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Chinese Herbs Containing Aristolochic Acid Associated with Renal Failure and Urothelial Carcinoma: A Review from Epidemiologic Observations to Causal Inference.
Abstract Herbal remedies containing aristolochic acid (AA) have been designated to be a strong carcinogen. This review summarizes major epidemiologic evidence to argue for the causal association between AA exposure and urothelial carcinoma as well as nephropathy. The exposure scenarios include the following: Belgian women taking slimming pills containing single material Guang Fang Ji, consumptions of mixtures of Chinese herbal products in the general population and patients with chronic renal failure in Taiwan, occupational exposure in Chinese herbalists, and food contamination in farming villages in valleys of the...
Source: Biomed Res - December 2, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Yang HY, Chen PC, Wang JD Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research

A strategy for screening of high-quality enzyme inhibitors from herbal medicines based on ultrafiltration LC-MS and in silico molecular docking
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4CC08728C, CommunicationSong Huipeng, Jun Chen, Jiaying Hong, Haiping Hao, Lian-Wen Qi, Jun Lu, Yu Fu, Bin Wu, Hua Yang, Ping LiA novel strategy of ultrafiltration LC-MS and in silico molecular docking was proposed to discover high-quality enzyme inhibitors from herbal medicines. Using this strategy, two compounds were predicted and finally...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles)
Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles - December 2, 2014 Category: Chemistry Authors: Song Huipeng Source Type: research

Managing menopause.
Authors: Reid R, Abramson BL, Blake J, Desindes S, Dodin S, Johnston S, Rowe T, Sodhi N, Wilks P, Wolfman W, Menopause and Osteoporosis Working Group, Fortier M, Reid R, Abramson BL, Blake J, Desindes S, Dodin S, Graves L, Guthrie B, Khan A, Johnston S, Rowe T, Sodhi N, Wilks P, Wolfman W Abstract OBJECTIVE: To provide updated guidelines for health care providers on the management of menopause in asymptomatic healthy women as well as in women presenting with vasomotor or urogenital symptoms and on considerations related to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, urogynaecology, and sexuality. OUTCOMES: Lifestyle...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - December 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research

Rapid determination of coenzyme Q10 in food supplements using 1H NMR spectroscopy.
Authors: Monakhova YB, Ruge I, Kuballa T, Lerch C, Lachenmeier DW Abstract A methodology utilizing 1H NMR spectroscopy has been developed to measure the concentration of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in dietary supplements. For sample preparation, a very simple dilution with deuterated chloroform and addition of internal standard is sufficient. CoQ10 produces a distinct peak of the CH groups in the isoprene side chain of the molecule in the δ 5.15 - 5.05 ppm range, where it can be distinguished from other matrix compounds. The method was shown to be of adequate sensitivity with a limit of detection (LOD) of 7.8 mg/L, to co...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - December 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research

Hepatoprotective and immunological functions of Nigella sativa seed oil against hypervitaminosis A in adult male rats.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings may be considered the initial steps of the physiological and humoral immune responses for NS seed oil against HVA, but further studies examining longer periods are needed prior to recommending the use of NS seed oil as an alternative medicine for hepatic and immune diseases. PMID: 23591666 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research)
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - December 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research

Effects of mixed dietary supplements on total plasma homocysteine concentrations (tHcy): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A mixed nutrient supplement containing physiological amounts of B vitamins significantly reduced plasma tHcy concentrations in older patients recovering from acute illness. PMID: 23591663 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research)
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - December 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research

Effects of antioxidants on CD4 and viral load in HIV-infected women in sub-Saharan Africa - dietary supplements vs. local diet.
Authors: Nkengfack GN, Torimiro JN, Englert H Abstract In sub-Sahara Africa, micronutrient deficiency, especially of antioxidant micronutrients including vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, and polyphenols is very common in HIV-positive patients. Amongst adults, women are the most vulnerable. Antioxidants are known to play a vital role in the immune system, reducing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is induced by excess production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), due to the HIV infection. Such damage may be prevented or moderated through adequate oral intake of antioxidants, scavenging ROS, as we...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - December 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research

