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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918484/drug-herb-interactions-in-the-elderly-patient-with-ibd-a-growing-concern
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Haider Rahman, Marina Kim, Galen Leung, Jesse A Green, Seymour Katz
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is becoming more prevalent with the elderly being the fastest growing group. Parallel to this, there is an increasing interest in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Nearly half of patients with IBD have used CAM at one time. The elderly patients, however, are burdened by comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and altered functional status. With increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine in our elderly patients with IBD, it is vital for the provider to provide counsel on drug-herb potential interactions...
September 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865231/effect-of-feeding-with-bilberry-fruit-on-the-expression-pattern-of-%C3%AE-camkii-in-hippocampal-neurons-in-normal-and-diabetic-rats
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M Matysek, S Mozel, R Szalak, A Zacharko-Siembida, K Obszańska, M B Arciszewski
αCaMKII, widely occurring in the central nervous system, plays a significant role in cognitive processes. It is well known that diabetes is a risk factor that may trigger brain atrophy, cognitive dysfunction and finally lead to memory loss. Antioxidants richly present in bilberry fruits are believed to have significant effects on diabetes-related brain dysfunctions mainly due to their abilities to modulate neurotransmitter release that lead to reduction of the negative impact of free radicals on cognitive processes...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804235/management-of-varicose-veins-and-chronic-venous-insufficiency-in-a-comparative-registry-with-nine-venoactive-products-in-comparison-with-stockings
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G Belcaro, M Dugall, R Luzzi, M Corsi, A Ledda, A Ricci, L Pellegrini, M R Cesarone, M Hosoi, B M Errichi, U Cornelli, R Cotellese, G Agus, B Feragalli
The aim of this registry study was to compare products used to control symptoms of CVI. Endpoints of the study were microcirculation, effects on volume changes, and symptoms (analogue scale). Pycnogenol, venoruton, troxerutin, the complex diosmin-hesperidin, Antistax, Mirtoselect (bilberry), escin, and the combination Venoruton-Pycnogenol (VE-PY) were compared with compressions. No safety or tolerability problems were observed. At inclusion, measurements in the groups were comparable: 1,051 patients completed the registry...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791261/rationale-of-combination-therapy-with-antioxidants-in-medical-management-of-peyronie-s-disease-results-of-clinical-application
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Gianni Paulis, Andrea Paulis, Gennaro Romano, Davide Barletta, Andrea Fabiani
Peyronie's disease (PD) is a connective tissue disorder involving the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa of the penis. We have published several studies describing a "combined therapy" for PD patients, but the present study aims to clearly demonstrate how the association between various antioxidants in PD treatment can significantly increase the likelihood of therapeutic success. We used the following substances: silymarin, ginkgo biloba, vitamin E, bilberry, topical diclofenac sodium, and pentoxifylline (PTX)...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760419/hypoglycemic-and-hypolipidemic-effect-of-vaccinium-myrtillus-l-leaf-and-phaseolus-vulgaris-l-seed-coat-extracts-in-diabetic-rats
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Yulia Sidorova, Vladimir Shipelin, Vladimir Mazo, Sergey Zorin, Nikita Petrov, Alla Kochetkova
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Vaccinium myrtillus L. leaf (VLE) and Phaseolus vulgaris L. seed coat (PCE) plant extracts, containing polyphenolic compounds, on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in Wistar rats with streptozotocin (STZ) and high-fructose diet (HFD)-induced diabetes. METHODS: Male Wistar rats with STZ and HFD-induced diabetes were fed with or without VLE or PCE for 50 d. At different intervals, blood glucose and body weight were recorded...
