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Volume 12 No 2

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Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 12 Number 2, August, 2019 – ISSN: 1597-7188 SELF-CARE PRACTICES OF PREGNANT WOMEN: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN A NIGERIAN RURAL COMMUNITY INITIAL SYMPTOMS AND LATE PRESENTATION OF HIV INFECTED PERSONS SEEN IN HIV CLINICS UYO. AKWA IBOM STATE CORRELATION OF CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS INFECTION WITH TUBAL ...

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SELF-CARE PRACTICES OF PREGNANT WOMEN: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN A NIGERIAN RURAL COMMUNITY

Aniekan Etokidem1* and Benson Obu2 ABSTRACT Context: Inadequate self-care during pregnancy is a contributor to the poor maternal health indices in Cross River State; including the high maternal mortality ratio of 2,000/100,000 live births. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to identify self-care practices adopted by women during pregnancy and delivery and to identify barriers to quality self care. ...

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INITIAL SYMPTOMS AND LATE PRESENTATION OF HIV INFECTED PERSONS SEEN IN HIV CLINICS UYO. AKWA IBOM STATE

Motilewa OO, Johnson OE, Ekanem US. ABSTRACT Background: Recognition of HIV symptoms may be associated with the stage in which HIV infected persons, present at health facilities to seek care, this study aimed at describing the initial symptoms of People living with HIV (PLWHIV) and determine socio demographic characteristics associated with late presentation at the HIV clinics in Uyo. Methods: ...

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CORRELATION OF CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS INFECTION WITH TUBAL BLOCKAGE AMONG INFERTILE WOMEN ATTENDING AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL, KANO, NIGERIA.

Attah Raphael Avidime, Ahmed Maisaratu Said, Muhammad Zakari. ABSTRACT Background: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis is a common bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infection worldwide which is associated with significant morbidity and has a great impact on human reproduction and fertility. Infertility is a major health problem in Nigeria with a prevalence of between 20, -40% compared with global prevalence of 15%. ...

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SELF-ASSESSMENT OF OPERATION NOTES WRITING AMONGST RESIDENTS IN A TEACHING HOSPITAL

Stanley Ukadike Okugbo1 and Peter Ikponmwosa Agbonrofo2 ABSTRACT Context: Operation note writing is an integral part of the surgical procedure and chronicles the details surrounding it. Objective of the study: Is to determine the level of adherence of the surgical residents to standard guidelines on operation note writing. Subjects and Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey of residents in the ...

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CONTRIBUTION OF GESTATIONAL WEIGHT GAIN TO FETAL BIRTH WEIGHT AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN A PUBLIC TERTIARY HOSPITAL, BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

Nosakhare O. Enaruna; Olasimbo O. Peter ABSTRACT Background: The ideal gestational weight gain (GWG) to ensure a favorable neonatal birth weight remains arguable but the desired birth weight for optimal early life adaptation and subsequent seamless childhood navigation is no longer in doubt. Objective: We sought to document the role of GWG on birth weight and to examine the influence ...

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COEXISTENCE OF HYPERTENSION AND OTHER VARIABLES IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL CLINIC

Nwashindi Arthur ABSTRACT Background: Hypertension is quite important in oral and maxillofacial settings as it may present as an emergency during treatment or may necessitate a modification in the patient’s management Objective: To determine the importance of routine blood pressure measurement and determine the relationship of hypertension with specific maxillofacial disease conditions. Subjects and methods: This was a prospective survey ...

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CATCHING THEM YOUNG: ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE REGARDING HIV/AIDS AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN CALABAR, NIGERIA.

Aniekan Etokidem1,2, Wilfred Ndifon1,2, Bassey Ikpeme2 and Comfort Ekanem3 CONTEXT Nigeria has the second heaviest burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Africa. There is growing debate in favor of starting HIV/AIDS education early in life in order to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to delay sexual debut and to utilize appropriate preventive measures ...

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CAESAREAN SECTION FOR PLACENTA PRAEVIA: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ANAESTHETIC TECHNIQUE AND FOETO-MATERNAL

Imarengiaye Celestine Aluya, Edomwonyi P. Nosakhare, Osakue E. John, Ochukpue O. Ceejay ABSTRACT Introduction: Placenta praevia complicates approximately 0.3-0.8% of pregnancies in multiparous parturient and there is an increased risk in those with previous Caesarean section. The choice of anaesthetic technique usually poses dilemma to the attending anaesthetist. The aim of this study was to review the choice of anaesthetic ...

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CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED ISOLATED RIGHT PAN-RETINAL ATROPHY

1Etim, Bassey Archibong; 2Megbelayin, Emmanuel Olu ABSTRACT A 51-year-old man, known diabetic and hypertensive, had 7 cycles of combined Rituximab, Fludarabine Phosphate and Cyclophosphamide subsequently developed defective vision in right eye. There was no complaint of visual impairment prior to systemic administration of cytotoxics. Best corrected visual acuity was Right Eye: 6/18 and Left Eye: 6/6. Right eye showed a ...

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