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Cytotoxic Activity of Selected West Indian Medicinal Plants against a Human Leukaemia Cell Line

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597–601
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Crude methanolic extracts and solvent fractions of the aerial parts of Spermacoce verticillata, Ficus pumila and Flemingia strobilifera showed cytotoxic activity against a human leukaemia cell line. However, chloroform and butanol fractions of F pumila had significantly lower IC50 values.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the cytotoxic activities of crude extracts and solvent fractions of Spermacoce verticillata, Ficus pumila and Flemingia strobilifera against a MT-4 human leukaemia cancer cell line.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Drug Prescribing for Hypertension at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Trinidad

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43–8
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A cross-sectional survey at primary healthcare centres in Trinidad among hypertensive patients showed an attempt to follow prescribing guidelines. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were most commonly prescribed, but thiazide diuretics were underutilized.


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Objective: To describe the drug prescribing pattern for hypertension at primary healthcare facilities throughout Trinidad.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted at 22 primary healthcare facilities across Trinidad using a de novo, pilot-tested questionnaire during June to August 2006.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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