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Dissecting The Impact Of Medicinal Plants On Systemic Diseases, Karen Ayetiwa Feb 2024

Dissecting The Impact Of Medicinal Plants On Systemic Diseases, Karen Ayetiwa

Annual Research Symposium

For this literature review, a range of databases were used such as Google Search, PubMed, and Web of Science (mentioned all the ones you used). The search strategy used was a combination of terms such as "medicinal plant compounds," "plant polysaccharides on metabolic diseases," "effects of berberine on diabetes mellitus," " and "effects of medicinal plants on Alzheimer's." Articles chosen for review were published between 2020 and 2022, and only studies in the English language were considered. The majority of the selected studies were devised to observe and analyze the effects of medicinal plant compounds on various systemic diseases. Medicinal …


Impact Of Equine Interaction During Psychotherapy On Anxiety And Depression For Residential Treatment Program Patients Experiencing Substance Withdrawal, Molly M. Friend, Molly C. Nicodemus, Clay Cavinder, Caleb Lemley, Pauline Prince, Katherine A. Cagle-Holtcamp, Rebecca M. Swanson Feb 2024

Impact Of Equine Interaction During Psychotherapy On Anxiety And Depression For Residential Treatment Program Patients Experiencing Substance Withdrawal, Molly M. Friend, Molly C. Nicodemus, Clay Cavinder, Caleb Lemley, Pauline Prince, Katherine A. Cagle-Holtcamp, Rebecca M. Swanson

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice

As incidences of substance use disorders (SUD) increase in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need for more effective treatment approaches. Further, treatment approaches currently available struggle to retain patients during the period of substance withdrawal in early treatment due to patients’ withdrawal symptoms including increased feelings of anxiety and depression. Withdrawal symptoms have been linked to dysregulated cortisol concentrations present in this period. Psychotherapy incorporating equine interaction (PIE) has emerged in other populations as a treatment that decreases cortisol concentrations and improves treatment retention. The present study investigated the impact of 4 weeks of PIE on …


The Impact Of Brief Electronic Guided Mindfulness Meditation On Anxiety Scores, Sierra King Feb 2024

The Impact Of Brief Electronic Guided Mindfulness Meditation On Anxiety Scores, Sierra King

DNP Scholarly Projects

In the United States, anxiety rates are on the rise for the general population (Goodwin et al., 2020a). Prolonged and frequent anxiety can become unprompted and problematic (American Psychiatric Association, 2021). Management of anxiety is crucial for overall wellbeing. Access to treatment and resources for anxiety may be limited in rural geographical locations (Morales et al., n.d.). This DNP project sought to determine whether a brief intervention of electronic guided mindfulness meditation (MM) by Insight Timer is effective in decreasing anxiety in a rural populous. Convenience sampling recruited a final total of 11 rural participants who participated in seven sessions …


Winding Path, Monica Blizek Jan 2024

Winding Path, Monica Blizek

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Winding Path (dêtetsi vo’i oninjakan) (2023), directed by Alexandra Lazarowich and Ross Kauffman.


Prevalence Of Alternative Treatments In Patients In The Oncology Area In Northeastern Mexico, Hadassa Y. Martínez-Padrón, Hernán Uziel Vargas-Ruiz, Domingo Vargas-Gonzalez, Araní Casillas-Ramírez, J M. Guerrero-Nava Jan 2024

Prevalence Of Alternative Treatments In Patients In The Oncology Area In Northeastern Mexico, Hadassa Y. Martínez-Padrón, Hernán Uziel Vargas-Ruiz, Domingo Vargas-Gonzalez, Araní Casillas-Ramírez, J M. Guerrero-Nava

Research Symposium

Background: The treatment against cancer depends of the type of cancer and the stadium that is found, the treatment consist in the application of one or various methods, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research, the principals methods used are the following: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, driven therapy, hormonal therapy, mother cells transplant, biomarker test, etc. Mexico has more than 4500 medicinal plants, and only 11% of those plants had chemical, pharmacological and biomedical efficacy. For the above, in the country stands out the use of herbalist treatment for different types of cancer, however, the published articles in this …


