Barnabas Danborno

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BACKGROUND Hypertension in developing setting is often attributed to westernization of life style and stresses of urbanization, some of these increases have been noted in Nigeria. AIM This is a study on rural-urban differences on the blood pressure, obesity and anthropometrics among a major ethnic group in Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHOD A total of 325 men(More)
BACKGROUND Racial Predisposition to Hypertension, obesity and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been the subject of some recent researches. The various anthropometric and obesity indicators and their relationship with blood pressure parameters in the Ibos of Nigeria were studied. METHOD Using the simple random design, 569 males and females(More)
Congenital anomalies are abnormalities of prenatal origin, and their prevalence varies worldwide. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and spectrum of overt congenital anomalies in live born neonates in selected hospitals in the Kano metropolis of North western Nigeria, as well as the associated maternal, paternal and neonatal risk(More)
The study was designed to evaluate sural nerve conduction of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients that were asymptomatic for neuropathy and compare their findings with age and sex matched healthy individuals. Using a standard technique, sural nerve conduction study was conducted on 100 T2DM patients with no clinical features suggestive of neuropathy and(More)
Objective: To obtain reference values for sural nerve conduction from healthy Nigerians and to evaluate the relationship between their age and sural nerve conduction parameters. Method: A total of 200 healthy volunteers were selected, after clinical evaluation to exclude systemic or neuromuscular disorders. Nerve conduction study (NCS) of the sural nerve(More)
A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted to determine maternal age and birth weight status of the newborn babies from April 26, 2005 to October 13, 2009. A total of 9,647 populations of newborn babies and their respective mother’s age were copied into a data sheet form from maternity record of ATBUTH, Bauchi State. This is a hospital located in(More)
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) and season of birth season are factors that reflect and affect ontogenetic qualities and future development of an organism. The present study was conducted to investigate the degree FA and the effect of season of birth on second and fourth digits lengths and ratio (2D:4D). In this study 1451 subjects (males n= 779 and females n=(More)
MicroRNA (miRNA) is a novel family of endogenous small RNA (~21 nt) present in both plants and animals. The miRNA genes are located often in intergenic regions (between coding genes in the genome) and sometimes in the intron of a coding gene. Like mRNA, miRNA is initially transcribed by RNA polymerase II (pol II) into primary miRNA (pri-miRNA) that is also(More)
BACKGROUND The evaluation of degree of ventricular enlargement should be based on established indices rather than on personal experience as this is highly subjective. Our aim was to establish normal values for Evans index in a Nigerian adult population as none has been found in the Nigerian medical literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS Axial computerized(More)
BACKGROUND Increase in the prevalence of hypertension, obesity and obesity related diseases has become significant cause of disability and premature death in both developing and newly developed countries, with over bearing demand on national health budgets. AIM To evaluate the impact of various levels of education on obesity and blood pressure. (More)