Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A publication of the Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN)

We publish original research on the biology and diseases of the Gut, Liver, Pancreas, Peritoneum and Spleen both in humans and experimental animal models.

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"Our mission is to be a foremost journal of local and international acclaim known for excellence in scientific publications."

To promote, produce and publish high quality, scientifically sound and socially relevant research works that will contribute to advancement of knowledge in the disciplines of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pancreatology, as well as serve as a reference for research works done in Nigeria, Africa and the World in general.

Featured Articles & Papers

Classification of Chronic Gastritis in the Post-Sydney Era: A Discourse

— SC Nwokediuko

Chronic gastritis is defined histologically as an increase in the number of lymphocytes and plasma cells in the gastric mucosa. The definition and classification of this entity had been a subject of intensive research, long before the discovery of Helicobacter pylori by Warren and Marshal. The Sydne...

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Forrest Classification and Rebleeding in Patients with Peptic Ulcer Disease at a Teaching Hospital in Southwest Nigeria

— Akere A and Osundina MA

Background and Aim: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common clinical emergency. In about 50-70% of cases, peptic ulcer is the aetiology. Scoring systems commonly used to stratify patients with UGIB are Rockall, Blatchford and Forrest grading system. The aim of this study was to stratify p...

Role of Theatre for Development in Disseminating Information on HBV Infection in a Nigerian Community

— Benson AA and Otegbayo JA

Introduction: Developmental tools for disseminating information and raising awareness. It goes beyond performing plays and involves a target group as performers. This study considered the problem of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) within a university community in Nigeria and evaluated the effect of TfD inte...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Amongst Patients With Chronic Abdominal Pain in Lagos, Nigeria: Their Profile and Dietary Associations

— Duro-Emanuel A, Onyekwere C and Okeke E

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder in which bowel habits are altered in association with abdominal pain or discomfort. Reports of prevalence vary worldwide, with that of the sub-Sahara region ranging from 8% to 31% among apparently healthy sub...

Diagnostic Accuracy of FIB-4, APRI and AST/ALT Ratio for Prediction of Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis B and C Patients

— Nisar A Shah. DM, Showkat Ahmad Kadla, Irfan Ahmad Mir, Bilal Ahmad Khan, Asif Iqbal Shah, Shabir Ahmad Shiekh and Khalid JavedBhat

Background and Objectives: Accurate assessment of liver fibrosis is essential for successful disease management for people with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Although liver biopsy remains gold standard for diagnosis of liver fibrosis, it has some limitations. To overcome t...

Small Bowel Gangrene Due to Inflamed Appendicular Band: A Case Report

— Ajiboye OA, Akinwumi AI, Adesina SA, Amole IO, Kolade SO and Agbakwuru EA

Appendicular band syndrome also called appendicular knot or tie is an extremely rare complication of acute appendicitis the world over. Adynamic small bowel obstruction or ileus is not uncommon in all forms of peritoneal inflammation but anatomical small intestinal obstruction or gangrene due to app...

Hydatid Cyst of Liver Diagnosed on Liver Biopsy

— Nisar Ahmad Shah, Showkat Ahmad Kadla, Zahid Zubair, Bilal Ahmad Khan, Shah AI and Shabir Ahmad

Hydatid disease of liver is caused by the larval cestode echinococcus granulosus. Liver is the first filter of Echinococcus Embryos and as a result the primary site for hydatid disease. Diagnosis of hydatid liver is usually simple and straight forward with the help of imaging, serological and immuno...

Colonoscopic Findings in Patients Presenting with Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

— Akere A, Oke TO and Fakoya TO

Aim: In the investigation of the cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB), colonoscopy is the most effective and convenient method. Information concerning the aetiology of LGIB in Nigeria is still scarce because, colonoscopy is not widely available in the country. The aim of this study theref...

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On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee of 2017 SOGHIN conference, I warmly welcome you to Ekiti, the fountain of knowledge. The conference has been designed to feature a pre-conference workshop in basic and advanced diagnostic and therap...

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The Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is a quarterly publication of the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN), which publishes original research on the biology and diseases of the Gut, Liver, Pancreas, Peritoneum and Spleen both in humans and experimental animal models.

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