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The burden of stroke in Africa: a glance at the present and a glimpse into the future
TLDR
While the available study data and evidence are limited, the burden of stroke in Africa appears to be increasing, and model-based estimates showed significant mean increases in age-standardised stroke incidence. Expand
Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa
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If the dearth of genomics research involving Africans persists, the potential health and economic benefits emanating from genomic science may elude an entire continent. Expand
Stroke in Young Adults: A Prospective Study from Northwestern Nigeria
TLDR
The data suggests that stroke in young adults is not as uncommon as previously suggested, and Hypertension, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, cardiac diseases and HIV are the most common risk factors. Expand
Neurocognitive impairment in HIV-1-infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
TLDR
HIV strongly predisposes to NCI leading to a huge burden in Sub-Saharan Africa, and scale-up of ART can substantially reduce it. Expand
Spinal tuberculosis in adults: A study of 87 cases in Northwestern Nigeria
TLDR
Tuberculosis of the spine is a common cause of morbidity in Northwestern Nigeria and there is increasing need to improve on the prevention of this disabling disorder. Expand
Pattern of neurological admissions in the tropics: Experience at Kano, Northwestern Nigeria
TLDR
Stroke appeared to be the most common neurologic admission and the most most common cause of neurologic and medical death in Kano as observed in other regions of the country and a little over one-fifths of stroke patients die. Expand
Cognitive dysfunction in Nigerians with Parkinson's disease
TLDR
The frequency, pattern, and predictors of cognitive dysfunction among 51 Nigerian patients with PD compared with 50 demographically matched controls using the modified Community Screening Instrument for Dementia (CSI‘D’) and selected items from the Ibadan Neuropsychological Battery are determined. Expand
Dominant modifiable risk factors for stroke in Ghana and Nigeria (SIREN): a case-control study
TLDR
Implementation of interventions targeting these leading risk factors at the population level should substantially curtail the burden of stroke among Africans. Expand
Epilepsy and Education in developing countries: a survey of school teachers’ knowledge about epilepsy and their attitude towards students with epilepsy in Northwestern Nigeria
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There was low level of knowledge and misconceptions about epilepsy but fair attitude towards epileptic students in Northwestern Nigeria, and higher level of education of the teachers was significantly associated with good attitude. Expand
Depression in patients with epilepsy in Northwestern Nigeria: Prevalence and clinical correlates
TLDR
Female gender, previous hospitalization for epilepsy, increased frequency of seizures and prolonged duration of epilepsy were associated with depression in PWE, and previous hospital treatment for epilepsy was independent predictors of depression. Expand
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