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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219727/economic-botany-collections-a-source-of-material-evidence-for-exploring-historical-changes-in-chinese-medicinal-materials
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Eric Brand, Christine Leon, Mark Nesbitt, Ping Guo, Ran Huang, Hubiao Chen, Li Liang, Zhongzhen Zhao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Many Chinese medicinal materials (CMMs) have changed over centuries of use, particularly in terms of their botanical identity and processing methods. In some cases, these changes have important implications for safety and efficacy in modern clinical practice. As most previous research has focused on clarifying the evolution of CMMs by analyzing traditional Chinese materia medica ("bencao") literature, assessments of historical collections are needed to validate these conclusions with material evidence...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219357/prescription-frequency-and-patterns-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-liver-cancer-patients-in-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-national-health-insurance-research-database
#2
Chin-Tsung Ting, Chian-Jue Kuo, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Ya-Ling Lee, Tung-Hu Tsai
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is frequently provided to HCC patients. The aim of this study was to understand the prescription frequency and patterns of CHM for HCC patients by analyzing the claims data from the National Health Insurance (NHI) in Taiwan. METHODS: We identified 73918 newly diagnosed HCC subjects from the database of Registry for Catastrophic Illness during 2002 to 2009 and to analyze the frequency and pattern of corresponding CHM prescriptions for HCC patients...
February 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193278/qianggu-capsule-for-the-treatment-of-primary-osteoporosis-evidence-from-a-chinese-patent-medicine
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REVIEW
Xu Wei, Aili Xu, Hao Shen, Yanming Xie
BACKGROUND: Qianggu Capsule, a Chinese patent medicine, has been widely applied in the clinical practice of primary osteoporosis (POP) in recent years. This study aims to summarize the effectiveness and safety of Qianggu Capsule in treating POP. METHODS: We searched seven electronic databases, all searches ended in 30 September, 2015. All randomised controlled trials comparing the efficacy of Qianggu Capsule treatment with no treatment, placebo or conventional therapy for POP were included...
February 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191021/phylogenetic-tree-analysis-of-the-cold-hot-nature-of-traditional-chinese-marine-medicine-for-possible-anticancer-activity
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Xianjun Fu, Xuxia Song, Xuebo Li, Kah Keng Wong, Jiaoyang Li, Fengcong Zhang, Changyun Wang, Zhenguo Wang
Traditional Chinese Marine Medicine (TCMM) represents one of the medicinal resources for research and development of novel anticancer drugs. In this study, to investigate the presence of anticancer activity (AA) displayed by cold or hot nature of TCMM, we analyzed the association relationship and the distribution regularity of TCMMs with different nature (613 TCMMs originated from 1,091 species of marine organisms) via association rules mining and phylogenetic tree analysis. The screened association rules were collected from three taxonomy groups: (1) Bacteria superkingdom, Phaeophyceae class, Fucales order, Sargassaceae family, and Sargassum genus; (2) Viridiplantae kingdom, Streptophyta phylum, Malpighiales class, and Rhizophoraceae family; (3) Holothuroidea class, Aspidochirotida order, and Holothuria genus...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190464/a-chinese-patent-medicine-salvia-miltiorrhiza-depside-salts-for-infusion-combined-with-conventional-treatment-for-patients-with-angina-pectoris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yili Zhang, Yanming Xie, Xing Liao, Qiulei Jia, Yan Chai
BACKGROUND: Currently, many trials have been conducted to investigate the beneficial and harmful effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion for treating patients with angina pectoris. It is important to systematically and criticallyevaluate the existing literature into providing a pooled effect to examine outcomes of angina pectoris with Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion. PURPOSE: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to determine the clinical curative effect and safety of Salvia miltiorrhiza depside salts for infusion for angina pectoris and provide clear evidence to inform clinical practice...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188997/china-s-landscape-in-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Xin Tang, Hua Qin, Xiaosong Gu, Xiaobing Fu
Regenerative medicine is a burgeoning interdisciplinary research field that can impact healthcare by offering new therapeutic strategies to replace or regenerate human cells, tissues, or organs with the ultimate goal of restoring or establishing normal human functions. The past decade has seen significant progress of regenerative medicine in China, the world's most populous developing country. With government backing, the progress in regenerative medicine is driven by increasing medical demands of people, accompanied by the economic growth, population aging, and lifestyle change in China...
