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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. ...
Nutritional status and short term outcome among children presenting with surgical conditions to Mulago Hospital, Kampala
(Makerere University, 2012-05)
Background: The acute stress due to surgical conditions results in varying degrees of hyper-catabolism and hypermetabolism manifesting as PEM. This, together with pre-existing PEM adversely affects the morbidity and mortality ...
Prevalence and atiology of bacteraemia in severely malnourished children attending Mulago Hospital
BACKGROUND: Severe malnutrition is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality especially in developing counties. Severe malnutrition affects 7% of Uganda children below 5 years. During a 3 months study period, 226 ...
The prevalence and factors associated with stunting and wasting in children aged 6-10 years in Kiyeyi target area - Tororo district.
INTRODUCTION: In Uganda, the prevalence of stunting and wasting among the under fives is well documented (UDHS 1988 / 89, 1995, 2000). It is assumed that during the school age period children usually catch up in growth. ...
Serum vitamin D status in children with protein-energy malnutrition admitted to Mulago Hospital
(Makerere University, 2014)
Background Vitamin D deficiency is a world-wide epidemic with recent estimates indicating that greater than 50% of the global population is at risk. Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is much more likely to be associated ...
Mortality among children under five years admitted for routine care of severe acute malnutrition: A prospective study from Kampala, Uganda
(Makerere University, 2018)
Background: Mortality among children admitted to the malnutrition unit at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda has reduced according to a recent randomised control trial. Anecdotal reports from the unit, however, report high ...