Drug Invention Today
ISSN NO: 0975-7619
Drug Invention Today (DIT) was first published in 2009 by JPR Solutions. It is a journal, which publishes reviews, research papers and short communications . 
• Novel Drug Delivery Systems • Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine • Biotechnology related pharmaceutical technology • Polymeric bio-conjugates • Biological macromolecules • Biomaterials • Drug Information • Drug discovery/development • Screening of drugs from natural & synthetic origins • Novel therapeutic strategies • Combinatorial chemistry and parallel synthesis • Clinical trials • Case Reports
 Impact FactorTM ( India ) = 0.897 as on date (08.05.2017)
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Journal Metrics for this   Drug Invention Today (Source ID: 21100202909): 2014 (SNIP) Source Normalized Impact Per Paper : 0.402; SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):0.301; Impact Per Publication : 0.517 (Top level : Life Science)
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Journal: Drug Invention Today

Title: Evaluation of fracture resistance of denture base repaired with three variants in fracture site preparation
Section: Review Article
Category: Pharmacology
Country: India
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Background: Wear and fracture are a frequent phenomenon observed in complete dentures. With the improper arrangement of teeth, asymmetrical arch form and in single complete denture cases where the force exerted by the natural teeth on the opposing complete denture is of centrifugal pattern, fracture along the midline is a frequently encountered mishap. Repair of the fractured denture base is a frequently performed clinical procedure. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the fracture resistance of the denture base repaired with three variants in fracture site preparation. Methodology: A total of 30 rectangular specimens (50 mm × 10 mm × 1 mm) were fabricated with DPI heat cure acrylic resin, cut into two equal halves using a carborundum disc and the site of fracture was prepared with three designs: Slots placed at same level - S (Group A), slots placed at alternate level - A (Group B), and slots placed at alternate level along with surface preparation - AL (Group C). The samples were then repaired with self-cure resin, subject to three-point bending test and the fracture resistance was evaluated. Statistical Analysis: A one-way ANOVA to compare mean compressive strength values between the interventions and a Tukey HSD post hoc test for multiple comparison was performed. Results: From the statistical analysis, it is evident that preparation of fractured site with slots at alternating levels, accompanied by cameo surface preparation had greater fracture resistance than the other two groups and it was statistically significant. The Group C had the highest fracture resistance value of 13.06 ± 0.24 MPa as compared to Group B (12.49 ± 0.11 MPa) and Group A (12.37 ± 0.15 MPa). A statistically significant mean difference between slots placed at an alternate level along with surface preparation and the other two groups were observed (F = 42.176, P < 0.001). Conclusion: Denture base whose fracture site is prepared with slots placed at alternate level accompanied by surface preparation showed better fracture resistance than the other groups

Journal: Drug Invention Today

Title: Association of glycated hemoglobin and lipid profile in type 2 diabetes patients, Tamil Nadu, India
Section: Research Article
Category: Pharmacology
Country: India
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Aim: Our investigation was aimed to check the glycemic control and relationship between hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) and lipid parameters among type 2 diabetes patients. Materials and Methods: The total of 231 patients was analyzed for sugar profile and lipid profile. We divided the patients into three groups based on their glycemic index as HbA1c <6% (good), HbA1c >6–<9% (poor), and HbA1c >9% (worst). The same patients were divided into three groups based on their age as <40 years, >40–<60 years, and >60 years, and one-way analysis of variance was used to evaluate the significance levels for various parameters between this three groups. Results: The study comprises 231 patients in which 130 were male, and 101 were female. Our study shows that very little variations were seen in male and female of blood sugar and lipid parameters. Diabetes patients with worse diabetic control (HbA1c >9%) had increased fasting blood sugar (FBS), post-prandial blood sugar (PPBS), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), very LDL, and increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Diabetes patients with good diabetic control (HbA1c 6<%) had decreased FBS, PPBS, HDL, and slightly increased TC in comparison with the other two groups. The results showed that moderate positive correlation of HbA1c with FBS (r = 0.6038) and PPBS (r = 0.6666). Conclusion: The finding of the present study ensures that HbA1c acts as a marker for glycemic control. Early diagnosis and control of blood sugar level may improve the lipid profile and thus reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Journal: Drug Invention Today

Title: Analysis of pH and variation in buffering capacity of saliva in normal and patients with carcinoma of buccal mucosa - A pilot study
Section: Research Article
Category: Pharmacology
Country: India
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Aim: The aim of the study is to analyze the pH and variation in buffering capacity of saliva in normal and patients with carcinoma of buccal mucosa. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the outpatient department of Saveetha Dental College, Chennai. Histopathologically diagnosed cancer patients were included in the study. The pH of salivary samples of both the control and tests was noted before and after the addition of mild acid. The data collected were analyzed statistically. Results: The study reveals that the mean difference in pH before and after adding the mild acid tends to be greater in case of cancer patients when compared to healthy individuals, thus suggesting that there is a noticeable decrease in the buffering capacity of the saliva samples collected from patients suffering from oral cancer. Conclusion: Saliva has the potential to become a first-line diagnostic aid of choice owing to the advancements in detection technologies in the past one decade. Therefore, these parameters can be areas of further research with an increased sample size, which, in turn, may help in throwing some light on the newer non-invasive prognostic markers for diagnosis of cancer.