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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327122/understanding-qi-running-in-the-meridians-as-interstitial-fluid-flowing-via-interstitial-space-of-low-hydraulic-resistance
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Wei-Bo Zhang, De-Xian Jia, Hong-Yan Li, Yu-Long Wei, Huang Yan, Peng-Na Zhao, Fei-Fei Gu, Guang-Jun Wang, Yan-Ping Wang
Qi, blood and the meridians are fundamental concepts in Chinese medicine (CM), which are components of the human body and maintain physiological function. Pathological changes of qi, blood and meridians may lead to discomfort and disease. Treatment with acupuncture or herbal medicine aims to regulate qi and blood so as to recover normal function of the meridians. This paper explores the nature of qi as well as compares and correlates them with the structures of the human body. We propose a conceptualization of qi as being similar to the interstitial flfl uid, and the meridians as being similar to interstitial space of low hydraulic resistance in the body...
January 9, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318867/-analysis-of-the-characteristics-of-acupoint-selection-in-the-treatment-of-gout-by-acupuncture
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Xiang-Ling Liu, De-Jun Han, Xi-Yan Yang
OBJECTIVE: To summarize and analyze the compatibility laws and the characteristics of acupoint selection in the treatment of gout by acupuncture over the past 16 years. METHODS: "Gout" and "acupuncture" or "electroacupuncture" were used as search terms in the CNKI, VIP, Wanfang and PubMed databases to retrieve relevant literature. The frequency of the main acupoints and auxiliary acupoints were summarized, respectively. Association rule and hierarchical clustering analysis were used to analyze the possible rules for selecting the main acupoints...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318864/-impact-of-japanese-medical-acupuncture-literature-introduced-before-1949-on-development-of-chinese-acupuncture-moxibustion
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Ke-Chen Liu, Shu-Jian Zhang
The literature of Japanese medical acupuncture introduced before 1949 has a definite impact on Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion in the period of Republic of China and the early period of the establishment of the People's Republic of China. In the present paper, the authors introduce its impact from: 1) Chinese medical works on acupuncture and moxibustion absorbed a lot of western medicine knowledge, and interpreted some underlying mechanisms chiefly according to the theory of nerve, blood and endocrine, including the meridian-collateral theory based on the structures of blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, etc...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318861/-clinical-trials-for-treatment-of-allergic-rhinitis-with-heat-sensitive-moxibustion-and-its-regularity-of-heat-sensitization-acupoint-distribution
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Yu-Fen Lin, Jian-Min Lu, Yan-Na Su, Ze-Bin Zhong, Zuo-Dan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of heat sensitive moxibustion (HSM) and its regularity of acupoint heat-sensitization in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) patients. METHODS: Seventy patients with AR were randomly divided into HSM and manual acupuncture groups (n=35/group). For patients of the HSM group, acupoints Yintang (EX-HN 3), bilateral Yingxiang (LI 20), Shangxing (GV 23), Tongtian (BL 7), Feishu (BL 13), Hegu (LI 4), etc. were used, and for patients of the manual acupuncture group, bilateral LI 20 and LI 4, Bitong (EX-HN 8) and EX-HN 3 were needled and stimulated with uniform reinforcing-reducing needling method...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287046/2017-visionary-leader-maureen-maurano
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Tara Floyd
The following manuscript is the winning 2017 Richard Hader Visionary Leader Award entry submitted to Nursing Management in recognition of Maureen Maurano, BSN, RN, nurse manager of the neonatal intensive care unit at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. Ms. Maurano was formally recognized for her achievements before the Keynote Address at Congress2017, October 4, in Las Vegas, Nev. There, she received the award, sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health.
January 2018: Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283679/influence-of-short-term-orthokeratology-to-corneal-tangent-modulus-a-randomized-study
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Andrew Kc Lam, Stanley Yy Leung, Ying Hon, Lu Shu-Ho, Kit-Ying Wong, Pui-Kwan Tiu, David Cc Lam
PURPOSE: Influence of orthokeratology on corneal biomechanics is equivocal using Ocular Response Analyzer, ORA. Implementing indentation method, corneal tangent modulus was measured and monitored in short-term orthokeratology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen young subjects with refractive errors between -4D to -5D sphere and astigmatism within -1.50D were recruited. One randomly selected eye wore orthokeratology lens (treatment), and the fellow eye wore conventional rigid gas permeable lens (control)...
