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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775121/a-cohort-study-to-examine-the-use-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-combination-with-conventional-therapies-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-china
#1
Lingling Sun, Paul Fahey, Xiaoshu Zhu, Weng Ng, Zhuo Ping Chen, Yiwen Qiu, Hezheng Lai, Jietao Lin, Lizhu Lin
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the major malignancies associated with high mortality rates. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) alone, or in combination with conventional therapies (CT), has been widely used for patients with HCC in China. This study aims to explore how integrative therapy (IT) through the combination of CHM and CT affects the survival of patients with intermediate-advanced HCC. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China...
May 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773554/nitidine-chloride-is-a-mechanism-based-inactivator-of-cyp2d6
#2
Xu Mao, Zi Xia Hu, Qian Wang, Na Zhang, Shen Zhi Zhou, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Nitidine chloride (NC) is a benzophenanthridine alkaloid isolated from the roots of Zanthoxylum nitidum (Roxb.) DC, a widely used traditional herbal medicine. NC has been reported to reveal multiple pharmacologic properties. The inhibitory effects of NC on human cytochrome P450 enzymes were investigated in the present study. We found that NC caused time- and concentration-dependent inhibition of CYP2D6, and more than 50% of CYP2D6 activity was suppressed after 15 min incubation with NC at 100 μM in the primary incubation mixtures, with KI of 4...
May 17, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773341/a-full-solution-for-multi-component-quantification-oriented-quality-assessment-of-herbal-medicines-chinese-agarwood-as-a-case
#3
Huixia Huo, Yao Liu, Wenjing Liu, Jing Sun, Qian Zhang, Yunfang Zhao, Jiao Zheng, Pengfei Tu, Yuelin Song, Jun Li
The quality of herbal medicines (HMs) is the prerequisite for their pronounced therapeutic outcomes in clinic, and multi-component (also known as quality markers, Q-markers) quantification has been widely emphasized as a viable means for quality evaluation. Because of the chemical diversity, the quality control practices are extensively dampened by four principal technical bottlenecks, including the lack of authentic compounds, large polarity span, extensive concentration range, and signal misrecognition for those potential Q-markers...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773013/critical-review-on-curcumin-as-a-therapeutic-agent-from-traditional-herbal-medicine-to-an-ideal-therapeutic-agent
#4
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/29773000/evaluation-of-antiarthritic-activity-of-butanol-fraction-of-punica-granatum-linn-rind-extract-against-freund-s-complete-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats
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Rupesh Kumar Gautam, Sanjay Sharma, Komal Sharma, Gaurav Gupta
Available conventional drugs produce several side effects; thus, a potent herbal drug is urgently required for the management of rheumatoid arthritis. The present investigation was performed to evaluate the antiarthritic activity of butanol fraction of Punica granatum Linn. rind methanolic extract (PGBF) against Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA)-induced arthritis in rats. An acute toxicity study of butanol fraction was conducted, accompanied by a study of its antiarthritic activity. Chromatography (thin layer chromatography and high-performance thin layer chromatography) analyses were also conducted...
2018: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770511/liver-enzyme-abnormalities-of-inpatients-with-rheumatic-diseases-a-10-year-retrospective-study-in-a-korean-medicine-hospital
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Hyeonhoon Lee, Seunghoon Lee, Jung Won Kang, Jae-Dong Lee
Herbal medicines have been used as a treatment option for rheumatic disease (RD), but they often produce liver enzyme abnormality. This study examines the incidence of herb-induced liver injury (HILI) and the relationship between risk factors and liver enzyme abnormality (LEA) in inpatients with RD. HILI was analyzed using the Roussel Uclaf causality assessment method liver injury criteria and causality assessment. Multivariable analysis was performed to assess the relationship between patient characteristics and LEA in RD...
May 16, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770466/comparative-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-withania-somnifera-with-pentoxifylline-on-the-sperm-parameters-in-idiopathic-male-infertility-a-triple-blind-randomised-clinical-trial
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R Nasimi Doost Azgomi, H Nazemiyeh, H Sadeghi Bazargani, S M B Fazljou, F Nejatbakhsh, A Moini Jazani, Y Ahmadi AsrBadr, A Zomorrodi
In this triple-blind randomised clinical trial, we compared the effects of Withania somnifera and pentoxifylline on the sperm parameters in idiopathic male infertility. One hundred infertile male patients were randomly allocated into either W. somnifera or pentoxifylline groups. Patients in the herbal group received six capsules containing 5 g/daily of W. somnifera root, and subjects in the pentoxifylline group received six capsules containing 800 mg/daily of pentoxifylline and placebo for 90 days. Sperm parameters were analysed at the beginning and end of the study...
