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A clinical survey of nutritional status in surgical patients undergoing laparotomy and its impact on postoperative outcome in Mulago Hospital.
Introduction: The study was based on the observations that many hospitalized patients gave a history of weight loss and the clinically wasted patients were associated with complications such as; prolong& hospital stay, ...
Comparison of sputum induction to bronchoal veolar lavage as collecting methods in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) in Mulago Hospital
(Makerere University, 2004)
Pneumocystis carinii pneumoni(PCP)is an opportunistic infection that occurs in immunosuppressed populations, especially patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) infection. PCP occurs at some point in the ...
The diagnostic accuracy of cranial ultrasound in acute baterial meningitis in infants at Mulago Hospital
Introduction: Acute bacterial meningitis remains an impoliant cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda and worldwide and a noticeable number of survivors (22-28%) are left with marked neurological sequel despite adequate ...
Prevalence and factors associated with Hepatitis B Infection among health care workers in Mulago Hospital
Hepatitis B infection is a world wide health problem; however, the biggest burden is in Sub-Saharan Africa. Given the parental mode of transmission of HB Virus, health care workers (HCW) are at a special risk of acquiring ...
A Comparative study of Hypo-Osmolar and Standard ORS solutions in treating Children with Persistent Diarrhoea Admitted to Mulago Hospital
In 1991, The WHO and UNICEF estimated that Persistent Diarrhoea accounted for 10% of all Diarrhoea episodes in the under fives and that i accounts for 30-50% of the about 2.2 million Diarrhoea-related death per year in the ...
Case records and commentaries
(Makerere University, 2003)
Nurses' knowledge and preventive practices on cross infection during nursing care in Mulago Hospital, Kawempe Division, Kampala District, Uganda
BACKGROUND: The striking feature about cross infection is that it occurs to patients, healthcare workers (HCW) and other person in health centres. It involves introducing an effective organism from an infected person/equipment ...
Accuracy of raepid tests as compared with field microscopy, for diagnosis of Malaria in adolescents and adult patients in Mulago Hospital
Background: Blood smear microscopy is the recommended gold standard test for laboratory confirmation of malaria. However, due to some limitations associated with microscopy such as being labor intensive and time consuming, ...
Bedside practice of blood transfusion in a large teaching Hospital in Uganda: An observational study
(Medknow Publications, 2009-07-18)
Background: Adverse transfusion reactions can cause morbidity and death to patients who receive a blood transfusion. Blood transfusion practices in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda is analyzed to see if and when these ...
Mental Disorders Among Children Admitted to Mulago Hospital: Prevalence, Types of Disorder and Associated Factors
Mental Illnesses among Children admitted on general wards are a frequent but often unidentified problem. The Literature suggests 20-29% prevalence among the general child clinic populations. There is a paucity of Literature ...