Science Journal of Clinical Medicine

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016

  • Urine Creatinine in a General Out-Patient Population: Implications

    Ernest Ndukaife Anyabolu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 46-50
    Received: 22 September 2016
    Accepted: 1 October 2016
    Published: 25 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20160506.11
    Abstract: Some diseases, environmental pollutants and physiologic states may influence urine creatinine. Urine creatinine is not routinely evaluated in the general out-patient population. The objective of this study was to evaluate urine creatinine and factors that may influence it in subjects attending the general out-patient clinic in a tertiary hospital i... Show More
  • Trends in Elective Caesarean Section at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos Nigeria

    Anyaka Charles, Ocheke Amaka, Shambe Iornum, Egbodo Christopher, Pam Victor, Karshima Jonathan, Daru Patrick

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 51-54
    Received: 25 May 2016
    Accepted: 22 July 2016
    Published: 3 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20160506.12
    Abstract: Context: Elective caesarean sections have been considered safer for both mother and the foetus compared to emergency caesarean sections. Paradoxically emergency caesarean sections have continued to form majority of caesarean deliveries in our facility. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the caesarean section rate, indications a... Show More
  • Transient Elastography (Fibroscan) Compared to Diagnostic Endoscopy in the Diagnosis of Varices in Patients with Cirrhosis

    Mahmoud Hassan Al Ghamdi, Hind I. Fallatah, Hisham O. Akbar

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 55-59
    Received: 26 November 2016
    Accepted: 3 January 2017
    Published: 24 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20160506.13
    Abstract: We evaluated the effectiveness of the Transient elastography using (Fibroscan) for the prediction of varices and portal hypertensive gastropathy in patients with chronic liver disease. We performed a cross-sectional study of patients with compensated chronic liver disease who had never experienced variceal bleeding and underwent both a Fibroscan as... Show More