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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434274/myoinositol-combined-with-alpha-lipoic-acid-may-improve-the-clinical-and-endocrine-features-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-through-an-insulin-independent-action
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Simona De Cicco, Valentina Immediata, Daniela Romualdi, Caterina Policola, Anna Tropea, Christian Di Florio, Valeria Tagliaferri, Elisa Scarinci, Silvia Della Casa, Antonio Lanzone, Rosanna Apa
The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of a combined treatment with alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and myoinositol (MYO) on clinical, endocrine and metabolic features of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this pilot cohort study, forty women with PCOS were enrolled and clinical, hormonal and metabolic parameters were evaluated before and after a six-months combined treatment with ALA and MYO daily. Studied patients experienced a significant increase in the number of cycles in six months (p < 0...
April 23, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432957/nanoencapsulation-strategies-for-the-delivery-of-novel-bifunctional-antioxidant-%C3%AF-1-selective-ligands
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Claudia Carbone, Emanuela Arena, Veronica Pepe, Orazio Prezzavento, Ivana Cacciatore, Hasan Turkez, Agostino Marrazzo, Antonio Di Stefano, Giovanni Puglisi
Nowadays sigma-1 receptors are considered as new therapeutic objectives for central nervous system neurodegenerative diseases. Among different molecules, alpha lipoic acid has been identified as a natural potent antioxidant drug, whose therapeutic efficacy is limited by its many drawbacks, such as fast metabolism, poor bioavailability and high physico-chemical instability. Alfa-lipoic acid derivatives have been recently developed demonstrating their neuroprotective activity and effectiveness in different types of oxidative stress...
April 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429826/effect-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-endometrial-implants-in-an-experimental-rat-model
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Neslihan Pınar, Oya Soylu Karapınar, Oğuzhan Özcan, Tümay Özgür, Suphi Bayraktar
To investigate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the treatment of endometriosis in an experimental rat model by evaluating biochemical and histopathologic parameters. Experimental endometriosis was induced by the peritoneal implantation of autologous endometrial tissue. The rats were randomly divided into two groups with 8 rats each. Group I was intraperitoneally administered ALA 100 mg/kg/day for 14 days. Group II was intraperitoneally administered saline solution at the same dosage and over the same period...
April 21, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429340/controlled-prospective-observational-study-on-the-efficiency-and-tolerability-of-a-combination-of-potential-nrf2-inducing-antioxidants-and-micronutrients-as-pre-treatment-for-icsi-in-dyspermic-patients-with-previous-failure
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R Rago, M Gallo, A Dal Lago, E Licata, G Paciotti, M Amodei, C Meneghini, C Fabiani, G Dani, C Liberanome, D Antonaci, R Corno, D Miriello, G Giuffrida, B Giammusso
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of pre-treatment in dyspermic males in IVF couples with a combination of micronutrients, for the purpose of improving the fertilization rate, the implantation rate and the outcome of the pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This controlled prospective clinical study was performed in two medically assisted reproduction centers. 59 males with mild oligo-astheno-teratospermia (OAT) were admitted to the study. All of them had a history of previous in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts with female partners aged < 40 diagnosed having tubal or idiopathic infertility...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429339/observational-multicentric-study-on-chronic-sciatic-pain-clinical-data-from-44-italian-centers
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G A Checchia, G Letizia Mauro, G Morico, A Oriente, C Lisi, V Polimeni, M Lucia, M Ranieri
OBJECTIVE: To provide information on the clinical presentation of sciatic neuropathy and its management in a real-world setting, and to analyze the effects of a multimodal approach based on the association of physical and pharmacological therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric observational prospective study was conducted in 44 Italian tertiary centers specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Rheumatology...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403589/the-efficacy-of-an-association-of-palmitoylethanolamide-and-alpha-lipoic-acid-in-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bruno Giammusso, Rosaria Di Mauro, Renato Bernardini
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a complex condition, characterized by uncertain etiology and by limited response to therapy. The definition of CP/CPPS includes genitourinary pain with or without voiding symptoms in the absence of uropathogenic bacteria, as detected by standard microbiological methods, or another identifiable cause such as malignancy. The efficacy of various medical therapies, has been evaluated in clinical studies, but evidence is lacking or conflicting...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378840/alpha-lipoic-acid-ameliorates-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-in-mice
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Hyun Seop Cho, Jin Hyun Kim, Ha Nee Jang, Tae Won Lee, Myeong Hee Jung, Tae Ho Kim, Se-Ho Chang, Dong Jun Park
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is one of mechanisms that induce renal interstitial fibrosis. Understanding EMT in renal fibrosis has important therapeutic implications for patients with kidney disease. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural compound with antioxidant properties. Studies for ALA are performed in acute kidney injury with renal tubular apoptosis, renal inflammation, and oxidative stress. We investigated the effects of ALA on EMT-mediated renal interstitial fibrosis in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361557/protective-effect-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-in-methotrexate-induced-ovarian-oxidative-injury-and-decreased-ovarian-reserve-in-rats
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Oya Soylu Karapinar, Neslihan Pinar, Oğuzhan Özcan, Tümay Özgür, Kenan Dolapçıoğlu
To determine whether the possible oxidative effect of methotrexate (Mtx) on ovary and to evaluate the effectiveness of alpha lipoic acid (ALA), which may be useful in many oxidative stress models. Thirty-two female Wistar-albino rats were randomly divided into four groups; control group, alpha lipoic acid group (ALA 100 mg/kg, 10 days), multiple dose Mtx group (Mtx 1 mg/kg 1, 3, 5, 7 days) and Mtx and ALA group (Mtx 1 mg/kg 1, 3, 5, 7 days and ALA 100 mg/kg, 10 days). Serum total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), tissue malondialdehyde (MDA) and activities of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and catalase (CAT) and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and total ovarian follicle count were evaluated...
