American Journal of Health Research

Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014

  • Clustering of Metabolic Syndrome and its Risk Factors among Adult Nigerians in a National Health Insurance Scheme Primary Care Clinic of a Tertiary Hospital in South-Eastern Nigeria

    Gabriel Uche Pascal Iloh, Orji Udo Nnorom, Patrick Uchenna Njoku, Godwin Oguejiofor Chukwuebuka Okafor, Augustine Obiora Ikwudinma

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 33-42
    Received: Jan. 26, 2014
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: The increasing incidence of MetS in Nigeria is a national health problem. As the case detection of MetS increases in different Nigerian populations evaluating for its clusters among NHIS patients in primary care setting is an important health service challenge that is often overlooked. Aim: This study was designed to determine the preva... Show More
  • Traditional Medicine Information Management

    Aghebati Azita, Safdari Reza, Dargahi Hosein, Gushe Gire Seid Ashrafoldin

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 43-48
    Received: Jan. 17, 2014
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Objective: Given the increasing development of traditional medicine, the World Health Organization (WHO) has noted data management of traditional medicine and the need for acquiring the existing knowledge through the accurate exchange of information as well as preservation and protection of traditional knowledge resources. The use of traditional me... Show More
  • The Place of Traditional Medicine in the African Society: The Science, Acceptance and Support

    Samuel S. Antwi-Baffour, Ajediran I. Bello, David N. Adjei, Seidu A. Mahmood, Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 49-54
    Received: Jan. 15, 2014
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Traditional medicine (TM) has been described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the surest alternative means to achieve total health care coverage of the world’s population. In most African societies, traditional medicine plays an important role in the lives of millions who cannot access western medicine. In some areas, TM is part of ... Show More
  • Characterization of Coronary Artery Diseases Using 256 Multi Detectors CT Scanners

    Salma Mohamed Mirghany Abdelmageed, Caroline Edward Ayad, Hanaa Mohamed Alsaqaa, Hythum Salah Mohamed, Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 55-61
    Received: Feb. 01, 2014
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    Published: Mar. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of death in the general population. Multi detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) is noninvasive technique and can study the entire coronary-artery tree during a single imaging session. The aims of this study were to characterize coronary arteries in patients who were clinically diagnosed to have coronary... Show More
  • Characterization of Rectal Neoplasms Using Computerized Tomography

    Caroline Edward Ayad, Wael Abdelgafour Mohammed, Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla, Samih Awad Kajaok

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 62-67
    Received: Feb. 07, 2014
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    Published: Mar. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: The aims of this study were to characterize and localize the rectal neoplasms by the computerized tomography (CT) and sigmoidoscopy in patients who suspected to have colorectal neoplasms. It was conducted at Radiology and Endoscopy Departments - Soba Hospital-Khartoum-Sudan. This study was extended from October 2011 to December 2011, fifty patients... Show More
  • Estimation of Fetal Age Sonographically Using Umbilical Cord Diameter in Second and Third Trimester

    Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla, Caroline Edward Ayad, Farida Ahmed Eisa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 68-72
    Received: Feb. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 08, 2014
    Published: Apr. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Assessment of gestational age is paramount in obstetric care. This study was to evaluate the gestational age (GA) by measuring the Umbilical Cord Diameter (UCD) in the second and third trimester of pregnancy, and to compare the findings with the Femur Length (FL), Bi- parietal Diameter (BPD) and Last Menstrual Period (LMP). Fifty Sudanese Pregnant ... Show More
  • Characterization of Biliary Confluence Angle in Asian Population

    Eman Abdul Rahman Mohammed Altai, Caroline Edward Ayad, Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 73-77
    Received: Feb. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 08, 2014
    Published: Apr. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate the morphological alterations in the biliary confluence angle of Asian population, describing the most frequent MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP ) findings, evaluating the confluence angle in the cases of dilated and normal ducts, and to correlate the angle with the patients age, gender, nationality, height , weight an... Show More
  • Assessment of Sexual Risk Behaviours of In-School Youth: Effect of Living Arrangement of Students; West Gojam Zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

    Anemaw Asrat

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 78-83
    Received: Oct. 28, 2013
    Accepted: Apr. 08, 2014
    Published: Apr. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Contemporary threats to adolescents' health are primarily the consequence of risk behaviors and their related adverse outcomes. Identifying factors associated with adolescents' risk behaviors is critical for developing effective prevention strategies. A number of risk factors have been identified, including familial environment; however... Show More