C E Ezenwaka

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Affiliation: The University of the West Indies

Publications

  1. ncbi Serum adiponectin levels and enzyme markers of liver dysfunction in diabetic and non-diabetic Caribbean subjects
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad
    Br J Biomed Sci 63:117-22. 2006
  2. ncbi A comparative study of the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components in type 2 diabetic patients in two Caribbean islands using the new International Diabetes Federation definition
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Arch Physiol Biochem 113:202-10. 2007
  3. ncbi Prediction of 10-year coronary heart disease risk in Caribbean type 2 diabetic patients using the UKPDS risk engine
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
    Int J Cardiol 132:348-53. 2009
  4. ncbi Insulin resistance, leptin and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 levels in diabetic and non-diabetic Afro-Caribbean subjects
    C E Ezenwaka
    The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Arch Physiol Biochem 115:22-7. 2009
  5. ncbi Increased risk of cardiovascular disease in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients in a primary health care center in Trinidad
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 50:137-45. 2000
  6. ncbi Evaluation of features of syndrome X in offspring of Caribbean patients with Type 2 diabetes
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 61:19-26. 2001
  7. ncbi Classical cardiovascular risk factors in Trinidadian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are not influenced by the level of plasma glycaemia
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 50:288-93. 2001
  8. doi Self-monitoring of blood glucose improved glycemic control and the 10-year coronary heart disease risk profile of female type 2 diabetes patients in Trinidad and Tobago
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Niger J Clin Pract 14:1-5. 2011
  9. ncbi Relationship between adiponectin and metabolic variables in Caribbean offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Horm Metab Res 36:238-42. 2004
  10. ncbi Insulin secretion in glucose-tolerant offspring of type 2 diabetes patients in Trinidad, West Indies
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine, Trinidad
    South Med J 94:223-8. 2001

