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For end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, cardiovascular disease remains the single most common cause of excess morbidity and mortality. Among the examined nontraditional risk factors, an increase in oxidative stress as well as inflammation are postulated to contribute to excessive cardiovascular risk in this population.
Flavonoids are naturally occurring substances that possess various pharmacological actions and therapeutic applications. Some due to their phenolic structures have antioxidant effect and inhibit free radical-mediated processes, as well as anti-inflammatory effects. Silymarin,a mixture of three isomeric flavonolignans, is isolated from milk thistle (Silybum marianum) seeds, and is proven to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, cell regenerating, and antifibrotic action.
In this study, the effect of silymarin on oxidative stress and inflammation (2 major risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients)is evaluated, and compared to vit E, a well known antioxidant.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Milk Thistle extract, vit E, vit E + Milk Thistle extract
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:26-0400
There is some information available that indicates that Milk Thistle is an effective treatment for liver disease. This study will compare Milk Thistle with a placebo, (a medicine that look...
The proposed study will consist of a 9 week double-blind cross-over study trial of milk thistle in 15 people (ages 18-65). The study will be divided into an initial 4 week phase, a one wee...
There is considerable evidence that increased blood glucose results in the generation of reactive oxygen species, ultimately leading to increased oxidative stress in a variety of tissues. ...
RATIONALE: Silymarin (milk thistle extract) is an herb that may be effective in treating liver disorders caused by cancer therapy. PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiv...
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The plant Silybum marianum in the family ASTERACEAE containing the bioflavonoid complex SILYMARIN. For centuries this has been used traditionally to treat liver disease. Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. = Carduus marianus L.
Allergic reaction to milk (usually cow's milk) or milk products. MILK HYPERSENSITIVITY should be differentiated from LACTOSE INTOLERANCE, an intolerance to milk as a result of congenital deficiency of lactase.
A mixture of flavonoids extracted from seeds of the MILK THISTLE, Silybum marianum. It consists primarily of silybin and its isomers, silicristin and silidianin. Silymarin displays antioxidant and membrane stabilizing activity. It protects various tissues and organs against chemical injury, and shows potential as an antihepatoxic agent.
A plant genus of the family ANACARDIACEAE that is the source of anacarcin forte. The nut milk extract is cytotoxic.
A dehydrated extract of thyroid glands. After the removal of fat and connective tissue, the extract is dried or lyophilized to yield a yellowish to buff-colored amorphous powder containing 0.17-0.23% of iodine.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...
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