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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782306/urticarial-lesions-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Sergio Santos-Alarcón, Cesar Benavente-Villegas, Isabel García-Briz, Magdalena Moneva-Léniz, Celia Sanchis-Sánchez, Almudena Mateu-Puchades
Dear Editor, Gestational pemphigoid (GP) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis in pregnancy. GP usually occurs during the second or third month of pregnancy. It clinically manifests as the development of either early-onset urticarial lesions or late-onset subepidermal blisters that may linger for weeks or even months. Herein we report the case of a 45-year-old woman with the distinctive clinical onset of GP. A forty-five-year-old woman, gravida I, para 0, at 27 weeks gestation, was referred for evaluation to our Department with an extensive pruritic eruption that had developed over the previous 7 days...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744355/herbal-medicine-for-oligomenorrhea-and-amenorrhea-a-systematic-review-of-ancient-and-conventional-medicine
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Arezoo Moini Jazani, Kobra Hamdi, Mojgan Tansaz, Hossein Nazemiyeh, Homayoun Sadeghi Bazargani, Seyed Mohammad Bagher Fazljou, Ramin Nasimi Doost Azgomi
Introduction: Menstrual bleeding cessation is one of the most frequent gynecologic disorders among women in reproductive age. The treatment is based on hormone therapy. Due to the increasing request for alternative medicine remedies in the field of women's diseases, in present study, it was tried to overview medicinal plants used to treat oligomenorrhea and amenorrhea according to the pharmaceutical textbooks of traditional Persian medicine (TPM) and review the evidence in the conventional medicine...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720835/combination-of-garcinia-cambogia-extract-and-pear-pomace-extract-additively-suppresses-adipogenesis-and-enhances-lipolysis-in-3t3-l1-cells
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Kushal Sharma, Siwon Kang, Dalseong Gong, Sung-Hwa Oh, Eun-Young Park, Min-Ho Oak, Eunyoung Yi
Background: Inhibition of adipogenesis has been a therapeutic target for reducing obesity and obesity-related disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cancer. For decades, anti-adipogenic potential of many herbal extracts has been investigated. One example is Garcinia cambogia extract (GE) containing (-)-hydroxycitric acid as an active ingredient. GE is currently marketed as a weight loss supplement, used alone or with other ingredients. Pear pomace extract (PE), another natural product, has been also shown to have anti-adipogenic activity in a recent report...
April 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703386/organic-solute-carrier-22-slc22-family-potential-for-interactions-with-food-herbal-dietary-supplements-endogenous-compounds-and-drugs
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Raymond E Lai, Christopher E Jay, Douglas H Sweet
Many drugs, hormones, components of herbal medicines, environmental pesticides and toxins are Solute Carrier family 22 (SLC22) substrates. The last twenty years has seen great progress in determining SLC22 tissue expression profiles, membrane localization, energetics, substrate profiles and biopharmaceutical significance. However, much still remains to be answered in terms of SLC22 family member's roles in 'normal' physiology as compared to pathophysiological states, as well as in drug interactions that impact pharmacokinetics, efficacy and toxicity...
April 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670354/inhibitory-effect-of-the-kampo-medicinal-formula-yokukansan-on-acute-stress-induced-defecation-in-rats
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Yasuaki Kanada, Ayami Katayama, Hideshi Ikemoto, Kana Takahashi, Mana Tsukada, Akio Nakamura, Shogo Ishino, Tadashi Hisamitsu, Masataka Sunagawa
Objectives: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms of abnormal defecation and abdominal discomfort. Psychological factors are well known to be involved in onset and exacerbation of IBS. A few studies have reported effectiveness of traditional herbal (Kampo) medicines in IBS treatment. Yokukansan (YKS) has been shown to have anti-stress and anxiolytic effects. We investigated the effect of YKS on defecation induced by stress and involvement of oxytocin (OT), a peptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus, in order to elucidate the mechanism of YKS action...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662964/comparison-of-the-effects-of-ginger-extract-with-clomiphene-citrate-on-sex-hormones-in-rats-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Shekoufeh Atashpour, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Zahra Kargar Jahromi, Mozhgan Maleknasab
Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women which affect fertility. Clomiphene citrate is used as first-line treatment for this disorder, which is associated with some complications and therapeutic resistance. Objective: In this research, we compare the effectiveness of ginger with clomiphene on sexual hormones such as Luteinizing hormone (LH), Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estrogen and progesterone in order to treat PCOS effectively with fewer side effects...
