Month: October 2017

Conventional sonography and strain sonoelastography in the evaluation of solid thyroid nodules

Downloads: 143Zainab Ali Abd_Alrahman, Noor Abass Hummadi, Huda Ali Hussaini*, Sajid H-al-Helfy, Wasan Ismail Al-Saadi   AbstractThyroid nodule represents diagnostic challenge. Conventional ultrasound provides information regarding the nodule`s shape but does not provide clue regarding its hardness. Strain Elastography is a promising technique that assess tissue elasticity. The objectives of this study is assessed the validity […]

Role of paraoxonase-1 enzyme (PON1) activity in β-thalassemia major: study in Coast of Kenya

Downloads: 100Eilly Goljan¹, Kevin M. Marsh¹, John B. Reeder², Ernest Beutler³* Abstractβ -Thalassaemia, an autosomal recessive hemoglobinopathy, is one of the commonest genetically transmitted disorders throughout the world. Collective measures including carrier identification, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis are required for preventing β-thalassemia. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is an enzyme associated with High density lipoprotein (HDL) in […]