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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779217/ginsenoside-c-mx-isolated-from-notoginseng-stem-leaf-ginsenosides-attenuates-ultraviolet-b-mediated-photoaging-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#1
Xiao-Yi Liu, Eunson Hwang, Bom Park, Hien T T Ngo, Yong-Kun Xiao, Tae-Hoo Yi
Notoginseng is a traditional herbal medicine widely used for medicinal therapy in Asia, as it contains numerous ginsenosides with pharmacological effects. In this study, we submitted Notoginseng stem-leaf (NGL) ginsenosides to an enzyme to create reaction the monomer products of ginsenoside C-Mx and then investigated the ability of ginsenoside C-Mx to protect the skin against ultraviolet B-induced injury in normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs). Ginsenoside C-Mx alleviated UVB-induced intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), MMP-1, and IL-6 expression while accelerating TGF-β and procollagen type I secretion...
May 20, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778637/total-mandibulectomy-defect-in-the-setting-of-chronic-bisphosphonate-use
#2
Ameya A Jategaonkar, Arvind K Badhey, Fiyin Sokoya, Sameep Kadakia, Steven Mudrovich, Yadranko Ducic
Bisphosphonates are among several drugs known in modern medicine to have a potentially deleterious effect on the mandible with chronic use. While purportedly causing a necrotic reaction in the bone, the complete mechanism is not fully elucidated yet as cases are quite rare in the general public. Despite the esoteric nature of this entity, patients suffering from bisphosphonate induced necrosis have a complicated and prolonged course often involving varying degrees of mandibular debridement with severe cases requiring reconstruction...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778386/ovarian-stimulation-in-infertile-women-treated-with-the-use-of-intrauterine-insemination-a-cohort-study-from-china
#3
Shuo Huang, Rui Wang, Rong Li, Haiyan Wang, Jie Qiao, Ben Willem J Mol
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of different ovarian stimulation protocols compared with natural cycle treatment in an intrauterine insemination (IUI) program. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Large reproductive medicine center. PATIENT(S): Couples with unexplained or mild male-factor infertility. INTERVENTION(S): Couples were treated with the use of natural-cycle IUI, or IUI after ovarian stimulation with the use of clomiphene citrate (CC), letrozole, or gonadotropins...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778018/phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-anti-depressant-medicinal-plants-a-review
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REVIEW
Jeanette Martins, Brijesh S
Stress renders an individual to experience mental pressure and exhaustion which brings about feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and/or other negative emotions. Depression affects a person's state of mind, behaviour, health and is often associated with suicide. The use of anti-depressant drugs as therapeutic agents is associated with symptoms such as, delayed onset of action, side-effects, drug-drug and dietary interactions, sexual dysfunction, cardiac toxicity, etc. Thus, there is need to target these issues and improve current treatment options...
May 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775468/conflicts-of-interest-of-editors-of-medical-journals
#5
Waqas Haque, Abu Minhajuddin, Arjun Gupta, Deepak Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Almost all medical journals now require authors to publicly disclose conflicts of interests (COI). The same standard and scrutiny is rarely employed for the editors of the journals although COI may affect editorial decisions. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study to determine the prevalence and magnitude of financial relationships among editors of 60 influential US medical journals (10 each for internal medicine and five subspecialties: cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, dermatology and allergy & immunology)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774137/saudi-anti-human-cancer-plants-database-sacpd-a-collection-of-plants-with-anti-human-cancer-activities
#6
Ateeq Ahmed Al-Zahrani
Several anticancer drugs have been developed from natural products such as plants. Successful experiments in inhibiting the growth of human cancer cell lines using Saudi plants were published over the last three decades. Up to date, there is no Saudi anticancer plants database as a comprehensive source for the interesting data generated from these experiments. Therefore, there was a need for creating a database to collect, organize, search and retrieve such data. As a result, the current paper describes the generation of the Saudi anti-human cancer plants database (SACPD)...
January 30, 2018: Oncology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773999/fitts-law-in-the-control-of-isometric-grip-force-with-naturalistic-targets
#7
Zachary C Thumser, Andrew B Slifkin, Dylan T Beckler, Paul D Marasco
Fitts' law models the relationship between amplitude, precision, and speed of rapid movements. It is widely used to quantify performance in pointing tasks, study human-computer interaction, and generally to understand perceptual-motor information processes, including research to model performance in isometric force production tasks. Applying Fitts' law to an isometric grip force task would allow for quantifying grasp performance in rehabilitative medicine and may aid research on prosthetic control and design...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773744/worldwide-emergence-of-resistance-to-antifungal-drugs-challenges-human-health-and-food-security
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REVIEW
Matthew C Fisher, Nichola J Hawkins, Dominique Sanglard, Sarah J Gurr
The recent rate of emergence of pathogenic fungi that are resistant to the limited number of commonly used antifungal agents is unprecedented. The azoles, for example, are used not only for human and animal health care and crop protection but also in antifouling coatings and timber preservation. The ubiquity and multiple uses of azoles have hastened the independent evolution of resistance in many environments. One consequence is an increasing risk in human health care from naturally occurring opportunistic fungal pathogens that have acquired resistance to this broad class of chemicals...