February 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188353/direct-and-model-free-detection-of-carbohydrate-excipients-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-granules-by-atr-ftir-microspectroscopic-imaging
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Jianbo Chen, Suqin Sun, Qun Zhou
A formula granule is a traditional Chinese medicine preparation made from the decoction of a single herbal medicinal. Because of the flexibility for combination and the convenience for utilization, formula granules are becoming popular in clinical applications. However, the efficacy and safety of commercial formula granules often suffer from the improper addition of carbohydrate excipients. Therefore, the detection of carbohydrate excipients is indispensable for the quality control of formula granules. FTIR spectroscopy has been used for the detection of carbohydrate excipients in formula granules...
February 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173792/microscopic-identification-and-in-vitro-activity-of-agastache-rugosa-fisch-et-mey-from-xinjiang-china
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Haiyan Gong, Shaoyu Li, Lijuan He, Rena Kasimu
BACKGROUND: Agastache rugosa is well-known as a common traditional Chinese medicine, which have relieving summer-heat, analgesic and antipyretic effects, have long been used as folkloristic remedy in the treatment of several infectious diseases, anti-inflammatory, and for its antibacterial properties. Considering the lack of available data on the morphology, anatomy and in vitro activity of A. rugosa, the goal of the present study was to carry out the microscopic identification of its aerial parts and in vitro activity research as a contribution to the quality control and reasonable utilization involving A...
February 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163654/epistemic-cultures-in-complementary-medicine-knowledge-making-in-university-departments-of-osteopathy-and-chinese-medicine
#9
Caragh Brosnan
There is increasing pressure on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to follow the evidence-based approach promoted in allied health and medicine, in which the randomised control trial represents the evidence gold standard. However, many CAM advocates see these methods as undermining the holism of CAM practice. This paper explores how such tensions are managed in CAM university departments - settings in which particular forms of knowledge and evidence are given 'official' imprimatur by CAM educators and researchers...
May 3, 2016: Health Sociology Review: the Journal of the Health Section of the Australian Sociological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163267/cornu-cervi-pantotrichum-supplementation-improves-physiological-adaptions-during-intensive-endurance-training
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Wen-Ching Huang, Chi-Chang Huang, Hsiao-Li Chuang, Wen-Chyuan Chen, Mei-Chich Hsu
Cornu cervi pantotrichum (CCP), used in traditional Chinese medicine, is a well-known yang-invigorating agent with multifunctional bioactivities. We previously showed, through an acute exercise challenge, that short-term CCP supplementation improved physical activities and fatigue-associated biochemical indices. Questions about the long-term effects of CCP treatment on exercise performance and physical fatigue, as well as safety, with intensive exercise training need further research. ICR-strain mice were randomly assigned to three groups: (1) sedentary control and vehicle treatment (SC); (2) exercise training with vehicle treatment (ET); (3) ET with CCP treatment at 4108 mg/kg/day (ET+CCP)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163116/danggui-buxue-tang-astragali-radix-and-angelicae-sinensis-radix-for-menopausal-symptoms-a-review
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REVIEW
Huang Q Lin, Amy Gw Gong, Huai Y Wang, Ran Duan, Tina Tx Dong, Kui J Zhao, Karl Wk Tsim
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has contributed greatly to human health in past several thousand years. Today, the development of TCM is facing two obstacles: (i) quality control of herbal extract; and (ii) action mechanisms not known. OBJECTIVES: Among thousands of complex TCM formulations, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is the simplest one. DBT is used to treat ailments in women and contains only two herbs, Astragali Radix (Huangqi; AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (Danggui; ASR)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163112/antidiabetic-effects-of-morus-alba-fruit-polysaccharides-on-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetes-in-rats
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Yukun Jiao, Xueqian Wang, Xiang Jiang, Fansheng Kong, Shumei Wang, Chunyan Yan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is becoming a serious threat to human health. The fruit of Morus alba L. is widely used as a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of DM, dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia, and premature graying, as well as to protect the liver and kidneys. Several studies have demonstrated that the aqueous extracts of the roots bark, leaves, and ramuli of mulberry, which are known to contain polyphenols and polysaccharides, have antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160760/wrist-ankle-acupuncture-increases-pain-thresholds-in-healthy-adults
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Hai-Jin Bi, Guo-Cheng Wu, Yu-Yu He, Hong-Yun Chen, Shuang Zhou, Qing-Hui Zhou
Context • Wrist-ankle acupuncture (WAA) has been used to relieve both chronic and acute pain in China. Some research has shown that WAA can increase the pain thresholds in pain patients, but the ability of WAA to affect the pain thresholds in healthy adults is unknown. Objective • The study intended to assess the influence of WAA on the pain thresholds of healthy adults. Design • This is an observational study. Setting • This study was conducted in the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Second Military Medical University (Shanghai, China)...
