Efenae Russ Efetie

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OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome ofwomen admitted with eclampsia in the National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING A retrospective analysis. The medical records register in the accident and emergency department, labour ward, maternity ward and the intensive care unit were searched to identify cases of eclampsia admitted at the National(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective observational study on the seasonal variation in the admission of eclampsia patients to the multi-disciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) of National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria over a five-year span (March 2000 - March 2005) was carried out. METHOD The patient's case files and ICU records were used to extract the needed data. The(More)
Violence against women is a human rights violation, which is increasingly becoming a serious public health issue. When it occurs in pregnant women, victims are recognised to be at higher risk of complications of pregnancy. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was carried out over a 3-month period from May to July 2005 to document the prevalence, knowledge(More)
UNLABELLED Health care workers who have occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials are at increased risk for acquiring blood-borne infections. The emotional impact of a needle-stick injury can be severe and long lasting, even when a serious infection is not transmitted. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and attitude towards(More)
CONTEXT Infertility and menstrual abnormalities continue to constitute a significant bulk of gynaecological consultations. Both of these problems are sometimes traced to intrauterine adhesions (IUA) which is preventable in the majority of cases. Endoscopic lysis under direct vision is being introduced into contemporary practice in Nigeria for the treatment(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the risk factors for maternal deaths in unplanned or unbooked obstetric admissions to the intensive care unit of a tertiary health centre. Hospital records of unbooked obstetric admissions to the intensive care unit of the hospital from January 1997 to December 2006 were retrospectively reviewed. Data collected(More)
BACKGROUND Morbid obesity of parturient has become very important in perinatal medicine because of a worldwide obesity epidemic. Morbid obesity of parturient is reportedly associated with severely increased anaesthetic and obstetric risk. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence rate, anaesthetic and obstetric complications in morbidly obese parturient that(More)
A 26-year-old woman (para 1 + 0) was managed at the National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria for postpartum eclampsia with quadriplegia following referral from a peripheral hospital with a history of a solitary tonic/clonic seizure and unconsciousness. Her antenatal period had been uneventful until she presented with labour pains, where examination revealed an(More)