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African Health Sciences

African Health Sciences is an open access, free online, internationally refereed journal publishing original articles on research, clinical practice, public health, policy, planning, implementation and evaluation, in the health and related sciences relevant to Africa and the tropics. African Health Sciences acknowledges support provided by the African Health Journals Partnership Project that is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (through the National Library of Medicine and the Fogarty International Center) and facilitated by the Council of Science Editors.

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Vol 15, No 2 (2015)

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Table of Contents

Articles

Invited Editorial EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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FM Abu-Zidan i-iv
Infectious diseases and chronic care in Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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JK Tumwine v-vii
Prevalence of hepatitis B and C and relationship to liver damage in HIV infected patients attending Joint Clinical Research Centre Clinic (JCRC), Kampala, Uganda. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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J Baseke, M Musenero, H Mayanja-Kizza 322-327
Hepatitis B and HIV co-infection is still treated using lamivudine-only antiretroviral therapy combination in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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P Ocama, E Seremba, B Apica, K Opio 328-333
A non-specific biomarker of disease activity in HIV/AIDS patients from resource-limited environments EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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P Bipath, P Levay, S Olorunju, M Viljoen 334-343
Factors affecting disclosure of serostatus to children attending Jinja Hospital Paediatric HIV clinic, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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SM Namasopo-Oleja, D Bagenda, E Ekirapa-Kiracho 344-351
A retrospective evaluation of critically ill patients infected with H1N1 influenza A virus in Bursa, Turkey, during the 2009–2010 pandemic EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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KG Nermin, I Remzi, A Zeynep, C Ilker, OT Meltem, O Guven, K Ferda, A Halis 352-359
Evaluation of the diagnostic performance and operational characteristics of four rapid immunochromatographic syphilis tests in Burkina Faso EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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FY Bocoum, H Ouedraogo, G Tarnagda, A Kiba, S Tiendrebeogo, F Bationo, B Liestman, S Diagbouga, C Zarowsky, RO Traore, S Kouanda 360-367
Risk factors for multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Amhara National Regional State. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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W Mulu, D Mekkonnen, M Yimer, A Admassu, B Abera 368-377
Emotional distress in Angolan patients with several types of tuberculosis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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PB Xavier, B Peixoto 378-384
Illness perceptions and quality of life among tuberculosis patients in Gezira, Sudan. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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S Muhammed, S Nagla, S Morten 385-393
Prevalence of Giardia intestinalis and Hymenolepis nana in Afghan refugee population of Mianwali district, Pakistan. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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KA Ul Haq, NA Gul, HM Hammad, Y Bibi, A Bibi, J Mohsan 394-400
Knowledge and practices on malaria prevention in two rural communities in Wakiso District, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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D Musoke, G Karani, JC Ssempebwa, S Etajak, D Guwatudde, MB Musoke 401-412
Factors influencing the usage of different types of malaria prevention methods during pregnancy in Kenya EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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S Choonara, CO Odimegwu, BC Elwange 413-419
Response of patent medicine vendors in rural areas of Lagos state Nigeria to antimalarial policy change EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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A Oyeyemi, B Ogunnowo, O Odukoya 420-428
Adolescent low back pain among secondary school students in Ibadan, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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BOA Adegoke, AC Odole, AA Adeyinka 429-437
A report from the first regional pain medicine symposia in East, Central and Southern African region. (ECSA-R)-“The Rhino Model in Pain Education in Africa.” EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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T Sharif, J Bugo 438-443
Musculoskeletal disorders among first-year Ghanaian students in a nursing college EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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JK Abledu, EB Offei 444-449
Satisfaction and adherence of patients with amputations to physiotherapy service at public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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V Chetty, T Dunpath, S Meghnath, S Mothalal, V Sewmungal, U Kunene, T Ntshakala 450-456
Overcrowding of accident & emergency units: is it a growing concern in Nigeria? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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JG Makama, P Iribhogbe, EA Ameh 457-465
A randomized controlled trial comparing haemodynamic stability in elderly patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia at L5, S1 versus spinal anaesthesia at L3, 4 at a tertiary African hospital. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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V Mung'ayi, K Mbaya, T Sharif, D Kamya 466-479
Epidemiology of road traffic crashes among long distance drivers in Ibadan, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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AM Adejugbagbe, AA Fatiregun, A Rukewe, T Alonge 480-488
Epicardial fat thickness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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E Fatma, K Bunyamin, S Savas, U Mehmet, Y Selma, B Ismail, C Sabri, O Gulzade, D Ibrahim, Y Mehmet 489-495
Plants used to manage type II diabetes mellitus in selected districts of central Uganda. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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CW Ssenyange, A Namulindwa, B Oyik, J Ssebuliba 496-502
