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

Seroprevalence Trends of Hepatitis B and C Among Donors in the Blood Bank Service of A Nigerian Tertiary Hospital: a Five-year Retrospective Study

— Ibegbulam OG, Ugwoke CK, Umar GK, Moghalu EA and Umek N

Background and Objectives: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections remain very serious public health risks of blood transfusion globally, and especially in developing regions. In the present study, we sought to retrospectively describe the trends of the seroprevalence of HBV a...

Factors Impeding the Practice of Liver Transplantation in West Africa

— Okonkwo UC, Onyekwere CA, Ngim OE, Nwagbara VI and Bello RN

Background : The burden of liver disease is increasing globally due to the rising prevalence of its risk factors. This is particularly true in West Africa where hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic. Since liver transplantation (LT) was established as a definitive treatment for end-stage liver disease,...

Awareness and Compliance With the Updated Sydney System Recommendations Among Nigerian Gastrointestinal Endoscopists

— Jemilohun AC and Adeoti ML

Background: It has been reported that gastric biopsy sets that comply with the Updated Sydney System (USS) biopsy sampling protocol have significantly better histological yield than those that do not for the most common gastric inflammatory conditions: Helicobacter pylori and intestinal metaplasia. ...

Factors Associated With Death and Duration of Stay of Cirrhotic Patients Admitted in the Hepato-Gastroenterology Unit of Lomé Campus Teaching Hospital (Togo)

— Laté Mawuli Lawson-Ananissoh, Aklesso Bagny, Oumboma Bouglouga, Rafiou El Hadji Yakoubou, Laconi Kaaga and Datouda Redah

Background: In Togo, the death rate for cirrhosis was estimated at 33.4%. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with the duration of stay and death of cirrhotic patients hospitalized in the hepato-gastroenterology department.

Patients and method: A retrospective, descript...

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis in a 37 Year Old Nigerian Male: A Case Report

— Agbo II, Ugiagbe RA, Omuemu CE, Eboikpomwen JO, Sefia U, Egbo O, Eghaghe EP and Woghiren AO

The typical patient with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a middle aged woman presenting with fatigue, pruritus, and markedly elevated serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels. PBC has a higher incidence and prevalence among Caucasians and Hispanics. We reported this case to reinforce the fact that...

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...

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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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