Research Papers/Topics in Medicine And Surgery

The Prevalance Of Syphilis Among Hiv/Aids Patients Attending Out Patient Clinic At Bududa Hospital In Bududa District

ABSTRACTThis study was under taken to assess the prevalence of syphilis among HIV/AIDS patientsattending Outpatient clinic at Bududa Hospital. The study was carried out in Uganda at BududaHospital, Bududa district 20 kms from Mbale Town. It was a cross-sectional laboratory studydone to show the prevalence of syphilis among HIV/AIDS patients.A total of 64 participants including both male and females who attended Outpatient clinic atBududa Hospital and consented were enrolled in the study...

Factors Affecting Exclusive Breast Feeding At Galkaio General Hospital, Galkaio District, Mudug Region, Puntland_Somalia

AbstractExclusive breastfeeding refers to the percentage of children less than six months old who are fedbreast milk alone (no other liquids) in the past 24 hours(WHO, 2013), which provides the onlyperfect nutrients for babies, protect them against infections and it lays the foundation of theirbreathing psychological development(Berlin, 2005).A cross sectional study was conducted at Galkaio General Hospital, Galkaio district, Mudugregion, Puntland_somalia. To determine the practices of ...

A Study Of Infection Prevention In Accident And Emergency Department Of Kampala International University Teaching Hospital In Ishaka Municipality Bushenyi District, Western Uganda.

AbstractA study was conducted in Kampala International University- Teaching Hospital accident andemergency department between July 2013 to October 2013 to assess the awareness and practisesof infection prevention amongst health care workers at their work place. The specific objectivesof this study were to assess the practices of the staff in emergency rooms on the standardprotocols observed in infections prevention, to identify the roles played by the administration ininfection control i...

Factors Contributing To The High Stress Level Among Undergraduate Medical Students Attending Kamapala International University - Western Campus

TABLE OF CONTENTSTable of ContentsDECLEARATION ................................................................................................................................................... 2DEDICATIONS ..................................................................................................................................................... 3ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ........................................................................................................................

Assessment Of The Quality Of Information Given To Patients Before Obtaining Informed Consent For Surgical Procedures At Kampala International University Teaching Hospital

ABSTRACTIntroduction - Informed consent is the process by which the health care provider disclosesappropriate information to a competent patient so that the patient can make a voluntary choice toaccept or refuse treatment (Appelbaum, 2007). . It is the fundamental mechanism whereby thephysician informs the patient about the options for the diagnosis and treatment of the patient'sillness (Bhurgri & Qidwai, 2004).The informed consent process should be seen as an invitationfor the patie...

Factors Affecting The Utilization Of Obstetric Care Services By Mothers Of Reproductive Age (15- 49) In Ishaka Town Council Bushenyi District, Uganda.

ABSTRACTBackground: The utilization of obstetric services during labour, delivery and postpartum periodis very important to save women’s and children’s lives (WHO, 2012). Utilization of ObstetricServices in Uganda is very low with only a third of the deliveries being conducted undersupervision of trained health personnel. However these rates remain significantly low despite theassociated benefits. Consequently maternal and infant mortality rates are unacceptably high at1000/100,000 ...

A Qualitative Research Study Investigating Community Knowledge And Perception Of The Safe Motherhood Issues In Tororo District Eastern Uganda

Table of ContentsDECLARATION. ............................................................................................................................................. iiiDEDICATION ................................................................................................................................................. iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT .................................................................................................................................. viLIST OF ABBRE...

Prevalence Of Diarhoea Among Children Aged 12-60 Months In Fort – Portal Referral Hospital

ABSTRACTA cross sectional study was carried out between August-September 2013 in Fort Portalreferral hospital. The study aimed at establishing diarrhoea prevalence among childrenaged 1-5 years in Fort Portal Referral hospitalThe research population was mothers of child bearing age 15-49 years with atleast one or more children under five years.The study reveal that fifty two children 52/148 (35.1%) were found to have haddiarrhea during the interviewing time. This is quite a reasonable p...

The Prevalence Of Head Injury In Patients On Surgical Ward At Kampala International University Teaching Hospital In Bushenyi District.

ABSTRACTIntroduction: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a significant public health problem worldwide and is predicted to surpass many diseases as a major cause of death and disability by the year 2020. Despite the growing burden of injuries, there are still limited primary epidemiologic data to guide health policy and health system development. This research study was meant to reveal the prevalence of head injury and associated risk factors among patients admitted on t...

Attitudes And Practices On Breastfeeding Among Mothers Seeking Medical Care At Mandera District Hospital, Mandera District, North Eastern Kenya

AbstractExclusive breastfeeding is defined as the practice of giving a child milk and milkalone without any food supplement for the first six months of life. Though there hasbeen an adequate intervention to scale up exclusive breastfeeding, there stillremains a big gap to overcome in the adaptation of exclusive breastfeedingincluding cultural barriers, knowledge gaps and attitudes.A cross sectional retrospective study was conducted at Mandera Hospital, Kenya todetermine the knowledge, ...

Prevalance Of Side Effects Of Typical Antipsychotic Medications Among Patients Admitted To The Psychiatry Unit Of Kampla International University Teaching Hospital, Uganda

AbstractAntipsychotic medications are used to treat certain mental disorders according to the indicationsof a given antipsychotic. These medications are associated with several side effects. The use ofantipsychotic medications therefore, entails a difficult trade-off between the benefit of alleviatingpsychotic symptoms and the risk of troubling, sometimes life-shortening adverse effects.(MichaelD, 2011)A cross sectional study was conducted at the psychiatric department to determine the p...

Use Of Electronic Equipment In Facilitating Learning Among Medical Students At Kampala International University School Of Health Sciences

ABSTRACT:AimTo determine the availabiltity, utilization of electronic equipment for learning purpsoses amongmedical students.MethodsIn a survey involving 200 students from the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of KampalaInternational University-Western Campus was done and a self-administered questionnaire wasused to collect data.Results:It was found that majority of the students(86%) owned at least one electronic equipment and ofthose 35% owned more than one type of electronic equipment. Of...

Prevalence And Clinical Presentation Of Otitis Media Among Febrile Children In Iganga Hospital

ABSTRACTIntroductionOtitis media is a suppurative infection of the middle ear cavity due to bacterial pathogens likeStreptococcus pneumonia, nontyable Haemophilus Influenzae and M. catarrhalis. There is a strongrelationship between upper respiratory tract infections and otitis media, with the formerpredisposing children to the latter. This relationship is also reflected in the prevalence of the twoconditions such that otitis media is the most common childhood disease after respiratory tr...


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