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

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...

Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Enugu, Nigeria: An Experience with 151 Cases

— Neri Gustavo Picardo, Nnennaya Anthony Ajayi and Immanuel Anthony Ajayi

Background: Lower Gastrointestinal endoscopy is useful in the evaluation and treatment of many lower gastrointestinal diseases. There has been no report on indications and outcomes of diagnostic lower gastrointestinal endoscopy in the South Eastern part of Nigeria

Aim: To determine the indications ...

Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Chronic Liver Disease Patients in a Tertiary Hospital in Calabar, Nigeria

— Kooffreh-Ada Mbang, Okpara Henry, Okonkwo Uchenna.C, Ngim Ogbu .E and Ihekwaba Anele

Background: Chronic Liver Disease (CLD) is a medical condition commonly seen in gastroenterology practice in Nigeria. Thorough evaluation of CLD patients can be expensive; often times being unaffordable for patients and also taking a toll on existing limited health resources. Despite this, the relev...

Evaluation of Nutritional Status of Patients Attending Two Tertiary Hospitals in South-West, Nigeria

— Otegbayo JA, Onifade OM, Akinyemi JO, Oluyemi OY, Okoje VN, Adeniyi AR, Rabor FD and Adeleye

Background: Undernutrition and overnutrition constitute notable health hazards to man. Thus, optimal nutrition can prevent disease and promote health. The goal of nutrition assessment is to identify any specific nutrition risk(s) or clear existence of malnutrition. This paper attempts to assess the ...

CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES IN DISORDERS OF UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

— Nwokediuko SC, Ijoma U, Obienu O and Anigbo G

The upper gastrointestinal tract is one part of the digestive system where tremendous innovations and advancements in knowledge have been recorded in the last several decades. The discovery of Helicobacter pylori by Warren and Marshal in 1983 and the introduction of Rome process for the classificati...

HELICOBACTER PYLORI AND UPPER DIGESTIVE DISEASES - DIAGNOSIS THROUGH REAL TIME PCR

— Serme AK, Compaore NI, Compaore R, Djigma F, Somda KS, Diarra B, Coulibaly A, Zohoncon T, Obiri-Yeboah D, Sombie AR, Bougouma A and Simpore J

Objective: Helicobacter pylori, which has been designated by the WHO as type I carcinogen, has a global prevalence of over 50%. The aim of this study was to determine the association between this bacterium and upper gastrointestinal problems in an endoscopy unit in Ouagadougou, using a molecular dia...

PATTERN OF GASTRITIS AND HELICOBACTER PYLORI COLONIZATION OF THE STOMACH IN NIGERIAN PATIENTS WITH DYSPEPSIA

— Ndububa DA, Adekanle O, Omonisi AE, Ijarotimi O, Alatise OI, Ojo OS and Agbakwuru EA

Objective: Helicobacter pylori infection of the stomach causes chronic active gastritis. The pattern of gastritis is related to the disease outcome. This study aimed to determine the predominant gastritis pattern in Nigerian dyspeptic patients with a view to predicting gastroduodenal disease outcome...

EFFECT OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION ON SELECTED LABORATORY VALUES IN PREGNANT WOMEN WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION

— Adesina OA, Akinyemi JO, Michael OS, Fayemiwo SA, Awolude OA, Ogunbosi BO, Kuti MA and Adewole IF

Background and Objectives: Both hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency viruses affect laboratory indices. The objective of this study was to describe the impact of both viruses on laboratory indices among 1,821 HIV-positive pregnant women.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional retrospective study at ...

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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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