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: 521

Table of Content: July 2010; 2(7)

July 2010

Redox state and the potential role of antioxidant compounds in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury

Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury consists of a sequel of cellular and humoral events that finally leads to parenchymal and nonparenchymal cell death. It is of utmost importance as regards the outcome of liver transplantation and liver resections. There is ample evidence that the key role in the inflicted injury is ascribed to reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated mainly by Kupffer cells and neutrophils during...

Author(s): Maria I. Korontzi, Apostolos Papalois, Ilias Kouerinis, Andreas C. Lazaris, George Theodoropoulos and George Zografos

July 2010

Propolis and its potential uses in oral health

The health industry has always used natural products as an alternative, to the conventional allopathic formulations available for the treatment of various afflictions. Propolis, a natural antibiotic is a resinous yellow brown to dark brown substance that honey bees (Apis mellifera) collect from tree buds, sap flows, shrubs or other botanical sources to seal unwanted open spaces in the hive, protecting it...

Author(s): Abhishek Parolia, Manuel S. Thomas, M. Kundabala and Mandakini Mohan

July 2010

Detection and partial characterization of norovirus among children with acute gastroenteritis in Lagos, Nigeria

Norovirus (NoV) has captured increasing attention as an agent of childhood diarrhea, but its incidence in developing countries such as Nigeria has been underreported. This study was conducted to investigate the role of NoVs in sporadic cases of acute diarrhea among hospitalized children. One hundred and eighty-eight (188) specimens comprising 161 diarrheic and 27 non-diarrheic stools were randomly selected from 668...

Author(s): C. I. Ayolabi, D. A. Ojo, G. E. Armah, I. Akpan and C. F. Mafiana

July 2010

Clinico-radiological profile of lung abscess: Analysis of 120 cases

Lung abscess is continuing to be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the pulmonologists, despite remarkable advancement in investigation modalities as well as therapeutic armaments. The study was taken with the object of evaluation of varied clinical and radiological presentations, predisposing factors and etiological spectrum. This is a cross-sectional study over 120 patients with lung abscess who attended...

Author(s): Sujit Kumar Bhattacharyya, Abhijit Mandal and Sumitra Basu Thakur

July 2010

Significance of immune complex activation of macrophages in pigeon fanciers’ lung

Pigeon fanciers' lung is an immunologically-mediated lung disease as a result of inhaling pigeon derived materials. High antibody titres are observed for symptomatic and asymptomatic pigeon fanciers. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether immune complexes from individuals with pigeon fanciers’ lung were better at activating macrophages than immune complexes from asymptomatic pigeon fanciers....

Author(s): Tebekeme Okoko