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: October 2013; 5(10)

October 2013

Severe stress urinary incontinence: Pelvic floor muscle training program

International guidelines recommend a first line therapy in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training. This case report assesses the effects of the PFM training program in treating women with severe SUI. The urodynamic parameters allow diagnosed intrinsic sphincter deficiency and urethral hypermobility. The subjective and objective parameters were assessed...

Author(s): Margarida Ferreira, Paula C. Santos, and José A. Duarte,

October 2013

The effect of cinnamon on glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Pontianak, Indonesia

  The objective of this study was to examine pre- and post-glucose serum concentration levels in diabetes mellitus patients after the administration of cinnamon powder. A quasi-experimentaldesign was done with 40 patients, with pre- and post-test non-equivalent control groups, without randomization. The first group was given a cinnamon powder extract solution to be...

Author(s): Suriadi, Atmiati, Hartono, Iswahyudi and Tutur Kardiatun

October 2013

HIV and malaria co-infection: Their combined effects on pregnancy outcomes in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria

  The daily increasing incidence of malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection and associated poor maternal and obstetrical outcomes among pregnant women in the malarious zone of Anambra east, southeast Nigeria, and the paucity of laboratory-based data on the deadly duo, necessitated this study on the prevalence of the co-infection in a case-cohort study of 450 women (15 to 45 years) from whom...

Author(s): Uju M. E. Dibua, Lorina Badger-Emeka and Joseph A. Ugonabo

October 2013

The magnitude of tooth bud extraction in Uganda

    Uganda traditional healers consider that extraction of un-erupted deciduous canines cures childhood diarrhea, vomiting and fever. This study was therefore designed to establish tooth bud extraction (TBE) practice and determine the prevalence of missing deciduous teeth due to TBE in Uganda.  Purposive multistage sampling was used to get a total of 1,121 children (<36...

Author(s): J. F. Tirwomwe, E. Agwu and M. Ssamula

October 2013

Epidemiology and prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis in pre-school children in Lagos, Nigeria

  The prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis in pre-school children below the age of 5 years in five settlements was investigated. Of the 1,402 children examined and screened for schistosomiasis, 573 children representing 40.8% were infected. Females between the ages of 3 to 4 years had the highest infection of 37% while the least percentage prevalence of 6.4% was recorded in females below one year. Similarly,...

Author(s): Adewole, S. O. and Fafure, T. H.

October 2013

Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of uropathogens among patients attending University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja

  A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a condition where one or more structures in the urinary tract become infected by the presence and growth of microorganisms that overcome the structures strong natural defenses. This study reports the examination of bacterial organisms implicated in urinary tract infections among 180 patients suspected to have UTI that attended University of Abuja...

Author(s): N. J. Amaeze, A.U. Abah and I. N. Okoliegbe