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 2013; 5(6)

June 2013

Multiple oesophageal coin-like foreign bodies appearing like one: A caution for otorhinolaryngologis

  Ingestion of foreign bodies is a common pediatric problem. Majority of ingested foreign bodies pass freely without causing any injury. Ingestion of multiple foreign objects and recurrent episodes are uncommon. Thus we present a case of multiple foreign body ingestion to caution otorhinolaryngologist. We present a six year old boy admitted eight hours following ingestion of a multiple roundish metallic object....

Author(s): Segun-Busari Segun, Afolabi Olushola Abdulrahman, Alabi Biodun Sulyman, Adebola Stephen Oluwatosin

June 2013

The effect of clofibrate in near term newborns with non hemolytic jaundice

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of clofibrate in reducing total serum bilirubin levels in near term neonates with non hemolytic jaundice. A randomized controlled study was carried out in the neonatal ward of Children's Hospital, Tabriz, Iran, over one year period. Sixty eight healthy near term infants with non hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia were randomized to receive phototherapy plus clofibrate...

Author(s): Sedigheh Hossein pour Sakha, Manizheh Mostafa Gharehbaghi and Mohammad Ebrahim Rahbani

June 2013

The comparison of intradermal versus intramuscular vaccination of hepatitis B in healthcare workers who fail to respond to previous repeated intramuscular vaccines

Vaccination is recommended for all healthcare workers (HCWs) at risk of exposure to blood and body fluids to prevent occupational acquisition of hepatitis B virus (HBV). However, about 5% of HCWs after 6 doses of intramuscular injections of vaccines fail to develop protective antibody levels (anti HBs). These groups are named non-responder. To compare the humoral immune responses of intramuscular (IM) and intradermal...

Author(s): Masoud Mardani and Amir Roudgari

June 2013

Antibacterial activity of Schiff base ligands containing pyridine and disulphide moieties against some chosen human bacterial pathogens

The objective of the study was to evaluate the antibacterial activities of N,N’[1,1’-dithiobis(phenylene)]bis(benzyldeneimine), referred to as L1 and o,o’-(N,N-dipicolinyldene) diazadiphenyldisulfide, referred to as L2, containing disulfide moieties against some ophthalmic pathogens (Klebsiella species, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus species, Proteus morganii,...

Author(s): Sabina Jhaumeer Laulloo, M. G. Bhowon, S. Ravikumar, A. Kalaiarasi, M. Raja and  V. Vijayakumar

June 2013

Patterns of antibiotic use among children

  Misuse of antibiotics is considered one of the phenomenon that exist among mothers. This research is aimed at investigating the attitudes and conviction of parents for antibiotic use for their children. Random sample was selected from parents from Amman governorate. The sample composed of (40) family respondents. The results of the research revealed low awareness of parents on the use of antibiotics for their...

Author(s): Hala Abdullah Hussien Abu Romman

June 2013

Health care seeking among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects in Wuhan: A community-based study

The aim of this study was to investigate the patterns of health care seeking behavior and to identify the influential factors of the same behavior among community level tuberculosis (TB) suspects in Wuhan city, and to provide an appropriate method and relevant references to increase the detection rate for TB. We followed a cluster proportional sampling procedure to select the four study communities (clusters), a total...

Author(s): Qiong-hong Duan, Peng Wang , Jing Lv , Rong Zhong , Wei-hua Wang  and Qing-zhi Zeng

June 2013

Perception of the public on the common zoonotic diseases in Jimma, Southwestern Ethiopia

  This study was conducted with the objective of assessing the perception of the public on common zoonotic diseases in Southwestern Ethiopia using a face-to-face interviewing technique. The respondents were stratified into four groups, namely: farmers (n=48), smallholder dairy farmers (n=44), butchers (n=34) and city residents (n=49). Many of them (97.1%) knew rabies was a zoonotic disease contracted via the...

Author(s): Dawit Tesfaye, Daryos Fekede, Worku Tigre Alemayahu Regassa and Amene Fekadu

June 2013

Profile and outcome of diabetic admissions at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo

The aim of this study was to determine the morbidity and mortality pattern amongst patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital Uyo, Nigeria over four consecutive years (June 2004 to June 2008). This study was a retrospective study. Data was obtained from the records register in the medical wards of the hospital. These records registers included...

Author(s): B. C. Unadike, I. Essien, N. A. Akpan, E. J. Peters and O. E. Essien  

June 2013

Awareness and attitudes to voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) among law undergraduates in tertiary institutions in Anambra State, Southeast, Nigeria

Nigeria, like other sub Saharan African countries, is heavily affected by human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), and the young people have the highest prevalence. It is estimated that less than one in ten people in sub Sahara Africa know their HIV status despite the fact that the present HIV intervention packages depend on the knowledge of HIV status. Voluntary counseling and...

Author(s): S. U. Mbamara, N. J. A. Obiechina and J. C. Akabuike

June 2013

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii between couples in Ramadi city using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that represents an actual public health problem. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of T. gondii among 91 couples in Ramadi city who were examined for the presence of antibodies against T. gondii using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The overall anti-T. gondii (Immunoglobin M (IgM) and Immunoglobin G...

Author(s): Mohanad Mohammad, Shehab Ahmed and Abudalla Hussain

June 2013

Comparison of efficacy and safety of mifepristone-misoprostol combination with ethacridine lactate in mid-trimester termination of pregnancy

This study was done to compare the effectiveness and safety of mifepristone/misoprostol versus extra-amniotic injection of ethacridine lactate for the termination of second trimester pregnancy. Sixty women requesting voluntary termination of pregnancies, between 13 and 20 weeks of gestation, were randomly assigned into two groups. Group 1 (MM) received a single oral dose of 200 mg mifepristone and 48 h later 400 mcg...

Author(s): Smiti Nanda and Anshu Paul

June 2013

Inhibition of ubiquitin-proteasome pathway: A possible treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma

Alterations in ubiquitination and deubiquitination reactions have been directly implicated in the etiology of many malignancies. In general, specific cancers can result from stabilization of oncoproteins or destabilization of tumor suppressor genes. Proteasome inhibitors (PIs) represent potential novel anticancer therapy. These agents inhibit the degradation of multi-ubiquitinated target proteins, that is, cell...

Author(s):   Abdulkareem Albekairy, Abdulmalik Alkatheri and Mahmoud Mansour

June 2013

Impact of lymphatic filariasis elimination programme by study of advances and challenges using mathematical model

Author(s): Vaibhav Changediya and Subhash Devdhe NOT AVAILABLE