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 2013; 5(11)

November 2013

A novel RAB-27A mutation causing Griscelli syndrome type 2 with severe central nervous system involvement: Case report and review of literature

Griscelli syndrome (GS) is one of the rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by hypopigmentation of the hair, hepatosplenomegally, primary immunodeficiency and neurological manifestations. It was described by Griscelli et al. (1978) in France, who reported two girls who were presented with silver gray hair, several episodes of fever, hepatosplenomegally and pancytopenia.  There are three types of Griscelli...

Author(s): Ali M. Alsuheel, Ayed A. Shati, Amer A. Alshehri and Mansour Y. Otaif

November 2013

Cryptosporidium parvum and its association to risk of malnutrition in school children of Northwest Mexico: A brief report

High prevalence of malnutrition and cryptosporidiosis has been found in Mexican children, although Mexican studies on cryptosporidiosis are limited. The objective was to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum and to establish its association with the nutritional status in school children of Northwestern Mexico. A total of 321 school children of 6 to 13 years old participated in the study. Weight-for-age,...

Author(s): Carmen María Lugo Flores, Jose Luis López Villalobos, Gloria Guadalupe Morales-Figueroa, Julián Esparza Romero, Jose Antonio Ponce Martinez, Martín Guadalupe López Sañudo and Luis Quihui-Cota

November 2013

Impact of intervention on knowledge and risk factors of coronary heart disease among teachers in Sokoto, Nigeria

Although coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death in the developed countries, tremendous decline attributable to interventions causing reductions in population risk factors has been recorded in death rates from CHD in them in the past two decades. This study aimed to assess the impact of intervention on the knowledge and prevalence of risk factors of CHD among teachers in Sokoto. A quasi...

Author(s): Awosan K. J., Ibrahim M. T. O., Makusidi M. A., Essien E. and Adeniji A.

November 2013

Psycho-immunological rehabilitation of advanced cancer patients with psychogenic medical history

The aim of this work is approbation of the pathogenetically substantiated psycho­immunological rehabilitation of advanced cancer patients with psychogenic medical history. 17 advanced cancer patients (with 6 various types of cancer) took part in this study. All psycho­emotional disorders were diagnosed clinically and psychometrically (SCL 90). The treatment of signs and symptoms of mentioned disorders included...

Author(s): Oleg V. Bukhtoyarov, and Denis M. Samarin,

November 2013

Sun avoidance among indoor employees leading to vitamin D deficiency and depression in the United Arab Emirates

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to chronic diseases among different populations worldwide. However, these relationships are still unclear and have not been explored within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) population. In this study, the relationship between vitamin D, risk for depression symptoms, and sun avoidance inventory was explored. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among a sample of employees working in...

Author(s): Fatme Al-Anouti, Sumaya Al-Ameri, Justin Thomas, Laila Abdel-Wareth, Subashnie Devkaran, Jaishen Rajah and Afrozul Haq