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: 535

Table of Content: March 2013; 5(3)

March 2013

Isolated cleft of the anteroir leaflet of the mitral valve: Case report in a nine month old boy at Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Niger Delta, Nigeria

Isolated cleft of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve is the occurence of mitral cleft without ostium primum or ostio seccundum defect and it is rare.  We present a nine month old boy who presented in our clinic with a two month history of fast breathing, cough, and loss of weight. He was found not to be cyanosed but pale, tachypnoeaic, dyspnoeaic with basal crepitations. Cadiovascular system examination...

Author(s): G. I. McGil Ugwu and Umerie EM

March 2013

Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: Two cases and literature review

Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare aggressive tumor arising from the mesothelial lining of the peritoneum. Only 20 to 30% of all mesotheliomas arise from the peritoneum itself. In the present paper, 2 cases of MPM were discussed, in light of the literature review. One of the cases is a 73 years old male admitted with complaints of abdominal swelling and ascites. Peritoneal biopsy was reported as...

Author(s): Arzu Oguz, Ahmet Karaman, Fatma Aykas and Abdulsamet Erden

March 2013

Faecal carriage of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing commensal Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli from hospital out-patients in Southern Nigeria

Normal intestinal microflora is the major source from which common hospital- and community-acquired infections originate. This study aimed to determine faecal carriage of extended-spectrum beta-lactam (ESBL) resistant genes from commensals of out-patients in Nigeria. Non-duplicateKlebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli from different hospitals were investigated for susceptibility to a panel...

Author(s): D. Olusoga Ogbolu, O. A. Terry Alli, L. B. Olanipekun, O. I. Ojo and O. O. Makinde

March 2013

Status of urinary schistosomiasis among primary school children in Abeokuta, Nigeria

A study was carried out to determine the current status of urinary schistosomiasis on 552 pupils from seven primary schools in Abeokuta North and Abeokuta South Local Government Areas of Ogun State, Nigeria using haematuria and parasitological tests. Males that complied were 75% to 25% females. Children within the age-group of 10 to 14 years were more (65%) when compared with other age groups. Out of the 552 samples...

Author(s): S. O. Sam-Wobo, T. O. Ajayi, T. Ijaduola, U. F. Ekpo, M. A. Adeleke, O. A. Surakat, and  C. F. Mafiana

March 2013

Percutaneous bone marrow grafting in delayed union and non-union

Percutaneous bone marrow injection is a simpler method of performing autologous bone grafting with less morbidity than standard technique. Autologous bone grafting has been a standard operative method used for the treatment of delayed union and non-union for decades but has been associated with numerous complications. In recent times, percutaneous bone marrow grafting has emerged as a successful alternative to...

Author(s): Iftikhar H. Wani, Vikas Padha, Masrat Jan and Abdul Q. Salaria

March 2013

Correlation between elevated homocysteine levels and insulin resistance in infertile women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome in North Indian population

  Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting about 5 to 10% women of reproductive age group worldwide. This study was designed to examine the relationship between elevated homocysteine levels and insulin resistance (IR) in infertile women with or without PCOS. This cross sectional case control study was conducted in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pathology and Medicine,...

Author(s): Sachan Rekha, M. L. Patel , Gupta Pooja, Diwakar Amita, Sachan Pushplata and  S. M. Natu

March 2013

Safety and effectiveness of BIAsp 30 treatment: Data from the Moroccan cohort of the A1chieve study

This sub-analysis aimed to determine the safety and effectiveness of biphasic insulin aspart30 (BIAsp30) therapy in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) from Morocco as a part of the global, 24-week, non-interventional A1chieve study. A total of 770 Moroccan T2D patients, both insulin-naïve patients and prior insulin users, who started BIAsp 30 therapy at their physicians’ discretion, were included. Baseline...

Author(s): Abdelmjid Chraibi, Fatima Marouan, Farida Ajdi, Jamal Belkhadir, Naoual El Ansari, Ahmed Farouqi, Anil Shinde, Chunduo Shen

March 2013

Efficacy of praziquantel for the treatment of schistosomiasis in Ethiopia

Schistosomiasis is a tropical disease caused by blood-dwelling fluke of the genus Schistosoma. The main schistosomes infecting human beings are: Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, and Schistosoma japonicum. Schistosoma intercalatum and Schistosoma mekongi are only of local importance. Two clinical forms of human schistosomiasis occur in Ethiopia: S....

Author(s): Ketema Deribew and Beyene Petros

March 2013

Liaison of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection in the progression to AIDS: Prognostic value of cluster differentiation 4 (CD4+) cell as marker of disease progression

This biphasic study investigated the prevalence and co-infection of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) along major transport routes of Enugu State; their consortium in active HIV disease and the role of cluster differentiation 4 (CD4) cells and other haematologic parameters as markers of HIV progression. Prevalence and co-infection with HIV and TB were studied in the preliminary phase (Phase 1:...

Author(s): U. E. Dibua

March 2013

Technician capability for blood screening in hospitals of Islamabad

The study was conducted with the objective to access the technician capability for blood screening in hospitals of Islamabad. The parameters pertaining to technicians’ capability under investigation were; qualification, skills, experience, on job training, knowledge and capability to use microscope, centrifuge and computers. The results of the study revealed that the technician capability for blood screening in...

Author(s): Atta ur Rehaman