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Neonates presenting with severe complications of frenotomy: a case series

Peace I Opara, Nneka Gabriel-Job, Kingsley O Opara
2012 Journal of Medical Case Reports  
Opara et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2012, 6:77 Page 2 of 4  ... 
doi:10.1186/1752-1947-6-77 pmid:22394653 pmcid:PMC3310719 fatcat:ldvph3jwprgopp5tydg3ucozgy

Ubenwa: Cry-based Diagnosis of Birth Asphyxia [article]

Charles C Onu, Innocent Udeogu, Eyenimi Ndiomu, Urbain Kengni, Doina Precup, Guilherme M Sant'anna, Edward Alikor, Peace Opara
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Every year, 3 million newborns die within the first month of life. Birth asphyxia and other breathing-related conditions are a leading cause of mortality during the neonatal phase. Current diagnostic methods are too sophisticated in terms of equipment, required expertise, and general logistics. Consequently, early detection of asphyxia in newborns is very difficult in many parts of the world, especially in resource-poor settings. We are developing a machine learning system, dubbed Ubenwa, which
more » ... enables diagnosis of asphyxia through automated analysis of the infant cry. Deployed via smartphone and wearable technology, Ubenwa will drastically reduce the time, cost and skill required to make accurate and potentially life-saving diagnoses.
arXiv:1711.06405v1 fatcat:uobadnpcxvbypfuntdagzsq75i

Prevalence of Malaria among Neonates Presenting with Fever in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Peace I Opara
2017 Neonatology & Clinical Pediatrics  
doi:10.24966/ncp-878x/100017 fatcat:rwst53b72fggjbcsw4lbmqilhe

Pattern and survival of biliary atresia patients; experience in southern Nigeria

Philemon E Okoro, Promise Igwe, Peace I Opara
2013 Nigerian Journal of Surgery  
I Opara 4 1 Departments of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery Unit, 4 Pediatrics, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, 2 : Atresia, biliary, pattern, surgical correction, survival  ...  University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, 3 Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria Philemon E Okoro 1,2,3 , Promise Igwe 1 , Peace  ... 
doi:10.4103/1117-6806.111495 pmid:24027409 pmcid:PMC3762033 fatcat:lx6kuajk4be7zao322eeinsnli

Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids among Interns in a Tertiary Hospital in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Nsirimobu Ichendu Paul, Tamunopreye Jaja, Peace Ibo Opara
2018 OALib  
Health care workers especially interns may be at increased health risk due to exposure to blood and body fluids. Objective: To determine the prevalence of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (EBBF) among interns at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching hospital (UPTH). Methodology: This cross-sectional study was carried out among interns at the UPTH. Informed written consent was obtained. The obtained data from a self-administered questionnaire and Infection Control Team records
more » ... re analysed using SPSS version 21 and are presented as prose and tables. Results: Eighty four interns were studied giving a response rate of 93.3%: 40 (47.6%) were males while 44 (52.4%) were females giving a male:female ratio of 1:1.
doi:10.4236/oalib.1104122 fatcat:cnzmysjd3vehrb3557cobjoepe

Evaluation of Total Employment Rate Aged 15-64 in EU15

Joel Chiadikobi Nwaubani, Adanma Ngozi Ohia, Opara Peace, Uzokwe Chinwe Adaugo, Uchechi Mgbafor Ezeji, Christiana Uzoma Ezechukwu
2020 European Journal of Business Management and Research  
Opara Peace, Abia Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Nigeria. Uzokwe Chinwe Adaugo, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria.  ... 
doi:10.24018/ejbmr.2020.5.5.484 fatcat:7tztdjognjgtzmvpd6g4xldurm

Books are for use: The position of libraries and librarians in promoting peace education in Nigeria and Africa (Guaa Akwukwo Gi)

