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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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PRESENTATION OF PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE OESOPHAGUS IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA

Dr Gandhi A. Anyanhun[1] Dr Stanley U. Okugbo[2] [1&2]Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. ABSTRACT AIM: To document the presentation and epidemiology of oesophageal carcinoma in a Tertiary hospital in Southern Nigeria METHOD: This was an 11 year retrospective study of all patients managed for oesophageal carcinoma in the University of Benin ...

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SEASONAL VARIATION AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AFFECTING CHILD- BIRTH IN ZARIA, NORTH-WESTERN NIGERIA

[1]Godfrey K. Katung; MBBS [2]Abdullahi J. Randawa; FWACS [1&2]Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria ABSTRACT BACKGROUND The high maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries can be linked to the skewed manpower distribution and inadequate planning and provision of maternal health services. An understanding of the seasonal variation and effect of social as well ...

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VOL 9 NO 1 – FEBRUARY 2016

Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 9 Number 1, February, 2016 – ISSN: 1597-7188 Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Group B Streptococcus in Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care in A Nigerian Urban Hospital Surgical Management of Tuberculosis Induced Destroyed Right Lung with Pathologic Dextrocardia at UNTH, Enugu (A Case Report) ...

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THE ROLE OF THORACIC EPIDURAL ANALGESIA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BLUNT CHEST INJURIES IN A RESOURCE-POOR SETTING – A CASE REPORT

Etta. OE[1]*,  Anyanwu P[2], Edubio MN[1],  Ekpe EE[2]. [1]. Department of Anaesthesia, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. [2]. Department of Anaesthesia, University of Uyo/University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. ABSTRACT Background: Chest trauma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for about 25% of all trauma death. Motor vehicle accident is ...

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BIOLOGICAL PROFILE OF ORAL HEALTH SUBSCRIBERS IN BOTH TERTIARY AND SECONDARY HEALTHCARE CENTRES: A POSTMORTERM ANALYSIS AND POLICY IMPLICATION

Madukwe I. U. Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria ABSTRACT Oral health and dentistry in Africa have been afflicted by the problems characterizing the world’s developing regions, such as poverty, malnutrition, high incidence of infectious diseases and child mortality, lack of oral health policy, and inadequate national ...

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BIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT AND BLOOD PRESSURE –A ONE YEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF PATIENT IN ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND RADIOLOGY CLINIC, UNIVERSITY OF BENIN TEACHING HOSPITAL

Madukwe I. U. Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria ABSTRACT Back ground: Overweight and high blood pressure are topical and challenging issues in healthcare but less stressed in dental care. Aim:The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between body weight and blood pressure in ...

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