Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy affecting 0.3% to 1.0% of pregnancies, and is one of the most common indications for hospitalization during pregnancy. While a previous Cochrane review examined interventions for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, there has not yet been a review examining the interventions for the more severe condition of hyperemesis gravidarum. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety, of all interventions for hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy up to 20 weeks' gestation.

Boelig, Rupsa C.
Barton, Samantha J.
Saccone, Gabriele
Kelly, Anthony J.
Edwards, Steve J.
Berghella, Vincenzo
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Sovetskaia Meditsina
Zheltakov, M. M.
Skripkin, Iu K.
Somov, B. A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

A polyherbal ayurvedic formulation from an ancient authentic classical text of ayurveda was evaluated for its activity against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The polyherbal formulation contained four different drugs viz., Bilwa (Aegle marmeloes), Dhanyak (Coriandrum sativum), Musta (Cyperus rotundus) and Vala (Vetiveria zinzanioids).

Jagtap, A. G.
Shirke, S. S.
Phadke, A. S.
Publication Title: 
Chinese Medical Journal
Chen, B. X.
Zhao, Y. L.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Insulin sensitivity has been enhanced by electroacupuncture (EA) in rats, but the EA phenomenon in an insulin resistant state is still unclear. This study reports the use of a large dose of prednisolone to evaluate the effects of EA in a state of insulin resistance. METHODS: The plasma levels of free fatty acids (FFAs) were estimated in steroid-background rats (SBRs) and compared with those in healthy rats treated with normal saline. In addition, plasma glucose and endogenous insulin levels were assayed to calculate the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) index.

Lin, Rong-Tsung
Tzeng, Chung-Yuh
Lee, Yu-Chen
Ho, Wai-Jane
Cheng, Juei-Tang
Lin, Jaung-Geng
Chang, Shih-Liang
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BACKGROUND: There are a variety of treatment options for Bell's palsy. Evidence from randomized controlled trials indicates corticosteroids can be used as a proven therapy for Bell's palsy. Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used methods to treat Bell's palsy in China. Recent studies suggest that staging treatment is more suitable for Bell's palsy, according to different path-stages of this disease.

Xia, Feng
Han, Junliang
Liu, Xuedong
Wang, Jingcun
Jiang, Zhao
Wang, Kangjun
Wu, Songdi
Zhao, Gang
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