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: 2142

Table of Content: 8 March, 2015; 9(9)

March 2015

A review on Helicobacter pylori infection and treatment

Helicobacter pylori is a microorganism which has been the reason of various diseases, including gastritis, peptic, duodenal ulcer and cancer of the stomach. Urea breathe test (till 6 years), stool antigen test and serology testing are used for diagnosis. Triple, quadruple, sequential, salvage and levofloxacin, omeprazole, nitazoxanide, and doxycycline (LOAD) therapies are used for treatment of all H. pylori infections....

Author(s): Faiza Naseer, Fatima Javid, Samra Sadiq, Muhammad Zeeshan Ashraf, Hira Naeem, Laiba Riaz, Aisha Shehzad, Huma Naz and Nayab Latif

March 2015

Assessment of the oxidative state, related parameters and quality of muscle tissue in Nile tilapia with the application of homeopathic product Homeopatila 100® in high-density cages

The impact using Homeopatila 100® on cultured Nile tilapia in high-density cages (1240 individuals) was assessed by measuring the oxidative state and related parameters as well as the quality of muscle tissue. Males with sexual inversion from a homogenous tilapia population were randomly distributed in 10 cages with storage volume of units of 1.2 m-3 for a period of 91 days. Two diets were assessed: 1 (control) to...

Author(s): Ana Paula Andretto, Juliana Alice Lösch, Geferson  Almeida Gonçalves, Mariana Manfroi Fuzinatto, Denise Pastore de Lima, Graciela L. Braccini, Luiz Alexandre Filho,  Cristiane Canan, Rosane Marina Peralta and Lauro Vargas

March 2015

Pharmaceutical care in Brazilian community pharmacies: Knowledge and practice

This study aimed to assess the pharmacist’s knowledge of the concept of pharmaceutical care and verify their practice in relation to this service. It involved a cross-sectional study carried out on community pharmacies in four Brazilian cities and involved pharmacists who work in community pharmacies. The pharmacists' knowledge of the concept of pharmaceutical care and their practice in respect of the service...

Author(s): Tiago Marques dos Reis, Camilo Molino Guidoni, Edmarlon Girotto, Ricardo Radigheri Rascado, Patrícia de Carvalho Mastroianni, Joice Mara Cruciol and Leonardo Régis Leira Pereira

March 2015

Effects of the bluish liquid (hemolymph) from the African giant snail (Achatina marginata) on the blood coagulation time and erythropoietic volume

The bluish liquid (hemolymph) from the African giant snail designated snail bluish liquid (SBL) was investigated for its coagulatory potency in vitro using human blood from different patients and in vivo using the Wistar albino rat. Its effect on the erythrocyte volume (PCV) during the period of administration in the rat was also studied. Coagulatory potency was studied in terms of the prothrombin time (PT) by comparing...

Author(s): S. O. Olagbende-Dada

March 2015

In vitro evaluation of the antifungal activity of extracts of Baillonella toxisperma (Pierre), a Sapotaceae, on the growth of some human pathogenic yeasts

An ethnopharmacological survey concerning medicinal properties of Baillonella toxisperma (Pierre) was carried out by interview with the indigenous population of Dimako village situated in the East region of Cameroon. The result showed that the plant is implicated in the treatment of many infections among which is fungal infections. To confirm the antifungal property of B. toxisperma (Pierre), the barks and leaves of the...

Author(s): S. H. Riwom Essama, M. A. Nyegue, C. Ndoye Foe, S. P. Bouopda Tamo and F. X. Etoa