Magnus Chukwuduziem Unegbu, Lovet Ovigue Esievo, Jonathan Chima Ogugua, Doris Chinyere Obiano, Genevieve C. Opara, Emeka Ogueri
2022 International Journal of Research in Library Science  
Books have been the veritable sources of knowledge in human history, and through the knowledge they preserve, peace in Nigeria and Africa can be achieved.  ...  This paper therefore, dwells on the first law of library science, the position of libraries and librarians in providing access to information resources and services for peace education, challenges encountered  ...  A sustained outreach for peace keep the people in constant consciousness of peaceful coexistence.  ... 
doi:10.26761/ijrls.8.1.2022.1499 fatcat:qcfao5mkxzd3xkptvuygh2mnmy

Newborn Cord Care Practices Amongst Mothers in Yenagoa Local Government Rea, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Peace Ibo Opara, Tamunopriye Jaja, Doris Atibi Dotimi, Balafama Abinye Alex-Hart
2012 International journal of clinical medicine  
Clean cord care is one of the essential newborn care practices recommended by the World Health Organisation to reduce morbidity and mortality amongst the World's newborns. Despite this, cord infections are still prevalent in developing countries because of the high rates of unhygienic cord care practices. The study aimed to explore cord care practices in our environment and identify areas for intervention. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study carried out amongst mothers attending three
more » ... ary health care facilities with their infants in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Simple structured questionnaires were used to obtain information concerning the ages and sexes of babies, place of antenatal care and birth, treatments applied to the umbilical cord stump and the socioeconomic status of the parents. Data were analysed using SPSS version 16.0. Results: Two hundred and twenty one mothers participated in the study. The infants were aged 0 -6 months with a male to female ratio of 1:1. Fifty four (24.4%) of mothers were of high social class. Cord care was done by grandmothers in 107 (48.4%) and mothers in 89 (40.3%) of babies. Sixty four (29.0%) mothers had their babies cord cleaned with Methylated spirit alone while 138 (62.4%) cleaned with Methylated spirit and then applied other substances including antibiotic ointments and herbs. Maternal education, social class of parents and place of delivery were significantly associated with application of potentially harmful substances to the cord, (p = 0.049, 0.010 and 0.030 respectively). The commonest sources of information on cord care were nurses in 99 (44.8%) and grandmothers in 44 (19.9%). Conclusion: There is still a high rate of use of potentially harmful substances for cord care. All heath workers should participate in educating, mothers and grandmothers about optimal cord care.
doi:10.4236/ijcm.2012.31004 fatcat:c5rpcmqkqfbwjmzv2yux35p2v4

Morbidity and mortality amongst infants of diabetic mothers admitted into a special care baby unit in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Peace I Opara, Tamunopriye Jaja, Uche C Onubogu
2010 Italian Journal of Pediatrics  
Neonatal jaundice 25 4 0.109 Neonatal sepsis/infections 16 8 0.902 Respiratory distress 16 8 0.902 Birth asphyxia 7 8 0.202 Birth injuries 2 3 0.328 Mortality 2 0 1.000 Opara  ... 
doi:10.1186/1824-7288-36-77 pmid:21138582 pmcid:PMC3022614 fatcat:5urhlbox65fkziy7skjs5j6o3a

A Logarithmic Linear Model for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products in EU26

Joel Chiadikobi Nwaubani, Christiana Uzoma Ezechukwu, Adanma Ngozi Ohia, Peace Opara, Uchechi Mgbafor Ezeji, Chinwe Adaugo Uzokwe
2020 European Journal of Business Management and Research  
Peace -Confidential Secretary, Abia Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria; Ezeji, Uchechi Mgbafor -Principal 11, Amuzukwu Girls' Secondary School, Umuahia, Abia State  ...  Christiana Uzoma -Assistant Chief Superintendent, Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Umuahia, Abia State Nigeria; Ohia, Adanma Ngozi -Senior Lecturer, University of Portharcourt, River state, Nigeria; Opara  ... 
doi:10.24018/ejbmr.2020.5.6.554 fatcat:sn2wuzvd3bc7hb5f3oh55wwl3u

Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Group A Beta-Haemolytic Streptococcal Throat Isolates of Primary School Children in Rivers State, Nigeria

Wonodi Woroma, Okari Tamunoiyowuna Grace, Opara Peace Ibo
2021 Asian Journal of Medicine and Health  
Group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) pharyngitis when untreated can cause non-suppurative sequelae such as acute rheumatic fever and post-streptococcal acute glomerulonephritis. Prompt treatment of infected individuals with appropriate antibiotics that the organism is susceptible to, is important in preventing these untoward complications. This study intends to identify the antibiotic susceptibility of GABHS in Rivers State, Nigeria, and to guide health care workers in choosing
more » ... e antibiotic for the treatment of GABHS infections in children. Methodology: Throat swabs were taken from primary school pupils aged 6 to 12 years in Rivers State between May and July 2015. The throat swabs were cultured using 5% sheep blood agar. Antibiotic susceptibility was carried out on the Group A beta-haemolytic streptococcal isolates. Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0 using descriptive statistics. Chi square tests of significance were used with a 95% confidence interval (P< 0.05). Results: A total of 18 out of 456 pupils had a positive streptococcal throat culture for GABHS giving a prevalence rate of 3.9%. The isolated GABHS were most susceptible to azithromycin (87%) followed by penicillin (81.5%) and ampicillin (64.8%). The pathogens were least susceptible to tetracycline (37%) and co-trimoxazole (18.5%). Conclusion: The prevalence of GABHS was low and it was mostly susceptible to Azithromycin and penicillin. These could be used as the drug of choice in the empirical treatment of GABHS throat infection in the locality.
doi:10.9734/ajmah/2021/v19i1130393 fatcat:6jt6kirgrzaptid6oyjxiix6k4

Finding the Appropriate Model to Evaluate the Price Indices of Domestic Agricultural Production in EU24

Joel Chiadikobi Nwaubani, Adanma Ngozi Ohia, Christiana Uzoma Ezechukwu, Peace Opara, Chinwe Adaugo Uzokwe, Uchechi Mgbafor Ezeji
2020 European Journal of Business Management and Research  
Peace -Confidential Secretary, Abia Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria; Uzokwe Chinwe Adaugo -Lecturer 1, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Umuahia  ...  -Senior Lecturer, University of Portharcourt, River state, Nigeria; Ezechukwu, Christiana Uzoma -Assistant Chief Superintendent, Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Umuahia, Abia State Nigeria; Opara  ... 
doi:10.24018/ejbmr.2020.5.6.556 fatcat:ce7h2jg7gzf3fdtq6g75qchmda

Using Categorical Data Analysis to Estimate Population Change in EU25: Absolute Numbers and Crude Rates

Adanma Ngozi Ohia, Joel Chiadikobi Nwaubani, Uchechi Mgbafor Ezeji, Uzokwe Chinwe Adaugo, Christiana Uzoma Ezechukwu, Opara Peace
2020 European Journal of Business Management and Research  
Statistics on population change and the structure of population are increasingly used to support policymaking and to provide the opportunity to monitor demographic behaviour within political, economic, social and cultural contexts. Specifically, this concerns demographic developments that focus on a likely reduction in the relative importance of the working age population and a corresponding increase in the number of older persons. These statistics may be used to support a range of different
more » ... lyses, including studies relating to population ageing and its effects on the sustainability of public finance and welfare, the evaluation of fertility as a background for family policies, or the economic and social impact of demographic change. This research aims to highlight the population change in twenty-five countries of the European Union. We consider the use of categorical data analysis to estimate the population change in EU25: absolute numbers and crude rates from 2003-2017. The data used in this study are from the Eurostat/World population prospects and estimated on actual base year from. Since the main focus is to have a better understanding of the population change in EU25, the analysis of association table (ANOAS) is given in order to ascertain the percentage of the data which is covered by each model. We find and estimate the association model with the best fit and in conclusion we find out that the Row-Column Effects Association Model (RC) of the multivariate model (M=4) has the best fit among all - covering a total of 99.9% of the data observed.
doi:10.24018/ejbmr.2020.5.5.481 fatcat:wbce3vcrwjeh7daijrclprteze

