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MEDICATION ERROR - MAJOR PROBLEM IN HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Dinesh Kumar Meena
Department of Pharmacy,
Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar, Tamil Nadu.
*dinesh8989pharmd@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
A medication error is the failure of treatment process that may be harmful for the patient. A medication error can occur in deciding which medicine and dosage regimen to use, prescription writing, manufacturing the formulation, administrating the medicine, monitoring therapy. Avoiding medication error is important for the safety of patient as well as better therapeutic outcomes. Medication error may not be clinically significant on many occasions but they have serious economic consequences like extended hospital stays, additional treatment and malpractice litigation. Medication error are well known problem in hospitals. Medication error and adverse drug reactions are one of the main causes for adverse events in hospital leading to disability and death. Pharmacist is responsible for the safe and appropriate use of medication in all pharmacy practice settings. As the part of the multidisciplinary health care team, the pharmacist role is to cooperate to establish patient-specific drug therapy regimens designed to achieve predefined therapeutic outcomes without subjecting the patient to undue them. As pharmacist becomes more involved in patient – specific care, technician is asked to perform tasks that have previously been restricted to pharmacists. As their responsibilities expand, technician need to be aware of the significance and cause of medication errors and to recognize their role in preventing those errors.


PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AEGLE MARMELOS: A MINI REVIEW

ABOUT AUTHORS:
Sampat Kumar Kundu1, Shatabisha Bhattacharjee1, *Kuntal Pal2
1 Gurunanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Sodepur, West Bengal, India
2 Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Barkachha, Mirzapur
kuntalpal20@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Ayurvedic plants have shown their effects on various kind of diseases. Those properties of the plants are sublimed in some molecules in the plants, which can be extracted out by performing various kind of processes (eg. Soxhlation, Percolation). Many plants which are used by the human being in daily life, also have some effects in curing some disease conditions. Likewise in our current review Aegle marmelos (Beal) have Antidiarrhoeal, Antidiabetic activities etc. Many Pharmacological Activities have been revealed & organized in this review article, but there have a wide scope of research to perform on this plant.


EFFECT OF HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF MIMOSA PUDICA LINN. WITH IMIPRAMINE AND FLUOXETINE ON RESERPINE-INDUCED BEHAVIOURAL DESPAIR IN RATS

ABOUT AUTHORS:
Mayuri Lawar1, Varsha Shende1*, Suvarna Ingle2, Monali Sanghvi1, Naeem Hamdulay1
1Department of Pharmacology, Sinhgad College of Pharmacy, Post-Graduate Research Department, Off Sinhgad road, Vadgaon (Bk), Pune, Maharashtra, India.  
2Department of Pharmacology, Indira College of Pharmacy, New Pune Mumbai Highway, Tathwade, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
*shende.varsha@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Depression and related mood disorders are among the world’s greatest public health problems. Mimosa pudica L. (MP), a creeping perennial herb exhibits analgesic, anxiolytic, diuretic, antiasthmatic, hepatoprotective activities. Although, previous study reveal antidepressant like effects of aqueous extract of MP at behavioral levels, but antidepressant like effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Mimosa pudica L. (HEMP) and its combinational effect with standard antidepressant drugs at behavioral and biochemical level is not scientifically evaluated. Hence, the present investigation evaluates the antidepressant activity of HEMP and its interaction with fluoxetine and imipramine in reserpine-induced behavioural despair in rats and the potential mechanism involved in HEMP action. HEMP at doses 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg p.o., fluoxetine at 5 & 20mg/kg p.o., imipramine at 5 & 15mg/kg p.o. and reserpine 6mg/kg i.p. were administered to different groups of rat (n=6). After reserpine treatment, rats were subjected to forced swimming test followed by assessment of locomotor activity. Rats were sacrificed after behavioural study for estimation of serotonin, monoamine oxidase (MAO) levels in rat brain. Results demonstrate that combination of subeffective doses of HEMP, fluoxetine and imipramine reduced the duration of immobility in forced swimming test, increased serotonin and decreased MAO-A and MAO-B enzyme levels in reserpine treated rats. These findings suggest that combination of HEMP with standard drugs in subeffective doses can exert potential antidepressant like effect through modulation of brain serotonergic system and MAO inhibition.


CERVICAL CANCER AND ITS VARIOUS EMERGING IMPACT

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Shambhavi Singh
Department of Pharmacology, Singhania University,
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
shambhavisingh6777@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Cervical cancer, malignant neoplasm, appears in tissues of the cervix, a likely preventable disease that originates as the second most widespread malignancy in women. In spite of being considering as a treatable disease, 95% preventive and conditions that can be easily examined through Pap smear. This disease accounts for a miserable condition, probable 24 percent of India’s cancer cases among women and in addition to that 80,000 Indian women die annually from the disease, which results from the unusual growth of cells in the cervix. No proper vaccination program from Indian government and miserable earning can be said responsible for this condition. Though the disease is both preventable and curable but still mortality rate in India is aggravating subsequently.