Spontaneous regression of a large hepatocellular carcinoma with multiple lung metastases.
Authors: Saito T, Naito M, Matsumura Y, Kita H, Kanno T, Nakada Y, Hamano M, Chiba M, Maeda K, Michida T, Ito T Abstract A 75-year-old Japanese man with chronic hepatitis C was found to have a large liver tumor and multiple nodules in the bilateral lungs. We diagnosed the tumor as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with multiple lung metastases based on imaging studies and high titers of HCC tumor markers. Remarkably, without any anticancer treatment or medication, including herbal preparations, the liver tumor decreased in size, and the tumor makers diminished. Moreover, after 1 year, the multiple nodules in the bilat...
Source: Gut and Liver - December 2, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Hepatotoxic botanicals - an evidence-based systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The hepatotoxicity of herbs was extensively acknowledged. As the use of natural medicine increases, the risk of liver toxicity and drug interaction increase as well. Accordingly, herbal remedies have been known as hepatotoxins causing several liver damages. Further scientific studies with high and good quality are needed to identify toxic compounds and understand the exact mechanism of hepatotoxicity-induced by herbs. The adverse effects of herbal products must be fully reported as well as extensive education of healthcare providers must be provided in order to reduce danger of alternative medicines. PMID: ...
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - December 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Pharm Pharm Sci Source Type: research

Quantification of three chiral flavonoids with reported bioactivity in selected licensed Canadian natural health products and US marketed dietary supplements.
CONCLUSIONS: Efficacy and safety of NHP's and dietary supplements should not be assumed due to differences in criteria for NHP licensure by Health Canada as well as variation of flavonoid content between manufacturers and products with similar indications for use. PMID: 23958196 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - December 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Pharm Pharm Sci Source Type: research

Learning from both sides: Experiences and opportunities in the investigation of Australian aboriginal medicinal plants.
Authors: Simpson BS, Claudie DJ, Smith NM, McKinnon RA, Semple SJ Abstract With one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world, Australian Aboriginal people have developed immense knowledge about the diverse Australian flora. Western scientific investigation of some Australian Aboriginal medicinal plants has demonstrated interesting pharmacological activities and chemistry, however the majority of these species have not yet been extensively examined. We argue that research that is locally initiated and driven by Indigenous traditional owners in collaboration with Western scientists has significant potential to d...
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - December 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Pharm Pharm Sci Source Type: research

A systematic review of in vitro studies conducted on effect of herbal products on secretion of insulin from Langerhans islets.
CONCLUSIONS: By considering the role of oxidative stress in pathogenesis of β-cell dysfunction, antioxidant compounds could be helpful in management of diabetes and its complications. PMID: 23148894 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - December 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Pharm Pharm Sci Source Type: research

Vascular relaxation induced by Eucommiae Ulmoides Oliv. and its compounds Oroxylin A and wogonin: implications on their cytoprotection action.
Authors: Akinyi M, Gao XM, Li YH, Wang BY, Liu EW, Chai LJ, JawoBah A, Fan GW Abstract The vascular relaxation action of Eucommiae Ulmoides Oliv. also known as Duzhong has been seen on arteries of the heart such as the aorta and the coronary artery which are elastic in nature. Duzhong is historically an active ingredient commonly used in hypertensive herbal prescriptions in China. This work investigated the vasodilating effect of Duzhong and its compounds (wogonin 10 μM and oroxylin-A) in the isolated intact rat heart, perfused retrograde according the method of Langendorff and the cytoprotective effect in EA.hy92...
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine - December 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Exp Med Source Type: research

The basic science of natural ingredients.
Authors: Krausz A, Gunn H, Friedman A Abstract Herbal products have steadily gained popularity as alternatives to conventional, synthetic medications and are sought after by patients for the treatment of chronic dermatologic diseases and for cosmeceutical use. The production and distribution of botanical extracts is largely unregulated and therefore extensive research into their mechanism of action, safety, physiologic stability, and optimal dosing has been overlooked. One of the major pathways through which natural supplements, particularly polyphenols, act is via inhibition of oxidative stress and its downstream ...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - December 2, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research

