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  1. There has been no effective treatment or agent that is available for corneal injury in promoting corneal wound healing. Previous studies on edible bird's nest extract (EBN) had reported the presence of hormone...

    Authors: Fadhilah Zainal Abidin, Chua Kien Hui, Ng Sook Luan, Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli, Lee Ting Hun and Norzana Abd Ghafar

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:94

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Hot flashes are a highly prevalent problem associated with menopause and breast cancer treatments. The recent findings from the Women's Health Initiative have important implications for the significance of a n...

    Authors: Gary R Elkins, William I Fisher and Aimee K Johnson

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:92

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Black tea has been shown to elicit anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic properties. In this study, we investigated the impact of black tea extract (BTE) on lipopolysaccharide (...

    Authors: Young-A Song, Young-Lan Park, Kyu-Yeol Kim, Cho-Yun Chung, Gi-Hoon Lee, Dae-Ho Cho, Ho-Seok Ki, Kang-Jin Park, Sung-Bum Cho, Wan-Sik Lee, Nacksung Kim, Bong-Whan Ahn and Young-Eun Joo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:91

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  4. Alkali injury is one of the most devastating injuries to the eye. It results in permanent unilateral or bilateral visual impairment. Chemical eye injury is accompanied by an increase in the oxidative stress. A...

    Authors: Karuppannan Bashkaran, Embong Zunaina, Shaharuddin Bakiah, Siti Amrah Sulaiman, KNS Sirajudeen and Venkatesh Naik

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:90

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is widely used and popular among patients with primary headache or low back pain (LBP). Aim of the study was to analyze attitudes of headache and LBP patients towar...

    Authors: Charly Gaul, Thomas Schmidt, Eva Czaja, Regina Eismann and Stephan Zierz

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:89

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Throughout the world, patients with chronic diseases/illnesses use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). The use of CAM is also substantial among patients with diseases/illnesses of unknown aetiology....

    Authors: Terje Alraek, Myeong Soo Lee, Tae-Young Choi, Huijuan Cao and Jianping Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:87

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  7. Tannins extracted from immature fruits of Terminalia chebula Fructus Retz. are considered as effective components promoting the process of wound healing. The objective of this study is to explore the optimal extr...

    Authors: Kun Li, Yunpeng Diao, Houli Zhang, Shouyu Wang, Zhen Zhang, Bo Yu, Shanshan Huang and Hong Yang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:86

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Evidence indicates that people who reside in non-urban areas have a higher use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) than people who reside in urban areas. However, there is sparse research on the re...

    Authors: Jon Adams, David Sibbritt, Alex Broom, Deborah Loxton, Marie Pirotta, John Humphreys and Chi-Wai Lui

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:85

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Withaferin A (WA), a naturally occurring withanolide, induces apoptosis in both estrogen-responsive MCF-7 and estrogen-independent MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines with higher sensitivity in MCF-7 cells, bu...

    Authors: Xuan Zhang, Ridhwi Mukerji, Abbas K Samadi and Mark S Cohen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:84

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study explores nursing personnel's experiences and perceptions of receiving tactile massage and hypnosis during a personnel health promotion project. Nursing in a short term emergency ward environment can...

    Authors: Fanny Airosa, Susanne K Andersson, Torkel Falkenberg, Christina Forsberg, Elisabeth Nordby-Hörnell, Gunnar Öhlén and Tobias Sundberg

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:83

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Keloid is a type of scar which extends beyond the boundaries of the original wound. It can spread to the surrounding skin by invasion. The use of Tualang honey is a possible approach for keloid treatment. The ...

    Authors: Mohamad Shah Nurul Syazana, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Siew Hua Gan and Shaharum Shamsuddin

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:82

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Moxibustion (a type of Chinese medicine which involves burning a herb close to the skin) has been used to correct a breech presentation. Evidence of effectiveness and safety from systematic reviews is encourag...