December 28, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277705/topographic-specializations-of-catecholaminergic-cells-and-ganglion-cells-and-distribution-of-calcium-binding-proteins-in-the-crepuscular-rock-cavy-kerodon-rupestris-retina
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Francisco Gilberto Oliveira, Expedito Silva do Nascimento-Júnior, Judney Cley Cavalcante, Fausto Pierdoná Guzen, Jeferson de Souza Cavalcante, Joacil Germano Soares, José Rodolfo Lopes de Paiva Cavalcanti, Leandro Moura de Freitas, Miriam Stela Maris de Oliveira Costa, Belmira Lara da Silveira Andrade-da-Costa
The rock cavy (Kerodon rupestris) is a crepuscular Hystricomorpha rodent that has been used in comparative analysis of retinal targets, but its retinal organization remains to be investigated. In order to better characterize its visual system, the present study analyzed neurochemical features related to the topographic organization of catecholaminergic cells and ganglion cells, as well the distribution of calcium-binding proteins in the outer and inner retina. Retinal sections and/or wholemounts were processed using tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), GABA, calbindin, parvalbumin and calretinin immunohistochemistry or Nissl staining...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251261/diagnostic-accuracy-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-for-screening-patients-with-imported-malaria-in-a-non-endemic-setting
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Camille Ponce, Flora Kaczorowski, Thomas Perpoint, Patrick Miailhes, Alain Sigal, Etienne Javouhey, Yves Gillet, Laurent Jacquin, Marion Douplat, Karim Tazarourte, Véronique Potinet, Bruno Simon, Adeline Lavoignat, Guillaume Bonnot, Fatimata Sow, Anne-Lise Bienvenu, Stéphane Picot
BACKGROUND: Sensitive and easy-to-perform methods for the diagnosis of malaria are not yet available. Improving the limit of detection and following the requirements for certification are issues to be addressed in both endemic and non-endemic settings. The aim of this study was to test whether loop-mediated isothermal amplification of DNA (LAMP) may be an alternative to microscopy or real-time PCR for the screening of imported malaria cases in non-endemic area. RESULTS: 310 blood samples associated with 829 suspected cases of imported malaria were tested during a one year period...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238735/post-keratoplasty-astigmatism-management-by-relaxing-incisions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gaëlle Ho Wang Yin, Louis Hoffart
Postoperative visual acuity can be limited by post-keratoplasty astigmatism, even with a clear corneal graft. Astigmatism management can be performed by selective suture removal, adjustment of sutures, optical correction, photorefractive procedures, wedge resection, intra-ocular lens implantation, intracorneal ring segments, relaxing incisions with or without compression sutures and repeated keratoplasty. Relaxing incisions can be made in the graft, graft-host interface or host cornea. Despite the unpredictability of the method because the flat and steep meridians are usually not orthogonal after penetrating keratoplasty, with asymmetric power distribution, all the studies showed an overall reduction of refractive, keratometric or topographic astigmatism, ranging from 30% to 72% with manual or femtosecond-assisted techniques...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238159/comparison-of-surgically-induced-astigmatism-following-different-glaucoma-operations
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Masaki Tanito, Yukari Matsuzaki, Yoshifumi Ikeda, Etsuko Fujihara
Aim: To compare surgically induced astigmatism (SIA) among glaucomatous eyes treated with trabeculectomy (LEC), EX-PRESS® shunt (EXP), ab externo trabeculotomy (exLOT), or microhook ab interno trabeculotomy (μLOT). Subjects and methods: Eighty right eyes of 80 subjects who underwent LEC (n=20), EXP (n=20), exLOT (n=20), or μLOT (n=20) were included. The dataset including the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), and keratometry recordings preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively was collected by chart review...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237169/outer-retina-and-choroidal-thickness-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-reticular-pseudodrusen-findings
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Pedro Camacho, Marco Dutra-Medeiros, Diogo Cabral, Rufino Silva
PURPOSE: To evaluate outer retina and choroidal thickness in subjects with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (iAMD) and to describe associations with the presence of reticular pseudodrusen (RPD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of 157 consecutive eyes (specifically: 62 eyes classified as having RPD and 95 eyes with drusen ≥125 µm). Only cases with digital color fundus photographs, red-free, and infrared, obtained and graded according to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study to define iAMD, were used for this study...
