Olusegun Taiwo

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Clinical laboratory records and case files of 1,038 cases of urinary tract infections (UTI) were examined for the spectrum of bacterial and candida isolates for age and sex distribution of the UTI cases and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of isolates. The results show that 867 (83.5%) of the cases were aged 21 years and above, of which 81.3% in that age(More)
Of the 456 urban children aged 14 days and 4 years examined for rotavirus in this study, 376 had diarrhoea while 80 were without diarrhoea and serve as control. Among the 376 diarrhoeic children, 57 (15.2%) had rotavirus while none of the 80 control children had the virus. Rotavirus was significantly higher (p less than 0.05) among the in-patients (19.8%)(More)
Compost technology can be utilized for bioremediation of contaminated soil using the active microorganisms present in the matrix of contaminants. This study examined bioremediation of industrially polluted soil using the compost and plant technology. Soil samples were collected at the vicinity of three industrial locations in Ogun State and a goldmine site(More)
Plasma somatomedin-C (pSm-C) was measured by immunoassay in Nigerian malnourished children treated with a mainly vegetable diet. In oedematous children, the mean intake was 4.31 +/- 0.23 g protein and 611 +/- 46 kJ per kg body weight per day, and in marasmic children 5.22 +/- 0.62 g protein and 795 +/- 131 kJ/kg body weight/d. PSm-C concentration (U/ml) was(More)
Thirty-eight children admitted to the paediatric ward of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, were treated using a local therapeutic regimen for protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). Serum transferrin concentration was measured at weekly intervals to determine the response to and nutritional adequacy of the dietary component of this(More)
Of the nine hundred and twenty patients clinically diagnosed of having septicaemia at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria between 1980-1987, 233 (25.3%) had blood samples positive by culture. Thirteen different bacterial species were identified from positive blood cultures of which six predominated: Staphylococcus(More)
Children with measles seen at our hospital had an initial electrocardiogram (ECG) and a repeat after 3 months. The patients were aged 5 months to 8 years (mean 19 months). The ECG changes observed after clinical recovery included T-wave inversion in eight patients (16%), flattening in eight patients (16%), prolonged PR interval in six (12%), prolonged Q-Tc(More)
Electrocardiograms (ECGs) were recorded in 100 Nigerian children with measles admitted to our paediatric wards or treated on an out-patient basis. The patients were aged 5 months-8 years (mean, 19 months) and the male:female ratio was 1.3:1. Similar recordings were obtained in 100 age- and sex-matched controls. The electrocardiographic changes observed(More)
Children under 2 years of age are most susceptible to acute respiratory infections caused by Bordetella pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis. We analysed milk samples and sera from mother-infant pairs for specific antibodies that may enhance protection against the bacterial pathogens. The results show(More)
Reports have shown that sudden death is 2-4 times more often in heavy cigarette smokers than non smokers. Cigarettes smoke has been confirmed to contain toxicants that can disrupt normal metabolic processes. This study was carried out to assess the status of lipid fractions in smokers in a population in South West Nigeria. 25 males who were smoking 5 – 8(More)