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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 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)
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 Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an infective blood-borne pathogen that is a constant threat to operating room staff. The prevalence of Hepatitis B has been reported to range from 4.3% - 68% in Nigeria. The inadequate funding of health care in low income countries impacts negatively on the implementation of effective vaccination programs to protect(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)
An audit of the West African College of Surgeons' middle-level Diploma in Anaesthesia program was carried out to determine the current status of the diplomates. Using the West African College of Surgeons' database, social media and personal communications, the current status of Diploma in Anaesthesia graduates spanning 20 years was determined. A total of(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)
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)
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)