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Atopic dermatitis. Interdisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations of the Polish Dermatological Society, Polish Society of Allergology, Polish Pediatric Society and Polish Society of Family Medicine. Part II. Systemic treatment and new therapeutic methods.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2020 Apr 5;37(2):129-134. Epub 2020 May 5.

Department of Dermatology and Immunodermatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

The treatment goal in atopic dermatitis is eliminating clinical symptoms of the disease, preventing exacerbations and complications, as well as improving patients' quality of life. In cases of severe atopic dermatitis and lack of response it is recommended to introduce systemic therapy. Patients ofter require multi-specialist consultations, and occasionally hospitalization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/ada.2020.94829DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7262801PMC

Electro-Acupuncture Inhibits p66Shc-Mediated Oxidative Stress to Facilitate Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury.

J Mol Neurosci 2020 Jun 2. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Department of Orthopedics, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan People's Hospital, Chengdu, 610072, China.

Oxidative stress is the core problem in improving secondary spinal cord injury (SCI). To investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture with different frequencies on neuroinflammation, oxidative stress injury, as well as related signaling pathways, male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were induced using operation for model SCI and then treated with electrical stimulation at low frequency (2 mA, 0.2 Hz), medium frequency (2 mA, 50 Hz), and high frequency (2 mA, 100 Hz), respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12031-020-01609-5DOI Listing

Acupuncture of different treatment frequency in knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomised controlled trial.

Pain 2020 May 29. Epub 2020 May 29.

Acupuncture Research Center, School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

This 16-week randomised controlled trial (8-week treatment followed by 8-week follow-up) evaluated the symptomatic improvement in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) on 3 sessions per week of acupuncture (TSWA) compared to 1 session per week of acupuncture (OSWA). Sixty participants were randomised to either the TSWA or the OSWA group in a 1:1 ratio. The primary outcome was response rate, defined as the percentage of participants achieving ≥2 points decrease on the numerical rating scale (NRS) and ≥6 points decrease in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) function score at week 8 compared with baseline. Read More

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Characteristics of diffusion tensor imaging of central nervous system in children with tourette's disease.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20492

Department of Radiology.

To investigate the characteristics of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the central nervous system in children with Tourette syndrome (TS).Fifteen children with TS (TS group) and 15 normal children (control group) were studied, and all of them underwent DTI. The apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) parameters were calculated using the DTIStudio software. Read More

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Acupuncture PC6 for postoperative nausea and vomiting at different times: A protocol for systematic review and meta analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20452

Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Background: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a condition that commonly following anesthesia and surgery, antiemetics can lead to some side effects in treating PONV. Acupuncture PC6(Neiguan) has been widely used in the prevention and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting. However, there still exists controversy towards its effectiveness, appropriate, and effective intervention time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020452DOI Listing

Effectiveness of acupuncture in polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20441

Center for Reproductive medicine.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in reproductive-age females with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Methods: We searched the Pubmed, Web of Science, Embase, Cochrane, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Data, and Chongqing VIP databases for the relevant literature. The meta-analysis was performed with a random-effects model with RevMan 5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020441DOI Listing

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for COVID-19: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20407

Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Background: The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy for coronavirus disease 2019.

Methods: The following electronic databases will be searched from December 2019 to December 2020: Medline, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wan-fang database, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Databases, and other databases. All published randomized controlled trials about this topic will be included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020407DOI Listing

A bibliometric analysis and visualization of medical data mining research.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20338

School of Medical Information Engineering, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan.

Background: Data mining technology used in the field of medicine has been widely studied by scholars all over the world. But there is little research on medical data mining (MDM) from the perspectives of bibliometrics and visualization, and the research topics and development trends in this field are still unclear.

Methods: This paper has applied bibliometric visualization software tools, VOSviewer 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020338DOI Listing

Effect of acupuncture and auricular acupressure on smoking cessation: Protocol of a systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20295

School of Public Health, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine.

Background: Tobacco epidemic remains a major challenge to public health, with >7 million deaths attributable to tobacco smoking p.a. Quitting smoking is a proven way of reducing the harm of smoking. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020295DOI Listing

Acupuncture and moxibustion for pain relief and quality of life improvement in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20171

The College of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Tuina, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine.

