Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the ABUTH
Ethical and Scientific committee.
The study was conducted at the paediatric medical and surgical wards of ABUTH, Shika-Zaria, a tertiary health facility for many northern states of Nigeria.
Table 1: Scenarios of the distribution of donor-recipient malaria parasitaemia among children receiving blood transfusion at ABUTH, Zaria (n = 132).
The hospital unit numbers of patients diagnosed with epilepsy in ABUTH who attended clinics between January 2003 and December 2004 were collected from the out patients' clinic department register which usually held twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays.
Age distribution of patients diagnosed with epilepsy as seen at ABUTH
Medication: Carbamazepine was the most commonly prescribed medication (91.2%) for the epileptic patients in ABUTH under the period of study.
However, this study did not ascertain whether the use of these alternative therapies continued after commencement of treatment at ABUTH.
'Today, UCH and ABUTH
are in the process of installing theirs.
'It is noteworthy that no single linear radiotherapy machine for cancer patients was working when the minister resumed office but today the two machines in National hospital and the one in LUTH are up and running, UCH and ABUTH
are in the process of installing theirs,' Owoyokun added.
PROFESSOR Aliyu Babadoko, Consultant Hematologist with the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH
), Zaria, said on Tuesday that 150,000 Nigeria children were born with sickle cells disease annually.