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Basal Cell Carcinoma: Experience in a Teaching Hospital, Calabar-South Nigeria  [PDF]
Asuquo Maurice, Otei Otei, Nwagbara Victor, Ebughe Godwin, Omotoso Joshua
International Journal of Clinical Medicine (IJCM) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.22019
Abstract: Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the commonest malignancy among Caucasians in Europe, North America, and Australia. This study attempted to identify the prevalence, risk factors, and outcome of management of this problem in our region. Methods: All the patients with histologic diagnosis of BCC presenting to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar during the study period January 2000 to December 2009 were evaluated. Results: One hundred and fifty two patients (136 blacks, 16 albinos) were afflicted with skin malignancy, squamous cell carcinoma and BCC totaled 70 [SCC – 62, BCC – 8], and malignant melanoma (MM) – 16. Of the 8 patients, (3 males and 5 females, mean age 43 years, range 21-65 years) observed with BCC lesions, 2 (25%) were darkly pigmented and 6 (75%) were albinos. Most of the albinos who presented 3 decades before the darkly pigmented ranged in age from 21-60 years (mean 35.7 years). The lesions afflicted the head and neck region, 9 (82%), while 2 (18%) were observed on the upper limb. All the patients had excision with satisfactory results during the period of follow up that ranged from 6 months to 3 years (mean 13 months). Conclusion: BCC is an uncommon lesion in our region. Albinism and solar radiation were identified risk factors. Most of the albinos presented 3 decades earlier than the darkly pigmented. Early institution of preventive measures, early diagnosis, and treatment would result in better outcome.
NonOperative Management of Blunt Solid Abdominal Organ Injury in Calabar, Nigeria  [PDF]
Asuquo Maurice, Bassey Okon, Etiuma Anietimfon, Ngim Ogbu, Ugare Gabriel, Anthonia Ikpeme
International Journal of Clinical Medicine (IJCM) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2010.11006
Abstract: Background: Over the past several years, nonoperative management has been increasingly recommended for the care of selected blunt abdominal trauma patients with solid organ injuries. Objective: To evaluate the pattern and outcome of blunt abdominal trauma using haemodynamic stability and ultrasonography in the selection of patients for nonoperative management in a facility without computed tomogram. Methods: Patients admitted with blunt abdominal trauma between February 2005 and January 2010 were prospectively studied. Haemodynamic stability and sonography formed the basis for selecting patients for nonoperative management. Results: In total, 58 patients suffered blunt abdominal trauma and 19(33%) patients were successfully managed nonoperatively suffered blunt solid abdominal organ injuries. Road traffic accidents inflicted 17(89%) patients while 2(11%) patients sustained sports injury (football). The spleen was the commonest solid organ injured 12(60%), while the liver and kidney were injured in 6(30%) and 2(10%) respectively. Associated injuries were fractured left femur recorded in 3(16%) patients and fractured rib in a patient (5%). Conclusion: Nonoperative treatment is a safe and effective method in the management of haemodynamically stable patient with blunt solid abdominal organ injury. This translated to a reduction in hospital stay, absence of the risk of blood transfusion as well as attendant morbidity and mortality associated with laparotomy. Establishment of trauma system, provision of diagnostic and monitoring facilities, good roads, and education on road safety is recommended for improved outcome.
Penetrating Abdominal Trauma: Experience in A Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Southern Nigeria  [PDF]
Maurice Asuquo, Mark Umoh, Victor Nwagbara, Gabriel Ugare, Cyril Agbor, Emmanuel Japhet
International Journal of Clinical Medicine (IJCM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.35079
Abstract: Background: Penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) typically involves the violation of the abdominal cavity by a gun-shot wound (GSW) or stab wound Recently several studies have favored a more conservative approach as opposed to mandatory exploratory laparotomy. Methods: Patients admitted in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, with PAT from January 2008 to December 2010 were prospectively studied based on a questionnaire. The total number of patients with PAT was compared with total number of emergencies, traumatic injuries and abdominal trauma seen during the same period. Results: A total of 48 patients presented with abdominal trauma: PAT 29 (60%) and blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) 19 (40%). The ages of the patients (28 male, 1 female) ranged from 3 - 62 years (mean 28.1 years). Gunshot wound (GSW) 11 (38%) patients, stab wound 8 (27.6%) patients and machete cut 4 (13.8%) patients ranked first, second and third respectively as causes of PAT. The commonest organ injury was perforation of the small intestine. Four (13.8%) patients were managed conservatively while 25 (86.2%) patients had laparotomy. The duration of admission ranged from 2 - 19 days (mean 10.5 days). Morbidity [surgical site infection (SSI)] and mortality were recorded in 2 (6.9%) and 3 (10.3%) patients respectively. Conclusion: Key areas that require attention have been highlighted. Revamping the ailing economy and gainful employment for youths are paramount areas that require prompt, dedicated and sustained intervention for reduction in violent crimes.
