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Overview of herbal therapy of acute and chronic pulmonary disease: a conceptual map

Majid Balaei-Kahnamoei (Chemical Injuries Research Center, Systems Biology and Poisoning Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran)
Mohammad Al-Attar (Independent Researcher, Manama, Bahrain)
Mahdiyeh Khazaneha (Neurology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran)
Mahboobeh Raeiszadeh (Herbal and Traditional Medicines Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran)
Samira Ghorbannia-Dellavar (Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran)
Morteza Bagheri (Chemical Injuries Research Center, Systems Biology and Poisoning Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran)
Ebrahim Salimi-Sabour (Department of Pharmacognosy and Traditional Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran)
Alireza Shahriary (Chemical Injuries Research Center, Systems Biology and Poisoning Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran)
Masoud Arabfard (Chemical Injuries Research Center, Systems Biology and Poisoning Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 15 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Acute and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common and progressive lung disease that makes breathing difficult over time and can even lead to death. Despite this, there is no definitive treatment for it yet. This study aims to evaluate the studies on single and combined herbal interventions affecting COPD.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, all articles published in English up to 2020 were extracted from the Web of Science (WoS) database and collected using Boolean tools based on keywords, titles and abstracts. Finally, the data required for bibliographic analysis, such as the author(s), publication year, academic journal, institution, country of origin, institution, financial institution and keywords were extracted from the database.

Findings

A total of 573 articles were analyzed. The number of papers in the lung disease field showed an upward trend from 1984 to 2021, and there was a surge in paper publications in 2013. China, Korea and Brazil published the highest number of studies on COPD, and Chinese medical universities published the most papers. Three journals that received the highest scores in this study were the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, International Immunopharmacology and Plos One. In the cloud map, expression, activation and expression were the most frequently researched subjects. In the plus and author keywords, acute lung injury was the most commonly used word. Inflammation, expression of various genes, nitric oxide-dependent pathways, NFkappa B, TNFalpha and lipopolysaccharide-dependent pathways were the mechanisms underlying COPD. Scientometric analysis of COPD provides a vision for future research and policymaking.

Originality/value

This study aimed to evaluate the studies on single and combined herbal interventions affecting COPD.

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Acknowledgements

Author's contributions: M.A, A.SH, M.A-A: Supervision, Conceptualization. M.B-K, M.K, M.R: Methodology, Data curation, Writing, Editing. S.G-D, M.B, E.S‐S: Visualization, Validation. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.

Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Competing interests: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Citation

Balaei-Kahnamoei, M., Al-Attar, M., Khazaneha, M., Raeiszadeh, M., Ghorbannia-Dellavar, S., Bagheri, M., Salimi-Sabour, E., Shahriary, A. and Arabfard, M. (2022), "Overview of herbal therapy of acute and chronic pulmonary disease: a conceptual map", Library Hi Tech, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-04-2022-0200

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