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 2013; 5(4)

April 2013

Successful pregnancy outcome in a woman with myasthenia gravis: Case report and literature review

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an acquired neuromuscular autoimmune condition that presents clinically with weakness and fatigue of the skeletal muscles. The case described here is a multidisciplinary management of  a 28 yr old primigravida with myasthenia gravis. Although pregnancy with an uneventful course and a good outcome frequently is possible in women who have MG, there are many challenging therapeutic...

Author(s): Ritu Dalmia

April 2013

Spectrum of dysentery in children presenting to a tertiary level teaching hospital in New Delhi

Dysentery accounts for significant morbidity in pediatric population with a high case fatality rate, if left untreated. Further, the easy availability of antibiotics has led to widespread emergence of resistant strains. The aims of this study were: (1) to study the clinical spectrum of dysentery in children, and (2) to determine various enteropathogens causing dysentery in children. 60 children in the age group 1 month...

Author(s): Krishnan Rajeshwari, Madhumita Mishra, A. P. Dubey, Beena Uppal and S. Anuradha

April 2013

A community trial of Pinak® medicine in the management of snakebite cases in a rural setting of Western Maharashtra, India

Narodi is a hilly village which has a small river also. Hence, snakebite incidence is more. In 2006 and 2007, there were 17 deaths in a population of 6,000. By cleaning the village (cutting grass in and around the village), and health education, gradually snakebite incidence reduced. But we introduced ‘Pinak tablet’ with the hope of reducing deaths due to snakebite. Records of snakebite events also...

Author(s): R. G. Raut, P. S. Pawar and H. H. Chavan

April 2013

Efficacy of digital remote tel-system for stroke patients in Taiwan

The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of digital remote tel-system program on stroke patients in Taiwan. Pre-experimental design with convenience sampling was used in this study. A total of 91 participants were recruited with two questionnaires (demographic and SF-36) used. The results showed the quality of life improved significantly after the digital remote tel-system program. The need of home based...

Author(s): Wen-Hui Tsai, Heng-Hsin Tung, Shu-Yuan Liang, Tsae-Jyy Wang, Shu-Fang Wu andChieh-Yu Liu

April 2013

Autism: An epigenomic side-effect of excessive exposure to electromagnetic fields

Autism is a disorder which mainly involves the nervous system. It is characterized by lack of communication, incoherent language and meaningless repetitive movements. Its onset is in early childhood and its incidence has been reported to be increasing. Several genes and environmental factors have been implicated in the causation of autism, and electromagnetic fields may be one of those environmental factors....

Author(s): Yog Raj Ahuja, Sanjeev Sharma and Bir Bahadur

April 2013

Oral cancer: The Nigerian experience

Oral cancer is one of the ten most common cancers worldwide and the five years survival rate is still disappointingly low. The incidence of oral cancer varies from different regions of the world with highest rates reported in the South-east Asia especially in India where oral cancer accounts for 15 - 40% of cancers and is the most common cancer in men. Although, tobacco and alcohol use are the most important risk...

Author(s): Ahmed Oluwatoyin Lawal, Bamidele Kolude and Bukola Folasade Adeyemi

April 2013

Cancer of the cervix and cervical screening: Current knowledge, attitude and practices of female health workers in Sokoto, Nigeria

This descriptive cross sectional study assessed the knowledge, attitude and practices of female health workers at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto with respect to cervical cancer Pap smear screening. A multistage sampling method was used to select a total of 240 subjects. Data was collected using a set of structured, self administered questionnaire which sought information on socio-demographic...

Author(s): Oche M. O.., Kaoje A. U., Gana G and Ango J. T.

April 2013

Increase of Bcl-2/Bax ratio corelated with decrease of lymphocyte apoptosis: A study in the bronchiolus and lung of asthmatic mice

The failure of lymphocyte apoptosis is one of the factors causing chronic airway inflammation in asthma. Some studies indicate the role of Bcl-2 in inhibition of lymphocyte apoptosis, but still little research is on the role of Bax and its relationship to Bcl-2 in asthma. The purpose of this study was to prove the role of Bcl-2-lymphocyte in inhibition of lymphocyte apoptosis and decrease in Bax-lymphocytes in...

Author(s): Taufiq Hidayat, Saptadi Yuliarto, Wisnu Barlianto, Hidayat Sujuti and H. M. S. Chandra Kusuma

April 2013

Psychogenic activation phenomenon of specific anti-tumor immunity in cancer patients

The present study aimed to identify the influence of the mind on specific anti-tumor immunity of cancer patients. The study involved 90 cancer patients (78 women and 12 men) with 18 various types of cancer. The presence of psychogenic medical history before diagnosis of cancer was the basic criterion of cancer patients selection for this study. The psychometric parameters, quality of...

Author(s): Oleg V. Bukhtoyarov and Denis M. Samarin

April 2013

Prevalence of human herpesvirus 8 infection in Iranian patients with hematological malignancies

Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is a gamma-herpesvirus linked causally to Kaposi’s sarcoma and many malignancies such as multicentric Castleman’s disease, primary effusion lymphoma, some lymphoproliferative diseases and post transplantation bone marrow failure. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HHV-8 infection in patients with malignant hematological diseases. From September, 2009 to...

Author(s): Seyed Hamidreza Monavari, Hossein Keyvani, Hamidreza mollaie, Mehdi fazlalipour, Farzin sadeghi, Mostafa Salehi –Vaziri and Farah Bokharaei-Salim