Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Aisha Buhari urges doctors to check abuses, exorbitant charges

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, during a visit by the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) on Wednesday urged doctors  to make medical fees affordable to enable all Nigerians access quality healthcare.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Goiter: A swelling in the neck

This is Djenabou and that massive #goitre had been growing for 18 years .
When @MercyShips visited #Cameroon, she got blessed with a free surgery and is ready to start her life anew.

πŸ“šA goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland resulting in a “swollen neck” and it may be diffuse or nodular.

Friday, 6 April 2018

CDC call for early aggressive action against antibiotic resistance

The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control has called for early aggressive action against antibiotic resistance.

The call was due to new data from 2017 showing 221 instances of “nightmare bacteria”
o 11% were non-symptomatic with hard-to- treat bacteria
o 25% of bacteria had genes that enable spread of resistance

Monday, 2 April 2018

Hernia Repair

A hernia occurs when an organ or internal tissue breaks through a hole in the muscles. Hernia repair surgery or herniorrhaphy involves returning the displaced tissues to their proper position.

Monday Motivation

Maybe you just don't feel up to it, maybe you aren't in the best of moods; whichever mood you may be in- get up, show up and get the job done! 
"No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear." Greg Kincaid

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Doctors do not have nutritional training- BBC

If you think your doctor is an expert on nutrition just because he/she is a doctor- YOU ARE WRONG!! Yes the "code" has been broken
Today's article by BBC news has uncovered the lack of nutrition training in medical school. Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health - and they should be taught more.
Dr Michael Mosley, presenter of BBC One's Trust Me I'm A Doctor, said, "Unfortunately it's not part of the traditional training. At medical school I learnt almost nothing about nutrition. And I have a son at medical school and it's again not part of his key curriculum. "So I don't get the sense that there are lots of doctors out there who feel empowered to tell patients much about nutrition.
This month, the British Medical Journal announced it will launch a journal on the science and politics of nutrition in June 2018.
Dr Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of the BMJ, told me, "It's time we recognised that food and nutrition are core to health. There is a growing body of research out there that needs to be published - and we want to contribute to that effort."
As a doctor, do you agree with this article? Let's discuss. 

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Doctors can now restore eyesight with stem cells

Doctors can now restore eyesight with stem cells (via @NowThis Future)
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Nigerian Health workers to begin nationwide strike on April 7, 2018

Mr Chimele Ogbonna, Vice President of JOHESU, made the disclosure on Thursday in Jos and said that the health workers had explored all avenues for an amicable settlement of the issues and were left with no other option.
“If the agreements with JOHESU in 2009, 2014 and 2017 are not honoured, we will embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.
“The strike will be total and affect all health institutions from federal, state and local governments,” he stated.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Nigerian health workers are irresponsible - El Rufai

In a statement bound to enrage most doctors in Nigeria, the current Governor of Kaduna state allegedly called
Nigerian health workers irresponsible and advocated for a lower minimum wage

Do you agree with him? πŸ€”πŸ€”

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Researchers say Diabetes is actually made up of FIVE different conditions

For decades, Diabetes has been divided into two types: type one, an autoimmune disease in which people stop producing insulin, and type two, in which the body becomes resistant to insulin.
But now researchers, led by experts at Lund University have found type two diabetes should actually be categorised as four different diseases and this finding should prompt a ‘paradigm shift’ in the way people treat diabetes.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Medic Talks: Medicine and Residency

πŸ‘‹πŸ½Hello friends, Medic Talks continues this Saturday with Dr. Tosin Odunsi-Akanji,  OB/GYN Resident and Life/Career Mentor @lifebytosin.
πŸ—£πŸ‘₯ She'll be sharing useful career advice and a personal story on her non-traditional path into Medicine. If you join us, you'll get a chance to ask her all your questions and gain useful information.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Forensic Medicine: Bad Blood and Assault

