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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066120/eyelid-and-feet-edema-induced-by-pemetrexed
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Sarrah Kastalli, Ons Charfi, Rym Sahnoun, Ghozlane Lakhoua
Pemetrexed is an anti-metabolite that targets multiple enzymes in folate pathway. The main toxicities associated with pemetrexed are asthenia, nausea, diarrhea, myelosuppression, and rash. Few cases of pemetrexed induced cutaneous adverse event have been reported, mainly periorbital-facial edema and edema of the limbs. We report a case of pemetrexed-induced edema of the eyelid and feet in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066119/ibuprofen-induced-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-first-reported-case
#2
Christopher Lim Thiam Seong, Malini Shanmuganathan
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used widely in treating pain, fever, and inflammation. Its side effects are mainly due to acute renal impairment and gastric discomfort. We hereby report a rare case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis secondary to ibuprofen consumption which has not been reported in literature before.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066118/seizure-following-chemotherapy-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-in-a-patient-of-carcinoma-cervix
#3
Rohitashwa Dana, R K Spartacus, Shweta Mutha, Prashanth Bhat
Cisplatin and paclitaxel both can cause peripheral neurotoxicity as an adverse effect; however, central nervous system neurotoxicity in the form of seizures is rare. We report a case of a 36-year-old female patient of metastatic carcinoma cervix, who developed seizure shortly after cisplatin infusion. Her laboratory investigations were within normal limits. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain did not reveal brain primary metastasis or meningeal carcinomatosis. She had no complaints of fever, no signs and symptoms of infection, and no history of seizure nor was she on any medication predisposing to such an event...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066117/antidepressants-triggering-suicidal-ideation-an-area-of-concern
#4
Himali Rajgadhi, Sapna Gupta, Supriya Deepak Malhotra, Advait Thakor, Pankaj Patel
This is a report of four cases of possible suicidal ideation with the use of antidepressants in Indian population. The patients presented to emergency department of a tertiary care hospital with attempted suicide. All of them were prescribed at least one antidepressant. The association of increased suicidal attempts/ideation with antidepressant drugs themselves has been reported in the West, but data in the Indian population are lacking. Antidepressants are widely used not only for treatment of depression but also many other psychiatric illnesses; it is yet unclear whether suicidal ideation is because of these drugs or the progression of the disease...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066116/perception-of-pharmacists-regarding-over-the-counter-medication-a-survey
#5
Abinaya Ravichandran, Asha Basavareddy
OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge, attitude, and practice of the pharmacists toward dispensing the over-the-counter (OTC) medications using questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS: cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice among pharmacists regarding OTC medications. Eighty out of hundred filled questionnaires were received from various pharmacists from medical shops in and around Kolar. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066115/comparison-of-the-knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-doctors-nurses-and-pharmacists-regarding-the-use-of-expired-and-disposal-of-unused-medicines-in-delhi
#6
Kriti Bhayana, Harmeet Singh Rehan, Tarun Arora
OBJECTIVES: The use of out-of-date medicines and improper disposal of pharmaceutical products harm consumers and environment. To limit pharmaceutical load on the environment, it is important that healthcare professionals (HCPs) are aware of and have good practices toward their disposal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pretested instructor administered questionnaire containing 21 questions was used to assess knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of 300 HCPs toward use and disposal of unwanted/expired medicines...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066114/antigenotoxic-and-apoptotic-activities-of-essential-oil-of-atalantia-monophylla-correa
#7
Ramaraj Thirugnanasampandan, Gunasekar Ramya, Madusudhanan Gogulramnath
OBJECTIVE: To study antigenotoxic and apoptotic activities of hydrodistilled essential oil from the leaves of Atalantia monophylla Correa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antigenotoxic activity of essential oil was tested against hydrogen peroxide (100 μM)-induced deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage in 3T3-L1 cells. Cervical cancer cell (HeLa) growth inhibitory effect of essential oil was measured by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazoliumbromide assay. Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide (FITC/PI), Hoechst 33258, and acridine orange/ethidium bromide (AO/EtBr) staining techniques were used to identify apoptosis...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066113/lactogenic-activity-of-teramnus-labialis-linn-fruit-with-special-reference-to-the-estimation-of-serum-prolactin-and-cortisol-level-in-nursing-rats
