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  1. The use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients is increasing to manage the complexities of their condition, enhance their health, and ease complications....

    Authors: Hadia Radwan, Hayder Hasan, Rena Hamadeh, Mona Hashim, Zeenat AbdulWahid, Mahboobeh Hassanzadeh Gerashi, Marwa Al Hilali and Farah Naja

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:216

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  2. Viscum album L. (Santalaceae), commonly known as mistletoe, is a hemiparasitic plant traditionally used in complementary cancer treatment. Its antitumor potential is mostly attributed to the presence of aqueous s...

    Authors: Carla Holandino, Michelle Nonato de Oliveira Melo, Adriana Passos Oliveira, João Vitor da Costa Batista, Marcia Alves Marques Capella, Rafael Garrett, Mirio Grazi, Hartmut Ramm, Claudia Dalla Torre, Gerhard Schaller, Konrad Urech, Ulrike Weissenstein and Stephan Baumgartner

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:215

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  3. C-Myc overexpression is associated with poor prognosis and aggressive progression of natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL). Matrine, a main alkaloid of the traditional Chinese herb Sophora flavescens Ait, has be...

    Authors: Jianyou Gu, Yu Zhang, Xiao Wang, Jingjing Xiang, Shu Deng, Dijiong Wu, Junfa Chen, Lihong Yu, Yan Zhou, Yaokun Wang and Jianping Shen

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:214

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  4. Attitudes and beliefs about massage therapy have been explored among health professionals and health profession students, but not for undergraduate preprofessional health sciences students.

    Authors: Niki Munk, Abby Church, Donya Nemati, Samantha Zabel and Amber R. Comer

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:213

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  5. Traditional medicines are the main source of treatment of helminthiasis in endemic areas of Togo. The present study aimed to investigate the plants used by Traditional healers (THs) to treat helminth infection...

    Authors: Essoham Ataba, Gnatoulma Katawa, Manuel Ritter, Adjoa Holali Ameyapoh, Kokou Anani, Oukoe M. Amessoudji, Pélagie Edlom Tchadié, Tchadjabo Tchacondo, Komlan Batawila, Yaovi Ameyapoh, Achim Hoerauf, Laura E. Layland and Simplice D. Karou

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:212

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  6. Allium hookeri is widely consumed as a vegetable and herbal medicine in Asia. A. hookeri has been reported anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, osteoblastic, anti-oxidant, and anti-diabetic effects in animal studies....

    Authors: Soo-Hyun Park, Ui-Jin Bae, Eun-Kyung Choi, Su-Jin Jung, Sung-Hyen Lee, Jae-Heon Yang, You-Suk Kim, Do-Youn Jeong, Hyun-Ju Kim, Byung-Hyun Park and Soo-Wan Chae

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:211

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  7. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common inflammatory disease with a substantial burden for society and economic worldwide. Chinese patent medicines (CPMs) have gained attention as alternative remedies due to the...

    Authors: Dan Zhang, Jin-tao Lyu, Bing Zhang, Xiao-meng Zhang, Hao Jiang and Zhi-jian Lin

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:210

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  8. The compound 3,3′,4′,5,5′,7-hexahydroxyflavone (myricetin) is a natural flavonoid with antitumour activity. Most of the studies on myricetin have focused on the induction of tumour cell apoptosis, and little i...

    Authors: Ming-liang Zhu, Pei-min Zhang, Min Jiang, Shu-wen Yu and Lu Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:209

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  9. Xianlinggubao formula (XLGB), a Chinese State Food and Drug Administration-permitted traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has been extensively used to treat osteoporosis. Although XLGB was shown to improve bon...

    Authors: Hangsheng Bao, Huizhi Guo, Zongquan Feng and Xin Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:208

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  10. Depression has rapidly progressed worldwide, and the need for an efficient treatment with low side effect has risen. Melissa officinalis L and Lavandula angustifolia Mill have been traditionally used in Asia for ...

    Authors: Mostafa Araj-Khodaei, Ahmad Ali Noorbala, Reza Yarani, Fatemeh Emadi, Elham Emaratkar, Soghrat Faghihzadeh, Zahra Parsian, Fatemeh Alijaniha, Mohammad Kamalinejad and Mohsen Naseri

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:207

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  11. Semen Ziziphi spinosae and Radix Polygalae, two herbs commonly used together in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. The study aims to study the sedative-hypnotic effect of t...

    Authors: Hong Luo, Sheng-jie Sun, Yan Wang and Ying-li Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:206

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  12. Difference of perspective between patients and physicians over integrative medicine (IM) research and service provision remains unclear despite significant use worldwide. We observed an exceptionally low utili...

