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indian journal of pharmacology

Sachin Satpute, Manthan Mehta, Sandeep Bhete, Dnyneshwar Kurle
BACKGROUND: The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement is a device to standardize reporting and improve the quality of controlled trials. However, little attention is paid to the statistical components in the CONSORT checklist. The present study evaluates the randomized controlled trials [RCTs] published in five high impact pharmacology journals with respect to its statistical methods. METHODS: Randomized Controlled Trials [RCTs] published in the years 2013 & 2014 in five pharmacology journals with high impact factor, The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (JCP), British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (BJCP), European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (EJCP), Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics (JPP) and Indian Journal of Pharmacology (IJP) were assessed for adherence to the statistical components of CONSORT statement...
July 2016: Perspectives in Clinical Research
Pooja M Vachhani, Manish N Solanki, Mira K Desai
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation and comparison of ethical standards of published drug promotional literatures (DPLs) between different Indian and non-Indian scientific medical journals regarding compliance to the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMAs) guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational study was carried out at pharmacology department. DPLs published in Indian and non-Indian scientific medical journals available at central library of medical college during the period of 6 months were collected according to selection criteria...
July 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Faruque Pathan, Zafar Ahmed Latif, Rakesh Kumar Sahay, Abdul Hamid Zargar, Syed Abbas Raza, Azad Khan, Nazrul Islam Siddiqui, Feroz Amin, Noel Somasundaram, Dina Shrestha, Sanjay Kalra
This guidance is an update to the South Asian Consensus Guideline: Use of GLP1RA in Diabetes during Ramadan, published in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2012. A five country working group has collated evidence and experience to suggest guidelines for the safe and rational use of glucagon-like peptide1 receptor agonists during Ramadan. The suggestions contained herewith are based upon recently published evidence as well as available basic pharmacological data.
June 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Prashant Y Mali
Premna integrifolia Linn. (Verbenaceae) is an important constituent of the formulation of ten roots of herbs known as Daśamūla and is widely used for treating various ailments in the Indian system of medicine. Aim of this review is to provide comprehensive information on the pharmacological activities of various parts of P. integrifolia. All the relevant universally accepted electronic databases were searched with respect to the terms "Agnimanthā", "Headache tree", "Premna integrifolia", "Premna obtusifolia", "Premna serratifolia" including Indian classical texts, pharmacopoeias, Ayurvedic books, journals, etc...
January 2016: Ancient Science of Life
Rakesh Aggarwal, Nithya Gogtay, Rajeev Kumar, Peush Sahni
Note: This editorial is being published simultaneously in the Indian Heart Journal, Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, Indian Journal of Pharmacology, Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Indian Journal of Urology, Indian Pediatrics, International Journal of Health Research & Medicolegal Practice, Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research, Journal of Conservative Dentistry, Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, and The National Medical Journal of India...
October 2015: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Arti Pandey, Pradeep Singh Negi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: There are more than 3000 officially documented plants in the Indian subcontinent that hold great medicinal potential. One such under-explored plant is an evergreen tropical tree Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser (Rubiaceae). It is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world and has therapeutic potential against many diseases such as diabetes, anaemia, stomatitis, leprosy, cancer and infectious diseases. Neolamarckia cadamba has historical existence in India and it is mentioned in mythical stories...
April 2, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Umme Aiman, Syed Ziaur Rahman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of present study was to survey and determine the reporting standards of animal studies published during three years from 2012 to 2014 in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology (IJP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All issues of IJP published in the year 2012, 2013 and 2014 were reviewed to identify animal studies. Each animal study was searched for 15 parameters specifically designed to review standards of animal experimentation and research methodology...
September 2015: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Sharad Srivastava, Manjoosha Srivastava, Ankita Misra, Garima Pandey, Aks Rawat
Berberis is an important genus and well known in the Indian as well as European systems of traditional medicine. It is used since ancient times for curing eye disease, fever, jaundice, rheumatism, vomiting during pregnancy, kidney and gall balder stones and various other ailments due to the presence of biologically active alkaloid berberine. Action of the root extracts of few species are believed to be as powerful as quinine in the treatment of malarial fever. A plethora of literature pertaining to the taxonomy, biology, chemistry, traditional and ethnic uses of Berberis in different countries and indigenous cultures was collected by both offline (library, journals, textbooks etc...
2015: EXCLI journal
A Tas Tuna, O Palabiyik, S G Beyaz The above article, published online on 10 November 2014 in Wiley Online Library (, has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor in Chief, A. Li Wan Po, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The retraction has been agreed because, unknown to the authors, another group published a similar study based on the same material in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology: Kocayigit I, Can Y, Sahinkus S, et al. Spontaneous rectus sheath haematoma during rivaroxaban therapy...
