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: May 2010; 2(5)

May 2010

Polyphenol compositions and antioxidant capacity: A comparison of ripe and unripe fruit extract of Cissus multistriata (Vitaceae) plant

  The present study was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant activities of Cissus multistriata(Vitaceae) fruit in various system. Nitric oxide radical, 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical, and in vivo antioxidant enzymes were assayed to evaluate the biological activities of the extract. The percentage antioxidant activity of the methanol extracts increased in a concentration...

Author(s): Omale James

May 2010

Ethnicity and prostate cancer stage

  To investigate any association between prostate cancer stage and ethnicity. We conducted a retrospective cohort study utilizing data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute.  Inclusion in the study cohort required a diagnosis of prostate cancer from 1973 - 2005 with the data reported to SEER. Our cohort included 371,748 men with prostate...

Author(s):     Scott Woods, Amy Engel and Wade Rankin    

May 2010

Efficacy and safety of Livwin (polyherbal formulation) in patients with acute viral hepatitis: A controlled clinical trial

  The study was planned to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Livwin (polyherbal formulation) in acute viral hepatitis. In this study, there were 29 patients in each group, receiving either Livwin or placebo.  Livwin capsules contains Terminalia arjuna -100 mg, Withania somnifera - 100 mg, Phyllanthus niruri -  100 mg, Berberis aristata - 50 mg, Tinospora...

Author(s): Yogendra N. Keche,  Vandana A. Badar and Mrunalini M. Hardas

May 2010

The role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in alleviating gastrointestinal symptoms

  Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard treatment for symptomatic gall stone disease. This study is aimed at assessing the effect of the operation on patients' symptoms. 175 unselected consecutive patients admitted for laparoscopic cholecystectomy between June 2007 and June 2008 were recruited into the study. A standard questionnaire examined pain and other dyspeptic symptoms. Histories of...

Author(s): Sh. Mehrvarz, S. A. Fanaei and S. A. Ziaee

May 2010

Role of fluoroquinolones in two-weeks triple therapy for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in Iranian population

  Despite reports on high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection especially in developing countries, considerable low H. pylori eradication rate has been shown following different triple therapies. The present study has for the first time assessed and compared the efficacy of the two 14day PPI-based triple therapies with and without a fluoroquinolone...

Author(s): Homayoun Zojaji, Dariush Mirsattari, Vadoud Ahrari Roudi, Babak Salehimarzijarani and Mohammadreza Zali

May 2010

Mouse mortality from a high Plasmodium berghei inoculum density may be due to immune suppression in the host

  Patients’ malaria parasite burden on hospital presentation has been implicated in human artemisinin monotherapy failure rather than any drug resistance-conferring genetic mutation in the infecting Plasmodium species.  We investigated this observation using a mouse-Plasmodium berghei model at varying inocula abundance and monitored the pathogenesis without intervention. Three...

Author(s): Chika K. Onwuamah, Phillip U. Agomo and Peter G. C. Odeigah