The Variant at TGFBRAP1 but Not TGFBR2 Is Associated with Antituberculosis Drug-Induced Liver Injury.

Conclusion: Our study first implied that the A variant of rs17687727 in TGFBRAP1 influenced the susceptibility to ATDILI in first-line antituberculosis combination treatment in the Han Chinese population in a dependent manner. PMID: 31534460 [PubMed]
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Brooke Warren Phuoc Le By PHUOC LE, MD and BROOKE WARREN In the 2020 Summer Olympics, we will undoubtedly see large, red circles down the arms and backs of many Olympians. These spots are a side-effect of cupping, a treatment originating from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to reduce pain. TCM is a globally used Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), but it still battles its critics who think it is only a belief system, rather than a legitimate medical practice. Even so, the usage of TCM continues to grow. This led the National Institute of Health (NIH) to sponsor a meeting in 1997 to determine...
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Publication date: Available online 3 July 2019Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology JournalAuthor(s): Balachandran Manavalan, Shaherin Basith, Tae Hwan Shin, Leyi Wei, Gwang LeeAbstractMycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the most dangerous pathogens in humans. It acts as an etiological agent of tuberculosis (TB), infecting almost one-third of the world's population. Owing to the high incidence of multidrug-resistant TB and extensively drug-resistant TB, there is an urgent need for novel and effective alternative therapies. Peptide-based therapy has several advantages, such as diverse mechanisms of action, low...
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Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) kills almost 4,000 people a day and is competing with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as the most deadly infectious disease in the world. The gold standards of detection and management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) have not been successful in complete eradication of the disease. Current screening modalities of TB include tuberculin skin testing (TST) and/or interferon-γ release assay (IGRA). However, these screening tests have been heavily studied in healthy populations but not in the elderly who are more likely to have multiple...
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Tuberculosis is a deadly disease caused by Mycobacterium species. The use of medicinal plants is an ancient global practice for the treatment and prevention of diverse ailments including tuberculosis. The aim of ...
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Authors: de Souza GC, Matias Pereira AC, Viana MD, Ferreira AM, da Silva IDR, de Oliveira MMR, Barbosa WLR, Silva LB, Ferreira IM, Dos Santos CBR, Carvalho JCT Abstract The plant species Acmella oleracea L. is used in the north of Brazil for the treatment of a range of illnesses, such as tuberculosis, flu, cough, and rheumatism and as an anti-inflammatory agent; besides, hydroethanolic formulations with this species are popularly used as a female aphrodisiac agent. However, currently, there are no studies performed evaluating its effect on embryonic development. Hence, this research aimed to evaluate the effects of...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world ’s major communicable infectious diseases, and it still imposes a great health burden in developing countries. The development of drug-resistant TB during the treatment inc...
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(Natural News) The cancer bush (Sutherlandia frutescens) was used in traditional African medicine as a treatment for tuberculosis (TB). Researchers, in a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, investigated the plant’s potential as a treatment for TB. The cancer bush has a long history in African medicine. As the authors put it,...
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(Natural News) An Indian study tested the antimycobacterial, antibacterial, and leishmanicidal properties of three different species of orchids from the northern province of Arunachal Pradesh. Fractions and extracts from these medicinal plants offered alternative therapies for asthma, malaria, and tuberculosis, and visceral leishmaniasis. The tested plants are the foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis retusa), duan sui zhu jing...
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(Natural News) The fruits of the mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa Gomes) plant, a fruit plant species native to Brazil, have been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of ulcers, tuberculosis, and inflammatory disorders. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that the fruit extract of mangabeira could...
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by Ada Kwan, Benjamin Daniels, Vaibhav Saria, Srinath Satyanarayana, Ramnath Subbaraman, Andrew McDowell, Sofi Bergkvist, Ranendra K. Das, Veena Das, Jishnu Das, Madhukar Pai BackgroundIndia has the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB). Although most patients with TB in India seek care from the private sector, there is limited evidence on quality of TB care or its correlates. Following our validation study on the standardized patient (SP) method for TB, we utilized SPs to examine quality of adult TB care among health providers with different qualifications in 2 Indian cities. Methods and findingsDuring 2014 –2017, pil...
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