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  1. Content type: Research article

    Although the inhibitory effect of mistletoe on cancer cell growth has been reported, the underlying mechanisms to explain its anti-proliferative activity are not fully studied. Thus, we elucidated the potentia...

    Authors: Su Bin Park, Gwang Hun Park, Ha Na Kim, Hun Min Song, Ho-Jun Son, Ji Ae Park, Hyun-Seok Kim and Jin Boo Jeong

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:189

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    In contrast to the guidelines of World Health Organization (WHO) and United States-Centers for Disease Control and prevention (US-CDC), the Chinese national guidelines recommend the use of steroids, intravenou...

    Authors: Dangui Zhang, Jieling Chen and William Ba-Thein

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:190

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Zyflamend, a blend of herbal extracts, effectively inhibits tumor growth using preclinical models of castrate-resistant prostate cancer mediated in part by 5′-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (...

    Authors: Amber F. MacDonald, Ahmed Bettaieb, Dallas R. Donohoe, Dina S. Alani, Anna Han, Yi Zhao and Jay Whelan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:188

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The outbreak of MDR and XDR strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and increased resistance to infection in burn patients recommend the issue of infection control. In this research, we study ZOUSH herbal ointment for ...

    Authors: Maryam Meskini and Davoud Esmaeili

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:185

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although integrative medicine is gaining increasing attention and is claiming more and more its place in modern health care, it still plays a marginal role in conventional maternity care. The present study aim...

    Authors: Nikolas Schürger, Evelyn Klein, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Marion Kiechle and Daniela Paepke

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:187

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Influenza infection is a major public health threat. The role of influenza A virus-induced inflammatory response in severe cases of this disease is widely recognized. Drug resistance and side effects of chemic...

    Authors: Parvaneh Mehrbod, Muna Ali Abdalla, Fatemeh Fotouhi, Masoumeh Heidarzadeh, Abimbola O. Aro, Jacobus N. Eloff, Lyndy J. McGaw and Folorunso O. Fasina

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:184

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of functional constipation (FC) is 3–27%, and FC has been reported to cause discomfort in daily life and various complications. The treatment for FC depends on laxatives, and thus, effective and...

    Authors: Hye-Yoon Lee, Oh-Jin Kwon, Jung-Eun Kim, Mikyeong Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, Jung-Hyo Cho, Joo-Hee Kim and Sun-Mi Choi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:186

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Patients entering a treatment have expectancy to outcome based on their previous experience, the information received, and the credibility of the treatment. Once the treatment has started, patients may detect ...

    Authors: Ingrid Liodden, Are Hugo Pripp and Arne Johan Norheim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:183

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  9. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that there was an error in the acknowledgements.

    Authors: Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Haseeb A. Khan, Abdullah S. Alhomida, Poonam Sharma, Rambir Singh and Bilal Ahmad Paray

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:182

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:162

  10. Content type: Research article

    Anacardium occidentale L phenolic lipid (LDT11) is used in traditional medicine as anti-inflammatory, astringent, antidiarrheal, anti-asthmatic and depurative. Phenolic derivatives, such as anacardic acid, extrac...

    Authors: Marilen Queiroz de Souza, Isabella Márcia Soares Nogueira Teotônio, Fernanda Coutinho de Almeida, Gabriella Simões Heyn, Priscilla Souza Alves, Luiz Antônio Soares Romeiro, Riccardo Pratesi, Yanna Karla de Medeiros Nóbrega and Claudia B. Pratesi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:181

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Kaempferia parviflora (KP) is an herb found in the north of Thailand and used as a folk medicine for improving vitality. Current reports have shown the anti-cancer activities of KP. However, the anti-cancer effec...

    Authors: Suthasinee Paramee, Siriwoot Sookkhee, Choompone Sakonwasun, Mingkwan Na Takuathung, Pitchaya Mungkornasawakul, Wutigri Nimlamool and Saranyapin Potikanond

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:178

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Aromatase inhibitors reduce breast cancer recurrence rates in postmenopausal women by about 30% compared with tamoxifen while treatments differ. Unfortunately, nearly half of women taking AIs report AI-associa...

