This landmark edition of the Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology bears three practice guidelines. This is the culmination of a long process where a decision was made to review the pre existing guideline for Hepatitis B and C management and to develop three additional practice guidelines for management of GERD and Dyspepsia, Hepatocellular carcinoma and Colorectal cancer screening. Four committees comprising the nations foremost authorities in these areas were constituted during the Annual General Meeting of the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) held in Lagos in July 2013.
— Malu AO, Borodo MM, Ndububa DA, Ojo OS, Anomneze EE, Lesi OA and Okeke EN
Viral hepatitis refers to an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by viruses that have an affinity for the liver. Five viruses have been found to be clinically relevant and they are labeled A, B, C, D and E.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been found to be the most impor...
— Ndububa D, Ojo O, Lesi O, Samaila A and Ngim O
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignant tumour of the hepatocytes with a dismal prognosis. Median survival remains less than 1 year after diagnosis and the five-year survival rate of patients with HCC is below 10%. Survival can, however, be variable depending on the biological behaviou...
— Nwokediuku S, Omuemu C and Akere A
Acid peptic disorders have been with mankind for centuries but till date there exist numerous gaps in knowledge and controversies in the understanding of these conditions. Dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are the key acid-peptic disorders and account for over half of cases seen i...
The Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is a bi-annual 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.