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: November 2009; 1(1)

November 2009

The Malaria and the vaccine candidate

Author(s): Dr. John Ibekwe

November 2009

A case of Behcet's disease with abdominal aortic aneurysm

Behcet's disease is a multisystem disease that is mainly classified as vasculitis and may involve many organs like skin, mucosa, eyes, joints, vessels, nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, testis, heart and lungs. This case depicts a rare presentation of Behcet's disease with multiple saccular aneurysms in a 33 year old man. A patient with a persistent pain in the back and flanks with radiation to the testis...

Author(s): Mansoor Karimifar, Mansour Salesi, Mozhgan Karimifar and Peyman Mottaghi

November 2009

Testicular embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma: A case report

Rhabdomyosarcoma is one of the most frequent soft tissue sarcomas in children. It is found mostly in children, primarily infants, toddlers, and pre-school pupils. However, pure testicular rhabdomyosarcoma is a very rare tumor and few cases have been reported in literature. The tumor usually presents as a painless testicular enlargement with early dissemination via the blood stream and lymphatics. The origin of this...

Author(s): Agabus N. Manasseh, Godwins O. Echejoh, Olugbenga A. Silas, Matthew N. Tanko, Shola K. Jegede and Barnabas M. Mandong

November 2009

Biosynthesis, physiology and main diagnostic and therapeutic potentials of cardiac natriuretic peptides

Cardiac natriuretic peptides (NPs) is a family of peptide hormones, circulating in blood, originating from three prohormones: The atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) prohormone synthesizes four active peptides (ANPs: Long-Acting Natriuretic Peptide, Vessel Dilator, Kaliuretic Peptide and ANP). B type natriuretic (BNP) and C type natriuretic (CNP) prohormones are cleaved in only one active peptide hormone each (BNP and CNP,...

Author(s): Melpomeni Ntalapascha, Zoi Daniil and Epaminondas Zakynthinos

November 2009

Lactoferrin levels in human breast milk among lactating mothers with sick and healthy babies in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Breastfeeding of babies has received worldwide recommendation and acceptance due to its high level of bioactive constituents. Lactoferrin, an iron binding glycoprotein is one of the major bioactive components of breast milk. Lactoferrin has many proposed biological functions which include antibacterial/anti-inflammatory activities, participation in local secretory immune systems in synergism with some immunoglobulins...

Author(s): Ella, E. E., Ahmad, A. A., Umoh, V. J., Ogala, W. N. and Balogun T. B.

November 2009

An evaluation of the use of insecticide treated bed nets among children presenting with malaria at a Nigerian health facility

The use of insecticide treated nets has been advocated for the prevention of the vector borne transmitted disease (malaria) by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for more than a decade now through the roll back malaria (RBM) program. In spite of this, malaria continues to significantly impact negatively on the health of Nigerian children, thus signifying no reduction in the transmission of the disease. This makes...

Author(s): O. A. Oyedeji, P.O. Elemile, A. A. Adepoju and G. A. Oyedeji

November 2009

Surgical stress differences between total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty

This study aims to clarify the difference between surgical stress of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) under the same conditions through blood transfusion and ischemic extremity. Body temperature, white blood cell (WBC) count, the level of C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) were measured for eleven patients undergoing THA and eight patients undergoing TKA. All the patients...

Author(s): Motoki Sonohata, Kenji Tsunoda, Hajime Kugisaki, Shinsuke Someya, Hidefumi Honke, Mitsunori Komine, Masaru Kitajima, Masaaki Mawatari and Takao Hotokebuchi  

November 2009

The correlation of pre-pregnancy body surface area and the rate of cervical dilation in term nulliparous women

The objective of this study is to examine the correlation of maternal body surface area with cervical dilation in nulliparous women at term. Data from nulliparous women with a term pregnancy referred to Al-Zahra Maternity Hospital in Rasht were collected from November 2008 - May 2009. Inclusion criteria were: singleton pregnancy, nulliparity, estimated fetal weight of less than 4000 g, gestational age of 37 - 41 weeks,...

Author(s):   Fariba Mirblook and Mitra Ahmad Soltani  

November 2009

Rapid detection of procalcitonin as an early marker of sepsis in intensive care unit in a tertiary hospital

This study investigated the usefulness of procalcitonin (PCT) as an early marker of sepsis, its relation to infection severity and its prognostic value. A total of 109 consecutive systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) patients admitted to the intensive care unit were included: 68 with infectious SIRS (33 with sepsis, 20 with severe sepsis and 15 with septic shock) and 41 patients with non infectious SIRS....

Author(s): Alhusain Jaber Alzahrani, Manal Ismail Hassan, Obeid Eltrifi Obeid, Asim Eltayeb Diab, Hatim Othman Qutub and Rakesh Kumar Gupta

November 2009

Serum levels of micronutrients and antioxidants during malaria in pregnant women in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

The comparative effects of malaria on serum micronutrients and antioxidants were studied in two hundred and ninety five (295) pregnant women aged 20–43 years. The malaria cases were 195 while 100 served as controls. Serum levels of copper, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, vitamin A, folic acid, cobala-mine and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, carotenes, glutathione and superoxide dismutase were measured....

Author(s): M. F. Asaolu and P. A. Igbaakin

November 2009

Malaria parasitaemia among pregnant women with multiple child birth attending ante-natal clinics in parts of Idah and Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Areas of Kogi State, Nigeria

The prevalence of malaria parasitaemia/ anaemia among pregnant women with multiple child birth were determined during two malaria transmission seasons in rural Idah and Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Areas of Kogi State. In each survey questionnaires were administered on previous number of child births and gestational age, while presence or absence of malaria parasitaemia was determined. A total of 797 pregnant women...

Author(s): O. Yahaya, O. E. Miachi, I. O. Umar and E. Uwaokhonye