Abiodun Mathias Emokpae

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In line with global progress towards early detection of permanent congenital and early-onset hearing loss (PCEHL), the costs and performance of hospital-based and community-based infant hearing screening models were evaluated in Lagos, Nigeria. The protocol consisted of two-stage screening with transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions and automated auditory(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the incidence, correlates and hearing screening outcomes of infants with severe neonatal jaundice in Nigeria. METHODS Community-based study in which all infants attending Bacille Calmette-Guérin immunisation clinics in inner-city Lagos were enrolled into a universal hearing screening programme during which correlates of severe(More)
Objective(s) Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder characterized by chronic haemolytic anaemia. Haemoglobin S containing red blood cells may be susceptible to oxidative stress due to imbalance between production of reactive oxygen species and the countering effect of the various antioxidants present in the body. Materials and Methods We evaluated some(More)
The effect of iodine deficiency (ID) on thyroid function in African women during pregnancy and postnatal period was examined, for which very limited information is available. Serum T4, T3, TSH, TBG, thyroxine binding capacity (TBK), free thyroxine index (FT4I=T4/TBK) and T4/TBG were determined by ELISA technique in 32 pregnant women (resident of Plateau(More)
Even though infertility is not lethal, it has been described as a radical life changing problem that carries with it significant psychological trauma. Male factor infertility is responsible for about 40–50% of all infertility cases. Despite its high prevalence in Nigeria, not much effort has been made at tackling the problem. The impact of male factor(More)
BACKGROUND In Nigeria, diarrhoeal disease is second only to malaria as a cause of death the under 5 age group. This study was aimed at assessing the benefit or otherwise of zinc supplement in acute diarrhoea. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This was a multi-centred randomized double blind controlled study. Children with acute diarrhoea aged between 6 and 24 months(More)
BACKGROUND High blood pressure (BP) is a major health problem in Nigeria and the involvement of thyroid hormones in this condition has not been evaluated in this center. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the proportion of patients with an essential hypertension who had abnormal thyroid hormone levels and the type of thyroid disorders(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus infection has become a global public health problem. In Nigeria, several studies from different parts of the country have confirmed the endemicity of the infection. This study seeks examine the seroprevalence of Hepatitis B viral infection among patients attending Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano metropolis. METHOD This is(More)
There is an ongoing debate on the role of serum uric acid as an independent risk factor for hypertension and renal disease. This study determined the serum uric acid levels of Nigerians with essential hypertension and also evaluated the association between serum uric acid levels and blood pressure of these patients. A retrospective case-control study of(More)
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