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Utility of the Abdominometer: A Novel Contribution to Cardiovascular Anthropometry  [PDF]
Basil N. Okeahialam, Udochukwu M. Diala, Jones Uwakwe, Ijeoma Ejeh, Ugochi Ozoilo
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2015.613126
Abstract: Obesity is a CVD risk factor that can be modulated for massive reduction in morbi-mortality. Traditional indices measuring it have been inconsistent and the most commonly used; BMI has proved inappropriate for Africans, not attending specifically to body fat and its distribution. With the consensus that intra-abdominal fat is the most critical for cardio-metabolic diseases, various attempts were made to measure it for risk estimation. These however require costly equipments not easily amenable for population studies. The abdominometer conceptualized by BNO has shown promise in isolated cases. This pilot study was undertaken in this restricted population to compare its utility with existing anthropometric measures of cardiovascular disease.
Geochemical Discriminant for Provenance Characterization and Palaeogeography of Shales from Dahomey Embayment, Southwestern Nigeria  [PDF]
O. Innocent Ejeh
Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/gep.2016.46005
Abstract: The geochemical compositions [major, trace and Rare Earth Elements (REE)] of Cretaceous-Tertiary shales from Gbekebo-1 well were used to characterize provenance, paleogeography, source area weathering and tectonic setting of the study area located in the southwestern part of the Dahomey Embayment, Nigeria. Core samples (eight) of shales were obtained and analyzed geochemically using the combined methods of major elements Fusion Inductively Coupled Plasma (FUS-ICP) and trace elements Fusion Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission/Mass Spectrometry (FUS-ICP/MS). An A-CN-K (Al2O3-CaO + Na2O-K2O) ternary plot, geochemical discriminant function of major elements and chondrite normalized plots of REE suggest an upper continental crust provenance of felsic to intermediate or mixed igneous rocks of tonalite to granodiorite composition. High values of chemical index of alteration (CIA, 82.22 - 96.39) and chemical index of weathering (CIW, 88.10 - 99.17) indicated a palaeogeographic condition marked by wet tropical climate where intense chemical weathering and erosion prevailed. The Cretaceous-Tertiary shales from Gbekebo-1 well are inferred to have been deposited in passive margin setting based on various geochemical tectonic setting discrimination diagrams.
Heavy Minerals and Geochemical Characteristics of Sandstones as Indices of Provenance and Source Area Tectonics of the Ogwashi-Asaba Formation, Niger Delta Basin  [PDF]
O. Innocent Ejeh, I. Anthony Akpoborie, A. A. Israel Etobro
Open Journal of Geology (OJG) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojg.2015.58051
Abstract: Heavy mineral petrographic and geochemical compositions (major and trace/rare earth elements)of sandstones obtained from the Oligocene-Miocene Ogwashi-Asaba Formation, Niger Delta were studied to determine their provenance, source area weathering conditions and tectonic setting. The heavy mineral suite (opaque minerals, zircon, tourmaline, and rutile) revealed that the sandstones are mineralogically mature and implied rapid disintegration and chemical decomposition of sediments mostly of recycled orogen. The sandstones were geochemically classified as Fe-sand and partly quartz arenitic. Chemical Index of Alteration and Chemical Index of Weathering values of 89.92% and 91.87% respectively suggest that the source region was predominantly felsic and was subjected to intense chemical weathering probably under tropical palaeoclimatic conditions with abundant rainfall that enhanced sediment recycling. Major element concentration discriminant plots also indicated that the sediments were derived from mixed sources (granitic, gneissic or recycled orogen) under passive margin setting. Chondrite normalized plot of the rare earth element pattern is marked by light rare earth element enrichment and negative Eu anomalies, interpreted to mean that provenance was mainly continental crustal rocks. Trace elemental ratios that are provenance diagnostic (La/Sc, Th/Sc, Cr/Th, La/Co, Th/Co, Th/Cr, Eu/Eu*, and Eu*) all point to sediments derived from felsic source and upper continental crust. The mixed provenance of the sandstones can be traced to the southwestern and southeastern Basement Complex (consisting of granites, gneisses, etc.) and sediments derived from the adjacent sedimentary basins (Anambra and Benue Trough).
