Cognitive impairment in elderly is a growing public health concern, and is mainly caused by dementia of various etiologies. Hence, it is important to explore possible measures to mitigate the risk of dementia. Curcumin, active ingredient of turmeric (Curcuma longa) is used in curry and has shown protective effect on cognition. This study aims to explore the association between curcumin consumption...
Aim of the study: This study evaluates the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities of the aqueous, methanol and n-hexane extracts of Trichosanthes dioica Roxb. to provide experimental evidence for its traditional use such as fever, pain and inflammation. Materials and methods: Investigations on the analgesic effects of Trichosanthes dioica Roxb. was carried out by acetic acid-induc...
T-CELL ACTIVATION CONTROLLING EFFECTS OF ETHYL ACETATE FRACTION OF KALANCHOE PINNATA (LMK) PERS ON TMPD-TREATED LUPUS MICE
T-cell activation, with the low expression of CD62L (L-selectin) marker in the spleen, will increase B cell activity to produce lupus antibodies. Therefore, lupus patients need drugs which could increase the L- selectin expression in the spleen to reduce the auto-reactive T cell. The tested drug to increase the L-selectin in this research was the ethyl acetate fraction of Kalanchoe pinnata (Lmk) P...
EVALUATION OF PREVALENCE, KAP AND PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF DRUGS TO TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS AND ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS AMONG THE NON-DIABETIC PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN KERALA
A prospective, observational study was conducted among the 100 diabetic and 100 non-diabetic patients for a period of six months for the evaluation of prevalence, KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) and prescribing pattern of drugs to type 2 diabetic patients and to assess the risk factors of prevalence of diabetes among the non-diabetic patients. All information relevant to the study was colle...
The aim of the present work is to develop and evaluate colon targeted drug delivery of satranidazole for an effective and safe therapy of amoebiasis. Amoebiasis is a parasitic disease caused by E. histolytica and it causes about 34 - 50 million symptomatic infections each year. The treatment of amoebiasis is effective with satranidazole. Therefore it was planned to develop a suitable dosage form, ...
SYNTHESIS AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF SOME NOVEL IMIDAZOLIDINE ANALOGUES AS POTENT ANTIDIABETIC AGENT
Imidazolidine are five-member heterocyclic compounds having two nitrogens in the ring. There are two carbonyls in the ring, one of them between the two nitrogens. The five positions of the ring are numbered and, as such, there are four points of functionality, one at the 1 position, one at the 3 position and two at the 5 position in their ring structure respectively and thus exhibiting potent as w...
Rapid, sensitive, specific and validated colorimetric methods have been developed for the quantitative estimation of ambroxol HCl in bulk and dosage form. The current method was developed based on oxidation of ambroxol with Gibb’s reagent (method I) and p-diethyl amino benzaldehyde in toluene (method II). The formed intense colour complex was measured at 537.2 nm and 438.4 nm respectively. Under...
PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHYSICO-CHEMICAL EVALUATION OF AN INDO-SRI LANKAN ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANT SPECIES POLYALTHIA KORINTI (DUNAL) BENTH. & HOOK. F.
Polyalthia korinti (Dunal) Benth. & Hook. F. is a rare Indo - Sri Lankan species of Annonaceae family and are traditionally used by tribal people of Ghats region, India for treating several ailments. The number of mature plants and the area of its distribution are too low and this species is placed under the vulnerable critically endangered category. The present study deals with the pharmacogn...
MEDICATION ERRORS IN EGYPTIAN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH RENAL INSUFFICIENCY: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NEED FOR OPTIMIZING CLINICAL PHARMACY SERVICE
Background: The limited evidence of the critical role of clinical pharmacists in Egyptian teaching hospitals led to the fact that critical care pharmacists' responsibilities are still focused on dispensing and drug distribution. Objective: Assess the important role of clinical pharmacy service activities in an Egyptian intensive care unit (ICU) by describing the impact of medication errors on clin...
Objective: The objective of the study is to design and evaluate oral sustained release tablet of lamotrigine using polymer such as HPMC K 4M, HPMC K 100M and methocel E50 LV at 15%, 25%, and 35% Concentration range. Methods: All the selected ingredients were weighed and passed through 40# sieve, blended in a Poly Bag except Magnesium Stearate for 10 minutes. The resultant mixture was made in to...