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Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 12 Number 1, February, 2019 – ISSN: 1597-7188 ENDOMETRIAL RECEPTIVITY: THE JOURNEY SO FAR A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO REDUCE WAITING TIME AND IMPROVE PATIENT’S SATISFACTION IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN LAGOS, NIGERIA AUDIT OF GUNSHOT INJURIES IN A SOUTHERN NIGERIAN TERTIARY HOSPITAL FACTORS INFLUENCING ...

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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFERTILTY IN KANO, NORTH-WEST NIGERIA

Murtala Yusuf, Hauwa Musa Abdullahi ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Infertility is a global problem with the highest prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the high prevalence it has been a relatively neglected problem, overshadowed by seemingly greater concerns such as maternal mortality. OBJECTIVES: The aim of  this study is to identify the prevalence, clinical pattern and causes of infertility among gynaecological patients in ...

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ENDOMETRIAL RECEPTIVITY: THE JOURNEY SO FAR

1K Osazee and 2A Omorogiuw ABSTRACT Implantation is an act of coordinated interaction between the nascent blastocyst and a receptive endometrium mediated by the molecular and cellular interplay in a spatiotemporal manner. Though the advent of modern technology has enhanced the availability of relatively good quality embryos; the implantation rate has not positively correlated. Unlike the human embryo, the study ...

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A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO REDUCE WAITING TIME AND IMPROVE PATIENT’S SATISFACTION IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

Nwose Paschal C1, Nwose Uchenna C2 ABSTRACT Background: Patient satisfaction has become an important factor in assessing the quality of health care. One factor that influences patient satisfaction is waiting time– how long a patient waits during a visit to a health care facility. Objectives: To measure the time spent at each component of a patient’s visit to the hospital ...

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AUDIT OF GUNSHOT INJURIES IN A SOUTHERN NIGERIAN TERTIARY HOSPITAL

*Nottidge Timothy E1, Ekpe Eyo E2, Dim Maduakonam E1, Nottidge Bolanle A3 ABSTRACT Background: There is a dearth of data on ballistic related injury from developing countries. The pattern of gunshot injuries from Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State is yet to be evaluated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pattern of gunshot injuries presenting to the tertiary hospital in ...

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FACTORS INFLUENCING DECISION TO USE ANTENATAL CARE SERVICES AMONG WOMEN IN THE UNIVERSITY OF UYO TEACHING HOSPITAL, UYO, NIGERIA

*Nene Francis Andem; MBBS; FWACP, Sunday Bassey Udoh, MBBS; FWACP; FMCFM ABSTRACT Background: Antenatal care is the care that a woman receives during pregnancy that helps to ensure healthy outcomes for the women and newborns. It is one of the pillars of safe motherhood initiative. Nigeria’s maternal mortality ratio is estimated to be 814/100,000 live births with regional variations. Proper ...

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IS IMPACTED THIRD MOLAR A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR TO SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THE ADJACENT SECOND MOLAR TO CARIES?

ENABULELE JE, OMO JO ABSTRACT CONTEXT: Several studies have assessed the association between impacted third molar and presence of distal caries on the second molar, however there is paucity of studies on how significantly impacted third molar contributes to dental caries experience on the second molar OBJECTIVE: To determine if impacted third molar is a significant contributor to the susceptibility ...

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PREVALENCE OF HYPERTENSION AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING THE GENERAL OUTPATIENT CLINICS OF A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN UYO, SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

Noah SP1, Etukumana EA2 Udonwa N3, Morgan UM4 ABSTRACT Background: Hypertension is an important public health challenge worldwide. It is the most common cardiovascular disease, and the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and renal diseases. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of Hypertension among adult patients attending the General Outpatient Clinics of ...

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COMORBIDITIES AMONG WOMEN WITH PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

1K C. Ekwedigwe, 2M E. Isikhuemen, 3M O. Eliboh, 4I Sunday-Adeoye, 5O G. Asiegbu ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are a source of worry in women with pelvic organ prolapse. With increasing age, incidence of other medical conditions tends to increase hence it is not surprising to find comorbidities in women with pelvic organ prolapse. OBJECTIVE: To document the comorbidities among women ...

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CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC ECTOPIC PREGNANCY WITH A NOVEL PROTOCOL OF METHOTREXATE: A CASE REPORT

Uche B. Ezem1, Alison A. Ohiri2 ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is the implantation of an embryo at sites outside the uterine cavity. With advances in medicine, non-surgical (medical) therapeutic approaches had been introduced in the management of ectopic pregnancy, and they are gaining wide clinical application. Of such medical therapeutic approaches is the use of methotrexate. The use of combined ...

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