Department of Paediatrics

Recent Submissions

  • Electrocardiographic pattern of apparently healthy African adolescent athletes in Nigeria 

    Sokunbi, O.J.; Okoromah, C.A.N.; Ekure, E.N.; Olawale, O.A.; Eke, W.S. (Springer, 2021-02-25)
    Background: Strategies to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) among young athletes have become topical worldwide and unrecognized cardiac pathology has been identified as a leading cause. Black ethnicity has been reported ...
  • Heart failure in children 

    Ekure, E.N. (Green & Cherished, 2013)
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  • Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome in diverse populations. 

    Tekendo-Ngongang, C.; Owosela, B.; Fleischer, N.; Addissie, Y.A.; Malonga, B.; Badoe, E.; Gupta, N.; Moresco, A.; Huchstadt, V.; Ashaat, E.A.; Hussen, D.F.; Luk, H.M.; Lo, I.F.M.; Hon-Yin Chung, B.; Fung, J.L.F.; Moretti-Ferreira, D.; Batista, L.C.; Lotz-Esquivel, S.; Saborio-Rocafort, M.; Badilla-Porras, R.; Penon Portmann, M.; Jones, K.L.; Abdul-Rahman, O.A.; Uwineza, A.; Prijoles, E.J.; Ifeorah, I.K.; Llamos Paneque, A.; Sirisena, N.D.; Dowsett, L.; Lee, S.; Cappuccio, G.; Kitchin, C.S.; Diaz-Kuan, A.; Thong, M.K.; Obregon, M.G.; Mutesa, L.; Dissanayake, V.H.W.; El Ruby, M.O.; Brunetti-Pierri, N.; Ekure, E.N.; Stevenson, R.E.; Muenke, M.; Kruszka, P. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc., 2020-12)
    Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS) is an autosomal dominant disorder, caused by loss-of-function variants in CREBBP or EP300. Affected individuals present with distinctive craniofacial features, broad thumbs and/or halluces, ...
  • Monogenic nephrotic syndrome in Nigerian Children 

    Esezobor, C.I.; Solarin, A.; Cason, R.; Varner, J.; Chryst-Ladd, M.; Lane, B.; Ekure, E.N.; Gbadegesin, R. (Elsevier Inc, 2020)
    drome (NS) in African children is unknown despite evidence pointing to racial differences in the prevalence and clinical course of NS. The objective was to determine the frequency of single gene mutations in Nigerian ...
  • Risk of congenital cardiovascular anomalies in patients with non-syndromic orofacial cleft: A preliminary case-control study. 

    James, O.; Erinoso, O.A.; Adamson, O.O.; Sokunbi, O.J.; Agbogidi, F.O.; Adekunle, A.A.; Ogunlewe, A.O.; Ekure, E.N.; Adeyemo, W.L.; Ladeinde, A.L.; Ogunlewe, M.O. (Medical and Dental Consultants' Association of Nigeria., 2020-11)
    Background: Orofacial clefts (OCs) are one of the most common craniofacial anomalies and are reported to be associated with congenital cardiovascular anomalies (CCAs). However, there is paucity of data in African populations ...
  • Exome Sequencing and Congenital Heart Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

    Ekure, E.N.; Adeyemo, A.; Liu, H.; Sokunbi, O.; Kalu, N.; Martinez, A.F.; Owosela, B.; Tekendo-Ngongang, C.; Addissie, Y.A.; Olusegun-Joseph, A.; Ikebudu, D.; Berger, S.I.; Muenke, M.; Han, Z.; Kruszka, P. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Ltd, 2021-01-15)
    Background: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect and affects roughly 1% of the global population. There have been many large CHD sequencing projects in developing countries but none in sub-Saharan ...
  • Congenital heart disease in school children in Lagos, Nigeria: Prevalence and the diagnostic gap 

    Ekure, E.N.; Sokunbi, O.; Kalu, N.; Olusegun-Joseph, A.; Kushimo, O.; Amadi, C.; Hassan, O.; Ikebudu, D.; Onyia, S.; Onwudiwe, C.; Nwankwo, V.; Akinwunmi, R.; Awusa, F.; Akere Z.; Dele-Salawu, O.; Ajayi, E.; Ale, O.; Muoneke, D.; Muenke, M.; Kruszka, P.; Beaton, A.; Sable, C.; Adeyemo, A. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc., 2020-03)
    Congenital heart disease (CHD) in low-and-middle income countries (LMIC) is often characterized by late presentation resulting from inadequate screening and healthcare access in these regions. Accurate estimates of the ...
  • Intestinal malrotation in the older child: A call for vigilance 

