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Kuti, O, Faponle AF, Adeyemi AB, Owolabi AT.  2008.  Pain relief in labour: a randomized controlled trial comparing pentazocine with tramadol. Nepal J Obs Gynae. 3(1):14-18.
Kuteyi, EA, Akinsola A, Ezeoma IT.  1999.   Renal disease: the need for community based screening in rural Nigeria.. African Journal of Medical Practice. 6(5):198-201.
Kuta, FA, Adabara NU, Abdulsalam R.  Submitted.  EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ASTROVIRUS INFECTION AMONG CHILDREN (0 – 5YEARS) IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA. Ife Journal of Science. 16(2)short_communication.pdf
Kumolalo, FO, Adagunodo ER, Odejobi OA.  2010.  Development of a Syllabicator for Yoruba Language. Proc. of OAU TekConf, September 5-8, 2010. :47-51., OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Abstract
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Kumar, V, Vallipuram K, Adebajo AC, Reisch J.  1995.  2,7-dihydroxy-3-formyl-1-(3´-methyl-2´-butenyl)carbazole from Clausena lansium. Phytochemistry. 40(5):1563-1565.
Kuliya-Gwarzo, A, Ibegbulam OG, Mamman A, Raji AA, Akingbola TS, Mabayoje VO, Ocheni S, Tanko Y, Amusu OA, Akinyanju OO, Ndakotsu MA, Kassim DO, Arewa OP, Bolarinwa RAA, Olaniyi JA, Okocha CE, Akinola NO, Bamgbade OO, Adediran IA, Salawu L, Faluyi JO, Oyekunle AA, Okanny CC, Akanmu S, Halim DNK, Bazuaye GN, Enosolease ME, Nwauche CA, Ogbe OP, Wakama TT, Durosinmi MA.  2008.  The use of Imatinib mesylate (Glivec) in Nigerian patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.. Cellular Therapy and Transplantation. 1:10.3205/ctt-2008-en-000027.01., Number 2 Abstract

Objectives: To assess response and toxicity to Imatinib mesylate (Glivec) in Nigerian Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Methods: From August 2003 to August 2007, 98 consecutive, consenting patients, 56 (57%) males and 42 (43%) females, median age 36 years (range, 11-65 years) diagnosed with CML, irrespective of disease phase received Imatinib at a dose of 300-600mg/day at the OAU Teaching Hospitals, Nigeria. Response to therapy was assessed by clinical, haematological and cytogenetic parameters. Blood counts were checked every two weeks in the first three months of therapy. Chromosome analysis was repeated sixth monthly. Overall survival (OS) and frequency of complete or major cytogenetic remission (CCR/MCR) were evaluated. Results: Complete haematologic remission was achieved in 64% and 83% of patients at one and three months, respectively. With a median follow-up of 25 months, the rates of CCR and MCR were 59% and 35% respectively. At 12 months of follow-up, OS and progression- free survival (PFS) were 96% and 91%, respectively. Achievement of CR at six months was associated with significantly better survival (p = 0.043).Conclusions: Compared to treatment outcome with conventional chemotherapy and alpha interferon, as previously used in Nigeria, the results obtained with this regimen has established Imatinib as the first-line treatment strategy in patients with CML, as it is in other populations, with minimal morbidity.

Kroonen, JS, Kruisselbrink AB, Briaire-de Bruijn IH, Olaofe OO, VMG J.  Submitted.  Supplementary Material: SUMOylation is associated with ag-gressive behavior in chondrosarcoma of bone. Abstract
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Kroonen, JS, Kruisselbrink AB, Briaire-de Bruijn IH, Olaofe OO, Bovée JVMG, Vertegaal ACO.  2021.  SUMOylation Is Associated with Aggressive Behavior in Chondrosarcoma of Bone, 2021. 13(15):3823.: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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Koya, OA, Ogunsina BS, Opeyemi OO.  2011.  Deformation and dehulling of sponge gourd (Luffa aegyptica) seeds. International Journal of Food Properties. 14:432-440.
Koya, OA, Faborode MO.  2006.  Separation theory for palm kernel and shell mixture on a spinning disc. Biosystems Engineering. 95(3):405-412.
Koya, OA, Faborode MO.  2005.  Mathematical modelling of palmnut cracking based on Hertz theory.. Biosystems Engineering [formerly J. of Agrcultural Engineeing]. 91(4):471-478.
Koya, OA, Fono TR.  2009.  Palm kernel shell in the manufacture of automotive brake pad, 10-13 February. International Seminar on Harnessing Natural Resources for National Development. , Raw Materials Research & Development Council, Abuja
Koya, OA, Faborode MO.  2005.  Mathematical modeling of palm nut cracking based on Hertz theory. Biosystems Engineering. 91(4):471-478.
Koya, OA, Faborode MO.  2006.  The theory of palm kernel and shell separation on spnning disc.. Biosystems Engineering [formerly J. of Agrcultural Engineeing]. 95(3):405-412.
Komolafe, MA, Komolafe EO, Sunmonu TA, Olateju SO, Asaleye CM, Adesina OA, Badmus SA.  2008.  New onset neuromyelitis optica in a young Nigerian woman with possible antiphospholipid syndrome: A case report, 2008. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2 Abstract

