John Olutola Olatosi

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OBJECT Although shunts have been the mainstay in treating hydrocephalus over the past 5 decades, the use of endoscopic techniques in addressing this disorder in children offers both the neurosurgeon and the patient a unique opportunity to avoid shunting and its attendant complications. The combination of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence of haemoglobinopathies in children who require day case herniotomy in our centre and ascertain if routine screening is necessary in all patients who require herniotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 12-month retrospective analysis of patients requiring herniotomy in our centre. Data including age, sex, diagnosis,(More)
Dental infection as a cause of epidural abscess is rare compared with other forms of intracranial suppurations. A 10-year-old boy was seen because of headaches and fever. There was no history of otitis media or sinusitis, but he had sought care for dental complaints. The patient was from an upper-middle-class family, was not immunocompromised, and had no(More)
BACKGROUND This is a prospective study to determine the pattern of postoperative nausea and vomiting in a Nigerian adult population. METHOD 348 consecutive patients were assessed prospectively for the incidence and risk factors of postoperative nausea and vomiting over a 6-month period. The exclusion criteria included inability to give consent, nausea or(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare suxamethonium with atracurium using the priming principle, for rapid sequence orotracheal intubation assessing onset time, time to successful laryngoscopy and intubation and quality of intubating conditions. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective double-blind, randomised study was performed in 90 ASA physical status I and II patients aged(More)
AIM To determine changes in post-cataract surgery central corneal thickness (CCT) at Lagos University Teaching Hospital by assessing the time it takes for the cornea to return to its preoperative thickness value. METHODS This study is a prospective, hospital-based open within-patient controlled study with the unoperated eye controlling for the operated(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the pattern of adult surgical admissions into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). METHODS A six-year retrospective review of data of patients above 12 years old admitted to the ICU of LUTH was performed. RESULTS 290 patients representing 82.6% of the total ICU admissions (351) during the study(More)
Background: Gender differences in pain perception have been widely reported, with women typically displaying greater pain sensitivity than men, but the mechanism underlying these differences remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the gender differences in pain perception/responses during propofol injection in an adult Nigerian population.(More)
The establishment of surgical training programmes of the West African College of Surgeons started in six teaching hospitals the early 1970s in Nigeria and Ghana; it was championed by College Fellows, surgeons who had returned to the sub-region after having trained in Europe and America. Surgical programmes accreditation, captured in the College's(More)
BACKGROUND Patient discomfort secondary to an indwelling urethral catheter in the post operative period can be very distressing. These symptoms resemble the overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. Muscarinic receptor blockers have been successful in the management of OAB. However, information on the use of these drugs in the management of the postoperative(More)