Dr. John Schneeberger was once a popular, trusted medical professional residing in Kipling, Canada before he was convicted of two counts of sexual assault in 1999.
He allegedly drugged his first victim, a 23-year-old patient named Candace, before assaulting her in his examination room. His second victim was his 13-year-old teenage stepdaughter, who reported the same awful story.
After Candace reported her assault to the authorities, the police forced Dr. Schneeberger to give blood for two DNA samples. When both came back negative, the case was closed. The police were baffled, and Candace took matters into her own hands. She hired a private detective to get another sample of Schneeberger’s DNA. The detective managed to collect a sample from the doctor’s lip balm, which turned out to be a match to the DNA from the crime scene. But, since they’d gotten it without a warrant, the evidence was dismissed in court. Dr. Schneeberger walked free.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

🀱🀱This condition affects many first-time mothers, so suspect this diagnosis when a new mum complains of pain in her hands, sometimes there may be a clicking sound.
⚠️Although this condition often happens after pregnancy, it is not exclusive to new mothers. People who play golf or the piano or type frequently are also affected.
πŸ‘¨πŸ½‍⚕️De Quervain's tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the sheath/synovium, that surrounds the two tendons that run between the wrist and the thumb. As the synovium swells and thickens, it becomes painful for a person to move their thumb.

Meningitis outbreak: Four die in Niger state, 31 cases reported

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The end of circumcision?

Is this the beginning of the end of male circumcision? πŸ€”πŸ€”Read on...
Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.
Iceland’s population of about 336,000 includes about 250 Jews and 1,500 Muslims, and a bill currently before the Icelandic parliament proposes a penalty of up to six years in prison for anyone carrying out a circumcision other than for medical reasons.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Reattachment of a completely amputated hand in Kenya

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Surgeons at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya have successfully reattached the hand of a 17-year-old boy which was severed by a grass cutter.
The attempt to reattach the hand began at 10pm on January 26; the procedure took seven hours, ending at 6am on January 27.
Dr Wanjala Nang'ole and Prof Stanley Khainga of the University of Nairobi school of medicine were the surgeons.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Conjoined twins successfully separated in Bauchi

A set of conjoined twins have been successfully separated by Doctors on the Move Africa at an ongoing free medical outreach in Bauchi, Nigeria.

The separation of the conjoined twins, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker on Media, Iliya Habila, who shared the photos on Facebook, was successfully conducted on Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi by a team of doctors.

He said the medical outreach was sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Barrister Yakubu Dogara.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Health Heroes: Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa

Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa, CMG, OBE, M.D. (1903–1976) was a pioneering Nigerian surgeon, Inspector General of Medical Services and former Chief Medical Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He was the first Nigerian to pass the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
and he obtained the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1934.
In 1966, he was elected president of the World Federation for Mental Health.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Water Birth

Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water.
The theory behind water birth is that since the baby has already been in the amniotic fluid sac for nine months, birthing in a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother.
A 2009 Cochrane review found that the use of a birthing pool during the first stage of labour can help lower pain, reduce the need for epidural anesthesia and make the labour go faster. As for giving birth in the water, the method increased patient satisfaction in one study.
Risks from water births that have been documented include raising or lowering the baby's body temperature, aspirating bath water into the baby's lungs, and seizures.

NHIS Controversy: Another Set Of Workers Protest In Support Of Yusuf

The drama continues over the reinstatement of NHIS boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Last week, some workers protested his return to work  at the NHIS head office in Abuja and temporarily closed down the office.
Yesterday, some other workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS,  pledged to support their reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to reposition the scheme.
The workers staged a peaceful protest at the headquarters of NHIS in support of Mr. Yusuf under the aegis of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, and Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria MHWUN.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Medic Talks: Mentorship and Medicine

If you missed Medic Talks with @dr_adaora, you can watch it here.

I talked with Harvard trained and board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Adaora Okafor, about the importance of mentorship in medicine and to your career as a medic. It was a very inspiring discussion!!

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Chief Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Hon. FRCN

Chief Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Hon. FRCN is regarded as the first black nurse to work in Britain's National Health Service.

