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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666821/probiotics-for-the-control-of-helminth-zoonosis
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Abadi Amare Reda
This paper is a comprehensive, concise, and an up to date review about probiotics effect and mechanisms against helminth infections of zoonotic importance. Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans in a reversible way. Despite zoonotic helminth diseases being still a challenge to the public health and the agriculture industries globally, they were still neglected in both human and veterinary medicine. Moreover, the increasing emergence of anthelmintic drug resistance constitutes failures of most disease control strategies, alarming for a quest to new alternative control approaches...
2018: Journal of Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662720/role-of-active-versus-passive-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches-in-pain-management
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David Cosio, Erica Lin
Background: A general conclusion about the treatment of chronic, noncancer pain is that the results from traditional, passive modalities are disheartening. Perhaps this may be due to the propensity of patients to seek out passive versus active treatments. In pain management, active treatments should be the primary focus, with passive interventions as an adjunct. Objective: The current study tested the hypotheses that Veterans would report a greater significant increase in active versus transitional and active versus passive complementary and integrative health (CIH) utilization after completing a formal pain education program...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662451/risk-assessment-and-risk-minimization-in-nanomedicine-a-need-for-predictive-alternative-and-3rs-strategies
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REVIEW
Lisa Accomasso, Caterina Cristallini, Claudia Giachino
The use of nanomaterials in medicine has grown very rapidly, leading to a concern about possible health risks. Surely, the application of nanotechnology in medicine has many significant potentialities as it can improve human health in at least three different ways: by contributing to early disease diagnosis, improved treatment outcomes and containment of health care costs. However, toxicology or safety assessment is an integral part of any new medical technology and the nanotechnologies are no exception. The principle aim of nanosafety studies in this frame is to enable safer design of nanomedicines...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651870/utilization-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-multiethnic-population-the-malaysian-cohort-study
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Noraidatulakma Abdullah, Boekhtiar Borhanuddin, Afzan Effiza Abdul Patah, Mohd Shaharom Abdullah, Andri Dauni, Mohd Arman Kamaruddin, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Rahman Jamal
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the factors of CAM usage for general health and to determine the factors associated with the usage of different types of CAM after the diagnosis of chronic diseases among The Malaysian Cohort participants. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study derived from The Malaysian Cohort (TMC) project, a prospective population-based cohort aged between 35 to 65 years old that recruited from April 2006 to September 2012. Association between the CAM usage and contributing factors were determined via logistic regression...
January 2018: Journal of evidence-based integrative medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643545/-necessity-and-feasibility-of-data-sharing-of-cohort-studies
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Y Yang, H Y Zhao, S Y Zhan
Cohort study is one of the important epidemiological methods which plays an irreplaceable status and role in etiological study. Using cohort study design, we can accurately and continuously collect genetic and environmental information, and identify and validate omics biomarkers to provide evidences for precision public health and medicine. However, results from a new cohort would not be available for at least ten years, as five years would be needed for funding, planning and enrolment, and another five for following up even the earliest analyses of the most common diseases; results for most cancers would take longer, with an unaffordable budget for many research investigators or institutions...
April 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629287/infrequent-use-of-medicinal-plants-from-india-in-snakebite-treatment
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Manali Sughosh Upasani, Sughosh Vishweshwar Upasani, Vishal Gokul Beldar, Chetana Gokul Beldar, Pranjal P Gujarathi
Snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. Snakebites are a serious medical, social, and economic problem that are experienced worldwide; however, they are most serious in tropical and subtropical countries. The reasons for this are 1) the presence of more species of the most dangerous snakes, 2) the inaccessibility of immediate medical treatment, and 3) poor health care. The goal of this study was to collect information concerning rare, less utilized, and less studied medicinal plants. More than 100 plants were found to have potential to be utilized as anti-snake venom across India...
