Abimbola Onigbanjo Williams

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OBJECTIVES To examine the practice of making an episiotomy and to determine any differences in practice between professional groups. DESIGN A prospective survey. SETTING A large tertiary referral obstetric hospital and the obstetric department of a district general hospital. POPULATION All staff routinely involved in the care of women in labour. (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare two surgical techniques and two types of suture material for anal sphincter repair after childbirth-related injury. DESIGN Factorial randomised controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary referral maternity unit. POPULATION Women with an anal sphincter injury sustained during childbirth. METHOD Women were randomised into four groups:(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to provide the first population-based descriptions of typical sleep duration and the prevalence of chronic sleep restriction and chronic sleepiness in community-dwelling Australian adults. METHODS Ten thousand subjects randomly selected from the New South Wales electoral roll, half aged 18-24 years and the other half aged(More)
Fifty-six patients with RDC schizophrenia (42) or schizoaffective disorder (14), of two to 20 years' duration, were assessed for neurological 'soft' signs and cognitive impairment when in a stable condition--the 'outcome'. Neurological dysfunction (46% of 50 examined patients) was associated with a history of developmental abnormalities, but was unrelated(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to begin the process of developing an antenatal risk scoring system, as a first step towards examining whether elective Caesarean section for women at high risk of injury could be an effective and acceptable intervention. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary maternity unit in the UK. POPULATION One hundred and(More)
In a 6-month prospective study of the three main general hospitals in Ibadan, Nigeria, 39 cases of deliberate self-harm were reported out of a total 23,859 subjects attending the sections of hospital studied. Thirty (76.9%) were under 30 years of age and 36 (86.3%) were under 34 years of age. The male to female ratio was 1.4.1: more than half of the(More)
Seventy-seven patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia (62) or schizoaffective disorder (15) were studied 2-20 years since onset of illness, when in a stable condition. The investigation included clinical assessment, measurement of plasma concentrations of neuroleptics and prolactin, computed tomography brain scan, neuropsychological and neurological(More)
BACKGROUND Little qualitative data are available that address the experiences of women who sustain a third-degree obstetric anal sphincter tear during childbirth. The objective of this study was to explore the views and experiences of women in the postpartum period after sustaining a third-degree obstetric anal sphincter tear. METHODS A qualitative study(More)
Nigeria, with a population estimated at 80 million, has fewer than 100 psychiatrists and psychologists and only 20 psychiatric facilities. Most chronic mental patients are cared for by their relatives, by traditional healers, or by religious healers affiliated with the new Christian churches, which have proliferated in recent years. Lack of organized social(More)
Ninety-one schizophrenics (mean age 34 years) were examined for tardive dyskinesia (TD) during chronic neuroleptic treatment. Dyskinesia was found in 23 (25.3%). The only variable that showed an association with TD was the current doses of neuroleptics: in none of the TD patients did the dose of fluphenazine decanoate (or equivalent) exceed 45 mg/week,(More)