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: June 2010; 2(6)

June 2010

Antibiotics susceptibility of a strain of Salmonella isolated from an infant presented with diarrhea in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Salmonella was identified in stool sample of a six months old baby presenting diarrhea and hospitalized at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The isolate was urease negative, citrate utilization positive, indole negative, methyl red positive but Voges-Proskaeur negative. It was motile, catalase negative and unable to produce hydrogen sulphide.  It was able to...

Author(s): J. Omololu–Aso, A.O. Adejuwon, O. O. Omololu-Aso, O. M. Akinbo and D. O. Kolawole

June 2010

Effect of tobacco smoking on the lipid profile of teenage male population in Lahore City

A cross sectional comparative study was performed in Lahore city to evaluate the changes of the serum lipid profile in healthy adolescent male non smokers and smokers’ subjects. A total of 100 subjects with age range 14 - 19 years were selected and grouped as non smokers (control) and smokers with 50 cases in each. Biochemical analysis of fasting serum lipid profile of each group was assessed using...

Author(s): Afira Waqar

June 2010

Evaluation of the Liverpool Cardiac Phase-4 Rehabilitation Programme – A service user-led community-based investigation

In Liverpool, standard Cardiac Phase-4 Programme varied from 3 - 9 months depending on centre attended. Evidence for setting the duration and patient contact frequency for community-based cardiac rehabilitation is uncertain. This study was carried out to explore how participants rated the 3 months Cardiac Phase-4 Programme whether it was long enough and whether it changed their lifestyle for the better....

Author(s): Norman J Heritage, Edward Barnes, Brian Perry, Belinda Nelson, Matthew Shawand Bashir M. Matata

June 2010

Child health in peri-urban communities of Kenya: Determinants and challenges

Infant and child death in developing countries constitute the largest age category of mortality. This is because children under the age of five years are the group most vulnerable to diseases caused by inadequate child care, health risks, and poor environmental conditions.The overall aim of this study was to explore the demographic, environmental, socio-economic and health seeking behavioural factors contributing...

Author(s): Doreen M. Othero, J. O. Oteku and J. A. Alwar

June 2010

The effect of Levoisimendan on the D-dimer level in chronic atrial fibrillation cases with cardiac failure

We determined the short-term effects of Levoisimendan, on the D-dimer level in patient’s decompensated heart failure (HF) with non valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The study population consisted of 62 chronic HF patients (24 women and 38 men, mean age: 67.5 ±16.5 years) with New York heart association (NYHA) III-IV and a left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) lower than 35%....

Author(s): Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Murat Caylı and Mustafa Kemal Batur

June 2010

Biting knowledge of blackfly among students and workers of a Nigerian tertiary institution

This study assessed the knowledge of the role of blackfly in onchocerciasis transmission among the students and workers of a tertiary institution in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. One hundred and fifty (72 males, 78 females) volunteers were recruited for the study which occurred between July and September, 2009. Samples of the blackfly caught on the institution’s campus and preserved in a clean transparent...

Author(s): Olufemi M. Agbolade, Olusola M. Odutola, Bolatito Idowu and Ndubuisi C. Agu