Theophilus Ogochukwu Nwankwo

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BACKGROUND The menstrual practices of adolescents derive largely from health issues associated with their adjustment to reproductive life. The objective of the study was to assess the effect of pre-menarcheal training on the menstrual and hygiene practices of Nigerian school girls. METHOD A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey of randomly selected(More)
This study assessed voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) uptake, nevirapine use and infant feeding options among the pregnant women seen in a tertiary care centre in Enugu, South-east Nigeria, with the aim of identifying gaps (if any) in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) implementation in the hospital. It was a prospective study of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the occurrence of percutaneous injuries (PI) and accidental exposure to patients' blood (AEPB) in surgical residents in Enugu, Nigeria, their awareness of universal precautions (UP), and use of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Self-administered semi-structured pre-tested questionnaires were administered to 230(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence, pattern of menstrual disorders, treatment practices, and the effect of menstrual disorders on school attendance in adolescent school girls in Enugu, Nigeria. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Randomly selected secondary schools. PARTICIPANTS Postmenarcheal adolescent school girls aged 10-19 years. (More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is the most effective seizure prophylaxis in the management of severe pre-eclampsia, and its use is progressively spreading in our environment. It was introduced at the pioneer teaching hospital of southeastern Nigeria in 2007. A study on the outcome of its use is therefore necessary. OBJECTIVES The objective was to(More)
Background: Human papillomavirus is the main causative agent of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccination targets young adolescent girls that need parents’ consent for medical interventions. Objectives: To determine the practice of adolescent girls HPV vaccination, their mothers’ knowledge and attitude to HPV and HPV vaccination. Methods: This cross-sectional(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review aims to determine the effectiveness of the use of syndrome diagnosis in the evaluation of vaginitis and to make suggestions based on the review findings. RECENT FINDINGS Vaginal discharge as the main symptom of vaginitis is unspecific. A randomized study of symptom-based diagnosis and treatment of vaginitis in the USA favored(More)
INTRODUCTION Prenatal diagnosis comprises all diagnostic modalities aimed at gaining information about the embryo or fetal wellbeing. It enables antenatal care tailored to the individual need(s) of the fetus. AIM To determine the knowledge, practice and prospect of prenatal diagnosis among reproductive health care providers in Abakaliki, Nigeria. (More)
OBJECTIVE The study aims to determine the differences in maternal and perinatal outcomes between caesarean and vaginal deliveries and the factors affecting vaginal delivery in twin pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational study to audit twin pregnancies delivered at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital between 2002 and 2008. Clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between perinatal outcome and anesthetic technique for preterm cesarean sections has not been explored in South Eastern, Nigeria. OBJECTIVE The objective of the following study is to evaluate perinatal outcome in preterm cesarean sections conducted under general anesthesia (GA) and subarachnoid block (SAB) with the aim to(More)
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