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Rhus coriaria L. (Sumac) in Patients Who Are Overweight or Have Obesity: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial

The study was designed to examine the efficacy and safety of Rhus coriaria L. (Sumac) supplementation in patients who are overweight or obese. Read more here.

Electro-Acupuncture Alleviates Cisplatin-Induced Anorexia in Rats by Modulating Ghrelin and Monoamine Neurotransmitters

Anorexia is common in patients with cancer, mostly as a side effect of chemotherapy. The effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on ameliorating cancer-related symptoms have been studied in animal models and in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to determine optimal conditions for the application of EA to alleviate anorexia, followed by the study of molecular mechanisms affecting its therapeutics. Read more here.

Traditional Medicines for Asthma in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review of Placebo‐Controlled Studies

Traditional medicines (TMs) adjunctive to conventional medications are widely used for asthma in east‐Asia and have gained popularity in western countries. Read more here.

Traditional Medicines for Asthma in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review of Placebo‐Controlled Studies

Traditional medicines (TMs) adjunctive to conventional medications are widely used for asthma in east‐Asia and have gained popularity in western countries. Read more here.

An Overview of Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses on Acupuncture for Post-Acute Stroke Dysphagia

Many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews (SRs) on acupuncture treatment for post-acute stroke dysphagia have been published. Due to conflicting results an overview of SRs to summarize and assess the quality of this evidence to determine whether acupuncture is effective for this disease was conducted. Read more here.

Electroacupuncture Regulates Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction by Decreasing Corticotropin-Releasing Factor in a Rat Model of IBS

Acupuncture is effective for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); however, the mechanisms of action are not fully understood. We aim to explore the mechanism of electroacupuncture (EA) in the dual regulation of disorders of gut-brain interaction. Read more here.

Identification of Glycyrrhizin Metabolites in Humans and of a Potential Biomarker of Liquorice-Induced Pseudoaldosteronism: A Multi-Centre Cross-Sectional Study

Liquorice [main ingredient, glycyrrhizin (GL)] is widely used as a food sweetener and herbal medicine. Occasionally, liquorice consumption causes pseudoaldosteronism as a side effect which causes oedema, hypokalaemia, and hypertension due to hyperactivity of mineral corticoid receptor. We aimed to detect GL metabolites in human blood and urine samples and to determine the pathological relationship between GL metabolites and pseudoaldosteronism. Read more here.

Efficacy of Non‐Surgical Interventions for Trapeziometacarpal (Thumb Base) Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review

This systematic review (SR) aimed to synthesize the literature on the efficacy of existing non‐surgical interventions for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (TMO). Read more here.

Music in Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study with Patients Suffering from Cancer

The palliative care unit is an emotionally challenging place where patients and their families may feel at loss. Art can allow the expression of complex feelings. We aimed to examine how cancer patients hospitalized in the palliative care unit experienced a musical intervention. Read more here.

Bioactive Molecule Icariin Inhibited Proliferation While Enhanced Apoptosis and Autophagy of Rat Airway Smooth Muscle Cells In Vitro

Icariin is the main active compound extracted from epimedium Flavonoids (EFs) and involved in regulation of cell behaviors (proliferation, apoptosis, and autophagy etc.) for many cell types, but the effect of Icariin on airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) is still unknown. The aim of the present study is to examine the role of Icariin on rat ASMCs proliferation, apoptosis and autophagy. Read more here.

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