Conservative esthetic management of severe dental fluorosis with in-office power bleaching
This report suggests that in-office power bleaching is an effective and conservative method for esthetic correction of tooth discoloration in severe dental fluorosis. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Ambar W Raut Vijay Mantri Priyanka V Gedam Pooja P Phabyani Source Type: research

Refractory lupus panniculitis treated successfully with rituximab: Two cases
We describe two cases of refractory lupus panniculitis which have been treated successfully with rituximab which is a chimeric anti-CD20 antibody. It reduces the number of circulating mature B-cells, thereby reducing the autoantibodies and the mediators of inflammation. Rituximab is a good alternative to patients who are not responsive to conventional treatment options for lupus panniculitis. There have been few side effects reported by the patients, but the clinical response and psychological well-being clearly outweigh them. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Partisha Gupta Aditya Dhanawat Ipsita Mohanty Prasanta Padhan Source Type: research

Demographic pattern of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a tertiary hospital in Calabar, South-South Nigeria
Conclusion: The study has reawaken our consciousness on the increasing trend on the epidemiological burden of CLL in our environment and will help to enhance further investigation into the relationship between the rising trend and available possible risk factors in our environment. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Kingsley Akaba Ofem Enang Hilary Igwilo Victor Eduve Edakabasi Akaba Omini Cletus Olukayode Oshatuyi Source Type: research

Asymptomatic Rotavirus infections among children in Maiduguri, Borno state, Northeast, Nigeria
Conclusion: This study shows that Rotavirus can be shed into environments without any signs and symptoms. In view of this, the Rotavirus vaccine should be considered a priority and be introduced in the existing national immunization program in Nigeria, particularly in Borno State. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Monilade T Akinola Auwalu Uba Ahmed F Umar Ediga B Agbo Source Type: research

Clinicopathologic profile of sinonasal neoplasia in Kano, Northwestern Nigeria: A 10-year single-institution experience
Conclusion: Malignant sinonasal disease is the predominant sinonasal neoplasm in this environment, and most of the patients presented with advanced disease. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Abdulrazak Ajiya Hamisu Abdullahi Iliyasu Yunusa Shuaibu Source Type: research

Evaluation of pulse pressure and proportional pulse pressure as predictors of severity among patients having heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Conclusion: Proportional Pulse Pressure may help to identify HF patients who present with low cardiac output, low ejection fraction, and worse prognosis. Our current observations reinforce the importance of clinically based skills that must not be forgotten when managing HF. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Gnanamoorthy Kothai A Janani Athanallur Raman Malathy Prasanna Karthik Suthakaran Source Type: research

Snakebite in children in Nigeria: A comparison of the first aid treatment measures with the world health organization & #39;s guidelines for management of snakebite in Africa
Conclusion: Huge gaps still exist in the first aid treatment given to snakebite victims compared to the WHO guidelines. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Obinna Chukwuebuka Nduagubam Onyinye H Chime Ikenna K Ndu A Bisi-Onyemaechi Christopher B Eke Ogechukwu F Amadi Obianuju O Igbokwe Source Type: research

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Jos, Nigeria
Conclusions: The prevalence of HBV infection among pregnant women was high, especially among those without prior vaccination for HBV, those with HIV co-infection and higher parity. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Francis Ajang Magaji Mark Ojogba Okolo Z Hassan Iornum H Shambe Victor Chung Pam Amaka Ngozi Ocheke Esther S Yiltok Williams Golit Stephen Ajen Anzaku Martins Daloek Jerry Ogwuche Godwin E Imade Christain Isichie Jsiah T Mutihir Stephen Oguche Oche Agbaji Source Type: research

Audit of carotid doppler sonography: Spectrum of findings at a tertiary hospital in Northwestern Nigeria
Conclusion: There is a statistically significant difference between sex and age with the side of lesion, degree of stenosis, segment involved, and type of atheromatous plaque. About one-fifth of our patients had incidental thyroid lesions. Therefore, routine screening of population at risk is highly recommended. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Anas Ismail Abdulmalik M Aliyu Mansur A Ramalan Source Type: research

