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: February 2010; 2(2)

February 2010

Human herpes viral central nervous system infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and non-HIV patients: An 18-month prospective study

Human herpes virus (HHV) infection of the central nervous system (CNS) is a common problem worldwide. The incidence of HHV-CNS infection in human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) patients and non-HIV patients has been studied at Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. To identify the prevalence and incidence of HHV1 (HSV), HHV3 (VZV), HHV4 (EBV), HHV5 (CMV), HHV6A,B, and HHV 7-CNS...

Author(s): Kanokwan Pattanapongpaiboon and Subsai Kongsaengdao,

February 2010

Efficacy and challenges of adherence to anti retroviral therapy: Experience from Nyeri Provincial Hospital, Kenya

A study was conducted to investigate the success and challenges of antiretroviral therapy among patients attending Nyeri provincial hospital in Kenya. The success of treatment was monitored by viral load, CD4 cell count and weight. On the other hand, challenges of ART were investigated by administering a questionnaire. The results indicate that the quality of life of the patients improved markedly with increase in...

Author(s): M. W. Mutugi, L. M. Kaguu and S. N. Maangi

February 2010

Tinea capitis in primary school children in Hamedan (West of Iran)

Regarding the importance of Tinea capitis as a world wide health problem, evaluation of this problem needs territorial epidemiologic studies. This disease is commonest in boys less than 15 years old, therefore this study was performed to determine the prevalence and aetiologic agents of T. capitis among school children in Hamedan. We examined1800 cases of children from Hamedan primary schools. The...

Author(s): Ameneh Yazdanfar

February 2010

Craniometric patterns of three Nigerian ethnic groups

The usefulness of craniometry in facilitating proper identification of skeletal remains and in emphasizing a common origin of studied populations is far reaching. Conducting anthropological studies with the aim of obtaining the characteristics of ethnic groups assists not only in understanding the frequency distribution of human morphologies but also in providing the basis for comparison of races. Craniometric patterns...

Author(s): E. I Odokuma, P. S. Igbigbi, F. C. Akpuaka and U. B. Esigbenu