    Authors: Carole K Do, Caroline A Smith, Hannah Dahlen, Andrew Bisits and Virginia Schmied

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:81

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  13. Many formulae of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have been used for antiasthma treatment dating back many centuries. There is evidence to suggest that TCMs are effective as a cure for this allergenic dise...

    Authors: Hung-Chou Chang, Cheng-Chung Gong, Ji-Liang Chen and Oi-Tong Mak

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:80

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  14. BACE1 was found to be the major β-secretase in neurons and its appearance and activity were found to be elevated in the brains of AD patients. Fungal endophytic extracts for BACE1 inhibitory activity and cytot...

    Authors: Azzeme Harun, Richard Muhammad Johari James, Siong Meng Lim, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Anthony LJ Cole and Kalavathy Ramasamy

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:79

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  15. Despite being the most commonly used herbal for sleep disorders, chamomile's (Matricaria recutita) efficacy and safety for treating chronic primary insomnia is unknown. We examined the preliminary efficacy and sa...

    Authors: Suzanna M Zick, Benjamin D Wright, Ananda Sen and J Todd Arnedt

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:78

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Australian General Practitioners (GPs) are in the forefront of primary health care and in an excellent position to communicate with their patients and educate them about Complementary Medicines (CMs) use. Howe...

    Authors: Tina Janamian, Stephen P Myers, Peter O'Rourke and Heather Eastwood

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:77

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  17. Ginger is one of the most important spice crops and traditionally has been used as medicinal plant in Bangladesh. The present work is aimed to find out antioxidant and anticancer activities of two Bangladeshi ...

    Authors: Shahedur Rahman, Faizus Salehin and Asif Iqbal

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:76

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:206

  18. Therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) practitioners are predominantly trained in programs that are not uniformly standardized, and in variable combinations of therapies. To date no studies have explored this ...

    Authors: Antony J Porcino, Heather S Boon, Stacey A Page and Marja J Verhoef

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:75

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  19. Obesity is a health hazard which is closely associated with various complications including insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and cancer. In spite of numerous pre...

    Authors: Anita Thyagarajan-Sahu, Brandon Lane and Daniel Sliva

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:74

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Studies have been conducted on supplementing the daily diet with plant sterol ester-enriched milk derivatives in order to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels and, consequently, cardiovascular risk. However, clinical...

    Authors: Ignacio Párraga, Jesús López-Torres, Fernando Andrés, Beatriz Navarro, José M del Campo, Mercedes García-Reyes, María P Galdón, Ángeles Lloret, Juan C Precioso and Joseba Rabanales

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:73

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Viscum album L extracts (VAE, mistletoe) and isolated mistletoe lectins (ML) have immunostimulating properties and a strong dose-dependent cytotoxic activity. They are frequently used in complementary cancer tre...

    Authors: Gunver S Kienle, Renate Grugel and Helmut Kiene

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:72

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  22. The regulation of the markets for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) products presents a global challenge. There is a dearth of studies that have examined or evaluated the regulatory policies of CAM ...

    Authors: Mohamad Alameddine, Farah Naja, Sarah Abdel-Salam, Salwa Maalouf and Claudia Matta

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:71

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  23. Infectious diseases caused by multiresistant microbial strains are on the increase. Fighting these diseases with natural products may be more efficacious. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro ant...

    Authors: Jules CN Assob, Henri LF Kamga, Dickson S Nsagha, Anna L Njunda, Peter F Nde, Emmanuel A Asongalem, Abdel J Njouendou, Bertrand Sandjon and Veronique B Penlap

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:70

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  24. Free radical stress leads to tissue injury and can eventually to arthritis, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, neurodegenerative diseases and carcinogenesis. Several studies are ongoing worldwide to find natu...

    Authors: Purabi Roy, Sarika Amdekar, Avnish Kumar and Vinod Singh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:69

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  25. Atopic Dermatitis is a chronic relapsing eczematous skin disease with increasing prevalence and rising costs. It has a clear impact on a patient's quality of life. Many patients are worried about the use of us...

