Research Papers/Topics in Medical Rehabilitation

Effects Of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation And Balance Training On Functional Recovery Of People With Cerebrovascular Accident And Its Association With Cognitive Impairment

ABSTRACTCerebrovascular accident (CVA) is an important cause of morbidity in the elderly; resultingnot only in physical disability, but also significant cognitive impairment. There was dearth ofstudies on cognitive impairment on functional recovery on stroke survivors in Nigeria.However, previous studies elsewhere on effects of impaired cognition on functional recoveryamongst stroke survivors centered on short term outcomes of exercises on Activities of DailyLiving and balance, while thi...

Effects Of Aerobic Exercise Training On Some Physiological And Biochemical Parameters In Subjects With Chronic Low Back Pain

ABSTRACT Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of occupational- related sickness, injuries, absences, and disability. Inflammation may be one of the mechanisms causing lumbo-sciatic pain. Exercise has been found to reduce pain and increase function which promotes a return to work in subjects with low back pain. Little is known about the potential mechanisms responsible for the effect of exercise on low back pain. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of eight weeks of in...

Determinants For Enrolment Of Learners With Visual Impairment In French Subject In Regular Secondary Schools In Kenya

ABSTRACTLearning of a language among the learners with visual impairment requires specific skills for faster and better concept acquisition. Learners with visual impairments like their sighted peers study French in regular secondary schools to enrich on communication abilities which would ideally benefit them in future employment opportunities. By the year 2009, 1,718 learners with visual impairments had registered in 19 regular programs in regular secondary schools in Kenya; however, only on...

A Comparative Analysis Of The Development Of Ethics Committees In The University Of Ghana And The Ghana Health Services

ABSTRACT Background Medical research involving the use of human participants has been on the increase in Ghana over the past decade. Research Ethics Committees (RECs) have the huge responsibility of protecting the safety, rights and welfare of these human participants. This role cannot be taken lightly since there is always the tendency for these human participants to be exploited, or vulnerable groups to be taken advantage of. Ghana has about seven RECs in the country right now. Howev...

Prescription Practices And Patterns Of Antibiotics Used In Children Attending The Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital

ABSTRACT Introduction: Globally, antibiotic use in humans increased by 36% from 2000 to 2010, of which 50% was regarded as inappropriate use. There is high prevalence of antibiotic use in Ghana which is associated with inappropriate use. Whilst antibiotics use in developed countries reduced by 4% between 2000 and 2015 there was 75% increase in low and middle income countries during the same period. This may increase the potential for resistance developing against the antibiotics which m...

Audiometric Assessment in Patients With Carcinoma of the Larynx

ABSTRACT Audiometric assessmer; was carried out on twelve patients with advanced carcinoma of the larynx who were on admission on the Ear, Nose and Throat Ward of the University College Hospiu.t, Ibadan, Nigeria between October 1995 and 'June 199b_ The sharp dropping curve was the most common type of audiograph observed. Fifty . percent of the patients had wry sharp dropping curve at 200I-I" 33.3°/() had mild dropping curve at 4000Hz and ~OOOHz while 16Y{-o had a flat curve within t...

Treatment Outcome of Ponseti Method in the Management of Club Foot at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana: A Retrospective Study

Background: Ponseti method is an established conservative treatment for idiopathic clubfoot inchildren world-wide. Yet, no data are available to quantify its effectiveness for reference in Ghana.Aim: To explore the effectiveness of Ponseti method in the management of clubfoot at a TertiaryHealth Facility in Ghana.Materials and Methods: The 6-year single arm retrospective cohort study involved a review ofclinical folders of babies with club feet. The age range of the children was between 0 and...

DRUGS AND DRUG ABUSE

The purpose of this project is to show the extent of substance abuse in the country.The study aims to show the types of drugs most abused,their extent and the demographic age groups most vulnerable to drug use.

Assessment of Traditional Medicinal Plants Used for Treatment of Human Diseases in Oromia Region, West Shewa Zone: Jeldu Woreda, Ethiopia

Most of the information regarding traditional medicinal plants are still in the hands of traditional vendors, and knowledge of vendors is either lost or passed orally from generation to next generation. This study aimed to survey and document the currently used plants by herbalists in Jeldu Woreda and record their medicinal usage and mode of preparation. Due to most of the vendors of traditional medicinal plants in Jeldu Woreda are alliterated, the data was gathered by&nbs...

EFFECTS OF COCONUT (Cocos nucifera) WATER ON REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTIONS IN DANAZOL (GnRH-Antagonist) TREATED MALE WISTAR RATS

EFFECTS OF COCONUT (Cocos nucifera) WATER ON REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTIONS IN DANAZOL (GnRH-Antagonist) TREATED MALE  WISTAR RATS Oyovwi  M.O., Kunle-Alabi., Akndele O., Duro-Ladipo M.A.,Raji Y . Laboratory for Reproductive Physiology and Developmental Programming, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine University of IbadanABSTRACTCoconut water has been reported to be implicated with many nutritional and medicinal application but its effect on reproductive function is y...

Evaluating Likelihood Estimation Methods in Multilevel Analysis of CLustered Survey Data in Nigeria

This is a manuscript extracted from the project work done as part of my requirement for my M.Sc. degree.I will like to upload it for review and publication.