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A M Quílez, M A Fernández-Arche, M D García-Giménez, R De la Puerta
ETHNO-PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Annona species (Annonaceae) have long been used as traditional herbal medicines by native peoples in tropical areas. In different countries they are used against a large variety of illnesses, such as parasitic and infectious diseases, cancer, diabetes, peptic ulcers, and mental disorders. AIM OF THE STUDY: This review aims to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the research conducted so far on the local and traditional uses, pharmacological activities, mechanism of actions of active compounds, toxicity, and possible interactions with other drugs of the Annona species...
June 19, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Marianne Juhler
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June 21, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Lone Knudsen, Gitte Laue Petersen, Kathrine Næsted Nørskov, Lene Vase, Nanna Finnerup, Troels Staehelin Jensen, Peter Svensson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A noxious stimulus does not necessarily cause pain. Nociceptive signals arising from a noxious stimulus are subject to modulation via endogenous inhibitory and facilitatory mechanisms as they travel from the periphery to the dorsal horn or brainstem and on to higher brain sites. Research on the neural structures underlying endogenous pain modulation has largely been restricted to animal research due to the invasiveness of such studies (e.g., spinal cord transection, brain lesioning, brain site stimulation)...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
S Rajsic, H Gothe, H H Borba, G Sroczynski, J Vujicic, T Toell, Uwe Siebert
OBJECTIVES: Stroke is a leading cause for disability and morbidity associated with increased economic burden due to treatment and post-stroke care (PSC). The aim of our study is to provide information on resource consumption for PSC, to identify relevant cost drivers, and to discuss potential information gaps. METHODS: A systematic literature review on economic studies reporting PSC-associated data was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus/Elsevier and Cochrane databases, Google Scholar and gray literature ranging from January 2000 to August 2016...
June 16, 2018: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
Shanshan Li, Weiqiang Zhong, Wen Peng, Gaofeng Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). METHODS: The following electronic databases were systematically searched: PubMed, Cochrane Library, SCI, Elsevier SDOL, China National Knowledge, Wan Fang database and Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database. Only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for PPD were considered. Primary outcomes were the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD) or the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scores and effective rate...
June 15, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Melissa Petrakis, Rebecca Robinson, Kevan Myers, Simon Kroes, Sarah O'Connor
Objective: To conduct a systematic review of the literature regarding approaches to staff training in dual diagnosis competencies. Methods: A search was conducted using eight databases: Informit, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Proquest, Expand, Sage, Psych info, Elsevier and Cinahl. The year range was 2005 to April 2015. An additional manual search of reference lists was conducted to ensure relevant articles were not overlooked. Results: Of 129 potential results, there were only 11 articles regarding staff training in dual diagnosis...
June 2018: Addictive Behaviors Reports
Anna Sulek, Anna Lusakowska, Wioletta Krysa, Marta Rajkiewicz, Anna Kaminska, Monika Nojszewska, Anna Kostera-Pruszczyk, Elzbieta Zdzienicka, Jolanta Kubalska, Maria Rakowicz, Walentyna Szirkowiec, Hubert Kwiecinski, Jacek Zaremba
The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, 10.1016/j.pjnns.2018.02.008. The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at
May 17, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Burak Kundakci, Anjum Sultana, Alan J Taylor, Mansour Abdullah Alshehri
Background: Dizziness is a non-specific term used by patients to describe several symptoms ranging from true vertigo, light headedness, disorientation or sense of imbalance. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a specific form of exercise-based therapy programme aimed at alleviating the primary and secondary problems of a vestibular pathology. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of exercise-based vestibular rehabilitation in adult patients with chronic dizziness. Methods: The following five databases were searched: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, the Cochrane Library), MEDLINE, PubMed, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and Scopus (Elsevier)...
2018: F1000Research
Maryam Shirmohammadi, Shahnaz Kohan, Ehsan Shamsi-Gooshki, Mohsen Shahriari
Background: There is an assumption that sexual health research has great influence on the quality of human life through elevating sexual health standards, and their results will eliminate the burden of sexual health challenges on family relationships. The aim of this study was to review ethical considerations in sexual health research. Materials and Methods: This narrative review was conducted between January 1990 and December 2017 based on the five-step approach of York University...
May 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Michael J Cools, Kevin A Carneiro
We present a case report of a 14-year-old boy who was jumping on a trampoline when he struck his right mastoid on a support pole. The following day, he developed a right-sided facial droop and inability to close his right eye. He presented to the emergency department, where CT of his temporal bone was negative and he was started on prednisone. Over the next month, he had spontaneous recovery of his facial nerve (FN) function. In cases of traumatic FN palsy, urgent referral to otolaryngology is needed, even without a fracture of the temporal bone, as edema within the facial nerve could require decompressive surgery...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Wenjing Tian, Zujian Liao, Mi Zhou, Guanghui Wang, Yu Wu, Shuo Gao, Daren Qiu, Xiangzhong Liu, Ting Lin, Haifeng Chen
Cytoskyrin C (1), a new bisanthraquinone with asymmetrically cytoskyrin type skeleton, together with a known symmetrical analogue (+)-epicytoskyrin (2), were isolated from an endophytic fungus ARL-09 (Diaporthe sp.). Cytoskyrin C (1) featured an asymmetrically cage-like structural motif arising from the dimerization of anthraquinone monomers by three carbon‑carbon bonds 9a/3', 3/9a' and 1/1'. The structure and absolute configuration of compound 1 were determined by spectroscopic analyses, ECD calculation and exciton chirality methods...
