Nkeiruka Ameh

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BACKGROUND The time of passing meconium and the subsequent stooling pattern is an important marker in the diagnosis of colonic motility problems in newborns, particularly in Hirschsprung's disease (HD). METHOD A cross-sectional study of the passage of meconium and stooling pattern in 280 normal newborns was undertaken using questionnaires administered to(More)
AIMS/OBJECTIVE To study the choice of contraceptive usage and the factors responsible for such choices in northern Nigeria. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. SUBJECTS New clients attending the reproductive health centre. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Choice of contraceptive, reason for choice,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the computer knowledge and desires of clinical year medical students at one of the oldest and largest medical schools in Nigeria. DESIGN A survey using validated structured questionnaires. SETTING Medical school of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. SUBJECTS Two hundred and thirty seven clinical year (4th, 5th and 6th years)(More)
Advances in neonatal intensive care, total parenteral nutrition and improvements in technology have led to a greatly improved outcome of neonatal surgery in developed countries. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, however, neonatal surgery continues to pose wide-ranging challenges. Delivery outside hospital, delayed referral, poor transportation, and lack(More)
BACKGROUND Infertility affects about 20% or more of the population. Infertility can lead to domestic violence and any woman who experiences domestic violence because of infertility, has a double jeopardy. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study involving 233 infertile women attending infertility clinics in 3 hospitals in Nigeria overa period of 12(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies and work on domestic violence against women are aimed at helping victims, Studies aimed at detecting those at risk of domestic violence are few. Risk identification has important implications for early detection and prevention. METHODS A risk scoring tool was developed and tested on 466 antenatal clinic attendees at 3 levels of(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents have special reproductive health needs, but these peculiar needs are often unmet in many cultures and countries. METHODS A cross-sectional study involving adolescents in three secondary schools in a northern Nigerian setting. Demographic characteristics as well as reproductive health issues (adolescent sex, abortion, sexual(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital vaginal obstruction commonly presents after puberty and presentation in infancy is uncommon. Due to lack of awareness, diagnosis may be missed in infants, sometimes with disastrous consequences. METHOD A retrospective review of 9 neonates and infants treated for congenital vaginal obstruction in 16 years. RESULTS The patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of domestic violence and its relationship to adverse obstetric outcomes amongst pregnant women who deliver at a tertiary level hospital in Zaria, Nigeria. METHOD A cross-sectional study involving 310 women who delivered at the labour ward. Questionnaires were administered to parturient women. Details of their(More)
BACKGROUND Queuing theory is the mathematical approach to the analysis of waiting lines in any setting where arrival rate of subjects is faster than the system can handle. It is applicable to healthcare settings where the systems have excess capacity to accommodate random variations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive survey was done.(More)