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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 972958, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/972958
Research Article

An Emerging Translational Model to Screen Potential Medicinal Plants for Nephrolithiasis, an Independent Risk Factor for Chronic Kidney Disease

1School of Chinese Medicine, Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, Research Center for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
2Center for General Education, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
3Department of Dermatology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung 40705, Taiwan
4Department of Medicinal Botanicals and Health Applications, Da-Yeh University, Changhua 51591, Taiwan
5Department of Anesthesiology, Tungs’ Taichung Harbor Hospital, Taichung 43304, Taiwan
6Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
7Graduate Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China
8Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 10002, Taiwan
9Departments of Medical Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dermatology, and Urology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40447, Taiwan

Received 30 May 2014; Accepted 16 June 2014; Published 6 July 2014

Academic Editor: Mohamed Eddouks

Copyright © 2014 San-Yuan Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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