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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049669/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-cancer-care
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Howard Jack West
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049442/pustular-eruption-in-a-patient-with-cancer-treated-with-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
#2
Josh A Hammel, John C Selby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044265/a-comprehensive-review-of-the-health-perspectives-of-resveratrol
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REVIEW
Abdur Rauf, Muhammad Imran, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Bashir Ahmad, Dennis G Peters, Mohammad S Mubarak
Many natural products present in our diet, including flavonoids, can prevent the progression of cancer and other diseases. Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol present in various fruits and vegetables, plays an important role as a therapeutic and chemopreventive agent used in the treatment of various illnesses. It exhibits effects against different types of cancer through different pathways. It additionally exerts antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant effects in a variety of cell types. Furthermore, the cardiovascular protective capacities of resveratrol are associated with multiple molecular targets and may lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for atherosclerosis, ischemia/reperfusion, metabolic syndrome, and heart failure...
October 18, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043001/effect-of-pingchuan-guben-decoction-on-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-results-from-a-randomized-comparative-effectiveness-research-trial
#4
Cheng-Liang Qian, Rong Fan
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is known to be a systemic low-grade ongoing inflammation exerting major health and economic burden worldwide. Complementary and alternative medicines, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, are widely used for the treatment of patients with COPD. The present study was designed to investigate the efficacy of Pingchuan Guben decoction on patients with COPD through a double-blinded, open-labeled, randomized controlled trial. A total of 86 patients were randomly assigned to two groups, with 43 patients in the intervention group and 43 cases in the control group...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041758/total-momentum-transfer-produced-by-the-photons-of-a-multi-pass-laser-beam-as-an-evident-avenue-for-optical-and-mass-metrology
#5
Suren Vasilyan, Thomas Fröhlich, Eberhard Manske
The use of the radiation pressure of a laser field, as an effect of the momentum transfer of the absorbed and re-emitted photons, suggests rather a complementary than an alternative possibility for metrology to generate calibration forces or to calibrate the optical power directly traceable to the International System of Units (SI). This paper reports a method and experimentally measured evidence on options to extend the effective use of radiation pressure for generating optical forces in the sub-microNewton (μN) range...
August 21, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040893/quality-of-online-information-on-breast-cancer-treatment-options
#6
Nadia Arif, Pietro Ghezzi
Offering breast cancer patients treatment choice has become a priority as the involvement of patients in the decision-making process is associated with improved physical and psychological outcomes. As the Internet is increasingly being used by patients as a source of medical information, it is important to evaluate the quality of information relating to breast cancer on the Internet. We analysed 200 websites returned by google.co.uk searching "breast cancer treatment options" in terms of their typology and treatment options described...
October 14, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039681/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-services-in-the-military-health-system
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Patricia M Herman, Melony E Sorbero, Ann C Sims-Columbia
OBJECTIVES: Surveys of military personnel indicate substantial use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that possibly exceeds use in the general U.S. POPULATION: Although military treatment facilities (MTFs) are known to offer CAM, surveys do not indicate where service members receive this care. This study offers a comprehensive system-wide accounting of the types of CAM offered across the military health system (MHS), the conditions for which it is used, and its level of use...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036530/what-does-quality-maternity-care-mean-in-a-context-of-medical-pluralism-perspectives-of-women-in-nigeria
#8
Chimaraoke O Izugbara, Frederick Wekesah
User priorities regarding quality care in contexts of medical pluralism are poorly documented. Drawing on group and individual interviews with women, we interrogate ideas of quality maternity care in the context of Nigeria's medical pluralism. We found complex utilization patterns for conventional, complementary and alternative maternity care services as well as ideas of quality maternity care that stress effective coordination and integration of different typologies of maternity health services; socially sensitive and truthful providers; and socioeconomic, physical and parochial forms of safety...
