A. O. Idowu

A. O. Idowu
Benjamin S Carson School of Medicine Babcock University Ilishan-Remo Ogun State Nigeria · Internal Medicine

MBChB; MSc( Chem. Pathol. & Immunol.); FMCP.

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INTRODUCTION Hypertension is a major public health problem. Based on prevalence of hypertension in Nigeria, only 1/3 of Nigerians are aware that they are hypertensive and of this, only two-third is on treatment for the hypertension. This may be because of inadequate provision of proper education and counseling by health care providers on the risks...
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Background: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at high risk of contracting and spreading the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease putting themselves, the patients and the community at large at risk. Therefore, there is a need for adequate preparedness in the face of this pandemic. Objectives: To assess the knowledge of HCW (clinical and no...
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Pre-eclampsia contributes significantly to maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) is the anticonvulsant of choice in the prevention of convulsion in severe pre-eclampsia. Low dose regimen was conceived due to the concern of toxicity and cost in our environment. The aim of the study is to compare the clinical outc...
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Coronavirus infection became a global pandemic in March 2020. The number of hospitalized cases in Nigeria and Ogun State has been on a steady increase with a concomitant rise in Mortality. This necessitates a coordinated and a more systemic approach in the management of this deadly disease. As a result of the potential effects of the disease on the...
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Background: Primary hypothyroidism can lead to hyperprolactinemia through several mechanisms in both men and women, manifesting as galactorrhoea, loss of libido and infertility in both sexes, as oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and as gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. Case presentation: Here presented is a 28-year-old Nigerian woman...
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Coronavirus infection became a global pandemic in March 2020. The number of hospitalized cases in Nigeria and Ogun State has been on a steady increase with a concomitant rise in Mortality. This necessitates a coordinated and a more systemic approach in the management of this deadly disease. As a result of the potential effects of the disease on th...
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Background: Primary hypothyroidism can lead to hyperprolactinemia through several mechanisms in both men and women, manifesting as galactorrhoea, loss of libido, and infertility in both sexes, as oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and as gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. Case presentation: Here presented is a 28-year-old Nigerian woma...
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BACKGROUND Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease associated with numerous complications. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing in our locality and constitutes a major public health problem. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated determinants of diabetes complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS...
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Objectives: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) accounts for about 90% of all cases of Diabetes Mellitus. Dyslipidaemia has been demonstrated to form a synergy with T2DM as risk factors for cardiovascular events. This study aimed to determine the plasma levels of Lipids and Apolipoprotein B-100 among Type 2 Diabetic patients, assess the effects of Lipi...
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Background: Obtaining feedback from trainees is important in the evaluation and evolution of Postgraduate Medical Education (PME), and policies made based on their felt needs would go a long way in making residency training a worthwhile experience. This pilot study aimed to assess resident doctors' perception of the training content, atmosphere, an...
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Within a short period of time, COVID-19 has spread globally, wreaking havoc in various facets of life. This study sought to measure the level of COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the Nigerian public. This was a cross-sectional online survey of the general population of educated Nigerians who had Internet access. Sociodemo-graphic data...
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Introduction: HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C pose a public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa and there are only few studies on co-infection of these viruses done in rural areas in Northern Nigeria. This study provides a rural perspective on HIV-Hepatitis co-infection in a Northern Nigerian community. Methods: this cross-sectional study was...
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Background: Studies have shown that hypogonadism is closely related to the development of Type 2 Diabetes. This study aimed to assess hypogonadism among type 2 diabetic and obese male patients in Southwest Nigeria. Methods: One hundred and twenty men consisting of thirty obese diabetics, thirty non-obese diabetics, thirty obese non-diabetics and th...
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Background: The management of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) remains a major challenge in developing countries. Case presentation: We report an adolescent male who was diagnosed with T1DM at the age of 11 years when he presented at a private hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis. He received emergency treatment there and was subsequen...
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Background: The management of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) remains a major challenge in developing countries. Case presentation: We report an adolescent male who was diagnosed with T1DM at the age of 11 years when he presented at a private hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis. He received emergency treatment there and was subsequent...
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Abstract Background: The management of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) remains a major challenge in developing countries. Case presentation: We report an adolescent male who was diagnosed with T1DM at the age of 11 years when he presented at a private hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis. He received emergency treatment there and was...
