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: January 2013; 5(1)

January 2013

Severe benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome followed by anesthesia in elderly patient: A rare case report

Benzodiazepine dependence is a potentially clinically serious condition and its withdrawal syndrome is complex and often protracted in time course. However, the relationship between anesthesia and benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome is unclear. Here, we presented a 79 year-old-female who had the history of major depression and had taken hypnotic benzodiazepines for five years. The patient received total hip replacement...

Author(s): Jang-Chun Lin, Hsin-I Ma and Wei-Hsiu Liu

January 2013

Oculocutaneous albinism and skin cancer in Calabar, Southern Nigeria

Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a congenital condition causing hypo pigmentation of the hair, skin, and eyes. Albinism and solar radiation are established risk factors for skin cancer, the commonest being squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck in black Africans. We present four OCA patients with histologic diagnosis of skin cancer presented to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital from January, 2007...

Author(s): M. E. Asuquo, O. O. Otei, I. Bassey and G. Ebughe

January 2013

Lactational amenorrhoea method of contraception: An in-depth study of awareness, knowledge and practice by breast feeding mothers with unintended pregnancies

This study assessed the awareness, knowledge and practice of lactational amenorrhoea method (LAM) of post partum contraception among breast feeding mothers of 18 to 40 years of age with unintended pregnancies. It was a cross-sectional, multicenter survey of seventy one breast feeding mothers with unintended pregnancies who visited these health centers for antenatal care within the study period. These women had been...

Author(s): Chris E. Ekpenyong, Nyebuk E. Daniel, Anthony Fidelis Uwah, Ette Okon Ettebong and John O. Ibu

January 2013

Antibacterial effects of crude extract of Azadirachta indica against Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp and Staphylococcus aureus

Most agents used by humans in the treatment of diseases are of plant origin. Azadirachta indica(neem) is a tree which has been found to possess antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour properties and is also used as a pesticide. In this work, antibacterial effect of methanolic and aqueous extracts of the stem bark of A. indica was determined using minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC),...

Author(s): MAMMAN, Paul Habila, MSHELIA, Wayuta Philip, SUSBATRUS, Sosthenes Chidama and SAMBO, Kankani Wonder

January 2013

Descriptive study of cholelithiasis with chemical constituents’ analysis of gallstones from patients living in Baghdad, Iraq

The aim of this study was to describe the main clinical features of patients with cholelithiasis, and chemical analysis of stone in relevance to development of gallstone formation. The total number of patients with gallstone in this study was 75 (66 females and 9 males). The ratio of females: males was (7.3:1), this high ratio may be due to multiple factors, including high percentage of multiparity (63.64%), the use of...

Author(s): Mohammed A. Taher

January 2013

Health effects of lead exposure among Jua Kali (informal sector) workers in Mombasa, Kenya: A case study of the “Express” Jua Kali workers

The objective of this study is to analyze the effects of lead exposure among the Jua Kali workers. Correlation study: relationship between lead exposure and its effects on blood lead levels (BLL), kidney function and haemoglobin levels between the lead-exposed versus the lead un-exposed workers. 162 adult Jua Kali workers participated. Out of 119 exposed workers, 8 (6.72%) were aware of lead while only 3 of them (2.5%)...

Author(s): Jalab Janmohamed Ashraph, Robert Kinyua, Fred Mugambi and Ahmed Kalebi