Basheer Abdullahi Jabo

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BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) add substantially to the morbidity of surgical patients. Our hypothesis was that the SSI rate is high in our setting, but there were no data regarding the prevalence and risk factors. METHODS Three hundred twenty-two children who had surgery (elective 144, emergency 178) between January, 2001 and September, 2005(More)
BACKGROUND Colostomy is a resuscitative procedure in paediatric surgical practice. In critical patients, mortality may be high, if general anaesthesia is used. Local anaesthesia may be an alternative in this group of neonates. The aim of this article was to evaluate the indications, the technique and outcome of colostomy in neonates under local anaesthesia.(More)
BACKGROUND Anorectal malformation is a common congenital defect and its management has evolved over the years. This is a review of the trend in the management of this condition in a major paediatric surgical centre in Nigeria over two decades. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 295 patients with anorectal malformations managed from January(More)
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency in developed countries. There is a strorng evidence of a rising trend in the developing world. METHODS We present a retrospective review of appendicectomy as performed at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto over a six year period (January 1997 to December, 2002) RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the role of vesicostomy in the management of posterior urethral valve (PUV), in neonates and infants, given the limitations for endoscopic treatment in this setting. METHODS A review of 35 patients who presented with posterior urethral valve over a 10-year period. Demographic and clinical information were prospectively recorded on a(More)
As recognition of the contribution of injury and surgical disease to the global burden of disease grows, strategies to address these challenges have emerged, including on-site surgical support, larger-scale surgical education and capacity-building programs. 1 In addition, there are a number of global health conferences whose main goals are to exchange,(More)
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