Hannah O. Dada-Adegbola

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the current status of malaria at parturition and its impact on delivery outcome in Nigeria. METHODS A total of 2500 mother-neonate pairs were enrolled at 4 sites over a 12-month period. Maternal and placental blood smears for malaria parasitaemia and haematocrit were determined. RESULTS Of the 2500 subjects enrolled, 625 were(More)
BACKGROUND The study describes the molecular epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive disease in Gambian children METHODS One hundred and thirty-two S. pneumoniae isolates were recovered from children aged 2-29 months during the course of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine trial conducted in The Gambia of which 131 were characterized by(More)
Cryptosporidium and Enterocytozoon are common opportunistic pathogens in HIV+ patients in developing countries, especially those do not have access to antiretroviral therapy. To determine the distribution of genotypes/subtypes of Cryptosporidium and Enterocytozoon bieneusi, faecal specimens were collected from 132 HIV+ persons attending a tertiary hospital(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The pregnant woman is more prone to malaria than her non-pregnant counterpart with grave consequences for both mother and baby. This study aims at determining the malaria prevention practices among pregnant women in an area hyper-endemic for malaria. METHODS For the study 983 parturient mothers were enrolled in Ibadan, southwest(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the comparative efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine (AL), artesunate-amodiaquine (ASAQ) and artesunate-amodiaquine-chlorpheniramine (AQC) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria among Southwest Nigerian children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred and sixty children aged 6 months to 14 years with acute uncomplicated(More)
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy is the major risk factor for symptomatic urinary tract infection during pregnancy. Screening and identification of bacteriuria during pregnancy have been recommended. The general objective of the study was to determine the pattern as well as possible predictors of asymptomatic bacteriuria at the University(More)
INTRODUCTION Strongyloidiasis is one of the major human intestinal infections caused by a minute nematode, Strongyloides stercoralis. It is a soil-transmitted nematode of worldwide distribution, which resides in the small intestines of humans and is acquired by tissue penetration by the infective stage, filariform larva, of the worm. In the immunocompetent(More)
Gastrodiscoides hominis is a large fluke of pig and human and constitutes an important parasite of human in Assam, Indian, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. This parasite has not been reported in Nigeria and possibly other parts of Africa. This is a case report of a seven year old Nigerian child who presented with features of malnutrition and anaemia and(More)
Urinary tract infections (UTI) affect all age groups and occur in both hospitalized and non-hospitalized individuals and have serious impact on the socioeconomic life of the individual and the society, and also account for a large proportion of antibacterial drug consumption. Treatment failure has been attributed to increasing resistance to common(More)
This is a retrospective study to determine what effort was put into identifying the source of infection in children with gonorrhoea in Ibadan. The case files of eighty-four children aged 1 to 10 years who had gonococcal genital infections between 1983 and 1998 and presented at the Special Treatment Clinic of the University College Hospital, Ibadan were(More)