Godwin Otuodichinma Akaba

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OBJECTIVE To determine the knowledge and utilization of malaria preventive measures as well as barriers to the utilization of these measures by pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was a prospective cross-sectional survey involving pregnant women at the booking clinic of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital between May and August 2010.(More)
Studies on twin pregnancy are uniquely important to Africa and particularly Nigeria where the highest incidence in the world exists. This study was designed to determine the trend, rate, and obstetric outcomes of twin deliveries in the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada. This was a retrospective study of twin deliveries in the hospital over a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the trends, predisposing factors, maternal and fetal outcome of cases of uterine rupture managed at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital. METHOD A retrospective review of all cases of ruptured uterus managed at the University of Abuja teaching hospital, Gwagwalada, between January 2006 and December 2010 was conducted. RESULT(More)
OBJECTIVES Abortion in Nigeria is permitted only to save a woman's life. Most abortions in that country take place under unsafe conditions and constitute a major source of maternal morbidity and mortality. We present a case of multiple visceral injuries complicating an induced abortion. CASE A 28-year-old multiparous woman at 12 weeks' gestation had an(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is a major health problem globally, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria inclusive. One of the preventive measures is the vaccination of teenagers against oncogenic human papilloma virus. The aim of this study was to find out the level of knowledge mothers possess about these vaccines and their willingness to administer(More)
BACKGROUND Ectopic pregnancy is a major public health issue and remains a major challenge to the reproductive Performance of women worldwide. The incidence and management approach to ectopic pregnancy over the past few decades has been revolutionized with various modalities of treatment currently in practice. The objective of the study was to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Although twin gestation is associated with increased perinatal morbidity and mortality, optimal management of this high risk pregnancy is associated with improved outcome for the mother and her baby. Globally, Nigeria has the highest incidence of twinning. This makes studies on twin gestation important, especially on the outcome of the babies(More)
BACKGROUND Unintended pregnancy is a pregnancy that is either unwanted or mistimed. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of unintended pregnancy as well as to document the determinant factors among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and extent of involvement of men in family planning in Nigeria, and to evaluate spousal communication regarding family planning. METHODS A community-based, mixed-methods study enrolled participants in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria between January 11 and June 30, 2012. Quantitative surveys including(More)
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