Wounds may harbour diverse microorganisms, especially bacteria that are resistant to many conventional antibiotics. The aim of this study is therefore to evaluate the antibiotic activities of Aloe vera gel and honey against bacteria isolates from wounds. A cross sectional study of wound aspirates from a health care center was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial activities of Aloe vera and ho...
ANALYTICAL METHOD DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION FOR THE ESTIMATION OF TRIMETAZIDINE BY EXTRACTIVE SPECTROPHOTOMETRY
Rapid, simple, sensitive and accurate spectrophotometric methods have been developed for the determination of Trimetazidine in pure and pharmaceutical formulations. Various methods were developed for estimation of trimetazidine .but a simple extractive photometric method using has not been developed .This method is based on the formation of chloroform soluble ion pair complex of Trimetazidine with...
PREPARATION OF TERMINALIA CHEBULA LOADED CELLULOSE/CHITOSAN COMPOSITE FILMS AND THE EVALUATION OF DRUG RELEASE AND ANTIMICROBIAL CHARACTERISTICS
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of the major problems encountered by nearly 15 % of diabetic patients. Combinations of different antibiotics are used to treat the infection which makes the microorganism multi drug resistant. Among various types of drug delivery system, transdermal drug delivery is preferred in treating DFU because it delivers the drug directly to the wound site, which increases t...
Microsphere drug delivery systems have used to improve patient compliance, decreases toxicity, and increase efficacy. Also, the use of microspheres to deliver drugs has many other merits, like control-release of the drug, increase bioavailability and target delivery of the drug to the desired site. In this research shows the utility of encapsulating hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (Methocel K4M) in...
DNA BINDING AND CYTOTOXICITY STUDIES OF TERNARY COPPER(II) COMPLEXES CONTAINING HETEROCYCLIC BASES AND THIOUREA
This article describes the Cu(II) complexes including [Cu(phen)(L-val)TU)] 1 & [Cu(bpy)(L-val)TU)] 2 (phen = 1, 10-phenanthroline; bpy = 2,2’-bipyridyl, L-val = L-valine and TU = Thiourea). The complexes were synthesized by ligand substitution method and characterized by various physicochemical techniques. The intense UV band around 270 nm was due to n-π* transition. The binding behaviors o...
PRE AND POST FORMULATION COMPATIBILITY STUDY OF DIACEREIN BASED ON ATR-FTIR STUDY FOR THE DESIGN OF TRANSFERSOMAL CARRIERS
The purpose of the study was to determine the compatibility of Diacerein (DCN) with various pharmaceutical excipients used in the formulation of ultra-deformable vesicles by using the thermo-analytical technique, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy-Attenuated Total Reflectance (FTIR-ATR). Assessment of possible incompatibility between the drug and different excipients is an important parameter...
SYNERGISTIC EFFECT OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA AND CURCUMA LONGA WITH FLUCONAZOLE GEL AGAINST CANDIDA ALBICANS
In this study, the synergistic effect of an extract of Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa were investigated by the agar diffusion method. Different dilutions of the extract were prepared, and antifungal activity of the extracts of Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa against Candida albicans was measured alone and in combination with fluconazole gel. The zone of inhibition of Azadirachta indica...
ROLE OF DEFERASIROX, AN ORAL IRON CHELATOR IN PREVENTION OF ISCHEMIC REPERFUSION MYOCARDIAL INJURY IN ALBINO RABBITS
An experimental study was carried out after getting approval from institustional animal ethical committee to study the role of oral iron chelator, deferasirox in prevention of myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury in albino rabbits. Albino Rabbits of either sex were divided into two groups control (n=5) and test group (n=5), receiving deferasirox. Experiments were done using isolated heart perf...
ANTI-OSTEOPOROTIC ACTIVITY OF CUCURBITA PEPO AND LOW LEVEL LASER BEAM ON GLUCOCORTICOID INDUCED OSTEOPOROSIS IN RATS
Objective: The main aim of the present study is to investigate the activity of the anti-osteoporotic activity of Cucurbita pepo seed powder (CPSP) and low level laser beam (LLLT) on glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis in rat model. Materials and Methods: Animals were randomly divided into six groups containing six rats each (n=6). Group I normal control, Group II dexamethasone induced osteoporotic...
COMPARATIVE PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY CONTROL TESTING OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF PARACETAMOL TABLETS AVAILABLE IN THE TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, WEST INDIES
Paracetamol tablets are popular over the counter (OTC) products among the patients as a good analgesics and antipyretics. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of the paracetamol tablet formulations those are locally available in Trinidad & Tobago pharmaceutical market manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies with pharmacopoeia standards. The four popular brands (A, B,...