    Authors: Kam Wa Chan, Pak Wing Lee, Crystal Pui Sha Leung, Gary Chi Wang Chan, Wai Han Yiu, Hoi Man Cheung, Bin Li, Sarah Wing Yan Lok, Hongyu Li, Rui Xue, Loretta Yuk Yee Chan, Joseph Chi Kam Leung, Tai Pong Lam, Kar Neng Lai and Sydney Chi Wai Tang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:205

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  13. Omega-3 and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) are two widely used “over-the-counter” drugs. Previous research has shown multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA) can detect ASA and varying Omega-3 platelet inhibiting eff...

    Authors: Harald Bagger, Mattias Hansson, Thomas Kander and Ulf Schött

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:204

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  14. Qiliqiangxin (QLQX) is a preparation refined from a traditional Chinese medicine compound. It plays an important role in protecting cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the underline mec...

    Authors: Junyang Zhou, Zhixiao Wang, Yun He, Xinxia Luo, Wenjun Zhang, Li Yu, Xiuying Chen, Xiju He, Yahong Yuan, Xiaoli Wang, Xinrong Guo, Junming Tang, Mingan Zhu, Dongsheng Li and Yan Ding

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:203

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  15. Phyllanthus amarus has been shown to attenuate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced peripheral inflammation but similar studies in the central nervous system are scarce. The aim of the present study was to investigat...

    Authors: Elysha Nur Ismail, Ibrahim Jantan, Sharmili Vidyadaran, Jamia Azdina Jamal and Norazrina Azmi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:202

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  16. Diarrhoea has been the major cause of death especially in children of developing countries. Brucea antidysenterica is one of the several medicinal plants used traditionally for the treatment of diarrhoea in Ethio...

    Authors: Kaleab Alemayehu Zewdie, Dayananda Bhoumik, Dawit Zewdu Wondafrash and Kald Beshir Tuem

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:201

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  17. Eucalyptus essential oils have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It was reported that Eucalyptus leaves possess antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. Here, we investigated the anti-inflammatory ac...

    Authors: Chen-Lung Ho, Lan-Hui Li, Yueh-Chun Weng, Kuo-Feng Hua and Tz-Chuen Ju

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:200

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  18. The network pharmacology method was used to predict the active components of Banxia Xiexin decoction, its targets and the key signalling pathways that are activated in the treatment of depression and ulcerativ...

    Authors: Ying Yu, Gong Zhang, Tao Han and Hailiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:199

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  19. The Bergenia species are perennial herbs native to central Asia, and one of the most promising medicinal plants of the family Saxifragaceae which are popularly known as ‘Pashanbheda’. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Bishnu Prasad Pandey, Suman Prakash Pradhan, Kapil Adhikari and Saroj Nepal

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:198

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  20. Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used among postpartum mothers to maintain their well-being. This study aims to determine the prevalence and factors associated with CAM use among postpartum m...

    Authors: Nik Farah Nik Yusof Fuad, Siew Mooi Ching, Dayangku Hayaty Awg Dzulkarnain, Ai Theng Cheong and Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:197

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  21. Flap Endonuclease 1(FEN1) has been considered as a new tumor marker in recent years and Jianpi Yangwei Decoction (JPYW) is a basic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of gastric cancer. This s...

    Authors: Wenjie Huang, Huijuan Tang, Fang Wen, Xiaona Lu, Qingpei Li and Peng Shu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:196

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  22. Zheng Qing Feng Tong Ning (ZQFTN) is a sinomenine (SIN) preparation that has been used in clinical practice. Our study aimed to assess the methodological and reporting quality of meta-analyses on the Chinese h...

    Authors: Mingge Liang, Lan Yan, Zhigang Mei, Yanan Luo, Xiaoqiang Hou and Zhitao Feng

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:195

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  23. Ginkgolide B (GKB) is a major active component of the extracts of Ginkgo biloba leaves, and it has been used as an anti-cancer agent. However, it is unknown whether GKB has the therapeutic effects on lung cancer....

    Authors: Xuan Wang, Qi-Hui Shao, Hao Zhou, Jun-Lu Wu, Wen-Qiang Quan, Ping Ji, Yi-Wen Yao, Dong Li and Zu-Jun Sun

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:194

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  24. Osteochondral defects caused by an acute traumatic injury or articular degeneration remains difficult to be manipulated. Repair of articular defects is still a great challenge for both tissue engineers and ort...

