Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of pathogenic bacteria causing urinary tract infections at the Specialist Hospital, Yola, Adamawa state, Nigeria
The prevalence of bacteria causing UTIs as well as their susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics have been investigated from January, 2007 - June, 2009 at the Specialist Hospital, Yola. The prevalence of UTIs in the referral hospital was 67.2%. The incidence was higher in females with a prevalence rate of 54.3%, while in males the recorded value was 45.7%. Gram-negative isolates had a prevalence of 74.7%, while...
A pilot algorithm for grading gallbladder diseases
The aim of this study is to grade the severity of gallbladder diseases using the Gallbladder Emptying Rate (GBER), which could indicate a rational treatment algorithm. The study design composed of five patients with gallbladder diseases, whose parameters were compared with a previous study of fifty healthy volunteers. Cholecystodynamic parameter (GBER) was derived by ultrasound assessment of gallbladder volumes during...
The burden of motorcycle-related neurotrauma in South-East Nigeria
Neurotrauma or cranio-spinal trauma is the most common pathology in multiple injuries, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Majority of cases result from road traffic accidents. In one of Nigeria’s centres for neurosurgery, we evaluated our local etiological patterns to ascertain the impact of motorcycles, the most commonly used mode of intra-city transportation, on neurotrauma. This is a retrospective...
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