Dr. Dorathy Chioma Okpokam

Dr. Dorathy Chioma Okpokam

Research Scientist
University of Calabar, Nigeria


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences from University of Calabar, Nigeria

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Medical Research
62%
Blood Physiology
90%
Drug Delivery
75%
Hematology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Okpokam, D.C., U.I. Ukeme and O.E. Anthony, 2019. Prevalence of haemoparasites in blood donors; calabar, Nigeria perspective. Asian J. Biol. Sci., 12: 385-395.
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  2. Okpokam, D.C., E.E. Osim and E.A. Usanga, 2019. Effect of pecuniary benefit on some haematological and iron-related parameters of blood donations: a study at the university of Calabar Teaching Hospital blood donor clinic, Calabar, Nigeria. J. Applied Sci., 19: 803-810.
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  3. Ernest, N.A. and D.C. Okpokam, 2019. Bloodless medicine and surgery: a review of practice and consideration of jehova witnesses. Asian J. Med. Health, 10.9734/ajmah/2019/v16i330143.
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  4. Chioma, O.D. and N.W. Okon, 2019. Some haematological and iron-related parameters of elderly people in calabar south LGA of cross river state, Nigeria. J. Applied Sci., 19: 682-689.
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  5. Asuquo, J.I., D.C. Okpokam and I.K. Isong, 2019. The influence of blood groups on diseases pattern globally: a review of literature. Asian J. Med. Health, 16: 1-9.
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  6. Umeh, J.C., P.C. Inyang-Etoh, D.C. Okpokam and I.B. Otu-Bassey, 2018. Malaria and hookworm co-infection and their effects on anaemia of pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic in university teaching hospital, calabar, Nigeria. Asian J. Med. Sci., 9: 27-35.
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  7. Stanley, A., O.E. Emmanuel, J.I. Imeobong, A.A. Enosakhare and C.O. Dorathy, 2018. Evaluation of hepatotoxicity associated with ethanolic extract of chromolaena odorata in wistar rat model. IOSR J. Dental Med. Sci., 10.9790/0853-1707130108.
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  8. Okoroiwu, H.U., I.M. Okafor, E.A. Asemota and D.C. Okpokam, 2018. Seroprevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections (HBV, HCV, syphilis and HIV) among prospective blood donors in a tertiary health care facility in Calabar, Nigeria; an eleven years evaluation. BMC Public Health, Vol. 18. 10.1186/s12889-018-5555-x.
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  9. Chioma, O.D., O.E. Efiom, U.E. Achibong, E.A. Uchenna and E.A. Ogbonna, 2018. Correlation between soluble transferrin receptor versus haemoglobin concentration, transferrin saturation and serum ferritin levels following repeated blood donations in Nigeria. Asian J. Biol. Sci., 11: 9-15.
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  10. Isong, I.K., C.A.O. Usoro, Z.A. Okhormhe, D.C. Okpokam and C.E.J. Udiong, 2017. Comparison of serum reproductive hormones, antioxidants, PGE2 and PGF2-α between primary and secondary infertile women in Calabar. Asian Pac. J. Reprod., 6: 181-185.
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  11. Inyang-Etoh, P., A. Agorye, D. Okpokam and U. Opara-Osuoha, 2017. Prevalence of malaria and intestinal parasites coinfections and their effects on hemoglobin levels among school-aged children in bebuatsuan clan, Obudu, cross river State, Nigeria. J. Med. Allied Sci., 10.5455/jmas.259017.
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  12. Anyanwu, S., I.J. Inyang, E.A. Asemota, O.O. Obioma, D.C. Okpokam and V.O. Agu, 2017. Effect of ethanolic extract of Chromolaena odorata on the kidneys and intestines of healthy albino rats. Integr. Med. Res., 6: 292-299.
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  13. Okpokam, D.C., I.M. Okafor, J.O. Akpotuzor, V.U. Nna, O.E. Okpokam, E.E. Osim and E.A. Usanga, 2016. Response of cellular elements to frequent blood donations among male subjects in Calabar, Nigeria. Trends Med. Res., 11: 11-19.
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  14. Okafor, I.M., D.C. Okpokam, A.B. Antai and E.A. Usanga, 2016. Iron status of pregnant women in rural and urban communities of cross river State, South-South Nigeria. Nig. J. Physiol. Sci., 31: 121-125.
  15. Nna, V.U., E.O. Ofutet, O.E. Ofem, D.C. Okpokam and E.E. Osim, 2016. The quest for an increased genital size drives sex stimulant abuse among male subjects in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Asian Pacific J. Reprod., 5: 311-316.
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  16. Kooffreh-Ada, M., D.C. Okpokam, Z.A. Okaormhe and V.U. Nna, 2016. Frequency of hepatitis B and C co-infection in chronic liver disease patients in Calabar, cross river state, Nigeria. Niger. J. Physiol. Sci., 31: 43-47.
