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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456527/light-as-a-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial
#1
Peter J Gwynne, Maurice P Gallagher
Antimicrobial resistance is a significant and growing concern. To continue to treat even simple infections, there is a pressing need for new alternative and complementary approaches to antimicrobial therapy. One possible addition to the current range of treatments is the use of narrow-wavelength light as an antimicrobial, which has been shown to eliminate a range of common pathogens. Much progress has already been made with blue light but the potential of other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum is largely unexplored...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456380/moxibustion-artemisia-plant-at-acupuncture-point-as-alternative-therapy-in-hypertension-a-promising-approach
#2
Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami, Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453007/when-is-myocarditis-indeed-the-cause-of-death
#3
Alessandro Bonsignore, Cristian Palmiere, Francesca Buffelli, Eloisa Maselli, Andrea Marzullo, Giulio Fraternali Orcioni, Francesco Ventura, Francesco De Stefano, Alessandro Dell'Erba
Attribution of death to myocarditis continues to be a controversial issue in forensic pathology, despite the existence of established histopathological criteria as well as complementary investigations. The aim of the study was two-fold: (a) to retrospectively analyse the data obtained from a series of clinical and forensic autopsies in order to assess the number of cases with death attributed to myocarditis, and (b) to reevaluate these cases in order to assess how properly the histopathological diagnosis of myocarditis conformed to established criteria and therefore how accurately these were used on the basis of all postmortem investigation findings to conclude the cause of death...
February 7, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452093/autophagy-inhibition-enhances-anticancer-efficacy-of-artepillin-c-a-cinnamic-acid-derivative-in-brazilian-green-propolis
#4
Satoshi Endo, Manami Hoshi, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Takahiro Inoue, Kenji Ichihara, Akira Ikari
Propolis, a resinous substance produced by honeybees, possesses various biological actions including anticancer activity towards tumor cells. Recently, the ethanol extract of Brazilian green propolis has been shown to induce autophagy, which is known to be induced in treatment of cancer cells with anticancer drugs, leading to cancer cell survival and decreased sensitivity to anticancer agents. In this study, we aimed to identify autophagy-inducing components of the propolis and elucidated the reciprocal relationship between anticancer cytotoxicity and protective autophagy in prostate cancer CWR22Rv1 cells...
February 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452068/glycyrrhizin-attenuates-histamine-mediated-muc5ac-upregulation-inflammatory-cytokine-production-and-aquaporin-5-downregulation-through-suppressing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-human-nasal-epithelial-cells
#5
Haixia Li, Dandan Guo, Liangran Zhang, Xiao Feng
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic respiratory inflammatory disease. Glycyrrhizin is a main bioactive component of the licorice root extract and exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. However, the role of glycyrrhizin in AR has not been studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of glycyrrhizin on histamine-induced human nasal epithelial cells (HNEpCs). Here, we found that glycyrrhizin (20 or 40 μM) inhibited histamine-induced the mRNA expression and secretion of mucin 5 subtype AC (MUC5AC), interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 in HNEpCs...
February 13, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450615/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-abdominal-intervention
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REVIEW
Dean Y Huang, Gibran T Yusuf, Mohammad Daneshi, Raymond Ramnarine, Annamaria Deganello, Maria E Sellars, Paul S Sidhu
The introduction of ultrasound contrast agents has rendered contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) a valuable complementary technique to address clinically significant problems. This pictorial review describes the use of CEUS guidance in abdominal intervention and illustrates such application for a range of clinical indications. Clinical application of CEUS discussed include commonly performed abdominal interventional procedures, such as biopsy, drainage, nephrostomy, biliary intervention, abdominal tumor ablation and its subsequent monitoring, and imaging of vascular complications following abdominal intervention...
