Comfort Nneka Akujobi

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A health impact evaluation was conducted in conjunction with the Imo State Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Nigeria. The project consisted of a package of water supply, sanitation, and health and hygiene education given by village-based workers. The evaluation was a quasi-experimental study covering pre-, peri- and post-intervention periods.(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is the second commonest cancer of females worldwide and the commonest cancer of the female genital tract in our environment. It can be prevented through early detection by cervical screening (Pap smear). OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of cervical cancer screening among(More)
Monthly bacteriological water testing of traditional water sources (ponds, rivers, unprotected springs and traditional wells) used by five villages in northeastern Imo State, Nigeria, was conducted during the period January 1983 to August 1985. The membrane-filtration technique was used to detect faecal coliforms (FC) and faecal streptococci (FS). Evidence(More)
Klesiella specie isolated from clinical specimens from Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital (EBSUTH). Abakakliki were studied to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. Between January, 2003 and September 2004 a total of 3.600 specimens processed in the routine Medical Microbiology laboratory of EBSUTH, of which 245(6.8%) yielded Klebsiella(More)
  • C N Akujobi
  • 2007
Blood cultures remain the "gold standard" for confirming bacteraemia/septicaemia and identifying causative organisms. The yield is maximised when strict procedure guidelines for collection and incubation are followed and laboratory/clinical data are properly correlated. This write up addresses several issues of clinical and technical importance in blood(More)
BACKGROUND The daily use of Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) prophylaxis reduces morbidity and mortality among patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) but its impact on increasing antimicrobial resistance rates has been of public health concern, globally. This study investigated the effect of daily TMP-SMX prophylaxis on feacal(More)
BACKGROUND The daily use of Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) prophylaxis reduces morbidity and mortality among patients infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) but its impact on increasing antimicrobial resistance rates has been of public concern globally. This study investigated the effect of daily TMP-SMX prophylaxis on faecal carriage(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a descriptive, prospective, hospital-based study designed to determine the prevalent organisms in ear infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in HIV-infected children compared to age-and sex-matched HIV sero-negative patients. METHOD Two hundred and fifty eight HIV-infected children being followed up at the Paediatric(More)
BACKGROUND Infections are common complications in critically ill patients with associated significant morbidity and mortality. AIM This study determined the prevalence, risk factors, clinical outcome and microbiological profile of hospital-acquired infections in the intensive care unit of a Nigerian tertiary hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the seroreactivity of pregnant women to syphilis in order to justify the need for routine antenatal syphilis screening. METHODS A multicenter retrospective analysis of routine antenatal venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test results between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2012 at three specialist care hospitals in(More)