    Authors: Nam-Kwen Kim, Dong-Hyo Lee, Hyung-Sik Seo, Seung-Ho Sun, Yong-Leol Oh, Ji-Eun Kim, In-Hwan Yoon, Eun-Sung Seo, Gye-Seon Shim and Christopher Zaslawski

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:68

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Adequate reporting of safety in publications of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is a pre-requisite for accurate and comprehensive profile evaluation of conventional as well as complementary and alternative...

    Authors: Lucy-Ann Turner, Kavita Singh, Chantelle Garritty, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Eric Manheimer, L Susan Wieland, James Galipeau and David Moher

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:67

    Content type: Correspondence

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  27. Conventional treatments for the articular diseases are often effective for symptom relief, but can also cause significant side effects and do not slow the progression of the disease. Several natural substances...

    Authors: Nahid Akhtar, Mark JS Miller and Tariq M Haqqi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:66

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Withania somnifera is an important medicinal plant traditionally used in the treatment of many diseases. The present study was carried out to characterize the phenolic acids, flavonoids and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl...

    Authors: Nadia Alam, Monzur Hossain, Md Ibrahim Khalil, Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Siti Amrah Sulaiman and Siew Hua Gan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:65

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  29. Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. leaves and seeds are considered as valuable traditional medicine. The aromatic seeds of this plant are aphrodisiac, ophthalmic, cardio tonic, antispasmodic and used in the treatment ...

    Authors: Mir Z Gul, Lepakshi M Bhakshu, Farhan Ahmad, Anand K Kondapi, Insaf A Qureshi and Irfan A Ghazi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:64

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  30. In this preliminary trial we investigated the effects of dry cupping, an ancient method for treating pain syndromes, on patients with chronic non-specific neck pain. Sensory mechanical thresholds and the parti...

    Authors: Romy Lauche, Holger Cramer, Kyung-Eun Choi, Thomas Rampp, Felix Joyonto Saha, Gustav J Dobos and Frauke Musial

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:63

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  31. Blechnum orientale Linn. (Blechnaceae) is used ethnomedicinally to treat wounds, boils, blisters or abscesses and sores, stomach pain and urinary bladder complaints. The aim of the study was to validate the ethn...

    Authors: How Yee Lai, Yau Yan Lim and Kah Hwi Kim

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:62

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  32. The aim was to investigate changes in the prevalence and characteristics of male and female visitors to practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a large adult population from 1997 to 2008.

    Authors: Aslak Steinsbekk, Marit B Rise and Roar Johnsen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:61

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  33. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimens in HIV patients commonly cause significant lipid elevations, including increases in both triglycerides and cholesterol. Standard treatments for hypercholesterolemia incl...

    Authors: Donald I Abrams, Paul Couey, Starley B Shade, Mary Ellen Kelly, Nnemdi Kamanu-Elias and Paul Stamets

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:60

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  34. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is known for its anti-cancer effects and its ability to be absorbed and circulated in the human body. In this report we tested the ability of MCP to induce the activation of human ...

    Authors: Cheppail Ramachandran, Barry J Wilk, Arland Hotchkiss, Hoa Chau, Isaac Eliaz and Steven J Melnick

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:59

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  35. Mushroom polysaccharides have traditionally been used for the prevention and treatment of a multitude of disorders like infectious illnesses, cancers and various autoimmune diseases. Crude mushroom extracts ha...

    Authors: Fhernanda R Smiderle, Andrea C Ruthes, Jeroen van Arkel, Wasaporn Chanput, Marcello Iacomini, Harry J Wichers and Leo JLD Van Griensven

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:58

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  36. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the methanol extract, fractions and isolated compounds from Entada abyssinica stem bark, plant used traditionally against gast...

