Gelatin magnetic microspheres loaded with ranitidine were localized in the stomach by magnetic field for controlled drug delivery. The microspheres released/retained the drug over a period of eight hours in the stomach and are very useful in the oral controlled delivery of drugs that undergo intestinal metabolism.
S Ali, GM Maharvi, N Riaz, N Afza, A Malik, AU Rehman, M Lateef, L Iqbal
Twenty-one tetraketones were synthesized in high yields by condensation of cyclohexane-1, 3-dione with a variety of aldehydes in the presence of tetraethyl ammonium bromide (Et4N+Br¯) as catalyst under mild reaction conditions. Most of these compounds showed significant inhibitory activity against the enzyme lipoxygenase.
Hidden disabilities, especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the associated social and emotional challenges are significantly related to students’ academic performance and adjustment to university.
Six unlinked, anonymous point prevalence surveys of a total of 1288 male inmates were conducted during a one year period. The overall HIV prevalence was 2.8%, three times higher than the estimated OECS population prevalence.
D Holder-Nevins, D Eldemire-Shearer, A McCaw-Binns
Key informant interviews, content analysis of Dancehall songs and focus group discussions were qualitative methods used to understand the sexual and reproductive health themes that Jamaican adolescents are learning from Dancehall music.
The risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting was determined retrospectively and compared for 180 and 175 patients having elective laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy respectively at two major hospitals in Jamaica.
An analysis of granular cell tumours confirmed their uncommon occurrence. However, many more lesions than expected, developed in the breast and vulva compared to the tongue which is the most commonly reported location.
W West, D Chambers, K Myint, D Cornwall, J Williams-Johnson
A prospective study, using CT scans, has determined that the absence of amnesia, loss of consciousness, vomiting and ENT bleed in the history and a Glasgow Coma Score of 15 on examination alone or in combination cannot exclude the presence of intra-cranial injury.
S Shafe, DA Gilder, LK Montane-Jaime, R Joseph, S Moore, H Crooks, C Ramcharam, CL Ehlers
Co-morbidity of major depressive disorder with alcohol dependence is common in the two major ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago. Other anxiety and affective disorders occurred in three per cent or less of patients and controls.
This article shows that tracheostomy should ideally be done within ten days following ICU admission when there is a clear need an indication for the procedure. Further delay may contribute adversely towards the ICU morbidity and mortality.
Six weeks after the passage of Hurricane Ivan, factors strongly correlated with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms were social support, gender, stressful life experience, emotional experience during the hurricane and experiences of loss and injury as a result of the hurricane.