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 2011; 3(5)

May 2011

Hepatitis B outbreak investigation report in Sabarkantha District, Gujarat State, February 2009

  During the ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis-B in State of Gujarat as on April 11, 2009, total 593 confirmed cases had been registered with 94 deaths of unfortunate victims. It had been a major Public Health Challenge as the significant no. of deaths occurred over a short period in a focal area of the State and the Epidemiological Investigations carried out with the help of various departments and Institutions...

Author(s): S. J. Gandhi

May 2011

Spinal subdural hematoma associated with phenytoin use

  A rare case of spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH) is reported in a patient who was receiving phentoin. The hematoma occurred because of combined effects of trauma and underlying haematological disturbance induced by phenytoin. A young male who was a known case of seizure disorder and was receiving phenytoin for last 10 years presented with history of seizure followed by fall from one storey of his house. This...

Author(s): Abrar Ahad Wani, Anil Dhar, Nayil Kkursheed Malik and Altaf Umar Ramzan

May 2011

Histopathologic analysis of benign breast diseases in Makurdi, North Central Nigeria

  Most breast pathologies are benign. Benign breast diseases (BBD) constitute a spectrum of lesions ranging from developmental abnormalities, inflammatory lesions, epithelial and stromal proliferations to various neoplasms. Some of the women with BBD, especially those with proliferative lesions have been reported to be at increased risk for development of subsequent breast cancer. This is a retrospective...

Author(s): Echejoh Godwins, Dzuachi David and Jenrola Akeem

May 2011

Cell surface protein expression of stem cells from human adipose tissue at early passage with reference to mesenchymal stem cell phenotype

  Research is now being focused on stem cell therapy for repair of diseased and damaged tissues. Various sources for mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been identified. The ideal source of MSCs is still unclear. An ideal source for MSCs should be one which could be easily accessed, causes minimal patient discomfort and also gives a high yield of cells with characteristic cell surface protein expression of MSCs...

Author(s): Solomon Sathishkumar, Preethi Mohanashankar and Boopalan P. R. J. V. C

May 2011

Evaluation of leucocyte and its subgroups in iron deficiency anemia

  In this study, leukocyte, granulocyte, lymphocyte and monocyte count was evaluated in patients with iron deficiency anaemia. Complete blood count data from 84 patients (with iron deficiency anaemia) admitted to our hospital’s paediatrics and general medicine outpatient clinics, and 109 age- and sex-matched healthy controls, were evaluated retrospectively. Complete blood count analyses were performed...

Author(s): Ali Özcan, Muzaffer Çakmak, Ahmet Ruhi Toraman, Aslıhan Çolak, Hamza Yazgan, Mehmet Demirdöven, Osman YokuÅŸ and Ahmet Gürel

May 2011

Orofacial changes in patients with multiple sclerosis treated in Brasil

  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammation of the CNS that due to its demyelination nature may present different clinical conditions. Manifestations in orofacial complex can be assessed as the first sign of disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of orofacial alterations in MS patients and relate them to the clinical form of the disease. We developed a cross-sectional study that...

Author(s): Thaiana O. Sacramento, Roberto Paulo Correia de Araújo, Danilo Barral de Araujo, Eduardo Souza Cardoso and Marcel L. Arriaga

May 2011

Quantification of viral load in clinical specimens collected from different body sites of patients infected with influenza viruses

  Viral shedding profile of infections caused by the novel influenza A (pH1N1) virus has not been extensively studied. In the present study we aimed to compare the influenza viral load in clinical specimens collected from different body sites of patients to analyze the best specimen for detecting viral load and predicting disease severity. The respiratory specimens (throat and nasal swabs), urine and serum...

Author(s): Binod Kumar, Madhu Khanna, Prashant Kumar, Ankit Gupta, Mradul K. Daga, Mamta Chawla-Sarkar, M. S. Chadha, A. C. Mishra and Harpreet Kaur

May 2011

Staphylococcus aureus isolated from septic caesaerean wound at Ile Ife Nigeria: Antibiotics susceptibility patterns

  Strains of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from a 36-year old woman presented with septic caesaerean wound. The isolates were Gram positive, catalase positive, coagulase positive; heamolysed blood plasma and liquefied gelatin. However, they were methyl red and Voges Proskaur test negative and fermented sugars with acid production. They produced gas only in glucose and lactose. Some of the...

Author(s): Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon, David Ogunkanmbi, Mary Adejumoke Bisi–Johnson, Bridget Oluwatoyin Fadeyi , Oyinade Aina Agboola and Adebanke Oluwatosin Adejuwon

May 2011

Antibiotics sensitivity patterns of Escherichia coli and Aerobacter aerogenes isolated from well water in Ile–Ife, Nigeria

  Ten wells were arbitrarily chosen for study in Sabo area in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The water samples were collected to estimate the extent of faecal pollution and the probable health hazard the use of these well waters can impound on the community. Coliform count was determined using the Most Probable Number (MPN) Technique. The indicator organisms in this study were Escherichia coli and Aerobacter...

Author(s): Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon, Mary Adejumoke Bisi-Johnson, Oyinade Aina Agboola, Bridget Oluwatoyin Fadeyi and Adebanke Oluwatosin Adejuwon

May 2011

Role of EEG and CT scan in partial seizures in children

  Seizures disorders are the most prevalent serious neurological disease. Partial seizures are the most common form of seizures in children. This study was carried to determine the etiology and intracranial lesions in children with partial seizures with prospective study through the period of 5 years. One hundred and seventy two children with partial seizures (>2 attacks) were included in the study. All...

Author(s): Neeraj Jain and Vibha Mangal