rats fed with HFD (20 g/day/rat, p...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204442/in-vitro-screening-of-three-indian-medicinal-plants-for-their-phytochemicals-anticholinesterase-antiglucosidase-antioxidant-and-neuroprotective-effects
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Mohan Penumala, Raveendra Babu Zinka, Jeelan Basha Shaik, Damu Amooru Gangaiah
Cooccurrence of Diabetes Mellitus and Alzheimer's disease in elder people prompts scientists to develop multitarget agents that combat causes and symptoms of both diseases simultaneously. In line with this modern paradigm and as a follow-up to our previous studies, the present study is designed to investigate the crude methanolic extracts and subsequent CHCl3, n-BuOH, and H2O fractions of Acalypha alnifolia, Pavetta indica, and Ochna obtusata for their inhibitory activities towards specific targets involved in AD and DM, namely, acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, and α-glucosidase (α-Glc)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204385/evidence-based-review-grade-of-recommendation-and-suggested-treatment-recommendations-for-melasma
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Nilendu Sarma, Sayantani Chakraborty, Shital A Poojary, Sanjay Rathi, Sendhil Kumaran, Balakrishnan Nirmal, Joan Felicita, Rashmi Sarkar, Prashansa Jaiswal, Paschal D'Souza, Nagaraju Donthula, Sumit Sethi, Pallavi Ailawadi, Bebisha Joseph
Treatment of melasma is known to be less satisfactory, often incomplete, and relapse is frequent. Although many treatment options are available, they are either known to be unsafe on long-term use or their long-term safety profile is unknown. Patients often use various drugs, even topical steroid-based preparation without any medical supervision for long period of time, making the skin unsuitable for many of the drugs available. Thus, there has been gross disparity among the treating physician about what drugs and what regimen are best suitable for various categories of melasma patients and in different situations...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203350/molecular-characterization-of-a-proteolytic-bacterium-in-panchagavya-an-organic-fertilizer-mixture
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D S Sayi, Surya Mohan, K Vinod Kumar
Fermented product of combination of five major substances obtained from cow, viz., urine, milk, ghee, curd, and dung, is known as Panchagavya. Its pro-agricultural and medicinal value has been traditionally known to Indian farmers from Vedic period. In this study, the proteolytic properties of Panchagavya were investigated using Skim Milk Agar (SMA) form, a commercially available Panchagavya product. Proteolytic bacteria, SNCK-3, was successfully isolated. Further identification using 16s rDNA sequencing revealed that SNCK-3 belonged to Acinetobacter spp...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200555/erectile-dysfunction-an-underestimated-presentation-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Zeeshan Anwar, Vishal Sinha, Sayantanava Mitra, Ashwani Kumar Mishra, Mahboobul Hasan Ansari, Abhishek Bharti, Vipin Kumar, Ashwini Kumar Nigam
Introduction: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus. ED, like other sexual disorders, is often under-reported and under-diagnosed, as talking about sex is considered a taboo in our society. Methodology: All the male patients with diabetes mellitus (with or without active complaints of ED) attending Medicine or Psychiatry OPD of the institute during the study period were enrolled in the study. They were investigated for their body-mass index (BMI), blood sugar and lipid profile; and were assessed on HAM-D, General Health Questionnaire-30, IIEF, sex myth checklist and QOL Instrument for Indian Diabetes Patients (QOLID)...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183656/unbiased-plasma-metabolomics-reveal-the-correlation-of-metabolic-pathways-and-prakritis-of-humans
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Amey Shirolkar, Sutapa Chakraborty, Tusharkanti Mandal, Rajesh Dabur
BACKGROUND: Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicinal system, has categorized human body constitutions in three broad constitutional types (prakritis) i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. OBJECTIVE: Analysis of plasma metabolites and related pathways to classify Prakriti specific dominant marker metabolites and metabolic pathways. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 38 healthy male individuals were assessed for dominant Prakritis and their fasting blood samples were collected...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176994/antiobesity-potential-of-piperonal-promising-modulation-of-body-composition-lipid-profiles-and-obesogenic-marker-expression-in-hfd-induced-obese-rats
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Balaji Meriga, Brahmanaidu Parim, Venkata Rao Chunduri, Ramavat Ravindar Naik, Harishankar Nemani, Pothani Suresh, Saravanan Ganapathy, Satthi Babu Vvu
