Research Papers/Topics in Medicine And Surgery

Birth Preparedness And Emergency Readiness Plans Of Antenatal Clinic Attendees In Amaku General Hospital Awka, Anambra State Nigeria

ABSTRACTBackground: Maternal mortality is an enormous public healthburden in developing countries of the world. Birth preparednessand emergency readiness is the process of planning for safedelivery and anticipating the actions needed in case of emergencies.When a woman is adequately prepared for normal childbirth andpossible complications, she is more likely to access the skilled andprompt care she needs to protect her overall health and possiblysave her life and that of her baby. This descri...

Castelli Risk Index, Atherogenic Index of Plasma, and Atherogenic Coefficient: Emerging Risk Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Treated Patients

Abstract: Atherogenic cardiovascular risk assessment is important in themanagement of dyslipidaemia associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART).Generally, Castelli‟s Risk Index (CRI), Atherogenic Index of Plasma (AIP) andAtherogenic coefficient (AC) are becoming useful indices as risk predictors forcardiovascular disease (CVD). We studied the importance of these indices inidentifying at-risk HIV individuals receiving treatment. Eighty (80) HIV-patientscomprising treatment (n=40) and treatm...

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