Yadav Y.C.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Pharmaceutical Biology | Year: 2013
Context. Ficus religiosa L. (Moraceae) is widely planted in the tropics. Its chemical constituents include tannin, saponin gluanol acetate, β-sitosterol, leucoanthocyanidin and leucoanthocyanin which are used for the treatment of pain, inflammation, impotence, menstrual disturbances, uterine tonic and urine related problems. Objective: To determine the possible nephroprotective and curative effects of F. religiosa latex methanol extract against cisplatin induced acute renal failure. Materials and methods: Methanol extract was obtained by maceration process. Rats were divided in five groups. Group 1 was administered acacia (2% w/v) of 5ml/kg throughout the experiment; group 2 was treated with single dose of cisplatin (5mg/kg i.p.) on the 1st day; group 3 (200mg/kg p.o.) of extract control for the 1st to 10th day, group 4 (200mg/kg p.o.) of extract from the 1st to 10th day and a single dose of cisplatin (5mg/kg, i.p.) on 11th day while group 5 received the same dose of cisplatin on day 1 and extract (200mg/kg p.o.) from the 7th to 16th day. Results: Phytochemical screening of the extract revealed the presence of glycoside, alkaloids, tannins (phenolic compounds), flavonoids and amino acids. The half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of the extract were 31.75±0.12 and 18.35±0.48μg/ml, respectively. The cisplatin-treated group 2 showed significant changes; renal functions, biochemical parameters and histopathology were significantly (**p<0.01) recovered by 200mg/kg curative and protective groups. Discussion and conclusion: These findings demonstrated that F. religiosa latex and constituents have excellent nephroprotective and curative activities and thus have great potential as a source for natural health products. © 2013 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
Sureja D.K.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Dholakia S.P.,Shankersinh Vaghela Bapu Institute of Pharmacy |
Vadalia K.R.,Atmiya Institute of Pharmacy
Der Pharma Chemica | Year: 2016
The present investigation is focused on one pot synthesis of 6-amino-5-cyano-4-substituted-2-(hydroxy/mercapto) pyrimidine derivatives with the objective of discovering a novel and potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. The formation of compounds was recognized by preliminary laboratory techniques like melting point, Rf value and further confirmed by spectral analysis. Furthermore, they were screened in-vitro to study their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity, which shows moderate to good potency.
Schoonover J.,Mount Sinai School of Medicine |
Lipkin S.,New York University |
Javid M.,Mount Sinai School of Medicine |
Rosen A.,Mount Sinai School of Medicine |
And 3 more authors.
Annals of Global Health | Year: 2014
Background Despite the significant toll of mental illness on the Indian population, resources for patients often are scarce, especially in rural areas. Traditional healing has a long history in India and is still widely used, including for mental illnesses. However, its use has rarely been studied systematically. Objective The aim of this study was to determine the perspective of patients, their families, and healthy community members toward faith healing for mental illness, including the type of interventions received, perceptions of its efficacy, and overall satisfaction with the process. We also sought to explore the range of care received in the community and investigate possibilities for enhancing mental health treatment in rural Gujarat. Methods We interviewed 49 individuals in July 2013 at Dhiraj General Hospital and in 8 villages surrounding Vadodara. A structured qualitative interview elicited attitudes toward faith healing for mental illnesses and other diseases. Qualitative analysis was performed on the completed data set using grounded theory methodology. Findings Subjects treated by both a doctor and a healer reported they overwhelmingly would recommend a doctor over a healer. Almost all who were treated with medication recognized an improvement in their condition. Many subjects felt that traditional healing can be beneficial and believed that patients should initially go to a healer for their problems. Many also felt that healers are not effective for mental illness or are dishonest and should not be used. Conclusions Subjects were largely dissatisfied with their experiences with traditional healers, but healing is still an incredibly common first-line practice in Gujarat. Because healers are such integral parts of their communities and so commonly sought out, collaboration between faith healers and medical practitioners would hold significant promise as a means to benefit patients. This partnership could improve access to care and decrease the burden of mental illness experienced by patients and their communities. © 2014 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Lakhani S.J.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Lakhani O.J.,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
BMJ Case Reports | Year: 2015
PIBIDS syndrome (photosensitivity, ichthyosis, brittle hair, intellectual impairment, decreased fertility and short stature) is a variant of trichothiodystrophy. It is a rare form of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis. Short stature is a vital component of PIBIDS syndrome. We present the cases of two siblings in whom we diagnosed PIBIDS syndrome. On evaluation for short stature, they were found to have severe vitamin D deficiency, which on correction led to the patients having considerable gain in stature. With this case, we would also like to propose that vitamin D deficiency could be one of the treatable causes of short stature in PIBIDS syndrome.
