Andrew E. Edo

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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Nigeria is currently undergoing rapid epidemiological transition. The objective was to study whether urbanization is associated with increased prevalence of MetS between native rural Abuja settlers and genetically related urban dwellers. MATERIALS AND METHODS It was a(More)
Foot ulceration is a prominent cause of diabetes mellitus morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This is an observational study in which 47 consecutive diabetes mellitus patients with foot ulcers were studied over a 2-year period. Each patient's medical history, physical examination findings, and hematological and radiological features were(More)
Several risk factors have been reported that may favour the development of chronic rejection. From October 1988 to December 1993, 97 liver transplants with survival of more than 3 months were included in the study. Fifty-two patients (54.1%) had chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection before liver transplantation. Immunosuppression consisted of(More)
Tropical diabetic hand syndrome is a term used to describe diabetes complication of the hand affecting people in the tropics. It consists of localized cellulitis with variable swelling and ulceration of the hands, progressive, fulminant hand sepsis and gangrene in extreme cases. This syndrome is not well-recognized and is therefore less frequently reported.(More)
A prospective and double-blind study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of two different treatments on two randomized groups of patients with threatened preterm labor. The first treatment consisted of the administration of ritodrine and a placebo; in the second, ritodrine was combined with indomethacin. 22 patients were evaluated in each group. The(More)
Recipient hepatectomy with inferior vena cava (IVC) preservation, the piggy back (PGB) technique, was adopted as our routine option in the management of the anhepatic phase of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) to avoid the use of veno-venous bypass (VV-BP). In the last 5 years, 119 OLT in adult patients have been performed in our unit. In the first(More)
BACKGROUND It is not known which of the commonly consumed fruits in Nigeria are suitable for persons with diabetes mellitus especially with regards to the attendant plasma glucose response (PGR) to consumption of such fruits. OBJECTIVES To determine and compare the PGR to commonly eaten fruits in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS Ten persons with(More)
BACKGROUND Glycosylated hemoglobin, HbA 1c is the most acceptable measure of chronic glycemia. It is not widely available and/or affordable in Nigeria. The mean of the monthly fasting plasma glucose (MFPG) of the preceding 3 months is often used as surrogate for assessing chronic glycemia. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationships among fasting plasma(More)
BACKGROUND Nigerians working in the oil industry appear to maintain a 'westernised' lifestyle and thus may be at increased risk for diabetes mellitus and related disorders. There are several reports on lipid profile in type 2 DM among Nigerians (non-oil workers) in the general population from different parts of the country. However the lipid profile of(More)
Eighty-four adult patients were recruited from four centres in Spain to evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-dose (0.1 mg/kg per day) oral tacrolimus plus corticosteroid immunosuppression in liver transplantation. The median daily dose of tacrolimus was increased during the first 3 weeks of therapy from an initial dose of 0.1 mg/kg per day to a maximum(More)