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Patients` Perception of Etiology, Prevention and Treatment for Tuberculosis

Patients’ Perception of Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment for Tuberculosis. ABSTRACT Tuberculosis is described as a global emergency and it is found more in developing countries. For this reason, a descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted among TB patients seen at District Hospital Enugu Ezike, Enugu State. The objectives of the study were: to assess the level […]

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The Biochemical Effects of Cussonia Arborea Root Bark Extract in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats

The Biochemical Effects of Cussonia Arborea Root Bark Extract in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. ABSTRACT Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by chronic hyperglycemic condition resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. It is a growing public health concern worldwide affecting humans and animals. Synthetic drugs available for the treatment […]

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A Study of Bacterial Agents Associated with Diarrhoeal Cases in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

A Study of Bacterial Agents Associated with Diarrhoeal Cases in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. ABSTRACT One hundred and six faecal samples were analyzed to detect the sporadic involvement of E. coli O157:H7, other Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli and common bacterial pathogens in enteric infections within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Enrichment culture in modified peptone […]

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A Hospital-Based Survey on Human Brucellosis and Risk Factors in Kano Metropolis

A Hospital-Based Survey on Human Brucellosis and Risk Factors in Kano Metropolis. ABSTRACT Introduction/Background: Brucellosis is a zoonosis of major public health significance that occurs worldwide in both man and animals. Human brucellosis is a severe debilitating disease that requires prolonged treatment, if untreated can result in permanent disability and loss of productivity. Human brucellosis […]

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A Study on the Quality of Care Assessment of Hiv/Aids Patients in Gwamna Awan General Hospital, Kakuri Kaduna State

A Study on the Quality of Care Assessment of Hiv/Aids Patients in Gwamna Awan General Hospital, Kakuri Kaduna State. ABSTRACT The study was carried out at Mallam (Dr) Gwamna Awan General Hospital Kakuri, Kaduna with the aim of improving the quality of services rendered to HIV/AIDS patient and to determine the factors affecting utilization and […]

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Paclitaxel Loaded Polylactide-Co-Glycolide Acids For Coronary Artery Disease and Cancer Treatment

Paclitaxel Loaded Polylactide-Co-Glycolide Acids For Coronary Artery Disease and Cancer Treatment. ABSTRACT The number one killer disease in the world is Cardiovascular Disease1. The most serious element of Cardiovascular Disease is Coronary Artery Disease. Currently, the main treatment for Coronary Artery Disease is stent placement surgery. However, its long time safety and efficiency are the […]

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Assessment of Some Biochemical Markers of Nutritional Status Among Adult Sickle Cell Anaemia Patients in Steady State in Zaria

Assessment of Some Biochemical Markers of Nutritional Status Among Adult Sickle Cell Anaemia Patients in Steady State in Zaria  ABSTRACT Sickle cell anaemia is a chronic haemolytic state which is characterized by hypercatabolism that could predispose to malnutrition. The low socio economic backgroundof our patients may worsen their health status. The study was aimed atassessing some biochemicalmarkers of nutritional status among adult sickle cell anaemia patients in steady state in Zaria. It is a crosssectional descriptive study which was […]

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Assessment of Renal Function in Hiv/Aids Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (Haart) In Abuth, Zaria

Assessment of Renal Function in Hiv/Aids Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (Haart) In Abuth, Zaria ABSTRACT Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a spectrum of disease states characterised by progressive immunosuppression. It results from infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which is capable of affecting every organ system in the body. Renal complications are important component of […]

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Assessment of Serum Cystatin C, Creatinine and Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Zaria, Nigeria 

Assessment of Serum Cystatin C, Creatinine and Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Zaria, Nigeria. ABSTRACT The limitations of serum creatinine as a marker of impairment in GFR have led to continuing search for a better marker. Most studies have shown that serum cystatin C may be a more sensitive […]

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Assessment of Out-of-pocket Expenditure on Healthcare Among Households in Keffi

Assessment of Out-of-pocket Expenditure on Healthcare Among Households in Keffi  ABSTRACT Background: One of the main challenges of accessing health care in Nigeria is payment for service at the point of delivery. Out-of-pocket (OOP) payments being the main method of financing health care, has posed a serious constraint in accessing health care. This study assessed the socio-economic status of households in relation […]

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