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Jnk And Nf-Κb Cell Signaling Pathways In Cardiovascular Disease Present Potential Targets For Curcumin Therapy, Mary Richfield 2022 Liberty University

Jnk And Nf-Κb Cell Signaling Pathways In Cardiovascular Disease Present Potential Targets For Curcumin Therapy, Mary Richfield

Senior Honors Theses

Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a compound derived from the rhizomes of Curcumin longa that has been long used for medicinal purposes. Curcumin alleviates the pathology of cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, aneurysm, and cardiomyopathy. The mechanism of curcumin therapy is under active research. The NF-κB and JNK pathways are two that curcumin interacts with to block inflammatory processes, apoptosis, and fibrotic tissue remodeling to prevent the pathologies of cardiovascular disease. While curcumin has demonstrated powerful mediation of cardiovascular disease, its bioavailability in body tissues is limited due to the instability and hydrophobicity of its structure. Further work is underway to stabilize curcumin ...


The Role Of American Domestic Medicine In The Nineteenth Century: Implications For Modern Populations With Low Access To Health Care, Savannah Allen 2022 University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Role Of American Domestic Medicine In The Nineteenth Century: Implications For Modern Populations With Low Access To Health Care, Savannah Allen

Senior Theses

Domestic medicine can be defined as medical treatment provided within the home or community that is administered by a member of that home or community who is not a physician, surgeon, or nurse. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, domestic medicine flourished as housewives began to take on the role of medical practitioner. This was an attempt to alleviate the stress of low healthcare access that plagued lower-income and rural communities. Among lower- and middle-class communities in present day, we continue to see disparities in access to quality health care. I will argue that telemedicine has transformed during ...


How Early Education And Pet Therapy May Help Nurses With Compassion Fatigue, Katie E. Clark 2022 Abilene Christian University

How Early Education And Pet Therapy May Help Nurses With Compassion Fatigue, Katie E. Clark

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

Although there is a great deal of research on the causes of compassion fatigue, there is little research on prevention techniques or ways to combat compassion fatigue. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to discover if nurses are prepared to cope with occupational stress and compassion fatigue. A secondary purpose was to examine the perceived benefit that pet therapy can have as a possible stress reduction technique to decrease the effects of compassion fatigue. This research was conducted by gathering data via semistructured interviews. The researcher interviewed nurses who were currently practicing patient care and scored as ...


Clinical Case Reports: A Time-Tested, Traditional Way To Enhance Evidence, Anil Khurana 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

Clinical Case Reports: A Time-Tested, Traditional Way To Enhance Evidence, Anil Khurana

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial Of Mentha Piperita L.: A Multi-Centric, Double-Blind, Randomised And Placebo-Controlled Trial, Pritha Mehra, Amulya Ratna Sahoo, B. S. J. Rajakumar, Jai P. Singh, B S. Arya, Anil Khurana, Raj Kumar Manchanda 2022 Dr. D. P. Rastogi Central Research Institute, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial Of Mentha Piperita L.: A Multi-Centric, Double-Blind, Randomised And Placebo-Controlled Trial, Pritha Mehra, Amulya Ratna Sahoo, B. S. J. Rajakumar, Jai P. Singh, B S. Arya, Anil Khurana, Raj Kumar Manchanda

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Mentha piperita L, a lesser-known and partly proved drug in homoeopathy, is used extensively as a herbal medicine.

Objective: The objective of this study is to elicit the pathogenetic response of Mentha piperita in comparison to placebo.

Materials and Methods: A multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomised clinical trial was carried out at three centres with 46 relatively healthy provers. After randomisation, 32 provers were given verum in 6C, 12C, 30C and 200C potencies and in the placebo group,14 provers were administered identical, un-medicated globules. All the changes were recorded by the provers and elaborated by proving masters. The ...


Anatomical Characterisation And Foliar Microscopy Of Hypericum Perforatum L., Digvijay Verma, Shilpi Singh, Satish Patel, Manish Pratap Singh 2022 Dr. D. P. Rastogi Central Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Anatomical Characterisation And Foliar Microscopy Of Hypericum Perforatum L., Digvijay Verma, Shilpi Singh, Satish Patel, Manish Pratap Singh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Hypericum perforatum L. (family: Hypericaceae), commonly known as St. John’s-wort, is a perennial herb and traditionally used for treating anxiety, depression, gastritis, insomnia also menstrual disorders and for healing cuts and burns. In homoeopathy, this remedy is used for the treatment of injuries, tetanus, neuritis, tingling, burning and numbness and constant drowsiness, coccydynia, spasmodic asthmatic attacks with changes of weather, etc.

Objective: The pharmacognostic and fluorescence studies of H. perforatum L. have been conducted to carry out correct identification of plant species for homoeopathic drug preparation and to lay down the standards of the raw drug.

Materials and ...