Introduction: Devic's neuromyelitis optica is an inflammatory demyelinating disease that targets the optic nerves and spinal cord. It has a worldwide distribution and distinctive features that distinguish it from multiple sclerosis. There has been no previous report of neuromyelitis optica from our practice environment, and we are not aware of any case associated with antiphospholipid syndrome in an African person. Case presentation: We report the case of a 28-year-old Nigerian woman who presented with neck pain, paroxysmal tonic spasms, a positive Lhermitte's sign and spastic quadriplegia. She later developed bilateral optic neuritis and had clinical and biochemical features of antiphospholipid syndrome. Her initial magnetic resonance imaging showed a central linear hyperintense focus in the intramedullary portion of C2 to C4. Repeat magnetic resonance imaging after treatment revealed resolution of the signal intensity noticed earlier. Conclusion: Neuromyelitis optica should be considered in the differential diagnoses of acute myelopathy in Africans. We also highlight the unusual association with antiphospholipid syndrome. Physicians should screen such patients for autoimmune disorders. © 2008 Komolafe et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Komolafe, EO, Adeolu AA, Komolafe MA.  2007.  Complete intraventricular migration of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt - A case report and brief literature review, 2007. African Journal of Neurological Sciences. 26(1) Abstract

Objects: For a century since the first cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt surgery was performed, ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts insertion for the treatment of hydrocephalus has been routinely done. Complete migration of the entire VP shunt is extremely rare in clinical practice but do occur and this case is to illustrate one of such. Methods: Case report Conclusion: VP shunt procedures have come to stay and will remain with us despite recent advances such as the endoscopic third ventriculostomy. A lot of common and rare complications following this procedure have been reported in 24-47% of the cases. Care should be taken to prevent all complications whether common or rare by paying particular attention to patient selection, shunt selection, and surgical details.

Komolafe, MA, Komolafe EO, Ogundare AO.  2007.  Pattern and outcome of adult tetanus in Ile-Ife, Nigeria., 2007. Nigerian journal of clinical practice. 10(4) Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This is a retrospective study of all adult patients with tetanus managed at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex from 1995-2004. The aim was to study the pattern of adult tetanus in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and see what improvements could be made in the future in particular with regard to decreasing the prevalence in our environment. METHOD: Data was obtained from the hospital records of all the patients, the admission and discharge registers of the medical wards of the hospital. RESULT: 79 adult patients with tetanus were managed during the study period and they accounted for 44% of neurological admissions. There were 56 males and 23 females giving a M:F ratio of 2.4 to 1. 45 (57%) of the patients were under 30 yrs of age and two-thirds (67%) had puncture wounds in the lower limbs. 20 patients (25%) had mild tetanus, 16 (20%) had moderate disease and 43 (55%) had severe tetanus. The patients were treated with tetanus antitoxin, antibiotics and sedatives. The mortality rate was 45% and laryngeal spasm was the most common cause of death. None of the patients was managed in the intensive care unit (ICU). CONCLUSION: Tetanus remains a major public health problem in Nigeria. It is commonly associated with high mortality due to late presentation. Health education should be promoted to reduce the unacceptable prevalence in our practice setting.