January 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160212/phthalides-distribution-in-nature-chemical-reactivity-synthesis-and-biological-activity
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Alejandra León, Mayela Del-Ángel, José Luis Ávila, Guillermo Delgado
Phthalides are a relatively small group of natural compounds confined to several plant families and some genera of fungi and liverworts. They are divided into two structural groups, the monomeric and dimeric phthalides, and known mainly as bioactive constituents of different plant species used traditionally for medicinal purposes in Asia, Europe, and North America.The first reports on the chemistry of phthalides appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, in which they were identified as the odor constituents of the essential oil of celery (Apium graveolens) by Ciamician and Silber (1897)...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157698/anti-cancer-effect-of-danshen-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-on-prostate-cancer-targeting-the-crosstalk-between-macrophages-and-cancer-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-stat3-ccl2-signaling-pathway
#15
Ching-Yuan Wu, Yao-Hsu Yang, Yin-Yin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Yu-Shin Lin, Wei-Yu Lin, Ming-Yen Tsai, Jia-Jing Yang, Yu-Ching Cheng, Li-Hsin Shu, Ming-Chu Lu, Yun-Ju Chen, Kuan-Der Lee, Hong-Yo Kang
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. In our study, the in vivo protective effect of danshen in prostate cancer patients was validated through data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. In vitro, we discovered that dihydroisotanshinone I (DT), a bioactive compound present in danshen, can inhibit the migration of both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. In addition, we noted that DT substantially inhibited the migratory ability of prostate cancer cells in both a macrophage-conditioned medium and macrophage/prostate cancer coculture medium...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157393/oral-systemic-botanical-agents-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-a-review
#16
Benjamin Farahnik, Divya Sharma, Joseph Alban, Raja Sivamani
INTRODUCTION: Patients with psoriasis often use botanical therapies as part of their treatment. It is important for clinicians to be aware of the current evidence regarding these agents as they treat patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE database for randomized clinical trials assessing the use of botanical therapeutics for psoriasis. The search included the following keywords: "psoriasis" and "plant" or "herbal" or "botanical...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140760/validation-of-a-measure-of-chinese-outpatients-satisfaction-in-the-taiwan-setting
#17
James O Stanworth, Ryan Shuwei Hsu, Clyde A Warden
The medical services market is rapidly expanding around the world, following the experience of the industrialized Western economies. Cultural differences make existing assumptions about health care quality risky to export, leading to an increasing interest in understanding patient satisfaction with care within non-Western contexts. Within the Greater China region, both Western and traditional Chinese medicine coexist, yet there is a lack of research instruments that include distinct values of Chinese patients...
January 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139150/efficacy-of-purtscher-s-retinopathy-treatments-a-systematic-review
#18
Duosheng Xia, Xiaomei Chen, Qi Zhou, Shujun Xiao, Yang Yu, Yadong Wang, Gang Du, Haixiang Huang, Wenfang Zhang, Yaolong Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to evaluate the efficacy of available Purtscher's Retinopathy treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to collect single-case reports, electronic searches were conducted in several databases including PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, SinoMed, VIP, and WanFang in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. In VIP and Wanfang, we also traced the references of included articles. Risk of bias was evaluated using a tool adapted from the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool...
January 31, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138256/radiosynthesis-and-pharmacokinetics-of-18-f-fluoroethyl-bufalin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-bearing-mice
#19
Zhaoshuo Yang, Jianhua Liu, Qingqing Huang, Zhouji Zhang, Jiawei Zhang, Yanjia Pan, Yunke Yang, Dengfeng Cheng
PURPOSE: Bufalin, the main component of a Chinese traditional medicine chansu, shows convincing anticancer effects in a lot of tumor cell lines. However, its in vivo behavior is still unclear. This research aimed to evaluate how bufalin was dynamically absorbed after intravenous injection in animal models. We developed a radiosynthesis method of [(18)F]fluoroethyl bufalin to noninvasively evaluate the tissue biodistribution and pharmacokinetics in hepatocellular carcinoma-bearing mice...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137521/gender-based-differences-in-mortality-and-complementary-therapies-for-patients-with-stroke-in-taiwan
#20
Chun-Ting Liu, Bei-Yu Wu, Wen-Long Hu, Yu-Chiang Hung
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of death worldwide. In this retrospective study, we investigated the different effects of gender on medical behavior, medical service, medical cost, and death from stroke in Taiwan. METHODS: We collected data on the stroke-associated mortality rate according to gender and age group for the period between 2009 and 2013 from the official registry of Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan. We analyzed the data related to stroke-associated medical care and costs in 2013 from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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