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July-December 2016| Vol 18| Issue 2

Original Article

Prevalence and correlates of obesity and overweight in healthcare workers at a tertiary hospital

Background: Obesity and overweight are increasing consequences for the health system. Previous studies suggest that prevalence and correlates might be different in health workers compared to th...

Original Article

Sexual behavior and risk factors for HIV infection among young people aged 15-24 years in North-Central Nigeria

Background: Young people continue to account for the majority of new HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa, yet a few studies focus on this group. We assessed sexual behavior, determined HIV pre...

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Safety of subarachnoid block for elective cesarean delivery in women with major degree placenta previa

Background: Placenta previa is a serious complication of pregnancy, often causing antepartum hemorrhage with significant fetomaternal morbidity and mortality. The ideal anesthetic technique for...

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Severe maternal insulin resistance in pregnancy: An independent predictor of fetal macrosomia

Objective: Macrosomia is associated with increased maternal and fetal complications in obstetric practice. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), maternal obesity, insulin resistance (IR), and ot...

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Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among primary health-care workers in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Background: Primary Health-Care Workers (PHCWs) are at a high risk of contracting blood-borne infections due to their occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBFs). The aim of this stud...

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