Komolafe, MA, Olorunmoteni OE, Fehintola FO.  2020.  Effect of Health Education on Level of Awareness and Knowledge of Nigerian In-School adolescents on Stroke and Its Risk Factors, 2020. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 29(5) Abstract

Background: Stroke education in adolescents has been established as an effective method of creating awareness about stroke, its warning signs and risk factors. It contributes to desired behavioural change in the adolescents as well as their parents. Thus, we aimed to determine the baseline knowledge of school attending adolescents about stroke and its risk factors as well as the effect of stroke education on their stroke awareness. Methods: This study employed a quasi-experimental study design and was conducted in secondary schools in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The schools were divided into intervention and control groups. We assessed the baseline knowledge of the students on stroke, its risk factors, warning signs, and ways of preventing it using a pre-tested structured questionnaire in both intervention and control groups. In the intervention group, health talks on stroke consisting of oral presentation and distribution of fliers were presented for 30 minutes in each selected school. Each school was visited 2 weeks after the health education intervention to assess their knowledge on stroke, its risk factors, and ways of preventing it. The control group was also visited after 2 weeks for a re-assessment of their stroke knowledge and the conduct of heath talk on other aspects of neurology such as sleep, epilepsy, etc. Results: A total of 1259 adolescents were studied with 661 in the intervention group and 598 in the control group. The mean age of the respondents was 13.56 ± 2.87 the intervention group and 13.38 ± 2.06 in the control group. There were higher mean scores on knowledge of stroke and its risk factors among the intervention group than seen in the control group after the stroke education. Conclusions: Stroke education is an effective way of creating and maintaining stroke awareness among school-attending adolescents.

Komolafe, EO, Komolafe MA, Shehu BB.  2005.  The MRC crash study: Any lessons for us? [3], 2005 Annals of African Medicine. 4(2) Abstract
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Komolafe, MA, Obembe AO, Olaogun MO, Adebiyi AM, Ugalahi T, Dada O, Kanu A, Adebiyi OC, Akilo F, Ogunkoya B, Fawale B.  2015.  Awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs in nigerian adolescents compared with adults, 2015. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 24(3) Abstract

Background Stroke, a significant health problem affecting adults, is increasing among younger age groups, particularly because of changing lifestyles. The aim of the study was to compare the awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs among students and teachers in selected secondary schools in Osun State, Nigeria. Methods This was a cross-sectional survey involving 703 (589 students and 114 teachers) respondents in selected secondary schools in Osun, Nigeria. Information on the awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs was collected with the aid of a structured questionnaire. Results Hypertension (69.4%) was the most commonly identified stroke risk factor, with more teachers (79.8%) identifying correctly than the students (67.4%). Weakness (51.9%) was the most commonly identified warning sign of stroke with more students (53.8%) identifying correctly than the teachers (42.1%). There were significant differences in the awareness of some risk factors (age, obesity, family history, alcohol use, diet, transient ischemic attack, and hyperlipidemia) and warning signs (dizziness, weakness, and vision problems) between students and teachers. Predictors for adequate awareness of risk factors were being a teacher, not being obese and being hypertensive, whereas predictors for adequate awareness of warning signs were stroke in the family and being hypertensive. Conclusions There was inadequate awareness of risk factors and warning signs among the respondents with students having better awareness of warning signs and teachers having better awareness of risk factors. Stroke campaigns should emphasize stroke risk factors particularly among adolescents and warning signs in adults. The use of media, particularly television, is recommended.

Komolafe, MA, Ogunlade O, Komolafe EO.  2009.  Stroke mortality in a Teaching Hospital in South-Western Nigeria.. Tropical Doctor. 37:186-188.paper_2_stroke_mortality.pdf
Komolafe, MA, Sunmonu TA, Fabusiwa F, Komolafe EO, Afolabi O, Kett M, Groce N.  2011.  Women's perspectives on epilepsy and its sociocultural impact in South Western Nigeria, 2011. African Journal of Neurological Sciences. 30(2) Abstract

