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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919922/anti-tumor-effects-of-the-american-cockroach-periplaneta-americana
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REVIEW
Yanan Zhao, Ailin Yang, Pengfei Tu, Zhongdong Hu
Since the incidence of cancer has been on the rise due to increasing exposure to various carcinogenic factors in recent years, cancer has gradually become the first killer to the health of human beings. A growing attention has been paid to anti-cancer effects of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with low toxicity and good efficacy. As a kind of TCM, Periplaneta americana (P. americana) has a good effect on clinical application, and its anti-tumor effects has been increasingly well studied. In this review, the research progress on the anti-tumor effects of P...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916930/tongue-image-analysis-and-its-mobile-app-development-for-health-diagnosis
#2
Ratchadaporn Kanawong, Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, Dahai Liu, Meng Zhang, Dong Xu, Ye Duan
Computer-aided diagnosis provides a medical procedure that assists physicians in interpretation of medical images. This work focuses on computer-aided tongue image analysis specifically, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tongue diagnosis is an important component of TCM. Computerized tongue diagnosis can aid medical practitioners in capturing quantitative features to improve reliability and consistency of diagnosis. Recently, researchers have started to develop computer-aided tongue analysis algorithms based on new advancement in digital photogrammetry, image analysis, and pattern recognition technologies...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915826/acupuncture-lowering-blood-pressure-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yu-Zheng Du, Xin-Xin Gao, Cheng-Ting Wang, Hai-Zhen Zheng, Yun Lei, Meng-Han Wu, Xue-Min Shi, Hai-Peng Ban, Wen-Long Gu, Xiang-Gang Meng, Mao-Ti Wei, Chun-Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the prime cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population, and hypertension will increase the recurrence and mortality of stroke. We report a protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) using blood pressure (BP)-lowering acupuncture add-on treatment to treat patients with hypertension and stroke. METHODS: This is a large-scale, multicenter, subject-, assessor- and analyst-blinded, pragmatic RCT. A total of 480 patients with hypertension and ischemic stroke will be randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group and a control group...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912491/meiotic-arrest-with-roscovitine-and-follicular-fluid-improves-cytoplasmic-maturation-of-porcine-oocytes-by-promoting-chromatin-de-condensation-and-gene-transcription
#4
Min Zhang, Chuan-Xin Zhang, Liu-Zhu Pan, Shuai Gong, Wei Cui, Hong-Jie Yuan, Wei-Ling Zhang, Jing-He Tan
The developmental capacity of in vitro matured oocytes is inferior to that of the in vivo matured ones due to insufficient cytoplasmic maturation. Although great efforts were made to accomplish better cytoplasmic maturation by meiotic arrest maintenance (MAM) before in vitro maturation (IVM), limited progress has been achieved in various species. This study showed that MAM of porcine oocytes was better achieved with roscovitine than with dibutyryl cyclic adenosine monophosphate (db-cAMP) or 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904972/evaluation-of-the-bacterial-diversity-in-the-human-tongue-coating-based-on-genus-specific-primers-for-16s-rrna-sequencing
#5
Beili Sun, Dongrui Zhou, Jing Tu, Zuhong Lu
The characteristics of tongue coating are very important symbols for disease diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory. As a habitat of oral microbiota, bacteria on the tongue dorsum have been proved to be the cause of many oral diseases. The high-throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms have been widely applied in the analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA gene. We developed a methodology based on genus-specific multiprimer amplification and ligation-based sequencing for microbiota analysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
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/28900617/serum-and-brain-metabolomic-variations-reveal-perturbation-of-sleep-deprivation-on-rats-and-ameliorate-effect-of-total-ginsenoside-treatment
#7
Xiao-Jun Gou, Fang Cen, Zi-Quan Fan, Ying Xu, Hong-Yi Shen, Ming-Mei Zhou
