From the FD: Get a Tee, join the revolution

The Financial department is pleased to reintroduce the sales of the CMDA tees and sweatshirts, particularly in view of the upcoming Missions rural outreach beginning on the last week of August. The tees and sweatshirts would be the official look of the members during that period and any other official outing of the Chapter.
The prices for 1 of each are;
• T-shirt: N4,000
• Sweatshirt: N6,000

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Trying to remember the different types of insulin, their onset, peak and duration can be quite tasking. Not to worry. CMDA Academic unit to the rescue 💪
First off, let’s go over the different types:
• Rapid
• Short
• Intermediate
• Long

To remember the above, use this:

Ready (Rapid), Set (Short), Inject (Intermediate) and Love (Long)

Just because we are made to LOVE ❤.

To remember the different examples under each group, we would make use of the crossword puzzle technique


• Write out Insulin vertically
• The first letter “I” is for the “Rapid acting insulin”
• The next letter “N” stands for “Novolog” which is an example of Rapid acting insulin
• The “A” in Rapid represents the “A” in “HUMALOG” which is also under Rapid Acting Insulin
• The next letter vertically, is the letter “S” for “Short acting insulin” and note that all the regular Insulins are under short acting insulin (the “R” in “SHORT” stands for “regular”)

Continue reading “INSULIN MNEMONICS FOR PEAK, ONSET, DURATION AND TYPES (By Omobolanle Esther Fatona)”

“Love is…” #7 (A series by Eki Wari)

Me First! Me Only! (Love is not selfish)


1 Corinthians 13:5

One of the main reasons Christians frown on teachings about “self-love” is that a lot of people believe such teachings will encourage people to become selfish. This is a very valid fear, as we live in a time when we are already battling heavily with the “me first!” attitude of the world. We must be cautious not to misinterpret one as the other; “Self-love” is having a healthy regard for ones own well being and happiness, while “selfishness” is being so preoccupied with our own selves that we lack consideration for other people. Continue reading ““Love is…” #7 (A series by Eki Wari)”

That Which Isn’t and Yet Is.

I am the antithesis of what is considered light.
I am passivity, I am negation.
Where there is evil I am good.
Where there is good I am evil.
Where there is life I am death.
And where there is death I am life.
I exist on every plane and in every realm
I am nothing but what you say I am.
For when you say to yourself this I AM,
Then I AM, that which you are not.
I am opposition, I am adversity.
I am that which you despise.
I am who you refuse to acknowledge.
I am the thorn in your flesh,
The messenger of Satan.
My blows are relentless, but the punches are yours.
I hurt you with that which you hurt yourself.
My strength comes from obscurity,
My power from ignorance
I am with you always, every step of the way.
I exist to teach the sons of men balance
Enhancing every things shape and form.
Making them real, making them whole.
Through adversity and through negation I prevent stagnation.
I keep them moving.
I give them something to run from,
Something to run to,
Something to fight.
I sharpen their senses.
I force men to open their eyes
The moon is my ally. Continue reading “That Which Isn’t and Yet Is.”

Clinical Case 6

A 40 years old man has recently been diagnosed with Hypertension due to pressure readings of 163/102mmHg and 165/100mmHg . He also has diabetes that is well controlled with oral hypoglycemic medications. Which of the following is the best initial treatment regimen for Hypertension in this patient.
A. Felodipine
B. Furosemide
C. Lisinopril
D. Lisonpril and hydrochlorothiazide
E. Metoprolol

“Love is…” #6 (A series by Eki Wari)

Don’t dish out what you can’t take. (Love is not rude)


1 Corinthians 13:5


I think at various points in time, we have all had people be rude to us, and nobody ever really comes away from such encounters feeling good. If we’re being honest however, we will see that we also may have been rude to people sometimes. Think back to the times you said/did something rude; what was going on with you? Were you going through something? Were you frustrated? Often times, there is a link between our emotional state and our behavior. Happy people tend to be nicer, angry people tend to be more Continue reading ““Love is…” #6 (A series by Eki Wari)”

Easy Steps to Recalling the Components of Cyanotic Heart disease (CHD)

As basic as cyanotic heart disease is, it is very much easy to forget some of the components. Okay, at least for me and for some other people whom I’ve asked about it.

Before going down to read this post, try to palpate your brain and know if you can reproduce all the components of cyanotic heart disease flawlessly and in a single breath. I guess you couldn’t but if you could, kudos to you for being a boss. Anyways, I would like to put up a mnemonic that would help us remember the components of cyanotic heart disease with great ease and I hope it would stick with us forever.