February 15, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449668/rhinovirus-3c-protease-suppresses-apoptosis-and-triggers-caspase-independent-cell-death
#7
Mark Lötzerich, Pascal S Roulin, Karin Boucke, Robert Witte, Oleg Georgiev, Urs F Greber
Apoptosis and programmed necrosis (necroptosis) determine cell fate, and antagonize infection. Execution of these complementary death pathways involves the formation of receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1) containing complexes. RIPK1 binds to adaptor proteins, such as TRIF (Toll-IL-1 receptor-domain-containing-adaptor-inducing interferon-beta factor), FADD (Fas-associated-protein with death domain), NEMO (NF-κB regulatory subunit IKKγ), SQSTM1 (sequestosome 1/p62), or RIPK3 (receptor-interacting protein kinase 3), which are involved in RNA sensing, NF-κB signaling, autophagosome formation, apoptosis, and necroptosis...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447711/no-355-physiologic-basis-of-pain-in-labour-and-delivery-an-evidence-based-approach-to-its-management
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Julie Bonapace, Guy-Paul Gagné, Nils Chaillet, Raymonde Gagnon, Emmanuelle Hébert, Sarah Buckley
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence relating to nonpharmacological approaches in the management of pain during labour and delivery. To formulate recommendations for the usage of nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. OPTIONS: Nonpharmacological methods available for pain management during labour and delivery exist. These should be included in the counselling and care of women. EVIDENCE: PubMed and Medline were searched for articles in French and English on subjects related to "breastfeeding," "pain," "epidural," "anaesthesia," "analgesia," "labour," "labor," and combined with "gate control theory," "alternative therapies," "massage," "position," "mobility," "TENS," "bathing," "DNIC," "acupuncture," "acupressure," "sterile water injection," "higher center," "control mind," "cognitive structuring," "holistic health," "complementary therapy(ies)," "breathing," "relaxation," "mental imagery," "visualization," "mind focusing," "hypnosis," "auto-hypnosis," "sophrology," "mind and body interventions," "music," "odors," "biofeedback," "Lamaze," "Bonapace," "prenatal training," "gymnastic," "chanting," "haptonomy," "environment," "transcutaneous electrical stimulus-stimulation," "antenatal education," "support," "continuous support," "psychosocial support," "psychosomatic medicine," "supportive care," "companion," "intrapartum care," "nurse," "midwife(ves)," "father," "doula," "caregiver," " hormones," "oxytocin," "endorphin," "prolactin," "catecholamine," "adrenaline," and "noradrenaline" from 1990 to December 2015...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439730/resolvin-d2-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#9
Gang Zuo, Dongping Zhang, Rutao Mu, Haitao Shen, Xiang Li, Zhong Wang, Haiying Li, Gang Chen
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a critical factor leading to a poor prognosis for ischemic stroke patients. ω-3 fatty acid supplements taken as part of a daily diet have been shown to improve the prognosis of patients with ischemic stroke. In this study, we aimed to investigate the potential effects of resolvin D2 (RvD2), a derivative of ω-3 fatty acids, and its possible advantage on cerebral I/R injury in rats. Cerebral I/R caused by middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R) was established in Sprague-Dawley rats...
February 13, 2018: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438218/full-endoscopic-uniportal-odontoidectomy-and-decompression-of-the-anterior-cervicomedullary-junction-using-the-retropharyngeal-approach
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Sebastian Ruetten, Patrick Hahn, Semih Oezdemir, Xenophon Baraliakos, Harry Merk, Georgios Godolias, Martin Komp
STUDY DESIGN: A study of a series of consecutive full-endoscopic uniportal decompressions of the anterior craniocervical junction with retropharyngeal approach. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the direct anterior decompression of the craniocervical junction in patients with bulbomedullary compression using a full-endoscopic uniportal technique via an anterolateral retropharyngeal approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Acute or progressive myelopathy may necessitate direct anterior decompression of the craniocervical junction and odontoidectomy...
February 12, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435308/complementary-and-alternative-treatment-in-functional-dyspepsia
#11
REVIEW
Giuseppe Chiarioni, Marcella Pesce, Alberto Fantin, Giovanni Sarnelli
Introduction and aim: The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in treating functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) has steadily increased in Western countries. We aimed at analyzing available data on CAM effectiveness in functional dyspepsia (FD) patients. Methods: A bibliographical search was performed in PubMed using the following keywords: "complementary/alternative medicine," "hypnosis," "acupuncture" and/or "functional dyspepsia...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433179/walk-the-line-the-surgical-highways-to-the-craniovertebral-junction-in-endoscopic-approaches-a-historical-perspective
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Massimiliano Visocchi, Domenico Gerardo Iacopino, Francesco Signorelli, Alessandro Olivi, Rosario Maugeri
BACKGROUND: We compiled a comprehensive literature review on the anatomic and clinical results of endoscopic approaches to the craniocervical junction (CVJ) to better contribute to identify the best strategy. METHODS: An updated literature review was performed in the PubMed, OVID, and Google Scholar medical databases, using the terms "Craniovertebral junction," "Transoral approach," "Transnasal approach," "Transcervical approach," "Endoscopic endonasal approach," "Endoscopic transoral approach," "Endoscopic transcervical approach...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432357/perspectives-of-oncology-nurses-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-turkey-a-cross-sectional-survey
#13
Zehra Gok Metin, Nur Izgu, Canan Karadas, Ayse Arikan Donmez
In Turkey, between 22.1% and 84.1% of patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, few CAM-related studies have focused on the perspective of oncology nurses. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Turkish oncology nurses regarding CAM. A descriptive cross-sectional survey of 127 participants was conducted in Ankara, Turkey. A semistructured questionnaire including characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, and practices of oncology nurses toward CAM was administered to participants...
