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July-December 2020| Vol 20| Issue 2

Review Article

Malignant transformation of cirrhotic liver

Liver cirrhosis (LC) is a disease of the liver characterised by replacement of the normal liver architecture by nodules. It is a disease that is commonly diagnosed at a late stage in Nigeria. Chroni...

Original Article

Risk factors and outcomes of acute decompensation in patients with chronic kidney disease

Introduction: The occurrence of acute decompensation in patients with background chronic kidney disease (CKD) is very common and further worsens the patient's outcome. Because of the limi...

Original Article

Self-medication during the COVID-19 pandemic: Prevalence, pattern and risk factors amongst residents in a semi-urban Nigerian community

Context: The lack of proven treatment for COVID-19 compounded by limitless information on supposed useful remedies has led to a surge in self-medication (SM). A Google Trends search showed th...

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Analysis of factors influencing exclusive breastfeeding practice among mothers working at a tertiary health institution in South West Nigeria

Background: In Sub-Saharan Africa, with high rates of infant mortality, only 33% of infants are exclusively breastfed. Objective: This study investigated factors influencing exclu...

Image Challenge

Images in surgery challenge

A 23-year-old male undergraduate presented with a history of recurrent constipation since childhood. He observed that the duration of constipation had progressively increased over the past decade wi...

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