December 14, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235298/-effect-of-saposhnikoviae-radix-on-pharmacokinetics-and-tissue-distributions-of-active-components-in-tongxie-yaofang-in-rats
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Rui-Feng Liang, Wen-Jing Ge, Zheng Wei, Xue-Xia Zhang, Wei-Feng Cui, Xue Liu, Geng-Sheng Li
Tongxie Yaofang (TXYF) is a famous formula that has been used for treating gastrointestinal diseases in traditional Chinese medicine(TCM). Saposhnikoviae Radix is considered as a meridian guiding drug in TXYF and could enhance the effectiveness of prescription. However, the scientific evidence for this effect is still not clear. To reveal the interactions of Saposhnikoviae Radix with other herbs, we conducted this study on the pharmacokinetic profile and tissue distribution of active ingredients of TXYF in rats...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231621/-discussion-on-xuetou-xingzou-xuedao-ge-and-meridian-qi-flowing-cycle
#13
Min Chen
The xuetou xingzou xuedao ge is the representative for traumatic injury treated with acupoints of shaolin traumatology. It is mentioned that blood circulates to different acupoints in the governor vessel and the conception vessel at different time divisions a day. In the paper, the relationship is discussed between the blood circulation and the qi flowing cycle in the governor vessel, the conception vessel and the 12 regular meridians. It is found that the time for blood passing by at acupoint is closely related to the time division in meridian qi flowing...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231620/-briefs-of-japanese-acupuncture-moxibustion-works-of-chinese-translation-version-in-modern-times
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Kechen Liu, Shujian Zhang
The authors collected 25 Japanese acupuncture-moxibustion works of Chinese translation version in modern times (1912-1960) and investigated them from 3 aspects, named the study on the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion, the explanation of basic theory and clinical treatment with acupuncture and moxibustion. Generally speaking, Japanese acupuncture-moxibustion works of Chinese translation version explained the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion in terms of the theory of western medicine rather than traditional one...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231612/-theoretical-origin-and-clinical-application-of-wrist-ankle-acupuncture-therapy
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Qiong Wang, Qinghui Zhou
The theory of wrist-ankle acupuncture is consistent with traditional meridian-collateral theory. For example, the body divisions of wrist-ankle acupuncture are corresponding to the distribution of 12 cutaneous regions of meridians, the needling sites of it are to the running courses of 12 meridians; the indications of it are to those of 12 meridians. The needling sites of wrist-ankle acupuncture are relevant with some special acupoints of acupuncture theory. For example, the 12-needling sites of wrist-ankle acupuncture are located similar to those of 12 meridian points and have very similar indications...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231598/-analysis-on-the-laws-of-acupoint-selection-and-therapeutic-operations-with-acupuncture-based-on-the-characteristics-of-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Lei Wang, Qingchen Zhou, Hongfang Tian, Jiping Zhao
Postherpetic neuralgia is manifested as drastic lingering pain, which seriously impacts the survival quality of patient. In the paper, focusing on the time of postherpetic neuralgia and in association with the characteristics of symptoms such as the location and nature of pain and skin lesion, the etiology, location of sickness, nature of sickness and pathogenesis were differentiated, and the laws of acupoint selection and therapeutic operations were explored in the treatment with acupuncture. Regarding the apparent pain at night, especially during 23:00 to 3:00, Ashi points (Extra) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) were selected in terms of location differentiation...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231591/-exploration-of-acupoint-combination-and-needling-techniques-in-the-reinforcing-and-reducing-manipulation-at-different-acupoints
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Qing Dai, Xiesun Sheng, Feng Chen
The reinforcing and reducing manipulation at different acupoints is a kind of acupuncture manipulations and has satisfactory clinical therapeutic effects, combined with a proper needling techniques. The reinforcing needling method is used in the upper and the reducing one in the lower, the distal acupoints are combined with the nearby acupoints. The local acupoints or adjcant acupoints of the affected area are regarded as the nearby acupoints, e.g. the acupoints in the upper. The distant acupoints and the acupoints on the hand and foot are named as distal acupoints, e...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231557/-discussion-on-rules-of-acupoint-selection-for-vascular-dementia
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Shuai Li, Jie Tan, Hong Zhang, Guilan Huang, Duoxi Deng, Quanrui Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The clinical research literature regarding acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia was reviewed and analyzed to provide the references for clinical selection and compatibility of acupoints. METHODS: With computer and manual retrieval method, the clinical literature regarding acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia in recent 10 years was collected. The acupoint type, meridian and use frequency were analyzed. RESULTS: Totally 38 articles of acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia were screened; the most selected meridians were the governor vessel, gallbladder meridian, stomach meridian and spleen meridian; the main acupoints with frequency of more than 5 times were Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Shenting (GV 24), Fengchi (SP 40) and Shuigou (GV 26); the matching acupoints with frequency of more than 5 times were Fenglong (ST 40), Zusanli (ST 36), Taichong (LR 3), Taixi (KI 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Xuehai (SP 10), Zhongwan (CV 12), Neiguan (PC 6), Fengchi (GB 20)...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231556/-characteristics-and-principles-of-acupoint-selection-in-auricular-plaster-therapy-for-hypertension-based-on-literature-analysis
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Yan Lu, Chen Li, Yuzheng Du, Aixia Chen, Jiu Jin, Qi Zhao
The characteristics and principles of acupoint selection in auricular plaster therapy for hypertension were explored. By searching CNKI (search time from 1950 to November of 2015), VIP database (search time from 1989 to November of 2015) and WanFang Database (search time from 1983 to November of 2015), the clinical research literature regarding auricular plaster therapy for hypertension was collected, and frequency statistics method was used for analysis. As a result, totally 117 articles were included. The auricular points with frequency from high to low were Jiangyagou, Shenmen (TF4), Gan (CO12), Xin (CO15), Shen (CO10), Jiaogan (AH6a), Pizhixia (AT4), Jiangyadian and Neifenmi...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231555/-brief-discussion-on-shidong-diseases-and-suosheng-diseases-in-miraculous-pivot-and-reference-to-differentiate-them
#20
Bingyan Cao
According to Miraculous Pivot:meridian, the indications of twelve meridians were divided into two parts, the "shidong" diseases and "suosheng" diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners of later generation provided several assumptions to differentiate them, but a general conclusion was still not drawn. In this paper, the opinions of previous researches were summarized; based on this, the viewpoints of each opinion were reviewed, and the authors' opinion on method to differentiate "shidong" diseases and "suosheng" disease was proposed...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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