East African Medical Journal
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#2Drusilla MakworoH-Index: 2
Last. Justus SimbaH-Index: 4
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Objective: To establish breastfeeding practices among mothers with new-born babies attending Kenyatta National HospitalDesign: The study adopted a mixed methods cross sectional design using qualitative and quantitative methodsSetting: Kenyatta National HospitalSubjects: Mothers with new-born babies attending postnatal clinic and pediatric unit at Kenyatta National HospitalMain outcome measures: Demographic characteristics and breastfeeding practicesResults: Slightly above half 51.5% (n=103) of t...
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Objective: To establish nurse related factors associated with adherence to tracheostomy care guidelines among critical care nurses in Kenyatta National Hospital. Design: Analytical cross-sectional Setting: Kenyatta National Hospital Critical care unit Subjects: Critical care unit nurses Main outcome measures: Adherence level to tracheostomy care guidelines and Nurse related factors affecting adherence to tracheostomy care guidelines. Results: A total of 79 nurses were involved in the study. The ...
#1Irene MareteH-Index: 12
#2Ann MwangiH-Index: 16
Last. C. Apaka
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Objectives: To describe the incidence of antiretroviral treatment failure and associated factors in a pediatric clinical cohort within the East African International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (EA-IeDEA) consortium.Design: A retrospective cohort study. Clinical treatment failure was defined as advancement in clinical WHO stage, or CDC class at least 24 weeks after initiation of treatment. Immunological failure was defined as developing or returning to the following age-related immun...
Background: Depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate is a highly effective injectable contraceptive. Weight gain is a commonly reported side effect that makes women to discontinue the contraceptive method. Studies on weight changes among the users in Nigerian women are sparse. Hence, this study was aimed at determining the effect of Depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate on the weight and Body Mass Index of users at 6 months and 12 months.Methods: This was a prospective longitudinal study conducted among sixt...
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Introduction: This is a case study of the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. It analyses interactions of public health organisational leadership with its environment, within the context of Zimbabwe’s unique social, economic and political circumstances.Objective: To investigate how the local contextual environment of Zimbabwe’s unique social, economic and political situation interacted with leadership of the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals; within Zimbabwe’s public health setting.Methods (Design, S...
#2Patrick MburuguH-Index: 3
Last. Drusilla MakworoH-Index: 2
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Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the decision to delivery interval and the associated maternal and neonatal outcomes at Thika level five hospital.Design: Ambidirectional studySetting: Secondary Level Hospital in KenyaSubjects: Four hundred and nineteen mothers who underwent emergency caesarean section and their newbornsMain outcome measure: Decision to delivery interval, maternal and neonatal outcomes.Results: The median decision to delivery interval was 248 minutes. Only 1...
#2Njeri NyanjaH-Index: 1
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Objectives: This study sought to elucidate the prevalence and factors associated with depression among patients with type 2 diabetes attending a diabetes clinic in a private hospital located in Nairobi, Kenya.Methods: A cross-sectional analytic design was used to answer the research question. Data was collected using a closed-ended interviewer-administered questionnaire based on Socio-demographic data, data on patient history, and data on depression symptoms. Frequency distribution was used to c...
#2E.O. OmwengaH-Index: 4
Last. W. Emonyi
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Sickle cell trait blood can cause complications in transfused patients.Objective: This study aimed at evaluating the prevalence of sickle cell trait among the blood donors and its impact in transfused patients in Bungoma County.Design: A cross sectional study targeting healthy blood donors and patients transfused with sickle cell trait blood in Bungoma County from January 2019 to January 2020.Participants: A total of 350 blood donors and 10 patients transfused with sickle cell trait blood were e...
Last. Ahmed LavingH-Index: 8
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Background: Allergic disease is preceded by development of a sensitized state against allergens, characterized by production of allergen-specific immunoglobulin (sIgE) in serum.Objectives: To determine the frequency and patterns of sensitivity to food and inhalant allergens among children.Methods: A retrospective study conducted at Gertrudes Children’s Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Laboratory data for sIgE antibodies for the period between January 2014 and December 2017 were retrieved and analysed...
Last. P. Nenoff
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Background: Foot mycosis is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin worldwide. The magnitude of the problem in terms of clinical presentations, etiology and associated factors remain as poorly established in low-income countries especially in Uganda.Objective: To study the clinical presentations, etiology and factors associated with foot mycoses among patients attending Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara, Uganda (MRRH). Materials and methods: This was a cross-sectional stud...
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