Odunayo M Oluwatosin

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Breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women in Nigeria and globally. In Nigeria, late presentations of breast cancer cases have also been consistent for three decades. In an environment where there is no established national screening program for breast cancer, it is pertinent to assess the knowledge of breast cancer and its early detection measures.(More)
BACKGROUND Immunization is an effective public health intervention for reduction of childhood mortality. The expected target coverage is 90%, however, Nigeria currently has coverage below this target and this has implications for childhood morbidity and mortality. Several reasons may account for this low coverage. The study was carried out to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Orofacial clefts are the most common malformations of the head and neck, with a worldwide prevalence of 1 in 700 births. They are commonly divided into CL(P) and CP based on anatomic, genetic, and embryologic findings. A Nigerian craniofacial anomalies study (NigeriaCRAN) was set up in 2006 to investigate the role of gene-environment interaction(More)
BACKGROUND Primary extra-osseous osteogenic sarcomas have been reported in many tissues of the body but their occurrence in the breast is extremely rare. It can arise as a result of osseous metaplasia in a pre-existing benign or malignant neoplasm of the breast or as non-phylloides sarcoma from the soft tissue of a previously normal breast. CASE(More)
OBJECTIVE In Nigeria, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in majority of the regions. Late presentation has also been reported for about four decades. This study assessed the women's risk factors for breast cancer and predictive factors for the practice of breast examinations. The findings will be of help in enhancing early detection of the(More)
Encephalocele is a common congenital problem in the practice of Neurosurgery worldwide, with varying sizes of the underlying skull defects. This study was carried out to determine the size of the problem; to assess whether the skull defects are being under-managed or not; and also to determine those patients that will benefit from cranioplasty. The case(More)
This paper seeks to establish normal orofacial indices in Nigerian children under the age of 12. The children were grouped according to age and sex. The indices studied were: mouth width/upper vermilion are with lip relaxed; coefficient of upper lip curvature; upper lip height/mouth width; height of cutaneous upper lip/upper lip height; height of upper(More)
BACKGROUND Early detection of breast cancer is vital to effective management and outcome of breast cancer. It has been suggested that women given information and instruction about breast self- examination and breast awareness by health care professionals demonstrated higher knowledge and confidence and tend to practice breast self-examination more than(More)
In view of the reports that phenytoin and honey are useful in the healing of wounds, a comparison of their topical use in the treatment of chronic leg ulcers was carried out. Fifty cases of chronic leg ulceration were studied, each for a period of four weeks. They were assigned into three groups for honey, phenytoin/honey mixture, and phenytoin topical(More)