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

Status and Perception of intestinal parasitosis among students of a health professional institution in N’Djamena, Chad

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Intestinal parasitic diseases remains a real problem in Chad, but little research is directed towards this domain. The purpose of the current study was to determine the status of intestinal parasites infection among students in a health professional training institution and to assess their level of perception of this health problem. This prospective and descriptive study took place between June and July 2018. A total of...

Author(s):HAMIT M.A, FOMBOTIOH NDIFOR, NACK J., NOUMGA H, ISSA R. A, KEMBA S., BRAHIM B.O, ZENABA M.K, C. F. BILONG BILONG

Uptake and Reason for discontinuation of Long-acting Reversible Contraception in a Tertiary Hospital: a 5 years retrospective review

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Background: Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods, including intrauterine contraceptives and subdermal implants, are some of the most effective contraceptive methods available. They are known to be convenience, cost effective and suitable for many of women. Aim: To determine the trends and uptake of long acting reversible contraception in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, assess the...

Author(s):Bilkisu Isa, Sanusi Mohammed Ibrahim, Mairo Mandara, Babagana Bako

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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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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