    Authors: Juntao Zhang, Dong Ming, Qiang Ji, Aifeng Liu, Chao Zhang, Jianjie Jiao and Man Shang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:193

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  25. Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) is an effective medicine for aplastic anemia (AA). The present study aims to investigate whether mitochondrial apoptosis in aplastic anemia could be corrected by ASP by a...

    Authors: Zetao Chen, Li Cheng, Jing Zhang and Xing Cui

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:192

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  26. Some species of the Ficus genus show pharmacological activity, including antiproliferative activity, in cell lines of several cancer Types. ficus crocata is distributed in Mexico and used in traditional medicine,...

    Authors: Carlos A. Sánchez-Valdeolívar, Patricia Alvarez-Fitz, Ana E. Zacapala-Gómez, Macdiel Acevedo-Quiroz, Lorena Cayetano-Salazar, Monserrat Olea-Flores, Jhonathan U. Castillo-Reyes, Napoleón Navarro-Tito, Carlos Ortuño-Pineda, Marco A. Leyva-Vázquez, Julio Ortíz-Ortíz, Yaneth Castro-Coronel and Miguel A. Mendoza-Catalán

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:191

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  27. Many clinical trials on antihypertensive drugs have confirmed the usefulness of these drugs in regulating blood pressure effectively. However, all the drugs usually require long-term use; thus, economic burden...

    Authors: Soyi Park, Ki Hoon Lee, Wan Seok Kang, Jin Seok Kim and Sunoh Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:190

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  28. The flowers and dried fruit spikes of Prunella vulgaris L. (P. vulgaris L.) have been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and food. P. vulgaris L. is regarded as a good option for treating uterine myoma (...

    Authors: Yan Lin, Chao Yang, Jie Tang, Chun Li, Zhi-min Zhang, Bo-hou Xia, Ya-mei Li, Qing-zhi He, Li-mei Lin and Duan-fang Liao

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:189

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  29. Cancer is a horrific disease relentlessly affecting human population round the globe. Genus Datura encompasses numerous species with reported medicinal uses. However, its potential as a source of natural anticanc...

    Authors: Bakht Nasir, Muhammad Waleed Baig, Muhammad Majid, Syeda Masooma Ali, Muhammad Zafar Irshad Khan, Syeda Tayyaba Batool Kazmi and Ihsan-ul Haq

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:188

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  30. To evaluate the in vitro antibacterial effect of flavonoids-rich Ziziphus jujuba Mill. extract (FZM) against the formation of bacterial biofilms (BBFs) in Staphylococcus aureus.

    Authors: Weiwei Miao, Lei Sheng, Tao Yang, Guizhen Wu, Minfang Zhang, Juan Sun and Aikemu Ainiwaer

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:187

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  31. Isaria tenuipes is one of the potent species in the members of the genus Isaria, which is well reported to possess multiple bioactive substances of therapeutic importance. Therefore, an in vitro experimental stud...

    Authors: Dhani Raj Chhetri, Abhijit Chhetri, Nerina Shahi, Snigdha Tiwari, Shibendra Kumar Lal Karna, Dorjay Lama and Yuba Raj Pokharel

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:185

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  32. Mahasudarshan Churna (MC) is a polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine that is employed in fever (especially chronic type), cold and malaria, improvement of digestion and appetite, removes toxins from the blood, boosts ...

    Authors: Prabhjot Kaur, R. C. Gupta, Abhijit Dey, Tabarak Malik and Devendra Kumar Pandey

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:184

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  33. Many studies have shown that sociodemographic variables significantly predict the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), although these predictions were not particularly strong. A multitude of pr...

    Authors: Henrik Abheiden, Michael Teut and Anne Berghöfer

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:183

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  34. African Potato (hypoxis hemerocallidea), is used for enhancing immune system in Southern Africa. It is among the plants of intense commercial and scientific interest; hence, the aim of this study was to describe ...

    Authors: Celia M. J. Matyanga, Gene D. Morse, Mazuru Gundidza and Charles F. B. Nhachi

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:182

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  35. Peripheral nerve injury is a debilitating condition that may lead to partial or complete motor, sensory and autonomic function loss and lacks effective therapy until date. Therefore, it is quite imperative to ...

    Authors: Aroona Razzaq, Ghulam Hussain, Azhar Rasul, Jiaqi Xu, Qiqi Zhang, Shoaib Ahmad Malik, Haseeb Anwar, Nimra Aziz, Nady Braidy, Jose-Luis Gonzalez de Aguilar, Wei Wei, Jiang Li and Xiaomeng Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:181

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  36. The Chinese herbal compound Heshouwuyin has been shown to downregulate the apoptotic rate of testicular tissue cells in Wistar naturally aging rats, and this effect might be related to the mitochondrial pathwa...

