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Prof. Emmanuel Eyo Ekanem






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About Prof. Emmanuel Eyo Ekanem

Professor of Paediatrics and Head, Nutrition and Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Calabar and University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.Formerly, Director of Clinical Services and Training, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria(1999-2001); and Chief Medical Director, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria(2001-2009). Research Advisor, Department of Community Health, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd(January-December 2016). Member, International Child Health Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health United Kingdom. Member, Clinical Immunology Committee of the African Immunology Society. Member, James Lind Institute. Vice President, Nigerian Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Research interest: Interactions of Nutrition, Infection and Cognitive Development. Contact Information: Department of Paediatrics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. Email; [email protected] Phone: +2348022907609

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Odey FA, EKANEM EE, Udoh AE, Ntui I. Lipid profiles of apparently healthy adolescents in Calabar, Nigeria. Central African Journal of Medicine 2007; 53(1/4)11-8
Ekanem E E, Uniga A J, Ekure E N, Paediatric HIV infection/AIDS in three or four children from two consecutive twin deliveries.  Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2000: 7(1-2): 26-9
Antia-Obong O E,Ekanem E E, Udoh J J and Utsalo S J. Septicaemia among neonates with tetanus.  Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 1992; 38: 173-175.
Akpede G O, Ekanem E E, Thacher T D. Nutritional and non – nutritional rickets. In: Paediatrics and Child Health in the tropics, 2nd ed. University of Port-Harcourt Press, Port-Harcourt 2007; 684 – 688.
Ekanem EE, Eyong KI, Philip-Ephraim EE, Eyong ME, Adams EB, Asindi AA. Stray dog trade fuelled by dog meat consumption as a risk factor for rabies infection in Calabar, southern Nigeria. African Health Sciences 2013;13(4):1170-1173
Ekanem EE, Ikobah JM, Okpara HC, Udo JJ. Seroprevalence and predictors of hepatitis E infection in Nigerian children. Journal of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries 2015;9(11):1220-1225
Ekanem EE, Fajola AO, Umejiego C, Ikeagwu G, Anidima T. Risk factors, pre-presentation management and clinical state of children with diarrhoea in a community Cottage Hospital in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. In Press: Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics.
Ekanem E E, Asindi A A, Antia-Obong O E.  Factors influencing tetanus toxoid immunization among pregnant women in Cross River State, Nigeria.  Nigerian Medical Practitioner 1994; 27: 3-5.
Meremikwu M M, Ekanem E E, Asindi A A.  Severe protein-energy malnutrition in Calabar.  Comparative study of factors affecting outcome of 82 cases. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 1992; 2:214-219.
Eyong KI, EkanemEE, Etuk IS, Inyang LW, Adams BE, Eyong ME. Enema abuse by mothers of children presenting to the Emergency Room at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2012; 19: 115-117.
Akenami F O T, Vaheri A, Koskiniemi M, Simmes M A, Ekanem E E,Bolarin D M, Vaheri A. Assessment of plasma fibronectin in malnourished Nigerian children.  Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 1997; 24: 183-188.
Asindi A A,Ekanem E E, Udoh K T, Olupitan S B and Oyemo E A.  Sultamicillin oral suspension in childhood infections. Current Therapeutic Research 1993; 53: 196-202.
Ngim OE, Ikobah JM, Ukpabio I, Bassey GE, Ekanem EE. Paediatric endoscopy in Calabar, an Emerging Trend - Challenges and Prospects: A Report of Two Cases. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciencesvol 13, issue 1 (Jan. 2014), pp 28-30
Ikobah JM, Okpara HC, Ekanem EE, Udo JJ. Seroprevalence and predictors of hepatitis A infection  in Nigerian children. Pan African Medical Journal  2015;20:120
Ekanem E E, Asindi A A, Eyong M E.  Factors influencing immunization coverage in a rural community in Nigeria.  Nigerian Medical Practitioner 1994; 27: 3-5.
Osim EE, Ekanem E E and Opara D O. Serum electrolyte concentrations and salivary flow     rate in Nigeria children with acute malaria.   Nigeria Journal of Physiological Sciences. 1999; 1 & 2:25 – 27
Ochigbo P, Ekanem E E. Prevalence and intensity of Paragonimus uterobilateralis infection among school children in Oban village, South Eastern Nigeria. Tropical Doctor 2007; 34:224-226
Ayatse JOI, Ekanem E E.Plasmodiumfalciparum Malaria: Its effects on some haematological parameters in normal and sickle cell Nigerian children.  Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 1994; 45: 219-222.
