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Articles by W.K. B.A. Owiredu
Total Records ( 2 ) for W.K. B.A. Owiredu
  Felix-Val K. Titty , W.K. B.A. Owiredu and M. T. Agyei-Frempong
  The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its individual components in diabetic patients in Ghana. This prospective study included 456 diabetic patients and was conducted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region of Ghana from January 2006 to May 2007. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the National Cholesterol Education Programme Adult Treatment Panel 3 diagnostic criteria. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 55.9% in the studied population. Low HDL cholesterol was the commonest component (47.4%) of metabolic syndrome, followed by hypertension (46.9%). Female diabetic patients had higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components and individually carried more components than male diabetics. Future cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention strategies in Ghana should not overlook metabolic disease risk factors.
  L. Ahenkorah , W.K. B.A. Owiredu , E. F. Laing , N. Amidu and C. A. Turpin
  This study was aimed at investigating oxidative stress among Ghanaian women with Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH). One hundred Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension women: Thirty with preeclampsia, seventy with gestational hypertension and fifty normotensive pregnant women (controls) in the second half of pregnancy were recruited for this study. There was a significant increase in triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol in the subject groups compared to the control. Malondialdehyde (MDA), the lipid peroxidation marker among the PIH subjects was significantly increased as compared to the normotensive pregnant women (controls). A significant positive correlation between MDA and blood pressure (Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure) was also observed. This study clearly indicates that Ghanaian women presenting with PIH are very prone to dyslipidemia as well as lipid peroxidation, this might in part explain the oxidative stress and endothelial vascular dysfunction observed in these group of women.
 
 
 
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