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SOCIAL DISTANCE TOWARDS THE MENTALLY ILL PERSONS AMONG MEDICAL UNDERGRADUATES IN UYO, NIGERIA. THE IMPACT OF MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND TRAINING ON ITS MAGNITUDE

Henry Effiong Jombo,MBChB,FMCPsych1 Alphonsus Udo Idung,MBBS,FWACP2 ABSTRACT Background: A high level of stigmatizing attitudes and social distance towards persons with mental illness has been reported in the medical community. Objective: This study was conducted to assess the social distance of medical undergraduates towards persons with mental illness and the impact of medical education and training on its magnitude. Methods: This ...

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THE INFLUENCE OF GINGIVAL EXPOSURE ON SMILE ATTRACTIVENESS

*Azodo CC, **Okeke ON ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the influence of gingival exposure on smile attractiveness. Methods: Photograph of one male and female volunteer with gummy smile, ideal occlusion and no dental anomalies were taken and manipulated on the computer with different gingival exposure levels ranging from +4mm to -4mm. The photographs were then printed and numbered 1-10 [Male=1-5 and ...

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A CASE REPORT OF A FULL TERM PRIMARY ADVANCED EXTRAUTERINE ABDOMINAL PREGNANCY

1Osaze O. Oboigba;MBBS, 2Taiwo O. Dunsin;MBBS,FWACS,FMCOG 3Nosakhare O. Enaruna;MBBS,FWACS,FMCOG ABSTRACT Background: Extra-uterine abdominal pregnancy is extremely rare and is frequently missed during antenatal care. This is a report of a full-term extra-uterine abdominal pregnancy in a grand multipara who had recently used progesterone-only contraceptive and had laparotomy with good maternal outcome. Case presentation: A 35-year-old, grand multipara presented at term ...

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VOL.10 NO2 – AUGUST 2017

Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 10 Number 2, August, 2017 – ISSN: 1597-7188 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MULTIPAROUS AND GRAND MULTIPAROUS WOMEN IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN NIGERIA ADMINISTRATION OF BANANA GREEN PEEL ETHANOLIC EXTRACT TO CARBONTETRACHLORIDE-INDUCED ALBINO WISTAR RATS OFFERS SLIGHT HEPATO-PROTECTION FEMORAL SHAFT FRACTURES: MECHANISMS, PATTERNS AND ASSOCIATED ...

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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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