Rotimi Oluyombo

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BACKGROUND Organ transplantation program in developing countries is still significantly dwarfed. Health workers are undeniably important in the success of transplantation. OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge and attitude of health workers toward organ donation in South-West Nigeria with a view to explaining reasons for these shortcomings. METHODS In a(More)
INTRODUCTION Over 80% of cardiovascular deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries; most of these deaths are due to modifiable risk factors. The study aimed at estimating the prevalence and pattern of major cardiovascular risk factors in both men and women older than 18 years. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular risk(More)
BACKGROUND OBJECTIVE To provide information on the challenges of haemodialysis in a resource limited setting in South-Western Nigeria. METHODS This is a 5 year audit of all haemodialysis sessions carried out at the renal unit of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, Nigeria. RESULTS A total of 225 patients were offered(More)
BACKGROUND Nephrologists are faced with enormous challenges in the management of patients with end-stage renal disease, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where hemodialysis is the most common modality of renal replacement therapy in the region. Therefore, we reviewed our 3 years of experience with hemodialysis services in a tertiary hospital located in a(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) syndrome is a common disorder in the community. Association between hypertension and sleep apnoea and /or snoring has been described. The Berlin questionnaire is a validated instrument that is used to identify individuals who are at risk for OSA. The study aim to describe the prevalence of snoring and OSA among(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health concern. Nigeria, like other African countries has paucity of hard data derived from community based studies. AIMS We set out to determine the awareness, level of knowledge, prevalence of chronic kidney disease and its associated risk factors in Nigerian community. METHODS We used a(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnoea is the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing in adults and children. It is associated with many adverse health consequences. The objectives this study were to determine the prevalence, awareness and reporting of symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea among hospitalized adult patients in Nigeria. METHODS This was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The increasing frequency of cardiovascular disease (CVD) rests on the presence of major cardiovascular risk factors including dyslipidemia. This dyslipidemia is also a target for the prevention and treatment of many cardiovascular diseases. Hence, identification of individuals at risk of CVD is needed for early identification and(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a growing public health problem both in developing and developed countries. The prevalence of diabetes has doubled in the last 20 years. This study aimed to assess the burden of type 2 diabetes in semi-urban communities in Ekiti, South-West Nigeria. STUDY DESIGN This study was part of a larger study to assess the(More)
UNLABELLED The global increase in end organ failure but disproportional shortage of organ donation calls for attention. Expanding the organ pool by assessing and improving health workers' attitude at all levels of care may be a worthwhile initiative. METHODS A questionnaire-based cross sectional study involving tertiary, secondary, and primary health(More)