Sleep loss or sleep deprivation (SD) refers to shorter sleep than average baseline need, and SD has been a serious problem of modern societies which affects health and well-being. Panax ginseng is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Our previous study has demonstrated that total ginsenosides (GS), the extracts from Panax ginseng, could effectively improve cognition and behavior on SD rats. However, little is known about its metabolomic study. In this study, serum and brain metabolomic method based on gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was employed to evaluate the efficacy and study the mechanism of GS on a rat model of SD...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900482/study-on-inhibitory-effect-of-maimendong-decoction-and-weijing-decoction-combination-with-cisplatin-on-nci-a549-xenograft-in-nude-mice-and-its-mechanism
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Fei Xiong, Miao Jiang, Meijuan Chen, Xiaoxia Wang, Shiping Zhang, Jing Zhou, Ke Li, Yan Sheng, Lian Yin, Yuping Tang, Lihong Ye, Mianhua Wu, Haian Fu, Xu Zhang
MaiMenDong Decoction and WeiJing Decoction (Jin formula) is a traditional Chinese medication that consists of 8 medicinal plants, which recorded in the classical TCM literature Jin Kui Yao Lue and has been utilized in the treatment of lung diseases for hundreds of years in China. The present study aimed to determine the anti-tumor activity and the underlying mechanisms of Jin formula combined with cisplatin in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Xenograft model of NCI-A549 was established in Balb/c nude mice...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900447/disinfection-byproducts-in-drinking-water-and-evaluation-of-potential-health-risks-of-long-term-exposure-in-nigeria
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Nsikak U Benson, Oyeronke A Akintokun, Adebusayo E Adedapo
Levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water from water treatment plants (WTPs) in Nigeria were studied using a gas chromatograph (GC Agilent 7890A with autosampler Agilent 7683B) equipped with electron capture detector (ECD). The mean concentrations of the trihalomethanes ranged from zero in raw water samples to 950 μg/L in treated water samples. Average concentration values of THMs in primary and secondary disinfection samples exceeded the standard maximum contaminant levels. Results for the average THMs concentrations followed the order TCM > BDCM > DBCM > TBM...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894512/treatment-effects-of-ischemic-stroke-by-berberine-baicalin-and-jasminoidin-from-huang-lian-jie-du-decoction-hljdd-explored-by-an-integrated-metabolomics-approach
#10
Qian Zhang, Xiaowei Fu, Junsong Wang, Minghua Yang, Lingyi Kong
Berberine, baicalin, and jasminoidin were major active ingredients of Huang-Lian-Jie-Du-Decoction (HLJDD), a famous prescription of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has been used for the treatment of ischemic stroke. The aim of the present study was to classify their roles in the treatment effects of ischemic stroke. A rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was constructed to mimic ischemic stroke and treatment effects of berberine, baicalin, and jasminoidin, and HLJDD was assessed by neurologic deficit scoring, infarct volume, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and Western blotting...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894471/practice-of-comparative-effectiveness-research-to-identify-treatment-characteristics-of-similar-chinese-patent-medicine-for-angina-pectoris
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Hongbo Cao, Ping Wang, Nan Li, Dan Liu, Junshao Ma, Ruihong Fan, Zhihuan Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Individualized application of TCM is not easy and may lead to undesirable results, such as poor effect or even adverse reactions. This trial aims to compare two common Chinese patent medicines with similar effects. BACKGROUND OF THE RESEARCH: Four hospitals carried out the test at the same time in Tianjin city of China. PARTICIPANTS: 144 patients were involved in this study; all patients must meet the diagnostic criteria. INTERVENTIONS: Qishen Yiqi pills, compound danshen pills, and their placebos; an efficacy analysis was conducted after the first medication and after crossover medication...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894272/t-cell-tolerance-and-exhaustion-in-the-clearance-of-echinococcus-multilocularis-role-of-inoculum-size-in-a-quantitative-hepatic-experimental-model
