Dokita Volume 37 - emeritus professor o.o. akinkugbe edition

First Published: November 2014
Category: General


Akeem Lasisi, Chinedu Dike, Omolabake Alabi, Adeleke Alabi, Olatunde Ayinde, Jubril Abdulmalik, Yeka Nmadu, Joshua Babarinde, Oselumense Anetor, John Anetor, Omotoyosi Akinbami, Milicent Obajimi, Ibrahim Olukunle, Taiwo Ojedoja, Gbolahan Obajimi, Ayodeji Salami

Editorial - Emeritus Prof OO Akinkugbe Edition

This special edition of DOKITA in honour of Emeritus Professor O. O. Akinkugbe is a proof that patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Although the journey to this edition (37th in the series) witness quite a number of daunting challenges, the Editorial Board has worked tirelessly and successfully produced this excellent piece on behalf of the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association. It is a general association that contains well written articles from consultants and most especially medical students, who conceived the idea of DOKITA in 1960. This edition is intended to celebrate one of the fathers and a doyen of medicine in Nigeria, Emeritus Professor O. O. Akinkugbe.


This edition covers a wide range of specialties from Obstetrics and Gynaecology with Cord Clamping; A Neglected Component of the Active Management of The Third Stage of Labour to Pediatrics with childhood Hypertension and a fusion between both of them. Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission. Pathology offers us Pituitary Adenoma and Molecular and Metabolic Interrelationship among Micronutrient; Prepathologic and Clinical Sigificance. Chronic illnesses are not left out with contributions on Diabetic Retinopathy and Hypertensives Emergencies. Psychiatry further provides a balanced read with Suicide and Suicidal Behaviours in Nigeria; A Review. Out of the dark room comes the beautiful piece on Radiology and Psychiatry, Suppurative Otitis Media; Recurrent and Contemporary Issues from Otorhinolaryngology.

My heartfelt gratitude goes to Mr Stephen Adeseko and members of the 2014 Journal Committee who go through so much groaning in labour have made sure this child comes forth; our Supervisor for this edition, Professor E. O. Olapade-Olaopa, who has exhibited his prowess as a researcher to make sure all articles meet up with recognized standards; all our peer-reviewers for being thorough in other to maintain the standard set by our founding fathers; the members f the Advisory Council especially the Board chairman, professor A. O. Omigbodun for always being there for the Board; all past Board members especially Drs, Cima Okwumezie and Taiwo Ojedoja for their advice and assistance; all current Board members for their cooperation and the team spirit that made the difference in this edition.

Finally, to God be the glory for the past, present and the future.

Have a pleasant reading ride.


Yeka Wusa Nmadu

Editor – In – Chief

November 2014.   

  • Editorial Board
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Editorial
  • Suppurative Otitis Media: Recurrent and Contemporary Issue
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Suicide and Suicidal Behaviours in Nigeria: A review
  • Hypertensive Crises: A Review
  • Metabolic and Molecular Interrelationships Among Micronutrients: Relevance in Clinical Practice
  • A Review of Childhood Hypertension in Nigeria
  • Role of Radiology
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Challenges and Progress in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Cord Clamping: A Neglected Component of the Active Management of Third Stage of Labour
  • An Update on Pituitary Adenoma