Omolola Ouwakemi Ayoola

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INTRODUCTION The present study sought to provide a comprehensive description of causes of mortality in a local Nigerian children population as a measure of their health status. METHODS AND PATIENTS A retrospective study of the pattern of mortality among 12,522 children admitted into all the six wards of the department of Paediatrics, University College(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)
AIM To establish normal reference values for penile size in Nigerian newborn boys and to compare those values with standards from other populations. METHODS A total number of 261 healthy newborn boys delivered at gestational ages of 28 weeks or more were enrolled in the study. Penile lengths and widths were measured within 72 h of birth. RESULTS The(More)
In the tropics, febrile illnesses are often presumed to be due to malaria, because of its endemicity, and treatment can lead to delay in diagnosis or failure to detect severe infections such as bacteraemia. This study sought to determine the prevalence of bacteraemia and malaria parasitaemia in febrile post-neonatal infants (age 1-12 months) at the(More)
AIM Clitoral size references are useful for diagnosing genital abnormalities. Despite the fact that examining the genitalia is an important aspect of newborn evaluation, few studies have been carried out to determine normal clitoral size in newborn infants. The aim of this study was to establish reference values for clitoral size in Nigerian newborn girls(More)
Calcium and phosphate levels were investigated in 39 children with malaria (six severe and 33 uncomplicated) and in 39 healthy children. Hypocalcaemia (calcium <2.13 mmol/L, adjusted for albumin level) was detected in 23.1% of malaria cases and in 5.1% of controls, and hypophosphataemia (<1 mmol/L) in 38.5% of cases and in 15.4% of controls. Mean (SD)(More)
Fever is a common complaint in infancy, and bacteraemia is one of the more serious causes of such fever. However, there exists scanty data on risk of bacteraemia among febrile infants of developing countries and what clinical predictors, if any, could identify those febrile infants with bacteraemia. To address this issue, 102 infants aged 1-12 month(s)(More)
Malaria is more common in pregnant than in non-pregnant Nigerian women, and is associated with small birth size and the attendant short- and long-term health risks. The influence of malaria on maternal metabolic status in pregnancy and in cord blood and how this relates to birth size has not been studied. The study objective was to define relationships(More)
BACKGROUND There are few data describing the relative height and weight patterns of children and adolescents in rural Nigeria, despite a prevalence of stunting of over 38% among children younger than 5 years. AIM The present study documented the height and weight patterns relative to international standards among children and adolescents aged 5-20 years(More)
UNLABELLED The present study sought to determine the prevalence, clinical features and bacterial aetiological agents of septicaemia in post-neonatal infants (age 1-12 months) presenting with fever at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. STUDY SETTING It was carried out at the Otunba Tunwase Children Emergency Ward (OTCHEW) (a 40 bedded ward)(More)