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Chuanshan Zhang, Yingmei Shao, Shuting Yang, Xiaojuan Bi, Liang Li, Hui Wang, Ning Yang, Zhide Li, Cheng Sun, Liang Li, Guodong Lü, Tuerganaili Aji, Dominique A Vuitton, Renyong Lin, Hao Wen
The local immune mechanisms responsible for either self-healing or sustained chronic infection are not clear, in the development of E. multilocularis larvae. Here, we developed a suitable experimental model that mimics naturally infected livers, according to the parasite load. We demonstrated that local cellular immunity and fibrogenesis are actually protective and fully able to limit metacestode growth in the liver of low or medium dose-infected mice (LDG or MDG), or even to clear it, while impairment of cellular immunity is followed by a more rapid and severe course of the disease in high dose-infected mice (HDG)...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893239/association-of-tcm-body-constitution-with-insulin-resistance-and-risk-of-diabetes-in-impaired-glucose-regulation-patients
#13
Hong You, Tong Zhang, Wen Feng, Yun Gai
BACKGROUND: Impaired glucose regulation (IGR) patients have increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Identifying relevant risk factors in IGR subjects could facilitate early detection and prevention of IGR progression to diabetes. This study investigated the association between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) body constitution and serum cytokines, and whether body constitution could independently predict diabetes in IGR subjects. METHOD: Patients with IGR (n = 306) received a blood test and their body constitution type was assessed using a body constitution questionnaire (BCQ)...
September 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887510/mirna-target-network-analysis-identifies-potential-biomarkers-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-syndrome-development-evaluation-in-hepatitis-b-caused-liver-cirrhosis
#14
Yamin Liu, Mei Wang, Yunquan Luo, ChenJian Chen, Yiyu Lu, Yulin Shi, Chenchen Tang, Qianmei Zhou, Hui Zhang, Yuanjia Hu, Shibing Su, Qilong Chen
Hepatitis B is one of most etiologies of Liver cirrhosis in China, and clinically lacks the effective strategy for Hepatitis B caused cirrhosis (HBC) therapy. As a complementary and alternative medicine, Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) has special therapeutic effects for HBC. Here, we focus on the evolution process of HBC TCM syndromes, which was from Excessive (Liver-Gallbladder Dampness-Heat Syndrome, LGDHS) to Deficient (Liver-Kidney Deficiency Syndrome, LKYDS) via Excessive-Deficient syndrome (Liver-Depression and Spleen-Deficiency Syndrome, LDSDS)...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887216/phytochemistry-pharmacology-quality-control-and-future-research-of-forsythia-suspensa-thunb-vahl-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Zhaoyi Wang, Qing Xia, Xin Liu, Wenxue Liu, Wanzhen Huang, Xue Mei, Jun Luo, Mingxu Shan, Zhiqiang Ma, Ruichao Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Forsythiae Fructus (called Lianqiao in Chinese), the fruit of Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl, is utilized as a common traditional medicine in China, Japan and Korea. It is traditionally used to treat pyrexia, inflammation, gonorrhea, carbuncle and erysipelas. Depending on the different harvest time, Forsythiae Fructus can be classified into two forms, namely Qingqiao and Laoqiao. The greenish fruits that start to ripen are collected as Qingqiao, while the yellow fruits that are fully ripe are collected as Laoqiao...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887068/the-rationale-design-and-methods-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-collaborative-telecare-in-preserving-function-among-patients-with-late-stage-cancer-and-hematologic-conditions
#16
Andrea L Cheville, Timothy Moynihan, Jeffrey R Basford, John A Nyman, Marty L Tuma, Debra A Macken, Terry Therneau, Daniel Satelel, Kurt Kroenke
Disablement affects over 40% of patients with advanced stage cancer, devastates their quality of life (QoL), and increases their healthcare costs. Proactively treating the causes of disablement; physical impairments, pain, and immobility, can prolong functional independence, improve QoL and, potentially, reduce utilization. However rehabilitation service delivery models are reactive in nature and focus on catastrophic rather than incipient disability. A validated collaborative approach, the Three Component Model (TCM), optimizes important clinical outcomes and may provide an ideal framework to overcome barriers to proactively integrating rehabilitation into cancer care...
