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This is an independent journal .&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> en-US contact@journalajmah.com (Asian Journal of Medicine and Health) contact@journalajmah.com (Asian Journal of Medicine and Health) Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Management of War Limb Injuries in the 21st Century https://journalajmah.com/index.php/AJMAH/article/view/30308 <p><strong>Background: </strong>War trauma includes some of the most complex injury entities that require complex techniques, often in austere settings. After body armor use and advanced resuscitation and evacuation plans, limb injuries and salvage has increased. In this article, we review the recent war injured care, regarding limb injuries.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>Retrospective literature search in PubMed was conducted for articles after 2010, regarding initial limb salvage and advanced reconstruction after evacuation. 43 published articles and manuals were included in the review, so that the latest protocols be interpreted.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Protocols of war surgery and extremity injuries have changed in modern warfare, as high energy weapons often cause severe limb injuries affecting multiple tissues. Of utmost importance is the thorough debridement and staged reconstruction, after optimization of injured tissue condition. In priority series, vascular, bony, nerve and soft tissue injuries have to be addressed. Reconstruction techniques must be adapted to each injury.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>As weapons evolve and war conduction changes, medical care must constantly evolve, too, in order to meet the standard of care required to achieve extremity salvage and good functionality.</p> A. Katsaras ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journalajmah.com/index.php/AJMAH/article/view/30308 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Prevalence and Predictors of Use of Herbal Medication for Dermatological Conditions in South-South Nigeria https://journalajmah.com/index.php/AJMAH/article/view/30309 <p><strong>Aims:&nbsp; </strong>To assess the prevalence of herbal use and factors that predispose (predictors). dermatology patients to the use of herbal preparations and medications at the Dermatology clinic of University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Study Design: </strong>A descriptive cross sectional design was used.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> The Dermatology clinic in UPTH over a four-month period. (September 2020- December 2020).</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Data was collected using an interviewer administered questionnaire designed by the study researchers. It consisted of demographic characteristics, dermatologic history and participant’s awareness, use, duration of use, outcome, side-effects and cost of remedy to herbal medications as well as overall satisfaction.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> One hundred and seventy patients were recruited for the study over the four-month period. The age range was 1 to 75 years with mean age of 30.8years ±14.9&nbsp;&nbsp; with a male to female ratio of 1:1.7. There were females 63.5%, with participants being mostly in their third decade 28.2%, single 65.3% with tertiary level of education 64.1%.&nbsp; Most dermatologic lesions started as rashes 50.6%, itching 48.8% with the hands (48.2%) and the legs (47.6%) being the most affected parts of the body. 85% of participants were aware of herbal use and 37.6% had used them to treat dermatological lesions. Some herbs used include “gbogbonise”, ginger, garlic, paw-paw leaf, lemon, lime moringa and turmeric. Predictors for herbal use were lesions on the face and duration of skin lesions for (1-5 years).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>There is a high prevalence of herbal use for dermatologic conditions in this locality with a female preponderance. Healing of dermatological lesions with the herbs was not recorded.&nbsp; Duration of skin lesion and lesion location on the face were identified predictors of herbal use for dermatologic conditions in this locality<strong>.</strong> This study is important because it shows that people are interested in herbal treatments and8 are looking for suitable alternatives to medicinal oral and topical therapies. <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> Bolaji I. Otike-Odibi, Enu Timipre, Dasetima Altraide ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journalajmah.com/index.php/AJMAH/article/view/30309 Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0000