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

Factors associated to child’s comorbid diarrhea and pneumonia in rural Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Diarrhea and pneumonia are leading killers of the world’s youngest children. The toll is highly concentrated in the most disadvantaged children from 15 high-burden countries—including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The present research reports the factors associated with the comorbidity of the two killer diseases in the context of DRC, one of the 15 countries suffering the most from the blights. This...

Author(s):Manuel F. Manun’Ebo, and Choudelle Nkulu-wa-Ngoie

DETERMINANTS OF PRE-CERVICAL CANCER AMONG WOMEN VISITING HAWASSA UNIVERSITY COMPREHENSIVE SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL, ETHIOPIA: A CASE CONTROL STUDY

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INTRODUCTION: Cervical Cancer is the most common and most lethal form of cancer occurring among women of sub-Saharan Africa and Ethiopia. Despite its wider occurrence, cervical cancer is preventable and curable if it is diagnosed and treated in its pre-cancerous stage. Recognizing the risk factors associated with pre-cervical cancer lesion is important to design appropriate strategies for prevention of cervical cancer....

Author(s):Abiy Semunigus Dejene and DEJENE HAILU

Review of the Antioxidant Properties of Wild Edible Plants in Ethiopia

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The aim of this review was to provide information on the potential wild edible plants as antioxidants to the people of Ethiopia thus further emphasizing the importance of such plants in treating the different diseases caused by free radicals. A total of 67 species belonging to 50 genera under 36 families and naturally growing in Ethiopia were recorded after assessing all available documents. This accounts for about 16.2%...

Author(s):Nigussie Amsalu, Zemede Asfaw

Quality of Health Care service Assessment Using Donabedian Model in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

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Background: Donabedian model health care quality assessment measures the difference between expected and actual performance to identify gaps in the health care system, which would serve as a starting point for quality improvement activities. So, the aim of this study was to assess the level of quality of health care with respect to structural settings, actual process of care, and outcomes of care. Methods: Institutional...

Author(s):Yewbmirt Sharew

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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