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Orofacial clefts are the most common malformations of the head and neck. In Africa, orofacial clefts are underascertained, with little or no surveillance system in most parts for clefts and other birth defects. A Nigerian craniofacial anomalies study, NigeriaCRAN, was established in 2006 to support cleft research specifically for epidemiological studies,(More)
Andropause (also known as androgen decline in aging males) has implications for the reproductive health and quality of life of older males. Very few studies have, however, been reported among the Nigerian population on andropause-related issues. This study assesses the perspective and level of awareness of married men in Ile-Ife, South-west Nigeria, of(More)
A prospective study was conducted to determine the incidence and pattern of orofacial injuries among eclamptic patients at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital between December 2008 and November 2009. The incidence of orofacial injuries was 42%. Most injuries were due to bite and forceful insertion of hard objects into the patient's mouth by(More)
Measurements have been made of the tap densities and angles of internal flow of physically mixed and formulated mixtures of oxytetracycline and lactose powders. The differences between the two types of mixtures are ascribed to differences in the packing and surface morphologies of the particles.
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and pattern of presentation of orofacial and dental injuries in children with seizures at the Children's Emergency Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos, Nigeria. METHODS This was a prospective study of children with febrile or non-febrile convulsion who presented at the Children's Emergency(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to establish the pattern and actiology of mid-facial fractures, of patients seen and treated at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria over a 5-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS All cases of midfacial fractures diagnosed and treated at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos University(More)
AIM Human lip injuries, although uncommon, present major challenges in terms of reconstructive options and the outcome of surgical management. The reconstructive techniques are usually varied but the ultimate objectives of treatment are to achieve healing, function, and aesthetics. The aim of this study was to report the etiology, pattern of presentation,(More)
In developing countries, untreated cleft lips and palates are found with increasing frequency and patients often present to the surgeon far past the optimal time for closure of the cleft deformities. A prospective study was conducted between March 2007 and September 2009, to identify the reasons and treatment challenges of delayed presentation of cleft lip(More)
OBJECTIVE Cleft lip surgery is a common procedure performed by surgeons worldwide. The aim of the study was to determine blood transfusion requirements and factors influencing blood transfusion in cleft lip surgery. METHODS Transfusion rate in 100 consecutive patients who had cleft lip surgery was prospectively evaluated at the Lagos University Teaching(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and bacteriology of bacteremia associated with cleft lip and palate (CLP) surgery. Three venous blood samples were obtained from 90 eligible subjects who presented for CLP surgery: before surgical incision, 1 minute after placement of the last suture, and 15 minutes thereafter. The samples were injected(More)