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: 510

Table of Content: December 2017; 9(12)

December 2017

Assessment of breast self-examination practice and associated factors among female health professionals in Western Ethiopia: A cross sectional study

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Breast cancer incidence is increasing both in developed and developing regions. Regular breast self-examination (BSE) is one of the most cost effective methods for early detection of breast cancer in asymptomatic women. The aim of this study is to assess the magnitude of BSE practice and its associated factors among female health professionals working in...

Author(s): Elias Legesse Negeri, Worku Dechassa Heyi and Alemu Sufa Melka

December 2017

External application of moisture exposed burn ointment for phlebitis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

To evaluate the therapeutic effects of moisture exposed burn ointment (MEBO) on phlebitis, seven electronic databases where checked until September, 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of MEBO on phlebitis. Risk of bias was assessed using Cochrane handbook guidelines. Thirty eight randomized controlled trials met the inclusion criteria in which the aggregated results indicated that comparison revealed...

Author(s): Lian Liu, Song Wei Su, Ping Zhou, Ru Song and Hong Yan Sun

December 2017

Is moist exposed burn ointment effective for diabetic foot ulcers? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

This meta-analysis aimed to assess the effectiveness of moist exposed burn ointment (MEBO) for diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Two researchers independently assessed the quality and validity of included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in 7 electronic databases. Risk of bias was assessed using Cochrane handbook guidelines. Twenty seven trials which include 1,979 patients were involved for analysis. Comparison of the same...

Author(s): Lian Liu, Song Wei Su, Ping Zhou, Ru Song and Hong Yan Sun