October 5, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034548/electroacupuncture-alleviates-chemotherapy-induced-pain-through-inhibiting-phosphorylation-of-spinal-camkii-in-rats
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Y Zhang, A Li, J Xin, K Ren, B M Berman, L Lao, R-X Zhang
BACKGROUND: Current medical treatments for chemotherapy-induced pain (CIP) are either ineffective or have adverse side effects. Acupuncture may alleviate CIP, but its effectiveness against this condition has not been studied. Paclitaxel causes neuropathic pain in cancer patients. METHODS: We evaluated the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on paclitaxel-induced CIP in a rat model. Paclitaxel (2 mg/kg) or vehicle was injected (i.p.) on alternate days of 0-6. The resulting pain was treated with 10 Hz/2 mA/0...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034198/phenolic-constituents-and-modulatory-effects-of-raffia-palm-leaf-raphia-hookeri-extract-on-carbohydrate-hydrolyzing-enzymes-linked-to-type-2-diabetes
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Felix A Dada, Sunday I Oyeleye, Opeyemi B Ogunsuyi, Tosin A Olasehinde, Stephen A Adefegha, Ganiyu Oboh, Aline A Boligon
This study sought to investigate the effects of Raffia palm (Raphia hookeri) leaf extract on enzymes linked to type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and pro-oxidant induced oxidative stress in rat pancreas. The extract was prepared and its α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory effects were determined. Radical [2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)] scavenging and Fe(2+)-chelating abilities, and inhibition of Fe(2+)-induced lipid peroxidation in rat pancreas homogenate were assessed. Furthermore, total phenol and flavonoid contents, reducing property, and high performance liquid chromatography diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) fingerprint of the extract were also determined...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033761/drug-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-following-treatment-with-zoledronic-acid
#11
Jenny Sarah Schneider, Matteo Montani, Felix Stickel
Adverse drug reactions are among the most frequent side effects of synthetic and complementary alternative drugs and represent the premier causes of license revocations and acute liver failure. Drug-induced liver injury can resemble literally any other genuine liver disease and usually responds well to drug dechallenge. However, in some cases autoimmune-like hepatitis can evolve, requiring short- and sometimes long-term immunosuppression. Here, we present the hitherto first case of autoimmune-like hepatitis following treatment with zoledronic acid...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033622/changing-physician-perspectives-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-the-need-for-a-top-down-approach
#12
COMMENT
Thomas S MacKinnon, Norbert F Banhidy, Daniel R Tuite
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033170/assessing-the-effect-of-mercury-pollution-on-cultured-benthic-foraminifera-community-using-morphological-and-edna-metabarcoding-approaches
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Fabrizio Frontalini, Mattia Greco, Letizia Di Bella, Franck Lejzerowicz, Emanuela Reo, Antonio Caruso, Claudia Cosentino, Antonella Maccotta, Giovanna Scopelliti, Maria Pia Nardelli, Maria Teresa Losada, Eric Armynot du Châtelet, Rodolfo Coccioni, Jan Pawlowski
Mercury (Hg) is a highly toxic element for living organisms and is known to bioaccumulate and biomagnify. Here, we analyze the response of benthic foraminifera communities cultured in mesocosm and exposed to different concentrations of Hg. Standard morphological analyses and environmental DNA metabarcoding show evidence that Hg pollution has detrimental effects on benthic foraminifera. The molecular analysis provides a more complete view of foraminiferal communities including the soft-walled single-chambered monothalamiids and small-sized hard-shelled rotaliids and textulariids than the morphological one...
October 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032748/mechanistic-understanding-of-herbal-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#14
Luqing Zhao, Shengsheng Zhang, Peijian He
The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which comprise ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, are increasing dramatically worldwide. Immunomodulators and biological agents can help but cause severe side effects in long-term use. As such, complementary and alternative medicine, in particular herbal remedy, is becoming more and more popular in the treatment of IBD patients. Many natural compounds have been used in clinical trials and some have been proven promising in IBD treatment...