Traditional Chinese Medicine And The Argument For Future Application In The United States, Kylie Nicole Frohlich Jan 2024

Traditional Chinese Medicine And The Argument For Future Application In The United States, Kylie Nicole Frohlich

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

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Chronic Atopic Dermatitis: Symptom Management Using Moisturizers Among Asian American Pediatrics, Ethan J. Brillantes Jan 2024

Chronic Atopic Dermatitis: Symptom Management Using Moisturizers Among Asian American Pediatrics, Ethan J. Brillantes

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background: Atopic Dermatitis (AD), also commonly known as eczema, affects 31.6 million (10%) of the United States Population, with 13% being Asian American or Pacific Islander. A cure is not present for AD; however, the best way to treat AD is with symptom management. While there are many pharmacological treatments that aid with symptom management such as topical or oral corticosteroids, there are also non pharmacological treatments such as moisturizers that can aid with symptom relief of AD as well. Objective: The literature review explores moisturizer use and other non pharmacological methods for symptom management of AD and provides understanding …


Empowering Low-Income Women With Breast Cancer: Promoting Acupuncture At Community Health Fairs, Katrina Ramos Jan 2024

Empowering Low-Income Women With Breast Cancer: Promoting Acupuncture At Community Health Fairs, Katrina Ramos

Nursing | Senior Theses

While research has explored the positive effects of acupuncture on cancer and cancer treatment symptoms, a notable gap exists in understanding its impact on lower-income populations. These individuals encounter barriers to accessing acupuncture, such as limited availability, cost, and provider knowledge. This longitudinal study aims to assess the impact of community health fairs, featuring acupuncture information for breast cancer and chemotherapy-induced symptoms, on the acceptance and utilization rates of acupuncture among low-income women with breast cancer. Collaborating with the Women’s Cancer Resource Center and a local non-profit integrative cancer care clinic in Oakland, we will conduct a three-day health fair …


Antimicrobial Activity Of Crude Fractions Of Gossypium Barbadense Leaves And Isolation Of Stigmasterol, Maryam Saddiq, Ahmed Salisu, Kamaluddeen Kabir, Yusuf Hassan Dec 2023

Antimicrobial Activity Of Crude Fractions Of Gossypium Barbadense Leaves And Isolation Of Stigmasterol, Maryam Saddiq, Ahmed Salisu, Kamaluddeen Kabir, Yusuf Hassan

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

Plants have been used in traditional medicine in different parts of the world to treat several diseases. Many studies have confirmed their medicinal values, which have led to the isolation and characterization of various potential drug candidates. This study focuses on the antimicrobial activity of crude fractions of Gossypium barbadense leaves and the isolation of active compound. The pulverized plant leave was soaked in ethanol (98% v/v), and a solvent-based fractionation was carried out using n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and ethanol. The obtained crude fractions were screened for antimicrobial activity against four (4) clinical isolates: Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas …


Review On Therapeutic Potential Of Phytochemicals From Medicinal Plants, Iqra Afzal, Ume Habiba, Humaira Yasmeen Dec 2023

Review On Therapeutic Potential Of Phytochemicals From Medicinal Plants, Iqra Afzal, Ume Habiba, Humaira Yasmeen

Journal of Bioresource Management

Nature has provided plants with a vast range of phytochemicals. These phytochemicals are enriched with different pharmacological activities. These pharmacological activities have a potential to be wisely used for therapeutic purpose. It can be utilized in so many ways for the expansion of therapeutic strategies. With the advancement in the field of medicine and due to increasing side effects of synthetic medicines there emerges a need to discover novel therapeutic remedies. Medicinal plants serve as the best source for the manufacture of new remedies for many diseases. Medicinal plants bear a potential towards treating incurable chronic diseases. The aim of …


Acknowledgement To Reviewers (2023), Ijrh Editorial Board Dec 2023

Acknowledgement To Reviewers (2023), Ijrh Editorial Board

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

The Editorial Board gratefully acknowledges the invaluable inputs of the following experts, who reviewed manuscripts for the Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy in 2023. Their timely inputs enabled a fair and rigorous peer review process, and we are sincerely thankful for the same.


