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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917803/atp-mediated-rolling-circle-amplification-and-opening-dna-gate-for-drug-delivery-to-cell
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Yujie Wang, Xinxin Shang, Jia Liu, Yingshu Guo
Here, we have developed a facile fluorometric system for the detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by a rolling circle amplification (RCA) based on proximity ligation mediated amplification, and simultaneously achieved the release of the anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) through the mesoporous silicon system. Once the ATP molecule is present, the linker DNA will be released from the graphene oxide (GO) surface and hybridized to the template DNA of the GO surface joining with ligation enzyme. RCA reaction is followed by the addition of the phi29 DNA polymerase...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917368/improving-vasomotor-symptoms-psychological-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-peri-or-post-menopausal-women-through-yoga-an-umbrella-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
M Shepherd-Banigan, K M Goldstein, R R Coeytaux, J R McDuffie, A P Goode, A S Kosinski, M G Van Noord, D Befus, S Adam, V Masilamani, A Nagi, J W Williams
OBJECTIVES: Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), commonly reported during menopausal transition, negatively affect psychological health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). While hormone therapy is an effective treatment, its use is limited by concerns about possible harms. Thus, many women with VMS seek nonhormonal, nonpharmacologic treatment options. However, evidence to guide clinical recommendations is inconclusive. This study reviewed the effectiveness of yoga, tai chi and qigong on vasomotor, psychological symptoms, and HRQoL in peri- or post-menopausal women...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914203/phytomedicines-are-efficient-complementary-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-review-of-mechanistic-insight-and-recent-updates
#3
Mohamad Aidil Tumpang, Nor Amlizan Ramli, Zahid Hussain
BACKGROUND: Phytomedicines have been well-accepted alternative complementary therapies for the treatment of a wide range of acute and chronic skin inflammatory diseases including chronic herpes, prurigo, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis (AD). Plethora of in vitro and in vivo studies have evidenced the therapeutic viability of phytomedicines, polyherbal formulations, plant-based materials and their decoctions for the treatment of mild-to-severe AD. OBJECTIVE: This review was aimed to summarize and critically discuss the convincing evidence for the therapeutic effectiveness of phytomedicines for the treatment of AD and explore their anti-AD efficacy...
September 13, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912904/fasciatherapy-and-reflexology-compared-to-hypnosis-and-music-therapy-in-daily-stress-management
#4
Bernard Payrau, Nadine Quere, Elisabeth Breton, Christine Payrau
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from stress symptoms due to every-day life who are looking for a non-pharmacological response to their relief expectation are many. Furthermore, early reckoning of the day-to-day stress which may lead to clinical diagnosis is the best way of preventing the stress-related diseases. Among the many alternative medicinal options, there is little evidence that fasciatherapy (Fs) and reflexology (Rf) are effective in this field. PURPOSE: assess incidence of fasciatherapy Danis Bois Method (DBM) and of reflexology on patients' stress level in everyday-life, and provide a more informed choice among the numerous mind and body techniques by comparing them with hypnosis (Hp) and music therapy (Mt)...
September 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912824/prevalence-and-correlates-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-patients-with-lung-cancer-a-cross-sectional-study-in-beirut-lebanon
#5
Farah Naja, Bilal Anouti, Hibeh Shatila, Reem Akel, Yolla Haibe, Arafat Tfayli
Patients with lung cancer are increasingly seeking complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to improve their physiological and psychological well-being. This study aimed to assess CAM use among lung cancer patients in Lebanon. Using a cross-sectional design, 150 lung cancer patients attending the Basile Cancer Institute at the American University of Beirut Medical Center were interviewed. Participants completed a questionnaire addressing sociodemographic characteristics, lung cancer condition, and use of CAM...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912188/modern-imaging-techniques-in-cardiomyopathies
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REVIEW
M Fuad Jan, A Jamil Tajik
Modern advanced imaging techniques have allowed increasingly more rigorous assessment of the cardiac structure and function of several types of cardiomyopathies. In contemporary cardiology practice, echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging are widely used to provide a basic framework in the evaluation and management of cardiomyopathies. Echocardiography is the quintessential imaging technique owing to its unique ability to provide real-time images of the beating heart with good temporal resolution, combined with its noninvasive nature, cost-effectiveness, availability, and portability...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911662/pharmacokinetic-interactions-of-herbal-medicines-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis
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REVIEW
Tun-Pin Hsueh, Wan-Ling Lin, Tung-Hu Tsai
Chronic liver disease is a serious global health problem, and an increasing number of patients are seeking alternative medicines or complementary treatment. Herbal medicines account for 16.8% of patients with chronic liver disease who use complementary and alternative therapies. A survey of the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan reported that Long-Dan-Xie-Gan-Tang, Jia-Wei-Xia-Yao-San, and Xiao-Chai-Hu-Tang (Sho-saiko-to) were the most frequent formula prescriptions for chronic hepatitis used by traditional Chinese medicine physicians...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905672/the-influence-of-ketogenic-therapy-on-the-5-r-s-of-radiobiology
#8
Rainer J Klement