October 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029618/balneotherapeutic-effects-of-high-mineral-spring-water-on-the-atopic-dermatitis-like-inflammation-in-hairless-mice-via-immunomodulation-and-redox-balance
#15
Johny Bajgai, Ailyn Fadriquela, Jesmin Ara, Rahima Begum, Md Faruk Ahmed, Cheol-Su Kim, Soo-Ki Kim, Kwang-Yong Shim, Kyu-Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing allergic inflammatory skin disease that currently affects millions of children and adults worldwide. Drugs used to treat these inflammatory diseases include anti-histamines, corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors but these drugs have their limitations such as adverse effects with their long-term usage. Thus, researcher's interest in several alternative and complementary therapies are continually growing and balneotherapy is one of these approaches...
October 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028779/an-investigation-of-the-use-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-stroke-patients
#16
Mei-Ling Yeh, Wei-Ling Chiu, Yu-Jen Wang, Chyi Lo
This study aimed to investigate the use of traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in stroke patients in Taiwan. Chinese herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, natural products, and exercise were widely used among stroke patients. Integrating safe and effective traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine into conventional therapies is suggested.
November 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025275/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-minority-and-medically-underserved-oncology-patients-assessment-and-implications
#17
Desiree Jones, Lorenzo Cohen, Alyssa G Rieber, Diana Urbauer, Bryan Fellman, Michael J Fisch, Arlene Nazario
INTRODUCTION: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in minority and medically underserved oncology patients is not well documented. We assessed knowledge and utilization of CAM in a sample of these patients receiving treatment at an urban community hospital. METHODS: Patients with cancer were interviewed using an electronic application that depicted specific CAM therapies. Patients were questioned on their knowledge and utilization of therapies, deterrents to use, and interest in using these therapies if they were made available...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024911/simultaneous-quantitative-analysis-of-uremic-toxins-by-lc-ms-ms-with-a-reversed-phase-cation-exchange-anion-exchange-tri-modal-mixed-mode-column
#18
Yoshitomi Kanemitsu, Kei Asaji, Yotaro Matsumoto, Hiroki Tsukamoto, Daisuke Saigusa, Chikahisa Mukawa, Tatsuki Tachikawa, Takaaki Abe, Yoshihisa Tomioka
Column choice is crucial to the development of liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods because analyte selectivity is dependent on the nature of the stationary phase. Recently, mixed-mode chromatography, which employs a combination of two or more stationary phases and solvent systems, has emerged as an alternative to multiple, complementary, single-column systems. This report describes the development and validation of a novel analytical method based on LC-MS/MS employing a reversed-phase/cation-exchange/anion-exchange tri-modal column (Scherzo SS-C18; Imtakt) for the simultaneous quantification of various uremic toxins (UTx), including creatinine, 1-methyladenosine, trimethylamine-N-oxide, indoxyl sulfate, p-cresyl sulfate, phenyl sulfate and 4-ethylphenyl sulfate...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024277/how-intraspecific-variation-in-seed-dispersing-animals-matters-for-plants
#19
Rafał Zwolak
Seed dispersal by animals is a complex phenomenon, characterized by multiple mechanisms and variable outcomes. Most researchers approach this complexity by analysing context-dependency in seed dispersal and investigating extrinsic factors that might influence interactions between plants and seed dispersers. Intrinsic traits of seed dispersers provide an alternative way of making sense of the enormous variation in seed fates. I review causes of intraspecific variability in frugivorous and granivorous animals, discuss their effects on seed dispersal, and outline likely consequences for plant populations and communities...
October 10, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022510/whole-cell-biocatalysts-for-the-preparation-of-nucleosides-and-their-derivatives
#20
Elizabeth S Lewkowicz, Adolfo M Iribarren
Nucleosides constitute an extensive group of natural and chemically modified compounds that display a wide range of structures and activities. Different biocatalysts have been developed for their preparation, but the choice of commercially available enzymes is limited. Therefore, the search of new biocatalysts is particularly attractive. In this sense, microorganisms are a vast source of enzymatic diversity that can be directly used as a whole cell biocatalysts providing a potential cheaper and suitable route for industrial applications...
October 11, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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