Is Homoeopathy Contributing To The Universal Health Coverage Goal Of #Healthforall?, Subhash Kaushik Dec 2023

Is Homoeopathy Contributing To The Universal Health Coverage Goal Of #Healthforall?, Subhash Kaushik

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

The expansion of health service coverage, a key target of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, has seen limited progress in recent years, further hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the financial protection has witnessed a decline. Fifty percent of the global population lacks access to essential health services. An estimated 2 billion people grapple with financial hardships resulting from out-of-pocket health expenses, including 344 million individuals residing in extreme poverty.

On 12 December 2012, a historic resolution endorsing the acceleration of progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a paramount international development priority was unanimously endorsed by the United …


Tinea Capitis Treated With Homoeopathic Medicine Pulsatilla Nigricans: A Case Report, Khushboo Garg, Divya Bansal, Aayush Mittal Dec 2023

Tinea Capitis Treated With Homoeopathic Medicine Pulsatilla Nigricans: A Case Report, Khushboo Garg, Divya Bansal, Aayush Mittal

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Tinea infection is a common complaint encountered in day-to-day practice with increasing incidence, especially in countries such as India over the past decade. Tinea capitis is predominantly a disease of prepubertal children characterised by lesions of variable morphology on the scalp associated with itching, erythema, signs of inflammation and hair loss. Prompt recognition and treatment are necessary to prevent its spread due to its contagious nature, associated hair loss and the resultant psychological impact on social life. Individualised homoeopathic treatment has a significant scope in treating and combating such conditions cost-effectively through the totality of symptoms.

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Impact Of Homoeopathy Along With Yoga As An Integrated Pilot Project With The National Programme For Prevention And Control Of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases And Stroke: A Cross-Sectional Study, Roja Varanasi, Shashi Giri, Jyotika Bhatti, Khushboo Garg, Gurudev Choubey, Ramesh Supadu Bawaskar, Umakanta Prusty, Raveender Chinta, Manjula Narang, Praveen Oberai, Anil Khurana, Leimapokhpam Swasticharan, Raj K. Manchanda, Npcdcs-Ayush (Homoeopathy) Integration Project Study Group Dec 2023

Impact Of Homoeopathy Along With Yoga As An Integrated Pilot Project With The National Programme For Prevention And Control Of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases And Stroke: A Cross-Sectional Study, Roja Varanasi, Shashi Giri, Jyotika Bhatti, Khushboo Garg, Gurudev Choubey, Ramesh Supadu Bawaskar, Umakanta Prusty, Raveender Chinta, Manjula Narang, Praveen Oberai, Anil Khurana, Leimapokhpam Swasticharan, Raj K. Manchanda, Npcdcs-Ayush (Homoeopathy) Integration Project Study Group

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: There is a growing concern about the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors globally.

Objectives: This study assesses the impact of the integration of Ayush (homoeopathy along with yoga) in the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Stroke at the level of patients and conventional physicians.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on the participants already enrolled for the treatment of NCDs at 22 Ayush-Lifestyle Disorders clinics in four districts across India. Participants of any gender, aged 30 years or older, were included. A structured …


Antifungal Activity Of Homoeopathic Medicines Towards Alternaria Solani Of Solanum Lycopersicum Plant – An In Vitro Study And On-Farm Trial, Akkilla Suya, Vettrivel Arul, Rajamanickam Kandasamy Dec 2023

Antifungal Activity Of Homoeopathic Medicines Towards Alternaria Solani Of Solanum Lycopersicum Plant – An In Vitro Study And On-Farm Trial, Akkilla Suya, Vettrivel Arul, Rajamanickam Kandasamy

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: The overuse of pesticides has damaged biodiversity, raising concerns about the potential for genetic mutations in humans and other organisms caused by pesticide residues in food. The recent research has demonstrated that homoeopathic medicines can act as fertilisers for plant nourishment.

Objectives: The study aimed to evaluate the antifungal activity of homoeopathic medicines in vitro and on-farm trials.

