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: 531

Table of Content: October 2010; 2(10)

October 2010

Incidence of hypertension in Taura, Northern Nigeria: Lessons for our health care

The control of hypertension is very important because it leads to incidence rate reductions for stroke, ischaemic heart disease and renal failure. It was the objective of this paper to present experiences encountered in the management of hypertension in Taura Health Clinic with an emphasis on drug therapy, as well as to draw lessons for the improvement of the health care system in Nigeria. Case series of nine patients...

Author(s): Nnaemeka C. E. Okpala and Amala M. J. Okpala

October 2010

Biochemical and histopathological changes in liver of albino rats fed diets incorporated with Vernonia amygdalina and Vernonia colorata leaves

Vernonia amygdalina and Vernonia colorata are widely used in medicinal plant preparations in sub-saharan Africa. Certain dietary constituents can potentiate or reduce the potency of toxins such as AFB1. The effect of dietary incorporation of V. amygdalina and V. colorata on some biochemical and histopathological indices in albino rats was studied. V. amygdalinaand V....

Author(s): Ijeh, Ifeoma Irene and Obidoa Onyechi

October 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 divided into three groups according to their age (less than 20 years, 20 to 40 years and above 40 years), 91 of whom were current light cigarette smokers...

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

October 2010

Impact of patient- and intervention-related factors on the outcome of acute biliary pancreatitis treated by urgent ERCP and biliary sphincterotomy

Risk factors of post- ERCP pancreatitis are well characterized in various clinical settings. These factors may worsen the outcome of acute biliary pancreatitis treated by endoscopic sphincterotomy. Our aim was to investigate the effect of patient- and intervention- related factors on the outcome of acute biliary pancreatitis treated by endoscopic sphincterotomy. The data of 69 retrospectively analyzed using multiple...

Author(s): József Pozsár, Ferenc László, Ildikó Brandhuber, Péter Sahin and Lajos Topa

October 2010

The influence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery

The objective of this study was to assess if there are any differences between patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery with COPD compared to patients without COPD. We conducted a prospective hospitalization cohort study. The study population was patients undergoing CABG by the Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Group. Inclusion criteria included CABG surgery between 10/1/93 and 1/1/8 and age greater than...

Author(s): Scott E. Woods, Tracie Bolden and Amy Engel

October 2010

Experimental chronic inflammation induced in mice periodontium by Actinomyces israelii entrapped in alginate gel

Experimental chronic inflammation in periodontal actinomycosis was studied with INCQS standard Actinomyces israelii infected mandibula in Swiss/NIH mice (n = 45), male and female with 21 days of age. Tissue responses to experimentally induced chronic inflammation were investigated in mice by clinical and light microscopy. After anesthetization, the animals were innoculated in paraperiosteal periodontium...

Author(s): Vagner Rodrigues Santos, João Luis Duval Cândido da Silva, Sérgio Monteiro Lima Jr, Felipe Alcântara Braga, Mariana Passos De Luca, Vladimir Reimar A. Souza Noronha, Evandro Guimarães Aguiar and Márcio M. Mattos

October 2010

Scleroderma and pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an ulcerative disease of the skin with unknown origin. It may be associated with an underlying systemic disease like inflammatory bowel disease, lymphoproliferative disorders, sweet's syndrome and Behcet's disease. This case depicts a rare site of pyoderma gangronosum on scrotum. A 61-year-old man with scleroderma and pyoderma gangronosum on scrotum from two years ago. He had Skin...

Author(s): Mansoor Karimifar and Mansour Salesi

October 2010

Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a selected community at Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Hypertension and obesity are established and independent risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. There are important inter-relationships between these two factors that may explain the aetiology of cardiovascular diseases. To determine the prevalence of hypertension and obesity in a rural community setting in Malaysia, and to identify their associated risk factors, a cross-sectional study was conducted among residents...

Author(s): S. F. U. Akter, A. R. M. Fauzi, M. S. Nordin, S. Satwi, A. Mohamed, M. A. Aznanand D. Samsul

October 2010

Comparison of tamoxifen with danazol in the management of fibrocystic disease

Fibrocystic disease, unilateral or bilateral, is a common problem found in women breasts. Successful treatment using tamoxifen (antiestrogen) and danazol (antiandrogen) has been used. We compared the efficacy of tamoxifen and danazol in the treatment of fibrocystic disease. We reviewed the clinical records of patients with fibrocystic disease presenting to the Department of Surgery, University of Shahid Beheshti,...

Author(s): S. R. Mousavi, S. M. Mousavi, M. Samsami and Z. Mahdikhah