Volume 2 Issue 2
Acupuncture Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis – Can It Be Effective?
Panagiotis Zogopoulos*, Anastasios Venetikidis, Georgios Vretakos, Dimitrios Rologis
Acupuncture is widely used in both Eastern and Western countries as a complementary or alternative treatment modality for various diseases. Experimental, but also clinical studies have recently provided evidence that it can be effective in treating multiple sclerosis patients, since it seems to improve motor, as well as, sensory disturbances. It is safe and can have a long-lasting effect, even in patients resistant to conventional treatment.
Formulation and Invitro Evaluation of Sustained Release Matrix Tablets of Azathioprine
Gampa Vijaya Kumar, P. Shashikala*
The aim of the present study was to develop an sustained release formulation of Azathioprine to maintain constant therapeutic levels of the drug for over 8 hrs. Various grades of polymethacrylate polymers and ethyl cellulose were employed as polymers. Azathioprine dose was fixed as 50 mg. Total weight of the tablet was considered as 150 mg. Polymers were used in the concentration of 25mg and 50mg concentration. All the formulations were passed various physicochemical evaluation parameters and they were found to be within limits.
The Physiological Response to Echinochrome Pigment Extracted from Sea Urchin in Both Types of Diabetes Mellitus
Ayman Saber Mohamed*, Amel Mahmoud Soliman, Mohamed Assem Said Marie
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most causes of death in the world. It generally classified into type 1 (T1DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes mellitus. The majority of diabetic patients are T2DM and relatively small proportions have type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). In experimental animals, the most prominent diabetogenic agent is streptozotocin (STZ). STZ has selective toxic effects on β-cells. T1DM induced experimentally by high dose of STZ leading to rapid destruction of β cell, severe decline in insulin plasma level and profound hyperglycemia.