    Adeniyi, O.F; Ajayi, E.O; Elebute, O.A; Lawal, M.A (Journal of Clinical Sciences, 2017-11-08)
    Context: Most cases of gut malrotation are diagnosed in the 1st year of life, but in minority of cases, the patient becomes symptomatic only in adolescence or adulthood. Aims: The aim of this study was to remind physicians ...
  • Awareness and use of Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) by health professionals in a developing country 

    Adeniyi, O.F; Lagunju, I.A; Abdus-salam, I.A; Sidebotham, P; Lesi, F.E.A (Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics, 2015-07-29)
    Introduction The degree of disability in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) can be evaluated with the Gross Motor Function Classification System GMFCS), a valid tool which was designed for such purposes. However, there ...
  • Obesity and elevated blood pressure among adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 12, 616 (2012). 

    Oduwole, A.O; Ladapo, T.A; Fajolu, I.B; Ekure, E.N; Adeniyi, O.F (BMC Public Health, 2012-08-07)
    Background Childhood obesity and associated hypertension are major public health concerns globally. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of obesity and the associated risk of high blood pressure among Nigerian ...
  • Non-traumatic paraplegia in Nigerian children presenting at the University College Hospital, Ibadan 

    Fatunde, O.J; Lagunju, I.A; Adeniyi, O.F; Orimadegun, A.E (African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 2006-03)
    A review of the presentation, management and outcome in all children presenting with non-traumatic paraplegia managed by the paediatric neurology team at the University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria from June 1989 to ...
  • Irritable bowel syndrome in adolescents in Lagos 

    Adeniyi, O.F; Lesi, O.A; Olatona, F.A; Esezobor, C.I; Ikobah, J.M (Pan African Medical Journal, 2017-09-29)
    Introduction: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) which has been well described in western populations especially as the commonest cause of recurrent abdominal pain ...
  • Food allergy: Two case reports and management challenges in a resource-limited setting 

    Adeniyi, O.F; Renner, J.K (South African Journal of Child health, 2015-09-23)
    Background. Food allergy has been well described in white children, and cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) still remains the most common allergy in these children. Information on the same subject in developing countries is ...
  • Prevalence and pattern of intestinal parasites among pupils of private and public primary schools in an urban centre, Nigeria 

    Ajayi, E.O; Elechi, H.A; Alhaji, M.A; Adeniyi, O.F (Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics, 2017-03-10)
    Background: Intestinal parasitic infection is highly prevalent among children in the tropics. Identifying the most at risk group and subsequent targeted intervention will lead to cost effective and easy to implement control ...
  • Coagulation profile in normal full-term neonate in the first week of life in Lagos-Nigeria 

    Garba, N; Ogbenna, A.A; Adediran, A; Fajolu, I.B. (2016)
    Normal reference values of haemostatic profile are frequently needed to assist in diagnosis and management of bleeding disorders. Because of the anatomical and physiological differences between neonates and adults, it ...
  • Nigerian parents can harbour harmful views about the causes and treatment of childhood enuresis that result in child abuse 

    Esezobor, C.I.; Balogun, M.R. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
    ABSTRACT Aim: The aim of this study was to determine Nigerian parents’ views about the causes and treatment of childhood enuresis. Methods: Parents of children aged 5–17 years were individually interviewed in an urban ...
  • Frequency of relapse among Nigerian children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome. 

    Esezobor, C.I.; Ladapo, T.A.; Lesi, F.E. (Medknow, 2016)
    Abstract Background: The clinical course of steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) among Nigerian children has rarely been reported; this makes prognostication difficult. Objectives: The objective was to determine the ...
  • Prevalence and predictors of childhood enuresis in southwest Nigeria: Findings from a cross-sectional population study 

    Esezobor, C.I.; Balogun, M.R.; Ladapo, T.A. (Elsevier, 2015)
    Introduction Childhood enuresis is common, but the prevalence and factors associated with childhood enuresis in Africa have been poorly described. Furthermore, most studies from the continent have not provided data ...
  • Clinical profile and hospital outcome of children with severe acute kidney injury in a developing country 

    Esezobor, C.I.; Ladapo, T.A.; Lesi, F.E. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
    Introduction: In resource-constraint regions of the world, the spectrum of childhood diseases is changing, creating a need to clearly define the epidemiology of severe acute kidney injury (AKI). Methods: Medical records of ...
  • Perspectives on simulation-based training from paediatric healthcare providers in Nigeria: a national survey 

    Umoren, R; Ezeaka, V.C.; Fajolu, I.B.; Ezenwa, B.N.; Akintan, P; Chukwu, E; Spiekerman, C (British Medical Journal, 2020-02-10)
    OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to explore the access to, and perceived utility of, various simulation modalities by in-service healthcare providers in a resource-scarce setting. SETTING: Paediatric training ...

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