Evaluation of Cellular Immunity for Β-Thalassemia Major Patients in Wasit Thalassemia Center (Published)
The objective of this research work is to evaluation of cellular immunity for β-thalassemia major patients in Wasit Thalassemia center. Methods: hematological parameters including (Hb, WBCs), Phagocytic activity by Nitroblue Tetrazolium stain (NBT) and Enzyme linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELIZA) applied for estimation of the serum cytokines included IL-8, TNF-α and IFN-γ from 60 male β-thalassemia major patients and twenty healthy persons as control group. Results: the hematological parameters including Hb concentration shows significant decrease but WBCs count appeared significant increased compared with control group and significant decreased in the neutrophil activity. Interleukin-8, TNF-α and IFN-γ concentration showed significant decreased compared with control group. Conclusions: significant increase in the WBCs count and significant decrease in the Hb concentration, neutrophil activity and Interleukin-8, TNF-α and IFN-γ concentration compared with control group.
Immunities and Tenures of Office in the Three Arms of Government in Nigeria: Legal Perspective (Published)
The Nigerian 1999 Constitution clearly recognises and upholds the principle of the separation of power and the need to ensure that each arm of the government operates within the purview permitted by law. Thus, to ensure that each arm of government discharges its functions effectively, the Constitution or existing enactments further provide for their immunities and tenures of office of the members of the executive, legislature as well as the judiciary. The intention of this article is to critically examine from the legal angle the scope and extent of the immunities granted to office holders in the three arms of government as well as the security of their appointments.