Role Of Homoeopathy In The Management Of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Pretest-Posttest Study, Gurudev Choubey, Laijun Nahar, Abhiram Banerjee, Varanasi Roja 2022 Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), Siliguri, West Bengal, India

Role Of Homoeopathy In The Management Of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Pretest-Posttest Study, Gurudev Choubey, Laijun Nahar, Abhiram Banerjee, Varanasi Roja

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Adhesive capsulitis (AC) is an insidious and painful stiffening of the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint, resulting in compromised functional ability and quality of life (QoL).

Objectives: Primary objective was to evaluate change in shoulder pain after individualised homoeopathy treatment for over 2 months. Secondary objective was to assess the change in the QoL and outcome related to impact on daily living (ORIDL).

Methods: A single-arm, pretest-posttest, clinical study on AC was conducted on 40 participants recruited from the outpatient clinic of rheumatological disorders at Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), Siliguri, West Bengal, India. Medicines were prescribed on the basis of the ...


Effectiveness Of Homoeopathy For The Treatment And Management Of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis In Women: A Case Series, Swapna Potdar 2022 Chinmay Homoeopathy Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Effectiveness Of Homoeopathy For The Treatment And Management Of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis In Women: A Case Series, Swapna Potdar

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM) is a rare, debilitating, chronic inflammatory disease of the breast, occurring in women of the child-bearing age, which can clinically, and radiologically mimic abscess, tubercular infection or breast cancer. Homoeopathy can treat the disease by addressing its multifactorial origin, given its holistic approach. The paper presents a case series of 11 patients of IGM treated with classical homoeopathy in place of conventional methods.

Case Summary: After exclusion of differential diagnosis of inflammatory breast lesions by radiology, and biopsy, the patients were given individualised homoeopathic treatment. Common symptoms were pain, single or multiple lumps, abscesses, sinuses ...


Individualized Homeopathy In A Case Of Liver Abscess: A Case Report, Jyoti Chhikara, Rahul Singh 2022 Homoeopathic Consultants, New Delhi, India

Individualized Homeopathy In A Case Of Liver Abscess: A Case Report, Jyoti Chhikara, Rahul Singh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Liver abscesses (LAs) are purulent collections in the liver parenchyma that result from bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection which can spread to the liver by extension of an adjacent infection, or as a result of trauma. Homoeopathic approach of treating the disease based on symptom totality is a relevant alternative to often unsatisfactory conventional medicine in cases of LA.

Case Summary: A 35-yearold male who presented with LA was treated with homoeopathic medicine based on the totality of symptoms and significant improvement was seen with resolution of abscess in the liver along with relief in other presenting symptoms. This ...


Individualised Homoeopathic Approach For Simple Endometrial Hyperplasia Presenting With Post-Menopausal Bleeding – A Case Report, Torsa Das, Rajat Chattopadhyay, Sangita Saha 2022 The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Individualised Homoeopathic Approach For Simple Endometrial Hyperplasia Presenting With Post-Menopausal Bleeding – A Case Report, Torsa Das, Rajat Chattopadhyay, Sangita Saha

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Post-menopausal bleeding (PMB) is defined as bleeding per vagina occurring after 1 year of amenorrhoea in a menopausal woman who is not receiving hormonal therapy.

Case Summary: This is a case report of a nulliparous woman aged 61 years, having PMB due to simple endometrial hyperplasia (EH) after 10 years of menopause. She was treated with individualised homoeopathic medicines. Trans-abdominal USG of lower abdomen showed complete resolution of hyperplastic endometrium from hyperplastic state (14 mm) to normal thickness (4 mm) after treatment for 11 months. Possible causal attribution of changes was assessed by Modified Naranjo Criteria (Score-10 out of ...


Hahnemann’S Position On Vaccination: A Call To Rethink, Himanshu Sekhar Tiwary, Nidhi Tiwary 2022 Department of Homoeopathy, Central Government Health Scheme, New Delhi, India

Hahnemann’S Position On Vaccination: A Call To Rethink, Himanshu Sekhar Tiwary, Nidhi Tiwary

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Research Highlights, Shalini Rao 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

Research Highlights, Shalini Rao

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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A Tribute To The Man Who Found ‘High Dilutions Right’, Praveen Oberai, Harleen Kaur, Tania Chatterjee, Daisy Katarmal 2022 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

A Tribute To The Man Who Found ‘High Dilutions Right’, Praveen Oberai, Harleen Kaur, Tania Chatterjee, Daisy Katarmal

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Whole-Body Vibration Alleviates Symptoms Of Morphine Withdrawal, Gavin C. Jones, Dallin Z. Otteson, Christina A. Small, Taylor Purcell, Nathaniel Hill, Tyler Alger, Arren Hill, David W. Sant, Scott C. Steffensen, Kyle B. Bills 2022 Brigham Young University

Whole-Body Vibration Alleviates Symptoms Of Morphine Withdrawal, Gavin C. Jones, Dallin Z. Otteson, Christina A. Small, Taylor Purcell, Nathaniel Hill, Tyler Alger, Arren Hill, David W. Sant, Scott C. Steffensen, Kyle B. Bills

Annual Research Symposium

Whole-body vibration at 80 Hz has previously been shown to blunt neuropathological markers and behavioral symptoms of alcohol dependence. Here, we evaluate its ability to ameliorate symptoms of morphine use and withdrawal. Behavioral and neurophysiological symptoms of withdrawal were reduced significantly by whole-body vibration treatment.


