American Journal of Laboratory Medicine

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020

  • Uric Acid Concentration in Patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia Presenting with Vaso-Occlusive Crises in Uch, Ibadan

    Odebiyi Hassan Abiola, Fasola Foluke Atinuke

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 155-161
    Received: 6 October 2020
    Accepted: 21 October 2020
    Published: 30 October 2020
    Abstract: Sickle cell anaemia is a point mutation characterized by homozygous inheritance of HbS, the commonest presenting symptoms in patients with sickle cell anaemia is vaso-occlusive bone pain crisis; this is an acute exacerbation of chronic inflammatory state in them. Elevated serum uric acid is associated with increased oxidative state, inflammation, h... Show More
  • Updates on the Current Antivirals Therapy for the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mini-Review

    Mahmoud Radwan, Aymen Elsous, Rizwana Hussain

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 162-166
    Received: 22 October 2020
    Accepted: 6 November 2020
    Published: 19 November 2020
    Abstract: Background: The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been recognized as a global public health threat and announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the absence of vaccine development for the COVID-19, one of the most common and currently implemented ways to combat the COVID-19 is to test the currently used antivirals thr... Show More
  • Cell Block Preparation for Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Thyroid; Cost Effective Method in a Resource Poor Setting

    Hiroshani Hansamali Kulatunga, Ajith Aloka Pathirana, Neluka Fernando, Bawantha Gamage, Apsara Epa, Asanga Sampath, Cherine Sosai, Bimalka Seneviratne

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 167-173
    Received: 4 November 2020
    Accepted: 27 November 2020
    Published: 4 December 2020
    Abstract: Over the past thirty years thyroid tumor incidence has triplicated and it is currently 7% of a given population. However, interestingly the thyroid cancer incidence is quite low and is approximately 5-10% of the thyroid tumor patients. Expeditious diagnosis of the thyroid nodules at the pre surgery stage is important to determine the tumor prognosi... Show More
  • Association Between Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia and Serum Zinc Levels in Dhaka City of Bangladesh

    Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Mohammad Nazmul Huda, Mohammad Ekramul Islam, Ashik Mosaddik, Saiful Islam, Quddusur Rahman, Firoza Begum, Sheikh Mizanur Rahman, Tarun Kanti Paul

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 174-179
    Received: 21 November 2020
    Accepted: 9 December 2020
    Published: 16 December 2020
    Abstract: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is a common clinical condition in the first week of neonatal life. The common causes are haemolytic disease of the newborn (rhesus), ABO incompatibility, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, spherocytosis and infection. Any study was not conducted in Bangladesh to find out the correlation between neonatal hyperb... Show More
  • Spectrum of Histopathological Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis as a Systemic Parasitic Infection in the North-West Nigeria

    Abdullahi kabiru, Rasheed Mumini Wemimo, Mohammed Umar, Adegboye Adeyemi Taiwo, Afolayan Enoch Abiodun, Aliyu Salihu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 180-184
    Received: 12 June 2020
    Accepted: 28 June 2020
    Published: 31 December 2020
    Abstract: Introduction: Schistosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases transmitted by freshwater snail in the slow-moving water of tropical rivers and ranks second among the most widespread parasitic disease in various nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Methodology: This is a 10-year retrospective study of all cases of schistosomiasis seen in the Depa... Show More