August 2015: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Sarmila Nath, Subhrojyoti Bhowmick, Trayambak Dutta, V R Chowrasia, Shipra Bhattacharya, R N Chatterjee, Manjula Sarkar, A K Ram, P K Mukherjee
The study assessed 54 advertisements of 145 different drugs, published over one year (from December 2011 to November 2012) in an Indian medical journal, circulated widely mainly among general practitioners (GPs). The ethical guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) for medicinal drug promotion were applied. The brand name was mentioned in all advertisements (100% compliance both with the WHO and OPPI criteria) and the names of the active ingredients were also mentioned in 128 (90...
October 2014: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
Chetna Desai, B Dinesh Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2014: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Parul Agarwa, Bhawna Sharma, Amreen Fatima, Sanjay Kumar Jain
Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy (C. pluricaulis) is a perennial herb that seems like morning glory. All parts of the herb are known to possess therapeutic benefits. The plant is used locally in Indian and Chinese medicine to cure various diseases. It is used in Ayurvedic formulation for chronic cough, sleeplessness, epilepsy, hallucinations, anxiety etc. Based on the comprehensive review of plant profile, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, pharmacological and toxicological data on the C. pluricaulis, there will be more opportunities for the future research and development on the herb C...
March 2014: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Camille Desgrouas, Nicolas Taudon, Sok-Siya Bun, Beatrice Baghdikian, Sothavireak Bory, Daniel Parzy, Evelyne Ollivier
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Stephania rotunda Lour. (Menispermaceae) is an important traditional medicinal plant that is grown in Southeast Asia. The stems, leaves, and tubers have been used in the Cambodian, Lao, Indian and Vietnamese folk medicine systems for years to treat a wide range of ailments, including asthma, headache, fever, and diarrhoea. AIM OF THE REVIEW: To provide an up-to-date, comprehensive overview and analysis of the ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of Stephania rotunda for its potential benefits in human health, as well as to assess the scientific evidence of traditional use and provide a basis for future research directions...
July 3, 2014: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Zakia Khanam, Ompal Singh, Rampal Singh, Irshad Ul Haq Bhat
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) is an eminent medicinal plant of India and considered as a 'white gold' or 'divya aushad' in Indian systems of medicine. In Ayurveda, Chlorophytum borivilianum belongs to the group of "Vajikaran Rasayana" corroborated to its rejuvenating, aphrodisiac, natural sex tonic properties and effective in alleviating sexual disorders. It is largely used as ethnic medicine by local healers of indigenous communities of India...
November 25, 2013: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Chetna Desai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2013: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Pratima Murthy, N Manjunatha, B N Subodh, Prabhat Kumar Chand, Vivek Benegal
Substance use patterns are notorious for their ability to change over time. Both licit and illicit substance use cause serious public health problems and evidence for the same is now available in our country. National level prevalence has been calculated for many substances of abuse, but regional variations are quite evident. Rapid assessment surveys have facilitated the understanding of changing patterns of use. Substance use among women and children are increasing causes of concern. Preliminary neurobiological research has focused on identifying individuals at high risk for alcohol dependence...
January 2010: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Prasad G Rao
This review has been done after careful research of articles published in indian journal of psychiatry with the search words of manic depressive psychosis and bipolar mood disorder. Many articles in the following areas are included: 1) ETIOLOGY: genetic studies: 2) ETIOLOGY - neuro psychological impairment: 3) Adult bipolar disorder 4) Epidemological 5) Clinical picture - phenomenology: 6) Course of bipolar mood disorder: 7) Juvenile onset bipolar affective disorder 8) Secondary mania: 9) Clinical variables and mood disorders: 10) Disability: 11) Comorbidity: 12) TREATMENT: biological 13) Recent evidence: 14) Pharmacological evidence in special population...
January 2010: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Jaykaran, Preeti Yadav
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reporting of the statistical methods in articles published in two Indian pharmacology journals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All original articles published since 2002 were downloaded from the journals' (Indian Journal of Pharmacology (IJP) and Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (IJPP)) website. These articles were evaluated on the basis of appropriateness of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics was evaluated on the basis of reporting of method of description and central tendencies...
April 2011: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
K Satyanarayana
This paper traces the evolution of measures and parameters for the evaluation of science and scientific journals from the first attempts during the early part of the last century to the development of the most popular, current and widely used metrics viz., citations, impact factor (IF) etc. The identification of measures of evaluation in science and scientific reporting paralled the post-war increase in funding in the United States of America. Biomedical and medical sciences continue to garner a major share, estimated to be almost two-thirds of total research and development funding of over US$ 350 billion...
July 2010: Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Goyal Jaykaran, N D Kantharia, Y Preeti, P Bharddwaj, J Goyal
OBJECTIVES: Clinical trials are having very important place in the hierarchy of evidence based medicine. It has been observed that current methods of use and reporting of statistics of clinical trials are responsible for errors in the interpretation of results. So we decided to evaluate clinical trials published in three Indian journals of 2007 and 2008 to analyse statistical issues which may affect the interpretation of results. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Retrospective observational study MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed all the clinical trials (46) published in Indian pediatrics, Indian journal of pharmacology, journal of postgraduate medicine and of 2007-2008...
June 2010: African Health Sciences
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