Yie W. Chien

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of formulation variables on drug release and floating properties of the delivery system. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) of different viscosity grades and Carbopol 934P (CP934) were used in formulating the Gastric Floating Drug Delivery System (GFDDS) employing 2 x 3 full factorial design. Main(More)
Curcumin, which is a bright orange-yellow pigment of turmeric with antioxidant properties, has been shown to produce a potent preventative action against several types of cancers in recent studies. It has also been reported to protect the development of colon tumor in animals being fed with carcinogen. In the colon cancer cells, curcumin was illustrated to(More)
The development of an optimized gastric floating drug delivery system is described. Statistical experimental design and data analysis using response surface methodology is also illustrated. A central, composite Box-Wilson design for the controlled release of calcium was used with 3 formulation variables: X1 (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose [HPMC] loading), X2(More)
The pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of hydromorphone following various routes of administration, i.e., intravenous, oral, intranasal, and transdermal, were investigated in rabbits. Hydromorphone plasma concentrations were determined by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HLPC). Comparison of area under the concentration versus time(More)
Recently, several technical advancements have been made in the development of new generation of drug delivery systems. These systems are capable of controlling the rate of drug delivery, sustaining the duration of therapeutic efficacy, and/or targeting the delivery of drug to a tissue. Depending upon the technical sophistication, these rate-control drug(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) has emerged as an important mediator of many physiological functions. Recent reports have shown that NO participates in the wound healing process, however, its role in keloid formation remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effect of NO on keloid fibroblasts (KF) and to determine the levels of inducible nitric oxide synthase(More)