Methods: The impact of homoeopathic medicines, Sulphur 30C, Ocimum basilicum 30C and Cuprum metallicum 30C, on inhibiting the mycelial growth of Alternaria solani was studied in-vitro using Agar well-diffusion assay. In an on-farm trial using Solanum lycopersicum (PKM-1 …


Chronic Alcoholic Pancreatitis With Necrotising Exacerbation And Pseudocyst Treated With Homoeopathy: A Case Report, Bipin Sohanraj Jain, Tanvir Abdul Hamid Sheikh Dec 2023

Chronic Alcoholic Pancreatitis With Necrotising Exacerbation And Pseudocyst Treated With Homoeopathy: A Case Report, Bipin Sohanraj Jain, Tanvir Abdul Hamid Sheikh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Chronic alcoholic pancreatitis with necrotising exacerbation and pseudocyst is a condition with a poor prognosis. The disease pathology, along with a history of trauma, and alcohol dependence, adds up to the severity making it more difficult to treat. The main surgical management is cyst drainage. Individualised homoeopathic medicine can resolve this without surgical intervention.

Case Summary: In a case with a combination of pathology, trauma and addiction, arriving at a homoeopathic similimum can be challenging. The present case study demonstrates the management of a patient in a semi-comatose state with abdominal rigidity and ultrasonographic evidence of pancreatic …


Research Highlights, Shweta Singh, Gurpreet Singh Dec 2023

Research Highlights, Shweta Singh, Gurpreet Singh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Research Highlights


Bleeding Nasal Polyp In A Child, Treated With Individualised Homoeopathy: A Case Report, Ranjit Sonny Dec 2023

Bleeding Nasal Polyp In A Child, Treated With Individualised Homoeopathy: A Case Report, Ranjit Sonny

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: A nasal polyp (NP) is a type of growth inside the nose or sinuses typically presenting with nasal congestion, nasal obstruction and anosmia or hyposmia. It is amenable to the individualised homoeopathic treatment. In this case, we present how an NP in a female child was successfully treated with individualised homoeopathy.

Case Summary: A case of NP in a 5-year-old female child presented to the outpatient department in November 2021. It was bleeding frequently, especially when hurt. It blocked the right nostril and was visible from the outside. Acidum nitricum (Acid-nit) was prescribed based on the totality …


Navigating Transitions: Cranialsacral Therapy, Occupational Therapy And Neuroregulation Strategies For Adjusting To A New Home, Carol J. Reshan Dec 2023

Navigating Transitions: Cranialsacral Therapy, Occupational Therapy And Neuroregulation Strategies For Adjusting To A New Home, Carol J. Reshan

Journal of Transformative Touch

Report of working with a hyper-vigilant 9-year-old male with difficulty handling a transition to a new home. CST and sensory processing enhancement were utilized to help develop neuroregulation, enabling self-awareness, self-regulation, and personally directed life skills for maintaining a safe and alert state.


A Computational Exploration: Docking Analysis Of Compounds From Foeniculum Vulgare As Potential Aromatase Inhibitors For Endometriosis Candidate Therapy, Dwi Anita Suryandari, Puji Sari, Hadi Sunaryo, Khaerunissa Anbar Istiadi Dec 2023

A Computational Exploration: Docking Analysis Of Compounds From Foeniculum Vulgare As Potential Aromatase Inhibitors For Endometriosis Candidate Therapy, Dwi Anita Suryandari, Puji Sari, Hadi Sunaryo, Khaerunissa Anbar Istiadi

Indonesian Journal of Medical Chemistry and Bioinformatics

Aromatase inhibitors (AI) have controlling symptoms and size of endometriotic implants, making them a promising second-line therapy for endometriosis treatment.pretreatment with letrozole, an AI, combined with leuprolide acetate and resveratrol has been found to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in women mild endometriosis.in this study we screening and analysis of ten phenolic compounds from Foeniculum vulgare using molecular docking with Mcole server.from this results showed that three phenolic trans resveratrol (TR), caempherol coumaril (CC) have low gibbs energy compare with resveratrol (R). The binding modalities of compound TR and compound R were hydrogen-bonding between the hydroxyl and oxygen atom …


