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  1. Content type: Research article

    The use of doxorubicin (DOX) an anthracycline antineoplastic agent is withdrawn due to its cardio-toxic side effects. Oxidative stress has been recognized as the primary cause of DOX induced cardiotoxicity. We...

    Authors: Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Khalid Mujasam Batoo and Muhammad Rashid Khan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:554

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The conversion of the epithelial phenotype of cancer cells into cells with a mesenchymal phenotype-so-called epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT)-has been shown to enhance the capacity of the cells to disse...

    Authors: Nareerat Petpiroon, Boonchoo Sritularak and Pithi Chanvorachote

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:553

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Danshen is a common traditional Chinese medicine used to treat neoplastic and chronic inflammatory diseases in China. However, the effects of Danshen on human oral cancer cells remain relatively unknown. This ...

    Authors: Cheng-Yu Yang, Cheng-Chih Hsieh, Chih-Kung Lin, Chun-Shu Lin, Bo Peng, Gu-Jiun Lin, Huey-Kang Sytwu, Wen-Liang Chang and Yuan-Wu Chen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:555

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. However, none of medical treatment can stop or reverse the underlying neurodegenerative of AD at present. Acupuncture has attracted more and more ...

    Authors: Yujie Jia, Xuezhu Zhang, Jianchun Yu, Jingxian Han, Tao Yu, Jiangwei Shi, Lan Zhao and Kun Nie

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:556

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Cinnamon is considered as a treatment for many ailments in native medicine. Evidence suggests that Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CZ) has anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-oxidant, blood glucose lowering properties an...

    Authors: Priyanga Ranasinghe, Ranil Jayawardena, Shehani Pigera, Wasundara Sevwandi Wathurapatha, Hasitha Dhananjaya Weeratunga, G. A. Sirimal Premakumara, Prasad Katulanda, Godwin Roger Constantine and Priyadarshani Galappaththy

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:550

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although such local herb as Streblus asper (family Moraceae) has long been recognized for traditional folk medicines and important ingredient of traditional longevity formula, its anti-neurodegeneration or anti-a...

    Authors: Anchalee Prasansuklab, Krai Meemon, Prasert Sobhon and Tewin Tencomnao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:551

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  7. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of this article [1] it came to our attention that Harquin Simplice Foyet was incorrectly included as Harquin Simplice Harquin Foyet. The corrected name is included in the author list. The...

    Authors: Harquin Simplice Foyet, Serge Tchinda Deffo, Pascaline Koagne Yewo, Iulia Antioch, Stéphane Zingue, Emmanuel Acha Asongalem, Pierre Kamtchouing and Alin Ciobica

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:552

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    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:502

  8. Content type: Research article

    Mood disorder accounts for 13 % of global disease burden. And while therapeutic agents are available, usually orally administered, most have unwanted side effects, and thus making the inhalation of essential o...

    Authors: Myra O. Villareal, Ayumi Ikeya, Kazunori Sasaki, Abdelkarim Ben Arfa, Mohamed Neffati and Hiroko Isoda

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:549

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Integrative health care (IHC) is an innovative approach to health care delivery. There is increasing focus on and demand for the evaluation of IHC practices. To ensure such evaluations capture their full scope...

    Authors: Ania Kania-Richmond and Amy Metcalfe

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:548

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Kampo medicine is traditional Japanese medicine, which originated in ancient traditional Chinese medicine, but was introduced and developed uniquely in Japan. Today, Kampo medicines are integrated into the Jap...

    Authors: Yutaka Shimada, Makoto Fujimoto, Tatsuya Nogami, Hidetoshi Watari, Hideyuki Kitahara, Hiroki Misawa and Yoshiyuki Kimbara

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:547

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Extracts from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge have been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat coronary heart disease, chronic renal failure, atherosclerosis, myocardial infraction, angina pectoris, myocardial isc...

    Authors: Bongkyun Park, Hae Seong Song, Jeong Eun Kwon, Se Min Cho, Seon-A Jang, Mi Yeon Kim and Se Chan Kang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:545

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is used empirically for the treatment of rhinitis and snoring and is thought to increase pharyngeal stability. This trial was desig...

    Authors: Olivier Jacq, Isabelle Arnulf, Thomas Similowski and Valérie Attali

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:546

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) leaves and Japanese apricot (Mume fructus) fruit are traditionally recognized to be safe herbs broadly used for food and medicinal purposes in Southeast Asia. Our group previously...

