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Articles by Nweze Emeka I.
Total Records ( 2 ) for Nweze Emeka I.
  Oka Chiamaka U. and Nweze Emeka I.
  Background and Objectives: There are increasing reports of isolation of multi-drug resistant bacteria from infected wounds. There is, therefore, urgent need to identify these pathogens and find the best ways of improving wound care and management. In the midst of the reported multi-resistance of wound pathogens to conventional antibiotics, this study was carried out to investigate some of the folkloric uses of ethanolic and aqueous extracts of A. precatorius against multi-drug resistant wound pathogens recovered from patients from a referral hospital in Nigeria. Materials and Methods: One hundred wound samples from patients presenting at a referral hospital in Nigeria were screened in this study using microbiological methods. The susceptibility of the recovered isolates against ethanolic extracts of Abrus precatorius was evaluated. Results: Sixty-six bacterial organisms were isolated and 3 different microbial species were most predominately isolated: Staphylococcus aureus (45%) followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (24%) and Escherichia coli (15%). Susceptibility to ethanol extract of Abrus precatorius was high among S. aureus (87%) followed by E. coli (67%) then P. aeruginosa (60%) and for the aqueous extract, 43% of the recovered S. aureus isolates were susceptible while there was no effect observed for E. coli and P. aeruginosa wound isolates. Interestingly, apart from its anti-bacteria activity, it also showed potent activity on multi-drug resistant bacterial wound isolates. Conclusion: Findings from the present study substantiate the folkloric use of A. precatorius leaf extract for wound treatment.
  Eze Chukwuka W. , Egba Simeon , Nweze Emeka I. , Ezeh Richard C. and Ugwudike Patrick
  Background and Objectives: Dyslipidemia is a common complication of diabetes mellitus with a pathological link to cardiovascular diseases. The use of synthetic chemicals in therapy leads to unexpected toxic effects, hence, the need for the use of natural plants as therapeutic agents. The study was designed to investigate the natural therapeutic agents such as; Allium cepa and Allium sativum in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. Materials and Methods: A total of 68 rats were divided into 4 groups of 17 rats each. Group1 served as control and were fed with rat feed and distilled water only. Diabetes mellitus was induced in 51 rats by administering intraperitoneally 150 mg of alloxan per kg body weight (bw) of the rats. Diabetic rats were divided into groups II, III and IV which were fed with rat feed and distilled water. In addition, the three groups were fed with 1.00, 1.50 and 2.00 mg kg1 between aqueous extract of Allium cepa, respectively. The feeding procedures for group II, III and IV were repeated with aqueous extract of Allium sativum replacing Allium cepa. Animals were fed for 4 weeks. Blood samples were collected from ocular median-cantus vein of the rats. Plasma was separated for analysis. Blood glucose and lipid profiles of the rats were determined by standard laboratory methods. Results: Allium cepa and Allium sativum aqueous extracts significantly (p<0.05) lowered the blood glucose, triacylglycerol, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein and significantly (p<0.05) increased the high-density lipoprotein when compared with the control. Conclusion: Aqueous extracts of Allium cepa and Allium sativum show ameliorative effects on diabetes.
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