March 2018: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628963/the-effect-of-acupressure-on-physiological-parameters-of-myocardial-infarction-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Marzieh Batvani, Hojatollah Yousefi, Mahboubeh Valiani, Javad Shahabi, Hossein Mardanparvar
Background: Myocardial infarction is a major complication of coronary heart disease, and due to high mortality, is a part of important medical emergencies. Today, complementary and alternative medicine, as nonpharmacological and health promotion methods is considered. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure on physiological parameters of patients with myocardial infarction. Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was carried out among two groups and three stages in 2015...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626581/the-use-of-plants-containing-genotoxic-carcinogens-as-foods-and-medicine
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Gerhard Prinsloo, Noluyolo Nogemane, Renee Street
In many developing countries, populations rely on traditional medicine for primary health care, which have infiltrated commercial markets globally as natural remedies are generally regarded as safe. Traditional and natural remedies are adapted and expanded in commercial products and product ranges to provide alternatives for various diseases and illnesses. These products resemble very little of the traditional use and application and adverse effects are observed in several cases. Some of the herbs and botanical formulations therefore, are not as safe as are commonly contemplated...
April 4, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626406/competing-logics-and-healthcare-comment-on-re-making-the-procrustean-bed-standardization-and-customization-as-competing-logics-in-healthcare
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Mike Saks
This paper offers a short commentary on the editorial by Mannion and Exworthy. The paper highlights the positive insights offered by their analysis into the tensions between the competing institutional logics of standardization and customization in healthcare, in part manifested in the conflict between managers and professionals, and endorses the plea of the authors for further research in this field. However, the editorial is criticized for its lack of a strong societal reference point, the comparative absence of focus on hybridization, and its failure to highlight structural factors impinging on the opposing logics in a broader neo-institutional framework...
August 20, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624845/neuroprotective-potential-and-chemical-profile-of-alternatively-cultivated-ganoderma-lucidum-basidiocarps
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Jasmina Lj Ćilerdžić, Ivana V Sofrenić, Vele V Tešević, Ilija D Brčeski, Sonja N Duletić-Laušević, Jelena B Vukojević, Mirjana M Stajić
Various neurodegenerative diseases are the main challenges to the modern medicine and there is a great need for novel, natural, neuroprotective agents. Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known medicinal mushroom which health benefits have been confirmed by numerous studies. As demand for its basidiocarps is increased and traditional cultivation on hardwoods is not environmentally-friendly and economically-justified, finding of alternative substrates is necessary. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of alternative cultivation substrates on the chemical profile of G...
April 6, 2018: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610042/regulatory-pathways-to-enable-the-licencing-of-alternatives-to-antibiotics
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Faye Ioannou, Cindy Burnsteel, David K J Mackay, Cyril G Gay
Effective alternatives to antibiotics (ATA) such as vaccines, antibodies, phage therapies, prebiotics, probiotics and herbal medicines can be used in place of traditional antibiotics in a way that does not compromise animal health as means of tackling the growing threat to both animal and human health from antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This paper reflects the key points on the approaches that were discussed during the 2nd International Symposium on ATA between regulatory agencies, veterinary product companies representing largely the pharmaceutical and feed-additive sectors, academia and other stakeholders on regulatory pathways to enable the licensing of alternatives to antibiotics for food producing animals...
March 30, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609928/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-utilisation-for-the-management-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S Lucas, M Leach, S Kumar
INTRODUCTION: As many as one in two children across the globe use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to manage a health condition. Despite the high prevalence of use, there is still limited information on the types of CAM used in children, particularly for the management of one of the most common childhood health complaints - acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). This systematic review was undertaken to address this knowledge gap. METHODS: Eligible studies reporting the use of CAM in children with ARTI were identified using a targeted search of seven electronic databases and the grey literature...
April 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609592/a-systematic-review-of-health-status-health-seeking-behaviour-and-healthcare-utilisation-of-low-socioeconomic-status-populations-in-urban-singapore
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REVIEW
Catherine Qiu Hua Chan, Kheng Hock Lee, Lian Leng Low
INTRODUCTION: It is well-established that low socioeconomic status (SES) influences one's health status, morbidity and mortality. Housing type has been used as an indicator of SES and social determinant of health in some studies. In Singapore, home ownership is among the highest in the world. Citizens who have no other housing options are offered heavily subsidised rental housings. Residents staying in such rental housings are characterised by low socioeconomic status. Our aim is to review studies on the association between staying in public rental housing in Singapore and health status...
