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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935217/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-after-cesarean-section-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Sara Ruiz, Miguel Martinez-Marin, Pilar Luque, Nadia Nassar, Daniel Oros
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is clinically identical to acute myocardial infarction. We report an unusual case of TCM and review similar cases in pregnant women. A young woman with no pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors suffered sudden dyspnea during a cesarean section. Electrocardiography (ECG) showed T-wave inversion. We observed acute lung edema and left ventricular systolic dysfunction on echocardiography. A cardiac catheterization diagnosed TCM. We reviewed 20 cases of TCM; 17 cases occurred during the post-partum period and three during pregnancy...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934267/stochastic-technology-choice-model-for-consequential-life-cycle-assessment
#2
Arne Kätelhön, André Bardow, Sangwon Suh
Discussions on Consequential Life Cycle Assessment (CLCA) have relied largely on partial or general equilibrium models. Such models are useful for integrating market effects into CLCA, but also have well-recognized limitations such as the poor granularity of the sectoral definition and the assumption of perfect oversight by all economic agents. Building on the Rectangular-Choice-of-Technology (RCOT) model, this study proposes a new modeling approach for CLCA, the Technology Choice Model (TCM). In this approach, the RCOT model is adapted for its use in CLCA and extended to incorporate parameter uncertainties and suboptimal decisions due to market imperfections and information asymmetry in a stochastic setting...
December 6, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932153/a-heartbreaking-renal-transplantation-is-norepinephrine-the-culprit-to-blame
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M G Vailas, S Vernadakis, K Kakavia, I Paizis, J Bokos, J Boletis, G Zavos
INTRODUCTION: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), also known as "broken heart syndrome," "apical ballooning syndrome," and "stress-induced cardiomyopathy," was first described in Japanese patients in 1990 by Sato et al. TCM is an increasingly recognized syndrome characterized by transient and reversible systolic dysfunction of the apical and middle segments of the left ventricle. This syndrome resembles acute myocardial infarction in the absence of evident coronary artery occlusion. Herein, we present a case of a 51-year-old male who underwent his second deceased-donor renal transplantation for end-stage-renal-disease due to a work-related accident...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923369/protocol-of-a-prospective-study-for-the-combination-treatment-of-shu-gan-jian-pi-decoction-and-steroid-standard-therapy-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-patients
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Xiao-Ling Chi, Huan-Ming Xiao, Yu-Bao Xie, Gao-Shu Cai, Jun-Min Jiang, Guang-Jun Tian, Mei-Jie Shi, Shu-Duo Wu, Peng-Tao Zhao, Hui-Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: Prednisone plus azathioprine is considered the mainstay of therapy in the current recommendations for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, it does not provide good benefits for AIH patients because of its serious side effects. Therefore, more and more AIH patients prefer to seek for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to manage their symptoms and reduce the side effects of steroids in China. Shu-Gan-Jian-Pi Decoction is a popular used Chinese herbal formula in Guangdong province of China, which has demonstrated the effect of improving efficacy and reducing side effects of corticosteroids in AIH patients...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918831/induction-of-chemokine-secretion-and-monocyte-migration-by-human-choroidal-melanocytes-in-response-to-proinflammatory-cytokines
#5
Tina Jehs, Carsten Faber, Maja S Udsen, Martine J Jager, Simon J Clark, Mogens H Nissen
Purpose: To determine to which extent inflammatory cytokines affect chemokine secretion by primary human choroidal melanocytes (HCMs), their capacity to attract monocytes, and whether HCMs are able to influence the proliferation of activated T cells. Methods: Primary cultures of HCMs were established from eyes of 13 donors. Human choroidal melanocytes were stimulated with IFN-γ and TNF-α or with supernatant from activated T cells (T-cell-conditioned media [TCM])...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915192/the-profiling-of-the-metabolites-of-hirsutine-in-rat-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-linear-ion-trap-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-an-improved-strategy-for-the-systematic-screening-and-identification-of-metabolites-in-multi-samples
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Jianwei Wang, Peng Qi, Jinjun Hou, Yao Shen, Min Yang, Qirui Bi, Yanping Deng, Xiaojian Shi, Ruihong Feng, Zijin Feng, Wanying Wu, Dean Guo
Drug metabolites identification and construction of metabolic profile are meaningful work for the drug discovery and development. The great challenge during this process is the work of the structural clarification of possible metabolites in the complicated biological matrix, which often resulting in a huge amount data sets, especially in multi-samples in vivo. Analyzing these complex data manually is time-consuming and laborious. The object of this study was to develop a practical strategy for screening and identifying of metabolites from multiple biological samples efficiently...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913955/polysaccharides-from-arnebia-euchroma-ameliorated-endotoxic-fever-and-acute-lung-injury-in-rats-through-inhibiting-complement-system
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Ying-Ye Ou, Yun Jiang, Hong Li, Yun-Yi Zhang, Yan Lu, Dao-Feng Chen
Arnebiaeuchroma (Royle) Johnst (Ruanzicao) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCM). It is extensively used in China and other countries for treatment of inflammatory diseases. It is known that hyper-activated complement system involves in the fever and acute lung injury (ALI) in rats. In our preliminary studies, anti-complementary activity of crude Arnebiaeuchroma polysaccharides (CAEP) had been demonstrated in vitro. This study aimed to investigate the role and mechanism of crude Arnebiaeuchroma polysaccharides (CAEP) using two animal models, which relate with inappropriate activation of complement system...
