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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661191/factors-associated-with-treatment-seeking-for-malaria-in-urban-poor-communities-in-accra-ghana
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Raphael Baffour Awuah, Paapa Yaw Asante, Lionel Sakyi, Adriana A E Biney, Mawuli Komla Kushitor, Francis Agyei, Ama de-Graft Aikins
BACKGROUND: In Ghana, about 3.5 million cases of malaria are recorded each year. Urban poor residents particularly have a higher risk of malaria mainly due to poor housing, low socio-economic status and poor sanitation. Alternative treatment for malaria (mainly African traditional/herbal and/or self-medication) is further compounding efforts to control the incidence of malaria in urban poor communities. This study assesses factors associated with seeking alternative treatment as the first response to malaria, relative to orthodox treatment in three urban poor communities in Accra, Ghana...
April 16, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626674/pharmacological-activity-of-curarea-toxicofera-in-combination-with-classical-antimalarial-treatments
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Yinneth Victoria Rodríguez, Maria Helena Arias, José Octavio García, Eric Deharo, Giovanny Garavito
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In the Leticia-Amazonas area, Uitoto indigenous people use a preparation of Curarea toxicofera (Wedd) Barneby & Krukoff (Menispermaceae) combined with prescribed medications to prevent and treat malaria. AIM OF STUDY: To determine the in vitro and in vivo antiplasmodial activity of traditional preparations of Curarea toxicofera alone and in combination with classical antimalarials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The traditional preparation was evaluated in vitro against P...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604378/taste-of-phytocompounds-a-better-predictor-for-ethnopharmacological-activities-of-medicinal-plants-than-the-phytochemical-class
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Dorin Dragos, Marilena Gilca
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Understanding the patterns that shape traditional medical knowledge is essential for accelerating ethnopharmacological progress. According to Ayurveda, medicinal plants that belong to different taxa, but which have similar taste, may display similar (ethno)pharmacological activities (EPAs) (Bhishagratna, 1998; Sharma and Dash, 2006). AIM OF THE STUDY: To understand the patterns that govern the distribution of herbal EPAs in Ayurveda and to evaluate the potential concordance between chemical class or taste of the constituent phytocompounds and EPAs...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600638/-contamination-distribution-and-control-measures-of-aflatoxins-in-chinese-herbal-pieces
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REVIEW
Cheng Zhang, Xiao-Wen Dou, Lei Zhang, Wei-Jun Kong, Ming Zhao, Zhen Ouyang, Mei-Hua Yang
As an important part of traditional medicine in China, traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) plays a significant role because of its unique medical efficiency, less adverse reactions and extensive resources. However, in recent years, the aflatoxins in medicinal herbs have been detected excessive both at home and abroad, seriously affecting the reputation and credibility of traditional Chinese medicine. In this paper, the current status of aflatoxins contamination in medicinal herbs was analyzed, and the internal and external factors of aflatoxins contamination in traditional Chinese medicine were also summarized...
February 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599811/the-pilot-survey-of-the-perception-on-the-practice-pattern-diagnosis-and-treatment-on-korean-medicine-insomnia-focusing-on-the-difference-between-korean-medical-neuropsychiatry-specialists-and-korean-medical-general-practitioners
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Jung-Hwa Lim, Jin-Hyung Jeong, Sang-Ho Kim, Kyeong-Ok Kim, Seung-Yeon Lee, Sang-Hyup Lee, Bo-Kyung Kim
Introduction: This study aims to investigate the clinical practice states on the diagnosis and treatment for insomnia between Korean medical general practitioners (KMGPs) and Korean medical neuropsychiatry specialists (KMNPSs). Methods: We distributed questionnaires via email or in person to 1,017 KMGPs and via email to 165 KMNPSs. We collected and analyzed responses from 305 (30.00%) KMGPs and 53 (32.12%) KMNPSs. Results: Most KMGPs and KMNPSs responded that the number of new patients visiting the clinic for treatment of insomnia was less than 10 per month (78...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587734/south-african-medicinal-plant-extracts-active-against-influenza-a-virus
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Parvaneh Mehrbod, Muna A Abdalla, Emmanuel M Njoya, Aroke S Ahmed, Fatemeh Fotouhi, Behrokh Farahmand, Dorcas A Gado, Mansoureh Tabatabaian, Olubunmi G Fasanmi, Jacobus N Eloff, Lyndy J McGaw, Folorunso O Fasina
BACKGROUND: Influenza infection remains a major health threat for animals and humans which crucially requires effective antiviral remedies. The usage of herbal medications as readily available alternatives for their compatibility with the body and fewer side effects compared to synthetic chemical treatments has become popular globally. The aim of this study was to investigate and screen in vitro anti-influenza activity of extracts of five South African medicinal plants, namely Tabernaemontana ventricosa, Cussonia spicata, Rapanea melanophloeos, Pittosporum viridiflorum and Clerodendrum glabrum, species which are used traditionally for the treatment of several diseases such as inflammatory and respiratory diseases...
