Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research

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Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research (SLJBR) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown. The Journal is conceived to allow healthcare professionals and researchers express their views and also communicate their research findings to the world for teaching and reference purposes. SLJBR is devoted to the publication of contributions in all fields of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences including Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology in relation to Medicine, Environment and Health, Nursing Sciences, Health Education and Primary Health Care. The Journal publishes articles in these categories: Original Articles (full-length research papers), review articles, case reports, short communications and letters to the editors. The journal now receives manuscripts only through the ScholarOne site at

Vol 10, No 2 (2018): December-January Edition

Table of Contents

Original Articles

Insulin Resistance in Apparently Healthy Adult Nigerians: Association with Magnesium Status
Abdullahi Mohammed, Adamu Hassan 5-11
Abortion Procurement and Post-Abortion Care Services: Experiences of Nigerian Adolescents
Olayinka A. Onasoga, Sathasivan Arunachallam 12-19
Lipid Profile and Disease Severity in Sickle Cell Disease Patients in Lagos State, Nigeria
Uche Abele, Olowoselu Olusola, Augustine Benjamin, Ismail Ayobami, Akinbami Akinsegun, Dosunmu Adedoyin, Balogun Abdulhafeez 24-31
Prevalence of chlamydia trachomatis infection in infertile women attending fertility clinics in Benin city, Nigeria: A public health concern
Oculoplastic Training and its Role in Eye Care Services in a Nigeria Tertiary Hospital
Monsudi Kehinde Fasasi, Ayodapo Abayomi Olusola 40-46
Influence of Door Handles on the Proliferation of Microorganisms of Public Health Importance in University of Benin Staff Offices

Case Reports

Ceftriaxone and Ringer’s Lactate Infusion Extravasation Associated Gangrene of the Forearm and Hand: A Case Report
Onome T. Abiri, Wiltshire C.N. Johnson, Joseph S. Kanu, Emmanuel K. Margao, James P. Komeh, Issac O. Smalle, Ibrahim B. Kamara, Edna Pessima 20-23

Letters to the Editor

An Approach to Developing a Non-communicable Disease Model of Care in Sierra Leone
Chiyembekezo Kachimanga, Paul H Park, Marta Lado 58-61