    Authors: Eunjung Son, Seung-Hyung Kim, Won-Kyung Yang, Dong-Seon Kim and Jimin Cha

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:541

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  14. Content type: Research article

    “Horchata” is an herbal mixture infusion consumed in Southern Ecuador; 66% of its plants are anti-inflammatory medicinal plant, and 51% are analgesics. Anti-inflammatory substances can prevent carcinogenesis m...

    Authors: Natalia Bailon-Moscoso, Fani Tinitana, Ruth Martínez-Espinosa, Andrea Jaramillo-Velez, Alejandra Palacio-Arpi, Jessica Aguilar-Hernandez and Juan Carlos Romero-Benavides

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:539

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Excess dietary fructose intake associated with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Previous animal studies have reported that diabetic animals have signi...

    Authors: V. A. Chavushyan, K. V. Simonyan, R. M. Simonyan, A. S. Isoyan, G. M. Simonyan, M. A. Babakhanyan, L. E. Hovhannisyian, Kh. H. Nahapetyan, L. G. Avetisyan and M. A. Simonyan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:540

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Blood stasis syndrome (BSS) is a general pattern identification and refers to pathological stagnation of blood circulation, dysfunction of endothelial cells or metabolic disorder in traditional Korean medicine...

    Authors: Eun Hyoung Shim, Hoyoung Lee, Myeong Soo Lee and Sooseong You

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:542

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant women are routinely prescribed medicines while self-medicating with herbal natural products to treat predominantly pregnancy related conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for h...

    Authors: James S. McLay, Naila Izzati, Abdul R. Pallivalapila, Ashalatha Shetty, Binita Pande, Craig Rore, Moza Al Hail and Derek Stewart

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:543

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an initial factor in many kidney disorders. Pre- and intra-renal AKI biomarkers have recently been reported. Recovery from AKI by herbal medicine has rarely been reported. Thus, th...

    Authors: Sung-Man Oh, Gunhyuk Park, Seung Hoon Lee, Chang-Seob Seo, Hyeun-Kyoo Shin and Dal-Seok Oh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:544

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The standardized maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol®) has previously shown symptom alleviating effects in patients suffering from moderate forms of knee osteoarthritis (OA). The cellular mechanisms for thi...

    Authors: Steffen Jessberger, Petra Högger, Franca Genest, Donald M. Salter and Lothar Seefried

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:537

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Various plant extracts have been suggested to be used as auxiliary agents in chemotherapy considering their anti-proliferative effect on cancer cells. However, recent reports reveal that plant extracts may fun...

    Authors: Hai Li and Chen Chen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:538

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has kindled the need for scientific evaluation of the mechanism of action of CAMs. Although, licorice, a common ingredient in many Traditional...

    Authors: Peter Amwoga Ayeka, YuHong Bian, Peter Mwitari Githaiga and Ying Zhao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:536

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic effect of MOK, a pharmacopuncture medicine, on thyroid dysfunction in L-thyroxin (LT4)-induced hyperthyroidism rats.

    Authors: Ji Hye Hwang, Seok Yong Kang, An Na Kang, Hyo Won Jung, Chul Jung, Jin-Ho Jeong and Yong-Ki Park

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:535

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic synovitis, cartilage degradation and bone deformities. Synovitis is the term for inflammation of the synovial membrane, an early stage of ...

    Authors: Manatsanan Khansai, Thanyaluck Phitak, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Sasimol Udomrak, Kanda Fanhchaksai, Peraphan Pothacharoen and Prachya Kongtawelert

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:532

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Conventional therapy (CT) such as donepezil and memantine are well-known short-term treatments for the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The efficacy of them, however, drops below baseline level after 9 mo...

    Authors: Jing Shi, Jingnian Ni, Tao Lu, Xuekai Zhang, Mingqing Wei, Ting Li, Weiwei Liu, Yongyan Wang, Yuanyuan Shi and Jinzhou Tian

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:533

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Quercetin (QCT) is a flavonol present in many vegetables, it is proved to show chemo preventive effect against lung, cervical, prostate, breast and colon cancer due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and ant...

    Authors: Haojie Liu and Ming Zhou

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:531

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