March 27, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579707/arctigenin-protects-against-liver-injury-from-acute-hepatitis-by-suppressing-immune-cells-in-mice
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Xixi Cheng, Huafeng Wang, Jinlai Yang, Yingnan Cheng, Dan Wang, Fengrui Yang, Yan Li, Dongmei Zhou, Yanxia Wang, Zhenyi Xue, Lijuan Zhang, Qi Zhang, Luhong Yang, Rongxin Zhang, Yurong Da
As a phenylpropanoid and dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan present in medical plants, such as those used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine, including Arctium lappa (Niubang), arctigenin exhibits antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activities. In this study, we investigated the protective role of arctigenin in Concanavalin A (ConA)-induced acute hepatitis in mice. Arctigenin remarkably reduced the congestion and necroinflammation of livers, and improved hepatic function (ALT and AST) in ConA-induced acute hepatitis in vivo...
March 23, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578596/social-cultural-traditional-beliefs-and-health-system-barriers-of-hepatitis-b-screening-among-hmong-americans-a-case-study
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Dao M Fang, Susan L Stewart
BACKGROUND: The incidence of liver cancer in Hmong Americans is 5 times higher than that of non-Hispanic whites, and there is a low hepatitis B screening rate (24%) among Hmong adults compared with other Asian American populations. The purpose of this study was to examine the Hmong's perceptions on social-cultural determinants, traditional health beliefs, and health care system barriers that influenced community-based hepatitis B screening interventions. METHODS: A qualitative method was used, integrating a collective case study research design...
April 1, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556124/an-epidemiological-study-on-herbal-product-self-medication-practice-among-psychotic-outpatients-from-serbia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gordana Nikolić, Nikola M Stojanović, Pavle J Randjelović, Snežana Manojlović, Niko S Radulović
Utilization of herbal products (HPs) is a common practice in the traditional medicine of people from southeastern Serbia. In this study, we focused on the usage of HPs as a self-medication practice among patients diagnosed with a mental illness, by aiming to ascertain the usage prevalence, the identity of the main plant taxa utilized, their formulations and target symptoms. This was accomplished through a cross-sectional study of psychiatric outpatients, conducted in the Clinic for Mental Health Protection in Niš, and which included a questionnaire on HP utilization and a non-structured psychiatric interview...
March 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544493/why-people-use-herbal-medicine-insights-from-a-focus-group-study-in-germany
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Alexandra N Welz, Agnes Emberger-Klein, Klaus Menrad
BACKGROUND: The use of herbal medicine, as one element of complementary and alternative medicine, is increasing worldwide. Little is known about the reasons for and factors associated with its use. This study derives insights for the use of herbal medicine in Germany regarding the usage aims, role played by the type of illness, reasons for preferred usage and sources of information. METHODS: Using a qualitative methodological approach, six focus groups (n = 46) were conducted...
March 15, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538206/banhabaekchulchunma-tang-and-chongsanggeontong-tang-herbal-medicine-effect-on-migraine-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Jihye Seo, Cheol Hyun Kim, Hongmin Chu, Yeonju Moon, Sangkwan Lee
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common disease of primary headache, which it causes many kinds of secondary diseases or symptoms. The treatment drugs have sometimes shown side effects such as overuse headache, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, the demand for complementary and alternative interventions for migraine has increased. Herbal medicines are a representative intervention to treat migraine traditionally. Among these herbal medicines, Banhabaekchulchunma-tang (BBT) and Chongsanggeontong-tang (CGT) have been most commonly used for migraine treatment in traditional clinical practice...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529536/profiling-and-analysis-of-multiple-constituents-in-baizhu-shaoyao-san-before-and-after-processing-by-stir-frying-using-uhplc-q-tof-ms-ms-coupled-with-multivariate-statistical-analysis
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Yangyang Xu, Hao Cai, Gang Cao, Yu Duan, Ke Pei, Sicong Tu, Jia Zhou, Li Xie, Dongdong Sun, Jiayu Zhao, Jing Liu, Xiaoqi Wang, Lin Shen
Baizhu Shaoyao San (BSS) is a famous traditional Chinese medicinal formula widely used for the treatment of painful diarrhea, intestinal inflammation, and diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. According to clinical medication, three medicinal herbs (Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma, Paeoniae Radix Alba, and Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium) included in BSS must be processed using some specific methods of stir-frying. On the basis of the classical theories of traditional Chinese medicine, the therapeutic effects of BSS would be significantly enhanced after processing...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507594/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-refractory-nephrotic-syndrome-strategies-and-promising-treatments
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REVIEW
Xiao-Qin Wang, Lan Wang, Yuan-Chao Tu, Yuan Clare Zhang
Refractory nephrotic syndrome (RNS) is an immune-related kidney disease with poor clinical outcomes. Standard treatments include corticosteroids as the initial therapy and other immunosuppressants as second-line options. A substantial proportion of patients with RNS are resistant to or dependent on immunosuppressive drugs and often experience unremitting edema and proteinuria, cycles of remission and relapse, and/or serious adverse events due to long-term immunosuppression. Traditional Chinese medicine has a long history of treating complicated kidney diseases and holds great potential for providing effective treatments for RNS...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492244/antidiabetic-phytoconstituents-and-their-mode-of-action-on-metabolic-pathways
#14
REVIEW
Sudhanshu Kumar Bharti, Supriya Krishnan, Ashwini Kumar, Awanish Kumar
Diabetes Mellitus, characterized by persistent hyperglycaemia, is a heterogeneous group of disorders of multiple aetiologies. It affects the human body at multiple organ levels thus making it difficult to follow a particular line of the treatment protocol and requires a multimodal approach. The increasing medical burden on patients with diabetes-related complications results in an enormous economic burden, which could severely impair global economic growth in the near future. This shows that today's healthcare system has conventionally been poorly equipped towards confronting the mounting impact of diabetes on a global scale and demands an urgent need for newer and better options...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491644/mechanistic-in-vitro-evaluation-of-prosopis-farcta-roots-potential-as-an-antidiabetic-folk-medicinal-plant
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Saba Feyzmand, Behzad Shahbazi, Marzieh Marami, Gholamreza Bahrami, Ali Fattahi, Yalda Shokoohinia
Objective: Prosopis farcta has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for treating Diabetes mellitus . The aim of this study is to investigate the antidiabetic mechanisms of infusion (INF) extract of P. farcta and discovering the active extract for the first time. Materials and Methods: Six different extracts of P. farcta were prepared using five different solvents (ethanol, n -hexane, acetone, ethanol:water (1:1 v/v), and water). Cytotoxicity and cell proliferation assays were performed on mouse pancreatic β-cells (β-TC3 ) using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium method...