March 31, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351829/innovations-in-the-management-of-musculoskeletal-pain-with-alpha-lipoic-acid-impala-trial-study-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-crossover-trial-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-for-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia-pain
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Ian Gilron, Dongsheng Tu, Ronald Holden, Tanveer Towheed, Dan Ziegler, Louie Wang, Roumen Milev, Christopher Gray
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a common disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, depression, and cognitive dysfunction, resulting in substantial disability. As current analgesics provide incomplete relief and disabling side effects that aggravate fatigue and cognitive dysfunction, there is a need for new pain treatments with better efficacy and tolerability. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant proven effective in painful diabetic neuropathy with minimal side effects...
March 28, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350288/prevalence-and-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-kidney-and-liver-transplant-recipients
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Ruhsen Öcal, Ceyda Tanoğlu, Seda Kibaroğlu, Eda Derle, Ufuk Can, Mahir Kirnap, Gökhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Neurologic complications are common after kidney and liver transplant. Neurologic complications affect mortality and morbidity in transplant recipients, and neuropathic pain is an important symptom affecting a patient's quality of life. The aim of the present study was to provide readers with our experience regarding causes and treatment of neuropathic pain in patients undergoing kidney and liver transplant at our transplantation center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical data of 553 kidney transplant recipients and 258 liver transplant recipients who received transplant procedures at the Baskent University Transplantation Center between 2008 and May 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343553/alpha-lipoic-acid-plus-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-vestibulodynia-associated-with-painful-bladder-syndrome
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Filippo Murina, Alessandra Graziottin, Raffaele Felice, Dania Gambini
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the effectiveness of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) plus omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) in combination with amitriptyline therapy in patients with vestibulodynia/painful bladder syndrome (VBD/PBS). METHODS: Women with VBD/PBS were randomly assigned to receive amitriptyline or amitriptyline plus a commercially available preparation (ALAnerv Age; Alfa Wassermann, Bologna, Italy) containing, in 2 capsules, ALA 600 mg plus docosahexaenoic acid 250 mg and eicosapentaenoic acid 16...
March 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340320/protective-effects-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-methotrexate-induced-oxidative-lung-injury-in-rats
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Huseyin Arpag, Mehmet Gül, Yusuf Aydemir, Nurhan Atilla, Birgül Yiğitcan, Tugrul Cakir, Cemal Polat, Özer Þehirli, Muhammet Sayan
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress is one of the major causes of methotrexate induced lung injury (MILI). Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), which occurs naturally in human food, has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. The aim of this study was to research the potential protective role of ALA on MILI in rats. METHODS: Twenty one rats were randomly subdivided into three groups: control (group I), methotrexate (MTX) treated (group II), and MTX+ALA treated (group III). Lung injury was performed with a single dose of MTX (20 mg/kg) to groups 2 and 3...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329449/behavioural-and-neurochemical-effects-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-associated-with-omega-3-in-tardive-dyskinesia-induced-by-chronic-haloperidol-in-rats
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Dayane Pessoa Araújo, Thaisa Camboim, Ana Silva, Caio Fonseca, Rebeca Sousa, Mabson Barbosa, Lucidio Oliveira, José Cavalcanti, Eudes Lucena, Fausto Guzen
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is characterized by involuntary movements of the lower portion of the face being related to typical antipsychotic therapy. TD is associated with the oxidative imbalance in the basal ganglia. Lipoic acid (LA) and omega 3 (ω-3) are antioxidants acting as enzyme cofactors, regenerating antioxidant enzymes. This study aimed to investigate behavioral and neurochemical effects of supplementation with of LA (100mg/Kg) and ω-3 (1g/Kg) in the treatment of TD-induced by chronic use haloperidol (HAL) (1mg/Kg) in rats...
