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Vol. 11 No. 1

Editorial

With improvements in knowledge, occasioned by biomedical research, the classification of diseases into organic and functional disorders has become hazy and indeed questionable. This trend seems to affect the gastrointestinal system more than any other organ system.

Organic disorders are defined by distinct structural, physiological or biochemical alterations within the body and can be evaluated with standardized biological measures, called biomarkers. For functional disorders, there are no identifiable biological changes that can be measured...

Editorial

Organic and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Distinction Getting More Nebulous by the Day

— Professor Sylvester Chuks Nwokediuko

Abstract:
With improvements in knowledge, occasioned by biomedical research, the classification of diseases into organic and functional disorders has become hazy and indeed questionable. This trend seems to affect the gastrointestinal system more than any other organ system.

Organic disorders are defined by ...

Original Article

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME IN NIGERIA: DISPARITY BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH

— Nwokediuko SC, Adekanle O, Akere A, Olokoba A, Anyanechi C, Umar M S, Maiyaki A, Ijoma U, Obienu O, Uhunmwangho A and Ndububa D

Abstract:
Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort in association with altered bowel habits in the absence of organic disease. This study was designed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of IBS in Nigeria, a typical m...

Original Article

HISTOPATHOLOGICAL REVIEW OF CHOLECYSTECTOMY SPECIMENS IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN GHANA

— Duduyemi BM, Aboagye E, Titiloye NA, Nyarko HA and Ashie Y

Abstract:
Introduction: Diseases of the gall bladder are relatively common ranging from inflammation to neoplastic conditions. While the inflammatory conditions are rife in our environment, the neoplastic ones are generally rare. Our study aims to analyse the pattern of gall bladder lesions from cholecystecto...

Original Article

THE PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS C VIRAL RNA AMONG WOMEN UNDERGOING ANTENATAL CARE IN PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA

— Omunakwe HE, Dan-Jumbo AI, Abere ST, Kalio GBD and Oyan B

Abstract:
Background: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a blood borne flavivirus, that has a predilection for hepatocytes but it is not directly cytopathic. There is a risk of infected mothers passing the virus to their babies in the perinatal period – vertical transmission is becoming a leading source of the ...

Case Reports

THE ROLE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RETAINED DISTAL PART OF THE APPENDIX : A CASE REPORT

— George Chilaka Obonna and Chibuike Martins Obonna

Abstract:
Appendicectomy is one of the most common emergency surgical procedures. Stump Appendicitis is well recognized entity and has been described in the literature. Despite recent advances in imaging techniques, its diagnosis and effective management remain a clinical challenge. We present a 15-year old b...

Case Reports

CONGENITAL HEPATIC CYST WITH SEVERE MALNUTRITION IN AN INFANT: A CASE REPORT

— Anthony O. Atimati and Samuel S. Anikoh

Abstract:
Congenital hepatic cysts are usually asymptomatic, very rare conditions in infancy and are most often discovered incidentally during radiologic imaging. They are more common in females with no racial differences. Most simple hepatic cysts are small and disappear spontaneously but in about 15% of cas...

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