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.

Register and login to submit article.

Submit article

"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

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 ...

JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME PRESENTING AS INTUSSUSCEPTION IN A MALNOURISHED CHILD: A CASE REPORT

— Badmos KB, Elebute OA, Obadofin OO, Alakaloko MF and Abdulkareem FB

We report a rare case of juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) in a 5 year old girl who was admitted into the emergency room on account of acute intestinal obstruction secondary to ileo-colic intussusception. Prior to the admission, she has had repeated blood transfusion in the referring hospital follow...

HEPATITIS B IN AFRICA: THE CHALLENGES IN CONTROLLING THE SCOURGE

— Lesi, OA

For far too long, viral hepatitis has been neglected by the international community, policy makers, governments, health care providers and the public. Although the virus was discovered over 50 years ago and an effective vaccine has been available for more than 20 years, the complications of chronic ...

HEPATITIS B VACCINATION UPTAKE AMONG A COHORT OF NIGERIAN SURGICAL RESIDENTS

— Agbugui JO, Osaigbovo EO and Ibadin EI

Background and Objectives: Transmission of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) from patients to health care personnel (HCP) can occur following occupational exposures. Vaccination is effective in disease prevention. The study aimed to determine the level of uptake of HBV vaccine among a cohort of Nigerian surgi...

PREVALENCE OF RAISED TRANSAMINASES AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN STABLE SICKLERS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

— Odeghe EA, Lesi OA and Otegbayo JE

Background: Elevation of serum transaminases is common in sickle cell anaemia (SCA) patients and the causes are multiple and may be due to the underlying sickling state or complications of multiple blood transfusions. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of raised serum transaminases in stable p...

Latest Issue
News & Events See all
August 31, 2016
WGO Lagos Training Center

The WGO (World Gastroenterology Organization) Lagos Training center hosted Colonoscopy Workshops in collaboration Visiting GI experts from USA (Dr. Peter Eweje,...

June 23, 2015
2015 Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of SOGHIN held in Ilorin from June 9th – 12th, 2015

Executive Summary SOGHIN held its 8th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria from 9th – 12th June, 2015. The ev...

April 29, 2015
WGO Endorsed Lagos Training Center

Official opening of this center by Professor Jim Toouli, President of World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) will hold on April 18, 2015. This will be held i...

April 28, 2015
Inaugural Ceremony of World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) Lagos Training Center, April 18, 2015

The World Gastroenterology Organization has established endoscopy-training centers in Egypt, South Africa and various countries across the globe. It was with gr...

November 18, 2014
Ilorin 2015: First Announcement and call for Abstracts

The preparation for the 8th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) tagged &ldqu...

About Us

The Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepathology, 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.

Our Office

Editorial Office
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku/Ozalla
PMB 01129 Enugu, Nigeria
P: (234) 803 3218 181
editor@soghinjournal.com

 

Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepathology

© 2015 - 2017, Society for Gastroenterology & Hepathology in Nigeria