Dr. Lawson  Ekpe
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Dr. Lawson Ekpe

Senior Lecturer
University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

Highest Degree
F.M.C.Path. in Pathology from National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Nigeria

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A research-oriented Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology (Clinical Biochemistry) providing Endocrine, Metabolic and Research services at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital/University Of Calabar, Department of Chemical Pathology. I contribute to the laboratory management, metabolic clinic, managing patients with hormonal, metabolic and electrolyte disorders, undertake relevant medical researches and audits, to improve laboratory diagnostic services. I also participate in and present cases at various learning fora, teaching medical students, providing leadership and direction in delivery of laboratory services.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Checmical Pathology
Endocrine And Metabolism

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Omotoso, A.J., P. Odusolu, E.L. Ekpe, U. Okon and O. Oshatuyi, 2018. Gynaecological malignancies in calabar, Nigeria: A tertiary hospital based study. Asian Res. J. Gynaecol. Obstetrics, 1: 1-9.
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  2. Obi, I.S., S.C. Das, R.A. Umar, A.A. Panti, M. El-Bashir and E.L. Ekpe, 2018. Evaluation of serum gonadotrophins levels in breastfeeding mothers presenting at usmanu danfodiyo university teaching hospital Sokoto, Nigeria. Ann. Trop. Pathol., 9: 37-41.
  3. Nnaji, N. and L. Ekpe, 2018. Effects of long-term feeding of the Obudu natural honey and table sugar-sweetened diets on sex hormones of male and female albino Wistar rats. J. Apitherapy, 4: 9-17.
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  4. J., E.L. Ekpe, L.S. Ekpe, O. Oshatuyi and N. Inyang, 2018. Prevalence and pattern of hypertension in Ikom, an Urban community in cross river state, South-Southern Nigeria. Int. J. Multidiscip. Curr. Res., 6: 312-327.
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  5. Ijomone, O.R. and E.L. Ekpe, 2018. Investigation of anti-diabetic potential of diodia sarmentosa in alloxan-induced diabetic albino rats. J. Pharm. Res., 6: 26-32.
  6. Elakpo B.P.and E.L. Ekpe, 2018. Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry in lipid profiling of allergy-causing food materials. Int. J. Multidiscip. Curr. Res., 6: 318-321.
  7. Ekpe, L., K. Inaku and V. Ekpe, 2018. Antioxidant effects of astaxanthin in various diseases-a review. J. Mol. Pathophysiol., 7: 1-6.
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  8. Ekpe, L., 2018. Differentiating malignancy-related ascites from cirrhotic ascites: Diagnostic significance of serum and ascitic fluid cholesterol, albumin, protein, fibronectin serum ascites albumin gradient (SAAG), serum ascites cholesterol gradient (SACG). Am. J. Res. Med. Sci., 4: 33-37.
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  9. Ekpe, L. and K. Osuji, 2018. Prevalence and pattern of hypertension and effect of body mass index on blood pressure in six communities of Biase LGA in cross river, Nigeria. J. Emergency Pract. Trauma, 4: 73-76.
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  10. Ekpe, E.L. and K.C. Osuji, 2018. An incidential finding of hypercalcemia in a patient with acute myloid leukaemia. Med. Res. Chron., 5: 78-80.
  11. Ekpe E.L., O. Elsie, E. Emin and E. Victor, 2018. Neuropilins-past, present and future-a review of its anti-neoplastic potential. J. Anaesthesiol., 6: 10-14.
  12. Omotoso A.J., L. Ekpe, A. Akintunde, P. Odusolu and M.A. Nnoli, 2017. Sudden death in African adult males: Case reports and review of literatures. Int. J. Case Rep., Vol. 1. 10.28933/ijcr-2017-03-1302.
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  13. Ekpe, L., V. Ekpe, E. Eyam and E. Ekanem, 2017. Point of care dipstick assessment of ascitic fluid: Comparison with serum ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) in differentiation of ascitic fluid into exudate and transudate. Int. J. Med. Dev. Countries, 2: 55-58.
