Official Journal of the College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul
Effect of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate injections on serum immunoglobulins and complements level

Wahda B. Al-Youzbaki

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 1-7

  Background: Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) is a highly effective, nondaily hormonal contraceptive option that has been available in the worldwide for 40 years and provides a very high level of contraceptive efficacy. Benefits and risks of hormonal therapy are often under scrutiny, ...  Read More ...

The effect of rofecoxib and diclofenac on blood picture in male patients

Mohammed Z.K. Al-Hayali

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 8-12

  Objectives: To assess the effect of roficoxib and also the effect of diclofenac as a standard nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAD) on complete blood picture. Methods: Complete blood picture was taken for 29 male patients on roficoxib therapy at 25 mg/day for 14-21 consecutive days. Complete blood ...  Read More ...

Lipid profile, Beta-lipoprotein shift ratio and serum glucose in metabolic syndrome patients

Mohammad A. AL-Kataan

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 13-17

  Objectives: (a) To determine the change in the lipid profile, β-lipoprotein shift ratio (B-LSR) and serum fasting glucose (SG) in metabolic syndrome( MS) and control.(b) To determine the effects of age and body mass index (BMI) on the measured parameters. Methods: This study was conducted in AL-Darkeslea ...  Read More ...

Design and formulation of piroxicam tablets

Shaimaa Dhia M.S. Al-Shakarchi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 18-24

  Piroxicam is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a long half-life that permits once daily dose. It exerts a better toleration than other NSAID's with a relatively low incidence of adverse effects. In this study many trials were made to formulate piroxicam as plain tablets with ...  Read More ...

The effect of antioxidants administration on the response rate in patients with alopecia areata

Ashwaq N. AL-jaff

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 25-33

  Alopecia areata (AA) is autoimmune, nonscaring, multifocal disorder of hair growth characterized by circular bald areas which occur on any hair bearing site of the body. The exact cause of AA remain unknown, but the most widely accepted hypothesis suggests a T-cell mediated autoimmune activation and ...  Read More ...

Synthesis of new metronidazole derivatives with suspected antimicrobial activity

Yasser F. Mustafa; Karam A. Al - dabbagh; Manal F. Mohammed

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 34-41

  Metronidazole has a bactericidal effect against many anaerobic gram positive and gram negative bacteria, but has no activity against aerobic bacteria. Metronidazole activity is mostly contributed to its reduced form that produced from anaerobic reduction inside the micro-organisms. In this research, ...  Read More ...

Synthesis and preliminary pharmacological evaluation of aminobenzensulfonamides derivatives of diflunisal as a anti-inflammatory agents

Munther F. mahdi; Abdul-Rassoul Wars; Samira Fingan

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 42-49

  Objective: Synthesized of amino derivatives [4-aminobenzenesulfonamide, 4-amino-N-methylbenzenesulfonamide, or N-(4-aminophenylsulfonyl) acetamide] bound to carboxyl group of diflunisal, a well known nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). and evaluation as a potential anti-inflammatory agent ...  Read More ...

Iron status in intrauterine contraceptive device users

Wahda B. Al-Youzbaki; Luma S. AL-Nuri; Janan Gazzi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 50-56

  The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of one year use of Copper-T380A intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) on iron status of the body. It represent a Cohort study that was carried at Family Planning Center in AL-Batool Teaching Hospital, during the period from April 2006 - August ...  Read More ...

Serum magnesium in diabetic retinopathy: relation to glycated haemoglobin and lipid profile

Amjad H. Al- Naemi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 57-67

  The aim of this study was to evaluate serum magnesium status in diabetic retinopathy and to investigate its relation to serum lipid profile and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) as a marker for long- term metabolic control in diabetes. The current case control study has enrolled 25 type 2 diabetics without ...  Read More ...

Assessment of serum immunoglobulin and complement components level in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis

Imad A.J Thanoon; Hani M. Salih; Suhair M. Rashees

Volume 7, Issue 1 , December 2008, Page 68-73

  Objective: To assess , the serum levels of immunoglobulin IgG, IgM, IgA and , complement C3 and C4 in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis at diagnosis and 3 months after therapy in comparison to age- matched healthy controls. Methods: This case-control study was conducted at the Advisory Clinic ...  Read More ...