Day 1 :
Azad University, Iran
Keynote: Study of the effect of green tea extract as an iron chelating agent in tuberculosis adjuvant therapy and supression of malondialdehyde levels
Time : 11:00-11:40
Shahryar Eghtesadi received Bachelor degree in Nutrition Science and Food Chemistry 1975, from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran; MSPH degree in Nutrition, 1977, from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran and PhD from University of California at Davis(UCD), USA, in Nutrition (1985). He served as Visiting Scientist in USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, Boston, USA (1994-1995); Full professor of Tabriz, Iran and Tehran Universities of Medical Sciences and currently serves as Professor of Azad University, Science & Research Branch. He was the chairs of Departments of Nutrition and Biochemistry, Biochemistry & Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition and Nutrition in aforementioned Universities respectively. Also served as Associate Dean and Dean of School of Public Health & Nutrition and School of Public Health of Tabriz and Iran Universities of Medical Sciences respectively. He was selected as distinguished professor and Scientist in preceding universities. For long and extended period of time, experienced teaching various courses in nutrition in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate and international bureau programs and directed many projects and dissertations of MS and PhD programs and published numerous peer reviewed articles in journals and also edited several books and finally served as Principal Investigator of World Bank Project for Capacity Building in Nutrition in Iran.
Green tea with possessing iron chelating properties can be useful in TB treatment and management. We studied the effect of green tea consumption on iron status and improving process of pulmonary tuberculosis treatment (accelerating the negative sputum smear, reducing the level of oxidative stress). Following the approval by Ethics Committee for Human Studies of Golestan and Tehran Universities of Medical Sciences and also obtaining the written consent of patients, this double-blinded randomized clinical trial study was conducted on patients with TB who were assigned randomly to the intervention group (41 patients) receiving 500mg catechin of green tea extract and the control group (39 subjects) receiving placebo for two months, since the beginning of concomitant anti-TB treatment. Sputum evaluation was carried out on three slides using the Ziehl Nelson method. At first, the demographic and dietary intake data were obtained. After obtaining 10ml of venous blood, Hemoglobin (Hb), Transferrin, Ferritin, Total iron binding capacity (TIBC), Iron and Serum malondialdehyde (MDA) were measured at the beginning and end of the study.
Sputum samples were collected from the third week (every 10 days) and the reduction of microbial load was also tested until sputum smear became negative. Data were processed using independent and paired t-test, McNemar, Wilcoxon, Kaplan-Meier, Log-rank test and Cox regression model.
Time : 11:40-12:30
Huang Wei Ling born in Taiwan, raised and graduated in medicine in Brazil, specialist in infectious and parasitic diseases, General Practitioner and Parenteral and Enteral Medical Nutrition Therapist. Once in charge of the Hospital Infection Control Service of the City of Franca’s General Hospital, she was responsible for the control of all prescribed antimicrobial medication and received an award for the best paper presented at the Brazilian Hospital Infection Control Congress (1998). Since 1997, she works with the approach and treatment of all chronic diseases in a holistic way, with treatment guided through teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hippocrates.
Introduction: Coronavirus is a virus that emerged in Wuhan China (December-2019). In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), coronavirus infection is classified as external pathogenic factor invasion. According to a previous study of the author, more than 90% of the 409 patients analyzed have chakras energy deficiency.
Purpose: To demonstrate that the energy of the chakras is important to maintain the functioning of the organs, circulation of the energy on the five massive organs. Demonstrate how the lack of this energy could be leading to the complications associated with coronavirus infection.
Methods: A clinical case report: 42-year-old male patient, layer, work on the military. He was diagnosed with deficiencies (one in eight) in his seven chakra (november of 2019), performing treatment for replenishment the chakras energy. In May 2020, he reported to have symptoms: 1) redness on the face /neck. 2) he fainted for the period of five minutes. 3) shortness of breath. He was taken to the emergency, nothing was found. He received treatment based on the reasoning of TCM. The shortness of breath was associated with Kidney’s deficiency (second chakra). He was oriented to increase the water intake (improve Kidney’s energy). Treatment was started with homeopathy medications, to replenish the energy of the chakras, according to the theory of the author entitled constitutional homeopathy of the five elements based on TCM, as well as Chinese dietary counseling. The patient had been in contact with three other people who have coronavirus infection and died.
Results: The patient presented great improvement of all symptoms on the following day of the start of the medication, not needing hospitalization.
Conclusion: treatment of the chakras energy deficiency it is important to recovery of patients with coronavirus infection leading to a quick recovery and less complications not necessitating hospitalization according to this case report.