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EXTENSIVE INTERSTITIAL EMPHYSEMA COMPLICATING BLUNT CHEST INJURY

[1]E. E Ekpe, MBBS, FWACS,  [2]M. C. Ikpe, MBBS, FMCR [1]Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery & [2]Department of Radiology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1136, Uyo ABSTRACT: We report the case of a 50-year old farmer who sustained multiple injuries during involvement in a road traffic accident. He sustained blunt chest injury with left lower rib fractures, partial ...

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VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER A PREVIOUS CAESAREAN SECTION FUNCTIONAL VS STATIC MARKER

Omole-Ohonsi Abiodun FWACS – Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Bayero University/Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Primary caesarean section increases the chances of repeat caesarean section. In our society, there is a high prevalence of teenage pregnancy which is a high risk factor for primary caesarean section due to cephalopelvic disproportion. Continuing growth of these ...

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HYPERTENSION – AN OVERVIEW

Dr. I. O. Essien Consultant Physician and Cardiologist University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo INTRODUCTION As the population grows older and more obese, the incidence of hypertension continues to increase, not only in the United States but in all developed and developing societies[1]. At the same time, despite the widely recognized dangers of uncontrolled hypertension, the disease remains inadequately treated ...

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VOL.5 NO1 – FEB 2012

Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 5 Number 1, February, 2012 – ISSN: 1597-7188   Commentary on the Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease Lifestyle Diseases: A Review Knowledge and Practice of Universal Precautions Among Professionals in Public and Private Health Facilities in Uyo,  Southern Nigeria- A Comparative Study Quality of Life ...

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A SURVEY OF ATTITUDE OF LECTURERS AND STUDENTS OF ANATOMY TOWARDS MAKING ANATOMY CAREER FRIENDLY IN NIGERIA

Peter AI, Azu OO, Ekandem G, Etuknwa BT and Bassey RB Department of Anatomy, University of Uyo-Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Anatomy graduates in Nigeria face a lot of career uncertainties with a narrow career prospect and consequent employment challenges in a country where unemployment is high. Method: A total of 258 structured questionnaires were administered to lecturers and students attending the ...

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ADULT TRAUMATIC FEMORAL SHAFT FRACTURES: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Dim EM[1], Ugwoegbulem OA[2], Ugbeye ME[2] [1]Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. [2]Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Nigeria. ABSTRACT Background: Fractures of the shaft of the femur are common. Injuries leading to femoral shaft fractures are equally common. The femur presents itself to these injuries ...

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QUALITY OF LIFE OF WOMEN AWAITING VESICOVAGINAL FISTULA REPAIR IN UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA.

Aniefiok Jackson Umoiyoho, Emmanuel Columba Inyang-Etoh Dept of obstetrics and gynaecology, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. ABSTRACT Background: Vesicovaginal fistula has devastating effects on the health of afflicted women leading to alteration in their quality of life. Aim: This study set out to assess the quality of life of women with vesicovaginal fistula who presented for repair. Methods: ...

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KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS AMONG PROFESSIONALS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HEALTH FACILITIES IN UYO, SOUTHERN NIGERIA- A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Johnson OE[1], Asuzu MC[2], Adebiyi AO[2] [1]Department of Community Health, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo,Nigeria    [2]Department of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria Abstract Background: Occupationally acquired blood borne pathogens are becoming major killers globally. Consequently, the practice of Universal Precautions (UP) is key in protecting health workers from these pathogens. Objective: This was to assess the ...

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LIFESTYLE DISEASES: A REVIEW

Alphonsus U. Idung, MB, BS, FWACP [1], Augustine V. Umoh, MB, BS, FWACS [2] [1]Department of Family Medicine and [2]Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo ABSTRACT As the developed world contends with high burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), developing countries and countries undergoing socioeconomic transition are experiencing a constellation of both communicable and non-communicable ...

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COMMENTARY ON THE BURDEN OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Dr. B. Unadike Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Email: bernadike@yahoo.com The kidneys are two bean shaped organs situated in the abdomen that is responsible for the excretion of metabolic waste, production of hormones, and metabolism and excretion of drugs and toxins amongst others. Chronic renal failure is said to occur when ...

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