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

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In spite of the significant popularity and growth of ultra-marathon trail-running races over the last 40 years, epidemiological research is lacking. To date no review paper exists that integrates the findings of the empirical surveillances among ultra-marathon trail runners’ injuries and illnesses. The purpose of this paper is to integrate the empirical findings of injuries and illness occurrences among trail runners...

Author(s):Marco Barnard and Terry Jeremy Ellapen

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Assessment of the trend and risk factors of under-five diarrhea morbidity and mortality in two selected communities in the West-Mamprusi District

Diarrhea episodes among children under five years with its devastating consequences have been a concern to stakeholders in child survival strategy programs. Mothers are key in the prevention of diarrhea among children since they are the care givers. The main aim of this paper is to assess the trend and risk factors of under-five diarrheal disease in the study areas. A snowball sampling method was used to select 60...


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Treatment of venous ulcers in the Gaiter area

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

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Post dural puncture headache is a major complication of lumber puncture or accidental dural puncture especially in patients with raised intrabdominal pressure like pregnancy and young adults. None of interventions tried to prevent and treat PDPH is 100% effective. We presented a case of one attempted successful use of epidural blood patch (20 ml of autologous blood) to treat severe PDPH caused by 22-gauge needle Lumbar...

Author(s):Ashebir Nigussie Yirgu, Dr Daniel Gidabo and Aman Safawo Dalechac

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Huge abdominal incisional herina: A case report

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...


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

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

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Pharmacokinetics of Propofol in Female in Indian Patients

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,

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

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.

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Correlates and self-management strategies of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) among nursing students in a Nigerian teaching hospital

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe premenstrual disorder characterized by distressing symptoms and significant impairments in personal, social and professional functioning. The study aimed to determine the magnitude of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and PMDD among nursing students of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) Sokoto State, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey of 135 consenting female...

Author(s):Bakare A. T., Panti A. A., Yunusa M. A. and Obembe A.

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A survey of orthopaedic trauma patients in Botswana and their treatment

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

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

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.

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Magnitude and associated factors of post spinal hypotension among pregnant mothers who delivered by elective caesarean section at Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Introduction: Hypotension is a 20% to 30% reduction in baseline blood pressure. Infrequently, hypotension after spinal anesthesia can be significantly severe in pregnant mother and increases intraoperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality. Objectives: To assess magnitude and associated factors of post spinal hypotension among pregnant mothers who delivered by elective cesarean sections from January to February...

Author(s):Mohammed Suleiman Obsaa ,Ashebir Nigussie Yirgu b, Wosenyeleh Admasu Sahilec

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

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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