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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706338/erratum-evaluation-of-cytochrome-p450-2c9-activity-in-normal-healthy-adult-western-indian-population-by-both-phenotyping-and-genotyping
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(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 248 in vol. 48, PMID: 27298492.].
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706337/antibiotic-resistance-alternative-approaches
#2
Rajneesh Kumar Gaur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706336/palmoplantar-exfoliation-due-to-chloroquine
#3
Pragya Ashok Nair, Trusha Patel
Chloroquine is the drug very frequently used for the treatment of malaria. It is also used in amebiasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and various dermatological conditions. Chloroquine can cause muscle problems, loss of appetite, and diarrhea as a side effect. Cutaneous toxicity includes pruritus, hair loss, photosensitivity, and color changes. Exfoliation of skin over palms and soles is caused by chemotherapeutic drugs such as axitinib, fluorouracil, idarubicin, doxorubicin, sunitinib, sorafenib, and paclitaxel. Here, a case of a 40-year-old female is presented who developed palmoplantar exfoliation with depigmentation after taking chloroquine...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706335/prevalence-of-statin-use-among-high-risk-patients-in-urban-and-rural-vellore-tamil-nadu-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Anu Mary Oommen, Khushboo Nand, Vinod Joseph Abraham, Kuryan George, V Jacob Jose
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed statin use among diabetics and those with coronary heart disease (CHD) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in rural and urban Vellore, among 6196 participants (30-64 years), in 2010-2012. Statin use among those with known CHD and diabetes (on diabetic medication) was recorded. A randomly selected sample of rural diabetics was resurveyed in 2016 to reassess statin use. RESULTS: Among 61 with CHD, 23 (37...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706334/an-evaluation-of-impact-of-educational-interventions-on-the-technique-of-use-of-metered-dose-inhaler-by-patients
#5
Avadhi Nirajkumar Purohit, P P Patel, A M Gandhi, M K Desai
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of two educational interventions that are demonstration versus pictorial Leaflet in patients using metered-dose inhaler (MDI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This interventional study was done in patients who were prescribed drugs through MDI at Tuberculosis and Chest Department. The patients were enrolled in Group A or Group B as per random number table method. The method of use of MDI was assessed using a checklist based on the technique described in the WHO Guide to good prescribing...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706333/availability-of-pediatric-evaluated-formulations-in-serbia
#6
Bojana Božić, Sanja Stupar, Duško Stupar, Uroš Babić, Milica Bajčetić
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to analyze the availability and coverage by health insurance reimbursement of pediatric formulations labeled for children up to the age of 12 in Serbia. To provide good insight in general availability of pediatric medicines, results were compared with the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Model List of Essential Medicines for Children" and with published evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sources of information about medicines are the Summary of Product Characteristics, National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Drug Lists, WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines for Children, and Serbia's official drug registry (2013)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706332/role-of-elsholtzia-communis-in-counteracting-stress-by-modulating-expression-of-hspa14-c-ebp-homologous-protein-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-factor-caspase-3-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-rat-hippocampus
#7
Chandana Choudhury Barua, Pompy Patowary, Arundhati Purkayastha, Prakash Haloi, Manab Jyoti Bordoloi
OBJECTIVE: Elsholtzia communis (Collett and Hemsl.) Diels has been widely distributed and is reported for many therapeutic effects. The present study aims to investigate the antistress activity of the leaf extract and its possible molecular mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hydroethanolic extract of leaves of E. communis (100 and 200 mg/kg, p.o.) were administered for 7 days to stress-induced male Wistar rats. The experimental animals were divided into five groups (n = 6)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706331/bioequivalence-of-generic-and-branded-amoxicillin-capsules-in-healthy-human-volunteers
#8
Priyanka Pathak, Vijaya A Pandit, Priti P Dhande
CONTEXT: The Medical Council of India urges doctors to prescribe generic drugs as far as possible. The Indian Medical Association had responded earlier saying that it requires guarantees on the quality of generic forms of drugs. Although no published scientific reports are available on the issue of therapeutic inequivalence, unconfirmed clinician accounts and newspaper reports of therapeutic inequivalence exist. AIM: This study was planned to ascertain whether bioequivalence of branded and generic amoxicillin capsule is comparable...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706330/effects-of-co-treatment-with-pioglitazone-and-methotrexate-on-experimentally-induced-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-wistar-albino-rats
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Tanushree Roy, Indranil Banerjee, Saikat Ghosh, Ranjita Santra Dhali, Anuradha De Pati, Santanu Kumar Tripathi
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the synovial joints of the body. Methotrexate (MTX) is considered as a mainstay in the management of RA. However, monotherapy with MTX in RA is often limited by potential long-term toxicity. The present study was conducted to evaluate if MTX-pioglitazone combination therapy has an add-on benefit over monotherapy with MTX or pioglitazone on disease activity in male Wistar rats in adjuvant-induced arthritis model...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706329/effect-of-karanjin-on-2-4-6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic-acid-induced-colitis-in-balb-c-mice
#10
Praful Prakash Patel, Naitikumar Devshankar Trivedi
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the beneficial effect of karanjin for the treatment of experimental colitis. METHODS: Colitis was induced in the Balb/c mice by rectal administration of 2% solution of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) in 50% methanol. Karanjin (>98% pure) was administered in two different concentrations 100 and 200 mg/kg and sulfasalazine (100 mg/kg) as reference for 7 consecutive days to colitic mice. On the 8 day, mice were euthanized and degree of inflammation was assessed by macroscopic, microscopic, histology and biochemical estimation of myeloperoxidase (MPO), nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and reduced glutathione (GSH) level were measured...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706328/trypsin-inhibitors-demonstrate-antioxidant-activities-inhibit-a549-cell-proliferation-and-increase-activities-of-reactive-oxygen-species-scavenging-enzymes
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Tooba Naz Shamsi, Romana Parveen, Sadaf Fatima
OBJECTIVES: Protease inhibitors are one of the most promising and investigated subjects for their role in pharmacognostical and pharmacological studies. This study aimed to investigate antineoplastic and antioxidant activity of trypsin inhibitors (TIs) isolated from three plant sources and their inhibitory role in the cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: TIs were obtained from different plant sources. Antineoplastic potential on adenocarcinoma human alveolar basal epithelial cell line (A549) and normal Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK) was determined using MTT assay...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706327/current-advances-in-transdermal-delivery-of-drugs-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#12
REVIEW
Thuy Trang Nguyen, Vo Van Giau, Tuong Kha Vo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common, progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder, which will play an increasingly important role both socially and financially in the aging populations. Treatments for AD show modest improvements in cognition and global functioning among patients. Furthermore, the oral administration of treating AD has had some drawbacks that decrease the medication adherence and efficacy of the therapy. Transdermal drugs are proposed as an alternative remedy to overcome the disadvantages of current pharmaceutical dosage options for this chronic disorder...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706326/changing-trends-in-pharmacology%C3%A2
#13
EDITORIAL
Bikash Medhi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458441/erratum-modulation-of-hippocampal-gene-expression-of-microrna-146a-microrna-155-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-inflammatory-signaling-by-troxerutin-in-healthy-and-diabetic-rats
#14
(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 675 in vol. 48, PMID: 28066106.].
