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AWARENESS AND PRACTICE OF CONTRACEPTION AMONG FEMALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN UYO, NIGERIA

*Ntiense M Utuk – MBBS , FWACS *Aniekan M Abasiattai – MBBCH , FWACS, FICS *Bassey Edu – MBBS *Department of Obstetrics/Gynaecology, University of Uyo Teaching hospital, Uyo, Nigeria ABSTRACT: Background: Adolescent sexual activity is very prevalent in many countries. Unprotected premature sexual intercourse results in a high incidence of induced abortion, unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Objective: The ...

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SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCING CONTRACEPTIVE PRACTICE AMONG MARRIED WOMEN ATTENDING THE FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC OF UUTH, UYO, SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA.

Iyanam VE1, Udonwa NE2, Udoh SB1 1Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, 2Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Calabar, Cross River State. ABSTRACT: Background: Contraception is a topical issue globally considering its enormous benefits to individual users, families, communities, nations and the world at large. Its practice, ...

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PERCEPTION OF AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS MENTAL ILLNESS AMONG RESIDENTS OF A COMMUNITY IN SOUTH- SOUTH NIGERIA

Ofonime E. Johnson1, Bibiana M. Benson2 1Department of Community Health, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria 2Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Uyo, Nigeria ABSTRACT Context: The burden of mental illness is increasing steadily and cuts across every community. Objectives: This study was carried out to determine the perception and attitude towards mental illness among residents of a community ...

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OUTCOME OF PREGNANCIES COMPLICATED BY ABRUPTIO PLACENTAE IN KANO, NIGERIA: A 5 YEAR REVIEW

Attah Raphael A, Muhammad Zakari, Aisha Abdulrahman  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. ABSTRACT Background: Abruptio Placentae is the commonest cause of bleeding per vaginam in the third trimester of pregnancy. It remains a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality globally, though of most serious concern in the developing world. As most known causes ...

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FEMORAL SHAFT FRACTURES: MECHANISMS, PATTERNS AND ASSOCIATED INJURIES IN MAKURDI, NIGERIA.

Yongu T. Williams; FWACS, Elachi C. Itodo; FWACS, Mue D. Daniel; FWACS, Kortor N. Joseph; FMCS, Atokolo  Stephen; MBBS Department of surgery, College  of  Health  Sciences, Benue  State  University  Teaching  Hospital  and Benue  State  University  Teaching  Hospital  Makurdi. ABSTRACT Context: The femur is the strongest and longest bone in the body but is frequently fractured in high energy trauma. Femoral ...

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ADMINISTRATION OF BANANA GREEN PEEL ETHANOLIC EXTRACT TO CARBONTETRACHLORIDE-INDUCED ALBINO WISTAR RATS OFFERS SLIGHT HEPATO-PROTECTION

Arit J. Ekpo1, Innocent A. Edagha2, Henry D. Effiong1 1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Uyo, Nigeria 2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Uyo, Nigeria ABSTRACT Effect of banana green peels ethanolic extract on the liver function and histology of albino Wistar rats treated with intraperitoneal administration of 4 ml/kg body weight of Carbontetrachloride (CCl4) was ...

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MULTIPAROUS AND GRAND MULTIPAROUS WOMEN IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN NIGERIA

Attah Raphael A, Muhammed Zakari, Abubakar  Shehu Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano ABSTRACT Background: Traditionally, grandmultiparity has been considered to be an obstetric risk to both the mother and the fetus. Cases of grandmultiparity are common in the developing countries, where compounding factors such as low socioeconomic levels, female illiteracy, social deprivation and lack ...

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VOL.10 NO1 – FEBRUARY 2017

Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 10 Number 1, February, 2017 – ISSN: 1597-7188 OUTCOME OF UNBOOKED PREGNANCIES AT THE FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, OWERRI, NIGERIA THYROIDECTOMY UNDER LOCAL ANAESTHESIA AT A MEDICAL MISSION IN A POOR RURAL COMMUNITY: A SAFE ALTERNATIVE IN SELECTED PATIENTS ROAD SAFETY PRACTICES AMONG PRIVATE MOTORISTS IN ...

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LASSA FEVER AND INFECTION CONTROL: KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICE IN A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL IN UYO, NIGERIA

Agantem E. Ekuma Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Uyo, Uyo Idongesit S. Akpan Department of Haematology, University of Uyo, Uyo ABSTRACT Context: Lassa fever is a deadly viral hemorrhagic disease that is endemic in Nigeria with recurrent outbreaks that often affect healthcare workers. Hospital infection control can potentially limit the impact of outbreaks of this disease in ...

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BABESIA MICROTI A RARE INFECTIVE CAUSE OF TRANSFUSION DEPENDENT ANAEMIA AND PROTEINURIA. EIGHT CASES SERIES REPORT SEEN OVER NINE YEARS FROM A BENIN CITY UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL

* PVO Lofor, **AE Lofor *Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Benin/University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City ** Department of Microbiology University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria ABSTRACT Babesiosis (piroplasmosis) is transmitted to humans by the bite of ticks commonly found on the body of dogs and deers infected with Babesia microti (a protozoa). From the literature only about ...

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