Objective: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to assess the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion in pain relief and quality of life improvement of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients.

Methods: The following databases will be searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, Chinese Nation Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Database, the Chongqing VIP from inception to May 1, 2020. All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) used acupuncture or moxibustion to relieve pain and improve quality of life (QoL) among KOA patients will be included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020171DOI Listing

Comparison between acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy for primary insomnia: A protocol for systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20453

Rehabilitation and Health Preservation College, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Background: Primary insomnia (PI) is a common disease affecting human health. As the side effects of drug therapy were revealed, people began to seek more safe and effective non-drug therapies. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acupuncture are 2 commonly used non-drug therapies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020453DOI Listing

Acupuncture and manual therapy for rotator cuff tears: A protocol for systematic review and meta analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20377

The Acupuncture and Tuina School, The 3rd Teaching Hospital, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China.

Background: The tears of rotator cuff is caused by the tears or aseptic inflammation of tendon tissue such as subscapular muscle, supraspinatus muscle, infraspinatus muscle, teres minor muscle, and so on, which make up the rotator cuff. Managements of rotator cuff disease often include acupuncture and manual therapy, usually delivered together. The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness and safety of such interventions in patients with pain and dysfunction caused by rotator cuff tears. Read More

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Effect of fire needle therapy on mild-moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia: Protocol for a randomized controlled pilot trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20376

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Acupuncture Neuromodulation.

Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common non-cancerous disease of the prostate and leads to lower urinary tract symptoms in middle-aged and elderly males. Fire needle therapy could improve the lower urinary tract symptoms associated with mild-moderate BPH in clinical practice. The aim of the present pilot study is to assess the preliminary effects of fire needle therapy on mild-moderate BPH. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020376DOI Listing

Standardization of rehabilitation program for post-apoplectic limb spasm treated by Tongjing Tiaoxing tuina and scalp acupuncture with physical therapy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20368

Department of Acupuncture and Tuina, Changchun University of Chinese Medicine.

Background: Tong Jing Tiao Xing tuina (TJTX) is a Chinese massage method. Excising with scalp acupuncture (ESA) is a treatment combining scalp electroacupuncture with physical therapy (PT), and yinao fujian formula (YNFJ) is a Chinese oral herbal granule medicine. The combination of the 3 methods is called the "Zhishen Tiaoxing" (ZSTX) rehabilitation program, which is used as an alternative of limb spasm after stroke. Read More

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Acupuncture for patients with glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists-induced nausea and vomiting: A systematic review protocol.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20343

Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Introduction: The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) class agent has grown rapidly in the last decade due to its effects on lowering HbA1c and weight and the low possibility of hypoglycemia. However, GLP-1 RAs are not devoid of adverse effects among which nausea and vomiting rank first, which reduce adherence to treatment. Accumulated evidences proved that acupuncture can properly treat nausea and vomiting caused by various reasons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020343DOI Listing

Psychological intervention on COVID-19: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20335

The Second School of Clinical Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.

Introduction: COVID-19 is novel coronavirus infection in 2019. Many reports suggested that psychological intervention is playing a positive role in COVID-19 treatment, but there is no high-quality evidence to prove its effects. This paper reports the protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify effectiveness of psychological intervention during the treatment of COVID-19. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020335DOI Listing

Effect of grelin on TRX expression in chronic heart failure tissue: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20294

Department of Critical Medicine.

Background: The aim of this study is to explore the effect of grelin on TRX expression (TRXE) in chronic heart failure tissue (CHFT).

Methods: We will search electronic databases from inception to the March 1, 2020 in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, PEDro, the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. We will not apply any limitations to the language and publication status. Read More

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Impact of herbs and dietary supplements in patients with fibromyalgia: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20257

Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Background: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common chronic pain condition that seriously affects the quality of patient lives. Its etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment still remain uncertain. Dietary supplements have been widely trialed for symptom relief for FM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020257DOI Listing

Acupuncture therapy for Alzheimer's disease: A protocol for an overview of systematic reviews.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20244

Department of Acupuncture.

Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the fifth-leading cause of death in people more than 65 years old. Acupuncture therapy has been traditionally used to treat various kinds of health problems including AD. This protocol aims to summarize the available evidence from current systematic reviews (SRs) for the efficacy of acupuncture therapy for AD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020244DOI Listing

Evaluation on the effect of acupuncture on patients with sepsis-induced myopathy (ACU-SIM pilot study): A single center, propensity-score stratified, assessor-blinded, prospective pragmatic controlled trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20233

Medical College of Acupuncture and Rehabilitation.

Background: Sepsis-induced myopathy (SIM) is a disease that causes motor dysfunction in patients with sepsis. There is currently no targeted treatment for this disease. Acupuncture has shown considerable efficacy in the treatment of sepsis and muscle weakness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020233DOI Listing

Effectiveness of different acupuncture courses for functional constipation: A protocol for systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20179

Graduate School, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China.

Background: This study will evaluate the effectiveness of different acupuncture courses for functional constipation (FC) through network meta-analysis.

Methods: Eight database (PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Central), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Biomedical Literature Database (CBM) and Wanfang Database) will be searched from inception to October 2019. Only randomized controlled trials comparing different acupuncture courses or acupuncture versus sham acupuncture or placebo will be included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020179DOI Listing

Acupuncture treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20150

School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Background: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) make many patients have negative adherence of treatment. Acupuncture has been widely applied in treatment of CINV, but its efficacy has not been evaluated scientifically and systematically in recent years. Hence, evaluating the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with CINV is the main purpose of this review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020150DOI Listing

Personalized electro-acupuncture versus auricular-acupuncture comparative effectiveness (PEACE): A protocol of a randomized controlled trial for chronic musculoskeletal pain in cancer survivors.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e20085

Integrative Medicine Service, Department of Medicine.

Introduction: Chronic pain is a leading cause of disability and remains under-treated in nearly half of patients with cancer. The opioid crisis has highlighted an urgent public health need for effective nonpharmacological pain management. Electroacupuncture (EA) and Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) represent nonpharmacological modalities used in clinical practice to manage pain; however, their effectiveness has not been rigorously evaluated in oncology settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000020085DOI Listing

Barbed suture versus traditional suture in primary total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(21):e19945

Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu.

Background: Barbed suture has been widely used in some surgical fields, and it has achieved good results, but the application in total knee arthroplasty is still controversial.

Objective: Literature is collected for statistical analysis so as to provide evidence for the use of barbed suture in Total knee arthroplasty.

Methods: We searched PubMed, the Cochrane library and EMBASE database for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using barbed suture and conventional suture to close incisions after primary total knee arthroplasty, and the retrieval time was from July 2019 to the establishment of the database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000019945DOI Listing

G protein-coupled estrogen receptor, a potential therapeutic target of asthma probed by Chinese herb.

J Leukoc Biol 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Immunology Research, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/JLB.3CE0420-133RDOI Listing

Scanning Electron Microscopy and Liquid Chromatography for Physical and Chemical Inspection of Industrial Pharmaceutical Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.

ACS Omega 2020 May 11;5(20):11563-11569. Epub 2020 May 11.

Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, 155, Li-Nong Street Section 2, Taipei 112, Taiwan.

Multiherbal preparation of , , and is a well-known herbal formula, which is widely used in the prescription for relieving heat toxicity, inflammation of the intestine, and eczema. However, little is known about the characteristics of the physical and chemical qualities of industrial pharmaceutical products. The aim of the study is to develop a liquid chromatography system to examine the quality and quantity of pharmaceutical products. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c00809DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7254810PMC

Structural Characteristics, Binding Partners and Related Diseases of the Calponin Homology (CH) Domain.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2020 14;8:342. Epub 2020 May 14.

School of Life Sciences, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea.

The calponin homology (CH) domain is one of the most common modules in various actin-binding proteins and is characterized by an α-helical fold. The CH domain plays important regulatory roles in both cytoskeletal dynamics and signaling. The CH domain is required for stability and organization of the actin cytoskeleton, calcium mobilization and activation of downstream pathways. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2020.00342DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240100PMC

Incidence, Prognostic Factors and Survival Outcome in Patients With Primary Hepatic Lymphoma.