Prevalence and pattern of birth defects in a tertiary health facility in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria

Mkpe Abbey, Olufemi Oloyede, Goddy Bassey, Benjamin Kejeh, Barbara Otaigbe, Peace Opara, Austa Eneh, Chris Akani
2017 International Journal of Women's Health  
To ascertain the prevalence and pattern of congenital abnormalities that are peculiar to the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. This is a descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study. It involved data from the labor ward and neonatal birth registers of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital on the total number of births and the babies that were delivered with major birth defects between August 2011 and December 2014. We also conducted a statistical comparison of the prevalence of
more » ... tal abnormalities in the Niger Delta with that in other regions of Nigeria and the developed world of Europe. Out of the 7,670 deliveries that occurred, 159 maternities had babies with major birth defects giving a prevalence of 20.73 cases per 1,000 live births. This figure is far more than that which was obtained in other regions of Nigeria -4.15:cases per 1,000 live births in the South East (P<0.001), 15.84:1,000 in the South West (P<0.01), and 5.51:1,000 in the North East (P<0.001). Eighty-five (53.46%) of the defects occurred in 1,681 unbooked patients, while 74 (46.54%) happened in 5,989 booked maternities (P<0.001). The predominant abnormalities were those of the central nervous system at 27.0%, gastrointestinal system 11.95%, cardiovascular system 10.69%, anterior abdominal wall 8.18%, skeleton 6.29%, and chromosomal abnormalities at 5.66%. The prevalence of major birth defects at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital was 20.73 cases per 1,000 live births and it was more in the unbooked than the booked maternities. All body systems were affected with those of the central nervous system predominating at 27.0% of the total diagnosed defects.
doi:10.2147/ijwh.s108905 pmid:28280393 pmcid:PMC5339003 fatcat:cmo5vr7oyfaybbckgqbwj3mkmy

Factors affecting adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among women attending HIV clinic of a tertiary health institution in SouthEastern, Nigeria

Hope C Opara, Peace N Iheanacho, Blessing Nebo, Justin A Ingwu, Chinenye J Anetekhai, Agnes N Anarado
2022 African Health Sciences  
Strictly adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is needed to achieve viral suppression. Studies have focused on HIV positive pregnant women's adherence. Factors affecting non-pregnant HIV positive women's adherence has been understudied in Enugu Objective: The study objective was to identify factors affecting adherence to ART among HIV positive women attending retroviral clinic of a tertiary hospital in Enugu. Methods: Using a descriptive cross-sectional design, a pre-tested structured
more » ... onnaire was used for data collection among 286 HIV positive women aged 18 years and above. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of proportions, percentages, and means. Responses with a mean score of ≥2.5 were taken as important factor affecting adherence. Results: Overall adherence was 56.2%. Participants were considered adherent if they took ≥95% of their prescribed ART. Lack of transport fare (2.69 ±1.36), long-distance to clinic (2.82±1.26), health workers' poor attitude (2.74±1.28), and lack of partners' and parents' support (2.57±1.05) affected adherence negatively while ease in renewing prescription and minimal side effects of drugs enhanced adherence. Enfuvirtide (21.1%) and Lamivudine (17.4%) were drugs that were mostlyskipped. Conclusions: Adherence to ART was low among the women attending the HIV clinic in Enugu. Adherence counseling and education should be provided before ART initiation. Strategies to reduce stigma, increase family support, and improve healthcare providers' attitudes should be employed. Keywords: Adherence; anti-retroviral therapy; factors; women; HIV Clinic; Enugu.
doi:10.4314/ahs.v22i1.54 fatcat:sby7qnxjzveljp6g76fl2ntnwi
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