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International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science(IJBLS) Vol. 6

By redattore - Posted on 16 gennaio 2018

We are excited to announce the latest edition of the International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IJBLS) has been published.  As agreed at the last CD meeting/Alt GAD we are sending this information to all Chief Delegates. The articles will also be shared on the IFBLS Facebook page.

The Journal has the following four articles:

International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science(IJBLS) Vol. 6, No. 1&2:1-23


Original Articles:

► Effect of Tobacco Smoking on Oral Microbial Flora and the Relationship with Oral Health in Calabar, Nigeria

Ofonime M. Ogba, Joshua J. Ewa, Oluwayemisi A. Olorode, Maurice Mbah


Full text:

Cigarette smoking is a public health problem. It decreases the commensal population of normal flora in the oral cavity leading to an increase of pathogenic microbes. It causes oral cancer, periodontitis, colour change on the teeth, halitosis and other health implications. The study was designed to determine the changes caused by tobacco smoking on the microbial profile and oral health conditions of cigarette smokers. 


► Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Related Changes in Renal and Liver Functions in HIV Infection

Augusta Chinyere Nsonwu-Anyanwu, Sunday Jeremaiah Offor, Dianabasi King, Chidozie Elochukwu Agu, Edmund Egbe, Wofai Alfred Eyong, Anthony Essien Essessien, Chinyere Adanna Opara Usoro


Full text:
Alterations in liver and renal functions are among the complications of HIV infection, and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been implicated. The combined nephrotoxic and hepatotoxic effects of HAART were determined by assessing the renal and liver functions of HIV sero-positive subjects on HAART in a tertiary hospital.


► STUDY FOR MONITORING OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE TRENDS (SMART): A Surveillance of Gram-negative Bacilli Causing Urinary Tract Infections in Inpatients

Mohd Nazil Salleh, Siti Nur Lina Azman, Henkie Isahwan Ahmad Mulyadi Lai, Seri Ambal


Full text:

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of one or more structures in the urinary system, most of which is caused by gram-negative bacteria. Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART), an ongoing global surveillance program, monitors the susceptibilities of gram-negative bacilli from inpatient with urinary tract infections (UTIs)



Antonia Mourtzikou, Marilena Stamouli, Perseas Houtopoulos, Athanasios Akalestos, Anastasios Skliris, Georgia Kontelia, Christos Kroupis, Paraskevi Moutsatsou, Emmanouil Mournianakis and Christiana Demetriou


Full text:

Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders with heterogeneity in epidemiology and in clinical phenotype, characterized by tissue and organ damage as a result of auto attack against self-antigens. Vitamin D receptors have not only been identified in tissues that take part in calcium homeostasis, but also in a variety of cell groups that mainly interfere in immune regulation.


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