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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915991/adolescent-and-parental-reactions-to-puberty-in-nigeria-and-kenya-a-cross-cultural-and-intergenerational-comparison
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Bamidele M Bello, Adesegun O Fatusi, Oluwatomi E Adepoju, Beatrice W Maina, Caroline W Kabiru, Marni Sommer, Kristin Mmari
PURPOSE: This qualitative study assesses the cross-cultural and intergenerational reactions of young adolescents and parents to puberty in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and Nairobi, Kenya. METHODS: Sixty-six boys and girls (aged 11-13 years) and their parents participated in narrative interviews conducted in English or local languages in two urban poor settings in Ile-Ife and Nairobi. All interviews were recorded, transcribed, translated, and uploaded into Atlas.ti software for coding and analysis...
October 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915986/exploration-of-gender-norms-and-socialization-among-early-adolescents-the-use-of-qualitative-methods-for-the-global-early-adolescent-study
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Kristin Mmari, Robert W Blum, Rebkha Atnafou, Elisa Chilet, Sara de Meyer, Omaima El-Gibaly, Sharmista Basu, Bamidele Bello, Beatrice Maina, Xiayun Zuo
PURPOSE: The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) was launched in 2014 with the primary goal of understanding the factors in early adolescence that predispose young people to subsequent sexual risks, and conversely, those that promote healthy sexuality across different cultural contexts. The present article describes the methodology that was used for the first phase of GEAS, which consisted of conducting qualitative research to understand the gendered transitions into adolescence and the role that gender norms play within the key relationships of adolescents...
October 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915121/an-observation-of-umbilical-coiling-index-in-a-low-risk-population-in-nigeria
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Kikelomo T Adesina, Olumuyiwa A Ogunlaja, Adebunmi O Olarinoye, Abiodun P Aboyeji, Halimat J Akande, Adegboyega A Fawole, Abiodun S Adeniran
OBJECTIVES: The umbilical coiling index (UCI) is one of cord parameters for foetal assessment with limited studies in our environment. With recent advances in its evaluation, its significance, pattern, abnormalities and correlates need to be defined in our parturients. METHODS: The umbilical cords of 436 neonates were examined. Gross examination was done within 5 min of delivery. The UCI was defined as the number of complete coils per centimetre of cord. Normal UCI was defined as values between the 10th and 90th percentiles of the study population...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915113/causative-factors-for-sexual-and-reproductive-health-status-of-pregnant-adolescent-girls-in-urban-communities-of-lagos-nigeria
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Yetunde A Kuyinu, Toriola T Femi-Adebayo, Babatunde A Odugbemi, Elochukwu E Ukatu
Background The overall goal of this study was to determine the causative factors for pregnancy status in adolescent girls in two communities in the Lagos Island local government area. Methods A mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) study reviewing routine health facility antenatal care (ANC) records and conducting focus group discussions among 46 pregnant adolescents, exploring their views about sex, contraception, pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, was carried out. Key informant interviews were also carried out among healthcare workers and community members to assess their perceptions of adolescents' SRH problems...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915109/factors-affecting-utilization-of-youth-friendly-health-services-in-lagos-state-nigeria
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Toriola Temitope Femi-Adebayo, Yetunde Kuyinu, Olusola Adedeji Adejumo, Olayinka Goodman
Background Youth friendly health services (YFHS) are services that attract, respond to the needs of and retain young people for continuing care. This study was conducted to determine the factors affecting utilization of government (GYFF) and non-governmental youth friendly facilities (NGYFF) in Lagos state, Nigeria. Methods A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. A total of 543 adolescents aged 15-24 years, between August 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014 were consecutively recruited from 10 (five government and five non-governmental) youth friendly health facilities that had been in operation for at least 6 months prior to the study...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911129/a-comparative-study-on-the-efficacy-of-praziquantel-and-albendazole-in-the-treatment-of-urinary-schistosomiasis-in-adim-cross-river-state-nigeria
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S A Ben, M F Useh
Background: Praziquantel (PZQ) is the current drug of choice for the treatment of urinary schistosomiasis in endemic areas. It is very efficacious, although the potential for the development of resistance has been reported in some endemic areas among human subjects and in animal studies. Its' limitation include high cost and administration of multiple numbers of tablets. Albendazole (ALB) is used in the treatment of intestinal helminths infection. It is a broad-spectrum single-dose antihelminthic with an excellent cure rate and safety criteria...
