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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101346/a-case-study-of-bofutsushosan-induced-pulmonary-injury-in-a-patient-case-report
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Kunihiko Miyazaki, Hiroaki Satoh, Hiroko Watanabe, Toshihiro Shiozawa, Tomohiro Tamura, Mio Kawaguchi, Nobuyuki Hizawa
Bofutsushosan, a herbal (traditional Kampo) medicine, is administered to obese patients in North-East Asia. Bofutsushosan has been reported to exert various anti-obesity effects by stimulating the adipose tissue. The present study describes the case of a patient who developed a severe pulmonary injury that was potentially associated with bofutsushosan therapy. A 52-year-old woman was admitted to Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba, Mito Kyodo General Hospital (Mito, Japan) due to progressive dyspnea...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091973/mechanisms-on-spasmolytic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-a%C3%A2-herbal-medicinal-product-consisting-of-myrrh-chamomile-flower-and-coffee-charcoal
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Cica Vissiennon, Karl-Heinz Goos, Jürgen Arnhold, Karen Nieber
Inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome are chronic gastrointestinal disorders which are associated with a lifelong therapeutic need. The disease results in physical, psychological, and social problems with an impact on partnership, sexuality, education, and career. Thus, the number of patients and health care professionals relying on traditional and complementary medicines and especially phytotherapy for the treatment of these chronic conditions is increasing over recent years. One traditional herbal medicinal product consisting of chamomile flower, myrrh, and coffee charcoal has been widely used in clinical practice within this indication area...
January 13, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063920/reverse-ethnopharmacology-and-drug-discovery
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Marco Leonti, Gary I Stafford, Maja Dal Cero, Stefano Cabras, Maria Eugenia Castellanos, Laura Casu, Caroline S Weckerle
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ethnopharmacological investigations of traditional medicines have made significant contributions to plant-derived drugs, as well as the advancement of pharmacology. Drug discovery from medicinal flora is more complex than generally acknowledged because plants are applied for different therapeutic indications within and across cultures. Therefore we propose the concept of "reverse ethnopharmacology" and compare biomedical uses of plant taxa with their ethnomedicinal and popular uses and test the effect of these on the probability of finding anticancer drugs...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053899/unconventional-medical-practices-among-ghanaian-students-a-university-based-survey
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Razak Mohammed Gyasi, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Charlotte Monica Mensah, Francis Arthur, Roselyn Torkornoo, Padmore Adusei Amoah
Research on unconventional medical practices among students has proliferated lately in the global space, hitherto, little is known explicitly in Ghana. This paper teases out insights for recent utilisation patterns of traditional medical therapies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. A sample of 754, randomly selected undergraduates were involved in a retrospective cross-sectional survey. Data were analysed using multivariate logistic regression and Pearson's χ(2) test with p < 0...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043897/natural-products-against-alzheimer-s-disease-pharmaco-therapeutics-and-biotechnological-interventions
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REVIEW
Abhijit Dey, Raktim Bhattacharya, Anuradha Mukherjee, Devendra Kumar Pandey
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a severe, chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with memory and cognition impairment ultimately leading to death. It is the commonest reason of dementia in elderly populations mostly affecting beyond the age of 65. The pathogenesis is indicated by accumulation of the amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) in brain tissues and hyperphosphorylation of tau protein in neurons. The main cause is considered to be the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) due to oxidative stress...
December 30, 2016: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040363/wound-healing-promoting-effect-of-total-tannins-from-entada-phaseoloides-l-merr-in-rats
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Xiaowen Su, Xinguang Liu, Shouyu Wang, Bin Li, Taowen Pan, Dingrui Liu, Fei Wang, Yunpeng Diao, Kun Li
The healing of wounds has always provided challenges for the medical community whether chronic or acute. Modern and traditional medicine has proved that herbal medicine shown superiority over chemical drugs. Herein, we report an Entada phaseoloides (L.) Merr. extract with a total tannin content of 76.18% showed wound-healing promoting effect in rat model. We found significantly accelerated wound closure already on day 7 in animals treated with total Entada phaseoloides (L.) Merr. tannins (TEPT) as compared to vaseline treated controls (p<0...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025716/factors-contributing-to-delays-in-diagnosis-of-breast-cancers-in-ghana-west-africa
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Louise Brinton, Jonine Figueroa, Ernest Adjei, Daniel Ansong, Richard Biritwum, Lawrence Edusei, Kofi M Nyarko, Seth Wiafe, Joel Yarney, Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Baffour Awuah, Joe Nat Clegg-Lamptey
BACKGROUND: Late diagnoses and poor prognoses of breast cancer are common throughout Africa. METHODS: To identify responsible factors, we utilized data from a population-based case-control study involving 1184 women with breast malignancies conducted in three hospitals in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. Interviews focused on potential breast cancer risk factors as well as factors that might contribute to presentation delays. We calculated odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) comparing malignances with biopsy masses larger than 5 cm...
