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matok last won the day on May 28 2017

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    Central Hospital Ughelli, Delta State
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  1. Thank you to Drs Hanifah and Vijayashankara for your responses. With these, I can now continue my advocacy for routine administration of vitamin k to all our newborns. There has been an unexpected increased in cases of vitamin k deficiency bleeding (VKDB) in my local hospital which also serves as a referral centre for smaller public and private hospitals and clinics. On further inquiry, it was discovered that routine vitamin k administration was not being done, no reason was given for their non use of vitamin k, some actually think it made no difference with regards to the occurrence of VKDB. The good news though is that progress is being made. Thank you once more for the responses . Dr Okposio, Delta State Nigeria
  2. Greetings to all members of this esteemed forum and thank you in advance for your response(s). As a medical student and during my residency training, it was routine to administer vitamin k to every newborn. However, it appears the practice is being abandoned in my part of the world. What is the position in your country regarding this practice? In addition to your responses, if there are recent material(s) to support the position in your country or locality, I will be glad to have have them. Looking forward to hearing from as many members as possible. Dr Okposio Matthias Nigeria
  3. I am interested in joining the whatsapp group. Information required already sent to the email address provided.
  4. Hi @matok - an invite is sent to you now!

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    99nicu on Slack :)

    Dear Sir, I wish to join the new 99nicu Slack Channel. I have already downloaded the app into my phone. looking forward to hearing from you. Dr. Okposio Matthias (matok). email: mattokmatok@yahoo.com Nigeria
  6. Dear Sir,

    I wish to join the new 99nicu Slack Channel. I have already downloaded the app into my phone.

    looking forward to hearing from you.

    Dr. Okposio Matthias (matok)


  7. Good job. Thanks Stefan Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Use of Chlorhexidine in NICU

    There has been some disturbing Information concerning the misuse of chlorhexidine 7% solution as eye drops in certain communities of Yobe state, Nigeria leading to ophthalmic complications. This is in contrast to the nationally recommended 4% chlorhexidine gel for the cord care protocol. Apparently, the 7% chlorhexidine solution is packaged like an eye drop. It was given to mothers at the primary health care centres across the state after delivery to be used for cord care. It is not clear why some mothers decided to apply it to the eyes of their newborns, but it is believed that the mother were not adequately educated on its usage. The Federal ministry of Health and the National Association of Neonatal Medicine in the country have already swung into action to stop this unfortunate incidence. http://saharareporters.com/2015/09/09/chlorhexidine-solution-imported-unicef-turns-5-kids-blind-nigeria