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BACKGROUND With the increasing prevalence of chronic renal failure among the indigenous African population, coupled with the emphasis on improvement in the quality of life, there is a need for reports on the cognitive functioning and the effect of the disease on the cognitive performance of affected individuals. MATERIAL/METHODS Sixty consecutive(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 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)
A study was made of 127 cases of schoolgirls with pregnancy-related problems who were admitted into three of the major hospitals in Benin City, Nigeria, over a 10-month period. The findings suggest that schoolgirl pregnancy in Benin City is found chiefly among teenage girls during the early years of secondary school. Lack of experience in family life and(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a public health problem with rising incidence and prevalence world-wide. Despite the fact that Sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria appears to be badly hit by this epidemic, there is a paucity of data on CKD prevalence in these regions and where data exists, they are mostly hospital-based. OBJECTIVES(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)
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)
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)
Patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKDs) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) present with various degree of anemia. Anemia has been associated with poor outcome in patients with CKD and CVD. CVD is the commonest cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD. CKD causes anemia and CVD, and this rapidly deteriorates when anemia is not corrected.(More)