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African Health Sciences - Vol 15, No 2 (2015)

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Invited Editorial EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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FM Abu-Zidan i-iv
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.1
Infectious diseases and chronic care in Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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JK Tumwine v-vii
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.2
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.3
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.4
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.5
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.6
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.7
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.8
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.9
Emotional distress in Angolan patients with several types of tuberculosis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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PB Xavier, B Peixoto 378-384
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.10
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.11
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.12
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.13
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.14
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.15
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.16
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.17
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.18
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.19
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.20
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.21
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.22
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.23
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.24
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.25
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.26
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.27
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.28
Determinants of fertility in Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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DG Ayele 546-551
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.29
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.30
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.31
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.32
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.33
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.34
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.35
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.36
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.37
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.38
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.39
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.40
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.41
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.42
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.43
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.44
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.45
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.46
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.47
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.48
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.49
Miliary tuberculosis after in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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H Liu, L Zhang 701-704
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.50
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
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.51


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