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1. Effect of Gongronema latifolium Ethanol Leaf Extract on Gastric Acid Secretion and Cytoprotection in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats

DU Owu, CR Nwokocha, AO Obembe, AD Essien, DE Ikpi, EE Osim

Synopsis: Gongronema latifolium leaves have been used to manage diabetic symptoms and alleviate dyspepsia. The leaves of Gongtonema latifolium increase gastric acid output and prevents gastric ulcer in diabetic rats.

2. The Antimicrobial Screening of a Barbadian Medicinal Plant with Indications for Use in the Treatment of Diabetic Wound Infections

S Carrington, DH Cohall, M Gossell-Williams, JF Lindo

Synopsis: This article highlights the investigation of the antimicrobial activity of the plant Justicia secunda, and it seeks to promote the need for further research efforts, in the discovery of novel antimicrobial agents from medicinal plants.

3. Endothelial Dysfunction in Primary Sjögren Syndrome

A Akyel, Y Tavil, C Yayla, A Tufan, A Kaya, ME Tezcan, MA Ozturk, B Boyaci

Synopsis: In this study, we aimed to investigate endothelial functions in primary Sjögren syndrome. Although carotid intima-media thickness values were similar, flow mediated dilatation of the brachial artery was disrupted in patients with Sjögren syndrome compared to healthy controls.

4. Prevalence of High Risk Sexual Behaviour in Jamaican Adults and Its Relationship to Socio-demographic and Religious Factors: Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

ND Morgan, TS Ferguson, NOM Younger, MK Tulloch-Reid, DK Francis, SR McFarlane, A Grant, E Lewis-Fuller, RJ Wilks

Synopsis: A third of Jamaicans report sexual practices that increase their risk of HIV infection. High-risk sexual behaviour was more common among men and younger persons, but was not infrequent among older persons. Being married, active religious practice and weekly attendance at religious meetings were associated with lower odds of high risk sexual behaviour.

5. Nephropathy Following Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Tunisian Population

I Zidi, A Bouaziz, N Zidi, W Mnif, NB Amor, HT Zinelabidine

6. Alcohol Use and Associated Factors among Adolescent Students in Thailand

K Peltzer, S Pengpid, P Siviroj

Synopsis: The prevalence of alcohol misuse among adolescents in Thailand was 14.8%. Efforts to prevent and control alcohol misuse may need to address a cluster of risk behaviours including cigarette smoking.

7. Validation of the Jamaican Maternal Sexual Role Modelling Questionnaire

MK Hutchinson, TK Smith, N Waldron, E Kahwa, HH Hewitt, PI Hamilton, S-Y Kang

Synopsis: This paper describes the development and psychometric analysis of a culture-specific measure of maternal sexual role modelling that was developed for use with urban Jamaican female adolescents.

8. Ultrasound Detected Asymptomatic Cholelithiasis: An Age-based Protocol for Management

W West, K James, D Brady-West

Synopsis: Patients with cholelithiasis were reviewed with ultrasound for acute and chronic cholecystitis. Patients 60 years and younger were more likely to have cholecystitis than older patients.

9. Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

AK Soyibo, EN Barton

10. Keratinophilic Fungi Recovered from Feathers of Different Species of Birds in St Kitts and Nevis

H Gugnani, S Sharma, B Gupta

Synopsis: A study of keratinophilic fungi of feathers of 94 birds belonging to 12 species yielded 59 isolates of Chrysosporium (mainly C indicum, C tropicum), nine of Sepedonium spp and four isolates of the geophilic dermatophyte, Microsporum gypseum.

DENTAL FORUM

11. Emerging Applications of an Experimental Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography: An Analysis of 16 Areas of Interest in the Pig’s Model

C Ogunsalu, A Archibald, C Ezeokoli

Synopsis: Single photon emission computed tomography is a unique imaging modality for the assessment of osteoblastic activity and osseointegration in any experimental or clinical situation. As such, new and emerging applications are being introduced for this novel technique.

VIEWPOINT

12. Getting to Zero: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in The Bahamas

C George, DFP Brennen, R Roberts, A Rabie, S Read

Synopsis: Male circumcision is an important strategy to reduce the transmission of HIV. There is a need to determine the prevalence of male circumcision and its acceptability among healthcare practitioners and the general population in The Bahamas.

CASE REPORTS

13. Another Small Supernumerary Marker Chromosome Derived from Chromosome 9 in a Klinefelter Patient

T Gulten, O Gorukmez, O Gorukmez, M Karkucak, M Ture, T Yakut

14. Coexistence of Glucocorticoid Resistance and Pseudohypoparathyroidism

R Krysiak, A Kędzia, B Okopień

15. A Reduced Grade of Liver Fibro-steatosis after Raltegravir, Maraviroc and Fosamprenavir in an HIV/HCV Co-infected Patient with Chronic Hepatitis, Cardiomyopathy, Intolerance to Nelfinavir, and a Marked Increase of Serum Creatine Phosphokinase Levels Probably Related to Integrase Inhibitor Use

AA Degli, LE Weimer, R Manfredi, V Fragola, C Ferrari

16. Marfan’s Syndrome: Pre-pubertal Aortic Rupture with Left Coronary Artery Aneurysms and Fistulas

S Williams-Phillips

e-Published: 20 Feb, 2013

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