Ekanem N Ekure

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OBJECTIVES Structural heart disease (SHD) contributes significantly to the health burden of children in Nigeria, unfortunately comprehensive cardiovascular programme including definitive surgery is currently not available locally. This may have contributed to the paucity of research in paediatric cardiology. Available epidemiologic data are limited and(More)
BACKGROUND The perinatal mortality rate remains an important indicator of maternal care and maternal health and nutrition, and also reflects the quality of obstetric and pediatric care available. The causes of most of the perinatal deaths are preventable, thus making it important to identify the risk factors in each health environment. OBJECTIVE The aim(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence, profile and predictors of severe malnutrition in children with congenital heart defects (CHDs). DESIGN Case-control, observational study. SETTING Tertiary teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria (March 2006 to March 2008). PARTICIPANTS Children aged 3-192 months with uncorrected symptomatic CHD and healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of late diagnosis and other factors on outcome of paediatric bacterial meningitis (BM) and recommend appropriate intervention. DESIGN Case series. SETTING University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. SUBJECTS 62 consecutive BM patients aged two months to 16 years admitted between 1991 and 1994. MAIN(More)
22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS) is the most common microdeletion syndrome and is underdiagnosed in diverse populations. This syndrome has a variable phenotype and affects multiple systems, making early recognition imperative. In this study, individuals from diverse populations with 22q11.2 DS were evaluated clinically and by facial analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity and associated hypertension are major public health concerns globally. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of obesity and the associated risk of high blood pressure among Nigerian adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional school-based study of 885 apparently healthy adolescents was performed. Weight, height and blood(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital heart diseases are commonly associated with other extra cardiac congenital malformations. OBJECTIVE To identify congenital heart diseases associated with identified syndromes and other extra cardiac congenital malformations in children in our hospital. METHODS A prospective descriptive study done on children with congenital(More)
The records of all low birth weight (LBW) neonates admitted into the Neonatal Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from January 1997 to December 2001 were retrospectively analysed in order to determine the outcome and risk factors associated with mortality. There were 535 LBW admissions of which 411(76.8%) survived while 124(23.2%) died.(More)
BACKGROUND Asphyxia is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality in the developing countries. All organs including the myocardium are vulnerable to ischemic injury in asphyxia. The aim of the current study was to assess myocardial injury in asphyxiated full-term neonates using their serum cardiac troponin T levels. METHODS In all, 30 term(More)
BACKGROUND Routine institutional training of doctors and nurses on newborn resuscitation have commenced, to improve the quality of resuscitation available to high-risk babies, in Nigeria, as a means of reducing newborn deaths in the country. Perinatal asphyxia contributes to 26% of newborn deaths in Nigeria. Perinatal asphyxia results when babies have(More)