Patrick U. Njoku

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BACKGROUND As the case detection rate of arterial hypertension increases daily in rural Nigeria, screening for its associated abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia is an important healthcare challenge. Of great concern in rural Nigeria is that most geriatric hypertensives with abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia are not routinely diagnosed and therefore do not(More)
BACKGROUND Under-five in Nigeria are the most vulnerable group that are often challenged by emergency health conditions. AIM The study was to describe the magnitude of under-five emergencies in a resource-poor environment of a rural hospital in eastern Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional hospital-based study of 282 under-five(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to review hernioplasties done for inguinal hernias in a rural private hospital, bringing out the socio-demographic and clinical pattern and to sensitize surgeons and family physicians in our environment about the possibility of making hernioplasty a standard of care for inguinal hernias. METHOD The records of(More)
BACKGROUND The umpteenth threats to change of healthcare provider by dissatisfied patients on formal sector health insurance are well known and can be a proxy indicator for the need for quality improvement in service delivery. OBJECTIVE This study was aimed at evaluating patients' satisfaction with quality of care provided at the National Health Insurance(More)
Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 140 adult patients with primary hypertension who have been on treatment for at least 6 months at the primary care clinic of Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia. A patient was said to have achieved goal BP control if the BP was < 140 per 90 mmHg. Adherence was assessed in the previous 30 days using a pretested(More)
BACKGROUND Effective reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality in Nigerian children under the age of five depends to a large extent on family biosocial factors. Although, the awareness of insecticide treated bed nets (ITNs) is reportedly high and increasing in Nigeria there remain large gaps between awareness, possession and use by families with children(More)
TEN is a rare cutaneous drug reaction associated with high morbidity and mortality. The underlying pathogenic mechanisms are poorly understood. Development of an effective treatment algorithm has been hampered by the low incidence of this disorder, incomplete knowledge of the mechanisms of epidermal death, and lack of large controlled trials to evaluate(More)
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