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: December 2010; 2(12)

December 2010

Managing a major traumatic bronchopleural fistula in a resource scarce community

A case of penetrating chest trauma owing to bull horn goring injury was managed surgically. Postoperative respiratory distress and severe hypoxia was managed initially by conventional modes of ventilatory assistance. We were unable to correct non resolving hypoxaemia through usual course of tracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation. Large amount of persistent air leak at the intercostal chest tube drainage...

Author(s): Shahla Haleem, Maulana Mohd. Ansari, Mehmood-uz-Zafar, Farrukh Ansari, Abu Nadeem and Yasir Ahmad Khan

September 2010

Severity of ulcerative colitis in the study population in Iran in correlation with cigarette consumption

Despite many studies correlating smoking with later onset of ulcerative colitis and probable decreased severity of disease, controversies still exist. This study evaluates correlation between smoking status and severity of ulcerative colitis among Iranian patients. This was a cross-sectional retrospective study. Patients with ulcerative colitis attending the Amir Alam Hospital gasteroenterology clinics in 2009 to 2010...

Author(s): Heydari G., Tafti S. F., Alvanpour A., Talischi F., Mojhgani N., Mokri B. and Ashagh Hosseini S. M.

December 2010

Exploration of antibacterial effects on the crude extract of marine ascidian Aplidium multiplicatum against clinical isolates

In vitro antibacterial screening of a marine ascidian Aplidium multiplicatum, collected from Mandapam, Southeast coast of India, against selected clinical isolates of bacteria was conducted in this study. The crude ethyl acetate extract was more active, exhibiting a broad spectrum antibacterial activity than the crude methanol extract and petroleum ether extract against each of the bacterial strains tested....

Author(s): P. Sivaperumal, G. Ananthan and S. Mohamed Hussain

December 2010

Role of medical ethics in health economics

This paper considers the importance of medical ethics in the process of allocating health care resources. Their importance is held to social ethics from the dominant role they play in clinical behavior and the important position of the clinical behavior in the production of health care and economics. It is pointed out that there is a potential conflict between the ethical style, and thus the behavior of the medical...

Author(s): S. R. Moosavi, S. M. Mousavi, A. Heydari and Z. Mehdikhah  

December 2010

A clinical-controlled trial compared carom caraway (black cumin, Niggella sativa) and metoclopramide in functional dyspepsia

The treatment of patients with functional dyspepsia remains unsatisfactory. We assessed the efficacy of carom caraway (black cumin) in comparison with metoclopramide, in patients with functional dyspepsia. Outpatients who were considered functional dyspepsia (Rom II criteria) were eligible for the trial. Dyspeptic symptoms had to be present for at least 12 weeks within the preceding 12 months, without any...

Author(s): A. Fani, I. Fani, P. Fani, B. Alizade, M. Rafei and A. A. Malekirad

December 2010

Role of histamine H2 receptor agonist and antagonist on liver function impairment in immunized rabbits

This study was designed to explore the functional role of histamine H2-receptors agonist and antagonist in the development of hepatic function impairment in immunized rabbits. The study comprised six groups containing 18 rabbits each. Group III-VI received histamine (100 µg/kg, s.c.), H2R-agonist (amthamine, 10 µg/kg, s.c.), H2R-antagonist (ranitidine, 10 mg/kg, i.m.), and histamine (100 µg/kg, s.c.)...

Author(s): Trivendra Tripathi, Mohammad Shahid, Haris M. Khan, Rahat Ali Khan, Mashiatullah Siddiqui, Abbas Ali Mahdi and Abida Malik

December 2010

Serum testosterone and lipids in relation to sexual dysfunction in males with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus

Low serum testosterone is associated with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome (case 1), type 2 diabetes mellitus (case 2), and cardiovascular disease. This study aims at identifying possible alterations in circulating testosterone and their relationship with plasma lipids in case1 and case2. Ninety-two male subjects were recruited in this prospective, cross-sectional study from two major hospitals in Ibadan...

Author(s): Umoh U., Charles-Davies M. A. and Adeleye J.