Dr. Kolawole Wasiu WAHAB

MBBS (Ilorin), FMCP (Nigeria), MPH (Ilorin)

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Research Interests:  Stroke/ vascular neurology, headache, peripheral neuropathy.

Area(s) of core competence: Neurology

Courses taught: Neurology and General Internal Medicine

Membership of learned Societies

  1. Member, American Academy of Neurology.
  2. Member, World Stroke Organization.
  3. Member, International Brain Research Organization.
  4. Member, International Association for the Study of Pain.
  5. Associate Member, International Headache Society.
  6. Member, Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences (affiliated to the World Federation of Neurology).
  7. Member, Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences (affiliated to the World Federation of Neurology).
  8. Member, Society for the Study of Pain, Nigeria (affiliated to the International Association for the Study of Pain).
  9. Member, Nigerian Epilepsy Society.
  10. Member, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria.

Brief personal profile

A graduate of University of Ilorin. Had postgraduate residency training in internal medicine with a sub-specialization in Neurology. A recipient of the following international awards:

  1. American Academy of Neurology International Scholarship Award to attend the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Seattle, Washington, USA from 25th April to 2nd May, 2009.
  2. Travel Grant awarded by the International Association for the Study of Pain to attend the 12th World Congress on Pain held from 17-22 August, 2008 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  3. IBRO Travel Grant awarded by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), France, to attend the Joint World Congress on Stroke organized by the International Stroke Society, Mediterranean Stroke Society and South African Stroke Foundation which held from 26 to 29 October, 2006 in Cape Town, South Africa.
  4. Bursary awarded by the conference organizers (World Federation of Neurology) to cover half of registration fee for the World Congress of Neurology which held in Sydney, Australia from 5 to 11 November, 2005 in which my abstract was accepted for oral presentation.
  5. Scholarship awarded by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) to participate in the 10th African Neuroscience School jointly sponsored by IBRO, Fogarty International Center and the National Institute of Health, USA which held from 22 to 29 July, 2005 in Bamako, Mali.
  6. Undergraduate scholarship awarded by the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (1990-1996).

List of Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN HOME-BASED JOURNALS

  1. Sanya, E.O., Olarinoye, J.K., Wahab, K.W., Mustapha, A.F. & Ojo, O.O. (2008): Appraisal of perception and attitude of students in two tertiary educational institutions in Ilorin to epilepsy. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences. 15(1); 66-70, Published by the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjhc/article/view/36759
  2. Opadijo, O.G., Sanya, E.O., Kolo, P.M. & Wahab, K.W. (2013): An open comparative antihypertensive effects of amlodipine (Norvasc), Lisinopril (Zestril) and Bendrofluazide. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences. 20(1); 13-17, Published by the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjhc/article/view/85437
  3. Ayanniyi, R.O., Biliaminu, S.A., Wahab, K.W., Sanya, E.O., Ighodalo, M., Oyeleke, S.A. & Ologe, M.O. (2016): Electrolyte profile of epileptic patients on carbamazepine monotherapy. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences. 23(1); 8-11, Published by the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin. Available online at: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjhc/article/view/130661

