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: 531

Table of Content: August 2011; 3(8)

August 2011

L-arginine treatment alters the pattern of rat maternal aggressive response toward an intruder entering the homing cage

  Maternal aggression toward intruders is temporarily expressed during lactation in association with the rearing and protection of offspring to promote their survival and growth. This normal component of maternal behaviour that requires both the hormonal changes occur at the end of pregnancy and due to the presence of newborn for its establishment analyzed in Wistar rats. The effects of nitric oxide (NO) by...

Author(s): Esther Pérez-Torrero, Margarita I. Hernández-Urbiola, Anaid Cadena-Estrada andCarlos I. Silva-Barrón

August 2011

Hepatoprotective potentials of Butea monosperma stem bark extract against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity in albino rats

  Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) pharmacological tool was used to produce liver damage in rats. Silymarin (100 mg/kg) and extract of Butea monosperma (shown to be hepatoprotective substances) prevented the CCl4 induced toxicity. Hydroalcholic extract of the stem bark of B. monosperma was evaluated for its hepatoprotective. This in vitroefficacy was reinforced by a significant dose...

Author(s): Prashant Tiwari, Kuldeep Kumar, Rajnikant Panik, Alok Pandey, Ashish Pandeyand Pratap Kumar Sahu

August 2011

Third degree burns in female Wister rats: The corollary on estrous cycle and ovarian histo-architectural organization

  Burn is a coagulative necrosis of skin and variable amount of deeper tissues produced by thermal energy. Studies have shown that severe burn affects male fertility, female burn survivor are not immune to post burn effects, they are also affected. To examine the effects of third degree burns (TDB) on estrous cycle and the ovarian histology in Wister rats. A total of fifteen adult female albino rats weighing...

Author(s): Adeteye O. V., Yama O. E. and Gbotolorun S. C.

August 2011

Primary application of the personality diagnostic questionnaire-4 (PDQ-4) in persons with special needs: A case study of the personality of a deaf person

  The disruption of deafness, as a disturbance of consciousness (sensory impairment), affects human development and may produce psychological and emotional problems. There are some common features of the personality of people with hearing disabilities, which are considered to be intrinsic to the nature of their possible psychiatric problems. From the very minority monitored, the deaf psychiatric patients...

Author(s): Siousioura D., Tasoulas S. and Alexandropoulos K.

August 2011

Comparative antimicrobial activities of some plant extracts and commercial antibiotics against some selected pathogens of food origin

  The antimicrobial activities of three plants (Momordica charantia, Morinda lucida, andHunteria umbellata) were investigated. These plants were extracted using methanol and ethanol as solvents. These extracts were used to evaluate the growth of five food borne bacteria namely; Bacillus sp, Proteus vulgaris, Streptococcus sp., Shigella sp.,Lactobacillus sp., and the...

Author(s): Anibijuwon I. I., Abioye J. A and Onifade A. K

August 2011

Enhancing quality of healthcare under the national health insurance system: Identification of factors reducing quality of care in Taiwan

  This study examines whether the quality of community health in Taiwan has improved after the establishment of the National Health Insurance (NHI); to identify what the related factors are that affect the quality, and to find the possible ways to improve key drivers of healthcare quality. Data were collected from the National Health Insurance Annual Statistics Information Database and the Taipei Health...

Author(s): Li Chang