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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036825/the-emergence-of-a-new-conceptual-framework-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#1
Dubois Bruno
The New Criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), published by a group of experts in 2007, have resulted in a revolution in the comprehension of the disease. Before 2007, the diagnosis of AD dementia was done through a process of exclusion: it was considered in the case of patients with a dementia syndrome without identified etiologies. This traditional algorithm had three major limitations that penalize the disease: 1) a low accuracy of the performance which may share responsibility for negative results in clinical trials; 2) a late identification of the patients only when they reach the threshold of dementia which may delay the activation of optimal care; and last but not least, 3) an absence of clear recognition of AD as a disease because of the lack of specific arguments for its identification...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036589/simultaneous-determination-of-11-high-polarity-components-from-fructus-corni-a-quantitative-lc-ms-ms-method-for-improved-quality-control
#2
Liling Wang, Hui Chen, Yuhong Jiang, Zhihui Liu, Qiong Wang, Xiao Zheng
Fructus Corni, the dried ripe sarcocarp of Cornus officinalis Sieb.et Zucc (Cornaceae), is widely used in traditional medicine. Pharmacological studies to date have attributed many biological effects to the high-polarity components. However, current quality control methods focus on only several iridoid glycoside components, and, of note, there is no comprehensive method available to simultaneously quantify the high-polarity components in Fructus Corni. Here, a simple, sensitive and robust liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed to simultaneously determine 11 high-polarity constituents (5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural, gallic acid, sweroside, cornin, loganin, morroniside, 7α-O-methylmorroniside, 7β-O-methylmorroniside, 7α-O-ethylmorroniside and 7β-O-ethylmorroniside, cornuside) of Fructus Corni...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035328/pterodontic-acid-isolated-from-laggera-pterodonta-inhibits-viral-replication-and-inflammation-induced-by-influenza-a-virus
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Wenda Guan, Jing Li, Qiaolian Chen, Zhihong Jiang, Rongping Zhang, Xinhua Wang, Zifeng Yang, Xiping Pan
Laggera pterodonta (DC.) Benth. is a traditional Chinese medicine. The previous study revealed that the crude extracts of this herb could inhibit influenza virus infection, but its anti-influenza components and underlying mechanism of action remain unknown. Column chromatography was performed to isolate components from the plant. Activity against influenza virus of the compound was determined by CPE inhibition assay. Neuraminidase (NA) inhibition was measured by chemiluminescence assay. The anti-virus and anti-inflammation effects were determined using dual-luciferase reporter assay, immunofluorescence, quantitative real-time PCR and luminex assay...
October 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035190/brain-tumor-epidemiology-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-the-2017-brain-tumor-epidemiology-consortium-meeting-report
#4
Kimberly J Johnson, Judith Schwartzbaum, Carol Kruchko, Michael E Scheurer, Ching C Lau, Adelheid Woehrer, Johannes A Hainfellner, Joseph Wiemels
The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC) is an international consortium that aims to advance the development of multicenter and interdisciplinary collaborations that focus on research related to the etiology, outcomes, and prevention of brain tumors. The 18th annual BTEC meeting was held in Banff, AB, Canada, on June 27 - 29, 2017. The meeting focused on the intersection between epidemiology and precision medicine, that is, the use of molecular indicators of risk, early disease and prognosis or precision epidemiology...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035006/applying-systems-thinking-to-inform-studies-of-wildlife-trade-in-primates
#5
Mary E Blair, Minh D Le, Hoàng M Thạch, Anna Panariello, Ngọc B Vũ, Mark G Birchette, Gautam Sethi, Eleanor J Sterling
Wildlife trade presents a major threat to primate populations, which are in demand from local to international scales for a variety of uses from food and traditional medicine to the exotic pet trade. We argue that an interdisciplinary framework to facilitate integration of socioeconomic, anthropological, and biological data across multiple spatial and temporal scales is essential to guide the study of wildlife trade dynamics and its impacts on primate populations. Here, we present a new way to design research on wildlife trade in primates using a systems thinking framework...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034952/viscum-articulatum-burm-f-a-review-on-its-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-traditional-uses
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REVIEW
Bhishma P Patel, Pawan K Singh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review and highlight traditional and ethnobotanical uses, phytochemical constituents, IP status, biological activity and pharmacological activity of Viscum articulatum. METHODS: Thorough literature searches were performed on Viscum articulatum, and data were analysed for reported traditional uses, pharmacological activity, phytochemicals present and patents filed. Scientific and patent databases such as PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Google patents, USPTO and Espacenet were searched using different keywords...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034761/knowledge-and-attitude-of-mothers-regarding-infant-hearing-loss-in-changsha-hunan-province-china
