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

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Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status in non-elderly adults (18-64yrs) working indoors at 40 ° north latitude -A cross sectional study of its associations with fall, SMI, and spinal alignment,-

There are very few reports focusing on a role of vitamin D in falls and the related factors in the non-elderly (18-64 yrs). A cross-sectional survey was addressed to investigate associations between falls, the related factors, and 25[OH]D3 status in 256 non-elderly adults regularly work indoors at latitude 40 ° north region. The mean value of the serum 25[OH]D3 was 15.6 ± 7.0 ng/ml. We divided the serum 25[OH]D3 levels...

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Discontinuation of Intrauterine Device; Is the Reason Changing?

Background: Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are among the most widely used contraceptive methods and users discontinue it use despite its effectiveness due to different reasons. This study aimed at determining the reasons for IUD discontinuation. Methods: Retrospective survey at family planning clinic of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Information on socio-demographic characteristics, IUD - duration of use and...

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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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