Uchenna C Okonkwo

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BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains the commonest malignancy of the liver. In spite of the recent advances in treatment, prognosis is still abysmal especially in developing countries. This article aims to review the clinical and pathological features of HCC in a tertiary hospital at Nnewi. METHOD This was a cross-sectional study. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract which is generally believed to be rare in most African countries. The objectives of the current study were to present the experience of three tertiary gastroenterology centers in southern part of Nigeria on IBD, highlighting the age(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma is a leading cause of cancer-related death in Africa, but there is still no comprehensive description of the current status of its epidemiology in Africa. We therefore initiated an African hepatocellular carcinoma consortium aiming to describe the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a public health problem in Nigeria, with 13% of its general population having evidence of a previous or current infection. Lack of awareness of HBV, its risk factors, and its consequences are recognized as major deterrents to adopting positive preventive behavior including immunization among HBV high-risk groups. (More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV are common blood-borne infections unevenly distributed across regions in Nigeria. Few population-based prevalence studies have been done in Nigeria. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of HBV, HCV and HIV and risk factors for infection with these viruses in a Nigerian population. (More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B infection has become a public health issue in recent years. Approximately 350 million of the world's population are chronically infected reaching endemic proportions in West Africa. Guidelines for treatment are continuously improving but are becoming more complex. AIM To determine the challenges hepatologists experience in the(More)
BACKGROUND Co-infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) is common as both viruses share common routes of transmission. HIV significantly affects the natural history of HBV, hence the need to determine the prevalence of co-infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study between 2005 and 2009, in which is a(More)
Caractéristiques des maladies inflammatoires de l'intestin dans 3 centres de santé de niveau 3 au sud du Nigeria ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract which is generally believed to be rare in most African countries. The objectives of the current study were to present(More)
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