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 2014; 6(1)

January 2014

Interest of spiramycin in the treatment of toxoplasmosis in Dakar

Toxoplasmosis  is  an  anthropozoonosis  of  medical  and  veterinary  importance,  due  to  the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. Oocysts shed by felids play a key role in parasite transmission as they contaminate meat-producing animals, vegetables and water consumed later by humans. This study tried to study the effectiveness of spiramycin in the treatment of...

Author(s): Amadou Ndiaye, Omar Samba, Ngor Faye, Daouda Ndiaye, Niama Diop Sall, Pape Mbacké Sembene and Ben Sikina Toguebaye

January 2014

The “ENT – TEN”: Ten rules of thumb in otorhinolaryngology that every doctor must know – A review

This review, titled ‘THE ENT TEN’, is a review of ten important rules of thumb in otorhinolaryngology that every doctor must know. It is a collection of vital tips and pearls that that if every doctor, especially family physicians, knew, would significantly increase the rate of early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening conditions and improve the quality of life of patients with several non...

Author(s): Olaosun A. O., Tobih J.E., and Adedeji T.O.

January 2014

Indigenous knowledge of communities around Lake Victoria Basin regarding treatment and management of tuberculosis using medicinal plants

This survey was aimed to determine the indigenous knowledge of communities around Lake Victoria Region regarding the treatment and management of Tuberculosis. Opinion leaders suggested the names and locations of known Traditional Medical Practitioners (TMPs) in the study locale. A sample of 102 TMPS from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania residing around Lake Victoria Basis in East Africa participated in the study. Snow ball...

Author(s): J. A. Orodho, P. Okemo, J. B. Tabuti, N. Otieno, J.J Magadula and C. Kirimuhuzya

January 2014

A study on resistance loss of multidrug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains after treatment with dilutions of acridine orange

This study investigated the loss of resistance of multidrug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains after exposure to dilutions of acridine orange. Five pure axenic strains of P. aeruginosa coded PA1 to PA5 obtained from five infected human sources which included middle ear, urethra, trachea, wound and urine were obtained from the Medical Microbiology Department of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital,...

Author(s): Otajevwo F. D. and Okungbowa A.

January 2014

Risk factors for common cancers in Nigeria: Knowledge, attitudes and practice among secondary school students in Kaduna, Nigeria

Cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is increasingly becoming a major public health issue in developing countries including Nigeria. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practice of cancer risk factors among secondary school students with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles. A structured self questionnaire was administered to 405 senior secondary...

Author(s): Sa’adatu T. Sule, Sani M. Shehu and Josephine E. Ukwenya

January 2014

An insight review on immunopathogenesis of bovine and human mycobacteria infections

Mycobacterium is one of the first infectious agents to spring to mind in connection with chronic or persistent infections. The causative organism of bovine tuberculosis is Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), which includes Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis), M. bovis, Mycobacterium africanum (M. africanum), Mycobacterium microti (M. microti), Mycobacterium...

Author(s): Wesinew Adugna, Tesfaye Sisay Tessema and Simenew Keskes,

January 2014

Cardiac tumors in children- A review

Primary cardiac tumors despite the potential for more frequent recognition with the advent of echocardiography are rare. The incidence of cardiac tumors ranges from 0.0017% to 0.28% in the general population. Primary cardiac tumors are much less common than metastatic tumors of the heart; and of the primary cardiac tumors, over 75% are benign, 3 of which are made up of myxomas, rhabdomyomas and fibromas. The most common...

Author(s): Deepak Viswanath