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

Orthodox and unorthodox practices by traditional birth attendants’ in Nsukka area of Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria

Article in Press

Background: Unskilled Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) are prevalent in rural Nigeria due to communal culture and traditions, their compassionate attitude, and non-availability of appropriate health facilities within the communities. Yet, there is no conceptual framework defining the roles, qualifications, designated locations and scope of activities of this group of informal health providers in Enugu State. Aims: This...

Author(s):George Onyemaechi Ugwu, Ed Nwobodo, Uchenna Ezema, Cosmos Onah, Odidika Ugochukwu Umeora

Prevalence of Diaper Rash and Associated Factors among Babies Aged 0-24 Months in Adama Administrative City, Central Ethiopia: A Cross Sectional Study

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Objectives: To assess the prevalence of diaper rash and identify associated factors with diaper rash among children between 0–24 months of age in Adama Ethiopia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with mothers using structured questionaries during face to face interview to assess risk factors associated with diaper rash. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 21 and Chi-square test was used to establish the...

Author(s):Jewaro Siraj, Yemane G/Mariam, Belay Ali

PRECONCEPTION CARE: WHAT WOMEN KNOW, THINK AND DO

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Background: Preconception care are interventions that helps in identifying risk factors to the mother and fetus that could be prevented and managed in order to reduce materno-fetal morbidities and mortality. Objective: To determine predictors of knowledge, attitude and practice of preconception care among women at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study among 414 antenatal...

Author(s):Ayodeji A Adeyemo, Oluwasomidoyin O Bello

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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