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

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

Correlation of BMI with Hematological Indices and Procoagulants Among People with Obesity in Sapele, Southern Nigeria

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Background/Objectives: Obesity occurs when Body Mass Index (BMI) of an individual is above 30.0 with several effects on hematological indices and procoagulants hence, this study aims to evaluate the correlation of BMI with hematological indices and procoagulants among people with obesity in Sapele, southern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional and descriptive study carried out at Central Hospital,...

Author(s):Kingsley Chukwuka Amaihunwa, Emmanuel Asuquo Etim, Everista Odaburhine Osime, Zacchaeus Awortu Jeremiah

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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