Stella Usifoh

Stella Usifoh
University of Benin · Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

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Background: Lassa fever is endemic in Nigeria with a propensity for seasonal outbreaks in Benin City, and is transmissible through consumption of food contaminated with infected rat secretions and excretions. The aim of the study is to determine the impact of Lassa fever on the consumption of processed snacks and food storage practices, in Universi...
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Purpose: The study was to determine the level of awareness and prevalence of the use of Lifestyle Drugs (LD) by Social Science Students (SSS), in the University of Benin, Nigeria. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional survey was carried out in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Open and close ended questionn...
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The aims of the study are to investigate the prescribing pattern and its' trend using the WHO prescribing indicators. A retrospective study of outpatient's prescriptions sheets from 2013 to 2017 in both facilities using systematic random sampling. Average number of drugs per encounter, percentage of prescriptions in generic name, percentage of anti...
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Background: Organochlorine pesticides used illegally in the storage of cowpeas by some farmers to prevent attack by weevils were known to affect the health of human adversely. Objectives: This study determined the mean concentration of aldrin, o,p΄-DDT, endosulfan, heptachlor epoxide and γ-HCH collected from some markets in South-South of Nigeria,...
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Purpose of study: To determine job satisfaction, perception towards pharmacists, and preparedness to provide pharmaceutical care (PC) among intern pharmacists. Methodology: A prospective survey of all intern pharmacists in South - Eastern Nigeria was done. A questionnaire with five sections measuring work characteristics, job satisfaction, percepti...
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Amoxicillin is an effective antibiotic treatment for bacterial pneumonia among children. Pneumonia still claims many young lives because some communities do not have the right formulations for children. A cross-sectional quantitative survey was designed based on the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended methods. 32 Comprehensive Primary Healt...
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Objective: To assessed the types 2 diabetic patient’s knowledge, the practice of, and attitude to lifestyle modification at University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study of types- 2 diabetic patients at the Medical outpatient clinic in UCH was done with a validated structured 48 item self-administered quest...
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The aims of the study are to investigate the prescribing pattern and its' trend using the WHO prescribing indicators.A retrospective studyof outpatient's prescriptions sheets from 2013 to 2017 in both facilities using systematic random sampling. Average number of drugs per encounter, percentage of prescriptions in generic name, percentage of an...
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Purpose: In resource limited countries like Nigeria with ever increasing drug needs, it is necessary to apply scientific tools for effective and efficient management of pharmaceuticals in the hospital. This study aims to identify the categories of drugs in Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital (FNPH), Benin City that are available and make recom...
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Lassa Fever (LF) remains a health burden in several endemic areas of Nigeria, and its toll remains unabated over several decades. Although most studies have focused on virological and clinical considerations, few studies have attempted to address the perceived psychosocial component of LF disease in Nigeria. Evaluation of stigmatization and discrim...
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Objectives: Antipsychotic medications availability and affordability enhance patients’ compliance and consequently improving their productivity. In Nigeria, where about half the number of her population is impoverished, and health‑care cost burden is mostly out of pocket of patients. The study objectives are to determine patients’ preference in...
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The use of dichlorvos (organometallic pesticide) in public health and agriculture to control pests has led to the accumulation of dichlorvos residues in the aquatic environment. The objective is to establish the potential diagnostic tools (hydrobiological and behavioural parameters) in assessing the lethal and sublethal effects of dichlorvos on fis...
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The use of dichlorvos (organometallic pesticide) in public health and agriculture to control pests has led to the accumulation of dichlorvos residues in the aquatic environment. The objective is to establish the potential diagnostic tools (hydrobiological and behavioural parameters) in assessing the lethal and sublethal effects of dichlorvos on fis...
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Introduction: The consequences of expensive antipsychotics medication can be two-folds. One, patients can become more impoverished due to the spending of limited financial resources on the procurement of antipsychotics. Second, the high cost of antipsychotics may be discouraging and therefore lead to poor adherence and therapeutic failure. The obje...
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The Ebola virus has spread across several Western Africa countries, adding a significant financial burden to their health systems and economies. In this article the experience with Ebola is reviewed, and economic challenges and policy recommendations are discussed to help curb the impact of other diseases in the future. The West African Ebola virus...
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Background: In mammals and across rat species, the variation in conformation is markedly observed in the head and the variation in the shape of the head is mostly determined by the shape of the skull. Hence comparative topographic analysis and morphometry is a veritable tool in precise categorization of peri-domestic rats and species identificatio...
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Lassa fever is a zoonotic disease endemic to Nigeria and the Mano River Union countries in West Africa. This study determined the risk perception and rodent control within the University. Personal and Public considerations about safety of agricultural produce and the general living environment were investigated among students and staff within the u...
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Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and is a major cause of vision loss throughout the world. Globally about 87% of the visually impaired are living in developing countries. The WHO global target in vision2020 for the right to sight initiative is to reduce blindness prevalence to less than 0.5% in all countries or less than 1% in any...
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Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Affordability and availability are key factors that determine access to effective treatment. The aim of this study is to investigate the availability and affordability of antiglaucoma medicines in Benin City. A cross sectional survey of the major drug distribution sectors was conducted. The strength, unit p...
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Traditional Medicine (TM) or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) covers approaches to medical treatment that are outside of mainstream medical training. Different herbal products abound and they are flagrantly advertised with claims of their ability to cure all diseases. The objective was to survey how safety, reliability, effectiveness, a...
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This study is a comprehensive investigation of key factors influencing the utilisation of electronic information sources (EIS) by pharmacy lecturers in both government and private universities in South-South Nigeria. This study aims at identifying the significant factors that influence the usage of EIS in order to provide remedies to increase their...
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Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary leak of urine. It is experienced by millions of women worldwide. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence in a sample of women living in Benin City, Nigeria. Method: A randomly selected sample of 412 non pregnant women aged 15years and above who gave...
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Background: HIV/AIDS impacts heavily on the infected individual and the society at large, there is therefore a need to evaluate the quality of life of HIV-infected individuals. Objectives: To assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Health related quality of life (HRQOL) of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and to investigate the determinants of the...

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To sensitize the public on the dangers of improper use of pesticides in food preservation. To bring to the knowledge of the populace the approved pesticides for use in food processing and preservation.