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The varicella zoster vaccine
MF Cotton
Continuing Medical Education , 2003,
Work-related asthma
MF Jeebhay
Continuing Medical Education , 2009,
Abstract: Occupational lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and pneumoconioses caused by exposure to airborne particulates are a major contributor to mortality and disability globally. However, work-related asthma remains under-recognised, poorly managed and inadequately compensated.
The Pattern Of Packed Cell Volume, Plasma Electrolytes And Glucose Levels In Patients Infected With Plasmodium falciparum
MF Olaniyan
African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology , 2005,
Abstract: Fifty-two patients (27 males, 25 females aged 25 ±: 18.4 years) with Plasmodium falciparum infection and 53 healthy control subjects (27 males, 26 females aged 28.3 ± 19.2 years) were recruited for the study. Plasma electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl-), glucose and HCO3- were respectively analyzed colorimetrically and biochemically. There was an observed lower significant mean value of packed cell volume, Na+, HCO3-and glucose in Plasmodium falciparum infected subjects than the values obtained from the normal control subjects with p < 0.05. Higher significant mean value of Cl- and K+ was observed in the test than the control subjects (p < 0.05). Significantly lower packed cell volume, Na+, Cl-, glucose and higher significant K+ levels were observed in the test subjects aged 1-10 years than test subjects aged 11-72 years with p < 0.05. This study further affirms the effects of Plasmodium falciparum infection on the pattern of packed cell volume, plasma electrolytes and glucose concentrations.
The pattern of the frequency of hbsag, hbeag, anti-hcv and anti-hbe in patients with haemoglobin genotype HbSS and HbSC in a rural community.
MF Olaniyan
African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology , 2008,
Abstract: Sixty HbSS sickle cell anaemic patients aged 17.45 ±10.1years (Female=30, Male=30) and sixty HbSC sickle cell disease patients aged 20.6±11.0years(Female=30,Male=30) were recruited for the investigation. Haemoglobin genotype of each of the patient was determined by electrophoresis. HepatitisB‘s' antigen, HBeAg,anti-HBe, and anti-HCV in patients' plasma were determined by Enzyme Immunoassay. The frequencies of HBsAg, anti-HBe, HBeAg +HBsAg, HBsAg + antiHBe, in HbSS(6.7% , 20%,13.3%, and 20% respectively) were higher than those of HbSC( 5% ,8.3%, 5% , and 3.3% respectively). The frequency of anti-HCV + anti-HBe in HbSC was higher compared with that of HbSS patients ( 3.3% Vs 0%).The frequency of HBeAg in female HbSS and HbSC patients was higher than their male counterparts.( HbSS:16.7%Vs 10%;HbSC:6.7% Vs 3.3%).Higher frequency of HBsAg was found in HbSS male patients than the females (26.7% Vs 13.3%).The frequency of anti-HBe in HbSS male patients and HbSC female patients was higher than those of HbSS female patients and HbSC male patients respectively( HbSS:10% Vs 3.3%; HbSC: 10% Vs 6.7%).The frequency of HBeAg+ HBsAg obtained in HbSS male patients and HbSC female patients was higher than the results obtained from HbSS female patients and HbSC male patients (HbSS: 16.7% Vs 10%; HbSC:6.7% Vs 3.3%).The frequency of HBsAg + anti-HBe in HbSS female patients was higher than in HbSS male patients.(23.3% Vs 16.7%).None of the patients plasma was found to contain both HBeAg + anti-HBe. This research work has therefore been used to examine the pattern of HBeAg, HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HBe in the plasma of patients with haemoglobin genotype HbSS and HbSC in rural community.
Indigenous uses of plant leaves to treat malaria fever at Omo Forest reserve (OFR) Ogun state, Nigeria.
MF Adekunle
Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management , 2008,
Abstract: The indigenous uses of forest plant leaves by the enclave dwellers of Omo forest reserve (OFR) Ogun state, Nigeria were investigated to provide further information on the traditional uses of environmental resources such as the forest in healthcare delivery systems. This is in response to the recent upsurge search for alternative systems of medicare to combat infectious diseases like malaria. Well structured and pretested questionnaire were administered through interview schedules on some randomly selected enclave dwellers of OFR. The questionnaire was made to elicit some information on the species of plants, sources, plant types, form and mode of uses. Twenty (20) plant species mostly trees and shrubs whose leaves were usually extracted to effect cure during malaria attacks were recorded. They are either boiled singly or in combination with other herbs and the extracts are administered orally. The wild forests constituted the major source of these leaves and are either used in fresh or dry forms.However, what is not known is the quantities harvested and the dosage levels. The conclusion was reached that malaria fever must have been a serious health problem in the study area as reported in other African societies looking at the large number of plant species used to effect cure traditionally. Further research is therefore essential into the dosage levels as well as the active ingredients. With the fast disappearance of the African flora especially Nigerians' due largely to deforestation the conservation of these plants become essential and is recommended.
