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Severe malnutrition with and without HIV-1 infection in hospitalised children in Kampala, Uganda: differences in clinical features, haematological findings and CD4+ cell counts
(BioMed Central, 2006-10-16)
Background: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features, haematological findings and CD4+ and CD8+ cell counts of severely malnourished children in relation to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. ...
Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional health study
(BioMed Central, 2008-12-22)
Background: Child under-nutrition is a leading factor underlying child mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Several studies from Uganda have reported impaired growth, but there have been few if any community-based ...
Risk factors in hospital deaths in severely malnourished children in Kampala, Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2006-03-16)
Background: Although the risk factors for increased fatality among severely malnourished children have been reported, recent information from Africa, during a period of HIV pandemic and constrained health services, remains ...
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 ...
Low adherence to exclusive breastfeeding in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study comparing dietary recall since birth with 24-hour recall
(BioMed Central, 2007-03-01)
Background: Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended as the best feeding alternative for infants up to six months and has a protective effect against mortality and morbidity. It also seems to lower HIV-1 transmission compared ...