AbdulLateef Babata

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OBJECTIVE To assess whether the ophthalmic cases presenting at a Nigerian tertiary eye unit are appropriate for such level of care and also draw necessary implications for service delivery. METHODS Data on 1321 consecutive new patients that presented at the ophthalmic clinic of the University of Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria between February and July(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer of the prostate a worldwide public health concern. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and ranked second as the cause of cancer-related deaths. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the awareness and attitude of the populace to screening for cancer of the prostate. METHODS It is a cross-sectional study involving 156 respondents. A(More)
BACKGROUND Urethral catheterisation is a procedure which is daily performed in clinical practice. Though, interns are expected to be proficient in this, the situation is always not so and complications have occurred due to inadequate knowledge of safe urethral catheterisation. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The study is intended to assess the knowledge and the(More)
We present a case report of a 22-year-old Nigerian student who presented to the accident and emergency unit of a Nigerian Teaching Hospital with a history of self-inflicted genital injury following a suicide attempt. He had background history of predisposition to depressive illness, a current diagnosis of a major depressive disorder, and had had two(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the experience with our technical modification of the trigone-bladder neck complex management in the prevention of bladder neck stenosis (BNS) following open simple retropubic prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS It was a retrospective review of data of patients that underwent open simple retropubic prostatectomy with technical(More)
A case of vesicocolonic fistula secondary to a missed abdominal injury is described. The patient, a 25-year-old male Hausa, Nigerian, was involved in a road traffic accident and sustained head injury with a fractured left femur and a missed blunt abdominal injury. He was referred to us about six months following the injury, on account of failure to(More)
A case of snake bite of the scrotum in a 43-year-old male Fulani farmer cum herdsman is presented. Gangrene of the scrotum developed 4 days after the bite together with an increase in size of the scrotum to about 59cm in circumference. The patient received polyvalent snake anti venom almost 10 hours after the bite. Surgery to excise the gangrenous part,(More)
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