Fernando Antônio Frota Bezerra

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BACKGROUND An oral triple therapy using sucralfate instead of a bismuth to eradicate Helicobacter pylori has yielded worse results than those obtained with conventional oral triple therapies. To date, the effect of sucralfate on the pharmacokinetics of nitroimidazolic compounds used in triple therapy such as with metronidazole is unknown. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Seborrhoeic dermatitis (SD) is a common dermatosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, many of whom do not respond satisfactorily to conventional topical treatments such as corticosteroids and antifungals. OBJECTIVE A pilot study to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of pimecrolimus cream 1% in HIV-positive patients(More)
This work reports the bioavailability of two fluconazole (CAS 86386-73-4) capsule formulations in 24 healthy volunteers of both sexes who received a single oral dose (150 mg). The study was conducted using an open, randomized, two-period crossover design with two-week washout interval. Plasma samples were obtained up to 168 h after drug administration and(More)
In Brazil, a herbal medicinal extract named Catuama containing a mixture of Paullinia cupana (guarana; Sapindaceae), Trichilia catigua (catuaba; Meliaceae), Ptychopetalum olacoides (muirapuama; Olacaceae) and Zingiber officinale (ginger; Zingiberaceae) is used as a body stimulant, energetic, tonic and aphrodisiac. The present study investigated the chronic(More)
A rapid, sensitive and specific analytical method was developed and validated to quantify gabapentin in human plasma using acetaminophen as an internal standard. The method employs a single plasma protein precipitation. The analytes are chromatographed on a C4 reversed-phase chromatographic column and analyzed by mass spectrometry in the multiple reaction(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Mentha crispa in the treatment of women with Trichomonas vaginalis infection (TVI). This was a randomized, double-blind, and controlled clinical trial consisting of three phases, pre-treatment, treatment, and post-treatment. Sixty female patients were randomized to a treatment group, M. crispa (24 mg) or(More)
It's estimated that around 200 million people are annually infected with Giardia lamblia, making the disease a major cause of morbidity worldwide. The current treatment of giardiasis includes the use of several drugs, among them, herbal medicines formulated with Mentha crispa. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of M.(More)
BACKGROUND Laxatives are much utilized, but few clinical trials assessed the efficacy of phytotherapics in the functional constipation. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the tincture of jalapa in the treatment of patients with functional constipation. METHODS Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was used in(More)
A method based on liquid chromatography with positive ion electrospray ionization and tandem mass spectrometry is described for the determination of terbinafine in human plasma using naftifine as internal standard. The method has a chromatographic run time of 5 minutes and was linear in the range 1.0 to 2000 ng/mL. The limit of quantification was 1.0 ng/mL;(More)
A fast and sensitive method to quantify oxcarbazepine (OXC) and its active metabolite, 10,11-dihydro-10-hydroxycarbamazepine (MHD) in human plasma using HPLC-MS/MS has been developed. The method involved liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), with diethyl ether-diclhoromethane (60:40v/v) using deuterade carbamazepine (d10-carbamazepine) as internal standard (IS).(More)