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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 ...
Cognition, behaviour and academic skills after cognitive rehabilitation in Ugandan children surviving severe malaria: a randomised trial
(BioMed Central, 2011)
Background: Infection with severe malaria in African children is associated with not only a high mortality but also a high risk of cognitive deficits. There is evidence that interventions done a few years after the illness ...
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 ...