March 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429932/the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-for-pregnancy-related-low-back-and-or-pelvic-girdle-pain-an-online-survey
#14
Ciara M Hughes, S D Liddle, Marlene Sinclair, Julie E M McCullough
Low back and pelvic girdle pain (LBPGP) is a common complaint among pregnant women, which increases throughout pregnancy and women use various complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage their pain. Using an online survey, CAM treatments used by pregnant women in the UK and their perceptions of these therapies to relieve LBPGP were investigated. 191 women completed the survey and 70% experienced LBPGP lasting more than one week. Over half of women who sought treatment from a GP or physiotherapist were dissatisfied...
February 2, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429143/seeds-as-oil-factories
#15
REVIEW
Sébastien Baud
Studying seed oil metabolism. The seeds of higher plants represent valuable factories capable of converting photosynthetically derived sugars into a variety of storage compounds, including oils. Oils are the most energy-dense plant reserves and fatty acids composing these oils represent an excellent nutritional source. They supply humans with much of the calories and essential fatty acids required in their diet. These oils are then increasingly being utilized as renewable alternatives to petroleum for the chemical industry and for biofuels...
February 10, 2018: Plant Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427494/diagnosis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-non-invasive-tests-are-enough
#16
REVIEW
Laurent Castera
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a major cause of liver disease worldwide and the most common liver disorder in Western countries, affecting around 25% of the general population. Fibrosis is the major long-term histological prognostic criteria of this disease. Liver biopsy cannot be realistically performed in such a huge population and, moreover, has well-known limitations (invasiveness, rare but potentially life-threatening complications and sampling variability). Over the past decade, there has been a growing interest in alternative novel strategies for the non-invasive evaluation of fibrosis...
February 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425043/an-aptamer-based-lateral-flow-test-strip-for-rapid-detection-of-zearalenone-in-corn-samples
#17
Shijia Wu, Lihong Liu, Nuo Duan, Qian Li, You Zhou, Zhouping Wang
An aptamer-based lateral flow test strip was developed for the detection of zearalenone (ZEN). This assay was based on the competition for the aptamer between ZEN and its complementary sequence. Several experimental conditions that could influence sensitivity have been investigated, including the concentration of aptamer and NaCl used in the probe preparation, the mole ratio of streptavidin and biotinylated DNA used in the preparation of test line and control line and the loading quantity of gold nanoparticles-aptamer conjugates (AuNPs-Apt)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423897/the-role-of-diet-in-glaucoma-a-review-of-the-current-evidence
#18
REVIEW
Adi M Al Owaifeer, Abdulaziz A Al Taisan
Intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction by medications, laser, or surgery remains the mainstay of treatment in glaucoma. However, the role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in glaucoma has received great interest from both patients and ophthalmologists. Previous evidence suggests that diet, a major domain of CAM, can influence an individual's IOP level. Furthermore, certain dietary components have been linked to the incidence and progression of glaucoma. In this review, we aim to provide a summary of the current evidence regarding the role of obesity, certain dietary components, and dietary supplements in glaucoma...
February 8, 2018: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423360/use-of-ethnic-spices-by-adults-in-the-united-states-an-exploratory-study
#19
Jonathan Isbill, Jayanthi Kandiah, Jagdish Khubchandani
Background: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies has increased in the United States, but little is known about consumers' perceptions of use of such therapies. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge, perceptions, and predictors of spice use for health promotion among adults in the Midwestern US. Methods: UUsing a cross-sectional study design, adults in the Midwestern US (n = 703) completed a valid and reliable survey which was pilot tested with a small convenience sample of adults (n = 38)...
2018: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423348/sea-cucumbers-reduce-chromophoric-dissolved-organic-matter-in-aquaculture-tanks
#20
Seyed Mohammad Sadeghi-Nassaj, Teresa S Catalá, Pedro A Álvarez, Isabel Reche
Background: Mono-specific aquaculture effluents contain high concentrations of nutrients and organic matter, which affect negatively the water quality of the recipient ecosystems. A fundamental feature of water quality is its transparency. The fraction of dissolved organic matter that absorbs light is named chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM). A sustainable alternative to mono-specific aquaculture is the multitrophic aquaculture that includes species trophically complementary named "extractive" species that uptake the waste byproducts...
2018: PeerJ
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