Danladi Chiroma Husaini

Danladi Chiroma Husaini
University of Belize · Allied Health Department (Pharmacy unit) Faculty of Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Additional affiliations
October 2009 - present
University of Belize
Position
  • Chair
Description
  • Teaching Research Service
Education
January 2017 - April 2021
University of South Africa
Field of study
  • Health Sciences
September 2003 - October 2005
Federal University of Technology Minna
Field of study
  • Biochemistry (Toxicology)
September 1998 - May 2001
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Field of study
  • Phamacology & Toxicology

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Publications (28)
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Purpose This review aims to provide synoptic documentation on acclaimed anecdotal plant-based remedies used by Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) communities to manage COVID-19. The theoretical approaches that form the basis for using the anecdotally claimed phytotherapies were reviewed against current scientific evidence. Design/methodology/ap...
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Objectives Many students seem to find pharmacology learning very challenging due to the complexity and variety of drugs they have to study. The number of drugs the students have to learn, the duration of time to learn the medications, and the evolving nature of diseases demanded learning beyond the classroom walls. This study explored and described...
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Background Over the years, air pollution has garnered increased attention from researchers who continue to provide studies and suggestive data that prove there is an ever-increasing risk of air pollution on the health of humans, terrestrial, and aquatic animals. A measurement involved in the quantity of certain traceable particles within the air, n...
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Objective This study examined the awareness, knowledge, and perception of prostate cancer screening among men aged 40–70, with a view to cancer prevention programs, and it provides baseline data that could be used to inform the design, development, and implementation of education and prevention programs aimed at building awareness of prostate cance...
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Background Belize is rich in rainforest and vast medicinal plants that have the potential for drug discoveries. Few studies have examined the use of medicinal plants in the management of chronic diseases in Belize. The present study appraised indigenous Belizeans' opinions, beliefs, and practices of medicinal plants used for hypertension management...
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Introduction: Needless stockpiling of approved medications for the treatment of other diseases cause undue shortages of approved drugs. This study was conducted to assess stockpiling on off-label pharmaceutical products in anticipation of COVID-19 in the country of Belize. The results of the study provide evidence on needless and wasteful stockpili...
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Recently, the University of Belize pharmacy program implemented a 5-year bachelor of pharmacy degree to meet the national and regional demands for pharmacists. This study was designed to provide students with early pharmacy practice experience aimed at integrating the knowledge and skills needed to practice as future pharmacists. Data collected for...
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Aim: In Belize, antibiotics are categorized as prescription-only drugs, and their sales over the counter without a prescription is prohibited. This study assessed the sales and dispensing of antibiotics in community pharmacies without a prescription. Methods: 36 community pharmacies in 4 districts of Belize were assessed for non-prescription sales...
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Abstract The global increase in the use of plants for food and medicinal purposes, especially in developing countries, proffers an urgent need for toxicological studies on such plants. Results of extensive toxicological studies tend to provide safety information on toxic plants and help avert public health issues while providing safety guides to t...
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Belize is one of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the lowest COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths until recently. The success of a low community spread of the novel coronavirus-19 can be attributed to the government's rapid response in effective community participation through communication, promoting personal hygiene, social di...
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Nitrate Levels in Rural Drinking Water in Belize Background. Health issues have been associated with the consumption of high levels of nitrates in drinking water. Rural agricultural communities in Belize play a large role in the economic growth of the country. These communities obtain drinking water directly from the ground and may be susceptible t...
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Abstract Introduction The presence of poor quality antibiotics on the market has contributed to the antibiotics resistance and global threat to public health. Antibiotic resistance is now a global concern. One area to address this issue is by evaluating the quality of antibiotics accessible to the public. The purpose of this study was to test and c...
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Aims: Hormonal contraceptives have been used to prevent unwanted pregnancies, reduction of maternal and infant mortalities, and enhancements of women economic productivity. Demands for contraceptives are mainly dependent on the knowledge and access to contraceptives by women of childbearing age. Prescriptions only access to contraceptives, have bee...
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ABSTRACT Background: With increased access to information and advertisements via the internet, college students are likely to be involved in self-medication practices that may result in increased resistance to antibiotics, adverse drug reactions, interactions and or other complications associated with self-medication. We conducted a self-reported a...
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Objective: to investigate the perception of harms and benefits associated with cannabis use among adolescents and how regulatory changes might affect their intention to use marijuana. Method: this multi-centric cross-sectional survey study. participants included 2717 students aged 15-17 from 10 cities in Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican...
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Objective: to evaluate the perception of harm and benefits from using marijuana in adolescents’, to determine lifetime, past year and past month prevalence of marijuana use; and to analyze the relationship between marijuana use and the perception of harm and benefits from using marijuana. Methods: multi-centric, quantitative cross sectional survey...
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Objective: Students involved in scientific research experience have reported many benefits that improved their overall learning process and research skills. The University of Belize (UB) pharmacy program was recently upgraded from a professional 3-year associate degree to a 5-year bachelors degree. Research methodology course is part of the syllabu...
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Abstract In a three month study, 3 groups of albino rats (150-200 g), 539, 1077, and 1616 mg/Kg aqueous extract of U & Dee Sweet Bitter, were administered orally while deionized water was given to the control group. Animals had access to deionized water and were fed ad libitum with rat chow for 90 days. The feed and fluid consumption of the animals...
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Abstract The effect of the extract of U & Dee Sweet Bitter, a Nigerian herbal remedy on the kidney was investigated in matured Wistar albino rats. Twenty male albino rats were allocated into four dose groups of five rats each, namely 0.00, 539, 1077, 1616 mg/kg of the herbal product orally for 90 days. Animals had access to deionized water and were...
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The vegetation of Abuja, Nigeria's new Federal Capital Territory is predominantly guinea savannah. The need for a new Federal Capital Territory for Nigeria was necessitated by the congestion and environmental problems in the old capital. Nitrates are widespread in soil, and are present in small amounts in plant and animal tissues. Wate ra nd food c...
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The sub-chronic effect of Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) calyx aqueous extract on the rat testes was investigated with a view to evaluate the pharmacological basis for the use of HS calyx extract as an aphrodisiac. Three test groups received different doses of 1.15, 2.30, and 4.60 g/kg based on the LD(50). The extracts were dissolved in the drinking wate...
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In a 3-month study, 3 groups of 8-week-old Wistar albino rats were dosed 1.15, 2.3, and 4.6 g/kg aqueous extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) calyx juice. The control group received an equivalent volume of water ad libitum. Food and fluid consumption were significantly (p<0.05) reduced. A significant decrease (p<0.05) in the body weight was observed...
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The potential of Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) calyx extract to induce nephrotoxicty in rats was evaluated in the present study. HS calyx extract was given at dose levels of 1.15; 2.3; 4.6g/kg for 12 weeks. Control animals received an equivalent volume of water. Animals were evaluated for body weight, appearance, food and fluid consumption. Significant...
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The effect of saline cathartics magnesium sulphate, sodium sulphate, and sodium citrate on adsorptive capacity of activated charcoal (AC) was investigated in vitro. Solutions of artesunate alone and artesunate with 7.5 mg/ml cathartics solution were vortex mixed for 30 sec with different quantities of AC, incubated in water bath shaker for 30 min a...

