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 2013; 5(12)

December 2013

Evaluation of pain perception latencies following metabolic alteration of plasma pH

Pain has been a subject of intense and continuous research over the years. Several approaches have been employed in understanding and management of pain ranging from peripheral to central modulation as well as systemic to molecular mechanism of integration. This study is therefore aimed at investigating the role of altered plasma pH in the perception of experimental pain in both chronic and acute model. The results...

Author(s): Oyekunle Olanrewaju Akinloye, Iroko Dorcas Oluwafunke and Akinwande Rukayat Kikelomo

December 2013

Effect of the maltodextrin-induced chemical reticulation on the physical properties and healing potential of collagen-based membranes containing Brazilian red propolis extract

The study evaluated the physical properties and healing potential of chemically modified collagen-based membranes containing hydroalcoholic extract of Brazilian red propolis (HERP) in rodents. The collagen chemical modification was carried out through Maillard’s reaction using maltodextrin as reticulant agent, and HERP was incorporated at 0.5%. The HERP-incorporated collagen-based membranes were evaluated...

Author(s): Isana Carla Leal Souza, Marismar Fernandes do Nascimento, Raquel Gonçalves de Souza Neta, José Cleveilton Dos Santos, Luiz Pereira Costa, Juliana Cordeiro Cardoso and Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti de Albuquerque-Júnior

December 2013

Giant benign non-traumatic splenic pseudo cyst: An atypical cause of left upper quadrant abdominal pain

Splenic cysts remain an unusual pathology in surgical practice. Traditionally, splenic cysts are classified into two main categories. (1) True cysts which are also referred to as primary cysts, these contains epithelial lining and (2) pseudo cysts which are basically devoid of the epithelial lining and mostly are of post-traumatic origin. Majority of splenic cysts are asymptomatic, often they are inadvertently revealed...

Author(s): Uledi Sefu Juma and Masumai Fauzia Ayubu

December 2013

Experiences of 20 cases treatment of aortic stent for De Bakey III aortic dissection

The objective was to observe and analyze clinical feasibility and clinical efficacy of aortic stent for De Bakey III aortic dissection. Clinical data of 20 patients with De Bakey III aortic dissection was reviewed after aortic stent, focusing on analyzing surgical methods, surgical outcomes, complications and postoperative follow-ups etc. All operations were successful. The average stent diameter was 34 ± 6 mm....

Author(s): Yi Yun-feng, Ye Zheng-rong, Jiao Chang-jie, Zhong Jin and Chen Jian-ming

December 2013

Detection of viruses in the peritoneum of the Iranian patients on peritoneal dialysis

Despite reductions in overall infectious peritonitis rate due to improvement in peritoneal dialysis (PD) systems, peritonitis is still a major complication of PD and a major cause of failure of this method of dialysis. In this context, viral infections have rarely been investigated, although up to 20% of cases remain culture negative (non-bacterial, non-fungal). The present study aimed to screen stored PD effluent...

Author(s): Bahman Abedi Kiasari, Fatemeh O. Fallah and Seyed Hamidreza Monavari

December 2013

Tailoring the body mass index cutoff for overweight amongst the Nepalese male population

Obesity/Overweight is a recognized risk factor for most of the disorders and risk stratification is based on Quetelets index, a surrogate measure of fatness. Currently used body mass index (BMI) cut-offs to classify people as overweight/obese does not accurately represent the BMI cut-offs in Nepalese population, due to differences in body structure and composition. This study was conducted to define BMI cut-offs for...

Author(s): Ishor Sharma

December 2013

Expanded use of the dermatoscope and otoscope in the physician's office

The basis of two commonly used utensils in family practice is the compilation of a magnifying component with a light source. The otoscope is designed to illuminate and examine the depth of a narrow cavity, while the dermatoscope is intended for examining the superficial skin surface. This paper provides an overview of ancillary application of these tools for additional clinical indications. The present article describes...

Author(s): Sody A. Naimer and Jacob Urkin

December 2013

Evaluation of G6PD activity and antioxidants status in jaundiced Egyptian neonates

Jaundice with glucose-6- phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is one of the most common conditions needing medical attention in newborn babies. The aim of the present study was to predict G6PD level and oxidative stress condition among Egyptian jaundiced neonates associated with G6PD deficiency. The study included 60 non-jaundiced neonates and 40 jaundiced cases with G6PD deficiency. All infants were subjected to...

Author(s): Yasser E. Nassef , Hanan A. Fathy, Alaa Ali, Manal A. Hamed, Gihan A. Fathy

December 2013

Sero-prevalence of dengue type-3 Virus among patients with febrile illnesses attending a tertiary hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Biomedical researches available to date indicate that Dengue viruses (DENV) could be among the etiologies of acute fevers in Nigeria. Dengue viruses are mosquito-borne and exist in four serotypes (DENV1 to DENV4) which immunologically do not cross protect but cross react. Dengue fever is clinically difficult to diagnose especially in the developing countries with no established diagnostic facility and could easily be...

Author(s): Idris A. N., Baba M. M., Thairu Y., Bamidele O.