Phytotherapy - New Developments and Insights into Practice
Forsch Komplementmed 2014;21:1 (Source: Research in Complementary Medicine)
Source: Research in Complementary Medicine - December 2, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Managing radiation therapy side effects with complementary medicine.
This article reviews potential CAM therapies that have been shown to be effective in decreasing the symptom burden related to radiation therapy treatments and includes clinical observations from CAM practitioners in a comprehensive cancer center. PMID: 20388447 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology)
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Patient-doctor communication: use of complementary and alternative medicine by adult patients with cancer.
Authors: Oh B, Butow P, Mullan B, Clarke S, Tattersall M, Boyer M, Beale P, Vardy J, Pavlakis N, Larke L Abstract The purpose of this survey was to examine patient-doctor communication about the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by adult patients with cancer and compare patients' satisfaction with the consultation between patients who had and those who had not discussed the use of CAM with their doctors. Oncologists from three hospitals screened patients for eligibility. Eligible patients were mailed a letter of invitation with a questionnaire (N = 1,323). Three hundred eighty-one questionnaires w...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Phytoestrogens: science, evidence, and advice for breast cancer patients.
Authors: Deng G, Davatgarzadeh A, Yeung S, Cassileth B Abstract There are important safety concerns associated with dietary supplements and foods rich in phytoestrogens, especially for breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive disease. However, no consensus has been reached concerning specific dietary items that should be avoided, and safe levels of potentially problematic foods have yet to be determined. Excellent qualitative reviews of phytoestrogens and breast cancer have been published. These list agents that contain phytoestrogens and offer general cautions. Quantitative reviews, however, are needed but no...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Essiac: systematic review by the natural standard research collaboration.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the scientific evidence on the safety and efficacy of Essiac. This review serves as a clinical support tool. Electronic searches were conducted in 10 databases, 20 additional journals (not indexed in common databases), and bibliographies from 50 selected secondary references. No restrictions were placed on the language or quality of the publications. Standardized inclusion and exclusion criteria were used for selection. A review of the literature on Essiac and essiac formulations showed a lack of high-quality clinical trials to substantiate any of Essiac's traditional uses. Weak ...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Zyflamend in men with high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia: results of a phase I clinical trial.
Authors: Capodice JL, Gorroochurn P, Cammack AS, Eric G, McKiernan JM, Benson MC, Stone BA, Katz AE Abstract Subjects diagnosed with high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) at biopsy are at increased risk for developing prostate cancer (CaP). A prospective clinical trial was done to determine the safety and tolerability of a novel herbal amalgam, Zyflamend (New Chapter, Inc., Brattleboro, VT), with various dietary supplements in subjects with HGPIN. Men ages 40 to 75 years with HGPIN were eligible. Subjects were evaluated for 18 months. Every 3 months, standard blood chemistries and prostate-specific...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Survey of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners regarding cancer management and research.
Authors: Colleen Lee CD, Zia F, Olaku O, Michie J, White JD Abstract The primary purpose of this survey was to assess the interest and concerns of a group of cancer complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners regarding CAM research issues. These issues include the CAM modalities used most often by CAM practitioners in the treatment of cancer patients, cancer CAM practitioners' perceptions of the most promising areas of cancer CAM research, the perceived obstacles to carrying out research objectives in the emerging field of cancer CAM research, the extent of awareness of the National Cancer Institute ...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Basic introduction to research: how not to do research.
Authors: Vickers AJ Abstract In this didactic article, I review some prevalent "myths" about clinical research: anyone can do research; you can learn how to do research from a book or journal articles; all you need to do statistics is the right software (although Excel will also do); you can do good-quality research at your kitchen sink; and what is important is that you did your best. These myths appear to be particularly prevalent in the complementary and alternative medicine communities. They are based on a clear double standard: most clinicians would express shock and horror at the very thought that someone wit...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Expressive writing as a presurgical stress management intervention for breast cancer patients.
This study evaluated whether expressive writing (EW) was an effective stress management intervention for breast cancer patients. Women were recruited at the end of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and assigned to write about their cancer experience (EW group; n = 24) or neutral topics (neutral writing [NW] group; n = 25). Women were asked to write for 20 minutes a day for a total of four writing sessions that were completed over a 7-day period. Participants were reassessed approximately 3 days before and 2 weeks after surgery. The intervention did not significantly decrease women's distress, perceived stress, sleep disturbance, or...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Survey of cancer researchers regarding complementary and alternative medicine.
Authors: Smith WB, Olaku O, Michie J, White JD Abstract The primary purpose of this survey was to assess the interest and concerns of a group of cancer researchers regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research issues. These issues include cancer researchers' perceptions of the most promising areas of cancer CAM research, their needs for support, the perceived obstacles to carrying out research objectives in the emerging field of cancer CAM research, and their level of interest in research collaboration with CAM practitioners. A cross-sectional survey of a convenience sample of cancer researchers i...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Which botanicals or other unconventional anticancer agents should we take to clinical trial?
This article describes five principles pertaining to the question of which CAM agents should be taken to clinical trial: (1) many CAM agents have been proposed as cancer treatments, far more than could possibly be studied in clinical trials; (2) claims by patients or practitioners are generally unhelpful in choosing which CAM agents to test; (3) laboratory studies can help determine which CAM agents to take to trial and with which cointerventions; (4) preliminary laboratory studies are essential to confirm safety before trials can be considered; and (5) the vast majority of anticancer CAM agents will be ineffective; our ai...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Clinical guide to herb-drug interactions in oncology.
Authors: Yeung KS, Gubili J Abstract Cancer patients are increasingly using herbal supplements for relief of symptoms. However, there is a great potential for interactions with concurrent use of herbs and chemotherapy agents. Physicians should be aware of such interactions and encourage patients to discuss supplement use. PMID: 17761130 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology)
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Religious and spiritual practices and identification among individuals living with cancer and other chronic disease.
Authors: Ambs AH, Miller MF, Smith AW, Goldstein MS, Hsiao AF, Ballard-Barbash R Abstract Religion and spirituality in the context of health care are poorly understood, particularly for individuals with chronic illness. Using data from the 2003 Complementary and Alternative Medicine supplement to the 2001 California Health Interview Survey, we examined whether cancer survivors (n = 1,777) and individuals with other chronic illnesses (n = 4,784) were either more likely to identify themselves as religious and spiritual or more likely to use religious and spiritual practices for health purposes than individuals with n...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Justification for separate consideration of two broad categories of cancer patient use of complementary medicine.
This article provides the rationale for this statement and the potential utility of this approach. PMID: 17511929 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology)
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

