Peoples willingness to use COVID-19 self-testing in Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey
Conclusion A majority of Nigerians agree with the concept of COVID-19 self-testing and would act to protect public health on self-testing positive. Self-test implementation research is necessary to frame how acceptability impacts uptake of preventive behaviours following a positive and a negative self-test result. (Source: BMJ Open)
Source: BMJ Open - January 30, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Folayan, M., Shilton, S., Undelikwo, V., Alaba, O., Amusan, R., Ibrahim, M., Ogbozor, P. A., Mojisola, O., Batheja, D., Banerji, A., Ivanova Reipold, E., Martinez-Perez, G. Z. Tags: Open access, Public health, COVID-19 Source Type: research

Child sexual abuse in Kaduna State, Northwestern Nigeria: A review of 420 police-reported cases
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Source: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse - January 30, 2023 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Auwal Suleiman Garba Source Type: research

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The cover image is based on the Case ReportTooth adornment among siblings living in an urban slum in Nigeria: Health implications for a vulnerable population by Mary E. Osuh et al.,https://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.6563. (Source: Clinical Case Reports)
Source: Clinical Case Reports - January 28, 2023 Category: General Medicine Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

Risk factors affecting the occurrence of urinary schistosomiasis and urinary tract infections in some communities of Ondo State, Nigeria
J Water Health. 2023 Jan;21(1):27-34. doi: 10.2166/wh.2022.186.ABSTRACTSchistosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases, affecting about 240 million people worldwide. Urinary schistosomiasis (US) is a chronic and debilitating disease caused by blood flukes, Schistosoma haematobium, and people with US are vulnerable to secondary infections caused by bacteria. The study was designed to evaluate the risk factors involved in US and urinary tract infection (UTI) in parts of Ondo State, Nigeria. The study areas were rural communities known to be endemic for schistosomiasis, with farming as their major occupation and the...
Source: Journal of Water and Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kikelomo Jennifer Kone Anthony Kayode Onifade Ebenezer Oluyemi Dada Source Type: research

Psychological Distress Increases 30-Fold Among People with HIV in the First Year on ART in Nigeria —a Call for Integrated Mental Health Services
ConclusionThe risk of psychological distress increased 30-fold in the first year on therapy in PWH in Nigeria. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - January 27, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Strategic approach to optimisation of TB contact investigation in Nigeria
(Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease)
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - January 26, 2023 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chukwuogo, O. Odume, B. Ogbudebe, C. Useni, S. Nwokoye, N. Dim, C. Nongo, D. Eneogu, R. Odusote, T. Oyelaran, O. Ubochioma, E. Anyaike, C. Gidado, M. Tags: FORUM-Letter Source Type: research

Evaluation of physicians' knowledge of deprescribing, deprescribing tools and assessment of factors affecting deprescribing process
CONCLUSION: The physicians had good knowledge of the term "deprescribing" and the steps to deprescribing. Specific measures to target the barriers faced by the physicians in deprescribing medications and policies to implement physicians use of existing guidelines to facilitate their deprescribing decisions are essential.PMID:36698057 | PMC:PMC9875427 | DOI:10.1186/s12875-023-01990-1 (Source: Primary Care)
Source: Primary Care - January 25, 2023 Category: Primary Care Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi Comfort O Ajilore Temitope Ilori Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 variants-associated outbreaks of COVID-19 in a tertiary institution, North-Central Nigeria: Implications for epidemic control
This study is a retrospective analysis of COVID-19 cases reported in a Nigerian tertiary institution from July to December 2021. In total, 705 suspected COVID-19 cases that comprised 547 students and 158 non-students were investigated by real time PCR (RT-PC R); of which 372 (~52.8%) tested positive for COVID-19. Using a set of selection criteria, 74 (~19.9%) COVID-19 positive samples were selected for next generation sequencing. Data showed that there were two outbreaks of COVID-19 within the university community over the study period, during which mor e females (56.8%) tested positive than males (47.8%) (p (Source: PLoS One)
Source: PLoS One - January 25, 2023 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Oluwapelumi Olufemi Adeyemi Source Type: research

