Evelyn I Unuigbe

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BACKGROUND Dyslipidemia has been identified as a risk factor for the development and progression of diabetic renal disease. OBJECTIVE This study was done to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemia among diabetic patients with overt nephropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 72 diabetic patients with overt diabetic nephropathy and 36 age- and(More)
Diabetic nephropathy is a common cause of end-stage renal disease. Microalbuminuria, a predictor of diabetic nephropathy, was screened for in newly diagnosed diabetics with the objectives of finding its prevalence and factors associated with its development. The Micral-Test strip was used to screen for microalbuminuria in 66 newly diagnosed diabetics (21(More)
BACKGROUND HIV related renal disease is a common occurrence in patients with HIV infection. It is the third leading cause of end stage renal disease among African-American males between the ages of 20 and 64 years in USA. Renal function impairment has been reported at all stages of HIV infection. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship(More)
UNLABELLED Study aimed at determining the preferred medical specialties among final year medical students and the most important factor(s) influencing their choices. METHODS A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey was carried out among all final year medical students from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and the Niger Delta University (NDU). The(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with many traditional and nontraditional risk factors. Screening for these risk factors has been associated with appropriate interventions and preventive measures in the management of CKD. The aims and objective of this study are to screen for risk factors of CKD in a Niger Delta community in Nigeria. (More)
HIV infection is a multiorgan disease with the kidney not spared. A variety of renal syndromes with varying clinical presentations has been reported amongst HIV infected patients. This study aims to highlight the spectrum of clinical presentations in HIV infected patients with renal disease. HIV infected patients presenting at University of Benin Teaching(More)
This is an analysis of the effects of prognosticating factors on the outcome of patients with tetanus who were seen in our hospital between 1990 and 2000. Tetanus remains a major public health hazard associated with high mortality. A total of 66 cases were analysed with a slight female preponderance. The mortality rate was 26.2% with an age-adjusted(More)
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a significant yet underestimated problem in clinical practice. The increasing use of contrast media in diagnostic and interventional procedures over the last 30 years has resulted in CIN becoming the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure (ARF) in developed countries. Despite this, there is still a(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular disease remains the prime contributor to the pathogenesis of stroke, but dyslipidemia has not been clearly established as a risk factor for stroke the same way it has been for coronary artery disease. There is no case-controlled study on the contribution of serum lipids to stroke in Nigerians. This study aimed at assessing the(More)
This is an analysis of the effects of prognosticating factors on the outcome of a case series of 66 patients with tetanus, presenting between 1990 and 2000. The mortality rate was 26.2% with a fatality rate of 16.2% for those under 40 years of age. This increased to 75% for those patients above 70 years of age. The socioeconomic status, immunization status,(More)