PUBLICATIONS IN NATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Ojini, F.I. & Wahab, K.W. (2006): Stroke in young adults: report of three cases and review of literature. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal. 13(2); 157-60, Published by National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16794656
  2. Wahab, K.W., Ojini, F.I., Sanya, E.O., Olokoba, A.B., Katibi, I.A. & Omotoso, A.B. (2008): Correlation of admission blood pressures with 30-day outcome in acute ischaemic stroke in Nigerians. Nigerian Medical Journal. 48(3); 58-61, Published by Nigerian Medical Association. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/nmj/article/view/42491
  3. Olokoba, A.B., Bojuwoye, B.J., Olokoba, L.B., Wahab, K.W., Salami, A.K., Braimoh, K.T. & Inikori, A.K. (2008): The relationship between gallstone disease and gallbladder volume. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. 11(2); 89-93, Published by Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njcp/article/view/11381/63560
  4. Sanya, E.O., Kolo, P.M., Adamu, U.G., Opadijo, O.G., Wahab, K.W., Mustapha, A.F. & Omotoso, A.B.O. (2008): Intracardiac tumour: a risk factor for stroke in the young- a case report. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. 11(1); 81-84, Published by Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njcp/article/view/11379/63558
  5. Wahab, K.W., Sanya, E.O., Ademiluyi, B.A. & Bello, A.H. (2014): Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome complicating postpartum eclampsia in a Nigerian. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal. 21(3); 266-268. Published by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Available online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25331246
  6. Faari, B.U., Akanbi, A.A., Fadeyi, A., Wahab, K.W. & Nwabuisi, C. (2015): Prevalence of extended spectrum beta‑lactamase‑producing Klebsiella species at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. Journal of Medical Investigation and Practice. 10:20-3, Published by the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Abia State University. Available at: http://www.jomip.org/temp/JMedInvestigPract10120-2767056_074110.pdf
  7. Sanya E.O., Wahab, K.W., Bello, A.H., Alaofin, W.A., Ademiluyi, B.A. (2015): In-hospital stroke mortality and its predictors within one month of ictus: Result from a tertiary hospital in Ilorin, middle belt Nigeria. Sub-Saharan African Journal of Medicine. 2(4):165-169, Published by Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Available at: http://www.ssajm.org/temp/Sub-SaharanAfrJMed24165-2912218_080522.pdf

