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BACKGROUND Induction of labour is an important intervention in obstetrics. Misoprostol is increasingly being used for induction of labour in many obstetric units and it may replace the traditional Foleys catheter/oxytocin protocol. METHOD This was a retrospective study of the 3 methods of induction of labour used at the University of Maiduguri Teaching(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)
CONTEXT Umbilical cord prolapse is an obstetric emergency associated with high perinatal morbidity and mortality unless prompt delivery by the fastest and safest route is carried out. OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of umbilical cord prolapse, predisposing factors, and fetal outcome. STUDY DESIGN, SETTING AND SUBJECTS A 20 year retrospective study(More)
BACKGROUND Consent practices can affect the institution of emergency obstetrics care in the health facility, and may indeed, determine the degree of maternal mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVES This study was aimed at determining informed consent practices and its implication for Emergency Obstetrics Care (EOC). METHODS A cross-sectional study involving(More)
This study was aimed at finding the attitude of Nigerian women to contraceptive use by their male partners. A total of 417 women received the questionnaire; 71% of these were sexually active and 34.8% were not aware of any male contraceptive method. Only 1.7% reported regular use of condoms by their spouses, however this was significantly higher if the(More)
BACKGROUND Caesarean Delivery on Maternal Request (CDMR) is increasingly seen as a viable option to vaginal delivery even in the absence of medical or obstetric contraindications to vaginal delivery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Self administered questionnaires were instituted to Senior Consultant Obstetricians attending the examiners' meeting of the faculty of(More)
Fetus papyracie in a triplet pregnancy is indeed rare and can pose serious management challenges. These challenges are more pronounced where facilities for monitoring are either inadequate or nonexistent. A 39-year-old, grand multipara multipara was referred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at 27 weeks gestation with preterm contractions.(More)
She was started on phenoxybenzamine and propranolol and her symptoms, especially palpitation, resolved. As vaginal delivery is associated with high morbidity and mortality (Harper et al. 1989) a caesarean section was planned at 38 weeks in collaboration with senior anaesthetists under general anaesthesia. She was admitted 3 days before caesarean section in(More)
BACKGROUND Even though women in labour are expected to be managed in the hospital under the care of an Obstetrician, a subset of women, who actually plan to have hospital delivery spent greater part of their labour at home without any medical assistance and only present to the labour room at full cervical dilatation. AIM AND OBJECTIVES To compare the(More)