ETHNOGYNAECOLOGICAL DISORDERS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY TRIBAL PEOPLE IN GEDAMALAI, NAMAKKAL DISTRICT, SOUTHERN EASTERN GHATS, TAMIL NADU
The present exploration is an attempt to an ethnobotanical study was conducted in Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, for the investigation of a medicinal plant used to treat several diseases by the local health healers by Gedamalai Tribes, Namakkal District. Data were collected during March 2015-January 2016. Quantitative analysis, including the informant consensus factor and use-value was performed to ...
CORRELATION BETWEEN URINARY MICROALBUMIN, GLYCOSYLATED HAEMOGLOBIN AND SERUM MAGNESIUM IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS
Background and Objectives: Diabetes mellitus comprises a group of common metabolic disorders that share the phenotype of hyperglycemia. One of the leading causes of diabetes mellitus related morbidity and mortality is diabetic nephropathy. The earliest stage of diabetic nephropathy is Microalbuminuria, which is the excretion of extremely small quantities of albumin in the range of 30 - 300 mg/day....
Oxidative stress contributes towards initiation and progression of hepatic damage in a variety of liver disorders (e.g. Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, non alcoholic fatty liver disease amongst others). Hence, there is a great demand for the development of agents with potent antioxidant effect. There are various plant derived products which act as antioxidants. The aim of the present investigation is to...
Montelukast sodium is a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies1-2. Montelukast comes as a tablet, a chewable tablet, and granules to take by mouth3. Montelukast is usually taken once a day with or without food3. The present study describes a simple, accurate reproducible and precise uv spectrophotometric met...
The pH-sensitive microcapsules were prepared by interfacial polymerization, in which caffeine was used as a model drug and hyperbranched poly L-lysine (HBPL) and terephthaloyl chloride as wall-forming materials. The microcapsules were characterized by Malvern particle size analysis, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transforms infrared spectrophotometry (FTIR) and UV-vis spectrophotometer. Tri...
In vitro antioxidant activity test was carried out on partially purification of methanol extract of Acorus calamus. Partially purification was done to obtain ten fractions. Partial purification was carried out by using hexane: ethyl acetate solvent system. These fractions were studied for the polyphenolics and antioxidant activity. S6 –S9 fractions shows maximum radical scavenging activity, ...
The novel Co (II) and Zn (II) complexes have been synthesized by reaction of CoCl2/ZnCl2 with Schiff bases of benzoyl derivative of 3-methyl-1-phenyl-2-pyrazoline-5-one and sulfa drugs in 1:2 ratio. The synthesized complexes were screened/tested for their antimicrobial activity against pathogenic bacterial strains i.e. E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus strain I, Staphylococcus aureus strain II, Staph...
FIRST REPORT ON EVALUATION OF ANTI-DIABETIC POTENTIAL OF CHITIN AND CHITIN-BASED DERIVATIVES AGAINST ALLOXAN INDUCED ALBINO RATS
Crustacean’s shells constitute the traditional and current commercial source of Chitin. These derivatives/molecules are potential resource as well as multiple functional substrates have generate attractive interest in various fields such as biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental industries. In the present investigation, chitinous wastes were collected from the fresh water areas of De...
Cancer is a global problem. However, in low-income and developing countries, the expenditures associated with its treatment are increasing disproportionately with resources available. Hence, reducing the drug wastage and financial burden placed on patients, family and society in general is becoming imperative. Our aim was to calculate therapeutic and economic benefits derived by the use of a centr...
TREATMENT WITH GLIPTINS AND STUDY OF THE VARIATIONS IN SERUM AMYLASE AND SERUM LIPASE LEVELS IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS
Objective: To observe the variations in levels of serum amylase and serum lipase, in patients with type 2 DM after treatment with DPP-4 inhibitors. METHODS: Under this study, 174 Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients were analysed for variations in levels of exocrine pancreatic enzymes after use of dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP) 4 inhibitors. The effect was compared with those under treatment with other o...