    Authors: Inmaculada Conejo, Bella Pajares, Emilio Alba and Antonio Ignacio Cuesta-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:180

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) natural, non-caloric sugar substitute is rich source of pharmacologically important glycoside stevioside that is linked to the pathology and complications of diabetes.

    Authors: Uswa Ahmad and Rabia Shabir Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:179

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz (O. indicum) is found in Thailand. It has been used for the treatment of obesity. This study aimed to investigate the effects of an O. indicum extract (OIE) on the adipogenic and biomol...

    Authors: Tanaporn Hengpratom, Gordon M. Lowe, Kanjana Thumanu, Siriporn Suknasang, Kanokwan Tiamyom and Griangsak Eumkeb

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:177

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Advanced hepatobiliary cancers are highly lethal cancers that require precise prediction in clinical practice. Serum ferritin level increases in malignancy and high serum ferritin level is associated with poor...

    Authors: Anna Song, Wankyu Eo, Sehyun Kim, Bumsang Shim and Sookyung Lee

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:176

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  16. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that there was an error in the acknowledgements. In this Correction, the incorrect and correct acknowledgements are shown.

    Authors: Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Haseeb A. Khan, Abdullah S. Alhomida, Poonam Sharma, Rambir Singh and Bilal Ahmad Paray

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:175

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:162

  17. Content type: Research article

    In the view of endemic avian influenza H9N2 infection in poultry, its zoonotic potential and emergence of antiviral resistance, two herbal plants, Ocimum sanctum and Acacia arabica, which are easily available thr...

    Authors: S. S. Ghoke, R. Sood, N. Kumar, A. K. Pateriya, S. Bhatia, A. Mishra, R. Dixit, V. K. Singh, D. N. Desai, D. D. Kulkarni, U. Dimri and V. P. Singh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:174

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Trichilia catigua A. Juss. (Meliaceae) is a species known as catuaba and used in folk medicine for the treatment of fatigue, stress, impotence and memory deficit. The main phytochemical compounds identified in th...

    Authors: Nadini Oliveira Martins, Isabella Modelli de Brito, Sandra Syomara O. Araújo, Giuseppina Negri, Elisaldo de Araújo Carlini and Fúlvio Rieli Mendes

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:172

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Bidens pilosa and Dichrostachys cinerea extracts were investigated for the antibacterial properties against waterborne diarrhoeagenic bacteria.

    Authors: Pfarelo Daphney Shandukani, Shonisani Cathphonia Tshidino, Peter Masoko and Kgabo Maureen Moganedi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:171

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The collapse of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) resulted in the cell apoptosis and heart failure. Xinshuitong Capsule (XST) could ameliorate left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), New York Heart Ass...

    Authors: Chunjiang Tan, Jianwei Zeng, Yanbin Wu, Jiahui Zhang and Wenlie Chen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:170

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Biofilms have great significance in healthcare-associated infections owing to their inherent tolerance and resistance to antimicrobial therapies. New approaches to prevent and treat unwanted biofilms are urgen...

    Authors: Luca De Vincenti, Yvana Glasenapp, Cristina Cattò, Federica Villa, Francesca Cappitelli and Jutta Papenbrock

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:168

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Combining conventional drugs and traditional medicine may represent a useful approach to combating antibiotic resistance, which has become a serious threat to global public health. This study aimed to evaluate...

    Authors: Weifeng Yang, Jueling Liu, Biljana Blažeković, Yanan Sun, Shuhua Ma, Chuanyun Ren, Sanda Vladimir-Knežević, Chaohua Li, Yajun Xing, Guijie Tian and Yi Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:169

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  23. Content type: Research article

    It is well known that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory deficits and cognitive decline. Amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition and synaptic dysfunction play importa...

    Authors: Jing-Hua Zhang, Lin-Jie Yu, Hui Yang, Zhen Hui, Su Jiang, Ling Chen, Yang Zhao, Su-Lei Wang, Yi Liu and Yun Xu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:167

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The use of herbal medicines during pregnancy is very high globally and previous studies have pointed out possible associations with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Nevertheless, the safety of herbal medicines in p...

    Authors: Collins Zamawe, Carina King, Hannah Maria Jennings and Edward Fottrell

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 18:166

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