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African Health Sciences - Vol 15, No 4 (2015)

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Editorial: From sexual orientation to cochlear transplants in a tropical environment EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K Tumwine
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.
University students’ sexual orientation, contraception and toxic skin bleaching products. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K Tumwine
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.1
Contraceptive non-use and associated factors among university students in 22 countries. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid 1056-1064
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.2
Sexual orientation and quality of life among students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mapayi Boladale, Oginni Olakunle, Aloba Olutayo, Akinsulore Adesanmi 1065-1073
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.3
"The fairer the better?" Use of potentially toxic skin bleaching products. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Elisabeth Darj, Jennifer J Infanti, Beth Maina Ahlberg, Jecinta Okumu 1074-1080
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.4
Hydatidiform moles among patients with incomplete abortion in Mwanza City, North western Tanzania EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Bernard Kitange, Dismas Matovelo, Eveline Konje, Anthony Massinde, Peter Rambau 1081-1086
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.5
Prevalence of intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) use during pregnancy and other associated factors in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Verner N Orish, Onyekachi S Onyeabor, Johnson N Boampong, Richmond Afoakwah, Ekene Nwaefuna, Samuel Acquah, Adekunle O Sanyaolu, Nnaemeka C Iriemenam 1087-1096
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.6
Effect of early amniotomy on the outcome of spontaneous labour: a randomized controlled trial of pregnant women in Enugu, South-east Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Livinus N Onah, Cyril C Dim, Uchenna I Nwagha, Benjamin C Ozumba 1097-1103
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.7
Obstetric vesico-vaginal fistulae seen in the Northern Democratic Republic of Congo: a descriptive study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Justin L Paluku, Tamar E Carter 1104-1111
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.8
Correlation of ultrasonographic estimated fetal weight with actual birth weight in a tertiary hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Cletus Uche Eze, Livinus Chibuzo Abonyi, Jerome Njoku, Udo Okorie, Olayinka Owonifari 1112-1122
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.9
Prevalence and determinants of low birth weight: the situation in a traditional birth home in Benin City, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Henry Bankole Oladeinde, Oladapo Babatunde Oladeinde, Richard Omoregie, Adekunle Abdufattai Onifade 1123-1129
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.10
Magnitude and factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding among mothers who deliver in Mulago hospital, Uganda. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Richard Kalisa, Ombeva Malande, Jolly Nankunda, James K Tumwine 1130-1135
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.11
Burden and pattern of micro vascular complications in type 2 diabetes in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Michael Olamoyegun, Waheed Ibraheem, Sandra Iwuala, Morenike Audu, Babatope Kolawole 1136-1141
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.12
Aerobic exercises alleviate symptoms of fatigue related to inflammatory cytokines in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shehab M Abd El-Kader, Osama H Al-Jiffri, Fadwa M Al-Shreef 1142-1148
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.13
Contribution of ENPP1, TCF7L2, and FTO polymorphisms to type 2 diabetes in mixed ancestry ethnic population of South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yandiswa Y Yako, Jabulisile H Madubedube, Andre P Kengne, Rajiv T Erasmus, Tahir S Pillay, Tandi E Matsha 1149-1160
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.14
Low serum 25(OH)D levels are assocıated to hıgher BMI and metabolic syndrome parameters in adult subjects in Turkey EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Guler Tosunbayraktar, Murat Bas, Altug Kut, Aylin Hasby Buyukkaragoz 1161-1169
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.15
Effect of low- intensity continuous training on lung function and cardiorespiratory fitness in both cigarette and hookah smokers. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Abdessalem Koubaa, Moez Triki, Hajer Trabelsi, Liwa Masmoudi, Khaled N Zeghal, Zouhair Sahnoun, Ahmed Hakim 1170-1181
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.16
Proportion of patients in the Uganda rheumatic heart disease registry with advanced disease requiring urgent surgical interventions EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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WanZhu Zhang, Emmy Okello, Wilson Nyakoojo, Peter Lwabi, Charles K Mondo 1182-1188
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.17
Guidance on the diagnosis and management of asthma among adults in resource limited settings EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Bruce J Kirenga, Jeremy I Schwartz, Corina de Jong, Thys van der Molen, Martin Okot-Nwang 1189-1199
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.18
Bile acids cycle disruption in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma promotes the elevation of interleukin-10 secretion EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Cheing-Shi Wang, Shou-Hou Liu, Jin Peng, Chen Tang, Wei-Guo Zhu 1200-1203
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.19
No relation between EFHC2 gene polymorphism and Idiopathic generalized epilepsy. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tuğrul Berrin, Yılmaz Hikmet, Vatandaş Gülşen, Bozyiğit Ferda, Balcan Erdal, Onur Ece 1204-1210
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.20
