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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research

2014 - Volume 4 [Issue 15 (21-31 May)]

Contents

Review Article

A Systematic Review on Prognostic Indicators of Acute Liver Failure and Their Predictive Value for Poor Outcome

 

Kama A. Wlodzimirow1, Saeid Eslami1,2, Ameen Abu-Hanna1, Martin Nieuwoudt3 and Robert A. F. M. Chamuleau4*

1Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2Pharmaceutical research center, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
3South African DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
4Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Francesco Angelico, Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University Medical School, Rome, Italy.

(2) Masahiro Hasegawa, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu City, Mie, 514-8507, Japan.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Anonymous.

(4) Anonymous.

(5) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3893

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2796-2852    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8463

 

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Review Article

An Appraisal of Screening Methods for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

 

M. Najimudeen1* and K. Sachchithanantham1

1Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Kate S Collison, Department of Cell Biology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia.

(2) Mohamed Essa, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

(3) Kyuzi Kamoi, Niigata Prefecture University, Japan.

(4) Sinan Ince, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Afyon Kocatepe, Turkey.

(5) Anonymous.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Godson Ugwoke Eze, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

(3) Anonymous.

(4) Anonymous.

(5) Anonymous.

(6) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3894

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2853-2865    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/6166

 

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Original-research-article

The Prevalence of Cholelithiasis in Nigerians with Sickle Cell Disease as Diagnosed by Ultrasound

 

C. A. Agholor1, A. O. Akhigbe1* and O. M. Atalabi2

1Department of Radiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.
2Department of Radiology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Umit Bagriacik, Department of Immunology, Gazi University, Turkey.

Reviewers:

(1) Bakhieta Attalla Ibrahim Attalla, University of Bahri, Sudan.

(2) JulieT. Vuong, USA.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3895

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2866-2873    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8645

 

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Case Study

Congenital Clinodactyly of the Thumb

 

Nikolaos K. Sferopoulos1*

1Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, G. Gennimatas Hospital, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Salomone Di Saverio, Emergency Surgery Unit, Department of General and Transplant Surgery, S. Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Ali Soltani, University of Southern California, USA,

(2) Cüneyt Bozer, Trakya University, Turkey.

(3) Pramod Devkota, Gandaki Medical College, Nepal.

(4) Ali Al Kaissi, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Austria

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3896

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2874-2883    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8783

 

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Original-research-article

The Impact of Health Seeking Behaviour, Educational Attainment and Financial Strength on Home Management of Malaria in Rural Communities in Imo State, Nigeria

 

E. A. Nwoke1*, S. N. O. Ibe1, U. M. Chukwuocha1, B. O. Nworuh1 and C. I. C. Ebirim1

1Department of Public Health Technology, Federal Univrsity of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Philippe E. Spiess, Department of Genitourinary Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, USA. and Department of Urology and Department of Oncologic Sciences (Joint Appointment), College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Collins Ahorlu, University of Ghana, Ghana.

(2) Harrison Nkechinyere Elizabeth, 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Nigeria.

(3) Saranath Lawpoolsri, Mahidol University, Thailand.

(4) Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3897

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2884-2895    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8604

 

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Original-research-article

Current Clinical Status and Vascular Complications among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at Tertiary Hospitals in Malaysia

 

Mun Chieng Tan1*, Ooi Chuan Ng2, Teck Wee Wong3, Abdul Rahman Hejar4 and Anthony Joseph2*

1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
2Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
3Heart and Lung Centre, iHEAL Medical Centre Kuala Lumpur, Level 7 & 8, Annexe Block, Menara IGB, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
4Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Anonymous.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Anonymous.

(4) Anonymous.

(5) Bakari Adamu Girei, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3909

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2896-2909    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/7893

 

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Review Article

A Review of Non-invasive and Invasive Embryo Characteristics to Indentify the Most Competent Embryo for Transfer

 

Dirk Kotze1*, Thinus F. Kruger2, Geoffrey Sher3 and S. Oehninger4

1Jones Institute, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa.
3University of Nevada, School of Medicine (USA); Executive Medical Director: Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Las Vagas, USA.
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine | EVMS Medical Group; 601 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507-2007, USA.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Pasquapina Ciarmela, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Boniface Ago, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

(2) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3926

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2910-2930    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8231

 

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Original-research-article

High Prevalence of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Lactose Intolerance Patients: Is It a Chicken and Egg Situation?

 

Lombardo Lucio1,2*, Giostra Antonella1 and Sghembri Mariangela1

1Gastroenterology Department , Mauriziano U. Ist Hospital, Turin, Italy.
2Gastroenterology Service, Poliambulatorio Statuto Santa Croce, Turin, Italy.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Daniel Laubitz, Steele Children's Research Center, Dept. of Pediatrics Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Paolo Usai Satta, Brotzu Hospital, Italy.