May 16, 2018: Andrologia
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
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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/29770154/effects-of-platycodin-d-on-reflux-esophagitis-due-to-modulation-of-antioxidant-defense-systems
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Su-Yeon Cho, Chang-Hyun Song, Ji-Eun Lee, Seong Hun Choi, Sae-Kwang Ku, Soo-Jin Park
Aims: The effects of platycodin D (PD) pretreatment were examined in reflux esophagitis (RE) induced rats. Methods: Sham, control, and omeprazole (OMP) group were pretreated with distilled water or OMP as a reference, respectively, and PD pretreated groups were given 3 different PD doses once a day for 7 days. One hour after last pretreatment, RE was induced by ligation of the forestomach and pylorus. At 8 h after operation, all animals were sacrificed. Results: PD showed significant dose-dependent reduction of gastric secretion, myeloperoxidase activity, and RE lesion areas of esophagus and stomach mucosa...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770151/research-on-establishment-of-abnormal-phlegmatic-syndrome-with-premature-ovarian-failure-rat-model-and-effects-of-balgham-munziq-treatment
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Muladili Yuemaier, Mayire Tuerhong, Abulizi Keremu, Nafeisha Kadeer, Ayiguzhali Aimaiti, Xilinguli Wushouer, Adilijiang Yiming, Xiamixinuer Yilike
This study aimed to establish and explore the biological basis of abnormal phlegmatic syndrome with premature ovarian failure (POF) model in rats based on the Uighur medicine (UM) in the first place and investigate the effects of unique herbal medicine, Balgham Munziq (BMq). Mature female Wistar rats were fed with spinach and coriander in cold and humid condition for approximately 20 weeks until abnormal phlegmatic syndrome (APS) model was established. When APS model was confirmed by Uighur medical experts, APS with POF disease rats were subdivided into APS with POF disease model group and APS with POF disease treated with BMq group; the rest of them were subdivided into APS model group and APS treated with BMq group...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768673/the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-during-breastfeeding-results-from-the-herbal-supplements-in-breastfeeding-investigation-habit
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Alessandra Bettiol, Niccolò Lombardi, Ettore Marconi, Giada Crescioli, Roberto Bonaiuti, Valentina Maggini, Eugenia Gallo, Alessandro Mugelli, Fabio Firenzuoli, Claudia Ravaldi, Alfredo Vannacci
AIMS: Use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) during breastfeeding is commonly increasing, mainly due to their presumed higher safety compared to conventional medications. Indeed, CAMs can cause serious adverse effects, and high-quality evidence supporting their use during lactation is limited. In Italy, specific investigations on the attitude of lactating women towards CAMs are lacking. The Herbal supplements in Breastfeeding InvesTigation (HaBIT) aimed to explore the attitudes and knowledge on CAMs among lactating women...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768230/screening-the-uv-blocking-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-herbal-nanoparticles-prepared-from-aloe-vera-leaves-for-textile-applications
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Karthik Subramani, Balu Kolathupalayam Shanmugam, Suriyaprabha Rangaraj, Manivasakan Palanisamy, Prabu Periasamy, Rajendran Venkatachalam
Nanomaterials play a vital role in textile industries due to their unique properties and applications. There is an increase in the use of nanoscale phyto products in textiles to control the bacterial infection in fabrics. Here, natural herbal nanoparticles of different sizes were prepared from shade-dried Aloe vera plant leaves using ball milling technique without any additives. The amorphous herbal A. vera nanoparticles possess an average particle size of 40 ± 2 nm and UV-absorption maximum at 269 nm...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767332/recent-development-in-antihyperalgesic-effect-of-phytochemicals-anti-inflammatory-and-neuro-modulatory-actions
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REVIEW
Ajeet Kumar Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Manjula Vinayak
INTRODUCTION: Pain is an unpleasant sensation triggered by noxious stimulation. It is one of the most prevalent conditions, limiting productivity and diminishing quality of life. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used as pain relievers in present day practice as pain is mostly initiated due to inflammation. However, due to potentially serious side effects, long term use of these antihyperalgesic drugs raises concern. Therefore there is a demand to search novel medicines with least side effects...
