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: 531

Table of Content: September 2013; 5(9)

September 2013

Applications of recombinant protein therapeutic agents in periodontics contributors

Based on the improved understanding of cell and molecular biology of periodontal wound healing, the recombinant technology comprising rh growth factors and carrier construct is applied in periodontal regeneration. In 1997, the first recombinant (that is, synthetic) protein therapeutic agent was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this paper we review the two commercially available recombinant...

Author(s): Neha Sethi

September 2013

Effect of maternal iron status on placenta, fetus and newborn

  Maternal anemia (hypoferriemia) results in increased pre-term and low birth weight deliveries and higher rate of stillbirths. There are irreversible structural alterations in placenta. The transfer of iron to fetus is reduced in spite of gradient in relation to severity of maternal hypoferriemia. The fetal hepatic and brain iron contents were reduced. The brain iron reduction was irreversible on...

Author(s): K. N. Agarwal, V. Gupta and S. Agarwal

September 2013

Comparison of different methods for assessing sperm concentration in infertility workup: A review

  Sperm count assessments form the essential component of the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of male fertility, according to guidelines of WHO (1992). The problem of subjective bias, inter and intra operator variability of reporting is discussed in this paper. The problem of inter operator variability has been improved and reproducibility has been made more objective with the introduction of...

Author(s): K. Vijaya Kumar, B. Ram Reddy and K. Sai Krishna

September 2013

Medicinal values of garlic: A review

  Garlic products are used as sources of medicine in many ways in human beings in their day today life. As a result, researchers from various disciplines are now directing their efforts towards discovering the medicinal values of garlic on human health. The main interest of researchers in the medicinal values of garlic is its broad-spectrum therapeutic effect with minimal toxicity. Garlic extract has...

Author(s): Gebreselema Gebreyohannes and Mebrahtu Gebreyohannes

September 2013

Antifungal activity of some species of marine sponges (class: Demospongiae) of the palk bay, southeast coast of India

  Nine species of sponges (Orders: Keratosida, Hadromerida, Haplosclerida and Poecilosclerida) of the class Demospongiae were tested for antifungal activity. In general, only trace and moderate activity was observed against the fungal pathogens tested. However, the encrusting Keratosida sponges depicted strong antifungal activity than the other sponges. In vitro antifungal activity of sponge extracts...

Author(s): Chendur Palpandi, Suganthi Krishnan and Ganavel Ananthan

September 2013

Helicobacter pylori sero-prevalence in different liver diseases

  This study was carried out to investigate the seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with different liver diseases and determine the association and correlation between the seroprevalence of H. pylori infection and the liver diseases. The presence of a H. pylori antigen was investigated in serum samples from 274 individuals with liver diseases as well as 120...

Author(s): Tamer E. Mosa, Hatim A. El-Baz, Magda S. Mahmoud, Mahmoud EL-Sherbiny, Ahlam H. Mahmoud, Mostafa M. Abo-Zeid and Attallah A. M.

September 2013

Molecular evaluation of antibiotic resistance prevalence in Pseudomonas aeroginosa isolated from cockroaches in Southwest Iran

  Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause infection in the hospitals. This microorganism is ubiquitous within the environment and is particularly isolated from moist areas such as water and soil. The aim of this study was to determine the hospital cockroaches as the main factor for antibiotic-Resistant P. aeruginosa infections transmission and also to determine...

Author(s): Yaeghoob Khalaji, Abbas Doosti and Sadegh Ghorbani-Dalini

September 2013

High prevalence and poor treatment outcome of tuberculosis in North Gondar Zone Prison, Northwest Ethiopia

  The aim of this study was to assess the trend of tuberculosis (TB) prevalence and treatment outcome in a prison system of Northwest Ethiopia. Patients’ data on age, sex, TB type, treatment outcome and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status was collected from medical records of North Gondar Zone Prison TB Clinic for all patients with TB from 2002 to 2011. The data was analyzed using Statistical...

Author(s): Beyene Moges, Bemnet Amare, Fanaye Asfaw, Andargachew Mulu, Belay Tessema and Afework Kassu