(2) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3927

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2931-2939    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8391

 

Review History

Original-research-article

Therapeutic Effect of Curcumin Supplementation in the Modulation of NF-κB Responsive Genes in a Collagen-induced Arthritis Rat Model

 

Shanmugam Somasundaram1, Srikumar Chakravarthi2*, Ammu Radhakrishnan3, Premdass Ramdas3, Nagaraja Haleagrahara4 and Mangala Kumari3

1Faculty of Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Departments of Pathology and Human Biology, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
4Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Chan-Min Liu, School of Life Science, Xuzhou Normal University, Xuzhou City, China.

(2) Divya Kesanakurti, Dept. of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, U.S.A.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Siwipeni I. Rahayu, Brawijaya University, Indonesia.

(3) Anonymous

(4) Anonymous.

(5) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3928

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2940-2954    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/7475

 

Review History

Original-research-article

Oxidative Stress and Arsenic Exposure among Copper Smelters

 

A. El Safty1, L. Rashed2, A. Samir1* and H. Teleb1

1Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.
2Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Nurhan Cucer, Erciyes University, Medical Biology Dept., Turkey.

Reviewers:

(1) Mahara A. Valverde, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.

(2) Ajonijebu Duyilemi Chris, Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.

(3) Anonymous.

(4) Anonymous.

(5) Anonymous.

(6) Sarmishtha Chanda, Presidency University, India.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3929

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2955-2968    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8284

 

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Original-research-article

Periodontal Health Status of Pregnant Women Attending Various Government Hospitals in Faridabad City, Haryana, India

 

Gunjan Satija1*, C. M. Marya1, J. Avinash2, Ruchi Nagpal1, Balpreet Kaur Saini4, Rohtash Kapoor3 and Nandita5

1Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, India.
2Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Patia, Bhubaneswar, India.
3Department of Prosthodontics, Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College and Research College Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India.
4Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Sri Amritsar, India.

5Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Govind Tricentenary Dental College, Bhudheda Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Jimmy T. Efird, Department of Public Health, Director of Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3939

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2969-2982    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/5986

 

Review History

Original-research-article

Risk Factors for First-line Antiretroviral Treatment Failure in HIV-1 Infected Children Attending Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, North Central Nigeria

 

Augustine O. Ebonyi1*, Stephen Oguche1, Emeka U. Ejeliogu1, Sylvanus E. Okpe1, Oche O. Agbaji2, Solomon A. Sagay3, Prosper Okonkwo4, John A. Idoko5 and Phyllis Kanki6

1Department of Paediatrics, University of Jos/ Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos. Nigeria
2Department of Medicine, University of Jos/ Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos. Nigeria.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Jos/ Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.
4AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) LLC, Abuja, Nigeria.
5National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Abuja, Nigeria.
6Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Gaetano Santulli, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Léon G Blaise Savadogo, University Of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.                

(2) Pius Fasinu, University Of Mississippi, USA.

(3) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3940

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2983-2994    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8869

 

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Original-research-article

Morphology and Morphometric Study of Human Placenta in Rural Southern India

 

Ambedkar Raj Kulandaivelu1, Banushree C. Srinivasamurthy1,2*, Anushree Murugan3 and A. Mutharasu4

1Department of Pathology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Madagadipet, Puducherry-605107, Tamil Nadu, India.
2All India Institute of medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India.
3Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Madagadipet, Puducherry-601507, Tamil Nadu, India.
4Department of Pathology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Madagadipet, Puducherry-605107, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Salomone Di Saverio, Emergency Surgery Unit, Department of General and Transplant Surgery, S. Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Anonymous.

(4) Kailash Nath Agarwal, India.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3941

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 2995-3008    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/8805

 

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Case Study

Guillain Barre Syndrome: A Rare Presentation Mimicking Acute Stroke

 

Naeem Abbas1*, Saddam Aldabag2, Ghulam Akbar2, Mohammad Hossain2, Hasan Al-Azzawi2, Gretchen Boling2 and Abdalla Yousif2

1Department of Internal Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Umit Bagriacik, Department of Immunology, Gazi University, Turkey.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Hugo Juarez Olguin, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3942

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 3009-3015    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/7226

 

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Case Study

Myeloma Presenting as Paraparesis: A Case Report

 

A. A. Otu1*, U. Njideofor1 and M. Etuk1

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Gaetano Santulli, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

(2) Mohamed Essa, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

(3) William Ebomoyi, Department of Health Studies, College of Health Sciences, Chicago State University, USA.

(4) Salomone Di Saverio, Emergency Surgery Unit, Department of General and Transplant Surgery, S. Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Reviewers:

(1) Anonymous.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Afonso Celso Vigorito, University of Campinas, Brazil.

(4) Anonymous.

(5) Anonymous.

(6) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/3943

 

[Abstract]    Full Article - PDF    Page 3016-3021    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2014/7360

 

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