Blood transfusion services for patients with sickle cell disease in Nigeria
Conclusion Current efforts of Nigerian public hospitals to provide safe blood and CTT fall short of best practice. Provision of apheresis machines, improvement of voluntary non-remunerated donor drive, screening for red cell antigens and antibodies, and availability of iron chelators would significantly improve SCD care in Nigeria.
[Vanguard] by Lawal Sherifat
BACKGROUND: Heat stroke is an emergent condition characterized by hyperthermia (>40 °C/>104 °F) and nervous system dysregulation. There are two primary etiologies: exertional which occurs during physical activity and non-exertional which occurs durin...
Mycotoxin residues are transferred from feed to animal products, yet, less attention has been paid to it in developing countries like Nigeria, India, Mexico etc. There is a need to find alternative alleviation material for reducing the impact of mycotoxin....
ConclusionWe herein reported a subphrenic abscess due to Clostridium perfringens after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma following emphysematous cholecystitis.
This study demonstrates that successful DAA therapy for HCV provides an initial rapid resolution of liver inflammation followed by a steady improvement in liver fibrosis and metabolic liver function.Journal of Viral Hepatitis
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Undergoing earlier menopause is a sign of a greater burden of age-related damage and dysfunction, so it should not be surprising to see that this correlates with a greater incidence of chronic disease in the years thereafter. People with a greater burden of cell and tissue damage tend to exhibit all of the manifestations of aging earlier than their less damaged peers. These variations in damage burden and consequences from individual to individual are near all the results of lifestyle choices, particularly smoking, weight, and exercise, and environmental factors such as exposure to chronic viral infection. Genetics plays o...
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[Vanguard] The Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja in Kogi, has confirmed three cases of Lassa fever and one death in the last one week.
HIGH blood pressure does not have noticeable symptoms. However, if left untreated, serious health problems could ensue including heart attacks or strokes. Eating this brightly coloured vegetable could help to lower a person's reading. What is it?