Mohammed Bello Kawuwa

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of maternal mortality associated with eclampsia and to determine how socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the women influence the deaths. METHODOLOGY Records of 52 eclampsia-related mortalities from January 2003 to December 2007 were reviewed, retrospectively. Their social demography, mode and place of(More)
This prospective study was carried out between June 2005 and June 2006, to determine the prevalence and determinants of anaemia among pregnant women attending a tertiary Sahelian Hospital in Northeastern Nigeria. A total of 1,040 pregnant women enrolled at their first antenatal visit were monitored through pregnancy for anaemia. The overall prevalence of(More)
Sexual assault is a common social disorder among students in our tertiary institutions. This study ascertains the extent and effect of sexual assault among Nigerian students. Two hundred and Sixty Eight structured questionnaires were distributed to randomly selected students in 4 tertiary institutions, information on socio demography, sexual history and(More)
OBJECTIVE To look at the trends in maternal mortality in our institution over 5 years. METHODS Records of 112 maternal deaths were retrospectively reviewed to determine the trends and the likely direct cause of each death over the study period. RESULTS There were a total of 112 maternal deaths, while 3931 deliveries were conducted over the 5-year(More)
Nigeria has a record of high newborn mortality as an estimated 778 babies die daily, accounting for a ratio of 48 deaths per 1000 live births. The aim of this paper was to show how a deteriorating neonatal delivery system in Nigeria may have, in part, been improved by the application of a novel recycled incubator technique (RIT). Retrospective assessment of(More)
This study was conducted to find out community's knowledge and perceived implications of maternal mortality and morbidity. The community members' perception on ways to prevent the scourge was also explored. It was a population-based qualitative study which took place in two urban and two rural communities in Borno state, Nigeria. A total of one hundred and(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the lipid and lipoproteins ratio in pregnant mothers and to evaluate their role in the interpretation of hyperlipidaemias. A total of 222 pregnant women who registered for ANC and 222 non-pregnant healthy women of the sameage and parity as control were recruited for the study. A sample of venous blood after an(More)
Neonatal thermal stabilisation can become challenging when uncontrollable factors result in excessive body temperature. Hyperthermia can rapidly slow down baby's progress and response to treatment. High sunlight intensity in tropical countries such as Nigeria manifests in incessant high neonatal temperatures towards early evenings. The ugly consequences of(More)
background: Vaginal douching with lime juice and other agents has been perceived to enhance sexual excitement through sensations of vaginal dryness, tightness or warmth, as well as prevent sexually transmitted infections and restore and tighten the vagina after delivery. Its effectiveness as a contraceptive has also been reported. However, the social and(More)