Background: Black pepper or Piper nigrum is a well-known spice, rich in a variety of bioactive compounds, and widely used in many cuisines across the world. In the Indian traditional systems of medicine, it is used to treat gastric and respiratory ailments. The purpose of this investigation is to study the antihyperlipidemic and antiobesity effects of piperonal in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. Methods: Piperonal, an active constituent of Piper nigrum seeds, was isolated and confirmed by HPLC, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175114/phytochemical-portfolio-and-anticancer-activity-of-murraya-koenigii-and-its-primary-active-component-mahanine
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Suman Kumar Samanta, Raghuram Kandimalla, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi, Krishna Nayani Dutta, Paramita Choudhury, Prashanta Kumar Deb, Rajlakshmi Devi, Bikas Chandra Pal, Narayan Chandra Talukdar
Murraya koenigii, a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family is widely distributed in Eastern-Asia and its medicinal properties are well documented in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. Through systematic research and pharmacological evaluation of different parts of the plant extracts has been shown to possess antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antidiarrhoeal, antileishmanial, and antitumor activity. In the plant extracts, carbazole alkaloid, mahanine has been identified as the principle bioactive component among several other chemical constituents...
November 22, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171677/acute-kidney-injury-with-consumption-of-raw-gall-bladder-of-indian-carp-fish-labeo-rohita-a-single-center-study-from-india
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Amresh Krishna, Prit Pal Singh, Harsh Vardhan, Om Kumar, Govind Prasad
AIM: This retrospective study examined the clinical presentation and outcome of all patients who presented with acute kidney injury (AKI) following consumption of uncooked fish gallbladder as folk medicine. METHODS: We reviewed all cases admitted at our institute between 1st January 1997 and 31st December 2016 following ingestion of fish gallbladder (Indian carp/Labeo rohita). RESULTS: A total 32 of patients were included, with a male: female ratio of 3:1 and mean age 44...
November 24, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161456/integrated-care-with-indigenous-populations-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Melissa E Lewis, Laurelle L Myhra
INTRODUCTION: The integration of behavioral health into medical care is related to positive results including improved patient health outcomes, provider satisfaction, and cost-offset. Indigenous people suffer from the highest health disparities in the nation and disproportionately experience barriers to health care; yet it is unknown if integrated care is effective for this population. METHODS: A systematic literature review was completed on the state of integrated care at Indigenous-serving health care sites in 2014 and was updated in 2016...
2017: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157598/chinese-vietnamese-and-asian-indian-parents-perspectives-about-well-child-visits-a-qualitative-analysis
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Maya Ragavan, Wendy Li, A Rani Elwy, John Cowden, Megan Bair-Merritt
OBJECTIVES: Well-child visits are a critical component of pediatric healthcare; however, disparities in attendance and quality of care exist for Asian children. Limited research has explored Asian immigrant parents' perspectives about their well-child visit experience. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with Chinese, Vietnamese, and Asian Indian immigrant parents. Participants were recruited from community-based organizations in the Boston area. Interviews focused on parents' perceptions about well-child visits, including individual attitudes, social and cultural factors impacting their opinions, perceived behavioral control, and improving visits for Asian immigrant families...
November 17, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154722/association-of-kidney-function-and-waist-circumference-with-uric-acid-levels-in-south-africans
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Nomandla Daphne Madala, Thozama Dubula, Alain Guy Honoré Assounga, Saraladevi Naicker
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence that hyperuricemia is associated with incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) provides a potential therapeutic target for CKD that has not been explored in Africans. With hyperuricemia and gout increasing globally, we sought to determine their prevalence in South Africans with varying kidney function levels. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of ambulatory adult patients presenting at a General Internal Medicine Outpatients Clinic between September 2012 and March 2014...