Blunt Abdominal Trauma in a Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria  [PDF]
Maurice Asuquo, Victor Nwagbara, Mark Umoh, Gabriel Ugare, Cyril Agbor, Emmanuel Japhet, Anthonia Ikpeme
International Journal of Clinical Medicine (IJCM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.37124

Background: Road traffic injury remains a major source of blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). Road traffic injury and other forms of trauma have become a major health problem throughout the world especially in low and middle-income countries. In a previous study (2005-2007), abdominal trauma constituted 79 (4.8%) of trauma cases; BAT, 40 (53%) and penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT), 39 (47%). Effective policies on road safety should be developed based on local research and not on adapted models. We present this study to highlight the possible effect of legislation on the ban of the use of motorcycles on blunt abdominal trauma. Methods: Patients that presented to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar with BAT from 2008-2010 were prospectively studied based on a questionnaire following the legislation prohibiting the use of motorcycles. Results: A total of 12,083 patients presented during the study period, trauma patients totaled 4942 (41%), of this, 48 (1%) suffered abdominal trauma: BAT 19 (40%), penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) 29 (60%). The age range of the patients was from 5 to 48 years (mean 26.6 years) with a M:F = 5.3:1. Road traffic accident (RTA) 17 (90%) [Motorvehicle 7 (37%), motorcycles 10 (53%)] was the commonest cause of trauma. The spleen was the commonest injured organ 14 (74%). Conclusion: Road traffic injury constitutes a public health challenge and the hallmark is prevention. Legislation prohibiting the use of motorcycles may have been responsible for the reduction in BAT.

Cutaneous Metastatic Disease: Case Series in a Tropical Setting  [PDF]
Maurice E. Asuquo, Aniefon N. Umana, Victor I. C. Nwagbara, Martin Nnoli, Theophilus Ugbem
Case Reports in Clinical Medicine (CRCM) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2016.51005
Abstract: Background: Cutaneous metastasis is valuable though with infrequent occurrence in clinical practice. It is of esteem value in diagnosis as well as treatment of cancer due to the ease of accessibility for clinical examination and biopsy. Case Series: This is a presentation of 5 consecutive patients with histologic diagnosis of cutaneous metastatic malignancies at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, (UCTH), Calabar, Nigeria from 2010 to 2013. They were studied in an attempt to evaluate the clinical significance of cutaneous metastatic nodules/disease in a tropical setting. This was compared with total cutaneous malignancies and total malignancies seen over the same period. Conclusion: The spectrum in the reported cases ranged from localised and barely noticeable nodules to generalised nodules. Clinicians are urged to show renewed interest in cutaneous nodules in view of the estimable value by subjecting such for histological evaluation.
Complicated Left-Sided Amyand’s Hernia in an 18-Month-Old Boy: A Case Report and Literature Review  [PDF]
Victor I. C. Nwagbara, Maurice E. Asuquo, Ayi E. Archibong, Emmanuel Etuk, Ijeoma O. Uchejeru
Case Reports in Clinical Medicine (CRCM) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2016.51001
Abstract: The rare finding of the vermiform appendix within an inguinal hernia sac is known as Amyand’s hernia. It was first described by Claudius Amyand in 1735, in a right inguinal hernia. A much rarer find is a left-sided Amyand’s hernia. This is a report of a case of complicated left-sided Amyand’s hernia in an eighteen month old male child. He presented as an emergency with an obstructed inguino-scrotal hernia and the diagnosis of Amyand’s hernia was made intra-operatively. He made uneventful recovery after surgery. Treatment options depend on findings during operation and clinical status of the patient.
Non-caseating submental tuberculous lymphadenopathy: A case report  [PDF]
M. E. Asuquo, V. I. Nwagbara, S. Akpan, G. Ebughe, T. Ugbem, I. M. Asuquo
Case Reports in Clinical Medicine (CRCM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2013.25078
Abstract: Chronic peripheral lymphadenopathy in adults is an indication of pathology of which tuberculosis is the commonest in the developing countries. Presented is a 36-year-old with a huge chronic Submental lymphadenopathy in a seronegative patient of 7 years duration. Histology revealed non-caseating tuberculosis. Tuberculosis should be considered in Submental lymphadenopathy. Despite the long duration, the absence of cold abscess, and or sinus formation may be an indication of the non-caseating tuberculous lymphadenopathy.
Lead (II) and nickel (II) adsorption kinetics from aqueous metal solutions using chemically modified and unmodified agricultural adsorbents
AA Abia, ED Asuquo
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2006,
Abstract: This paper discusses the kinetics of lead (II) and Nickel (II) ions adsorption from aqueous solutions using chemically modified and unmodified agricultural adsorbents at 28°C, pH 6.2 and 0.01M NaCl ionic strength. The removal of the two metals were found to increase with increase in chemical modification, the sequence being 1.0MOPF>0.5MOPF>UOPF. In addition Nickel (II) had a higher percentage removal than lead (II). The intraparticle diffusion rate constant (Kid) were determined to be 63.023 min-1 (Ni2+) and 38.212 min-1 (Pb2+) for the 1.0MOPF adsorbent. The results show that the intraparticle diffusion model fits the sorption of lead (II) with higher coefficient of determination (r2) than Nickel (II), thereby indicating that the intra-particle diffusion may be the rate limiting step for Pb2+ sorption. The results from this study indicates that a good adsorbent for the removal of Ni2+ and Pb2+ can be obtained from both chemically modified and unmodified oil palm fruit fibre
Hydraulic Jump in a Rectangular Open Channel with Abrupt Change in Slope
Asuquo E. Eyo
Research Journal of Applied Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/rjasci.2011.31.37
Abstract: In his study of jet-assisted hydraulic jump in rectangular channel, France investigated the stability of the hydraulic jump and the effectiveness of the jet over a wide range of operating conditions. He observed that the stabilization of the jump is dependent on a number of parameters like the Froude number, channel bed slope, etc. but concluded however that the angle of inclination of the jets has the most pronounced effect. In the present research researchers develop a mathematical model for dredging a rectangular open channel with hydraulic jump and abrupt change in slope using the conditions of geometrical and dynamical similarities. Applying the model to a numerical example, new parameters of the new (excavated) channel are determined and compared with those of the original channel.
Patterns of total hydrocarbon, copper and iron in some fish from Cross River Estuary, Nigeria
FE Asuquo, JP Udoh
West African Journal of Applied Ecology , 2002,
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