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Wahab, K.W., Okubadejo, N.U., Ojini, F.I. & Danesi, M.A. (2007): Effect of admission hyperglycaemia on short-term outcome in adult Nigerians with a first acute ischaemic stroke. African Journal of Neurological Sciences. 26(2); 48-57, Published by Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences. Available online at http://www.ajns.paans.org/article.php3?id_article=239
  2. Wahab, K.W. (2008): The burden of stroke in Nigeria. International Journal of Stroke. 3(4); 290-292, Published by World Stroke Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-4949.2008.00217.x/abstract
  3. Wahab, K.W., Okokhere, P., Ugheoke, A.J., Oziegbe, O., Asalu, A.F. & Salami TA. (2008): Awareness of warning signs among suburban Nigerians at high risk for stroke is poor: a cross-sectional study.  BMC Neurology. 8;18, Published by BioMed Central, United Kingdom. Available online at http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2377-8-18.pdf.
  4. Wahab, K.W., Sani, M.U., Gbadamosi, M. & Yandutse, M.I. (2008): Frequency and determinants of the metabolic syndrome in apparently healthy adult Nigerians. Tropical Doctor. 38; 224-226, Published by Royal Society of Medicine, United Kingdom. Available online at http://tdo.sagepub.com/content/38/4/224.abstract
  5. Wahab, K.W., Okubadejo, N.U., Ojini, F.I. & Danesi, M.A. (2008): Predictors of short-term intra-hospital case fatality following first-ever acute ischaemic stroke in Nigerians. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. 18(12); 755-758, Published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. Available online at http://www.jcpsp.pk/archive/2008/Dec2008/06.pdf
  6. Wahab, K.W. & Ugheoke, A.J. (2009): Migraine: Prevalence and associated disability among Nigerian undergraduates. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 36(2); 216-221, Published by Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Available online at http://cjns.metapress.com/content/1nh851940k1p4910/fulltext.pdf
  7. Salami, A.K., Ogunmodede, J.A., Fowotade, A., Nwabuisi, C., Wahab, K.W., Desalu, O.O. & Fadeyi A. (2009): Cryptococcal meningitis in a newly-diagnosed AIDS patient- a case report. West African Journal of Medicine. 28(5); 243-6, Published by the West African College of Physicians. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/wajm/article/viewFile/55944/44401
  8. Sani, M.U., Wahab, K.W., Yusuf, B.O., Gbadamosi, M., Johnson, O.V. & Gbadamosi, A. (2010): Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors among apparently healthy adult Nigerian population - A cross sectional study. BMC Research Notes. 3;11, Published by Biomed Central, London, United Kingdom. Available online at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/3/11
  9. Wahab, K.W. & Salami, A.K. (2011): Pain as a symptom in HIV/AIDS Patients Seen at the Outpatient Clinic of a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. 10(1); 35-9, Published by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Available online at http://jia.sagepub.com/content/10/1/35.full.pdf+html
  10. Ibekwe, T.S., Okokhere, P.O., Asogun, D., Blackie, F.F., Nwegbu, M.M., Wahab, K.W., Omilabu, S.A. & Akpede, G.O. (2011): Early-onset sensorineural hearing loss in Lassa fever. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck. 268(2); 197-201, Published by European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies and the European Laryngological Society. Available online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00405-010-1370-4
  11. Wahab, K.W., Sani, M.U., Yusuf, B.O., Gbadamosi, M., Gbadamosi, A. & Yandutse, M.I. (2011): Prevalence and determinants of obesity - a cross-sectional study of an adult Northern Nigerian population. International Archives of Medicine. 4(1); 10, Published by Biomed Central, London, United Kingdom. Available online at http://www.intarchmed.com/content/4/1/10
  12. Ajiboye, P.O., Abiodun, O.A., Tunde-Ayinmode, M.F., Sanya, E.O., Wahab, K.W., Buhari, O.I.N., Ayanda, K.A., Jimba, M.K. & Agbabiaka T. (2012): Psychiatric morbidity in a Nigerian neurology clinic. East African Medical Journal. 89(2); 64-70, Published by the East African Medical Association, Nairobi, Kenya. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/eamj/article/view/89481
  13. Ajiboye, P.O., Abiodun, O.A., Tunde-Ayinmode, M.F., Buhari, O.I.N., Sanya, E.O.
    & Wahab, K.W. (2013): Psychiatric morbidity in stroke patients attending a neurology clinic in Nigeria. African Health Sciences. 13(3); 624-631, Published by Makerere University Medical School, Uganda. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v13i3.15
