Charles Effiong

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Several reports have suggested that the incidence of hemorrhagic stroke may be greater on hemodialysis as compared with that among the general population and that patients with intracranial hemorrhage should be treated with peritoneal dialysis rather than hemodialysis. However, whether the risk of fatal stroke is greater on hemodialysis versus peritoneal(More)
Intimal hyperplasia of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) at the venous anastomosis of arteriovenous grafts represents the most common cause of vascular access failure in hemodialysis patients. Upstream release of growth factors from leukocytes activated by adhesion to the graft material may play a role in this lesion. We evaluated the effect of(More)
Ethanolic leaf extract of Croton zambesicus was administered to rats at doses of 100 – 400mg / kg for 21 days to investigate its effect on the haematological indices of rats. Haematological indices, namely packed cell volume (PCV), Haemoglobin concentration (Hb) Red blood cell count (RBC), Mean cell Haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Mean cell volume (MCV),(More)
With technological advances, significant changes are taking place in automotive domain. Modern automobile combines functionalities ranging from safety critical functions such as control systems for engine to navigation and infotainment. To meet the performances requirements of these systems, automotive industry is shifting to multi-core systems. This(More)
With technological advances, significant changes occur in automotive domain. Modern automobile combines various functionalities, ranging from safety critical functions, e.g. control systems for engine and break, to navigation and infotainment. The latter ones are especially performance-demanding. To meet their requirements, automotive industry is(More)
Severe hyperkalemia may cause weakness that typically is ascending and symmetric. In an isolated case report, hemiplegia occurred after the development of hyperkalemia in a patient with a known central nervous system lesion. We describe a patient requiring long-term hemodialysis who had near-fatal hyperkalemia, hemiplegia, and rhabdomyolysis after abuse of(More)
Cerebrovascular disease is a major cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease, particularly in those with diabetes mellitus. Cardiac disease frequently presents itself atypically in diabetic patients. This awareness has led to earlier detection and treatment of cardiac disease in diabetic patients. Whether cerebrovascular disease may also(More)
Three-dimensional Networks-on-Chip (3D NoCs) are based on Through-Silicon-Vias (TSV), which offer several advantages such as stacking, high throughput and energy efficiency. However, TSVs suffer from design process variations. On the other hand, designing purely asynchronous serializers enables reliable inter-tier communication with moderate performance(More)
Most Network-on-Chip routers dedicate a set of buffers to the input and/or output ports. This design decision leads to buffer underutilization especially when running applications with non-uniform traffic patterns. In order to maximize resource usage for performance and energy gains, we present a synchronous and elastic buffer implementation of a router(More)