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An Integration of Self Potential, Electromagnetic and Resistivity Profiling Methods in the Search for Sulfide Deposits in Gwoza, Borno State, Nigeria  [PDF]
Okwong Tom Nkereuwem, Solomon Nehemiah Yusuf, Manaja Uba Mijinyawa
International Journal of Geosciences (IJG) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2012.32040
Abstract: The combination of Self Potential (SP), Electromagnetic (EM) and Resistivity profiling methods in Gwoza has resulted in the delineation of conductive zones suspected to be sulfide mineralization in the area. Mineralization potentials of –201 mV on the profile AA’, –250.2 mV on the profile BB’ and –203 mV on the profile CC’ respectively have been observed. Correspondingly, both the vertical coil and the horizontal coil readings of the EM anomalies on the profiles AA’, BB’ and CC’ also show significant negative anomalies across the delineated conductive zones. Three resistivity profiles DD’, EE’ and KK’ have also shown very low resistivity values across the said conductive zones. These conductive zones have been established as sulfide mineralization within faults in this work. The recovery of chalcopyrite samples from a hand-dug well close to the delineated conductive zone of the profile BB’ tends to lend credence to the interpretation in this study.
Surgical principles and problem-based learning in surgery: A revision guide
Francis Uba
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery , 2009,
Childhood malignancies: Implication for millennium development goals
Francis Uba
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery , 2009,
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: Between legacies of the past and challenges for the future
Uba Francis
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery , 2010,
The perils of medical journal editorship in developing countries
Uba F
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery , 2011,
Prevalence and Characteristics of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy among Women with Cadiac Failure Referred for Echocardiography in a Tertiary Hospital in Northern Nigeria  [PDF]
Hadiza Saidu, Abdulwahab Kabir, Nkem Ndiche, Jamila A. Yau, Umar Abdullahi, M. S. Mijinyawa
Journal of Biosciences and Medicines (JBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jbm.2018.63007
Abstract: Introduction: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a common clinical condition in northern Nigeria. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of PPCM among women with heart failure referred for echocardiography. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study of 401 women managed for heart failure referred for echocardiography between October 2016 and September 2017. Their reports were analyzed for demographic and echocardiographic parameters. Results: The mean age of the 401 individuals studied was 41.28 ± 16.25 years. The commonest cause of heart failure was PPCM, accounting for 256 (69.5%), followed by hypertension 79 (19.7%) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) 24 (5.9%). Conclusion: PPCM is a common and important cause of heart failure among women in Northern Nigeria.
Prevalence of Anemia and Risk of Adverse Bleeding Effect of Drugs: Implication for Therapy
Ezekiel Uba Nwose
Anemia , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/795439
Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate the progress in reduction of prevalence of anemia in rural Australia. It also investigates the prevalence of hypoviscosity in anaemia with a view to determine the fraction of anaemic patients at risk of drug-inducible exacerbation of anemia. Archived clinical pathology data (=130,354) for the period of 1999 to 2008 were utilized. The prevalence of anemia and hypoviscosity was evaluated by working out (i) the number that fell within anemia definition as a percentage of the population and (ii) the number that fell within hypoviscosity definition as a percentage of anemic patients. The prevalence in anemic diabetes and dyslipidaemia was further determined. There was progressive reduction in anemia from 6.1% to 3.2% over the ten years period. Prevalence of anemia is statistically significantly higher in males than in females (<0.0001), but protein level is lower in anemic females than in anemic males (<0.01). The results further show that up to 75% of anemic patients may benefit from NSAID or salicylates. This paper highlights differences between genders. It suggests more concerted effort in men's health and speculates a new factor to investigate in women's health.
Effect of non-volatile solute on the freezing point of malonic acid
S Uba, MD Saeed
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences , 2008,
Abstract: The mixture of malonic acid and potassium chloride were obtained in various proportions. The freezing point of pure malonic acid was obtained in the range 134 and 135oC which is in agreement with the literature value of 135 OC. the freezing point of all the mixtures were below the literature value of 135 OC. the freezing point depression was found to be directly proportional to the amount of potassium chloride in the mixture. Key word: malonic acid, potassium chloride, freezing point depression.