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Questions (14)
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The data is not paired but single. What statistical method will be best for the analysis of such data?
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Please does anyone have a link to an extensive review of herbal remedies? Especially those used in the Caribbean?
Thank you
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A lot of literature is being generated that is showing evidence for herbal remedies to lower blood pressure and other diseases. With the alarming rate of hypertensive patients in the world and the need to find an effective therapy, why is the world delaying in doing clinical trials for most of the proven herbs in our yards?
Could there be a hidden agenda somewhere? If we are conformable with the DASH diet which by the way consist of fruits and vegetables, why not herbs?
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Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle) has been reported extensively for the management of hypertension and as a potent antioxidant. How does it exhibits potent antioxidant function?
What is it's mechanism for reducing high blood pressure?
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Is there any EU country or state in the US that "officially" approved the use of Allium sativum (Garlic) for the management of primary hypertension? There seem to be a lot of evidence based research that shows the indication for hypertension to be excellent. Has Allium sativum (Garlic) been patented apart from local consumption for food and spices?
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What is the mechanism through which Zika virus affect pregnancy and fetal nervous system?
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I am trying to sweetened aloe vera plant as a local juice with a healthy sweetener. Could someone please suggest to me the best sweetener I can explore?
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I realized there are about 3 major noninvasive methods for measuring Blood pressure (Photoplethysmography, Piezoplethysmography and Volume Pressure Recording) in rats and all seem to be ok until radio telemetry took over. But with radio telemetry being very expensive, can someone please tell me the best noninvasive method for measuring blood pressure in rats?
Thanks
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Hi,
I am really trying to understand QSAR and have some pressing questions. I am looking at medicinal herbs and prescribed drugs relationships.
1. What will be the best QSAR methodology for this type of study?
2. How do I select my predictors?
3. How will I do the data-preprocessing?
I have read a lot of literature but really I wish someone can give me a simplified step-by-step method on how to go about this.
Methodology is the major issue here.
Thanks.
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I am trying to compare the pharmacokinetics of some herbal/orthodox medicines and need someone to share experience and not just what is in the textbook or on the net.
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I need specific and recent information on the the structures and functional groups of phytochemicals.
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I am looking at how to use 3D structures in QSAR but I am lacking the appropriate information on how to go about it. I need some assistance with where to get the right information if someone have used it before.
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Mostly we use hot water, ethanol or other common solvents for extraction. Are there more recent "novel" approaches to extracting active ingredients from plants other than the conventional methods?
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Provide information on the different types of test kits for ebola and what exactly they test in the human body.

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