Effects of aqueous leaf extracts of Loranthus micranthus Linn. on hematological profile of albino rats infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei
AbstractsAfrican trypanosomiasis has continued to threaten human health and economical development (Kuzoe Acta Trop 54:153 –162,1993; WHO J Tsetse Tryp Info Quart 3:4 –9,2000). It is caused by parasitic protozoa of the genusTrypanosoma (Adeiza et al. J Med Plant Res 4(17):1770 –1777,2010), and the distribution corresponds with that of tsetse flies. Effects of aqueous leaf extracts ofLoranthus micranthus on hematological parameters of albino rats infected withTrypanosoma brucei brucei were investigated for 28 days using standard methods. The HB, PCV, RBC, and its indices (MCH, MCV, and MCHC) of the infected rats significantly decreased (P
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Patricia Padilla-Aguilar, Evangelina Romero-Callejas, José Ramírez-Lezama, David Osorio-Sarabia, Luis García-Prieto, Carlos Manterola, Luis Jorge García-Márquez, Heliot Zarza
Publication date: November 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Volume 11, Issue 6Author(s): Donald M. Lubembe, David O. Odongo, Diaeldin A. Salih, Kgomotso P. Sibeko-Matjila
This study was aimed to investigate the anti-leishmanial effects of bee products (honey and propolis) by using the causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis Leishmania tropica promastigotes, in in vitro culture. In vitro anti-leishmanial efficacy of honey (pine, flower and chestnut) and propolis used in the study were evaluated using the microdilution method. Honey, which is a bee product, was dissolved with RPMI medium containing fetal calf serum (FCS) and diluted in the same medium, and serial dilutions were prepared in concentrations between 62.5-1000 mg/ml. Propolis, on the other hand, was dissolved with ethyl alcohol...
Authors: Güler E, Özbilgin A, Becer E, Hanoğlu A, Şanlıdağ T Abstract Malaria still remains to be a public health threat and one of the most important infectious diseases to get attention from World Health Organization. No domestic malaria cases have been reported on the island of Cyprus since 1948, as a result of successful elimination process. All of the malaria cases detected in recent years are imported cases. As known, hundreds of medicines are obtained from plants and traditional medicine are used in endemic places of malaria. The cause of malaria - Plasmodium parasites, are developing resistanc...
Conclusion: As such, the incidence of disease was also higher in the northern regions; most areas of North Khorasan and northern regions of Razavi Khorasan; where the rainfall, vegetation, specific humidity, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture was higher than the southern areas. PMID: 32766349 [PubMed]
Conclusion: Public education and increasing the knowledge of people can lead to successful management, prevention and elimination of this nuisance pest. PMID: 32766346 [PubMed]
Conclusion: A positive statistical correlation between human leishmaniasis cases and S. minuta abundance was noted suggesting the potential involvement of S. minuta in local Leishmania transmission cycles. PMID: 32766345 [PubMed]
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that P. alexandri is more active in hot zones than in moderate zones and this species may be considered as a permissive species. PMID: 32766344 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: There is a small risk of intraoperative complications or unexpected malignancy following morcellation, provided the surgeon adheres to regular surgical standards. In patients with a normal size uterus, TLH could be preferred over LASH to avoid morcellation. PMID: 32762476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]