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: December 2012; 4(10)

December 2012

Tracheobronchopatia osteochondroplastica: An underdiagnosed central airway disease

  In the population of patients who do not smoke, do not take an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor, and have a normal chest radiograph, upper airway cough syndrome, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease and chronic bronchitis are responsible for approximately 99% of cases of chronic cough. The diagnosis is often based upon the patient’s response to empiric therapy; nevertheless, there still...

Author(s): José Nieves-Nieves, Salinas Viridiana-Gonzalez, Ricardo Fernández-Gonzalez and Rosángela Fernández-Medero

December 2012

Adoption of criteria of blood donors selection for blood screening in hospitals of Islamabad

  The study was conducted with the objective to determine the adoption of criteria of blood donor selection for blood screening in hospitals of Islamabad, Pakistan. The criteria of blood donor selection were supposed to be based on World Health Organization (WHO) standards and National Health care guidelines. It was observed that blood donors were mostly the relatives of patients....

Author(s): Atta Ur Rehman

December 2012

Genetic susceptibility for type 2 diabetes mellitus among North American Aboriginals

  Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a complex human disease which has become extremely prevalent among indigenous populations of Canada and the United States in recent decades. T2D is etiologically complex and refers to a group of disparate metabolic diseases, having major genetic and environmental risk factors. It is believed that a combination of genetic susceptibility and lifestyle changes among indigenous people are...

Author(s): C. Byrne and K. K. Nkongolo

December 2012

Prevalence of hyperglycaemia, obesity and metabolic syndrome (a three component study) among hospital personnel in the Littoral Region of Cameroon

  There is evidence worldwide of the high prevalence of obesity, hyperglycemia and metabolic syndrome in health care providers, although very scanty data is available on this in sub Saharan Africa. The present study aims to determine the frequency of diabetes, elevated Body mass index (BMI) and metabolic syndrome among health-care workers in some hospitals and clinics in Douala, Cameroon. An observational and...

Author(s): Gordon Kunbuma Tachang, Simeon-Pierrre Choukem, Jules Ndjebet, Anastase Dzudie,and Vincent P. K. Titanji

December 2012

Evaluation of the results obtained from isokinetic muscle test in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome

  The aim of this study was to investigate whether the subjective muscle skeleton complaints of patients with fibromyalgia have an objective basis and the usability of muscle test results for diagnosis of fibromyalgia. 20 patients having primer fibromyalgia syndromes (PFS) who conforms to the criteria suggested by the American Rheumatism Association and a control group of 20 healthy people performed isokinetic...

Author(s): Mustafa Güler, Teoman Aydın, Nadir Hansu and Emine Poyraz

December 2012

Effect of cardiopulmonary physiotherapy on lung parameters in mechanically ventilated neonates

  Studies done in the past on cardiopulmonary physiotherapy in neonates, have not fully laid enough evidence, and several limitations have been quoted. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of chest physiotherapy, including suctioning on lung dynamics and lobar atelectasis. The secondary objectives were to explore sessions required to resolve collapse and the use of a detailed and replicable...

Author(s): Vijay Pratap Singh, Vaishali, Nutan Kamath, Bidita Khandelwal and R. N. Salhan