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi Serum adiponectin levels and enzyme markers of liver dysfunction in diabetic and non-diabetic Caribbean subjects
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad
    Br J Biomed Sci 63:117-22. 2006
    ..The data suggest that low serum adiponectin level may not be a suitable marker for impaired liver function in diabetic patients...
  2. ncbi A comparative study of the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components in type 2 diabetic patients in two Caribbean islands using the new International Diabetes Federation definition
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Arch Physiol Biochem 113:202-10. 2007
    ..The study was aimed at determining and comparing the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its critical components in type 2 diabetic patients using the new International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition...
  3. ncbi Prediction of 10-year coronary heart disease risk in Caribbean type 2 diabetic patients using the UKPDS risk engine
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
    Int J Cardiol 132:348-53. 2009
    ..This study was aimed to determine the levels of 10-year CHD risk in Caribbean type 2 diabetic patients using the diabetes specific United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) risk engine calculator...
  4. ncbi Insulin resistance, leptin and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 levels in diabetic and non-diabetic Afro-Caribbean subjects
    C E Ezenwaka
    The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Arch Physiol Biochem 115:22-7. 2009
    ..To determine how the levels of leptin and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) are associated with insulin resistance (IR) in obese, non-obese, diabetic and non-diabetic subjects...
  5. ncbi Increased risk of cardiovascular disease in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients in a primary health care center in Trinidad
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 50:137-45. 2000
    ..Early detection of CVD risk factors and treatment, particularly in women, may be beneficial management strategy in all local diabetic clinics in Trinidad...
  6. ncbi Evaluation of features of syndrome X in offspring of Caribbean patients with Type 2 diabetes
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 61:19-26. 2001
    ..To determine whether the features of metabolic syndrome X are more common in offspring of patients with Type 2 diabetes than in control subjects without immediate family history of diabetes. MATERIALS and..
  7. ncbi Classical cardiovascular risk factors in Trinidadian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are not influenced by the level of plasma glycaemia
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 50:288-93. 2001
    ..The poorly controlled patients had similar levels of CVD risk factors to 'well controlled' patients although the former were potentially at greater risk of progressing to cardiovascular disorder than 'well controlled' patients...
  8. doi Self-monitoring of blood glucose improved glycemic control and the 10-year coronary heart disease risk profile of female type 2 diabetes patients in Trinidad and Tobago
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Niger J Clin Pract 14:1-5. 2011
    ..We assessed the difference in CHD risk levels of Afro-Caribbean diabetic women provided with facilities for self-monitoring of blood glucose and their counterparts without such facilities..
  9. ncbi Relationship between adiponectin and metabolic variables in Caribbean offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Horm Metab Res 36:238-42. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between adiponectin and metabolic variables in the offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  10. ncbi Insulin secretion in glucose-tolerant offspring of type 2 diabetes patients in Trinidad, West Indies
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine, Trinidad
    South Med J 94:223-8. 2001
    ..9% +/- 5.6%), despite similar fasting plasma glucose concentrations. CONCLUSIONS: As in other populations, the offspring of Caribbean patients with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk for development of diabetes independent of obesity...
  11. ncbi Caribbean female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have lower serum levels of adiponectin than nondiabetic subjects
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Neth J Med 63:64-9. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine the baseline concentration of serum adiponectin and its relationship with selected biochemical risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in a cross-section of Caribbean patients with type 2 diabetes...
  12. ncbi Early metabolic defects for developing diabetes mellitus among offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes are independent of gender
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
    West Indian Med J 49:276-80. 2000
    ..Further studies with a larger sample size are warranted to confirm these findings in this population...
  13. ncbi Differences in glycemic control and cardiovascular risk in primary care patients with type 2 diabetes in West Indies
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    Clin Exp Med 1:91-8. 2001
    ..Female and male patients of Indian ethnic group were at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease. Efforts at strict glycemic control and protection against microvascular complications should be intensified at primary care levels...
  14. ncbi Postprandial glucose control in Type 2 diabetic patients visiting two different primary care clinics in Trinidad, West Indies
    C E Ezenwaka
    The Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 53:392-9. 2004
    ..It is suggested that primary care physicians should start by targeting glycaemic control based on international standards while a more aggressive diabetes dietary education should be reinforced at the clinics, especially Chaguanas...
  15. ncbi Cardiovascular risk in obese and nonobese patients with type 2 diabetes in the West Indies
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
    J Biomed Sci 8:314-20. 2001
    ..To evaluate the impact of obesity on glycemic control and the risk of progressing to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in obese and nonobese type 2 diabetic patients in primary care settings...
  16. ncbi Glycated haemoglobin A1c measurement in stored whole blood sample is reliable for clinical use
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
    West Indian Med J 58:17-20. 2009
    ..Any persistent upward or downward bias in stored whole blood samples should be reported to guide the physician in interpreting HbA1c results from stored whole blood samples from that laboratory and/or technique...
  17. doi Perceptions of Caribbean type 2 diabetes patients on self-monitoring of blood glucose
    C E Ezenwaka
    The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad
    Arch Physiol Biochem 118:16-21. 2012
    ..The views of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients have not been considered in the debate on the role of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in the management of T2DM...
  18. ncbi Patients' health education and diabetes control in a developing country
    C E Ezenwaka
    Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group, Department of Para Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies
    Acta Diabetol 40:173-5. 2003
    ..Given our recent reports on poor metabolic control, application of this theoretical knowledge in controlling their diabetes remains doubtful...
  19. ncbi Metabolic control of type-2 diabetic patients commonly treated with sulphonylureas in a developing country
    C E Ezenwaka
    Unit of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies
    East Afr Med J 80:175-80. 2003
    ..Previous reports suggest that currently available drugs used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes do not sustain glycaemic control...
  20. pmc Studies on plasma lipids in industrial workers in central Trinidad and Tobago
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Para Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies
    J Natl Med Assoc 92:375-81. 2000
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  21. ncbi Is diabetes patients' knowledge of laboratory tests for monitoring blood glucose levels associated with better glycaemic control?
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Para Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and
    Arch Physiol Biochem 120:86-90. 2014
    ..To determine if there is any difference in indices of glycaemic control between type-2 diabetes patients who knew the laboratory tests for monitoring blood glucose and their peers who did not know...
  22. ncbi Differences in cardiovascular disease risk factors in elderly and younger patients with type 2 diabetes in the West Indies
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad West Indies
    Singapore Med J 43:497-503. 2002
    ..To assess the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in elderly (> or = 60 years) and younger patients with Type 2 diabetes visiting two primary care clinics in Trinidad...
  23. ncbi A preliminary study of the indices of obesity among a select group of apparently healthy Caribbean subjects
    C E Ezenwaka
    Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 51:28-31. 2002
    ..We suggest that assessment of body mass index should be incorporated in the routine clinical measurements of all patients to facilitate early identification, evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity...
  24. ncbi The importance of diabetes health education in developing countries
    C E Ezenwaka
    Diabet Med 19:432-3. 2002