    Authors: Hongjie Wang, Juan Zhu, Liping Jiang, Boying Shan, Peihan Xiao, Jiayi Ai, Na Li, Feng Qi and Siyun Niu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:180

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  37. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the colon and rectum, which is positively correlated with the occurrence of IBD-related colorectal cancer (IBD-CRC). Conventional therapies based o...

    Authors: Shaohua Huangfu, Renjie Dou, Sixia Zhong, Mengjie Guo, Chunyan Gu, Artur Jurczyszyn, Ye Yang and Bin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:179

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  38. Pancreatic cancer is aggressive with no symptoms until the advanced stage reached. The increased resistance of pancreatic cancer to chemotherapy demonstrates a dilemma in the clinical field. Hence, it is a mat...

    Authors: Yangyang Guo, Hengyue Zhu, Min Weng, Cheng Wang and Linxiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:178

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  39. 2,3,5,4′-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (TSG) is an active compound derived from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb., a Chinese Taoist herbal medicine, which exerts lipid lowering, anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-...

    Authors: Xuanbin Wang, Jing Zeng, Xiao Wang, Ju Li, Jin Chen, Ning Wang, Miao Zhang, Yibin Feng and Huailan Guo

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:177

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  40. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are anti-inflammatory drugs widely used to treat acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, despite their excellent efficacy, the long-term use of GCs is relatively limited owing t...

    Authors: Ji Hyun Seo, Mu Hyun Jin and Yun Hee Chang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:176

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  41. Javanica oil emulsion injection (JOEI) is an effective therapeutic option for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but its mechanisms have not been fully elucidated.

    Authors: Mengwei Ni, Xinkui Liu, Ziqi Meng, Shuyu Liu, Shanshan Jia, Yingying Liu, Wei Zhou, Jiarui Wu, Jingyuan Zhang, Siyu Guo, Jialin Li, Haojia Wang and Xiaomeng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:174

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  42. About 1 in every 150 pregnancies end in stillbirth. Consequences include symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Yoga has been used to treat PTSD in other populations and ma...

    Authors: Jennifer Huberty, Mariah Sullivan, Jeni Green, Jonathan Kurka, Jenn Leiferman, Katherine Gold and Joanne Cacciatore

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:173

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  43. The root of Morinda officinalis How. (MO, the family of Rubiaceae) has long been used to treat inflammatory diseases in China and other eastern Asian countries, and iridoid glycosides extracted from MO (MOIG) are...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Jian-hua Zhang, Yu-qiong He, Quan-long Zhang, Bo Zhu, Yi Shen, Meng-qin Liu, Lu-lin Zhu, Hai-liang Xin, Lu-ping Qin and Qiao-yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:172

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  44. Several reports have shown that traditional Chinese medicine could be an alternative therapeutic approach for COPD patients, but the mechanism remains unknown. The present study aimed to examine the effects of...

    Authors: Liuliu Yang, Minyong Wen, Xiaohong Liu, Kai Wang and Yong Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:170

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  45. There is some evidence that patients with liver diseases commonly use complementary and alternative therapies to address general and liver-disease specific health concerns. The purpose of this study was to ass...

    Authors: Sara Nsibirwa, Godwin Anguzu, Sam Kamukama, Ponsiano Ocama and Joan Nankya-Mutyoba

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:169

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  46. Pneumonia is a common respiratory disorder, which brings an enormous financial burden to the medical system. However, the current treatment options for pneumonia are limited because of drug resistance and side...

    Authors: Jingnan Xu, Chen Bai, Ling Huang, Tiegang Liu, Yuxiang Wan, Zian Zheng, Xueyan Ma, Fei Gao, He Yu and Xiaohong Gu

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:168

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  47. The purpose of this study was to identify the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients complicated with aristolochic acid nephropathy(AAN) after radic...

    Authors: Hongli Shan, Wen Tian, Yazhao Hong, Bo Xu, Chunxi Wang, Bing Yu and Xiaoqing Wang

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:166

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  48. Traditional medicine use is common amongst peoples in developing nations. Timor-Leste is no exception. However little is known about the prevalence, pattern, satisfaction with, cost or type of traditional medi...

    Authors: Robert Grace, Jacinto Vaz and Julianti Da Costa

    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2020 20:165

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