Oil Therapy Massage As Complementary Care Of Burns And Wounds, Tristate Burn Care Team, Rosanna Hess Dec 2023

Oil Therapy Massage As Complementary Care Of Burns And Wounds, Tristate Burn Care Team, Rosanna Hess

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

Oil therapy massage is a part of the care of burns and wounds done by plain, lay caregivers in Amish and Mennonite communities across the United States and Canada. Oil therapy massage is used to manage scarring and to improve joint functionality and skin and tissue integrity. The purpose of this article is to describe oil therapy massage as a complementary part of after-burn care in the context of sociocultural values of plain populations in which caregivers are a part of the B&W movement. This article includes a brief description of the caring and sharing culture of plain peoples; a …


Efficacy Of Dry Cupping Therapy As Treatment For Non-Specific Lower Back Pain, Lucas Albrecht, Kelly Ettari Dec 2023

Efficacy Of Dry Cupping Therapy As Treatment For Non-Specific Lower Back Pain, Lucas Albrecht, Kelly Ettari

Physician Assistant Capstones, 2020-current

Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the most common conditions affecting adults globally. Non-specific lower back pain (NSLBP) is a diagnosis based on the exclusion of other pathoanatomical causes, and accounts for over 80% of cases of LBP. 1 Current treatments typically involve a multidisciplinary approach. Dry cupping therapy is a noninvasive treatment option that is used to treat musculoskeletal pain. 2 Three studies were analyzed which assess the utility of dry cupping therapy as a treatment modality for non-acute NSLBP; two of the studies were randomized control trials, and the third was a small pilot study. All three …


The Overture! Then Is Here-And-Now: Hindsight Is Twenty, Twenty?, Elena Kydd Dec 2023

The Overture! Then Is Here-And-Now: Hindsight Is Twenty, Twenty?, Elena Kydd

Music Therapy Theses

My existence and presence as a Black woman and graduate scholar in music therapy have allowed me to share my experience of racial trauma and oppression in the hallways of GCSU’s music therapy program. Autoethnography is the method I use to write my thesis on the relationships between Blackness, pedagogy, and music therapy. Thus, I perform an evocative autoethnographic study that allows me to share my personal experience of racial trauma and oppression within the culture of music therapy and to critique the larger social structures of whiteness that disenfranchise and dominate me and other Black student music therapists (SMTs). …


The Role Of Niacinamide In Skin Cancer Risk Reduction, Britny Ruilova Tellez Dec 2023

The Role Of Niacinamide In Skin Cancer Risk Reduction, Britny Ruilova Tellez

Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)

The contents of this article are the author’s original unpublished findings.

Background: Each year, approximately 6 million Americans are treated for skin cancer, resulting in a total annual medical expense of $8.9 billion 1. The two most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) followed by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)2. The metastatic potential of these cancers is minimal; however, their treatment may involve severe scarring and disfigurement2. In contrast, melanoma is an aggressive skin malignancy that grows rapidly and can metastasize in a quick manner2. Risk factors of these skin cancers include UV exposure, fair skin complexions, …


Self-Care Practices For Common Acute Conditions In The Philippines: A Scoping Review, Arianna Maever Loreche, Veincent Christian F. Pepito, Manuel M. Dayrit Dec 2023

Self-Care Practices For Common Acute Conditions In The Philippines: A Scoping Review, Arianna Maever Loreche, Veincent Christian F. Pepito, Manuel M. Dayrit

Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Publications

Purpose

This review aimed to identify and map published studies on self-care practices to manage common acute health conditions in the Philippines.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted a scoping review in PubMed, Scopus, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), ProQuest Central, Journal Storage (JSTOR) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development – Health Research and Development Information Network (HERDIN). The authors included all studies on self-care practices to manage common acute conditions, namely low back pain, allergic rhinitis, general acute pain, cough, cold, diarrhea, constipation and stress, published up to 2021 in the Philippines. Information on …


