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Herbs and plant compounds have promising effects in prevention and/or treatment of contrast-induced nephropathy

Middle East Daily

2020 OCT 16 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Middle East Daily -- Research findings on Drugs and Therapies - Phytotherapy are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Mashhad, Iran, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Currently, the use of iodinated contrast media in diagnostic imaging has been increased in clinical medicine. Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is an important adverse effect of contrast media injection.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, “According to the significant role of oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of CIN, different herbal antioxidants have been used for the prevention of nephropathy in different studies. In this review, we discussed the preventive effects of herbal medicine and natural products against CIN. We searched the electronic databases or search engines including PubMed, Scopus, ISI, Google Scholar with search terms such as ‘Contrast-induced nephropathy’ and ‘Herbal medicine,’ ‘Contrast acute kidney injury’ AND ‘natural products’ and similar headings such as plant and extract. Known medicinal plants and active ingredients such as green tea, ginger, garlic, silymarin, curcumin, resveratrol, and thymoquinone have been examined for prophylactic effects or treatment of contrast media nephropathy. Herbal medicines have promising effects in the laboratory-based studies for the prevention and/or treatment of CIN.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “However, more practical and completed clinical trials are needed to investigate the clinical benefits of natural products against CIN.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: Preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) with herbal medicines: A review. Phytotherapy Research, 2020;():. Phytotherapy Research can be contacted at: John Wiley & Sons LTD, the Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester PO19 8SQ, W Sussex, England. (Wiley-Blackwell - http://www.wiley.com/; Phytotherapy Research - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1573)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Hossein Hosseinzadeh, Dept. of Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.6880. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

Publisher contact information for the journal Phytotherapy Research is: John Wiley & Sons LTD, the Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester PO19 8SQ, W Sussex, England.

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