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

Evaluating mothers’ knowledge and attitude as a contributing factor to the low childhood immunization uptake in Ebonyi State

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Background: Childhood immunization remains one of the most important and cost-effective public health interventions to reduce both morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases in children but still underutilized. Objectives: The study assessed the level of knowledge and attitude of mothers towards childhood immunization. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study involving 141 mothers that...

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Levels of Some Reproductive Hormones, Cadmium and Lead Among Fuel Pump Attendants in Benin City, Nigeria

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Introduction: Infertility is a common public health challenge in Nigeria. The causes of infertility in both males and females are multifactorial, and the contributions of endocrine abnormalities have been reported from both the Northern and Southern regions of Nigeria. The effect of occupational exposure on endocrine levels among petrol pump attendants has not been sufficiently documented in our setting. Objective: This...

Author(s):Mathias A Emokpae, Fidelis O Oyakhire

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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