April 2, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609580/prevalence-of-and-factors-associated-with-utilization-of-herbal-medicines-among-outpatients-in-primary-health-centers-in-cambodia
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Hattie Pearson, Tyler Fleming, Pheak Chhoun, Sovannary Tuot, Carinne Brody, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: Traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) is seen as a way to provide healthcare in both developed and developing countries across the world. In Cambodia, there is a long tradition of using TCAM. However, scant studies have been conducted on the extent of Cambodian TCAM use and how it interacts with allopathic health care to date. In this study, we examined the prevalence of and factors associated with utilization of herbal medicines among patients with chronic diseases in primary health care settings in Cambodia...
April 2, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608973/health-care-utilization-and-costs-associated-with-pediatric-chronic-pain
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Dmitry Tumin, David Drees, Rebecca Miller, Sharon Wrona, Don Hayes, Joseph D Tobias, Tarun Bhalla
The population prevalence of pediatric chronic pain is not well characterized, in part due to lack of nationally representative data. Previous research suggests that pediatric chronic pain prolongs inpatient stay and increases costs, but the population-level association between pediatric chronic pain and health care utilization is unclear. We use the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health to describe the prevalence of pediatric chronic pain, and compare health care utilization among children ages 0-17 years according to the presence of chronic pain...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607686/use-of-integrative-oncology-involvement-in-decision-making-and-breast-cancer-survivor-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-first-5-years-postdiagnosis
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M Robyn Andersen, Erin Sweet, Shelly Hager, Marcia Gaul, Fred Dowd, Leanna J Standish
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to describe changes in the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of women who do and do not seek naturopathic oncology (NO) complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) care during and immediately after breast cancer treatment, and to explore the predictive role of NO CAM care, demographic characteristics, and involvement in decision-making on HRQOL in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Matched cohorts of breast cancer survivors who did and did not choose to supplement their breast cancer treatment with NO care within 2 years of diagnosis participated...
March 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605650/evaluating-the-anti-biofilm-and-antibacterial-effects-of-juglans-regia-l-extracts-against-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Samaneh Dolatabadi, Hediyeh Nesari Moghadam, Maasoumeh Mahdavi-Ourtakand
OBJECTIVE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen, can cause serious health problems and produces several virulence factors. The most important of these factors is biofilm. Many studies suggest administration of new generation of antibiotics, as P. aeruginosa biofilm has developed high resistance to antimicrobial drugs. Emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains has resulted in screening biofilm inhibitors from natural products or modified from natural compounds. To test this hypothesis, we evaluated the inhibitory effects (antibacterial and antibiofilm) of Juglans regia L...
March 29, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602468/do-the-key-prognostic-factors-for-non-specific-neck-pain-have-moderation-effects-a-study-protocol
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Arun Prasad Balasundaram, Hilde Stendal Robinson, Nina Køpke Vøllestad
Neck pain is one of the common musculoskeletal conditions prevalent in the general population in Norway. Patients with neck pain, seek treatment from different health professionals such as general practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors and alternative medicine practitioners. The interventions for neck pain are typically provided in a primary care or specialised healthcare setting depending on the general practitioners' referral patterns. Clinicians are interested to know the various prognostic factors that can explain the recovery from neck pain...
May 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600770/antimicrobial-resistance-a-one-health-perspective
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Scott A McEwen, Peter J Collignon
One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment. The drivers of antimicrobial resistance include antimicrobial use and abuse in human, animal, and environmental sectors and the spread of resistant bacteria and resistance determinants within and between these sectors and around the globe. Most of the classes of antimicrobials used to treat bacterial infections in humans are also used in animals...
March 2018: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600633/-herbal-textual-research-on-chinese-medicine-huangjing-polygonati-rhizoma-and-some-enlightenments
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Jing-Jing Liu, Jin-Ping Si
To clarify the change and development of the original plants, medicinal organs, traditional functions, resource distribution of "Huangjing"(Polygonati Rhizome), a traditional Chinese medicine, we investigated Polygonatum species on the ancient Chinese herbal texts. The name of "Nüwei" was first carried out in the book of Sheng Nong's Herbal Classic. Its effects included two aspects: one was similar to "Weirui"(Polygonati Odorati Rhizome, "Yuzhu"), that was tonifying, nourishing one's vitality, removing wind and dampness, settling five organs, making body lightness, keeping longevity and not being hungry; the second was alike to "Huangjing" recorded in the book of Ming Yi Bie Lu(Appendant Records of Famous Physicians)...
February 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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