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: 531

Table of Content: March 2011; 3(3)

March 2011

Hormonal actions of vitamin D and its role beyond just being a vitamin: A review article

  Over the last decade there has been considerable evolution of our understanding of vitamin D metabolism and its biological activity. The discovery that most tissues and cells in the body have vitamin D receptors and that several possess the enzymatic machinery to convert the primary circulating form of vitamin D to its active form, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, has provided new insights into the function of this...

Author(s): Khurshid Ahmad Khan, Professor Javed Akram and Marium Fazal

March 2011

Diagnostic challenges in a case of reccurent hemoptysis

  Actinomycosis is an uncommon disease in children and most cases are of cervicofacial infections. To date there have been only few case reports on children with thoracic actinomycosis which may mimic malignancy, lymphoma or tuberculosis. Here, we report a 14-year old boy, presented with recurrent hemoptysis and diagnosed as thoracic actinomycosis on the basis of CT and typical histopathological findings. The...

Author(s): R. K. Gupta and Huda Bukharie

March 2011

Rapid measurement of B- type natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure in patients presented to the emergency department with acute shortness of breath

  The goal of this study was to evaluate the utility of a rapid measurement of BNP in diagnosing heart failure in patients presenting to the emergency department with dyspnea. B- Type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a protein secreted from the cardiac ventricles in response to pressure and volume overload. One potential application of measurement of BNP is to distinguish dyspnea of cardiac origin from non cardiac...

Author(s): Dharminder K. Angurana, Nazir A. Lone, Khursheed A. Khan, S. Jalal, Rimpi Sangral, Hilal A. Rather, Mohammad S. Alai, Kaiser Habib and Badri N. Bhogal and Vicar M. Jan

March 2011

Treatment of oral candidiasis (thrush) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  Oral candidiasis is a fungal disease caused by Candida albicans. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a probiotic often used as dietary supplements and in food preparation. In this study, we explored the treatment modality of S. cerevisiae on oral candidiasis in 15 patients belonging to verum group (n = 10) and placebo group (n = 5). All 10 patients in verum group have recovered from the oral...

Author(s): Mariappan Premanathan,, Fathi Abdullah Amaar Shakurfow, Ahmad Ali Ismail, Mohamad Ayad Berfad , Adel Tawfik Ebrahim and Moussa Milad Awaj