Comparative Study of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ElISA) and Rapid Test Screening Methods on HIV, HBsAg, HCV and Syphilis among Voluntary Donors in Owerri, Nigeria

A comparative study of Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and rapid test screening method on HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis among voluntary donors was investigated on 350 subjects in Owerri. They were 250 males and 100 females, all ranging from the age of 21-50 years. Transfusion transmissible infections (TTIS) are the major problem associated with blood transfusion. Accurate estimates of risk of TIIS are essential for monitoring the safety of blood supply and evaluating the efficacy of currently employed screening procedures for immunodeficiency virus (HIV 1 and 2) hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HVC) and syphilis using both enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and rapid test screening method. Read more about this article: Read more  Lupine Publishers Google Scholar   articles: https://s

Seroprevalence of Treponema pallidum, HIV- Co-Infection, Cognitive Effects and Risk–Variables for Infection in a Tertiary Psychiatric Hospital in Nawfia, Nigeria

In the last decade, an increase in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, the latest global threat paved way for the increase in new emerging and re-emerging sexually transmitted diseases (STD`s) especially in Africa where health care policies are non-existent or not workable. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a spirochete  Treponema pallidum . STD`s like syphilis remains an emerging threatening disease which can go unnoticed because of the asymptomatic nature of its tertiary stage. Several occupational groups, lifestyle factors, and age are at risk of being infected and can even be transferred congenitally which poses a threat to the unborn child. Read more about this article: Read more  Lupine Publishers Google Scholar   articles:

Can Some Traditional Medicines be Effective as Protectors of SARS-COV-2 Infection?

Coronaviruses comprise a large family of viruses, including the latest menace caused by “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (or SARS-CoV-2 or Novel Corona Virus -19)” that had its origin in China in late 2019. The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is commonly known as COVID 19 disease showing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or severe pneumonia in a few patients more often culminating in death. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include dry cough, fever, respiratory distress including shortness of breath, and occasionally sudden loss of taste and smell. It has been playing havoc with human lives all over the world since the beginning of this year, and the human toll has so far been the highest in one of the most advanced countries like USA and also in some other advanced European countries, besides some other third world developing countries. Read more about this article:

Hemoglobin Disorders and Scenario of Reproductive Medicine in Central India: Need for Family Planning, Antenatal-Pediatric Health Care and Amelioration

Hemoglobin disorders are autosomal recessively inherited, genetically transmitted monogenic blood defects, world-wide highly prevalent in tropical regions, and causing the major public health challenges in central India. In view of credit for the 2nd highest infant mortality rate (IMR) in Madhya Pradesh (70 per thousand live-births in the year 2010), it seems, therefore, carrier couples of the hemoglobinopathies might be one of the contributing factors for the high IMR in central India. Read more about this article: Read more  Lupine Publishers Google Scholar   articles:

Reference Intervals (RIs), Normal Values, Health Status and Clinical Decision Limits (CDLs), the Theory and the Practice

There was a clear distinction between healthy reference values measured in healthy populations or individuals and patient reference values measured in patients having various diseases. It is now commonly accepted that reference values describe fluctuations observed in healthy populations or individuals, which makes the definition of health or characterization of health status a critical step. Read more about this article: Read more  Lupine Publishers Google Scholar   articles:

In the Era of COVID-19

In the days of pandemic episodes people life is greatly disturbed from all its aspects. Health issues might represent the main to be considered, however economic affairs are not of less consideration and COVID-19 drastic financial catastrophic impact is a clear outstanding example. It is also important to recognize other aspects related to the pandemic drawbacks as the social and mental problems which might start a bit later but continue for longer period and are of greater economic and catastrophic impact. It is said that pandemic is always followed by wide-wars and this is not a far unexpected possibility from our recent pandemic. Read more about this article: Read more  Lupine Publishers Google Scholar   articles:

Effeteness and Correctness of UDI Direct Marking on Steel Instruments During Surgical Trays Assembling

The purpose of this project was to improve the efficiency and accuracy of surgical instrument packaging. The traditional surgical tray assembly involves the technicians visually inspecting the appearance of each instrument. An experienced technician can recognize most types instruments in this way, however junior technicians may need help to accomplish this. Read more about this article: Read more  Lupine Publishers Google Scholar   articles: