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The present study was an attempt to formulate and evaluate enteric coated tablets for esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate. Different core tablets were prepared and formulation (F-1) was selected for further enteric coating, based on the disintegration time. Seal coating was applied to achieve 3% weight gain using opadry®. Enteric coating was carried out using(More)
Genital herpes is the main cause of genital ulcers worldwide; the prevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 infections in the general population ranges from 10% to 60%. Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2, although HSV-1 accounts for about half of new cases in developed countries. The risk of HIV acquisition is three times higher in people with(More)
Patients with confirmed interstitial pneumonia were initially classified histologically into "desquamative" (n = 40) and "usual" (n = 53) types, and followed for one to 22 years. Both the diagnosis and the extent of fibrosis affected the course and response to therapy. Mortality in desquamative interstitial pneumonia was 27.5 per cent, and mean survival(More)
BACKGROUND Valacyclovir exhibits better oral absorption and higher, more prolonged serum concentrations than oral acyclovir. The efficacy of valacyclovir and acyclovir on genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) shedding was assessed in a double-blind, 3-period crossover trial. METHODS Sixty-nine immunocompetent participants with genital HSV-2 received oral(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-γ) agonists (thiazolidinediones) are widely prescribed for the treatment of type-II diabetes mellitus. Recently, PPAR-γ agonists have shown neuroprotective effects in neurodegenerative disorders. The current study was carried out to investigate the effects of chronic administration of pioglitazone, a(More)
The episodic and daily suppressive treatment of genital herpes is safe and effective with the currently available antiviral agents: acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir. Clinical strategies for the comprehensive management of genital herpes simplex virus infections are recommended. Data from recent clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of shorter(More)
OBJECTIVE It was the aim of this study to examine the potential value of cervical length at 11-13 weeks' gestation in the prediction of spontaneous preterm delivery. METHODS This was a screening study for spontaneous preterm delivery in singleton pregnancies from cervical length measured by transvaginal ultrasound at 11-13 weeks' gestation. The(More)
BACKGROUND Fissure-in-ano is a common condition that leads to pain and affects quality of life. Sphincterotomy remains the gold standard, but it may lead to troublesome incontinence in some patients. To overcome this problem, numerous pharmacologic therapies have been tested with varying outcomes. The investigators compared the effect of the addition of(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the clinical efficacy of mirtazapine and its effect on serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels in patients of major-depressive disorder (MDD) with severe depression. METHODS Patients (aged 18-60) with MDD diagnosed by DSM-IV criteria, and Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression(More)