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PREVALENCE OF FALSE NEGATIVE PARASIGHT F TEST COMPARED WITH MICROSCOPY TECHNIQUE IN MALARIA DIAGNOSIS, AS SEEN IN BENIN CITY; NIGERIA

P.V.O Lofor Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City Nigeria ABSTRACT Objective: This study determined the prevalence of false negative Plasmodium falciparum paraSight F (Histidine rich protein 2) enzymatic test in patients who attended the Outpatient and Emergency departments of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Benin City, Nigeria. Patient and Method: This was a ...

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FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE USE IN FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE OWERRI, NIGERIA

Idih EE, Onyegbule OA, Ododo NA, Nzeribe AE Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State. ABSTRACT Background: Unplanned pregnancy poses a major public health challenge in women of reproductive age, especially in developing countries. The intrauterine device contraceptive (IUCD) is a widely used method of contraception. Objective: This study aimed to determine the contraceptive prevalence at this ...

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ROAD SAFETY PRACTICES AMONG PRIVATE MOTORISTS IN STATE SECRETARIAT, UYO, NIGERIA

*Ofonime E. Johnson[1] and Benjamin A. Bassey[1] [1]Department of Community Health, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo ABSTRACT Context: Road safety measures have been reported to effectively prevent or reduce the impact of road traffic injuries. Objectives: This study assessed private motorists’ knowledge and practice of road safety measures in Uyo, Nigeria. Methodology: This was a descriptive cross – sectional ...

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THYROIDECTOMY UNDER LOCAL ANAESTHESIA AT A MEDICAL MISSION IN A POOR RURAL COMMUNITY: A SAFE ALTERNATIVE IN SELECTED PATIENTS

Etuk EB¹, Amanari OC¹, Edubio MN² ¹Department of Surgery, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital/University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria ²Department of Anaesthesia, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital/University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Surgical missions have become regular in rural sub Saharan Africa, and these have helped to cater for surgical needs in these areas. Major surgeries are often performed in ...

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OUTCOME OF UNBOOKED PREGNANCIES AT THE FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, OWERRI, NIGERIA

Onwube OC.[1], Nzeribe EA[1] [1]Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre,  Owerri – Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Booking in pregnancy has been found to significantly influence the maternal and perinatal outcome of pregnancy. Unbooked pregnancies contribute to adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Some paturients in Owerri, South eastern Nigeria and environs have the erroneous idea that booking was not important ...

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VOL.9 NO2 – AUGUST 2016

Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 9 Number 2, August, 2016 – ISSN: 1597-7188 ASSESSMENT OF THE ATTITUDE OF PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS IN CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE OF NIGERIA TOWARDS PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS USING THE AIDS ATTITUDE SCALE DENTAL FLUOROSIS, UNGUIDED FLOURIDE DOSING AND ORAL HEALTH ADVOCACY PRACTITIONERS PERCEPTION OF ...

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ASSESSMENT OF THE ATTITUDE OF PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS IN CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE OF NIGERIA TOWARDS PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS USING THE AIDS ATTITUDE SCALE

Aniekan Etokidem *, Sidney Oparah **, Udeme Asibong ***, Wilfred Ndifon*, Emmanuel Nsan* *Department of Community Medicine, University of Calabar,  Calabar, Nigeria ** Department of Internal Medicine, University of Calabar, Calabar, *** Department of Family Medicine, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria ABSTRACT Context According to the UNAIDS, Nigeria has the second heaviest burden of HIV/AIDS in Africa, with 3,459,363 people ...

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DENTAL FLUOROSIS, UNGUIDED FLOURIDE DOSING AND ORAL HEALTH ADVOCACY PRACTITIONERS PERCEPTION OF THE EMERGING PARADIGM

Madukwe I. U *Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology College of Medical Science, University of Benin, Nigeria ABSTRACT Background Oral health day is an international day to highlight the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of issues around oral health.  In Nigeria oral health policy was developed by the Federal Ministry of Health, approved by the ...

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ANATOMICAL CROWN-ROOT-RATIO: A PROXY TO ROOT LENGTH DETERMINATION IN RURAL ENDODONTIC PRACTICE

MADUKWE I.U. *Department of Surgery and Pathology, Department of Dentistry, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria ABSTRACT Background: Power supply has become increasingly erratic.    In the rural communities it may be completely lacking, making radiography impossible. Tooth multiplication factor is a viable option to periapical radiographs in endodontic treatment. Methodology: A total of 120 upper central permanent incisor teeth were ...

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SOLITARY INGUINOLABIAL NEUROFIBROMA MIMICKING AN INGUINOLABIAL HERNIA: A CASE REPORT

Etuk EB, Amanari OC Department of Surgery, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria ABSTRACT Solitary inguinolabial neurofibroma is very rare. We present a case of a 54-year-old farmer, with a 2-year history of progressive right groin swelling. Intra-operative findings revealed a well circumscribed soft-tissue tumor extending from the inguinal canal into the labia majora. The tumor was excised and ...

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