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 9, No 1 (2017): June-July Edition

Table of Contents

Case Reports

Palatal Impalement Injury With Retained Foreign Body in a Child: Case Report and Literature Review PDF
R. Agbara, B Fomete, E Ikekhuamen, B Amalimeh, U Okeke 1-6
Foreign Body Ingestion: Three Case Reports
Thaim B. Kamara, Peter M George 15-19

Original Articles

Prevalence of Snakebites and Use of Antivenom Plants in Southern Sierra Leone PDF
Aiah Lebbie, M. Turay 7-14
Prevalence, Pattern and Psychosocial Effects of Rape Among Female Undergraduates in Zaria, North-western Nigeria PDF
Muhammed Sani Ibrahim, Hasiya Eihuri Yusuf, Biliaminu Bola Lawal, Sulaiman Saidu Bashir 20-27
The Prevalence and Intensity of soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosomiasis (Schistosoma mansoni) among primary school children aged 9-14 years in Tonkolili district, Northern Sierra Leone.
Lawrence S. Babawo, Abdulai Kamara, Ahmed Vandi
Genotoxic and Mutagenic Screening of Eight Commonly Used Skin Whitening Creams in Sierra Leone
O.R. Oladimeji, O.J. Falade, C.O. Agbedia 28-35