ATHEROSCLEROSIS: RESEARCH REVIEW

ABOUT AUTHOR:
Shambhavi Singh
Department of Pharmacology, Singhania University,
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
shambhavisingh6777@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Atherosclerosis a disease of the larger arteries is the major cause of heart disease and stroke.  Nowadays, serve as leading reason of death not only in senility peoples but in youth also worldwide. Researches in the atherosclerosis disease have led to many persuasive hypotheses about the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic lesion development and of tricky situation such as myocardial infarction and stroke. It is now unambiguous that atherosclerosis is not simply an unavoidable degenerative consequence of ageing, but somewhat a chronic inflammatory situation that can be transformed into an acute clinical occasion by plaque rupture and thrombosis. Evidently, crystallization of information concerning atherosclerosis will approach only by the appropriate free interplay and satisfactory fusion of the three foremost looms to the trouble, epidemiologic, clinical and investigational.


EVALUATION OF ANTI-DEPRESSANT ACTIVITY OF HYDRO ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF TRITICUM AESTIVUM

ABOUT AUTHORS:
K.Charan
A.U.College of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Waltair, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
charan.karumuri@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The present study was designed to screen anti-depressant activity of Hydro alcoholic extract of Triticum Aestivum using Chronic models (14 day study) of Tail suspension test (TST) and Forced Swim Test (FST) in Swiss Albino rats. Wheat grass were collected and authenticated. Extraction of dried wheat grass was carried out using a Soxhlet apparatus to obtain its Hydro alcoholic extract. The extract of Triticum Aestivum showed the significant anti-depressant activity comparable to the standard drug. The oral administration of Triticum Aestivum extract at doses 200 mg/kg & 400 mg/kg respectively as compared to the control treated group showed an anti-depressant activity comparable to that of standard drug.
The anti-depressant effects of Triticum Aestivum extract seem to be mainly associated with the activation of dopaminergic system and possess potential anti-depressant activity.


MINI-STROKE (TIA): A REVIEW

ABOUT AUTHORS:
V. Sravanthi*1, Mayure vijay kumar1, Donthineni Kalyan2, G.J.Finny1, C.P.Meher1
1Department of pharmaceutical chemistry, Maheshwara College of Pharmacy
2Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Saraswathi College of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Isnapur chitkul ‘X’ road, Patancheru, Hyderabad-502307
*v.sravanthi27@gmail.com

ABSTRACT:
TIA stands for transcient ischemic attack, is a temporary blockage of blood flow in the brain that causes stroke symptoms. A transient ischemic attack is often called a mini-stroke. It is considered a warning sign that a more serious stoke will happen in the future. They may include weakness on one side of the body, dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, and speech problems. A TIA is a medical emergency. Following the below words cover about transient ischemic attacks (TIA), medication, prevention, diagnosing etc.


A REVIEW OF NATEGLINIDE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

ABOUT AUTHORS:
Mistry Ripal*, Haresh T. Mulani
Department of Pharmaceutics
Indubhai Patel College of Pharmacy and Research Centre,
Dharmaj, Gujarat
*rx.ripalmistry@gmail.com

ABSTRACT:
Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of different organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. The success of oral hypoglycemic drug therapy is usually based on are storation of normal blood glucose levels. Traditionally, the term oral hypoglycemic was used interchangeably with sulfonylureas, but more recently the development of several new drugs has broadened this designation to include all oral medications for diabetes. Nateglinide, a D-phenylalanine derivative, is a novel insulinotropic drug which has recently been launched as a therapeutic agent for Type II diabetes. Clinical studies have shown that nateglinide induces a rapid onset of insulin release synergistic with meal administration which effectively restores the early phase of insulin secretion. Since the loss of early insulin secretion is thought to play an important role in the development of glucose in tolerance the ability of nateglinide to promote early insulin release is potentially of considerable therapeutic benefit.


HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE: AN UPDATE

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About Author:
Amandeep Kaur
Department of Pharmacology, G.H.G Khalsa College of Pharmacy
Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana, Punjab, INDIA
amananny2011@gmail.com

Abstract
Huntington's disease is a complex degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. Huntington's disease is an autosomal-dominant, progressive neurodegenerative disorder typically presents during mid-life with a distinct phenotype, including chorea and dystonia, incoordination, cognitive decline, and behavioral abnormalities. HD is caused by an expanded CAG repeat in the gene that encodes the protein huntingtin on chromosome 4; this results in progressive atrophy of the striatum as well as cortical and other extra striatal structures. Since 1993, genetic testing has been available to confirm diagnosis in affected adults and for pre-symptomatic testing in at-risk individuals. The review aims majorly on these areas namely: History, etiology, symptoms, pathophysiology, treatment and other aspects of Huntington’s disease.


CEREBRAL AGING AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Alok Khunteta1,2, Vikas Pareek2*
1Registrar, Rajasthan Pharmacy Council,
2 Department of Pharmaceutics,
Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Pharmacy,
Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan
* Vikaspareek@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT:
Age-related cognitive decline is a well-known phenomenon, called by various means such as age-associated memory impairment and age associated cognitive impairment. Since cerebral aging is idiopathic, so due to lack of pure reasons it’s diagnosis is typical and also it’s not being recognized at early ages by person too.  As per the reports by 2050, it is anticipated that Americans aged 65 or older will number nearly 89 million people, or more than double the number of older adults in the United States in 2010, these stats are complementary to global scenario. The review is to collectively cast Cerebral aging with reasons and solutions. The detail of theories regarding cerebral aging and its related deficits is provided. Pharmacological action of both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines are illustrated. The role of yoga and pranayam being a quencher of Reactive oxygen species (ROS) thus reducing cerebral aging is also provided further in review.


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