Determinants of quality of life in adults living with epilepsy
Conclusion: The presence of psychiatric disorder, long duration of epilepsy, and being single were predictive of poor QOL. The importance of social relation, prompt seizure control, and efficient collaboration between psychiatrist and other medical professionals in the care of patients with epilepsy cannot be overemphasized. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Kazeem Ayinde Ayanda Dauda Sulyman Source Type: research

Moving towards ideal and appropriate models of anticoagulation management service
This article seeks to discuss how the establishment of appropriate models of anticoagulation could contain the draw backs of the old anticoagulants and improve on the compliance, availability, affordability, and accessibility of newer anticoagulants. Successful anticoagulation has always been defined by a scientific balancing of the risk of thrombosis and the complication of hemorrhage. To be able to maintain such optimal anticoagulation requires rational drug prescription (physician factor), institutelization of monitoring of therapy (anticoagulation clinic factor) as well as active participation of patients receiving the...
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Anakwue Raphael Source Type: research

Eruptive neurofibromas in pregnancy
We report a case of a 24-year-old Nigerian woman of 32-week gestation who presented with a history of sudden eruption of neurofibromas during the current pregnancy and the previous one 3 years earlier. We discuss how hormones and growth factors contribute to the increase in numbers of neurofibromas during pregnancy, which is occasionally severe, as in our case, and the complications which may arise in the mother and fetus. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Husain Yahya Hadiza Sani Source Type: research

Hypokalemic paralysis as an initial presentation of Sjogren syndrome
We report the case of a 26-year-old female who presented with hypokalemic paralysis. On evaluation, distal RTA was diagnosed. Further evaluation showed positive SS-a/SS-b antibodies in high titer, which confirms the diagnosis of primary SS. Our report illustrates that SS is a rare but important cause of hypokalemic paralysis. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Durga Shankar Meena Deepak Kumar Gopal Krishana Bohra Sunil Kumar Bhambu Source Type: research

Solitary fibrous tumour of cervical spinal cord
Mallikarjuna Rao Koduru, Sandeep Ail, Jayarama Shetty, Vijith ShettyAnnals of African Medicine 2020 19(2):144-146Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms of fibroblastic origin. They commonly arise from visceral pleura, but also arise from nonserosal sites such as meninges, central nervous system parenchyma, and spinal cord. In the spinal cord, SFTs commonly arise from the thoracic spinal cord, followed by cervical spinal cord, lumbar spinal cord, and sacrum. Histologically, SFTs can be similar to hemangiopericytoma, schwannoma, fibrous meningioma, fibroma, gliofibroma, and ependymoma. Immunohistochemi...
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Mallikarjuna Rao Koduru Sandeep Ail Jayarama Shetty Vijith Shetty Source Type: research

The effect of combination of warm intravenous fluid infusion and forced air warming versus forced air warming alone on maternal temperature and shivering during cesarian delivery under spinal anesthesia
Conclusion: Combination of warm Intravenous fluid infusion and Forced air warming is better than forced air warming alone. In maintaining near normal maternal core body temperature during elective cesarean section following spinal anesthesia. Combined warming method also reduces shivering incidence. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: VS Meghana Sunil Baikadi Vasudevarao Shaila S Kamath Source Type: research

Evaluation of prescription pattern of analgesic use among ambulatory elderly in South-Western Nigeria
Conclusions: Majority of hypertensive patients were on NSAIDs. This calls for prompt awareness of rational analgesic use among the elderly to improve management and their survival. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi Princess C Agha Olufemi O Olowookere Lawrence A Adebusoye Source Type: research

A preprogram appraisal of factors influencing research productivity among faculty at college of medicine, University of Lagos
Conclusion: Among the participants, research output appears to be motivated primarily by a desire for personal development,promotion, and respect from peers. Lack of access to resources was the main barrier to increased RP. These factors may need to be considered when developing programs designed to promote RP. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola Oluwakemi Ololade Odukoya Bolanle Banigbe Sikeade Olawumi Caleb-Adepoju Olalekan Folarin Bosede Bukola Afolabi Njideka Ulunma Okubadejo Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo Alani Sulaimon Akanmu Akinniyi Osuntoki Prosper Okonkwo Robert Murphy Ph Source Type: research

Pattern of corneal disorders in Ekiti: A tertiary eye center experience
Conclusion: Half of the patients were blind at presentation, and many of them presented after more than 1 week of the onset of symptoms. Corneal foreign body, trauma, and vernal keratoconjunctivitis were the leading known predisposing factors. There will be need to emphasize more on the role of protective eye devices among our people, especially those who engage in outdoor activities. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Iyiade Adeseye Ajayi Olusola Joseph Omotoye Kayode Olumide Ajite Source Type: research

Association between maternal serum homocysteine concentrations in early pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Conclusions: The prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia among mothers in Lagos was relatively low. The associations between hyperhomocysteinemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes could have implications in future for the prevention of these adverse outcomes. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Chidinma Magnus Nwogu Kehinde Sharafadeen Okunade Muisi A Adenekan Adebayo Isaiah Sekumade Sarah John-olabode Ayodeji Ayotunde Oluwole Source Type: research

The efficacy of two doses versus 7 days & #39; course of prophylactic antibiotics following cesarean section: An experience from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
Conclusion: This study found no statistically significant difference in infectious morbidity, duration of hospital stay, and neonatal outcomes when two doses of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid was compared with a 7 days course of prophylactic antibiotic following CS. The use of two doses of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid has the advantages of reduced cost and some maternal side effects. The two doses were cheaper with minimal side effects. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Salihu Ozegya Mohammed Samaila Danjuma A Shuaibu Sule Abdullahi Gaya Ayyuba Rabiu Source Type: research

Role of serum ferritin as a prognostic marker in acute ischemic stroke: A preliminary observation
Conclusions: Serum ferritin has a significant positive correlation with the severity of acute ischemic stroke (P < 0.001), and the levels correlate with the outcome of the disease (P < 0.001); the patients with higher serum ferritin at admission tend to deteriorate more as compared to those with lower levels. Thus, serum ferritin can be used as a prognostic marker in acute ischemic stroke. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Ravinder Garg S Aravind Sarabjot Kaur Sumit Pal Singh Chawla Simmi Aggarwal Gitanjali Goyal Source Type: research

Biochemical pattern of thyroid function test and clinical impression of thyroid disorder in a rural tertiary health institution in Nigeria
Conclusion: Goiter is the most prevalent thyroid disorder in this environment. Biochemical pattern of thyroid function test in our environment was mostly euthyroid despites clinical features suggestive of thyroid disorders. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Ahmed Kayode Jimoh Muritala Segun Ghazal Adewoyin Babajide Adeleke Adebayo Augustine Adeniyi Idowu Oluseyi Adebara Fatai Olakunle Babalola Gbadebo Oladimeji Ajani Matthew Segun Agboola Olusegun Adesola Busari Source Type: research

Determinants of occupational health hazards among roadside automobile mechanics in Sokoto Metropolis, Nigeria
Conclusion: Although most of the auto-mechanics were aware and had good knowledge of workplace hazards, they did not adhere to safety practices in the workplace, mostly due to nonavailability of protective apparels. There is, therefore, need for continuous health education under the platform of the auto-mechanics association so that they can voluntarily adopt safety practices in their workplace. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Oche Mansur Oche Okafoagu Christina Nneka Oladigbolu Remi Abiola Ismail Raji Ango Timane Jessica Hashimu Abdulmumini Bala Ijapa Adamu Source Type: research

