COMPARISON OF INCIDENCE, RISK FACTORS, OUTCOME AND ANTIFUNGAL SUSCEPTIBILITY BETWEEN CANDIDA ALBICANS AND NON-ALBICANS CANDIDA SPECIES IN PATIENTS OF CANDIDEMIA IN INTENSIVE CARE SETTING
Candidemia is associated with a high mortality. The most common cause of candidemia is Candida albicans, though infections by non-albicans Candida are being increasingly reported. The present study was conducted to determine the incidence of candidemia, the risk factors and antifungal susceptibility in intensive care unit (ICU). This study was conducted from January 2012 to June 2013 and prospecti...
ANTI NOCICEPTIVE ACTIVITY OF ARGENTUM NITRICUM, STAPHYSAGRIA, IGNATIA AMARA IN MICE IN COMPARISON WITH ACETYL SALICYLIC ACID (ASPIRIN)
Pain is a condition that is experienced by everybody in its life irrespective of humans or animals, reason could be due to any intense stimuli. It is a common phenomenon in vertebral animals similar to that felt by humans. This study was designed to determine theanalgesic activity of Argentum Nitricum, Staphysagria and Ignatia Amara in comparison with Acetyl salicylic acid. For this purpose the me...
ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL EFFECT OF ANTIEPILPETIC DRUGS ON LIPID PROFILE AND C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AS PREDICTORS OF VASCULAR DISEASE IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which often requires lifelong treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Prolonged use of AEDs is associated with changes in vascular risk markers. Hence, the study was designed to evaluate the effect of older generation AEDs (carbamazepine and phenytoin) and newer generation AED (levetiracetam) monotherapy on the markers of vascular risk in epilepsy patients. T...
Biophytum sensitivum DC. (Family - Oxalidaceae), commonly known as “Lajjalu” in Northern India, is an annual herb that grows at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is an indigenous medicine, used against “Madhumeha” (Diabetes mellitus) apart from being used as tonic, stimulant, and in the treatment of stomach ache, asthma, insomnia, convulsions, cramps, chest-complaints, inflammations, tumo...
HPLC METHOD FOR ESTIMATION OF DRUG RELEASE OF ENTACAPONE IN ENTACAPONE, LEVODOPA AND CARBIDOPA TABLETS
Today’s generic drugs manufacturing industry need robust analytical methods for analysis of generic drug products to provide best quality pharmaceutical formulation. Entacapone, Levodopa and Carbidopa tablets is such a product which is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This paper presents a robust HPLC method that has been developed for estimation of % drug release of Entacapone...
Pyrazoline are reduction product of pyrazole. They are well known nitrogen containg 5-memberd heterocyclic compound with broad spectrum of biological activities such as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, analgesic, anticonvulsant, anthelmintic, antioxidant and herbicidal. Pyrazoline derivatives have been synthesized from intermediate chalcone. Pyrazoles have been the recent target of ...
GC-MS ANALYSIS OF CALLUS AND LEAF EXTRACTS OF IN VITRO PROPAGATED PLANTS OF JUSTICIA WYNAADENSIS (NEES) T. ANDERSON
The present study was aimed at induction of callus, micropropagation of Justicia wynaadensis (Nees) T. Anderson in vitro by using different explants and study of the phytocomponents present in the aqueous and methanol extracts of callus and leaf of in vitro propagated plants through GC-MS analysis. Callus was induced using MS basal medium supplemented with combinations of 2, 4-D, IAA and NAA growt...
ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS CONTENT OF SOME PLANT BASED MEDICINES IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA, WEST AFRICA
The concentration levels and human health risk of iron, cadmium, zinc, nickel, copper and lead were determined in 25 popularly consumed types of commercially available herbal drugs in Southern Nigeria. In each type, three brands were selected and analysed. The study area was divided into five sampling zones (A - E) and the herbal drugs were categorized into five clusters based on their advertised ...
ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF HEARTWOOD OF TECOMELLA UNDULATA SEEM. AND HISTOLOGY OF ORGANS IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-NICOTINAMIDE INDUCED DIABETES MELLITUS IN EXPERIMENTAL RATS
Objective: The main objective of the present work was to analyze the therapeutic potential of various fractions of ethanolic extract of Tecomella undulata Seem. heartwood in streptozotocin - nicotinamide (STZ-NA) induced diabetes in experimental rats. Materials and methods: Diabetes was induced in the experimental rats by injecting nicotinamide and streptozotocin intraperitonealy at an interval of...
IN-VIVO ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF THE AERIAL PART OF ANVILLEA RADIATA BY USING A NEW METHOD OF STORAGE BY COATING GRAIN
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the antifungal effect of Anvillea radiata and to test the storage efficiency of soft wheat by coating. Phytochemical screening conducted on the Anvillea radiata extracts revealed the presence of the elements has known medical and physiological activities. Our results show a correlation between the plant part, extract concentrations and mold species. In g...