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: September 2010; 2(9)

September 2010

Assessment of renal function of Nigerian children infected with Plasmodium falciparum

The levels of kidney function parameters were estimated in children infected withPlasmodium falciparum malaria to determine its association with renal impairment. Apparently healthy children with no malaria infection were included as the control subjects. It was observed that the levels of serum urea, serum creatinine, and protein in urine were significantly higher in infected children when compared with the...

Author(s): Raphael C. Ekeanyanwu and Gideon I. Ogu

September 2010

Prevalence of crude drugs used in Arab folk medicine available in Makkah Al‑Mukarramah Area

This article is based on the results of a preliminary ethno-botanical research survey conducted in Makkah Al-Mukarramah Area. The main objective of this paper was to enlist the wealth of crude drugs (botanical medicinal materials) available in the Attar shops (herbal drug stores) along with their folkloric uses. A total of 71 species, belonging to 40 families and 69 genera were enlisted and their therapeutic uses were...

Author(s): Amal Abdulaziz Bajrai 

September 2010

Effect of Sex on prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with respect to blood pressure, BMI and WHR among Punjabi population

The objective of the study is to assess the impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on sex differences among Punjabi population. In the present cross-sectional study, a total of 400 individuals (range in age 30 to 70), constituting 203 male and 197 female individuals were recruited. All enrolling individuals were at high risk of type 2 diabetes. The present samples were selected for particular trait, therefore, this sample...

Author(s): Tanveen Kaur, Divya Bishnoi and Badaruddoza

September 2010

Risk factors for ventilation associated-pneumonia by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa producing metallo-β-lactamase

To evaluate if risk factors for ventilation associated-pneumonia (VAP) by Pseudomonas aeruginosa differed among patients affected by P. aeruginosa producing metallo-β-lactamase (MBL-PA) or non-MBL-PA isolates. A 1-year retrospective case-control study was conducted in a surgical-clinical intensive care unit at a tertiary-care university hospital. Cases were patients with...

Author(s): Dayane Otero Rodrigues, Paulo P. Gontijo Filho, Marcelo Tavares and Rogério M. Costa-Pinto

September 2010

Antibiotics resistance and susceptibility pattern of a strain of Staphylococus aureus associated with acne

Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from an individual with acne. The isolate was Gram positive, spherical and in clusters, golden yellow on mannitol salt agar and non spore forming. Biochemical tests showed that it was unable to hydrolyze gelatin but able to ferment glucose, galactose and mannitol. It produced catalase and coagulase enzymes. It was able to utilize citrate as sole carbon source but was indole...

Author(s): Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon, Adesola Adetutu Ajayi , O. O. Akintunde and Patrick Ojo Olutiola