Background There has been little study of the specific implications of living with epilepsy for women in societies where they already face gender based marginalization. Purpose Understanding the sociocultural aspects of epilepsy in women will help to improve the management of epilepsy in the community. Methods A series of six focus groups were held in urban and rural Southwest Nigeria. Results Epilepsy was commonly attributed to a spiritual attack, witchcraft and other supernatural causes. Denial of the diagnosis of epilepsy was common among women with nocturnal or focal seizures. Majority of women with epilepsy preferred multiple modalities of care in the following order: traditional, spiritual and western. The cost of traditional care was astronomical and most were already impoverished by the time they sought western care. WWE experienced stigma, social exclusion, isolation particularly from paternal relations, in -laws, and community members. Epilepsy related stigma contributed to schooling problems, difficulty in getting married, separation, divorce and problems with childcare and role fulfilment. One unanticipated result of this study was that public announcements made to identify rural study participants created a demand for western health services in rural populations previously unaware that epilepsy could be controlled through western medication. Conclusion Women with epilepsy face significant and persistent social, economic and cultural barriers. There is the need to educate women, their family and community members to reduce misconceptions and stigma. Community based medical treatment can be improved by taking into consideration the surrounding social, economic and cultural challenges faced by women with epilepsy. The care of epilepsy need to be incorporated into the primary health care system; regular awareness campaigns to be carried out in order to improve knowledge and attitudes and reduce stigma and social exclusion of women with epilepsy. Specific social welfare programmes and educational programme should be established to encourage the full integration of women with epilepsy in the society. © 2002-2012 African Journal of Neurological Sciences. All rights reserved.

KOMOLAFE, MO, OYEWOLE MO.  2018.  Awareness and Perception of Office Property Users on Green Building in Lagos, Nigeria. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability. 5(3):208-213.
Komolafe, EO, Komolafe MA, Adeolu AA.  2008.  Factors implicated for late presentations of gross congenital anomaly of the nervous system in a developing nation, 2008. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 22(6) Abstract

Background. Gross congenital lesions of the nervous system are obvious at birth and usually present early for management and corrective surgery. However in tropical and developing nations, late presentations are common. Aims: To determine the factors responsible for very late presentations of gross congenital lesions. Methods. We conducted a prospective study of all cases of congenital CNS anomalies that presented very late (>6 months after birth) to our neurosurgical clinic over an eight year period (2000-2008). Results. A total of 81 patients were seen during the study period. The age ranged from 6months to 47years. Hydrocephalus accounted for about half of the cases 37 (48.3%). The others were spina bifida 15 (18.5%), encephalocele 10 (12.4%), subgaleal inclusion dermoid cyst 7 (8.6%), and craniosynostosis 6 (7.4%), neurofibroma 4(4.9%), and anencephaly 2 (2.5%). Reasons given for late presentations were ignorance, poverty and in some the expectation that the baby would die. Other reasons for late presentation were that the patient was either about to start school or get married. Conclusion. Late presentations of congenital CNS lesions are associated with many complications most of which could have been avoided with early medical treatment. Health education should include issues regarding congenital malformations delivered by trained experts. © The Neurosurgical Foundation.

Komolafe, EO, Adeolu AA, Komolafe MA.  2007.  Treatment of cerebrospinal fluid shunting complications in a nigerian neurosurgery programme: Case illustrations and review, 2007. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 44(1) Abstract

Background/Aims: For a century since the first cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt surgery, ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion for the treatment of hydrocephalus has routinely been performed. A lot of common and rare complications following this procedure have been reported in 24-47% of the cases. The aim of this paper was to present our experience with the treatment of hydrocephalus in our centre and highlight our management of two unusual complications with the available resources. Methods: Retrospective clinical review. Results: A total of 86 patients with hydrocephalus were seen in our unit. There were 52 males and 34 females (male:female ratio 3:2). The age of the patients ranged from 1 day to 68 years. The majority of the patients (92%) were below 5 years of age. Sixty-five patients had shunting procedures [VP shunt: 62 (95.4%); endoscopic third ventriculostomy: 3 (4.6%)]. Of the 62 patients with VP shunts, 16 (25.8%) had complications while 2 of the 3 patients with endoscopic third ventriculostomies had complications. The complications following the VP shunts were CSF shunt sepsis (n = 12; 19.4%), abdominal complications (n = 3; 4.8%), subdural haematoma (n = 2; 3.2%) and scalp necrosis in 1 patient. Conclusion: VP shunt procedures have come to stay and will remain with us despite recent advances such as endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Care should be taken to prevent all complications whether common or rare by paying particular attention to patient selection, shunt selection and surgical details. The adaptation of local technology and justified use of limited facilities and resources can go a long way in the management of both common and rare complications in developing nations. Copyright © 2008 S. Karger AG.