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Man and Animals—A Review  [PDF]
Maduike C. O. Ezeibe, Ijeoma J. Ogbonna
World Journal of AIDS (WJA) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/wja.2015.51006
Abstract: The paper defined acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) as a hematological abnormality rather than a clinical abnormality. Viruses that cause AIDS in man and animals are reviewed. Suggestion that human immune deficiency virus (HIV) which causes HIV/AIDS in man is a mutant of simian immune deficiency virus (SIV) which causes SIV/AIDS in nonhuman primates is also re-viewed. For a simple test to enable researchers in the developing countries which have the highest incidences of HIV/AIDS, join the global search for more effective treatment for the pandemic, direct passive hemagglutination test has been developed for in vitro testing of drugs, herbs and minerals that may have antiretroviral effects. Also reviewed are the similarities in pathogenesis of HIV infection in man and pathogenesis of infectious bursa disease virus (IBDV) in chicks to assess possibility of developing vaccine for HIV/AIDS. Finally, antiretroviral effects of medicinal synthetic aluminum-magnesium silicate as cure for HIV/AIDS were reviewed.
In Vivo Antiretroviral Effects of the Medicinal Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate  [PDF]
Maduike C. O. Ezeibe, Ijeoma J. Ogbonna
World Journal of AIDS (WJA) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/wja.2015.52007
Abstract: Viral loads (copies of RNA per ml of plasma) of HIV/AIDS patients, who volunteered for clinical trial of the Medicinal synthetic Aluminum-magnesium silicate, were assessed, before and after they were treated. The treatment lasted 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks respectively. A patient who could not access approved laboratory for viral load test on time, continued the treatment?for 24 weeks. Following treatment with the medicine, mean viral load of HIV/AIDS patients reduced (P < 0.05) from 18875.00 ± 17059.18 to 327.50 ± 226.84. Rates of the viral load reduction were: 86% after 4 weeks, 96% after 8 weeks and 99.71% after 12 weeks. Clinical signs complained of, by the patients during the treatment, included, fever, dermatitis, boils, joint pain, leg edema and sore throat. These clinical signs ceased when they were treated, so that the antiretroviral treatment was completed. The patient who was on the medication for 24 weeks had no adverse drug reaction.
Safe and suitable return for women fleeing conflict in Liberia
Victoria Ijeoma Nwogu
Forced Migration Review , 2010,
Abstract: When women migrants return, they can face daunting challenges to re-integration but can also contribute to development and transforming societies.
Impact of Hydrophobic Pollutants' Behavior on Occupational and Environmental Health
Ijeoma Kanu,Ebere Anyanwu
The Scientific World Journal , 2005, DOI: 10.1100/tsw.2005.28
Forms of Dishonesty Amongst Academic Staff and the Way Forward
Ijeoma Aniedi Archibong
Canadian Social Science , 2013, DOI: 10.3968/j.css.1923669720130901.1057
Abstract: This study sets out to investigate the forms of academic dishonesty prevalent among academic staff and the reason for their prevalence. The study used academic staff in two tertiary institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted. Three research questions guided the study. A questionnaire was developed, face validated and used for data collection from a convenient sample of 105 academic staff. Findings show that collectionof money to change grades for students, inclusion of name in a published paper one did not contribute to, taking adjunct lectureship in more than one place at a time and covering up examination malpractice cases are some examples of the academic dishonesty exhibited by the teaching staff. Desperation for promotion, get rich quick mentality and corruption in the society, laxity in punishing “culprit” lecturers and pressure from students and their parents or guardians were cited as contributory factors to the prevalence of academic dishonesty amongst the teaching staff. Suggested strategies for curbing the menace include ethical re-orientation seminars for academic staff, proper supervision of academic staff by heads of departments and appropriate sanctioning of guilty lecturers. Key words: Academic dishonesty; Academic staff; Prevalence; Academic integrity; Moral value
Nurses’ perspective of the research-practice gap in nursing  [PDF]
Clara Agbedia, Ijeoma Okoronkwo, E. Onokayeigho, Mary Ann Agbo
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.42013

This work aims to explore the views of Nigerian nurses on research-practice gap in the clinical practice and the challenges in the utilization of nursing research. The results from in-depth interview and focus group discussion demonstrated that a research-practice gap existed in the clinical setting. The nurses generally did not utilize research findings in their practice. Some useful suggestions were recommended to solve the problem.

Biochemical Impedance on Intracellular Functions of Vitamin B12 in Chronic Toxigenic Mold Exposures
Ebere C. Anyanwu,Ijeoma Kanu
The Scientific World Journal , 2007, DOI: 10.1100/tsw.2007.113
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