Abbreviation: Med. Pract. Rev.
Start Year: 2010
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DOI: 10.5897/MPR2014.0124[Article Number: 6F302FB58499]
This study aimed at determining the prevalence of ovarian torsion in postmenopausal women in Nigeria. For this purpose, a histopathology data pool was maintained for 30 years among the Igbos, a large ethnic group in Nigeria from where postmenopausal women diagnosed with ovarian torsion were extracted for classification. The data concerned 69 cases. All were presented with acute abdominal pain. None was malignant. The... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR.2014.0112[Article Number: 300BC8252626]
The growing need to integrate qualitative research findings in health care is a result of its ability to provide more credence to empirical data from the Uganda Health Management Information System (HMIS) in Uganda. This paper based on literature review identifies some of the main challenges encountered in use of qualitative research findings to inform the policy decision making process. While opportunities abound to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR.2014.0110[Article Number: A82BFC951813]
Available literature shows that retention of human resources for health is underpinned by a number of factors in Motivation-Hygiene Theory key which include human resource development, financial incentives, and personal and professional support mechanisms. These are all linked to motivation and productivity. There is convergence of opinion that staff retentions required packaging different bundle of incentives depending... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR.2014.0125[Article Number: 352D4EB50440]
Trauma is the leading cause of death in all age groups, and head trauma is the cause of death in more than 50% of cases. Head injury reduces the level of physical and mental health of a community, ultimately increasing the socioeconomic burden. In our resource limited country, skull x ray was the main mode of investigating head trauma until recently when computerized tomography (CT) scans became the modality of choice... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR.2014.0120[Article Number: 15AD22649218]
Reflection is an important skill, as it supports both individual and lifelong learning. It can be used as a learning method in medical education for professional development at all stages. This study aims to evaluate reflective skills of third-year medical students in primary care experience. Physicians from affiliated primary health care centers supervised students during their clinical practice. Student... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR.2014.0121[Article Number: 0905F9948599]
In today’s society, the use of computer as a tool at workplaces, academic institutions, recreation facilities and homes has become very common. It is estimated that globally, about 45 to 70 million people spend hours staring into a video display terminal, popularly known as computer screen. Several studies, mainly in developed countries, have shown an association between computer use and visual health related... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR2014.0114[Article Number: E12276F46982]
The purpose of this report was to present a case of optic neuropathy as a manifestation of secondary syphilis in an human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative patient. A case of gradual loss of visual acuity in the left eye (LE) in a 53-year-old healthy woman was described. The patient present with visual acuity of 20/20 in the right eye and hand movements in the LE. Fundoscopy revealed swollen optic disc in the LE.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR.2013.0105[Article Number: 7CFB7F643200]
Cutaneous melanomas are rare in the Indian population and mucosal and anorectal lesions are seen but very occasionally. They often masquerade as hemorrhoids leading to delay in diagnosis. This was a retrospective study done in Sri Ramachandra University, where hospital records were perused to record all cases of anal melanomas. Abdomino-perineal resection and wide local excision offer equal survival rates. Novel... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR.2013.0107[Article Number: 9F74F2F43202]
This article was set out to examine the allegations labeled against qualitative research by quantitative researchers. The allegations were that: it is subjective, difficult to replicate in healthcare, and this amounts to little more than anecdote, personal impression or conjecture. In attempting to resolve the allegations, this article relied on extensive literature review and examined evidence that has been put forth... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR12.014[Article Number: BD2AA0F539]
This study aimed at determining the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) and to ascertain its impact on physical dysfunction and work performance among pregnant women. A total of 200 pregnant women attending antenatal care clinics at three health facilities in Ilorin had a 29-item semi-structured questionnaire administered on them. Variables relating to the LBP obtained included frequency, duration and severity of the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR2013.0100[Article Number: 3BF1CA8544]
Pressure sore is a complication in paraplegic/quadriplegic patients. Despite advances in reconstruction techniques, sacral pressure sores are still a challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon, because of long hospital stay resulting into the situation where pressure sores are in evitable for ambulatory patients too. Development of pressure sores makes treatment/rehabilitation difficult and delays treatment options.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR2013.0101[Article Number: 5898050533]
Acute papillary muscle rupture (PMR) often results in acute, torrential mitral regurgitation and florid pulmonary edema. This catastrophic consequence of a subacute presentation of myocardial infarction is associated with a high mortality rate if not identified quickly. The incidence of PMR has decreased in the era of early percutaneous interventions for acute coronary syndromes. However, the importance of prompt... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR11.040[Article Number: 64E8AA4537]
We report a case of primary lymphoma in a 66-year-old woman who presented with unresponsive cellulitis. Histopathological sections carried out on the woman revealed a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Atypical physical findings of cellulitis such as fibrotic and woody induration may be suggestive of a non-infectious disease. Key words: Lymphoma, cellulitis, refractory infection Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR12.016[Article Number: 7F19109527]
Blastic dendritic plasmacytoid cell neoplasm is a rare aggressive tumor of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. We report a 38-year-old female with nodular skin lesions on both legs at presentation which on immunohistochemical staining were CD4+ and CD56+ responding to blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm. Five months later the bone marrow analysis showed infiltration with 80% blasts which on flowcytometry had the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR12.018[Article Number: D6ACBA5530]
In the United States many patients turn to alternative medications. These substances are neither tested nor approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Knowledge of their side effect profile is lacking. Several of these substances are biologically active at very low concentrations and can therefore exert powerful physiologic effects. Lachesis mutus and Crotalus horridus are snake venoms that can... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR12.002[Article Number: 46071B6524]
We report the case of a 57 year old lady, known to be diabetic for last 4 years getting treated with oral hypoglycemic agents. She reported to the medical outpatient department (OPD) of a tertiary medical care hospital with the history of pain abdomen, nausea, and loss of appetite since 3 months. On examination, she was conscious and well oriented, afebrile, with pulse rate of 86 min-1, blood pressure of 130/84 mmHg,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR12.017[Article Number: 6ED0D47526]
Sudden cardiac death is often precipitated by unstable ventricular arrhythmias. These arrhythmias are particularly amendable to defibrillation. The risk of these arrhythmias is highest immediately following an acute myocardial infarction, especially if there is impaired left ventricular function. Many patients with depressed left ventricular function receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for prophylaxis... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR11.042[Article Number: 90F78D5519]
The aim of this Cross sectional study was to assess the prevalence of anemia in school children. Two hundred school children within the ages of 5 to 16 years from Government School of Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India were subjected to relevant history, complete physical examination, hemoglobin estimation and general blood picture gastric bypass procedures (GBP). Anemia was seen in 56.5% cases. More... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR11.043[Article Number: 5E19CD3522]
We present a 14-years old virgin with partial congenital cervical canal agenesis and hematometra. On examination, she was virgin with intact hymen and a 7 cm long vagina. A pelvic ultrasonography revealed hematometra and hematocervix. Surgical therapy included creation of a patent cervix by making a midline vertical cervical and upper vaginal incision with a subsequent excision of the distal ﬁbrous tissue at the distal... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MPR11.022[Article Number: E6B87D6513]
In medical practice, Anacardium occidentale stem bark is used for various ailment treatments. Possible histological effects of aqueous extract of A. occidentale stem bark administration was studied on adult Wistar rat testes. The rats (n=24), weighing 164 to 210 g were randomly assigned into three treatments (n=18) and control (n=6) groups. The rats in the treated groups II, III, IV received 20, 40... Read more.
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