Omaima A. Sammour

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Proniosomal gels or solutions of flurbiprofen were developed based on span 20 (Sp 20), span 40 (Sp 40), span 60 (Sp 60), and span 80 (Sp 80) without and with cholesterol. Nonionic surfactant vesicles (niosomes) formed immediately upon hydrating proniosomal formulae. The entrapment efficiency (EE%) of flurbiprofen (a poorly soluble drug) was either(More)
The purpose of the present investigation was to increase the solubility and dissolution rate of rofecoxib by the preparation of its solid dispersion with polyvinyl pyrrolidone K30 (PVP K30) using solvent evaporation method. Drug-polymer interactions were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), x-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier(More)
Fungal infections are amongst the most commonly encountered diseases affecting the skin. Treatment approaches include both topical and oral antifungal agents. The topical route is generally preferred due to the possible side effects of oral medication. Advances in the field of formulation may soon render outdated conventional products such as creams,(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop poly(d,1-lactic-coglycolic acid) (PLGA)-based anastrozole microparticles for treatment of breast cancer. An emulsion/extraction method was used to prepare anastrozole sustained-release PLGA-based biodegradable microspheres. Gas chromatography with mass spectroscopy detection was used for the quantitation of the drug(More)
Quality by design (QBD) refers to the achievement of certain predictable quality with desired and predetermined specifications. A very useful component of the QBD is the understanding of factors and their interaction effects by a desired set of experiments. The present project deals with a case study to understand the effect of formulation variables of(More)
A challenging disease such as lung cancer requires the combination of different modalities to achieve beneficial therapeutic outcomes. In this work, PLGA nanoparticles were chosen as colloidal carrier for two drugs with reported anti-lung cancer activity: naringin and celecoxib. PLGA nanoparticles were prepared and characterized for their particle size,(More)
In this study, di- and triblock copolymers based on polyethylene glycol and polylactide were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization and characterized by proton nuclear magnetic resonance and gel permeation chromatography. Nanoparticles containing noscapine were prepared from these biodegradable and biocompatible copolymers using the nanoprecipitation(More)
The objective of this work was to understand the product variability due to size and other characteristics of the SNEDDS by utilizing near infrared (NIR) and chemometric analysis, as well as several other well-known procedures. Pseudo-ternary phase diagrams were constructed to identify the efficient self-emulsification region using CyA solutions in sweet(More)
The purpose of the present investigation is to formulate and evaluate proniosomal transdermal carrier systems for flurbiprofen. Proniosomes were prepared using various non-ionic surfactants, namely span 20 (Sp 20), span 40 (Sp 40), span 60 (Sp 60) and span 80 (Sp 80) without and with cholesterol at percentages ranging from 0% to 50%. The effect of(More)
The aim of this study is to utilize statistical designs and mathematical modeling to end the continuous debate about the different variables that influence the production of nanoparticles using the ionic gelation method between the biopolymer chitosan (CS) and tripolyphosphate (TPP) ion. Preliminary experiments were adopted to extract the optimum conditions(More)