Editorial Preface to Volume 1, Issue 4
On behalf of the editorial board I welcome you all to this exciting fourth issue of volume one of our journal, the last issue for the year. We thank all our hardworking and dedicated reviewers who were in most cases prompt and kept to time in reviewing the manuscripts sent to them. We also thank our authors for keeping faith with our journal by submitting well researched scholarly articles. All your efforts combined have made it possible for the editorial team to be up-to-date with the release of the four issues for this year. This fourth issue is tagged “Epigenetics in Medical Practice in the 21st century” and highlights the benefits of epigenetics in the management of mental and neurological disorders such as mental retardation, neurodegenerative disorder, schizophrenia and social challenges like suicide and addiction. Its applications in pharmaceutical industry in the provision of medicines to replace chemotherapy and radiotherapy are being vigorously pursued in the 21st century. Also the laboratory characteristics of umbilical cord blood in Makurdi was studied and reference values established to serve as a guide to physicians in interpreting haematological abnormalities for optimum patient management. In the article entitled physical comorbidity and functional disability among mentally ill inmates, the authors provided the prevalence of physical comorbidity among inmates with mental illness and the relationship between physical comorbidity and functional disability among them. This information is useful in health policy formulation and implementation as well as budgeting. Furthermore bacteriological examination of drinking water from different sources in Sokoto is assessed so as to offer meaningful recommendations on how to improve on the quality of domestic water supply in the city. Finally challenges in the management of late manifestation of mayer rokitansky kuster- hauser syndrome were outlined to further stimulate discourse in the management of the gynaecological anomaly in a resource-restrained setting. All these are for your education, further research and reading delight.
Professor Godwin T. Jombo