CAM Research

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Chemical properties, mode of action, and in vivo anti-herpes activities of a lignin-carbohydrate complex from Prunella vulgaris In conclusion, the anti-HSV compound from P. vulgaris is a lignin-polysaccharide complex with potent activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2. Its mode of action appears to be inhibiting viral binding and penetration into host cells. The chemical nature, the mode of action, and the in vitro and in vivo...
Medicinal herb Prunella vulgaris, Xia Ku Cao, downregulates the expression of herpes simplex virus Results from this study show that PPV is effective against both the HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections, and flow cytometry offers a quantitative and highly reproducible anti-HSV drug-susceptibility assay. Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) are pathogenic. With the emergence of drug-resistant strains of HSV,...
Prevalence of sexually transmissible pathogens in semen from asymptomatic male infertility patients CONCLUSION(S): The DNA of STI pathogens was detected in semen from a high percentage of asymptomatic male infertility patients, and was associated with poor semen quality. Efforts to diagnose and treat subclinical genital-tract infections should be intensified. OBJECTIVE: To determine the...
Asymptomatic genital herpes infection and infertility in males Thus, asymptomatic HSV infection has a negative effect on male fertility. Incidence of Herpes simplex virus (HSV) was studied in ejaculates of 100 men. The examinees had neither history nor clinical symptoms of HSV genital infection. HSV was detected by a rapid cultural method in the ejaculate...
Herpetic infection of spermatozoa in failure of reproductive technologies and spontaneous abortion The following conclusions can be made: mobile spermatozoa of normal morphology can be infected with HSV; as shown morphologically, samples of ejaculate from men whose wives had spontaneous abortions contained intragametic HSV capsides; intragametic HSV infection of spermatozoa had a negative...
Infection of cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus and morphology of the infected spermatogenic cells in infertile men CONCLUSION: Spermatogenic cells infected by HCMV and HSV-II may cause pathologic lesions and affect spermatogenesis. Morphologically, the infected spermatogenic cells may undergo some pathologic alteration, such as apoptosis. The rate of HCMV infection is higher among infertile males with...
Prevalence of human herpes virus in the semen of men attending an infertility clinic and correlation with semen parameters CONCLUSION(S): The DNA of herpes viruses is frequently detected in the semen of asymptomatic fertile and infertile male patients. Further studies are required to investigate the role of herpes viruses in male factor infertility. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of herpes viruses in the...
Altered immunophenotypic parameters in infertile women. Possible role of herpes viremia. CONCLUSIONS: Assuming that all women under study remained asymptomatic, these data suggest that subclinical herpesvirus viremia may be an important cause of peripheral immunostimulation in women with a history of infertility PROBLEM: Purpose of this study was to reveal any alteration in...
Acupuncture performed before and after embryo transfer improves pregnancy rates. Conclusion: Although other studies regarding acupuncture have been inconclusive, perhaps these positive results are related to two important factors. The treatments were performed on-site, eliminating the stress of traveling to another site before and after the embryo transfer. Also, the...
Study evaluating acupuncture as an adjunct to IVF Conclusions: Our study shows a significantly lower amount of gonadotropins used when IVF is combined with standard acupuncture. A 70% pregnancy rate was also achieved with standard acupuncture and IVF, compared to 25%. Larger prospective trials are necessary. Quintero R et al, Fertil Steril 2004...