Patients who acquired their anti-diabetic drugs from a Brazilian community pharmacies chain were invited to participate in the PCP. The recruited patients were monthly interviewed and information about pharmacotherapy,
comorbidities, diet, physical activity, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), and waist circumference (WC) were obtained. Evaluation of glycemia, glycated hemoglobin Alc (HbAlc), and lipid profile analyses was done after the first interview and repeated every four months until finish the PCP. The 51 (91.1 %) patients who completed the PCP (12 months) showed improvement in the nutritional habits, physical GW3965 in vivo activity, pharmacoterapeutic follow-up, HbAlc, lipid profile, BP, WC, and BMI. Thus, the PCP was
applicable to the type 2 diabetic patients improving diabetes education and reducing modifiable risk factors of chronic complications.”
“Objective: To compare the maternal and fetal characteristics and perinatal outcome in mild and severe preeclampsia cases with and without uterine artery Doppler abnormalities.
Methods: Two hundred and fifty-nine mild and severe preeclampsia cases were evaluated retrospectively. Doppler measurements were done in the section where uterine artery raised from the hypogastric artery. Pulsatility index above the 95th percentile of the corresponding gestational age was accepted as abnormal.
Results: In mild and severe preeclampsia cases with abnormal Doppler (AD), the rate of intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth PLX-4720 cell line and low birth weight was higher than, but the neonatal intensive care unit stay was similar to the cases with normal Doppler. Base excess was higher in selleckchem the AD group, in mild and severe preeclampsia. The rate of low Apgar score at 5 min and perinatal mortality was higher in the AD group, in the mild preeclampsia. The strongest independent predictor of the perinatal morbidity and mortality was the presence of prematurity and of the prematurity was the presence of abnormal uterine artery Doppler.
Conclusions: Maternal and perinatal morbidity and perinatal mortality increase in mild to severe preeclampsia cases
with abnormal uterine artery Doppler. The abnormal uterine artery Doppler increases the morbidity and mortality by increasing the risk of prematurity.”
“The purpose of this study was to design a novel vaginal delivery system composed of metronidazole microspheres dispersed within a bioadhesive gel. Microspheres were prepared by solvent evaporation method using Eudragit RS-100 and RL-100 polymers with different drug/polymer ratios. Micro spheres were characterized by SEM, DSC, FT-IR and particle size analysis and evaluated for morphology, drug loading and in vitro drug release in simulated vaginal fluid. The % yield, actual drug loading and encapsulation were found to range between 79 +/- 0.5 to 94 +/- 0.6%, 19.6 +/- 0.27 to 35.91 +/- 0.