Jerome Boluwaji Elutayo Elusiyan

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Hypoglycaemia is a common problem in paediatric emergency admissions. It has not received enough attention in Nigeria. It has been shown to complicate many childhood illnesses. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypoglycaemia in paediatric emergency admissions, describe clinical factors that commonly predispose to it and investigate its effect(More)
BACKGROUND Little information is available about the aetiology and epidemiology of serious bacterial infections in Nigeria. This study determined bacterial isolates from blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children presenting in the emergency room of a teaching hospital in Nigeria. METHOD From October 2005 to December 2006, children aged two to 60(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral malaria is thought to be common in the under fives in a malaria holoendemic region like ours. But we are recently seeing cases of cerebral malaria in children older than 5 years. This study was carried out to determine the Morbidity And Mortality Pattern Of Cerebral Malaria. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective review of(More)
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI)- induced acute renal failure (ARF) is not as commonly reported in children as in adults. We report two cases of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome that developed ARF following captopril (an ACEI) treatment for prednisolone-induced hypertension. The two cases further alert us to the potential risk of ACEI-induced ARF(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome for patients presenting with acute renal failure and Burkitt lymphoma (BLARF) without dialysis is poor. This was a retrospective non-randomized comparative study designed to determine the outcome of two different treatment protocols. METHODS One group of patients (TPA) received oral allopurinol, intravenous (IV) cyclophosphamide,(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study is aimed at determining the knowledge of Paediatricians in Nigeria about the basic principle of radiation protection ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) and their knowledge of the radiation doses that children receive during some common radiological procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and fifty questionnaires(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to determine in a population of pediatric patients with febrile convulsions the prevalence and pattern of orofacial and dental injuries caused by traditional remedies used in a suburban Nigerian community. Over the study period of 28 months, 75 cases of febrile convulsion presented to the Children's Emergency unit of(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoglycemia in the pediatric age group is a common finding associated with a wide variety of disorders. It often presents urgent diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In the tropics where facilities for laboratory evaluation are inadequate and inefficient, there is need to evaluate alternative methods of diagnosis. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital hypothyroidism is a common congenital endocrine disorder prevailing all over the world. No nationwide screening exists for any sub-Saharan country. We present normative cord and capillary thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) values for healthy Nigerian newborns. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out in 6(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is a potential health problem in Nigeria because of our changing patterns of lifestyle. It is associated with significant health, medical and psychological consequences for children and adolescents. OBJECTIVE To determine the nutritional status of Nigerian children aged six to eighteen years using anthropometry. METHODS The(More)