May 31, 2018: Fitoterapia
Ying-Jie Guo, Zi-Bin Tian, Na Jiang, Xue-Li Ding, Tao Mao, Xue Jing
Background: Energetic effects of late evening snack (LES) on cirrhotic patients were reported recently, but there was no quantitative analysis. In this meta-analysis, we reviewed and quantified the effects of LES on energy metabolism and substrate oxidation in the patients with cirrhosis, which will be of benefit for liver cirrhosis nutritional therapy. Methods: A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Elsevier, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang Database for relevant trials published until July 2017...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Anbu Karani Adikesavan, Emmanual Unni, Anil K Jaiswal
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( The University of Maryland, Baltimore conducted an internal investigation which found that the article was compromised and a preponderance of evidence supports retraction of the publication in order to correct the scientific record and ensure its integrity. The Editor-in-Chief has decided to retract this article. This article has been found to contain manipulated and enhanced figures, namely figures 1D and 1E, 4A and 4B...
June 27, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Mohamed Mashal, Noha Attia, Cristina Soto-Sánchez, Gema Martínez-Navarrete, Eduardo Fernández, Gustavo Puras, José Luis Pedraz
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at
May 23, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Xinmiao Hu, Yan Sang, Mei Yang, Xue Chen, Wenjuan Tang
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated pruritus is a common adverse symptom in patients with end-stage renal disease treated by dialysis. Herein, a systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of CKD-associated pruritus among adult dialysis patients was conducted.An electronic search of PubMed, Web of Science, Elsevier, Wanfang, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases was conducted from inception to November 23, 2016, and all cross-sectional studies that reported the prevalence of CKD-associated pruritus in dialysis were collected...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yoshitaka Fujii, Hiroyoshi Tanaka, Yoshiaki Somekawa
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( This article has been retracted at the request of the Editors-in-Chief. In 2012, a number of Editors-in-Chief requested a determination from several universities regarding the body of work published by Dr. Yoshitaka Fujii. An investigation by the University of Tsukaba, Japan, where the above work was conducted, concluded that Dr. Fujii made a false statement that the research had been approved by the Institutional Review Board and a false statement that he conducted the randomized clinical trial by himself...
June 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Camila Fernandes Pollo, Silmara Meneguin, Helio Amante Miot
The aim of this study was to analyze scientific production concerning the validation and cultural adaptation of quality of life evaluation instruments for patients with melasma and to offer a critical reflection on these methods. A literature review was performed based on a search of the Web of Science, Bireme, PubMed, Elsevier Scopus, and Google Scholar databases. All published articles from indexed periodicals in these electronic databases up to December 2015 were included. Eight articles were identified, of which only one (12...
May 21, 2018: Clinics
L Darvish, M Ghorbani, S Hosseini Teshnizi, N Roozbeh, F Seif, M Reza Bayatiani, C Knaup, A Amraee
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy can often lead to thyroid dysfunction. Some studies demonstrated that treatment of breast cancer by RT can expose thyroid gland to high doses of radiation. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate consideration of thyroid gland as an organ at risk. METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis to select initial studies, a comprehensive search by two independent reviewers was performed. Electronical databases following: Web of Science, Google Scholar, Scopus, PubMed, Elsevier, Embase, ProQuest and Persian databases such as Iranmedex, Magiran, and SID were searched...
May 14, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Santanu Patra, Ekta Roy, Rashmi Madhuri, Prashant K Sharma
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor following concerns raised by various readers. The article reports different electron micrographs for different sample preparations, but some images are of different areas from the same sample. Figure 4E is a magnified section of Figure 4C, and the images are identical as demonstrated by overlapping the images and adjusting for magnification scale...
September 6, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
Leila Barbosa, Alessandra Boaviagem, Eduarda Moretti, Andrea Lemos
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Multiparity, age and high body mass index (BMI) are the most widely investigated factors associated with urinary incontinence (UI) during pregnancy. We hypothesized that multiparity, age 35 years or older and high BMI (prepregnancy and during pregnancy) are risk factors for the occurrence of UI in pregnant women. METHODS: Searches were done on MEDLINE/PubMed (1966-2017), LILACS/BIREME (1982-2017), CINAHL/Ebsco (1981-2017) and Scopus/Elsevier (1950-2017)...
May 12, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
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