Journal of
Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Lab. Diagn.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2618
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMLD
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 55

JMLD Articles

Comparison of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (maldi-tof ms) with conventional culture and biochemical method of bacteria identification to species level

January 2011

Identification of bacteria to species level is based on culturing in different media which takes 48 to 72 h from the time of isolation. Matrix-assisted desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a new technology in bacteria identification. We evaluated MALDI-TOF-MS system with 101 consecutively isolated bacteria colonies under routine laboratory conditions by comparing its identification...

Author(s): Iroha Ifeanyichukwu Romanus, Ayogu Thomas Eze, Oji Anthonia Egwu, Afiukwa Felicitas Ngozi and Nwuzo Agabus Chidiebube

Selenium levels in patients with schizophrenia

December 2010

The present study was conducted with serum of twenty four patients of schizophrenia and twenty healthy volunteers; and selenium (Se) levels were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Serum Se levels were significantly increased in schizophrenia patients as compared to healthy controls.  Soil content of Se in Rohtak was found to be lower as compared to Haryana state soil Se levels. These findings...

Author(s): Simmi Kharb, Anjali Sharma, A. K. Vohra, Sanjiv Yadav and Ishwar Singh

Socio-demographic characteristics of patients presenting pulmonary tuberculosis in a Primary Health Centre, Zaria, Nigeria

December 2010

Tuberculosis is one of the killer diseases of great antiquity especially in developing countries and so contributes significantly to health instability and economic loss. The directly observed treatment(DOT) course is the recommended standard of care in treatment of tuberculosis worldwide and its key elements lie in making the diagnosis. The study was aimed at examining the socio-demographic characteristics of patients...

Author(s): S. J. Ogboi, S. H. Idris, A. T. Olayinka and Junaid Ilyas

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in blood donors and jaundiced neonates in Osogbo, Nigeria

April 2010

A study on the prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in blood donors and in jaundiced neonates was carried out. 286 subjects consisting of 200 blood donors and 86 jaundiced neonates were screened for G6PD. Presence of G6PD and bilirubin levels (total and conjugated) were determined in all the subjects. G6PD was determined using two standard methods; methaemoglobin reduction and fluorescent...

Author(s): E. O. Akanni, B. S. A. Oseni, V. O. Agbona, B. A. Tijani, E. Tosan, E. E. Fakunle and V. O. Mabayoje

In vitro thalidomide does not interfere with the activation of complement by Mycobacterium leprae

April 2010

One inflammatory event that may be involved in erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is the activation of complement, and thalidomide could suppress ENL by inhibiting its activation. To determine if thalidomide inhibits the activation of complement, we first incubated normal serum with Mycobacterium leprae or with zymosan in the presence of thalidomide. Residual functional complement was then determined by defining...

Author(s): E. J. Shannon, F. G. Sandoval and M. J. Morales

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