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Morbidity and mortality patterns of admissions into the Special Care Baby Unit of University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria.
Patterns of admissions and mortality into SCBU of UATH were comparable to studies elsewhere, and points to preventable conditions as the leading causes of such admissions and deaths. Expand
Clinical correlate of tuberculosis in HIV co-infected children at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria.
Tuberculosis co-infection with HIV in children is common in this environment and severe weight loss can be used as a clinical guide to identify HIV-infected children at risk of co- Infection with TB who will require further evaluation. Expand
Morbidity and mortality pattern of admissions into the Emergency Paediatric Unit of University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
The vulnerability of under-five years to both infectious and nutritional disorders are highlighted in this study and underscores the importance of strengthening and sustaining the existing childhood preventive programmes. Expand
Exclusive breastfeeding and postnatal changes in maternal anthropometry.
It was concluded that though EBFing enhances more maternal weight loss, the nutritional status of the women practicing it however remained normal limit despite their weight loss. Expand
Prevalence of anaemia in HIV-infected children at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
A combination of HAART containing ZDV plus co-trimoxazole carries risk of anaemia more than that of stavudine containing combination with co- Trim oxazole, and such combination should not be given to anaemic patients. Expand
Congenital Malaria Among Newborns Admitted for Suspected Neonatal Sepsis In Abuja.
Congenital malaria is common in newborns with suspected neonatal sepsis and history of peripartum pyrexia, prematurity and intrauterine HIV exposure was associated with increased risk of the disease. Expand
Morbidity pattern in paediatric outpatient unit of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria.
- A. Okechukwu
Though measles and diarrhoea were on a downward trend, every effort must be made to bring malaria,ARTI and most recentlyHIV/AIDS under control. Expand
Discharge against medical advice in children at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria
- A. Okechukwu
The prevalence of discharge against medical advice was high in the environment, and was most common in the less privileged and vulnerable group, and in those with life threatening emergencies, andIn children from low and middle socio-economic classes. Expand
The impact of Prevention of mother to Child Transmission of HIV programme in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The study shows that transmission of HIV infection to exposed infants is high in FCT, Abuja and there is an urgent need to establish full PMTCT programme in many health care facilities across the nation as a major way of reducing paediatric HIV/AIDS in the country. Expand
The clinical features of paediatric HIV/AIDS at presentation at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
- A. Okechukwu, D. Gambo, O. Okechukwu
- Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the…
- 1 October 2008
Clinical presentation of paediatric HIV/AIDS appears similar with reports from other centers in spite of the wide variation in HIV-1 sub-types, and Mortality was found to be low, underscore the need for government to extend such services to HIV/ AIDS patients across the country. Expand