September 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655685/polygonum-aviculare-l-extract-reduces-fatigue-by-inhibiting-neuroinflammation-in-restraint-stressed-mice
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Sun Haeng Park, Seol Jang, Eunjung Son, Si Woo Lee, Sun Dong Park, Yoon-Young Sung, Ho Kyoung Kim
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue patients experience various neuropsychological symptoms, including fatigue behaviors, chronic pain, and depression. They also display immune system dysregulation. Polygonum aviculare L. extract (PAE) is a traditional herbal medicine used to treat inflammatory diseases by reportedly decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokine production. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: We hypothesized that the anti-inflammatory properties of PAE would attenuate fatigue symptoms in a mouse model of restraint stress...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651937/an-emerging-role-of-endometrial-inflammasome-in-reproduction-new-therapeutic-approaches
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Fiorella Di Nicuolo, Monia Specchia, Lorenza Trentavizi, Giovanni Scambia, Nicoletta Di Simone
One of the common complications of pregnancy is spontaneous pregnancy loss which occurs in an estimated 5- 15% of pregnancies. Of all women 1%-5% suffer from recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Despite the fact that RPL has been associated to various anatomic, hormonal, immune, hematologic, and genetic defects, in 30% of the patients, screening tests included in the RPL workup may have negative results. Recently, we demonstrated a significant increased activation of endometrial NALP-3 inflammasome, and a caspase-1 dependent secretion of IL-18 and IL-1β in the endometrial tissues obtained from RPL women compared with a fertile women group...
April 12, 2018: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609010/artemisia-asiatica-ethanol-extract-exhibits-anti-photoaging-activity
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Deok Jeong, Jongsung Lee, Seong-Gu Jeong, Yo Han Hong, Sulgi Yoo, Sang Yun Han, Ji Hye Kim, Sunggyu Kim, Jin Sic Kim, Young Soo Chung, Jong-Hoon Kim, Young-Su Yi, Jae Youl Cho
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Artemisia asiatica Nakai is a traditional herbal plant that has long been used in anti-inflammatory, anti-infective and skin protective remedies. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, traditionally known skin-protective activity of Artemisia asiatica Nakai was examined with its ethanol extract (Aa-EE) under various photoaging conditions using skin-originated cells, and the underlying mechanism was also examined using various types of cells...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533368/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-capsules-for-the-treatment-of-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
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Xiao-Jing Cao, Xuchun Huang, Jian Liu, Fei Ma, Yuyan Zeng, Changqian Chen, Ji-Ju Wang, Guangning Nie, Xiao-Yun Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the treatment effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine capsules containing the Yangyin Shugan formula (YYSG) in premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). METHODS: One-hundred forty-six women with POI participated in this stratified, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Participants in two groups (n = 73 in each)-the YYSG group and control group-underwent treatment for 12 weeks. Outcome measures included the Chinese version Menopause-Specific Quality of Life questionnaire (CMS), serum levels of basal follicle-stimulating hormone (bFSH), basal estradiol, and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), the antral follicle count (AFC), and ovarian peak systolic velocity (PSV; cm/s)...
March 12, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512451/potentiating-effect-of-ethnomedicinal-plants-against-proliferation-on-different-cancer-cell-lines
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Talib Hussain, Shrestha Bajpai, Mohd Saeed, Muhammad Amjad Kamal, Ghulam Md Ashraf
There is a long history of traditional medicine for serving world population. For the prevention and treatment of cancer numerous medicinal herbs from entire world including India are being used traditionally. Whenever we talk about treatment of cancer, medicinal plants always have been on the top. For the prevention and treatment of cancer, herbal medicines have played an important role. Countless anticancer plants have been recognized with the help of innovative techniques including isolation and structure elucidation that implement their beneficial effect by increasing immunity of the body, inducing antioxidant action, endorsing making of shielding enzymes, hindering cancer triggering enzymes and hormones, and exciting DNA restoration mechanism...