November 20, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152258/in-vitro-screening-of-neuroprotective-activity-of-indian-medicinal-plant-withania-somnifera
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Manjeet Singh, Charles Ramassamy
Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative condition characterised by changes in decline in learning and memory patterns. The neurodegenerative features of CCD in ageing dogs and cats are similar to human ageing and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Discovering neuroprotective disease-modifying therapies against CCD and AD is a major challenge. Strong evidence supports the role of amyloid β peptide deposition and oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of CCD and AD. In both the human and canine brain, oxidative damage progressively increases with age...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151794/knowledge-and-practices-of-indian-dental-students-regarding-the-prescription-of-antibiotics-and-analgesics
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Astha Doshi, Kailash Asawa, Nagesh Bhat, Mridula Tak, Priyanjali Dutta, Tajinder Kumar Bansal, Ruchika Gupta
Background and aim: Making a diagnosis and prescribing medicine is the most important skill required by any doctor in the colleges, hospitals or clinical practice. Prescribing is the intervention that has the greatest influence on patients' health requiring complex series of sub-competencies like making a diagnosis, setting a therapeutic goal, choosing the approach, choosing the best drug, route and frequency of administration, duration of therapy, writing the prescription, patient information, monitoring drug effects and, lastly, review the prescription...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150536/availability-sales-and-affordability-of-tobacco-cessation-medicines-in-kerala-india
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Smitha Sarma, Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan, Abigail S Baldridge, Raji Devarajan, Aashna Mehta, Sakhtivel Selvaraj, Mohammed K Ali, Padinhare P Mohanan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Mark D Huffman
BACKGROUND: India is the world's second largest consumer of tobacco, but tobacco cessation remains uncommon due, at least in part, to underutilization of cessation pharmacotherapy. We evaluated the availability, sales, and affordability of nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion, and varenicline in the South Indian state of Kerala to understand potential reasons for underutilization. METHODS AND RESULTS: From November 2016 to April 2017, we collected data on availability, inventory, and pricing of cessation medication through a cross-sectional survey of 199 public, semiprivate (Karunya), and private pharmacies across 5 districts in Kerala using World Health Organization/Health Action International methodology...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142416/protective-effect-of-pluchea-lanceolata-against-aluminum-chloride-induced-neurotoxicity-in-swiss-albino-mice
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Ravi Mundugaru, Senthilkumar Sivanesan, Padmaja Udaykumar, Niranjan Rao, Naveen Chandra
Background: Aluminum chloride (AlCl3) is a known potent environmental neurotoxin causing progressive neurodegenerative changes in the brain. The herb Pluchea lanceolata is commonly known as "Rasana" and used as a nerve tonic in neuroinflammatory conditions in Indian system of medicine. Objective: To evaluate the neuroprotective activity of hydroalcoholic extract of P. lanceolata in chronic AlCl3-induced neurotoxicity in Swiss albino mice. Materials and Methods: Albino mice were categorized into four different groups; Group 1served as vehicle control, Group 2 mice were administered with AlCl3, 40 mg/kg body weight by intraperitoneal route for 45 consecutive days...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142398/cytotoxic-antimitotic-and-antiproliferation-studies-on-rasam-a-south-indian-traditional-functional-food
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Agilandeswari Devarajan, M K Mohan Maruga Raja
Background: Rasam is a traditional South Indian food, prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with a variety of spices. Rasam, with all its ingredients medicinally claimed for various ailments, is a functional food. Systematic consumption of traditional functional food provides an excellent preventive measure to ward off many diseases. Objective: To study rasam for cytotoxic, antimitotic, and antiproliferation potential beyond its culinary and nutritional effect...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124354/parathyroid-thyroid-and-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-anatomy-in-an-indian-rhinoceros-rhinoceros-unicornis
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R Udelsman, S B Citino, M Prasad, P I Donovan, D V Fredholm
INTRODUCTION: The parathyroid gland was first identified in the Indian rhinoceros in 1849 by Sir Richard Owen. We performed a necropsy in an Indian rhinoceros, recapitulating Owen's dissection and display what appear to be the initial identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in situ and the anatomy and histology of the largest rhinoceros parathyroid glands yet identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patrick T. Rhino, a 41-year-old Indian rhinoceros was born in 1974...
November 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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