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Ibom Medical Journal Official Publication of the Nigerian Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Branch Volume 13 Number 1, January, 2020 – ISSN: 1597-7188 Review of cancer control policy in Nigeria and comparison with selected African countries: implications for future policy making Correlation between prostate size and age of patients evaluated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia A twenty year experience with ...

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Review of cancer control policy in Nigeria and comparison with selected African countries: implications for future policy making

Kelechi Eguzo1,2*, Vivian R Ramsden3, Uwemedimbuk Ekanem4, Olufemi Olatunbosun2, Andries Muller3, Vivian Walker5, Chris Mpofu6 Abstract Context: The public health importance of cancers in Nigeria is emerging. Robust cancer control policies are needed at all levels of government, especially the state. Objective: To review cancer control policies in Nigeria, especially regarding breast and cervical cancers, with emphasis on policy development ...

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Correlation between prostate size and age of patients evaluated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia

Elijah A. Udoh1, Ifiok U. Essiet1, Paul D. Ekwere2 Abstract Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the commonest cause of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in middle age and elderly men. Prostate size increases as a man ages. It has been documented that age and androgens are the greatest risk factors for BPH progression. The size of the prostate can predict ...

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A twenty year experience with the use of intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) in a university teaching hospital in south- south Nigeria

Jedidiah DK Sodje1, Michael C Ezeanochie1 Abstract Context: Contraceptive prevalence in Nigeria is low at 17%. Amongst Nigerian women and couples who accept to use contraception, the IUCD is the most commonly used contraceptive method with variation in rates of use between geographical areas and among Health Institutions. Factors that determine decision making on IUCD use are not well understood. ...

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Posterior composite restorations: attitudes and knowledge of techniques and problems by dentists in government and private dental practices in Edo state

*Harrison A Omokhua, **Louis O Ibhawoh Abstract Context: Aesthetic considerations form a major aspect of dental material selection for tooth restorations. Anterior restorative materials exclusively used in anterior teeth. With the advances made, tooth-colored restorative materials are now used in posterior teeth restorations. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the techniques employed, associated problems and the attitudes ...

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Radiographic images study of skull injuries in children in two Nigerian tertiary hospitals

1Florence M. Ekong, 2Moses B. Ekong, 1Valentine C. Ikamaise  Abstract Context: Children skull injury is one of the most common types of trauma to the head, and epidemiological data available vary in the percentage and distribution of the occurrence in age groups and sexes. Objectives: This study was to investigate the incidence of trauma in children skulls based on two ...

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The most bothersome lower urinary tract symptom affecting quality of life using international prostate symptom score in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia

Elijah A. Udoh,  Aniekpeno E. Eyo,  Paul D. Ekwere* Abstract Background: Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a well known disease of the elderly and aging males. It is an adenomatous growth of the prostate arising mostly from the transitional zone and causing varying degree of bladder outlet obstruction that manifests as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The degree of bother ...

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Primary infertility due to retrograde ejaculation: Case series

Abdullahi Hauwa Musa1, Abdullahi Muzammil2 Abstract Infertility is a worldwide problem that causes emotional and psychological distress in both men and women. Male, female and combined male and female factors play a role. Global data shows that the percentage of infertility that is attributable to males ranged between 20 and 70%. It is caused by physiological, genetic, environmental, social factors ...

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Epidural analgesia for a vaginal birth after caesarean section: A case report

Okojie NQ, Imarengiaye CO. Abstract The use of epidural for vagina birth after caesarean section is contentious even in established Labour and Delivery Units because of concerns regarding maternal and fetal wellbeing following the occurrence of a uterine rupture as epidural analgesia may obscure the pain following such. Epidural analgesia has remained the major option for the management of pain ...

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Giant osteoma of the occipital bone: A case report

Benson Samuel1, Udoinyang Clement Inyang2 Abstract Osteomas are benign, slow-growing osteogenic tumors commonly occurring in the craniofacial bones. They are usually asymptomatic and can be discovered in routine clinical and radiographic examination. In this paper, we present a large solitary osteoma located in the occipital region causing aesthetic deformity and headache in a 22-year-old woman. Patient underwent radiographic examination with ...

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