She subsequently became vice-president of the International Council of Nurses and the first black Chief Nursing Officer of Nigeria, working in the Federal Ministry of Health

In the 1970s, she was Commissioner of Health for Lagos  and in 1973 she was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

She died on 18 June 1992.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Medic Talks With Dr. Dera Okeke

Hello friends, Medic Talks continues TOMORROW AT 8PM on Instagram live video @healththenmore with Dr. Dera Okeke.
We’ll be having a VERY IMPORTANT discussion on how to make our workplaces safer.
Everyday at work, some medics are exposed to hazards virulent enough to kill in a short time, and sometimes Personal protective equipment (PPE) are not readily available (especially when you are in a developing country).
Recently in Nigeria, the minister of health said careless medical personnel are to blame for the spread of lassa fever; an epidemic that claimed the life of a young doctor. Other medical personnel like Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh and Nurse Justina Ejelonu and their families have also suffered a painful loss.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Trouble at Anambra Mortuary

There has been commotion at Visitation Hospital mortuary in Umuchu Town, Aguata Local Government Area in Anambra State following the rejection of the corpse of one Pa Reuben Okorie who was said to be attacking other corpses and causing havoc at the mortuary.
The mortuary attendants who were said to be tired and afraid of controlling the corpse, summoned the family to take back the money they had deposited and take the corpse away from the mortuary.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that Pa Okorie died recently and his corpse was deposited at the mortuary. However, it was said to have disturbed and attacked other corpses deposited there to the amazement
of the attendants.

Fake Indian Doctor Infects Dozens With HIV

At least 33 people have tested positive for HIV in northern India after a fake doctor allegedly used a tainted needle while treating them.
Rajendra Yadav, who allegedly passed himself off as a doctor has since been arrested. Yadav used to treat a range of conditions for just a few cents, citing an overburdened health system that is too expensive for most Indians.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Skin Care For A Busy Medic With Belfiore Medical

In this video, cosmetic expert Dr. Uju Rapu, the M.D of Belfiore Medical answered several questions regarding skin care. These questions were asked by medics during an Instagram live video.

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Monday, 5 February 2018

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Video and Mnemonics

Hello friends, I made this video is about Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and I tried to simplify how to take the history, differentials, investigations and management (HDIM) using the acronym PCOS.
The complete video is on my YouTube page (link in bio). Please if you like the video, kindly like, leave a comment, share and subscribe!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Health and Corruption!!

We complain about the poor funding of the Nigerian health sector, but what about corruption among health professionals; those who gobble up funds allocated to their hospitals?😢😢
What do you think about them?

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Medic Talks 5

πŸ‘‹πŸ½Hello friends, Medic Talks continues this Sunday with Dr. Uju Rapu, a medical doctor, skin expert and managing director of @belfiore_medical.
πŸ—£πŸ‘₯Our topic will be "Skin Care for A Busy Medic" and if you join us, you'll get a chance to ask her all your questions about how to achieve glowing/healthy skin.
πŸ‘‰πŸ½Remember taking care of your skin and your health as a medic is very important. Looking good helps boost your confidence as well as increase your patients’ confidence in you. So join us this Sunday as we talk about taking care of our skin regardless of our busy schedules.

External cephalic version (ECV)

External cephalic version (ECV) is a procedure that externally rotates the fetus from a breech presentation to a cephalic presentation. Successful version of a breech into cephalic presentation allows women to avoid cesarean delivery.
🀱🀰In a lotus birth, rather than cutting the umbilical cord within a few minutes of the birth, the parents carry the placenta — still connected to the newborn baby — in a bowl or special pouch, for days, long after it has ceased to actively transfer blood to the newborn.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Lassa Outbreak: Nigeria's Health Minister Blames Doctors

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has blamed the spread of lassa fever on lax safety measures of health personnel in the country. He said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi following the death of 4 Medical health workers from lassa fever.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Queen of Denmark Confers Nation’s Highest Award On Nigerian Doctor

A professor of veterinary medicine, Ade Ojeniyi, has been conferred with an award, the Knighthood of The Dannebrog Order of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Ojeniyi said on Saturday from Grindsted, Denmark, that the award was given to him by Queen Margrethe 11 of Denmark on January 5.

“I was given the award because of my enormous contribution to health and humanity. The Southern Regional government in Denmark recommended me for it and the Queen granted it,” Ojeniyi said.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Medic Talks Episode 4

In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Chigo Ekeke, a Nigerian cardiothoracic surgeon working  in the U.S. It was a very interesting and informative session.

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Aisha Buhari urges doctors to check abuses, exorbitant charges

A post shared by HealthThenMore (HTM) Lifestyle (@htm_lifestyle) on Apr 17, 2018 at 12:12am PDT The wife of the President, Mrs...