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We investigated the toxicity of the fixed oil of Nigella sativa L seeds in mice and rats through determination of LD50 values and examination of possible biochemical, hematological and histopathological changes. The acute toxicity of Nigella sativa fixed oil was investigated in mice. LD50 values, obtained by single doses, orally and intraperitoneally(More)
We investigated the effects of the fixed oil of Nigella sativa seeds in rats by monitoring blood homeostasis and body weight as well as toxicity. Animals were treated daily with an oral dose of 1 ml/kg body weight of the N. sativa seed fixed oil for 12 weeks. Changes in key hepatic enzymes levels were not observed in N. sativa treated rats after 12 weeks of(More)
Nigella sativa (ranunculaceae) is used in Arab folk medicine as a diuretic and hypotensive plant. We report here the diuretic and hypotensive effects of dichloromethane extract of Nigella sativa seeds in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). An oral dose of Nigella sativa extract (0.6 ml/kg/day) and furosemide (5 mg/kg/day) increased significantly the(More)
Cardiac myocytes allowed to recover after the isolation procedure in a well-oxygenated medium were resistant to an extracellular Ca++ concentration of 1.5 mM. At least 90% of the isolated myocytes maintained their initial rod-shaped form after a 1-hr incubation, as well as 85% of their ATP and a low cellular content of calcium. At concentrations less than(More)
Nosocomial infections (NI) have achieved an increasingly large prevalence today, in Tunisia as well as abroad. Their on-going presence and occurrence are largely responsible for increasing morbidity and sometimes mortality. The aim of this work is to determine the prevalence of NI in the Kebili regional hospital and assess its level of impact. It consists(More)
Among 240 patients with Behçet's disease seen in the Internal Medicine Department of the Ibnou Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, between January 1981 and April 1988, 44 were selected to study the effects of desensitization by autologous saliva on oral and genital aphthae and on articular manifestations. Thirty of these 44 patients received gradually(More)
We report the case of a 22-year old unmarried woman who presented with selective IgA immune deficiency, moderate intestinal malabsorption syndrome with pseudo-atrophy of the villi, and mixed connective tissue disease. Although immune deficiency and malabsorption syndrome are frequently associated, association with an autoimmune disease is rare and we were(More)
The authors report 73 cases of Behçet's disease with articular manifestations. Polyarthritis, generally considered to be rare, was found in 20.5 per cent of cases in this series. The unusual features are illustrated. Amongst them, two cases presented deforming and destructive lesions, which have been only exceptionally reported in the literature. A third(More)
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