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  17. Kooffreh-Ada, M., A. Otu, H. Okpara, D. Okpokam, M.Z. Okhormhe, S. Ameh and A. Ihekwaba, 2016. A comparison of an immunochromatographic technique with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of hepatitis b surface antigen in Calabar. IOSR J. Dental Med. Sci., 1: 58-62.
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  18. Izuwa, G., J.O. Akpotuzor, D.C. Okpokam, P.A. Akpan, N.A. Ernest and J. Asuquo, 2016. Haemorrheologic and fibrinolytic activities of HbSS, HbAS and HbAA subjects in Abuja. Nigeria J. Med. Sci., 16: 32-37.
  19. Isong, I.K., Z.A. Okhormhe, I. Eze-Bassey, D.C. Okpokam and C.A.O. Usoro, 2016. Levels of prolactin, progesterone, estradiol, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone in infertile women in Calabar, Nigeria. Int. J. Reprod. Contraception Obstetrics Gynecol., 5: 803-807.
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  20. Isong, I.K., I. Eze-Bassey, Z.A. Okhormhe, C.A.O. Usoro and D.C. Okpokam, 2016. The effect of prolactin, total antioxidant capacity, antisperm antibodies and the presence of chlamydia trachomatis igginfertile and infertile women in Calabar, Nigeria. IOSR J. Dental Med. Sci., 1: 63-68.
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  21. Okpokam, D.C., Z.A. Okhormhe, N.A. Ernest, K.N. Udoh, J.O. Akpotuzor and A.O. Emeribe, 2015. Comparative study of some haematological parameters of pregnant women in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Der Pharm. Lett., 7: 1-5.
  22. Okpokam, D.C., M. Kooffreh-Ada, Z.A. Okhormhe, N.A. Ernest and V.U. Nna, 2015. Sensitivity comparison between rapid one-step test strip and ELISA methods in detection of HBsAg among selected chronic liver disease patients in university of calabar teaching hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Asian J. Med. Sci., 6: 56-60.
  23. Okpokam, D.C., M. Kooffreh-Ada, Z.A. Okhormhe, E.N. Akpabio, J.O. Akpotuzor and V.U. Nna, 2015. Hepatitis D virus in chronic liver disease patients with hepatitis B surface antigen in university of Calabar teaching hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Br. J. Med. Med. Res., 6: 312-318.
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  24. Okpokam, D.C., E.J. Ani, E.E. Osim, O.E. Okpokam and E.A. Usanga, 2015. Various iron deficiency stages among male blood donors in donor bleeding bay Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Br. J. Med. Med. Res., 10: 1-7.
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  25. Okpokam, D.C., E.J. Ani, M.I. Okafor, O.E. Okpokam, E.E. Osim and A.O. Emeribe, 2014. Changes in some biochemical iron-related parameters following repeated blood donation among 184 male subjects in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Blood Donor Bay, Calabar, Nigeria. Mary Slessor J. Med., 13: 67-79.
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  26. Ifeyinwa, M.O., B.A. Atim, C.O. Dorathy and A.U. Esien, 2014. Soluble transferrin receptor as a marker in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy: A study in Calabar, Nigeria. Int. J. Biomed. Laboratory Sci., 3: 41-46.
  27. Okpokam, D.C., E.E. Osim and E.A. Usanga, 2013. Prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia among male frequent blood donors in blood donor bleeding bay in Calabar, cross river state, Nigeria. Nigeria J. Physiol. Sci., 28: 235-236.
  28. Okpokam, D.C., A.O. Emeribe and J.O. Akpotuzor, 2012. Frequency of blood donation and iron stores of blood donors in Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria. Int. J. Biomed. Laboratory Sci., 1: 40-43.
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  29. Akpotuzor, J.O., E.C. Akwiwu, D.C. Okpokam and P. Keunmoe, 2011. Analyses of haematological malignancies records from University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria (1983-2008). Int. J. Nat. Applied Sci., 7: 133-136.
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  30. Akpotuzor, J.O., C. Isong, O.C. Okpokam and M.H. Etukudo, 2008. Levels of serum iron, total iron binding capacity, transferrin saturation fraction and packed cell volume of blood donors in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Pak. J. Nutr., 7: 500-502.
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  31. Akpotuzor, J.O., O. Eke, D.C. Okpokam and M.H. Etukudo, 2007. Comparative study of serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation fraction levels in two groups of nigerians in different socio-economic classes. Pak. J. Nutr., 6: 669-671.
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  32. Akpotuzor, J.O. D.C. Okpokam and M.A Inyama, 2007. Some haematological parameters of hepatitis B and C sero-positive prospective blood donors in UCTH, Calabar. Mary Slessor J. Med., 7: 26-29.