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 2014; 6(2)

February 2014

Congenital glucose-galactose malabsorption: A rare cause of chronic diarrhea

Diarrhea present initially at early neonatal period is rare and is generally caused by congenital malabsorptive disorders. Congenital glucose-galactose malabsorption (CGGM) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder present as a protracted diarrhea in early neonatal life. A 3 month-old female infant present with chronic diarrhea, severe failure to thrive, hypernatraemic dehydration and nephrocalcinosis was studied. Early...

Author(s): Bothinah Ghazali, Sultan A. Almedhesh, Ali M. Alsuheel, Dhafer Batti and Ayed A. Shati

February 2014

Biochemical, haematological and histological effects following Escravos crude oil ingestion by Chinchilla rabbits

The negative consequences of crude oil exploration and exploitation on the health status of exposed individuals cannot be over emphasized, regardless of its financial benefits. Besides, consumption of this crude oil by the rural populace living in oil rich regions as traditional medicine for illnesses have raised local and international questions as to its safety. The aim of this study was to investigate the...

Author(s): Jude Ogechukwu Okoye, Anthony Ajuluchukwu Ngokere and Chizoba Okechukwu Okeke

February 2014

Evaluation of antibacterial profile of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from hospitals in Imo state, Nigeria

Awareness of the threat of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is growing. Oxacillin and methicillin are penicillinase-stable penicillins, and strains that are oxacillin and methicillinn resistant are historically termed MRSA. To determine the existence of MRSA strains patients attending treatments in hospitals in Imo state, 200 clinical specimens were examined using conventional method such as culture...

Author(s): Egbuobi, R. C., Wachuku, C. K., Dike-Ndudim J. N., Ogamaka, I. A., Okorie, H. M., Nwagbaraocha, M. A., Amadi, J. C., Egbuobi, L. N. and Ereh, J. E.

February 2014

In vitro discovery of highly chelatable root extract of thorn apple (Datura stramonium)

This study investigated the in vitro chelating ability, antioxidant activity, total phenolic and flavonoid contents of 70% ethanolic extract of thorn apple (Datura stramonium). The ethanolic root extract of the plant displayed potent chelating ability (70%) at the lowest concentration (2%) investigated. The chelating ability of the extract showed concentration dependency. There were significant decreases in vitro...

Author(s): Olabinri B. M., Fatunwase I. O. and Olabinri P. F.

February 2014

An assesment of the spatial pattern of malaria infection in Nigeria

Malaria transmitted by female anopheles mosquitoes is a major cause of death in many developing countries of the world. In Nigeria, malaria prevalence is as high as 80 to 85% and is the most common cause of outpatient visits to health facilities. The malaria situation in Nigeria is very burdensome and it impedes human development. The degree of malaria infestation varies from region to region in Nigeria. This spatial...

Author(s): Onwuemele Andrew