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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 17, No 4 (2017)

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Articles

Editorial: HIV and NCDs: inevitable interaction in resource limited settings. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K Tumwine
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.1
The effect of interrupted anti-retroviral treatment on the reconstitution of memory and naive T cells during tuberculosis treatment in HIV patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Sophie Nalukwago, Christina L Lancioni, Joy Baseke Oketcho, Dave H.e Canaday, W Henry Boom, Lonzy Ojok, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza 954-962
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.2
Prevalence and predictors of unknown HIV status among women delivering in Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Emily C Namara-Lugolobi, Gertrude Nakigozi, Zikulah Namukwaya, Dan K Kaye, Edith Nakku-Joloba 963-973
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.3
Low sero-prevalence of hepatitis delta antibodies in HIV/ hepatitis B co-infected patients attending an urban HIV clinic in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Elizabeth Katwesigye, Emmanuel Seremba, Fred Semitala, Ponsiano Ocama 974-978
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.4
The association between client type and condom use with steady and unsteady partners among persons seeking HIV testing and counseling services in Kenya EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Elizabeth Broel, Larissa Brunner Huber, Jan Warren-Findlow, Elizabeth Racine 979-990
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.5
Angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism and susceptibility to Kawasaki disease: a meta-analysis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yan Pan, Hongzhu Lu 991-999
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.6
Prevalence of mecA gene among staphylococci from clinical samples of a tertiary hospital in Benin City, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ephraim Ehidiamen Ibadin, Idahosa Onaiwu Enabulele, Fowora Muinah 1000-1010
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.7
Evaluation and improvement of LAMP assays for detection of Escherichia coli serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145, and O157 EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Deguo Wang 1011-1021
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.8
Seroprevalence of hepatitis E in swine abattoir workers. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Aquino Qouilazoni Ukuli, Kizito Kahoza Mugimba 1022-1028
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.9
Plasma ACTH concentration and pituitary gland histo-pathology in rats infected with EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Charles Irungu Maina 1029-1034
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.10
Breast cancer metastasis to thyroid: a retrospective analysis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Lingyan Zhou, Liyu Chen, Dong Xu, Qi Shao, Zhenying Guo, Minghua Ge 1035-1043
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.11
Mammographic classification of breast lesions amongst women in Enugu, South East Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Uchechukwu I Nwadike, Charles U Eze, Kelvin Agwuna, Chibuzo Mouka 1044-1050
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.12
Gastrointestinal malignancies at five regional referral hospitals in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Siraji Obayo, Luswa Lukwago, Jackson Orem, Ashley L Faulx, Christopher S Probert 1051-1058
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.13
Analysis of SNPs of MC4R , GNB3 and FTO gene polymorphism in obese Saudi subjects EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Said Salama Moselhy, Yasmeen A Alhetari, Archana Iyer, Etimad A Huwait, Maryam A AL-Ghamdi, Shareefa AL-Ghamdi, Khadijah Saeed Balamash, Ashraf A Basuni, Mohamed N Alama, Taha A Kumosani, Soonham Sami Yaghmoor 1059-1069
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.14
Cardiovascular risk factors in adult general out-patient clinics in Nigeria: a country analysis of the Africa and Middle East Cardiovascular Epidemiological (ACE) study. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Geoffrey C Onyemelukwe, Oluwagbenga Ogunfowokan, Amam Mbakwem, A Kayode Alao, Kodjo Soroh, Osahon Omorodion, Paula Abreu 1070-1081
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.15
Oral dysbacteriosis in type 2 diabetes and its role in the progression to cardiovascular disease. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ziad Nabee, Rajesh Jeewon, Prity Pugo-Gunsam 1082-1091
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.16
QTc prolongation in Black diabetic subjects with cardiac autonomic neuropathy EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ogba J Ukpabi, Basden JC Onwubere 1092-1100
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.17
