THE ROLE OF TRANSIENT RECEPTOR POTENTIAL VANILLOID 1 RECEPTOR IN DESIPRAMINE INDUCED ANALGESIC EFFECT IN DIABETIC MICE
Hyperalgesia is one of the debilitating complications of diabetes. The thermal allodynia and hyperalgesia in diabetic mice may be due to the hyperactivity of C-fiber in the spinal cord. Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) present in spinal cord and activation of C-fibre may involve in hyperalgesia in diabetic mice. Desipramine is one of the tricyclic antidepressants, effective in...
L-asparaginase has been accepted clinically as an anti-tumour agent for the effective treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphosarcoma. This enzyme also possesses L-glutaminase activity and causes immunological problems. Hence, efforts have been made to develop mutants with lower or no glutaminase activity. In the present study, a homology model of L-asparaginase obtained from Pectobac...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA LINN. AGAINST D-GALACTOSAMINE INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN MICE
Boerhaavia diffusa is a natural herb possesses potent diuretic, anticancer and antioxidation properties. This work was designed to investigate the effect of hydro alcoholic extract of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn. on hepatoprotective efficacy in D-galactosamine-intoxication in mice. Albino Mice divided into 5 groups each consisting of 6 animals. Group 1 served as vehicle control, Group 2 served as hepa...
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATIONOF OF STABILITY INDICATING HPLC METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF ACOTIAMIDE HYROCHLORIDE
A simple and rapid stability indicating HPLC method for acotiamide hydrochloride was developed and validated. The stationary phase used was thermo gold cyno (250 × 4.6 mm) 5 μ with a mobile phase consisting of mixture of acetonitrile and 10 mM KH2PO4 in water in the ratio of 80:20 v/v at a flow rate of 0.8ml/min. Detection was carried at 284 nm. The retention time observed was 8.1 ± 0.2 min. Th...
Ulcerative colitis is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory disease of the colon for which a lot of treatment modalities are present, however, significant side effects are associated with them and there is a need for a search for other treatment options. This study was aimed to investigate the therapeutic role of Doxycycline in experimentally induced colitis in rats. Animals were categorized into 5...
DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LOSARTAN POTASSIUM BUCCAL PATCHES USING HYDROPHILIC POLYMERS
Among different routes of drug delivery buccal route is an attractive alternate for drug administration which provides improved patient compliance and increase bioavailability of drugs undergoing extensive hepatic first pass metabolism. The present research work focussed on development, evaluation and characterization of buccal patches of losartan potassium using mucoadhesive hydrophilic polymers ...
Orphan drugs are medicines or vaccines intended to treat, prevent or diagnose a rare disease (viz., Huntington's disease, myoclonus disease, Tourette syndrome, etc.). The definition of rare diseases varies across jurisdictions but typically considers disease prevalence, severity, and existence of alternative therapeutic options. A rare disease is not universal and depends on the legislation and po...
PRESCRIPTION KNOWLEDGE AMONG PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AT THE MOI TEACHING AND REFERRAL HOSPITAL, KENYA
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) cause 30% of deaths globally and are reported to be on the increase in sub-Saharan Africa. Medications prescribed for a CVD require a lifetime commitment. As a result patient must adhere to prescribed medication. However, prescription adherence is influenced to a large part by prescription knowledge. Although disease outcome is influenced by prescription knowledge, e...
ASSESSMENT OF PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF ANTIEPILEPTICS IN PAEDIATRIC IN-PATIENTS OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Purpose: To study the prescribing pattern of AEDs for a different type of seizures in the pediatric population and disease conditions other than epilepsy and to identify the drug interactions with the use of AEDs among the study population. Methods: This six months long prospective observational study was conducted at in-patient wards of JSS Hospital. The case sheets of all in-patients were review...
Herbal drugs play an important role in the treatment of much illness. The plant has tremendous biological effects and applied in the different system of traditional medication for the treatment of various diseases. Marsilea minuta is one of the most popular foreground plants for aquariums that grows about two to three inches tall in shallow water and has attractive little markings on the tiny, va...