Front Oncol 2020 14;10:750. Epub 2020 May 14.

Minhang Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

The objective of our study was to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics, prognostic factors and survival in patients with primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL). PHL patients diagnosed between 1983 and 2015 were identified from the SEER database. The temporal trend in PHL incidence was assessed using joinpoint regression software. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2020.00750DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7239999PMC

What is the source of pressure pain during abdominal examination in Korean medicine?

Integr Med Res 2020 Jun 19;9(2):100406. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Department of Meridian & Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea.

Background: This study aimed to observe which anatomical structures change in the abdominal cavity and are involved in pressure pain during the pressurization of CV12 by using an ultrasonic diagnostic device in healthy subjects.

Methods: We recruited 52 healthy people and performed ultrasound imaging by gradually pressurizing the subject's CV12. We analyzed ultrasound images to observe the changes in abdominal anatomical structures during pressurization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2020.100406DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7251760PMC

Effects and mechanisms of acupuncture and electroacupuncture for functional dyspepsia: A systematic review.

World J Gastroenterol 2020 May;26(19):2440-2457

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, United States.

Background: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common digestive disease with limited therapeutic options. According to evidence-based clinical practice, acupuncture or electroacupuncture (EA) seems to be a promising therapy for patients with FD. However, there is still a lack of systematic reviews that have analyzed current clinical trials for a better understanding of mechanisms involved in the ameliorating effect of acupuncture and EA on FD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v26.i19.2440DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7243644PMC

Identification of the Active Compounds and Significant Pathways of Artemisia Annua in the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma based on Network Pharmacology.

Med Sci Monit 2020 May 31;26:e923624. Epub 2020 May 31.

College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND Artemisia annua exerts powerful effects in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Some studies have shown that Artemisia annua possesses the characteristics of new therapeutic drugs for NSCLC patients. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of Artemisia annua anti-NSCLC is not yet fully elucidated because Artemisia annua contains hundreds of ingredients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/MSM.923624DOI Listing

Nixon and Scheel in China: Acupuncture and Anesthesia in West and East Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.

Authors:
Wilfried Witte

J Anesth Hist 2020 Mar 23;6(1):8-12. Epub 2018 May 23.

Klinik für Anästhesie mit Schwerpunkt Intensivmedizin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, D - 12203 Berlin. Electronic address:

Background: Acupuncture anesthesia was used instead of intubation anesthesia in the 1970s and 1980s in West Germany and West Berlin. In East Germany acupuncture played no decisive role.

Sources: Different articles and papers in journals, in daily press, statements of contemporary witnesses, films, records in archives. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janh.2018.01.003DOI Listing

The Efficacy of Electro-Acupuncture Added to Standard Therapy in the Management of Bell Palsy.

J Craniofac Surg 2020 May 28. Epub 2020 May 28.

Department of Anesthesiology, Aydin State Hospital, Aydin, Turkey.

Objective: To investigate the comparative efficacy of electro-acupuncture when added to standard therapy in patients with Bell palsy in terms of clinical and neurophysiologic outcomes.

Methods: A total of 88 patients with Bell palsy who received standard treatment (ST group; n = 40, mean ± standard deviation age: 39.2 ± 6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000006537DOI Listing

Acupuncture for Migraine: a Review of the Data and Clinical Insights.

Curr Pain Headache Rep 2020 May 29;24(7):32. Epub 2020 May 29.

Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 211 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA.

Purpose Of Review: The purpose of this review is to discuss the current evidence for acupuncture in migraine and to provide insight into which patients may benefit most from acupuncture.

Recent Findings: Multiple studies support acupuncture as a validated modality for the prevention of episodic migraine. While small studies on acupuncture for the prevention of chronic migraine are encouraging, evidence for its benefit is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11916-020-00864-wDOI Listing

Traditional Chinese Eight Brocade Exercise Prescription for Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Quantitative Synthesis.

Complement Med Res 2020 May 28:1-5. Epub 2020 May 28.

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangyin Lingang Hospital, Jiangyin, China,

Introduction: The aim of this research was to assess the safety and effectiveness of traditional Chinese Eight Brocade exercise for ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Methods: A literature search was conducted using twelve databases (Web of Science, EBSCO, AMED, SCOPUS, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, DBPIA, KoreaMed Synapse, Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System, Chinese Wan Fang, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure) from inception to June 2019. We only included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding traditional Chinese Eight Brocade exercise for AS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000505312DOI Listing

[Breast cancer: perspectives from integrative medicine].

Rev Med Suisse 2020 May;16(695):1102-1105

Centre du sein, Département d'oncologie, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.

Integrative medicine combines the virtues of conventional medicine and complementary medicine in order to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from cancer. Thanks to a multidisciplinary and multi-professional team, the Center for integrative and complementary medicine (CEMIC) allows since 2017 cancer patients at CHUV to have access to certain therapies, for which there are sufficient data suggesting a benefit in terms of quality of life. The concepts of tolerance, safety, risk of interactions and potential adverse biological effects remain central. Read More

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"It Gave Me Hope" Experiences of Diverse Safety Net Patients in a Group Acupuncture Intervention for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy.

Health Equity 2020 22;4(1):225-231. Epub 2020 May 22.

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA.

To explore the experiences of living with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) and with a group acupuncture intervention in a sample of low-income, diverse patients. We conducted a randomized clinical trial of a 12-week group acupuncture intervention for PDN. Data included validated measures of patient-reported outcomes, including pain and quality of life (QOL), as well as semistructured qualitative interviews about participants' experiences with PDN and the intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/heq.2020.0004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7247034PMC

Identification and Verification of Core Genes in Colorectal Cancer.

Biomed Res Int 2020 8;2020:8082697. Epub 2020 May 8.

Affiliated Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210028, China.

Colorectal cancer, a malignant neoplasm that occurs in the colorectal mucosa, is one of the most common types of gastrointestinal cancer. Colorectal cancer has been studied extensively, but the molecular mechanisms of this malignancy have not been characterized. This study identified and verified core genes associated with colorectal cancer using integrated bioinformatics analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/8082697DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7232680PMC

Approach Behavior Induced by 10.6-μm Laser Stimulation at Acupoint ST36 in a Rat Model of Incisional Pain.

Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg 2020 May 27. Epub 2020 May 27.

School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Laser stimulation (LS) at both the injury site and specific acupoints may induce analgesic effects. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of LS at injury site or acupoint on analgesic-associated approach behavior and determine whether opioid receptors in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) were involved. The left hindpaw incision was established in rats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/photob.2019.4762DOI Listing

Systematic review and meta-analysis of effects of acupuncture on pain and function in non-specific low back pain.

Acupunct Med 2020 May 27:acupmed2017011622. Epub 2020 May 27.

Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) through systematic review of published randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

Methods: Studies were identified in electronic databases from their inception to February 2018, and were grouped according to the control interventions. The outcomes of interest were pain intensity and disability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/acupmed-2017-011622DOI Listing

Hepatoprotective Effect of Apigenin Against Liver Injury via the Non-canonical NF-κB Pathway In Vivo and In Vitro.

Inflammation 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.

Apigenin, a flavonoid found in many plants, has various biological properties. We aimed to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activity of apigenin against carbon tetrachloride (CCl)-induced acute liver injury in mice and hydrogen peroxide (HO)-induced oxidative stress in HepG2 cells and possible mechanism. In vivo, apigenin significantly reduced alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) activity in serum of mice challenged by CCl and markedly alleviated the lipid peroxidation as indicated by the increased level of superoxide dismutase (SOD), reduced glutathione (GSH), glutathione peroxidases (GSH-Px) and catalase (CAT), and the decreased malondialdehyde (MDA) in liver tissue. Read More

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TASK-3: New Target for Pain-Relief.

Neurosci Bull 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

International Collaborative Centre on Big Science Plan for Purine Signaling, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, 610075, China.

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Analysis of diagnostic decision in acupuncture from the actual functional dyspepsia patient's clinical information.