  14. Wahab, K.W., Kayode, O.O. & Musa, I.O. (2015): Knowledge of stroke risk factors among Nigerians at high risk. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 24(1); 125-129, Published by the National Stroke Association (USA) and Japanese Stroke Society. Available online at http://www.strokejournal.org/article/S1052-3057(14)00402-9/fulltext
  15. Wahab, K.W., Ugheoke, A.J., Okokhere, P. & Ibekwe, T.S. (2016): Validation of the 3-Question Headache Screen in the diagnosis of migraine in Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences. 26(1): 5-8, Published by College of Health Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4762953/pdf/EJHS2601-0005.pdf
  16. Banerjee, G., Wahab, K.W., Gregoire, S.M., Jichi, F., Charidimou, A., Jager, H.R., Rantell, K. & Werring, D.J. (2016): Impaired renal function is related to deep and mixed, but not strictly lobar cerebral microbleeds in patients with ischaemic stroke and TIA. Journal of Neurology. 263(4):760-764, Published by Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Available online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00415-016-8040-4
  17. Suleiman, Z.A., Wahab, K.W. & Kolawole, I.K. (2016): Opioid prescribing habits of physicians in Kwara state, Nigeria. Ghana Medical Journal. 50(2):63-67, Published by Ghana Medical Association. Available online at http://www.ghanamedj.org/articles/June2016/Final%20Opioid%20precribing%20habits.pdf
  18. Kolawole, O.M., Ige, M.I., Wahab, K.W. & Salami, A.K. (2016). Seroprevalence of Herpes simplex virus-1 in HIV-positive patients attending a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Medicine and Dentistry; 5(4): 16-21. Published by Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan. Available online at http://p-jmd.zu.edu.pk/
  19. Adebayo, P.B., Bakare, A., Bello, M.M., Olaewe, O.D. & Wahab, K.W. (2016): Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome in a Nigerian. Epilepsy & Behaviour Case Reports. 7:10-12, Published by Elsevier. Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213323216300548?via%3Dihub
  20. Owolabi, M., Sarfo, F., Howard, V.J., Irvin, M.R., Gebregziabher, M., Akinyemi, R., Bennett, , Armstrong, K., Tiwari, H.K., Akpalu, A., Wahab, K.W., Owolabi, L., Fawale, B., Komolafe, M., Obiako, R., Adebayo, P., Manly, J.M., Ogbole, G., Melikam, E., Laryea, R., Saulson, R., Jenkins, C., Arnett, D.K., Lackland, D,T., Ovbiagele, B. & Howard, G.; SIREN-REGARDS Collaboration (Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network–Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke). (2017): Stroke in Indigenous Africans, African Americans, and European Americans: Interplay of Racial and Geographic Factors. Stroke. 48(5); 1169-1175, Published by American Heart Association. Available online at http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/48/5/1169.long
  21. Wahab, K.W., Kolo, P.M., Salawu, F.K. & Sanya, E.O. (2017): Blood pressure control among Nigerian hypertensive stroke survivors. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 26(6); 1222-1227, Published by National Stroke Association (USA) and Japanese Stroke Society. Available online at http://www.strokejournal.org/article/S1052-3057(17)30025-3/fulltext
  22. Wahab, K.W., Owolabi, M., Akinyemi, R., Jenkins, C., Arulogun, O., Akpa, O., Gebregziabher, , Uvere, E., Saulson, R. & Ovbiagele, B. (2017): Short-term pilot feasibility study of a nurse-led intervention to improve blood pressure control after stroke in Nigeria. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 377; 116-120, Published by World Federation of Neurology. Available online at http://www.jns-journal.com/article/S0022-510X(17)30239-3/fulltext
  23. Akinyemi, R., Arnett, D.K., Tiwari, H.K., Ovbiagele, B., Sarfo, F., Srinivasasainagendra, V., Irvin, M.R., Adeoye, A., Perry, R.T., Akpalu, A., Jenkins, C., Owolabi, L., Obiako, R., Wahab, K., Sanya, E., Komolafe, M., Fawale, M., Adebayo, P., Osaigbovo, G., Sunmonu, T., Olowoyo, P., Chukwuonye, I., Obiabo, Y., Akpa, O., Melikam, S., Saulson, R., Kalaria, R., Ogunniyi, A., & Owolabi, M., for the SIREN Investigators. (2017): Interleukin–6 (IL-6) rs1800796 and cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKN2A/CDKN2B) rs2383207 are associated with ischemic stroke in indigenous West African Men. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 379:229-235, Published by World Federation of Neurology. Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022510X17303507