September 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749662/influence-of-different-fermentation-strategies-on-the-phenolic-profile-of-bilberry-wine-vaccinium-myrtillus-l
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Annika Behrends, Fabian Weber
Polyphenol rich and especially anthocyanin rich berries like bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and derived products such as wine have enjoyed increasing popularity. During winemaking and aging, the phenolic profile undergoes distinct changes, a phenomenon that has been well investigated in grape wine but not in bilberry wine. The present study determined the influence of different fermentation strategies including various pre- and postfermentative heating and cooling concepts on the phenolic profile of bilberry wine...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747170/spatial-prediction-and-validation-of-zoonotic-hazard-through-micro-habitat-properties-where-does-puumala-hantavirus-hole-up
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Hussein Khalil, Gert Olsson, Magnus Magnusson, Magnus Evander, Birger Hörnfeldt, Frauke Ecke
BACKGROUND: To predict the risk of infectious diseases originating in wildlife, it is important to identify habitats that allow the co-occurrence of pathogens and their hosts. Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) is a directly-transmitted RNA virus that causes hemorrhagic fever in humans, and is carried and transmitted by the bank vole (Myodes glareolus). In northern Sweden, bank voles undergo 3-4 year population cycles, during which their spatial distribution varies greatly. METHODS: We used boosted regression trees; a technique inspired by machine learning, on a 10 - year time-series (fall 2003-2013) to develop a spatial predictive model assessing seasonal PUUV hazard using micro-habitat variables in a landscape heavily modified by forestry...
July 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738569/optoacoustic-determination-of-analytical-parameters-and-physicochemical-constants-in-highly-concentrated-solutions-of-chromophores
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Kristina V Lobko, Mikhail A Shishkin, Tatyana A Filimonova, Dmitry S Volkov, Ivan M Pelivanov, Mikhail A Proskurnin
Determination of chromophores of various classes-rosaniline (fuchsine), cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, tris(1,10-phenanthroline) iron(II), and phenol red - in their concentrated solutions near their solubility limits is performed with the optoacoustic technique for optically dense solutions; light-absorption coefficients of samples range from 0.5 to 500cm(-1). The assessment of these substances in organo-aqueous and organic solvents is possible up to ca. 0.1molL(-1). Characteristic stability and rate constants of the chelation of iron(II) with 1,10-phenanthroline are determined...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704188/effect-of-extracts-of-bilberries-vaccinium-myrtillus-l-on-amyloglucosidase-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-activity
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Diana P Karcheva-Bahchevanska, Paolina K Lukova, Mariana M Nikolova, Rumen D Mladenov, Ilia N Iliev
BACKGROUND: Vaccinium myrtillus L. is a species belonging to the genus Vaccinium of the family Ericaceae. Bilberries have drawn attention due to the multiple benefits for the human health, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-neurodegenerative, and cardioprotective effects. Recently, bilberries were shown to inhibit the activity of carbohydrate-hydrolysing enzymes that can help reduce the intensity of the metabolic syndrome and prevent type 2 diabetes. AIM: In this study, we investigated the α-glucosidase and amyloglucosidase inhibitory activities of polyphenol-rich extracts from fruit of Vaccinium myrtillus L...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699753/identification-of-anthocyanins-from-four-kinds-of-berries-and-their-inhibition-activity-to-%C3%AE-glycosidase-and-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-by-hplc-ft-icr-ms-ms
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Ting Xiao, Zhenghong Guo, Baoshan Sun, Yuqing Zhao
The polyphenolic profiles of four berries (blueberry, bilberry, mulberry, and cranberry) in China were investigated using Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS). Thirty-nine polyphenols including 26 anthocyanins, 9 flavonoids, and 4 phenolic acids were identified accurately. Cyanidin aglycones are common in four berries, and malvidin aglycones are the main compounds found in bilberry and cranberry. The anthocyanin level in blueberry are the highest with 739.6 ± 17.14 mg/g DW and presented the strongest antioxidant capacity in DPPH, ABTS, FRAP, and ORAC assay...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656948/-the-changes-in-the-temperature-of-a-corpse-in-the-course-of-its-decomposition-an-experimental-study
