Research Papers/Topics in Pathology

Effect of Seed Treatment with Synthetic Pesticides and Cassia Alata Extract on Field Performance of Nsukka Yellow Pepper (Capsicum Annum)

ABSTRACT  Field experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research farm of the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka to compare the activity of Cassia alata leaf extract with two synthetic chemical fungicides applied as seed treatment on the field performance of Nsukka yellow pepper. Four accessions of Nsukka yellow pepper seeds were treated with Apron plus 50 Ds (34% furathiocarb + 10% metalaxyl + 6% carboxine) and Thiram (tetramety1 thioperoxydicarbonic diamide) each ...

Pathogenesis Of Velogenic Newcastle Disease Virus Infection In Cyclophosphamide Treated Chickens

ABSTRACT The susceptibility, clinical signs, distribution and persistence of lesions of a local Nigeria velogenic Newcastle disease virus (VNDV) strain (KUDU 113) were studied in 6 week old chickens bursectomised by treatment with cyclophosphamide on days 2, 3 and 4 post-hatch. Following intramuscular inoculation, depression, muscle tremor, greenish diarrhea and paralysis were observed in the bursectomised infected (BI) chickens while severe depression, whitish to greenish diarrhea, listless...

Serum Retinol Levels And Associated Biochemical And Haematological Parameters In Chickens Experimentally Infected With Ascaridia Galli

ABSTRACT The levels of serum retinol, total serum proteins, serum albumin, serum globulins, albumin/globulin ratio, haemoglobin concentration, haematocrit, body weights as well as dynamics of A. galli (namely eggs per gram of faeces, worm establishment rate, total counts, male and female counts, females to males ratio, total worms weight and fecundity) were investigated in chickens experimentally infected with 350 eggs of A. galli and daily supplemented with 1500 I.U retinyl acetate. Forty, ...

Clinical and Histopathological Profile of Patients with Prostate Cancer in Kampala

ABSTRACT Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most prevalent malignancy among adult men with marked variation in mortality rate across regions globally. Uganda has the highest incidence of prostate cancer in East Africa. This study explored the spectrum of clinical and histopathological profile of patients diagnosed with PCa in Uganda between 2012 and 2014 at the Department of pathology, Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study ai...

Prognostic Factors For Overall Survival Of Patients With Prostate Cancer In Kyadondo County, Uganda

ABSTRACT Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in elderly men worldwide. It is the second and fih leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in developing and developed countries respectively [1]. Globally, black men are more affected than whites. Miller et al. [2] reported the incidence rates of PCa for black American men and those from Asia particularly in India, was 228.7 and 141.0 per 100,000 respectively [3]. Uganda is one of the countries in ...

Clinicopathological Findings Of Retinoblastoma: A 10-Year Experience From A Tertiary Hospital In Kampala, Uganda

Abstract *is was a cross-sectional analytical study which involved a total of 234 eyeball surgical specimens from 214 patients with histological diagnosis of RB at Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNH) in Kampala, Uganda, between 2006 and 2015. *e formalin-fixed embedded paraffin (FFEP) tissue blocks were retrieved and retrospectively studied at Makerere pathology laboratory. Fourteen (5.6%) cases were excluded from the study either because of missing tissue blocks or being spoiled by insec...