American Journal of Laboratory Medicine

Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019

  • Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients in Marrakesh Region

    Lamiae Arsalane, Abderrahman Boukhira, Karima Azizan, Youssef Kamouni, Said Zouhair

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 31-34
    Received: 9 October 2018
    Accepted: 5 November 2018
    Published: 29 April 2019
    Abstract: Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major global public health problem. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the seroprevalence of hepatitis C in chronic hemodialysis patients, a category of patients at particular risk of hepatitis C virus transmission, and to identify the main risk factors for infection. This is a prospective s... Show More
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma Presenting as a Submandibular Mass

    Sona Appukutty, Silvana Di Palma, Stephen Whitaker, Katie Wood

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 35-39
    Received: 15 March 2019
    Accepted: 22 April 2019
    Published: 9 May 2019
    Abstract: Background: Olfactory Neuroblastoma is a rare, locally aggressive malignant neoplasm arising from the olfactory epithelium, which causes metastasis by lymphatic and haematogenous routes, with most common site being the cervical lymph nodes. Materials and Methods: Clinical history was retrieved from discussion in the Head and Neck multidisciplinary ... Show More
  • Pathologists’ Role in the Evaluation of the Prognostic Implications of Circumferential Resection Margin in Resected Rectal Carcinoma

    Bimalka Seneviratne

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 40-43
    Received: 12 March 2019
    Accepted: 13 April 2019
    Published: 15 May 2019
    Abstract: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies in Sri Lanka as well as in other parts of the world and has a high incidence of cancer related deaths. Recent advances have been made with regard to the biological understanding of this disease and its treatment. Furthermore, new surgical, chemotherapeutic and radiotherapeutic strategies have... Show More
  • Evaluation of Tigecycline Susceptibility in Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria at the University Hospital of Marrakech (Morocco)

    Zemrani Yassin, Ahroui Yassine, Ait Zirri Khadija, Eddyb Saadia, Soraa Nabila

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 44-47
    Received: 16 March 2019
    Accepted: 16 April 2019
    Published: 17 May 2019
    Abstract: The phenomenon of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a major public health problem. The prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria is rapidly increasing with heavy consequences in terms of morbidity and mortality and health care costs. Tigecycline is a new active glycylcycline on this type of germ and could be a therapeutic alternative for the ... Show More
  • Distributional Patterns of ABO Blood Grouping and Rhesus Factor: Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study in Somali Regional Blood Bank

    Abibakar Sheikaden Ismail

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 48-52
    Received: 4 March 2019
    Accepted: 11 April 2019
    Published: 31 May 2019
    Abstract: Blood is the most important body fluid. It is responsible for the transportation of the most critical substance, oxygen. The human red blood cell membrane contains different types of antigens, called agglutinogens. These antigens are capable of inducing specific immune response which in turn results in the production of antibodies. From the thirty ... Show More