American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016

  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Patients of Community Based Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

    Khalid Hussain, Marzia Rahman, K. H. M. Nazmul Hussain Nazir, Hasibur Rahman, Abul Khair

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016
    Pages: 26-29
    Received: 17 March 2016
    Accepted: 28 March 2016
    Published: 21 April 2016
    Abstract: The rapid rise in resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to various antimicrobial agents is now a growing concern. The objectives of this study were to investigate the frequency of Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in different cases of infection, and to determine the pattern of antimicrobial susceptibility among the S. aureus originated from hum... Show More
  • Effects of Prolonged Administration of Aqueous Extract of Ocimum gratissimum (Scent Leaf) on Blood Glucose and Lipid Profile in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Albino Rats

    Ufele Angela Nwogor

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016
    Pages: 30-34
    Received: 31 March 2016
    Accepted: 15 April 2016
    Published: 28 April 2016
    Abstract: This study was aimed at comparing the antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic activities of various doses (1.0, 2.0ml and 3.0ml) of aqueous extract of Ocimum gratissimum and glibenclamide (a reference hypoglycemic drug). Ninety (90) male wistar albino rats were used. The rats were divided into six groups (A, B, C, D, E and F) of five rats each. The exp... Show More
  • Carbohydrate Catabolism in Adult Onchocerca volvulus: An Immunohistochemical Study

    Seidu Mahmood Abdulai, Adams Abdul Rashid, Gyasi Kwame Richard, Tettey Yao, Adunyame Lois, Nkansah Obenewaa Dinah, Wiredu Kwame Edwin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016
    Pages: 35-40
    Received: 14 April 2016
    Accepted: 25 April 2016
    Published: 11 May 2016
    Abstract: Onchocerca volvulus is a parasite responsible for Onchocerciasis whose main pathology is blindness. Existing treatment and control approaches are not entirely successful, with some, fraught with safety challenges. Due to these problems, the need for developing safer and effective drugs to combat the disease has become imperative. However O. volvulu... Show More
  • mecA Gene Profile of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Clinical Sources in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

    Easter Godwin Nwokah, Samuel Douglas Abbey, Confidence Kinikanwo Wachukwu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016
    Pages: 41-48
    Received: 20 March 2016
    Accepted: 30 March 2016
    Published: 13 May 2016
    Abstract: Staphylococcus aureus strains are responsible for a range of acute to chronic infections in humans and other animals. There is scanty information about the genetic background of S. aureus strains in Rivers State, Nigeria. The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of MRSA among S. aureus isolates as well as detect the presence of mecA ge... Show More
  • Stability Analysis of Formulated Emulsion Containing Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Oil

    Shanita Zaman Smrity, A. H. M. Saifuddin, Sakina Sultana

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016
    Pages: 49-53
    Received: 6 May 2016
    Accepted: 16 May 2016
    Published: 28 May 2016
    Abstract: In this present study emulsions were prepared by using black cumin oil. Dry gum method was followed to prepare emulsions formula A & B. Stability tests including organoleptic property evaluation, pH test, accelerated stability studies, water-drop test and peroxide value were determined. In case of organoleptic property evaluation emulsions showed i... Show More