The millennial generation plastic surgery trainees in sub-Saharan Africa and social media: A review of the application of blogs, podcasts, and twitter as web-based learning tools
This article defines and explores Blogs, Podcasts, and Twitter, as web-based learning tools, and discusses how to leverage social media to maximize their educational value and effectiveness. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Abdulrasheed Ibrahim Lawal M Abubakar Daniel J Maina Wasiu O Adebayo Abdullatif M Kabir Malachy E Asuku Source Type: research

Prevalence of erectile dysfunction among Greek men with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Athanasia K Papazafiropoulou, Konstantina Anagnostopoulou, Konstantina Petropoulou, Andreas MelidonisAnnals of African Medicine 2020 19(1):73-74 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Athanasia K Papazafiropoulou Konstantina Anagnostopoulou Konstantina Petropoulou Andreas Melidonis Source Type: research

Incidentally detected primary hyperparathyroidism
Sonal Saran, Arushi Dhall, Yash Sharma, Tanvi KhannaAnnals of African Medicine 2020 19(1):71-72 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Sonal Saran Arushi Dhall Yash Sharma Tanvi Khanna Source Type: research

Complex regional pain syndrome: A case report and review of the literature
Conclusion: A multidisciplinary approach is needed for effective management of CRPS, and refractory disease may respond to intrathecal baclofen with morphine. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Nura H Alkali Abdulrahman M Al-Tahan Mohammad Al-Majed Husam Al-Tahan Source Type: research

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of birth preparedness and complication readiness in recently delivered women of a Southwestern Nigerian Town
Conclusion: The knowledge and practice of key indicators of BPCR that reflect utilization of community resources in Ikenne Local Government Area is very poor. BPCR was an important determinant of perinatal survival. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: John Osaigbovoh Imaralu Inyang Franklin Ani Atinuke Olukemi Olaleye Ebunoluwa Jaiyesimi Abimbola Afolabi-Imaralu Odutola O Odugbemi Source Type: research

Young Peoples & #39; support for a smoke-free campus policy: A case for smoke-free campuses in the statewide smoking law in Lagos State, Nigeria
Conclusion: Although the majority of the students were non-smokers, significant exposure to SHS on campuses still exists. There is a huge support for smoke-free campus policies. The state government should consider including campuses on the list of smoke-free public spaces in the review of the statewide smoking law. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Yetunde Morenike Atiba Tope Olubodun Oluwakemi Ololade Odukoya Source Type: research

Late referral and associated factors among chronic kidney disease outpatients in Southern Nigeria
Conclusion: Prevalence of LR is high. Education of medical practitioners, patients, and the general public on early symptoms and physical signs of kidney disease is required. Initiation of all-encompassing health insurance scheme is necessary to solve the problem of lack of funds for medical consultation and treatment. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Enajite I Okaka Oluseyi A Adejumo Ayodeji A Akinbodewa Source Type: research

Screening at the dental office: An opportunity for bridging the gap in the early diagnosis of hypertension and diabetes in Ghana
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate the importance of the dental clinic in detecting both undiagnosed hypertension and diabetes, as well as those who have previously been diagnosed, but do not have their blood pressure and blood sugar under adequate control. With efficient referrals and follow-up systems in place at dental offices, they could be harnessed as a fertile place for hypertension and diabetes screening. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Paa-Kwesi Blankson Francis Kwamin Aaron B. Osei Asibey Source Type: research

Oscillometric blood pressure profile of adolescent secondary school students in Abakaliki metropolis
Conclusions: Routine BP monitoring is recommended for adolescents, especially those with prevailing risk factors including a family history of HTN, obesity, and substance and alcohol misuse. Early detection will help in mitigating the effect of these cardiovascular risk factors. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Uchechukwu C Ukoh Fortune A Ujunwa Uzoamaka Vivian Muoneke Pius C Manyike Clifford O Okike Bede C Ibe Source Type: research

Open adrenalectomy: A 20-year review of our experience in a developing country
Conclusion: OA in a developing country is a safe method as an alternative for laparoscopic adrenalectomy which has a difficult learning curve. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Mehmet Arif Usta Mehmet Ulusahin Etem Alhan Akif Cinel Irfan Nuhoglu Source Type: research

Effectiveness of an ear and hearing care training program for frontline health workers: A before and after study
Conclusion: The findings from this study indicate that the training program demonstrated the potential to be an effective way to improve knowledge of EHC, and we suggest the inclusion of “primary ear care” as a component of primary health care. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Fatimah I Tsiga-Ahmed Abdulazeez Ahmed Source Type: research

Various causative factors and associated complications of childhood obesity in Jeddah, Western Region, Saudi Arabia
Conclusion: Environmental factors were found to be the most predominant cause, where the majority of children were found to be leading a sedentary lifestyle, following an unhealthy diet, and skipping meals. The most recurring complications involved psychosocial and behavioral abnormalities, and among the medical consequences, gastroesophageal reflux and obstructive sleep apnea were the most prevalent. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Abdulmoein Eid Al-Agha Yusra Mohammed Mabkhoot Ashjan Salem Bahwirith Arwa Nabil Mohammed Rahaf Ragbi Elham Allhabi Bashaer Khalid Dumyati Asmaa Milyani Source Type: research

Doppler ultrasonographic evaluation of lower limbs deep-vein thrombosis in a teaching hospital, Northwestern Nigeria
Conclusion: Middle–aged females, left-sided leg, and above-knee segment were predominantly affected with DVT; hence, this buttresses the need for Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of DVT in all patients. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Muhammad Zaria Ibrahim Joseph Bako Igashi Suleiman Lawal Bello Usman Abdullahi Zubair Mubarak Hafsatu Maiwada Suleiman Source Type: research

Cytotoxic-induced heart failure among breast cancer patients in Nigeria: A call to prevent today & #39;s cancer patients from being tomorrow & #39;s cardiac patients
This article discusses the pathophysiology of cytotoxic-induced HF and presents the risk factors that impair cardiovascular function. The importance of proper assessment and the prophylactic and therapeutic measures in the management of cytotoxic-induced HF are emphasized. The peculiar challenges in the management of cytotoxic-induced HF in Nigeria were also discussed. The need for early involvement of cardiologists by oncologists to improve on the chemotherapeutic and cardiovascular outcome in the management of patients with breast cancer was stressed. Perhaps, it is time to birth a new discipline of cardiooncology in Nig...
Source: Annals of African Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Authors: Raphael Anakwue Source Type: research

Erratum: serum levels of single-carbon metabolism vitamins and homocysteine in head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma: Preliminary report
Annals of African Medicine 2019 18(4):214-214 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: research

Maxillary mucormycosis causing oroantral fistula in a young female
Sonal Saran, Yash Sharma, Tanvi Khanna, Abhay Pratap SinghAnnals of African Medicine 2019 18(4):211-213 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Sonal Saran Yash Sharma Tanvi Khanna Abhay Pratap Singh Source Type: research

Ovarian fibroma with torsion in a young female
Sonal Saran, Abhay Pratap Singh, Tanvi KhannaAnnals of African Medicine 2019 18(4):210-211 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Sonal Saran Abhay Pratap Singh Tanvi Khanna Source Type: research

Development of crohn & #39;s disease following treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis in a nigerian child: Case report and review of literature
We report the case of a Nigerian child with JIA who developed CD following treatment for JIA. A 9-year-old male with JIA was referred to the pediatric gastroenterology unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on the account of chronic diarrhea with occasional passage of bloody stools. He had been on prednisolone and methotrexate which had controlled the joint flares. Colonoscopy revealed extensive colitis, ulcers, abscesses, and ileocecal disease. Histology confirmed the CD. In view of the unavailability of the recommended treatment, namely biologics in the country and financial constraints; steroids; and sulfasalazi...
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Oluwafunmilayo Funke Adeniyi Uyi Ima-Edomwonyi A Emuobor Odeghe I Vincent Onyekwelu Source Type: research

