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Presumptive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine versus weekly chloroquine for malaria prophylaxis in children with sickle cell anaemia in Uganda: a randomized controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2009-10-24)
Background: Malaria carries high case fatality among children with sickle cell anaemia. In Uganda, chloroquine is used for prophylaxis in these children despite unacceptably high levels of resistance. Intermittent presumptive ...
Community based peer counsellors for support of exclusive breastfeeding: experiences from rural Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2006-10-20)
Background: Universal exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months could reduce infant mortality by 13%. Although 99% women initiate breastfeeding in Uganda, exclusive breastfeeding rates remain low. Although peer ...
Cryptosproridiosis and microsporidiosis in Ugandan children with persistent diarrhea with and without concurrent infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2005)
Cryptosporidium spp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are enteric pathogens that have emerged as significant causes of persistent diarrhea (PD) in immunologically compromised individuals particularly in association with HIV/AIDS. ...
Mannitol as adjunct therapy for childhood cerebral malaria in Uganda: a randomized clinical trial
(BioMed Central, 2007-10-24)
Background: Several reports have suggested that raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is a major contributor to death among children with cerebral malaria. Mannitol, an osmotic diuretic, effectively lowers ICP and is used to ...
Microsporidiosis and malnutrition in children with persistent diarrhea, Uganda
(National Center for Infectious Diseases, 2009-01)
We show that the microsporidian fungus Enterocytozoon bieneusi is associated with lower rates of weight gain in children in Uganda with persistent diarrhea. This relationship remained after controlling for HIV and concurrent ...