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The preliminary result of an ongoing study in 4 major hospitals across Nigeria on the use of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) as an anticonvulsant in the management of eclampsia is presented. All the 21 obstetric patients with eclampsia (recruited so far) were treated with MgSO4 as the only anticonvulsant. All the patients responded well to the treatment regime(More)
A cross sectional, community-based, descriptive study among women of reproductive age group (15-49 years) in Nigeria to explore the possible reasons for contraceptive non-use despite reported high awareness was carried out. Data were obtained using a standard questionnaire instrument and applied on 2001 respondents. Contraceptive prevalence among sexually(More)
Human Immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) share common modes of transmission which include blood borne and the vertical routes. Although, the natural course of HIV does not appear altered by HBV, the rate of liver-related deaths is several times higher among HIV/HBV co-infected persons. Clinicians providing care for HIV positive(More)
Ovarian cancer has the highest case fatality rate among gynaecological cancers worldwide because of lack of effective screening methods and non-specific early warning symptoms with late presentation. A reinvigorated study is necessary in the developing countries because of a projected increase in its incidence. The decreasing fertility rate and increasing(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors that predispose patients to post-caesarean wound infection at a tertiary health institution in developing country. METHOD It was an observational study of all women that had caesarean (elective and emergency) delivery between July and September, 2004. The outcome of their post-caesarean wound was assessed.(More)
The object of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the intravaginal Misoprostol and transcervical Foley catheters as pre-induction cervical ripening agents, to estimate the proportion of patients achieving vaginal delivery and to compare the complications of labour and foetal outcome between the two groups. The study was a prospective, randomised(More)
UNLABELLED Anaemia in pregnancy is an important cause of maternal and neonatal mortality. It is a recognized co-morbidity of HIV infection. This study aimed to determine the risk of anaemia in HIV positive pregnant women. METHODOLOGY This is a cross sectional study of healthy pregnant women attending Adeoyo Hospital, a secondary health centre in(More)
The study compares the changes in the cervical factors in pre-induction cervical ripening with both transcervical Foley catheter and Intravaginal Misoprostol. This was a randomised prospective study of pregnant women, with singleton gestations who presented for antenatal care and delivery at a tertiary health institution in the South-western Nigeria between(More)
A study of cases of eclampsia treated at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, over a 10 year period (1987-1996) was carried out to evaluate the clinical presentation and management outcome during the period of study. There were 140 cases of patients with eclampsia who received treatment out of a total number of 10,584 deliveries during the same(More)