Barbara Edewele Otaigbe

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BACKGROUND Foreign body (FB) injury in children is becoming increasingly common in developing countries. Children tend to be curious and exploratory hence the easily accessible orifices tend to be at risk of this form of injury. This study is to determine the prevalence, treatment outcome and complication of foreign body injury to the ear, nose and throat(More)
BACKGROUND Some authors demonstrate that exclusively breastfed infants have growth patterns comparable with the NCHS standards while others conclude that exclusively breastfed infants grow slower. These conflicting results informed the need for this study to aid the paediatricians and health workers to justify or condemn the recommendation of exclusive(More)
BACKGROUND The Hyperreactive Malarial Splenomegaly Syndrome (HMS) originally called the tropical splenomegaly syndrome (TSS) or Big spleen disease refers to cases of splenomegaly in the tropics for which no cause was found despite thorough investigation. It is restricted to the malarial belt, yet there are few reports on HMS in Nigeria, probably due to a(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus initially said to be an adult disease is now reported in children and adolescents in the developed countries because of increased incidence of obesity and sedentary habits associated with westernization and lifestyle changes. There is a paucity of reports from Africa. METHOD A 9 year old overweight female with a BMI of(More)
INTRODUCTION Echocardiographic evaluation remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of structural cardiac disease. No previous prospective studies have been done on the prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in the Niger Delta area. This study was done to determine the frequency and pattern of congenital heart disease, using echocardiography as a(More)
BACKGROUND Enterocutaneous fistulae (ECFs) after typhoid perforation have been previously recorded postoperatively due to repair leak or new perforation. Spontaneous ECF formation due to primary intra-abdominal pathologic processes has been attributed to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and Crohn's disease. A review of the literature has shown no(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal helminthiasis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children particularly in the tropics and subtropics. This report highlights the possibility of hookworm infestation in infancy. METHOD A case report of hookworm infestation in a three-month old infant who was managed in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) is defined clinically as an illness usually manifesting in infancy, resulting from rubella infection in utero with certain specific signs and symptoms. Confirmed CRS is a clinically consistent case which is laboratory confirmed. A report of a 3 month old male diagnosed with confirmed congenital rubella is here(More)
BACKGROUND Kartagener Syndrome (KS) a rare genetic disorder belongs to a group of disorders referred to as primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) where the cilia covering the respiratory epithelium is either immotile or beat in an uncoordinated fashion. It is characterized by a triad of dextrocardia (with or without situs inversus), chronic sinusitis and(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its variants are genetic disorders resulting from the presence of a mutated form of hemoglobin, hemoglobin S (HbS). The most common and severe form of SCD found in Nigeria is homozygous HbS disease (HbSS) which is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. A key component in management of patients with sickle cell(More)