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Adeyemi Olufolabi

Associate Professor
Faculty, Anesthesiology-Womens Division
School of Medicine
Anesthesiology: Women's

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Adeyemi Olufolabi


My interests include obstetric and gynecological anesthesia research. I am interested in improving the quality of pain control in both the labor wards and the gynecological surgical population, including the use of opioids in obstetric population. I am involved in looking at the incidence and factors related to postdural puncture headaches; conservative management of postdural puncture headache; and efficacy of generic propofol. I also have an interest in the management of the difficult airway in general anesthesia.



Recent Publications

Measuring the impact of a quality improvement collaboration to decrease maternal mortality in a Ghanaian regional hospital. Srofenyoh EK, Kassebaum NJ, Goodman DM, Olufolabi AJ, Owen MD. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Aug;134(2):181-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.11.026. PMID: 27177512

Transforming Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Tertiary Hospitals in Ghana: An Integrated Approach for Systems Change. Ramaswamy R, Iracane S, Srofenyoh E, Bryce F, Floyd L, Kallam B, Olufolabi A, Van Zeyl R, Owen M. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2015 Oct;37(10):905-14

Teaching Neuraxial Anesthesia Techniques for Obstetric Care in a Ghanaian Referral Hospital:Achievements and Obstacles. Olufolabi, Adeyemi J.; Atito-Narh, Evans; Eshun, Millicent; Ross, Vernon H.; Muir, Holly A.; Owen, Medge D. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 120(6):1317-1322, June 2015.

Low-dose spinal anaesthesia provides effective labour analgesia and does not limit ambulation T Anaba, A Olufolabi, J Boyd and R George, South Africa J Anaesth Analg 2015: vol 21, No 1

Advancing obstetric and neonatal care in a regional hospital in Ghana via continuous quality improvement.Srofenyoh E, Ivester T, Engmann C, Olufolabi A, Bookman L, Owen M.Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Jan;116(1):17-21.

Pentazocine versus Pentazocine with Rectal Diclofenac for Postoperative Pain Releif after Cesarean section; a Double blind randomized placebo controlled trail in a low resource area. Olateju SO, Adenekan AT, Olufolabi AJ, Owojuyigbe AM, Adetoye AO, Ajenifuja KO, Olowookere SA, Faponle AF. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2016 Feb;23(4):443-8. PMID: 27382814