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RATIONALE Symptom scores show that a significant proportion of Nigerians are at high risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea; however, the diagnosis is rarely made in this country. The knowledge of medical students regarding sleep apnea may provide insight into their future ability to recognize patients with sleep apnea and can also inform student(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is a leading cause of death worldwide and a major contributor to global disease burden. Although epidemiologic information from a community perspective is important in determining the magnitude of the burden in specific regions, and directing equitable distribution of health resources, data on the incidence of stroke in developing(More)
BACKGROUND Primary headaches are underdiagnosed and undertreated, with a significant impact on social activities and work. AIM To determine the last-year prevalence and health care utilization pattern of primary headaches at a tertiary centre. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out amongst staff of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Current data on the pattern of parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease in Nigerians are sparse.This database was designed to document the clinical profile of PD in Nigerians, and compare this to prior observations. METHODS A database of patients presenting to the Neurology out-patients clinic of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital was(More)
This study was a case record review of adult patients with tetanus admitted into Lagos University Teaching Hospital between 2000 and 2009. Of 78,009 adults admitted, 190 had tetanus, constituting 0.25% of admission. Mean age was 30.4 ± 13.8 years. Male to female ratio was 3:1. The commonest occupation was commercial motorcyclists. 96% of the patients were(More)
Background. Sensory neuropathy (SN) is one of the most common AIDS-associated neurologic disorders especially in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of SN among highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy- (HAART-) experienced and HAART-naïve HIV-positive individuals and to investigate the(More)
Psychosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the greatest determinants of nursing home placement and caregiver stress. Traditionally associated with medications with dopaminergic effect, it has now been linked to other medications and other stressors e.g. systemic illnesses. The development of hallucinations in a PD patient can herald the onset of(More)
INTRODUCTION The impact of Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in worsening outcomes is profound, especially in the presence of comorbid conditions. This study aimed to describe the proportion of patients at a high risk of OSA in our practice setting. METHODS The STOP BANG questionnaire and the Epworth Sleepiness scale were used to assess for OSA risk and(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the frequency of cognitive impairment and depression in our Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their relationship with disease severity and disability. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 40 PD patients and 40 age-, sex-, and educationally matched controls were studied. The Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)(More)
BACKGROUND Essential tremor (ET) is one of the commonest movement disorders though the prevalence varies globally. There is paucity of data on ET prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of ET in a Nigerian community. METHODS This door-to-door survey was conducted in two stages. In Stage 1, 3000 randomly selected(More)