Olayemi O. Omotade

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The ABO and Rhesus blood group systems remain the most important blood group systems clinically. In order to provide gene frequency values for the ABO and Rh (D) alleles in a healthy infant population in south west Nigeria, 4748 healthy infants were typed for ABO and Rh (D) blood groups over a five year period (1988-1992). Overall, 2575 (54.2%) were blood(More)
Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a major public health hazard in sub-Saharan African children. While the factors that determine the variations in clinical outcome of a malaria have not been completely defined, both host and parasite factors, as well as the complex molecular interactions between them have been implicated. The cyto-adherent properties of(More)
A community-based survey to determine the prevalence of human T-cell lymphotropic type I (HTLV-I) and type II (HTLV-II) virus infections in mothers and children in south-western Nigeria was carried out using blood samples collected in 1993. A multistage cluster, random sampling procedure was used to select 460 mother-child pairs (476 children because there(More)
A community survey of treatment regimens for acute diarrhoea in children was carried out in 10 villages in the Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria, using a combination of qualitative (focus-group discussions) and quantitative (weekly surveillance of diarrhoea) methods. Focus-group discussions were conducted with parents of children aged less(More)
As the genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum infections in humans is implicated in the pathogenesis of malaria, the association between P. falciparum diversity at the merozoite surface protein-2 (msp2) locus and the severity of childhood malaria was investigated in Ibadan, in south-western Nigeria. The 400 children enrolled had acute uncomplicated(More)
The anti-sickling activities of the extracts of the roots of a plant Cissus populnea L. (CPK) (a major constituent of a herbal formula Ajawaron HF used in the management of sickle cell disease in south-west Nigeria) has been examined. Phytochemical examination of the extract showed the presence of anthraquinone derivatives, steroidal glycosides and cardiac(More)
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) - α has been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of falciparum malaria. Two TNF promoter polymorphisms, TNF-308 and TNF-238 have been associated with differential activity and production of TNF. In order to investigate the association between TNF-308 and TNF-238 and the clinical outcome of malaria in a Nigerian(More)
OBJECTIVES There are few studies of familial aggregation of blood pressure in African populations. This study was undertaken to provide estimates of heritability for four blood pressure phenotypes: systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and pulse pressure. METHODS A population-based sample of 528(More)
High sodium intake is associated with high levels of blood pressure, both among and within populations. However, there have been few intervention studies from Africa reporting blood pressure changes with dietary reduction of sodium. In this study, we tested the feasibility of achieving a reduction in dietary sodium intake in free-living individuals using a(More)
Major congenital malformations are unrecognised as a major cause of neonatal morbidity in many African countries. We have studied the contribution of major congenital malformations to morbidity among neonates referred to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria over a four year period (1992-1995). Major congenital malformations were found in 11.1%(More)