In vivo antitumor activity of ZYD88, a Chinese herbal medicine, in animal models with S180 sarcoma and Ehrlich tumor.
We report the in vivo effects of a Chinese herbal medicine, ZYD88, on the inhibition of tumor growth in an S(180) xenograft animal model and the improvement of animal survival in the Ehrlich tumor model. Oral administration of ZYD88 in mice with the xenograft S(180) sarcoma significantly inhibited tumor growth in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, ZYD88 given to the animals with Ehrlich ascitic tumors by gavage significantly prolonged the life span compared with that of animals treated with saline. In both animal models, the effects of ZYD88 were comparable to those of a standard chemotherapeutic agent, cyclophosphamide, a...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Discussing complementary therapies in an oncology setting.
This article considers some of the barriers to open communication about complementary treatments and provides support for why it is the health care professional's responsibility to bring up the topic for both medical and legal reasons. Strategies for initiating and guiding an informed dialogue are described and important resources are provided. PMID: 17309810 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology)
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Do the dietary supplements epigallocatechin gallate or vitamin e cause a radiomodifying response on tumors in vivo? A pilot study with murine breast carcinoma.
Authors: Lawenda BD, Smith DE, Xu L, Niemierko A, Silverstein JR, Boucher Y, Kashiwagi S, Held KD, Jain RK, Loeffler JS, Eisenberg DM, Blumberg JB Abstract The primary aim of this study was to evaluate a systematic and reproducible assay to examine the potential radiomodifying effects of vitamin E (VE) or epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), antioxidants commonly consumed by cancer patients as dietary supplements, on tumor control. C3H mice were randomized to a control diet or to the control diet supplemented with VE or EGCG. A tumor control dose 50% (TCD(50)) assay was used to evaluate for a radiomodifying response in...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Lifestyle, biomechanical, and bioenergetic complementary therapies in pediatric oncology.
Authors: McLean TW, Kemper KJ Abstract After the diagnosis of cancer in a child is made, many families complement conventional medical care with lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, environment, and mind-body therapies. Biomechanical, bioenergetic, and other therapies are also sometimes sought. These include massage, chiropractic, acupuncture/acupressure, therapeutic touch, Reiki, homeopathy, and prayer. Some of these complementary therapies have well-established roles in cancer therapy for children, whereas others are controversial and require more research. PMID: 17022926 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Breast cancer patients' perspectives on and use of complementary and alternative medicine: a study by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Authors: Astin JA, Reilly C, Perkins C, Child WL, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine patterns and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among breast cancer patients. A review of the existing survey literature on CAM use for breast cancer was conducted with a series of eight focus groups (N = 67) to further examine the perspectives of breast cancer patients on CAM. The rates of CAM use varied from 17 to 75%, with a mean of 45%. Vitamins and minerals and herbs were the most frequently cited categories. Users tended to be younger, more educate...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Can complementary and alternative medicine clinical cancer research be successfully accomplished? The Mayo Clinic-North Central Cancer Treatment Group experience.
This article reviews a program of complementary medicine research that has been done in a traditional clinical setting over the past 30 years. Trials using complementary therapies for both symptom management and cancer treatment done by the Mayo Clinic and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group are reviewed. Twenty-seven studies have been developed using complementary therapies, addressing such issues as mucosal and epidermal toxicity, hot flashes, lymphedema, anorexia and cachexia, insomnia, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and cancer treatment. Nineteen of them have been completed and have had results published in peer-...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Mangosteen for the cancer patient: facts and myths.
Authors: Yeung S Abstract Mangosteen is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is consumed both as food and medicine. Data from in vitro and animal studies revealed that it has antioxidant, antiinflammatory, and antiproliferative effects against cancer cells. Xanthones, the major components of mangosteen fruit, have been implicated in such effects. It is yet to be studied in humans. However, despite lack of clinical evidence, mangosteen products are marketed to cancer patients as dietary supplements. Cancer patients should use caution before consuming mangosteen products as they can potentially interact with...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Homeopathy: promotion versus evidence.
Authors: Ernst E Abstract Homeopathy is a biologically implausible form of treatment. The best clinical evidence available to date fails to support its effectiveness. Nevertheless, it is gaining in popularity. One reason for this is that, at least in the UK, it is being promoted by influential people. PMID: 19442345 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology)
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine therapies in pediatric oncology patients.
Authors: McLean TW, Kemper KJ Abstract Complementary and alternative medicine(CAM) therapies are commonly used by pediatric oncology patients. CAM therapies may be divided into four categories: biochemical, lifestyle, biomechanical, and bioenergetic. Surveys within the past decade estimate the prevalence of CAM use in pediatric oncology to be 31 to 87%, and in many cases the treating physician is unaware of the patients' CAM use. It is thus important to systematically ask patients and their parents about CAM therapies. Reliable resources are available for families and health care providers. Open, respectful communi...
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among People with Multiple Sclerosis in the Nordic Countries.
Conclusions. A large range of CAM treatments were used by individuals with MS in all Nordic countries. The most commonly reported rationale for CAM treatment use focused on improving the general state of health. The overall pattern of CAM treatment use was similar across the five countries. PMID: 23304461 [PubMed] (Source: Autoimmune Diseases)
Source: Autoimmune Diseases - December 2, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Autoimmune Dis Source Type: research

