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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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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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