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Antenatal HIV testing in rural eastern Uganda in 2003: incomplete rollout of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme?
(BioMed Central, 2006-05-03)
Background: Uganda began to implement the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programme in 2000, and by the end of 2003 it had expanded to cover 38 of the 56 districts including Mbale District. However, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bacteraemia among severely malnourished children infected and uninfected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Kampala, Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2006-11-07)
Background: To establish the magnitude of bacteraemia in severely malnourished children, and describe the types of bacteria and antimicrobial sensitivity by HIV status. Method: Isolates were recovered from 76 blood specimens. ...