Dr. Mathias O. ORJI



Name: Mathias Ogbonnia Orji

Designation: Reader
Department: Anaesthesia
Phone Number: +2348066097010

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Brief Biography:

I obtained the basic medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Benin in 2006. I completed my residency training in the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria in 2018 following which I took up an appointment as Lecturer 1 in the Department of Anaesthesia, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI) in the year 2019. I am currently enrolled for an MD program in Anaesthesia. I undertake my clinical duties at the University College Hospital, where I work as an Honorary Consultant with interest in critical care, cardiothoracic and general anaesthesia.


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 Completed Research
1. Orji MO, Ogunsiji AO, Idowu OK. Reliability of clinical methods of generating ideal endotracheal tube cuff pressure in a Nigerian teaching hospital.
2. Idowu OK, Achi C, Orji MO. Challenges of novel remanufacture of medical equipment in sub-Saharan Africa

3. Owoade AO, Sanusi AA, Osinaike BB, Orji MO. Effects of apnoeic oxygenation during tracheal intubation in critically ill patients; comparison of nasal cannula versus nasopharyngeal catheter.

4. Orji MO, Idowu OK, Achi C. Needs assessment, procurement and supply of medical equipment in a tertiary institution in sub-Saharan Africa.

5. Ugheoke A, Eyelade OR, Adigun TA, Orji MO. Comparison of sedation characteristics of ketofol and propofol in day case inguinal herniorrhaphy under local anaesthesia

6. Idowu OK, Orji MO, Achi C. Rational use of medical equipment: Approach to medical equipment handling in a tertiary hospital.


Journal Articles

1. Rukewe A, Morhason-Bello IO, Fatiregun A, Orji, MO. Combined spinal and epidural anaesthesia for an elective caesarean section in a patient with achondroplasia. South Afr J Anaesth Analg. 2012; 18(6):348-50.

2. Osinaike, B., Ayandipo, O., Onyeka, T., Alagbe-Briggs, O., Mohammed, A., Oyedepo, O., Nuhu, A., Asudo, F., Akanmu, O., Nwokorie, C., .... Orji, M .... on behalf of Nigerian Surgical Outcomes Study Investigators. (2019) Nigerian surgical outcomes – Report of a 7-day prospective cohort study and external validation of the African surgical outcomes study surgical risk calculator. International Journal of Surgery 68:148-156.

3. Orji MO, Osinaike BB, Amanor-Boadu SD, Ugheoke A. Nebulized Magnesium versus Ketamine for the prevention of post-operative sore throat in patients for general anaesthesia. Ann Ibd Pg Med 2020; 18(1):53-8.

 4. Onuoha KM, Ajaero GC, Orji MO, Salami OF, Omotola OE. Management of calcaneal fracture: a case series. BUMJ 2020; 3(2):28-33.

 5. Orji MO, Onuoha KM, Oguntade FA. Combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia for hip arthroplasty in a patient with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and distorted spine anatomy. Afr J Anaesth 2020; 19(1):20-4.


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