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Enteric fever remains a tropical disease of public health significance in Africa, due to its high endemicity and transmission rates, more in sub-Saharan Africa with 7.2 million cases of typhoid fever annually and incidence rate of 762 per 100 000 person-years when compared with Northern Africa with a reported incidence rate of 557 per 100 000 perso...
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Background: Thyrotoxicosis, though commonly encountered in endocrinology practice in Nigeria, seldom presents solely as thyroxine (T4) toxicosis. Thyroid storm, a known life-threatening complication of thyrotoxicosis, can be precipitated by myriad factors. Fine need aspiration for cytology is not known, and has not been previously reported (to the...
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Objective: Career preferences of medical trainees have the potential to shape the future of the healthcare workforce of any nation. This study aimed to determine the factors that influence career choices of medical students and house officers (interns) in two institutions located in Southwest Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried ou...
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Music, an important tool of social and cultural value, has found relevance in healthcare and is being harnessed for therapeutic purposes. However, the art of producing music with musical instruments, has potential health benefits and hazards, which are often ignored. In this article, we review literature, and expound on the effects of playing wind...
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The exposure to school related injuries, coupled with the inadequacy of school health program in most Nigerian schools puts students at risk of serious morbidity when unforeseen incidents occur. This study aimed to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of first aid among students of a secondary school in Southwest Nigeria. A question...
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Background: The dearth of endocrinologists in Nigeria, coupled with a paucity of data on patterns of endocrine consultations pose a challenge in evaluating the impact of consultations on patients' management and eventual outcomes. The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency, sources of referrals, the common cases referred, the rea...
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Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for a huge proportion of the global burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, there is paucity of local studies assessing thyroid dysfunction among HIV/AIDS patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, severity and correla...
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Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for a huge proportion of the global burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, there is paucity of local studies assessing thyroid dysfunction among HIV/AIDS patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, severity and correla...
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The involvement of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis activity in type 2 diabetes mellitus has been investigated by some studies. While some reported an enhanced activity of the axis, others showed no alteration. Disturbances of electrolyte homeostasis in uncomplicated diabetes have been reported and it is a known fact through basic know...
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The involvement of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis activity in type 2 diabetes mellitus has been investigated by some studies. While some reported an enhanced activity of the axis, others showed no alteration. Disturbances of electrolyte homeostasis in uncomplicated diabetes have been reported and it is a known fact through basic know...
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Background: Magnesium (Mg) is the 4(th) most common mineral and the 2(nd) most abundant intracellular cation in the body. It plays major roles in various physiological activities and has been implicated in many disease states. Aim: The aim of this study was to study the patterns and correlates of serum Mg in cohorts of type 2 diabetic patients i...
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Physical inactivity and adiposity had been shown to increase the risk and progression of diabetes mellitus whilst combined effect on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) amongst type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients has not been highlighted. This study examined the impact of physical activity (PA) and body weight on HRQoL amongst T2DM. Amongst...
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Background: Regular participation in physical activity (PA) programs is a key concept included in current public health guidelines. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine PA level among adult with type 2 diabetes. Methods: A cross-section of 122 participants selected consecutively were categorized as physically inactive or active using Intern...
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Purpose: The study was undertaken to investigate the impact of physical activity (PA) and body weight on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among type 2diabetes mellitus (T2DM) attending a tertiary health facility in south-west Nigeria. Relevance: Despite numerous health benefits of PA, it promotion is often inadequate and majority of this pop...
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Background: Physical activity (PA) is a key element in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), many with this chronic disease do not become or remain regularly active. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine PA level among people with T2DM attending a tertiary health facility in Ogun state. Methods: A cross section o...
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Patients with neurological disorders are frequently admitted by non-neurologist; hence neurological consultations are commonly requested for. Whether these consultation services are beneficial to patients' diagnostic and management process is yet to be determined in our environment in Nigeria. We audited the neurological ward consultation and its i...

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