Green Tea Supplementation: An Effective Lifestyle Modification For Cholesterol Management, Samuel J. Nemati Dec 2023

Green Tea Supplementation: An Effective Lifestyle Modification For Cholesterol Management, Samuel J. Nemati

MSN Capstone Projects

Hypercholesterolemia is an insidious disease and the leading factor to the deadliest killer in the United States – cardiovascular disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2023a). Over 85 million American adults suffer from elevated cholesterol, and treatment can prove challenging and may require multiple modalities outside just pharmaceutical intervention – such as dietary and other lifestyle changes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2023b; Goldman, 2023). Green tea – among the most common teas consumed worldwide – exerts a uniquely antihyperlipidemic and cardioprotective effect that suggests its consideration as a potentially-viable nonpharmacological option for hypercholesterolemia (Harvard Health Publishing, 2012; …


Art Of Aging – A Portraiture Study, Alaina Mann Dec 2023

Art Of Aging – A Portraiture Study, Alaina Mann

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The process of aging can be viewed through different lenses within our society. In the past, scientists and medical professionals performed various studies to better understand and analyze different facets of aging, medicine, and health in general. Historically the arts have reflected multiple aspects of medicine and treatments while more recently, the arts have been used in a research capacity to provide different ways to represent illness, suffering, and care. This study used art-based research methods and portraiture to gather qualitative observations on the older populations within our community. Data collected included drawings, a field journal, and interviews. This study …


Using Noninvasive Calibrated Cuff Plethysmography To Observe The Effects Of Cold-Water Immersion On Arterial Compliance, Rita M. Grigorian Dec 2023

Using Noninvasive Calibrated Cuff Plethysmography To Observe The Effects Of Cold-Water Immersion On Arterial Compliance, Rita M. Grigorian

Biomedical Engineering: Graduate Reports and Projects

As the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases continues to exponentially grow in populations across the globe, the necessity of determining underlying factors, effective methods of diagnoses, and universally available preventive measures also grows. Early detection of endothelial dysfunction, a proven precursor of cardiovascular diseases, can be extremely impactful in encouraging preventative measures and early intervention before medical conditions become chronic. In recent years, ice plunging, a form of cryotherapy involving full body immersion in cold water, has gained popularity within circles of fitness and health practitioners, gaining the interest of people of all backgrounds. Certain parallels observed between the human physiological …


Nurses - Tab Down Your Stress Level: A Pilot Study On The Use Of Aromatherapy To Decrease Stress Levels, Judith E. Bowling, Ashley N. Garbutt, Theresa Worden, Julie Erickson, Nicole Rowney Dec 2023

Nurses - Tab Down Your Stress Level: A Pilot Study On The Use Of Aromatherapy To Decrease Stress Levels, Judith E. Bowling, Ashley N. Garbutt, Theresa Worden, Julie Erickson, Nicole Rowney

Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

Introduction: The average day-to-day nursing profession is a stressful one. The job often requires dealing with patients enduring some of the worst times of their lives, as well as contending with patients' emotional family members. This stressful environment is heightened even more for nurses employed in critical access hospitals (CAHs) due to the limited resources usually associated with these smaller facilities. Methods: Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council members at one CAH explored how to help nurses deal with the elevated work stress level. Aromatherapy tabs were used as an intervention to reduce nurses' stress. The nurses who participated in this …


Investigating The Microbiome Of The Eye And The Potential Of Probiotic Use In Optometry, Rachel Hartgerink Dec 2023

Investigating The Microbiome Of The Eye And The Potential Of Probiotic Use In Optometry, Rachel Hartgerink

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

While the eye was once considered free of resident bacteria due to its efficient immunity mechanisms, recent studies have determined that most healthy eyes contain a variety of microbiota. Many studies have been aimed at classifying bacteria that are part of the core microbiome of the eye and the conditions under which they differ. As with gut health, a dysbiosis of ocular bacteria could correlate to disease, which presents the idea of treatment with probiotics to help regulate the microbiota of the eye. This study utilized growth assays to determine a common probiotic’s effect on bacteria that can be found …