African Journal of
Health Sciences and Technology

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Health Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2805-4202
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHST
  • Start Year: 2019
  • Published Articles: 26

Full Length Research Paper

Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics of Children with Erb’s Palsy and the Clinical Specialization of Their Therapists - A Retrospective Study

Echezona Nelson Dominic EKECHUKWU
  • Echezona Nelson Dominic EKECHUKWU
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria;
  • Google Scholar
Ngozika Roselyn CHIMEREZE
  • Ngozika Roselyn CHIMEREZE
  • Department of Physiotherapy, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Park Lane, Enugu, Nigeria;
  • Google Scholar
Blessing Blossom Chiagozikam ATUEY
  • Blessing Blossom Chiagozikam ATUEY
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria;
  • Google Scholar
Ezinne EKEDIEGWU
  • Ezinne EKEDIEGWU
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation, College of Health Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi
  • Google Scholar


  • Article Number - 276DE1969633
  • Vol.3(2), pp. 176-186 , December 2021
  •  Received: 19 July 2021
  •  Accepted: 28 October 2021
  •  Published: 31 December 2021

References

Abakay, M. A., Güne?, S., Küçük, C., Yaz?c?, Z. M., Gülüstan, F., Arslan, M. N., & Say?n, ?. 2020. Accessory Nerve Anatomy in Anterior and Posterior Cervical Triangle: A Fresh Cadaveric Study. Turkish archives of otorhinolaryngology, 58(3), 149-154. doi: 10.5152/tao.2020.5263 Crossref

 

Abid, A., 2016. Brachial plexus birth palsy: management during the first year of life. Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research, 102(1), pp.S125-S132. Crossref

 
 

Abuaraba, K., 2016. Pofile of and caregiver experiences of infants with Obstetric ERB'S palsy treated at a tertiary institution (M.Sc. Dissertation, Department of Physiotherapy, University of the Western Cape). http://etd.uwc.ac.za › Abuaraba_k_msc_chs_2017

 
 

Alawode, G.O., Adewole. D.A. 2021. Assessment of the design and implementation challenges of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria: a qualitative study among sub-national level actors, healthcare and insurance providers. BMC Public Health 21, 124 (2021).Crossref

 
 

Aregbeshola B. 2019. Health care in Nigeria: challenges and recommendations https://socialprotection.org

 
 

Asakitikpi, E A. 2019. Healthcare Coverage and Affordability in Nigeria: An Alternative Model to Equitable Healthcare Delivery. Universal Healthcare [Working Title].Crossref

 
 

Basit, H., Ali, C.D.M. and Madhani, N.B. 2018. Erb Palsy. StatPearls Publishing, Treasure Island. PMID: 30020632

 
 

Cartmill, L., Comans, T. A., Clark, M. J., Ash, S., & Sheppard, L. 2012. Using staffing ratios for workforce planning: evidence on nine allied health professions. Human resources for health, 10, 2. Crossref

 
 

Crawford A H, Cornwall R, Gilbert A, Kozin S H, Pearl M L,Waters P M. 2013. Panel discusses, nonoperative treatment, surgical intervention for children with brachial plexus palsy. Assessed on 28/06/21 at 13.00hours GMT https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20131004/10_3928_1081_597x_20130101_02_1314233

 
 

Ekechukwu, E.N.D., Ikrechero, J.O., Ezeukwu, A.O., Egwuonwu, A.V., Umar, L. and Badaru, U.M., 2017. Determinants of quality of life among community dwelling persons with spinal cord injury: A path analysis. Nigerian journal of clinical practice, 20(2), pp.163-169.Crossref

 
 

Ekechukwu, E.N.D., Okigbo, C.C., Okemuo, A.J. and Ikele, C.N., 2018, August. Influence of Varying Backpack Loading and

 
 

Velotypes on the Spatiotemporal Parameters of Gait and Energy Cost of Ambulation Among Primary School Children in Nigeria. In Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (pp. 743-757). Springer, Cham.

 
 

Evans-Jones, G., Kay, S.P.J., Weindling, A.M., Cranny, G., Ward, A., Bradshaw, A. and Hernon, C., 2003. Congenital brachial palsy: incidence, causes, and outcome in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 88(3), pp.F185-F189. Crossref

 
 

Frade, F., Gómez-Salgado, J., Jacobsohn, L. and Florindo-Silva, F., 2019. Rehabilitation of neonatal brachial plexus palsy: integrative literature review. Journal of clinical medicine, 8(7), p.980.
Crossref

 
 

Hale, H.B., Bae, D.S. and Waters, P.M., 2010. Current concepts in the management of brachial plexus birth palsy. The Journal of hand surgery, 35(2), pp.322-331.Crossref

 
 

Heery, E., McConnon, Á., Kelleher, C.C., Wall P G., McAnuliffe. 2013. Perspectives on weight gain and lifestyle practices during pregnancy among women with a history of macrosomia: a qualitative study in the Republic of Ireland. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13, 202.Crossref

 
 

Iheonu CO, Urama NE. 2019. Adressin poverty challenges in Nigeria. AfriHeritage Policy Brief No. 21.

 
 

Inegbenebor U, Okosun J. 2019. Identifying maternal nutritional risk factors associated with fetal macrosomia in Nigeria. Obstet Gynecol Int J. 10(3):185-190. doi: 10.15406/ogij.2019.10.00441

 
 

Jeevannavar, J.S., Appannavar, S. and Kulkarni, S., 2020. Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy-A Retrospective Data Analysis. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, 14(1).

 
 

Leddy, M. A., Power, M. L., & Schulkin, J. 2008. The impact of maternal obesity on maternal and fetal health. Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology, 1(4), 170-178.

 
 

Louden, E., Allgier, A., Overton, M., Welge, J. and Mehlman, C.T., 2015. The impact of pediatric brachial plexus injury on families. The Journal of hand surgery, 40(6), pp.1190-1195.Crossref

 
 

Mansor, A., Arumugam, K. and Omar, S.Z., 2010. Macrosomia is the only reliable predictor of shoulder dystocia in babies weighing 3.5 kg or more. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 149(1), pp.44-46.Crossref

 
 

Menorca, R. M., Fussell, T. S., & Elfar, J. C. 2013. Nerve physiology: mechanisms of injury and recovery. Hand clinics, 29(3), 317-330.Crossref

 
 

O'Berry, P., Brown, M., Phillips, L., & Evans, S. H. 2017. Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 47(7), 151-155.Crossref

 
 

Ogwumike OO, Adeniyi AF, Badaru U, Onimisi JO. Profile of children with new-born brachial plexus palsy managed in a tertiary hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. Niger J Physiol Sci. 2014 Jun 19;29(1):1-5. PMID: 26196558.

 
 

Ojumah, N., Ramdhan, R. C., Wilson, C., Loukas, M., Oskouian, R. J., & Tubbs, R. S. 2017. Neurological Neonatal Birth Injuries: A Literature Review. Cureus, 9 (12), e1938.Crossref

 
 

Omole, J.O., Kuti, B.P., Adedeji, G.A., Omole, K.O. and Afolabi, M.A., 2016. Prevalence and Pattern of Birth Brachial Plexus Injuries Seen in Nigeria. Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 14(02), pp.051-056.Crossref

 
 

Ogwumike, O.O., Adeniyi, A.F., Badaru, U. and Onimisi, J.O., 2014. Profile of children with new-born brachial plexus palsy managed in a tertiary hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences, 29(1), pp.01-05.

 
 

Okpani, A. I., & Abimbola, S. 2015. Operationalizing universal health coverage in Nigeria through social health insurance. Nigerian medical journal: journal of the Nigeria Medical Association, 56(5), 305-310.Crossref

 
 

Pareson D. 2017. Peripheral Nerve Society Meeting July 8-12, 2017 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 22(3), 226-414.Crossref

 
 

Said, A.S., Manji, K.P. 2016. Risk factors and outcomes of fetal macrosomia in a tertiary centre in Tanzania: a case-control study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 16, 243.Crossref

 
 

Shah, M. and Ganjwala, D., 2018. Current Concept in the Management of Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. In Treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries. IntechOpen. Crossref

 
 

Skierka, A.S. and Michels, K.B., 2018. Ethical principles and placebo-controlled trials-interpretation and implementation of the Declaration of Helsinki's placebo paragraph in medical research. BMC medical ethics, 19(1), pp.1-12.Crossref

 
 

Srilakshmi, D., & Chaganti, S. 2013. A holistic approach to the management of Erb's palsy. Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine, 4(4), 237-240.Crossref

 
 

Stutz, C., 2021. Management of Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries: Erbs and Extended Erbs Palsy. In Operative Brachial Plexus Surgery (pp. 583-590). Springer, Cham. Crossref

 
 

Ugboma H A; Omojunikanbi A. 2010. The effect of place of delivery on Erb's palsy injury in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research Vol. 2(5), pp. 74-78, http://www.academicjournals.org/JCMR ISSN-2141-2235 ©2010 Academic Journals

 
 

Ugwu NU, de Kok B. 2015. Socio-cultural factors, gender roles and religious ideologies contributing to Caesarian-section refusal in Nigeria. Reprod Health. 2015 Aug 12;12:70.Crossref

 
 

Weitzman A. 2017. The effects of women's education on maternal health: Evidence from Peru. Social science & medicine, 180, 1-9.Crossref

 
 

Welcome M. O. 2011. The Nigerian health care system: Need for integrating adequate medical intelligence and surveillance systems. Journal of pharmacy & bioallied sciences, 3(4), 470-478.Crossref

 
 

Yarfi C, Elekusi C, Banson A N , Angmorterh S K, Kortei N K , Ofori E K. 2019. Prevalence and predisposing factors of brachial plexus birth palsy in a regional hospital in Ghana: A five year retrospective study The Pan African medical journal, 32, 211.Crossref

 
 

Zhu, Y., Hedderson, M.M., Sridhar, S., Xu, F., Feng, J. and Ferrara, A., 2019. Poor diet quality in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of excess fetal growth: a prospective multi-racial/ethnic cohort study. International journal of epidemiology, 48(2), pp.423-432.  Crossref