African Journal of
Medical and Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Med. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2384-5589
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMHS
  • Start Year: 2017

AJMHS Articles in press

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Quality of Hospital Admission Documentation: A Study in an Emergency Paediatric Unit of a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria

Background: Medical documentation, in addition to being a legal and research tool, is vital in providing quality patient care. In Nigeria, hand written documentation without proforma, is the norm. Objectives: We assessed the quality of doctors’ documentation of children admitted into Emergency Paediatrics Unit (EPU), Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH). Materials and Methods: A 3-month cross-sectional...

Author(s): Khadijat Omeneke Isezuo, Adamu A, Jiya FB, Yusuf T, Sani UM, Jiya NM, Onankpa BO, Ibitoye PK, Ugege MO and Garba BI.

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An exploration on blood donation intention among population in Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia. Theory of planned behaviour approach. a qualitative study.

Introduction: Millions of lives are saved each year through blood transfusions. Blood donation is therefore considered as a humanitarian act and a positive behavioural phenomenon. Objective: To Explore Intention to donate blood among Hawassa city population, the theory of planned Behaviour Approach, southern Ethiopia, 2017. Methodology: A qualitative study using the Theory of planned behaviour was employed. Data...

Author(s):Dereje Geleta and Berhan Meshesha

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Glycaemic control and correlation between estimated average glucose and glycated haemoglobin in diabetic patients seen in a tertiary hospital in Benin City, Nigeria.

Diabetes mellitus is on the increase worldwide and in Nigeria.,with prevalence ranging from 0.65% in rural Mangu to as high as 11.0% in urban Lagos . Prevention, early diagnosis and adequate treatment to prevent morbidity and mortality is essential. Glycated haemoglobin estimation is a marker of glycaemic control and it reflects average plasma glucose over the previous eight to twelve weeks. Reporting Estimated average...

Author(s):OLanike and Oluwatoyin

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

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

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

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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