African Journal of
Medical and Health Sciences

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FEDERAL TEACHING HOSPITAL, ABAKALIKI, NIGERIA
  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Med. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2384-5589
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMHS
  • Start Year: 2017

AJMHS Articles in press

Use Of The Partograph Among Obstetric Care Providers In Government Healthcare Facilities In Uyo Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

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Background: Globally, Nigeria is one of the countries experiencing worst maternal mortality crisis. Despite its recognition as a major public health issue, the maternal mortality statistic is still on the increase and is not commensurate with the effort of the stakeholders. In developing countries, the use of the partograph for labor management is very low among nurses, midwives and doctors working in most of the Primary...

Author(s):Uko Njoku Ottah, Enembe Oku Okokon, Nta Obono Okoi, Ubong Bassey Akpan, Aniekan Jumbo Etokidem, Inyang Udeme Asibong, Udeme Essien Asibong

Community health financing and healthcare demand solvability of workers in the informal sector in Cameroon

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One of the big challenges facing the Government of Cameroon is how to finance and provide healthcare access to more than 79% workers in agriculture and the informal sector. This study intends to analyze the contribution of community health financing to the demand solvability of the worker’s healthcare in the informal sector in Cameroon. Using the logistic regression model of use of health care services, which is based on...

Author(s):Abba Ibrahim

Antibiotic Resistance Pattern of Uropathogens in Northeastern of Iran

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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitalized UTI patients, and the consequent bacterial resistance, imposes high costs on health care settings. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in UTI patients hospitalized in the Ghaem University Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Cross-sectional study with...

Author(s):Manizhe Khosravi, Sepideh Hassanzadeh, Sanaz Dehbashi, Sara Ganjloo, Zohre kaseb, Kiarash Ghazvini

Perception of Nigerian Radiographers on Artificial Intelligence in Radiography Practice

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Background: Current advances in radiography imaging globally necessitate the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Radiography practice in Nigeria but the attitude and knowledge of Radiographers to AI in Nigeria have not been fully documented. The purpose of the study was to access the perception of radiographers on AI in radiography practice in Nigeria. Methods: The cross-sectional prospective research survey was...

Author(s):Michael Sunday Okpaleke, Uche nathaniel Eja-egwu, Njiti Mohammed

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Adverse Drug Events Reporting among Graduating Health Science Students of College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

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Background: The knowledge, attitude, and practice of the health sciences students are crucial for their future monitoring and reporting of adverse drug events as professional responsibility. Aim: To describe the knowledge, attitude, and practice of graduating medicine and pharmacy students in College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Method: This study was based on a cross-sectional study design. Data were...

Author(s):Hiluf Maldey, Melak Gedamu, Mamo Feyissa

The Coronavirus Disease Pandemic and The Basic Reproduction Number (R0) In Nigeria: What Does the Data Reveal?

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Nigeria continues to record increasing number of persons infected with the coronavirus disease. Within the African region, Nigeria has the second-highest number of infected persons after South Africa, representing 9.95% of the region’s total coronavirus disease cases as at June 1, 2020, despite its strict containment measures. With the fears of a second wave of the coronavirus (the COVID-19 Delta Virus), another lockdown...

Author(s):Onwube Onyebuchi, Ohalete Precious and Yakubu Joy Asma’u

Seroprevalence Of Toxoplasmosis In Reproductive-Aged Women In Jeddah Province, Saudi Arabia: A Retrospective Study

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Toxoplasmosis; an opportunistic protozoan parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), still imposes a major health concern and a significant economic burden worldwide particularly in developing countries. Nevertheless, the epidemiological status of toxoplasmosis among Saudi female population remains largely unknown. Therefore, the present hospital-based retrospective study aimed to determine the...

