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HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV and VDRL in blood donors: Prevalence and trends in the last three and a half years in a tertiary health care facility in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
The aim of this work is to evaluate the prevalence and trends of transfusion transmissible infectious agents in our blood donors. The screening records of all blood donors from January 2006 to JuneExpand
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Occult Hepatitis B virus infection in previously screened, blood donors in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: implications for blood transfusion and stem cell transplantation
BackgroundHepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission through blood transfusion is reduced by screening for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). However this method cannot detect the presence of occultExpand
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Pre-donation screening of intending blood donors for antibodies to infectious agents in a Nigerian tertiary health institution: a pilot study.
Large pools of blood donors are difficult to get in most donor centres in Nigeria; donors come in trickles and only when there is pressing need. Predonation screening for transmissible agents, usingExpand
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Blood transfusion reactions; evaluation of 462 transfusions at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria.
The immuno-haematological safety of blood remains an important and recurring issue in blood transfusion practice. Data concerning morbidity and mortality from blood transfusion is sparse in NigeriaExpand
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Haematological parameters in sickle cell anaemia patients with and without splenomegaly.
BACKGROUND The aim is to investigate the clinical and haematologic effects of persistent splenomegaly (PS) and splenectomy in a population of Nigerians with sickle cell anaemia (SCA). MATERIALS ANDExpand
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Immuno-Haematological Characteristics of Nigerian Sickle Cell Disease Patients in Asymptomatic Steady State
Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate some immuno-haematological characteristics of Nigerian sickle cell disease (SCD) patients in asymptomatic steady state. Material and Methods: ThirtyExpand
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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: a-twenty-years experience and problems in Ile-Ife, South-Western Nigeria.
AIM To investigate the usefulness of some clinical and laboratory parameters in assessing the prognosis and survival of CLL in a resource-limited setting. METHODS Between September 1986 and MarchExpand
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Relation between erythrocyte sedimentation rate, clinical and immune status in HIV-infected patients.
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the clinical and immunologic implications of an elevated ESR in HIV-infected patients. METHOD One hundred and four consecutive HAART naïveExpand
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Head and neck manifestations of myeloma in Nigerians.
A study on the clinicopathologic features of myeloma as it manifests in the head and neck region was conducted over a 15-year period. A total of six patients were seen and they constituted 20% of allExpand
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AIDS-related lymphomas in Nigeria.
Aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), including primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma and non-endemic Burkitt's lymphoma have been recognized as AIDS-definingExpand
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