Antibacterial Resistance Pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from Clinical Samples at a General Hospital in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Abstract Objectives: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that has an innate resistance to some antibiotics. This bacterium is one of the most common causes of nosocomial infections that include surgical wound infections, burns, and urinary tract infections. The bacteria have been reportedly resistant some antibiotics, and have developed multi-drug resistance. ...
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Antihypertensive and antioxidant activity of Cassytha filiformis L.: A correlative study

Abstract Objective: To study the blood pressure lowering effect of Cassytha filiformis extract in animal models of hypertension and its correlation with the antioxidant activity. Method: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into two groups: endocrine hypertension (HTN group) that received a combination of prednisone and salt for two weeks and oxidative stress-associated hyper...
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Thin layer chromatography (TLC) analysis and antihyperuricemic activity of bamboo shoots extract {Schizostachyum brachycladum Kurz (Kurz)} in male white mice

Abstract Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) analysis of bamboo shoot extract (Schizostachyum brachycladum) and its antihyperuricemic activity evaluation on male mice have been conducted. The extraction was processed by the maceration method, while the determination of the compound was carried out by using various color reagents of TLC plate. To evaluate the antihyperuricemic acti...
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Blood Sugar Lowering Effectiveness of Cassytha filiformis Fractions on Diabetic Mice

Blood sugar lowering effect of Cassytha filiformis fractions on alloxan induced diabetic mice has been conducted. A number of 45 male mice with the fasting blood glucose level of ≥126 mg/dL (weighing of 20-30 g and aged of 2-3 months) were divided such where they were treated with Butanol (BuOH), ethyl acetate (EtOAc) and water fractions of Cassytha filiformis at dose of 10 mg/...
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Isolation and Protection Effects of Methyl Gallate from Surian Leaves (Toona sureni BL Merr) Against Atherosclerosis of Hypercholesterolemic Rat

A study on the protection effect of methyl gallate (MG) isolated from Toona sureni leaves against atherosclerosis has been carried out. Rats with high blood cholesterol level were obtained by feeding with high fat diet and inducing propyl thiouracil (PTU). MG was administered orally at the doses of 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg. Histopathologic examination was conducted to measure the ao...
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