Colostomy complications in children
AF Uba, LB Chirdan
Annals of African Medicine , 2003,
Abstract: Background: Colostomy is a common procedure in children and may be attended by significant morbidity. Method: This is a retrospective study of morbidity and mortality associated with the formation and closure of colostomy in children between 1991 and 2001, at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos, Nigeria. Results: There were 116 children with a median age of 3 weeks (range: one day 14 years). The male: female ratio was 2:1. The indications for colostomy were Hirschsprung's disease 68 (58.6%), anorectal malformations 44 (37.9%) and trauma to the rectum 4(3.5%). A total of 122 complications occurred in 62(53%) patients after colostomy formation. The commonest complication was excoriative dermatitis 46(74.2%), followed by prolapse 24(38.7%) and wound infection. Difference in complications between transverse and sigmoid colostomies was statistically significant (P< 0.05). One hundred and eight (93.1%) children had intraperitoneal closure of colostomy, 21 (19.4%) of who developed surgical site sepsis. The overall mortality was 16 (13.8%), exclusively from colostomy closure. Conclusion: Colostomy-related procedures in children are associated with high morbidity and mortality in our environment. Improved health care delivery may improve the present outcome. Colostomy-related operations should not be relegated to minor importance.
A Survey of Bacterial and Fungal Oppurtunistic Infections among HIV Clients in Kano Metropolis
AD Usman, A Uba
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: Ethical clearances from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano (AKTH) and Hospitals Management Board, Kano State were obtained and 600 patients were randomly selected, their informed consents obtained and tested for HIV by rapid tests using serial algorithm as recommended by World Health Organization and adopted by the Federal Ministry of Health. The biodata of the patients were collected confidentially and anonymously. All those confirmed to be HIV positive were further tested for CD4 cell count by flowcytometry technique (Pertec ) and were selected and screened for opportunistic bacterial and fungal pathogens using sputum samples. The bacterial pathogens were isolated using Blood and Chocolate agar plates and identified biochemically except the Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) which was tested in all the HIV positive samples by Ziehl Neelson staining technique. The fungal pathogens were isolated using Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) with antibiotics and Brain Heart Infusion ( BHI ) Blood agar also with antibiotics and identified morphologically by wet microscopic mount. Results of this study showed that out of the 600 blood samples tested, 72 ( 12 % ) were HIV positive, 46 (7.7%) were male while 26 (4.3%) were female. On the basis of age groups, 30 – 40 years were found to have the highest number of HIV positive (40%, n = 72), then followed by 15-20 years ( 40%, n = 72 ), while the lowest number was recorded among 5 – 14 years. CD4 cells count categorization by WHO showed highest number of HIV positive among those with CD4 cells of ≥ 500 cells/ml with 37 cases (51% n = 72), then followed by those in the third category with CD4 count of ≤ 200 cell/ml (28%, n = 72) while in the category of 200 – 499 cell/ml, 15 cases (21% n= 72) were recorded. The overall organisms isolated among the 72 HIV positive patients were 139 as follows: Streptococcus pneumoniae (4%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (11%), Pseudomonas aerugenosa (19%), Haemophilus influenzae (4% ), Acid Fast Bacilli (23%), Candida albicans (26%), Aspergillus species (11%), Cryptococcus neoformans (1.4%), and Histoplasma capsulatum (0.6%). Highest number of the opportunistic pathogens was recorded in the ≤200 cell/ml CD4 category with 61 organisms while the other two categories both recorded 39 organisms each. In this study therefore, the number of the opportunistic pathogens isolated among HIV positives indicates significant co-existence of polymicrobial infection due to immune suppression (p < 0.05). Also significant association was found between low CD4 cells count of ≤200 cells/ml and the occurrence of major opportunistic bacterial and fungal pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Candida albicans ( p < 0.05) respectively.
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