May 18, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773013/critical-review-on-curcumin-as-a-therapeutic-agent-from-traditional-herbal-medicine-to-an-ideal-therapeutic-agent
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Muhammad Usman Akbar, Kanwal Rehman, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Muhammad Imran Qadir, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Muhammad Ibrahim
Traditionally, many natural medicinal plants have been used to treat a variety of diseases since ancient times and are considered a potential source of phytochemicals for the development of new drugs. One of these is curcumin, which is an easily accessible, inexpensive, and nontoxic bioactive compound. Curcumin is a very important, naturally occurring, and highly lipophilic and phenolic substance derived from the rhizomes of plant Curcuma longa, a member of the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, which is mostly used as a curry spice, flavoring agent, insect repellent, coloring agent in food, traditional drug, and ingredient in cosmetics...
2018: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772655/antioxidant-activity-and-hepatoprotective-potential-of-quercetin-7-rhamnoside-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#10
Zhi-Qiang Huang, Pan Chen, Wei-Wei Su, Yong-Gang Wang, Hao Wu, Wei Peng, Pei-Bo Li
Hypericum japonicum is traditionally used as a folk medicine to treat cholestasis and hepatitis. Quercetin 7-rhamnoside (Q7R) is one of the main flavonoid components of Hypericum japonicum and has been rarely studied. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective potential of Q7R. In the in vitro experiments, DPPH, ABTS and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays were first performed to assess the antioxidant properties of Q7R, and then a H₂O₂-induced oxidative damage cellular model was used to determine the cytoprotective and antioxidant properties of Q7R in human liver L-02 cells...
May 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772355/safety-assessment-of-morus-nigra-l-leaves-acute-and-subacute-oral-toxicity-studies-in-wistar-rats
#11
Kassia Caroline Figueredo, Camille Gaube Guex, Fernanda Ziegler Reginato, Andreia Regina Haas da Silva, Gabriela Buzatti Cassanego, Cibele Lima Lhamas, Aline Augusti Boligon, Gilberti Helena Hübscher Lopes, Liliane de Freitas Bauermann
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Morus nigra L. is a plant native to Asia, and well adapted to the Brazilian climate. It is popularly known as "amoreira preta", and is part of the National List of Plants of Interest to the Brazilian Unified Health System. It is used in folk medicine mainly to soften the effects of menopause, as anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antihypertensive. However, information on safe doses and use is still precarious. AIM OF THE STUDY: To identify the chemical composition of the ethanolic extract of Morus nigra L...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771635/pathogenesis-based-treatments-in-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-using-artificial-intelligence-and-advanced-machine-learning-techniques-a-systematic-literature-review
#12
Nathan Foulquier, Pascal Redou, Christophe Le Gal, Bénédicte Rouvière, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Alain Saraux
Big data analysis has become a common way to extract information from complex and large datasets among most scientific domains. This approach is now used to study large cohorts of patients in medicine. This work is a review of publications that have used artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning techniques to study physio pathogenesis-based treatments in pSS. A systematic literature review retrieved all articles reporting on the use of advanced statistical analysis applied to the study of systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) over the last decade...
May 17, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771527/protoilludane-illudalane-and-botryane-sesquiterpenoids-from-the-endophytic-fungus-phomopsis-sp-tj507a
#13
Shuangshuang Xie, Ye Wu, Yuben Qiao, Yi Guo, Jianping Wang, Zhengxi Hu, Qing Zhang, Xiaonian Li, Jinfeng Huang, Qun Zhou, Zengwei Luo, Junjun Liu, Hucheng Zhu, Yongbo Xue, Yonghui Zhang
To explore the chemical diversity of metabolites from endophytic fungi, the strain Phomopsis sp. TJ507A, isolated from the medicinal plant Phyllanthus glaucus, was investigated. A 2,3- seco-protoilludane-type sesquiterpenoid (1), eight protoilludane-type sesquiterpenoids (2-9), four illudalane-type sesquiterpenoids (10a/10b, 11, and 12), and a botryane-type sesquiterpenoid (13) in addition to seven known sesquiterpenoids (14-20) were identified from the liquid culture of the fungus. Structures of the isolated compounds, including their absolute configurations, were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic analyses, a modified Mosher analysis, electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations, and [Rh2 (OCOCF3 )4 ]-induced ECD spectra as well as X-ray crystallographic analyses...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770717/treatment-patterns-and-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-in-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-a-japanese-claims-database-analysis
#14
Sayako Akiyama, Erika Tanaka, Olivier Cristeau, Yoshie Onishi, Yutaka Osuga
AIMS: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a highly prevalent condition characterized by excessive menstrual blood loss and cramping that interferes with activities of daily life. The aim of our study was to investigate treatment patterns in HMB in Japan, and to assess healthcare resource utilization and costs among women newly diagnosed with the condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed health insurance data available in the Japan Medical Data Center (JMDC) database on women aged 18-49 years who were newly diagnosed with primary or secondary HMB...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770323/dental-mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-translational-regenerative-dentistry-from-artificial-to-biological-replacement
#15
REVIEW
Mona K Marei, Rania M El Backly
Dentistry is a continuously changing field that has witnessed much advancement in the past century. Prosthodontics is that branch of dentistry that deals with replacing missing teeth using either fixed or removable appliances in an attempt to simulate natural tooth function. Although such "replacement therapies" appear to be easy and economic they fall short of ever coming close to their natural counterparts. Complications that arise often lead to failures and frequent repairs of such devices which seldom allow true physiological function of dental and oral-maxillofacial tissues...
