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 2011; 3(6)

June 2011

The theoretical strategy for overweight and obesity intervention programs in adult population

  The theoretical strategy for overweight and obesity, which consist of many factors, is reviewed. As the main theoretical strategy, many intervention programs are known as theory framework; examples of theory framework selection, theory framework with overweigh and obesity intervention programs, theory framework to practice example, theory with client, theory with practitioners, theory with disciplines, fit...

Author(s): Ying Hua Gao-Balch, Lisa D. Privett and Masayoshi Yamaguchi

June 2011

Aquatic toxicity of various pharmaceuticals on some isolated plankton species

  Four drugs belonging to different therapeutic classes were chosen to examine their toxicity on some plankton organisms of different trophic levels. They include algae (Chlorella vulgaris and Ankestrodesmus falcatus), protozoa (Paramecium caudatum), rotifers (Brachionus calyciflorus) and cladocerans (Daphnia longispina). The tested drugs are erythromycin (antibiotic), fluoxetine (antidepressant),...

Author(s):   Randa A. El-Bassat, Hussein E. Touliabah, Gamal I. Harisa and Fotoon A. Q. Sayegh

June 2011

Correlation between apoptosis and toxoplasma in abortion induction: Relevance of caspase 8

  A total of 120 women with spontaneous abortion and 6 women with induced abortion from medical causes were enrolled in this study. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, for the detection of specific immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunohistochemistry method for the detection of antigen in tissue were used as diagnostic methods for Toxoplasma gondii. Twenty-six (26) women were found to...

Author(s): Ameena S. M. Juma, and Shaimma L. Salman

June 2011

Allele and genotype frequencies of cytochrome P450 2B6 and 2C19 genetic polymorphisms in the Nigerian populations: Possible implication on anti-retroviral and anti-malarial therapy

  The study was carried out to investigate the distribution of polymorphic CY2B6 andCYP2C19 alleles and genotype frequencies in the three major Nigeria ethnic groups in order to evaluate their implications on therapeutic outcome. Three hundred unrelated subjects from the three major Nigerian ethnic groups of Hausa, Ibo and Yoruba who consented to the study were genotyped...


June 2011

Emotion recognition based on the asymmetric left and right activation

  We obtained EEG (eclectrocephalogram) data from 34 healthy subjects while they were watching emotion-inducing videos and we also developed a real-time emotion monitoring system based on the resulting data. When analyzed from the left and right asymmetric EEG data in each emotion state as compared to the rest state (p<0.1), the alpha wave significantly decreased only at the left temporal lobe for the...


June 2011

Association of anti-MCV autoantibodies with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) overlapping with various syndromes

  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) both are the systemic autoimmune diseases. Their etiology is still unknown but it is believed that genetic, immunological and environmental factors are involved in the pathogenesis of these diseases. A total of 61 SLE patients were included in the study. This study is purely related to SLE patients. Here, anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin...

Author(s): Nageen Hussain and Ghazala Jaffery

June 2011

Effects of ethanolic extract of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg) on some heamatological indices in albino rats

  In spite of wide spread biological uses of Myristica fragrans (nutmeg), there is a dearth of information on its effects on haematological indices. This work was therefore conducted to evaluate the effects of ethanolic extract of M. fragrans on some haematological indices using albino rat as a model. Twenty four (24) Wistar strain albino rats weighing 140 to 160 g were...

Author(s): Bamidele O., Akinnuga A. M., Alagbonsi I. A., Ojo O. A., Olorunfemi J. O. and  Akuyoma M. A.

June 2011

Effect of monosodium glutamate on hematological parameters in Wistar rats

  Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive commonly consumed as a flavor enhancer. However, both animal models and human clinical reports have established its harmful effects. The rats in two groups (A1 and B1) were administered with 5.5 g/kg body weight (b.wt) and 2.75 g/kg b.wt of MSG for 14 and 28 days respectively each, while Groups A2 and B2 were withdrawal groups for A1 and...

Author(s): Ashaolu J. O., Ukwenya V. O., Okonoboh A. B., Ghazal O. K., Jimoh A. A. G.