March 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296595/time-course-effect-of-r-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-cellular-metabolomics-in-cultured-hepatoma-cells
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Naoko Ikuta, Keita Chikamoto, Yuya Asano, Yoshiaki Yasui, Haruka Yokokawa, Keiji Terao, Gerald Rimbach, Seiichi Matsugo
Alpha-lipoic acid (LA) is a powerful antioxidant. LA has two enantiomers, R(+)-LA (R-LA) and S(-)-LA (S-LA). Of these, R-LA is naturally occurring and an essential cofactor in energy metabolism. R-LA treatment has been reported to affect glucose metabolism in rat hepatoma cells. This study analyzed the time course of metabolite levels in LA-treated cultured H4IIEC3 rat hepatoma cells, including a specific evaluation of the effect of R-LA and the enantioselectivity of LA. Principal component analysis showed that this experiment was well designed to observe enantioselectivity...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295905/alpha-lipoic-acid-ala-as-a-supplementation-for-weight-loss-results-from-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
S Kucukgoncu, E Zhou, K B Lucas, C Tek
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. Even modest weight loss may be associated with health benefits. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring antioxidant. Studies have suggested anti-obesity properties of ALA; however, results are inconsistent. The purpose of this study is to conduct a meta-analysis of the effect of ALA on weight and body mass index (BMI). METHODS: A comprehensive, systematic literature search identified 10 articles on randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies involving ALA...
May 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272982/role-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-in-ameliorating-cyclosporine-a-induced-pancreatic-injury-in-albino-rats-a-structural-ultrastructural-and-morphometric-study
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Hala F Abd-Ellah, Nadia R A Abou-Zeid
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA) against cyclosporine A (CsA)-induced pancreatic toxicity in rats. Thirty-two male albino rats were divided into four equal groups. Group I treated orally (per os, p.o.) with vehicles and served as control; Group II received α-LA (100 mg/kg b.w. /day, p.o.) for 21 days; Group III received CsA (25 mg/kg b.w./day, p.o.) for 21 days; and Group IV received α-LA 1 hr before oral treatment by CsA for 21 days. Histological examination of the pancreas of CsA-treated rats showed marked changes represented by wide interlobular septae that contained congested blood vessels, cytoplasmic vacuolation of some acinar cells, and distortion of the other cells...
March 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262510/regeneration-of-glutathione-by-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-via-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-alleviates-cadmium-induced-hepg2-cell-toxicity
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Jiayu Zhang, Xue Zhou, Wenbo Wu, Jiachun Wang, Hong Xie, Zhigang Wu
Alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA) is an important antioxidant that is capable of regenerating other antioxidants, such as glutathione (GSH). However, the underlying molecular mechanism by which α-LA regenerates GSH remains poorly understood. The current study aimed to investigate whether α-LA regenerates GSH by activation of Nrf2 to alleviate cadmium-induced cytotoxicity in HepG2 cells. In the present study, we found that cadmium induced cell death by depletion of GSH through inactivation of Nrf2. Addition of α-LA to cadmium-treated cells reactivated Nrf2 and regenerated GSH through elevating the Nrf2-downstream genes γ-glutamate-cysteine ligase (γ-GCL) and GR, both of which are key enzymes for GSH synthesis...
February 27, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258730/effects-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-multiple-cytokines-and-biomarkers-and-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-within-1-year-of-catheter-ablation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Celestino Sardu, Gaetano Santulli, Matteo Santamaria, Michelangela Barbieri, Cosimo Sacra, Pasquale Paolisso, Fabio D'Amico, Nicola Testa, Igor Caporaso, Giuseppe Paolisso, Raffaele Marfella, Maria Rosaria Rizzo
Catheter ablation (CA) is a procedure commonly used to restore sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, AF recurrence after CA remains a relevant clinical issue. We tested the effects of an oral antioxidant treatment (alpha lipoic acid [ALA]) on AF recurrence post-CA. Patients with paroxysmal AF have been enrolled in a randomized, prospective, double-blind, controlled placebo trial. After CA, patients have been randomly assigned to receive ALA oral supplementation (ALA group) or placebo (control group) and evaluated at baseline and after a 12-month follow-up: 73 patients completed the 12-month follow-up (ALA: 33 and control: 40)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249792/alpha-lipoic-acid-after-median-nerve-decompression-at-the-carpal-tunnel-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Filippo Boriani, Donatella Granchi, Giulia Roatti, Luciano Merlini, Tania Sabattini, Nicola Baldini
PURPOSE: The postoperative course of median nerve decompression in carpal tunnel syndrome may be associated with complications. The aim of this study was to explore the possible effects of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the postoperative period after surgical decompression of the median nerve at the wrist. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind prospective, randomized, controlled trial. A total of 64 patients with proven carpal tunnel syndrome were enrolled and randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups: group A (n = 32) patients had surgical decompression of the median nerve followed by ALA for 40 days, and group P (n = 32) patients had surgical decompression followed by placebo...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247977/burning-mouth-syndrome-a-systematic-review-of-treatments
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REVIEW
Y F Liu, Y Kim, T Yoo, P Han, J C Inman
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic oral pain syndrome that primarily affects peri- and postmenopausal women. It is characterized by oral mucosal burning and may be associated with dysgeusia, paresthesia, dysesthesia, and xerostomia. The etiology of the disease process is unknown, but is thought to be neuropathic in origin. The goal of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of the various treatments for BMS. Literature searches were conducted through PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases, which identified 22 randomized controlled trials...
March 1, 2017: Oral Diseases
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