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O S Lavrukova, V L Popov, S N Lyabzina, N A Sidorova, A N Prikhod'ko
The objective of the present work was to study dynamics of the temperature of a corpse of an experimental animal (a pig) between the moment of death till complete skeletization, The porcine corpse weighing approximately 100 kg was placed in the bilberry spruce forest in the southern part of the Karelian Republic. Variations in the temperature of the corpse were measured with the use of the EClrerk-USB-2Pt logger (an autonomous register of temperature) along with those of the environmental (the air and the soil) temperature during 86 days in the period from June till September...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631923/influence-of-ingesting-a-flavonoid-rich-supplement-on-the-metabolome-and-concentration-of-urine-phenolics-in-overweight-obese-women
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David C Nieman, Sivapriya Ramamoorthy, Colin D Kay, Courtney L Goodman, Christopher R Capps, Zack L Shue, Nicole Heyl, Mary H Grace, Mary A Lila
This study evaluated the effect of ingesting a flavonoid-rich supplement (329 mg/d) on total urine phenolics and shifts in plasma metabolites in overweight/obese female adults using untargeted metabolomics procedures. Participants (N = 103, 18-65 y, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m(2)) were randomized to flavonoid (F) or placebo (P) groups for 12 weeks with blood and 24 h urine samples collected prestudy and after 4 and 12 weeks in a parallel design. Supplements were prepared as chewable tablets and included vitamin C, wild bilberry fruit extract, green tea leaf extract, quercetin, caffeine, and omega 3 fatty acids...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624857/bioaccumulation-of-heavy-metals-and-ecophysiological-responses-to-heavy-metal-stress-in-selected-populations-of-vaccinium-myrtillus-l-and-vaccinium-vitis-idaea-l
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Marta Kandziora-Ciupa, Aleksandra Nadgórska-Socha, Gabriela Barczyk, Ryszard Ciepał
The aim of this study was to determine the concentrations of heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Zn, Fe, and Mn) in soil, and their bioavailability and bioaccumulation in Vaccinium myrtillus L. and Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. organs. Analysis also concerned the physiological responses of these plants from three polluted sites (immediate vicinity of a zinc smelter in Miasteczko Śląskie, ArcelorMittal Poland S.A. iron smelter in Dąbrowa Górnicza-Łosień, and Jaworzno III power plant in Jaworzno) and one pseudo-control site (Pazurek nature reserve in Jaroszowiec Olkuski)...
June 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617532/the-effect-of-a-natural-standardized-bilberry-extract-mirtoselect%C3%A2-in-dry-eye-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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A Riva, S Togni, F Franceschi, S Kawada, Y Inaba, R Eggenhoffner, L Giacomelli
OBJECTIVE: Dry eye, a chronic disease of lachrymal fluid and corneo-conjunctival epithelium, could significantly impact visual function, affects quality of life and work productivity. Beside several conventional treatments, nutritional supplements based on bilberry extract have been identified as effective contributors to eye health. Here, we aim at investigating the bioavailability of a standardized bilberry extract, its ability to alleviate dry eye symptoms and its antioxidant potential...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609455/differential-iridoid-production-as-revealed-by-a-diversity-panel-of-84-cultivated-and-wild-blueberry-species
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Courtney P Leisner, Mohamed O Kamileen, Megan E Conway, Sarah E O'Connor, C Robin Buell
Cultivated blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum, Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium darrowii, and Vaccinium virgatum) is an economically important fruit crop native to North America and a member of the Ericaceae family. Several species in the Ericaceae family including cranberry, lignonberry, bilberry, and neotropical blueberry species have been shown to produce iridoids, a class of pharmacologically important compounds present in over 15 plant families demonstrated to have a wide range of biological activities in humans including anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570634/neuroprotective-effect-of-bilberry-extract-in-a-murine-model-of-photo-stressed-retina
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Hideto Osada, Tomohiro Okamoto, Hirohiko Kawashima, Eriko Toda, Seiji Miyake, Norihiro Nagai, Saori Kobayashi, Kazuo Tsubota, Yoko Ozawa
