Patrick Obinna Udeogaranya

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Hypertension is a major public health problem. Due to paucity of data, the burden of hypertension in Nigeria might be underestimated. Estimating the prevalence of hypertension in populations of Nigeria would be useful in efforts to control hypertension and prevent its consequences. This survey aimed to assess the prevalence, detection, treatment and control(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Many drugs are available for control of hypertension and its sequels in Nigeria but some are not affordable for majority of the populace. This serious pharmacoeconomic question has to be answered by the nation's health economists. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of drugs from 4 classes of(More)
A comparative in vitro dissolution efficiencies (DE) of six commercial brands of ciprofloxacin tablets were evaluated in acetic acid and phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) and results obtained were used in ranking of their probable in vivo bioavailability. The dissolution efficiencies (DE) of the six brands varied widely in the two media. This was attributed to(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the attitude of University of Nigeria pharmacy students towards pharmaceutical care. METHOD A survey of pharmacy students in their second to fifth year was conducted. A modified 13-item standard Pharmaceutical Care Attitudes Survey (PCAS) was used for the study. Reliability and factorial validity of the(More)
The effect of activated charcoal on gastrointestinal absorption of isoniazid (INH) was determined quantitatively in rabbits. The presence of activated charcoal resulted to about 40% reduction of INH bioavailability as was indicated by reduction in the AUC0-24 hour. The plasma half live (T1/2) and peak plasma concentration (Cmax) of the drug were reduced,(More)
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