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Haematological values were studied in 495 apparently healthy pregnant Nigerian women receiving antenatal care in a maternity hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. Means, standard deviations and ranges of haematrocrit, total and differential white cell counts, absolute platelet count, erythrocyte sedimentation rte, prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin(More)
The acceptability of prenatal diagnosis (PND) of sickle cell anaemia (SCA) as a means of controlling sickle cell disorder in Nigeria was examined using a structured questionnaire. The respondents were comprised of 92 adult female patients with SCA, aged 15-20 (23 +/- 6) years; 53 HbAS mothers, aged 20-61 (37 +/- 11) years and 48 HbAS fathers, aged 33-65 (46(More)
The ferritin and serum iron levels in 100 adult patients with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and in ten pregnant (SCA) females were measured. All the adult sickle cell anaemia patients had serum ferritin levels ranging between 325 ng/dl and > 1500 ng/dl. These levels are within and above the normal range. The same trend was observed in the pregnant adult females(More)
The bacterial causes of osteomyelitis were reviewed on 25 patients with sickle cell anaemia using blood culture and direct wound swab. Age range was 2 to 45 years with a median of 23 years. Klebsiella species were cultured in 45% of the blood samples. Staphylococcus aureus was responsible in 20%, Salmonella species in 8% and Streptococcus pyogenes was(More)
Thirty male and 27 female patients were treated at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, over a 20 year period (January, 1971 to December, 1990) for aplastic anaemia. Age range was three months to 52 years with a median of 19 years. In 26 patients the aplasia could not be linked with a particular cause. Most patients in this category were students in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the pattern of septicaemia among sickle cell anaemia patients. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Haematology Day Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. SUBJECTS 269 patients with sickle cell anaemia who presented with fever greater than 38 degrees C. RESULTS The blood of 97 of the patients exhibited(More)
A study of some coagulation factors were carried out in preterm and term infants on the first day of life. Screening coagulation tests--prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time with kaolin (PTTK) and the concentrations of Factors VIII: C and fibrinogen were determined in 100 normal newborn infants classified into three groups according to their(More)
The need for platelet transfusion has increased at the University College Hospital (U.C.H.) Ibadan, Nigeria because of improved patient care and use of intensive therapeutic regimen associated with bone marrow aplasia. Therefore there is a need to assess the quality of the platelet concentrate prepared in our environment with a view to improving the quality(More)
Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) seen in University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, still have low rates of complete remission and relatively short survival. Yet the overall prognosis was expected to have improved because the proportions of adults, males and people of low socio-economic class among the patients have decreased steadily(More)
Twelve patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), eleven males within the age range 21 to 24 years and one female, fourteen years old presenting with cephalhaematoma at the Haematology Day Care Unit (H.D.C.U.) of the University College Hospital, Ibadan during a three year period were reviewed. Only one patient was sickle cell haemoglobin SC (HbSC) while(More)