T Chokwe
University of Nairobi
SurgeryCross-sectional studyIntensive care medicinePediatricsEmergency medicineReferralSucralfateIntensive care unitStress ulcerVentilator-associated pneumoniaHypothermiaRanitidineChecklistIntensive careCritically illPaediatric patientsEast africaIntra operativeAnesthesiaIncidence (epidemiology)Medicine
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#1Bryan A. Ogoti (UoN: University of Nairobi)
Last. T Chokwe (UoN: University of Nairobi)H-Index: 4
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Introduction: Toxic side effects from antiretroviral overdose in children have not been widely reported. Antiretroviral drugs are widely used as oral medications throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Patient presentation: We describe the clinical presentation and management of a 3-year-old male in rural Kenya, who accidentally overdosed on abacavir/lamivudine combination pills. The number of pills taken was approximately 250 tablets, that is 15 g of abacavir and 7.5 g of lamivudine. He presented 24 hou...
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#1Isabella Epiu (MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)H-Index: 4
Last. Gerald DubowitzH-Index: 14
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BACKGROUND:The United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals targeted a 75% reduction in maternal mortality. However, in spite of this goal, the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births remains unacceptably high across Sub-Saharan Africa. Because many of these deaths could likely be aver
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#2T ChokweH-Index: 4
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#1Isabella Epiu (MUK: Makerere University)H-Index: 4
#2Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa (MUK: Makerere University)H-Index: 3
Last. T Chokwe (UoN: University of Nairobi)H-Index: 4
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Background Mortality from anaesthesia and surgery in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa remain at levels last seen in high-income countries 70 years ago. With many factors contributing to these poor outcomes, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” campaign in 2007. This program included the design and implementation of the “Surgical Safety Checklist”, incorporating ten essential objectives for safe surgery. We set out to determine the knowledge of and attit...
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#1Isabella EpiuH-Index: 4
#2Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa (MUK: Makerere University)H-Index: 3
Last. Gerald Dubowitz (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 14
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#1U. K. OkechH-Index: 1
#2T ChokweH-Index: 4
Last. Vitalis Mung’ayiH-Index: 5
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Background : Intensive care medicine is a medical specialty which focuses on management of critically ill patients. The majority of critically ill patients in less developed countries, harboring two thirds of world populations do not have access to intensive care. Objectives : Evaluate the current status of Intensive Care Unit setups and facilities in Kenya. Design : An observational cross sectional survey. Setting : The study was carried out in referral hospitals, provincial level 5 hospitals, ...
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Background : Stress ulcer prophylaxis is an integral part of the care of the critically ill. Agents that alter gastric pH may predispose these patients to gastric colonisation, with subsequent pneumonia and/or sepsis. Cytoprotective agents such as sucralfate preserve gastric acidity and may be protective. Objective : To determine whether African patients on sucralfate as stress-ulcer prophylaxis have a lower incidence of gastric colonisation and ventilator-associated pneumonia than those on rani...
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Jan 1, 2014 in ATS (American Thoracic Society International Conference)
#1Jacqueline Kagima (Egerton University)H-Index: 3
Last. T ChokweH-Index: 4
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