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    • Antipyretic Properties of Dichloromethane: Methanolic Leaf and Root Bark Extracts of Carissa edulis in Rat 

      Gitahi, S. M.; Mwangi, B. M.; Njagi, J.M.; Mworia, J. K.; Juma K. Kelvin; Umar, Aliyu; Mwonjoria, John K.; Njoroge, A. W.; Piero, N.M.; Mburu, D. N. (Literati Scientific and Publishers, 2015)
      Although pyrexia benefits the nonspecific immune response to invading microorganisms and tissue damage, it is also viewed as a source of discomfort and hence is commonly suppressed with some medication. However, conventional ...
    • Assessment of Antidiabetic Potential of Ficus Sycomorus on Alloxan - induced Diabetic Mice 

      Njagi, J.M.; Piero, N.M.; Ngeranwa, J.J.N.; Njagi, E.N.M.; Kibiti, C.M.; Njue, W. M.; Maina, D.; Gathumbi, Peter Karuri (International Journal of Diabetes Research, 2012)
      Diabetes mellitus is a predominant public health concern, causing substantial morbidity, mortality, and long-term complications. Many of the conventional drugs Used for the management of this disease are not only expensive ...
    • Diabetes mellitus – a devastating metabolic disorder 

      Piero, N.M.; Njagi, J.M.; Nzaro, G.M. (Literati Scientific and Publishers, 2014)
      Diabetes mellitus is an endocrinological and/or metabolic disorder with an increasing global prevalence and incidence. High blood glucose levels are symptomatic of diabetes mellitus as a consequence of inadequate pancreatic ...
    • Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus. 

      Piero, N.M.; Njagi, J.M.; Kibiti, C M; Ngeranwa, J.J.N.; Njagi, E.N.M. (International Journal of Diabetes Research, 2012)
      Diabetes mellitus is suspected based on symptoms. Urine and blood tests can be used to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes based on the amount of glucose in the urine and blood. Urine tests can also detect ketones and protein ...
    • Haematological Effects of Dichloromethane-Methanolic Leaf Extracts of Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl in Normal Rat Models 

      Jorum, Obel H.; Piero, N.M.; Machocho, Alex K. (OMICS International, 2016)
      Assessment of hematological parameters can be used to explain blood related functions of a plant extract. The blood can act as pathological reflector and also as an indicator of the physiological state of an animal. ...
    • Herbal management of diabetes mellitus: A rapidly expanding research avenue. 

      Piero, N.M.; Njagi, M. Joan; Kibiti, M. Cromwell; Ngeranwa, J.J.N.; Njagi, N.M. Eliud; Njue, W. M.; Gathumbi, Peter Karuri (International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, 2012)
      Conventional drug therapy though effective in the management of diabetes mellitus is expensive and has toxic side effects. Herbal medicine would thus provide alternative therapy if effective and less toxic. This paper ...
    • Hypoglycemic Activity of Some Kenyan Plants Traditionally used to Manage Diabetes Mellitus in Eastern Province. 

      Piero, N.M.; Joan, M.N.; Cromwell, K.M.; Joseph, N.J.; Wilson, N.M.; Daniel, M.M.; Peter, K.G.; Njagi, E.N.M. (Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism, 2011-11-19)
      In this study five aqueous extracts; Bidens pilosa, StrychnoS.henningsii, Aspilia pluriseta, Catha edulis and Erythrina abyssinica were screened for anti-diabetic activity and their in vivo safety evaluated. The anti-diabetic ...
    • In Vitro Anti-Acetylcholinesterase Activity of Crude Fruits Sap Extract of Solanum incanum in Green Peach Aphids 

      Umar, A.; Mgutu, A.J.; Piero, N.M.; Njoroge, A.W.; Njoroge, G.S.; Maina, M.B.; Muriithi, N.J.; Kiambi, M.J.; Mutero, N.G.; Mwonjoria, J.K. (OMICS International, 2015)
      Acetylcholinesterase is a key enzyme that terminates nerve impulses by catalyzing the hydrolysis of neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, in the nervous system in various organisms. Irreversible inhibitors have been developed ...
    • Metabolic Complications of Diabetes Mellitus: A Review. 

      Piero, N.M.; Njagi, J.M.; Kibiti, C.M.; Ngeranwa, J.J.N.; Njagi, E.N.M. (South Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 2012)
      Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder arising from deficiency of insulin by the pancreas or by the ineffectiveness of the insulin produced in the target cells. It is characterized by high levels of glucose in blood, ...
    • Prevention of Type I Diabetes Mellitus: The Role of Immune Interventions 

      Piero, N.M.; Murugi, N. J.; Okoth, O. R.; Mgutu, Allan Jalemba; Ngeranwa, J.J.N.; Njagi, E.N.M. (Clinical & Cellular Immunology, 2012)
      Diabetes mellitus is a disease of antiquity with an estimated 20,000 people dying prematurely per year due to diabetes associated disease. Type 1 diabetes results from autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic ...