American Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016

  • Role of Inflammatory Cytokines in Insulin Resistance Among Chronic Hepatitis C Patients

    Nouman Mohammed Elgarem, Mohammad Ahmad Elghobary, Rasha Hamed El Sherif, Maha Assem Hussien, Yousra Hamed Mourad

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 79-84
    Received: 18 July 2016
    Accepted: 2 August 2016
    Published: 31 August 2016
    Abstract: Insulin resistance plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of diabetes associated with HCV. High levels of inflammatory cytokines have been found in HCV-infected patients. The aim of the study was to investigate the association of HCV infection with impaired glucose metabolism and to highlight the role of inflammatory cytokines as an initial me... Show More
  • Body Mass Index and Associated Factors of Obesity and Underweight in a General Out-patient Population in a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria

    Ernest Ndukaife Anyabolu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 85-92
    Received: 5 October 2016
    Accepted: 13 October 2016
    Published: 7 November 2016
    Abstract: There is increasing incidence of abnormal weight changes in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria. Factors which influence body mass index (BMI) in developing countries have not been completely identified. Weight changes may be observed even in general out patients, unrelated to the major complaints for which the patients are presenting in clinics.... Show More