At the Medicine department office
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Topic: Comparative Clinical Efficacy Of Intra Articular Corticosteroid And Platelet Rich Plasma In Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is the commonest cause of osteoarthritis in the world and is associated with significant disability. Current treatments with oral pain medications, weight reduction, and physical exercise have not been satisfactory. The aim is to assess and compare the efficacy of intraarticular corticosteroid and platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis
|1.||FMCP in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology (Internal Medicine and Rheumatology)||National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria||2016|
Lupus Registry in Nigeria(LURIN Study)
While the epidemiology of SLE in Europe and America is well known, there is a dearth of information on SLE in Africa. Studies have shown that SLE is more common among people of African origin that have migrated to North America or Europe and black people of African Caribbean origin.
The exact prevalence and incidence, natural history, clinical outcomes, and prognosis of SLE among Nigerians, a predominantly black nation with multiple ethnic groups are not known. The diagnosis of SLE remains a challenge; Nigeria, a country with few rheumatology centers and less than 50 practicing rheumatologists serving a population of about 200 million is confronted by this challenge.
There is a dearth of data currently on the epidemiology, complications, treatment, and outcomes of SLE in Nigeria. This calls for the need to develop a registry in the country to provide such information on SLE.
The main goal of the project is to have a registry that will help improve the care and management of patients with SLE in Nigeria. It will be achieved through the following objectives;
1. Conduct an initial pilot survey to determine the frequency of SLE in various centers
2. Setting up an electronic medical record and website with secure data management system of all cases of SLE
3. Forming a standardized proforma to define the socio-demographic, clinical profile, comorbidities, and complications of SLE
4. Identifying the prescription patterns used in the management of SLE.
The proforma will capture the demographic, clinical features, comorbidities, complications, disease activity, and treatment of SLE as well as all the laboratory investigations. Diagnosis of SLE will be by the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria.
Rheumatologists, rheumatology trainees as well as other personnel will be trained on the modalities of collecting and storing data in the secured electronic medical record system.
OLAOSEBIKAN HAKEEM is a Lecturer I at the Department of Medicine
OLAOSEBIKAN has a FMCP in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology from National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria