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16 de Abril     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Aging and Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Akademika     Open Access  
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 208)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applied Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales     Open Access  
ASA Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Population Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Social Health and Behavior     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria Práctica     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 4)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biograph-I : Journal of Biostatistics and Demographic Dynamic     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Biosafety and Health     Open Access  
Biosalud     Open Access  
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access  
Cadernos de Saúde     Open Access  
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access  
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
CES Salud Pública     Open Access  
Child and Adolescent Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Children     Open Access  
Chinese Journal of Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia & Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access  
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cleaner and Responsible Consumption     Open Access  
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contact (CTC)     Open Access  
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuaderno de investigaciones: semilleros andina     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health     Hybrid Journal  
D Y Patil Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen ÖKZ     Hybrid Journal  
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Design for Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Discover Social Science and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Diversity and Equality in Health and Care     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
EsSEX : Revista Científica     Open Access  
Estudios sociales : Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional     Open Access  
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EUREKA : Health Sciences     Open Access  
European Journal of Health Communication     Open Access  
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
F&S Reports     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access  
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
FASEB BioAdvances     Open Access  
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Food Hydrocolloids for Health     Open Access  
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics     Open Access  
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers of Health Services Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 6)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestão e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Advances in Health and Medicine     Open Access  
Global Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Health Annual Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Health Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Health Behavior Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Health Equity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Health Notions     Open Access  

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Afrimedic Journal
Number of Followers: 3  

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ISSN (Print) 2141-162X
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  • Pattern of Antibiotics prescription in a tertiary hospital in Delta state,
           Nigeria.

    • Authors: B.O Ogbonna, S.O Ovwighose, N.N Okpalanma, H.N Mmaduekwe, A Okeke, M.U Anetoh, U.A Adenola, I.B Umeh , L.I Ejieh, J.I Nduka
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: Background: Antibiotics are drugs commonly used in hospitals but are prescribed inappropriately in most cases. This has led to the emergence of bacterial resistance and an increase in the cost of treatment.
      Drug utilization studies are intended to provide
      information on prescription patterns to ensure
      rational drug use.
      Objective: The study aimed at describing antibiotic
      prescription patterns in Delta State University
      Teaching Hospital, Delta State, Nigeria.
      Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study was
      conducted on antibiotic prescriptions pattern at
      Delta State University Teaching Hospital using 17
      core quantitative prescribing indicators which
      determined the availability of a Standard Treatment
      Guidelines and Essential Medicine List at the facility.
      The study was conducted for a period of six months.
      A total of 420 prescriptions were studied. Data
      collected was analyzed using SPSS version 23. Results
      were presented as frequency (percentages), mean,
      tables and charts.
      Results: The average number of antibiotics
      prescribed per encounter (ANAPE) was found to be
      1.49, with an average cost of NGN 2404 per
      hospitalization. The percentage of prescriptions by
      generics was 58.65%. The prevalence of
      inappropriate prescription was found in 67.5% of
      patients. The most commonly prescribed class of
      antibiotics were Cephalosporin 149(23.8%),
      Nitroimidazole 150(23.93%), and Penicillin
      134(21.36%). In-depth interviews of the health
      professionals revealed factors that influenced
      antibiotic prescription pattern including: diagnosis
      uncertainty, doctor’s hierarchy, external influence by
      manufacturer among others.
      Conclusion: There was inappropriate prescription of
      antibiotics with increased risk of developing
      resistance hence increasing financial burden on
      patient. Intervention programs, strategies, policies,
      and reforms should be put in place to address this
      problem
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The epidemiology, management and complications of tibia fractures treated
           in major hospitals in Imo state, southeast Nigeria.

    • Authors: C.U Nwadinigwe, S.N Ukibe, C.C Eke, T.N Ugorji, K.C Chikezie
      Pages: 12 - 16
      Abstract: Tibia fractures constitute one of the most common
      types of trauma in Imo state. A retrospective
      epidemiological study was conducted in three major
      hospitals in Imo state to evaluate the distribution and
      pattern of tibia fractures treated in the state
      between 2012 and 2016. Information was sourced
      from medical records at Federal Medical Centre,
      Owerri, Christina Specialist Hospital, Owerri and Imo
      State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu respectively.
      Out of a total of 150 cases treated, 79 (52.7%) were
      males while 71 (47.1%) were females. The most
      frequently affected group were patients aged 25-34
      years (36, 24%) followed by people aged 15-24 years
      (33, 21.3%). The most common cause of tibia fracture
      was road traffic accidents (RTAs) (52%) followed by
      fall from a height (44%). Majority (83, 55%) of the
      cases were open fractures while 53 (35%) were closed
      fractures. The study concludes that tibia fractures
      affected more male than female people in their
      youthful age and was mainly due to RTAs. Concrete
      measures should be taken to reduce the incidence of
      tibia fractures in the state and its consequences.

      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Self-help treatment methods and aetiology of infertility among couples
           seeking in-vitro fertilization in a private fertility clinic, Awka,
           Nigeria

    • Authors: I.S Okwelogu, N.R Agbakoba, J.I Ikechebelu, K.C Anukam
      Pages: 17 - 24
      Abstract: BACKGROUND
      Infertility is considered a serious problem in low and
      middle-income countries due to the premium placed
      on childbearing.
      OBJECTIVES
      To determine self-help treatment methods, aetiology
      of infertility, sources of information for Assisted
      Reproductive Technology and sources of verbal or
      physical abuse of women seeking Assisted
      Reproductive Technology.
      MATERIALS AND METHODS
      This is a cross-sectional descriptive study. A total of
      thirty-six couples were recruited for in-vitro
      fertilization using systematic sampling technique.
      Structured questionnaires were administered to all
      the selected subjects in order to extract relevant
      baseline information on self-help treatment methods
      and socio-demographic data. Inclusion criteria were
      subjects consenting to participate in this study, those
      within age range between 25 and 60 years old, those
      whose infertility (primary or secondary) is persisting
      longer than one year and those who have not been
      receiving antibiotics treatment before the
      commencement of the study. Subjects were excluded
      on the basis of being under 25 years old, those
      receiving antibiotics treatment before the study and
      those not visiting the clinics for assisted
      reproduction. Clinical and laboratory techniques
      were used to determine the causes of the subject’s
      infertility. Sono saline hysterogram and laparoscopy
      and dye test were used to reveal the aetiology of
      female infertility while semen analysis was used to
      assess the male subjects.
      RESULTS
      A total of thirty-six women were recruited for in-vitro
      fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF/ET) procedure.
      Majority of the subjects 15 (41.7%) had previously
      self-treated infections with herbal medications only.
      Fourteen women (38.9%) reported frequent abuse by
      their family relatives either verbally or physically for
      their infertility. Blocked fallopian tubes was the
      commonest aetiology of infertility in females 15
      (41.7%) as revealed by laparoscopy and dye test. It
      was observed that the 21 couples (58.3%) who had
      previous history of sexually transmitted diseases
      recorded highest frequency in the distribution of
      potential risk factors associated with genital
      bacterial infections. Twenty-three couples (63.9%)
      reported social media as the most frequent sources
      of information for Assisted Reproductive Technology
      (ART).
      CONCLUSION
      Social media has been reported as the major source
      of information concerning assisted reproductive
      technology among couples. Bilateral tubal blockage
      and poor semen quality are the commonest
      aetiology of infertility in this study. Majority of the
      subjects had treated sexually transmitted infections
      with herbal medications. However, there is urgent
      need for public education on the contribution of
      couples to infertility and current treatment methods.
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Impact of hand washing training on pharmacy students; a quasi-experimental
           study.

    • Authors: B.O Ogbonna, K Nwanga, H.N Maduekwe, N.N Okpalanma, U Eze, S.O Ovwighose, A Okeke, M.U Anetoh, U.A Adenola, I.B Umeh, L.I Ejieh, J.I Nduka, N.N Ajagu
      Pages: 25 - 33
      Abstract: Background: Globally, poor hand washing practices
      have led to a remarkable increase in the rate of
      infection and spread of infectious diseases. Hands are
      the main route of germ transmission during medical
      management. Hence, hand washing is an effective
      measure to prevent the transmission of infectious
      diseases in healthcare.
      Objective: The study assessed the impact of hand
      washing training on pharmacy students’ knowledge
      of hand washing.
      Methods: The study employed quasi-experimental
      study design. Pre-test data collection was carried out
      with a structured questionnaire to assess the
      student’s knowledge of hand washing technique at
      baseline. This was followed by an educational
      workshop on proper hand washing technique and
      post-test data collection using the same
      questionnaire. All the students (299) who gave their
      informed consent participated in the study. Mean
      score of individual response was computed for the
      different sections of the questionnaire. Data analysis
      was performed using SPSS version 22 computer
      software. Statistical analysis was done using Paired ttest.
      A value of p<0.05 was considered significant.
      Results: Out of the 299 students that indicated
      willingness to participate in the study, only 284
      completed the post-test questionnaire. The baseline
      results revealed that majority of the respondents
      have good general knowledge on proper hand
      washing technique based on cutoff value of >4.
      However, the educational workshop had significant
      impact on the students’ hand washing technique in
      all the three domains assessed with p-values of 0.000
      for each domain.
      Conclusion: This study suggests that handwashing
      training had a positive impact on the students’
      handwashing knowledge.
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Consensual coital laceration of the posterior vaginal fornix with
           hemorrhagic shock in a teenage girl: Diagnostic and management challenges.
           

    • Authors: I.O Eze, M.J Salihu, C.U Innoeze, C.O Elegbua, S.T Afolayan, J.A Adaji, C.A Meremikwu
      Pages: 34 - 37
      Abstract: INTRODUCTION Life threatening injuries can result from consensual
      coitus. In most parts of Africa where children are
      raised without adequate sex education, and sex is
      seen as shameful topic and taboo in extreme cases,
      coital injuries are unlikely to be reported or may be
      misdiagnosed and mismanaged. This may result in
      morbidities and mortalities. Scarcity of data on this
      subject underscores the need for this case report to
      create awareness and add to the body of knowledge.
      Case report: Patient was 17-year old student who
      presented with hemorrhagic shock to the emergency
      unit of a reference hospital in Southern Nigeria with a
      4 hour history of torrential vaginal bleeding and 2
      fainting episodes following consensual coitus. History
      was misleading as patient, initially, denied any
      history of sexual activity. However, with a more
      tactful and empathic approach, the patient admitted
      having consensual coitus prior to symptoms. On
      examination, she was found to have sustained
      lacerations of the posterior vaginal fornix. She was
      promptly resuscitated and a repair under anesthesia
      was done in the theatre. She was transfused with 2
      units of blood and discharged in good condition after
      48 hours on admission.
      CONCLUSION
      Consensual coital injuries could be life threatening,
      yet may be misdiagnosed and poorly managed due to
      shame and stigma associated with it in our
      environment. Lack of awareness, low index of
      suspicion, poor approach to history and management
      could lead to poor outcome. High index of suspicion,
      tact, privacy, empathy, good clinical judgment and
      multidisciplinary approach to care are essential to
      early diagnosis and good management of coital
      injuries.
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Neglected anterior shoulder dislocation + Hill-sachs lesion: when masterly
           inactivity fails, what’s next'

    • Authors: H.O Obiegbu, C.U Ndukwu
      Pages: 38 - 41
      Abstract: Background: Anterior shoulder dislocation is a
      disabling injury affecting all age groups. Although
      rarely missed, neglected shoulder dislocation may
      occur in unconscious patients or due to inadequate
      treatment as is common in low income countries.
      Methodology: We report the management of a 26
      year old man who presented with a five month
      history of neglected anterior shoulder dislocation,
      with gross limitation on all range of motion of the
      affected shoulder. X-rays done (antero-posterior and
      lateral views of the shoulder) also revealed a
      malunited greater tuberosity fracture; for which the
      patient had an open reduction and a Bristow-Laterjet
      procedure.
      Results: There was marked improvement in
      symptoms and in the range of motion. There was
      also no episode of re-dislocation within the follow up
      period of two years.
      Conclusion: Open reduction and the Bristow Laterjet
      procedure is an effective way of managing the
      neglected shoulder dislocation.
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Synchronous bilateral ureteral ligation and urinary bladder injuries
           following emergency hysterectomies: Early surgical intervention is a
           resuscitatory measure.

    • Authors: E.A Obiesie, D.E Orakwe, U.V Nwadi, A.M.E Nwofor, C.K Oranusi, T.U Mbaeri, J.A Abiahu, O.A Onu, C Odo, C.M Agbanu, O.O Mbonu
      Pages: 42 - 46
      Abstract: Synchronous iatrogenic ureteral and bladder injuries
      following emergency pelvic surgeries, though
      uncommon, cause morbidities and mortalities. They
      are potential causes of severe and debilitating
      obstructive nephropathies as well as avoidable
      litigations in surgical practice. Delay at initiating
      surgical treatment worsens outcome. Management is
      extremely challenging with attendant complications.
      We report two cases of iatrogenic bilateral ureteral
      ligation with synchronous posterior urinary bladder
      lacerations. Both patients developed anuria at the
      immediate post-operative period, with worsening
      bilateral flank pains, abdominal distension, leakage
      of urine per vaginam and poor performance status.
      Both patients were uremic. Emergency exploratory
      laparotomies were done, with release of ligatures,
      stenting of both ureters and repair of bladder wall.
      Accurate diagnosis with early surgical intervention is
      lifesaving.
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Missing intrauterine device in the descending mesocolon: Retrieval under
           fluoroscopy guidance in a reference hospital in southern Nigeria

    • Authors: I.O Eze, U.I Okeke, M.U Elendu, C.O Elegbua, C Bala, S.T Afolayan
      Pages: 47 - 51
      Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Displaced/missing intrauterine
      device (IUD) is one of the known complications
      associated with the uses of IUD. Missing IUD, even
      when asymptomatic, is always of concern to patients
      and relatives, and could result in serious morbidity.
      Retrieval of missing IUD depends on location,
      facility/equipment, surgeon’s skill and experience,
      and patient’s factor.
      Case report: A 36 year old multipara with missing IUD
      (LydiaTMCU 375 sleek) following treatment for
      intrauterine adhesions. With imaging studies, the IUD
      was localized at different anatomical positions with
      time giving an impressing of “mobile” missing IUD. It
      was subsequently retrieved in a purulent mass in the
      descending mesocolon via a laparotomy aided with a
      C-arm fluoroscopy imaging peri/intraoperatively.
      Conclusion: Missing IUD could be lodged in unusual
      anatomical locations presenting diagnostic and
      treatment challenges. Imaging aids with requisite
      skills and experience may be required for good
      management. We believe this case is one of such,
      and sharing our experience will add to the body of
      knowledge
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Catheter introducer aided percutaneous suprapubic cystostomy: description,
           and precautions

    • Authors: C.O Onuigbo, J.A Abiahu, T.U Mbaeri, A.M.E Nwofor, O.O Mbonu
      Pages: 52 - 55
      Abstract: INTRODUCTION
      Acute urinary retention is a urological emergency
      that requires immediate urinary bladder
      decompression through the most expedient route.
      We have identified catheter introducer aided
      percutaneous suprapubic cystostomy (SPC) to be a
      procedure of choice when there is a failed urethral
      catheterization.
      METHODOLOGY
      Step by step approach to the procedure of catheter
      introducer aided percutaneous SPC including
      important precautions and illustrative pictures are
      presented.
      CONCLUSION
      Speed, safety and reduced cost are the major
      benefits of catheter introducer aided percutaneous
      SPC in a developing region of the world. Patients and
      materials selection are keys to reducing
      complications.
      PubDate: 2022-07-10
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022)
       
 
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