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This study reviewed retrospectively the cases of obstructed labour as seen at the specialist Gombe Hospital (SHG), Gombe State, over a period of 5 years. The incidence of obstructed labour was 4.0%. There was a progressive decline in the time trend over the study period. About 80.3% of the patients were unbooked emergencies and 99.5% of them had been in(More)
Anaemia in pregnancy is an important reproductive health problem associated with increased maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of anaemia in pregnancy at booking in Gombe, North-eastern Nigeria. A cross-sectional study of 461 women attending the antenatal clinic was carried out. Anaemia in(More)
A retrospective review of 302 cases of eclampsia treated at the Specialist Hospital Gombe (SHG), between January 1st 1997 and December 31st 1999 is presented. Intrapartum eclampsia was the commonest presentation, occurring in 166 (55.0%) patients. Headache, blurred vision, and epigastric pain preceded the first episode of seizure in 272 (90.0%) of the(More)
Five hundred women were studied to determine their knowledge of cervical cancer. Less than 10% of the women were aware of the disease or its symptoms. Even fewer were aware of cytological screening, the good results obtained in the premalignant stage and early invasive stages of the disease. Simple explanation showed a good recall at 4-6 weeks. At that time(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to determine the outcome of twin births at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Maiduguri, in terms of morbidity and mortality and to recommend possible measures to curtail or reduce some of the preventable complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a 5-year retrospective study, from January(More)
SUMMARY Most of the adverse effects of malaria in pregnancy on the fetus are usually as a consequence of placental malaria (PM). This study was conducted with the objective of determining the prevalence, risk factors and pregnancy outcome of PM. A cross-sectional study of 437 pregnant women who delivered at the UMTH, Maiduguri was conducted between 24 July(More)
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a necessary cause of cervical cancer and cervical cancer is largely a vaccine-preventable disease. The aim of the study was to document the knowledge of healthcare professionals of the HPV vaccine and its acceptability. It was a cross-sectional study in three of the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, carried out between June(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence and socio-clinical characteristics of modern contraceptive users. And the common methods clients received their first information on family planning. DESIGN A retrospective observational review of clients between 1st of January 1996 and 31st of December 2001. SETTING University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)(More)
The study was a review of the clinical features used to diagnose cervical incompetence. One hundred and forty-one clinical records of patients who had cervical cerclage inserted for cervical incompetence at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital over a 5-year period, were studied retrospectively. Previous mid-trimester abortion occurred in 80.1% of(More)
  • B M Audu
  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the…
  • 2002
The sexual histories of 97 infertile women were collected using questionnaires. Sexual dysfunction was found to be common among them, particularly frigidity (78.4%), dyspaereunia (57.7%), difficulty with sexual arousal (20.6%) and difficulty in achieving orgasm (20.6%). These could affect sexual acceptance and subsequently coital frequency, thus(More)