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458440/hydroxychloroquine-induced-erythroderma
#15
Sunil B Pai, Bhuvaneshwari Sudershan, Maria Kuruvilla, Ashwin Kamath, Pooja K Suresh
Erythroderma is characterized by diffuse erythema and scaling of the skin involving more than 90% of the total body skin surface area. Drug-induced erythroderma has rarely been reported with hydroxychloroquine. We report a case of a 50-year-old female patient, with systemic lupus erythematosus, who developed itchy lesions all over the body 1 month after starting treatment with hydroxychloroquine. Drug-induced erythroderma was suspected. Hydroxychloroquine was withdrawn and the patient was treated with emollients, mid-potency corticosteroids, and oral antihistamines...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458439/chronic-administration-of-phenytoin-and-pleomorphic-adenoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Vikas Maharshi, Pravesh Nagar
Adverse drug effects that are uncommon or appear only on chronic administration of a drug may not be detected in clinical trials. This explains the need of strict post-marketing vigilance on drug use. Phenytoin administration has been shown in the literature to be associated with development of neoplasia (benign/malignant). In our knowledge current work represents the first case of pleomorphic-adenoma of sub-mandibular salivary gland developed following chronic phenytoin use. A 40 year old male having a history of head trauma twenty years back, had been on tablet phenytoin 100 mg thrice daily since then...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458438/chronic-lithium-intoxication-varying-electrocardiogram-manifestations
#17
Raja Naga Mahesh Maddala, A J Ashwal, M Sudhakar Rao, R Padmakumar
Lithium is a commonly used drug in psychiatric practice. It is used in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. It has a narrow therapeutic index with documented adverse effects even near therapeutic levels. It has myriad of manifestations at toxic levels. The cardiovascular effects range from relatively benign ST-T wave changes to fatal arrhythmias. We describe a case of lithium toxicity which presented as a junctional rhythm and later showed a variety of manifestations such as complete heart block, atrial fibrillation, sinus bradycardia, and finally reverted to sinus rhythm at par with serum lithium levels...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458437/levetiracetam-induced-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis
#18
Mrinal Gupta
Drug-induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis is a small-vessel vasculitis that most commonly manifests with palpable purpuric lesions on gravity-dependent areas. Vasculitis occurs within weeks after initial administration of medication and demonstrates clearance upon withdrawal of medication. Levetiracetam, a pyrrolidone derivative, is used as an adjunctive therapy in patients with refractory focal epilepsy, myoclonic epilepsy, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. We present a case of a 14-year-old female, who developed cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis within 8 days of initiation of levetiracetam...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458436/response-to-eperisone-in-patients-of-therapy-resistant-dissociative-convulsions-a-report-of-two-cases
#19
Vijendra Nath Jha, Pramod Kumar Singh
Dissociative convulsions or pseudoseizures are a difficult to treat common psychiatric condition. In a subset of these patients, the chief complaint is clenching of teeth with apparent nonresponsiveness alone. Neither drugs nor psychotherapeutic interventions have been found to be of much help in its management. Report of two such subsets of cases is presented, in which patients with dissociative convulsions showed sudden, dramatic, and sustained good response to the addition of a muscle relaxant eperisone.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458435/ciprofloxacin-induced-acute-generallised-exanthematous-pustulosis
#20
Caterina Foti, Paolo Romita, Giovanni Zanframundo, Mario Mastrolonardo, Gianni Angelini, Gianfranco Calogiuri, Eustacchio Nettis, Domenico Bonamonte
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is an uncommon and self-limiting skin rash commonly caused by drugs and is characterized by the acute onset of fever, pustulosis, and neutrophilia from 4 to 10 days after the drug intake. We describe a case of AGEP in a 61-year-old woman that was hospitalized for the acute onset of fever, erythroderma, and pustulosis. Clinical history revealed that she had been treating a bacterial inguinal intertrigo for 4 days with ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablets twice daily and desloratadine 5 mg tablet once daily...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
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