Components of CHD until today by God’s grace are just five and we can use our five fingers ✋ to remember them. Now let’s go👉.

1. Truncus Arteriosus: We can remember this by raising our thumb on a fisted hand like when saying ‘Good job’ 👍


2. Transposition of great vessels: We can recall this by transposing our thumb over our index finger or much easier, transposing your index finger over the middle finger like:

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Intellectual Chemistry

Someone once said to me “Intimacy is the peak of any relationship, once I can’t get it,the relationship is a waste of time. “As much as I wished to affirm this statement because of who he was, I found myself vehemently refuting it. The issue wasn’t the statement in itself, it wasn’t even about the disgusting certainty with which he spilled out something that only appeared to be truth. I didn’t even attempt swallowing it simply because the intimacy he spoke so strongly about was physical intimacy and I was undeniably of the opinion that intimacy should not be purely physical. This is not at all about physical intimacy. It’s about a part of us that is often crushed in the grinds of neglect as we tow the boats of relationship with our significant others – Our intellect.

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Ambition (By Hohenheim)

It is a figment of the imagination.
It is born from our perception of ourselves, our ego; of whom we ought to be, to cover up our insecurities .
We invest in ambition to tell us who we are, to prove to others and ourselves about us and without it we we think, we are nothing.
Oh man, look within yourself, see the real you, through the eyes of divine to know, that there is nothing to prove to anyone or to yourself, address your insecurities as you are above them. For who we truly are is divine.

With this healthy perception of ourselves, we live not for ambition but to simply fulfill our role, which is to live, to create, love and above all give life.

“When it comes to marriage, my friends know… I don’t think I’m going to get married”- Olorunfemi, Bisola Naomi

We had the opportunity to sit with Olorunfemi, Bisola Naomi a 400 level B medical student of Afe Babalola University. She served as a CMDA class coordinator (2014-2017), the ABUAD Chapel Choir Treasurer (January 2016- January 2017), ABUAD chapel choir Mistress (January 2017- January 2018) and CMDA Assistant Financial Secretary (2018 till date) and her time in those three offices gave her a reputation that precedes her. (The interview was conducted by Adebayo Temitope and Idowu Mary. Photography by Odokuma Uyota.)

The interview proper…

Candentia: What is your full name?

Bisola: Here is to everyone who I have told that I would not tell my full name. I am Olorunfemi Bisola Naomi Abolade Olusola Tolulope Olaide.

Candentia: When were you given birth to?

Bisola: I was born by 7 am on 2nd of “July, 1997

The B in Bisola stands for Beautiful

Candentia: What is your state of origin?

Bisola: I am proudly from Kogi state, regardless of all the current happenings in the country, I am proudly from Kogi state; but my mom is from Ondo State.

Candentia: Can you speak your language?

Bisola: No, but I understand it. While I was growing up, my mom had this way of instilling discipline with her own language, so I ended up understanding Yoruba first before English, thereafter, I understood Idanre. I cannot speak my Dad’s language because it sounds funny to me.

Can you spot her?

Candentia: What prompted you to join the ABUAD chapel choir?

Continue reading ““When it comes to marriage, my friends know… I don’t think I’m going to get married”- Olorunfemi, Bisola Naomi”

“Love is…” #5 (A series by Eki Wari)

Look at me! I’m special! (Love is not boastful or proud)


1 Corinthians 13:4

We are about halfway through the series, and I hope that at this point the picture I’m trying to paint is becoming clearer. Expressing these characteristics of love we’ve been studying towards our neighbours begins with having a change of mind about ourselves, and expressing them to ourselves. When the changes come from the inside out, it will be easier and less painful to love others the way God instructed.
We live in a world where everyone is measured by their accomplishments, and the worth of a man is determined by what he has. Sadly, this culture has created many people who are proud and boastful. “Boastfulness” is showing excessive pride and self-satisfaction in ones’s achievements, possessions or abilities.
People tend to look at those who are boastful and proud as being overly confident, but show me a boastful man and I’ll show you a man who is insecure.
This may seem contrary, but if we look closely at them, we will see that most people who go about bragging do so because they feel the need to constantly remind everyone about who they are and what they have done due to an underlying fear of obscurity. They have tied their sense of self-worth to their material possessions and skills, and so they are constantly demanding for accolades in order to feel relevant.
Such people also have a tendency to try and belittle the people around them as a way of making themselves seem bigger and more important. They are unable to love their neighbours because they feel like none of them have done/achieved anything worthy of love, and they tend to feel jealous and threatened of the people around them who they feel have achieved much.