January 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483867/ethnopharmacological-approaches-for-dementia-therapy-and-significance-of-natural-products-and-herbal-drugs
#16
REVIEW
Devesh Tewari, Adrian M Stankiewicz, Andrei Mocan, Archana N Sah, Nikolay T Tzvetkov, Lukasz Huminiecki, Jarosław O Horbańczuk, Atanas G Atanasov
Dementia is a clinical syndrome wherein gradual decline of mental and cognitive capabilities of an afflicted person takes place. Dementia is associated with various risk factors and conditions such as insufficient cerebral blood supply, toxin exposure, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative damage, and often coexisting with some neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Huntington's disease (HD), and Parkinson's disease (PD). Although there are well-established (semi-)synthetic drugs currently used for the management of AD and AD-associated dementia, most of them have several adverse effects...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463102/social-and-behavioral-factors-associated-with-failing-second-line-art-results-from-a-cohort-study-at-the-themba-lethu-clinic-johannesburg-south-africa
#17
Denise Evans, Sara Dahlberg, Rebecca Berhanu, Tembeka Sineke, Caroline Govathson, Ingrid Jonker, Elisabet Lönnermark, Matthew P Fox
Poor adherence is a main challenge to successful second-line ART in South Africa. Studies have shown that patients can re-suppress their viral load following intensive adherence counselling. We identify factors associated with failure to re-suppress on second-line ART. The study was a retrospective cohort study which included HIV-positive adults who experienced an elevated viral load ≥400 copies/ml on second-line ART between January 2013-July 2014, had completed an adherence counselling questionnaire and had a repeat viral load result recorded within 6 months of intensive adherence counselling...
February 21, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445628/medicinal-properties-of-adiantum-capillus-veneris-linn-in-traditional-medicine-and-modern-phytotherapy-a-review-article
#18
REVIEW
Sahar Dehdari, Homa Hajimehdipoor
Background: Adiantum capillus-veneris Linn (Maidenhair fern) is an herb belonging to the family Pteridaceae. It is named as " Pare-siavashan " in medical and pharmaceutical textbooks of Iranian Traditional Medicine. The fronds of Maidenhair fern were mainly administrated by ancient physicians as single medicine or in combination with other plants in multi-herbal formulations for curing different diseases. Because of different chemical compositions, the herb fronds were also assessed for its numerous pharmacological effects...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415748/an-ethnobotanical-study-in-midyat-turkey-a-city-on-the-silk-road-where-cultures-meet
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Ali Akgul, Ayfer Akgul, Serdar G Senol, Hasan Yildirim, Ozcan Secmen, Yunus Dogan
BACKGROUND: Studies of ethnobotanical usages in south-eastern Turkey are rare. To widen this field of knowledge, we conducted an ethnobotanical study in Midyat (Mardin Province), Turkey. METHODS: The field study was completed during three years (2007-2010). Our aim was to document the ethnobotanical uses of local plants and to make an ethnobotanical inventory of uncommon plants using qualitative interviews. RESULTS: During field studies, 368 voucher specimens were collected in the investigated area...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415715/hospital-acquired-fever-in-oriental-medical-hospitals
#20
Soo-Youn Moon, Ki-Ho Park, Mi Suk Lee, Jun Seong Son
BACKGROUND: Traditional Oriental medicine is used in many Asian countries and involves herbal medicines, acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping. We investigated the incidence and causes of hospital-acquired fever (HAF) and the characteristics of febrile inpatients in Oriental medical hospitals (OMHs). METHODS: Patients hospitalized in two OMHs of a university medical institute in Seoul, Korea, were retrospectively reviewed from 2006 to 2013. Adult patients with HAF were enrolled...
February 7, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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