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: 22 July, 2017; 11(27)

July 2017

Medication incidents related to feeding tube: A cross-sectional study

The aim is to evaluate the medication incidents relating to incorrect oral medication preparation and administration through enteral feeding tubes in hospitalized patients. A cross-sectional design was used to observe 374 doses of medications at three Brazilian hospitals. The patients consisted mostly of females (48.6%), elderly (65.71%), using polyurethane tubes (82.9%), with jejunal access (82.9%), and circulatory...

Author(s): Fernanda Raphael Escobar Gimenes, Rosana Aparecida Pareira, Ana Clara Peneluppi Horak, Camila Cristina Oliveira, Adriano Max Moreira Reis, Patrícia Costa dos Santos da Silva, Ana Raquel Beck, Juslene Aparecida Oliveira, Daisy Moreira Gomes, Maristela Priscila Nardo Ramos and Elisabeth Atila

July 2017

Nutritional pharmacological and toxicological characteristics of pitaya (Hylocereus undatus): A review of the literature

Studies on the cacti of the genera, Hylocereus Tropical and Subtropical America are scarce. Cultivation and consumption of different species and varieties of pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) may represent a source of diversified agricultural activity since these species contain rich bioactive compounds that add a rustic beauty to the cultivation of the fruit in addition to the benefits they bring to the health of the...

Author(s): Michelle Cristina Jeronimo, Joice Vinhal Costa Orsine and Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes