Victor Umoh

Victor Umoh
University of Uyo | UNIUYO · Internal Medicine

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Across Africa, there is some evidence of COVID-19 private sector activities to tackle COVID-19 which include the development of rapid diagnostic kits, deployment of e-health platforms for bespoke health workforce training, disease surveillance, reporting, auto-screening and advisories. Inequities in living and access to care by disadvantaged popula...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is now a pandemic with devastating social and economic consequences. The extent of the spread of COVID-19 within populations is uncertain since diagnostic tests have not been carried out on all eligible persons and doing such diagnostic tests on everyone is much less feasible in developing countries such as N...
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Objectives: To identify the most and least preferred rheumatology lectures, the proportional increase in students able to identify rheumatic conditions after the lectures as well as evaluate resident teaching effectiveness. Methods: All 134 clinical students in the University of Uyo Medical School, South-south Nigeria were asked to evaluate their r...
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A student based evaluation of rheumatology lectures by a rheumatology senior resident
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The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 1.6 million (1 in 53) Nigerian adults have diabetes mellitus while 60.7% (949,900) of Nigerian adults with diabetes are undiagnosed. In spite of these worrying projections, current nationwide data on diabetes prevalence to aid policy formulation in Nigeria is non-existent. This was a cross-sectio...
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Background: Diabetes is now a global epidemic, but most cases are now in low- and middle-income countries. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is key to enabling patients to manage their chronic condition and can reduce the occurrence of costly and devastating complications. However, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of differen...
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Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a highly prevalent disorder, associated with decreased quality of life and increased cardiovascular morbidity. An intimate relationship exists between obesity and the development of OSAS and type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study aimed to measure the risk for OSAS and determine its clinical corr...
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Burning of biomass is widely used by the rural poor for energy generation. Long term exposure to biomass smoke is believed to affect lung function and cause respiratory symptoms. Women with long term occupational exposure to burning firewood were recruited from a rural fishing community in Nigeria. A questionnaire was used to obtain information on...
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AIM: Although essentially a medical condition, ignorance, non-compliance with treatment and late presentation encourage development of complications that require surgical intervention. This study aimed to investigate the clinico-pathologic characteristics of our pleuropulmonary tuberculosis patients with surgical complications and the outcome of su...
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Background. Respiratory complaints are commonly encountered in medicine and respiratory diseases place a high burden on healthcare infrastructure. Healthcare planning should be based on adequate information: this study will help us to analyze the pattern of respiratory disease admissions in the medical wards in a developing country. Methods. The me...
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. Biomass smoke exposure is a known risk factor for chronic bronchitis. Psychiatric comorbidities may have significant impact on the quality of life of patients with chronic bronchitis. Methods . Women who engage in fish preservation by drying over burning firewood in a fishing community were recruited for this survey. The British medical research...
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Background The prevalence of asthma is increasing in the developing world. Asthma, management guidelines have been instituted to provide recommendations for the optimal control of asthma. This study evaluated the current level of asthma control as reported by the patients which may be a reflection of adherence to guidelines. Methods Asthma patients...
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Background Biomass is heavily depended on for domestic energy use by people in developing countries. These materials are typically burnt in simple stoves and produce a lot of smoke. Exposure to this indoor air pollution has been linked to a number of respiratory disorders. This study aimed to assess some long term effects exposure to indoor air pol...
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Background and aims: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) poses a serious challenge to global control of TB. This multicentre study was to identify risk factors for drug resistance to the first line anti-TB drugs among TB patients presenting for care in three health facilities in Calabar, Nigeria. Materials and methods: A cohort of 100 consecutive T...
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Diabetic foot disease is a major medical, social, and economic problem. This retrospective study assessed the profile of diabetes mellitus patients with foot ulcers in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Nigeria. Admission records of all patients admitted unto the medical wards of UCTH over a 5 year period were analysed. The records...
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Background. This study aimed to determine the pattern of drug susceptibility to first-line drugs among pulmonary TB patients in two hospitals in Calabar, Nigeria. Methods. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study carried out between February 2011 and April 2012. Sputum samples from consecutive TB patients in Calabar were subjected to culture on...
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Background: The world's adult population is increasing rapidly. This increase is expected to lead to an increase in the prevalence of diabetes especially in developing countries like Nigeria. Diabetes places a large burden on the society more so when it becomes complicated. This study is designed to provide information on hospitalisation trends and...
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Few types of blood exposures have been assessed in relation to incident HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa, despite evidence that penile-vaginal sex cannot account for the epidemic in the region. To investigate correlates of incident HIV infection in Calabar, Nigeria, we surveyed clients at voluntary HIV counselling and testing centres. Participat...

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Respiratory diseases constitute a common cause of morbidity, mortality and a significantly high cost of health care globally. In Nigeria, as in many parts of Africa only few studies have been carried in this respect. Moreover, these studies are old over 20-30 years. In Akwa Ibom State, healthcare related studies are almost non-existent being a relatively new creation and the only tertiary health institution(the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital) is also new barely 15 years old. This is more so for respiratory diseases. On this background we decided to undertake a retrospective evaluation of the pattern and outcome of respiratory diseases in order to have a baseline for future studies of respiratory diseases. In this study we are going to review and analyse all respiratory disease admissions in the last 10 years (2006-2015). It is our believe that in addition to providing a baseline for future studies, it could also inform health policy makers on areas of specific public health interventions in the area.