May 16, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766799/anticancer-activity-of-an-oplopanax-elatus-stem-extract-and-biologically-active-isolated-compounds
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Jinfeng Yang, Yea-Ji Lee, Yong Soo Kwon, Myong Jo Kim
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Oplopanax elatus (Nakai) Nakai is used in folk medicine in China. In this study, the antiproliferative activity of an O. elatus fraction extracted by ethyl acetate (EF) was tested on human breast cancer MCF-7 cells, human colon cancer HCT-116 cells, and human stomach cancer AGS cells. The potential mechanism of antiproliferation was also investigated using an apoptosis assay. RESULTS: The results showed that the EF remarkably suppressed proliferation of human breast, stomach, and colon cancer cells...
May 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766316/influence-of-harvest-stage-on-the-pharmacological-effect-of-angelica-dahurica
#15
Wei-Hong Liang, Tung-Wu Chang, Yuh-Chyang Charng
BACKGROUND: Baizhi (Angelica dahurica) has been widely used as a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, functional food and cosmetic product ingredient, mostly because of the high furanocoumarin compounds in roots. The cropping system of Baizhi with its unique summer dormancy feature, is easily affected by the transition of its growth stages. The aim of this study was to analyze the quantity (size, form and dry weight [DW]) and quality (antioxidant and furanocoumarin content) of taproot and lateral root from three growth stages of Baizhi; vegetative (V-stage), summer dormancy (S-stage) and bolting stage (B-stage)...
May 15, 2018: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765928/aromatherapy-for-sexual-problems-in-menopausal-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Talat Khadivzadeh, Mona Najaf Najafi, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Morvarid Irani, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi, Khatereh Shariati
Objectives: The aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis is the exploration of the potential evidence of the effectiveness of aromatherapy products on the sexual function of menopausal women. Methods: From inception to December 2017, the search process was performed using the MEDLINE and Scopus databases and the Cochrane Library regarding the trials on the effectiveness of herbal-medicine aromatherapy on the sexual function of menopausal women. Results: Three of the trials comprise suitable data for inclusion in the meta-analysis...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765922/effect-of-herbal-medicine-on-vaginal-epithelial-cells-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Yousef Rahmani, Khadijeh Chaleh Chaleh, Afshar Shahmohammadi, Shahla Safari
Objectives: The present meta-analysis aimed to assess the effect of the herbal medicine on the vaginal epithelial cells (VECs) among the menopausal subjects. Methods: The literature related to VECs exposed to various herbal medicines in menopausal women were searched on three databases, MEDLINE (1966-August 2017), Scopus (1990-August 2017) and Cochrane Library (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; 2014). Results: Totally, the meta-analysis was conducted on 11 randomised controlled trials...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765566/efficacy-of-combination-of-viola-odorata-rosa-damascena-and-coriandrum-sativum-in-prevention-of-migraine-attacks-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#18
Mohadese Kamali, Rostam Seifadini, Hoda Kamali, Mitra Mehrabani, Yunes Jahani, Haleh Tajadini
Background: Migraine is the second most common type of headache after tension headaches. In Iranian traditional medicine several herbal drugs are used for the treatment of headache. Including, a product of Iranian traditional medicine, a combination of Viola odorata L. flowers, Rosa damascena L. flowers and Coriandrum sativum L. fruits. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of a combination of Viola odorata flowers, Rosa damascene flowers and Coriandrum sativum fruits on severity, duration and frequency of migraine headaches...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764209/next-gen-therapeutics-for-skin-cancer-nutraceuticals
#19
Annapoorna Sreedhar, Jun Li, Yunfeng Zhao
Growing modernization and lifestyle changes with limited physical activity have impacted diet and health, leading to an increased cancer mortality rate worldwide. As a result, there is a greater need than before to develop safe and novel anticancer drugs. Current treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, induce unintended side effects, compromising patient's quality of life, and physical well-being. Therefore, there has been an increased global interest in the use of dietary supplements and traditional herbal medicines for treatment of cancer...
May 15, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Samata R Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I Tarazi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Hereditary factors, parental history of psychiatric disorders, pre-term births, and fetal exposure to psychotropic drugs or insecticides have all been linked to higher risk of ASD...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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