Author(s):Raafat Abdel Moneim Hassanein, Adel Galal El-Shemi, Ameer Ahmed Alahmadi, Waslallah Saad Almatery, Mohammed Othman Alkurbi, and Radi Taha Alsafi

Gynecological lesions in Delta State, Nigeria; A hospital-based histopathologic study

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Objective: Gynecologic lesions are largely ignored public health problems. The study seeks to establish the histologic pattern of gynecologic morbidities in Delta State. Patients and method: This is a descriptive retrospective study in Delta State University Teaching Hospital DELSUTH, Nigeria. The age and diagnosis of gynecological lesions diagnosed from 2014-2019 were extracted from the histopathology records, analyzed...

Author(s):Uchendu Obiora Jude

Molecular Characterization and Drug Susceptibility of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Isolates from children under five at a Referral Hospital in North-western Kenya

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Background: Escherichia coli are well known to be part of the normal intestinal flora. However, some may be pathogenic hence capable of causing diarrhoea commonly in children under five. To understand the specific pathogenic E.coli, virulence genes had to be investigated, additionally, antibiotic resistance is a growing concern. Objective: To determine the molecular pathotypes of E.coli isolated from diarrheal children...

Author(s):Simion Kipchirchir Leting, Stanslaus Kiilu Musyoki, Geoffrey Kattam Maiyoh

Factors affecting the Vaccination status of under five children in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

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Background: Immunization is the most cost effective public health intervention geared towards reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. There has been global increase in the rate of immunization coverage with its attendant decline in vaccine preventable deaths. The immunization coverage in developing countries like Nigeria, has however being challenging due to some reasons. Therefore, this study determined the...

Author(s):Ikrama Hassan, Taofik Ogunkunle

Relationship Between Renal Ultrasonographic, CD4 Cell Count and Proteinuria Findings in HIV Infected Adult Patients in Jos, Nigeria

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This study intends to describe renal sonographic outcomes in matured patients with HIV/AIDS in Plateau State capital Jos and relate the outcome with proteinuria and the subjects’ CD4 cell count. The 504 subjects were evaluated for renal ultrasound scan, CD4 cell counts and dipstick proteinuria (using Combi 10 Urinalysis strips) were obtained, and their findings recorded. Twenty-four (4.8%) of the patients had abnormal...

Author(s):P. M. Gwom, D. Atsukwei, E.D. Eze, E. O. Igoh, E. A. Gabkwet, M. D. Adams, K. M. Rabiu, I. Ezekiel

Clinicopathologic Pattern of Prostate Diseases in the Northern Sector of Ghana

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Aim: To determine the clinicopathologic pattern of prostatic diseases in patients from the Northern sector of Ghana, with emphasis on prostate cancer (PCa). Methods: The medical records on patients who underwent histological examinations of their prostate at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from 2008 to 2015 were examined retrospectively. The age, indications for biopsy, histological diagnosis and Gleason grading of...

Author(s):Paul Poku Sampene Ossei, Nicholas Niako, William Gilbert Ayigbor, Emmanuel Asante and Benedict Mawuli Agagli

Review of high sensitive cardiac troponin t levels in patients with acute coronary syndrome in a Teritary Hospital in Benin City, Ngeria

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Background: Acute coronary syndrome is a spectrum of thrombotic coronary diseases which includes unstable angina, non ST segment elevation and ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. Incidence is on the increase worldwide and in Nigeria. Early diagnosis and prompt intervention is of utmost importance. Cardiac Troponin T is an important Biomarker of myocardial ischaemia and levels become elevated in myocardial...

Author(s):Adewolu Olanike F and Ikhidero Joseph I

Perforated Meckle’s Diverticulum as a rear cause of adult peritonitis

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Meckel’s diverticulumis one of the commonest congenital malformation in gastrointestinal tract. Perforated meckel’s diverticulitis is the rarest complication of Meckel’s diverticulum. Most of the time it mimics with perforated appendix on presentation and is an incidental finding. Our patient is a 26 years old male presented with clinical features of generalized peritonitis. He was taken to the operation room with...

Author(s):Yonas Yilma, Biruk Umer, Lidya Gemechu

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