International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 535

Table of Content: April 2011; 3(4)

April 2011

Chikungunia outbreaks in new regions as a sign of ecological ill health: Re-examining vector borne disease in the context of climate change

  The Indian capital city of Delhi reported its first ever case of Chikungunya in June 2007. However, the way this case was detected, and reported raises serious issues related to general epidemiology and disease surveillance. This incident being the first reported case of Chikungunya from the resident of Delhi also raises much larger concern of changing infectious disease dynamics. The objectives of this study...

Author(s): R. Rajan Patil

April 2011

Acute fracture of OS trigonum wıth cartilaginous articulation

  Os trigonum as one of the most common accessory ossicles of foot,  may have a fibrocartilaginous articulation with posterior process of talus. This  articulation may be misdiagnosed as a fracture of the posterior  process of talus. Despite well known chronic injuries of athletes, acute fracture of the os trigonum is rare. Hyperplantarflexion and invertion of the ankle is the mechanism of...

Author(s): Bekir Yavuz Uçar, Demet Uçar, Mehtap Bozkurt, Mehmet Bulut and Ibrahim Azboy

April 2011

The impact of intermediate factors on socioeconomic differences and infant mortality in the Gaza Strip

  Infant mortality is a complex problem with no single solution. Numerous social, economic and intermediate issues play a role, rather than there simply being an issue of health care access or health care quality. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of intermediate factors (consanguineous marriage, mother's age and body mass index) on socioeconomic differences in infant mortality in the Gaza...

Author(s): Mazen Abuqamar, Danny Coomans and Fred Louckx

April 2011

Commercial tests for in vitro antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida species compared to standard (NCCLS) broth microdilution

  It is of value to evaluate the commercial susceptibility methods as possible alternatives to standard one for routine fungal susceptibility testing. So we aimed to compare the NCCLS microdilution method with each of commercial Etest and candifast kit. A total of 30 Candida isolates were included and species identification was confirmed by morphological appearance on Sabouraud's dextrose...

Author(s): Noha El-Mashad and Mohamed Taha Mahmoud

April 2011

Analgesic activity of bark of Murraya paniculata

  Murraya paniculata is a common plant widely available in Bangladesh. Different parts of the plant have been used extensively in various traditional formulations in South Asian countries. In order to rationalize the traditional use of the bark of M. paniculata, extract of equal proportions of petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and methanol was subject to mice, to evaluate its analgesic...

Author(s): Manas Kumar Podder, Biswa Nath Das, Achinto Saha and Muniruddin Ahmed