December 3, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913906/synergistic-mitotoxicity-of-chloromethanes-and-fullerene-c60-nanoaggregates-in-daphnia-magna-midgut-epithelial-cells
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Mariana Seke, Milica Markelic, Arian Morina, Danica Jovic, Aleksandra Korac, Dragana Milicic, Aleksandar Djordjevic
Adsorption of non-polar compounds by suspended fullerene nanoaggregates (nC60) may enhance their toxicity and affect the fate, transformation, and transport of non-polar compounds in the environment. The potential of stable fullerene nanoaggregates as contaminant carriers in aqueous systems and the influence of chloromethanes (trichloromethane and dichloromethane) were studied on the midgut epithelial cells of Daphnia magna by light and electron microscopy. The size and shape of fullerene nanoaggregates were observed and measured using dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, and low vacuum scanning electron microscopy...
December 3, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912962/the-influence-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-constitutions-on-the-potential-repair-capacity-after-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Tong Yu, Zhennan Zhang, Limin Xie, Xun Ke, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitutions on repair capacity after osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). DESIGN AND SETTING: Ninety-six patients with TCM constitutions of yang-deficiency, dampness-heat and/or blood-stasis were recruited from the orthopedic outpatient clinic of the Guang'anmen Hospital of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Science. Each patient underwent computed tomography (CT) examination of the hips, and CAD software was used to estimate proximal sclerosis ratios based on the CT images...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912956/further-comments-on-some-core-arguments-from-a-discussion-about-is-traditional-chinese-medicine-really-relevant
#10
Xiao Ye
A discussion on "Is traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) really relevant?" was held in the University College London (UCL) on the afternoon of 31st March, 2015. The author summarized some core viewpoints of the participants and then tried to focus on the opponent's opinions to clear up the arguments by illustrating respects of history, knowledge learning process, evidence based medicine (EBM) and strengths of TCM. This article will propose that the human health is extremely delicate and complicated and that no system of medicine can resolve all the problems of the human body...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912949/seasonal-variations-of-prescriptions-for-the-major-syndrome-types-and-manifestations-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-in-tradition-chinese-medicine
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Yuh-Hsiang Yeh, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Nicole Huang, Christy Pu, Pesus Chou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the seasonal variations of prescriptions for the three most common syndrome types and the three major manifestations of upper respiratory infections (URIs) according to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. We examined a random sample comprising 1,000,000 beneficiaries from the National Health Insurance program in 2005. Primary diagnoses including International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification Codes 460-465 and 487 were regarded as URIs, for which 160,357 prescriptions of Chinese herbal medicine were analyzed...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912948/therapeutic-efficacy-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-kuan-sin-yin-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-advanced-colon-cancer-a-controlled-trial
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Tsai-Ju Chien, Chia-Yu Liu, Ruey-Hwa Lu, Chin-Wei Kuo, Yang-Chao Lin, Chung-Hua Hsu
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used increasingly as complementary medicine in cancer care. Kuan-Sin-Yin (KSY) is a TCM decoction containing seven herbs known to cause immunomodulation or anticancer activity, and which are associated with the TCM concept of Qi and energy supply. Kuan-Sin-Yin has cytostatic effects on cancer cells in animal models. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the level of improvement in meridian energy and heart-rate variability (HRV) and to assess whether these observations are compatible with TCM theory...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912934/effect-of-sequential-treatment-with-tcm-syndrome-differentiation-on-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-aecopd-risk-window
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Li Jiansheng, Wang Haifeng, Li Suyun, Zhang Hailong, Yu Xueqing, Zhang Xiaoyun, Li Fengsen, Zhou Xianmei, Sun Zikai, Mao Yimin, Ma Lijun, Zhang Yijie, Zhang Guojun, Tang Bingxiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the comprehensive interventions based on three Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) patterns therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) and AECOPD risk window. METHODS: A prospective, multi-center, single-blinded, double-dummy and randomized controlled clinical trial is being conducted to test the therapeutic effects of a sequential two stage treatment. A total of 364 patients were enrolled into this study with 182 in each treatment group (TCM and conventional)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908912/a-deep-proteome-analysis-identifies-the-complete-secretome-as-the-functional-unit-of-human-cardiac-progenitor-cells
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Sudhish Sharma, Rachana Mishra, Grace E Bigham, Brody Wehman, Mohd M Khan, Huichun Xu, Progyaparamita Saha, Young Ah Goo, Srinivisa R Datla, Ling Chen, Mohan E Tulapurkar, Bradley S Taylor, Peixin Yang, Sotirios K Karathanasis, David R Goodlett, Sunjay Kaushal
RATIONALE: Cardiac progenitor cells are an attractive cell type for tissue regeneration but their mechanism for myocardial remodeling is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: This investigation determines how chronological age influences the phenotypic characteristics and the secretome of human cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs), as well as their potential to recover injured myocardium. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adult (aCPCs) and neonatal (nCPCs) cells were derived from patients more than 40 years or less than one month of age, respectively, and their functional potential was determined in a rodent myocardial infarction (MI) model...
