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Articles by E.O. Akanni
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  V.O. Mabayoje , E.O. Akanni , G.O. c Arinola and R.O. Hassan
  Transferrin and ceruloplasmin levels in Nigerians diagnosed with diabetes mellitus were studied. Eighty subjects consisting of 40 diabetes mellitus patients and 40 apparently healthy individuals who served as controls were involved. Transferrin and ceruloplasmin levels were estimated using single radial immuno diffusion method. Results showed that Ceruloplasmin levels were significantly higher (p<0.05) in diabetic patients than in control subjects. Transferrin levels were on the other hand significantly lower (p<0.05) in diabetic patients when compared to the controls. The study reveals that both Ceruloplasmin and transferrin levels in Nigerian diabetes patients may be useful markers in monitoring and controlling diabetes mellitus.
  E.O. Akanni , V.O. Mabayoje , T.O. Zakariyahu and D.P. Oparinde
  Alcohol abuse is fast becoming a public health concern among the Nigerian youths and adults strata of the society. A study on the effects of heavy alcohol consumption on haematological parameters was conducted on 130 subjects, comprising of 46 non-alcohol consumers who served as controls and 84 heavy alcohol consumers to determine the possible haematological attendant risks of the social behavior. Their ages ranged between 18-60 years. Sysmex KX-2IN instrument was used to determine the haematological parameters such as PCV, Haemoglobin, Red blood cell, Platelets, White blood cells total and differential counts of neutrophil and lymphocytes automatically. The result shows a significant difference (p<0.05) in the values obtained for alcohol drinkers which are high compared to that of the control group which could be dehydration based haemoconcentration. This study showed that abstinence from alcohol consumption had no effects on haematological parameters while its heavy consumption has deleterious effects such as severe infections to consequences of bone marrow malfunctioning. Hence clinical history of alcoholism during haematological investigations could be helpful and recommended.
 
 
 
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