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BACKGROUND Substantial resources and patient commitment are required to successfully scale-up antiretroviral therapy (ART) and provide appropriate HIV management in resource-limited settings. We used pharmacy refill records to evaluate risk factors for loss to follow-up (LTFU) and non-adherence to ART in a large treatment cohort in Nigeria. METHODS AND(More)
  • I A Ibanga
  • Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the…
  • 2006
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence suggesting the contribution of platelets in the vaso-occlusive phenomena found in sickle cell anaemia. This study is aimed at using simple, inexpensive parameters to determine the role of platelets in the steady state and vaso-occlusive crisis state of Nigerian sickle cell anaemia patients. METHODS The circulating(More)
A population-based-cross-sectional survey was carried out to investigate the potential risk of exposure to premium motor spirit (PMS) fumes in Calabar, Nigeria, among Automobile Mechanics (AM), Petrol Station Attendants (PSA) and the general population. Structured questionnaire was administered on the randomly chosen subjects to elicit information on their(More)
BACKGROUND The osmotic effects of hyperglycaemia and glycosylation of haemoglobin and erythrocyte membrane proteins may play important role in the deformability of RBC in the diabetic state. These effects may be exaggerated in poorly controlled diabetes. The study aimed to determine the fasting blood sugar levels (FBS), glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and(More)
e19717 Background: Breast cancer patients, like all cancer patients, are prone to anemia arising from the disease, from chemotherapy, and from surgery. Repeated blood transfusion is hazardous, especially in a resource-poor setting, and is associated with a poor prognosis. EPO is effective but expensive in our setting. We aimed to carry out total breast(More)
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