Sonny Folunrusho Kuku

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BACKGROUND Thyroid disorders are common endocrine disorders encountered in the African continent. Environmental and nutritional factors are often implicated in the occurrence of some thyroid disorders that occur in this part of the world. This is a narrative review that seeks to document the pattern, prevalence, and management of thyroid disorders in the(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Achieving good glycemic control is of paramount importance in the reduction of diabetes mellitus (DM) associated morbidity and mortality. Insulin plays a key role in the management of DM but unfortunately whilst some healthcare providers present insulin as a treatment of last resort , patients on insulin often have insulin related(More)
It is generally believed that autoimmune disorders are uncommon in Africans. Some workers have argued that insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is rare in Africa on account of this reduced proneness to autoimmunity. However, it is undetermined whether or not Africans with IDDM have increased prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity, two(More)
A surface electrocardiogram showing type B Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome pattern was part of the cardiac findings in a female of 24 with florid features of tuberous sclerosis. She had cardiomegaly but no intracardiac tumour was demonstrated. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, though rare, has previously been described in association with tuberous sclerosis in(More)
Oligo/azoospermia contributes significantly to infertility in male Nigerians, being responsible for most of the problem. By definition, it would appear that the criteria for the diagnosis of this problem in Nigerians should be sperm density below 10 million/ml, total sperm ejaculate below 25 million, motility below 40%, and normal forms below 40% in(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective is to document the clinical profile of diabetes mellitus (DM) in tuberculosis (TB). TYPE OF STUDY This was a descriptive observational study. METHODS A total of 4000 persons aged above 12 years with a confirmed diagnosis of TB and on treatment were recruited. The study subjects were screened for DM and diagnoses were made on the(More)
To determine the prevalence of hormonal abnormalities in infertile African women, serum levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, and progesterone were estimated using radioimmunoassay techniques during the midluteal phase in 2,047 female partners of infertile relationships. Of the patients investigated, 1,085 (53%) had(More)
This is a descriptive and follow-up study of the efficacy of radioiodine (131I) in the treatment of hyperthyroidism in Nigerian patients, and is aimed at creating awareness about the therapy amongst medical practitioners in the West African sub-region. Twenty-two patients (13 female, 9 males) were seen with clinical and biochemical features of(More)
To determine the frequency of hormonal abnormalities in a Nigerian population of male partners of infertile relationships, serum levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin, and testosterone were estimated using radioimmunoassay techniques in 454 oligo/azoospermic male partners of infertile marriages. Of these men, 272 (59.9%) had(More)
To appraise clinicians of the problems that may be encountered in the diagnosis and management of Cushing's syndrome, we present a case report of a 20-year old female, who was admitted with a recently developed central obesity, ammenorrhea hirsuitism, proximal myopathy and depression. She was found to have multiple striae, thin skin, elevated blood pressure(More)