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

IJMMS Articles in press


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Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and curable disease, but it continues to negatively impact the lives of adolescents globally. Uganda ranks among the top 30 countries in the globe with the highest burden of TB. Therefore, this study assessed determinants of adherence to Tuberculosis treatment among adolescents at selected health facilities in Adjumani District, North Western Uganda. Methods: facility based analytical...

Author(s):Judith Drazidio¹, Rose Poni Gore Andrea ¹, Fiona Atim¹, Patrick Madrama Lulu¹, John Bosco Alege¹´², and Rose Clarke Nanyonga ¹ Institute of Public Health and Management, Clarke International University, P.O Box , Kampala Uganda School of Public Health and Applied Human Sciences, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Causes, Management Outcome and Associated Factors in Patients Admitted with diagnosis of Intestinal Obstruction to Ambo University Referral Hospital

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Background: Intestinal obstruction is one of the most common surgical problems that affects the lives of millions of individuals and is a significant cause of surgical admissions worldwide. It also accounts for a great proportion of morbidity and mortality in African countries, including Ethiopia. The outcome of the management depends on different associated factors. Methods: A retrospective institution based...

Author(s):Erko Chala , Meti Temesgen

The chlorine dioxide controversy: A deadly poison or a cure for COVID-19?

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Chlorine dioxide has been condemned as a dangerous poison and has been touted as a cure for COVID-19. This narrative review examines the controversy surrounding the use of aqueous chlorine dioxide by investigating evidence-based research articles, government documents, press reports, and the results of the first clinical trial utilizing chlorine dioxide as a treatment for COVID-19. Chlorine dioxide was found to be employed...

Author(s):Mitchell Brent Liester


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Tonsillectomy has generally been regarded as an in-patient procedure. Presently though, due to rising costs and space constraints, it has increasingly became popular as a day case procedure world-wide. However careful selection of patients is advised so as to avoid undue risks and possible resulting mortalities.


Post-Stroke Fatigue, Cardiopulmonary Function and Quality of Life of Stroke Survivors

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Background Aims: Post-stroke fatigues (PSF), poor cardiopulmonary function (CPF) and quality of life (QoL) are major challenges to effective stroke rehabilitation. This study determined PSF, CPF, QoL and explored relationships and associations between PSF and CPF and QoL in stroke survivors (SSv). Methods: Study involved 54 (25 females) SSv without cardiorespiratory disorders prior to stroke. PSF and QoL was assessed...

Author(s):Caleb Ademola Omuwa GBIRI, Happiness A. AWETO, Eniola Olayinka MOGAJI, Jibrin Sammani Usman

Outcome of management of nasal trauma in Portharcourt

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Background: Nasal trauma is a common presentation in our environment. Nasal bone is the most frequently fractured facial bone because of its prominence and delicate structure. Nasal fractures rank third in the incidence of all human fractures behind clavicle and the wrist. The etiology of nasal trauma varies from place to place and depends on the prevailing socioeconomic, cultural and environmental factors. Port-Harcourt...

Author(s):Augustine Nwogbo, Sunny, Ndubuisi Uyanwanne Chibuzo, Okechi Mbalaso

Comparison of Preoperative and Postoperative Anxiety Levels Effecting Preoperative and Postoperative Processes of Orthopedics Department’s Patients

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Abstract The aim of this study is to compare the anxiety levels of the patients before and after the ortopedic operations according to the patients’ sex, age and education levels of the patients looked after at Ataturk University Orthopedy and Trvamatology Mainbranch of Research Hospital. Generally different levels of anxiety comes up and many of the patients become worried before the operations.If there was anxiety, the...


Treatment of venous ulcers in the Gaiter area

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Venous ulcerations are extremely common, accounting for a large proportion of all lower extremity ulceration and affect each socioeconomic class. Approximately 1% of the population is affected for development of venous ulceration at some point in their lifes. These ulcerations reduce the quality of life and limit individual social function. Twelve consecutive patients with unilateral leg skin ulceration due to venous...

Author(s): Meral

Huge abdominal incisional herina: A case report

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Abdominal incisional hernia, an iatrogenic abdominal hernia, is one of the long-term complications of abdominal surgery. Acute incarcerated hernia is a common surgical emergency. In the article, we reported a rare case of huge abdominal incarcerated hernia. Specifically, an elderly female patient complained of reducible mass after abdominal surgery for 30 years, which suddenly became irreducible four days ago, was treated...


Assessment of Traditional Practices of Healers in Treating Human Illness in Shashamene town in Ethiopia

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The study was conducted to investigate the traditional practices in the usage of medicinal plants to protect commonly occurring human diseases in shashamene town in Ethiopia. 41 respondents were randomly selected for questionnaire evaluation and healers were used for secondary data source as they had indigenous knowledge. Around the study area, about 75 plant species were found. A number of botanicals have been used by...

Author(s):Tegegne Bayih⁎ and Abduselam Usman

Pharmacokinetics of Propofol in Female in Indian Patients

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To analyze population pharmacokinetics of Propofol in Females in Indian patients after single bolus dose of Propofol using WINNONLIN program.Population pharmacokinetics of Propofol in females was investigated in Indian subjects in 12 elective surgical patients following single bolus dose of 2mg/kg propofol. Total of 168 samples were estimated by High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and pharmacokinetic parameters...

Author(s):Avinash Puri and Sanju Dhawan Received August, : Accepted March,

Some effects of aqueous leaves extract of Moringa oleifera on the histology of the kidney of Streptozotocin induced diabetic Wistar rats

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The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of moringa extract on the histology of the kidney and its effects on the renal MDA level. Forty (40) Wistar rats were used for the experimental design with weight between 150 and 200 g which were divided into four groups. Group 1 served as the control group and was given citrate buffer at 0.1 ml intraperitoneally. Group 2 were induced with 65 mg/kg of STZ. Group 2 were...

Author(s):Adeeyo, O. A., Yusuf, U. A., Adenowo, T. K., Ojo, O. C., Adegoke, A. A. and Badmus, O. O. and Ogunola, T. A.

A survey of orthopaedic trauma patients in Botswana and their treatment

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This article reports on a survey conducted in Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana regarding injuries resulting in people being admitted to the orthopaedic department. Currently there is no data available on the disease profile of orthopaedic trauma patients in Botswana. The Orthopaedic Department at Princess Marina Hospital is the biggest trauma and orthopaedic department in Botswana. The study aimed to describe the...

Author(s):Lebapotswe B. Tlale, Onalenna Kgosiesele, Kesiilwe Gaebolae and Andrew P. Steenhoff

Outcome of rural health intervention programs at Ukpo, South East Nigeria

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Rural health facilities are common sites in most Nigerian villages and towns; however, most of them are grossly under-utilized by the rural end-users. Reasons for under-utilization stem from outright ignorance, poor education, lack of knowledge of existence of health facility, non-availability of qualified health personnel, lack of drugs, poor advocacy, poor political will, poor power and water supply. The present study...

Author(s):Modebe I. A., Azikiwe C. C. A., Ifezulike C. C., Adimma E. D., Adogu P. U. O. and Uzuegbunam C.

Selenium levels in essential hypertension among adults at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

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In Zambia, essential hypertension is one of the commonest and prevalent non-communicable diseases. Current literatures lack clear estimate of serum selenium levels among essential hypertensive patients in Zambia despite evidence of its role in development of hypertension. Hence the study investigated the selenium levels in essential hypertensive adults at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. The study...

Author(s):Chisulo A. C., Lambwe N., Sijumbila G., Heimburger D., Musonda P. and Mukosha M.

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