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International Journal of Healthcare and Medical Sciences

Online ISSN: 2414-2999
Print ISSN: 2415-5233

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 1 Number 3 December 2015

Determinats of Child Mortality in Arba Minch Hospital

Authors: Tilahun Ferede Asena ; Demisse Dagne ; Ashenafi Senbeta Bedane
Pages: 27-35
This research identifies the important determinants of child mortality from 2012-2013 G.C in Arba Minch hospital. Logistic regression method was used to determine the impact of child mortality. The results show that among bio-demographic factors, gender of child, mother age and breast feeding are the important determinants for child mortality. However, breast feeding has a significant impact on child mortality. Among Socioeconomic determinants education, household size are the most important determinants for child mortality. Therefore policies should be revised and implement and health intervention program that focus on mothers and children health should be strong to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of child mortality in the remaining years.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta a Case Report in Owerri, Nigeria

Authors: Anele, Theresa Ihejihuka ; Ekezie, Jervas
Pages: 23-26
A week old male infant presented with severe tenderness all over the body with associated continuous crying. There was bowing of both limbs. A total body radiograph revealed multiple healed and healing fractures in the long bones and ribs. The long bones were short, broad and bowing with thinning of the cortex. The spine shows compressed, flattened and irregular vertebral bodies. Some infants� deaths has been recorded in the family.  Osteogenesis imperfecta is a rare disorder of connective tissue which is characterized by skeletal deformity, bone fragility, fractures, ligament laxity, hearing loss, blue sclera, dental abnormality and thin skin. All those features will not manifest in one case; they are therefore group into four types and subtypes. This case is more of Type 2 and Type 2A Osteogenesis imperfecta.