March 5, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502560/over-the-counter-adrenal-support-supplements-contain-thyroid-and-steroid-based-adrenal-hormones
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Halis Kaan Akturk, Ana Maria Chindris, Jolaine M Hines, Ravinder J Singh, Victor J Bernet
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether dietary supplements that are herbal and/or animal-derived products, marketed for enhancing metabolism or promoting energy, "adrenal fatigue," or "adrenal support," contain thyroid or steroid hormones. METHODS: Twelve dietary adrenal support supplements were purchased. Pregnenolone, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, cortisol, cortisone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, synthetic glucocorticoids (betamethasone, dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, megestrol acetate, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, prednisone, budesonide, and triamcinolone acetonide) levels were measured twice in samples in a blinded fashion...
March 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409850/efficacy-and-safety-of-pueraria-candollei-var-mirifica-airy-shaw-suvat-niyomdham-for-menopausal-women-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials-and-the-way-forward
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Chuenjid Kongkaew, Norman C Scholfield, Teerapon Dhippayom, Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Surasak Saokaew, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pueraria candollei var. mirifica (Airy Shaw & Suvat.) Niyomdham (commonly termed P. mirifica, PM) growing in upland Thailand has a long history as a postmenopausal rejuvenant therapy for indigenants. Its amelioration of menopause symptoms in clinical trials was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: International and Thai databases were searched from inception to February 2017. Clinical trials investigating effects of PM menopausal or postmenopausal women were included...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403626/a-review-of-effective-herbal-medicines-in-controlling-menopausal-symptoms
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REVIEW
Rahele Kargozar, Hoda Azizi, Roshanak Salari
Background: Acute menopausal syndrome especially hot flashes, is one of the most common gynecological problems during menopause. Due to the side effects of hormone therapy, herbal and complementary medicines are always of immense interest to people in the treatment and management of the symptoms and complications of menopause. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms and effects of medicinal plants employed in the treatment of menopausal symptoms...
November 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403307/the-effects-of-black-cohosh-on-the-regulation-of-estrogen-receptor-er%C3%AE-and-progesterone-receptor-pr-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Monica Szmyd, Victoria Lloyd, Kelly Hallman, Katie Aleck, Viktoria Mladenovik, Christina McKee, Mia Morse, Tyler Bedgood, Sumi Dinda
The North American plant Cimicifuga racemosa , also known as black cohosh (BC), is a herb that recently has gained attention for its hormonal effects. As the usage of hormone replacement therapy is declining due to its adverse effects in women with cancer, many are turning to herbal remedies like BC to treat menopausal symptoms. It is crucial to determine whether the effects of BC involve estrogen receptor-alpha (ERα). Previous studies from our laboratory have shown ERα to be a possible molecular target for BC...
2018: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396284/green-tea-extract-affects-porcine-ovarian-cell-apoptosis
#18
Shubhadeep Roychoudhury, Marek Halenar, Katarina Michalcova, Sangeeta Nath, Miroslava Kacaniova, Adriana Kolesarova
Green tea is a commonly used beverage and green tea extract is a common dietary herbal supplement manufactured into different over-the-counter products. The aim of this in vitro study was to examine the steroid hormone secretion (progesterone and 17-β estradiol), proliferation and apoptosis of porcine ovarian granulosa cells after addition of green tea extract. Granulosa cells were incubated with green tea extract at five doses (0.1, 1, 10, 100 and 200 μg/ml) and the release of hormones by granulosa cells was assessed by EIA after 24 h exposure...
March 2018: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366767/concurrent-use-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-among-hormone-users-and-its-association-with-ischemic-stroke-risk-a-population-based-study
#19
Shu-Hui Wen, Wei-Chuan Chang, Mun-Kun Hong, Hsien-Chang Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Previous studies had indicated that hormone therapy (HT) may increase the risk of ischemic stroke (IS) in menopausal women. However, little is known about the benefits and risks of use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in conditions related to hormone use. The aim of this study is to explore the risk of IS in menopausal women treated with HT and CHM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 32,441 menopausal women without surgical menopause aged 40-65 years were selected from 2003 to 2010 using the 2-million random samples of the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354933/-clinical-therapeutic-effects-of-acupuncture-combined-with-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-infertility-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-the-patients-with-ovulation-induction-with-letrozole
#20
Yan Yin, Yingchun Zhang, Hua Zhang, Duosheng Jiang, Guirong Guo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on infertility of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in the patients with ovulation induction with letrozole in the treatment with the formula for regulating menstruation and removing phlegm and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: A total of 120 patients of PCOS infertility were randomized into 3 groups, 40 cases in each one. In the group A, diane-35 was prescribed for oral administration (one tablet a day since the 5th day of menstruation, continuously for 21 days)...
January 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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