2018: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770277/a-strategy-to-find-novel-candidate-anti-alzheimer-s-disease-drugs-by-constructing-interaction-networks-between-drug-targets-and-natural-compounds-in-medical-plants
#16
Bi-Wen Chen, Wen-Xing Li, Guang-Hui Wang, Gong-Hua Li, Jia-Qian Liu, Jun-Juan Zheng, Qian Wang, Hui-Juan Li, Shao-Xing Dai, Jing-Fei Huang
Background: Alzheimer' disease (AD) is an ultimately fatal degenerative brain disorder that has an increasingly large burden on health and social care systems. There are only five drugs for AD on the market, and no new effective medicines have been discovered for many years. Chinese medicinal plants have been used to treat diseases for thousands of years, and screening herbal remedies is a way to develop new drugs. Methods: We used molecular docking to screen 30,438 compounds from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) against a comprehensive list of AD target proteins...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768607/-the-medicalization-of-life-hybrids-against-the-dichotomy-nature-culture
#17
Anahi Sy
This paper aims to analyze the process of medicalization in current societies, starting from the description of the way in which medicine gradually appropriated various aspects of everyday life that were once part of the life cycle of people. At the theoretical level, we are based on authors such as Descola and Latour, who problematize the dichotomy between Nature and Culture, and propose the need to think from a superior episteme. Methodologically, this theoretical proposal enables an analysis of the medicalization that can illuminate what is hidden in the discourse and biomedical practices: the sociocultural, political and economic processes that are part of these "objects" of Medicine...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768238/one-pot-green-fabrication-of-metallic-silver-nanoscale-materials-using-crescentia-cujete-l-and-assessment-of-their-bactericidal-activity
#18
Seetharaman Prabukumar, Chandrasekaran Rajkuberan, Gnanasekar Sathishkumar, Mani Illaiyaraja, Sivaperumal Sivaramakrishnan
In this study, the leaf extract of an important medicinal plant Crescentia cujete L. (CC) was employed as a green reducing agent to synthesise highly-stable C. cujete silver nanoparticles (CCAgNPs). The reduction of Ag+ to Ag0 nanoparticles was initially observed by a colour change which generates an intense surface plasmon resonance peak at 417 nm using a UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Various optimisation factors such as temperature, pH, time and the stoichiometric proportion of the reaction mixture were performed, which influence the size, dispersity and synthesis rate of CCAgNPs...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768173/peek-peak-pique-repeating-motifs-of-subtle-variance-are-targets-for-potent-malaria-antibodies
#19
Stephen W Scally, Jean-Philippe Julien
Biomedical interventions to curb malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) infections are critically needed. Two studies in Nature Medicine,Kisalu et al. (2018) and Tan et al. (2018), report the isolation of potent human antibodies that target a new epitope on Pf sporozoites and mediate effective parasite inhibition in pre-clinical models.
May 15, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767673/modeling-the-impact-of-folic-acid-fortification-and-supplementation-on-red-blood-cell-folate-concentrations-and-predicted-neural-tube-defect-risk-in-the-united-states-have-we-reached-optimal-prevention
#20
Krista S Crider, Yan Ping Qi, Owen Devine, Sarah C Tinker, Robert J Berry
Background: The US CDC and the Institute of Medicine recommend that women capable of becoming pregnant consume ≥400 µg synthetic folic acid/d to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). The United States has 3 sources of folic acid: fortified enriched cereal grain products (ECGPs), fortified ready-to-eat (RTE) cereals, and dietary supplements. Objective: Our objectives were as follows: 1) to estimate the usual daily folic acid intake and distributions of red blood cell (RBC) folate concentrations among women consuming folic acid from different sources; 2) to assess the usual daily total folic acid intake associated with optimal RBC folate concentrations for NTD prevention; 3) to predict NTD prevalence; and 4) to estimate the number of preventable folate-sensitive NTDs...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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