Role of offending out-door aero-allergen and CD14 C(-159)T polymorphism in development and severity of asthma in a Kolkata patient population EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shampa Dutta, Priti Mondal, Nimai Chandra Saha, Saibal Moitra, Sanjoy Podder, Amlan Ghosh, Goutam Kumar Saha 1101-1109
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.18
The prevalence of and factors associated with tobacco smoking behavior among long-distance drivers in Lagos, Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Obianuju B Ozoh, Maxwell O Akanbi, Casmir E Amadi, William M Vollmer, Nigel G Bruce 1110-1119
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.19
Abnormalities of the external genitalia and groins among primary school boys in Bida, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Adedeji O Adekanye, Samuel A Adefemi, Kayode A Onawola, John A James, Ibrahim T Adeleke, Mark Francis, Ezekiel U Sheshi, Moses E Atakere, Abdullahi D Jibril 1120-1125
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.20
Common childhood kidney diseases in Uganda and their prevention EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Amos Odiit 1126-1129
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.21
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in South African children. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yassir Mahgoub Bakhiet, Abdullahi Mudi, Tholang Khumalo, Glenda Moonsamy, Cecil Levy 1130-1136
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.22
Long term effect of a school based intervention to prevent chronic diseases in Tunisia, 2009-2015 EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Rim Ghammam, Jihen Maatoug, Nawel Zammit, Raoudha Kebaili, Lamia Boughammoura, Mustafa Al’Absi, Harry Lando, Hassen Ghannem 1137-1148
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.23
The reality of every day communication for a deaf child using sign language in a developing country. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Zandile M Blose, Lavanithum N Joseph 1149-1159
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.24
Characteristics of astigmatism in Black South African high school children. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Samuel Otabor Wajuihian 1160-1171
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.25
Suicidal ideation and associated factors among school going adolescents in Swaziland. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Aseel M Almansour, Seter Siziya 1172-1177
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.26
Intestinal candidiasis and antibiotic usage in children: case study of Nsukka, South Eastern Nigeria. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ifeoma M Ezeonu, Ntun W Ntun, Kenneth O Ugwu 1178-1184
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.27
Assessing regional variations in the effect of the removal of user fees on facility-based deliveries in rural Zambia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Chama-Chiliba Chitalu, Koch Steven 1185-1196
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.28
The market dynamics of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors: a private sector study in South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Frasia Oosthuizen, Pariksha Jolene Kondiah, Hawa Bibi Moosa, Siddiqa Naroth, Nabeel Ismail Patel, Divashnee Reddy, Amanda Soobramoney 1197-1202
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.29
World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Anonymous Anonymous 1203
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.30
Changes in erythrocyte ATPase activity under different pathological conditions EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ali A Kherd, Nawal Helmi, Khadijah Saeed Balamash, Taha A Kumosani, Shareefa A AL-Ghamdi, Qari M, Etimad A Huwait, Soonham S Yaghmoor, Alaama Nabil, Maryam A AL-Ghamdi, Said S Moselhy 1204-1210
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.31
Neurocalcin-delta: a potential memory-related factor in hippocampus of obese rats induced by high-fat diet. EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Wei-Wei Ma, Bing-Jie Ding, Lin-Hong Yuan, Lei Zhao, Huan-Ling Yu, Yuan-di Xi, Rong Xiao 1211-1221
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.32
Reproducibility of corneal, macular and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness measurements using the iVue-100 optical coherence tomography EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Khathutshelo P Mashige 1222-1228
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.33
Sub-clinical middle ear malfunctions in elderly patients; prevalence, pattern and predictors EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olusola Ayodele Sogebi, Taiwo Olugbemiga Adedeji, Olatundun Ogunbanwo, Emmanuel Abayomi Oyewole 1229-1236
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.34
Bowel injury following gynecological laparoscopic surgery EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hassan M Elbiss, Fikri M Abu-Zidan 1237-1245
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.35
An erroneous opinion on a cause of death in a forensic autopsy: a case report EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Meel Banwari 1246-1249
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i4.36


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