#8
Himanshu Bhusan Sahoo, Amrita Bhaiji, Dev Das Santani
AIM: The objective of the study was to investigate the lactogenic activity of methanolic extract of Teramnus labialis (L.) fruit (MTLF) on rats. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Nursing rats (200-250 g) with their suckling pups were selected and were divided into five groups (n = 6). Group I treated as control (distil water); Group II treated as standard (domperidone), and Group III, IV, and V were orally administered with MTLF at 200, 400, and 600 mg/kg body weight, respectively and continued for l4(th) day of parturition...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066112/in-vitro-effectiveness-of-triterpenoids-and-their-synergistic-effect-with-antibiotics-against-staphylococcus-aureus-strains
#9
Muhammad Hamza, Maha Nadir, Nadir Mehmood, Adeel Farooq
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of four triterpenoids such as oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, cycloastragenol, and beta-boswellic acid alone and in combination with antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen clinical strains of S. aureus from infected wounds were isolated. Eight were methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA), and the other eight were methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). The activity was also seen in reference S...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066111/clinical-effectiveness-and-safety-of-low-cost-versus-innovator-brand-amlodipine-in-hypertension-a-single-blinded-randomized-crossover-noninferiority-trial
#10
Alak Kumar Das, Suparna Chatterjee, Jyotirmoy Pal
OBJECTIVES: A single-blinded, randomized, crossover, noninferiority trial was conducted to evaluate clinical effectiveness and safety of low-cost brand (LCB) versus innovator brand (IB) amlodipine in essential hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The primary end-point was change of systolic blood pressure (BP) from baseline to study end. Adult patients with Stage 1 hypertension or isolated systolic hypertension were randomized to receive 5 mg amlodipine LCB or IB once daily for 6 weeks in each period in a 2 × 2 crossover manner with three follow-up visits in each sequence...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066110/assessment-of-impact-of-pharmacophilia-and-pharmacophobia-on-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-psychiatric-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study
#11
Mini Johnson Christudas, Balaji Sathyanarayana Gupta, Krishna Undela, Noel M Isaac, Dushad Ram, Madhan Ramesh
AIMS: To investigate the impact of pharmacophilia and pharmacophobia on medication adherence among patients with psychiatric disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational study was conducted in the Department of Psychiatry over a period of 2 months. Patients above 18 years of age with a psychiatric diagnosis as per the International Classification of Diseases 10 and receiving at least one psychotropic medication (any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior) for >1 month were enrolled in the study...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066109/cerebroprotective-activity-of-pentapetes-phoenicea-on-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
#12
Koneru Naga Sravanthi, Nadendla Rama Rao
OBJECTIVES: The study was performed to evaluate the cerebroprotective activity of methanolic extract (ME) of Pentapetes phoenicea - a folk medicine used as anti-inflammatory and in central nervous system ailments. It has high phenolic and flavonoid contents including rutin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Global cerebral ischemia was induced in male albino Wistar rats by temporary bilateral carotid artery occlusion (BCAO) for 30 min, followed by 4 h reperfusion. Groups of rats were pretreated for 10 days with 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg of ME of P...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066108/neuroprotective-effect-of-celastrus-paniculatus-on-chronic-stress-induced-cognitive-impairment
#13
V Bhagya, Thomas Christofer, B S Shankaranarayana Rao
OBJECTIVE: Several studies report that chronic stress results in impaired spatial learning and working memory and enhanced anxiety-like behavior. However, not many studies have looked into the possible ways of reversing stress-induced deficits. Celastrus paniculatus (CP), a traditional ayurvedic herbal medicine, was used to treat cognitive deficits in mentally retarded children. CP oil has been reported to have neuroprotective and antioxidant activities. However, the effects of CP oil on chronic stress-induced cognitive deficits are unclear...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066107/anxiolytic-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-camellia-sinensis-in-rats
#14
Rajeshwari Shastry, Sheetal Dinkar Ullal, Shreyas Karkala, Seema Rai, Akash Gadgade
OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to evaluate anxiolytic effect of Camellia sinensis (CS) and possible mechanism on acute and chronic administration in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight groups of rats with six in each group were used. Group I served as control. Group II received diazepam (1 mg/kg). Groups III, IV, and V received CS in doses of 3.3, 16.5, and 33 mg/kg, respectively. Three pharmacologically validated experimental models - elevated plus maze (EPM), light and dark box (LDB), and open field tests (OFT) - were employed...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066106/modulation-of-hippocampal-gene-expression-of-microrna-146a-microrna-155-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-inflammatory-signaling-by-troxerutin-in-healthy-and-diabetic-rats
