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: 8 May, 2014; 8(17)

May 2014

Availability of essential medicines in public hospitals: A study of selected public hospitals in Nakuru County, Kenya

The aim of this study was to confirm the level of availability of essential medicines in public hospitals in Kenya and the factors leading to this. A cross-section approach was adopted for the research which was conducted across several public hospitals in Nakuru County. Data was collected using questionnaires as the main tool. The findings revealed that majority of the essential medicines that include common...

Author(s): Mwathi Martha Wangu and Ben Onyango Osuga

May 2014

Effect of Cymbopogon proximus (Mahareb) on ethylene glycol-induced nephrolithiasis in rats

Nephrolithiasis is a common, painful, costly and recurrent disease, the management of which remains to be an enigma. Phytotherapeutics could be useful as either alternative or complementary therapies in the management of nephrolithiasis. This study was designed to test the efficacy of Cymbopogon proximus (CP), a traditional Sudanese plant commonly known as “Mahareb”, in preventing ethylene glycol-induced...

Author(s): N. M. Warrag, I. M. Tag Eldin and E. M. Ahmed

May 2014

New activity for old drug: In vitro activities of vitamin K3 and menadione sodium bisulfite against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

To discover new lead compounds against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), trimethylhydroquinone, vitamins K1, K2, K3 and menadione sodium bisulfite were targeted for anti-MRSA assay. Their anti-MRSA activities were evaluated by agar diffusion method, and their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined by broth microdilution method. The results showed that trimethylhydroquinone, vitamin K3...

Author(s): Ganjun Yuan, Xiaoyi Zhu, Peibo Li, Qinghua Zhang and Jincheng Cao

May 2014

Pharmacological effect of some fractions obtained from Sapindus trifoliatus acting as an antioxidant and against mammary cell proliferation

To explore the naturally-occurring antioxidants having anticancer properties from plant origin since oxidants play a crucial role in developing various human diseases. The purpose of this research was to explore the antioxidant and anticancer properties of Sapindus trifoliatus (ST). The dried leaves of S. trifoliatus were ground into coarse powder and were exhaustively extracted with methanol; and the resulting...

Author(s): Debasish Pradhan