December 26, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007527/applications-of-higenamine-in-pharmacology-and-medicine
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REVIEW
Nana Zhang, Zeqin Lian, Xueying Peng, Zijian Li, Haibo Zhu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum has been used as local and traditional medicines in many asian regions for the treatment of various diseases such as collapse, syncope, painful joints, oedema, bronchial asthma et al. Higenamine, a plant-based alkaloid, was initially isolated from Aconitum and identified as the active cardiotonic component of Aconitum. It has been tested as a candidate of pharmacologic stress agent in the detection of coronary artery diseases (CADs) and now researchers have just accomplished the phase III clinical studies successfully in China...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968913/pharmacological-mechanisms-of-euphorbia-pekinensis-and-glycyrrhiza-acting-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-ascites-a-preclinical-study
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Xia Mao, Chen Yan, Yuting Li, Ya Lin, Qiuyan Guo, Yanqiong Zhang, Na Lin
BACKGROUND: According to Chinese medicinal literature, Euphorbia Pekinensis and Glycyrrhiza should not be used together because of their antagonistic actions. However, increasing experimental and clinical evidence show that they exhibit synergistic or antagonistic actions when used together in different combinations. The aim of this study was to clarify the herbaceous compatibility of Euphorbia Pekinensis and Glycyrrhiza acting on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ascites, which has not been fully elucidated...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960066/effectiveness-of-shin-iseihaito-in-asthmatic-patients-with-upper-airway-diseases-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yuko Katayama, Satoshi Marumo, Hiroshi Shima, Masahiro Shirata, Satoru Kawashima, Takamasa Kitajima, Daiki Inoue, Ryo Itotani, Minoru Sakuramoto, Motonari Fukui
BACKGROUND: Severe asthma is often associated with sinonasal diseases. Shin'iseihaito is a Japanese traditional herbal medicine, which is used to treat rhinosinusitis. However, its effectiveness in the treatment of asthma has not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to examine the effectiveness of Shin'iseihaito in asthmatic patients with upper airway disease and to identify the characteristics of responders. METHODS: The medical records were retrospectively analyzed of asthmatic patients concomitant with upper airway disease in the outpatient department who had been administered Shin'iseihaito at least once from September 2011 to February 2015...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942216/a-novel-herbal-treatment-reduces-depressive-like-behaviors-and-increases-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-in-the-brain-of-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Chun Luo, Yuting Ke, Yanyan Yuan, Ming Zhao, Fuyan Wang, Yisheng Zhang, Shizhong Bu
BACKGROUND: Radix Puerariae and hawthorn fruit have been demonstrated to treat diabetes. They offer potential benefits for preventing depression in diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the combination of Radix Puerariae and hawthorn fruit (CRPHF) could prevent depression in a diabetic rat model generated by feeding the rats with a high-fat diet and a low-dose streptozotocin (STZ). METHODS: The CRPHF was provided by the Shanghai Chinese Traditional Medical University...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934657/the-importance-of-quality-specifications-in-safety-assessments-of-amino-acids-the-cases-of-l-tryptophan-and-l-citrulline
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REVIEW
Hellen A Oketch-Rabah, Amy L Roe, Bill J Gurley, James C Griffiths, Gabriel I Giancaspro
The increasing consumption of amino acids from a wide variety of sources, including dietary supplements, natural health products, medical foods, infant formulas, athletic and work-out products, herbal medicines, and other national and international categories of nutritional and functional food products, increases the exposure to amino acids to amounts far beyond those normally obtained from the diet, thereby necessitating appropriate and robust safety assessments of these ingredients. Safety assessments of amino acids, similar to all food constituents, largely rely on the establishment of an upper limit [Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL)] considered to be a guide for avoiding high intake, above which adverse or toxic effects might occur...
