Research Papers/Topics in Medicine and Surgery

THE PREVALENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS IN HIV/AIDS PATIENTS. A CASE OF COMBONI HOPITAL

ABSTRACTIn this study, the prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) among HIV/AIDS patients Comboni Missionhospital was investigated. In addition, the comparison between microscopical and radiologicaltechniques of TB diagnosis was studied as well as the specimen of most diagnostic value.Out of 86 confirmed Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients examinedmicroscopically with Ziehl Neelson (ZN) cold staining method for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) insputa, were positive for AFB showing a prevalenc...

EVALUATION OF INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES AT KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL SURGICAL DEPARTMENT

AbstractCertain elements are necessary to attain the infection control goals of personnel health service:coordination with other departments, medical evaluations, health and safety education,immunization programs, management of job-related illnesses and exposures to infectiousdiseases, through policies according to the CDC.In light of the above, study was designed to evaluate the infection control practices at KIUTHusing the surgical department as a model. The study aimed at determining the s...

PREVALENCE OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE AMONG CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS ADMITTED AT MBALE REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL BETWEEN MAY 2014 AND JULY 2014.

ABSTRACTSickle cell disease is a major public health problem in the Sub-Saharan Africa contributingsignificantly to morbidity and mortality in children under ten years. SCA accounts forapproximately 16.2% of all paediatric deaths in Uganda. The pattern of SCD inheritance,however, predicts likely changes in the prevalence and distribution of the SCD. The objectiveof the study therefore was to establish the current prevalence oof sickle cell disease as well asassociated factors among children u...

PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL

ABSTRACTBackgroundDiabetes Mellitus affects more than 30 million people worldwide. It is said to be the fourth orfifth leading cause of death in most developed countries, newly industrialized nations and isepidemic in many developing countries. The objective of the study was to determine theprevalence risk factors and complication among patients with diabetes mellitus seen in medicalward and outpatient department at Kampala International University Teaching HospitalMethodologyA cross sectiona...

BREASTFEEDING PRACTICES AND DETERMINANTS OF EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING AMONG MOTHERS ATTENDING HEALTH FACILITIES IN AMURIA DISTRICT, UGANDA

ABSTRACTBackground: Breast milk contains all the nutrients required by infants in the first 6 months of life for good health and development. Breastfeeding therefore, is an important public health strategy for reducing maternal, infant and child morbidity and mortality (Jones, 2013; Kramer, 2012). Good breastfeeding practices especially exclusive breastfeeding can prevent under five deaths in developing countries (WHO and UNICEF. (2013)).Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determi...

FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNDER UTILIZATION OF MODERN FAMILY PLANNING METHODS AMONG MOTHERS ATTENDING ANTENATAL CLIIC IN KIU-TH, BUSHENYI DISTRICT

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at determining factors responsible for underutilization of modern familyplanning methods by mothers attending antenantal clinic at KIU-TH.The study was a cross sectional retrospective, descriptive study. Different variable weremeasured including awareness on modern contraception’s, level of knowledge of mothers onmodern family planning methods, perception of mothers on modern contraception’s, availabilityof modern contraception’s to mothers for use and identify a...

Assessment of Factors Affecting Family Planning Service Utilisation Among Women of Reproductive Age In Jinja Municipality

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Factors Affecting Utilization of Postnatal Care Services at Kabira Health Centre Iii Mitooma District South Western Uganda

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PREVALENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING HIV CLINIC AT JINJA REGIONAL REFFERAL HOSPITAL, JINJA DISTRICT.

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POST-CAESAREAN SURGICAL SITE INFECTION: AN INCIDENCE AND ASSOCIATED DETERMINANTS STUDY AT KIRYANDONGO GENERAL HOSPITAL

ABSTRACT Prevalence of surgical site infections has risen with increased Caesarean section rates. Global estimates for post-CS SSIs range between 3 – 15% (highest rates in resource-poor countries) (Zuarez-Easton, Zafran, Garmi, & Salim, 2017). SSIs cause significant morbidity among post-CS mothers. Many factors have been associated with post-CS SSIs although little data exist on the matter in Kiryandongo. Therefore, the study was about the prevalence, factors and outcomes of Post-Caesarean ...

Prevalence of Malaria Infection and Its Associated Factors Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Kiryandongo General Hospital

ABSTRACT Background: Malaria in pregnancy increases the risk of anemia, stillbirths, spontaneous abortion, premature delivery and low birth weight. Despite preventive measures put in place, rates of malaria in pregnancy and poor birth outcomes remain persistently high in many parts of Africa. This study was aimed at determining the prevalence of malaria and identifying associated factors in pregnant women attending ANC in Kiryandongo general Hospital. Methods: A total of 185 pregnant women wh...

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Occurrence of Chronic Kidney Disease Among Patients at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital

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Prevalence of Infections in Children with Acute Malnutrition Admitted On Pediatric Ward of Fort Portal Hospital from July to December 2017

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The Prevalence of Ascites Among Patients Admitted In Jinja Rrh

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