Protocol For A Randomised, Multicentre, Double Blinded Phase III Study Of Perioperative Ketorolac In Women Of African Descent With Operable Breast CancerRomano Demicheli, Erhabor Osaro*, Michael Retsky,Forget Patrice,Vaidya Jayant S, Bello SO
Dynamometer Measurements of Grip Strength in Frail Elderly Inpatients
M Rosario Beseler Soto*
Sarcopenia and frailty are two clinical entities that generate loss of independence. Sarcopenia is characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength and is a risk factor for fraility and physical disabilities. To diagnose fragility must is necessary 3 of the following 5 criteria: unintentional weight loss, decreased walking speed, low physical activity, fatigue and decreased grip strength.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Derivatives for Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Subjects in Sokoto, Nigeria
Nnamah*, NK ,Anaja, PO ,Mungadi, IA and Bilbis,LS ,Dallatu,MK
Over the years, many markers have been used for the diagnosis and follow-up of prostate disorders. With its attendant limitations, PSA is the most common marker used. In the present study, PSA ratios; fPSA/cPSA, fPSA/tPSA and cPSA/tPSA were evaluated in 150 prostate cancer (PCa), 200 benign hyperplasia (BPH) patients and 200 controls. Using Mann-Whitney U-Test, free PSA/complexPSA ratio (fPSA/cPSA) was 0. 18±0.01, 0.34±0.02, 0.48±0.02, freePSA/totalPSA ratio (fPSA/tPSA) was 0.19±0.11, 0.34±0.23 and 0.48±0.23 while complexPSA/totalPSA ratio (cPSA/tPSA) was 0.85±0.01, 0.7±0.01 and 0.70±0.01 in PCa, BPH and controls respectively.
The Entero-Insular-Axis is retained in Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease
Christoph Elsing*,Hi Kha, Wolfgang Stremme, Martin Volkmann
The incretins glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are secreted after meals and are involved in the pathogenesis of different metabolic diseases, such as non alcoholic liver disease (NALD). GLP-1 agonists are in addition evaluated for the treatment of NALD. The role of incretins is the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is however unclear. We determined the secretion of incretins in patients with alcoholic liver disease after oral glucose administration.
Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: Clinical Consequences and Management
Subclinical hyperthyroidism (SHyper) has been increasingly recognized due to availability of thyroid functioning tests, as a condition characterized by a low or undetectable concentration of serum thyrotropin (TSH) with normal free thyroxine (FT4) and free triiodothyronine (FT3) levels. This entity has emerged due to the increase in sensitivity of TSH assays. Third-generation assays, which have a functional sensitivity of 0.01-0.02 are able to discriminate between complete and incomplete TSH suppression.
L-arginine and no levels are diminished in Children of African Descent with Acute Vaso-Occlusive Sickle Cell Crisis in Sokoto, Nigeria
Erhabor Osaro*, Ibrahim Bagudo Aliyu, Abdulrahaman Yakubu, Safiya Mohammed, Imoru Momodu, Udomah Francis,Ahmed Marafa, Ibrahin Kwaifa, Buhari H, Zama Isaac, Okwesili Augustine, Onuigwe Okechukwu, Jiya N, Knox Van Dyke, Egenti Nonye
Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive disorder and the most common genetic disease affecting Africans. Alterations in nitric oxide production may have an important role in the pathophysiology of SCD. The aim of this study was to evaluate L-arginine and nitric oxide levels among children of African descent presenting to the Children Emergency Unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto with sickle cell disease (SCD). Plasma levels of L- arginine and Nitric Oxide (NO) were measured among 90 children aged 1-6 years and mean age 4.01 ± 0.87 years with sickle cell disease and 50 apparently healthy age-matched controls. The NO and L-arginine levels were significantly higher among normal control children compared to the SCD children (p=0.05).