African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2184

Table of Content: 15 October, 2013; 7(38)

October 2013

Cytokines expression profiling as a window into hypoxia SH-SY5Y cells treated with N-butyl extract of Potentilla anserina L.

Potentilla anserina L. is the root of Chinese cinquefoil herb of the Rosaceae family, and its ethanol extract improves the immunity and exhibits anti-fatigue and anti-hypoxia properties. This study aimed to explore the cytokines expression profiling and the effect of n-butanol extract of  P. anserina L. (NP) on the hypoxia cells. The subjects were divided into three groups: control, hypoxia, and intervention (the...

Author(s): Hong-Sheng Gao, Hui-Min Guo, Yi-Zheng Wang, Hong Chen, Yong-Liang Zhang,  Ling-zhi Li and Jing Sun

October 2013

Challenge of notifiable infectious diseases reporting system in China

Notifiable infectious diseases reporting system is vital for infectious diseases surveillance and basis for infectious disease prevention and control strategy. Well formulated notifiable disease reporting system is a vital tool for public health surveillance. A qualitative survey was conducted among senior professional staffs who work on notifiable infectious diseases surveillance at provincial city, and county level...

Author(s): Futang Pan,#, Biyun Chen#, Weidong Zhang, Guizhi Qiao and Xuemei Ji

October 2013

Influence of some micronutrients and Citharexylum quadrangular extract against liver fibrosis in Schistosoma mansoni infected mice

Despite effective chemotherapy, schistosomiasis remains the second major public health problem in the developing world, second to malaria. The present study was undertaken to explore the therapeutic effect of the micronutrients (vitamin E and selenium) and chloroform extract of Citharexylum quadrangular leaves and their mixture against the deleterious pathological impacts induced in mice livers by Schistosoma mansoni...

Author(s): Shadia M. Kadry, Azza M. Mohamed, Ebtehal M. Farrag and Dalia B. Fayed

October 2013

Biochemical responses of nanosize titanium dioxide in the heart of rats following administration of idepenone and quercetin L.M. Faddah*, Nayira A. Abdel Baky, Nouf M. Al-Rasheed and Nawal M. Al-Rasheed

Concerns with the environmental and health risk of widely distributed, commonly used nanoparticles are increasing. As titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are widely used commercially, their potential toxicity on human health has attracted particular attention. In this paper the in vivo acute toxicity of nano-sized TiO2 particles (80 nm) to adult rats was investigated before and after treatment with either...

Author(s): L.M. Faddah, Nayira A. Abdel Baky, Nouf M. Al-Rasheed and Nawal M. Al-Rasheed

October 2013

Survey based study on the use of non-prescription drugs among pharmacists and non-pharmacists

The aim of this study was to determine the attitude of pharmacists and non-pharmacists in Karachi towards the use of non-prescription medicines. A cross-sectional survey was conducted from August 2012 to October 2012 among pharmacist and non-pharmacists. Data was analyzed and results were compared using Chi-square test with the help of statistical software package (SPSS version 19). Overall prevalence of self-medication...

Author(s): Muhammad Harris Shoaib, Rabia Ismail Yousuf, Fakhsheena Anjum, Lubna Saeed, Sana Ghayas, Tariq Ali#, Saeed Ahmed Siddiqui, Shazia Alam, Mehwish Rizvi, Sadia Zafar, Maqsood Ahmed and Zaib-un-Nisa

October 2013

Antibiotic prescribing pattern in a referral hospital in Ethiopia

Antibiotics are drugs used for treating infectious disease such as bacterial infections, fungal infections and some parasitic infection but unwise use may contribute to resistance development and poor management of infectious diseases. Though pattern of antibiotic use was determined in different parts of Ethiopia, it is not known in Dessie referral hospital (DRH). This study aimed to assess antibiotic prescribing...

Author(s): Endale Getachew, Solomon Aragaw, Wuletaw Adissie and Asrat Agalu