Biomarkers

Publication Title: 
Orvosi Hetilap

Yoga and other body-mind techniques enjoy an increasing popularity in many fields of health maintaining practices, in prevention of some illnesses and in curative medicine in spite of our incomplete knowledge about its applicability and effects. There are large differences among the various yoga-schools and the heterogeneity of indications etc.

Author(s): 
Apor, Péter
Publication Title: 
Journal of Diabetes Research

A growing body of evidence suggests yogic practices may benefit adults with type 2 diabetes (DM2). In this systematic review, we evaluate available evidence from prospective controlled trials regarding the effects of yoga-based programs on specific health outcomes pertinent to DM2 management. To identify qualifying studies, we searched nine databases and scanned bibliographies of relevant review papers and all identified articles.

Author(s): 
Innes, Kim E.
Selfe, Terry Kit
Publication Title: 
Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

The management of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has evolved dramatically over the past decade and, in many respects, represents a rapidly moving target for the cardiologist and internist who seek to integrate these recent advances into contemporary clinical practice. Unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) comprise a growing percentage of patients with ACS and is emerging as a major public health problem worldwide, especially in Western countries, despite significant improvements and refinements in management over the past 20 years.

Author(s): 
Boden, William E.
Shah, Prediman K.
Gupta, Vipul
Ohman, E. Magnus
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Only a small number of articles have investigated the relationship between mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and biomarkers. The aim of this systematic review was to study the effect of MBIs on specific biomarkers (cytokines, neuropeptides and C-reactive protein (CRP)) in both healthy subjects and cancer patients. METHODS: A search was conducted using PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and the Cochrane library between 1980 and September 2016. RESULTS: A total of 13 studies with 1110 participants were included.

Author(s): 
Sanada, Kenji
Alda Díez, Marta
Salas Valero, Montserrat
Pérez-Yus, María C.
Demarzo, Marcelo M. P.
Montero-Marin, Jesús
García-Toro, Mauro
García-Campayo, Javier
Publication Title: 
The Science of the Total Environment

Millions of people are at risk of groundwater arsenic contamination, but supply of arsenic-free drinking water is grossly inadequate. The present study was intended to examine if a potentized homeopathic remedy reportedly showing ameliorating potentials in people inhabiting high-risk arsenic-contaminated areas but drinking arsenic-free water, can also ameliorate arsenic toxicity in subjects living in high-risk arsenic-contaminated areas, and drinking arsenic-contaminated water.

Author(s): 
Belon, Philippe
Banerjee, Antara
Karmakar, Susanta Roy
Biswas, Surjyo Jyoti
Choudhury, Sandipan Chaki
Banerjee, Pathikrit
Das, Jayanta Kumar
Pathak, Surajit
Guha, Bibhas
Paul, Saili
Bhattacharjee, Nandini
Khuda-Bukhsh, Anisur Rahman
Publication Title: 
Scientific Reports

Acupuncture has been used for patients with stroke and post-stroke rehabilitation for thousands of years. Previous studies reported that acupuncture enhanced stroke recovery through neurogenesis. Hence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis for preclinical studies to assess the current evidence for acupuncture effect on neurogenesis in treating ischaemic stroke.

Author(s): 
Lu, Lin
Zhang, Xiao-guang
Zhong, Linda L. D.
Chen, Zi-xian
Li, Yan
Zheng, Guo-Qing
Bian, Zhao-Xiang
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Biofield therapies offer a novel, non-invasive approach to treating chronic diseases based on assessing and adjusting an individual's physiological and emotional responses through their bio-energetic field.

Author(s): 
Baldwin, Ann L.
Trent, Natalie L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Biofield therapies offer a novel, non-invasive approach to treating chronic diseases based on assessing and adjusting an individual's physiological and emotional responses through their bio-energetic field.

Author(s): 
Baldwin, Ann L.
Trent, Natalie L.
Publication Title: 
Cell Biochemistry and Function

We evaluated the preventive effects of Terminalia chebula (T. chebula) aqueous extract on oxidative and antioxidative status in liver and kidney of aged rats compared to young albino rats. The concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA), lipofuscin (LF), protein carbonyls (PCO), activities of xantione oxidase (XO), manganese-superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase (GR), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), levels of glutathione (GSH), vitamin C and vitamin E were used as biomarkers.

Author(s): 
Mahesh, Ramalingam
Bhuvana, Shanmugham
Begum, Vava Mohaideen Hazeena
Publication Title: 
Inflammopharmacology

The present study has evaluated the healing effects of extract of dried fruit pulp of Terminalia chebula (TCE) on acetic acid (AA)-induced colitis in rats. TCE (600 mg/kg) showed healing effects against AA-induced colonic damage score and weight when administered orally daily for 14 days. TCE was further studied for its effects on various physical (mucus/blood in stool and stool frequency, food and water intake and body weight changes), histology, antibacterial activity and free radicals (NO and LPO), antioxidants (SOD, CAT and GSH) and myeloperoxidase in colonic tissue.

Author(s): 
Gautam, M. K.
Goel, Shalini
Ghatule, R. R.
Singh, A.
Nath, G.
Goel, R. K.

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