JOURNAL ARTICLES ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION/ ARTICLES IN PRESS:

  1. Adeoye, A.M., Ovbiagele, B., Kolo, P., Appiah, L., Aje, A., Adebayo, O., Sarfo, F., Akinyemi, J., Adekunle, G., Agyekum, F., Shidali, V., Ogah, O., Lackland, D., Gebregziabher, M., Arnett, D., Tiwari, H.K., Akinyemi, R., Olagoke, O.O., Oguntade, A.S., Olunuga, T., Uwanruochi, K., Jenkins, C., Adadey, P., Iheonye, H., Owolabi, L., Obiako, R., Akinjopo, S., Armstrong, K., Akpalu, A., Fakunle, A., Saulson, R., Aridegbe, M., Olowoyo, P., Osaigbovo, G., Akpalu, J., Fawale, B., Adebayo, P., Arulogun, O., Ibinaiye, P., Agunloye, A., Ishaq, N.,Wahab, K., Akpa, O., Adeleye, O., Bock-Oruma, A., Ogbole, G., Melikam, S., Yaria, J., Ogunjimi, L., Salaam, A., Sunmonu, T., Makanjuola, A., Farombi, T., Laryea, R., Uvere, E., Kehinde, S., Chukwuonye, I., Azuh, P., Komolafe, M., Akintunde, A., Obiabo, O., Areo, O., Kehinde, I., Amusa, A.G. & Owolabi, M.; SIREN Team as part of H3Africa Consortium. (2017): Exploring Overlaps Between the Genomic and Environmental Determinants of LVH and Stroke: A Multicenter Study in West Africa. Global Heart. pii: S2211-8160(17)30001-7 (Epub ahead of print),  Published by World Heart Federation. (Article In press; Corrected Proof submitted). Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211816017300017?via%3Dihub
  2. Adeoye, A.M., Ogah, O.S., Ovbiagele, B., Akinyemi, R., Shidali, V., Agyekum, F., Aje, A., Adebayo, O., Akinyemi, J.O., Kolo, P., Appiah, L.T., Iheonye, H., Kelechukwu, U., Ganiyu, A., Olunuga, T.O., Akpa, O., Olagoke, O.O., Sarfo, F.S., Wahab, K., Olowookere, S., Fakunle, A., Akpalu, A., Adebayo, P.B., Nkromah, K., Yaria, J., Ibinaiye, P., Ogbole, G., Olumayowa, A., Lakoh, S., Calys-Tagoe, B., Olowoyo, P., Innocent, C., Tiwari, H.K., Arnett, D., Godwin, O., Ayotunde, B., Akpalu, J., Obiora, O., Joseph, O., Omisore, A., Jenkins, C., Lackland, D., Owolabi, L., Isah, S., Dambatta, A.H., Komolafe, M., Bock-Oruma, A., Melikam, E.S., Imoh, L.C., Sunmonu, T., Gebregziabher, M., Olabisi, O., Armstrong, K., Onyeonoro, U.U., Sanya, E., Agunloye, A.M., Ogunjimi, L., Arulogun, O., Farombi, T.H., Obiabo, O., Obiako, R. & Owolabi, M.; SIREN Team as part of the H3Africa Consortium. (2017): Prevalence and Prognostic Features of ECG Abnormalities in Acute Stroke: Findings From the SIREN Study Among Africans. Global Heart. pii: S2211-8160(17)30002-9 (Epub ahead of print), Published by World Heart Federation. (Article In press; Corrected Proof submitted). Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211816017300029?via%3Dihub
  3. Owolabi, M., Ogbole, G., Akinyemi, R., Salaam, K., Akpa, O., Mongkolwat, P., Omosore, A., Agunloye, A., Efidi, R., Odo, J., Makanjuola, A., Akpalu, A., Sarfo, F., Owolabi, L., Obiako, R., Wahab, K., Sanya, E., Adebayo, P., Komolafe, M., Adeoye, A.M., Akinyemi, J., Osaigbovo, G., Sunmonu, T., Olowoyo, P., Chukwuonye, I., Obiabo, Y., Ibinaiye, P., Dambatta, A., Mensah, Y., Abdul, S., Olabinri, E., Ikubor, J., Oyinloye, O., Odunlami, F., Melikam, E., Saulson, R., Kolo, P., Ogunniyi, A. & Ovbiagele, B., for the SIREN Team. (2017): Development and Reliability of a User-Friendly Multicenter Phenotyping Application for Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Published by National Stroke Association (USA) and Japanese Stroke Society. (Letter of Acceptance dated 26/06/17). http://www.strokejournal.org
  4. Wahab, K.W., Sanya, E.O., Adebayo, P.B., Babalola, O.M. & Ibraheem, G.H.: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Entrapment Neuropathies. Oman Medical Journal. Published by Oman Medical Specialty Board, Sultanate of Oman, (Letter of Acceptance dated 28/03/17). http://www.omjournal.org/