Office skills for the general practitioner
MF Adamjee
Continuing Medical Education , 2007,
A primer of research strategies undertaken in health centers
Hudson MF
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare , 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S42322
Abstract: primer of research strategies undertaken in health centers Review (453) Total Article Views Authors: Hudson MF Published Date March 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 93 - 98 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S42322 Received: 04 January 2013 Accepted: 08 February 2013 Published: 14 March 2013 Matthew F Hudson Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC, USA Abstract: This discussion defines various research approaches undertaken in health care or health promotion settings, notably basic science research, translational research, comparative effectiveness research (CER), implementation sciences, and quality improvement. This discussion particularly clarifies the relationship between translational research implementation sciences, comparative effectiveness research (CER), and quality improvement; this discussion further notes how these particular efforts are included in the Health Service Research. The discussion may: (1) introduce novice researchers, practitioners and administrators to various research approaches, (2) establish shared language that enhances comprehension of research strategies sharing similar attributes, and (3) clarify future research direction and resource allocation for health researchers, administrators, and practitioners.
A new forum to spread the word on vaccine research
Pasetti MF
Vaccine: Development and Therapy , 2011, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/VDT.S17656
Abstract: A new forum to spread the word on vaccine research Editorial (3033) Total Article Views Authors: Pasetti MF Published Date May 2011 Volume 2011:1 Pages 1 - 2 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/VDT.S17656 Marcela F Pasetti Center for Vaccine Development Department of Pediatrics University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore St Room 480 Baltimore, MD 21021, USA Welcome to the first edition of Vaccine: Development and Therapy. In these exciting times where the field of vaccinology continues to advance and mature, this journal seeks to provide a venue for wider distribution of original research efforts related to vaccine development, evaluation and implementation. Studies in all disciplines that lead to new and more effective vaccine strategies to prevent diseases or to improve human health are welcomed. Post to: Cannotea Citeulike Del.icio.us Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Readers of this article also read: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria: an overview of research studies and implications for policy and practice Subset-directed antiviral treatment of 142 herpesvirus patients with chronic fatigue syndrome Unresolved abdominal mass in an adult cryptorchid testis: a case report Emerging incidence of Lyme borreliosis, babesiosis, bartonellosis, and granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Australia Reasons for not having received influenza vaccination and its predictors in Canadians Frontal suspension for congenital ptosis using an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex ) sheet: one-year follow-up Effects, experiences, and impact of stigma on patients with bipolar disorder Microaneurysm turnover in the macula is a biomarker for development of clinically significant macular edema in type 2 diabetes Muscular effects of statins in the elderly female: a review Association between underweight and hospitalization, emergency room visits, and mortality among patients in community medical homes
African Migrants In Spite Of “Fortress” Europe: An Essay In Philosophy Of Popular Culture
MF Asiegbu
OGIRISI: a New Journal of African Studies , 2009,
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Intravitreal autologous plasmin as a therapeutic modality for diffuse diabetic macular edema
Elsawy MF
Clinical Ophthalmology , 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S36609
Abstract: travitreal autologous plasmin as a therapeutic modality for diffuse diabetic macular edema Original Research (1250) Total Article Views Authors: Elsawy MF Published Date December 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 2063 - 2068 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S36609 Received: 01 August 2012 Accepted: 08 October 2012 Published: 11 December 2012 Moataz F Elsawy Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menofia University, Menofia, Egypt Objectives: To evaluate the outcome of vitreolysis using intravitreal autologous plasmin (IAP) injection as a sole therapeutic modality for patients with diffuse diabetic macular edema in comparison to triamcinolone acetonide (TA). Patients and methods: The study included 50 diabetic patients, 18 males and 32 females, with a mean age of 66.4 ± 7.8 years and a mean duration of diabetes of 14 ± 2.4 years. All patients underwent full ophthalmologic examination and were allocated randomly into two groups: the TA group received 4 mg TA and the IAP group received 0.2 mL freshly home-prepared autologous plasmin. Outcome measures included determination of central macular thickness (CMT), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and intraocular pressure (IOP) at 1, 3, and 6 months. Results: Both TA and plasmin induced significant decrease of CMT compared to baseline thickness with nonsignificant difference between both groups. The extent of decrease of CMT reached a peak at 1 month after injection and then started to decline until the sixth month, but was significantly thinner when compared to baseline thickness. However, the extent of deterioration was less evident with plasmin as the difference between follow-up measures at 3 and 6 months were nonsignificant compared to the 1-month measure and to each other. BCVA was significantly improved compared to baseline BCVA with a nonsignificant difference between both groups at 1 and 3 months, but at 6 months, mean BCVA significantly deteriorated in TA group compared to that recorded at 3 months, but not in the IAP group. At 3 and 6 months after injection, IOP was significantly lower in both groups compared to IOP at 1 month despite being significantly higher in the TA group, but IOP was nonsignificantly lower in the IAP group compared to baseline. Moreover, mean IOP estimated at 3 and 6 months was significantly higher in the TA group compared to the IAP group. Conclusion: Vitreolysis using IAP injection provided effective diminution of CMT with improvement of BCVA and this effect was longer lasting and safer than intravitreal injection of TA without concomitant increase of IOP.
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