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Obesity and elevated blood pressure among adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study
BackgroundChildhood 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 bloodExpand
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Characteristics and risk factors of preterm births in a tertiary center in Lagos, Nigeria
Introduction Preterm birth is a dire complication of pregnancy that poses huge long-term medical and financial burdens for affected children, their families, and the health care system. The aim ofExpand
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Prevalence and outcome of higher order multiple pregnancies in Lagos, Nigeria
Abstract Objective: To determine the prevalence and outcome of higher order multiple (HOM) pregnancies in Lagos, Nigeria. Methods: The mode of delivery, gestational age, pregnancy and neonatalExpand
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Determination of lead levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood at birth at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
Background Lead toxicity is a cause of intellectual disability in children and majority of affected children live in developing countries. Its adverse effect on pregnancy outcome has also beenExpand
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Prevalence of iron deficiency in children 6-24 months in Lagos.
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency is the commonest cause of nutritional anaemia in children worldwide particularly in developing countries. Infants and toddlers are prone to developing iron deficiencyExpand
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Diagnosing renal failure due to diethylene glycol in children in a resource-constrained setting
BackgroundIn 2008, several Nigerian children developed acute kidney injury (AKI) after ingesting teething syrup contaminated with diethylene glycol (DEG). Because there are limited diagnosticExpand
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Retinopathy of prematurity and associated factors in Lagos, Nigeria.
BACKGROUND Screening and early treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is important to reduce visual impairment in at risk infants. AIM To determine the frequency and risk factors associatedExpand
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Postural hypotension in type 1 diabetes: the influence of glycemic control and duration of illness.
BACKGROUND Postural hypotension (PH) indicates the presence of cardiac autonomic neuropathy and in diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with adverse outcome. Nonetheless, PH has been rarelyExpand
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Mothers’ perception of neonatal jaundice in Lagos, Nigeria : an urgent need for greater awareness
Background. Neonatal jaundice remains a leading cause of preventable brain damage, mental handicap, physical disabilities and early death among infants. The high mortality and morbidity from neonatalExpand
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