Yildiz Ozsoy

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The biodegradable chitosan microspheres containing vancomycin hydrochloride (VANCO) were prepared by spray drying method with different polymer:drug ratios (1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1). Thermal behaviour, particle size and distribution, morphological characteristics, drug content, encapsulation efficiency, in vitro release assessments of formulations have been(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent studies have suggested that PET imaging with Ga-68-labelled DOTA-somatostatin analogues such as octreotide and octreotate is useful in diagnosing neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) and has superior value over both computed tomography and planar and SPECT somatostatin receptor scintigraphy. PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to(More)
Oral induction of a disseminated mucosal immune response with polyplex-based DNA vaccines requires the delivery of intact polyplexes (polyelectrolyte complexes formed by self-assembly of plasmid DNA with a cationic polymer) to subepithelial lymphoid tissue (e.g. Peyer's patches) within the gastrointestinal tract. This work describes the formulation of a(More)
Hedgehog (Hh) signaling plays an important role in the development and metastasis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Although gemcitabine (GEM) has been used as a first-line therapy for PDAC, its rapid metabolism and short plasma half-life restrict its use as a single chemotherapy. Combination therapy with more than one drug is a promising approach(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to develop chitosan microspheres for nasal delivery of ondansetron hydrochloride (OND). METHOD Microspheres were prepared with spray-drying method using glutaraldehyde as the crosslinking agent. Microspheres were characterized in terms of morphology, particle size, zeta potential, production yield, drug content,(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vitro release properties of tiaprofenic acid (TA) from different topical vehicles. Carbopol 940 gel, chitosan gel, two types of emulsion-based ointment formulations (o/w and w/o) and hydrophilic petrolatum USP were prepared with 2% drug content. Drug release from all vehicles through a standard(More)
Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride-loaded microspheres were prepared by a spray-drying method using pectin and chitosan. The effects of different polymers and drug ratios were investigated. The most appropriate carriers were selected by in vitro testing. A rat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis model was used to evaluate the effects of the(More)
Hypertension is a chronic disease with one of the highest chances of causing death, and long-term treatment is required. The antihypertensive drugs used in the treatment are generally administered orally. The limitations of the oral route make transdermal delivery of drugs more attractive. The transdermal route offers numerous advantages including avoidance(More)
This study evaluates the ability of polyethylenimine-modified and non-modified polymeric micelles to enhance permeation through the nasal mucosa for a highly hydrophobic model drug. Carvedilol was loaded into polyethylenimine-modified and non-modified micelles by direct dissolution. Formulations were characterised by critical micelle concentration, micelle(More)