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: August 2010; 2(8)

August 2010

Sharp foreign body and ischio-rectal abscess

This article presents a case of rare cause of peri-anal abscess caused by ingested fish bone. A 72 year old gentleman presented with left buttock painful swelling for 1 week associated with fever. Physical examination revealed a peri-anal abscess. During incision and drainage a 3cm fish bone was found inside the abscess cavity, impinging from the rectal...

Author(s): Chi Man Ng, K. K. David Tsui, H. H. Wong, K. K. Yau and M. KW Li

August 2010

Erlotinib enhances metabolism of phenytoin: A case report

Seizure is a common manifestation of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) associated with brain metastasis. Anticonvulsants are usually required in addition to brain irradiation therapy for disease control. Concurrent chemotherapy or target therapy might have drug interactions with anticonvulsants and alter the effectiveness of such drugs. Such drug interactions are rarely recognized in clinical practice. We...

Author(s): Mao-Chang Su,, Chin-Chou Wang,, Kuo-Tung Huang, Chien-Hao Lie, Ching-Wan Tseng and Yu-Hsiu Chung,

August 2010

Prevalence and determinants of non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV- positive pregnant women in Nnewi, Nigeria

Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is central to a successful prevention of mother- to- child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme by ensuring optimal viral suppression. However, barriers to adherence exist and differ among populations. This cross-sectional study was carried out among 368 HIV-positive pregnant mothers attending the PMTCT clinic at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Nigeria...

Author(s): A. O. Igwegbe, J. O. Ugboaja and L. A. Nwajiaku

August 2010

Epidemiology of human onchocerciasis among farmers in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

An epidemiological study on human onchocerciasis was conducted among 450 randomly selected farmers comprising of 213 males and 187 females within the age range of 20 - 50 years and above resident in Ebonyi central senatorial zone of Ebonyi State, Nigeria from January 2009 through December. Onchocerciasis infection was diagnosed by parasitological observation for the presence of microfilariae of Onchocerca...

Author(s): Okonkwo  Chuma  Innocent, Iroha  Ifeanyichukwu Romanus, Ayogu Thomas Eze,  Oji Anthonia Egwu and Onwa Ndubuisi Collins