#7
Xiaoli Wang, Dan Wu, Yali Zhao, Danhui Li, Dinghua He
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and attitude among mothers of newborns regarding infant hearing loss (HL) in Changsha, Hunan province, China. DESIGN: A questionnaire including 18 items was given to mothers. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 115 mothers participated in the study. RESULTS: Seven risk factors for hearing loss were identified correctly by above 60% of respondents and the top three were prolonged noise (88...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034740/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-traditional-herbal-medicine-gamiguibi-tang-in-patients-with-cancer-related-sleep-disturbance-a-prospective-randomized-wait-list-controlled-pilot-study
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Jee Young Lee, Hye Kyung Oh, Han Sung Ryu, Sung Soo Yoon, Wankyu Eo, Seong Woo Yoon
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance is the second most bothersome symptom in patients with cancer, and it can significantly impair their quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of the traditional herbal medicine Gamiguibi-tang (GGBT) in patients with cancer-related sleep disturbance. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized, wait-list-controlled, open-label pilot clinical trial on cancer-related sleep disturbance. Patients with cancer experiencing poor sleep quality with a Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index of at least 6 were randomly assigned to the GGBT and wait-list groups to receive GGBT and conventional care, respectively, for 2 weeks...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034202/wound-healing-potentials-of-thevetia-peruviana-antioxidants-and-inflammatory-markers-criteria
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Nazneen Rahman, Haseebur Rahman, Mir Haris, Riaz Mahmood
Thevetia peruviana is a medicinal plant used in the treatment of external wounds, infected area, ring worms, tumours etc. in traditional system of medicine. The aim of the study was to evaluate the wound healing potentials of T. peruviana leaves hexane (LH) and fruit rind (FW) water extracts and to prove the folkloric claims. The antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potentials could be important strategies in defining potent wound healing drug. Based on these approaches the current study was designed using incision, excision and dead space wound models with the biochemical, antioxidant enzymes and inflammatory marker analysis...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034197/characterization-of-calcined-jade-and-its-immunomodulatory-effect-on-macrophage-isolated-from-swiss-albino-mice
#10
Asif Elahi, Deeba S Jairajpuri, Farah Khan
Calcined Jade (CJ) is a metasilicate frequently used in traditional system of medicine as tonic to vital organs with several other pharmacological activities. X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) and CHNS analyzer techniques were used to characterize CJ sample. CJ was administered orally to Swiss albino mice at a dose of 50, 75, 100 and 200 μg/kg body weight for 10 days and modulation of the macrophage mediated innate immune responses was studied...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034191/pharmacological-properties-of-salvia-officinalis-and-its-components
#11
Ahmad Ghorbani, Mahdi Esmaeilizadeh
Salvia officinalis (Sage) is a plant in the family of Labiatae/Lamiaceae. It is native to Middle East and Mediterranean areas, but today has been naturalized throughout the world. In folk medicine, S. officinalis has been used for the treatment of different kinds of disorders including seizure, ulcers, gout, rheumatism, inflammation, dizziness, tremor, paralysis, diarrhea, and hyperglycemia. In recent years, this plant has been a subject of intensive studies to document its traditional use and to find new biological effects...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034189/antidiabetic-activity-of-extracts-of-anacardium-occidentale-linn-leaves-on-n-streptozotocin-diabetic-rats
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Y S Jaiswal, P A Tatke, S Y Gabhe, A B Vaidya
Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae) is used in South Cameroon as well as in other tropical countries by traditional practitioners as a folk remedy for treatment of diabetes mellitus. We demonstrated the antidiabetic potential of the plant extracts in n-streptozotocin diabetic rats. The aim of the current study was to investigate the antidiabetic effects of ethanol extract of leaves of A. occidentale on neonatal streptozotocin diabetic rats. Two day old neonates were injected with 100 mg/kg of streptozotocin...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034186/medicinal-biological-and-phytochemical-properties-of-gentiana-species
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REVIEW
Fatemeh Mirzaee, Amirsaeed Hosseini, Hossein Bakhshi Jouybari, Ali Davoodi, Mohammad Azadbakht
Gentiana, a cosmopolitan and important genus of the Gentianaceae family, comprises 400 species distributed among the world. Based on the studies of Iranian traditional medicine texts, there are some promising bioactivities for this genus that is unknown in modern medicine and some of them are still the basis of new remedies. In traditional medicine texts, Gentiana's different exclusive forms of preparations are effective for treatment of some disorders such as menstrual over-bleeding, conjunctivitis, vitiligo, animals venom poisoning, injuries, infected wounds, pain and swelling of liver, spleen, stomach and sprains of muscles...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034184/understanding-nutrition-and-immunity-in-disease-management
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REVIEW
Edwin L Cooper, Melissa J Ma