    Authors: Gerald N Teke, Paul K Lunga, Hippolyte K Wabo, Jules-Roger Kuiate, Gerard Vilarem, Geraldine Giacinti, Haruhisa Kikuchi and Yoshiteru Oshima

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:57

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  37. Proteases play an important role in virulence of many human, plant and insect pathogens. The proteinaceous protease inhibitors of plant origin have been reported widely from many plant species. The inhibitors ...

    Authors: Vinayak R Tripathi, Shailendra Kumar and Satyendra K Garg

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:56

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  38. Myrsine africana is an herbaceous plant that is traditionally used as appetizer and carminative. Locally, it is used for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism and diarrhea by healers. The aims of t...

    Authors: Sadiq Azam, Shumaila Bashir and Bashir Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:55

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  39. Our previous studies showed that Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) inhibited 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced oral carcinogenesis in hamsters and such anti-cancer effects might be related to the inhibiti...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Ping J Ge, Long Jiang, Feng L Li and Qin Y Zhu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:54

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  40. The hypocholesterolemic effects of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have now become an area of great interest and controversy for many scientists. In this study, we evaluated the effects of Lactobacillus plantarum 9-41...

    Authors: Ning Xie, Yi Cui, Ya-Ni Yin, Xin Zhao, Jun-Wen Yang, Zheng-Gen Wang, Nian Fu, Yong Tang, Xue-Hong Wang, Xiao-Wei Liu, Chun-Lian Wang and Fang-Gen Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:53

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  41. Popular Brazilian medicine uses Heteropterys aphrodisiaca infusion as a tonic or stimulant, for the treatment of nervous debility and breakdown and for muscle and bone weakness. This study investigated the effect...

    Authors: Juliana C Monteiro, Marcos LM Gomes, Tatiana C Tomiosso, Wilson R Nakagaki, Mariana M Sbervelheri, Danilo L Ferrucci, Edson R Pimentel and Heidi Dolder

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:51

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  42. Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) take a variety of health supplements in an attempt to reduce pain and improve function. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in t...

    Authors: Eytan M Debbi, Gabriel Agar, Gil Fichman, Yaron Bar Ziv, Rami Kardosh, Nahum Halperin, Avi Elbaz, Yiftah Beer and Ronen Debi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:50

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  43. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a prominent clinical problem. There are calls for multi-modal interventions.

    Authors: Michael F Johnston, Ron D Hays, Saskia K Subramanian, Robert M Elashoff, Eleanor K Axe, Jie-Jia Li, Irene Kim, Roberto B Vargas, Jihey Lee, LuGe Yang and Ka-Kit Hui

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:49

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  44. Carissa opaca (Apocynaceae) leaves possess antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective effects, and so may provide a possible therapeutic alternative in hepatic disorders. The effect produced by methanolic extract...

    Authors: Sumaira Sahreen, Muhammad R Khan and Rahmat A Khan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:48

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  45. An important but understudied component of Canada's health system is alternative care. The objective of this paper is to examine the geographic and socio-demographic characteristics of alternative care consult...

    Authors: Allison M Williams, Peter Kitchen and Jeanette Eby

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:47

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  46. Data on the potential efficacy of acupuncture (AC) in controlling intense or very intense pain in patients with Herpes Zoster (HZ) has not been so far adequately assessed in comparison with standard pharmacolo...

    Authors: Tamara Ursini, Monica Tontodonati, Lamberto Manzoli, Ennio Polilli, Cristina Rebuzzi, Gabriele Congedo, Sonia Di Profio, Patrizia Marani Toro, Augusta Consorte, Giuseppina Placido, Stefano Laganà, Claudio D'Amario, Carla Granchelli, Giustino Parruti and Lucio Pippa

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:46

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  47. Asthma is increasing worldwide and results from a complex immunological interaction between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. Autovaccination with E. coli induces a strong TH-1 immune response, th...

    Authors: Markus A Rose, Bianca Weigand, Ralf Schubert, Johannes Schulze and Stefan Zielen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:45

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