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy (RT) is a mainstay in the treatment of solid tumors and works by inducing free radical stress in tumor cells, leading to loss of reproductive integrity. The optimal treatment strategy has to consider damage to both tumor and normal cells and is determined by five factors known as the 5 R's of radiobiology: Reoxygenation, DNA Repair, Radiosensitivity, Redistribution in the cell cycle and Repopulation. The aim of this review is (i) to present evidence that these 5 R's are strongly influenced by cellular and whole body metabolism that in turn can be modified through ketogenic therapy in form of ketogenic diets and short term fasting, and (ii) to stimulate new research into this field including some research questions deserving further study...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904556/medicinal-plants-for-the-treatment-of-local-tissue-damage-induced-by-snake-venoms-an-overview-from-traditional-use-to-pharmacological-evidence
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REVIEW
Juliana Félix-Silva, Arnóbio Antônio Silva-Junior, Silvana Maria Zucolotto, Matheus de Freitas Fernandes-Pedrosa
Snakebites are a serious problem in public health due to their high morbimortality. Most of snake venoms produce intense local tissue damage, which could lead to temporary or permanent disability in victims. The available specific treatment is the antivenom serum therapy, whose effectiveness is reduced against these effects. Thus, the search for complementary alternatives for snakebite treatment is relevant. There are several reports of the popular use of medicinal plants against snakebites worldwide. In recent years, many studies have been published giving pharmacological evidence of benefits of several vegetal species against local effects induced by a broad range of snake venoms, including inhibitory potential against hyaluronidase, phospholipase, proteolytic, hemorrhagic, myotoxic, and edematogenic activities...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904538/the-effect-of-group-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-on-stress-anxiety-and-depression-of-women-with-multiple-sclerosis
#10
Saeid Pahlavanzadeh, Samira Abbasi, Nasrollah Alimohammadi
BACKGROUND: One of the factors that could influence the quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis, which is usually overlooked, is its psychological aspects. Considering the increasing acceptance of complementary medicine in the health system, this study was designed and conducted to determine the effect of group cognitive therapy on the stress, anxiety, and depression of women suffering from multiple sclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial was conducted among 70 women suffering from multiple sclerosis who were referred to the health centers of Isfahan...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904328/a-narrative-review-of-non-operative-treatment-especially-traditional-chinese-medicine-therapy-for-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-herniation
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Bo Zhang, Haidong Xu, Juntao Wang, Bin Liu, Guodong Sun
Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH), as the main contributor to low back pain and sciatica, imposes a heavy burden on both the individual and society. Non-operative treatment or conservative treatment has proven effective in alleviation of the symptoms of LIDH and are considered to be a first-line choice for most cases. Active lifestyle, physical therapy, complementary and alternative medicine therapy or Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy, and pharmacotherapy are routinely used as effective non-operative treatment for LIDH patients...
2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903354/her2-isoforms-co-expression-differently-tunes-mammary-tumor-phenotypes-affecting-onset-vasculature-and-therapeutic-response
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Arianna Palladini, Giordano Nicoletti, Alessia Lamolinara, Massimiliano Dall'Ora, Tania Balboni, Marianna L Ianzano, Roberta Laranga, Lorena Landuzzi, Veronica Giusti, Claudio Ceccarelli, Donatella Santini, Mario Taffurelli, Enrico Di Oto, Sofia Asioli, Augusto Amici, Serenella M Pupa, Carla De Giovanni, Elda Tagliabue, Manuela Iezzi, Patrizia Nanni, Pier-Luigi Lollini
Full-length HER2 oncoprotein and splice variant Delta16 are co-expressed in human breast cancer. We studied their interaction in hybrid transgenic mice bearing human full-length HER2 and Delta16 (F1 HER2/Delta16) in comparison to parental HER2 and Delta16 transgenic mice. Mammary carcinomas onset was faster in F1 HER2/Delta16 and Delta16 than in HER2 mice, however tumor growth was slower, and metastatic spread was comparable in all transgenic mice. Full-length HER2 tumors contained few large vessels or vascular lacunae, whereas Delta16 tumors presented a more regular vascularization with numerous endothelium-lined small vessels...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899932/utility-of-perfusion-imaging-in-acute-stroke-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Won Hyung A Ryu, Michael B Avery, Navjit Dharampal, Isabel E Allen, Steven W Hetts
BACKGROUND: Variability in imaging protocols and techniques has resulted in a lack of consensus regarding the incorporation of perfusion imaging into stroke triage and treatment. The objective of our study was to evaluate the available scientific evidence regarding the utility of perfusion imaging in determining treatment eligibility in patients with acute stroke and in predicting their clinical outcome. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library focusing on themes of medical imaging, stroke, treatment, and outcome (CRD42016037817)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899513/mechanisms-underlying-the-wound-healing-potential-of-propolis-based-on-its-in-vitro-antioxidant-activity
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Xue-Ping Cao, Yi-Fan Chen, Jiang-Lin Zhang, Meng-Meng You, Kai Wang, Fu-Liang Hu
BACKGROUND: Propolis is a resinous substance collected by honeybees, Apis mellifera, from various plant sources. Having various pharmacological and biological activities, it has been used in folk medicine and complementary therapies since ancient times. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects and underlying mechanism of the protective effects of the ethanol extract of Chinese propolis (EECP) on L929 cells injured by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). STUDY DESIGN: The wound healing activities of EECP in L929 cells with H2O2-induced damage were investigated...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899385/coronary-artery-calcium-score-plays-an-important-role-for-cardiovascular-risk-stratification-in-the-statin-benefit-groups-of-asymptomatic-individuals
#15
Dong-Hyeon Lee, Ho-Joong Youn, Hae-Ok Jung, Kiyuk Chang, Yun-Seok Choi, Jung Im Jung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the relationship between statin benefit groups based on statin-intensity class of drugs and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in an asymptomatic Korean population. METHODS: A total of 3914 asymptomatic individuals (mean age: 55 ± 10 years; male: female = 2649: 1265) who underwent MDCT for health examination between January 2009 and December 2012 were retrospectively enrolled...