Psychological wellbeing and biochemical modulation in response to weight loss in obese type 2 diabetes patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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AJ Osama, AEK Shehab 503-512
Medication adherence in type 2 diabetes patients: study of patients in Alimosho General Hospital, Igando, Lagos, Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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O Awodele, JA Osuolale 513-522
Relation of maternal vitamin D status with gestational diabetes mellitus and perinatal outcome EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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N Mutlu, H Esra, A Begum, D Fatma, Y Arzu, H Yalcin, K Fatih, K Selahattin 523-531
Maternal nutrition: how is Eastern and Southern Africa faring and what needs to be done? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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RA Salam, B Syed, S Syed, JK Das, NM Zagre, P Rayco-Solon, ZA Bhutta 532-545
Determinants of fertility in Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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DG Ayele 546-551
Partograph utilization and associated factors among obstetric care providers in North Shoa Zone, Central Ethiopia: a cross sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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N Wakgari, A Amano, M Berta, GA Tessema 552-559
Gender preferences among antenatal women: a cross-sectional study from coastal South India EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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N Kumar, T Kanchan, U Bhaskaran, T Rekha, P Mithra, V Kulkarni, R Holla, D Bhagwan, S Reddy 560-567
Knowledge and willingness of prenatal women in Enugu Southeastern Nigeria to use in labour non-pharmacological pain reliefs EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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A Agnes, A Euphemia, N Eunice, C Anthonia, O Yolanda 568-575
Pattern & presentation of colorectal cancer in central Sudan, a retrospective descriptive study, 2010-2012. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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OAT Mohamed, AEA Ahmed, SM Roa 576-580
Comparison of absolute neutrophil to CD4 lymphocyte values as a marker of immunosuppression in cancer patients on cytotoxic chemotherapy EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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A Madu, S Ocheni, O Ibegbulam, A Chukwura, K Madu 581-589
Drug-drug interation prediction between ketoconazole and anti-liver cancer drug Gomisin G EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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X Liu, C Ni, C Li, T Liu 590-593
The therapy of gefitinib towards breast cancer partially through reversing breast cancer biomarker arginine EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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D Geng, D Sun, L Zhang, W Zhang 594-597
The protective effects of aqueous extract of Carica papaya seeds in paracetamol induced nephrotoxicity in male wistar rats EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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N Madinah, M Nozmo, I Ezekiel 598-605
Comparative study on the effects of aqueous extracts of viscum album (mistletoe) from three host plants on hematological parameters in albino rats. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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L Olusola, O Matthew, A Oluwatosin 606-612
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Eriobotrya japonica leaves extracts EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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K Maher, BA Yassine, B Sofiane 613-620
Assessment of subjective sleep quality in iron deficiency anaemia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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M Semiz, A Uslu, S Korkmaz, S Demir, I Parlak, M Sencan, B Aydin, T Uncu 621-627
The anthropological approach challenges the conventional approach to bioethical dilemmas: a Kenyan Maasai perspective. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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T Sharif, J Bugo 628-633
Towards bio monitoring of toxic (lead) and essential elements in whole blood from 1- to72-month old children: a cross-sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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KS Liu, XD Mao, J Shi, CF Dai, P Gu 634-640
Comparison of a fluorometric assay kit with high-performance liquid chromatography for the assessment of serum retinol concentration. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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AK Elom, EM Imane, B Kaoutar, EK Khalid, EH Asmaa, A Mehdi, EH Noureddine, A Hassan 641-646
Educational audit on drug dose calculation learning in a Tanzanian school of nursing EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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AR Savage 647-655
Antibiogram of E. coli serotypes isolated from children aged under five with acute diarrhea in Bahir Dar town EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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A Adugna, M Kibret, B Abera, E Nibret, M Adal 656-664
Life within chronic care: is this a service or sentence? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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P Govender, J Boyd, A Hassim, T Jordaan, N Mahomed, D Straeuli-Paul 665-672
Medical ethics in sub-Sahara Africa: closing the gaps. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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KF Monsudi, TO Oladele, AA Nasir, AA Ayanniyi 673-681
Alpha thalassemia among sickle cell anaemia patients in Kampala, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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I Lubega, CM Ndugwa, EA Mworozi, JK Tumwine 682-689
Children with bronchial asthma assessed for psychosocial problems in a teaching hospital in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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MF Tunde-Ayinmode 690-700
Miliary tuberculosis after in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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H Liu, L Zhang 701-704
Acute cortical blindness caused by pre-eclampsia in the antepartum; posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Y Wang, Q Cao, L Zhang, S Zhang, L Shi, O Sha 705-708


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