Perceived stigma and associated factors among people with epilepsy at Gondar University Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional institution based study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Berham Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh 1211-1219
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.21
Post-stroke depression among stroke survivors attending two hospitals in Kampala Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Joseph Ogavu Gyagenda, Edward Ddumba, Raymond Odokonyero, Mark Kaddumukasa, Martha Sajatovic, Kathyleen Smyth, Elly Katabira 1220-1231
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.22
Clinical and genetic data of Huntington disease in Moroccan patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ahmed Bouhouche, Wafaa Regragui, Hind Lamghari, Khadjia Khaldi, Nazha Birouk, Safaa Lytim, Soufiane Bellamine, Yamna Kriouile, Naima Bouslam, El Hachmia Ait Ben Haddou, Mustapha Alaoui Faris, Ali Benomar, Mohamed Yahyaoui 1232-1238
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.23
A systematic review of published literature describing factors associated with tuberculosis recurrence in people living with HIV in Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yoshan Moodley, Kumeren Govender 1239-1246
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.24
Prevalence of positive tuberculin skin test and associated factors among Makerere medical students, Kampala, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Joseph Kenyi Lou, Martin Okot-Nwang, Achilles Katamba 1247-1255
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.25
Effects of treatment on free radicals in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in South Western Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Wasiu Olalekan Adebimpe, Ayodeji Oluwaseun Faremi, Sulaiman Adebayo Nassar 1256-1261
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.26
In vivo anti-plasmodial activities and toxic impacts of lime extract of a combination of Picralima nitida, Alstonia boonei and Gongronema latifolium in mice infected with Chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium berghei. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Emmanuel T Idowu, Henry CN Ajaegbu, Ahmed I Omotayo, Oluwagbemiga O Aina, Olubunmi A Otubanjo 1262-1270
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.27
Ketolide agents HMR 3004 and HMR 3647 (telithromycin) inhibit the growth of Plasmodium falciparum in vitro EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Marema Makgatho, Eric Maimela, Felix Mbajiorgu 1271-1276
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.28
Occurrence of aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes genes (aac(6′)-I and ant(2′′)-I) in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from Southwest Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Bamidele Tolulope Odumosu, Bonlanle A Adeniyi, Ram Chandra 1277-1281
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.29
Comparison of identification and antimicrobial resistance pattern of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Amassoma, Bayelsa state, Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Funmilola Abidemi Ayeni, Tombari Gbarabon, Camilla Andersen, Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen 1282-1288
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.30
Prevalence and risk factors for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among emergency department workers and bacterial contamination on touch surfaces in Erciyes University Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Muge Oguzkaya-Artan, Zeynep Baykan, Cem Artan, Levent Avsarogullari 1289-1294
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.31
Study on the isolation of active constituents in Lonicera japonica and the mechanism of their anti-upper respiratory tract infection action in children EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hongxia Lu, Lei Zhang, Han Huang 1295-1301
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.32
Prevalence and factors associated with dental caries among children and adults in selected districts in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Annet Kutesa, Arabat Kasangaki, Moses Nkamba, Louis Muwazi, Isaac Okullo, Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi 1302-1307
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.33
Adverse drug reaction reporting among health care workers at Mulago National Referral and Teaching hospital in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Barbara Katusiime, Daniel Semakula, Solomon J Lubinga 1308-1317
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.34
Evaluation of prescription pattern and patients’ opinion on healthcare practices in selected primary healthcare facilities in Ibadan, South-Western Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Rasaq Adisa, Titilayo O Fakeye, Victoria O Aindero 1318-1329
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.35
Poverty and inequality – but of what - as social determinants of health in Africa? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Eshetu B Worku, Selamawit A Woldesenbet 1330-1338
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.36
Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus - a case report of a rare cause of diabetes mellitus in East Africa. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Catherine Nyangabyaki-Twesigye, Michael Rugambwa Muhame, Silver Bahendeka 1339-1341
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.37
A case report: the first successful cochlear implant in Uganda. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Richard Byaruhanga, J Thomas Roland jr, Gustav Buname, Emily Kakande, Michael Awubwa, Chris Ndorelire, Justine Namwagala 1342-1348
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.38
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy after a quarrel. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Dong-Mei Jiang, Ze-Wei Sunc, Jie Han 1349-1353
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.39
Epicardial fat thickness and cardiovascular involvements. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Sevket Balta, Mustafa Demir, Ali Osman Yildirim, Sait Demirkol, Cengiz Ozturk, Turgay Celik 1354-1355
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i4.40


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