Azithromycin macrolids with a potent activity on chronic experimental toxopiasmosis

Sabah Saeid Mahmoud

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 1-5

  Objective: To assess the efficacy of Azithromycin, a macrolids antibiotic, againsst experimentally induced toxopiasmosis in marine model Design: Experimental study. Setting: Department of Microbiology, Nineveh College of Medicine, from October 2004 to November 2005. Results: The efficacy of Azithromycin ...  Read More ...

Effects of smoking on serum lipid profile in Iraqi subjects

Samir B. AI-Mukhtar; Faris A. Ahmed; Nabeel N. Fadhil

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 6-10

  Objectives: (a) To compare serum lipid profile in smokers with nonsmokers. (b) To determine the magnitude of dyslipidaemia in the smoker subjects. Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Al-Zahrawi Private Hospital in Mosul, from January to December 2004. Fasting blood samples were collected ...  Read More ...

Effects of fluoxetine on sex hormonal levels in depressed male patients

Imad A.J Thanoon; Ashraf Hashim Ahmed; Basel Mohamed All Aljalaby

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 11-13

  Objective: This study was conducted to assess the effect of fixed dose fluoxetine monotherapy in depressed male patients on serum levels of testosterone, prolactin, follicular stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and estradiol. Subjects and methods: Twenty male patients with depression ...  Read More ...

Cardiovascular effects of vitexin isolated from Prosopis farcta

Dr. All Al-jeboory; Dr. Kawa F. Dizaye

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 14-19

  Vitexin was isolated and identified from fruit of Prosopis farcta (Iraqi indigenous). Cardiovascular actions of vitexin were studied in vitro and in vivo. Vitexin produced a positive inotropic effect on isolated atrium of the rabbit which was not related to Beta 1 adrenergic receptor activation. Vitexin ...  Read More ...

Synthesis of ketoprofen - L- phenylalanine and Ketoprofen -y- Aminobutyric acid ethyl esters as possible prodrugs

Muthanna D.Saud; Fuad H. Al-Jawad; Adheed K. Sharrad

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 20-24

  Ethyl ester HCI of the amino acids -L- phenylalanine and 7- Aminobutyric acid were synthesized through reaction of these amino acids with thionyl chloride in absolute ethanol. The amino group of these esters were allowd to react with the carboxylic acid functionality of ketoprofen (NSAID) using dicyclohexylcarbodiimide ...  Read More ...

The effect of metformin on some liver function tests in type 2 diabetic patients

Islam T.Q. AI-Mola; Faris A. Ahmed

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 25-27

  Objectives: To study the effect of metformin on serum glucose and some liver function tests including serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and bilirubin in type 2 diabetic patients. Design: Case-control study. Setting: The study ...  Read More ...

Preparation and anticancer evaluation of potassium-N-(P-anisole)-a-(O-Xanthetovanillin)-nitrone

Nohad A. Al-Omari

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 28-34

  The new compound, "Potassium -N-(P-methoxy phenyl)-a-(O-Xanthetovanillin)- nitrone was prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, IR and molar conductance. The anticancer activity of it had been achieved by the assistance of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) USA. Here we show that vanillin (3-methoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde); ...  Read More ...

Effects of Carbamazepine on sex hormonal levels in male epileptic patients

Hani M.M.S AI-Mohtar; Imad A.J. Thanoon

Volume 6, Issue 1 , December 2006, Page 35-39

  Objective: To assess the effects of carbamazepine monotherapy on male sex hormonal levels (testosterone, lutenizing hormone (LH), follicular stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin and estradiol) in epileptic male patients taking in consideration duration of therapy, daily dose and age of the patient. Design: ...  Read More ...