September 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898555/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-u-s-adults-with-diabetes-reasons-for-use-and-perceived-benefits
#16
Taeho Greg Rhee, Sarah M Westberg, Ila M Harris
OBJECTIVES: While complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly used, little is known about reasons for CAM use (treatment, wellness or both) and self-reported perceived benefits among U.S. adults with diabetes at the national level. We estimated prevalence rates of overall and specific types of CAM by reason for use, and examined perceived benefits of using CAM by reason for use among U.S. adults with diabetes. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized adults with diabetes (n = 3,386 unweighted)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898197/urgent-need-for-improved-mental-health-care-and-a-more-collaborative-model-of-care
#17
James Lake, Mason Spain Turner
Current treatments and the dominant model of mental health care do not adequately address the complex challenges of mental illness, which accounts for roughly one-third of adult disability globally. These circumstances call for radical change in the paradigm and practices of mental health care, including improving standards of clinician training, developing new research methods, and re-envisioning current models of mental health care delivery. Because of its dominant position in the US health care marketplace and its commitment to research and innovation, Kaiser Permanente (KP) is strategically positioned to make important contributions that will shape the future of mental health care nationally and globally...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895957/atopic-dermatitis-addressing-allergy-infection-itch-and-complementary-therapies
#18
Jusleen Ahluwalia, Dawn Marie Davis, Sharon Jacob, Andrea Waldman, Peter Y Ong, Stuart Cohen, Adam Friedman, Peter Lio, Nathan Jetter, Jeffrey Bienstock, Jennifer LeBovidge, Jonathan Spergel, Luz Fonacier
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex condition that results from the dynamic interplay between genetic predisposition, skin barrier defects, environmental factors, and a dysfunctional immune system. As a result, AD can be complicated by irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and imbalances in the skin microbiome, which can subsequently exacerbate the severity and complicate the course of preexisting atopic disease. Itch is an important symptom of AD, as it plays a large role in the quality of life of patients and their families...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895735/reduction-sensitive-paclitaxel-prodrug-self-assembled-nanoparticles-with-tetrandrine-effectively-promote-synergistic-therapy-against-drug-sensitive-and-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer
#19
Mengjuan Jiang, Ruoshi Zhang, Yingli Wang, Wenna Jing, Ying Liu, Yan Ma, Bingjun Sun, Menglin Wang, Peizhuo Chen, Hongzhuo Liu, Zhonggui He
Co-delivery of multiple drugs with complementary anticancer mechanisms by nano-carriers offers an effective strategy to treat cancers. Herein, conjugation (PTX-SS-VE) of paclitaxel (PTX) to vitamin E succinate (VE) self-assembled nanoparticles were used to load tetrandrine (TET) for combinational treatment against breast carcinoma. The ratio of PTX-SS-VE and TET was optimized. Compared with PTX, the TET/PTX-SS-VE co-loaded nanoparticles (TPNPs) demonstrated superior cytotoxicity against both MCF-7 cells and MCF-7/Adr cells...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895061/valvular-heart-disease-in-women-differential-remodeling-and-response-to-new-therapies
#20
REVIEW
Jaya Chandrasekhar, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
In the United States, valvular heart disease (VHD) has a prevalence of 2.5%, most commonly presenting as aortic stenosis (AS) or mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and increasingly observed to be of a degenerative etiology. Women frequently have latent symptoms despite significant disease, and it is therefore pertinent to consider both clinical symptoms and imaging findings for decision-making on treatment. Indeed, significant advances have been made in noninvasive imaging allowing for more accurate diagnosis and disease prognostication...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
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