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Perceptions of health care providers in Mulago hospital on prevention and management of domestic violence
(Makerere University Medical School, 2005)
Objective: To explore knowledge, attitudes and practices of health workers in Mulago hospital towards domestic violence prevention and management, especially violence during pregnancy. Methods: From 5th to 25th March 2000, ...
Large-scale human immunodefficiecy virus rapid test evaluation in a low-prevalence Ugandan blood bank population
(American Society for Microbiology, 2007-10)
The use of rapid tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become standard in HIV testing algorithms employed in resource-limited settings. We report an extensive HIV rapid test validation study conducted among ...
Endemic, emerging and re-emerging communicable diseases in Uganda
Fred Wabwire-Mangen and Gakenia Wamuyu Maina review the environmental, social and political factors that explain the inequitable distribution of communicable disease burden in Uganda.
Treatment interruptions predict resistance in HIV-positive individuals purchasing fixed-dose combination antiretroviral therapy in Kampala, Uganda
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007)
Objective: To evaluate adherence, treatment interruptions, and outcomes in patients purchasing antiretroviral fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapy. Design: Ninety-seven participants were recruited into a prospective 24-week ...
Selection of plasmodium falciparum pfmdr1 Alleles following therapy with artemether-lumefantrine in an area of Uganda where malaria is highly endemic
(American Society for Microbiology, 2006-03-08)
Polymorphisms in the Plasmodium falciparum pfmdr1 gene were assayed in pretreatment samples and in samples from patients reinfected following therapy with artemether-lumefantrine. The pfmdr1 alleles 86N,184F, and 1246D ...
Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards infertility among adults 18-40 years in Kalisizo, Rakai District in Uganda
Introduction / objectives: Infertility is a health problem affecting approximately 10-15% of couples globally but higher in the Sub-Saharan Africa in which Uganda is inclusive. Infertility is surrounded by a lot of ...
EBV, HHV8 and HIV in B cell non Hodgkin lymphoma in Kampala, Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2010)
Background: B cell non Hodgkin lymphomas account for the majority of lymphomas in Uganda. The commonest is endemic Burkitt lymphoma, followed by diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). There has been an increase in incidence ...
Early-onset versus late-onset HIV-related secondary mania in Uganda
(American Psychiatric Publishing, 2008)
Background: First-episode secondary mania in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been described among samples of predominantly Caucasian, HIV-positive male patients in developed countries. Objective: The goal ...
The international HIV dementia scale: a new rapid screening test for HIV dementia.
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005)
Objective: HIV dementia is an important neurological complication of advanced HIV infection. The use of a cross-cultural screening test to detect HIV dementia within the international community is critical for diagnosing ...
Local fever illness classifications: implications for home management of malaria strategies
Background: The Ugandan Ministry of Health has adopted the WHO Home Based Fever Management strategy (HBM) to improve access to antimalarial drugs for prompt (<24 h) presumptive treatment of all fevers in children under 5 ...