Michael Bimbola Fawale

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BACKGROUND Chronic renal failure and HIV/AIDS are both prevalent in Nigeria. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of renal function in newly diagnosed, treatment-naive HIV-infected patients before initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy. METHODS Treatment-inexperienced individuals were recruited. Patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension(More)
BACKGROUND Organ transplantation program in developing countries is still significantly dwarfed. Health workers are undeniably important in the success of transplantation. OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge and attitude of health workers toward organ donation in South-West Nigeria with a view to explaining reasons for these shortcomings. METHODS In a(More)
OBJECTIVES Brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation on sonography is used to evaluate endothelial dysfunction, which is a key event in the development of atherosclerosis and predates structural atherosclerotic lesions by many years. Atherosclerosis has been implicated in the pathophysiologic mechanisms of ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to(More)
The incidence of idiopathic facial nerve palsy is higher during pregnancy and the puerperium than in nonpregnant women of childbearing age. An important association also exists between Bell's palsy and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. We describe three patients with idiopathic facial nerve palsy in pregnancy and two in the puerperium. Two of these were(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed at determining the effects of seizure severity and seizure freedom on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of people with epilepsy (PWE) in the presence of perceived stigma in a sub-Saharan African culture. METHODS Health-related quality of life was assessed using QOLIE-31 in 93 consecutive adults (56 males and 37 females) with(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a primary care population of elderly Nigerians and to determine its correlates. METHODS Clinical and demographic data of 414 elderly individuals in a primary care clinic were obtained. Their risk of OSA was estimated using Berlin questionnaire while Epworth sleepiness scale and the Center(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke is a major public health problem worldwide. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia and smoking are some of the common modifiable risk factors in the occurrence of stroke. Therefore, this study was designed to assess the prevalence and patterns of dyslipidaemia among individuals with acute stroke. METHODS This is a retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in population across the world. Hypertension is the most common stroke risk factor globally as well as in the Nigerian population, however other modifiable risk factors such as obesity are becoming increasingly prevalent due to unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyle. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) is highest in the elderly in Caucasian populations; the prevalence of RLS in elderly Africans is not known. This study aimed at determining the frequency and associations of RLS in a Nigerian elderly population. METHODS The study population comprised of 633 consecutive elderly individuals(More)
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