Integr Med Res 2020 Dec 28;9(4):100419. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: Clinical research in acupuncture has been criticized for not reflecting real-world practice in terms of diagnosis and intervention. This study aimed to collect data on the principles of diagnosis and selection of acupoints from Korean medicine doctors (KMDs) and analyze the patterns and priorities in decision-making.

Methods: The study design was based on the data of an actual patient with functional dyspepsia (FD) (according to Rome III criteria) to create simulated patients, and a KMD specialized in gastrointestinal disorders was allocated to collect the clinical information as objectively as possible. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7236055PMC
December 2020

Comparative Effectiveness of Different Combinations of Treatment Interventions in Patients with Stroke at the Convalescence Stage Based on the Markov Decision Process.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2020 12;2020:8961341. Epub 2020 May 12.

The Third Clinical Medical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China.

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of different combinations of interventions in patients with stroke at the convalescence stage based on the electronic health records (EHRs) by using the Markov decision process (MDP) theory and explore the feasibility of the Markov model in the real-world study (RWS).

Methods: Screening was conducted for patients with stroke at the convalescence stage who were admitted to the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University from January 2012 to January 2017 based on the EHRs. The relevant clinical data were extracted, and the appropriate conversion was made (state-action-reward) according to the Markov model. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240799PMC

Acupuncture for Poststroke Dysphagia: A Pilot, Nonrandomized, Self-Controlled Trial.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2020 11;2020:4689296. Epub 2020 May 11.

School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture treatment for dysphagia as a complication of stroke. . This is a multicenter, pragmatic, nonrandomized, self-controlled clinical trial. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240803PMC

Effectiveness and Safety of Acupuncture Moxibustion Therapy Used in Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2020 11;2020:3237451. Epub 2020 May 11.

Department of Medical Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310006, China.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture moxibustion therapy (AMT) for the breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL).

Methods: Four English databases (MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane CENTRAL) and four Chinese databases were searched from their inception to Feb 1, 2020. Eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating AMT against any type of controlled intervention in patients for BCRL and assessing clinically relevant outcomes (total effective rate, circumference difference, and Karnofsky performance score) were included. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240793PMC

Targeting CLK3 inhibits the progression of cholangiocarcinoma by reprogramming nucleotide metabolism.

J Exp Med 2020 Aug;217(8)

The Affiliated Hospital of Guilin Medical University, Guangxi Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience, Guangxi Neurological Diseases Clinical Research Center, Guilin, Guangxi, China.

CDC-like kinase 3 (CLK3) is a dual specificity kinase that functions on substrates containing serine/threonine and tyrosine. But its role in human cancer remains unknown. Herein, we demonstrated that CLK3 was significantly up-regulated in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) and identified a recurrent Q607R somatic substitution that represented a gain-of-function mutation in the CLK3 kinase domain. Read More

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Waggle needling wields preferable neuroprotective and anti-spastic effects on post-stroke spasticity rats by attenuating γ-aminobutyric acid transaminase and enhancing γ-aminobutyric acid.

Neuroreport 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Waggle needling, a classical anti-spastic needling technique characterized by combination of acupuncture with joint movement, has gained increasing popularity of spasticity treatment in China. This study was designed to compare the anti-spastic effect of waggle needling to the routine needling and to explore its underlying mechanism. We established post-stroke spasticity model based on ischemia stroke operation (middle cerebral artery occlusion). Read More

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[Inner-heating acupuncture of lumbar degenerative lesions based on β-catenin signaling pathway].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2020 May;33(5):484-8

Shenzhen Hospital of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shenzhen 518000, Guangdong, China.

Objective: By observing the effect of inner-heating acupuncture on the expression of Wnt1, Axin and β-catenin in the intervertebral disc of rats with lumbar degenerative disease and to explore the regulatory mechanism of inner-heating acupuncture on the apoptosis of annulus fibrosus cells in rats with lumbar degenerative disease.

Methods: Forty SD rats were randomly divided into normal group, model group, inner heating acupuncture group and acupuncture group with 10 rats in each group. Except for normal group, all rats were modeled. Read More

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