Etukudoh OM, Ikpeme EE, Ekanem EE. Clinical correlates of H. Pylori infection in children seen at a tertiary hospital in Usyo, southern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2013; 40(1):45-49
Odey FA, Anah M, Ansa V, Ogbeche M, MEremikwu M, EKANEM EE. Pre-hypertension in apparently healthy adolescents in Calabar, Nigeria. Global journal of Community Medicine 2009; 2:13-20
Ekanem E E,Uniga A J.  Tuberculosis in BCG immunized children and adolescents from elite social class families.  Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 1994; 21: 89-93.  (Erratum Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 1995; 22: 23).
Ekanem E E, Akpata L. Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Tuberculosis interactions and implications for the African Child.  Postgraduate Doctor 1996; 8: 16-18   
Eyong M E, Ikpeme E E, Ekanem E E. Relationship between Schistosoma heamatobium infection and urinary tract infection among children in southeastern Nigeria. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2008; 15:89-93.
John M E, Ekanem E E.  Impact of planned nutrition education on nutritional status of children n some rural communities of Calabar, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Social science and Development Issues, 2002; 2: 53-63.
Akenami F O T, Marjaleena K, Ekanem E E, Bolarin D M, Vaheri A.  Seroprevalence and co-prevalence of HIV and HBsAg in Nigerian Children with/without protein energy malnutrition.  ActaTropica 1997; 64: 167-174.
Ikpatt O F, Ekanem E E, Calabro L, Ogon P M and Chieco-Binacli L. Seroprevalence of HumanHrepes Virus-8 (HHV-8) among children attending an Emergency Room in South-eastern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2002; 29:   
Oyedele I, Ekirikpo U, Ekanem EE. Lung function Indices of children exposed to wood smoke in a fishing port in south-south Nigeria. Journal of Tropical Paediarics 2013;
Etuk I S,  Ekanem E E, Udo J J. Comparatives Analysis of measles Morbidity in Calabar during the Expand Programme on Immunization and National Programme on immunization eras. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics. (2003); 30(3): 81-85.
Eyong KI, Philip-Ephraim EE, Inah G, Ikobah JM, Ekanem EE, Asindi AA. Cranial nerve palsies in Nigerian children. Nigerian Journal of  Paediatrics  2014;41(2):133-135
Ekanem E E, Young M U.  Teaching Community Paediatrics in Calabar, Nigeria.  Tropical Doctor 1995; 25: 139-140.
Ekanem EE, Eyong K, Asindi AA. Stray dog trade fuelled by dog meat consumption as a risk factor for rabies in Calabar, southern Nigeria.  African Health Science 2014
Eyong K, Ekanem EE, Asindi AA. Severe birth asphyxia: a major cause of microcephaly in Calabar Nigeria. International Journal of Contemporary Paediatrics 2015. Nov;2(4):367-370
Akpan M U, Ojinaka N C, Ekanem E E. Behavioural problems among primary school Children in Nigeria. South African Journal of Psychiatry 2009;15(4): 93-98.2.
Ekanem EE, Fajola AO. Need for baby friendly community initiative to improve the low exclusive breastfeeding rates in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2016; 43(3): 229-230.
Ekanem E E, Asindi A A. Outbreak of measles in an orphanage.  Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 1992; 19:52-55.
Ekanem E E, Bassey D E, Eyong M.  Nutritional rickets in Calabar, Nigeria. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 1995; 15:303-306.
Ekanem E, Akpan M, Essien P. Intelligence quotient of primary school pupils with autism spectrum disorders in Uyo, Nigeria. In Press: Journal of Paediatric neurology.
Ikpeme E, Etukudoh O, Ekanem EE. Seroepidemology of Helicobacter pylori infection among children seen in a tertiary hospital in uyo, southern Nigeria. Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 12(1): 39-44.
Etuk I S, Ekanem E E, Antia-Obong O E, Ogon P M. Diarrhoea Morbidty among under-five children in Cross River State. International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy; 2(2): 118-125.
Ekanem E E, Asindi A A.  Recurrent erythemamultiforme. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 1993; 20: 45-48.
Ikobah JM, Ngim OE, Adeniyi F, Ekanem EE, Abiodun P. Paediatric endoscopy in Nigeria-humble beginning. Nigerian  Journal of Paediatrics  2015;42(2):147-150
Ekanem E. E. Cheap and Proven Alternative Technologies may salvage our children (letter) Nigerian Medical Journal 1996; 31; 82-83.
Akpan M U, Ojinaka N C, Ekanem E E. Academic performance of school children with behavioural disorders in Uyo. African Health Sciences. 2010; 10(2): 154-158.
Asindi A A, Ekanem E E, Ibia E O, Nwangwa M A.  Upsurge of malaria-related convulsions in a Paediatric Emergency Room in Nigeria? Consequence of emergence of Chloroquine resistance.  Tropical and Geographical Medicine 1993; 45: 110-1.
Ekanem E E. The Biopsychosocial way as a clinical mode for handling critical disease problems in tropical west Africa.  In: Cancer, Stress and Death, 2nd ed. Day S. B. (ed.) New York, Plenum Publishing Co. 1986; p.285-91.
Eyong M E, Ekanem E E, Etuk I S, Meremikwu M M, Bassey A E, Ikpeme E E, Bam O J. Resurgence of schistosoma haematobium infection after mass chemotherapy in rural Cross River State. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2008; 35(3&4):92-97.
Akenami F O T, Vaheri A, Koskiniemi M, Kivivouri S, Ekanem E E, Bolarin D M, Simmes M A.  Severe malnutrition is associated with decreased levels of plasma transferin receptor.  British Journal of Nutrition 1997; 77: 391-397.
Oyedele I, Inah G, Ekanem EE. Comparative study of Radiological findings in pulmonary tuberculosis and Paragonomiasis in children in a southern Nigeria fishing community.  West African Journal of Radiology.   
Ekanem E E, Asindi A A, Ejezie G C, Antia-Obong O E.  Effect of Schistosoma haematobium infection on physical growth and school performance of Nigerian children.  Central African Journal of Medicine 1994; 40: 38-44.
Ekanem E E, Etuk I S, Uniga A J. Features of Childhood hepatic failure in Calabar,Nigeria.  Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal  2001; 8:86-89
Ekanem EE, Fajola A, Usman R, Anidima T, Ikeagwu G. Use of simple information communication technology to manage the epilepsy challenge at a community cottage Hospital in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research 2017; 5(8): 26691-26695.
Ekanem E E, Young M U. Knowledge of the causes and management of neonatal jaundice by Primary Health Care staff.  Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 1994; 21: 37-42.
Ekanem E E, Ejezie G C, and Ecoma E E.  Diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium by reagent strip among children with low intensity of infection in an endemic area.  Nigerian Medical Journal.  1997;32:7-9
Ekanem E E, Asindi A A and Okoi O U.  Community-based surveillance of Paediatric deaths in Cross River State, Nigeria.  Tropical and Geographical Medicine 1994; 46: 305-308.
Ekanem E E,Ochigbo S O, Kwangtsule J U. Unprecedented decline in measles morbidity and mortality in Calabar south-eastern Nigeria.  Tropical Doctor 2000;30:207-209
Enyuma CO, Ekanem EE, Udo JJ, Asindi AA. Haematological Indices in Febrile Nigerian Neonates with Malaria Parasitaemia in Calabar. Nigerian Medical Journal 2015;56(5):323-326
Ekanem E E, Ejezie G C, Asindi A A, Antia-Obong O E.  Urinary symptoms and blood pressure of children with Schistosoma haematobium infection in South-Eastern Nigeria. East African Medical Journal 1995; 72: 486-489.
Ekanem E E and Umotong A B.  Interactions of HIV infection and childhood malnutrition in Africa: Epidemiological, Immunological and Clinical parameters.  Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal. 1998; 5:18-22
Ekanem E E, Umotong A B, Raykundalia C and Catty D. Serum C-reactive protein and C3 complement protein levels in severely malnourished Nigerian children with and without bacterial infections.  Acta Paediatrica 1997;86:1317-1320
Ekanem EE, Fajola AO, Ogbimi R, Ogieva JI. Use of solar Energy for the provision of environmentally friendly power supply in health facilities in the developing world –lessons from a community cottage hospital in southern Nigeria. International Journal of Research Science and Management. 2017; Dol: 10.5281/zenodo. 546865.

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