Orthopoxvirus Infections in Rodents, Nigeria, 2018-2019
Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 Feb;29(2):433-434. doi: 10.3201/eid2902.221411.ABSTRACTTo investigate animal reservoirs of monkeypox virus in Nigeria, we sampled 240 rodents during 2018-2019. Molecular (real-time PCR) and serologic (IgM) evidence indicated orthopoxvirus infections, but presence of monkeypox virus was not confirmed. These results can be used to develop public health interventions to reduce human infection with orthopoxviruses.PMID:36692495 | DOI:10.3201/eid2902.221411 (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - January 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Clement Meseko Adeyinka Adedeji Ismaila Shittu Emmanuel Obishakin Maurice Nanven Ladan Suleiman Daniel Okomah Visa Tyakaray Damilola Kolade Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye Saleh Muhammad Clint N Morgan Audrey Matheny Yoshinori Nakazawa Andrea McCollum Jeffrey B Do Source Type: research

Orthopoxvirus Infections in Rodents, Nigeria, 2018-2019
Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 Feb;29(2):433-434. doi: 10.3201/eid2902.221411.ABSTRACTTo investigate animal reservoirs of monkeypox virus in Nigeria, we sampled 240 rodents during 2018-2019. Molecular (real-time PCR) and serologic (IgM) evidence indicated orthopoxvirus infections, but presence of monkeypox virus was not confirmed. These results can be used to develop public health interventions to reduce human infection with orthopoxviruses.PMID:36692495 | DOI:10.3201/eid2902.221411 (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - January 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Clement Meseko Adeyinka Adedeji Ismaila Shittu Emmanuel Obishakin Maurice Nanven Ladan Suleiman Daniel Okomah Visa Tyakaray Damilola Kolade Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye Saleh Muhammad Clint N Morgan Audrey Matheny Yoshinori Nakazawa Andrea McCollum Jeffrey B Do Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding prevention of rheumatic heart disease among primary health-care workers in sokoto metropolis, Sokoto State, Nigeria
Conclusion: The health workers had inadequate knowledge and poor practice on prevention of rheumatic heart disease. It is necessary to upscale information available to them by medical specialists and upgrade their curriculum. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - January 24, 2023 Category: African Health Authors: Khadijat Omeneke Isezuo Kehinde Joseph Awosan Umar Mohammed Ango Yahaya Mohammed Usman Muhammad Sani Usman Muhammad Waziri Bilkisu Ilah Garba Asma & #39;u Adamu Fatima Bello Jiya Source Type: research

Iron supplementation and blood donation in Nigeria: Effect on Hemoglobin, red cell indices, and iron stores & #8211; The ranferon & #8482; study
Conclusion: Iron supplementation using Ranferon capsule daily for 6 weeks enhances recovery of Hb, red cell indices, and iron stores with attainment of benchmark Hb levels for donation. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - January 24, 2023 Category: African Health Authors: Theresa Ukamaka Nwagha Angela Ogechukwu Ugwu Chinenye Nkemakolam Nwaekpe Source Type: research

Prevalence and knowledge of kidney disease risk factors among Nigerians resident in Lagos State Metropolitan District, South West Nigeria
Conclusion: The study revealed a lower knowledge of KD risk factors exists in respondents without KD, but the prevalence of risk factors was higher among both cohorts of respondents. Therefore, concerted efforts should be made to sensitize strategic public health programs to expand accurate and adequate awareness and understanding of KD risk factors and their implications for well-being, and to possibly avoid the risk of the disease later in life. (Source: Annals of African Medicine)
Source: Annals of African Medicine - January 24, 2023 Category: African Health Authors: Monica Ewomazino Akokuwebe Erhabor Sunday Idemudia Source Type: research