Dr ECS Naidu

PersonDr.Edwin CS Naidu
 Telephone +27 (031) 2604295

Medical School NRMSOM

Room 55

Department of Human Anatomy

Research Interests


Completing doctoral studies in nanomedicine in relation to HIV and reproductive tract

Selected publications:

  1. Azu OO, Naidu E, Naidu J. Choice of speciality amongst first-year medical students in the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 2013;5(1).
  2. Azu OO, Naidu EC, Naidu JS, Masia T, Nzemande NF, Chuturgoon A, et al. Testicular histomorphologic and stereological alterations following short-term treatment with highly active antiretroviral drugs (HAART) in an experimental animal model. Andrology. 2014;2(5):772-9. Epub 2014/06/13.
  3. Manikum C, Rennie C, Naidu ECS, Azu OO. A Morphological Study of the Suprascapular Notch in a Sample of Scapulae at the University of Kwazulu Natal. Int J Morphology. 2015;33(4):1365-70.
  4. Azu OO, Jegede AI, Ugochukwu O, Onanuga IO, Kharwa S, Naidu EC. Hepatic histomorphological and biochemical changes following highly active antiretroviral therapy in an experimental animal model: Does Hypoxis hemerocallidea exacerbate hepatic injury? Toxicol Rep [Internet]. 2016 2016; 3:[114-22 pp.]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2015.12.013.
  5. Jegede AI, Offor U, Onanuga IO, Naidu EC, Azu OO. Effect of co-administration of Hypoxis hemerocallidea extract and antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the histomorphology and seminal parameters in Sprague Dawley rats. Andrologia. 2017;49(2). Epub 2016/07/13.
  6. Ogedengbe OO, Jegede AI, Onanuga IO, Offor U, Naidu EC, Peter AI, et al. Coconut Oil Extract Mitigates Testicular Injury Following Adjuvant Treatment with Antiretroviral Drugs. Toxicological research. 2016;32(4):317-25. Epub 2016/10/30.
  7. Offor U, Jegede AI, Onanuga IO, Naidu EC, Azu OO. Does Hypoxis hemerocallidea mitigate renal histopathological injuries following highly active antiretroviral therapy? An experimental animal study. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2016. Epub 2016/09/02.
  8. AZU OO, KOMOLAFE OA, OFUSORI DA, AJAYI SA, NAIDU ECS, ABIODUN AA. Morphometric study of lumbar vertebrae in adult South African subjects. Int J Morphology. 2016;34(4):1345-51.
  9. Azu O, Ofusori DA, Naidu EC, Naidu JS. Ossification of the superior transverse ligament in a South African scapula: a factor to be considered in the diagnosis of suprascapular nerve entrapment. J Morphol Sci. 2016;33(03):155-6.
  10. Offor U, Ajayi SA, Jegede IA, Kharwa S, Naidu EC, Azu OO. Renal histoarchitectural changes in nevirapine therapy: possible role of kolaviron and vitamin C in an experimental animal model. African Health Sciences. 2017;17(1).
  11. Ismail OO, Isaac JA, Ugochukwu O, Oluwatosin OO, Aniekan PI, Edwin NCS, et al. Impaired expression of testicular androgen receptor and collagen fibers in the testis of diabetic rats under HAART: the role of Hypoxis hemerocallidea. Folia histochemica et cytobiologica. 2017;55(3):149-58. Epub 2017/10/11.
  12. Adana MY, Akang EN, Peter AI, Jegede AI, Naidu ECS, Tiloke C, et al. Naringenin attenuates highly active antiretroviral therapy-induced sperm DNA fragmentations and testicular toxicity in Sprague-Dawley rats. Andrology. 2018;6(1):166-75. Epub 2017/11/28.
  13. Ogedengbe OO, Jegede AI, Onanuga IO, Offor U, Peter AI, Akang EN, et al. Adjuvant potential of virgin coconut oil extract on antiretroviral therapy-induced testicular toxicity: An ultrastructural study. Andrologia. 2018;50(3). Epub 2017/12/13.
  14. Ogedengbe OO, Ajayi SA, Komolafe OA, Zaw AK, Naidu ECS, Okpara Azu O. Sex determination using humeral dimensions in a sample from KwaZulu-Natal: an osteometric study. Anat Cell Biol. 2017;50(3):180-6.
  15. Ogedengbe OO, Naidu ECS, Azu OO. Antiretroviral Therapy and Alcohol Interactions: X-raying Testicular and Seminal Parameters Under the HAART Era. European journal of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. 2018;43(2):121-35. Epub 2017/09/29.
  16. Ogedengbe OO, Naidu ECS, Akang EN, Offor U, Onanuga IO, Peter AI, et al. Virgin coconut oil extract mitigates testicular-induced toxicity of alcohol use in antiretroviral therapy. Andrology. 2018;6(4):616-26.
  17. Peter AI, Naidu EC, Akang E, Ogedengbe OO, Offor U, Rambharose S, et al. Investigating Organ Toxicity Profile of Tenofovir and Tenofovir Nanoparticle on the Liver and Kidney: Experimental Animal Study. Toxicological research. 2018;34(3):221-9. Epub 2018/07/15.
  18. Azu OO, Naidu ECS. Chapter 19 – Vitamin E and Testicular Damage Protection in Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. In: Preedy VR, Watson RR, editors. HIV/AIDS: Academic Press; 2018. p. 219-38.
  19. Onanuga IO, Jegede AI, Offor U, Ogedengbe OO, Naidu ECS, Peter AI, et al. Hypoxis hemerocallidea alters metabolic parameters and hepatic histomorphology in streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced diabetic male rats under antiretroviral therapy. Archives of Medical Science. 2018.
  20. Adana MY, Akang EN, Naidu ECS, Aniekan PI, Kouame K, Offor U, et al. Testicular microanatomical and hormonal alterations following use of antiretroviral therapy in Sprague Dawley rats: Role of Naringenin. Andrologia. 2018;50(9):e13137.
  21. Ismail O, Ayoola J, Offor U, Oluwatosin O, Edwin N, Aniekan P, et al. Histo-morphological and seminal evaluation of testicular parameters in diabetic rats under antiretroviral therapy: interactions with Hypoxis hemerocallidea. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences. 2018;21(12):1322-30.
  22. Offor U, Naidu EC, Ogedengbe OO, Jegede AI, Peter AI, Azu OO. Nephrotoxicity and highly active antiretroviral therapy: Mitigating action of Momordica charantia. Toxicol Rep. 2018;5:1153-60.
  23. Kouame K, Peter AI, Akang EN, Adana M, Moodley R, Naidu EC, et al. Effect of long-term administration of Cinnamomum cassia silver nanoparticles on organs (kidneys and liver) of Sprague-Dawley rats. TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY. 2018;42(6):498-505.
  24. Akang EN, Adana MY, Peter AI, Naidu ECS, Mackraj I, Azu OO. Testicular 3beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in naringenin adjuvant under highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART); preliminary data using Sprague-Dawley rats. Eur J Anat. 2019;23:1-7.