A Quantitative Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Various Essential Oils Against The Sars Cov-2 Virus, Elizabeth Wagstaff, Chandrelyn Kraczek, Jack Brandon Lopez 2022 Brigham Young University - Provo

A Quantitative Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Various Essential Oils Against The Sars Cov-2 Virus, Elizabeth Wagstaff, Chandrelyn Kraczek, Jack Brandon Lopez

Annual Research Symposium

A poster presentation and abstract for the Roseman Symposium. The project focuses on testing 3 essential oil blends and two disinfectants containing an essential oil blend against SARS CoV-2 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project procedure involves plaque assays, disinfection, and neutralization techniques.


Perceptions And Practices Of Key Worker Stakeholder Groups In Hospital Animal- Assisted Intervention Programs On Occupational Benefits And Perceived Risks, Kathryn R. Dalton, William Altekruse, Peter Campbell, Kathy Ruble, Karen C. Carroll, Roland J. Thorpe Jr., Jacqueline Agnew, Meghan F. Davis 2022 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Perceptions And Practices Of Key Worker Stakeholder Groups In Hospital Animal- Assisted Intervention Programs On Occupational Benefits And Perceived Risks, Kathryn R. Dalton, William Altekruse, Peter Campbell, Kathy Ruble, Karen C. Carroll, Roland J. Thorpe Jr., Jacqueline Agnew, Meghan F. Davis

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice

Background: Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs, used widely for patient benefit, have increasingly been used for healthcare workers (HCW) to reduce occupational stress. However, there are barriers to these programs which limit their utilization, for both patients and HCW, specifically infectious disease concerns. The aim of the research project is to identify barriers and facilitators to AAI program use for healthcare worker benefit, and determine knowledge, beliefs, and practices regarding infectious disease risk and control policies, in order to understand the contextual parameters of program implementation.

Methods: We collected perceptions of key stakeholders involved with hospital AAI programs (HCW and AAI ...


Vedantic Basis And Praxis Of The Integral Advaita Of Sri Aurobindo, Debashish Banerji 2022 California Institute for Integral Studies

Vedantic Basis And Praxis Of The Integral Advaita Of Sri Aurobindo, Debashish Banerji

Monsoon: South Asian Studies Association Journal

The integral nondualism of Sri Aurobindo can be traced to the great pronouncements (mahāvākya) of the Upanishads and later commentaries. This study examines teachings on the Supermind (vijñāna) and the other four kinds of consciousness that define human reality: Matter (annaṃ), Life (prāṇaḥ), Mind (manaḥ), and Bliss (ānanda). Through Yoga and Tantra, one learns and embodies the pathway to the divine.


Digital And Spatial Humanities Mapping: Eurasia-Pacific Early Trade And Belief Linkages, Igor Sitnikov, David Blundell 2022 Ryazan College of Fine Arts, Russian Federation

Digital And Spatial Humanities Mapping: Eurasia-Pacific Early Trade And Belief Linkages, Igor Sitnikov, David Blundell

Monsoon: South Asian Studies Association Journal

The Eurasia-Pacific is a dynamic region of rapid economic growth, cultural awareness, natural resource exploration, and military buildup. The concept of the region is relatively new, featuring contested vast areas of geo-resource space of numerous cultures and languages. The current findings in anthropology and archaeology and even its more specific subfields such as folklore are important contribution to the understanding of periodic environmental changes and technical innovations were the main forces of transformations in social structures that have determined the mechanisms and levels of cross-cultural trade activity across the region. We have traced early trade and belief linkages across Eurasia-Pacific ...


Tusha Hiti: The Origin And Significance Of The Name, Deepak Shimkhada 2022 Chaffey College

Tusha Hiti: The Origin And Significance Of The Name, Deepak Shimkhada

Monsoon: South Asian Studies Association Journal

In this article, the author examines the royal bath called Tushā Hiti located in Sūndari Chowk (Beautiful Courtyard) of Pātan Durbar Square, using six different methods of investigation. The question: What is in a name? started the ball of investigation rolling and along the way were added more supporting blocks such as history, iconography, function and purpose, notion of purity and impurity, and finally the hiti in popular culture to get a complete picture of the subject in question.


Ganges In Indian Sculpture And Literature: Mythology And Personification, Nalini Rao 2022 Soka University

Ganges In Indian Sculpture And Literature: Mythology And Personification, Nalini Rao

Monsoon: South Asian Studies Association Journal

The river Ganges is a symbol of wealth, purity and eternity, and its sacred waters have inspired sages, philosophers, and artists in India who have immortalized its divine imagery. However, it has rarely been understood from a historical point of view, as to how it became so sacred and to view it from a multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary perspective with an accumulation of layers of historical thought and practices, provides a rationale for the living practices around the river. The paper explores the evolution of the concept of sacredness and eternity of River Ganges through art- historical and archaeological evidence. It ...


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