Excessive exposure to light promotes degenerative and blinding retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. However, the underlying mechanisms of photo-induced retinal degeneration are not fully understood, and a generalizable preventive intervention has not been proposed. Bilberry extract is an antioxidant-rich supplement that ameliorates ocular symptoms. However, its effects on photo-stressed retinas have not been clarified. In this study, we examined the neuroprotective effects of bilberry extract against photo-stress in murine retinas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556578/fasting-serum-hippuric-acid-is-elevated-after-bilberry-vaccinium-myrtillus-consumption-and-associates-with-improvement-of-fasting-glucose-levels-and-insulin-secretion-in-persons-at-high-risk-of-developing-type-2-diabetes
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Vanessa Df de Mello, Maria A Lankinen, Jaana Lindström, Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä, David E Laaksonen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Marko Lehtonen, Matti Uusitupa, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Riitta Törrönen, Kati Hanhineva
SCOPE: Urinary hippuric acid has been proposed as a biomarker for fruit, vegetable, and polyphenol consumption. We assessed how serum hippuric acid changes after a bilberry-enriched diet (BB; high anthocyanin intake) and another berry diet including strawberries, raspberries, and cloudberries (SRC; lower anthocyanin intake) and how these changes associate with insulin and glucose metabolism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hippuric acid was measured with LC-QTOF-MS metabolite profiling analysis from fasting serum samples at baseline and after an 8-week intervention in 47 individuals with features of the metabolic syndrome who were randomized to either a BB diet (n = 15), an SRC diet (n = 20) or a control diet (n = 12)...
May 29, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499643/pharmacokinetic-profile-of-bilberry-anthocyanins-in-rats-and-the-role-of-glucose-transporters-lc-ms-ms-and-computational-studies
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G Baron, A Altomare, L Regazzoni, V Redaelli, S Grandi, A Riva, P Morazzoni, A Mazzolari, M Carini, G Vistoli, G Aldini
The aim of the present investigation was to better understand the pharmacokinetic profile of bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) anthocyanins and the role of glucose transporters (sGLT1 and GLUT2) on their absorption. In particular, the absorption of 15 different anthocyanins contained in a standardized bilberry extract (Mirtoselect(®)) was measured in rats by a validated LC-ESI-MS/MS approach. The plasma concentration peak (Cmax) of 11.1ng/mL was reached after 30min and fasting condition significantly increased the bioavailability of anthocyanins by more than 7 fold in respect to fed rats...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494451/anthocyanins-prevent-colorectal-cancer-development-in-a-mouse-model
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Elisabeth Lippert, Petra Ruemmele, Florian Obermeier, Stefan Goelder, Claudia Kunst, Gerhard Rogler, Nadja Dunger, Helmut Messmann, Arndt Hartmann, Esther Endlicher
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the main leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Present data suggest that plant-derived anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive properties. This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of an anthocyanin-rich extract from bilberries on colorectal tumour development and growth in the administration of azoxymethan (AOM)/dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) mouse model. METHODS: Colonic carcinogenesis was induced by AOM and DSS 3 or 5%, respectively, in 50 female Balb/c mice...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492798/medicinal-plants-profile-used-by-the-3rd-district-population-of-macei%C3%A3-al
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S A S Griz, T J Matos-Rocha, A F Santos, J G Costa, K C Mousinho
Herein the use of medicinal plants by the population of the 3rd Sanitary District of Maceió-AL city is reported. Transversal description was conducted from February 2013 to January 2014, with a sample of 116 individuals of both Gender Genders aged over 18 years. The ethnobotanical information interviews ethnobotanical information were obtained through semi - structured questionnaire featuring the use of medicinal plants and social and economical data. Descriptive statistics was applied for quantitative variables as mean and standard deviation and proportions for qualitative variables in the frequency table format...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
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