December 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928524/review-of-medicinal-remedies-on-hand-eczema-based-on-iranian-traditional-medicine-a-narrative-review-article
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REVIEW
Parvin Mansouri, Aleme Khademi, Daryoush Pahlevan, Zahra Memariani, Jale Aliasl, Laila Shirbeigii
BACKGROUND: Hand Eczema (HE) is a dermatological disorder with frequent relapses and multiple causes such as atopic, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. The management is complex because of the wide range of different pathogenesis. Efficacy of some of available treatments is not well established and it can affect patients' quality of life significantly. METHODS: Reports on HE such as diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapy that described in medieval Iranian medicine, were gathered and analyzed from selected medical and pharmaceutical textbooks of Iranian Traditional Medicine (ITM)...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927244/wuzi-yanzong-pill-a-chinese-polyherbal-formula-alleviates-testicular-damage-in-mice-induced-by-ionizing-radiation
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Hai-Jie Ji, Dong-Mei Wang, Yu-Peng Wu, Yan-Yan Niu, Li-Li Jia, Bi-Wang Liu, Qian-Jin Feng, Ma-Li Feng
BACKGROUND: Chinese medicine Wuzi Yanzong pill (WZYZP) was firstly documented in ancient Chinese medical works "She Sheng Zhong Miao Fang" by Shi-Che Zhang in 1550 AD. The traditional herbal formula is widely used in treating nephrasthenia lumbago, prospermia, erectile dysfunction and male sterility. The present study was to explore the effects of WZYZP on ionizing irradiation-induced testicular damage in mice. METHODS: The pelvic region of male mice was exposed to X-rays for inducing testicular damage...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921036/acute-kidney-injury-in-asia
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REVIEW
Li Yang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common disorder and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality worldwide. The diversity of the climate and of the socioeconomic and developmental status in Asia has a great influence on the etiology and presentation of AKI in different regions. In view of the International Society of Nephrology's 0by25 initiative, more and more attention has been paid to AKI in Asian countries. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the recent achievements with regard to the prevalence and clinical patterns of AKI in Asian countries...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914526/jiawei-erzhiwan-improves-menopausal-metabolic-syndrome-by-enhancing-insulin-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Xiao-Meng Wan, Mu Zhang, Pei Zhang, Zhi-Shen Xie, Feng-Guo Xu, Ping Zhou, Shi-Ping Ma, Xiao-Jun Xu
Menopausal metabolic syndrome (MMS) is a series of syndrome caused by ovarian function decline and hormone insufficiency, and is a high risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Erzhiwan (EZW), composed of Herba Ecliptae and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi, is a traditional Chinese herbal formula that has been used to treat menopausal syndrome for many years. We added Herba Epimedii, Radix Rehmanniae, and Fructus Corni into EZW, to prepare a new formula, termed Jiawei Erzhiwan (JE)...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
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/27894973/is-there-nothing-new-under-the-sun-the-influence-of-herbals-and-pharmacopoeias-on-ethnobotanical-traditions-in-albacete-spain
#18
Diego Rivera, Alonso Verde, Concepción Obón, Francisco Alcaraz, Candelaria Moreno, Teresa Egea, José Fajardo, José Antonio Palazón, Arturo Valdés, Maria Adele Signorini, Piero Bruschi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: This paper has two overarching aims: (1) presenting the results of studying the Albacete tariff of medicines of 1526 and (2) broadly analyzing the origin and influences of medicinal traditional knowledge in the region of Albacete, Spain. We use historical and modern literature that may have influenced this knowledge. Our primary goal was to determine the ingredients used in the pharmacy in the 16th century CE in Albacete through the analysis of the tariff, and our secondary goal was to investigate until when ingredients and uses present in pharmacy and herbals persisted in later periods...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882506/cosmetics-use-related-adverse-events-and-determinants-among-jigjiga-town-residents-eastern-ethiopia
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Arebu I Bilal, Zelalem Tilahun, Ebrahim D Osman, Anwar Mulugeta, Muktar Shekabdulahi, Derbew Fikadu Berhe
INTRODUCTION: Non-medicated cosmetics use is very common among the Ethiopian population. However, little is known about these products' related adverse events. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and determinants of cosmetics-related adverse events among Jigjiga Town residents, Eastern Ethiopia. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study design was conducted in May and June 2014. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect cosmetics use pattern and related adverse events...
November 23, 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872651/a-review-of-western-and-traditional-chinese-medical-approaches-to-managing-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#20
REVIEW
Wei-Fan Hsu, Lee-Yan Sheen, Hung-Jen Lin, Hen-Hong Chang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disease of attention because of increase in prevalence from 20% to 41%. The clinical and pathological conditions in patients with NAFLD range from steatosis alone to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with or without fibrosis to hepatic cancer. In the United States, NAFLD was the second-leading indication for liver transplant between 2004 and 2013. Although imaging studies such as magnetic resonance elastography and the use of diagnostic panels and scoring systems can provide a fairly accurate diagnosis of NAFLD, there are few treatment options for patients with mild to moderate disease other than lifestyle modification...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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