American Journal of Health Research

Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017

  • Role of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) and Calcium Hydroxide in Conservative Dentistry as Pulp Capping Material: A Review

    Fuad Abdo Al-Sabri, Ahmed Mohammed El-Marakby, Nashwan Mohammed Qaid

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 6 January 2017
    Accepted: 17 January 2017
    Published: 13 February 2017
    Abstract: The main purpose of this article is to review the properties and clinical applications of calcium hydroxide and Mineral Trioxide Aggregate in conservative dentistry including its antibacterial effect activity for protection of the dental pulp. Therefore, in latest years, the use of calcium hydroxide or mineral trioxide aggregate in indirect and dir... Show More
  • Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) Level in Tuberculosis Exposed and Infected Children

    Wildana Azikin, Amiruddin Laompo, Husein Albar, Dasril Daud

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 7-10
    Received: 24 January 2016
    Accepted: 4 February 2016
    Published: 15 February 2017
    Abstract: Background: Lung Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. Tb). Excessive body's immune response to M. Tb will contribute to the host tissue damage. M. Tb infection stimulates gene expression and MMP-9 secretion from monocyte which is infected by M. Tb. M. Tb molecular mechanisms inducing granuloma f... Show More
  • Alcohol Abuse Practices Among Residents of Busia Town, in Kenya

    Brian Barasa Masaba

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 11-18
    Received: 8 January 2017
    Accepted: 16 January 2017
    Published: 23 February 2017
    Abstract: Alcohol abuse is a major public health issue that has no social economic, ethnic, educational or geographical boundaries. It is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of productivity. (Tamara, et al, 2011). Alcohol use is associated with many public health problems including traffic crashes, violence, sexual assaults, and sexually transmi... Show More