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2012 - Volume 2 [Issue 4 (October-December)]

Contents

Original-research-article

Steady-State Levels of Troponin and Brain Natriuretic Peptide for Prediction of Long-Term Outcome after Acute Heart Failure with or without Stage 3 to 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Yutaka Endo1*, Shun Kohsaka1, Toshiyuki Nagai1, Kimi Koide1, Masashi Takahashi1, Yuji Nagatomo1, Kazuki Oshima1, Hiroaki Miyata2, Keiichi Fukuda1 and Tsutomu Yoshikawa3

1Division of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
2Department of Healthcare Quality Assessment, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
3Director, Division of Cardiology, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 490-500 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1384

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Original Research Article

Antibiotic Resistance and Chromosomal Variation in Equine Faecal Salmonella spp. 

 

Mohamed O. Ahmed1,2*, Nicola J. Williams2, Peter D. Clegg2 and Malcolm Bennett3

1Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, P.O. Box 13662, Tripoli, Libya.
2Department of Comparative Molecular Medicine School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Chester High Road, Neston, CH64 7TE, UK.
3Department of Animal and Population Health, School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Chester High Road, Neston, CH64 7TE, UK.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 501-509 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1238

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Original-research-article

Metabolic Endotoxemia and Inhibition of Direct Bone Regeneration: A Pilot Study

 

E. C. Wahl1, J. Aronson1,2,3, L. Liu1, R. A. Skinner2, M. J. J. Ronis4 and C. K. Lumpkin Jr.1,3*

1Laboratory for Limb Regeneration Research, Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock, AR, 72202 USA.
2Departments of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 72205 USA.
3Departments of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 72205 USA.
4Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 72205 USA.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 510-519 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1547

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Case Study

Treatment of Non-healing, Post-traumatic Wound with High Frequency Ultrasound of 10 MHz: A Case Report

 

Thomas Gohla1, Ekaterina Kruglikova2 and Ilja L. Kruglikov2*

1Aesthetic-Center, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2Wellcomet GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 520-526 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1458

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Original Research Article

Refractory Coeliac Disease; Role of Nigella sativa as Immunomodulator

 

Muhamed T. Osman1*, Ghada Al-Duboni2, Balsam I. Taha3 and Luay A. Muhamed4

1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia.
2Department of Basic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
3Specialized Surgeries Hospital, Medical City, Baghdad, Iraq.
4Genin General Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 527-535 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1608

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Original Research Article

Validity of Workers’ Self-Reports. Evaluation of a Question Assessing Lifetime Exposure to Occupational Physical Activity

 

Anne Møller1,2,3*, Susanne Reventlow3, Johan Hviid Andersen4, Kirsten Avlund5,6,7 and Ole Steen Mortensen2,8

1Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Køge Hospital, Lykkebækvej 1, DK-4600 Køge, Denmark.
2National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark.
3The Research Unit for General Practice and Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
4Danish Ramazzini Centre, Department of Occupational Medicine, Regional Hospital, Herning, Denmark.
5Section of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
6Centre for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
7Danish Aging Research Centre, Universities of Southern Denmark, Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark.
8Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 536-552 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1607

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Original Research Article

Estimation of Sex Using Demarking Points from Diameters of Lumbar Pedicles in Adult Nigerians

 

Danladi Sambo Amaza1*, Aminu Ahmed Rufai1, Tamunotonye Watson Jacks1, Joseph Vandi Zirahei1, Ahidjo Ahmed2 and Luteino Lorna Hamman1

1Department of Human Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
2Department of Radiology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 553-567 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1324

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Original Research Article

Trichomonas vaginalis Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Implications for Maternal Health Care Delivery System in South Eastern Nigeria

 

Okonkwo Eucharia Chinyere1, Iroha Ifeanyichukwu Romanus1*, Onwa Ndubuisi Collins1, Nworie Okoro1 and Oji Egwu Anthonia1

1Department of Applied Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Ebonyi State University, P.M.B. 053, Abakaliki Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 568-574 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1345

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Original Research Article

Left Ventricle Twisting in Athletes: A Comparison between Subjects with Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Tricuspid Ones

 

Laura Stefani1*, Gianni Pedrizzetti2, Alessio De Luca1, Loira Toncelli1, Maria Concetta Robertina Vono1, Roberto Mercuri1, Gabriele Innocenti1, Stefano Pedri3, N. Maffulli4 and Giorgio Galanti1

