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 2014; 6(4)

April 2014

Incidence of thrombocytopenia in seropositive dengue patients

Dengue has become a major health concern globally in recent decades. Dengue infected patients manifest a spectrum of symptoms and in severe cases the fate is mortality. A hallmark of dengue infection is thrombocytopenia which causes concern for the patients and treating doctors. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of thrombocytopenia in seropositive dengue patients. Bleeding manifestation was also investigated in...

Author(s): Muhammad Umer Khan, Raima Rehman, Muhammad Gulfraz and Waqas Latif

April 2014

A Cd36 polymorphism associated with eight-times increased susceptibility to cerebral malaria in Central Sudan

Malaria is one of the biggest known health threats in Africa. Erythrocytes infected with falciparum malaria adhere to a variety of host receptors, including CD36. Cerebral malaria (CM) is a major life-threatening complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. The human protein CD36 is a major receptor for P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes and contributes to the pathology of P. falciparum malaria. The aim of the...

Author(s): Mohamed Y. A. Babiker, Adil Mergani and Nasr-Eldin M. A. Elwali

April 2014

Standardization of the method to obtain therapeutic-quality platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a reliable source for obtaining cells to regenerate tissues, with ease of availability inorder to implement and standardize the ideal methodology in centrifugation strength and time for obtaining therapeutic-quality PRP, allowing its application to provide better and rapid recovery of muscular injuries, tendinitis, bone and ligament lesions. To evaluate PRP therapy, 150 patients with...

Author(s): Aurora Martínez-Romero, José Luis Ortega-Sánchez, Reyna Margarita Hernández-Ramos, José Prospero Hernández-de-la-Fuente, Maribel Cervantes-Flores, Norma Urtiz-Estrada, Estela Ruiz-Baca and José de Jesús Alba-Romero,