September 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910308/pulmonary-hypertension-among-5-to-18-year-old-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-nigeria
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Ogochukwu J Sokunbi, Ekanem N Ekure, Edamisan O Temiye, Roosevelt Anyanwu, Christy A N Okoromah
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is a significant cause of mortality in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Few studies on PHT in SCD have been carried out in children. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of PHT in children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and determine its clinical and laboratory correlates. METHODS: In this cross sectional study, evaluation involved obtaining bio-data, history and physical examination findings in 175 SCA subjects with haemoglobin genotype SS aged 5 to 18 years and 175 age and sex matched controls with haemoglobin genotype AA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906005/group-a-rotaviruses-circulating-prior-to-a-national-immunization-programme-in-nigeria-clinical-manifestations-high-g12p-8-frequency-intra-genotypic-divergence-of-vp4-and-vp7
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M O Japhet, O Famurewa, M Iturriza-Gomara, O A Adesina, O O Opaleye, S Niendorf, C T Bock, A Mas Marques
Nigeria having approximately 50,000 Rotavirus A (RVA) deaths annually is yet to introduce RVA vaccine into routine national immunization; therefore surveillance of RVA strains circulating before vaccine introduction is essential in evaluating impact of the intervention. Stool samples and sociodemographic data of diarrhoeic children, <5 years were collected between August 2012 and December 2013. While a high prevalence of RVA infection (47.6%; 49/103) was observed by quantitative reverse transcription real time PCR, only 25% (26/103) had high RVA genome concentrations and were antigen positive...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905144/knee-osteoarthritis-and-associated-cardio-metabolic-clusters-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nigeria
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Abubakar Yerima, Olufemi Adelowo
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the most common type of arthritis all over the world. Obesity is the strongest modifiable risk factor and causes OA through a combination metabolic factors and mechanical loading. This study aimed to determine the frequency of metabolic syndrome (Mets) among patients with knee OA and its relationship with pain and functional status. This was a descriptive hospital-based cross-sectional study involving patients with knee OA. Pain was measured using a 0-10 numeric rating visual analog scale (VAS)...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904715/awareness-of-hypertension-and-its-impact-on-blood-pressure-control-among-elderly-nigerians-report-from-the-ibadan-study-of-aging
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Yemi Raheem Raji, Taiwo Abiona, Oye Gureje
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension is highly prevalent among the elderly. Its awareness has a direct influence on control through drug adherence. Earlier studies have shown that awareness of hypertension is low among sub-Saharan African populations but only a few studies have looked at the prevalence and awareness of hypertension among the elderly. METHODS: The Ibadan Study of Ageing is a longitudinal cohort study of the mental and physical health status as well as the functioning of elderly persons residing in the Yoruba-speaking areas of Nigeria...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904700/descriptive-epidemiology-of-a-cholera-outbreak-in-kaduna-state-northwest-nigeria-2014
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Ibrahim Baffa Sule, Mohammed Yahaya, Abubakar Ahmed Aisha, Ahmed Datti Zainab, Bajoga Ummulkhulthum, Patrick Nguku
INTRODUCTION: Cholera is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by Vibrio cholerae, which may lead to severe dehydration and death if not treated. This analysis is aimed at highlighting the magnitude, pattern and trend of cholera outbreak that occurred in Kaduna State in 2014. METHODS: We obtained the 2014 cholera line-list from the Kaduna State Disease Surveillance and Notification officer (DSNO). We described the outbreaks in time, place and person using Epi-info 7 and Health Mapper...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904698/hiv-related-knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-healthy-adults-in-cross-river-state-nigeria-a-population-based-survey
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Uchenna Okonkwo, Soter Ameh, Akaninyene Otu, Henry Okpara
INTRODUCTION: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains a global health problem disproportionately distributed across Nigeria. Cross river state (CRS), a tourist state, located in the Niger delta, has one of the highest prevalence rates. There is evidence that poor knowledge and stigmatization are obstacles to achieving universal access to HIV prevention programs. The objective of this study was to determine the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of HIV among adults resident in CRS, Nigeria...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904682/severity-of-motor-dysfunction-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-seen-in-enugu-nigeria
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Christian Chukwukere Ogoke, Sylvester Onabeke Iloeje
INTRODUCTION: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have gross motor dysfunction (GMD) of varying degrees of severity. The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) is widely used internationally to classify children with CP into functional severity levels. There are few reports on the use of GMFCS in Nigeria to determine the severity of motor dysfunction in children with CP. This study aims to classify children with CP in Enugu on the basis of severity of their GMD in order to ascertain their management needs...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904679/knowledge-attitudes-and-screening-practices-regarding-prostatic-diseases-among-men-older-than-40-years-a-population-based-study-in-southwest-nigeria
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Rufus Wale Ojewola, Ezekiel Sofela Oridota, Olanrewaju Samuel Balogun, Ezra Olatunde Ogundare, Taiwo Opeyemi Alabi, Oluseyi Omotola Banjo, Adeyinka Laoye, Babatunde Adetunmbi, Bamidele Oludele Adebayo, Rotimi Oluyombo
INTRODUCTION: Despite the global increase in awareness of prostatic diseases resulting from widespread availability of screening tools, there is no evidence that the knowledge, attitudes and screening practices of Nigerian men have improved regarding prostatic diseases. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study amongst 305 community-dwelling men. Respondents were selected using multi-staged sampling techniques. Knowledge, attitudes and screening practices were determined based on responses to a semi-structured KAP questionnaire...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903757/access-to-medicines-and-hepatitis-c-in-africa-can-tiered-pricing-and-voluntary-licencing-assure-universal-access-health-equity-and-fairness
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Yibeltal Assefa, Peter S Hill, Anar Ulikpan, Owain D Williams
BACKGROUND: The recent introduction of Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) for treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can significantly assist in the world reaching the international target of elimination by 2030. Yet, the challenge facing many individuals and countries today lies with their ability to access these treatments due to their relatively high prices. Gilead Sciences applies differential pricing and licensing strategies arguing that this provides fairer and more equitable access to these life-saving medicines...
