Dr Onyemaechi Azu

Person

Dr Onyemaechi Azu

Telephone

 +27 (0) 31 260 4305 

Email

azu@ukzn.ac.za

Campus

Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

Research Interests

Testicular Histomorphology and andrology, 
Anatomical education, 
Plastination, 
Endocrinology


Designation

Academic Leader

Biosketch

ResearchGate Profile

 Publications
Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Norohna CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2009). Preliminary study on the androgenic effects of Kigelia africana fruit extract in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Middle East Fertility Society Journal (MEFSJ) 14 (3): 1-7. 

Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Noronha CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2010). Protective agent, Kigelia africana, against cisplatin-induced renal oxidative injury in Sprague-Dawley rats. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 3: 84-88. 

Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Noronha CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2010). Preliminary studies on the antioxidant effect of Kigelia africana fruit extract (Bignoniaceae) in male Sprague-Dawley rats. African Journal of Biotechnology 9(9): 1374-1381.

Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Oremosu AA, Noronha CC, Elesha SO and Okanlawon AO (2010). Histomorphometric effects of Kigelia africana (Bignoniaceae) fruit extract following short-term treatment with cisplatin in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Middle East Fertility Society Journal (MEFSJ) 15: 200-208. 

Azu OO, Duru FIO, Osinubi AA, Oremosu AA, Noronha CC, Okanlawon AO and Elesha SO (2011). Long term treatment with Kigelia africana fruit extract ameliorates the testicular toxicity following administration of cisplatin in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 5(3): 388-397. 

Azu OO and Osinubi AAA (2011). A survey of problem-based learning and traditional methods of teaching anatomy to 200 level pharmacy students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Nigeria. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 5 (2): 219-224. 

Duru FIO, Olalekan OO, Azu OO, Okoko I (2011). L-arginine augments oxidative stress in cryptorchid testes of adult Sprague-Dawley rats. Journal of Medicine and Medical Science (JMMS) 2(4): 777-782. 

Azu OO, Peter AI, Etuknwa B and Ekandem GJ (2011). The Awareness of Medical Students in Nigerian Universities about the Use of Plastinated Specimens for Anatomical Studies. Maced J Med Sci electronic publication ahead of print, published on November 28, 2011 as http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/MJMS.1857-5773. 

Francis Ikechukwu Duru, Olawale Victor Adeteye and Onyemaechi Okpara Azu (2011). Effect of third degree burn injury on ovarian histology and hormonal milieu in female Sprague-Dawley rats. South Asian J Exp Biol 1 (6): 238-242. 

Etuknwa BT, Azu OO, Peter AI, Ekandem GJ, Olaifa K, Aquaisua AN, Ikpeme E (2012). Ectopic pregnancy: Nigerian urban experience. Korean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 55(5): 309-314 Doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.5.309 

Azu OO (2012). Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and testicular morphology: Current status and a case for stereological approach. Journal of Andrology. Doi: 10.2164/jandrol.112.016758. 

Peter AI, Azu OO, Ekandem G, Etuknwa BT and Bassey RB (2012). A survey of attitude of lecturers and students of anatomy towards making anatomy career friendly in Nigeria. Ibom Medical Journal 5(1): 39-44. 

Azu OO (2012). The male genital tract in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART): implication for antioxidant therapy. J AIDS Clinic Res 3:169. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000169. 

Conference proceedings:

Solving the mysteries of the grave, the human part for teaching Anatomy; whither plastination? 10th Annual Conference of the Society of Experimental and Clinical Anatomists of Nigeria (SECAN). Enugu State University of Technology auditorium, Thursday 24th -Saturday 26th March 2011. 

A survey of problem-based learning and traditional methods of teaching anatomy to 200 level pharmacy students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of Nigeria, Kano-Nigeria. 

Preliminary studies on the antioxidant effects of Kigelia africana fruit extract (Bignoniaceae) in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Conference proceedings of the 17th International Federation of Association of Anatomists (IFAA), Cape Town, South Africa.

Body donation, management and museum techniques in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Plastination Heidelberg & Guben, Germany. 2008. 

Plastinated specimens for anatomical education: The view of medical students. 40th Annual Conference of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), Windhoek-Namibia, 14-18th April 2012.

Knowledge, awareness and applicability of plastination technology for anatomical teaching and studies in Nigeria: Opinion of teachers of anatomy in medical institutions. 16th biennial International Conference for Plastination (ICP 2012), Beijing International Conference Centre (BICC), Beijing, China. 23rd -28th July 2012. 

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