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: 31 December 2009; 3(13)

December 2009

Treatment-resistant depression amongst older adults: Risk factors and treatment options

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders of the elderly. Though depression is a treatable condition, approximately one-third of patients do not respond to treatment and fall into the category of ‘treatment resistant depression’ (TRD). The aim of this paper is: (1) to investigate the definition for TRD, (2) to review the risk factors that contribute to TRD in later life and (3) to describe...

Author(s): Esther G. Ebenezer

  • Article Number: AA07F8338002

December 2009

Ethnobotanical uses of some plants of two ethnoecological regions of Cameroon

This paper presents the result of a study on the herbal drugs that are used in two ethnoecological regions of Cameroon, namely littoral and south-west and Sudano-sahelian zones. The data were collected through direct interviews with herbalists, traditional healers and customers between 2006 and 2007 and the popular medicinal plants used to cure several diseases were inventorized. An inventory of 614 plants species...

Author(s): T. Jiofack, , C. Fokunang, N. Guedje, V. Kemeuze, E. Fongnzossie, B. A. Nkongmeneck, P. M. Mapongmetsem and N. Tsabang

  • Article Number: 15BDBA338011

December 2009

An overview of antimicrobial resistance and the future of medicinal plants in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infections

Helicobacter pylori, a gram negative helical bacillus that inhabits the human stomach is now recognised as the causative agent of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, duodenal ulcer and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. The treatment of H. pylori infection typically employs a triple drug regimen using two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or bismuth with a success rate of 80 -...

Author(s): C. Njume, A. J. Afolayan and R. N. Ndip,

  • Article Number: D45AA1D38026