Continue reading ““Love is…” #5 (A series by Eki Wari)”

Clinical Case 5

A retired 74-year-old man presented at the clinic with a history of haemoptysis and weight loss. He has smoked about 20 cigarettes a day since the he was 55 years old. Chest radiograph revealed a left upper lobe shadow, and bronchoscopy confirmed a primary lung carcinoma. His blood pressure was 132/80 mmHg and clinically he was euvolaemic. There was no evidence of adrenal insufficiency or thyroid disease and he was not taking any medications. Some results were as follows:

Sodium 112 mmol/L (135-145)
Potassium 3.6 mmol/L (3.5-5.0)
Urea 3.6 mmol/L(2.5-7.0)
Creatinine 98 micromol/L (70-110)
Spot sodium 58 mmol/L

What do you think would be the most likely differential diagnosis?

“Love is…” #4 (A series by Eki Wari)

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Contentment repels jealousy. (Love is not jealous) 

1 Corinthians 13:4 


If we look honestly at ourselves, we can surely see that at one point or the other, we have all been jealous of somebody else. Now there’s a difference between admiring what other people have and being jealous of them; “Jealousy” is a feeling of resentment towards a person, their achievements, possessions or perceived advantages.
If we dig down to the root of it, feeling jealous comes from a place of a perceived inadequacy; a place of dissatisfaction with self. Looking at it logically, we become jealous because we recognize that we do not have the things we see in the other person/people, and we resent that because we feel we are at a disadvantage. When we are not Continue reading ““Love is…” #4 (A series by Eki Wari)”


Love is a concept not new to us. Many of us may be tired of seeing and hearing about it, in fact. A lot of us are familiar with the common kinds of love, but I’m going to briefly describe eight kinds of love.
The first is Eros, the erotic love which centres on sexual desires and focuses on satisfying the needs of the body. The second is Philia, the brotherly or affectionate love which is fueled by the mind. The third is Storge, a familiar love, felt between parents and children. It is the love felt among kinship characterised by familiarity. The fourth is Ludus, the playful love, signified by the “butterflies” and the fluttering of the heart and the flirting associated with the initial stages of falling in love. The fifth is Mania, the obsessive love, where a person desperately wants to feel loved and valued to the extent of feeling they cannot do without their lover, becoming excessive in the way they show love. The sixth is Pragma, the enduring love, which is a mature kind of love that has developed over time and age, typically seen in couples married for long years. The seventh is Philautia, or self love, not narcissistic but a healthy love of self, a love from which the love of others stem out from. The eight is the Agape love, the selfless love, the highest, purest, unconditional love that remains regardless of the nature of the person being loved.

Continue reading “THE LOVE THAT NEVER HURTS”

“Love is…” #3 (A series by Eki Wari)

Kindness begins at home. (Love is kind)

When we speak about “kindness”, as with the other qualities of love, we usually do so in relation to other people. We use it to mean being nice, friendly, generous and considerate to the people around us. Kindness, however, isn’t just being “nice”. The starting point of it is being able to differentiate between right and wrong. It means withholding what harms, and giving what heals in love. In kindness, we have to first of all understand the situation, and then responds in a way that best helps and improves that situation. So kindness isn’t ”enabling”. Sometimes, it means saying “no”. Continue reading ““Love is…” #3 (A series by Eki Wari)”

The Place of Diligence in Academics by Otto Faith Chiburuoma.

I am of the opinion that whatever discipline we find ourselves in, whether we were forced into it or not, we are to do our best at all times.

Ec. 9:10, NIV: “Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might…”

What matters now is that we do what is expected of us. Our primary reason for being in school is to focus on our academics. Every other thing is secondary.

The CMDA Vision points out the fact that God has called us Christians in the medical and dental disciplines to be proficient in caring for the whole man. Hence, as students (irrespective of our different disciplines) God has called us to be diligent in our academic pursuits.

Diligence can be defined as long-term effort or working hard; possessing the qualities of a hard worker which include conscientiousness, determination and perseverance.

In other to be proficient in our disciplines we must be thorough, determined and unrelenting in our pursuit of academic excellence. Continue reading “The Place of Diligence in Academics by Otto Faith Chiburuoma.”

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