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: July 2014; 6(7)

July 2014

Seroprevalence of syphilis among male blood donors by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay in Thi-Qar province, Iraq during 2007 to 2011

The prevalence of infectious diseases is increasing in developing countries, and this may threaten the biological safety of donated blood. The present study aimed to investigate the seroprevalence of syphilis among male blood donors in Thi-qar province, Iraq during the period of 2007 to 2011. The study was carried out at the central blood bank of Al-Nasiriyah city, Iraq for a period of five years and screened all male...

Author(s): Saad S. Hamim

July 2014

Interplay between nitric oxide (NO) and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity in primary hypertension

Essential hypertension is one of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere in people of sub-Saharan origin. This study investigated the role of nitric oxide (NO) and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity in aetiology of essential hypertension. An analytical cross-sectional design was applied to 89 essential hypertensive participants and 89 healthy normotensive...

Author(s): Mwenya Kwangu, Pierre Yassa, Nason Lambwe, Moses Mukosha and Gibson Sijumbila

July 2014

Severely inflamed Meckel’s diverticulum in infancy mimicking acute appendicitis: A diagnostic conundrum

Meckel’s diverticulum occurs around the fifth to seventh week of the embryological development. It originates when the vitelline or omphalomesenteric duct which normally connects the primitive gut to the yolk sac fails to obliterate. Meckel’s diverticulum may be symptomatic or remain silent throughout life time and incidentally discovered at autopsy. Symptoms primarily emanates from an array of complications...

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