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 2010; 2(11)

November 2010

Delayed diagnosis of ataxia-telangiectasia in an adolescent patient

Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia, telangiectasies, immune defects, and a predisposition to malignancy. Patients present in early childhood with progressive cerebellar ataxia and later develop conjunctival telangiectases, other progressive neurologic degeneration, sinopulmonary infection and malignancies. Under-diagnosis or diagnostic...

Author(s): Ahmet Sert, Dursun Odabas, Bahar Demir and Cengizhan Kilicarslan

November 2010

HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV and VDRL in blood donors: Prevalence and trends in the last three and a half years in a tertiary health care facility in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

The aim of this work is to evaluate the prevalence and trends of transfusion transmissible infectious agents in our blood donors. The screening records of all blood donors from January 2006 to June 2009 were evaluated with respect to screening outcome for HBsAg, anti-HIV, anti-HCV and VDRL. Rapid test kits were used for all screening. Prevalence rates were calculated for the TTIs per hundred donations. Of the total...

Author(s): L. Salawu, R. A. Bolarinwa, A. B. Adegunloye and H. A. Muraina

November 2010

Erectile dysfunction as a marker of impaired fasting blood glucose (IFG)

Diabetes mellitus (DM) type II is one of the systemic disorders most frequently associated with erectile dysfunction (ED). It has been estimated that as many as 75% of men with DM will be confronted with the problem in about 5 – 10 years earlier than control. Equally, the incidence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is high and it has been shown that greater than 20% of the population has IGT, while...

Author(s): Olafimihan K. O, Ayinmode B. A, Odeigah L. O and Akande A. A

November 2010

A ten year clinical experience with intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) in a Nigerian tertiary health institution

The prevalence of contraceptive use is still very low in Nigeria and the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a common long term and reversible method of family planning. A ten year retrospective study of IUCD acceptors at the family planning clinic of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi was carried out. The socio-demographic characteristics, side effects/complications, duration of use, and reasons...

Author(s): Igwegbe A. O., Ugboaja J. O., and Monago E. N.

November 2010

Helicobacter pylori infection on medical students: A study on MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh

An attempt had been made to investigate the seroepidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection with influencing factors affecting the new entrants and final year medical students. The study was based on the analysis of primary data taken from new entrants and final year MBBS students of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh. To detect H. pylori IgG among first year and final year medical...

Author(s): Jahan H., Chowdhury O. A. and Uddin M. J.

November 2010

Serum amyloid A protein, rheumatoid factor and lipid profile in relation to tobacco smoking in Saudi subjects

Tobacco smoking is a major cause of many diseases, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, aging and death. The associations between tobacco smoking, serum amyloid A (SAA) protein, rheumatoid factor (RF) and lipid profile were examined in 275 men that were divided into three groups according to their age (less than 20 years, 20 to 40 years and above 40 years), of which 91 were currently light...

Author(s): Al-Sieni A. and Al-Abbasi F.

November 2010

Antibiotics resistance of a stain of Streptococcus faecalis isolated from sewage oxidation pond

This study was carried out to characterize a strain of Streptococcus faecalis isolated from sewage oxidation pond in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The isolated strain was gram positive, citrate negative, indole positive, MR positive, VP negative. It was able to ferment galactose, glucose, inositol, lactose and mannitol with production of gas. It was catalase positive and able to hydrolyse...

Author(s): Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon, Mary Adejumoke Bisi-Johnson, Funmilayo Tolani Olarewaju and Oyinade Aina Agboola