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CURRENT TRENDS IN THE UTILITY OF EPISIOTOMY IN A UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

1Nosakhare O. Enaruna, 1Fidelis O. Ilevbare, Dr. Nosakhare O. Enaruna; MB.BS, FWACS, FMCOG Dr. Fidelis O. Ilevbare; MBBS ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Episiotomies have been performed for several years for various indications. Routine use of episiotomy has gone into disfavor with many obstetricians and midwives in Europe and North America but many studies from Latin America, Asia and Africa continue to document ...

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PATTERN OF BODY MASS INDEX AMONG WOMEN WITH PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

1K C. Ekwedigwe, 2M E. Isikhuemen, 3I Sunday-Adeoye, 4M O. Eliboh ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are usually regarded as risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse. This may not be the case in Sub-Saharan Africa where there is chronic malnutrition, physical stress and underweight. OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern of body mass index in women with pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS: ...

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HYSTERECTOMY AT AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL KANO, NIGERIA: A 2 YEAR REVIEW

Murtala Yusuf, Zainab Abba, Usman Idris Takai ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy is the most frequently performed major gynaecological operation worldwide. Globally, over 1.2million women undergo this surgery annually. This has led to a major controversy that hysterectomies are being performed for unnecessary reasons. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and outcome of hysterectomies in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. METHODOLOGY: It was a ...

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SUPERFICIAL PAROTIDECTOMY UNDER LOCAL ANAESTHESIA: A CASE REPORT

Osunde OD1, Bassey GO2, Fomete B3 ABSTRACT Parotidectomy is usually performed under general anaesthesia. Reports have shown that the procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia. The advantages of local anaesthesia include short hospital stay, lower cost, absence of morbidity associated with general anaesthesia and ability to test for facial nerve functions without the need for nerve stimulator. We present ...

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Vol 11 No 1 – FEBRUARY 2018

Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 11 Number 1, February, 2018 – ISSN: 1597-7188 SPECTRUM OF INFLAMMATORY LESIONS IN SUPERFICIAL LYMPH NODE BIOPSIES IN UYO, NIGERIA (2007 TO 2015) DIFFERENCES IN EVOKED EMOTIONS, FEELINGS AND REACTIONS TO BODY AND MOUTH ODOUR PATTERN OF MORBIDITYAMONG CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OFAGE SEEN AT ...

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RISK FACTORS AND MICROBIOLOGICAL PATTERN OF POST CAESAREAN WOUND INFECTION IN FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE OWERRI

Onwube OC, Nzeribe EA, Onyegbule E, Osuagwu EC, Okoye CC, Iyiegbu C, Njemanze C. ABSTRACT Background: Delivery by caesarean section has been reported as the single most important risk factor for maternal infection. Post caesarean wound infection continues to be a source of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries despite the recent advances in aseptic techniques. Wound infection is ...

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SPECTRUM OF INFLAMMATORY LESIONS IN SUPERFICIAL LYMPH NODE BIOPSIES IN UYO, NIGERIA (2007 TO 2015)

1Akinbami Oluyinka Samuel, 2Abudu, Emmanuel Kunle. ABSTRACT Introduction:  The lymph node is commonly involved by a spectrum of inflammatory pathologies, some of which are associated with graven morbidity and  mortality if not promptly treated. Objectives: To analyze  pathological spectrum of involvement of peripheral lymph nodes by various inflammatory lesions at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital and a private specialist ...

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DIFFERENCES IN EVOKED EMOTIONS, FEELINGS AND REACTIONS TO BODY AND MOUTH ODOUR

*Clement Chinedu Azodo **Oseremen Gabriel Ogbebor ABSTRACT Objective: To compare evoked emotions, feelings and reactions to body and mouth odour among undergraduates. Methods: This questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduates of the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Results: Nearly one-quarter of the participants reported taking into account body odour (23.3%) and mouth odour (24.7%) on meeting people on ...

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PATTERN OF MORBIDITY AMONG CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OFAGE SEEN AT RURAL HEALTHCARE FACILITY IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

Iyanam VE1, Udoh SB1, Morgan UM1 ABSTRACT Background: Under five morbidity constitutes serious public health challenge with attendant deleterious sequelae on children globally, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and other least developed countries. This is further aggravated by inadequate research data on the state of health of under five children especially in rural areas. This study was done to describe the ...

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OVARIAN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY IN AKTH: CASE SERIES

Shuaibu Adavuruku Danjuma,**Taiwo Nafia Abolanle*, Muhammad Zakari**, Murtala Yusuf** ABSTRACT Background: Ovarian pregnancy is a rare form of extra-uterine pregnancy. Clinical presentation varies from asymptomatic to life threatening ones. Case: We report two cases of multiparous patients who presented with ruptured primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy with haemoperitoneum managed in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. The diagnosis was made at surgery ...

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