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  14. Ekpe, E.L. and O. Ayodele, 2017. Visfatin and gestational, type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: A review of literature. Adv. Biosci. Clin. Med., 5: 27-33.
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  15. Ekpe, E.L. and M.N. Utomi, 2017. Aquagenic pruritis-beyond histamine. Cent. Afr. J. Public Health, 3: 40-43.
  16. Ekpe, E.E. and V.E. Ekpe, 2017. Chemical Pathology of Chemerin and its link to obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus: A Review. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 2: 37-39.
  17. Omotoso, A.J., P.O. Odusolu, M.A. Nnoli, E. Lawsonand and G. Irabor. 2016. Review of leoimyoma in Calabar Nigeria. Scholars J. Applied Med. Sci., 4: 1106-1108.
  18. Lawson, E.E., 2016. Correlation between diabetes mellitus and thyroid dysfunction: Genetic basis and literature review. Adv. Biosci. Clin. Med., 4: 3-10.
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  19. Lawson, E.E., 2016. Asthma and metabolic syndrome–correlation and review of literature. Am. J. Lab. Med., 1: 1-4.
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  20. Ijomone O.R. and E.L. Ekpe, 2016. Antidiabetic potentials of common herbal plants and plant products: A glance. Int. J. Herbal Med., 4: 90-97.
  21. Fakpor, U.M., E.E. Lawson and O.A. Joshua, 2016. Bladder cancer screening among diabetic patients on metformin therapy in a west Africa subregion. Adv. Biosci. Clin. Med., 4: 1-10.
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  22. Ekpe, L.E., 2016. Severe vomiting and diarrhea in a parkinson disease patient: case report and review of relevant literatures. Case Study Case Report, 6: 129-131.
  23. Ekpe, E.L. and I.A. Elemi, 2016. Hypertension in a rural community in South-South Nigeria. J. Coll. Physic. Surgeons Pak., 26: 868-869.
  24. Ekpe, E.E.L., H.C. Okpara and K.O. Inaku, 2016. Clinico-laboratory presentations of abdominal gossypibomas: A review of literature. Int. J. Nurs. Midwife Health Relat. Cases, 2: 62-68.
  25. Bolarin, D.M., E.L. Ekpe, K.S. Saidu and S.E. Eyam, 2016. Overview of foods with antioxidant effects-clinical relevance. Eur. J. Food Sci. Technol., 4: 1-9.
  26. Bolarin, D.M., E.L. Ekpe, K. Saidu and E.S. Eyam, 2016. A glance at biomarkers of bone metabolism. Pak. J. Nutr., 15: 499-504.
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  27. Omotoso, A.J., M.A. Nnoli, P.O. Odusolu, E. Lawson, A. cIkpeme, K. Omoruyi and I. Akpan, 2015. Sudden death due to pulmonary thromboembolism in an hypertensive patient with large leiomyomata: A case report and review of relevant literature. Med. Health Sci. J., 16: 45-48.
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  28. Ekpe, E.L., E.C. Azinge and D.M. Bolarin, 2015. Ascitic fluid fibronectin: A marker to differentiate between malignant and non-malignant ascites. British J. Med. Medical Res., 8: 30-40.
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  29. Ekpe, E.L. and G.A. Kajogbola, 2015. Electrolyte imbalance in a 42 year old Nigerian business woman following a caeserian section complicated with gossypiboma: A case report. Scholars J. Med. Case Rep., 3: 281-285.
  30. Ekpe, E.L. and A.J. Omotoso, 2015. The sensitivity of cytology in the differential diagnosis of ascites among adult Nigerians in a tertiary health institution. Scholars J. Applied Med. Sci., 3: 969-972.
  31. Ekpe, E.L. and A.J. Omotoso, 2015. Diabetes mellitus and the risk of cancer formation: Possible link and review of literature. Am. J. Int. Med., 3: 180-184.
  32. Ekpe, E.E.L. and G.A. Ebughe, 2015. Usefulness of ascitic fluid cholesterol and protein in the differential diagnosis of ascites in Nigeria: Comparison with conventional cytology. IJTDH, 8: 25-33.
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  33. Ekpe, E.E.L. and A.J. Omotoso, 2015. The relevance of ascitic lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and serum ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) in the differential diagnosis of ascites among patients in a Nigerian hospital. J. Adv. Med. Med. Res., 8: 211-219.
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