Mistry P.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Mittal A.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Nagpal T.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2016
Spindle Cell Carcinoma (SpCC), also known as Sarcomatoid Carcinoma, is a rare and peculiar biphasic malignant neoplasm that occurs mainly in the upper aero-digestive tract, mostly in larynx. SCC accounts for 3% of all squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) in the head and neck region. It is a rare variant of SCC which shows spindled or pleomorphic tumour cells simulating a true sarcoma. We present a case report of SpCC nasal cavity in a 50-year-old female patient, presented with intermittent epistaxis from left nasal cavity. On physical examination, the patient had an ulcero-exophytic type of mass in the left nasal cavity and a smooth bulge on the left side of anterior hard palate. Patient underwent excision of nasal mass along with partial palatectomy by facial degloving approach and reconstruction of palate with naso-labial flap. The postoperative histopathological report showed SCC. Surgery forms the mainstay of treatment. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy is warranted in order to improve treatment results. As only few cases have been reported, we report a case of this rare entity to contribute for better understanding and awareness of this rare malignancy. © 2016, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.
Maheshwari R.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Sailor G.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Patel L.,Zydus Research Center |
Balaraman R.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Indian Journal of Pharmacology | Year: 2013
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of simvastatin (SIM) and rosuvastatin (RST) on cisplatin (CIS)-induced nephrotoxicity. Materials and Methods: Adult female Wistar rats were divided into six groups: Control group (Group 1) received 0.5% sodium carboxy methyl cellulose, group 2 and group 3 received SIM and RST for 10 days, respectively, and group 4 was injected single dose of CIS (7 mg/kg, i.p.). Group 5 and 6 were treated with SIM (10 mg/kg, p.o.) and RST (10 mg/kg, p.o.) for 10 days, respectively. All groups received cisplatin on the 5 th day of treatment. Renal function tests like serum creatinine, urea, BUN, albumin, calcium, uric acid and magnesium, serum lipids, and markers of oxidative stress such as renal malondialdehyde (MDA) level and superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) activities were measured. All tissues were investigated for histopathological changes. Result: CIS reduced the renal function, which was reflected with significant increase in serum urea, BUN, serum creatinine, uric acid and also significant decrease serum calcium, magnesium, albumin levels. In addition, cisplatin caused renal tubular damage with a higher MDA level, depletion of SOD and CAT activity, and elevation of serum lipids. SIM or RST ameliorate CIS induced renal damage due to improvement in renal function, oxidative stress, suppression of serum lipids, and histological alteration. Conclusions: This finding suggests that simvastatin and rosuvastatin may have a protective effect against cisplatin-induced kidney damage via amelioration of lipid peroxidation as well as due to improvement of renal function, and lipid-lowering effects.
Muley P.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Shah M.,Km Shah Dental College |
Muley A.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Current Drug Safety | Year: 2013
Context and Aim: Asthma is a common problem in paediatric population. International treatment guidelines recognize the role of inhaled corticosteroids for asthma in young children. Inhaled fluticasone propionate is reported to have greater systemic effects like other corticosteroids. Limited data is available on safety of this drug when used for longer duration. So, we conducted a systematic review to study the effect of inhaled fluticasone propionate on adrenal suppression, growth and bone mineral density in paediatric patients. Design: A systematic review. Methods: We searched for Randomized controlled trials in MEDLINE from January 2000 to December 2012. References of included study were hand searched. Information on study design, study population, drugs and dosage used, follow up period, measures used to evaluate safety and outcomes was abstracted independently by three reviewers. Details of Included Studies: In all included studies, participants were asthmatic children below 18 years and treated with fluticasone propionate. Minimum follow up considered was three months and should have measured HPA suppression or growth velocity or bone mineral density. Results: Total ten studies were included. Studies which had monitored HPA function varied in dosage of drug, mode of administration and duration. Inspite of that it has been observed that serum cortisol level is affected by fluticasone propionate, no significant effect on bone mineral density was reported with fluticasone propionate, but the sample size was inadequate and dietary calcium intake was not recorded. None of the studies reported any significant reduction in growth when inhaled fluticasone propionate was used for the treatment of asthma, but the baseline growth and final adult height attained were not assessed. Limitation: This systematic review included only free full text articles published in English. Only randomized controlled trials were included. Cohort studies were not included. Conclusion: With available evidences, the safety of inhaled fluticasone propionate cannot be questioned. This systematic review could not derive any significant adverse effect on HPA function, growth and bone mineral density in asthmatic children when used for long duration and followed for up to three months. © 2013 Bentham Science Publishers.
