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The omentum is used for reconstruction of intra- and extra-abdominal wounds because of its high vascularity and immunological properties. It is used most often in patients in whom sternal wound infection develops after coronary artery bypass grafting. The major drawback of using the omentum is the necessity of performing a laparotomy to dissect and mobilize(More)
A method for real-time in-line near-infrared (NIR) monitoring of roller compaction is reported. Multivariate analysis using partial least square projections to latent structures (PLS) was used to relate the spectral data with key compact attributes: content uniformity, moisture content, relative density, tensile strength, and Young's modulus. NIR(More)
Compact strength and the particle-size distribution of milled roller compacted compacts were correlated to the slope of the best-fit line through near-infrared spectra for samples prepared under different roll speeds and feed rates. The above correlations were found to hold for compacts prepared from microcrystalline cellulose powder as well as from a(More)
This study evaluates the effect of variation in the ambient moisture on the compaction behavior of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) powder. The study was conducted by comparing the physico-mechanical properties of, and the near infrared (NIR) spectra collected on, compacts prepared by roller compaction with those collected on simulated ribbons, that is,(More)
Chewing difficulty index, a potential measure of difficulty in chewing the chewable tablets, has been described herein as the product of tablet thickness and tablet hardness measured under the diametral loading. The proposed index was evaluated by measuring the dimensions and mechanical strength of commercial and in-house prepared chewable tablets. Data(More)
Effect of variation in the ambient moisture levels on the compaction behavior of a 10% acetaminophen (APAP) powder blend in microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) powder was studied by comparing the physical and mechanical properties of ribbons prepared by roller compaction with those of simulated ribbons, i.e., tablets prepared under uni-axial compression.(More)
Although natural gums and their derivatives are used widely in pharmaceutical dosage forms, their use as biodegradable polymeric materials to deliver bioactive agents has been hampered by the synthetic materials. These natural polysaccharides do hold advantages over the synthetic polymers, generally because they are nontoxic, less expensive, and freely(More)
Various adverse events including esophagus irritations have been reported with the use of alendronate tablets, likely attributed to the rapid tablet disintegration in the mouth or esophagus. Accordingly, the disintegration of six alendronate tablet drug products was studied using a newly developed testing device equipped with in-line sensors, in addition to(More)
Stability of formulations over shelf-life is critical for having a quality product. Choice of excipients, manufacturing process, storage conditions, and packaging can either mitigate or enhance the degradation of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), affecting potency and/or stability. The purpose was to investigate the influence of processing and(More)