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: March, 2012; 4(3)

March 2012

Periodontal myiasis treated by open flap debridement: A case report

  Myiasis is an infestation of live vertebrate by dipterous larva, which feeds on living and dead host tissue, host products and byproducts. Here, we report a case of a female aged 35 years old, mentally retarded presented with severe pain, swelling, crawling worms in the upper teeth and lip region. She was a chronic mouth breather with very poor hygiene. On clinical examination, a larvae was seen in the...

Author(s): Syed Ansar Ahamd and Saif Khan

March 2012

Uterine leiomyosarcoma presented as chronic inversion of uterus- A rare case report

Sarcomatous change in uterine fibroid is termed leiomyosarcoma. The tumor originates from smooth muscle cells and is rare, accounting for 2 to 5% of all uterine malignancies. The said patient had the history of irregular bleeding, but not typical menorrhagia, which is the usual presentation in this tumor. A 40 year old, P4+0 women of North Indian origin, was admitted with huge polypoidal fungating mass with bosselated...

Author(s): Rekha Sachan , Pooja Gupta and ML Patel

March 2012

Klinefelter Syndrome and Specific Learning Disability

  47XXY aneuploidy is the most common disorder of gender chromosomes with a prevalence of 1: 700 males. However only 1/3 cases are diagnosed due to phenotypic variability and insufficient professional awareness of the syndrome. School children with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) present with language delay, learning disabilities and behavioral / social problems. Although Klinefelter syndrome (KS) with language based...

Author(s): Gajre Mona P and Rajeshwari Ganesh

March 2012

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in 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 (IgM and IgG) in both couples...

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

March 2012

A new craniosynostosis syndrome

  We report on a patient with bilateral multiple craniosynostosis involving the coronal and lambdoid sutures, high myopia, obesity, vertebral anomalies, minor acral anomalies and normal intelligence. The clinical features are not typical of any known craniosynostosis syndrome. Search of POSSUM, London Dysmorphology Database (LDDB), online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), and the medical literature failed to...

Author(s): Cyrus Azimi

March 2012

Prevalence of β-lactamase producing and non-producing Staphylococcus aureus associated with patients in intensive care unit

  A total of one hundred twenty five samples were collected from intensive care unit of two main hospitals in Basrah: 74 clinical samples; Skin, blood, eye, nose, wounds and urine and 51 inanimate samples; bed, wall, instruments and addresses. The total of 334 isolates of bacterial types isolated from various sources as following numbers of isolating and percentages:Staphylococcus aureus 45...

Author(s): Ihsan Edan Abdulkareem AlSaimary

March 2012

Study of oxidative stress in relation with antioxidant status in chronic bronchitis

  Lipid peroxide plays an important role in inflammatory lung diseases. Increased epithelial permeability produced by cigarette smoke is likely to be mediated through depletion of the Total Antioxidant Capacity. Oxidative stress has been recognized as a central feature of smoke induced chronic bronchitis. Imbalance between oxidants and Total Anioxidant Capacity is also an established fact in these patients. 60...

Author(s): Anita M. Raut, A. N. Suryakar and Dilip Mhaisekar

March 2009

Editorial: Chemists at Max Planck Institute (Germany) regenerate Artemisinin from its waste product

Author(s): Dr. John  Ibekwe