September 13, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901831/collaboration-between-biomedical-and-complementary-and-alternative-care-providers-barriers-and-pathways
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Alberta S J van der Watt, Gareth Nortje, Lola Kola, John Appiah-Poku, Caleb Othieno, Benjamin Harris, Bibilola D Oladeji, Oluyomi Esan, Victor Makanjuola, LeShawndra N Price, Soraya Seedat, Oye Gureje
We examined the scope of collaborative care for persons with mental illness as implemented by traditional healers, faith healers, and biomedical care providers. We conducted semistructured focus group discussions in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria with traditional healers, faith healers, biomedical care providers, patients, and their caregivers. Transcribed data were thematically analyzed. A barrier to collaboration was distrust, influenced by factionalism, charlatanism, perceptions of superiority, limited roles, and responsibilities...
September 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900447/disinfection-byproducts-in-drinking-water-and-evaluation-of-potential-health-risks-of-long-term-exposure-in-nigeria
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Nsikak U Benson, Oyeronke A Akintokun, Adebusayo E Adedapo
Levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water from water treatment plants (WTPs) in Nigeria were studied using a gas chromatograph (GC Agilent 7890A with autosampler Agilent 7683B) equipped with electron capture detector (ECD). The mean concentrations of the trihalomethanes ranged from zero in raw water samples to 950 μg/L in treated water samples. Average concentration values of THMs in primary and secondary disinfection samples exceeded the standard maximum contaminant levels. Results for the average THMs concentrations followed the order TCM > BDCM > DBCM > TBM...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899411/non-polio-enteroviruses-in-faeces-of-children-diagnosed-with-acute-flaccid-paralysis-in-nigeria
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T O C Faleye, M O Adewumi, M O Japhet, O M David, A O Oluyege, J A Adeniji, O Famurewa
BACKGROUND: The need to investigate the contribution of non-polio enteroviruses to acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cannot be over emphasized as we move towards a poliovirus free world. Hence, we aim to identify non-polio enteroviruses recovered from the faeces of children diagnosed with AFP in Nigeria. METHODS: Ninety-six isolates, (95 unidentified and one previously confirmed Sabin poliovirus 3) recovered on RD cell culture from the stool of children <15 years old diagnosed with AFP in 2014 were analyzed...
September 12, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899373/maximizing-the-impact-of-malaria-funding-through-allocative-efficiency-using-the-right-interventions-in-the-right-locations
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Nick Scott, S Azfar Hussain, Rowan Martin-Hughes, Freya J I Fowkes, Cliff C Kerr, Ruth Pearson, David J Kedziora, Madhura Killedar, Robyn M Stuart, David P Wilson
BACKGROUND: The high burden of malaria and limited funding means there is a necessity to maximize the allocative efficiency of malaria control programmes. Quantitative tools are urgently needed to guide budget allocation decisions. METHODS: A geospatial epidemic model was coupled with costing data and an optimization algorithm to estimate the optimal allocation of budgeted and projected funds across all malaria intervention approaches. Interventions included long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), intermittent presumptive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp), seasonal mass chemoprevention in children (SMC), larval source management (LSM), mass drug administration (MDA), and behavioural change communication (BCC)...
September 12, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899311/australian-national-enterovirus-reference-laboratory-annual-report-2014
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Jason Roberts, Linda Hobday, Aishah Ibrahim, Thomas Aitken, Bruce Thorley
Following the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation, Australia conducts surveillance for cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in children less than 15 years of age as the main method to monitor its polio-free status. Cases of AFP in children are notified to the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit or the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance System and faecal specimens are referred for virological investigation to the National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory. In 2014, no cases of poliomyelitis were reported from clinical surveillance and Australia reported 1...
June 30, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
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