#15
Raana Yavari, Reza Badalzadeh, Mohammad Reza Alipour, Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei
OBJECTIVES: Inflammation plays a critical role in the progression of diabetic complications such as neurological disorders. Previous reports have indicated the memory-improving effect of troxerutin, in rat hippocampus, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Hence, we have investigated the effect of troxerutin pretreatment on gene expressions of inflammation-related microRNAs (miRs), miR-146a and miR-155, and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway in the hippocampus of healthy and diabetic rats...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066105/antifertility-activity-of-thevetia-peruviana-pers-k-schum-leaf-in-female-sprague-dawley-rat
#16
Jhuma Samanta, Snehendu Bhattacharya, Avtar C Rana
OBJECTIVES: Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum. (Apocynaceae) is known to possess cardioactive glycoside such as thevetin A, thevetin B, neriifolin, peruvoside, thevetoxin, and ruvoside. Traditionally, T. peruviana leaves are used as abortifacient. The aim of the present study is to evaluate antifertility potential of T. peruviana leaves. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Cardiac glycoside freed leaves of T. peruviana were extracted with methanol using maceration method. The dried cardiac glycoside-free methanolic extract of T...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066104/impact-of-oral-contraceptive-pills-on-central-corneal-thickness-in-young-women
#17
Bengi Ece Kurtul, Besime Inal, Pinar Altiaylik Ozer, Emrah Utku Kabatas
OBJECTIVES: Hormonal changes during oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use may affect central corneal thickness (CCT) values. We aimed to evaluate the impact of OCP use on CCT values in healthy young women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty women subjects who use OCP for contraception (Group 1) and forty control subjects (Group 2) who do not use OCP were included in this prospective study. None of the patients had any history of systemic or ocular diseases. The CCT values measured by ultrasonic pachymeter (Nidek US-4000 Echoscan, Japan) and the intraocular pressure (IOP) values were measured by noncontact tonometer (Reichert 7 CR Corneal Response Technology, USA) at the time of admission to our clinic...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066103/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-topical-sertaconazole-versus-topical-terbinafine-in-localized-dermatophytosis-a-randomized-observer-blind-parallel-group-study
#18
Dattatreyo Chatterjee, Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Sukanta Sen, Saswati Sarkar, Avijit Hazra, Radharaman De
OBJECTIVE: Epidermal dermatophyte infections most commonly manifest as tinea corporis or tinea cruris. Topical azole antifungals are commonly used in their treatment but literature suggests that most require twice-daily application and provide lower cure rates than the allylamine antifungal terbinafine. We conducted a head-to-head comparison of the effectiveness of the once-daily topical azole, sertaconazole, with terbinafine in these infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized, observer-blind, parallel group study (Clinical Trial Registry India [CTRI]/2014/09/005029) with adult patients of either sex presenting with localized lesions...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066102/randomized-double-blind-comparative-study-of-oral-metronidazole-and-tinidazole-in-treatment-of-bacterial-vaginosis
#19
Indu M Raja, Asha Basavareddy, Deepali Mukherjee, Bikash Ranjan Meher
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and tolerability of oral metronidazole and tinidazole in patients with bacterial vaginosis (BV) using Amsel's criteria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a randomized double-blind study, conducted by the Departments of Pharmacology and Gynecology of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Patients diagnosed with BV received either tablet metronidazole 500 mg twice daily for 5 days or tablet tinidazole 500 mg once daily + one placebo for 5 days and instructed to come for follow-up at the 1(st) week and 4(th) week...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066101/comparison-of-efficacy-safety-and-cost-effectiveness-of-montelukast-levocetirizine-and-montelukast-fexofenadine-in-patients-of-allergic-rhinitis-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
#20
Mohini Sachin Mahatme, Ganesh Natthuji Dakhale, Kanchan Tadke, Sachin Keshaorao Hiware, S D Dudhgaonkar, Sumit Wankhede
OBJECTIVES: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a global health problem. Almost 10%-25% of population worldwide is affected by AR. Oral/intranasal H1-antihistamine, decongestants, leukotriene receptor antagonists, and intranasal corticosteroids are the pillars in the management of AR. The combination therapy of montelukast with antihistaminic provides enhancing and complimentary effects, thereby reducing the symptoms effectively, but there are scanty data regarding the comparisons of combinations...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
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