Maheshwari R.A.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Balaraman R.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Sen A.K.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth |
Seth A.K.,Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Indian Journal of Pharmacology | Year: 2014
Objectives: This study was aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of coenzyme Q10 and its combination with metformin on streptozotocin (STZ)-nicotinamide-induced diabetic nephropathy (DN). Materials and Methods: Type 2 diabetes in rats was induced with STZ-nicotinamide. The diabetic rats were treated with coenzyme Q10 (10 mg/kg, p.o.) alone or coenzyme Q10 + metformin. Various parameters of renal function tests such as serum creatinine, urea, uric acid, and markers of oxidative stress such as renal malondialdehyde (MDA) level, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) activities were measured. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), and nitrite content were estimated in renal tissues. All treated animal were subjected to histopathological changes of kidney. Result: Diabetic rats showed a significant reduction in renal function, which was reflected with an increase in serum urea, serum creatinine, uric acid. In addition, STZ-nicotinamide caused renal tubular damage with a higher MDA level, depletion of SOD and CAT activity and glutathione (GSH) level. Moreover, TNF-α, MPO activity, TGF-β, and nitrite content were significantly increased in diabetic rats, while treatment with coenzyme Q10 or metformin or their combination ameliorate STZ-nicotinamide induced renal damage due to improvement in renal function, oxidative stress, suppression of TNF-α, MPO activity, TGF-β and nitrite content along with histopathological changes. Conclusions: This finding suggests that the treatment with coenzyme Q10 or metformin showed significant renoprotective effect against STZ-nicotinamide-induced DN. However, concomitant administration of both showed a better renoprotective effect than coenzyme Q10 or metformin alone treatment.
PubMed | Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Renal failure | Year: 2016
This study was aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of coenzyme Q10 and its combination with sitagliptin in experimentally induced diabetic nephropathy. The diabetic rats were treated with coenzyme Q10 or sitagliptin and their concomitant administration. Various parameters of renal function like serum creatinine, urea, uric acid and markers of oxidative stress such as renal malondialdehyde content (MDA), glutathione (GSH) level and superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase activities were measured. TNF-, TGF-, MPO activity and nitrite content were estimated in renal tissue with histopathological observation. Diabetic rats showed a significant reduction in renal function, which was reflected with an increase in serum creatinine, urea and uric acid levels. Streptozotocin-nicotinamide caused renal tubular damage with a higher MDA level, depletion of SOD and CAT activity and GSH level. In addition, TNF-, TGF- , MPO activity and nitrite content were significantly increased in diabetic rats. Treatment with coenzyme Q10 or sitagliptin and their co-administration ameliorated STZ-nicotinamide-induced renal damage which was reflected by decreased oxidative stress, TNF-, TGF-, MPO activity, nitrite content along with histopathological changes. To conclude, concomitant administration of coenzyme Q10 and sitagliptin showed a better renoprotective effect than coenzyme Q10 or sitagliptin when given alone.
PubMed | Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Indian journal of pharmacology | Year: 2015
The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-osteoporotic activity of Maxcal-C in ovariectomy (OVX)-induced osteoporosis in rats.Sham-operated control rats were designated as Group I; Group II animals served as OVX control; Group III OVX control rats treated with Calcium Sandoz (50 mg/kg, p.o.); Group IV and V OVX control rats treated with Maxcal-C (250 and 500 mg/kg, p.o.), respectively. All the aforementioned treatments were given for four weeks after the development of osteoporosis. At the end of the treatment, serum biochemical parameters such as serum calcium and alkaline phosphate were measured. After sacrificing the animals, femoral bone parameters with histology, body weight, and bone breaking strength of 5(th) lumbar vertebra were measured.The treatment with Maxcal-C showed a significant improvement in serum biochemical, femoral bone parameters, and bone breaking strength of 5(th) lumbar vertebra with histopathological changes.The finding of the present study indicates that Maxcal-C showed a potential anti-osteoporotic activity. These results support the traditional use of Maxcal-C in the treatment of osteoporosis.