As we search for answers to modern medicine's most prevalent and challenging problems, the relationship between nutrition, immunity, and biological function of various natural compounds are preimminent. Nutritional research involving genomics provides rational capabilities for preventing disease. Scientific advances in genomic sequencing reveal opportunities for exploring diet-health relationships and potential for individual, genotype based dietary recommendations. Utilizing molecular and genetic technology to analyze impact of nutrition on genomics and metabolism reveals that nutrients may influence certain innate and/or acquired immune functions...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034183/alzheimer-disease-clues-from-traditional-and-complementary-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Edwin L Cooper, Melissa J Ma
Despite modern medicine's incredible innovation and resulting accumulation of valuable knowledge, many of the world's most problematic diseases such as Alzheimer Disease (AD) still lack effective cures and treatments. Western medicine has revealed many genetic, cellular, and molecular processes that characterize AD such as protein aggregation and inflammation. As the need for novel and effective treatments increases, researchers have turned towards traditional medicine as a resource. Modern, evidence based research examining traditional and complementary remedies for AD has generated promising results within the last decade...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034182/food-strategies-of-renal-atrophy-based-on-avicenna-and-conventional-medicine
#16
REVIEW
Marjan Mahjour, Arash Khoushabi, Maryam Miri Ghale Novi, Zohre Feyzabadi
Kidneys have an important role in the body. Any damage to kidney role can damage many organs of the body. Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) or Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) is an ancient temperamental medicine with many literatures about kidney diseases and Avicenna (980-1025 AD) describes kidney diseases in details. This is a review study by searching of the most important clinical and pharmaceutical TPM textbooks such as The Canon of Medicine by Avicenna and scientific data banks using keywords such as "Hozal-e-Kolye", renal atrophy, tubular atrophy, kidney, chronic kidney disease, and end stage renal disease...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034181/inhibitory-effect-of-yokukansan-on-the-decrease-in-the-hippocampal-excitatory-amino-acid-transporter-eaat2-in-stress-maladaptive-mice
#17
Hiroko Miyagishi, Minoru Tsuji, Atsumi Saito, Kazuya Miyagawa, Hiroshi Takeda
Chronic stress is widely recognized as a risk factor for the development of major depression and anxiety disorders. Recently, we reported that yokukansan (YKS), a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, alleviated emotional abnormality in stress-maladaptive mice. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of YKS on the expression of excitatory amino acid transporter (EAAT) 1-4 in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in stress-maladaptive mice. Mice were chronically exposed to inadaptable stress, i...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034071/apigenin-in-cancer-therapy-anti-cancer-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action
#18
REVIEW
Xiaohui Yan, Miao Qi, Pengfei Li, Yihong Zhan, Huanjie Shao
Apigenin is a common dietary flavonoid that is abundantly present in many fruits, vegetables and Chinese medicinal herbs and serves multiple physiological functions, such as strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral activities and blood pressure reduction. Therefore, apigenin has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. Recently, apigenin has been widely investigated for its anti-cancer activities and low toxicity. Apigenin was reported to suppress various human cancers in vitro and in vivo by multiple biological effects, such as triggering cell apoptosis and autophagy, inducing cell cycle arrest, suppressing cell migration and invasion, and stimulating an immune response...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033308/2017-annual-meeting-of-the-american-college-of-radiology-moreton-lecture-forecasting-the-futures-of-radiology
#19
Jeffrey C Bauer
PURPOSE: The traditional forces of change in health care are no longer working as they did in the past. Political gridlock has destroyed Washington's ability to create sensible policy for reforming the medical marketplace, creating chaos for providers. Fortunately, chaos creates opportunity. The idea of creating one's future has never been more relevant and necessary. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Predicting-the science of extrapolating future values from historical data-is not a valid method for looking ahead when causal relationships that explained change in the past are themselves being redefined (the current situation)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033234/antibacterial-constituents-of-the-plant-family-amaryllidaceae
#20
REVIEW
Jerald J Nair, Anke Wilhelm, Susanna L Bonnet, Johannes van Staden
There is a pressing need in antibiotic drug discovery for new drugs to counterbalance the effects of multidrug resistance. Plants represent a viable platform for such endeavors owing to their traditional relevance in infectious disease therapies as well as their vast chemical resources. As many as fifty different species of the Amaryllidaceae are discernible with such functions in traditional medicine, thirty-nine of which have been subjected to pharmacological evaluations. Submicromolar antibacterial activities for several of these plants have been the driving force behind studies targeting their active constituents...
September 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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