Phytochemical assessment, in vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Acacia hockii De Wild

Authors: Latifou Lagnika, Mounirou Tchatchedre, Abdou Madjid O. Amoussa, Kamal Latoundji, Ambaliou Sanni

Aqueous and ethanolic extracts of leafy stems of Acacia hockii harvested in Tanguiéta, were examined for antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Phytochemical screening of A. hockii was performed using two complementary methods: tube test and thin layer chromatography method. Continue reading

Histological observations of kidney and liver A : Control liver B : liver of treated rats a : kidney of control ; b : kidney of treated rats ; G : cortical glomeruli VC : central veins; H: hepatocytes

Assessment of Heavy Metals Content and Their Effects on Toxicity of Acmella uliginosa Sw

Authors: Latifou Lagnika, Toussaint Sourou Odjougbele, Anatole Laleye, Ambaliou Sanni

The use of medicinal plants has increased in recent decades due to their affordability and especially because of the assumption that natural remedies are safe. Some medicinal plants are used as leafy vegetable. In Bénin, Acmella uliginosa is one of these medicinal plants used as green leafy vegetable.

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Phenotypic and allelic distribution of ABO And Rh-D blood Groups in Blood Transfusion Center of Avicenna Military Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco

Authors: Hafid Zahid, Anass Yahyaoui, Jean Uwingabiye, Abdelhak El Khazraji, Rachid El Hadef, Nezha Messaoudi

Introduction: the purpose of our work was to present new national statistical of phenotypic and genotypic prevalence of ABO and Rhesus (D) blood groups using a new sample.

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A Study of Meticillin Resistant Pattern on Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in Tertiary Care Hospitals of Pokhara

Authors: Suresh Jaiswal,Anching Thapa,Gaurab Mali,Sabina Magar,Sanjaya Gurung, Sweekriti Shakya,Bishnu Raj Tiwari

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become one of the well-known etiologic agents for a wide variety of infections in both hospital and community settings. It is also a growing threat to the immunocompromised as well as to the general public. A total of 98 S. aureus isolates from 450 different human clinical specimens comprising pus, nasal swab, blood, urine and sputum were obtained at two tertiary care hospitals of Pokhara; Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH) and Western Regional Hospital (WRH).

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Outcome of Labour Monitored by W.H.O. Modified Partograph and Latent Phase Partograph

Authors: Renu Meena, Mamta Gangwal, Sonal Agarwal,Ramavtar Bairwa, Mohan Meena,Archana Meena

Background: Partograph is a graphical record of maternal and foetal data during progress of labour entered against time on a single paper sheet. Entire labour can be interpretated in a glance on the partograph. Partograph has been shown to be efficacious tool for monitoring labour and identified women in need of an obstetrician intervention.

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Spatial-Temporal Variation of Benthic-Community in Gopalpur Coastal Sediment, East Coast of India

Authors : Satyabrata Das Sharma, Lakshman Nayak, Upananda Mohanty, Mitali Priyadarsini Pati

The study on the macrobenthos of Gopalpur coast, Odisha, East coast of India was undertaken during January 2015 to December 2015. The environmental parameters, sediment characteristics and macrobenthic organisms were collected from 3 stations. The physico-chemical parameters with relation to benthic community structure were studied. The salinity and sediment texture were the most important parameter at Gopalpur coast controlled the distribution and community structure of benthos. The annual rainfall at Gopalpur varied from 001.4-230.7mm. The temperature, salinity, DO, BOD showed spatio-temporal variation.

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A Survey of Traditional Medicinal Uses of Catha Edulis (Celastraceae) in Meru and Embu Counties of Kenya

Authors : Josphat K. Kiunga, Catherine W. Lukhoba, Saifuddin F. Dossaji, Abiy Yenesew

Catha edulis (qat) is an evergreen tree or shrub whose young leaves and stems are widely chewed in Eastern Africa. The aim of the present study was to document ethnomedicinal value of Catha edulis as used traditionally by the Ameru and Aembu communities of Kenya.

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The Epidemiology Of Myelodysplastic Syndromes Retrospective Study In The Hematology Department Of The Military Hospital Of Rabat

There is no data on myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in Morocco. Indeed, this disease has long remained unexplored. We present the epidemiological data on MDS of the department of hematology of the Mohamed V Military Hospital for a period of 9 years and 4 months. In this study, we registered the MDS cases diagnosed by bone marrow examinations between January 2006 and April 2015. We classified these cases according to the 2008 WHO classification. Patients with secondary MDS (post-chemo/radiotherapy were excluded from the analysis. Continue reading

Sensory acceptability of squash (cucurbita maxima) in baking cake

Authors : Ramona Borro, Raymund Gemora

This research study aimed to ascertain the sensory acceptability of squash (Cucurbita Maxima) of varied quantities in baking cake as to appearance, taste, color, texture and general acceptability. A panel of 20 evaluators, purposely picked, from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Services Technology of the West Visayas State University – Janiuay Campus, were utilized as respondents. Formulated in the study were four treatments– three of which used squash at various quantities while as the control variable, one treatment, which contained no squash at all, was used. Continue reading

Ecological studies on Germination of oospores in Sargassum vulgare (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) along the Visakhapatnam coast

Ecological studies on Germination of oospores in Sargassum vulgare (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) along the Visakhapatnam coast

Authors : D.Appa Rao

The species of Sargassum are abundant among the brown algae occurring along the Indian shores and these are the chief sources for the extraction of alginic acids…………………..

Key words: Sargassum vulgare C.Agardh, Oospores germination, Germlings growth, Photon flux density, Salinity, Desiccation, Temperature.

In Press Category : International Journal of Pharmacy & Bio-Sciences