Raymond Belonwu

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BACKGROUND There is paucity of literature on childhood diabetes mellitus from developing countries and especially North west Nigeria and this has made it pertinent for documentation of the features of the disease in a major regional referral centre. The study was designed to describe the clinical presentation and outcome of childhood diabetes mellitus. (More)
BACKGROUND Accidental ingestion of kerosene is a potential source of morbidity and mortality in children. The objectives of the study are to determine to magnitude of the problem and proffer feasible solutions to reduce the frequency of occurrence. METHODOLOGY The medical records of all cases of kerosene poisoning admitted into Paediatric Medical Ward and(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral palsy is the most common form of chronic motor disability that starts in childhood. The aim of this study is to determine the magnitude of cerebral palsy in Kano and environs as well as to highlight the types, aetiologic factors and associated co-morbidities. METHOD The medical records of 356 patients who attended the paediatric(More)
The vast majority of children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) live in Africa, where evidence-based guidelines for primary stroke prevention are lacking. In Kano, Nigeria, we conducted a feasibility trial to determine the acceptability of hydroxyurea therapy for primary stroke prevention in children with abnormal transcranial Doppler (TCD) measurements.(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of children with sickle cell disease (SCD), approximately 75%, are born in sub-Saharan Africa. For children with elevated transcranial Doppler (TCD) velocity, regular blood transfusion therapy for primary stroke prevention is standard care in high income countries, but is not feasible in sub-Saharan Africa. PROCEDURE In the first(More)
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