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: 2286

Table of Content: 22 September, 2012; 6(35)

September 2012

Use of functional foods for diabetes prevention in China

Diabetes is the most important modifiable risk factor for life-threatening diseases. The following conclusions were drawn on the basis of the analysis of different factors: (1) Main reasons for the prevalence of diabetes in China are low dietary fiber, unhealthy life-style, obesity, and genetic factors. (2) All factors that cause diabetes are linked to dietary factors, especially the loss of functional components from...

Author(s): Yawen Zeng, Xiaoying Pu, Juan Du, Shuming Yang, Tao Yang and Ping Jia

September 2012

Evaluation of the effect of omega-3 supplements in the prevention of preeclampsia among high risk women

Identification of proactive preeclamptic factors in pregnant women, as one of the three maternal and neonatal mortality factors, is of special importance. Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that may reduce blood pressure and brain and heart attacks affecting the production of prostaglandins and reducing unwanted fat, vasodilatation and platelet adhesion. This study was designed and implemented to...

Author(s): Fatemeh Lalooha, Talaat Dabbaghi Ghaleh, Hamideh Pakniiat, Fatemeh Ranjkesh, Toba gholshahi and Omid Mashrabi

September 2012

Enhancing health care for type 2 diabetes in Northern Brazil: A pilot study of pharmaceutical care in community pharmacy

To evaluate the impact of a medication therapy management (MTM) program on the clinical outcomes and the quality of life (QoL) of a group of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The study was conducted in a community pharmacy in Aracaju, Brazil, from February to November 2009. A quasi-experimental, longitudinal, prospective study was conducted by intervention. The group...

Author(s): Blície Jennifer Balisa-Rocha, Viviane Gibara Guimarães, Alessandra Rezende Mesquita, Patrícia Melo Aguiar, Ines Krass and Divaldo Pereira de Lyra Jr.

September 2012

Role of gastrointestinal motility/gastric emptying in cisplatin-induced vomiting in pigeon

In this study we screened various crude fractions of Cannabis sativa indigenous to Pakistan against cisplatin-induced vomiting in pigeon and to find the involvement of gastrointestinal (GIT) motility and gastric emptying in said complication. Cannabis sativa hexane (CS-HexFr 5, 10 and 15 mg/kg), n-butanol (CS-ButFr 5 and 10 mg/kg) and methanol fractions (CS-MetFr 10 and 15 mg/kg) were examined...

Author(s): Ihsan Ullah, Fazal Subhan, Khalid Rauf , Amir Badshah and Gowhar Ali

September 2012

Effect of Viola tricolor on pentobarbital-induced sleep in mice

Traditionally, Viola tricolor has been recommended for its sedative property. However, no pharmacological studies have yet evaluated the effect of this plant on sleep. The hydro-alcoholic extract (HAE) was prepared by the extraction of the aerial parts of V. tricolor in 70% ethanol using a Soxhalet apparatus. Also, with solvent-solvent extraction, the HAE was further fractionated...

Author(s): Ahmad Ghorbani, Naimeh Javadi Youssofabad and Hassan Rakhshandeh,

September 2012

The study on therapy effect of Danqi pill to renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and lipid metabolism disorder in coronary heart disease

The objective of this work is to inquire whether the myocardial ischemia (MI) could lead to plasma lipid metabolism disorders and Danqi Pill (DQP)’s pharmacological effects on coronary heart disease (CHD). Ameroid ring was placed on left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) to prepare CHD model of chronic MI on Chinese mini-swine. Echocardiography was employed to measure cardiac function. Enzyme-linked...

Author(s): Wang Yong#, Li Chun#, Ouyang Yulin#, Chuo Wenjing, Yu Junda, Han Jing, Chen Jianxin and Wang Wei