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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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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Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound scans for the diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease keeping laboratory high vaginal swab/urine microscopy culture as gold standard in Anambra State, Nigeria

Ultrasound scanning (USS) and high vaginal swab culture and urine microscopy culture and sensitivity (m/c/s) tests are the most common investigations used for the diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in our locality. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of PID keeping laboratory high vaginal swab/urine microscopy, culture as gold standard. The USS, high...

Author(s):Eze J. C., Ohagwu C. C., Ugwuanyi D. C., Chiegwu H. U. and Onyeugbo E

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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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Factors associated with atherogenic dyslipidemia among hypertensive patients at southern Ethiopia

Atherogenic dyslipidemia worsens cardiovascular functions and supporting data concerning dyslipidemia among hypertensive patients in Ethiopian situation is very limited. The objective of this study was to assess factors associated with atherogenic dyslipidemia among hypertensive patients at Southern Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 238 hypertensive participants at Hawassa University comprehensive...

Author(s):Agete Tadewos Hirigo and Eshetu Nigussie Geleta

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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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Polycystic ovary syndrome: Impact of obesity and aging on the profile of gonadotrophin and adrenal hormones

Many studies have been conducted to understand thoroughly the mechanism of polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS), but very few of them came from Africa. The aim of this study, was firstly to make a diagnostic of this syndrome, according to Rotterdam criteria, and secondly to assess the correlation of obesity and age on this pathology. The study was conducted at Bouaké, within the medical School and Hospital, during the...

Author(s):Dere K. A. L., Koffi K. G., Niamke A. G., Bita D. V., Manhan K. E. and Tiahou G. G.

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Collodiaphyseal angle in the diagnosis of coxa vara and coxa valga in adult Nigerans

Collodiaphyseal angle (CDA) is the angle formed between the femoral neck axis and the diaphysis axis. The aims of this study were to determine the normal range of collodiaphyseal angle in adults and to determine any difference in the collodiaphyseal angle between right and left femur and also between sexes. 340 subjects consisting of 170 (50%) males and 170 (50%) females were included in this study. Plain radiographs were...

Author(s):Abiodun A. A., Ikem I. C., Adeyemi D. O., Ofusori D. A. and Komolafe O. A.

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