Early signs of microvascular complications in pediatric patients with short duration of type 1 diabetes mellitus seen in southeast Nigeria
Conclusion: The study outcome demonstrated a high prevalence of early signs of microvascular complications such as retinopathy and nephropathy among youths with short duration of T1DM. Poor glycemic control, if not halted, is associated with early signs of microvascular complications which may become clinically evident; contrary to the belief that they are rare in childhood. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Chinwe Flora Ogugua Ugo Nnenna Chikani Maryann Ugochi Ibekwe Thomas Ngwieri Holley Allen Source Type: research

Pattern of limb amputations in Liberia
Conclusion: The profile of Limb amputation in Liberia is not very different from what is obtaining in the region. However the limitations of histology and other investigative procedure have affected the accurate diagnosis of certain conditions like tumours. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Joseph K Weyhee Mohammed Kabir Abubakar Ernest Muvunandinda Patrick Okao Atem D Geu Source Type: research

Prevalence and pattern of chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorders among hemodialysis patients in kano, northwest nigeria
Conclusion: CKD-MBD is common among patients on hemodialysis in our center. Screening for CKD-MBD and appropriate use of phosphate binder and Vitamin D when indicated are highly recommended. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Alhaji Abdu Aliyu Abdu Fatiu A Arogundade Source Type: research

Gross motor developmental delay in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children under 2 years of age
Conclusions: A tendency to poorer motor development is apparent in young children infected by HIV and can manifest as early as the first 6 months of life. Routine HIV screening as well as early developmental assessment of all children should be encouraged. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Patience Ngozi Obiagwu Source Type: research

Giant cystic schwannoma of the cauda equina
Meryem Himmiche, Mohammed Benzagmout, Badreeddine Alami, Imane Staouni Benabdellah, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed E ChaouiAnnals of African Medicine 2019 18(3):180-183 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Meryem Himmiche Mohammed Benzagmout Badreeddine Alami Imane Staouni Benabdellah Khalid Chakour Mohamed E Chaoui Source Type: research

Large extraskeletal ewing sarcoma of the hand: A rare entity
Sonal Saran, Annu Kharbanda, Sunil MalikAnnals of African Medicine 2019 18(3):177-179 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Sonal Saran Annu Kharbanda Sunil Malik Source Type: research

Do skin lesions in the young sound an alarm
Anupam DeyAnnals of African Medicine 2019 18(3):176-177 (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Anupam Dey Source Type: research

Isolated testicular metastasis from prostatic adenocarcinoma
Aminu M. C. Dahiru, Nasiru Raheem, Haruna Asura Nggada, Abdullahi Muzzamil, Yunusa DahiruAnnals of African Medicine 2019 18(3):173-175 Metastatic carcinomas to the testes are rare with prostate adenocarcinoma being the most common. Reported cases of metastatic carcinoma to the testes are usually associated with metastasis to other sites. Metastasis to the testis alone without associated secondaries to other sites can occur and so far, few cases have been reported globally. Due to the rarity of such presentation and the need for proper evaluation of orchiectomy specimens for prostatic adenocarcinoma, we report a case of an...
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Aminu M. C. Dahiru Nasiru Raheem Haruna Asura Nggada Abdullahi Muzzamil Yunusa Dahiru Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of low back pain in a Southern Nigerian hospital
Conclusion: The pattern of both the professions at risk, due to the well-known mechanisms of poor ergonomics, and the marked risk for the female gender, in the hospital setting, suggest underresourced work and societal environments as the underlying factors-more research is needed. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Authors: Timothy Eyo Nottidge Bolanle A Nottidge Udeme E Ekrikpo Source Type: research