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PREVALENCE OF PAIN IN HOSPITALIZED CANCER PATIENTS IN A NIGERIAN TEACHING HOSPITAL

Khalid L (FMCS), Garba ES (FWACS), *Makama, JG (FWACS); Mshelia DB (FWACS) [1] Department of Surgery and [1]Anaesthesia, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Nigeria ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Cancer has always been an important cause of pain in medical practice. In a specialized setting such as hospice, palliative care unit and hospital where such patients could receive adequate pain care, as ...

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AWAKE THORACIC EPIDURAL ANAESTHESIA FOR LAPAROTOMY: A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO GENERAL ANAESTHESIA IN ASTHMATIC PATIENTS

Etta OE[1], Edubio MN[2] 1. Department of Anaesthesia, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo 2. Department of Anaesthesia, University of Uyo/University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo ABSTRACT Asthma is a common obstructive lung disease with a hallmark of airway inflammation and hyper-reactivity in response to a variety of stimuli. The morbidity and mortality in asthma is directly related to reversible ...

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A HOSPITAL-BASED SURVEY OF SMALL ARMS INJURIES IN A COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA.

Inyang, UC[1], Ofoegbu, CKP[2] [1]Dept of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Uyo Nigeria [2]Dept of Surgery, University of Ilorin, Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Some reports on small arms from Nigeria have been published, most of which are retrospective studies. Objective: To present a 12 month prospective survey of small arms injuries with a view to adding to the body of knowledge ...

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MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS AS BARRIERS TO UPTAKE OF IMMUNIZATION SERVICES IN CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE OF NIGERIA

Aniekan Jumbo Etokidem*, Wilfred Ndifon*, Daprim Ogaji**, Bassey Ebenso***, Emmanuel Nsan*, Bassey Ikpeme* *Department of Community Medicine, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. **Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. ***Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. ABSTRACT Context: Nigeria is presently one of only three countries ...

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AIDS-RELATED KAPOSI’S SARCOMA: MANIFESTATIONS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES WITH HAART AND ADJUVANT THERAPIES

Amanari Ogeonye  Charles FWACS [1], Umanah Ivy Nneka  FMCPath [2] [1]Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Dept. of Surgery, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo [2]Consultant Pathologist, Dept. of Pathology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo ABSTRACT AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma varies widely from a few mucocutaneous lesions to more florid ones with life threatening visceral involvement. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has radically ...

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WHY DO ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA PATIENTS LEAVE HOSPITAL AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE?

Ngim N. E.[1], Nottidge T.[2], Oku A.[3], Akpan A. F.[2] [1]Department of Surgery – University of Calabar Teaching Hospital – Calabar, Nigeria [2]Department of Surgery – University of Uyo Teaching Hospital – Uyo, Nigeria [3]Department of Community Medicine -University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar – Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Discharge against medical advice (DAMA) has emerged as a pervasive problem in ...

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Evaluation of PMTCT Programme Implementation in General Hospital, Iquita Oron, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Markson J. A[1]., Umoh A. V[2] [1]Ministry of Health, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria [2]Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria ABSTRACT Context: Although mother to child transmission is said to be responsible for over 90% of HIV infections in children, available evidence indicates that it is possible to reduce or stop such ...

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INDICATIONS FOR AND OUTCOME OF DIABETIC ADMISSIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UYO TEACHING HOSPITAL, UYO.

Unadike B. C.[1],Essien I[1], Essien O[2], Akpan N. A.[1], Peters E. J.[1], Ekott J. U.[1] [1]Department of Internal Medicine, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo [2]Department of Medicine, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The morbidity and mortality pattern in persons with Diabetes mellitus(DM) is not well documented  in Uyo. This study therefore set out to ...

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RISK FACTORS FOR CERVICAL DYSPLASIA IN AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL

Omole- Ohonsi A. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University, Kano ABSTRACT Background: Cancer of the cervix remains the commonest cancer of the female genital tract in developing countries. Ironically, it is preventable by a well established screening program. A study of the risk factors will be needed in order to determine the group of women among whom cervical cancer ...

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FEMALE GENITAL TRACT MALIGNANCIES IN A NIGER- DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA

Umanah I. N.,[1] Ugiagbe E. E.[2], Olu-Eddo A. N.[2] Departments of Pathology, [1]University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria [2]University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Gynecological malignancies are easily a paramount cause of morbidity and mortality in women in most sub-Saharan countries. We aim to determine the prevalence and highlight the spectrum of female genital malignancies ...

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