Buprenorphine in the workers' compensation setting.
This article reviews buprenorphine's approved indications, formulations, pharmacology, clinical efficacy, and special considerations in the workers' compensation setting. PMID: 25162607 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Opioid Management)
Source: Journal of Opioid Management - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: J Opioid Manag Source Type: research

The effect and underlying mechanism of Timosaponin B-II on RGC-5 necroptosis induced by hydrogen peroxide
Conclusion: Our study found out that Timosaponin B-II might reduce necroptosis via inhibition of ROS and TNF-alpha accumulation in RGC-5 following H2O2 injury. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 2, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: San-Hong JiangLei ShangLi-Xiang XueWei DingShuang ChenRuo-Fei MaJu-Fang HuangKun Xiong Source Type: research

Vitamin E attenuates neurotoxicity induced by deltamethrin in rats
Conclusion: From this study we concluded that VE supplementation has beneficial impacts on DM neurotoxicity in rats through its antioxidant and antiapoptotic properties. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 2, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mona GalalAbdel KhalafHanan OgalyMarwa Ibrahim Source Type: research

Ginsenoside Rg1 and Rb1, in combination with salvianolic acid B, play different roles in myocardial infarction in rats
Conclusion The combination of SalB and Rg1 may provide potential protection against myocardial infarction. (Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - December 2, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research