September 5, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886530/a-novel-ventricular-restraint-device-asd-repetitively-deliver-salvia-miltiorrhiza-to-epicardium-have-good-curative-effects-in-heart-failure-management
#17
Muhammad Naveed, Li Wenhua, Wang Gang, Imran Shair Mohammad, Muhammad Abbas, Xiaoqian Liao, Mengqi Yang, Li Zhang, Xiaolin Liu, Xiaoming Qi, Yineng Chen, Lv Jiadi, Linlan Ye, Wang Zhijie, Chen Ding Ding, Yu Feng, Zhou Xiaohui
A novel ventricular restraint is the non-transplant surgical option for the management of an end-stage dilated heart failure (HF). To expand the therapeutic techniques we design a novel ventricular restraint device (ASD) which has the ability to deliver a therapeutic drug directly to the heart. We deliver a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen Zhusheye) through active hydraulic ventricular support drug delivery system (ASD) and we hypothesize that it will show better results in HF management than the restraint device and drug alone...
September 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886521/permeability-through-the-caco-2-cell-monolayer-of-42-bioactive-compounds-in-the-tcm-formula-gegen-qinlian-decoction-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#18
Qi Wang, Yi Kuang, Wei Song, Yi Qian, Xue Qiao, De-An Guo, Min Ye
Caco-2 cell monolayer model was used to evaluate the intestinal permeability of 42 bioactive compounds in the famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula Gegen-Qinlian Decoction (GQD). These compounds include alkaloids, flavonoids and glycosides, triterpenoid saponins, and coumarins. Their transportations across the cell monolayers in the forms of herb extract and formula extract were monitored by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) analysis. Most alkaloids from Huang-Lian; flavonoid C-glycosides from Ge-Gen and Huang-Qin; O-glycosides from Ge-Gen, Huang-Qin and Gan-Cao; O-glucuronides from Huang-Qin; and coumarins from Gan-Cao exhibited favorable permeability...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886478/chaihu-shu-gan-san-regulates-phospholipids-and-bile-acid-metabolism-against-hepatic-injury-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-stress-in-rat
#19
Hong-Mei Jia, Meng Yu, Li-Yan Ma, Hong-Wu Zhang, Zhong-Mei Zou
Chaihu-Shu-Gan-San (CSGS) is a famous classic traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) formula for treatment of liver stagnancy recorded in a famous book of traditional Chinese medicine, Jing Yue Quan Shu published in 1624. It has been extensively accepted as an antidepressant in China and its mechanism of action is still not clear. Previously we have found that hepatic injury happens in chronic unpredicted mild stress (CUMS). Thus, the protection of CSGS against hepatic injury induced by CUMS treatment was explored by metabonomics study and gene expression of the rat liver tissue...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885353/association-of-congenital-anomalies-with-fracture-of-spine-trunk-and-upper-and-lower-limbs-among-young-people-a-population-based-matched-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#20
Chia-Man Ma, Lih-Hwa Lin, Hsing-Yi Chang, Pei-Chi Chou, Po-Chi Liao, Huey-Yi Chen, Kee-Ming Man, Jen-Huai Chiang, Yin-Jen Chang, Ming-Yen Tsai, Wen-Chi Chen, Yung-Hsiang Chen
According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, congenital anomalies are caused by kidney malfunctions, which decreased the bone quality, and may eventually result in bone fractures. This retrospective cohort study investigated the relationship between congenital anomalies and fracture of spine, trunk, and upper and lower limbs in young people. We utilized data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. This study included patients with congenital anomalies (International Classification of Diseases/ICD-9 code: 740-759) and a comparison group of patients without congenital anomalies...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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