1Sports Medicine Center, University of Florence, Italy.
2DICAr, University of Trieste, Italy.
3ESAOTE- Italy.
4Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Centre for Sports and Exercise, UK.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 575-586 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1286

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Review Article

Breast Developmental Anomalies: A Review of the Problem

 

Pius Agbenorku1*

1Reconstructive Plastic Surgery & Burns Unit, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 587-596 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1630

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Original Research Article

Transformation Behaviour, Bending Properties and Surface Quality of 22 Commercial Nickel-Titanium Wires: A Batch-to-Batch Evaluation

 

Veronique Brosens1, Ines Ghijselings1, Martine Voet1, Pieter Leemans1, Jan Van Humbeeck2 and Guy Willems1*

1Department of Oral Health Sciences–Orthodontics, KU Leuven, Belgium
2Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 597-620 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1597

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Original Research Article

Effect of Raphia hookeri Seed Extract on Blood Glucose, Glycosylated Haemoglobin and Lipid Profile of Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats

 

G. O. Mbaka1*, S. O. Ogbonnia2, K. J. Oyeniran3 and P. I. Awopetu4

1Department of Anatomy, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
2Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Idi- Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.
3Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Remo Campus, Ikenne, Nigeria.
4Department of Morbid Anatomy, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi- Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1468

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Original Research Article

Costs of Additional Treatment Success (COATS) Based on Numbers Needed to Treat (NNT) is a Simplified Calculation Method to Facilitate Physicians Medical Decisions with Regards to Monetary Costs

 

Manfred Weiss1*, Frank Grom2 and Franz Porzsolt2

1Clinic of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Medical School, 89070 Ulm, Germany.
2Clinical Economics, University of Ulm, 89075 Ulm, Germany.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 636-646 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1379

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Original-research-article

Where and When Human Viral Epidemics First Emerged

 

Sergey N. Rumyantsev1*

1Department of Evolutionary Immunology, Andent, Inc, Jersey City New Jersey, 07302, USA.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 647-661 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1692

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Original Research Article

Morphological and Structural Characterization of Two Types of As-Received and In vivo Orthodontic Stainless Steel Brackets

 

Sofie Hoste1, Jean-Pierre Celis2 and Guy Willems1*

1Department of Oral Health Sciences – Orthodontics, KU Leuven & Dentistry, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.
2Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1874

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Original-research-article

The Beneficial Role of Vitamin D in Interstitial Cystitis

 

Khanh Vinh Quốc Lương1* and Lan Thi Hoàng Nguyễn1

1Vietnamese American Medical Research Foundation14971 Brookhurst St. Westminster, California, USA.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1878

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Case Study

Urachal Cancer in a 47-Year-Old Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review

 

C. Ceylan1, O. Baytok1, T. T. Keklik2 and O. G. Doluoglu3*

1Department of Urology III Clinic of Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
2Department of Pathology Clinic of Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
3Department of Urology Clinic of Konya Numune Hospital, Konya, Turkey.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1702

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Original Research Article

Maternal - Fetal Interaction: An Insight through the Stable Isotope Fractionation Prism

 

Yuri K. Doronin1*, Daria Yu. Bednik1, Andrei A. Ivanov2, Polina D. Golichenkova1 and Elene N. Kalistratova1

1Biology Department, M.V. Lomonosov State University, Leninskie Gory, 1-12, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation.
2Russian Academy of Sciences, V. I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Kosygin St. 19, Moscow 117975, Russian Federation.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 701-714 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1592

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Original Research Article

Study of Morphometric Collo-Diaphyseal Angle of Femur in Homozygous Sickle Cell Nigerian Children

 

Emue Ewonu Bari Bernard1, Tamunotonye Watson Jacks2, Danladi Sambo Amaza2* and Ahmed Ahidjo3

1Department of Anatomical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Abuja, Nigeria.
2Departments of Human Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
3Department of Radiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 715-726 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1323

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Review Article

MicroRNAs and their Role in Bone Remodeling and Pathogenesis

 

Ajai Singh1*, Sabir Ali1, Abbas Ali Mahdi2 and Rajeshwar Nath Srivastava1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow-226003, India.
2Department of Biochemistry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow-226003, India. 

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 727-749 Article Metrics

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2012/1543

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