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EDITORIAL
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

From the editor’s desk


MBBCh, MD, FMCPath, FNAMed, Editor-in-Chief

Date of Web Publication21-Jul-2022

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DOI: 10.4103/njgh.njgh_13_22

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Abdulkareem F. From the editor’s desk. Niger J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2022;14:1

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Abdulkareem F. From the editor’s desk. Niger J Gastroenterol Hepatol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 26];14:1. Available from: https://www.njghonweb.org/text.asp?2022/14/1/1/351551



I invite you to welcome with us, the January–June 2022 edition of the Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official publication of the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN). As we indicated in the last edition, a separate section, featuring review articles on topical issues in gastroenterology and hepatology is being introduced from this edition.

Upper gastrointestinal infections with Helicobacter pylori continue to be clinically important principally because of its high prevalence and its long-term complications for gastric cancer incidence. Smith et al. in their review, in this edition, highlight the increasing rate of H. pylori antibiotic resistance and advocate the need for the use of culture and antibiotic sensitivity tests to enable more effective treatment.

Endoscopy remains a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool in gastrointestinal disorders worldwide and its practice has increased tremendously in Nigeria in the past decade. Several private and public institutions now provide these facilities. In aid of this positive development, SOGHIN, as an association, has instituted various sponsorships for the training of her members at home and abroad.

There has been an increasing number of published reports of colorectal pathologies arising from colonoscopies performed in various parts of the country. This is making it mandatory for us to standardize colonoscopic practice for research and clinical practice. Ray-Offor et al. in their systematic review on colonoscopy practice, the detection rate, site(s), and geographic distribution of colorectal polyps in Nigeria, reported the wide disparity in polyp detection rates and therefore recommended the standardization of Nigerian colonoscopic practice especially with regard to such techniques as caecal intubation, polyp detection, and bowel preparation among others.

One of the upcoming gains of computer and Internet technology in patients, management is the development of several applications that can be deployed on android phones at the clinical bedside. One of such is EncephalApp whose efficacy was evaluated in the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy among cirrhotic patients in Jos by Nyam David et al. in this edition.

Enjoy your reading.



Professor Fatimah Abdulkareem, MBBCh, MD, FMCPath, FNAMed, Editor-in-Chief






 

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