December 1, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
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Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904813/glycyrrhetinic-acid-might-increase-the-nephrotoxicity-of-bakuchiol-by-inhibiting-cytochrome-p450-isoenzymes
#16
Aifang Li, Nana Ma, Zijing Zhao, Mei Yuan, Hua Li, Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: Licorice, a popular traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is widely used to moderate the effects (detoxification) of other herbs in TCM and often combined with Fructus Psoraleae. However, the classical TCM book states that Fructus Psoraleae is incompatible with licorice; the mechanism underlying this incompatibility has not been identified. Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), the active metabolite of licorice, may increase the toxicity of bakuchiol (BAK), the main chemical ingredient in Psoralea corylifolia, by inhibiting its detoxification enzymes CYP450s...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903125/outcomes-in-transcranial-microsurgery-versus-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-primary-resection-of-adult-craniopharyngiomas
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Todd J Wannemuehler, Kolin E Rubel, Benjamin K Hendricks, Jonathan Y Ting, Troy D Payner, Mitesh V Shah, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
OBJECTIVE Craniopharyngiomas have historically been resected via transcranial microsurgery (TCM). In the last 2 decades, the extended endoscopic endonasal (transtuberculum) approach to these tumors has become more widely accepted, yet there remains controversy over which approach leads to better outcomes. The purpose of this study is to determine whether differences in outcomes were identified between TCM and extended endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEEAs) in adult patients undergoing primary resection of suprasellar craniopharyngiomas at a single institution...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898737/transcriptomic-analysis-implicates-the-p53-signaling-pathway-in-the-establishment-of-hiv-1-latency-in-central-memory-cd4-t-cells-in-an-in-vitro-model
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Cory H White, Bastiaan Moesker, Nadejda Beliakova-Bethell, Laura J Martins, Celsa A Spina, David M Margolis, Douglas D Richman, Vicente Planelles, Alberto Bosque, Christopher H Woelk
The search for an HIV-1 cure has been greatly hindered by the presence of a viral reservoir that persists despite antiretroviral therapy (ART). Studies of HIV-1 latency in vivo are also complicated by the low proportion of latently infected cells in HIV-1 infected individuals. A number of models of HIV-1 latency have been developed to examine the signaling pathways and viral determinants of latency and reactivation. A primary cell model of HIV-1 latency, which incorporates the generation of primary central memory CD4 T cells (TCM), full-length virus infection (HIVNL4-3) and ART to suppress virus replication, was used to investigate the establishment of HIV latency using RNA-Seq...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898008/research-on-the-relationships-between-endogenous-biomarkers-and-exogenous-toxic-substances-of-acute-toxicity-in-radix-aconiti
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Haonan Zhou, Pengjie Zhang, Zhiguo Hou, Jiabin Xie, Yuming Wang, Bin Yang, Yanyan Xu, Yubo Li
Radix Aconiti, a classic traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been widely used throughout China for disease treatment due to its various pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, and analgesic effects. However, improper use of Radix Aconiti often generated severe acute toxicity. Currently, research on the toxic substances of Radix Aconiti is not rare. In our previous study, acute toxic biomarkers of Radix Aconiti have been found. However, few studies were available to find the relationships between these endogenous biomarkers and exogenous toxic substances...
November 25, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888740/measuring-ultra-weak-photon-emission-as-a-non-invasive-diagnostic-tool-for-detecting-early-stage-type-2-diabetes-a-step-toward-personalized-medicine
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Mengmeng Sun, Eduard Van Wijk, Slavik Koval, Roeland Van Wijk, Min He, Mei Wang, Thomas Hankemeier, Jan van der Greef
The global prevalence of type 2 diabetes is estimated to reach 4.4% by 2030, placing a significant burden on our healthcare system. Therefore, the ability to identify patients in early stages of the disease is essential for both prevention and effective management, and diagnostic methods based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be suitable for identifying patients with early-stage type 2 diabetes. Here, a panel of three physicians trained in TCM classified 44 pre-diabetic subjects into three syndrome subtypes using TCM-based diagnostics...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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